Cy-Fair Events April 2011
ART BIKE 2011, APRIL 17
Art Bike 2011 will be held daily through April 17, 6 a.m.-11 p.m., at Discovery Green.The month-long installation features bikes that have been transformed by local artists to raise awareness of multiple sclerosis. Admission is free.
For more information, go to www.jointhemovementLoneStar.org or call 713-526-8967.
WEE WUNS GOLF TOURNAMENTT, APRIL 1
The Wee Wuns 9th Annual Golf Tournament will be held on April 1 at Cypress Lakes Golf Club. Registration begins at 6 a.m. with an 8 a.m. start.
A variety of sponsorship levels are available that include green/cart fees, breakfast, lunch, tournament publicity and more.
Proceeds go toward school supplies, playground improvements, classroom furniture, teacher training, school accreditation, school scholarships and more.
TOOLBOX BASH, APRIL 2
Habitat for Humanity Northwest Harris County is gearing up to raise the roof at its annual Toolbox Bash event on April 2 at 6:30 p.m. at Shirley Acres, 217 Woerner Road in Houston. Guests are invited to don their favorite construction casual attire for an evening of dinner, dancing, construction-themed games and auctions.
To raise additional funds, a raffle is being held. The raffle prize is a dream vacation of the winner’s choice valued at $5,000 and booked via a travel agent.
Proceeds will be used to provide affordable housing for families in need. The goal is to raise $100,000 from this event, enough to provide materials and supplies for two homes.
Tickets are $100 and table sponsorships are also available. Raffle tickets are $10 each or 6 for $50. Visit www.habitatnwhc.org/tool-box-bash.php for details.
For more information, contact Rachael Wright at 281-820-2307 or email@example.com.
Guests at the Tool Box Bash will enjoy construction-themed games.
PIN OAK CHARITY HORSE SHOW, APRIL 3
Presented once again by BBVA Compass, Houston’s historic Pin Oak Charity Horse Show will be held over two weeks through April 3 at Great Southwest Equestrian Center. The 66-year-old equestrian event has become one of the top venues in North America for Hunters, Jumpers, American Saddlebreds, Andalusian and Lusitano horses, Welsh ponies, United Mountain horses, and new this year, Irish Draught horses.
Famed for its social side and ringside hospitality, the show holds a Gala Dinner during each of two $30,000 Grand Prix jumping events, one each Saturday night of the show that draw participants from as far away as Canada and Mexico. Dinner tickets are available as part of a number of Class Sponsor packages and are also available to members of The Pin Oak Club.
Highlights of the 2011 show include the $30,000 Pin Oak Grand Prix during Week One, along with special events for American Saddlebreds, including a Pink Ribbon Class as a benefit for breast cancer. Andalusian, Lusitano and Welsh classes also offer Championships and high point awards during Week One.
Week Two, a mecca for high-level hunter competition and a continuation of jumper events features a second $30,000 Pin Oak Grand Prix, along with the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, sponsored by Valobra Jewelry and Antiques.
To sponsor, volunteer, or find out more about showing at The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show, visit www.pinoak.org or call Roxanne Cook at 713-621-6290.
General admission tickets are $10 per person on Saturday, April 2. Children 12 and under are admitted at no charge. Admission is free at all other times.
Thinking of spring at the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show at Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy.
INTO THE WOODS, BEGINNING APRIL 8
Houston’s Center Stage has an exciting 2011-12 inaugural season planned for its Young Entertainers Stage. The season begins with a professionally produced, directed and choreographed full-length musical production of the smash hit Broadway musical, Steven Sondheim’s Into the Woods. The show will run from April 8-17 at The Salem Community Center.
When a baker and his wife journey into the woods on a quest to lift a witch’s curse, they cross paths with Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Cinderella, and a host of other fairy tale characters.
For more information, go to www.houstoncenterstage.com.
CY_WOODS FFA BOOSTER CLUB SPRING CRAFT SHOE, APRIL 9-10
Cy-Woods FFA Booster Club will host its 1st Annual Spring Craft Show on April 9-10 at the Cy-Fair ISD Exhibit Center on Telge Road. Show hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday.
Attendees can enjoy crafts, barbecue and a silent auction.
For more information, go to www.cywoodsffa.org.
