Katy Happenings October 2017

| October 1, 2017

The Gatlin Brothers.

The Gatlin Brothers.

HURRICANE HARVEY RECOVERY BENEFIT WITH LARRY GATLIN & THE GATLIN BROTHERS, OCT. 8

Red Bird Productions is proud to announce its inaugural event, a recovery benefit for those hit hardest by Hurricane Harvey, on Sunday, Oct. 8 at 4 p.m. featuring Grammy Award-winning musical artists Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers Band.

Over 50 years ago Larry, Steve, and Rudy Gatlin started singing together in their little hometown of Abilene and from these humble beginnings went on to make musical history. Over the course of a four-decade career that has taken The Gatlin Brothers from dusty Texas stages to White House performances, from Broadway to Grammy Awards at the top of the country charts, there has been one unifying element – music.

Now these legendary performers will share their uniquely harmonic vocal style with Houston audiences to benefit the recovery efforts for Hurricane Harvey. Appearing in concert at Klein Cain High School’s brand-new theater in Spring, The Gatlin Brothers bring their patriotic and family-friendly brand of country and inspirational music to the stage in a special celebration of not only one of country music’s most beloved and harmonic families, but also of the character and spirit of one of Texas’ and America’s greatest cities. Seating is reserved and tickets range from $45 to $85. Reserve tickets at redbirdproductions.org or call 281-583-7575.

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The St. Peter’s Pumpkin Patch will start Oct. 8 and the Fall Family Festival is Oct. 14.

The St. Peter’s Pumpkin Patch will start Oct. 8 and the Fall Family Festival is Oct. 14.

ECDC FALL FAMILY FESTIVAL, OCT. 14

The annual ECDC Fall Family Festival is set for Oct. 14 from 3-6 p.m. at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 20775 Kingsland Blvd. The event is held rain or shine. Proceeds from the Fall Festival will go to the ECDC preschool.

The event features various family-friendly themed events as well as on-site vendors. Some of these events will include pony rides, a petting zoo, balloon artists, face painting, inflatables, games, food and more. Cash and credit cards will be accepted for all attractions. Tickets for the attractions are for purchase the day of the festival. There will also be a themed basket auction, with tickets available for $1. The winner will be drawn and announced after the festival.

The St. Peter’s Pumpkin Patch will open starting Oct. 8 and run through the end of October.

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Fort Bend County Master Gardener Ralph Fuller will provide an overview of fall vegetable gardening on Oct. 2.

Fort Bend County Master Gardener Ralph Fuller will provide an overview of fall vegetable gardening on Oct. 2.

BOB LUTTS FULSHEAR/SIMONTON BRANCH LIBRARY, OCTOBER PROGRAMS

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear, presents a variety of free children’s programs, adult computer classes, book clubs, and special programs for people of all ages each month. All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-633-4675. The October schedule is as follows:

“Fall Vegetable Gardening” – Monday, Oct. 2, 6:30 p.m., Meeting Room. Fort Bend County Master Gardener Ralph Fuller will provide an overview of fall vegetable gardening. Fuller will talk about recommended vegetable varieties for this area and how to build and maintain a garden.

“Surviving an Active Shooter” – Monday, Oct. 9, 5:45-7:45 p.m., Meeting Room. Fulshear Police Chief Kenny Seymour will share detailed information for surviving an active-shooter situation.

Fulshear Book Club – Monday, Oct. 16, noon, Meeting Room. The book to be discussed is the 2017 “Gulf Coast Reads” selection News of the World, written by Paulette Jiles.

Fulshear Night Readers Guild – Monday, Oct. 23, 6:30 p.m., Meeting Room. The book to be discussed is Dead Wake,written by Erik Larson.

Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos – Monday, Oct. 30, 5 p.m., Meeting Room. Teens in grades 9-12 will have fun creating decorations for Día de los Muertos, a traditional Mexican holiday that celebrates life and honors the memory of departed
loved ones.

Toddler Time – Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. Caregiver and child activities, stories and songs for older babies, from 12 to 36 months of age.

Story Time – Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. Stories, movies, and age-appropriate craft activities for children 3 to 6 years of age.

After-School Breaks – second Thursday at 4:30 p.m. Crafts, movies, stories for school-aged children in grades 1-5. The program on Oct. 12 will be “Slime Time.”

