Welcome back to Out and About … where you can find out what’s happening in our community. The ballroom at the Houston Airport Marriott Hotel was awash in pink, from the palest blush to the hottest, as Memorial Hermann Hospital NE hosted their second annual (and hugely successful) “In the Pink of Health” luncheon―even the men were wearing pink ties and/or pink shirts! This year’s event honored the (several tables full) dedicated ladies of Kingwood Women’s Club and their philanthropic efforts in our community, most particularly, Project Mammogram. Norman Funderburk, Northeast Hospital Foundation Board President, presented a gorgeous arrangement of pink roses to Women’s Club president Judy Thigpen. Christine Clifford was the keynote speaker and graciously greeted guests and autographed her books after the luncheon. Loving the afternoon and the cause were more than 200 guests, including Joyce White, last year’s honoree; Georgia McMannes; Mike and Kim Sullivan; Kathy Funderburk; Jack and Mary Lea Layton Taylor; Dr. Barbara Reischmann; Dr. Guy and Diane Sconzo; Dr. Bobby Panzarella and wife Beth; Merle and Linda Aaron; Allan and Juanita Steagall; Marsha Williams; Hap and Rosie Hartley; Jim and Barbara Williamson; Kim Brusatori; Amy McIntee; Lynn Fields; Tim Baker; Dan and Janet Huberty; Robert Scarfo; Nancy Shortsleeve; Maribeth Stitt; Gwendolyn Condoleo Crawford; CJ Johnson; Frankie Cooper; Judy Luquette. Thomas Markle Jewelers in Kingwood hosted their annual open house kick off for Mothers Against Cancer (MAC). Carrabba’s catered, and the party went on from 4 p.m. till after 9 p.m. Door prizes included beautiful floral arrangements from Amaryllis, a Lagos bracelet, and Lagos hoop earrings. Thomas donated 10 percent of that evening’s sale to MAC. Faces in the crowd included: Gregg and Trish Perkin; Robert and Nancy Dillard; Mark and Mary Manifold; Janet Trotti; Jason, Chris and Payton Parker; Eileen Booher; Brenda Miller; Gail Fry; Jill Curran. This week’s featured event: Village Learning and Achievement Center’s Moonlight Garden Ball, 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 7 at the Crowne Plaza Houston North (Greenspoint) Hotel. The band is “Hotcakes,” and you’ll want to join the Villagers and dance the night away! There are amazing auction items including: two Lufthansa Airline tickets; Canadian Rockies ski trip; Colorado ski trip; two round-trip Continental Airlines tickets; custom-designed dinner for six with Chef Mark at the Crowne Plaza; Houston Rockets luxury suite for four; Extreme Room Make-over, and much more, along with a silent auction and raffle, and uniquely crafted pottery. Proceeds benefit programs for children and adults (Villagers) with disabilities. For reservations, www.villagelac.org or call 281-358-6172.   The race for State Rep. 127 kicked off in force at a luncheon forum recently at Walden Country Club, sponsored by Lake Houston Shore Republican Women. Candidates Dr. Martin Basaldua, Dr. Susan Curling, and Dan Huberty squared off to a room full of supporters who included: Alex Akeson; Betty Newton; Janet Huberty; Casey Christman; Daniel and Cherrie Ledoux; Ginger Hicks; Keith and Christie Lapeze; Doug Stanley; Debbie Campbell; Debbie Robertson; Toby Dall; Evelyn Walters; and C. J. Johnson Richard Foisner celebrated his retirement with 71 friends and family members after 33 years with Harris County. Cherrie Ledoux catered the event at Cheryl (CJ) Johnson’s lovely home, with music provided by Mark Linabury. Richard had the honor of receiving from County Judge Ed Emmett and Harris County Commissioner’s Court the first ever resolution for a person in the Auditor’s Office. Richard shared the celebration with lovely wife Nancy; daughter Kelly; son and daughter-in-law Rick and Rebecca Foisner; his parents; Skip and Lucy Richardson; Mark and Jayne Hampson; Mark, Tyler, and Candice Gaulkin; Gary Showalter; Bob and Sheila Lily; Anthony George and Helen Henry; Kenny and Greta Moore; Andrew Sweatman; Michael and Erica Richardson; Kayce Moore; April Vick; Neal Grimm; Jessica Hampson; Glen and Alice Rekeweg (who just happened to have a picture of sweet, new, grandson Cooper)! Remember Addi’s Walk, Walk by Faith 5K Race/Walk on Sunday, November 8 at Deussen Park in Summerwood. This is a benefit to raise funds for research in children with pediatric brain tumors and to financially help families who have a child with cancer. Visit addisfaithfoundation.org to register. Stacey’s Dance Studio in Kingwood will hold their third annual Holiday Market on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. - 2 p. m. in the parking lot.   Don’t miss the holiday shopping opportunities that include jewelry, homemade crafts, food, decorations, and more! Vendor booth space is still available.  For information, call 281-359-5187. CARE PROJECT 2009 will hold their annual Christmas luncheon at Walden Country Club Friday, Dec. 4, beginning at 11:30. This organization began as the result of caring nurses at LBJ Hospital who wanted to provide food and toys for low income families. Contact Bobbie Curtis at 281-852-5467 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for your reservation, no later than Nov. 25. Cost is $16 per person. Tribune wine columnist/expert David Dickson has a new blog --- http://virtualwineknow.wordpress.com I’ll see you out and about!

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