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Happenings in CY-FAIR May 2016

| May 1, 2016

Spring flowers planted and cared for by Brookwood’s Citizens will be available for purchase.

Spring flowers planted and cared for by Brookwood’s Citizens will be available for purchase.


Join Brookwood Community for a weekend full of fun and shopping at the annual Spring Extravaganza benefiting Brook­wood’s adults with special needs. On Thursday, May 5 from 4-7 p.m. there will be complimentary appetizers and wine and champagne for purchase. On Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. visitors can shop and enjoy lunch in the gourmet Café and wine bar in the garden.

For over 30 years, the Brookwood Community has offered both a residential and day program to adults with disabilities. Currently Brookwood serves 225 adults with special needs, including 115 resident adults (known as Brookwood “Citizens”) who are functionally disabled and live at Brookwood full time, and 110 Citizens who participate in the day program. An additional 16 adults and students participate in the new off-site work day program in Fort Bend County at the Grand Parkway location inside Gallery Furniture.

Brookwood’s Gift and Garden Center will be filled with the Citizens’ handcrafted products, unique market items and beautiful spring flowers that were planted and meticulously cared for by the Citizens. Come shop for a good cause and let your retail dollar do double duty, just in time for Mother’s Day, graduation and end of school celebrations. This year’s event will include exceptional local vendors featuring unique home décor and gifts, clothing, jewelry, plants, food and much more.

The community is located at 1752 FM 1489 in Brookshire. For more information, visit brookwoodcommunity.org or call Elisa McCann at 281-375-2173 or email her at events@brookwoodcommunity.org.



The Texas Repertory Theatre Co., Houston’s Uptown Classic Theatre, continues its 11th anniversary “Emerging Visions” Season with Noel Coward’s sparkling romantic comedy Hay Fever, from May 5 through May 28.

The eccentric Bliss family — Judith, a recently retired actress, David, a self-absorbed novelist, and their two unconventional children — live in a world where reality slides easily into fiction. Upon entering this world, their weekend guests are forced into close quarters with the four members of the host family, each one more eccentric than the last. Parlor games turn to rancor; romantic alliances split and reform with flippant ease. The production features Sally Burtenshaw, Lauren Dolk, Haley Hussey, Ian Hill, Joanna Hubbard and Texas Repertory Artistic Director Steven Fenley under the direction of Rachel Mattox.

Regular admission is $38; senior and student discounts available. For tickets or more information call the box office at 281-583-7573 or log onto texreptheatre.org.

The theater is located at 14243 Stuebner Airline Rd. in northwest Houston.


Start the summer off right by learning all things spy during Agents Undercover Wonderweek, May 26-June 8.

Start the summer off right by learning all things spy during Agents Undercover Wonderweek, May 26-June 8.


Fiesta de Cinco de Mayo – May 5-11, all day. On May 5,1862, Mexico defeated the French at the Battle of Puebla. Today, the date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. Join the fiesta as the museum celebrates this event through fun, hands-on activities and performances.

Agents Under Cover Wonderweek – May 26-June 8, all day. Unlock the fun and put your agent skills to the test with all sorts of espionage-themed activities. Kids 8 and up, don’t forget to enlist at S.E.C.R.E.T. headquarters to help thwart the dastardly plans of R.I.V.AL.— a villainous league dedicated to hijacking the museum’s secrets.

HOW DOES IT WORK? – Permanent exhibit. The museum’s iconic Telephone Man is now surrounded by moving air ducts, fast-rolling balls and creative contraptions as the How Does It Work? exhibit has been refueled. Encounter Amazing Airways, a 12-foot towering pneumatic tube system of air ducts and diverter boxes; engineer a roller coaster using a 5-foot tower at Build Your Own Coaster; or turn an abstract idea into a physical structure with Rig-ama-jig.

For more information or a full schedule, visit cmhouston.org.


Dr. Betty Devine will conduct her final concert with Houston Choral Society on May 7.

Dr. Betty Devine will conduct her final concert with Houston Choral Society on May 7.


In her final concert with Houston Choral Society, Founding Artistic Director Dr. Betty Devine conducts what is considered to be one of the greatest pieces ever written for chorus and orchestra. The Houston Choral Society (HCS) will conclude its season with Mozart’s stunning “Requiem” on Saturday, May 7 at The Foundry United Methodist Church, beginning at 7:30 p.m. A pre-show lecture will begin at 7 p.m.

Ticket prices are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors/students/veterans, and $10 for children ages 5 and younger. Group rates are available. Tickets are available online at houstonchoral.org or may be purchased at the door. The Foundry United Methodist Church is located in northwest Houston at 8350 Jones Road, Houston.


