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VILLAGES OF CYPRESS LAKES IMPORTANT NUMBERS
Villages of Cypress Lakes
Associa – Principle Management Company of Houston
11000 Corporate Centre Drive, Suite 150, Houston, TX 77041
Association Manager, Nicole Ginardi 713-329-7104
Villages of Cypress Lakes West
Associa Principal Management Group of Houston
25227 Grogans Mill Rd, Ste 255, The Woodlands, TX 77380
Association Manager: Yesenia Sheehan 832-442-2978
For a Real Emergency Dial 911
Harris County Sherriff’s Department
Constable (24-Hr Emergency) 281-376-3472
Best Trash 281-313-2378
Harris County MUD #391 713-860-6489
Severn Trent Services 281-578-4265
Poison Control 800-222-1222
Animal Control 281-999-3191
Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation 713-941-8972
Mosquito Control 713-440-4800
Children’s Protective Svs 713-394-4000
Harris Co. Public Health & Envir 713-439-6000
U. S. Post Office 800-275-8777
AT&T Repair Center 800-246-8464
Comcast Cable 713-341-1000
En-Touch Systems 281-225-1000
Reliant Energy (Repair) 713-207-7777
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6 Gifts that Keep on Giving But Cost Us Little
by Carl Phillips
“Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have.” - Jim Rohn
Whatever the time of year, here are some ideas for gifts we can give that have the potential to improve the lives of those around. Gifts
that keep on giving.
1) Giving the Gift of Our Full Attention. Give the gift of your full attention to
others around you and allow them the stage they deserve.
2) Giving the Gift of Kindness. There are many ways we can offer the gift
of our kindness. Not expecting anything in return except maybe the warm
feeling we get from knowing we are doing something good for someone else.
3) Giving the Gift of Our Time. We can do this by taking our commitments
seriously. By booking in time with friends and keeping that time free for
those friends. By making time to stop and shoot the breeze for a while with a
neighbor. By taking time out to spend disconnected from the online world to
spend undistracted with a loved one.
4) Giving the Gift of Judging Less. We’re all human and sometimes we make
mistakes in life. In such times it can help us all if we can talk to someone that
will just listen without making judgements. Good friends will do this but we
can also extend this gift to others. Judge less and remember, none of us are
5) Giving the Gift of a Heartfelt Compliment. Closely aligned with 1 and
2 on this list, this is also worthy of its own spot. A well timed and earnest
compliment can have an immediate and positive impact on the recipient. It
shows we have noticed something in others.
6) Giving the Gift of Gratitude. Letting others know how grateful we are for
them being in our lives can mean a lot. Expressing how we appreciate all they
do for us. How they inspire us or have been there for us in challenging times.
Let others know you are grateful for them just the way they are.
Courtesy of: www.huffingtonpost.com/carl-phillips/6-gifts-that-keep-on-givi_b_13624106.html
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TOP 7 THANKSGIVING
TRAVEL TIPS AND TRICKS
1. AVOID TRAVELLING THE DAY BEFORE AND AFTER THANKS-
You may have heard that the day before and after Thanksgiving
are among the busiest travel days of the year, but did you know
that Thanksgiving Day itself is only a bit busier than average?
Thread the needle by flying in just in time for pre-dinner drinks,
and you’ll likely dodge the worst of Thanksgiving travel.
2. BOOK AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE
Though this is true any time of year, booking your Thanksgiving
travel as early as possible will save you headaches in terms of
options, prices and agony. We’re pretty sure the film Planes,
Trains and Automobiles was inspired by some procrastinator who
decided to wing it while heading home for Thanksgiving.
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No matter your mode of transport, you’re probably going to get
peckish during your journey. Forget the $12 airport tuna melt and
the dubious convenience store burrito, and pack some energy
4. YOU DON’T NEED THAT
You’d be surprised at how few items you need for a long weekend
away, particularly if you’re going to see your parents who probably
have three of everything anyway. Packing light will make your
5. ALL RESERVATIONS
In many cases, booking your travel as a package (flight, car rental,
hotel) through an all-purpose booking website will save you
6. DON’T GO HOME
You know where there isn’t a Thanksgiving travel rush? Every
other country in the world. Flights to Mexico, Central America
and the Caribbean are comparable to domestic flights in terms of
flight time. Or treat yourself to a continental hop.
7. JUST BE COOL, MAN
We just checked the whole internet and confirmed that losing
your temper with a customer service agent, no matter what injustice
you may have suffered, hasn’t ended well for anyone in the
entire history of humankind.
