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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.


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.


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.


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 sshadd@peoplepc.com.

In case of inclement weather the movie will be cancelled.


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.


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.


Lennar Sweetens the Deal in February

Visit a Lennar Community in February and discover all the reasons it's time to fall in love with a new home. Take advantage of this special offer on select homes that close by 2/28/13.


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.


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