RICK RICE PARK A NOTE ABOUT SWINGS BACK TO SCHOOL POOL PARTY Nottingham Country resident Luke enjoys Rick Rice Park with his little friend Luther. Photo by Tracey Timpanaro
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TEXAS SALES TAX HOLIDAY: AUGUST 11-13, 2017 This year’s Sales Tax Holiday is Aug. 11th-13th. As in previous years, the law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced less than $100 from sales and use taxes, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend. Be wise! Here are some tips on maximizing this savings event: • Compare prices at different stores, which you can do online • Use coupons - in addition to the tax-free savings - whenever possible • If you’re using a business account to purchase your taxfree items, have an exemption certificate to prove you’re shopping for a student • Shop for more than just back-to-school items, like office supplies and work clothes or work uniforms Check out: http://comptroller.texas.gov/taxes/publications/98-490/ 2
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RICK RICE PARK: A GREAT COMMUNITY ASSET
(FEATURED AS FRONT COVER PHOTO) Did you know that when the weather is good that as many as 4,200 people visit Rick Rice Park each month? That’s more than 100 a day - a pretty impressive number. If you aren’t familiar with the park, we encourage you to go see it. It is located behind CrossPoint Community Church on Westgreen. You can access it via the church’s parking lot or by riding or hiking the Mason Creek trail that connects with it. The park was years in the making and had its grand opening in June of 2009. The park is an absolutely gorgeous 7-acre green space that features a central lake with a fountain that is surrounded by a walking trail. There is educational signage, inspirational artwork, a Veterans Memorial Plaza that honors all five branches of the United States military and a scenic overlook that dedicated to Can Care, a non-profit cancer support network. The story behind how the park came to be is pretty exceptional too. The park is the brainchild of the Interstate Municipal Utility District, which is a commercial MUD that represents the area from I-10 to Kingsland and from Westgreen to Mason. The MUD is governed by a very small Board of incredibly dedicated folks who have put in countless hours over many years to bring the park to fruition. (As an aside, Board members are essentially volunteers, they are paid a stipend every time they meet, but it is a paltry sum.) “It truly is a labor of love,” said Interstate MUD Board President Barry Kaplan. “We are often asked why we would build a park at all. The answer is how often do you get a chance to do something extraordinary? People often don’t understand what a park can do for a community.” Indeed, a park offers many benefits to the surrounding neighborhoods. It offers a respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It gets people outdoors, thereby bringing neighbors and strangers together. It also makes the community a more desirable place to live, which increases home values. Kaplan loves to go to the park and ask visitors about their experiences and see if they have suggestions for improvement. One of the park designers, Tara Klein of Four & One Landscape Architecture, does the same and one day spoke to a woman who had recently been diagnosed with cancer. She said she felt God had sent her there, as she took great comfort from the supportive quotes in the Can Care overlook. In order for a park to continue to impact its neighbors in positive ways, it has to be managed correctly in terms of both maintenance and security. The MUD takes both jobs very seriously. It has hired a top of the line firm, Terry’s Landscape & Design, to handle park maintenance. The walkways are pressure washed every month; plants are replaced on a regular schedule; flags are replaced every quarter and graffiti is removed within 24 hours of the offense. In terms of security, the park is patrolled regularly by off-duty HPD officers who routinely return wallets and keys to park patrons. Some folks are so grateful that they return with a plate of cookies. The MUD also earns high marks for its willingness to work with other agencies. The Interstate MUD has financed the majority of the park, but some projects have been jointly funded in cooperation with our MUD, which is the Mason Creek MUD and Steve Radack, commissioner of Harris County Precinct 3. It should also be noted that the Interstate MUD has a great relationship with CrossPoint Community Church. It is truly heartening to see industry leaders who work so tirelessly on a project that benefits our community in so many ways. “We really are just a group of normal guys; we’re not special,” Kaplan says. “We’ve made
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mistakes and we’ve learned a lot. This park is very special to us and for some of us it will be our legacy.” Check out Francesca’s Garden Even regular park visitors may not be aware of Francesca’s Garden, which is tucked in just behind the Mann Eye Institute. Its 1.5 acres feature lush landscaping, a tiny hill (perfect for toddlers to roll on) and a small pavilion that could be used for events such as weddings and concerts. One day, the MUD plans to build out an amenity pond adjacent to the garden. The garden is available to the public on a first come, first served basis. No reservations are required. Cool park facts 1. The Texas Water Foundation gave the park the 2015 Blue Legacy Award for its water conservation efforts. A centrally controlled irrigation system saved 2.81 million gallons of water in 2015 vs. the prior year. 2. The LED lights on the bridge can change color. For example, they were blue for Taylor High School’s Homecoming weekend. 3. The park uses organic fertilizer and pesticide. 4. The park was named for Houston native Rick Rice, who spent decades as a park advocate, particularly in west Houston. 5. The alligator was not removed by park staff. It is believed he found a new home after a flooding event.
A NOTE ABOUT SWINGS
We have noticed that many homeowners have installed swings in their front yards for children to enjoy. We would just like to ask that you please install swings that are in keeping with the ambiance of our neighborhood, i.e. tire swings are probably not a good idea for the front yard. Please keep the swings in good maintenance while they are up and please remove them when they are no longer being used. It really does make our neighborhood look junky when there are dilapidated items in homeowners’ front yards. Along the same lines, please keep hammocks in the back yard. NCCIA Board of Directors
BACK TO SCHOOL POOL PARTY
NCCIA will again sponsor a Back to School Party on Monday, August 7th between the hours of 5 PM and 9 PM. Lifeguards will be on duty. Pizza will be delivered at approximately 6 PM. We will also have water and soft drinks available. All NC homeowners and their families are invited to attend. This has proven to be a well-attended fun event in past years. NCCIA Board of Directors
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FORECLOSURES IN NOTTINGHAM COUNTRY
The following is the current inventory of foreclosed homes in NC as of 6/6/2017: ADDRESS OWNER 20522 Hampshire Rocks 1514 Hannington 603 Cranfield Ct. 703 Herrick Ct.
Pacific Union Mortgage (Currently on contract.) Foreclosure pending (NationStar Mortgage) Foreclosure Pending Mortgage lender to be determined. US Bank - Currently listed for sale.
We have seen a few more homes being posted for foreclosure the past several months. ~ NCCIA Board of Directors
MAY 2017 SECURITY REPORT
ACCIDENTS: 2 ASSAULT: 2 (Family assault) BURGLARY OF RESIDENT: 0 BURGLARY MOTOR VEHICLE: 0 CRIMINAL MISHCHIEF: 2 THEFT: 0 DISTURBANCE: 12 SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE/PERSON: 38 ARREST: 2 REPORTS: 10 TRAFFIC CITATION/WARNING 53 CALLS FOR SERVICE: 578
Last month we received/on viewed 578 calls for service. The two assault cases are family assaults, one was on Langton where a niece who has a history of drug abuse assaulted her cousin. The other one is current exboyfriend choking the complainant. He was arrested for felony assault pending breath analysis. There were also two criminal mischief reports filed. One was graffiti on a pipe and the other one was a damaged mailbox. Suspicious person/vehicle isn’t way up but just more residents calling things in. Most of them were solicitors hanging door flyers. We had two stolen vehicles reported, one Sancroft but turned out to be a repossession and the other one on Prince Creek was a repossession.
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If you are a resident of Nottingham Country and haven’t been to our site, please do so by going to: www.nottinghamcounty.org and sign-up to become a member. This will mean that you will have access to and receive Safety and Security Alerts that effect us all. With an increase in criminal activity in Nottingham and through our Eblast Alert system, Nottingham Country Residents, as well as, many of our surrounding neighbors are learning of these incidents first. If you are already a member, thanks for being an active member to our community.
