Welcome back to Out and About … where you can find out what’s happening in our community! The dog (and cat) days of May unfolded at King’s Harbor as AABY (Animals Always Believe in You) held a fabulously fun “Afternoon of the Arts.” It was a “purrfect” spring afternoon as guests strolled beautiful King’s Harbor, some of them being led by their favorite four-legged friends, including Simba Bagley. KSBJ Radio was broadcasting onsite. The food was fabulous, and for a mere $20 donation to AABY, there was plenty of it. Kudos to behind the scenes coordinator Cherrie Ledoux, owner of A Grand Affair Catering! Cheryl Johnson and company served wine; local artists’ work was on display; there was a silent auction of original and donated treasures; and a great Kid’s Corner. And there was music―lots of it – from Creekwood Middle School cello players to the classics; from Larry and Deborah Wedekind and Marvin Monk to jazz and much more. The lovely and ever stylish AABY director Kay Pass was thrilled with the generosity of the crowd. Faces in the crowd: Robert Scarfo; Gwendolyn Condoleo Crawford; Carolyn McCarty; Jess and Danell Fields; Glenn Redmon; Karen Boughton. In addition to all the outdoor festivities, many folks took advantage of the Harbor’s great restaurants, Raffa’s, Chimichurri’s, and Zammitti’s for late lunch or early dinner. This week’s featured event: Lyle Lovett in Concert at Humble Civic Center, Friday, May 16! Reception and raffle from 6:30 – 7:30; dinner and program begin at 7:30. Tickets are $100 per person, including a wonderful dinner; cash bar. Table sponsorships are available at $5,000 and $2,500, and include a private reception with Lyle prior to the dinner. Raffle tickets are $20/each or six for $100 and offer the chance to win a Lyle Lovett autographed guitar OR a backstage get-together with Lyle and his band after the performance! Contact Jim Sumner at 713-553-8790 or 281-703-5952, or www.ronhickman.com. The May meeting of the North Harris County Criminal Justice Association was a unique open forum with contributions of law enforcement history from none other than recently retired Precinct 4 Chief Larry Shiflet and Humble Mayor Donnie McMannes. These gentlemen entertained the breakfast crowd with tales from “long ago” when they were starting out in law enforcement. Did you know that the Mayor originally began his law enforcement career with Houston Police Department Narcotics Division? Faces in the crowd: a full contingency of Humble City Council members; Humble City Manager Darrell Boeske; Police Chief Gary Warman; Lex Baquer; Diane Trautman; Judy Luquette; Houston City Councilman Mike Sullivan; State Rep. Joe Crabb; Betty Hogan. The long-awaited opening of Chimichurri’s South American Grill in King’s Harbor has arrived! Owners Ronald and Rosa Perez and Rosa’s sister Patricia, who is the manager, are greeting patrons with big smiles, an incredibly delicious menu, numerous drink selections, and friendly wait staff eager to please! Did I mention the lovely and elegant interior décor? Out on the patio, comfy cushions are lime green; a cover offers shade from the afternoon sun; lit torches keep the bugs away, and there is a big fireplace, just waiting to keep us warm on a cool evening. The menu includes Churrasco steaks, of course; beer battered shrimp; plantains; amazing appetizers and decadent desserts you won’t find anywhere in this area. Faces in the crowd: Sparky, Wendy and Nicholas Nolan; Cheryl Young; Phil and Karen Boughton; Dave and Gwendolyn Crawford; C. J. (Cheryl) Johnson; Cheryl’s mom Judy; Dwayne Ulrich; Christopher Curran; Jill Bagley. Rainy days and Mondays…meant the postponement of Village Learning and Achievement Center’s annual golf tournament. Good news – it’s been rescheduled for Monday, Sept. 8, at Tour 18. If you are already registered, you are good to go! If not, contact Eliza Hudson, 281-358-6172 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Jazz Saxophonist Paul Peacock and pianist Greg Scott filled Amedeo’s with great music on a recent Jazz night. Enjoying the evening: Ted and Diana Price; Ed and Teresa Dormer; Holly Oberst; Paul and Denise Krieger; Mike Thompson; Ronnie and Brenda Chance with daughter Robin Herrera; Daniel and Cherrie Ledoux; Wade and Mary Beckman; Tony Austin; Gary Carriere with his brother and sister-in-law, Brian and Cindy, visiting from Houston. Jazz night regulars Owen and Mary Ruth Jones and Howard Pitman were missed! Kingwood Area Republican Women’s Club (KARW) is sponsoring Lilabeth Halling from Kingwood High School to attend the Texas Bluebonnet Girls’ State, scheduled for June 17-24 at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin. For more information about KARW, visit www.kingwoodarearepublicanwomen.org or contact Alice Rekeweg at 281-360-7457. Congratulations to Maplebrook Elementary School! They now have a paved track for the kids, thanks to support from MUD District 153 and Maplebrook’s awesome PTO! The 2008 American Heart Association Greater Lake Houston Heart Walk is November 15! This event is open to corporate, group, family, friends, and individual walkers. For information, contact Linda McSwain, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Put it on your calendar―more to come! Kim will be here for the next few weeks. I’ll see you out and about!

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