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Happenings in CY-FAIR March 2017

| March 1, 2017

(L-R): LTC Jason Colbert; Gerry and Leigh Mercado, parents of inductee Yehudi Mercado; Dr. Courtney Robertson; Dr. Kevin Beam; and TJ Farnsworth.

(L-R): LTC Jason Colbert; Gerry and Leigh Mercado, parents of inductee Yehudi Mercado; Dr. Courtney Robertson; Dr. Kevin Beam; and TJ Farnsworth.

CYPRESS CREEK ACCEPTING 2017 NOMINATIONS FOR WALL OF HONOR

Cypress Creek High School continues its tradition of acknowledging the outstanding lifetime achievements and significant contributions of Cypress Creek graduates with the induction of another Wall of Honor class this spring.

A Wall of Honor committee comprised of current and former principals, counselors and various Cypress Creek staff is soliciting nominations of prospective inductees to be reviewed for consideration.

The Wall of Honor recognizes former students dating back to the opening of Cypress Creek in the 1976-1977 school year. The mark made by former Cougars will be considered in a variety of areas, including but not limited to athletics; performing and visual arts; humanitarian efforts; military service; business and industry; politics and government; health science and medicine; research and development; and technology.

Former Cougars who have been honored for their career and/or lifetime distinctions since the inception of the Wall of Honor in 2013 are: Sam Adams, professional athlete (class of 1991); Kevin Beam, veterinary medicine (1990); Jason Colbert, U.S. Army (1984); Nick Drago, performing arts (1999); David Edgerton, U.S. Navy (1994); T. J. Farnsworth, business entrepreneur (1996); Katie (Dildy) Goossen, U.S. military (2000); Paul Janish, professional athlete (2001); Keefe Manning, Ph.D., biomedical engineering (1991); Rachel McNeill, broadcast journalism (1992); Yehudi Mercado, graphic design, author, artist (1992); Dan Neil, professional athlete (1992); Erin Christine Pettit, Ph.D., professor/scientist (1989); Jamie Rauch, Olympic athlete (1997); Courtney Robertson, medical research (1985); Richard Stout, performing arts (1982), an d Josh Williams, professional athlete (1996).

The deadline for nominations is March 1. All chosen honorees will be formally recognized during the induction ceremony scheduled for later in the spring at Cypress Creek.

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The Richard E. Berry Center will serve as the host for the UIL Region III-6A Boys’ Basketball Tournament, March 3-4.

The Richard E. Berry Center will serve as the host for the UIL Region III-6A Boys’ Basketball Tournament, March 3-4.

BERRY CENTER TO HOST REGION III-6A BOYS’ BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT, MARCH 3-4

Cypress-Fairbanks ISD’s Richard E. Berry Center (8877 Barker Cypress Road) will host the 2017 UIL Region III-6A Boys’ Basketball Tournament, March 3-4.

The tournament was previously hosted at the Campbell Center in Aldine ISD. This marks the first year for CFISD to act as the regional basketball host. “We look forward to hosting the Region III Class 6A Boys’ Basketball Tournament in the beautiful CFISD Berry Center on Friday and Saturday, March 3-4,” said Ray Zepeda, CFISD director of athletics. “The Greater Houston region always has one of the most exciting regional tournaments and we are expecting this year to be no exception. We hope that the entire Cypress community comes out to support this outstanding UIL event.”

The winner of the regional tournament will advance to the UIL Basketball State Champ­ionships, March 9-11 at the Alamodome in San Antonio. Visit uiltexas.org/basketball for more information.

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WEST HOUSTON QUILTER’S GUILD MARCH QUILT SHOW, MARCH 3-4

Join the West Houston Quilter’s Guild for its Quilt Show, “Quilting: A World of Color,” on Friday and Saturday, March 3-4, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at The Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress.

More than 200 quilts will be displayed and 20 vendors are available. Included with admission is a guild boutique, door prizes, quilt appraisals, a silent auction and a drawing for “Lotus of the West” quilt designed by Jenny Beyer.

Admission to the event is $10 for ages 13 and older; children under 12 are free for both days. Visit whqg.org for more information.

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JACK AND JILL OF AMERICA CHAPTER PRESENTS “PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ” CHARITY GALA, MARCH 4

The associates of the Jack and Jill of America, Inc., North Houston Suburban Chapter will hold a “Puttin’ on the Ritz” dance on Saturday, March 4. The event will be take place from 8 p.m.-12 a.m. at the Northgate Country Club, 17110 Northgate Forest Drive. The suggested attire is formal black and white. “Puttin’ on the Ritz” will benefit the Jack and Jill of America Foundation, which supports education, literacy, scientific and charitable projects that benefit children. For tickets, contact Shirley Carter, 281-222-7765 or sjmcarter@att.net.