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Quinoa Stuffed Butternut Squash
with Cranberries & Kale
2 medium butternut squash about 2 1/2 pounds each
2 teaspoons olive oil divided
3/4 cup quinoa
1 1/2 cups low sodium vegetable broth or chicken broth
1 bunch kale stems removed and chopped
(about 6 lightly packed cups)
2 cloves garlic minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt plus additional for roasting squash
1/2 teaspoon black pepper plus additional for roasting squash
1 can low sodium chickpeas (15 ounces), rinsed and drained
Zest of 1 orange plus 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
1/3 cup reduced sugar dried cranberries
Grated Parmesan cheese or crumbled feta cheese, optional
Place a rack in the center of your oven and preheat
the oven to 425 degrees F. Halve the butternut
squash, scoop out the seeds, then arrange the halves
on a baking tray, cut sides up. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon
olive oil and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Bake
45-55 minutes, just until the squash is fork tender.
Remove from the oven and let cool. Reduce the oven
temperature to 375 degrees.
While the squash is baking, place the broth in a small
saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the quinoa, return
to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover, and let simmer
for 12 minutes, until most of the broth is absorbed.
Remove from the heat and let sit, covered, for 15
minutes. Fluff with a fork, then set aside.
In a large skillet, heat the remaining 1 teaspoon olive
over medium. Add the kale and cook until wilted,
about 4 minutes, then reduce the heat to medium
low. Add the garlic, oregano, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and
1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Cook 30 additional seconds,
until is fragrant. Stir in the chickpeas, orange
zest, orange juice, cooked quinoa, and cranberries.
Once the squash is cool enough to handle, scoop out
the flesh, leaving a 1/2-inch-thick border around
the sides and a 3/4-inch border along the bottom.
Reserve the flesh for another use (or if you don’t
mind a super duper stuffed squash, mix it in with the
rest of the filling). Stuff the kale quinoa filling into
the squash halves, then return the squash to the
oven. Bake at 375 degrees until hot, about 10 additional
minutes. Sprinkle with cheese and serve warm.
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fun Things to do
Houston Día de los Muertos Parade
November 6, 2021, 2 PM - 10 PM
Houston City Hall, 901 Bagby St, Houston
With this heartfelt parade, it is our mission to celebrate
the living and honor our beloved. No matter
who you are, no matter where you are from, we want you to attend
the parade and festival. If there is something we all share is the love
and grief for our family and friends who left us and in this Dia de
los Muertos, we are all one.
St. Cuthbert Church Sixteenth
Annual International Festival
November 6th, 3-5 PM
St. Cuthbert Church will host the Sixteenth Annual
International Festival on Saturday, November 6 th
from 3-5 PM in the front yard of the church. The International Festival
honors all the different countries, heritages and backgrounds
represented in our very unique and diverse congregation. With
health and safety precautions at the forefront, the Festival includes
food, entertainment and so much more to learn about our world.
St. Cuthbert is located at 17020 West Road, Houston, 77095.
Visit stcuthbert.org for more information. Come experience the
international world of St. Cuthbert and never leave your zip code!
Thurs, November 11, 10 AM - 8 PM
Friday, November 12, 10 AM - 8 PM
Saturday, November 13, 10 AM - 6 PM
Sunday, November 14, 10 AM - 5 PM
Whether you are a shopper, committee member, staff member, donor,
volunteer, merchant, vendor, sponsor, or social media follower, YOU
have been an integral part in making this Market the success that it
is. Without your interest, curiosity, passion, dedication, enthusiasm,
generosity, hard work, commitment, and love… the Market simply
wouldn’t be where it is today. Since our inception in 1981, YOU have
helped us contribute over $75.3 million dollars to the Houston Ballet
Foundation in support of its Academy and scholarship programs.
Although saying “Thank You” does not seem to be enough, we are
truly grateful for 40 years of support.
November 13th & 14th
11/13-11/14 Traders Village, 7979 N. Eldridge Pkwy
A two day Native American Powwow with colorful
tribal dance contests, and arts & crafts show, tipis,
honoring ceremonies, singing and much more! Presented by the DFW
Inter-Tribal Association. https://tradersvillage.com/houston/events/powwow/
Dickens Market at Cypress Creek
November 12th & 13th, 9 AM - 4 PM
This year’s annual Dickens Market features all types
of vendors from food, crafts, Christmas gifts, books,
and anything else you can think of to check off your
holiday shopping lists. The market also features carolers from the
Cypress Creek Community Chorale and guest elementary school
choirs. In addition, we have raffles for items donated by our vendors.
Raffle tickets are on sale only during the market and winners will be
contacted via phone call after the drawings take place. Winners will
have 24 hours to respond.
The market will take place as long as the pandemic has been contained
and the community center/church reopened to the public.
Please help protect our wonderful vendors and patrons who may be
more vulnerable than you by socially distancing, wearing a mask,
and washing your hands.
