It takes a village: Kingwood community events calendar – Nov. 30

KINGWOOD AREA QUILT GUILD

The quilt guild invites the public to a Christmas party Dec. 1
at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 2929 Woodland Hills Drive in
Kingwood. There will be games, food, door prizes and fun. Guild
meetings start at 7 p.m. For more information, visit
www.KingwoodAreaQuiltGuild.com.

CHRISTMAS PET PHOTOS

Santa and Clifford the Big Red Dog will be visiting the AABY
Thrift Shop on Dec. 3 for Christmas photos. There will be fun and
treats for two-legged and four-legged alike. Visitors can bring
their own cameras or have their picture developed on site. All
families are welcome. Cats and their people are scheduled from
10-11 a.m. Dogs and all others will be 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Santa hats,
reindeer antlers, tuxedos and other outfits will be available.
There is a $5 requested donation to AABY’s Building Fund and SOS
program. For more information, call 281-358-4866. The AABY Thrift
Shop is located in Kingwood at 24551 Loop 494 at Northpark
Drive.

HARTA

Humble Area Retired Teachers Association will hold its next
meeting on Dec. 5 at the Instructional Support Center, 4810
Magnolia Cove Drive in Kingwood. Social time will begin at 9:30
a.m. with the business meeting at 10. Highlights of this holiday
meeting will include the Kingwood Park High School Madrigal Choir,
holiday gift exchange and luncheon. Attendees should bring a
wrapped gift for the raffle and a dish of choice for the luncheon.
All retired school personnel and their guests from the surrounding
areas are invited to attend. For further information, contact Nancy
at 281-812-9493.

BOOK CLUB

The Kingwood Page Turners will meet Dec. 5 and Dec. 19 at St.
Martha Catholic Church, 4301 Woodridge Parkway, Porter, in Room 2
at 7 p.m. Discussion will be on the book “Unbroken” by Laura
Hillenbrand, a current New York Times bestseller. All are welcome.
Call Alan for more information at 281-359-2285.

KINGWOOD GARDEN CLUB

The Kingwood Garden Club’s annual Christmas luncheon will be
Dec. 6 at 9 a.m. at Sorrento Ristorante, located at 23918 U.S.
Highway 59 N. in Kingwood. The program will feature Jacqueline
D’Elia, a freelance writer and photographer for Buchanan’s Native
Plant blog. She is also author of the Southern Post Journal blog.
The meeting is open to members and guests. For more information,
visit www.kingwoodgardenclub.org.

KINGWOOD MEMORY GROUP

The Kingwood Memory Group will meet Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. The Rev.
Patrick Evans will speak about Alzheimer’s disease and family
dynamics. The meeting will be held at Kingwood United Methodist
Church, 1799 Woodland Hills Drive, in Room K103. For more
information, call Millie Craig at 281-358-3794.

KINGWOOD AREA REPUBLICAN WOMEN

Kingwood Area Republican Women will celebrate the Christmas
season with a luncheon on Dec. 7 at Kingwood Country Club.
Newly-elected officers for 2012 will be installed by the Hon. Judge
Ed Emmett, and special musical entertainment will be provided by
KARW member Deborah Wedekind, whose first CD, “Clear Skies Ahead,”
was released recently. Guests are asked to bring unwrapped gift
items benefiting children or adults for Mission Northeast. Spouses
are welcome. The event will begin at 11 a.m. with luncheon, $20, to
be served at 11:30 followed by the program. Reservations are
required by noon Dec. 5 by contacting Wendy Alexander at
832-753-6824 or Betty Newton at 281-360-1125. For more information,
visit www.kingwoodarearepublicanwomen.org.

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

Visit the Magnolia Blossom Home Garden Boutique at
Warren’s Southern Gardens Dec. 10 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. for a holiday
open house to enjoy festive decorations, hot chocolate and cookies
to get visitors in the holiday spirit. Children can have their
picture taken with a country Santa and make a fun craft to take
home. The program is free and open to the public. Warren’s is
located at 1675 Northpark Drive in Kingwood. For more information,
call 281-354-6111.

HOLIDAY CENTERPIECES

Join Master Gardener Sherry Cruse Dec. 10 at 10 a.m. at Warren’s
Southern Gardens and learn how to create a festive holiday
centerpiece using fresh flowers, decorative ribbon and a fun
container. This demonstration establishes that arranging a table
display does not have to be expensive or time consuming. For a $20
fee to cover the cost of supplies, participants can create and take
home an arrangement. Registration is required by calling
281-354-6111 or emailing warrenssoutherngardens@gmail.com by Dec.
7. Warren’s is located at 1675 Northpark Drive in Kingwood.

DYSLEXIA PARENT SUPPORT GROUP

Parents of students with dyslexia or reading challenges are
invited to attend the group’s next meeting on Feb. 29 at 7 p.m. at
Christ the King Lutheran Church, 3803 West Lake Houston Parkway,
Kingwood. The group meets on the last Tuesday of most months and
seeks to empower parents on the journey of identifying, educating
and nurturing a child with dyslexia. Visit
sites.google.com/site/DyslexiaOfKingwood, or contact Deanie Allen
at DeanieAllen22@gmail.com or 713-582-5253 for more
information.

KINGWOOD GARDEN CLUB SCHOLARSHIPS

Kingwood Garden Club offers scholarships to students who intend
to spend their professional lives pursuing the same mission as KGC
– researching, protecting and fostering horticultural plants, trees
and wildlife. Applicants must have attended Kingwood, Kingwood Park
or New Caney High schools; be a junior, senior in college or a
graduate student; and be majoring in a horticulture- or
environmental sciences-related field. The application for 2012 is
available at www.kingwoodgardenclub.org. Applications are due by
April 1, 2012.


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