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We have an extensive membership of residents and neighbors in Nottingham and the surrounding areas that can provide current information about dangerous situations. Any alerts from our Constables Office can be posted on http://nottinghamcountry.org giving our residents first hand knowledge of what’s going on around the corner or across the entire area. Again, it’s worth repeating: If there’s something you can’t find that should be there, please send an email to: [email protected]
If possible, we’ll include that information or make it easier to find. Your input is very valuable to our community. Our Lost Pets section remains to be a popular section where residents can post photos and descriptions of their lost pets or pets they have found and are trying to find the owner. We have helped to reunite many
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owners with their beloved pets - that is truly a gratifying feeling for all. If you lose a pet or find a lost pet, please post a photo on our website www. nottinghamcounty.org and click on the Lost-Found Pets link at the top of the page - a photo makes a big difference and the quicker, the better. We reunite a lot of pets each year thanks to our observant and caring residents. In the month of May we posted 6 lost/found pets and reunited several them. That’s what makes it all worth it. As always, please remember our constables who keep us safe and our service men and women who protect our freedom. We have a great Constable’s department here in Nottingham. If you see an officer when out and about in our community, please let them know you appreciate them. Thank you for making our community a better place by your interest and participation. Sam Cresap - Nottingham Country Webmaster
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The monthly meetings of the Board of Directors are held on the second Thursday, at 6:30 PM at the Mason Creek Community Center Houghton Room. The facility is located at the corner of Houghton and Kingsland. All members are welcome to attend the meetings. However, due to time constraints, we cannot allow audience members to speak at the meeting unless they contact us ahead of time and get put on the agenda. As much as I dislike telling that to someone who has taken the time out of his or her schedule to come to the meeting with a concern, I must respect the time of the volunteers on the Board as well. To get on the agenda, simply call SCS Management Services, Inc. at 281-463-1777, ext. 7132. Of course, you may also feel free to put your concerns in writing to any other Board member or me, via e-mail (our addresses are on the website at nottinghamcountry.org). Additionally, our snail mail address is: SCS Management Services 7170 Cherry Park Drive Houston, TX 77095 281-463-1777, ext. 7132 Email: Nancy Callaway - [email protected]
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NOTTINGHAM COUNTRY GARDEN CLUB
Monthly meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month from September through May. We welcome all people interested in gardening and gardening related topics. We serve the West Houston and Katy areas. You do not have to live in the Nottingham Country neighborhood to belong to our group! NCGC is a non-profit organization affiliated with the Houston Federation of Garden Clubs, the Texas State Garden Clubs and the National Garden Clubs. The purpose of the club is to promote the beautification of our
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community, support local and national educational and civic organizations and educate the community about our environment. Donations from the NCGC are funded by various projects throughout the year.
TEENAGE JOB SEEKERS
If you are between 12 and 18 and would like to be added to the teenage job seeker’s list, please fill out the form on our website (www. krenekprinting.com, click submissions and choose Jobseekers) with your name, birthdate (mo. & yr.), phone number, year you will graduate and the name of your newsletter/subdivision. Check the list of jobs you want on your form. Please make sure your email is correct, we send emails in the summer to make sure all the info is still good and that you want to stay on the list. If we do not hear back from you after 3 tries, we will remove you from the list until we do. Must have parent(s) permission. DISCLAIMER: Neither the subdivision, nor Krenek Printing is responsible for those listed on the Teenage Job Seeker List. Please ask for and check out references if you do not personally know those listed. This is just a list of teenagers from the subdivision who wish to find part time jobs. Responsibility for any work done by these teenagers is between those seeking helpers and the teens and their parents. CODE KEY: B - BABYSITTING, CPR - CPR CERT., FAC - FIRST AID CERT., RCC - RED CROSS CERT., SS - SAFE SITTER, SL - SWIM LESSONS, PP - PET/PLANT SITTER, P - PET CARE ONLY, H - HOUSE CARE, L - LAWN CARE, C- CAR CARE/DETAILING, T - TUTORING
NOTTINGHAM COUNTRY MOM’S GROUP
We are wishing everyone happy seasons ahead. We have loved seeing so many new faces at our play dates, MNOs and on our secret Facebook group. Every month our group gets together for a variety of scheduled fun activities along with impromptu meet-ups at the park. If you are a new or veteran Nottingham Country mom and haven’t joined our group we hope to see you soon, please contact us via email [email protected]
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SCHOOL NEWS Photo taken by Katy Resident Heather of Storybook Photography 19-6A - 2017 Varsity Football Schedule
19-6A - 2017 VARSITY FOOTBALL SCHEDULE Week 1 Aug/Sept 31-1-2 Week 2 Sept. 7-9 Week 3 Sept. 14-16 Week 4 Sept. 21-23 Week 5 Sept. 28-30
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Saturday Sept. 9th 6:00pm Friday Parent Night
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Physical examinations will only be given to KISD student athletes participating in UIL activities grades 7-12. The UIL physical form will be the only physical form accepted. Although KISD recommends the use of your family doctor for the physical examination, the following mass screenings are available as an economical convenience for its patrons. KISD sponsored physical examinations will be performed by the Medical Colleges of Texas at a nominal fee of $25.
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KATY ISD TEAMS RANK HIGH IN THE GLOBAL DESTINATION IMAGINATION TOURNAMENT
Three Katy ISD teams classified in the “Top 10 Teams” during the Global Destination Imagination Tournament, which took place in Knoxville, Tennessee on May 24th-28th. More than 1,400 teams representing 45 states and 14 countries competed in the event to showcase their innovative challenge solutions. In total, five Katy ISD teams attended the tournament, including students from Griffin Elementary, Hayes Elementary, Beckendorff Junior High and Katy High School. In the Improv Challenge, 3-Peat, the Katy High School “Tie Di ers” finished in 10th place. This placed them as the highest ranking team in the state of Texas, who was in attendance. Participating in the Scientific Challenge, Top Secret, the Hayes Elementary team “It’s Classified” finished in third place. The “Altos Kryptos,” from Griffin Elementary won second place in the same category.
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L-R: Robin Mansur, Christine Henkes, Beck Junior High Principal Carra Daniels, Beck Junior High Volunteer of the Year Claudina Lo Valvo, Beck Junior High Assistant Principal Dan DeYoung, Beck Junior High PTA President (2015-2017) Anna Marsh and Beck Junior High PTA President-Elect (2017-2018) Rachel Shaffer. Image courtesy of Beck Junior High PTA.
BECK JUNIOR HIGH PTA HIGHLIGHTS THE CRITICAL ROLE OF PTA IN SCHOOLS
Contributing to your child’s PTA is essential to help the educational leadership team move forward in technology and resources and to help children get the most from their classes. Parents and other caregivers give in a variety of ways as volunteers, donors for projects and events and as resources for the school administration. In other words, PTA isn’t just one big “party planning” group. Strategic decisions are made with the cash and volunteer investments you make. On behalf of the many PTA associations in the community, thank you and please don’t stop! A few highlights from Katy ISD’s Beck Junior High’s PTA include: First, Beck’s PTA VIPS Chair Claudina Lo Valvo was recently recognized at
Bus Driver and Custodian Appreciation; Volunteer Welcome Event; Grow Labs for indoor Science gardens/experiements; Wireless Thermometers for Science experiements; Costumes for Social Studies (history curriculum reinactments); Document Cameras; Stand Up Desks for Special Education Classrooms; Girls PE Workout Mats; PE Tennis Rackets; Music DVD/CD/VHS Players for Orchestra; Practice Speaker for Choir; Atlas sets; Dictionary and Thesaurus for classrooms (for occasions when Technology is not allowed); Literacy Library; SmartBoards; iPads; Charging cart and chargers for iPads; White Boards and Expo Markers; PTA Commissioned Bulldog Mural off main hall; Training Books for all teachers on campus; USA and TX Flag replacement; Partitions for JCAP classrooms; Library Furniture purchase assistance; Registration for teachers to attend/ present at the TexasASCD Conference; 20th anniversary Commissioned Quilt and Curtain Rod (Beck 8th grade class of 2016 Legacy Gift); Complete Sound System for Beck Café Stage Concerts/Performances and more.
the Katy ISD District celebration of “Volunteers of the Year” as Beck Junior High’s “Volunteer of the Year.” And, yet the competition was stiff because Beck also honored nominees Audralyn Allen, Christine Henkes, Anna Marsh, Fiona McKay, Carolyn Pack and Rachel Shaffer. The association also awarded Lifetime PTA Membership Awards to Carrie Gay, Lori Schusterman and Kevin Weber. Further, it awarded a PTA Extended Service Award to Katy ISD’s School Board President, Rebecca Fox.
