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Happenings in CY-FAIR January 2018

| January 1, 2018

Progreso High School will be among the 16 visiting teams participating in the CFISD Men’s Varsity Soccer Showcase on Jan. 4-6. The field features 21 total teams and nine, including Progreso, start the year in the Texas Association of Soccer Coaches preseason rankings.

Progreso High School will be among the 16 visiting teams participating in the CFISD Men’s Varsity Soccer Showcase on Jan. 4-6. The field features 21 total teams and nine, including Progreso, start the year in the Texas Association of Soccer Coaches preseason rankings.

ANNUAL CFISD MEN’S VARSITY SOCCER SHOWCASE, JAN.4-6

Cypress-Fairbanks ISD will host the 15th annual CFISD Men’s Varsity Soccer Showcase on Jan. 4-6, with the tournament continuing its run of bringing many of the state’s best together to start the season.

The 21-team event will be played in a showcase style format, with all teams scheduled to play three full-length games (Cypress Ranch High School will play four games). Matches will be played at Cy-Fair FCU Stadium (8877 Barker Cypress Road) and Pridgeon Stadium (11355 Falcon Road). They will kick off at 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 4 and conclude at approximately 8 p.m. on Jan. 6.

Tickets will be sold at the gate for $3 (adults) and $2 (students) apiece. Spectators at Cy-Fair FCU Stadium are asked to use Gate 6, while spectators at Pridgeon Stadium are asked to enter through the home gates. The full schedule is available online at berrycenter.net/events and will be updated with scores throughout the three-day competition.

Five CFISD teams (Cypress Ranch, Cypress Lakes, Cypress Springs, Cypress Ridge and Cypress Woods) will compete in the invitational.

The 16 visiting teams are Galena Park North Shore, Houston Chavez, Northbrook, Houston Wisdom, Pharr Valley View, Houston Sam Houston, Aldine, Deer Park, Conroe, Aldine Nimitz, Houston Westside, Houston Bellaire, Progreso, Brownsville Veterans Memorial, Brownsville Pace and San Antonio Johnson.

“Once again we have assembled what we believe is one of the strongest preseason showcase fields throughout the state of Texas, as we welcome teams from three of the four most competitive regions in the state,” said Scott Tucker, Langham Creek assistant principal, former soccer coach and tournament director. “Outside of the quality, we are also excited about the continued relationships we have been able to establish with soccer coaches throughout the state. Our focus of the event has always been to provide top quality matches in the best environments possible not only for our CFISD teams, but those who participate in our event annually.”

 

 

CYPRESS CREEK FACE CONCERTS TO BE  HELD AT NEW LOCATION 

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Cypress Creek FACE has relocated its box office and secured new locations for upcoming concerts.

During the storm, The Centrum – beautiful home to Cypress Creek FACE performances – flooded with nearly 30 inches of water. The temporary office and box office location are at 6450 Louetta Road, Suite 200 in Spring. Box office hours are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The box office phone number, 281-440-4850, remains the same, and tickets may also be purchased at cypresscreekface.org.

The Star-Lit! Series concerts for this fall have been moved to the new Klein Cain High School auditorium, located at 10201 Spring Cypress Road in Houston. Parking may be accessed from Cutten Road south of Spring Cypress Road. Upcoming concerts include John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, at 8 p.m. The concert will take place at Klein Cain High School. Ticket-holders should keep their tickets until replacements are issued for the new venue. The Klein Cain Auditorium is slightly larger than The Centrum, with seating all on one level.

All concerts in the Promenade Series through February have been moved to John Wesley United Methodist Church, located at 5830 Bermuda Dunes Drive in Houston. Concerts in this series include  Windsync at 3 p.m. on Jan. 9, while Rob Landes brings a concert perfect for Valentines at 3 p.m. Feb. 13.

New locations for the Free Children’s Series and the Family Series are still being confirmed.  Visit cypresscreekface.org for the latest updates.

Detailed descriptions about each of this season’s concerts are available at the website. Tickets for any concert may be purchased on the website, at the new box office location, or by calling 281-440-4850.

 

 

The Houston Symphony will perform the iconic score of the animated film while selections from Disney Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 are projected on a giant screen above the orchestra.

The Houston Symphony will perform the iconic score of the animated film while selections from Disney Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 are projected on a giant screen above the orchestra.