YMCA Turkey Dash -
A Community Tradition
The Katy Area YMCA’s will host the 19 th Annual
YMCA Turkey Dash to be held at Monty Ballard
YMCA at Cinco Ranch Providing Fitness, Fun and Holiday Fellowship
safely for the Whole Family on Thanksgiving Day, November 25,
2021. The tradition returns for 2021 and we are excited to return
to hosting a live race that will run through the Cinco Ranch
community as in years passed. With four events to choose from,
there’s something for everyone; a 10K, 5K, 1 Mile Walk/Run, a 1
mile Kids’ Run and also a Virtual Race option. Live races will be
start and conclude at Monty Ballard YMCA at Cinco Ranch. All
registered race participants will receive a t-shirt with their race
packets and those completing their Live 10k and 5k will receive
a finisher’s medal. Youth participating in the Live 1 Mile Kids’ Run
will receive a kids’ run finisher’s medal. 5,000 participants and
more than 1,500 spectators and volunteers are expected to take
part in this year’s event. Race day highlights include 10K and 5K
awards in age categories, a post race party featuring refreshments,
local businesses, games and a Kids Fun Zone. A runners’ costume
contest will be held with awards for most creative, best theme and
judge’s choice. In addition to completing a good race, participants
have the satisfaction of knowing their race fees go toward a good
cause, the YMCA Be The Change Campaign. This annual fundraiser
ensures that Katy families have access to Y programs and services
regardless of their ability to pay. Interested in participating,
volunteering or becoming a sponsor? Visit https://runsignup.com/
Race/TX/Katy/KatyYMCATurkeyDash, email ymcaturkeydash@
ymcahouston.org or call the YMCA at 281-392-5055
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Fairfield Christmas Market
December 4, 2021, 9 AM - 2 PM
Good Shepherd United Methodist Church
20155 Cypresswood Dr, Cypress
A variety of vendors selling an assortment of products
- perfect for Christmas shopping! Come early, as we hear many of the
vendors often run out of their goods before noon!
Texas Renaissance Festival
Weekends, Now - Nov 28 &
Thanksgiving Friday, 9 AM - 8 PM
Since 1974, there has been a magical kingdom
about an hour north of the Houston area, where
guests can step through the gates and enter an enchanted world
filled with kings and queens, knights and nobles, fairies and elves,
pirates and peasants, and other fanciful delights.
CFISD Country Christmas Craft Show
December 4th, 9 AM - 5 PM •
December 5th, 10 AM - 4 PM
Cy-Fair ISD Exhibit Center,
11206 Telge Road, Cypress, TX 77429
Dickens on the Strand
December 3-5th, 2021
The Strand, Galveston
The annual holiday street festival, based on 19th-century
Victorian London, features parades, non-stop
entertainment on multiple stages, strolling carolers,
roving musicians, bagpipers, jugglers, and a host of other entertainers.
Costumed vendors peddle their wares from street stalls and
rolling carts laden with holiday food and drink, Victorian-inspired
crafts, clothing, jewelry, holiday decorations, and gift items.
Jingle All The 5K, 10K, Kids Dash
December 4th, 8 AM - 11 AM
12/4 Energy Corridor District, 777 N. Eldridge Pkwy, Houston
Kick-start your holiday festivities and outpace that
mischievous abominable snowmonster with the whole family and join us!
Holiday Market Expo
December 2nd, 12-4 PM
The Hilton Rooftop, 6633 Travis St, Houston, TX 77081
Come enjoy rooftop vibes with breathtaking panoramic
views of Houston’s skyline. This event will be filled with
great networking opportunities, shopping, great food, entertainment,
resources and some of Houston’s most dedicated community leaders.
Wreaths Across America
December 18, 2021, 11 AM
Houston National Cemetery,
10410 Veterans Memorial Dr, Houston
Come by and take a few minutes to honor a veteran
and see what Wreaths Across America is all about. There is no charge.
For full details visit, https://waahouston.com
International Food Festival
December 18, 2021, 12 PM - 6 PM
The Zone, 10371 Stella Link, Houston, TX 77025
The Best caterers from around the world! Live
performances, cultural music & dancing, crafts,
clothing, service vendors and more! Free entry with RSVP to www.
texasfoodfest.com. For more info contact Ms. Clara at 832-461-6729.
Home For The Holidays
November 19th - 21st, 2021
First Call Friday, 10 AM - 2 PM
General Admission Friday, 2 PM - 6 PM
Saturday, 10 AM - 6 PM
Sunday, 11 AM - 4 PM
Leonard. E Merrell Center
6301 S Stadium Ln. Katy, TX, 77494
Three days of fun, holiday shopping is underway with Katy’s largest
gift market! With more than 150 merchants to shop with, you’re sure
to find lots of new, unique, and One-of-A-Kind gifts all in one place to
have you ready for all your festive events. Grab your girlfriends, mom,
or daughter, and come enjoy the fun, while shopping and supporting
some of the cutest shops at Home for the Holidays Gift Market!
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(about one mile south of Hwy. 290 in the
HSE Medical Parking Lot)
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