Welcome back to Out and About …where you can find out what’s happening in our community! I wish I could list for you the nearly 200 names of golfers and dozens of volunteers who made this year’s Lake Houston Family YMCA golf tournament a huge success!  Thankfully, the rain held off until the last golf team walked off the last hole played at Kingwood Country Club. Committee members Raymond Foster, Ken Marshall, Doug Stanley, Kim Maxey and Brian Leatherwood and the YMCA’s Cezar Gonzalez and Carol Sutton want to thank all the participants whose efforts will benefit the YMCA Partners Scholarship campaign. Administaff was the tournament sponsor, and other sponsors included: Edward Jones Kingwood, Dan Huberty, Embarq, Ken Austin & Associates, Kings Harbor, Kingwood Medical Center, Main Street Bank, Natural Gas Consultants, Observer Newspaper, State Representative Joe Crabb, The Mint National Bank, Amegy Bank, Doug Stanley, Fishman & Tobin, Monterey’s Little Mexico and Deerbrook Forest Chrysler Jeep. This week’s featured event: The fifth annual fundraiser and luncheon for The Mission (Community Outreach Center) in New Caney on Sept. 29 beginning at 11:30 am.  As in previous years, the venue will be the beautiful East Montgomery County Improvement District Building , located at 21575 U.S. Highway 59, and the luncheon will be catered by Amedeo’s. Proceeds from the luncheon will help families through several programs the Mission provides, including:  adult and children education courses; holiday assistance; job training; life skills classes; Feed My Lambs and many more. Tables of 8 are available for $500; $1,000; $2,000 and $3,500. Individual seating is $35.  This is one of my favorite causes – it’s always uplifting and a great opportunity to help the Mission in its dedication to breaking the cycle of poverty by giving a hand up, and not just a hand out. To reserve your table or seat, call 281-354-1200 or www.missionne.org August continue to be a great month for celebrating birthdays and anniversaries. Jean Kariotis celebrated at Chimichurri’s with daughter Karen Boughton. Jean wouldn’t say which birthday she was celebrating, but did admit that last year’s 80th was really a big celebration! Meanwhile, a lot of celebrating was going on over at Café du Bois: Sherrie Werner celebrating her 30th, (again! birthday with hubby Doug and in-laws Keith and Jen Werner; David Mason celebrating his birthday with lovely wife Katrina; Rod and Jan Miller were celebrating their 45th anniversary. Congratulations to all!  David Pipkin celebrated his birthday at Roma’s Cucina Italiana in Kingwood. In addition to being the birthday boy, David was also the entertainment for the evening, singing tunes ranging from Sinatra to George Strait to Wilson Pickett―that’s some range! Dwayne Ulrich even joined in on some of the music, with expert performances of “Piano Man” and Happy Birthday” on the trombone. As if that wasn’t enough entertainment, guests also watched the Olympics, danced, and enjoyed birthday cake! Some of those lucky folks included: Cheryl Johnson and her mom Judy; Tony and Cheryl Austin; Chris Stanzel and daughter Aspen, Londa Dunn, and Linda Morrill. Happy One Year Wedding Anniversary to Dave and Gwendolyn Condoleo-Crawford, and wedding congratulations to Judy Whitehead and Steve Fowler! Recently seen lunching at Chimichurri’s: Chet Harris and Jeremy Wilkerson. We weren’t exactly eavesdropping, but found out that Jeremy and his family are moving to Florida, and Chet will take over as president of the FamilyTime board.  The Wilkerson family will be missed in our community, and we wish them all the best in their new home! More than 150 friends and neighbors of area resident Ed Collier attended a Family Day Sports barbeque fundraiser for Ed at Molly’s Pub. Among those who showed support for Ed while enjoying food, drinks, games and silent auction: Gary Lambert; Phil Yuro; Sandy Horn; Trey and Dee Moore; Derold and Doris Maney; Mike Ferris, Jeff Heuer, Lorie Boughton, Phil Boughton, Steve and Terry Collier, Ken Erwin, Brian Zelenski; and Ed Collier, Jr. The Humble Area Chamber of Commerce’s third annual Ladies’ Night Out will be held Nov. 6 at the Humble Civic Center. This year’s theme is “Diva Las Vegas,” and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Women Helping Women Endowment Fund at Lonestar College - Kingwood. There will be a lavish Vegas - style buffet, sensational shopping, casino games, pamper stations, and a whole lot more! Event chairperson Yvette Bryars would love to hear from you if you would like to be a sponsor or a vendor. Tickets are on sale now at the Chamber office or online at www.ladiesnightoutonline.com. Ticket prices start at $50, now through Oct. 6, but go up to $60 per ticket after that, so don’t wait! For more information, visit the above Web site or call Stephanie at 281-319-8902. It’s not too early to think about Christmas shopping, so plan now for the annual Kingwood Women’s Club Annual Holiday Market, at the Humble Civic Center, Oct. 27 (Preview Party) and all day Oct. 28, with lunch catered by Carrabba’s. There will be many new and exciting vendors! For more information about sponsorships, vendor opportunities and advance tickets, visit www.kingwoodwomensclub.com. If you missed ordering your U.S. flag from Kingwood Rotary, here’s another opportunity. Contact Kingwood Rotarian Robert Westover at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 281-358-0684. Kingwood Rotarians will deliver a flag to your (Kingwood area) front yard to commemorate Sept. 11th, Veterans’ Day, Memorial Day, and the Fourth of July and proceeds from your contribution of $50 provides support for many worthwhile causes.   What’s on my calendar: Chocolate Festival, Sept. 8 and 9 at Humble Civic Center. Go to www.chocolatefestivaloftexas.com to purchase advance tickets or contact Selina Shadd at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve: Keller Williams NE is hosting a bash to benefit FamilyTime at Houston Airport Marriott Hotel. The theme is “Denim or Diamonds” – so dress (up or down) accordingly! More information to come. I’ll see you out and about!

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