Welcome back to Out and About … where you can find out what’s happening in our community! Torrential rains the day and night before did not dampen the spirits of those attending the East Montgomery County Improvement District Golf Tournament held at Oakhurst Golf Club last Thursday. Event planner, Pat Chandler, and her terrific team of volunteers, didn’t miss a beat, as everything was perfect for the tournament and lobster/steak dinner that followed. Some of the many folks who either volunteered, enjoyed a round of golf, great food, or some combination of the above included: Andy Dill; Mike Byers; Gay Nord; Katherine Persson; Henry Flores; Christian Shank; Rob Burgess; Chad and Devon Alexander; Sandra Dunphy; Linda White; George Flickinger; Barbara Vazquez; Tom Chandler; Bill McLendon; Kay Fitzsimons; Marilyn Gerry; Dawn Lawrence; Tricia Ryan; and Delilah Lewis. Andy says, “Same time; same place next year!” ‘Tis the season…for golf tournaments, that is! Here is another one you will want to support: Harkins House 2008 Charity Golf Tournament at Oakhurst Golf Club, Monday, Nov. 3. Underwriting opportunities and sponsorships range from $250 to $10,000; a foursome is $360; individual players $95. A highlight of the tournament will be the opportunity to bid on one of our favorite LPGA golf pros, Lori Tatum, to play on your team. With Lori on your team, you are sure to be a winner! Harkins House provides an alternative to abortion and a safe haven to young, homeless women facing unplanned pregnancies. Your support makes a huge, positive difference in the lives of these young women and the newborn babies that are afforded opportunities for safe, healthy, productive lives through Harkins House care and programs. Register online at www.harkinshouse.org, or call 832-527-0795 or 281-446-6461 for more information. This week’s featured event: You won’t want to miss Village Learning and Achievement Center’s fourth annual charity gala Saturday, Nov. 8 in the grand ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Houston North Greenspoint; 6:30 p.m.-midnight. (Make it a getaway weekend, and reserve a room for the night at a special rate!) This year’s theme is “Embrace the Fusion,” and the honoree for his service to VLAC and our community is our dear friend, Rick Alspaugh. You won’t want to miss this evening of good food, dancing, fabulous auction, and recognition of the awesome programs that VLAC provides for individuals with disabilities. Table sponsorships are available, ranging from $10,000 to $1,500; individual tickets for $235/couple; $125/individual. To reserve your spot, contact Eliza Hudson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Speaking of VLAC, Tracy Stunja opened her home to the VLAC luncheon committee to view her holiday collection of Etcetera fashions. Tracy will be providing the fashions for VLAC’s Picnic on the Park Ladies Luncheon and Easter Bonnet Contest, slated for Spring 2009. Enjoying a delicious luncheon, fashion commentary and a shopping adventure were: Cynthia Calvert; Janet Huberty; Devon Alexander; Frances Andrews; Kim Brusatori, Lisa Prusak, Theresa Johnson; Eliza Hudson, Joy Walter (Tracy’s beautiful sister); and many others. Stay tuned for updates! Since you have your 2009 calendar out and open, add this date: May 12, Society of St. Stephen Charity Tennis Tournament at Kingwood Country Club. The sponsorships are very affordable and all proceeds benefit SOSS programs, including food, clothing, household items, utility assistance; back to school shoes and supplies; and Thanksgiving and Christmas distributions for the needy in a number of zip codes. Call Diana Rutherford at 281-361-6401 or Margaret White at 281-360-7405 and reserve one of these sponsorships before they are all sold out: Silver - $100; Gold - $300; Platinum - $500. The Kingwood Wine Club was dampened, and delayed, but undaunted by Hurricane Ike! The September meeting was held at the home of Dr. Joe and MaryAnn Burckhardt, who sustained some damage to their home, but felt like celebrating anyway! The October meeting was hosted by Donn and Debbie McGuire, who were somewhat jet lagged after a wonderful 17-day vacation to Russia, but glad to be home and surrounded by friends and lots of good wine. Some of the 80 or so people who were lucky enough to attend one or both of those festive, fun gatherings included: Burke and Sarah Watson; John Cotter and Jacquie Hazelwood; Tim and Andrea Burgess; Dr. Claude Larose; Tim and Carol Hunt; Christopher and Jill Curran; Gail Fry; Dion and Suzie Johnson; Rick Starzyk; Mike and Marianna Baker; John and Dianna Broussard; Ted and Diana Price; Judith Anderson; Cherryl Young; Ed and Peggy Glazier; and Howard Pitman. Wedding bells and congratulations: Rich McIver and Holly Pavlick who recently wed in Houston’s gorgeous St. Anne’s Catholic Church, followed by a reception at The Houstonian. Of course, Holly was gorgeous, and the bridesmaids were stunning in brown strapless, floor length gowns, accented by cream silk sashes. The roses were beautiful beyond description! More wedding bells and congratulations to Tay (T.J.) Bagley and Aimee Rolls who were recently wed on the beach at sunset in Del Mar, surrounded by family and friends. The reception followed at En Fuego Cantina. Aimee was surprised with a honeymoon trip to a hacienda in Manzanilla, Mexico on a private jet! What’s on my calendar: Saturday, Nov. 15¯American Heart Association annual Heart Walk at Lone Star College Kingwood campus. Registration begins at 8; walk starts at 9 a.m. Join in the fun for a healthy start to your day (maybe even your year!) as you walk for good health, sample some good food and drinks. There will be music and entertainment for folks of all ages. To sign up or become a sponsor, visit kingwood.lonestar.edu/heartfest, or just come out the morning of the event! The Kingwood Big Band will perform Friday, Oct. 24 in the Lone Star College Kingwood Fine Arts Theatre (SFA) at 7:30 p.m. For more information on the Kingwood Big Band, Kingwood Chorale, or Kingwood Musical Arts Society visit: KingwoodMusicalArts.org, or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. I’ll see you out and about!

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