MOTHERS ARE JEWELS LUNCHEON

The 6th Annual Mothers are Jewels Luncheon, benefiting FamilyTime Crisis and Counseling Center, is set for Thursday, April 20, at 10 a.m. and will feature Judge Laryssa Korduba, Scott Brady and Dorothy Alspaugh. $65 per person. There will be a special jewelry and designer handbag sale, a silent auction and a raffle to win United Airlines tickets. For information, visit familytimeccc.org or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

MARCH OF REMEMBRANCE

The 2017 Kingwood March of Remembrance will be held at Kings Harbor, 1660 W. Lake Houston Pkwy., Kingwood, Saturday, April 22, beginning with an opening ceremony at 1:30 p.m. and continuing with a memorial walk to the future Holocaust Garden of Remembrance. Free. Visit marchofremembrancehouston.org/registration.

 

HEALTHY KIDS DAY

The Lake Houston Family YMCA will sponsor Healthy Kids Day Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the outside pavilion (weather permitting).  Fun activities for all.  Register for summer programs including day camp, swim lessons, youth sports and specialty camps. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call 281-360-2500, Ext. 2002, or visit ymcahouston.org/lake-houston.

 

EARTH DAY BIRTHDAY FESTIVAL

The Groves, 17317 Cathedral Pines Dr., Humble, is holding its second Annual Earth Day Birthday Festival Saturday, April 22, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Enjoy a variety of free, family-friendly outdoor entertainment, including live music by Mix 96.5; a face painter; photo booth; bounce house; food and drinks supplied by local sponsors; lawn games and more. Free. For information, visit facebook.com/events /1854572168118074, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 832-777-0400.

 

U-HAUL HAS NEW ATASCOCITA HOME

Atascocita RV Sales at 3010 Atascocita Road has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Humble community. Atascocita RV Sales owner Mike Soto offers U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, support rental items, and in-store pickup for boxes. Every U-Haul truck placed in a community helps keep 19 personally owned, large-capacity vehicles, pickups, SUVs and vans off the road. Fewer vehicles means less traffic congestion, less pollution, less fuel burned, and cleaner air.  Reserve U-Haul products at this dealer location by calling 281-441-2721.

 

NO TAX ON EMERGENCY ITEMS

Texans can purchase certain items tax free during the state’s sales tax holiday for emergency preparation supplies, April 22-24. There’s no limit on the number of qualifying items you can purchase. These include: batteries, fuel containers and flashlights priced at less than $75; hurricane shutters and emergency ladders priced at less than $300; smoke detectors; first aid kits; mobile telephone batteries and mobile telephone chargers; and portable generators priced at less than $3,000. Purchases that do not qualify include: batteries for automobiles, boats and other motorized vehicles; camping stoves and camping supplies; chain saws; plywood; extension ladders and stepladders; and tents. A list of supplies that may be purchased tax free can be found at comptroller.texas.gov.

 

YOGA UNDER THE STARS

Enjoy an all-level yoga practice outside on the shores of beautiful Lake Houston with LifePower yoga teachers, Beata Handler and Laura Trachtman, on April 21 from 6-7 p.m. It is open to the public and free, and will be held every third Friday March to October at Kings Harbor, 1660 W. Lake Houston Pkwy. For questions, contact Laura Trachtman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

HCTO TRAINS 1,000 VOLUNTEERS

Tax Assessor-Collector and Voter Registrar Ann Harris Bennett said recently that the voter registration division of the Harris County Tax Office has trained and appointed over 1,000 volunteer deputy voter registrars in 2017 as of March 14. Also known as VDVRs, these volunteers assist the voter registrar in helping citizens of Harris County register to vote in upcoming elections.“Our VDVRs are the backbone of voter outreach and engagement,” said Bennett. “We have trained nearly double the number of VDVRs in 2017 so far than at this time in years past. “ 

 

WOMEN TO WOMEN

Women Helping Women 2 Network group has started a new meeting group in Kingwood. All are welcome to join the group for socializing and lunch. WHW2N meets April 20 at Los Cucos Mexican Cafe 23730 Hwy. 59 North from noon-1 p.m. Visit whw2n.com for more information. 

 

WIND DOWN WEDNESDAYS

Treat yourself to a mid-week break and enjoy a free concert in the Kings Harbor plaza every Wednesday in April from 5-8 p.m. April 19: Ken Gaines, Texas singer and songwriter; April 26: George Coward, pop and jazz. Free. For more information, go to kings-harbor.com/events/detail/wind-down-wednesdays

 

SUGAR PLUM PARTIES

There will be a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting for Sugar Plum Parties April 19 from 4-5 p.m. Sugar Plum is located at 3824 Atascocita Rd. Ste.108 in Atascocita. 

 

NEW HOME DEPOT

A new Home Depot store in Summerwood opened April 6 near the intersection of West Lake Houston Parkway and Beltway 8. The Home Depot is the largest home improvement retailer in the world with more than 2,200 stores internationally. 

 

MAIN EVENT TO OPEN

Main Event will open its new Humble location May 2. The 50,000-square-foot facility will offer 22 bowling lanes, two laser tag floors and a restaurant. Other activities will include a pool, dozens of video games and gravity ropes. 

 

MIDWAY ANNOUNCES RENEWED OFFICE TENANT 

Orion Engineered Carbons has renewed the lease for office space at Kings Harbor. A new tenant, Comfort & Care Medical Supplies, Inc., has signed a lease, a Kings Harbor spokesperson said. Orion, a carbon black company, occupies 19,390 square feet and is a producer of high-quality carbon blacks, focusing on collaborative partnerships with customers in rubber and pigment applications. Comfort & Care Medical Supplies, Inc. occupies 1,835 square feet of second-level office space.

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