Welcome back to Out and About … where you can find out what’s happening in our community. The fabulous Conservatory Spa was the site of a recent “meet and greet” for Congressman Ted Poe. Conservatory owners Earl and Karen Garrison hosted an elegant, yet relaxed evening for the Congressman, co-hosted by friends Paul and Janice Costa, Ron and Halene Crossman, Rod and Eunice Dennis; Chet and Anita Frazier, Ron and Susan White, Phil Lively and Sharon Lewis, and catered by Raffa’s, and A Grand Affair. Guests enjoyed some on-on-one time with Congressman Poe, toured the beautiful facility, enjoyed the food and wine, and caught up with friends who have been gone for the summer. Ladies in the crowd all agreed it was time for a day of pampering! As always, it was a treat to hear first hand from the Congressman about happenings in Washington. Faces in the crowd included Dan and Janet Huberty; Bob and Nancy Fulton; Jim and Diana Rutherford; David and Linda Prator; Gates and Linda Copeland; Paul and Angela Leviner; Dr. Marc and Lexi Flach; Doug and Karen Chapman; Ray and Pat Guard; Danell Fields; Alice Pope; Verna Ekstrom; Bonnie Williams; Rachael Waite; Anne McIlhany; Anita McDonald; Leslie Raffa. Dozens of community and business leaders viewed the newly renovated Turner Stadium at three events last week, morning, noon and evening, hosted by Steep Creek Media, the marketing firm working for Humble ISD. Folks admired the new press box featuring a fantastic view of the field and the fabulous scoreboard where all of Humble ISD’s future victories will be recorded. Fans in the crowd last Monday evening included a “who’s who” of community and business leaders: Louis Smith, Heath Rushing, Tom Broad and Carol Huber; Megan Marietta; Corinn Price; Mike Wimberly and Tim Derr; Lynn Fields; Dave Davis; Jess and Danell Fields; Bert Brocker; Mickey Kahn; Tim Baker; Mike Byers and Michael Byers; Carolyn McCarty; Devon Alexander; Diane Blanco; Humble Police Chief Gary Warman; Bill Conner; Allan Lee; Lisa Doughty; Jerry Lavey; Brent Engelage; Robert Scarfo; Charles Cunningham; Ted Mandel; Diana Van Horn; Pete Serna; Nancy Shortsleeve; Christopher and Jill Curran; Gina Remmes; Carrie Brinsden; Bob Garlington.  Frances McNeely of First United Methodist Humble admired the church’s banner – the first one to go up at the stadium. Bonnie Gardner, owner of Top Hat Catering, dished out tons of creativity with “football food” - a delicious array of mini hamburgers, chicken sliders, nachos, popcorn, peanuts and candy, while Amedeos’ owners Tony and Leslie Raffa served crowd favorites of artichoke dip, chicken skewers, crab cakes, meatballs and mini blueberry cheesecakes. There are 26 home games this year; the action begins Aug. 26 Kingwood Park High School hosting Channelview –come out and support our teams! Mission Burrito in Atascocita recently donated a portion of their evening proceeds to Mothers Against Cancer. Eating for a great cause: Jason, Chris and Payton Parker; Eileen Booher; Nancy Dillard; Bob and Connie Mann; Bebe Turner; Jay and Jacqueline Widman; Karyn and Cindy Brenza. Seen out and about: Zammitti’s: Bob and Gail Fry; Purvis and Lynn Harper; Sam and Kathy Larson Sam’s birthday, with Kathy’s mom; Bill and Deb Coppola with visitors Terry Sawma and Crystal Albrecht; lunching at Amedeo’s: Ruth Davies and Meredith Hawley; Dr. Mike Woehst and Brad Baggett; Devon Alexander and Eileen Booher. Longing for cooler weather, aren’t we all?! Get that fur coat of storage and join Kingwood Travel’s Girlfriends’ European Christmas Tour with Diane Blanco of LipstickDigest.com, Dec. 1-9. Ladies may sign up until Sept. 2, as long as space is available. Cost is $2,650 which includes air fare, hotels, seven buffet breakfasts, four dinners, multi-lingual guide, deluxe motor coach and travel insurance, plus all transfers. The trip features Christmas Markets in Vienna, Salzburg, Munich, Zurich and Lucerne. Call tour coordinator Ann Chamberlain 281-359-5464. Thinking about cooler weather and holiday shopping brings to mind one of my favorite events of the year¯Kingwood Women’s Club Holiday Market at the Humble Civic Center. Each year these ladies put on a great shopping extravaganza to raise money for local charities. This year’s goal is $100,000 for such worthy causes as Project Mammogram, Mission Northeast, HAAM, Society of St. Stephen, Feed My Lambs, Lone Star College-Kingwood scholarships, and many more. Preview Night is Monday, Oct. 25, from 7 – 9:30, with complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres for only $25, which includes all day shopping on Tuesday the 26th as well. On Tuesday, shop and eat all day for $25, including a delicious lunch catered by Carrabba’s, or just shop for a general admission cost of $7. Shopping and eating for a good cause are two of my favorite things to do – aren’t they yours? Hope to see you there! Visit www.kingwoodwomensclub.com and Facebook under “Kingwood Women’s Club” for more information; purchase tickets from any club member. I’ll see you out and about!

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