Welcome back to Out and About … where you can find out what’s happening in our community! March 12 was “out and about” with Guy, Karen, Eva, Dave, Thomas, Jenna, Brent, Steve, Mark and a host of community leaders who served as “Principal for a Day” at the annual Humble ISD event. I had the privilege of being with Dave Martin at Kingwood High School and spending the morning with the amazing Melissa Hayhurst and her team of assistant principals, including Liz Rogers, Barb Campbell and Belinda Zoet The principals and volunteers, along with the Humble ISD administrative team, were treated to lunch at Outback Steakhouse, courtesy of Outback owner Stephen Clay Long, and Stephen Pauze, AXA Financial Advisors. Meanwhile, at Kingwood Country Club, Kingwood Hi Neighbor celebrated their 35th birthday, and saluted past presidents. Those ladies present: Karen Cassidy (1976); Halene Crossman (1979-80); Marianne Lincoln (1982-83); Leah Barnes (1983-84); Barbara Gere (1985-86); Juanita Goss (1987-88); Janine Spiller (1994-95); Linda Herndon (2001-02): Leanne Luciano (2003-04); Patricia Burt (2007-08), and this year’s president, Cherryl Young. This week’s featured event: Village Learning and Achievement Center’s annual Picnic on the Park luncheon and style show at the Houston Airport Marriott Hotel, Wednesday, April 1. Get a sneak peak at the best in spring fashions from Etcetera, presented by Tracy Stunja, and a Spring 2009 fashion trend analysis by Cathy Fitzpatrick Cleary. One lucky lady will be pre-selected for a makeover that day. There will be celebrity waiters, including Joe Cleary, Rick Alspaugh, Robert Scarfo, Philippe Cras, Larry Shiflet, John Sheridan, and David Dickson, working for tips that benefit VLAC. Shopping begins at 10 a.m., with the luncheon and style show from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., and another hour to shop after that¯what fun! The event benefits VLAC programs for adults with disabilities. Contact VLAC at 281-358-6172 for more info. Holy Trinity Episcopal School’s annual gala was the best ever! The silent auction was amazing, the band fantastic, and several women dressed in beautiful saris, in keeping with the “Titans at the Taj Majal” theme. Faces in the crowd: Don and Shirley Ellisor; Allen and Reba Kingsbury; Richard and Meredith Hawley; Kent and Laura Hawley; Ben and Jane Robles; Hutch and Susan Stewart; Paul and Paula Yale; Marlece Davis; Julie Rodeheaver; Shawn and Deanne Holmes; Vince and Chris Temples; Mike and Edie Cherubino; Jackie and Marsha Barnard; Robert Lunson; Eileen Booher; Karyn Brenza; Cindy Brenza and Chris Parker. Kudos to gala chairs Ruth Davies and Angela Hall. Keller Williams Realty Northeast concert at Kings Harbor is Friday, March 20. The “March for the Troops Concert” will feature the Riverbank Band and salute local men and women serving in the military. The band will perform patriotic music, along with blues, and rock n’ roll –something for everyone! Raffa’s will offer an outdoor cash bar, and all Kings Harbor restaurants will offer dinner to go during the concert; lawn chairs and coolers are welcome. Concert goers are asked to bring (or several), adult-sized pair of socks, and the Blue Star Moms will ship them to our troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. This is always a wonderful venue for great music, friends and fun, and now for a great cause. For more information, www.clikKWne.com. Kingwood Area Republic Women’s Club will hold their monthly meeting March 25 at Kingwood Country Club. Beginning at 11 a.m. meet and greet; an optional buffet lunch at 11:30, with the program beginning at noon. This month meet the candidates for the Humble ISD Board of Trustees. Make your lunch reservation to Betty Newton at 281-360-1125 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information, contact Halene Crossman at 281-361-5454 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. New Horizons will host their annual gala, Saturday, March 21, from 6-10 p.m. at the East Montgomery County Improvement District Complex, U.S. Highway 59 and Community Drive. Tickets are $50 each; a table of eight only $400, including dinner, entertainment and dancing, along with live and silent auctions. This year’s theme is “The Retro Ball,” so pick your favorite time in history and dress the part! For tickets or more info about this wonderful organization:  281-689-8500 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Kingwood Rotary and Texas Roadhouse are teaming up to sponsor a blood drive in the Roadhouse parking lot Saturday, March 28, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Everyone who donates will receive a free “Commit for Life” T - shirt and a coupon for a free appetizer at Texas Roadhouse. Call Carolyn Wise, 713-898-6611. Happy 45th anniversary to Owen and Mary Ruth Jones! By the time you read this, 203 members of the Kingwood High School marching band and their chaperones will have returned from Chicago, where the band marched in the prestigious annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. I’ll see you out & about!

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