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Melissa Cervantes

Melissa Cervantes

FALL KATY HOME AND GARDEN SHOW OCT. 28-29

Fall in love with the latest trends in home design at the all new Fall Katy Home and Garden Show, on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m and Sunday, Oct. 29 from11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Katy Elite Sports Complex on Kingsland behind the AMC at Katy Mills.

The event will feature a brand-new Vintage Market and Kitchen & Bath Idea Center. Discover two buildings packed with endless inspiration, including more than 200 industry experts specializing in landscape, lighting, flooring, paint, home automation and more. Meet Vintage DIY expert Melissa Cervantes, the mastermind behind Dumpster Diva Designs, who has become a hometown celebrity by turning trash into treasure. Harold Kelly from Mélange Catering will provide football and fall entertaining tips and how-to’s on the Home Design Stage. Plus, Brookwood Community will be on hand hosting a Fall Plant Sale. Get inspired and ready to renovate and decorate.

Admission is free for everyone in this rescheduled post-Harvey event. Meet with reputable companies for your remodeling needs. Parking is free. Visit FallKatyHomeandGardenshow.com for directions and hours, or call 832-392-0165. A portion of ticket sales benefits Brookwood Community.

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CITIZENS FOR ANIMAL PROTECTION’S THRIFT STORE

Citizens for Animal Protection’s Thrift Store — the only Houston-area thrift store benefiting homeless animals — offers customers a vast assortment of designer labels, housewares and unique decorative items. The store is located at 11925 Katy Freeway, the former home of CAP’s shelter.

The thrift store is open 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday and noon-6:30 p.m., Sunday. Volunteers accept donations daily at the store at 11925 Katy Freeway. For more information call 281-497-7559.

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Steve Tyrell

Steve Tyrell

MEMORIAL HERMANN’S 2017 RAZZLE DAZZLE LUNCHEON, OCT. 12

Memorial Hermann’s annual Razzle Dazzle Luncheon, benefiting early detection and outreach programs at the Bobetta C. Lindig Breast Care Center at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center, is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 12 from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at The Westin Houston Memorial City Hotel. The luncheon is celebrating “Radiance” with Grammy Award-winning producer and vocalist Steve Tyrell.

Tyrell has achieved success as a singer, songwriter, producer, music supervisor, and radio host in the five decades he’s been in the music business. Break­through musical performances for the soundtracks of both Father of the Bride and Father of the Bride II helped Tyrell reinvent and re-popularize classic pop standards for a modern-day audience.

Tyrell’s work as a record producer and recording artist has included Grammy-winning collaborations with diverse and legendary artists, including Rod Stewart, Linda Ronstadt, Aaron Neville, B.J. Thomas, and Blood Sweat and Tears. Additionally, his historic record production of Andy Griffith’s I Love To Tell the Story won the Grammy in 1995 for Gospel Album of the Year, and remains one of the best-selling Gospel albums of all time.

As a music producer for film and TV, Tyrell has worked with distinguished directors Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Nancy Meyers, Steven Soderbergh, and Charles Shyer. As a songwriter, his songs have been recorded by revered artists such as Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, and Diana Ross.

Since its inception in 2010, Razzle Dazzle has generated more than $1.65 million to support breast cancer patients and their families who receive care at the Bobetta C. Lindig Breast Care Center. One of the innovative measures incorporated into the program, as a result of the success of the luncheon, is tomosynthesis 3D mammogram technology.

The 2017 event will honor Hallie Vanderhider, a three-time breast cancer survivor and past Razzle Dazzle co-chair. For more information, or to purchase a table, visit razzledazzlepink.com or call 713-242-4438.

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The Lone Star Symphonic Band is celebrating a milestone anniversary season with five concerts thtat will include guests of honor at each performance.

The Lone Star Symphonic Band is celebrating a milestone anniversary season with five concerts thtat will include guests of honor at each performance.

LONE STAR SYMPHONIC BAND LAUNCHES 25TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON, OCT. 15

The Lone Star Symphonic Band is celebrating a milestone 25th anniversary season with five concerts including guests of honor at each performance. All concerts will be held at Holy Covenant United Methodist Church, 22111 Morton Road. Concerts will begin at 4 p.m., and tickets can be purchased at app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=lssb.

On Oct. 15, the Lone Star Symphonic Band will perform “Strike Up the Band!” Richard Floyd, music director of the Austin Symphonic Band, will be the guest conductor at this performance. Fall and Halloween-inspired pieces will be on the program.