CLASSIC DISNEY MASTERPIECE FANTASIA  PROJECTED ON A BIG SCREEN WITH LIVE SCORE, JAN. 5-7

Principal POPS Conductor Steven Reineke and the Houston Symphony bring magic and animation to Jones Hall with Disney Fantasia – Film with Live Orchestra,  Jan. 5-6 at 8 p.m. and Jan. 7 at 2:30 p.m.

Reineke will lead the orchestra on the iconic score of the animated film while selections from Disney Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 are projected on a giant screen above the orchestra. The widely known animated film features classic orchestral pieces ranging from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, Stravinsky’s The Firebird to The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.

“To hear an 80-plus piece orchestra provide this music live is like watching Fantasia, but hearing it in the best surround sound you can ever imagine, so it’s great fun for the whole family,” said Reineke. “This is something that’s so cross-generational for people my age or different ages that remember the original movie.”

Known for its crowning achievement in the history of animation, Fantasia is Disney’s longest animated feature ever made which revolutionized the animation industry. Fantasia combines animation with a collection of great classical music .

The concert will take place at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, 615 Louisiana Street, in Houston’s Theater District. For tickets and information, please call 713-224-7575 or visit houstonsymphony.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the Houston Symphony Patron Services Center in Jones Hall (Monday–Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.). All programs and artists are subject to change.

 

 

Cacao Whiskey in the Water was the third Best Cat in the nation at last year’s Cat Show.

Cacao Whiskey in the Water was the third Best Cat in the nation at last year’s Cat Show.

65TH ANNUAL HOUSTON CAT CLUB CHARITY CAT SHOW, JAN. 6-7

Celebrate the Houston Cat Club’s 65th Annual Charity Cat show  from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 7, in Hall A at the George R. Brown Convention Center.  Admission is $9.99 for adults, $8 for military and seniors 65 and older, and $4 for children ages 5-12.  Children 4 and younger are free.

As many as 300 pedigreed cats and kittens and household pets will compete for awards given by eight judges from the Cat Fanciers’ Association, Inc, the world’s largest and most prestigious cat registry.   Longhairs, shorthairs, no-hairs – you can see them all at the Houston Cat Club Charity Cat Show.  The gentle giant Maine Coon, the petite Tonkinese and all breeds in between will be in attendance.

Non-pedigreed cats are also celebrated in the Household Pet competition. These pets are evaluated by the same panel of expert judges plus are awarded Best of the Best at the close of judging.

The Ask-the-Vet Kiosk will be staffed each afternoon, and for the 10th year, there will be a Feline Agility Competition. Feline Agility is a must see – enjoy both the cats and owners running the obstacle course. The Meow Mall with 50 vendors will feature a variety of toys, treats, accessories and gifts. The Children’s Area entertains and educates youngsters about the cat breeds and how to take care of their own pet cat.

The Houston Cat Club is a nonprofit all-volunteer organization that supports the Houston SPCA, The  Houston Humane Society, Citizens for Animal Protection, and Homeless and Orphaned Pet Endeavor (HOPE). In addition, animal shelters from Harris, Fort Bend, and Galveston counties receive free space at the show to present their beautiful cats available for adoption.

The Houston Cat Club has donated over $900,000 from proceeds of the 64 previous shows. Donations come from visitors’ admission fees. Can’t make it to the show? Make a donation to support the charitable work. For additional information go to houstoncatclub.org.

 

 

Event co-chairs (l-r) are Dee Dee Robinson (Tanglewood) and Laura Williams (Memorial) .

Event co-chairs (l-r) are Dee Dee Robinson (Tanglewood) and Laura Williams (Memorial) .

TRI DELTA HOUSTON CHAPTER’S THE SALE, JAN. 6-7

“Shop ‘til you drop” will take on new meaning when Houston’s finest boutiques take center stage at the SALE, a two-day charity shopping event scheduled for Jan. 6-7 at Bayou City Event Center, 9401 Knight Road. Presented by Houston Tri Delta Alumnae, the SALE features boutique shopping at rock-bottom prices with proceeds benefiting Texas Children’s Cancer Center. Now in its fourth year, the SALE has provided over $500,000 to support pediatric cancer research in the Texas Medical Center.

Co-chairs Laura Williams and Dee Dee Robinson said the SALE is one-stop shopping for incredible bargains from Houston’s finest boutiques – and all for a great cause.

“The SALE brings together dozens of Houston’s finest retailers, offering deeply discounted merchandise under one roof,” said Williams. “From high fashion, rodeo wear, antiques and home goods, there is something for everyone, and it all supports pediatric cancer research right here in Houston.”

