Welcome back to Out and About … where you can find out what’s happening in our community. A shining star in the community, Diane Blanco, is “graduating” from Lone Star College Kingwood, where she will be greatly missed. Not one to ever retire, Diane will keep busy with three adorable grandsons – twins Hudson and Landon in Dallas, and Austin in Seattle – some writing, traveling, and dozens of other ways to use her talents! Her farewell party is at 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 28, in the LSC Building, HSB Foyer. Stop in to wish her well! “Not Your Father’s Gallo” was the theme of a Raffa’s wine tasting held for wine locker holders. Wine expert Elizabeth Gruns joined Tony Raffa for an exceptional sampling of “new and old world” wines from around the globe, accompanied by fabulous “small bites” as only Chef David Welch can create! Enjoying the special evening: Helmut and Carol Lamparter; Mike and Fran Leslie; Bailey Dixon; Mark and Paul Maley; Phil and Karen Boughton; Paul and Angela Leviner; Ron and Natasha Holley; Kenny and Cathleen Eaves; Randy Goss. It’s a book lover’s dream – a “tree house in the woods” filled with every wonderful book imaginable – coming soon to Kingwood! The new Kingwood library is under construction on Ben’s View Lane near Town Center. There are many opportunities to help this project along, including naming rooms, book plate and wall recognitions, and donating pavers for the front entrance, walk way, or garden area. For just $150 for a paver, your name will live on as a Friend of the Library! With 2 lines and 14 characters per line available for printing, you can donate your paver in honor or memory of someone as well. For more information, stop by the library at Rustic Woods, or visit www.hcpl.net/branchinfo/kw. Including Kids (InKids) has opportunities for you to help a very good cause by becoming a greeting card sponsor. For $500 you can feature your name, business and/or organization on the back of the greeting card design of your choice. Your tax deductible contribution helps InKids purchase educational materials for children with autism. Cards are available for the holidays, as well as birthdays, thank-you, and blank inside. First come, first served for choice of card. Call Carol Carter at 281-852-0501 or e-mail her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. These are lovely cards, and even if you are not a card sponsor, you will want to purchase several different designs. They come in packages of 15 for $10. Jennifer Dantzler, Theresa Johnston and the dedicated crew at InKids have several upcoming events that will benefit their programs and services for children with autism and their families. Add these to your “save the dates”: Sept. 18 - Keller Williams Concert on the Harbor; Sept. 19 - “Wash Out Autism,” a car wash and bake sale from 11:30 to 2:00 in the Mulligan’s parking lot; Oct. 6 - 2nd Annual Tennis Tournament at Kingwood Country Club; Oct. 15 - “Tasting the Town” at the Humble Civic Center; Oct. 24 - Keller Williams Gala “Viva Las Vegas,” at Houston Airport Marriott Hotel. For more information or reservations contact In Kids at 281-852-0501. Saturday, Sept. 5, volunteers from Second Baptist Church will hold a day of giving back to the community, “Second Helping,” in several locations around metro Houston. In our area the volunteers will be helping local agencies, The Mission (Mission Northeast) and HAAM restock their most needed items for distribution to the needy. You can help by shopping between 9:00 and 2:00 at one of these stores on that day. For The Mission: HEB located at Kingwood Drive and W. Lake Houston Pkwy.; Kroger stores at North Park Drive and W. Lake Houston Pkwy., and Hwy. 59 at 1314 in Porter; Randall’s at the front of Kingwood. For HAAM: Kroger stores on W. Lake Houston Pkwy. at 1960 in Atascocita; on Atascocita Road; and in Humble on the Eastex feeder at 1960. “Wish lists” of most needed items are available at the stores, and friendly volunteers will be there from Second Baptist to help you and collect your donations. Later that day the volunteers will deliver all the donations to the agencies. Seen out and about: Chris Parker at Minute Maid Park for the Houston Astros Wives annual gala; Martin and Alta Basaldua dining at Raffa’s; Dick and Carol Billeter at Chachi’s; Kingwood Country Club Sunday brunch, Les and Fay Wilkes; Eileen Booher; Red and Linda Dumas Bernal, who celebrated Linda’s Aug. 18 birthday with a special dinner at Carrabba’s. Anniversary congratulations to: Michael and Amanda Snowden on their 10th; Philippe and Mieke Cras on their 21st; Ken and Carol McNally on their 30th! Friends of Ed and Peggy Glazier: Peggy did not come home from the hospital as I previously reported, but she is making great recovery progress. They appreciate your thoughts, prayers and cards. I’ll see you out and about!

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