COMMUNITY-FOCUSED CHAMBER LUNCHEONCOMMUNITY-FOCUSED CHAMBER LUNCHEON
The Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce will host a new luncheon, Community Matters, Tuesday, April 24, from11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Walden Country Club. Chris Butsch, community executive director of Lake Houston Family YMCA and East Montgomery County YMCA; Judy Cox, executive director of FamilyTime Crisis and Counseling Center; Millie Garrison, executive director of Humble Area Assistance Ministries; and Jerri Monbaron, executive director of the Humble ISD Education Foundation, will discuss the need of organizations like theirs. The panel discussion will be moderated by Family Promise of Lake Houston Executive Director Carole Brady.
MY PLATES AUCTION
My Plates will be conducting their biggest auction of the year, the Great Plate Auction. The auction will showcase 50 select, highly sought-after license plate messages with many never before available, including seven letter messages such as 40 ACRES and GO TEXAS.Some of the featured lots include rare two-digit numbers 17 and 99, as well as the single letter plate Z. The auction will be conducted online and will run through April 25. Those interested can visit myplates.com/auction for more information and to view the complete list of plates for sale.
CELEBRATE NATIONAL ARBOR DAY BY PLANTING TREES
National Arbor Day is Friday, April 27, and the Arbor Day Foundation is making it easy for anyone to celebrate the annual tree-planting holiday. Join the foundation in April and receive 10 free shade trees. By joining in April, new members will receive the following trees: red oak, sugar maple, weeping willow, bald cypress, thornless honeylocust, pin oak, river birch, tuliptree, silver maple and red maple. The trees will be shipped postpaid with enclosed planting instructions at the right time for planting in April or May. The 6- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge. To become a member of the foundation and receive the free trees, send a $10 contribution to TEN FREE SHADE TREES, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410 by April 30, or visit arborday.org/april.
COMMUNE WITH NATURE AT WOODRIDGE FOREST
Attendees can become one with nature while celebrating the community and supporting local schools at Woodstock Fest from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at 22525 Soaring Woods Ln. in Woodridge Forest. Free and open to the public, the event celebrates the grand opening of the Woodridge Forest trail connection to more than 75 miles of Kingwood hike-and-bike trails with music by Jaime Casco and opportunities to shop more than 35 local vendors. Spindletap will be on hand with craft brews and food vendors will offer savory and sweet fare. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the New Caney Education Foundation. The first 50 people to arrive will receive a complimentary Woodridge Forest sports chair. For more information, visit woodridgeforest.com/events.
SMALL BUSINESS EXPO
Running or starting a small business can seem overwhelming, but there is help available. The Lone Star College-Small Business Development Center is hosting the Small Business Expo to help business owners learn ways to improve their bottom line. The event will take place May 1 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at 5000 Research Forest Dr., The Woodlands. To register or for more information, visit LoneStar.edu/SBDC.
HUMBLE BIZCOM TO OFFER COMMUNITY UPDATES
Join businesses, community leaders and school officials at Humble BizCom presented by Memorial Herman Northeast for updates about developments in the community from 11 a.m.-noon Thursday, May 3 at Humble High School. Speakers will offer updates on local projects, the school board elections, and more. BizCom is free of charge to the community with a complimentary lunch for those who register. To register or for information about BizCom groups in your community, visit LakeHouston.org or call 281-446-2128.
The Houston Airport System is holding a free, family-friendly festival and barbecue cook-off May 4 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the North Trail Head Entry at FM 1960 and Farrell Rd. The event will feature free food, live entertainment, trail rides with the Airport Rangers, and kid activities such as bounce houses, a balloon artist and face painting. The cook-off will feature teams representing airport stakeholders, including the Houston Airport System, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Houston Police Department, Houston Fire Department, SSP America, Crain Worldwide Logistics, and HMS Host.