On Dec. 10, the band will present its Holiday concert titled “Glory in the Highest.” Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has proclaimed Dec. 10 as “Lone Star Symphonic Band Day,” and the band will celebrate by hosting the JAZZ’d Choir from Morton Ranch High School, along with Midwest Clinic President Dr. Richard Crain guest-conducting a few Christmas and Hanukkah selections.

On March 4, Gerald Guilbeaux, music director of the Lafayette Concert Band and the Acadian Wind Symphony will conduct the concert titled “music, Music, MUSIC!” Spring inspired music, as well and some very recognizable toe-tapping favorites will be on the program.

On May 6, the Band will be under the direction of guest conductor Jim McDaniel, music director of the Carrollton Wind Symphony, for the concert titled “Put On Your Dancin’ Shoes,” featuring dance favorites from around the world.

On July 1, the band will round out its 25th Anniversary Season with a patriotic concert titled “One Nation… Our Heritage.” The Lone Star Symphonic Band Community Chorus will join the group for patriotic favorites to honor veterans and celebrate America’s Independence.

The Lone Star Symphonic Band is a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to bringing performances of artistic merit to the Houston metropolitan area. Founded in 1993 as the West Houston Concert Band, the band is comprised of musicians from all walks of life and instills the value that music is a life-long event, continuing well beyond high school and college. The Band is under the direction of Bob Bryant.

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RACE FOR GRACE TO BENEFIT ABIGAIL’S PLACE, OCT. 14

Abigail’s Place will host its second annual Race for Grace on Saturday, Oct. 14 at Cross Creek Ranch, 6440 Cross Creek Bend, Fulshear. Race for Grace consists of a 5K and 1K fun run. All fitness levels are welcome and this event is for the whole family. There will be food trucks throughout the race for all to enjoy.

Proceeds from the race will benefit Abigail’s Place, a nonprofit relief organization committed to supporting Fort Bend single mothers and their children by providing transitional housing and restoring hope during a time of family crisis.

“The Race for Grace is such fun way for the Fort Bend community to come together and support mothers in crisis in our own backyard,” says Lisa Davila O’Toole, co-chair for Race for Grace. “The proceeds allow Abigail’s Place to provide a safe haven and hope during a traumatic event. As a runner myself, I am excited to see this race continue to grow.”

“We are so excited for Abigail’s second annual Race for Grace,” says Courtney McDaniel, co-chair for Race for Grace. “Last year we had such a great turn out and this year we anticipate it to be even better. This race is a great way for the community to come together to support single women and their children who are facing crisis situations. It’s so much more than just a 5k Race, it’s a fun event for the whole family.”

Participants can register online by going to the events tab at abigailsplace.org. Registration ends Oct. 12. The 5K begins at 8 a.m., and the 1K begins at 7:40 a.m., rain or shine. The registration fee is $30-$60, depending on the race. Race sponsorship is available. For sponsorship information, email Shereen.sampson@abilgailsplace.org.

Founded in January 2016, the mission of Abigail’s Place is to support Fort Bend single mothers and their children by providing transitional housing and restoring hope during a time of family crisis. Its long-term goal is to restore local distressed structures to develop quality, affordable housing opportunities while promoting self-sufficiency and neighborhood revitalization. Visit the website for more information.

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KATY CHRISTIAN WOMENS FALL FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER, OCT. 18

Katy Christian Women’s Connection (KCWC) will be hosting its annual Fall Festival Fundraising Luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at The Club at Falcon Point, 24503 Falcon Point Dr. This luncheon helps raise funds for local and national Stonecroft ministry outreaches. The group will host 11 local vendors, auction off baskets and have a bake sale. Nancy Briggs from Houston will provide the inspirational message. The luncheon starts at 11 a.m. for shopping and fellowship and ends at 2 p.m.

The luncheon is $18 per person. KCWC is part of Stonecroft, a ministry for women which provides bible studies, prayer connections and fellowship luncheons around the U.S.

Katy Christian Women also sponsors monthly prayer coffees. These are held on the second Thursday of each month. New Bible Studies start the end of September. Visit Katycwc.org for locations. For more information or to RSVP for the luncheon, email Nancy at Katycwc@gmail.com or call 281-232-8338.

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Actor Rob Lowe will share his journey to sobriety at the Council on Recovery Fall luncheon.

