Welcome back to Out and About … where you can find out what’s happening in our community. Pat Guard, looking beautiful in purple suede, hosted a Sunday evening of champagne, hors d’oeuvres, and jewelry at Veranda Restaurant, with hubby Ray, waiting patiently to whisk her away (that night!) for a few days in Las Vegas. It was a perfect “girls’ night out” with Silpada rep Sarah Smith showcasing her lovely jewelry to a room filled with savvy and stylish shoppers including: Jeanie Keel (whose birthday was celebrated with an incredibly delicious red velvet cake), Diane Blanco, Tamara Paul, Kathryn Samuels, Julie Saunders, Lori Geiger, Cheryl Mosley, Carol Sproles, Tara Hahn, Donna Davis, and Allison McCrady. Allison and Frank were getting ready for a Thanksgiving trip that included a visit with former Kingwood Presbyterian Pastor Fred Thrower, wife Kitty and their family. Everyone’s role models were gorgeous 89 year olds, Mary Reed and Jewel Elder! Romance was in the air as Paul Risch hosted the November gathering of the Kingwood Wine Club. Paul’s fiancée Marlene Hawkinson sported her beautiful new engagement ring. Derold Maney and Dianne Lee happily announced their engagement, with Dianne showing friends the gorgeous sparkler on her left hand. Friends congratulating the happy couple included: Howard Pitman; Ted and Diana Price; Tim and Andrea Burgess; Ron and Natasha Holley; John Cotter and Jacqui Hazelwood; Angel and Wendy Santos; Larry Martin; Ron and Tina DeNoville; Scott and Peggy Lindley and Carol Hunt. Kingwood Area Republican Women (KARW) were well represented at the recent Texas Federation of Republican Women in Galveston by: Halene Crossman, Jeanette Guttormson, Barbara Jordan, Betty Newton, Glenda Piacenti, Alice Rekeweg, and Deborah Wedekind. Such Republican “big wigs” as Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn and Governor Perry were also there. The next week KARW honored our “unsung heroes” at their monthly luncheon which celebrated Veterans Day. Vets were asked to share their military history, and each received a patriotic cross lapel pin: Mike Acosta, Dr. Martin Basaldua, John Bruton, Tom Chandler, Ron Crossman, Paul Dwight, Rick Foisner, Bruce Gunther, Jim Harding, Howard Hoege, Billy Monks, Tom Paxton (WW II), Carl Quebedeaux, Ernie Silva, J. W. Smith, J. C. Weisinger (Purple Heart, WW II) and Jim Williamson. Don and Cheryl McGeough offered friends a reprieve from leftover turkey, as they hosted a casual “Black Friday” gathering at their lovely home, featuring juicy burgers and a sumptuous buffet of side dishes.  Faces in the crowd included David and Sally Miller; David and Hildy Bubier; Tim and Andrea Lee; Chad and Devon Alexander; Ben and Sharon Gould; Doug and Ellen Fankell, Mike and Alice Cullen; Dale and Pam MacNaughton; Kurt and Debbie Huseman; Larry and Catherine Hutchings; Mike McClernon and Tom Stegner. It was a family affair as many students home for the holidays also came along for the fun, including a bevy of beauties from the Kingwood NCL class of 2008. In another mass escape from turkey leftovers, Amedeo’s hosted a rare Friday night Jazz Night the evening after Thanksgiving, featuring everyone’s favorite vocalist Sharon Montgomery. Leslie Raffa was the happiest person in the room because her parents, sister, cousins and other family members had flown in to celebrate the holiday with the Raffas. Amedeo’s remains the place to be seen at lunch time. On a recent Monday tables included Paul and Angela Leviner; Bill Shank and Cynthia Shiflet; Devon Alexander and Cathleen Quayle; Howard Pitman and his favorite Monday lunch companion…wouldn’t you like to know?! The Salvation Army Harbor Light Choir will perform on behalf of Village Learning and Achievement Center (VLAC) at First Presbyterian Church Kingwood, Monday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. The audience will be in for a treat as Villager and pianist Shane Hetherington and the Village Choir also perform a few selected numbers. The public is invited. For more information, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 281-358-6172. A “sweet deal” for your holiday party or meeting comes your way from Homewood Suites owners Philippe and Mieke Cras. They are offering a 50 percent discount on meeting and party room rentals between now and Jan. 4, 2010. The remaining 50 percent charge may be paid by check, credit card, or a comparable value of food donated to The Mission (Mission Northeast). Call Homewood Suites at 281-358-5566 for information and reservations; visit www.missionne.org to learn more about The Mission. Rotarians are ringing the bell for the Salvation Army at area Wal-Mart stores, Saturday, Dec. 12 from 10 - 5. You will want to see and support your favorite Santas (Bill Davis, Jim McCary, Charlie Buscemi, Tom Hall and several others). Humble Rotary will be at the Humble Wal-Mart, and Kingwood will be at the Atascocita location. For that special gift for the wine lover on your list, visit www.virtualwineknow.com, for suggestions from the Tribune’s wine expert David Dickson. I’ll see you out and about!

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