Welcome back to Out and About … where you can find out what’s happening in our community! The Picnic on the Park annual luncheon was a smashing success! Held for the first time at the Houston Airport Marriott, the new venue and beautiful spring fashions put everyone in a festive mood, and made the Village Learning & Achievement Center folks proud! Joe Stunja was emcee and Cathy Fitzpatrick Cleary provided a fun and enlightening commentary on the new spring looks. The fashionable Tracy Stunja could only bring “wows” to the crowd with the beautiful clothes from Etcetera. The models were wonderful and included Sara Nowak; Kim Riley; Joy Walter; Amy Cowand; Margaret Rose Roberto; Kathy Mayeux; Mary Lee Irwin; Lindsey Stigletts; Carley Prusak and Rosie Glass. Thanks to Jimmy Poskey from Gatsby’s Hair Studio and Emily Marshall from Northwest Dermacolor Center. Everyone’s hair and makeup were impeccable! As always, the celebrity waiters were wildly popular with the crowd, and brought in more than $2,000 in tips for VLAC. You might want to hire one of them for your next event: Rick Alspaugh; David Bubier; Mike Byers; Charlie Campbell; Joe Cleary; Philippe Cras; Billy Dawson; David Dickson; Chet Harris; Dan Huberty; Curtis Maxey; Robert Scarfo; John Sheridan; and Larry Shiflet, who brought in the highest, pre-luncheon bid from attendees wanting his wait service! Many guests wore hats, and some of the faces in the crowd were: Jane Mayer; Virginia Schilling; Lori Geiger; Linda O’Dell; Linda Woehst ;Barbara Byers; Lynn Fields; Nancy Reed; Gail Fry; Pam Bachman; Jill Curran; Cheryl Johnson; Gwendolyn Condeleo Crawford; and Nancy Shortsleeve. Joe and Cathy Fitzpatrick Cleary invited several friends to a Can Care luncheon at the Omni Hotel, where Joe was the emcee, and the audience learned about the marvelous programs provided by Can Care, a cancer support group. Faces in the crowd: City Council Member Michael Sullivan and his chief of staff, Monica Azipurua; Dan Huberty; Jay and Sally Mincks; Joe and Corinn Price; Corinn’s mom, Louise Cheney; Bill Bivin; Lyndall and Christie Harrison; Roger and Carrie Gaskamp; Randy and Diana Morales Taylor. There was a definite “power surge” recently on the patio at Mary Hubbard’s, when several community leaders gathered to form a women’s networking group. All the ingredients were there: a beautiful spring evening, food, wine, great conversation, and a lot of terrific ideas. Faces in the crowd included: Laurie Passmore; Vicky Hamon; Marjo Stach; Evelyn Keeling; Clarice Marshall; Colleen Wood; Claudette McKee; Chris Parker; Eileen Booher; Carolyn Mashburn; and Diane Blanco. Carolyn reported that her sister Claudia Van Deussen loves Peru, where she recently moved to spend a year teaching English to high school students. Richard and Nancy Foisner hosted a surprise 25th birthday party for daughter Kelly, who is a news writer at Channel 11. This was no small “feat” as Nancy had just had double foot surgery! Guests were asked to dress in their best tropical attire, meet at Greentree Elementary and caravan to the Foisner’s home. Kelly was truly surprised to find more than 45 people at the front door! Faces in the crowd: Jessica Hampson; Kayce Moore; Amanda Frederick; Lauren Lilley; Ryan Diehl; Cheryl Cox; Richard, Dawn and Barbie Rawson; Robert and Rhonda Bell; Leonard and Sheila Childers; Debbie Huxohl; Kenny and Greta Moore. This week’s featured event: Calvary Christian Fellowship Church is hosting a golf tournament benefitting FamilyTime Crisis and Counseling Center and The Door, a domestic violence shelter for women and children. Join the teams playing a “Florida scramble” on the Lake Course at Kingwood Country Club Friday, April 17. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., followed by lunch and a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. There are several contests, including “break the glass” and beat the “one arm bandit!” Dinner, awards and fun follow the tournament in the main dining room of the clubhouse. Single players, foursomes and sponsors may sign up by contacting Zed Penn, tournament director, 281-361-9825 or 734-834-1327 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more info, visit www.TheDoorGolf.com “Go Red For Women” American Heart Association luncheon is Friday, May 1, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Thomas Markle Jewelers is providing 60 velvet jewelry bags with goodies inside – “60 for $60” – something new this year. The “purse-onality” auction is awesome, and spring/summer fashions will be from Tootsie’s and Talbot’s –something for everyone! For reservations: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 713-610-5021. Art lovers take note: There is a Spring Visual Communications and Design Student Show at Lone Star College Kingwood, from now through April 17 in the Art Gallery at the SFA Building. For more information, call 281-312-1534. Holy Comforter Lutheran Church in Kingwood is hosting a workshop Saturday, April 18, “Planning with the End in Mind,” from 8:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m. There will be breakout sessions with topics such as legacie, senior housing, hospice, funeral planning, important documents and longterm care insurance. This is a free event, open to the community. For more information call 281-358-6500. I’ll see you out & about!

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