Third, Beck’s 8th Grade Party that took place recently was a great success. Why? With the help of community sponsors, donors and amazing volunteers, more than three hundred 8th graders had age-appropriate fun at their annual rite of passage event. Even better? The event expenses and income were managed in such a way that the 8th Grade Legacy Gift to the school was voted and approved by General Membership for the purchase of a much desired campus Golf Cart for the administration.
In case you wondered how your dollars are utilized every year, the bulk of approximately $30,000 from the past two years at Beck’s PTA was spent on items such as:
Finally, as the baton passes from outgoing Beck PTA President Anna Marsh (2015-2016 and 2016-2017) to President-Elect President Rachel Shaffer (2017-2018) and other outgoing and incoming Board members, we encourage you to stay involved in your PTA. Do what you can when you can to stay engaged in the life of your junior high student this next year because IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE FOR OUR CHILDREN.
Outside speakers; Faculty PTA Grants awarded; Poetry Slam; International Festival; Career Day; Interactive Texas History Presentation; Teacher Continuing Education Scholarships; Faculty,
KATY ISD RYLANDER ELEMENTARY STUDENT SELECTED FOR LONE STAR LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
Rylander Elementary student Nicole Lavrack was selected to travel this summer to Austin and San Antonio to participate in the 2017 Lone Star Leadership Academy camp. She was selected based on her outstanding academic success, demonstrated leadership ability, involvement in school and community activities, as well as her successful completion of a previous Lone Star Leadership Academy camp. Nicole joined a delegation of outstanding students to develop leadership skills while learning about the great state of Texas and its leaders. As a participant of the academy, she visited significant sites in the area, learned about future career and internship opportunities and visited with her Texas State Representative and Senator, whom are well aware of Nicole’s accomplishments. Education in Action is a non-profit organization which hosts the Lone Star Leadership Academy camp designed to empower young people to be informed and active leaders in their communities. For more information about the camps visit www.educationinaction.org.
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TIPS TO GET READY FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL
Move over, summer - a new school year is coming! With the start of school, families face new organization challenges. School bells ring and so do early-morning alarm clocks. Paper piles swell as hand-outs and homework stream into the house. Shorter autumn days bring a hectic round of sports, activities and events and calendars fill with cryptic notes. Can the holidays be far behind? Get organized now for the best school year ever! Use these ideas to prepare your home and family for the busy days ahead. Ease the family into a school year schedule The first day of school is no time for a drastic adjustment of household sleep schedules. Instead, ease children back into a school year routine gradually. During the last two weeks of summer, re-introduce a school year bedtime. Begin waking late sleepers earlier and earlier, closer to the hour they’ll need to rise when school begins. Don’t neglect mealtimes! Younger children, in particular, need to adapt to new meal routines before the school day demands it of them. Plan meals and snacks to accustom little ones to rituals of the school day before the school year begins.
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Create Calendar Central Each school year floats on a sea of schedules. School functions. Lunch menus. Scout meetings and music lessons. What do you do when you’re drowning in paper? Nothing calms school year chaos like Calendar Central: a centralized site for all family calendars and schedules. You’ll need a family event calendar to track after-school activities, school programs and volunteer work. Add specialized calendars and schedules and you have it, a one-stop shop for family time management. Form is less important than function. A paper calendar with large squares lets you enter information easily. Pre-printed white board calendars are easy to revise when necessary. Color-coding entries by family member helps keep busy lives straight. Paper planner fans dedicate a planner section to serve as Calendar Central, while tech-savvy cyber people store the info in a smart phone or tablet and sync with multiple computers. Choose a calendar format that works for your family. Post the family event calendar in a public place near the telephone. Use magnets to attach the calendar to the refrigerator or tack it to a bulletin board. Add other calendars to Calendar Central: school lunch menus, class assignment sheets, sports practice schedules. When the room mother calls for field trip volunteers, you’ll know at a glance whether you’re free to join the group on the bus that day. Plan before you shop August is the second-biggest sales month for clothing retailers. Back to school clothing sales begin as early as July! Are you prepared to run the school clothes gauntlet? An informed shopper is a savvy shopper, so prepare before you shop. Take an afternoon and assess each child’s clothing needs. Empty drawers and closets of outgrown or worn-out clothing and either store or donate the discards. Working with your child, clean and organize clothing storage before new garments are added - and cut down on school morning calls of “Mom! I don’t have any clean . . . .” Develop a wardrobe needs list for each child. Check for possible handme-downs from older siblings as you make your list. If you discuss the needs list and the family budget with your children before you shop, you’ll avoid in-the-store tantrums.
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Similarly, ask the school for classroom supply lists before shopping for school supplies. Forewarned is forearmed ... and helps protect the family budget. Do shop early! With back-to-school sales beginning in mid-July, tardy shoppers have a tough time locating needed supplies among September’s Halloween costumes and Christmas decorations. Gather your papers School entry may require documentation from immunization records to report cards from the previous school year. Athletes need proof of medical examination. A little preparation can prevent frantic last-minute searches for a birth certificate or registration confirmation. Call your child’s school or check the school district website beforehand to find out what paperwork will be required - then find it! You won’t be sorry come registration day. Take aim on morning madness How are school mornings in your home? Crazed and chaotic or calm and cheerful? Plan ahead to send your schoolchildren - and yourself! - out the door in a happy frame of mind. Each evening, think ahead to the following morning; where can you lighten the load? Set the breakfast table as you clear the dinner dishes and make sure breakfast foods are easy to reach. Lay out children’s clothing the night before. Scan backpacks or launch pad spaces for missing homework, projects or library books. Make sure musical instruments or sports bags are packed and ready to go. Do “bathroom wars” break out daily among the small fry? Multi-child households may need a bathroom schedule so that everyone gets equal time before the mirror. What do you do about books and papers, lunch money and permission slips? Practice the Launch Pad concept! By creating a dedicated space for every family member, a Launch Pad gets the family out the door in record time - and organized. Make a practice run How will children get to school? The first day of school is no time to find out it takes ten minutes - not five - to walk to the nearest bus stop! Before school begins, make a practice run to get children to the school on time. If they’ll walk, help them learn the route they’ll take and note the needed time. Car-pooling? Make sure the dry run accounts for early-morning traffic! Bus riders will need to be familiar with the location of the bus stop; print and post the bus schedule to prevent a missed bus. Spiff up household systems A new school year quickens the tempo of family life. Sports activities, music lessons, church programs and volunteer commitments tap parental time and put new mileage on the mini-van. Get organized! Spiff up your household systems to meet autumn’s faster pace:
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PICTURED AS OUR SPORTS HEADER FOR AUGUST: FO1 Revolution 16 Black Volleyball came away with a 3rd place finish at the New Orleans Allstate Sugar Bowl Tournament. They are headed to Orlando, Florida to compete in the AAU Junior National Championships. These girls have had a fun season placing 1st at Woodlands Revolution, 2nd at Katy Elite, 2nd at FAST Warmup, 5th at the Texas Fest in Dallas, 5th at the Pacific Northwest Qualifier in Spokane, WA and 9th at the Under Amour North East National Qualifier in Philadelphia. Let’s wish these girls continued success next month in Orlando.
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PHOTO ON THE LEFT: Local Katy Girls from FO1 Volleyball Club won the Sapphire Division of the 44th Annual AAU Girls 14U Junior National Volleyball Championships in Orlando, Florida. The girls finished the tournament with 8 straight victories, 4 in the last day alone. Representing Katy, are Myah Balnoschan, Karin Ilagan, Alyssa Reyher, Paige Henrick, Haley Weinstein, Madison Powell, Anika Lahoti, Mia Blum along with coaches Mike Kent and Jerrick Cabrales.
Katy YMCA Summer Program Registration is NOW in progress. Limited Space available. Plan ahead so your child doesn’t miss out on summer fun! Contact the Y for details at 281-392-5055 or check out our website: ymcahouston.org/katy. SWIM LESSONS: The Y has been teaching swim lessons for over 100 years! All ages and ability levels welcome. Morning, evening, group and private sessions available. SPORTS & SPECIALTY CAMPS: Basketball, NFL Flag Football, Soccer, Volleyball, Tennis, Cheer, Dance, STEM and Lego Engineering camps are offered for ages 6-14. These camps are available various weeks throughout the summer and focus on a child’s specific interest. YMCA CHILD CARE 2017-18 REGISTRATION: Child Care provided at most Katy ISD elementary schools until 6:30 PM. Some schools offer both before and after school care. Please call or check online for specific school offerings and prices.
