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Happenings in CY-FAIR November 2016

| November 1, 2016

Participants got into the fun spirit with their costumes at last year’s Zombie Stomp Run/Walk.

Participants got into the fun spirit with their costumes at last year’s Zombie Stomp Run/Walk.


On Saturday, Oct. 29, Cypress Creek Lakes will host the 2nd annual Zombie Stomp benefitting Cy-Hope.

The schedule is as follows:

8 a.m. – 5K Race Start

9 a.m. – 1 mile Family Run/Walk

Post Race Celebration ends at 11 a.m.

This chip timed race will be through the beautiful master-planned community of Cypress Creek Lakes, near the community’s Phase 3 Recreation & Welcome Center and several sections of the neighborhood south of Tuckerton Road, 10080 Cypress Creek Bend Lane, Cypress. Parking will be at The Met Church at 9690 Fry Rd. Shuttle service will be provided to and from the race site from 6:30 a.m.-11 a.m.

Participants may pick up packets on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 26 and 27, from 6-9 p.m. at the Cypress Creek Lakes Phase 3 Recreation Center. To register, visit runsignup.com/cclzombiestomp

Even if you aren’t running or walking, this event has something for everyone. Hosted by CBS Radio, there will be free food, a pumpkin patch, face painting and a bounce house, bungee trampolines and rock climbing wall for the kids. Event emcees Lauren from MIX 96.5, Seth Payne with Sports Radio 610 and Sarah Pepper with Hot HITS will judge the best costume contest, which has a $100 prize.




Stageworks Theatre presents Little Shop of Horrors Oct. 7-30 at the Stageworks Theatre,10760 Grant Road. In a “not your typical boy-meets-girl” musical comedy that’s literally out of this world, a power-hungry, fast-talking plant vows to fulfill a down-on-his-luck fellow’s wildest fantasies. Visit stageworkstx.org for tickets or more information.


Shah Ardalan, president of Lone Star College – University Park, will be the chair of the Oct. 29 Walk.

Shah Ardalan, president of Lone Star College – University Park, will be the chair of the Oct. 29 Walk.


In an effort to encourage more businesses and companies to champion the American Heart Association’s (AHA’s) mission to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, Shah Ardalan, President of Lone Star Colleg –University Park, has joined the Northwest Harris County’s Heart Walk as chair.

On Saturday, Oct. 29 the 5K noncompetitive walk will welcome nearly 5,000 walkers to fight against the No.1 and No.5 killers of all Americans: heart disease and stroke. “We have more than 12,000 students this semester and we expect many of them to turn out along with our faculty and staff for this fun morning,” said Ardalan. “We encourage walkers to bring their families, friends and even their pets for the 5K walk that starts on our beautiful campus at the Energy & Manufacturing Institute Building.”

Additionally, AHA has announced its 2016 Montgomery County Heart Walk & Kid’s Dash Co-Chairs, Steve Pate, CEO of Strike, and Jeff Gordon, Vice President of Kiewit Energy Group. Slated for Saturday, Nov. 12, the 5K noncompetitive walk will welcome 4,000 walkers and will also feature the Kid’s Dash, a special obstacle course for kids ages 5-12. The dash will feature fun obstacles kids can enjoy as a way to promote awareness about childhood obesity.

Second only to the federal government, the AHA is a key funder for cardiovascular and stroke research and has contributed more than $12 million in current funding to the Texas Medical Center.

To register for either Heart Walk, visit heart.org/hgcevents. The events are free, but donations are appreciated. The Kid’s Dash is $10 per kid, which includes the finisher’s medal and special bandana.


(L-R) DASH founders Michelle Maresh, Lisa Erwin, Vanessa Sendukas, and Angela Poujol.

(L-R) DASH founders Michelle Maresh, Lisa Erwin, Vanessa Sendukas, and Angela Poujol.


DASH (Design-Art-Style-Home), Houston’s premier home décor market locally owned and operated by four Houston-area women, will hold its fall market on Nov. 3-6 at Silver Street Studios, a 20,000-square-foot air-conditioned warehouse at 2000 Edwards Street in the Washington Avenue Arts District. The market presents two shows each year featuring a large inventory of home décor items as well as a fashion and gift selection.

“After years of traveling to the Round Top antiques market, we realized that Houston, despite being such a large, international city, completely lacked a comprehensive home design market,” said Angela Poujol, who co-founded DASH alongside Michelle Maresh, Lisa Erwin and Vanessa Sendukas.

DASH has a full offering of furniture and home décor items including contemporary and industrial design, mid-century modern, fine/decorative art, textiles, architectural elements and antique items in every price range. “We carefully study the latest trends to ensure we offer our customers items they want but can’t find in the larger cookie-cutter storefronts, things that would truly make their homes feel special and individualistic,” said partner Lisa Erwin.