Jack and Jill of America, Inc. is a nonprofit family organization dedicated to nurturing future leaders. For more information, visit jackandjillinc.org.

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Emily Ramos (Bonny), Robby Rutzen (Charlie) and Erik Brockman (Ted) rehearse a scene from Cypress Springs’ UIL One-Act Play production of What I Did Last Summer.

Emily Ramos (Bonny), Robby Rutzen (Charlie) and Erik Brockman (Ted) rehearse a scene from Cypress Springs’ UIL One-Act Play production of What I Did Last Summer.

UIL DISTRICT ONE-ACT PLAY CONTEST, MARCH 9-10

The University Interscholastic League (UIL) District 17-6A One-Act Play contest will be held at the Berry Center (8877 Barker Cypress Road) March 9-10.

The competition will be divided into two zones consisting of five schools each. The Zone I schedule will begin at 4 p.m. on March 9 with the following schools’ one-act play performances starting at the top of each hour: Cypress Ridge High School: Sylvia by A.R. Gurney; Cypress Creek High School: Living Out by Lisa Loomer; Cypress Lakes High School: The Bald Soprano by Eugene Ionesco; Cy-Fair High School: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard; and Cypress Ranch High School: Peter and the Starcatcher by Rick Elice.

The Zone II schedule will begin at 4 p.m. on March 10 with the following schools’ performances at the top of each hour: Jersey Village High School: The Imaginary Invalid by Moliere; Cypress Woods High School: Rhinoceros by Eugene Ionesco; Cypress Springs High School: What I Did Last Summer by A.R. Gurney; Lang­ham Creek High School: The Secret in the Wings by Mary Zimmerman; and Cypress Falls High School: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui by Bertolt Brecht.

Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10. Admission is free for all district employees with ID.

The top three plays from each zone will advance to the district contest, scheduled for 3 p.m. on March 21 at the Berry Center. From there, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD and Katy ISD schools will compete in the bi-district round of the contest, which is scheduled for 3 p.m. on March 24 at the Berry Center.

Please note that some plays may contain mature subject matter, and may not be suitable for young or immature audience members. For more information, visit berrycenter.net/events

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Local food trucks are a part of the monthly Friday Night Bites events.

Local food trucks are a part of the monthly Friday Night Bites events.

BRIDGELAND’S MONTHLY FRIDAY NIGHT BITES, MARCH 10

Bridgeland marked the debut of its first commercial center, Lakeland Village Center, with a monthly series of food and entertainment events.

Friday Night Bites, which will be held on March 10 and subsequently the second Friday of each month, will offer multiple food trucks and entertainment, with each event running from 5-9 p.m.

“Bridgeland is all about community – friends and neighbors coming together,” said Heath Melton, Vice President of Master Planned Communities. “Lakeland Village Center is meant to be an extension of that experience for our
residents so Friday Night Bites is a great way to kick off our new commercial center.”

Located adjacent to Lakeland Heights®, Lakeland Village Center boasts traditional small town Texas architecture – blending a mixture of retailers, restaurants, service providers and professional offices together within walking distance for nearby residents. Shoppers and diners enjoy Lakeland Village Center’s appeal with convenience to everyday needs. The two-acre Lakeland Village Center offers more than 84,000 square feet of mixed-use development. It is the first of several village centers planned in the acclaimed master planned community. All village centers will include dining, retail, medical offices and employment opportunities.

With a grand opening being planned for later this year, the village center will offer a wide variety of shopping, dining and professional services. The newest tenants joining the center are Best Brains, Bridgeland Fine Wines, Cypress Endodontics, Envoy Mortgage, Great Clips, Pinot’s Palette, Pizza Cucinova and Select Physical Therapy this spring. These additions complement the center’s six existing tenants: CVS/pharmacy, Active Life Dentistry, Bridgeland Council, Marble Slab Creamery, Nails of America and RE/MAX. Learn more at Bridgeland.com.

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(L-R): Michael Morrison (Max), JT Fischer (Leo), and Mandy Kolbaba (Ulla).

(L-R): Michael Morrison (Max), JT Fischer (Leo), and Mandy Kolbaba (Ulla).

THE PRODUCERS OPENS AT STAGEWORKS THEATRE, MARCH 17-APRIL 9

Stageworks Theatre presents its fifth production of the season, The Producers, by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks. Directed by Dru Wiser, music direction by Chelsea Lerner, and choreography by Adam Delka, the show runs March 17 – April 9 on the Garza Mainstage.

When a scheming producer and his mousy accountant aim to produce the biggest flop on Broadway, you are guaranteed to have a laugh-out-loud spectacle! For anyone familiar with Mel Brooks’ classic cult comedy film, the names Bialystock and Bloom should strike terror and hysteria. Now as a big Broadway musical, The Producers once again sets the standard for modern, outrageous, in-your-face humor. It is a truly “boffo” hit, winning a record 12 Tony Awards.