KATY AREA WRESTLING CLUB REGISTRATION
Registration for the Katy Area Wrestling Club will open at the parents’ meeting, which is tentatively scheduled for September 12, 2017 at 6 PM at the wrestling room of Cinco Ranch High School. All male and female students, kindergarten through 8th grade, are welcome and encouraged to join. Additional information is available on our Facebook page and at www.katyareawrestlingclub.org.
AHFC SOCCER SUMMER CAMP SERIES 2017
AHFC is pleased to offer the Summer Camp Series at multiple campuses in and around Houston. The club invites all interested players to the Canes Fundamental Camp (Ages 5-9) or the Canes Skills & Drills Camp (Ages 10-16). Please visit albionhurricanes.org to register and for more details about each particular campus. The camps will be offered in New Territory, Cy-Fair and Katy locations. All information can be found under “Camps” at albionhurricanes.org.
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SOCCER SIGN UPS: KATY/FULSHEAR/WEST HOUSTON REGISTRATION - NOW OPEN!
Registration for Fun, Fair, Positive Soccer (FFPS) is open for boys and girls ages 4 to 18 for the FALL Season. Games start on October 7, 2017. FFPS is a non-profit youth soccer program dedicated to providing a positive youth sports experience for all children. Founded in 1986 in Katy, Texas, FFPS has grown to 22 leagues and 16,000 players throughout the Greater Houston area. FFPS offers children a fun and fair experience, including one practice per week, a full uniform and trophy for every player, equal playing time and play every position, co-ed/balanced teams, positive coaching and more. No tryouts are required. Online Registration schedule and fees (sign up early and save): Through Sept. 4th: $119 Sept. 5th through Sept. 18th: $124 Sept. 19th through Full: $129
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Go to www.FFPS.org to sign up. Registration fee includes a full uniform (jersey, shorts and socks), trophy, trained positive coaches, nice fields and background checks on all volunteers. Coaches will call players to schedule practice by October 3rd. Practice times and location will be determined by the coach and team. The schedule includes eight games, played locally on Saturdays, October 7th to December 2nd. Our Katy league plays at George Bush Park - FFPS Soccer Complex (20150 Westheimer Parkway). Our Fulshear League plays at Huggins Elementary (No. 1 Huggins Dr). Our West Houston League plays at Westside High School (14201 Briar Forest). For more information, map of all locations or to sign up, visit www.FFPS.org or call 1-800-828-PLAY (7529).
KATY AREA RUNNING CLUB
The Katy Area Running Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation which exists to serve people living in and around Katy, Texas who have an interest in running. We are a community of people of all ages, backgrounds, heritages and abilities who share a common interest - running! Our focus is on group runs, having fun, socializing and sharing our knowledge and experience with our members and the public. We welcome all who are interested in joining us. We have a full calendar of runs, events and socials. We hold group runs every Saturday morning at the Sergeant Hatch Sports Park off the south I-10 feeder road just east of Barker Cypress Rd. On Tuesdays (5 AM and 6:30 PM) we meet at the Cinco Ranch Junior High Track for speedwork and on Thursday (6:30 PM) we meet at Crosspoint Community Church for tempo runs of various distances and paces. To find out more and to join our club, visit www.KatyAreaRunningClub.com.
TENNIS ORGANIZATION FOR THE KATY AREA
Katy Area Tennis (KAT) is the newest, non-profit tennis organization meeting the needs of all tennis players in the Katy area. Our goal is to provide a wide range of programming for tennis players as well as to promote the game in the Katy area. Registration is currently open for a variety of leagues, ladders and tournaments that include singles, doubles and mixed doubles for all ages and skill levels. For more information, visit our website at http://katyareatennis.org.
TRACK HOUSTON | YOUTH TRACK CLUB
Track Houston is the nation’s largest and most successful youth track and field organization. Our goal is to assist interested boys and girls ages 6 to18 years old in improving their physical fitness and mental stamina. We have multiple practice sites in the Greater Houston area including McMeans Junior High School in Katy and Cypress Lakes High School in Cypress. Visit www.trackhouston.com to register for a location near you.
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KATY CANOE & KAYAK CLUB (KC/KC)
Established March of 2014 (Over 200 Members). Never paddled before, that’s okay too! We don’t own a store, don’t purchase anything yet! Join our meetings and we can answer your questions and/or assist you in trying out new gear and equipment. KC/KC is a non-profit organization with major Sponsors. Must be at least 21 years of age to join. LIFE VEST/ PFD IS A MUST!!!! We meet every 3rd Wednesday of each month at 24638 Kingsland Blvd., Katy TX 77494 (Manta Ray Enterprises, Inc.), 7-9 PM. For more information, call Philip at 713-826-5705 or 281-782-7252. “Remember-Think Safe, Paddle Safe”
Katy Swifts Netball Club invites people to come and learn about netball and have some fun playing a great team sport. Open to everyone from eight years and up including adults. Contact [email protected]
for further information. Houston Shooting Stars welcomes ladies, men and youth to join in, play and learn netball, Tuesday nights at The British School of Houston. Contact [email protected]
for further information. You can also “like” the Texas Netball Association on Facebook to see regular announcements about netball in the Lonestar State! Also visit netballamerica.com for general information about netball in America.
WOMEN’S FLAT TRACK ROLLER DERBY
Southwest Houston’s own brand new women’s flat track roller derby team is now forming. This isn’t the old school roller derby you’ve seen in the past. We train derby athletes to compete according to the rules and guidelines set forth by WFTDA, the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association. We are actively recruiting skaters, referees and volunteers. Skaters must be female and 18 or older. Referees and volunteers must be 18 or older. Email us at [email protected]
for more information. You can also find us at www.yellowrosederbygirls.com and on Facebook. Join up now to become an integral part in founding and building our league.
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if you are interested in playing volleyball. You must be at least 18 years old and be able to play at intermediate level. We play at different locations in and around Katy area.
KATY RUGBY CLUB
Want to learn the newest Olympic Sport - Rugby? All ages welcome - boys & girls, Training every Sunday 2-4 PM at Cinco Ranch High School, For more information, please visit www.katyrugbyclub.com.
KATY CAVALIER LACROSSE CLUB
The Katy Cavalier Lacrosse Club invites you to come and see what Lacrosse is all about. Join us as we continue to bring one of the fastest growing team sports in the United States to the youth of Katy. Katy Cavalier Lacrosse Club offers lacrosse for boys and girls from Kindergarten thru High School. No experience needed. For more information visit our website, www.katycavalierlacrosse.org. Did you play Lacrosse in college, coached lacrosse or just love the sport? We are looking for Coaches for boys and girls. Please contact us for more information if you would like to volunteer and be a part of the Katy Cavalier Lacrosse Club, 281-942-8822.
WESTSIDE GOLF LEAGUE
Westside Golf League is actively encouraging new members. We invite you to join us every Tuesday morning at Cinco Ranch Golf Club. Our purpose is to allow ladies of all levels to meet new friends and have fun while improving golfing skills. For more information, contact the Pro Shop at Cinco Ranch, 281-395-4653.
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KATY BACK TO SCHOOL 5K LABOR DAY, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2017 VILLAGIO TOWN CENTER
The Katy Back to School 5k will be a chipped timed race on a certified course benefiting Katy Students Run (KSR). KSR focuses on transforming the lives of high school students in the Katy area by developing character and promoting healthy choices through training for the Aramco Houston Half Marathon. Through mentorship, unconditional acceptance and training for a half-marathon KSR empowers youth to set and achieve lifealtering goals. Break out your running shoes and get Back to School in style! More information at: www.KatyAreaRunningClub.com Register at: www.runsignup.com/Race/TX/Katy/KatyBacktoSchool5K
ST PAUL’S FALL FESTIVAL & CRAFT SHOW Saturday, October 7, 2017, 9 AM to 4 PM 5373 Franz Rd, Katy Texas 77493 Free Admission Children’s Bouncer, Petting Zoo, Shopping & Great BBQ! Special Guest include the Katy Police Department, Katy Fire Department and Special Pals Interested Vendors contact Mary at [email protected]
TOP GOLF EVENT BENEFITING THE BALLARD HOUSE
Saturday, October 7th, 9 AM-1 PM $125 per person, includes 3 hours of golf and lunch. Accepting sponsors now. The Ballard House is a home away from home for individuals and their families who are receiving medical treatments for life-threatening illnesses. For more information, visit www.theballardhouse.org or call 281-717-4670.
