BEAR BRANCH FALL FEST The Bear Branch Elementary Elmer’s Fall Fest will be on, Oct. 25, from 5-8:30 p.m. at Bear Branch Elementary. There will be new games, food and a DJ. There will be bungee trampoline, mechanical bull riding, face painting, spin art, carnival games and lots of inflatables. There will be a silent auction and a kids’ class basket raffle. Three and under free. KINGWOOD CHORALE HIGH SCHOOL INVITATIONAL CONCERT The Kingwood Chorale will join the top choirs of Atascocita and Kingwood Park high schools in works by Handel, Haydn and Mendelssohn. Sunday, Oct.19, 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Kingwood. For more information visit kingwoodmusicalarts.org. CELEBRATE SCHOOLS! On Saturday, Oct. 26, from 1-5 p.m., Deerbrook Mall presents Celebrate Schools!, a community event when area schools and organizations are invited to the shopping center to spotlight clubs or organizations and projects, raise funds and awareness and celebrate education. All funds raised go directly to the participating schools for funding, supplies and activities. For more information, call 281-446-5300. HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE The Kingwood Women’s Club’s 17th annual Holiday Marketplace Preview Party will be, Oct. 28, at the Humble Civic Center from 6-9 p.m. Advanced tickets $25; includes general admission on Oct. 29. The Marketplace has more than 90 booths: holiday decorations, home door, clothing, jewelry, gourmet food items, baby and gift items. It will be, Oct. 29, at the Civic Center from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $10 at door / $8 in advance. Shopping and Luncheon $25. Luncheon 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. provided by Carrabba’s. For tickets, call 281-540-9346 or purchase online at www.kingwoodwomensclub.com. HUMBLE FALL FESTIVAL A huge festival will take place at the Humble Civic Center on, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. With live music, a pumpkin patch, more than 300 vendors selling art, collectibles, antiques, jewelry and more, enjoy a costume contest, cake walk, trackless train rides, a kids’ area and an alligator petting zoo. Free parking and admission. CERT TRAINING The City of Humble Office of Emergency Management will be hosting C.E.R.T. training until, Nov. 5, at the “Phillip Cezeaux Recreation Center.” Classes will be each Tuesday evening from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required due to space. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. GHBC Greater Houston Business Connection (GHBC) is a professional business organization offering networking opportunities to individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations with the intent of doing business with each other, as well as referring our business associates, colleagues, family and friends to our members. GHBC is a leads networking organization whereby we offer an exclusive category to each member. The GHBC meets at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 16 at Amedeo’s. $15. NWA AND NEW JAPAN WRESTLING “Invasion” coming to the Humble Civic Center, NWA and New Japan Wrestling for Friday, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit nwaringside.com. DISPOSE HAZARDOUS HOUSEHOLD ITEMS The city’s Solid Waste Management Department will host a BOPA (Batteries, Oil, Paint and Antifreeze) recycling event Saturday, Oct. 26, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Kingwood Metro Park and Ride. This event is free and open to the public. Potential hazardous household items such as batteries, oil, paint and antifreeze will be collected. ACCEPTED ITEMS: Only rechargeable household & automobile batteries, used motor oil and filters, cooking oil, latex paint, and antifreeze). Antifreeze – 15 gallon limit. Appliances: air conditioners, freezers, refrigerators. Scrap metal. Used motor oil will be limited to 15-gallons. All liquids are required to be in sealed, non-leaking containers. The original container with label is preferable. ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED: Business, medical and agricultural waste will not be accepted. Ammunition, electronics, explosives, household trash, medical waste, paint without labels, radioactive waste, smoke detectors, tires, PCBs, compressed gas cylinders, dioxins, oil-based paints, solvents, flammables, pesticides, herbicides and other similar hazardous materials will also not be accepted at this event. Must present driver’s license and water bill as proof of residency. For more information, please contact Sandra Jackson at 713-837-9164 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. ASTROS TO SALUTE VETERANS AND THE MILITARY Veterans Day, Monday, November 11. There will be a screening of the award-winning documentary: Honor Flight:One Last Mission. Starting at 11:00 a.m. - Gates open with musical entertainment and concessions available. Due to high demand for complimentary tickets, early arrival is strongly recommended. Tickets must