CIRQUE DE LA FANTAISIE, APRIL 9
Cypress Woodlands Junior Forum will hold its 23rd annual fundraising event, Cirque de la Fantaisie, CWJF Ignites the Imagination, on Saturday, April 9, at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel.
This year’s honoree is Lori Klein Quinn. The evening will include dinner, dancing, an open bar, auctions, a bid board and raffle. Proceeds will support CWJF community programs. Individual reservations are $150; table sponsor opportunities range from $2,500-$5,000.
To purchase tickets, call 281-379-1391 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lori Klein Quinn will be honored at Cirque de la Fantaisie.
PAINTING WITH A TWIST OFFERS OPEN STUDIO, FIRST SATURDAYS
Painting with a Twist in Cypress will offer an “open studio” option the first Saturday of each month. The concept allows artists/clients the ability to reserve a seat at a reduced cost of $25/painter. Customers can create any one of the 1,000+ art options available.
A studio instructor/artist will be on-site to assist the customer with his/her pre-selected art by offering, for example, a pre-sketched canvas and/or suggestions on completing the masterpiece. Seating is limited to 10 at this time. Online registration is encouraged.
The studio is located at 12344 Barker Cypress Road, Ste. 200. For additional information, call 281-256-8383 or go to www.paintingwithatwist.com/cypress.
CURTAINS, APRIL 10
Theatre Under The Stars will present Curtains, a clever “whodunit” musical comedy guaranteed to knock ‘em dead, through April 10 at Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.
Based on the book by Rupert Holmes, this Broadway gem features the razzle-dazzle musical style of celebrated songwriting duo John Kander and Fred Ebb, the same pair behind hits like Cabaret and Chicago.
Curtains follow the unraveling of a theatre company shortly after the leading actress is knocked off on opening night. Tickets are available online at TUTS.com, by phone at 713-558-TUTS, or in person at the Box Office located at 800 Bagby at Walker.
Curtains will take the stage at Hobby Center through April 10.
I DO! I DO!, APRIL 10
The Texas Rep Theatre Co.continues its season with a lyrical and witty musical about love and marriage by Texas writers Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt. I Do! I Do! will run through April 10.
The show begins with Michael and Agnes on their wedding day and follows their life together over a period of 50 years, until the day they leave their house to the next pair of newlyweds.
For tickets or more information, call 281-583-7573 or log onto www.texreptheatre.org.
FREE HEART SEMINAR, APRIL 14
North Cypress Medical Center is offering a free Heart Seminar on Thursday, April 14, at 7 p.m. During the discussion, led by cardiovascular specialist Dr. Fadi Alameddine, M.D., find out what puts your heart at risk, know the warning signs associated with a heart attack and learn about steps to help prevent heart disease. The seminar will end with an open Q&A session.
The seminar is open to the public and will take place in the North Cypress Conference Center in the hospital lobby. For more information or to register, call 832-912-3734 or visit www.NCMC-hospital.com.
CY-FAIR KIWANIS CLUB MEETINGS
The Cy-Fair Kiwanis Club meets on the first, second and third Tuesday of each month at 12:15 p.m. for lunch and informative programs at Hearthstone Country Club. The group sponsors children’s activities that develop leadership and good citizenship in the youth of the community.
Membership is open to persons of good character who adhere to the standards of good conduct in their community, and believe in and subscribe to the objectives of Kiwanis International.
For more information, visit www.kiwanishoustoncyfair.com, or call John Carroll (Copperfield and Hearthstone areas) at 281-463-0373; George Crowl (Jersey Village area) at 832-467-1998; or Peggy Presnell (Fairfield and CyRanch) at 281-304-7127.
CY RANCH ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB’S GOLF TOURNAMENT FUNDRAISER, APRIL 16
Cypress Ranch Athletic Booster Club will host its 3rd Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser on April 16 at Longwood Golf Club. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy a putting contest, prizes, silent auction and dinner following the tournament. The cost is $500 per foursome. Proceeds will benefit Cy Ranch athletics. For more information or to become a sponsor, call Bob McInnerney at 713-906-6747.
HOMEAID HOUSTON’S CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT, APRIL 26
HomeAid Houston’s 5th Annual Charity Golf Tournament will be held on Tuesday, April 26, at Tour 18. HomeAid Houston raises money for its mission “to build dignified housing where homeless families and individuals can rebuild their lives.”
