Cutline 1: Harris County Pct. 4 Constable Ron Hickman’s Office recently held “Operation Turkey Dinner” and delivered fully cooked dinners to needy families across north Houston. The dinners fed a family of six to eight and consisted of an oven roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, old fashioned stuffing, turkey gravy, dinner rolls, cranberry sauce, a pumpkin pie and a 2 liter soft drink. Cutline 2: The City of Humble held the annual Christmas parade recently. Girl Scout Troop 9549 was represented by Saylor Robinson, Serenity Clinton and Paige Clark. The Atascocita High School Madrigal Choir kicked off the parade with Christmas carols. Photo by Susan McFarland Cutline 3: Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital employees came to the aid of area families who rely on assistance from Humble Area Assistance Ministries (HAAM). Memorial Hermann Northeast employees donated 10,044 pounds of food, surpassing their goal by 44 pounds. At the Memorial Hermann Northeast loading dock are Hospital CEO Louis Smith (far right) with members of the Partners in Caring team who, along with Chaplain Andy Chou (fifth from right), organized the food drive. Also pictured are HAAM Executive Director Jim Randall (second from right) and members of the HAAM team. TEXAS GULF COAST GARDNER SESSION Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens and The Mercer Society (TMS), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, are now offering the third and final segment of the Texas Gulf Coast Gardener (TGCG) program beginning Monday, Jan. 27, for a six-week period on-site at Mercer. Tier 3 classes focus on landscape design, the use of hardscapes and water features in the landscape, and sustainable design practices. Classes will be held every Monday from Jan. 27 through March 3, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., with a one-hour lunch break. The cost of enrollment for TMS members is $100; enrollment for non-members is $115. Participants will receive a text book, class supplies, and a custom-designed TGCG gardening apron. Registration is open now through Jan. 20. Call 281-443-8731 or visit the park to enroll. HEARTS OF GOLD GALA The community is invited to honor the 2013 Women of Achievement Saturday Jan. 25, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1200 Louisiana Street, Houston. There will be dinner, an awards presentation, auction and dancing. To purchase tickets and for information, visit BRIDGE FEST 5K 2014 The public is invited to join the Lake Houston YMCA Saturday, Feb. 1, for this great annual event presented by Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital. Proceeds benefit the annual YMCA scholarship campaign. Bridge Fest includes a one-half mile race for kids 6 and under; 1 mile race for kids 7-12 and the 5K run or walk for all ages. Register online before Jan. 30 at the All participants must have an application with complete information and there will be no refunds. SUPERBOWL SUNDAY PARTY The public is invited to attend the Kingwood Market Days kick-off Superbowl Sunday, Feb. 2, with more than 100 vendors. There will be a huge tailgating party in the park with the Super Bowl being shown on a 30-foot screen in Kingwood Town Center. To set up a barbecue pit for tailgating, contact Mike at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. is limited. ATASCOCITA MIDDLE SCHOOL ANNIVERSARY DINNER FUNDRAISER This special tribute will be Friday, Feb. 21, at 6 p.m. at the Walden Country Club. Ron Westerfield, the opening principal, and Nancy Foisner, the original theater teacher, will be the honored guests. Those who know other faculty/staff from 30 years ago are asked to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. purchase adult-only tickets, visit GOODTIMERS Goodtimers are a non-denominational group of adults over 50, sponsored by Atascocita United Methodist Church. They hold meetings the second Thursday of each month in the AUMC Life Center, 19325 Pinehurst Trail Drive. Fellowship begins at 10 a.m. For more information, call 281-852-4225 or 281-689-1978. KINGWOOD MARKET DAYS This event is held the first Sunday of each month throughout the year. There will be live music, a kids zone and more than 100 vendors selling many different things. For more information, visit This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. GALVESTON RESTAURANT WEEK Galveston Restaurant Week will bring Galveston’s vibrant food scene to life Jan. 12-25 when more than 30 of the island痴 finest restaurants show off their tastiest dishes. Proceeds will benefit the Galveston County Food Bank. For details and a list of participating restaurants, visit HUMBLE ROTARY The Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at the Humble Civic Center on Will Clayton Parkway in Humble. For more information, visit

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