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Happenings in CY-FAIR August 2017

| August 1, 2017

The Cy-Woods Crimson Cadette Drill Team.

The Cy-Woods Crimson Cadette Drill Team.


The Cy-Woods Crimson Cadettes Drill Team will host its 12th Annual Dance Clinic and Performance for boys and girls from K-12th grade. The Clinic will be from 9 a.m. -1 p.m. on Aug. 4. Participants will learn dance technique from Crimson Cadette team members. Registration includes specially choreographed routines for each age group, a T-shirt, drink and snack. Showoffs Performance will be held at 12:30 p.m. in the Main Gym.

Register online or at the door for $55. Door registration will begin at 8:15a.m. This is a major fundraiser for the Cadettes and will enable them to participate in activities throughout the 2017-2018 school year.  For more information email Lapoteet@gmail.com or visit crimsoncadettes.com, where you will find a sign-up form and a link to PayPal for easy payment.


(L-R): Shield Bearer Volunteer Leslie McKeand, Associate Director Melissa Rotholz, Clinical Coordinator Allie Scott and Founder Amy White.

(L-R): Shield Bearer Volunteer Leslie McKeand, Associate Director Melissa Rotholz, Clinical Coordinator Allie Scott and Founder Amy White.


Join other community, business and ministry leaders for “Tapas and Sangria” Taste and Toast, a celebration of the hope and healing found at Shield Bearer, on Tuesday, Aug. 8, from 6-8:30 p.m. at The Work Lodge-Vintage Park, 118 Vintage Park Blvd. W, Houston.

Beat the summer time heat with a refreshing evening of tapas style appetizers, sangria tastings, networking and door prizes. Discover the story behind the Shield Bearer name and hear how the group serves over 15,000 people each year including human trafficking survivors, victims of crime and abuse, veterans and active military families, struggling marriages, and many more. Find out how you can join in Shield Bearer’s mission and strengthen the community, one heart and one family at a time. RSVP required by July 29 at events@shieldbearer.org or by phone at 281-894-7222. For more information, visit shieldbearer.org.


The Dinos Alive exhibit allows guests to take part in a rescue team and an archeological dig site for Jurassic fun.

The Dinos Alive exhibit allows guests to take part in a rescue team and an archeological dig site for Jurassic fun.


Embark on a Jurassic adventure this summer when Dinos Alive comes to Moody Gardens through Aug. 13. Featuring life-like animatronic dinosaurs, including a full-size Tyrannosaurus, Dinos Alive guests become part of a rescue team sent back in time to search for a missing plane and its crew. Along the way, they will get an up-close and personal experience with some of the most feared and amazing creatures to ever roam Planet Earth.

“This is always a popular attraction for our guests. Dinos Alive features dinosaurs that look, sound and move like real-life dinosaurs,” Moody Gardens President and CEO John Zendt said. “Guests have a chance for hands-on fun with an archeological dig site.”

In addition to the dig site, the attraction will include a gift shop and photo opportunity. Admission is $8.95 a person with children 3 years old and younger free. For more information, call 1-800-582-4673 or visit moodygardens.org.



Calling all Aggie moms! The Northwest Harris County Aggie Mom’s Club would love to see you on Tuesday, Aug. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Houston Distributing Company, 7100 High Life Drive, Houston. This is the club’s annual Howdy party, and a great way to meet other Aggie moms, find out about upcoming events, and enter for a chance to win a door prize. The club welcomes all Aggie moms, whether of freshman Aggies, current Aggie students or former Aggies. For more information visit moodygardens.orghttp://moodygardens.org.



The Center for Children and Families is a Cy-Hope counseling clinic offering counseling, training and consultation on a variety of topics to anyone working with or raising children. The Center works with children as young as 18 months and also offers counseling for adolescents and families.

The Center has counselors trained in play therapy to help children work through their life struggles. Play therapy allows children a chance to play out their feelings in a safe place, while building a safe relationship with the therapist. This relationship, along with expressing feelings through play, gives them the opportunity to build confidence and not be tied down by what has happened to them.

Adolescents are counseled with an honest, compassionate approach to create a strong therapeutic relationship. Sometimes therapy needs to involve the entire family. Family group therapy helps people form a bond, work on managing conflict and learn new ways of communication.

Additionally, the center offers speakers to groups that want information on parenting skills, discipline, working with special needs children, teenage issues or family stress. Speaking engagements are typically 1-3 hours long and are used to help educate, train and support those working with or raising child. For more in-depth educational programs, the center has programs for parents, families and teens that provide more than just an overview of a topic.

The center is currently not accepting insurance but can give clients a form to submit for reimbursement. A sliding scale is available on a case-by-case basis. The Cy-Hope Counseling Center has recently relocated to the heart of Cy-Fair ISD. It is located at 12715 Telge Rd. in Cypress. For more information, call 713-466-1360 or visit cy-hopecounseling.org


Morgan Montgomery as Dorothy.

