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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 Children’s Museum of Houston celebrates this historic event through fun, hands-on activities and performances.

• Spotlight Performance — Las Américas Ballet Folklórico will be presented at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, in the Brown Auditorium. Be amazed as this group of kids performs many regional dances of Mexico in full traditional costumes, music and flair.

• Alley Theater presents Seguin — Unsung Hero at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, in the Brown Auditorium. Watch a high-paced, informative play within a play about Juan Seguin, an authentic hero of the Texas Revolution.

• Lotería: Test your luck at this Mexican game of chance similar to Bingo in Junktion. The first player to get three in a row shouts: “¡Lotería!”

• Macaroni Sombrero: Design a colorful sombrero using Macaroni at Junktion.

• Ojo de Dios (God’s Eye): Weave an Ojo de Dios or God’s eye at Junktion. The God’s Eye is a ritual tool and cultural symbol of the power that represents the elements.

• Talavera Tiles: Paint a traditional Mexican tile using oil pastels and traditional Mexican shapes and colors at the Alexander Art Academy.

• Domino Trains: Put your mind to work with this traditional Mexican game of dominoes matching numbers strategically to build a long train at the ExxonMobil Math Cart.

• Toma Todo: Spin over to the ExxonMobil Math Cart for a traditional Mexican game of chance with a twist.

Fiesta de Cinco de Mayo will take place from May 2 – 8 at the Children’s Museum of Houston, located at 1500 Binz in Houston.

 Museum hours are: Tues. – Sat.: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m and from 12- 6 p.m. on Sunday.

General museum admission is $9 per person and $8 for seniors 65+ and for active duty military personnel. Children under one and museum members receive free admission. Free Family Night is held every Thursday from 5 – 8 p.m.

For more information, visit www.cmhouston.org or call 713-522-1138.


Trendmaker Homes has a new furnished model home now open daily in the newest section of WoodLake in Oakhurst at Kingwood. This new section of patio homes features 65' homesites and Trendmaker's new Villas product.

Priced from the $340,000s, these one-story plans feature award-winning design and luxury features. Standard features include granite kitchen, master bath and secondary bath countertops; hardwood or ceramic tile flooring in open foyer and family room areas; vessel sinks with limestone vanity tops in power baths; eight-foot interior doors; and many more SmartStorage; SmartKitchen, SmartMasterSuite, and SmartGarage features.

The model is located at 19917 Cullen Ridge Drive, Porter, TX 77365. For more information, call Donna Steen at 281-354-0523.


New Caney Culinary Arts Student Wins Gold

Jen Knox, a New Caney ISD student, won gold at state in Culinary Arts in Dallas where she took on the rest of the competitors from all over the state. Knox is part of the New Caney High School Culinary Arts department. On April 11th and 12th she joined the rest of the culinary departments from the state of Texas at the Family Career and Community Leaders of America. This is her second gold medal; her first was earned at the Family Career and Community Leaders of America during the regional competition back in February. Congratulations Jen!


Do you like to play golf? Help conquer kid’s cancer by joining in the annual Addishack Golf Tournament on April 27th.

This tournament will be held at the Oakhust Golf Club, located in the heart of the community at 20700 Mills Branch Drive. This tournament is to benefit the Addi’s Faith Foundation, a foundation that raises money to fund research and help families affected by cancer.

Registration starts at 12 p.m. and the tournament will start at 2 p.m. The $125 cost includes the green fees, a golf cart lunch, dinner, and a golf bag, or if you want to get some buddies together, the price for a group of four players is $400. Non-golfers are also invited to come out to the tournament where they can buy dinner for $10.


The 47th annual spaghetti dinner for the Rotary Club is being held on April 26 from 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. at the Civic Center.

The Rotary Club splits the fundraiser money raised by this event with Humble local charities including FamilyTime Crisis and Counseling Center, and  Village Learning & Achievement Center. This fundraiser is not only the great spaghetti for $10 a ticket, the dinner includes dessert and drinks catered by Trigg’s. At the fundraiser there is also a wine pull, live auction bid which includes a vehicle raffle, and even a silent auction.

Come on by and let someone else do the cooking and cleaning, all for a good cause, to get any more information or questions you can email gcgeiger2040@gmail.com.


In late March, the New Caney ISD Education Foundation gave 50 teachers an astonishing combined $45,653.02 as part of the first round of Grants for Great Ideas.

To the surprise of the teachers, they were given big checks while Foundation directors, New Caney ISD administrators, community leaders and local business leaders were making a celebratory ruckus with cowbells, horns, and tambourines. These grants were given to encourage and recognize innovative and creative ideas in classrooms to help students learn and teachers teach. Individuals were allowed to receive grants up to $1,000 and groups were allowed to receive grants up to $5,000.

Teachers at all different school levels were awarded these grants, and the district wants these ideas to expand and reach every possible school in order to help students get the most out of their education. Thanks to the very generous donators from all over the community, New Caney ISD will be able to grow and expand the ideas of these unique teachers.


Purchase a new Lennar or Village Builder home in Oakhurst at Kingwood before April 14 and receive a complimentary upgraded washer and dryer. See sales counselor for details.


On Friday, May 3rd, the American Cancer Society is hosting a “Relay for Life” for the Humble/Kingwood area, and the walk begins at 7 p.m. at the Summer Creek High School. The goal of this event is to raise money to end cancer once and for all.

This event serves as an opportunity to honor survivors, remember those who have lost their battles, and raise awareness and money to help eliminate cancer. At the event, there are different portions and ceremonies dedicated to survivors, caregivers, and those who will always be remembered.

The American Cancer Society wants everyone to join in the event, form a team, and walk to end cancer. To sign up and/or donate, please visit http://www.relayforlife.org/ and search for the Humble/Kingwood walk. A more detailed schedule of the event is also located online. Be sure to take time out of your weekend to walk and contribute to this great cause!


Annual Lake Houston Area Chamber Golf Classic

Plans are underway for the 22nd Annual Lake Houston Area Chamber Golf Classic.

The Annual Golf Classic, presented by Kingwood Medical Center and Texas Emergency Care Center, is the Lake Houston Area Chamber's largest and most popular fundraiser of the year. Golf Committee Chairman Robert Sitton of Edward Jones Investments has planned the tournament for Thursday, April 18 at Kingwood Country Club.
The tournament is a four-person scramble, with prizes awarded for low and net gross in each flight. The tournament will be played on two courses, The Island and The Forest, with a shotgun start at noon.

Entry fees range from $1,000 for a team to $250 for individual players.  Each player will receive a $50 gift card to the Nike Pro Shop which will be set up on the course the day of the tournament, lunch and two complimentary tickets to the Party on the Green.



Jesse Jones Park to Host Easter Games

Oakhurst at Kingwood families looking for Easter activites can head over to Jesse Jones Park next weekend. The park will be having Easter Games on Saturday, March 30 starting at 10 am.

Visitors ages 12 and under can enjoy egg rolls, bunny hops, spoon races and other traditional Easter games at the Redbud Hill Homestead. Bring a basket and a picnic lunch. Reservations are required and may be made beginning Wednesday, March 20.

All programs at the Jesse H Jones Park & Nature Center, located at 20634 Kenswick Drive in Humble, are free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call 281-446-8588 or visit hcp4.net/jones.


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