Posted on Mar 26, 2013 | Tagged in: sports , Humble
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.
Posted on Mar 19, 2013 | Tagged in: Humble , family , events , environment , community
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.
Posted on Mar 11, 2013 | Tagged in: Lone Star College , education
Lone Star College-Kingwood invites the community to attend its Open House event on Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Held in the Student-Conference Center, potential students, parents and community members will have an opportunity to speak one-on-one with the various credit, workforce, continuing education and student service programs that are offered at the college.
“Open House is a great chance for the community to visit our beautiful campus, our first-rate facilities, and our warm and accommodating faculty and staff. We encourage anyone with an interest in higher education to come and visit with us during this event,” said John Turner, associate dean of Student Development. “We’ll have a variety of events planned, that include an expo-style program showcase, tours of campus, free food, live music, and activities especially for our younger visitors.”
Participating departments will provide handouts as well as conduct demonstrations (if applicable) and visitors are invited to take a tour of the campus. Prospective students will have a chance to win iPads, an iPod, iTunes gift cards, Dynamo tickets, Starbucks gift card and movie tickets during the afternoon. As a part of the Open House, the public is invited to attend an outdoor festival, hosted by the Office of Student Life, complete with live music and free crawfish.
“The one-on-one attention that we can provide at events like this creates a much richer bond with our community, and allows us to pay specific attention to the individual needs of our potential students and their families,” Turner said. “It’s going to be a wonderful event, with almost a homecoming-style feel, that we know will energize potential students, community members, alumni, and our faculty and staff.”
For more information on the Open House, call 281-318-4312 or visit lonestar.edu/openhouse.
Posted on Mar 4, 2013 | Tagged in: Humble , events , environment
March Mart began in 1974 as a fund-raiser for the then one-year-old arboretum. That sale consisted of donated plants that local garden club members dug up from their gardens and delivered in old coffee cans or milk cartons. From those humble beginnings, March Mart now offers approximately 1,200 species of plants including annuals and perennials, ferns, fruit trees, gingers, herbs, natives, roses, shade plants, trees and shrubs, succulents, tropicals, vegetables, and vines. Vendors with bamboo, camellias, carnivorous plants and orchids will also be onsite.
March Mart is one of the largest plant sales in Texas, with attendance of over 6,000 each year. It is spread out over many acres - shoppers are encouraged to bring their own wagons to transport their purchases. Check out some of the exciting plant options at The Mercer Society website at themercersociety.org.
March Mart is sponsored by The Mercer Society, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. The sale is operated by over 150 volunteers, many of whom work year round on plant committees to research, propagate and care for the plants sold at March Mart. Volunteer at March Mart by signing up online at http://www.hcp4.net/mercer/marchmart/index.htm.
With leadership from Commissioner R. Jack Cagle, Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens is a Harris County Precinct 4 Parks facility located one mile north of FM 1960 at 22306 Aldine Westfield Road in Humble, 77338. Harris County Precinct 4 programs serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, sex, religion, national origin, or physical ability. Anyone seeking additional information or requiring special assistance to participate in any program should contact Mercer at 281-443-8731 or online at hcp4.net/mercer.
Posted on Feb 26, 2013 | Tagged in: entertainment
Movies under the Stars presented by Fred Astaire Dance Studio, a free community event kicks off Saturday, March 2, featuring the movie” Here Comes the Boom”, at Kingwood Town Center Park.
Movie starts at dark, pre-show performance music and dancing featuring Fred Astaire dancers begins at 6 p.m.
This is a family friendly event that is free to the public. Bring the whole family, friends, chairs and blankets and enjoy a great movie under the stars.
Movie snacks will be available for purchase along with several restaurants in Town Center providing dining deals and to-go service, picnicking is allowed so coolers are welcome.
All movies are family friendly rated PG13 or less. Movies are shown in their original unedited format and subject to change. Movie schedule will be posted on our website www.dancelessonslakehouston.com and facebook Fred Astaire Texas or call Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Lake Houston at 281-913-2623.
