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| August 1, 2015

(L-R): Josef Anderson, Lori Calloway, Christina Stroup, Lendsey Kersey and Chad McCallon in The Texas Repertory Theatre production of The World Goes Round.

(L-R): Josef Anderson, Lori Calloway, Christina Stroup, Lendsey Kersey and Chad McCallon in The Texas Repertory Theatre production of The World Goes Round.

The World Goes ‘Round at The Texas Repertory Theatre, through Aug. 2

The Texas Repertory Theatre Co., Houston’s Uptown Classic Theatre, concludes its 10th Anniversary “Greatest Hits” Season with a new staging of the Kander & Ebb musical review The World Goes ‘Round, playing through Aug 2.

The World Goes ‘Round is a stunning revue of the music of Tony Award-winning songwriters Kander and Ebb. From Cabaret to Chicago, the nonstop hit parade features unforgettable musical gems including “All That Jazz,” “Cabaret” and “New York, New York,” seamlessly interwoven into an up-tempo evening of exhilarating musical theatre. Filled with humor, romance, drama and nonstop melody this sophisticated and entertaining revue is a celebration of life and the fighting spirit that keeps us all going.

The Texas Repertory Theatre revival of The World Goes ‘Round features vocalists Lori Calloway, Lendsey Kersey, Christina Stroup, Josef Anderson and Chad McCallon, all under the direction of Director Dan O’Brien. For tickets or more information, call 281-583-7573 or visit texreptheatre.org.


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 for nonmembers. 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.



Join the area Aggie Moms for their Howdy Party on Tuesday, Aug. 11. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. at the Houston Distributing Center, 7100 High Life Drive.

This fun-filled Aggie evening is a great way to meet other Aggie Moms, find out about upcoming events and Aggieland trips, buy care packages for your student and win door prizes. Light refreshments are provided while you shop the boutique for that one-of-a-kind Aggie treasure. Hand-crafted items as well as popular Tradition Beads celebrate the heartwarming TAMU traditions and will be available for purchase.

Aggie Moms as an organization encourages parents to become familiar with A&M during their student’s freshman year. Aggie Moms has been around for 25 years and are committed to helping Aggies and their parents enjoy the Texas A&M experience through graduation.

The club meets August through May every second Tuesday. All meetings are open to Aggies, future, present or past, and feature speakers like Lt. Colonel Jay Brewer, Sr., associate director of the Texas A&M Aggie Band, or a visit from the Texas A&M yell leaders. For more information, visit nwhcaggiemoms.org.


Crimson Cadette Drill Team DANCE CLINIC, aug. 11-13

The Cy-Woods Crimson Cadettes Drill Team will host its 10th annual dance clinic for K–12 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 11 –13 at Cypress Woods High School. Clinic participants will learn dance technique from Crimson Cadette team members. Register by July 31 to get the pre-registration price of $60, which includes specially choreographed routines for each age group, a t-shirt, drinks and snacks each day and a picture for each participant. Showoffs will be held the last day at 11:30 a.m. This is a major fundraiser for the Cadettes and enables them to participate in activities throughout the 2015-2016 school year.

For more information email mrfaulk@msn.com or visit crimsoncadettes.com where there is a sign-up form and a link to PayPal.


(L-r) Amanda Garcia Faul, Raul Castillo and The Villain Adrian Collinson in Theatre Suburbia’s presentation of Dark Deeds at Swan's Place.

(L-r) Amanda Garcia Faul, Raul Castillo and The Villain Adrian Collinson in Theatre Suburbia’s presentation of Dark Deeds at Swan’s Place.


From July 24 through Aug. 29, Theatre Suburbia presents Dark Deeds at Swans Place or Never Trust a Tattooed Sailor by Tim Kelly. This old fashioned “mellerdrammer” has become a Houston tradition, full of sing-a-longs, popcorn throwing, and plenty of cast and audience interaction!