Actor Rob Lowe will share his journey to sobriety at the Council on Recovery Fall luncheon.

ROB LOWE TO SPEAK AT THE COUNCIL ON RECOVERY’S LUNCHEON, OCT. 20

The nonprofit Council on Recovery announces that Rob Lowe will be the keynote speaker at its Fall Luncheon, Friday, Oct. 20 at the Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel. This is the 35th Annual Luncheon in the Waggoners Foundation Speaker Series and is presented by the Wayne Duddlesten Foundation. Proceeds from the Luncheon will fund The Council’s programs that help individuals and families affected by alcoholism, drug abuse, other addictions, and co-occurring mental health disorders.

Rob Lowe began his national acting career in the 1979 television series, A New Kind of Family. In his rise to fame that followed, Lowe has become one of Hollywood’s most highly-acclaimed triple threats – as an actor, author, and producer. Rob’s brilliant career includes starring roles in movies such as The Outsiders, Oxford Blues, About Last Night, Bad Influence, St. Elmo’s Fire, Wayne’s World, and Tommy Boy. His Emmy-nominated work in TV includes the hit television series The West Wing and Parks and Recreation, and, television films Killing Kennedy and Behind the Candelabra. Rob was nominated for a Golden Globe for FOX’s The Grinder and is currently starring in CBS’ Code Black.

Rob released his memoir, Stories I Only Tell My Friends in 2011, which made The New York Times Best Seller list. His second book, Love Life was published in 2014 and also landed on the Best-Seller list.

With over 25 years of sobriety, Rob attributes his wife as the inspiration to get sober and describes his journey through recovery as the path that brought him everything he values in life. On his 25th sobriety anniversary he tweeted, “To those struggling with addiction, there is true, real hope, 25 years ago today, I found recovery; and a life of promise. #Grateful.”

The Council is accepting corporate and organizational sponsorships and donations for the Luncheon, and sales of individual tables at the event. For more details or to buy a table, email specialevents@councilonrecovery.org or call 281-200-9336.

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SHIELD BEARER OFFERS “HOPE AFTER HARVEY” WORKSHOPS

Trauma specialists at Shield Bearer are offering free workshops for anyone affected by Hurricane Harvey or for anyone wanting to help those recovering from the storm. These workshops explore the emotional roller coaster of disaster recovery, what is “normal” in a disaster’s aftermath, tools for moving through the storm’s traumatizing effects, how the aftermath affects children, teens, and seniors, and how to help others recover.

The workshops are perfect for anyone who was affected in any way by the disasters in our region and are appropriate for all ages. Registration is required at 281- 894-7222. Workshop dates and additional information about professional counseling services and support groups are available at shieldbearer.org.

Contact volunteer@shieldbearer.org or call 281- 894-7222 for more information.

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Registration is now open for the annual Cross Creek Ranch Scarecrow Festival, an event that is going for the gold this year with its “Scarecrowlmpics” theme. Sign up online at crosscreektexas.com/scarecrowfest.

Registration is now open for the annual Cross Creek Ranch Scarecrow Festival, an event that is going for the gold this year with its “Scarecrowlmpics” theme. Sign up online at crosscreektexas.com/scarecrowfest.

CROSS CREEK RANCH SCARECROW CONTEST, OCT. 21

Creative teams can begin spinning straw into gold – championship gold that is – as registration is now open for the Cross Creek Ranch Scarecrow Contest, centerpiece of the 8th annual Scarecrow Festival, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21.

Creative teams in peak condition will go for the gold – and a $1,000 grand prize – in the annual scarecrow-decorating contest being held in the Fulshear community, 6450 Cross Creek Bend Lane. Second place finishers receive $500 and third place wins $250.

“This year’s theme is the Olympics, but we are encouraging our participants to create champions from any sport,” said Rob Bamford, general manager for Cross Creek Ranch. “The scarecrows are amazing. Every year contestants come up with creations that are even better and more elaborate than the year before. We also host a terrific carnival because the Scarecrow Festival is all about family fun.”

Event activities worthy of Olympic champions will include carnival rides, music, food trucks, a variety of performances and free activities including bobbing for apples, face painting and pumpkin decorating for kids. The festival is free and open to the public; however, all-day carnival tickets are $10 per person for unlimited rides. Proceeds benefit Arts Fulshear and the Texana Center.