Stageworks Theatre is located at 10760 Grant Rd. Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 281-587-6100 or at stageworkstx.org. Special pricing is available for groups of 10 or more.

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Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale

Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale

CY-FAIR EXPRESS NETWORK MONTHLY LUNCHEON, MARCH 30

This month’s Cy-Fair Express Network (CYFEN) meeting is scheduled for March 30 and begins with networking at 11 a.m. followed with a prompt 11:30 a.m. start of the program. Luncheons are held at the Sterling Country Club, 16500 Houston National Blvd. The cost is $25 with advanced reservations; $30 at the door.

The March extended luncheon will feature Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale, a Texas-grown phenomenon who knows how to “Save You Money, TODAY!”

For more information on CYFEN or to make luncheon reservations,
visit cyfen.org.

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Lyle Lovett

Lyle Lovett

LYLE LOVETT HEADLINES THE BLUE BIRD CIRCLE GALA, AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER, APRIL 7

The Blue Bird Circle has announced its annual gala, An Affair to Remember. Co-Chairs Laura Kent and Terry Agris, along with The Blue Bird Circle are planning the bash of the season. The Gala is slated for Friday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m., at River Oaks Country Club. The attire is Western Chic, Texas Tux or Black Tie. Festivities will include a gourmet dinner, exclusive live auctions, and a live performance by Lyle Lovett. The Blue Bird Circle Gala is one of the highlights of the Houston social season and will be a fun and festive evening supporting Texas Children’s Hospital Neurology Department.

In 1923, a unique organization of women volunteers was created in Houston to promote the well-being of humanity through the betterment of the community. The charitable and benevolent activities of The Blue Bird Circle are pledged to the support of The Blue Bird Circle Clinic for Pediatric Neurology, The Blue Bird Circle Developmental Neurogenetics Laboratory at Baylor College of Medicine and The Blue Bird Circle Rett Center. The Circle’s newest endeavor, The Blue Bird Circle Clinical Research Center at Texas Children’s Hospital, capitalizes on the remarkable scientific discoveries being made in the treatment of childhood neurologic diseases and serves as the clinical research arm of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital.

Tickets begin at $500 per person (limited seating), and tables begin at $5,000. Many underwriting opportunities are available with meaningful benefits.  For more information, contact Tammy at 713-528-0470 ext. 34 or bbcgala2017@gmail.com

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HoSun Hwang, M.D

HoSun Hwang, M.D

FREE SEMINAR ON NECK AND BACK PAIN AT HOUSTON METHODIST WILLOWBROOK HOSPITAL, MARCH 30

HoSun Hwang, M.D., orthopedic spine specialist with Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at Willowbrook, will conduct a free back and neck pain seminar on Thursday, March 30 from 6 – 8 p.m. in the conference center located on the first floor in the Women’s & Children’s Pavilion at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital. Dr. Hwang is board-certified and fellowship trained in orthopedic spinal surgery. He specializes in minimally invasive treatments and has a conservative approach to spinal disorders.

Back pain affects eight out of 10 people and is one of the top reasons doctors’ appointments are scheduled, according to the National Institutes of Health. It is also a leading cause of disability worldwide.

Attendance to this event is free but registration is required. To register, call 281-737-2500 or visit houstonmethodist.org/willowbrook

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CY-FAIR EXPRESS NETWORK WOMEN’S EXPO, APRIL 27

Since its inception in 2003, CYFEN, a local network of the American Business Women’s Association, has been dedicated to bringing together businesswomen of diverse occupations and providing opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking, support, and national recognition. Due to the success of recent EXPOs, the group has announced co-sponsorship opportunities for its upcoming Women’s Expo scheduled for Thursday, April 27 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Sterling Country Club, 16500 Houston National Blvd., Houston.

Each Sponsor provides promotional support at business locations. Sponsorships range from $1,000-$4,000. For complete details or to secure a sponsorship, email expochair@CYFEN.org.

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NORTHWEST HARRIS COUNTY GO RED FOR WOMEN LUNCHEON, APRIL 28

The American Heart Association is pleased to announce it will honor Cy-Fair Houston Chamber of Commerce President Leslie Martone at its upcoming Northwest Harris County Go Red for Women Luncheon on Friday, April 28 at the Red Oak Ballroom at CityCentre Houston.

“I am honored and humbled to be chosen as the honoree for this year’s Northwest Harris County Go Red for Women Luncheon,” said Martone. “The American Heart Association means a great deal to me so this is a true honor.”

The Northwest Harris County Go Red for Women Luncheon, sponsored nationally by Macy’s and locally by Memorial Hermann Cypress and Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, is anticipated to draw more than 500 attendees and plans on raising $200,000 for the mission of the AHA.