Morgan Montgomery as Dorothy. photo – Casablanca Productions


Stageworks Theatre presents its final show of the 2016-2017 season, The Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum, music and lyrics Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg. Directed by Adam Delka the show will run July 28 – Aug. 13 at The Berry Center.

This beloved musical follows the story you remember from the 1939 film starring Judy Garland but with the excitement one can only experience through live theatre. Don’t miss your chance to see it come alive on stage at the wonderful Berry Center in Cypress!

“This show has very special meaning to me. Having been raised in rural Nebraska, I grew up just a few miles from the Kansas border, and experienced the yearning to see new places and the desire to escape the small town,” said Delka. “As I approach directing this American fairytale, I intend to paint some of the characters as you traditionally recognize them, and others with a new splash of modern color. It will be a visual spectacle and a wonderful experience for the whole family.”

Performances of The Wizard of Oz will take place at The Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road in Cypress. Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. Special Saturday matinees will be performed at 2 p.m. on Aug. 5 and 12. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at stageworkstx.org or by phone at 281-587-6100. Special pricing is available for groups of 10 or more.



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.


Self Reflected in Violets – a Self Reflected microetching under violet and white light – is featured in the Rick Smith Gallery located at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. photo - Greg Dunn and Will Drinker

Self Reflected in Violets – a Self Reflected microetching under violet and white light – is featured in the Rick Smith Gallery located at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center.
photo – Greg Dunn and Will Drinker


As the nation’s top neurosurgeons convened in Houston recently, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (TMC) welcomed the distinguished delegation with a special exhibit in its Rick Smith Gallery dedicated to celebrating the beauty and complexity of the human brain.

The exhibit called “The Art of Neurosurgery” features nine works by renowned neuroscientist and artist Greg A. Dunn, whose prints, paintings and microetchings have been displayed in exhibits across the nation. The installation will be open to the public for the next several months in the Rick Smith Gallery, a small art gallery located near the main lobby of Memorial Hermann-TMC in the Hermann atrium.

The exhibit opened May 19 to help welcome the 108th Annual Meeting of the Society of Neurosurgical Surgeons, an annual gathering of neurosurgery leaders. The conference, which drew more than 300 physicians from all over the United States, was held in Houston for the first time, included a day-long visit at Memorial Hermann Mischer Neuroscience Institute at the Texas Medical Center (MNI), where retired astronaut Mark Kelly addressed the crowd as a guest speaker.

“The Art of Neurosurgery” is the gallery’s 10th installment since it opened in 2012. The Rick Smith Gallery was created in memory of Rick Smith, the late director of Chaplaincy Services at Memorial Hermann-TMC. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Visit memorialhermann.org for more information .




The Houston Glass Club has announced its 43rd Annual Vintage Glass and Antique Show and Sale. The show begins on Friday, Aug. 18, from 2-7 p.m., and two full days of shopping on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 20, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will be held at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds in Rosenberg.

Every country has its own glass making history, and the United States is no exception. The most collected items are those made during the first half of the 20th century from such companies as Cambridge, Fostoria, Heisey, Tiffin, and Hocking. The color, shapes, sizes, and unique items from glass are what attract buyers and collectors from across the country and the globe.

One of the main goals of the Houston Glass Club Show is to help educate and inform collectors about depression and elegant glassware, and is why the Houston Glass Club show remains one of the top-rated and respected show in the United States. It is also one of the largest shows with 30 of the nation’s leading glass dealers displaying rare and hard to find pieces.

For more information, call 281-240-0382 or visit houstonglassclub.org.



There’s a very special ministry at Kinsmen Lutheran Church (12100 Champion Forest Drive) that operates quietly and often behind the scenes.

As a designated center for Community of Hope International, Kinsmen trains lay people to serve in pastoral care at hospitals, assisted living centers, or anywhere they feel called. Over the course of 14 weeks, the training guides participants through the tenets of Benedictine Spirituality – which center around balance, humility, and hospitality – as well as teaching practical lessons on how to minister to others.

“Listening is a gift,” said Lynnae Schatz, director of congregational life for Kinsmen and director of its Community of Hope center. “So the whole purpose of Community of Hope is to listen with the ear of your heart. Our lay chaplains take the opportunity, one on one, to listen to those who have a need – whether they are grieving, facing a health concern, or even celebrating a joy such as the birth of a baby.”

“Kinsmen meets the needs of our community in many ways,” said the Rev. Beth Warpmaeker, senior pastor of Kinsmen Lutheran Church. “One of those ways is by responding to the growing number of assisted living facilities that are being built. We have a passion for serving the residents of those communities, and would love for others to join us in reaching out to them.”

The next Community of Hope training will begin Tuesday, Aug. 22 and continue through Nov. 28 (no class the week of Thanksgiving). After completing their training, lay chaplains choose for themselves where they wish to serve. Kinsmen currently has 24 lay chaplains who serve in hospitals, cancer ministries, assisted living centers and more. Along with their service, the lay chaplains gather each month to build relationships with each other, debrief, and continue learning in what’s known as the Circle of Care.

