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| February 1, 2015

Starlee Brown as Mary Lennox.

Starlee Brown as Mary Lennox.

THE SECRET GARDEN AT HFAC, BEGINNING FEB 06

Houston Family Arts Center (HFAC) will present The Secret Garden Feb. 6 to March 1 on the Houston Family Arts Center Garza Mainstage located at 10760 Grant Road. The musical is based on the 1911 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

Directed by Sam Brown and produced by Michael Montgomery, this award-winning musical is the story of 11-year-old spoiled orphan, Mary Lennox, as she returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive Uncle Archibald and his invalid son, Colin. The estate’s many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies. The spirits from Mary’s past guide her through her new life, helping to fully dramatize The Secret Garden’s compelling tale of forgiveness and revitalization. Mary becomes an unlikely hero when she learns to cultivate not only an abandoned garden, but also the lives of those around her.

Tickets may be purchased at houstonfac.com, or by phone at 281-587-6100. Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m.

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(L-R): Lee Ormsby as the Big Bopper, Dean Elliot as Buddy Holly and Miguel Angel as Ritchie Valens.

(L-R): Lee Ormsby as the Big Bopper, Dean Elliot as Buddy Holly and Miguel Angel as Ritchie Valens.

SPA PRESENTS BUDDY – THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY

Society for the Performing Arts presents Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story at 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 6; and at 2 & 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 7 at Jones Hall.

Before The Beatles, The Beach Boys or The Rolling Stones, rock ‘n’ roll was forever changed by Buddy Holly, a 19-year-old kid from Texas. Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story tells the true story of his meteoric rise to fame from that moment in 1957 when “That’ll Be The Day” hit the airwaves until his tragic death less than two years later. The show, featuring more than 20 hits including “Peggy Sue,” “Oh Boy!” and “Not Fade Away,” will have you on your feet and will “send you out of the theater on an unstoppable high!” For tickets or more information, call 713-227-4772 or visit spahouston.org.

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FREE DECORATING WORKSHOPS AT STAR FURNITURE, THROUGH FEB. 4

Star Furniture is offering free, hour-long presentations that will help you jump start the interior design projects you may have been putting off. Cheryl Donaho, FASID, and Star’s Interior Design Team will show you simple and practical ways to tackle any decorating task. And just for attending the event, guests can enter for the chance to win a $1,000 Star Furniture gift certificate!

Learn how to…

  • Get a project started
  • Identify your anchor item
  • Choose color and texture
  • Personalize your style and more

The free presentations are offered through Wednesday, Feb. 4. For all times and locations, visit the webpage: www.starfurniture.com/decorating-presentation.

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BURGERS AND BEER, FEB. 4

Join eT Craft Burgers & Beer on Feb. 4, for Crafting Communities, the first burger and beer pairing event of the year. Hang out with your friends or meet some new ones as you enjoy a fun evening of pairing your favorite eT craft burgers with your favorite craft beer. They will also be unveiling their latest eT addition – craft wines!

Tickets are $25 at the door, or $20 when ordered online. There are only 100 spots available, so reserve yours today.

One hundred percent of the proceeds will be donated to Cy-Hope, a local nonprofit that partners with schools and offers mentoring, tutoring, scholarships, food, and empowerment to children and families. For more information, visit
Cy-Hope.org
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FARMERS MARKET AT BRIDGELAND

The Farmers Market at Bridgeland will be extra sweet Sunday, Feb. 8 from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m., as Valentine’s Day treats and treasures will be on sale for market-goers.

Custom Confections, a mobile bakery, will offer a variety of sugary indulgences, including Valentine’s Day favorites like chocolate-dipped strawberries and heart-shaped cookies. In addition to the classics, though, the husband-and-wife duo that operates the eatery also will sell a unique delicacy perfect for the more daring gift-giver – chocolate bacon roses. “Chocolate bacon is a truly gourmet treat – it’s the perfect combination of sweet and savory,” said Kimberly Revis, who runs Custom Confections with her husband Anthony.

High-quality produce, grass-fed meats, homemade pastas and other artisan food items also will be for sale, as well as a variety of specialty goods like organic beauty products and all-natural cleaning supplies.

Open to the public, The Farmers Market at Bridgeland is held on the second Sunday of each month near Bridgeland’s Lakeland Activity Center, 16902 Bridgeland Landing. To see a full list of the current month’s participating vendors, visit farmersmarketatbridgeland.org.