“We are pleased to honor Leslie Martone at this year’s Go Red for Women Luncheon,” said Courtney Altimore, Director of Business Development at Memorial Hermann Cypress and Chair for the Northwest Harris County Go Red for Women Luncheon. “The Northwest Harris County area is very fortunate to have her advocating for our community in so many aspects, including heart disease and stroke. We are thrilled to honor her for her efforts.”

Martone has been involved with the AHA for nearly 10 years, and has been a community advocate for the organization’s mission to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases
and stroke.

For more information on how to get involved, email Jessaca.Rodriguez@heart.org, or visit nwharriscountygored.ahaevents.org

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Cy-Fair Houston Chamber of Commerce President Leslie Martone will be the luncheon honoree.

Cy-Fair Houston Chamber of Commerce President Leslie Martone will be the luncheon honoree.

CY-FAIR EXPRESS NETWORK WOMEN’S EXPO, APRIL 27

Since its inception in 2003, CYFEN, a local network of the American Business Women’s Association, has been dedicated to bringing together businesswomen of diverse occupations and providing opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking, support, and national recognition. Due to the success of recent EXPOs, the group has announced co-sponsorship opportunities for its upcoming Women’s Expo scheduled for Thursday, April 27 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Sterling Country Club, 16500 Houston National Blvd., Houston.

Each Sponsor provides promotional support at business locations. Sponsorships range from $1,000-$4,000. For complete details or to secure a sponsorship, email expochair@CYFEN.org.

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Renal Arteries will be on display, along with other inner workings of the human body.

Renal Arteries will be on display, along with other inner workings of the human body.

BODY WORLDS RX AT THE HEALTH MUSEUM, THROUGH APRIL 23

Houstonians will be able to explore the innate intricacies of the human body through more than 75 real human specimens that have been preserved through the process of Plastination. In its new exhibit, BODY WORLDS RX: Prescriptions for Healthy Living, The Health Museum showcases a spectacular journey into the human body for the first time in Houston.

Visitors will experience an up close and personal look at how the body responds to common diseases like diabetes, back pain, skin cancer, colon cancer, heart disease, lung disease, and eating disorders, among others. For more information, visit thehealthmuseum.org.

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Hundreds of quilts will be on display for you to examine or purchase at the third annual St. Mary’s Quilt Show.

Hundreds of quilts will be on display for you to examine or purchase at the third annual St. Mary’s Quilt Show.

MARY’S QUILT SHOW, APRIL 28-29

The third Annual St. Mary’s Quilt Show is scheduled for April 28-29. Quilts will be displayed in St. Mary’s historic painted Church in Plantersville. No admission will be charged to view the quilts; however, donations are welcome.

The public may enter a quilt in the show and offer it for sale, if desired. This show will not be judged and no monetary prizes will be given. There will be a ribbon awarded for “People’s Choice” quilt.

The Gala Preview Dinner is on Thursday, April 27. Cocktails, appetizers and a three-course dinner will be served. After dinner, attendees will preview the quilts in the church. Sponsorship and vendor opportunities are available. For tickets or more information, visit stmarysquiltshow.com.

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AN EVENING WITH DR. MARY C. NEAL TO BENEFIT NORTHWEST ASSISTANCE MINISTRIES’ ENDOWMENT FUND, APRIL 11

Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) will hold its annual NAM Endowment Fund Dinner at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 11 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott. Melissa Williams, news anchor from Fox 26 will be the event’s Emcee.

This year’s special guest speaker is Dr. Mary C. Neal, the author of the New York Times best-selling book, To Heaven and Back. The book is an account of Neal’s own brush with death. Neal drowned during a kayaking accident in 1999 while visiting Chile, but miraculously, came back to life. To Heaven and Back describes Neal’s meeting with God after her death. According to Neal’s book, her accident was not a tragedy, but rather, a great gift. “It has inspired many people, stimulated discussion and often resulted in a rejuvenated relationship with God.”

To reserve your place for the dinner, contact Samantha Gonzalez, Development Coordinator at 281-885-4609 or sgonzalez@namonline.org.

During the last fiscal year, NAM touched the lives of more than 115,000 people through its many programs and services. For more information, visit namonline.org or call 281-885-4555.

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CY-HOPE’S SECOND ANNUAL CLAY SHOOT, APRIL 12

Join Cy-Hope for its second annual Clay Shoot on Wednesday, April 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Register a team now; the entry fee is $800 per 4-person team ($200 for an individual), which includes 100 clays, ammunition, and lunch per person. The contest will be limited to the first 80 shooters. All proceeds benefit Cy-Hope. Email holly.calbat@cy-hope.org to register or with questions.


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