New this year is a Best of Living tent where prospective homebuyers will be able to meet with award-winning builders in Cross Creek Ranch to see the spectrum of floor plans, architectural styles, incentives and upgrades available. Visit crosscreektexas.com/scarecrowfest for more information or to register.

The Scarecrow Festival is one of several Fulshear-area events held in Cross Creek Ranch. Homes in the community are priced from the $220,000s. For more information on Cross Creek Ranch, visit crosscreekranchtexas.com.

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CHRIST CLINIC’S 6TH ANNUAL BREAKFAST FOR A BLESSING, OCT. 20

Due to the flooding caused by Harvey, Christ Clinic has moved and rescheduled its Breakfast for a Blessing event to Friday, Oct. 20 at Crosspoint Church in Katy. Houston Methodist West will be the title sponsor for the event and Charles Smith, the Executive Commissioner for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, will be the guest speaker. The event will raise funds that directly benefit the patients served at Christ Clinic.

As a nonprofit charity medical clinic, Christ Clinic provides medical care to the uninsured with a team of caring and dedicated volunteer providers and support personnel. In 2016, Christ Clinic provided more than 10,000 patient visits to uninsured members of the community. Christ Clinic also offers classes that promote healthy lifestyles and provides education about managing chronic conditions. To aid in post-flood recovery efforts, Christ Clinic will continue to provide free patient visits.

For more information about Breakfast for a Blessing, table sponsorship, tickets and advertising space in the event program booklet, contact Michael Peterson at 832-913-8476 or michael@christclinic.org or visit christclinic.org .

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Some of the hundreds of items available at the Annual Remodelers Council Garage Sale.

Some of the hundreds of items available at the Annual Remodelers Council Garage Sale.

REMODELERS COUNCIL CHARITY GARAGE SALE, OCT. 21-22

Houstonians wanting to renovate their homes have a unique opportunity to find what they need at a price they can afford at the 10th Annual GHBA Remodelers Council Charity Garage Sale taking place at the 23rd Texas Home and Garden Show on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 21 and 22 at NRG Center.

The Garage Sale will feature excess inventory donated by members of the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA) as well as donations made by their suppliers and local businesses, all available to consumers at deeply discounted prices. Items on hand will include a great variety ranging from flooring, tile and granite, windows, doors, light fixtures, plumbing fixtures, trim material, cabinets, a variety of sinks and more. Electronic technology will be available for the first time at the garage sale, from Audio Pro 5.0 surround speakers to Crestron automation, RTI remotes and many networking items.

All proceeds go towards local GHBA charity projects such as Casa de Esperanza, SIRE Therapeutic Equestrian Center, FamilyTime Crisis Center and Epiphany Community Health Outreach Services.

The event will take place in NRG Center, Hall C; Show hours are Saturday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m.-5p.m. Tickets are available online and at the door. For additional information, visit texashomeandgarden.com.

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FORT BEND COUNTY RESIDENTS CAN CHOOSE BETWEEN TWO DISASTER RECOVERY CENTERS

Fort Bend County residents have easy options for visiting with government officials about their flood assistance process.

The Fort Bend County Disaster Recovery Centers are: Simonton Community Church, 9703 FM 1489 (Simonton Rd.), Monday – Saturday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; or Katy Mills Mall, 5000 Katy Mills Cir., Monday-Sunday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. The centers are accessible to people with disabilities.

Disaster recovery centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in 39 counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods.

Recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the State and other agencies will be at the centers to talk about assistance and to help anyone who needs guidance in filing an application.

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) disaster assistance employees are committed to helping businesses and residents rebuild as quickly as possible. SBA representatives are available to answer questions about SBA’s disaster loan program and help business owners and residents apply to SBA.

If possible, homeowners, renters and businesses should register with FEMA before visiting a recovery center. Eligible residents may register for assistance the following ways: Online at DisasterAssistance.gov., 800-621-3362 (voice, 711/VRS-Video Relay Service) (TTY: 800-462-7585). Multilingual operators are available (press 2 for Spanish); or via the FEMA app, available for Apple and Android mobile devices. To download visit fema.gov/mobile-app.

The following information is helpful when registering: address of the location where the damage occurred (pre-disaster address), current mailing address, current telephone number, insurance information, total household annual income, routing and account number for checking or savings account (this allows FEMA to directly transfer disaster assistance funds into a bank account), and description of disaster-caused damage and losses. Disaster survivors can visit any of the centers for assistance. Locations of other recovery centers are at fema.gov/DRC.