JOE JOE BEAR FOUNDATION ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC September 11, 2017 The Club at Falcon Point 24503 Falcon Point Drive Katy, TX, 77494
4 man scramble Registration 10 AM Shot Gun Start 12 PM Lunch and Dinner provided Live and Silent auction, Raffle and Ball drop Register online: www.joejoebeargolf.com
HOPE IMPACT FUNDRAISERS
Saturday, August 12th: Charity Night Slim Chickens 5-9 PM at 23320 Mercantile Parkway, Katy TX 77449. 15% of proceeds goes back to Hope Impacts if you let the cashier know when you check out. Go, Eat, Invite Someone! Monday, September 25th: Hope Impacts Weston Lakes Country Club Golf Tournament at 32611 FM 1093, Fulshear, TX 77441. All Day Event. Golf, Volunteer, Donate, Sponsor! Friday, November 10th: Gala at The Tuscany Villa to benefit Hope Impacts and Clothed by Faith at 3330 FM 1463, Katy, TX 77494, 6 PM - Midnight. Come, Enjoy, Donate, Sponsor! Contact Marilyn or Tina at 713-705-7884 for more information. We cannot do what we do without the support of our community. Every donation is tax deductible.
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4TH ANNUAL KATY SUMMER TAILGATE
The 4th Annual Katy Summer Tailgate is brought to you by Matt Schomburg State Farm Insurance and No Label Brewery (5351 1st Street, Katy, TX 77493) on August 12th, 4-10 PM at No Label Brewery. This community event will kick off the upcoming school year and collect backpacks, school supplies and monetary donations for Katy homeless and students in need. A free and fun family event supporting Katy YMCA Operation Backpack. VIP Bar Experience tickets available online. Like us on facebook or check our website katysummertailgate.com for more details.
SEVENTH ANNUAL CHARITY GALA BENEFITING TEXAS EQUU SEARCH
We prayerfully request your attendance for this very special event on September 23, 2017 at 6:30 PM. Our BBCSO, Inc. website is currently being editing to reflect this NEW event, so stay tuned. Seventh Annual Charity Gala Theme: Enchanted Evening in Emerald Envy Venue: Faith West Academy 3 course Dinner - Dancing - Charity Auction Courtesy table of (8 VIP seats) to Texas Equu Search TICKET LEVELS: VIP = $150 per person COMPANY SPONSOR = $1,500 (8 VIP seats) BBCSO website promo with link to your company website, table marquee during gala, plaque presentation. COMPANY SPONSOR = $2,500 (10 VIP seats) BBCSO website promo with link to your company website, table marquee during gala, plaque presentation.
STAGEWORKS THEATRE SUMMER CAMPS OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT, ENROLL AND MAKE IT THE BEST SUMMER EVER!
The Stageworks Theatre Acting Academy’s 2017 Summer Camps are open for enrollment. Summers at our Acting Academy are a blast! We have performance and skill-based classes for all ages and all levels of experience. If you’d like to discuss what classes are best for your performer, contact us via email or at 281-587-6100. We’re happy to help you determine the best fit. Payment plans are available for all classes. Visit www.stageworkshouston.org/summer-2017 for more information. ONE-WEEK CAMPS • Disney Mashup: Ages 4-14, Aug. 7th-11th, 8:30-11:30 AM or 1-4 PM, cost $125 • Royal Dance Academy: Ages 4-10, Aug. 14th-18th, 8:30-11:30 AM, cost $125
CRAFT SHOW VENDORS WANTED
Westland Baptist Church is looking for crafters and vendors for the “Westland Welcome Home Craft Show” to be held Oct. 7, 2017. We are located at 1407 W Grand Parkway South in Katy. Booth fee is $50 for a 10x10 space. After August 1st, the cost is $60. All booths are indoors and proceeds benefit the youth and children’s ministries. If you are interested, contact the church office at 281-392-5099 or go to www. westlandbaptistchurch.org and click on Events tab. You can also email Martha Wells at [email protected]
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HNAM PRESENTS “WORLD JOURNEYS”
Saturdays, August 26th and September 2nd Houston New Arts Movement classical musicians and founder bring to life the works of Ravel, William Bolcom, Alberto Ginastera and Dvorak at 7 PM on Saturday, August 26th at St. Cyril of Alexandria Church and Saturday, September 2nd at Houston Piano Company. HNAM continues their Reflections season highlighting their previous best performances, as well as bringing new repertoire related to the World Journeys theme. Discounted advance purchase tickets can be obtained online at www. artsmove.net. In their 2017 Reflections season, the ensemble has revived audience favorites from each of their past seasons’ themes. Ticket are $15 online
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KATY VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS CENTER www.kvpac.org • 2501 S Mason Rd., Suite 290, Katy, TX 77450
Season Tickets, including all new FLEX Packages, are on-sale now to lock-in the best price and choice seat. Pre-Sale Show Tickets are $15 Adults and $12 Seniors. Tickets increase by $3 at the door. Group rates are available at www.kvpac.org or in person. For Katy audience members who seek an evening at the theater, they can look to Encore Players as a source to enjoy the theater in their own home town without the long commute or high cost involved with heading to one of downtown Houston’s theaters. Katy Visual & Performing Arts Center (KVPAC) is a non-profit arts education organization helping artists find their light since 2001.
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FREE INTRODUCTION TO SQUARE DANCE & SOCIAL
The Katy Prairie Promenaders invites you to a special Fun Night of dancing and socializing. Learn basic Square Dance, try Line Dancing, have snacks and meet new friends. Square Dancing is a form of folk dance that had its beginnings as far back as 1600 in England. Folk dances in France, Scotland, Scandinavia and Spain are thought to have influenced square dance as it was brought to America by the settlers. Modern square dance was standardized in the 1930s. It is a form of dance that everyone of all ages can participate in and have fun. Please come and experience the fun of square dance with us. Dates: Choose from August 18th, August 25th or September 1st Time: 7-8 PM Where: Westland Baptist Church, 1407 West Grand Parkway South, Katy Texas Attire: Casual with comfortable shoes. Ages: Teens and adults For more information call 281-492-8798 or visit us at www. katyprairiepromenaders.com.
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HOUSTON AREA EVENTS August 1st - September 4th - Houston Restaurant Weeks - For thousands of Houstonians and visitors to the bayou city, Houston Restaurant Weeks provides a month-long passport to the city’s top restaurants and awardwinning chefs. Houston Restaurants Weeks is run by volunteers and 100 percent of the proceeds raised from area restaurants go directly to the Food Bank. For more than four weeks, diners get to taste prix-fixe menus specially priced at $20 for lunch and $35 and $45 for dinner. In addition to the ever-expanding contribution made to the Houston Food Bank, the event has grown to include not only the trendiest eateries in Uptown Galleria, bustling downtown and vibrant Midtown, but also popular eateries in outlying communities such as The Woodlands, Sugar Land and Galveston, Texas, among others. A complete listing of participating restaurants and their respective Houston Restaurant Weeks menus will be posted at HoustonRestaurantWeeks.com. Reservations are required for diners seeking to take advantage of Houston Restaurant Weeks, however participating restaurants may take walk-ins at their discretion.
is walkable but will share the 2 hr cut off. 10K runners must be at the 3.1-mile turnaround within 1 hour. The Sand Crab starts on beautiful East Beach and runs west for 3.1 or 1.55 miles (depending on the event). Then turns back to the finish. The course is lit with led lights. Runners are required to run with a flashlight or head lamp. There are 2 watertops with sports drink and water hit 2X each for the 10K and 1 hit 2X for the 5K. For more information on registration and fees visit, www.runintexas. com/gcrab.
August 4th-6th - Houston International Jazz Festival - Jazz will fill the air in Downtown Houston as the 27th Annual Houston International Jazz Festival kicks off August Jazz Month. The Houston International Jazz Festival presents the most exciting Jazz artists from around the world, bringing a diverse mix of styles to Houston. It has established its place among notable events as thousands of loyal fans turn out the first weekend of each August. Enjoy the Battle of The Brass Bands and the SJW All-stars. For more information, visit www.jazzeducation.org.