Training is open to the community, and the course fee is $50. An application form is due two weeks prior to the start of class and may be obtained by contacting Lynnae at 281-444-3127, ext. 43 or sending an email to lschatz@kinsmenlutheran.org.


Toni Harris Taylor will share her success strategies at the CYFEN luncheon.

Toni Harris Taylor will share her success strategies at the CYFEN luncheon.


The American Business Women’s Association Cy-Fair Express Network (CYFEN) will hold a luncheon Aug. 24 at the Sterling Country Club, 16500 Houston National Blvd. Networking begins at 11 a.m. followed by the luncheon at 11:30 a.m.

Toni Harris Taylor, a motivation marketing coach who helps solopreneurs and sales
professionals to take drastic steps to get known, get connected and get paid to earn six-figures in record time, is the featured speaker for the lunch event. Her topic will be “Is Your Networking not Working?”

Toni has over 25 years’ experience as an entrepreneur. Although she has suffered great personal losses and business challenges, every time she is knocked down, she turns it around by taking drastic steps. She brings a level of professionalism and expertise to her clients, helping them to take the necessary steps to rise to the ranks of the Top 6 percent of entrepreneurs.

Toni speaks about effectively using networking to build relationships, stay connected and get new clients. With over 13,000 social media followers and friends and 5,000 on her email list, she knows how to build relationships that have grown her business nationally and globally.

Toni has a Bachelor of Science degree in business management and entrepreneurship and a master’s degree in adult education and training.



Taste of Houston Festival 2017 will take place at the bucolic Town Green Park in The Woodlands, Sept. 9-10. For two full days Town Green Park and the promenade will be filled with over 220 eateries, artists, crafters, boutiques, 20+ food trucks and more as well as live music from over 20 of Houston’s best, an amazing kid zone with 20+ rides and activities, artistic performances and more.

In addition, there will be more than 20 local craft breweries on hand, wine tastings, VIP bars and more. Atttendance is expected to be near 20,000 people over two days. Visit TasteofHous­ton­Fest.com for tickets. Vendor and food truck spaces are also available at the website.


Star-Lord, Gamora, and Yondu are coming to the Children’s Museum of Houston for a Guardians’ fan celebration and to kick-start the wonders of the “Sci-Fi Summer.”

Star-Lord, Gamora, and Yondu are coming to the Children’s Museum of Houston for a Guardians’ fan celebration and to kick-start the wonders of the “Sci-Fi Summer.”


The Children’s Museum of Houston’s “Sci-Fi Summer” will take you to infinity and beyond! From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, you’re invited to take off on an out-of-this world adventure where imagination and reality collide. Explore the endless possibilities of time, space and mind-boggling discoveries where there are no limits to where you’re going, even if it means doing it all over again. The future is what you make of it now. Teleport to your own “Sci-Fi Summer” adventure and imagine what you’ll know tomorrow. It’s a “Sci-Fi Summer” at the Children’s Museum of Houston.

Some of the adventures kids will encounter include the following:

Experience a close encounter of a rockin’ kind. Travel through intergalactic wormholes and dimensions during an action-packed live production of “The Galactic Journey,” showing daily.

Join a galaxy ranger team and protect Space Port from 3-D asteroids by launching sticky balls.

Be in for a shock as you build robots in a Robotics Lab. Then, put them to the test in a Battle Bot Arena.

Unlock your curiosity and tap into S.E.C.R.E.T. discoveries by going on undercover missions.

Cross interstellar galaxies and beam into infinity using an Infinity Mirror. Then freeze time by capturing the moment with a selfie.

“The Galactic Journey” Live Musical Production (showing daily).

For more information and a full schedule, visit cmhouston.org or call 713-522-1138.


Featured modern home by studioMET near Rice Village.

Featured modern home by studioMET near Rice Village.


The Modern Architecture + Design Society’s 7th annual Houston Modern Home Tour is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 23. The Modern Home Tour gives people a chance to explore and view some of the greatest examples of modern architecture in Houston via a self-guided driving tour.

Year after year, this event provides a fantastic, fun-filled day of local sight-seeing and open-house-style visits for lovers of architecture, design, real estate, and, simply, seeing cool homes. Participating homeowners will show off their modern dwellings to neighbors for a day, and a handful of local architects get a chance to shine in the spotlight.

The Lawndale Art Center is the nonprofit partner again for this year’s tour, and a portion of the funds raised will help to further its mission.

More information is at modernhometours.com.



Cy-Hope and Bricks4Kidz are excited to announce their first annual Junior Robotics Camp & Competition on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. The event is open for kindergarteners through fifth-graders (2017-2018 school year).

Students will enjoy a full day of fun LEGO workshops, crafts, lunch and a competition. The camp and competition will be held at Cy-Hope, 12715 Telge Rd. in Cypress.

For more information and to register, visit cy-hope.org/events/cy-hopebricks4kidz-jr-robotics-camp. Email genna.peard@cy-hope.org with questions.


August 2017

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