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BE AN ANGEL TO HOST DESIGNER PURSE BINGO, NOV. 2

Be An Angel is hosting Designer Purse Bingo on Thursday, Nov. 2, at Life HTX, 2512 Woodhead from 6-9 p.m. The evening will include drinks, hors d’oeuvres and raffle prizes. Seating is limited to 200 ladies.

The evening includes 20 different bingo games. Each game winner will win a high-dollar designer purse. Ten games will be played for purses valued between $250 to $1,000 and five games for very high-end purses valued at $1,500 and up. The games will be called by professional bingo caller Marty Drake who also has a special needs child.

Some of the purses lined up and ready for the games include Furla Bags, Trina Turk, Michael Kors, Elaine Turner, Kate Spade and Louis Vuitton. For additional information, contact Barbara Heim at 281-219-3313 or Barbara@BeAnAngel.org.

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FULSHEAR AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRESENTS FULSHEAR SIMONTON TEXAS OPRY, NOV. 11

The Fulshear Area Chamber of Commerce presents the Fulshear Simonton Texas Opry Saturday, Nov. 11, from 7-9 p.m. The opry will be held at the Churchill Fulshear High School Theatre located at 9302 Bois D’Arc Ln in Fulshear and will be hosted by Miss Texas-United States Shannon Dresser with comedy provided by Larry “Booger Lee” Etheridge. Featured artists include Mary Sarah, Pauline Reese, Freddie Pate and Moses Rangle. For more information, email Amy Norvell at anorvell@fulshearareachamber.com or call 832-600-3221.

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ANNUAL HOUSTON BALLET NUTCRACKER MARKET, NOV. 8-12

Shoppers will kick off the holidays at the 37th annual Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market “Rockin’ and Shoppin’” at NRG Center from Nov. 8-12. Over 280 merchants from across the country will participate and showcase their unique gift items, including home décor, gourmet food, apparel, toys, candles, jewelry, novelties, accessories and more.Market days and hours are Thursday-Friday, Nov. 9 and 10, 10 a.m. -8 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 11 and 12, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Since 1981, the Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market has grown from humble beginnings as a church bazaar, to being the second-largest charity event at NRG Park. As is tradition each year, the Market takes on a new theme and this year’s “Rockin’ and Shop­pin’” was carefully selected by Market chairman Myrna Fisch. The theme celebrates the shopping experience Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market provides and the fun cultural experience this event creates for shoppers and the Houston community.

Ten percent of all merchandise sales, plus the proceeds from admission and special event tickets, stays right here in Houston supporting the various programs of Houston Ballet and its Academy.

Over 45 new merchants will make their debut this year. New items include decorative Santas from the new Santa Barre; custom-made wreaths for any occasion; interactive crawfish boil sets for kids; vibrant high-quality Native and American jewelry pieces; homemade baked dog treats, and baking and serving options for elegant and casual entertaining, in time for the holidays.

General admission tickets are now on sale online at Ticketmaster. On Oct. 16, general admission tickets go on sale at all Randalls locations across Houston. Special event tickets (Wells Fargo Preview Party, Saks Fifth Avenue Fashion Show and Luncheon, Macy’s Fashion Show and Luncheon), Early Bird and group sale general admission tickets can be purchased now by calling 713-535-3231.

General admission tickets are good for one day admission during the Market. No repeat admission. Cost is $20 each at NRG; $18 each at Houston-area Randalls beginning Oct. 16; $18 each online at Ticketmaster beginning Aug. 15; Half-price admission is available daily, three hours prior to closing; Children under 5 are free; Group Rate: Groups of 20 or more will receive a $2 discount off regular admission price by calling 713-535-3231 prior to Nov. 3. Early Bird Tickets are good for repeat admission all four days and early 8:30 a.m. admission Thursday and Friday. Cost is $50 each by calling 713-535-3231 prior to Nov. 3.

Special event tickets are good for repeat admission all four days and early 8:30 a.m. admission on Thursday and Friday. Wells Fargo Preview Party will be held Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 6:30-10 p.m. Tickets start at $250; Saks Fifth Avenue Fashion Show and Luncheon will be held Thursday, Nov. 9 from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tickets start at $135; Macy’s Fashion Show and Luncheon will be held Friday, Nov. 10 from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tickets start at $135. For more information, visit NutcrackerMarket.com.


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