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Cypress-Woodlands Junior Forum past presidents will be the 2015 Gala Honorees.

Cypress-Woodlands Junior Forum past presidents will be the 2015 Gala Honorees.

CWJF 27TH ANNUAL FUNDRAISING GALA, ONLY MAR 28

Cypress-Woodlands Junior Forum has begun preparation for its 27th Annual Fundraising Gala ”A Night in Old Hollywood – Walk the Red Carpet for CJWF.”

The Gala will be held on March 28 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott and CWJF’s Past Presidents will be the honorees. The Gala’s Honoree Committee hosted a recent luncheon with Honorees to kick off this exciting gala.

Cypress-Woodlands Junior Forum is a nonprofit assistance organization and recognized chapter of Junior Forum, Inc. For more information, call 281-379-1391 or visit cwjuniorforum.org.

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Cypress Ranch High School junior Morgan Combs won the grand champion market rabbit as a freshman during the 2014 show. The rabbit was purchased by Jackrabbit Steel for $8,500 at auction.

Cypress Ranch High School junior Morgan Combs won the grand champion market rabbit as a freshman during the 2014 show. The rabbit was purchased by Jackrabbit Steel for $8,500 at auction.

21ST ANNUAL CFISD LIVESTOCK SHOW ASSOCIATION SHOW AND SALE, FEB. 5-7

The 21st Annual Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Livestock Show Association Show and Sale will be held Feb. 5-7 at the CFISD Exhibit Center, 11206 Telge Road. The CFISD community gave a combined total of nearly $800,000 during the 2014 show through the premium sale, freezer sale and in donations to students.

Students from all CFISD high schools will participate in the event. The three-day schedule is as follows:

Thursday, Feb. 5: 8 a.m. – Poultry and Ag Mechanics shows; 11 a.m. – Rabbit Show; 1 p.m. – Lamb Show; 3 p.m. – Steer and Heifer shows. Friday, Feb. 6: 8 a.m. – Swine Show; 1 p.m. – Goat Show. Saturday, Feb. 7: 11 a.m. – Buyers’ Luncheon at Arnold Middle School; 1 p.m. – Premium Auction at CFISD Exhibit Center.

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KNITTING/CROCHETING MEETS AT BUSH LIBRARY ON FRIDAYS

The knitting, crocheting and conversation group meets every Friday from 12:30-2:30 p.m. in the Earl Elliott meeting room at the Bush Library. Help make lap blankets for veterans and chemo caps for MD Anderson Cancer Center patients. For more information, call 281-376-4610. The library is located at 6817 Cypresswood Drive.

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CY-FAIR HS PROJECT PROM FUNDRAISER, DENIM & DIAMONDS GALA, FEB. 6

Dust off your boots and polish your bling! The Cy-Fair High School Project Prom has finalized the details for one of its largest fundraisers of the year — The Denim & Diamonds Gala and Auction. The event takes place Friday, Feb. 6 at the Northwest Forest Conference Center, 12715 Telge Road in Cypress.

The festivities, which go from 7-11 p.m., will include a buffet dinner, dancing, a silent auction, door prizes, raffle items and a cash bar. Attire is jeans and bling. Tickets are available for purchase at cyfairprojectprom.com. Cost is $50 per person and all proceeds benefit the Cy-Fair High School Project Prom 2015. If you are interested in donating or sponsoring, call committee chair Marla Hurley at 713-823-7200.

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NEW MEETING LOCATION FOR CY-FAIR REPUBLICAN WOMEN, FEB. 10

Cy-Fair Republican Women’s new meeting location is Hearthstone Country Club, 7615 Ameswood in Houston. The February General Meeting will be Feb. 10 from10:30 a.m.- noon. The meeting only is $3 admission; the meeting with lunch at noon is $20. Please RSVP to cfrw.net by Feb. 6.

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AMERICAN BUSINESS WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION, THIRD THURSDAY

The Tomball Charter Chapter American Business Women’s Association will hold its monthly meeting on the third Thursday of the month at Tomball College Conference Center, 13310 Tomball Pkwy in Tomball. Networking begins at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Men are also invited to attend and join. The cost is $15 for members; and $18, non-members. To RSVP, email Vickie at vbutler@bjservices.com.

