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| June 1, 2010

Classy Chassis Concours d’ Elegance

JUNE 13

Car enthusiasts from coast to coast are gearing up for the 7th annual Classy Chassis Concours d’ Elegance set for June 13 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on the floor of Reliant Stadium in Houston. Benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children Houston/Galveston, the vintage car show will showcase more than 120 rare, beautiful and historical cars from across the country and will highlight the most significant American and European competition cars as this year’s special feature.

Returning this year and for a donation to Shriners Hospitals for Children, guests will have the once in a lifetime opportunity to ride in a Ferrari, Lamborghini or one of many available exotics on hand at the Ride & Drive. All ages will enjoy Classy Chassis Concours d’Elegance—from live music to children’s activities—the event provides entertainment for the entire family.

Jim Simpson from Whidbey Island, Wash., will again serve as chief judge of the concours event, leading a team of experts in the selection of award winners. Renowned automotive artist Bill Neale will again design the 2010 commemorative artwork reflecting the special feature competition cars, and it will be displayed and auctioned at the private preview and reception held the evening prior to the show at Reliant Stadium.

Ticket prices are $25 for adults, $7 for children ages 6 through 12, and children age five and under are free. Tickets can be purchased in advance through Ticketmaster or at the gate on the day of the event. Guests purchasing a raffle ticket have the opportunity to win a 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK 350. For additional information, visit www.classychassis.org.

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Houston’s Annual Pond Tour

BEGINNING JUNE 5

Twenty or so private water gardens and koi ponds will be open to the public on Saturday, June 5, and Sunday, June 6. There’s something wet and wonderful to suit every taste, from serene backyard garden ponds, to patio-sized “disappearing” fountains, to huge multi-pond landscapes, complete with tumbling waterfalls, lush landscaping, dancing dragonflies, blooming water lilies, graceful fantail goldfish, show quality koi, and everything imaginable in between.

All private residential landscapes, many of these ponds and gardens were designed and built by the homeowners themselves. Questions and photographs are welcomed. The homeowners will be on hand to talk with visitors about water gardening, landscaping, pond construction, water quality and filtration, fish health, showing koi, battling the Evil Heron, what they did right, what they did wrong—and how they fixed it.

Sponsored by the Houston Pond Society and the Lone Star Koi Club, this self-guided tour is spread over the greater Houston area, and spans two days, with half the ponds open only on Saturday and half open only on Sunday. Hours are from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. A $10 ticket is good for both days, and can be purchased in advance at Nelson Water Gardens in Katy, nelsonwatergardens.com, or at any of the tour homes on the day of the tour. For more information, call Dan Cook, pond tour chairman, at 713-822-5515 or dcook1830@aol.com.
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Bridgeland Summer Fun Cooking Camps

JUNE / JULY

Bridgeland is stirring up fun this summer with a series of day camps designed especially for young chefs. Camp Cook will be held at Bridgeland’s Lakeland Activity Center, 16902 Bridgeland Landing, in five sessions.

Targeting children ages three through fifth grade, the classes will be kept small and grouped by age.

Sessions include Li’l Adventurers (age 3-6) –Silly Story Time Fun I, June 1-4;

Adventurers (grades K-2) and Explorers (grades 3-5) – A Brunch of Fun, June 14-18;

Li’l Adventurers – Silly Story Time Fun II, July 6-9;

Adventurers and Explorers – America by Food, July 19-23 and Adventurers and Explorers – The Envelope Please: Cooking En Papillote, Aug. 2-6. Class times are 9 a.m. to noon.Camp Cook staff members are teachers and college students specializing in education and/or culinary arts. For more information or to register, visit www.camp-cook.org.

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A Taste of Cy-Fair

JUNE 13

A festival celebrating Cy-Fair businesses and residents will be held on June 13 from noon-4 p.m. at the Northwest Forest Conference Center on Telge Road.

Events include: food sampling from more than 40 local restaurants, live bands, shopping, a silent auction, raffle, moonwalks, face painting, crafts and more.