be reserved by Nov.1. GARDENING AT MERCER This fall, Mercer will be holding two classes. Basic Gardening will be from now until, Dec. 10, for beginner to intermediate level gardeners. Landscape and Garden Plants will be until Dec. 12, and will focus on plants that can be successfully cultivated and utilized in this climate. Both classes will be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, call 281-443-8731. BRIDGE Come play Party Bridge at the Kingwood Community Center. Located at corner of W. Lake Houston and Rustic Wood. Every Wednesday 12-3 p.m. Open to all experience levels. ENJOY KNITTING Jacqueline Baca teaches the art of knitting at the Kingwood Community Center. Classes are Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. For more information, call 281-348-2570. TWYLA’S FRIENDS Twyla’s Friends Dog Rescue has a meet-and-greet on the first and third Saturday of every month from 1-4 p.m. in the parking lot of Kingwood United Methodist Church, at the corner of Woodland Hills Drive and Crystal Springs Drive. For more information, visit twyla.petfinder.org/. low cost vaccinations The Mobile Vet Clinic will offer vaccinations at a low cost to your pets on Thursday, Dec. 16, from 4 - 6:30 at the Kingwood Dog Park. No appointment necessary. For directions, see kingwooddogpark.com. PAGE TURNERS The Page Turners, a local book discussion group, meets at the Kingwood Community Center the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Alan at 281-359-2285. SENIOR PINOCHLE Come out for fun and friendship when Senior Pinochle meets Tuesdays at 1 p.m. at Kingwood United Methodist Church. Contact Rick Wilcox for more information at 281-360-5650. KINGWOOD FARMER’S MARKET The Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce brings the Farmer’s Market, sponsored by The Overlook, to Kingwood’s Town Center Park every Thursday from 2-6 p.m. Every first and third Thursday of the month Kingwood Garden Center will have an “Ask a Master Gardener” kiosk at the Farmer’s Market. TAI CHI FOR ARTHRITIS This takes place every Saturday, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Join certified instructor John Spencer for this free beginners class that helps relieve pain associated with arthritis and fibromyalgia, relieves stress and improves balance in the calming atmosphere of the garden. Most classes will meet outdoors under the treehouse portico or near Baldwin Boettcher Library. GET FIT KINGWOOD The “Get Fit Kingwood” program is free and is open to the public. Suggested items to bring would be water bottles, a towel, athletic shoes and proper workout attire. Every Monday at 10:30 a.m. and every Thursday at 6 p.m. For more information, call 281-348-2570. MY BLANK CANVAS KingWood Art Collective will be holding workshops on every third Thursday of the month from 4-6 p.m. at the Kingwood Community Center. All supplies and materials are included; $25 flat rate per class per participant. There is a maximum capacity of 16. NEEDLEPOINT Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at 6:45 p.m., at Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. conference room, 1826 Kingwood Drive at Ladbrook. For more information, call 281-359-4341, or visit needlepoint.org. CROCHET If crochet and looking for a place to visit others that crochet, come join the group at the stand-alone Starbuck’s in Humble. We meet up at 7 p.m. on Saturday evenings. Hoping to generate interest of participates to join the Crochet Guild of America. FRIDAY MORNING NETWORKING The business networking group meet every Friday morning from 7-8:30 a.m. at Saltgrass Steakhouse in Humble. The meeting is chair exclusive. For more information, call Celese at 304-610-6661. 7:45 NETWORKING Free Networking every Tuesday in Kingwood/Humble. Bring 50+ business cards to distribute to the group. They are a not-for-profit, grass-roots, non political, non funded, free and fun organization. Meets at Embody in Kingwood from 7:45-8:45 a.m. Cutlines: Cindy Holder, of HappyHappy Pickles, at the Harvest to Holidays Gift Market benefiting Help Lauren Learn. Lawrence Pope, executive vice president of administration and chief human resources officer of Halliburton, awards a $50,000 donation to The Village at the 20th Annual Halliburton Charity Golf Tournament on Oct. 2 at The Clubs of Kingwood. The Village, formerly the Village Learning & Achievement Center, supports the inclusion of children and adults with disabilities. Pope (second from right) is pictured with (from left) Halliburton Principle Admin Specialist Natalie Johnson; The Village Community Relations Manager Michele Dykstra; The Village CEO Kim Brusatori; and The Village Development Associate Hannah Burris. For more information about The Village, visit www.villagelac.org. Amazing volunteers received the Heart of Society awards at a recent Society of St. Stephen volunteer luncheon. Left to right are Charles Jones, Lynn Harper – SOSS Director and Margaret White.

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