Through September 21st - Blanket Bingo at Market Square Park - This popular park favorite is August 17th and September 21st! Bring your blanket and lawn chairs - or snag one of the tables at the park - for a night of bingo, music and great prizes. The event benefits Market Square Park and Buffalo Bayou Partnership. Admission is $10 and includes one bingo packet (approximately 9 games) and is from 6-9 PM. Additional games and daubers can be purchased for $1 each. For additional information, visit www.marketsquarepark.com.
August 5th-6th - Bellaire Coin Club BCC Coin & Collectable Show - Rare U.S. Coins, Gold and Silver Bullion, Ancient Coins, World Coins, Stamps, Historical Documents, Comics, Jewelry, Stock & Bond Certificates, Ceramics, Glass, Supplies, Books and much more...70+ Local and National Dealers. Free Children’s Auction - 1 PM Saturday. Boy Scout Collecting Merit Badge Workshop - 2 PM Saturday. For more information on admission and parking visit, www.bellairecoinclub.com.
August 19th - World of Dance Tour - Houston - World of Dance Tour is the largest urban dance event that has now become the most authentic international touring dance competition of its kind. Currently consisting of 15 U.S. domestic dates and 15 internationally licensed regions, WOD continues to thrive and build within communities worldwide. With a focus on the art of street dancing and today’s new-aged choreography, WOD embraces more than just the urban dance scene but also showcases its entire lifestyle and culture. The event will be held at the Revention Music Center Downtown at 3 PM.
Saturday, August 12th - Galveston Sand Crab 5K and 10K Night Run benefitting the Galveston Island Humane Society. Start and finish at East Beach in Apfel Park. Run entirely on sand, the Sand Crab is a great way to get a little exercise under the stars on a beautiful Galveston Beach at night and have a few beers and other refreshments while listening to great music with other runners on a summer night. All races are chip timed including the Kid’s Mile. The Kid’s Mile will start at 8 PM. Parents are welcome to run with kids free of charge. The 5K/10K will start at 8:30 PM. The 5K run is very walker friendly with a 2 hr cut off. The 10K
Through September 15th - Summer Music Festival - Gather with friends on our pool deck for a rockin’ summer long event! Enjoy live music performances, $5 beers and poolside games every third Friday of the month at Four Seasons Hotel in Downtown Houston from 7-10 PM. Featured performers include: August 18th - Sherita Perez and September 15th - Charlie & the Regrets. Guests will enjoy live entertainment, food and beverage specials along with free admission & valet parking.
August 19th-20th - Flea at Silver Street - Summer Flea - Y’all know that Texas summers are hot...join us INSIDE for our Summer Flea at Silver Street Studios! Shop an indoor curated marketplace full of one-of-a-kind collectibles, jewelry, vintage, art, designs and more artisan products. You’ll find local food vendors, food trucks, a pet adoption event, music and a bar! General Admission $5. (Kids 12 years and under are free!) Visit www.fleaatsilverstreet.com for more info.
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LIBRARIES & PARKS
FORT BEND COUNTY LIBRARIES Public Information Office - 281-633-4734 www.fortbend.lib.tx.us
SUMMER READING CLUBS “Build a Better World” - May 29-August 31, 2017 Fort Bend County Libraries presents special reading clubs during the summer to encourage reading among people of all ages. There is no charge to join the Summer Reading Clubs (SRC) and they are open to everyone, regardless of the county of residence. Participants may register at any Fort Bend County library or they may register online by going to the FBCL website (www. fortbend.lib.tx.us) and clicking on the “SRC Sign-Up” image. When the online registration form has been completed, readers will then have their own online page on which to record their books or reading time. Prizes must be collected from the “primary library of use” that the reader indicated on the registration form. The last day to pick up awards is August 31st. The Summer Reading Clubs are sponsored by Fort Bend County Libraries, the Friends organizations that support the county library system and the Collaborative Summer Library Program, a consortium of states working together to provide high-quality children’s summer-reading program materials for public libraries. SUMMER READING CLUB FOR CHILDREN Children from infancy through elementary school-age are invited to come to the library to read a lot of great books, see some exciting programs and join in some fun activities to kick off a great summer! Children are encouraged to read or listen to as many books as they can and they will earn rewards based on the total number of books they read or have read to them. For the first five books read, the child will receive a bookmark. The rewards continue with a certificate for 10 books, a pencil for 15 books and a reading trophy for the first 20 books read. For every 20 books read, the participant’s name will also be written on a picture of a builder’s block to be displayed in that branch library. The names of participants will be entered into a drawing for gift cards from area stores that will be awarded to several lucky readers of 20 books or more, in a drawing scheduled in August at each library location. MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER CHALLENGE Area youth in grades 6th-8th can participate in the SRC by logging online the time they spend reading. Kids are encouraged to read as many books as they can and they will earn rewards based on the total amount of time they spend reading. For the first 10 hours (600 minutes) of reading, each reader will receive a mystery prize. Upon completion of 20 hours (1200 minutes) of reading, readers will receive a trophy. The names of participants who complete 20 or more hours of reading will be entered into a drawing for a $25-gift card that will be awarded to one lucky reader at each branch library in a drawing that will take place in August.
CINCO RANCH BRANCH LIBRARY (FT. BEND CO. LIB.)
2620 Commercial Center Blvd., Katy, TX 77494, 281-395-1311, Hours Mon. 12 Noon - 6 PM, Tues. 10 AM - 9 PM, Wed. 10 AM - 6 PM, Thurs. 10 AM - 6 PM, Fri. 12 Noon - 5 PM, Sat. 10 AM - 5 PM, Sun. Closed. To register online for any classes at the library’s website (www.fortbend. lib.tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “Cinco Ranch Branch Library” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-395-1311 or by visiting the library. SPECIAL EVENTS • PERSONAL FINANCE EDUCATION - Saturday, August 5th, 10:30 AM-1 PM, Multi-purpose Room. Kimmy Le, will talk about ways to increase cash flow and savings. She will also discuss debt management. Get tips on ways to pay off debt slowly but surely the right way. • MASTERING THE COLLEGE-APPLICATION ESSAY - Saturday, August 5th, 2-3 PM, Meeting Room. Dr. Jill Martiniuk, a university professor and college consultant, will talk about how to complete a college-application essay that will reflect the student’s achievements and make their submission truly stand out. Hear about different approaches, expectations from the university and common mistakes to avoid. • CHESS DAY @ THE LIBRARY - Saturdays, August 12th and 26th, 10:30 AM-3:30 PM, Meeting Room. People of all ages and skill levels - from beginners to advanced - who are interested in playing chess, are invited to practice their strategies while playing against others in a relaxed, stress-free environment. Learn a new chess move (or two) during this come-and-go activity. Experienced players will be on hand to provide tips and assistance. A limited number of chess sets will be provided, but players are welcome to bring their own sets as well. • JOB & CAREER ACCELERATOR DEMONSTRATION - Tuesday, August 15th, 10 AM, Computer Lab. This easy-to-use online resource can help job-hunters who are searching for a job or a new career. Learn how to create professional resumés and cover letters, get detailed and current information on a variety of occupations, match personal interests and skills with a desired career, improve interviewing skills and much more. The database includes detailed information on more than 1,000 different occupations and matches interests and skills with possible careers. It also provides more than five million up-to-the-minute local and national job postings. Reservations required.