All proceeds benefit the Layla Grace Children’s Cancer Research Foundation. Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.atasteofcyfair.com.

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Shen Yun Performing Arts

BEGINNING JULY 2

The New York-based Shen Yun will bring to the stage of Brown Theater at The Wortham Center a brilliant blend of beauty, energy, and grace. Dozens of dancers in dazzling costumes move in seamless, flowing patterns. Thunderous drums shake the stage, while spectacular backdrops take you to another world.

See ancient legends of virtue brought to life alongside modern tales of courage. Hear soaring songs by masterful vocalists that will move and inspire. Experience a sense of beauty and enchantment like no other with this unique, thrilling and unforgettable show.

Shen Yun has graced the world’s most prestigious stages, from Radio City Music Hall in New York City to the Royal Festival Hall in London. In 2009, Shen Yun performed in over 300 shows and more than 100 cities with three dance companies and three orchestras featuring hundreds of accomplished artists. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org or HouShow.com or call 1-800-877-1989.
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“Amazeing” Butterfly Exhibit at Moody Gardens

THROUGH SEPTEMBER 06

Moody Gardens opened a special new exhibit just in time for the summer vacation season. “Amazeing” Butterflies features a maze and free-flying live butterflies. The exhibit is designed to teach visitors the life cycle, variety of species and survival challenges of the colorful insects.

As soon as guests step inside the exhibit, they will be surrounded by hundreds of butterflies that are released daily. As they continue their journey, they will enter a maze through the huge monarch caterpillar tunnel. The maze will feature dead-ends, down which, lurks graphics with poisonous plants and predators that pose the same threat butterflies face daily. Visitors will discover the unique facts behind the beauty of the butterflies through interactive games, puzzles and various other activities. Guests will also be able to learn about gardens and plants that effectively attract the flying insects.

Amazeing Butterflies is open through Sept. 6. Admission is $5.95 for all ages, and free for children ages 3 and under.

For more information, visit moodygardens.org or call 1-800-582-4673.
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Groovy Summer Night

JULY 30

Break out your favorite “John Travolta” polyester shirt for a “Groovy” Summer Night with the Cy-Fair Chamber of Commerce on July 30 at Northwest Forest Hotel and Conference Center.

Guests will enjoy black jack, roulette, craps, Texas Hold ’Em, a ’70s flashback solo performance featuring board of directors members, food, disco dancing, best costume contest and raffle prizes. Contact Kathy Metzger at 281-748-3320 or e-mail kathy_aic@yahoo.com to sign up for a sponsorship or to donate an item for the raffle baskets.
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Cy-Fair ISD’s Club Rewind

register now

Registration is now open for Club Rewind, Cy-Fair ISD’s new before and after school program, which will kick off with the 2010-11 school year.

Club Rewind will be on-site at each elementary campus. The fee-based program will offer morning care and/or afternoon care. The students will be divided by age/grade at a staff-to-student ratio of 1 to 20 for morning care and 1 to 15 for after school care.
Club Rewind morning care begins at 6:45 a.m. and includes a variety of social games and computer fun. Club Rewind after school care begins at the end of each school day and operates until 6:30 p.m. The program will provide a variety of activities.

Enrollment and registration forms can be downloaded by accessing the Club Rewind logo from the homepage, www.cfisd.net, or each elementary Web page. For more information, contact the Club Rewind office at 281-807- 8900 or clubrewind@cfisd.net.

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Kleb Woods and Cypress Tops Updates

Calendar of upcoming events

The calendar for the coming weeks at Kleb Woods includes:
June 2, weekly bird-walk 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m.; June 3, history research group, 9 a.m.-noon;

June 5, first Saturday bird-walk 8 a.m.-10 a.m.;

June 9, weekly bird-walk 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m.;

June 10, history research group, 9 a.m.-noon;

June 10, Texas history discussion group, 9 a.m.-11 a.m.;

June 11, bird biology class: Texas bird families, 9 a.m.-11 a.m.;

June 12, Saturday volunteer work party, 8 a.m.-10 a.m.; and

June 12, Ask the Naturalist, 10 a.m.-11 a.m.