The mission of the American Business Women’s Association is to bring together businesswomen of diverse occupations and provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support, and national recognition.

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Honoree Jan Harris and her husband Jim.

Honoree Jan Harris and her husband Jim.

“GO RED FOR WOMEN” LUNCHEON AHA BENEFIT, FEB. 13

The American Heart Association (AHA) and Go Red for Women ® Luncheon Chair, Dr. Robert Behar of North Cypress Medical Center, have announced that Jan Harris, a long-time AHA volunteer and supporter, will be honored as volunteer of the year at the 2015 Northwest Harris County Go Red for Women ® Luncheon. The event will be held on Friday, Feb. 13 at the Red Oak Ballroom in CityCentre. The fundraising luncheon, which is expected to raise $185,000, will also feature KTRK’s Sharron Melton as the emcee and radio personality Dayna Steele, as the keynote speaker.

For 18 years, Harris has been a key volunteer and has held several leadership roles, including the co-chair of the Houston Heart Ball, President of the Board of Directors, and member of the Executive Leadership Team for the AHA. Harris also put the Northwest Harris County Go Red for Women Silent Auction in the No. 1 spot for its market size by raising nearly $42,000.

Harris is a retired 34-year veteran school teacher and spent most of her teaching career at Cy-Fair High School. “I am thrilled to be honored at the Go Red for Women Luncheon in Northwest Harris County. Most of my life has been involved with teaching in Cy-Fair ISD and now I am passionate about educating those not familiar with heart health and the AHA’s mission,” she said.

Nearly 400 luncheon attendees will bid on fabulous silent auction items, learn about their heart health at various health booths, and learn Hands-Only CPR. In Northwest Harris County, the AHA’s Go Red for Women ® Movement campaign is sponsored locally by North Cypress Medical Center.

Tickets to the Luncheon are $100, with tables starting at $1,500. Tickets are available at nwharriscountygored.heart.org. For more information, contact Cindy Theut at Cindy.Theut@heart.org. or visit GoRedForWomen.org.

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NORTHWEST HARRIS COUNTY
AGGIE MOM’S CLUB EVENTS

The Northwest Harris County Aggie Mom’s Club will host Porter S. Garner III, Texas A&M University’s President of The Association of Former Students, on Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m at the Houston Distributing Company, 7100 High Life Drive.

In March of 2011, Porter celebrated 30 years of service to The Association, beginning with his role as Field Director, where he logged countless miles and hours in assisting A&M Clubs across the state, nation and world. Years spent interacting with Aggies one on one across the Aggie Network and witnessing their devotion to Texas A&M and Texas Aggies shaped Porter’s vision for the organization, compelling him to create a culture built on a foundation of service and teamwork. Under his leadership, The Association has expanded its reach and relevance to the Aggie Network, and raised the largest Annual Fund in the organization’s history. Porter earned a BBA in Marketing from Texas A&M in 1979 and served as President of the Student Aggie Club while in school. In 2006 he was selected as a Fish Camp Namesake in recognition of his many contributions to Texas A&M.

The Annual China Luncheon and Style Show will be held on Saturday, Feb. 21 from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Shirley Acres located at 217 Woerner Rd., Spring. Enjoy the fashion show and shopping at vendor booths. The group is looking for ladies to decorate one of their themed tables. Individual tickets are $30.

For more information on either event, visit nwhcaggiemoms.org or contact Connie Pritchard, Club President at pritchardg@sbcglobal.net.

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ADULT/SENIOR GAMES, WEDNESDAYS

Senior citizens can take a mid-week break at the Bush Library to enjoy games and conversation. Adult Game Mornings are held in the Robin Bush Children’s Activity Room from 10 a.m.-noon on Wednesdays.

Rummikube and Domino games are ongoing, or you can bring your own games. Meet new friends or bring a friend. The library is located at 6817 Cypresswood Drive in Spring. For more information, call 281-376-4610.

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HOUSTON FAMILY ARTS CENTER TO HOLD AUDITIONS FOR EVITA, STARTING FEB. 19

Houston Family Arts Center (HFAC) announces auditions for the award-winning, rock-opera sensation, Evita. Auditions are Thursday, Feb.19 and Saturday, Feb. 21 Callbacks will be Feb.22 by invitation only.

