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Fit Fest 2014

The Kingwood Community Center will host an event called FIT FEST on Saturday, January 18, 2014 from the hours of 10:00am - 1:00pm . The primary goal of FIT FEST is to encourage the local community to stay active, exercise regularly, and maintain a healthy lifestyle. The event will be open to the public, all ages may attend free of charge. It will be hosted at the Kingwood Community Center, 4102 Rustic Woods 77345, in the large auditorium.

Exhibitions will be given by local volunteer instructors who host fitness classes at the Kingwood Community Center. Each exhibition will last approximately 20 minutes. The following classes will be hosting exhibitions:

·         Zumba by Aisha Martin


The search is on and applications are now being accepted for the titles of Miss Teen Humble, Miss Humble and Mrs. Humble International 2014. These women will have the honor of representing their area at the Texas International Pageant to be held at the Granville Arts Center in the Dallas, Texas, area March 14th to March 16th. A new Miss Teen Texas International, Miss Texas International and Mrs. Texas International will be crowned then, kick-starting a year unlike any other for the lucky ladies who will represent Texas, wearing the most beautiful crown in the Lone Star State.

The International Pageant System recognizes ladies across the state, from teens to misses to married women, for their accomplishments and their desire to make a difference.

To learn more about the pageant or the reigning titleholders, please visit http://www.mrstexasinternational.com, http://www.misstexasinternational.com, or http://www.missteentexasinternational.com. To request an application to represent your area, please contact Rachel Hedstrom at texasinternationalpageant@gmail.com.


Start the new year off on the right foot – with a fun-filled month at The Woodlands Children’s Museum. The calendar is full of special events, educational exhibits and entertaining performers.

Here are a few of the upcoming events:

Winter Funcation offers morning and afternoon classes for children ages 4 to 8 years old during winter break to keep those young minds active and entertained. Sign up for “Paper Antics” to learn how to create art from recycled objects or “Winter Snack Attack” to learn how to make decorative bites. Other courses include “A Box of Ideas,” “Princess and Pirate Play,” “Winter WonderFUN,” “International Holiday Festival” and “From Trash to Treasure.” Visit the website “Fall Programs” for times and dates of the various workshops, held from Dec. 28 to Jan. 3. Parents may pick and choose courses for their children to attend. Classes are $34 for members and $54 for non-members.


New Caney ISD has been the fastest growing Houston area district for the last three years, each year we add approximately 1,000 new students. To accommodate the rapid growth, New Caney ISD will open two new middle schools and make district-wide attendance zone adjustments.

NCISD is proud to welcome Woodridge Forest Middle School and New Caney Middle School into the NCISD family and will open their doors in August 2014.

Woodridge Forest Middle School is located 1.5 miles east of US 59 on Northpark Drive, in the Woodridge Forest subdivision. The New Caney 6th Grade campus will re-open in August 2014 as New Caney Middle School and will encompass grades 6th through 8th.
 Both schools will offer the same quality of academic, athletic and extracurricular programs our students and families are accustomed. 

For more information, visit http://www.newcaneyisd.org.


Everything from shabby chic to boutique and antiques; three local businesses prepare to open their doors for the community and kick off the holiday shopping season.

For the first year, Huffman’s Petticoat Junktion and Humble’s Ellen’s Timeless Treasures will host a Christmas Open House Dec. 7 to showcase their unique items and also encourage residents to shop locally at small businesses.

Only a week after the annual Small Business Saturday Nov. 30, guests will have the chance to visit each of the shops during the day to shop, enjoy refreshments and also meet new friends during the open house.


Lone Star College-Kingwood’s newest nature trail open for the community called the Lowlands has been more than three years in the making.

LSC-K representatives as well as others from Jesse Jones Park, Bayou Land Conservancy, Harris County Precinct 4, Houston Parks and Recreation Department and the Houston Audubon Society officially welcomed guests onto the trails after a ribbon cutting ceremony Nov. 16.

Built along the natural landscape of the college property along the west side of Sorters-McClellan Road, the Lowlands trail has several boardwalks built in the trail area and winds through the trees to meet where the back of their property is along the riverfront.


Celebrate An Old-Fashioned Christmas at Jones Park

Rejoice in the holiday season as celebrated by 19th century Texas settlers on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 4-7 p.m.

Festivities begin with live musical performances by Aldine ISD Honor Choir, Kingwood High School Madrigals, and Paragon Brass Ensemble at Jones Park’s outdoor stage. Then, enjoy wassail and shortbread tasting, Christmas caroling, and the lighting of the tree at Redbud Hill Homestead.

Additional features include a live nativity display presented by Berean Baptist Church, scenes of an old-fashioned Christmas Eve in the cabin, and Santa’s workshop. A holiday craft and photos with Santa in a covered wagon will also be available for little ones.

Jesse Jones Park Volunteers (JJPV) will offer a hotdog combo for $4 per person or a roast pork dinner plate for $8 per person. Reservations are required and may be made beginning Wednesday, Nov. 13 for Harris County residents and Monday, Nov. 18 for non-Harris County residents.

With leadership from Commissioner R. Jack Cagle, Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center is a Harris County Precinct 4 facility located at 20634 Kenswick Dr. in Humble.

For more information about the park or any of the activities and programs offered, please call 281-446-8588 or visit www.hcp4.net/jones.


Buy a Coventry home from November 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013 in Kingwood at Oakhurst and you will recieve a $2,000 Best Buy shopping spree! Stop by or call the Coventry model home for more information!

 


The Kingwood Community Center is planning a Christmas Senior Social Dance & Toy Drive on Friday, December 6, 2013 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

The event will be open to all ages - singles and couples welcome, asking those who attend to bring a gift for the toy drive. The center has partnered with Humble Area Assistance Ministries (HAAM) to support their toy drive as a drop off location for HAAM. All toys must be submitted by December 6, 2013.

A group of volunteers are transporting all the toys received on Saturday, December 7, 2013.


PHS Robotics Team Bests its competition

The Porter High School Robotics Team, along with the help from the NCISD Cosmetology students and the White Oak Middle School Robotics Club, competed in the South East Texas BEST Robotic Competition at Sam Houston State University. The students competed in two categories, "Best Robot" and "Best Overall.” PHS’s team finished second place in both categories and advanced to the Texas BEST Regional Competition.

Robotics teacher William Heeter reported, “In the Robot Competition, Leonidas was awesome, even partially broken he continued to rack up points.”

The "Best Overall" award consisted of seven gradable areas including booth display. NCISD Cosmetology students provided support by volunteering to provide face painting. 


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