Senior Bus Tour to the Rosenberg Railroad Museum and old town Rosenberg
will be held on June 4.

The Texas History book club will meet on June 7 from 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m.

The Cypress Historical Society guides lead tours in the morning and afternoon. The museums 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.

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Alessandra’s Angels Craft Show and Silent Auction

june 5

Creativity, concessions, bidding wars and—hopefully—generosity are on tap June 5 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. during the Alessandra’s Angels Craft Show and Silent Auction.

Held in remembrance of Alessandra Lopez, who lost her battle with melanoma last year at age 2, the public event will raise money for pediatric melanoma research at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The craft show will be held at Bridgeland’s Lakeland Activity Center, 16902 Bridgeland Landing.

In addition to the craft show and silent auction, the First Ladies of Bridgeland and the community’s Empty Nesters will have a bake sale. Restaurant and snack concessions will be available and children will enjoy two bounce houses and face painting. Disc jockey RocknRobin will add to the fun and is an event sponsor.

For more information, visit www.bridgelandlife.com.

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LSC-Cy-Fair Discovery College

beginning june 7

Registration for Lone Star College-CyFair’s popular Discovery College summer camp for ages 6 to 14 is under way. The five-day summer sessions, which run June 7-Aug. 6, are fun and educational programs to develop skills in a friendly environment.

Camps are offered Monday through Friday at LSC-CyFair, 9191 Barker Cypress and LSC-Fairbanks Center, 14955 Northwest Freeway. The cost for the week-long, half-day sessions is $99 per class.

For schedules and information, go to LoneStar.edu/youth-classes-cyfair. For Barker Cypress camps only, call 832-482-1043 and for LSC-Fairbanks Center camps only, call 832-782-5040.

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HFAC Summer Performance Camp

JUNE 7-26

Summer performance camp for the children’s musical Abracadabra Aladdin will be offered by the Houston Family Arts Center for children ages 8-17. Camp runs from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, with performances at 2 p.m. June 23-26. Auditions not required to participate in the camp.

For more information or to register, go to www.houstonfac.com.

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Houston Rockets Summer Skills Camps

beginning june 21

The Houston Rockets are hosting 12 week-long summer skills camps starting June 21 at various locations throughout Houston. All camps are from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Camps are targeted at basketball fans ages 6 to 16 who are interested in learning how to improve shooting, dribbling, passing and defensive skills, while learning about teamwork, sportsmanship and nutrition.

Session dates and locations include:

June 21-25, The Gym, Humble;

June 21-25, Legends Sports Complex, Spring;

June 21-25: Northshore Middle, Houston;

June 28-July 2, Upward Woodlands Methodist, The Woodlands;

June 28-July 2, Awty International School, Houston;

July 5-9, Westbury Christian, Houston;

July 12-16, JCC, Houston;

July 12-16, God Be the Glory, Houston;

July 19-23, Bailey Road Recreation, Pearland;

July 26-30, Emery Weiner, Houston;

Aug. 2-6, Bailey Road Recreation, Pearland; and

Aug.2-6, The Gym, Humble.

The cost for each week-long camp starts at $199 per camper. Each camper will receive a Rockets 2010-11 game ticket, Rockets Skills Camp T-shirt, Rockets headband, Rockets basketball, and a Rockets jersey bag.

For information on registration, log on to www.rockets.com.

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Abracadabra Aladdin!

beginning june 23

Houston Family Arts Center presents the musical Abracadabra Aladdin! from June 23-26 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the HFAC Actors’ Academy Stage, 10760 Grant Road in Houston.

This fairy tale adaptation is full of adventurous fun and engaging music. Aladdin’s mother and sister are trying to get him to stop tricking everybody. Then one day, Aladdin meets Princess Jasmine and vows to marry her.

Tickets for all shows are $5. Purchase tickets online at www.houstonfac.com or call 281-685-6374.

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Houston Family Arts Center Presents West Side Story

June 25-July 11

The award winning musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, will be presented on the Garza Mainstage at 10760 Grant Road.