The dastardly villain, Montague Leech, has made a business of shanghaiing unsuspecting sailors in the coastal town of Monterey, Calif. via a hidden passageway under the tavern that he leases. When the tavern’s owner suddenly goes belly up while prospecting for gold, Leech finds himself face to face with our lovely heroine, Bertha Birthright, and our dashing hero, Jack Swan, as they attempt to secure Bertha’s inheritance. Hilarity ensues as a cast of unforgettable characters joins in on opposing sides. Will the villains take over the town or will our heroes win out?

Friday and Saturday performances are at 8:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $16 for adults, $13 for seniors and students, and $12 on Sundays for all. Group rates available for parties of 15 or more. For reservations, call 713-682-3525.

Theatre Suburbia, Northwest Houston’s longest running all-volunteer playhouse, is in its 54th season. The theatre is located at 4106 Way Out West Drive. For more information, call or visit theatresuburbia.org or email info@theatresuburbia.org.


Hou Glass Pics


The Houston Glass Club’s 41st Annual Vintage Glass & Antique Show and Sale will be held from 2-7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug.15 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 16 at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds on Highway 36 in Rosenberg. More than 30 dealers from across the United States will display more than 200 tables of the finest quality glass including: depression era glass, EAPG, American crystal, American dinnerware, kitchenware and pottery. Admission to the show is $10 on Friday, $6 on Saturday and Sunday, and is good all weekend. For more information, visit houstonglassclub.org or call 281-240-0382.



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.

Visit kiwanishoustoncyfair.com, or call John Carroll (Copper­field and Hearthstone areas) at 281-463-0373 or George Crowl (Jersey Village area) at 832-467-1998.



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 bring your own games.
Meet new friends or bring a friend. The library is located at 6817 Cypresswood Dr. in Spring. For more information, call 281-376-4610.


(L-R): Sean Thompson (Benjamin Franklin) and Taylor Fisher (John Adams).

(L-R): Sean Thompson (Benjamin Franklin) and Taylor Fisher (John Adams).


Sherman Edwards and Peter Stone’s Tony Award-winning musical about the birth of the United States of America is coming to the Houston Family Arts Center’s Garza Mainstage, through Aug. 16.

1776 is a brilliantly written show that brings history to life with humor and drama,” says director Liz Buras. “Our production digs into how difficult it was to bring 13 very different colonies together—independence was not inevitability. The show will surprise you with unique moments and fresh perspectives, as well as the humor and humanity of our Founding Fathers.”

Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 3 p.m., on the HFAC Garza Mainstage, 10760 Grant Road. For tickets, visit houstonfac.com or call 281-587–6100.



The next Cypress-Tomball Democrats monthly meeting will be on Tuesday, Aug. 18 at Rudy’s Grill & Cantina, 11760 Grant Rd., from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Former Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia, a candidate for Mayor of Houston, will be the guest speaker. He will discuss his plans for the City of Houston and how Democrats can win in 2015 and 2016.

All are welcome to attend the meeting and to join this growing club, which meets on the third Tuesday of every month. The meetings are open to all, and always feature great fellowship and informative guest speakers. For more information, visit cytomdems.com.


The cast of Pippen.

The cast of Pippen.


Theater District Houston will host the 22nd Annual Theater District Open Houston presented by Bank of America on Sunday, Aug. 30, from noon to 4 p.m. Marking the official launch of the fall performing arts season, the event is a free family-friendly festival that takes place at venues throughout Downtown Houston, including the Alley Theatre (500 Louisiana St.), Hobby Center for the Performing Arts (800 Bagby St.), Wortham Theater Center (501 Texas Ave.), Jones Hall for the Performing Arts (615 Louisiana St.) and Bayou Music Center (520 Texas Ave.).

“The Theater District Houston performing arts organizations look forward to this day when we can throw open our doors to everyone and welcome Houstonians into our venues. For 22 years we have offered this opportunity to those who are looking to discover all that the performing arts scene has to offer,” said Perryn Leech, managing director of Houston Grand Opera and board chair of Theater District Houston.

Open House features an array of free performances that highlight the best of what’s in store for the upcoming season. Highlights of the 2015 Open House activities include backstage tours at host venues and appearances by the Houston Ballet’s Nutcracker and Sugar Plum Fairy. Capping off the day, the Houston Symphony will perform a free concert at Jones Hall at 4 p.m.