Jack Canfield, author of Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Jack Canfield, author of Chicken Soup for the Soul.


Northwest Assistance Ministries has announced that Jack Canfield, author of the New York Times #1 bestseller Chicken Soup for the Soul, will be the speaker at its 2016 Endowment Dinner. The event will take place Wednesday, May 4 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott.

Canfield is an award-winning speaker and internationally recognized leader in personal development and peak performance strategies. For 40 years he has been teaching entrepreneurs, educators, corporate leaders, and people from all walks of life how to create the life they desire.

Canfield has published more than 250 books, including Chicken Soup for the Soul series which has sold more than 500 million copies in 47 languages, and The Success Principles: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. He has personally helped hundreds of thousands of people on six continents become multi- millionaires, business leaders, best-selling authors, leading sales professionals, successful entrepreneurs, and world-class athletes while at the same time creating balanced, fulfilling and healthy lives.

Tickets are $250 per person, with tables starting at $2,500. For reservations, contact Ryan Barnes at 281-885-4608 or rbarnes@namonline.org.


Old West Melodrama spoofs Sherlock Holmes.

Old West Melodrama spoofs Sherlock Holmes.



Old West Melodramawill unveil a new mystery dinner show that spoofs Sherlock Holmes mysteries, and explores Victorian customs, exotic diseases and cures. Holmes Sweet Homicide debuts on Friday, May 13 and performances continue Friday and Saturday evenings through May 28.

The show will be held at Puffabelly’s Depot Restaurant in Old Town Spring, with dinner and a pre-show starting at 7 p.m. The performance begins at 8 p.m.

Attendees will join world-famous detective Hemlock Holmes, who has just returned from a visit to a long-lost cousin in a sanatorium in upstate New York. Unbeknownst to Holmes’ female sidekick Whatsun, the detective has brought his cousin Elmira back home with him. Whatsun is shocked and jealous of the beautiful woman with a rare mental disorder called Disrobe-a-phobia. Mystery and intrigue abound when Dr. Charles Ovary and his nurse arrive to cure Elmira – and the doctor soon becomes just as infatuated with Elmira as Holmes is.

“Keep your eyes and ears open, because someone will be ruthlessly murdered at the end of the play,” producer Jeannine Cole said. “It’s up to our audience to guess who-done-it.”

Old West Melodrama, stationed at 100 Main Street in Old Town Spring, is the only performing group in the greater Houston area that offers melodramas and murder mystery dinner shows year-round.

The troupe, founded by Joe Cole, is comprised of experienced actors and performers who enjoy interacting with the audience. For more information or tickets, call 713-364-9190, email reservations@oldwestmelodrama.com or visit oldwestmelodrama.com.


(L-R): Mandy Kolbaba (Lola), Larry Luck (Joe Hardy), and Mark Mendelsohn (Applegate).

(L-R): Mandy Kolbaba (Lola), Larry Luck (Joe Hardy), and Mark Mendelsohn (Applegate).



Damn Yankees, the Broadway mega-hit and winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, hits it out of the park! This award-winning musical comedy “plays” on the Houston Family Arts Center Garza Main­stage,10760 Grant Road through May 15.

The Washington Senators are a bad baseball team, and fan Joe Boyd just wants them to beat the “damn” Yankees. He wants a win so badly that he’s willing to sell his soul to the devil. When Applegate, otherwise known as the Devil, offers Boyd this exact deal, a Faustian legend comes to life. Based on the novel The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant, with a winning score by Adler and Ross, and a devilish book by George Abbott, this sporty musical comedy is a true American classic.

Managing this team of talented players is Michael Montgomery (Director), Jennifer Stewart (Music Director), Barbara Terry (Costume Design), Amelia Templeton (Scenic Design), Ron Putterman (Lighting Design), David Dean (Sound Design), and Emily Toothman (Stage Manager).

Montgomery explained, “We are bringing the 1950s back with big, bold dance numbers that will draw on musical theatre standards set by choreography legend, Bob Fosse. Careful attention is being paid to the period look with costumes, set, props, choreography and acting. It will be visually stunning and closely designed to the 1950 period. The strong dance numbers in this show also allowed us to draw on some of the city’s best dancers and some larger-than-life actors. We spent time working closely with the styling of baseball played during the period, which included professional baseball instruction and coaching as part of our rehearsal process.”

Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. Tickets are available at houstonfac.com, or by calling 281- 587-6100.


Dr. Mark Henry, CFISD superintendent of schools, follows through on a swing during last year’s BF Adam Golf Classic.

