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Meet children's book author, Krissy Clowe, on June 25th from 1-3pm at the new Kingwood Library. She will be reading and signing copies for purchase of her debut picture book, Katie Ling Fashion Queen

Katie Ling Fashion Queen is a rhyming, children's book about a seven-year-old's passion for fashion. Katie Ling isn't smitten with ponies like most of the girls her age. Instead, she adores boots, sunglasses and scarves. She may be different than a lot of kids, but she considers herself special, not weird.  

Combine the 2011 Mother's Day weekend with a troupe of extremely giftedsingers, musicians and dancers and you have Opera Leggera's "There Ain'tNothin' Like A Dame" Concert.  This is a musical tribute to women and it incorporates choice lyrical melodiesand tunes, beautiful sets and period costumes that enhance and accentuate thisdramatic tapestry of song.

Humble, TX - Walden on Lake Houston Country Club recently began renovations to its golf course.  Once complete, the project will have renovated tee boxes on the course's 4 Par 3 Tee Boxes, removed 5 Bunkers and renovated 6 other Bunkers.  Its contractor, Raven Golf, has built and/or renovated courses throughout the country working with the top names of golf including Tom Fazio, Davis Love and Arnold Palmer Design.  The construction phase of the project will take approximately 3 weeks while the grow in of the grass will take another 4 weeks. 

This project is the latest in a Capital Program under the direction of its Board of Governors that has spent over a half million dollars updating the facility.  In addition to the Course Renovations, the club is finishing a $250,000 three phase project with their Swimming Pool by replacing and expanding its pool deck.  Previous projects included the renovation of the entry way and bar which overlooks Lake Houston in 2009 and last year's renovation of the 19th Hole Bar and Grill.

Temple Beth Torah's Shabbat evening service on Friday, April 29, at 7:15 p.m. will pay tribute to those who perished in the Holocaust and honor the survivors with a Holocaust Memorial Service . Rabbi Dan Gordon will lead a special service accompanied by cantorial soloist Anita Bonanno and pianist Dr. Jane Perkyns. Temple Beth Torah's own Jeanne Mandell and Shawna Kullman will be offering additional musical selections.

We're honored to welcome guest speaker Naomi Warren, who survived three different concentration camps before being liberated by British troops and eventually immigrating to the United States. Mrs. Warren grew up in Wolkowysk, Poland, and was preparing to begin University studies in England when the Nazis invaded Poland in 1939.

Mercer Arboretum is excited to announce the 2011 March Mart Plant Sale scheduled for Friday and Saturday, March 25 and 26 from8a.m. to 4 p.m. Members of The Mercer Society (TMS) can shop early at the MarchMart "Members Only" sale Thursday, March24. VIP members shop from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and TMS members shop from noonto 2 p.m. To become a TMS member, visit Mercer's website at

Thefirst March Mart plant sale took place 37 years ago as a means to raise fundsfor the arboretum. The first sale consisted of donated plants that local gardenclub members dug up from their yards and delivered in old coffee cans or milkcartons. One of the largest plant sales in Texas, this two-day sale now offersapproximately 1,200 species of plants including annuals and perennials, fruittrees, gingers, herbs, natives, roses, shade plants, trees and shrubs,tropicals, vegetables, and vines.


As the final grasp of winter loosens its hold on the Houston area, thoughts turn to spring, gardening, and enjoying the beautiful outdoors.  If you are looking for a place to explore nature, take advantage of one of the City of Houston's treasures, the Mercer Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. 

Mercer Gardens has just released their schedule of events for spring 2011.  From educational classes for adults to story time for children, there is something for anyone.  Also be sure to check out their 2011 Plant Sale and you too can have a little piece of the gardens at home.


Creating a Personal Garden Sanctuary . Wed., Jan. 26, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Darnell Schreiber repeats this sensational program where you will learn to create peace and serenity tailored to you in your own garden space. During this three hour session you will be developing your design to match your physical and emotional needs. Bring photos of your garden and a pair of scissors. Class size limited to 24. Call 281-443-8731 for reservations.

Visitors of all ages are invited to take in the sights and sounds of the holiday season at May Community Center's Holiday Open House Fridays, December 3 and 10, and Saturday, December 11 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Festivities include pictures with Santa (a $2 per photo suggested donation helps defray the cost of printing), holiday crafts, hayrides, holiday entertainment, costumed characters, beautifully decorated trees and wreaths, and refreshments. Participants are encouraged to bring their cameras.

Join May Community Center for a Veterans Recognition and Thanksgiving luncheon Friday, November 11 at 11 a.m . To honor the brave men and women that served in the armed forces, the Hargrave High School Junior ROTC will perform a special program. Invite a friend, relative, or neighbor to reflect on this great country, the sacrifices of many, and individual blessings of family and friendship.

AARP Tax-Aide volunteers provide free income tax assistance for low- and middle-income individuals at May Community Center Tuesdays, February 2 through April 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Appointments are required and can be made at the Center or by calling (281) 324-3373. Participants need to bring their 2008 tax returns and 2009 documents to their appointment.