The four DASH founders met as young moms over 20 years ago, volunteering together at their children’s schools. They later found themselves organizing large-scale events and fundraising for organizations including The Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market, Child Advocates and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. The nonprofit experiences, combined with their backgrounds in finance, interior design, publishing and event production afforded the women with valuable experience in running a well-organized market and cultivating an impressive vendor list. In addition to the bi-annual market, DASH produces several festive events throughout the year — including the First Dash preview party event on Nov. 3 to increase visibility and entice shoppers to socialize and create shopping traditions surrounding DASH Market. A portion of ticket sales from First DASH benefits CAP, Citizens for Animal Protection.

For more information call 713-522-7752 or visit DASHhouston.com or follow Pinterest, Facebook, or Instagram (@dashonover).



At the Nov. 17 Cy-Fair Express Network Luncheon, members and guests participate in a fun and lively Speed Networking Event. This is a great way to meet and get to know those in attendance, and at the same time allowing others to get to know you and your business. Interested people are invited to join and be part of the fun.

This month’s extended CYFEN meeting begins with networking at 10:30 a.m. followed with a prompt 11 a.m. start of the program. Luncheons are held at the Sterling Country Club, 16500 Houston National Blvd.

Now over 70 members strong, Cy-Fair Express Network’s vision is to be a community and national leader for the support of professional women by providing a nurturing environment for business development, networking, education and mentoring. Members have opportunities to pursue excellence and achieve both local and national recognition. CYFEN is part of the national organization of American Business Women’s Association (ABWA), for more information go to CYFEN.org.


Artist Jamie Diaz working in her studio.

Artist Jamie Diaz working in her studio.


On Saturday, Nov. 5 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC), 4848 Main Street, will host the sixth annual Hands-On Houston Family Festival, a free community event. Families and visitors of all ages are invited to this fun day of indoor/outdoor activities. This year, HCCC celebrates clay and polymer clay with hands-on activities, demonstrations by local artists and more.

Atendees will learn about various techniques for working with clay and polymer clay; make colorful pendants and pins with the Houston Polymer Clay Guild; create fun figurines with ClayHouston; decorate bisque-fired ornaments with watercolor paints; see live demonstrations by Houston-area clay and polymer clay artists; view the fall exhibitions CraftTexas 2016 and Best If Used By; shop for one-of-a-kind gifts and home décor in the Asher Gallery; and enjoy food and refreshments onsite from local food trucks.

The Hands-On Houston Family Festival is a super-sized version of Hands-On Houston, a free craft-activity open house at HCCC on the first Saturday of every month where a teaching artist demonstrates a craft related to current exhibitions and events. Families and children of all ages are welcome, and materials are provided.

For more information, call 713-529-4848 or visit crafthouston.org.


Kinsmen Lutheran Church will host a free Community Thanksgiving Feast on Thanksgiving Day, as well as a 5K/10K walk or run.

Kinsmen Lutheran Church will host a free Community Thanksgiving Feast on Thanksgiving Day, as well as a 5K/10K walk or run.


For the seventh year, Kinsmen Lutheran Church is hosting a free Community Thanksgiving Feast on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24.

All are welcome at this free event, which centers around a delicious meal of turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, corn, cranberries, rolls and pie.

The Thanksgiving Feast will be served from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day at the church, 12100 Champion Forest Drive in Houston.

Before the plates of food are served, however, those who wish to build up their appetite are invited to take part in the 5th Annual Run for Your Turkey 5K/10K walk or run. Early registration for the 5K/10K walk or run is $20 until Nov. 8 ($25 after that) and includes a T-shirt. Proceeds from the event benefit the Thanksgiving Feast. To register or for more information, visit kinsmenlutheran.org or call 281-444-3126.



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 annual Uptown Houston Holiday LIghting event kicks off the holiday season on Nov. 24.

The annual Uptown Houston Holiday LIghting event kicks off the holiday season on Nov. 24.


The 31st Annual Uptown Houston Holiday Lighting will be held Thanksgiving evening, Thursday, Nov. 24. To kick off the holiday season, Santa will make his annual appearance to light up more than a half-million lights on 80 trees lining Post Oak Boulevard and on area building rooftops. The spectacular evening culminates with a dazzling fireworks extravaganza. This yearly high-spirited tradition is free and open to the public. The fun begins at 4 p.m. followed by live entertainment at at 5 p.m. and a fireworks extravaganza at 7 p.m. Free public parking is available throughout the area. Call 713-621-2504 or visit uptown-houston.com for more information.




Join Stageworks Theatre (10760 Grant Road, Houston) for Oliver!, Nov. 25-Dec. 18. With music, lyrics and book by Lionel Bart, adults and children of all ages will enjoy renowned songs such as, “Food, Glorious Food,” “Consider Yourself,” and “Pick-a-Pocket!”