Auditions are open to the community and all parts may be cast with actors of any ethnicity. Actors need to be 18 years or older, except in the case of the children’s chorus, which will be cast from current HFAC students. The directors are seeking actors who can sing, act and dance (dancers will be selected from the chorus). Everyone auditioning is required to attend a dance audition for a dance and movement assessment. A majority of actors will
play multiple roles in the show. They are also looking for actors experienced with acoustic guitar, stage combat,/military
rifle drill training, or ballroom and tango dancing.

Audition appointments should be made at bit.ly/HFACAuditionDetails.

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PROJECT PROM SPRING MULCH SALE, FEB. 21

Just in time for Spring get ready for Cy-Fair Project Prom and all the Black Velvet Hardwood Mulch you want to spruce up your yard. Pre-order forms are available at cyfairprojectprom.com or from Project Prom Board members. The cost per 2 cubic foot bag is $5.50. Delivery/pick-up will be Saturday, Feb. 21 with locations to be announced.

The group is in need of student and parent volunteers to pick up and deliver mulch and neighborhood coordinators as well to collect sales forms and deliver mulch. To volunteer, contact Brenda Walker at 832‐563‐7320 or bcwtxla@gmail.com. Check out their Facebook page, Cy-Fair Project Prom 2015, for updates.

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Participants in the inaugural Superintendent Fun Run pose with live-action superheroes.

Participants in the inaugural Superintendent Fun Run pose with live-action superheroes.

SECOND ANNUAL SUPERINTENDENT FUN RUN, FEB. 21

The second annual CFISD Superintendent Fun Run is set for Saturday, Feb. 21 from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Berry Center (8877 Barker Cypress Road) and the Towne Lake community.

The fun-filled community event will include a 5K run, as well as a 1-mile run or family path option. The Fun Run will feature booth vendors, entertainment, superheroes and activities for children.

Proceeds from the Superintendent Fun Run benefit the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation (CFEF), which awards student scholarships and staff development grants.

For more information, visit the district website at cfisd.net, access “Community Events” and “Community Programs.”

Community Impact Newspaper will be the media sponsor for the event. For additional sponsorship information, contact Leslie Francis, director of marketing and business relations, at 281-894-3951.

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Neuter male cats for free at HHS event.

Neuter male cats for free at HHS event.

FIX FELIX FOR FREE, FEB. 18

On Wednesday, Feb. 18, Houston Humane Society will neuter 700 male cats for free at the HHS Animal Wellness Clinic. Cat owners must have an appointment, and there is a limit of five cats per person. Domesticated and feral cats qualify, and for the health and safety of all cats, as well as the HHS staff and volunteers, each feline must be in a plastic crate or carrier. A current rabies vaccination is required by law. Pet owners must show proof of current rabies certificate, or they may purchase a rabies vaccine for their cat the day of the event. Additional optional services will be offered at the time of surgery for a small fee. Pet owners can request an appointment by email at fixfelix@houstonhumane.org or by phone at 713-433-6421. For more information, visit HoustonHumane.org.

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NORTH CYPRESS MEDICAL CENTER SPRING CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT, MAY 15

North Cypress Medical Center will host its 8th Annual Spring Classic Golf Tournament on Friday, May 15th at Blackhorse Golf Club. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Lone Survivor Foundation.

The Lone Survivor Foundation was founded by Retired Navy SEAL, Marcus Luttrell. The Foundation works with wounded service members and their families through health, wellness, and therapeutic support by helping them adjust to the effects of their experiences and assisting them with transition into what may be looked at as their “new normal.”

North Cypress has donated $90,000 in tournament proceeds from the previous two years. “We are thrilled to be able to donate to such a worthwhile organization. Marcus and all of those serving our country are true American heroes,” said hospital CEO and Chairman of the Board, Dr. Robert A. Behar.

Sponsorship and player opportunities can be found at ncmcgolf.com or by calling Kaci Hancock at 832-912-3692. For more information about The Lone Survivor Foundation, visit lonesurvivorfoundation.org.

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CY-WOODS FFA BOOSTER CLUB SPRING CRAFT SHOW, MARCH 28-29

Cy-Woods FFA Booster Club will host its 5th Annual Spring Craft Show on Saturday, March 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, March 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will be held at the CFISD Telge Exhibit Center on Telge Rd. (off Hwy. 290) in Cypress. For information on how to become a vendor at this event, visit cywoodsffa.org and download the forms or email cywoodsffa@gmail.com.


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