Over 50 retailers will be participating offering designer clothing, jewelry, shoes and accessories for women, children and men, along with gifts and home décor.  Participating vendors include a bientôt, Anna Irion, Back Row Home, Dimensions, Elaine Turner, Fig Tree, Hunter Bell, Jeanette, A Unique Boutique, KB Kasuals, M. Wiesenthal, Monica Haff Designs, Patricia Peckinpaugh, Pinto Ranch, Presmer, Raspberry Rose and Tres Chic.

The SALE is open to the public Saturday, Jan. 6, noon-5 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 7, noon-4 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. A Champagne Shopping Preview will take place Saturday, Jan. 6 from 10:30 a.m.-noon. Tickets are $150 per person.  To purchase tickets or for more information, visit thesalehouston.com.

 

 

(L-R): Patrick Barton (Vice Principal Douglas Panch), Jenna Malishewski (Logainne Schwartzand Grubenniere), Kevyn Eddy (Leaf Coney Bear) and Cody House (Mitch Mahoney).

(L-R): Patrick Barton (Vice Principal Douglas Panch), Jenna Malishewski (Logainne Schwartzand Grubenniere), Kevyn Eddy (Leaf Coney Bear) and Cody House (Mitch Mahoney).

STAGEWORKS THEATRE PRESENTS THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, JAN. 19-FEB. 11

Stageworks Theatre announces its fourth show of the 2017-2018 season, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Directed by Sam Brown, with music direction by Chelsea Lerner and choreography by Katherine Cunningham, the show runs Jan. 19-Feb. 11 at Stageworks Theatre, Garza Mainstage, 10760 Grant Road.

Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves. At least the losers get a juice box.

“We all have our quirks.  We all have our phobias, our hang-ups, our neuroses. Spelling Bee celebrates and highlights this level of uniqueness within each of us, and that’s what I love most about this show.  It’s an honest look at how people cope with their insecurities, and it does so within the context of the simple and universal setting of a spelling bee,” said director Brown.

Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. Tickets are  available at stageworkstx.org or by phone at 281-587-6100. Special pricing is available for groups of 10 or more.

 

 

THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES OFFERS COUNSELING SERVICES

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.

 

 

Spillane Middle School Theater students cast in Cypresswoods High School’s Peter Pan the Musical include (l-r): Rachel McDaniel in the ensemble, C.J. Friend as an Indian dancer, Erin Doyle as Jane and Grant Richter as John.

Spillane Middle School Theater students cast in Cypresswoods High School’s Peter Pan the Musical include (l-r): Rachel McDaniel in the ensemble, C.J. Friend as an Indian dancer, Erin Doyle as Jane and Grant Richter as John.

CYPRESSWOODS HIGH SCHOOL PRESENTS PETER PAN THE MUSICAL, FEB. 1-3

Cypresswoods High School will present Peter Pan the Musical on Feb. 1-3. This will be CyWoods’ 2017-2018 Tommy Tune Award nominee. Tickets can be purchased at showtix4u.com. The large cast will include approximately 30 CyWoods students in acting roles and 20 in tech roles. Part of the action of the show will include flying.

Four Spillane Middle School students have been cast in this production and will share the stage with the Thespian Festival and UIL award-winning CyWoods Thespians. The Spillane students are:

Eighth-grader Rachel McDaniel, who enjoys theatre, playing softball, Girl Scouts and riding horses and is thrilled to be part of this production;

Seventh-grader  C.J. Friend is a musical theater veteran for more than nine years, and is back at Cywoods for her third musical with this team. C.J. was last seen at CyWoods as Young Fiona in Shrek Jr. and in It’s a Wonderful Life at Houston Grand Opera in 2016;

Seventh-grader Erin Doyle has been performing since she was 4 years old.  This will be her first CyWoods production, and she will share the stage with her 10th grade sister;

Eighth-grader Grant Richter is back at CyWoods for the second year of performance with this cast.  Grant enjoys acting, cross country, sports, FCA and Student Council.

 

 

ANNUAL CY-FAIR HOME & GARDEN SHOW AT BERRY CENTER, FEB. 17-18 

More than 200 home improvement professionals will be on hand to offer advice and solutions to homeowners at the annual Cy-Fair Home & Garden Show on Feb. 17-18 at the Berry Center, 8877  Barker Cypress Road in Cypress. Transform your house into a dream home  with the latest products and fresh ideas at the show. “Sometimes a small improvement to a home or yard can make all the difference,” said Tony Wood, president of Texwood Shows, Inc. and producer of the event.