The Garza Mainstage ushers you into Victorian England with a tri-level set—complete with secret passageways, special effects, and amazing transformations. Join the fun as Oliver, a malnourished, workhouse orphan, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker, only to escape to London and find acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the cunning Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow, takes him in as his ward. However, fearing the secrecy of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap Oliver, threatening the boy’s chances of discovering the true love of a family. Find out how Oliver makes it through…with a little help from his friends.

Performances of Oliver! are Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 3 p.m.on the Garza Mainstage. There will be two special Saturday matinees on Saturday, Nov. 26 and Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at stageworkstx.org, or by phone at 281-587-6100. Special pricing is available for groups of 10 or more.


Brookwood Citizens Joe and Debbie are eager to show off to visitors where they live and work.

Brookwood Citizens Joe and Debbie are eager to show off to visitors where they live and work.


Join The Brookwood Community on Friday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 3 from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. for a weekend full of fun, shopping and yuletide cheer at the annual Brookwood Christmas Open House event benefiting Brookwood’s adults with disabilities. Come shop for a good cause and let your retail dollar do double duty, just in time for the holidays.

Visitors can shop at Brookwood’s Gift and Garden Center filled with the Citizens’ (the name given to Brookwood’s residents) handcrafted products, unique holiday home décor and gifts, clothing, jewelry and an assortment of beautiful plants and poinsettias that were planted and cared for by the Citizens. Shoppers can enjoy a delicious lunch in Brookwood’s gourmet Café and take a self-guided tour of the campus. The Brookwood Citizens will also perform “A Concert for the Ages” both days at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. It is always the highlight of the weekend and sure to put the entire family in the holiday spirit.

Founded over 30 years ago, The Brookwood Community has provided an educational environment that creates meaningful jobs, builds a sense of belonging and demands dignity and respect for adults with disabilities. As a nonprofit organization that does not accept any government funding, Brookwood relies on the support of events like Open House to fund the work programs and residential homes that serve over 225 adults. The community is located off of I-10 ten minutes west of Katy. For more information, visit brookwoodcommunity.org or call 281-375-2100.




Houston’s Thanksgiving Day Parade began in 1949, when Santa arrived at Union Station and rode his sleigh to the downtown Houston Foley’s department store. Since then, the Thanksgiving Day parade has gone through a few changes, but today, it remains a 67-year-old holiday tradition showcasing the Houston community and entertaining thousands of parade-goers.

Join the fun again this year from 9-11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24 with the H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade — a stunning showcase of sensational floats, high-flying balloons, marching bands and live entertainment. The parade will wind through 20 blocks of downtown Houston beginning at Smith at Lamar, north to Walker, east to Milam, south to Pease, west to Louisiana, north to Clay, west to Smith, and north to end at Smith and Dallas.

A limited amount of seats are available at the parade’s starting line, and can be purchased at houstonthanksgivingparade.org for $28 each including service fee. Ticketed spectators must be seated no later than 8:15 a.m. No refunds. The parade goes on rain or shine. For more information, visit the website.


The Potter Residence at 1312 Cortlandt is one of six homes to be featured in Houston Heights Association’s 2016 Holiday Home Tour.

The Potter Residence at 1312 Cortlandt is one of six homes to be featured in Houston Heights Association’s 2016 Holiday Home Tour.


On Friday, Dec. 2 from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 3 from 3-9 p.m., six homes, one of which is more than 100 years old, located in and around the 1300 block of Cortlandt Street in Houston Heights will be dressed in holiday finery and opened to the public during Jingle Bell Block, the Houston Heights Association’s 2016 Holiday Home Tour. Other homes on the historic street will participate in the festivities with beautifully decorated yards and entertainment. Local musicians will provide the sounds of the season throughout the tour, making this beloved annual event a perfect holiday celebration.

The Holiday Home Tour is a favorite destination for those who enjoy shopping in antiques and vintage clothing shops, art galleries and eclectic boutiques. Houston Heights also is home to many coffee shops and world-class restaurants.

For more information, call Houston Heights Association at 713-861-4002, option 6, or e-mail holidaytour@houstonheights.org. Visit houstonheights.org for event updates. Anyone interested in volunteering to work during the tour may send an email to volunteer@houstonheights.org.



Kinsmen Lutheran Church invites the community to a free holiday concert, “A World of Carols,” on Sunday, Dec. 4.

The concert will be presented by Kinsmen’s music ministry, and includes Christmas readings and music from around the world. Admission is free to the event, which begins at 6 p.m. at the church, 12100 Champion Forest Drive in Houston.

Other concerts in the series include “Tangled Blue,” a caffeinated folk-rock blend of acoustical praise by Joel and Aimee Pakan on Jan. 14; a dramatic presentation of “Red Letter Jesus” by Brad Sherrill on April 1; and “Brass Beats” on May 21.

All concerts are free and open to the public, and guests are welcome to stay for a reception afterward. For more information, visit KinsmenLuth­er­an.org, call 281-444-3126 or email smcmahon@kinsmenlutheran.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 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.

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