For more information or to donate an item, contact Lea Pipitone at 713-705-4441 or email@example.com.
NORTH CYPRESS MEDICAL WEIGHT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
The North Cypress Weight Loss Center is now offering an all-inclusive comprehensive program to help achieve weight loss goals — the North Cypress Medical Weight Management Program.
This supportive program begins with an initial visit and assessment from a North Cypress registered dietitian. Weight loss goals, medical assistance, supportive services and routine weight loss strategies are established during this primary visit. One-on-one monthly nutritional therapy sessions with a dietitian, along with monthly support groups are provided.
Also included are the initial physician visit with lab work and five follow-up physician visits. Additional supplements or weight loss prescription medications may be recommended. A discounted rate for fitness memberships and physical training is also offered to members of the program.
For more information, call 1-888-U-LOSE-LB or visit www.NCMC-weightloss.com.
CY-FAIR WOMEN’S EXPO, APRIL 28
The 2011 Cy-Fair Women’s Expo, sponsored by North Cypress Medical Center and hosted by the Cy-Fair Express Network of ABWA, will be held on Thursday, April 28, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m, at Sterling Country Club at Houston National. Browse more than 70 area businesses, enjoy lunch ($15), and win door prizes. More information is available at www.cyfen.org.
KEELS & WHEELS CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE, BEGINNING APRIL 30
The 16th Annual Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance will be held April 30-May 1. The largest collection of classic cars and vintage wooden boats in the United States will be on display in Seabrook at the Lakewood Yacht Club. This year, 100 Years of Indianapolis racing will be honored as well as the 50th Anniversary of the Century Sabre.
See a wide variety of one-of-a-kind classics, gathered from around the world. Vendors and sponsors will offer a wide variety of food, drink and merchandise. For more information, or to purchase advanced discounted tickets and ticket packages, visit www.keels-wheels.com.
BRIDGELAND’S NATURE FEST, APRIL 30
Bridgeland roars into spring with Nature Fest, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 30, in Bridgeland’s Oak Meadow Park.
Usually held in the fall, this year’s spring festival revives several event favorites — the high-jumping antics of the Houston Canine Frisbee Disc Club, armadillo races, the Houston Zoo Mobile and Birds of Prey — and introduces new entertainment, including The Great American Duck Races.
Audience members will be asked to release the fleet-footed ducks into individual racing lanes where the mallards will vie for top honors.
Nature Fest visitors also will have a chance to take part in the entertainment during the 2 p.m. performance by The Drum Café, a high-energy troupe that uses the sounds and rhythms of Africa. Also on stage will be Birds of Prey and The Crocodile Encounter (a live reptile show), both with two performances, and the Rockit Bayou band. Other Nature Fest activities include a petting zoo, pony rides, baby camel rides, inflatables, a miniature train ride, climbing rock wall, outdoor laser tag and instructional sessions in kayaking, photography, bird-watching, gardening and more. Festival-goers can take part in a living history treasure hunt along the wooded Cypress Creek Nature Trail, enjoy a tree-planting demonstration by The Tree Truckers and enter a raffle for a 6-foot live oak.
Feeding the crowd will be a caravan of cuisine-themed food trucks. Habitat for Humanity Northwest Harris County will run the arts and crafts tent, where children can enjoy four craft projects for a $5 donation.
Admission to Nature Fest is free; however, visitors can purchase a Nature Fest T-shirt for $5, with proceeds benefiting the Katy Prairie Conservancy.
For details, call 281-304-5588 or visit www.bridgeland.com/events/nature-fest.
NAM IN URGENT NEED FOR FOOD DONATIONS
Northwest Assistance Ministries is in urgent need of food for its food pantry. Food donations can be dropped off at NAM’s main office at 15555 Kuykendahl, at NAM Resale at 3645 FM 1960, or at Second Chance Community Store at 10505 Jones Road. For information about conducting a food drive, contact Linda Fullerton at 281-885-4609 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other needs include furniture and clothing donations for its three resale shops. Revenue from the shops directly supports NAM’s programs and services and makes up a significant portion of NAM’s annual budget. Gently-used furniture is NAM’s biggest seller, and gently-used clothing is very popular =as well.