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• SENIOR RESOURCES COLLABORATIVE’S “SMARTSIZING - LET’S START THE CONVERSATION” - Saturday, August 19th, 10:30 AM, Meeting Room. Linda Jordan, founder of Senior Resources Collaborative, will provide tips on simplifying one’s lifestyle, downsizing one’s home and reducing responsibilities. Learn about different housing options that are available. This program is intended for senior citizens and their families, as well as anyone who is considering economizing and living a simpler lifestyle. • ADULT COMPUTER CLASSES: All computer classes will take place in the Computer Lab. Reservations are required. MS Word Survival Basics: Tuesday, August 8th, 10 AM MS Excel: Survival Basics: Thursday, August 17th, 10 AM Google Docs: Wednesday, August 30th, 10 AM 3D Printing Classes: Introduction to 3D Printing: Monday, August 7th, 2-4 PM Introduction to Tinkercad-online program to create 3D printing objects: Thursday, August 10th, 2-4 PM
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EVENTS • CINCO RANCH NIGHT READERS - Tuesday, August 15th beginning at 7 PM, in Conference Room. The book to be discussed is Scottsboro, written by Ellen Feldman. • ESL CONVERSATION CIRCLES - Fridays, August 11th and 25th, 1-2 PM; Multipurpose Room. Fort Bend County Libraries presents a program for individuals of all nationalities who would like a place to practice their English language and conversation skills. The “Conversation Circles” provide an opportunity for non-English-speaking people to gather in a relaxed setting and discuss topics of their own choosing while practicing their English skills. YOUNG ADULT PROGRAMS TEENS GRADES 9-12 • YOUNG ADULT CARNIVAL OF FUN - Wednesday, August 2nd, 2-3:30 PM, Meeting Room. Escape the heat and come to the library for an afternoon of craft projects, board games and music. • YOUNG ADULT BOOK CLUB - Wednesday, August 9th, 3-4 PM, Conference Classroom. Teen readers will have the opportunity to meet with others who share the same love for great books and have a lively discussion on the reasons a book or its characters were liked or disliked. The book to be discussed is How It Went Down, written by Kekla Magoon. CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS (The library is unable to accommodate daycares and school groups at these activities.)
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• Mother Goose Time: Tuesdays at 10:15 AM, provides caregiver/infant activities and songs especially designed for the youngest book-lovers, from age 1 month to 12 months. This activity will take place on August 15th, 22nd and 29th only this month.
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• Toddler Time: Wednesdays at 10:15 AM and Thursdays at 10:15 AM and 11:30 AM - offers caregiver/child activities, stories and songs for older babies, from 12 to 36 months of age. This activity will take place on August 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 30th and 31st only this month.
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PECKHAM PARK ACTIVITIES
These classes are free with priority to Harris Co. residents. 5597 Gardenia, 281-391-4482 - web www.pct3.hctx.net PRIORITY IS GIVEN TO HARRIS COUNTY RESIDENTS & THOSE WHO LIVE WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF KATY MARY JO PECKHAM PARK FISHING LAKE: The lake is a stocked. Rules are posted out by the lake. Park hours are 6 AM-10 PM. If you have questions, please call the Parks Office at 281-531-1592. ONGOING CLASSES LAND PILATES - Mondays and Fridays - 10:30 AM-11:30 AM. YOGA - Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM & Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:30 PM-6:30 PM. ZUMBA - Tuesdays - 11 AM-12 PM (HC & KCL residents call Tuesday starting at 7 AM for reservations, other counties call Tuesday starting at 10 AM) & Thursdays 5 PM - 6 PM (HC & KCL residents, call Thursday starting at 7 AM for reservations, other counties call Thursday starting at 10 AM) and Saturdays - 8:15-9:15 AM (HC & KCL residents, call Friday starting at 7 AM for reservations, other counties call Friday starting at 10 AM). FITNESS MACHINES – This is a time when you can work out on your own on the fitness equiPMent. You must be 16 year and up & bring a full size towel and wear atheletic shoes. Various times available daily. The machines are closed during class times. POOL DEEP WATER AEROBICS - This hour class is a high cardio vascular workout. A flotation device is advised. Monday Friday, 8 AM - 9 AM. WATER AEROBICS - This one hour class is low-impact, which is easy on the joints. Monday-Friday, 9:05 AM-10:05 AM. Monday & Wednesday 5:45 PM-6:45 PM. ARTHRITIS AQUATICS - This class consists of range of motion, muscle strengthening and endurance-building activities. Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 11 AM - 12 PM. RECREATIONAL SWIM (call to reserve a spot) - There is no lap swimming at this time. Friday, 5 PM-6:30 PM - Saturday & Sunday, 2:30 PM-4 PM. LAP SWIM/WATER WALK - Various times daily. LAP SWIM FOR AGES 8-11 Fridays, 4-4:45 PM, Saturdays and Sundays, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM( in 30 minute increments). Call to reserve a lane. Reservations may be made 1 day in advance for Harris County residents & those who reside within the Katy City Limits. Other counties may call the day of. AMERICAN RED CROSS SWIM LESSONS - Ages 6 months Adults. Call or come in to get schedule for lessons.
PEANUT BUTTER ICE CREAM PIE You could make this on National Ice Cream Pie Day August 18th!
INGREDIENTS: 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter 1/3 cup corn syrup 3 cups crushed sugar-frosted corn flake cereal 1/2 gallon coffee ice cream, softened 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup or to taste DIRECTIONS: Combine peanut butter and corn syrup in a bowl, heat in microwave until it can easily be stirred into a smooth mixture, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir crushed cereal into the peanut butter mixture, spread into a pie plate to make a crust. Spoon softened ice cream over the crust and smooth into a flat layer. Drizzle chocolate syrup over the ice cream layer. Put pie in freezer and freeze until firm in the center, at least 30 minutes. Source: http://allrecipes.com/
CHOCOLATE FUDGE PECAN PIE You could make this on National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day August 20th!
INGREDIENTS: 2 ounces chocolate 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup flour 1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup margarine 2 eggs -- slightly beaten 1 dash salt 1/2 cup nuts
DIRECTIONS: Melt chocolate and margarine in top of double boiler. Add all other ingredients, pour into unbaked pie shell and bake for 25 minutes at 375F. Source: www.cdkitchen.com August 2017 | Nottingham Country
GARDEN TIPS FOR AUGUST • Time now to make plans for fall landscaping projects. • Clean up flowerbeds of fallen foliage, yellowed leaves and dead wood. Light green leaves may signify lack of iron (chlorosis). Correct with iron cheleates. • Cut off old dead foliage on irises. Scratch in a little bone meal around the roots. • Prune roses to reshape and groom plants for fall growth. • Wait until November to plant petunias and pansies. • Chinch bug damage is obvious now. You will have areas of thin and/or dead turf where they weren’t brought under control. There is a new generation going now. This batch causes the most damage. Use Dursban to stop the damage. • Until the weather gets back to the 80’s, St. Augustine grass grows slowly. If you fill in with sod, don’t expect a fast turnaround. The sod may look like it’s not growing while it puts down roots. You will need to water the new sod often and deeply to get it started but this also creates a disease environment. Water early so the sun can dry the turf. • Now is a good time to work new beds. Till them up, add organic material, mix it in, then let them cure for a month or so. Add in any amendments like micro-nutrients. Keep the beds moist so the microorganisms have a favorable environment. Nottingham Country | August 2017
NATIONAL SENIOR CITIZENS DAY
Each year on August 21st, there are various events and activities held across the United States in recognition of National Senior Citizens Day. This day was created as a day to support, honor and show appreciation to our seniors and to recognize their achievements. Their valuable contributions to our communities create better places to live. On August 19, 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed Proclamation 5847 declaring August 21st as National Senior Citizens Day. For all they have achieved throughout life and for all they continue to accomplish, we owe older citizens our thanks and a heartfelt salute. We can best demonstrate our gratitude and esteem by making sure that our communities are good places in which to mature and grow older - places in which older people can participate to the fullest and can find the encouragement, acceptance, assistance and services they need to continue to lead lives of independence and dignity - President Ronald Reagan. HOW TO OBSERVE To celebrate National Senior Citizens Day, spend time with the senior citizens you know. Let them know that they are appreciated and loved. It may also be a good day to volunteer at a retirement home and share your smile with those who may not otherwise get a visitor today. If you are a senior citizen, check for special discounts and promotions that may be offered at stores and restaurants in your area. Use #SeniorCitizensDay to post on social media.
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I can’t wait to Be a Girl Scout! Register at GSSJC.ORG now! A reminder that Girl Scouts is only possible with volunteers like yourself, please register yourself as well as your daughter. Please complete registration before attending a Rally.
RALLY DATES! Come and meet your Troop on Sept 9th from 10:00am-12:00pm at Living Word Lutheran Church. 3700 S Mason Rd, Katy 77450 for the following schools:
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Come and meet your Troop on Sept 16th from 10:00am-12:00pm at the Cinco Ranch Lake House. 25202 Springwood Lake, Katy 77494 for the following schools:
• Davidson • Randolph • Shafer • Stanley • Wilson • Kilpatrick • Holland • Griffin
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FAMILY FUN MONTH
Each year, Family Fun Month is celebrated throughout the month of August. It is the opportune time to enjoy family with extra fun and activities. Make some time this month for family fun. You may want to: Order pizza and watch a movie in the backyard Go camping Take a vacation Go out for ice cream Enjoy a backyard campfire Build a backyard fort Family bike ride Day trip to the zoo Fishing Hiking Day at the park Make a talent show Cook meals together Have a karaoke night Use your imagination, spend time together and have fun!! Post on social media using #FamilyFunMonth to encourage others to join in.