Dr. Mark Henry, CFISD superintendent of schools, follows through on a swing during last year’s BF Adam Golf Classic.


The 28th Annual BF Adam Golf Classic, benefiting the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation (CFEF), will be held on Thursday, May 12 at BlackHorse Golf Club.

Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital has been generously underwriting this tournament since 2010. Returning as Platinum Sponsors for 10 years or more, are Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson and IBI Group. KME Salas O’Brien, LLC has been a Gold Sponsor since 2013.

The BF Adam Golf Classic is one of the largest non-celebrity tournaments in the Houston area. Through this tournament, with the support of community business partners, the foundation has raised more than $2.6 million to provide scholarships for graduating seniors from Cypress-Fairbanks ISD.

The CFEF was established in 1970 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization to raise money to fund a scholarship for high school graduates in the area. Over the past 46 years, the foundation has grown tremendously through the efforts of the Board of Trustees and the generosity of the CFISD community. The foundation has awarded more than $6 million in scholarships to 1,300 graduating seniors. All contributions to CFEF are tax deductible as allowed by law.

Sponsorships are available for the event. Email marie@thecfef.org for more information, or visit TheCFEF.org.



North Cypress Medical Center will host its 9th annual Spring Classic Golf Tournament on Friday, May 13 at Blackhorse Golf Club. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Lone Survivor Foundation, a nonprofit organization 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 $135,000 in tournament proceeds from the previous three years. “We are honored to continue to support this organization that does so much to serve the men and women of our military,” 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.



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.



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.




The Toyota Texas Bass Classic (TTBC) is now part of Toyota Texas Fest presented by JBL, a three-day festival of events to be held May 20-22 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco. In addition to celebrating the 10-year anniversary of TTBC, Toyota Texas Fest will enable the event to further its mission to help broaden the audience reach and ultimately increase the awareness and funding for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD). Toyota Texas Fest will include concerts, an outdoor festival and fun activities for all ages.

“We are very excited to introduce the Toyota Texas Fest presented by JBL. For 10 years, TTBC has been proud to support the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. We look forward to continuing this tradition through Toyota Texas Fest,” said Katie Scallan, executive director of the Texas Bass Classic Foundation.

Fans can expect a fun and exciting event that will offer live concerts from top country music artists, an outdoor consumer expo, the TPWD Outdoor Adventure Area, a Kids Zone and the 10th anniversary celebration of the Toyota Texas Bass Classic––the championship of professional bass fishing. All activities will be held at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, but the championship fishing will take place on Lake Ray Roberts near Denton.

Since TTBC’s inception over nine years ago, the partnership between TTBC and TPWD has helped raise awareness for TPWD’s conservation efforts and helped raise funding for youth and urban outreach programs. To date, TTBC has donated $2.25 million to the TPWD and will continue its support in 2016.

Visit ToyotaTexasFest.com or call 1-866-907-0143 for additional information.


Many wounded veterans participate in the 5K Walk, Run and Wheel, which will be held at Cinco Ranch HIgh School on May 21.

Many wounded veterans participate in the 5K Walk, Run and Wheel, which will be held at Cinco Ranch HIgh School on May 21.


The 12th Annual Impact A Hero Weekend is a three-day event from Saturday, May 21 through Monday, May 23. The event is hopsted by Impact A Hero, a non-partisan 501(c)(3) organization that provides immediate and ongoing emotional and financial support to severely wounded, post-9/11 combat veterans and their families.

The weekend begins Saturday from 7:30 -10 a.m. with the 5K Walk, Run and Wheel, which will be held at Cinco Ranch High School. Participants should arrive at 6:30 a.m. Impact A Hero anticipates that more than 2,500 runners, including 50 wounded heroes and their families, will participate in the event. There will be a Family Focus with activities for kids. The cost per person is $35 until May 14, then $40 until race day.

The Kids 1K race will also take place during the 5K event. The cost for the Kids 1K (age 10 and under) is $12 until May 14, then $18 until race day.

The Impact a Hero Hall of Fame Gala dinner, “Diamonds & Denim,” will be held at NRG Stadium on the 50-yard line on Sunday, May 22 starting at 5 p.m. A standard single gala ticket is $250.

On Monday, May 23, the Impact a Hero Golf Challenge will be held at Shadow Hawk Golf Club & Black Hawk Country Club. The Individual Champions golf play is $1,250.

For more information on any of the events and to buy tickets, visit impactahero.org.


A family enjoys meandering on the Lazy River.

A family enjoys meandering on the Lazy River.


Moody Gardens is offering some new entertainment and traditional favorites at Palm Beach as this popular private beach attraction opens for the summer.