Dr. Lori Verderame will present her highly popular Dr. Lori’s Antique Appraisals Comedy Show twice taily, at noon and 2 p.m. She is the star appraiser on the History Channel’s  hit show, The Curse of Oak Island. Other featured experts on the Cy -Fair Lifestyles & Homes Ideas Stage include gardening guru Randy Lemmon,  host of radio KTRH’s GardenLine; Houston Chronicle architecture and home design writer Diane Cowen; certified professional organizer Judson Crowder;  window fashions expert Mary Scalli;  color consultants from Sherwin-Williams on color trends, and more. Belgard Outdoor Living will have a semi-truck full of ideas onsite, and there also will be food trucks available.

Hours are Saturday, 9 a.m. -6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m to 6  p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for senior and free for kids 12 and under. Parking is free. A full schedule of events is available at 832-274-3944 and the website CyFairHomeandGarden.com, where a downloadable coupon for $2 off show admission is also available.

 

 

Jim Wells, former principal of Cypress Creek High School and Wall of Honor committee chair, unveils the plaques of members of the 2017 Wall of Honor class on May 16 in the school atrium.

Jim Wells, former principal of Cypress Creek High School and Wall of Honor committee chair, unveils the plaques of members of the 2017 Wall of Honor class on May 16 in the school atrium.

CYPRESS CREEK WALL OF HONOR NOMINATIONS OPEN, THROUGH FEB. 1

The 2018 Cypress Creek Wall of Honor campaign has begun in an effort to recognize the post-college achievements of Cypress Creek alumni. The campus annually acknowledges former students since the school opened in 1976-1977 by inducting them into the Wall of Honor.

Nominees must have notable achievements in areas such as, but not limited to, athletics, performing or visual arts, business and industry, politics and government, health sciences, research and development, military, medicine or technology. Nominees for the award must have graduated at least 15 years ago.

The deadline for nominations is Feb. 1. A committee comprised of current and former principals, counselors and various Cypress Creek staff will vote upon nominees and will induct the Wall of Honor recipients in the spring.

An induction ceremony will be held May 22 in the school auditorium. For more information, visit the Cypress Creek website to review the goals, criteria and nomination process for this honor; preview the names of students who have been previously inducted; and access and print a nomination form.

Text by Lydia Estepp, Cypress Creek HS

 

 

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.

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.

 

 

(L-R): Roy Wooten, executive director; Bridgette Jones, volunteer; Angela Cross, volunteer; Matthew White, founder; and Donna McCarty, board member.

(L-R): Roy Wooten, executive director; Bridgette Jones, volunteer; Angela Cross, volunteer; Matthew White, founder; and Donna McCarty, board member.

SHIELD BEARER RUNNING FOR HEARTS 5K FAMILY FUN RUN AND WALK, APRIL 7 

The Shield Bearer Running for Hearts 5K Family Fun Run and Walk will take place on April 7 from 7-11 a.m. at Windwood Church, 10555 Spring Cypress Road. This family-friendly event will feature a 5K timed, trail style run, a 1-mile family walk, games for the kids, t-shirts, food, prizes, and lots of fun for all ages.  Race registration is $25 for adults (ages 14 and up) and $10 for children (ages 13 and under) before March 20.

“Most of our clients never thought they would need us, but thank goodness we were here when they did,” states Shield Bearer Executive Director Roy Wooten. “This has been the case even more so with Hurricane Harvey. We’ve witnessed the traumatic effects of the storm firsthand on so many families, and additional funding is needed to supplement their care. Without counseling and other resources, many families would continue the downward spiral of stress, anxiety, depression, and hopelessness. It’s not healthy for them or the community.”

“This race is a wonderful way to show support for the many families that are struggling right now. We all need a little help at some point in our lives. This is a chance to give that help to your neighbors and to help instill the values of kindness and generosity in your own family,” added Shield Bearer Associate Director Melissa Rotholz.

Proceeds for the event will fund services and programs at Shield Bearer, a Houston-based nonprofit counseling and community resource center that provides services on a sliding scale. Shield Bearer has five locations in Houston and serves individuals, couples, and families, including those recovering from the trauma of human trafficking, domestic violence, crime, abuse, war, and Hurricane Harvey. Additional information about services and programs can be found online at shieldbearer.org.

Register at shieldbearer.org/5K to participate as a sponsor, vendor, runner, walker, and/or fundraiser.  Volunteers are also needed for the event. Call 281-894-7222 or email volunteer@shieldbearer.org for  volunteer details.

 

Happenings in Cy-Fair January 2018


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