Among the interactive and informative features are backstage tours, live performances, question and answer sessions with performers and more. Events geared specifically for kids include the Houston Symphony Instrument Petting Zoo and Alley Theatre’s Stage Combat demonstrations. To add to the festival atmosphere, Theater District trolleys will be available to transport festival-goers; streets throughout the district will be closed to enhance walkability; visual art projects, pop-up performances and “cool recharge zones” with misters and food trucks will pepper the streets throughout the area. For more information, visit TheaterDistrictOpenHouse.com.


Darlene Hajduk

Darlene Hajduk


On Thursday, Aug. 27, Cy-Fair Express Network will hold its monthly meeting at 11 a.m. at the Sterling Country Club, 16500 Houston National Blvd., where Darlene Hajduk, 2015 Top Ten Business Woman of the Year, will share her experience.

As a leading organization for working women, the American Business Women’s Association takes recognition to a national level with the prestigious Top Ten Business Women of ABWA program (Top Ten).

Top Ten is the highest honor awarded to a member in ABWA. Top Ten women are applauded for their career accomplishments, community involvement and their contribution to ABWA.

Hajduk will explain to members, “Top Ten Reason to be a Top Ten.” A chapter member since 2007, she has held several positions including president.

As the owner of her own business, Hajduk is responsible for all facets of it. She initiates and executes strategies regarding networking, marketing, promotions, tradeshows, partnering with the community, branding, publicity and social media. This solid infrastructure has given the company the foundation to grow at a consistent pace of 5-20 percent annually in net revenue. For Hajduk, helping her clients grow is just good business sense; she is always available to discuss personal branding as it relates to winning awards.

“Through the Women’s Instructional Network, speaker’s presentations, national conferences and serving as a league leader, I have been exposed to many of the pertinent information I need to succeed,” she says “And it goes with saying, that I have tapped the resources of our 70-plus expert members of the CYFEN in all of these areas.”



The Junior Hurricanes Soccer League (JHSL) is led by professional United States Soccer Federation (USSF) licensed staff and is designed for boys and girls who want to play and have fun in a safe and developmentally appropriate environment. The JHSL program is being offered at multiple locations and in conjunction with CFSA at the Schiel Road Complex. To learn more about each location and to register, visit albionhurricanes.org, email jhsl@albionhurricanes.org or call 713-939-7473.



Northwest Assistance Ministries will host its annual Shot Blitz from Aug. 11–13 and Aug. 17–19, providing back-to-school immunizations for uninsured children in kindergarten through 12th grade. Shot Blitz is held by The Children’s Clinic at NAM, with administrative assistance from the Cypress Woodlands Junior Forum.

The cost to participate is $10 per child (cash only), no matter how many shots are needed. Parents must bring all of their child’s immunization records.

Note that only uninsured patients will be accepted during Shot Blitz. All others, including those with Medicaid, CHIP, or private health insurance, should contact their primary care physician or go to one of the sites provided by the Harris County Health Department (281-447-2800).

Shot Blitz will take place at The Children’s Clinic at NAM, 15555 Kuykendahl Road. Hours for the
event are:

Tuesday, Aug. 11: 2 – 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 12: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 13: noon – 4 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 17: noon – 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 18: 2 – 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 19: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Appointments are not required. If you have questions about whether your child needs an immunization or a TB test, please call the health department or check with your school nurse.

Northwest Assistance Ministries is a non-profit, community-based social service agency that strives to meet basic human needs through Neighbors Helping Neighbors. Call 281-885-4630 or visit namonline.org for more information.



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 Dr.


Houston Construction Industry Charities will again honor local veterans at its 5th Annual Guitars N' Cars Auto Show.

Houston Construction Industry Charities will again honor local veterans at its 5th Annual Guitars N’ Cars Auto Show.