Directed by Ilich Guardiola, the 45-member cast includes singers, dancers and actors from across Houston.

Performance dates and times are: Friday and Saturday, June 25 and 26, 8 p.m.; Sunday, June 27 and July 11, 3 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, July 1 and 2, 8 p.m.; Saturday, July 3, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, July 8 and 9, 8 p.m.; Saturday, July 10, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are $16, adults; $14, seniors (65+); and $12, students. To purchase tickets go to www.houstonfac.com or call 281-685-6374.

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Lakeland Heights

grand opening, june 25

Bridgeland’s grand opening celebration of Lakeland Heights is set for 6 p.m.-9 p.m. on June 25 in Festival Park, one of several park spaces planned for the community. The event will offer a glimpse of what life will be like for residents of the traditional neighborhood development, which will seamlessly integrate homes, shops, parks, restaurants and services. The event also marks the start of a three-week tour of seven showcase homes that represent the architectural styles available in Lakeland Heights.

Those touring the homes any time between June 25 and July 11 can register to win an iPad.

Fun for the entire family includes shopping at a festive urban market; enjoying the sensational sounds of Spellbound, one of Houston’s most popular and enduring bands; artists; face painters and street performers; door prizes; food; and wine tasting. The event will be held at Festival Park, one of several park spaces planned for Lakeland Heights. For more information, visit www.bridgeland.com/lakelandheights.

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nam back to school drive

Northwest Assistance Ministries kicked off its annual Back to School drive in May. The goal is to raise $72,500 to provide school supplies, clothing and shoes for 2,500 children. Last year’s project helped nearly 3,000 children. The drive benefits needy students in five school districts: Spring ISD, Klein ISD, Cy Fair ISD, Aldine ISD and Tomball ISD.

A gift of $20 will provide school supplies for one child. A gift of $35 will provide clothing for one child. A gift of $55 will provide school supplies, clothing and shoes for one child.

To make a cash donation, go to www.namonline.org, select “Special Projects,” and then choose “Virtual Back to School Drive.”

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NAM Needs Furniture, Clothing Donations For Resale Shops

Northwest Assistance Ministries is in need of 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 NAM Resale at 3645 F.M. 1960, at Second Chance Community Store at 10505 Jones Road or at NAM’s main building at 15555 Kuykendahl. Furniture pickups may be arranged by calling 281-880-9482.

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Bridgeland Hosts 2nd Annual Triathlon

august 8

Registration is under way for the second annual Memorial Hermann Bridgeland Triathlon, scheduled for Aug. 8, and a Kiwanis Kids’ Triathlon on Aug. 7.

Sanctioned by USA Triathlon, the Aug. 8 event will include a point-to-point swim, flat bike course and partial trail run with shade throughout the master-planned community and along the Cypress Creek Nature Trail.

Race divisions go from 14 and under to over 70. Also included are under age 40 and over 40 Clydesdales and Athenas (racers over a specified weight).

Online registration continues through Aug. 6. Individual entry fees are $65, and relay fees are $90. Register at: www.onurleft.com/­Onurmark_Productions. The Kiwanis Kids’ Triathlon groups children by age based on the participant’s age as of Dec. 30, 2010.

Every participating child will receive a T-shirt, goodie bag and finisher’s medal. The top three boys and girls in each age category receive a trophy. The pre-registration fee is $25 and race day registration is $30. Register at www.kiwanishoustonsunrise.org.
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NAM’s Shot Blitz

beginning aug. 9

Northwest Assistance Ministries will hold its annual “Shot Blitz” on Aug. 9-13 and Aug. 16-19. The project, which is a partnership between the NAM Children’s Clinic and the Cypress Woodlands Junior Forum, provides back-to-school immunizations for uninsured children.

The cost is $10 per child, no matter how many shots that child receives. Cash only is accepted. Parents must bring their child’s immunization records with them.

Medicaid, CHIP or private insurance patients will not be accepted during the Shot Blitz. For more information, contact the NAM Children’s Clinic at 281-885-4630.


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