Guests are invited to sink their toes in white sand, lounge beneath palm trees and splash amongst a variety of beach attractions. Visitors can even enjoy concerts and fireworks. Palm Beach will open weekends beginning May 21, including Memorial Day before opening daily for the summer season June 4 through August 21. As the summer season comes to an end, Palm Beach will be open weekends only August 27 through September 10, including Labor Day.

Visitors can enjoy the interactive 650-foot lazy river, wave pool and two 18-foot tower slides. Other attractions include beach volleyball on regulation courts and the Aquarium Adventure play area. The Splashpad automated aquatic water feature offers interactive dump buckets, spray arches and fountains for a day of fun at the beach. Palm Beach admission is $23.95 for adults, $17.95 for children and seniors, or $55 for a season pass. Children ages three and under are free.

Visitors can make it a weekend of entertainment with the popular Bands on the Sand summer concert series at Palm Beach. Beginning June 4, this live music series runs throughout the summer following each show with fireworks over the Moody Gardens pyramids and Offatts Bayou. Admission to each concert is $15 and free for kids three and under. Bands on the Sand will be held from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. every Friday and Saturday through August 13. Some of the area’s top local and regional bands will perform. For a complete schedule visit moodygardens.org or call 800-582-4673.


Abby Mueller as Carole King.

Abby Mueller as Carole King.


Broadway at the Hobby Center, 800 Bagby Street, presents Beautiful – The Carole King Musical. The musical, which will run May 31-June5, tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

Shows are scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets start at $35; discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. For more information, call 800-982-ARTS or visit BroadwayAtTheHobbyCenter.com or TheHobbyCenter.org.



On Saturday, May 21 at 9 a.m., join co-chairs Matt Davis and Ryan van Steenis for the Pink Door – Sporting Clays Charity Tournament at American Shooting Centers – 16500 Westheimer Pkwy.

The tournament is an opportunity to bring together community and business leaders, medical professionals, philanthropists and shooting enthusiasts in support of women cancer patients in the Houston community.

More than 100 participants/teams will compete in a private, 10‐stand sporting clay course, as well as shooting challenges and contests throughout the day. Following the competition, guests will enjoy food and drinks. Prize drawings and top‐team prizes will be awarded. The day will wrap with an informative talk about cancer risks and prevention from Julie Rowe, M.D., oncologist at UTHealth/Memorial Hermann‐Texas Medical Center.

Sponsors include BQ Catering, Profes­sional Insights and Saint Arnold Brewing Co.

For tickets and sponsorship opportunities visit pinkdoornonprofit.org/sportingclays or call 832-727-3121. For more information, email ktankersley@pinkdoornonprofit.org.



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.




The Houston Symphony pays homage to late rock legend David Bowie during the Summer Series at Jones Hall opener on June 11 in a program featuring the orchestra along with a full, amplified rock band in celebration of the artist’s unforgettable sounds.

Led by Brent Havens, known for his arrangements of popular symphonic rock programs, such as the Music of Michael Jackson and the Music of Led Zeppelin, the Music of David Bowie celebrates the artist’s astounding career, which spans five decades and includes an estimated 140 million albums sold worldwide, making him one of the world’s best-selling music artists.

Havens will be joined by Brody Dolyniuk, a vocalist for Windborne Music’s touring shows, who will lend his vocals to an exciting program featuring the talented English star’s mega hits, like “Space Oddity,” “Changes,” “Under Pressure,” “Heroes,” “Rebel,” “Fame,” “China Girl” and more. The program pays tribute to Bowie who unexpectedly passed away earlier this year just two days after his 69th birthday and the release of his 25th and final studio album “Blackstar.”

The concert will take place at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, 615 Louisiana Street. Tickets start at $29. For tickets and information, call 713-224-7575 or visit houstonsymphony.org.



Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller is encouraging quilters from across the Lone Star State to participate in the Texas Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) 2016 Quilt Block Competition. This year’s quilt competition theme is Texas Wine and Floral – Two Texas Treasures. This theme was chosen to celebrate two shining industries in Texas that complement each other beautifully.

To participate, email gotexan@Texas­Agriculture.gov or download a participant form at gotexan.org. The deadline for submissions is June 10.



The Cypress-Tomball Democrats monthly meeting will be on Tuesday, June 16 at Rudy’s Grill & Cantina, 11760 Grant Rd., from 6:30-8 p.m. Everybody is welcome to attend the meeting and to join this growing club, which meets on the third Tuesday of every month.

The meetings foster fellowship and feature informative guest speakers. For more information, visit cytomdems.com or contact Glenn at cytomdems@yahoo.com.

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