Donations may be dropped off at any of the same locations for food pantry donations. Furniture pickups may be arranged by calling 281-880-9482.
CYPRESS TOP PARK AND KLEB WOODS ACTIVITIES
The museums at Cypress Top Park are open Tuesdays from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. The park is open daily from 7 a.m. until dusk. Group tours can be scheduled by calling 281-357-5324. All tours are free of charge.
Cypress Top Park is located at 26026 Old Hempstead Highway in Cypress. For more information or a complete list of events, call 281-357-5324 or visit www.pct3.hctx.net.
KLEB WOODS NATURE CENTER JUNIOR BIRDING PROGRAMS
The Junior Birding Program workshops are for students 8-18 who have a high aptitude and interest in bird study and want to learn more about basic ornithology, bird identification, and experience field work with birds. The number of students at any one field trip will be limited to 12 or fewer students. Students are encouraged to keep a field journal, and participate in the Great Texas Birding Classic in the spring. Additional opportunities for classroom study and bird banding will be available to students during weekdays at Kleb Woods Nature Center.
Students should be nominated for participation in this program by the parents, student’s teacher, bird watcher/naturalist friend, or wildlife professional.
For information, call 281 357-5324 or 713-302-4720 or e-mail email@example.com.
BOOK CLUBS AT BARBARA BUSH BRANCH LIBRARY, DURING APRIL
The Evening Book Club will meet on April 12 at 7 p.m. at the Barbara Bush Branch Library to discuss Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin. The May selection is Pearl of China by Anchee Min.
The Great Books Discussion Group will meet on April 18 at 7 p.m. in the WCR Conference Room. The group will read Human Personality by Simone Weil. The group meets on the third Monday of each month. For more information, contact Jeanne Henderson at 281-288-8941.
The Afternoon Book Club will meet on April 28 at 1:30 p.m. or April 29 at 2:30 p.m. to discuss Little Bee by Chris Cleave. The book club meets the fourth Thursday of each month. The selection for May is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.
BRIDGELAND’S SUMMER CAMPS, BEGINNING JUNE 6
Registration for summer camps being held in Bridgeland is ongoing and is open to both residents and non-residents. All camps will be held at Bridgeland’s Lakeland Activity Center, 16902 Bridgeland Landing.
New to Bridgeland’s camp line-up is Project IDEA (Innovate, Discover, Explore and Achieve). Parents can choose from four sessions: Toy Engineering, June 6-10; iDig Dinosaurs, June 20-24; Wizardology, July 11-15; and Viva La France, Aug. 8-12. Camps will be offered 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and participants will be divided into two age groups, 5 through 7 and 8 through 10. Cost is $250 per session.
Also on tap is Camp Cook, cooking classes for children ages 3 through fifth grade. Li’l Adventurers, ages 3 to 6, will meet 9 a.m. to noon for the following sessions: Fabulous Fruity Fun, May 31-June 3; A Bunch of Breakfast, July 5-8; and Cool Cultural Cuisine, Aug. 1-5. The older Adventurers and Explorers can choose from For Goodness Sake Let’s Bake, June 13-17; Ooey Gooey Sweet and Chewy, June 27-July 1; and For Goodness Sake Let’s Bake Some More, July 18-22. Class times are 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $40 per daily session when registering before May 1 and $50 after that date. All ingredients, supplies and recipes are included in the cost. To register, visit www.camp-cook.org.
Candice Koern, director of theater at Cy-Fair High School, will teach the fundamentals of theater during a drama camp July 25-29. Students will learn improvisation, storytelling, characterization, movement and creative expression. Times are 9 a.m. to noon and cost is $125 per resident or $150 for non-residents. Register at www.bridgelandlife.com.
Finally, the Building Brains educational program returns to Bridgeland with eight camps for kids age 3 to 12. Campers age 3 to 5 will meet 9 a.m. to noon and older students will meet 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. from June 13-17, July 25-29, Aug. 8-12 or Aug. 15-19. Camp activities reinforce classroom curriculum, with students using colors, sizes and shapes to build simple machines and then perform scientific experiments to see how those machines work.
For residents, the cost is $185 for the half-day session and $250 for the full-day session. The non-resident price is $25 more. Register online at www.bridgelandlife.com.