Start your engines and save the date for the Houston Construction Industry Charities’ fifth annual fundraising extravaganza, the Guitars N’ Cars Auto Show & VIP Benefit. Scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Sam Houston Race Park, this big Houston family event is all about classic cars, vintage guitars and veterans, with funds raised once again benefiting U.S.VETS-Houston.

The event kicks off at 2 p.m. with the Guitars N’ Cars Auto Show, which is open to the public and runs until 6 p.m., showcasing American classics, exotics, hot rods, muscle machines and cars galore. It’s a rain or shine, family-friendly gathering, with live music and a free kids zone, featuring boxcar derby races, a sand pit, bounce houses and games. The Guitars N’ Cars VIP Benefit, from 6-10 p.m., is an adult-only celebration, with live music, a presentation of some of the rarest and most historic guitar collections in the country, courtesy of Fuller’s Guitar, silent and live auctions and dinner and a “Top 40” display of celebrated motorcars.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children (or free with a donated item from the needs list). Car entry registration in the Auto Show is $25. Tickets to the evening Guitars N’ Cars VIP Benefit are $50. Visit hcias.com, for full details, call 281-356-5777 or email Kaleigh at kclunn@clunnacoustical.com.



The Northwest Flyers Track Club Youth Cross-Country Team kicks off the fall season with registration and a mandatory orientation for parents and athletes on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. at Cypress Creek High School, 9815 Grant Rd. Registration starts online Sept.1 at northwestflyers.org. Practices are held at the Cypress Creek YMCA and Spring Creek Park in Tomball.

The Northwest Flyers Track Club is a member program of USA Track and Field (USATF), the national governing body for track and cross country. The club is in its 28th year in the northwest Houston area. Ages 6-18 may participate on the team, and both beginners and experienced runners are welcome. Middle school and high school cross country athletes can also register, but should compete after their cross country season is over.

Visit northwestflyers.org to get updates and learn more about the team.



North Cypress Medical Center is hosting its 9th annual Project Pink event on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the hospital lobby. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Houston Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Event attendees will learn about the latest in breast cancer research and treatment from leading breast cancer specialists at North Cypress and preview the hottest fall fashions from Macy’s while raising money for the cause. The annual event is known for its fabulous silent auction, fun and lively fashion show and celebration of breast cancer survivors. Each attendee will enjoy a delicious lunch provided by Merche Restaurant and leave with fun gift bags.

Tickets will go on sale Aug. 3. Ticket prices are $65 each or $600 for a table of ten. VIP tables of 10 are available for $1,000 and offer luxurious benefits such as valet parking, front row seating, upgraded gift bags and more.

Over the past eight years, North Cypress has donated over $300,000 to the Houston Komen Affiliate from Project Pink. The hospital has been honored for its efforts by the Houston Komen Affiliate and is proud to help fund breast cancer research and screenings in the Houston area.

For more information about Project Pink, call 832-912-3692 or visit the event website, ncmc-projectpink.com.



The Barbara Bush Branch Library is located at 6817 Cypresswood Drive in Spring. All library programs are free and open to the public. For a full listing of activities, visit hcpl.net or call 281-376-4610.

Adult Summer Reading Program, through Aug. 8 – Join the Adult Summer Reading Program and enjoy a summer of reading. Read and enter five books into your Summer Reading Program account and earn a “Reading is my Superpower” water bottle. Check the website or call the library for programs and other surprises associated with Summer Reading. There are programs for all ages.

Journaling at the Library, Aug.17 at 3:30 p.m. – Call the library as the coordinator would like to send you a welcoming e-mail and tell you what to expect. She will also provide you with the prompts that are being used.

Yoga for Stress Relief on Thursdays – Certified yoga instructor, Linda Popinksi, offers this free class every Thursday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Both men and women are welcome. Bring your own yoga mat and a beach towel.



Cy-Woods FFA Booster Club will host its 6th Annual Craft Show on Saturday, Oct. 31 and Sunday, Nov. 1. The event will be held at the CFISD Exhibit Center on Telge Rd. (off Hwy. 290) in Cypress. For information on how to become a vendor for this event, email cywoodsffa@gmail.com or go to cywoodsffa.org and download the forms.

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