If you would like to advertise your business, event, organization, or make a special announcement on the screen before the movie contact Selina Shadd, email email@example.com.
In case of inclement weather the movie will be cancelled.
Posted on Feb 19, 2013 | Tagged in: Humble , events , community , charity
The Humble Area Assistance Ministries annual Raise The Roof Fundraiser is coming to Humble on Sunday, March 24 at the Humble Civic Center. Commemorating its seventh year, the annual fundraiser will help expand facilities and aid the services provided by Humble Area Assistance Ministries (HAAM).
HAAM is a great example of the power of partnering, everyone in our community works together to help those in need in our community, said Millie Garrison, assistant executive director at HAAM.
The fundraiser will have a chili cook-off with samples and other food and drinks.
Posted on Feb 12, 2013 | Tagged in: New Caney ISD , education
Porter High School has released an official mobile app for student use. The new app lets student access the school information they want and need—anytime, anywhere and straight from their phone. It’s FREE to download and FREE to use! School Connect™ offers information like:
- Activity calendars
- Sports schedules and scores
- Teacher contact information
- Access to student grades
- Alerts from school and teachers
- So much more!
Parents and supporters of Porter High School can now keep up with what’s happening at Porter high school anywhere, anytime, right from their smart phone with School Connect. School Connect is a free mobile app that enables people to stay connected to their student’s school and have school information sent directly to them, wherever and whenever they need it. Whether it’s game day scores, updates on the school play, access to grade books, emergency notifications or even classroom reminders from teachers—School Connect makes all this information available from one place. Anyone with a smart phone can download School Connect from the Apple and Android app stores for free. To learn more about School Connect, visit www.schoolconnectservices.com.
Posted on Feb 7, 2013 | Tagged in: Specials & Promotions
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Posted on Feb 4, 2013 | Tagged in: Humble ISD , Humble , events , entertainment , education
Barbecue teams from around the community and surrounding areas fired up the pits to compete in the annual Humble Rodeo BBQ Cook-off Feb 1 and 2.
The cook-off serves as a kick off for the Rodeo and Concerts Feb. 8 and 9 featuring the Josh Abbott Band with special guest, Dustin Lynch Feb. 8 and Kevin Fowler Feb. 9.
For more information or tickets, log on to www.humblerodeo.com.
Posted on Jan 28, 2013 | Tagged in: events , entertainment , community
Kingwood Town Center will be the site of Mardi Gras revelry Saturday, Feb. 9 from noon to 6 p.m. The annual Mardi Gras Festival will include a parade, live music and more than 40 vendor booths, selling food, beverages, art and crafts. Chachi’s will be on hand with food and beverages and other vendors will be selling alligator on a stick, snow cones, funnel cakes and more.
The parade begins at 2 p.m. on Bens Branch Drive and then circles around Town Center.
“Last year, we had 16 floats in the parade,” said event organizer Mike Ibanez.
Applications are still being accepted for groups who wish to participate in the parade. The floats will be throwing beads for young and old alike. In addition, there will be a jumping castle for children.
At 3 p.m., the washboard and accordion sounds of zydeco will take a front seat when “Jewel of the Bayou” Leroy Thomas and the Zydeco Roadrunners take the stage. Thomas was born and raised in Louisiana and comes from a family of zydeco musicians. A self-taught musician, Thomas decided to become a drummer at the age of 8 and made his first drum kit from 5-gallon paint buckets. After many years of touring with his father, Leo “the Bull” Thomas, in 1998, Thomas formed the Zydeco Roadrunners. The Zydeco Roadrunners perform across Louisiana and Texas and have released eight CDs. The band plays “old school” zydeco.
Cajun music will also be heard throughout the afternoon, according to Ibanez.
“Mark Linabury will be the DJ for the event and will be the master of ceremonies,” said Ibanez.
The celebration does not have a rain date and will be held rain or shine. Admission to the event is free.