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WATER QUALITY MONTH
Are you aware that August is Water Quality Month? August is the time of year when many people are enjoying the last bits of summer recreational activities involving water. But these bodies of water are threatened by increasing water pollution. The Clean Water Act was passed in 1972 but most people are unaware of the little ways they can pollute their water. Water sustains all life and entire ecosystems depend on it for their survival. Water Quality Month reminds us to take a long, hard look at what your household and community are doing to protect sources of fresh water. The History of Water Quality Month: The United Nations declared 2005-2015 an International Decade for Action “Water for Life” in order to emphasize the importance of water quality as it relates to sanitation, human rights, geography, urbanization and sustainability. Emphasizing how interlinked water systems are, the Audobon Society points to the dangers of runoff from agriculture, forestry, construction and people’s personal yards. Each individual household may not produce enough pollution to force a beach closing or cause a fish kill, but the combined output of all the homes in a community can be severe. And, consider that about half of the U.S. population lives within 50 miles of a coastline where runoff flows quickly to the ocean. This is why watershed protection attention not only to the body of water but the area that drains into it - is important. How to Celebrate Water Quality Month: What can individuals and families can do to prevent water pollution from their homes especially during Water Quality Month? Here’s a short list of things that you can do at home to help: • Not using antibacterial soaps or cleaning products. Regular soap and water will do the trick. Much of the antibacterial soaps contain a registered pesticide that is known to harm marine life. • Not flushing unwanted or out-of-date medications down the toilet or drain. • Not putting anything but water down storm drains because they carry water to local waterways. • Fixing leaks that drop from cars and putting liners in driveways to collect oil and other materials. • Avoid using pesticides or chemical fertilizers. • Choose nontoxic household products when possible. • Pick up after pets. • Not paving properties. If you have a private well make sure it is tested and cleaned regularly. There can be bacteria build up in wells. Read your local water quality report so you know what the water quality is in your area. Another option could be to gather a group of family, friends and neighbors and volunteer to clean a local water source. You could bring a picnic (and some beer for the adults) and hold a contest to see who can clean up the most trash and debris, offering a prize to the winning team. It’s a great way to get everyone together and enjoy an outdoor day full of fun and good-doing! Source: www.daysoftheyear.com
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FOR SALE Two spaces in Houston’s most beautiful and prestigious burial site, Glenwood Cemetery, resting place since 1871 of Houston’s founding families and most prominent leaders. Each space holds up to three members. Spaces are in Lot 126-A, East Avenue, close to the Howard Hughes, Wortham and Hobby families. Spaces are in central location under the property’s largest oak tree. Market value of combined spaces, housing up to six members, is $36,000. We are motivated sellers and will accept $15,000 OBO with buyer paying transfer fee. Call for pictures, 713-816-6777. Formal dining room; Bar globe; Michelangelo print (The Creation) 30 X 63, gold framed; Living room set; desks; bureaus; Room rugs; Household decors and some antiques. For details or info, email [email protected]
Vintage Singer sewing machine, Featherweight Model 221, like new condition and works great. Carry case, 2 foot feeds, 6 bobbins. Priced to sell at $475. In Nottingham Country, 281-676-8208. Memorial Oaks Cemetery Companion Crypt (perpetual care), $12,000. Please call 281-807-1103. Brand new, never worn 3” heel Capezio closed toe T-strap character shoe with brace, black, size 7, $150. Regular price without brace, $250. 713-459-7792. HELP WANTED Register Tapes Unlimited is looking for Inside Sales/Telemarketing reps to work in our corporate office call center in the Houston/Katy area. We have a contract with over 10,000 major grocery chains in 47 states and Western Canada. Heavy Cold Calling to Business Owners to set appointments for top producing outside reps, $10/Hour plus unlimited Comm. & Bonuses. Our team’s average $15$30/hour w/ comm. Full Time M-F. No Late nights or weekends, great environment. You will be eligible for Medical/Dental/Vision & Life insurance after 60 days, 401k after 1 year. No experience needed: www.rtui.com. To apply, send resume to [email protected]
Looking for people to work in the field services, crew workers and helpers to work on servicing irrigation systems for growing Irrigation Company, no experience needed, will train. Must have own transportation and clean driver’s license. Growth opportunity, Northwest Houston area. Email: [email protected]
Plumbers or Apprentices for repair. Bilingual preferred. Please call 281-256-2239. Housekeepers needed. Great hours for moms with school age children. 281-861-0394. Dental Assistant needed, at least 2 years of experience, must be state licensed. 281-550-0900. Residential Electrician(s): Journeyman or helper/apprentice. Have experience, references & contact info. ready, beginners last employment info. Send resume to [email protected]
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Katy Memorial Power Washing is seeking a power washing and roof cleaning technician. Requirements: must be a self-starter, flexible, team player, willing and able to work multiple jobs with minimum supervision; must be able to work on max height 2 story roofs; have a good driving record; must have experience towing a 12’ trailer and be proficient at backing trailer; no prior experience power washing or roof cleaning necessary, we train; live in the Katy, Texas area. Submit your resume via email to [email protected]
with timeshare. What else needs to be said... It’s Hawaii! $795 per week. For information contact Cheryl at 281-855-7427.
HELP WANTED - CARE Looking for a strong lady that wants to work 35-39 hours a week, 2-7 PM, English/Spanish speaking. Must have S.S. and CPR valid, training will be provided to help and teach 18 year old boy with disabilities. Area: Towne Lake (behind Lone Star College), 713-446-9097.
Vacation home for rent: Hill country vacation home, Cedar Creek Cabin, new 2/2 with loft, fully furnished, huge front porch, satellite TV, beautiful views, abundant wildlife, Frio River at Concan near Garner State Park, sleeps 8. Call 866-7CON-CAN or go to www.frioman.com for more information.
Apply Now! Cornerstone Church (1351 S Mason @ Park York) is in need of loving adults to provide care for our infants and toddlers on Sunday mornings/evenings, Thursday mornings/evenings and for occasional special events. Looking for: experience with children, servant attitude, cooperative/ team players, willing to follow the policies and procedures provided by Cornerstone Church. References will be required upon application. Please contact Carol for more information at: [email protected]
TIMESHARES/VACATION HOMES Furnished ocean view vacation rental available in San Diego California. Looking for a vacation spot in San Diego? Look no further. This one or two bedroom, two bath, fully furnish unit is a 3 minute walk to the sand in beautiful Pacific Beach. Here are some other highlights: 1,113 sq.ft., 1 or 2 bedroom, 2 bath, Ocean views, High speed internet, Fully furnished with full kitchen, Heated pool and hot tub and did I mention that it’s a 3-minute walk to the beach? Contact Art Bennett for more details: [email protected]
, 713-247-9507. Galveston Seawall Condo, beautiful ocean view, full kitchen, sleeps 4-6, $550/ weekend, Nottingham family owned. Completely renovated, NOT in rental pool. No pets. So close and so much fun, Galveston! Stacie 713-302-5222. Unobstructed Gulf views from this ninth floor Destin, FL condo, sleeps 6, 1 BR 2 BA. http://www.vrbo.com/936806. Vacation home for rent in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath, beach, pool, tennis, golf, Mayan Ruins. For more info Google VRBO 136406 or call, 281-236-2107 or 713-896-1234. Timeshare: Rent a lovely condo for a full week in Hawaii! I have one week reserved in Maui, resort name is Kauhale Makai. Sleeps 4, one bedroom, fully stocked kitchen. The resort charges $200 per day if not
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Las Vegas Timeshare: On the Strip near the airport, sleeps 4, full kitchen, dining & living. Jacuzzi in room, 2 TV’s, 2 Phones, 2 pools outside building, fitness room, washer/dryer/safe in room, 4 days, $465 or 7 days, $595. No added fees. Cheryl 281-543-2409.
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