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Register Now for Youth Cross Country with Texas Stallions Track Club

August 16, 2011

youth cross countrySpring, TX – (August 7, 2011) Directors of the Texas Stallions Track Club announced plans for its 2011 Cross Country Season, which will kick-off on August 29 in training for the 2011 USATF Gulf Association Cross Country Championship in  November.

“This is the Stallions first time venturing into cross country”, said Coach Lavoxkeia Carnes, “but we hope to continue to educate our youth on the importance of fitness and how running can help them achieve their goals”.

Registration is now open for Texas Stallions Track Club Fall Running Program and can be completed online at www.texasstallions.org. The Stallions Cross Country program is targeted toward youth ages 6 – 11, but open to youth up to age 18. For more information, call (832) 415-0568. Registration ends on October 10, 2011 and is limited to 50 participants, so
register early!

Join us and go running with your friends. This team running program is aimed at getting kids outside and into a healthy environment, with practices two-three times a week and two meets per month on Sunday afternoons. Distances will be appropriate for the age of the runner.  Registration is on a
first come, first served basis, and all age divisions have limited space. The registration deadline is September 19. Late registrations may be accepted until October 10, 2011 based on availability. The Club cannot guarantee entry into program for registrations received after the deadline. Register online and get more information at www.texasstallions.org. The first practice will be on August 29, 2011.

The Club is also seeking volunteer coaches for its Youth Cross Country and Track and Field Programs. The Texas Stallions Track Club certifies all coaches through the USA Track and Field Association. Background checks will be conducted. See the coach for details, or call 832-415-0568.

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Lone Star College-Montgomery Kicks off Fall Semester August 29

August 4, 2011

A Variety of Courses, Times, and Locations Available

Registration is underway for the fall semester at Lone Star College-Montgomery, and now is the time to register for the best selection of courses!

The fall semester, which begins Monday, August 29, offers a variety of courses online, in the evenings, or on the weekends through the college’s Weekend College. Plus, the full range of classes offered at the new Lone Star College-Conroe Center ensures plenty of flexible and convenient course options.

LSC-Montgomery even offers ‘Second Start’ courses, a convenient alternative for students who can’t begin the traditional semester
in the typical fashion or need flexibility in their class schedule.

Second Start courses have start dates beginning in late September all the way through late October and last anywhere from three to 14 weeks in length. Plus, students can register up to the first day of each class.

Just like the traditional 16-week courses, Second Start offerings are designed to help students achieve academic goals set toward workforce certificates, associate’s degrees, or university transfer.

For a complete list of classes offered this fall at LSC-Montgomery or LSC-Conroe Center or to register online, visit www.LoneStar.edu/registration. New students can apply for admission online at www.LoneStar.edu/admissions.

Through Thursday, August 11, on-campus registration and advising is available Monday-Thursday, from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Then, beginning Monday, August 15, on-campus registration and advising will be available Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

For more information about registration, contact the office of student services at (936) 273-7236.

About ExploreSpring.com

Explore Spring Texas is a locally owned and operated online city guide and business directory for Spring TX. There you can find all kinds of services – from restaurants and automobiles to shopping and home services. A online community resource for Spring & Klein TX, providing local news, real estate, jobs, calendar & events, free press releases, free classified ads, free garage sale ads, monthly photo contests, affordable advertising and more. ExploreSpring.com provides a central online location 24 hours a day to find information relevant to the Spring TX Community. The web site is located at http://www.explorespring.com.

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Academy for Lifelong Learning to Hold Open House on Saturday, August 20

August 3, 2011

The Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL) at Lone Star College-Montgomery, a program for the 50-plus retired or semi-retired community, will host an open house on Saturday, August 20, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., in The Commons (Building A). The public is invited, and entertainment and
refreshments will be provided.

The open house is a chance to learn about the new and recurring ALL lectures and classes being offered during the upcoming fall semester, as well as meet some of the class instructors, socialize with other academy members, and register for any lecture or class.

Also at the open house, the Instructor of the Year will be recognized, as well as the new ALL board members.

“We’re excited to kick-off another year of quality instruction and social activities that promote intellectual and personal growth through the ALL
program,” said Donna Smith Burns, LSC-Montgomery’s ALL program manager. “Our medical series is popular this fall, which covers everything from skin cancer and joint replacements to specialized ‘Doc Talks’ at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. It’s a very informative and interesting series.”

ALL is a membership organization filled with lectures, seminars, and discussions geared toward the older, active adult individual interested in remaining “plugged in” to the academic, learning environment. The classes are informal and informational and cover a variety of topics such as art, computer technology, personal growth, languages, history, travel and more.

The $35 annual membership fee opens doors for a full year of social activities and personal growth courses that are free of charge or cost only a minimal rate. The annual membership lasts from September 1 to August 31.

Each of the five colleges within the Lone Star College System offer continuing education for their older, active adults through the ALL organization. Course offerings and program events vary with each campus.

For more information about ALL or to obtain its fall schedule of classes, contact LSC-Montgomery’s continuing education department at (936) 273-7446 or visit www.LoneStar.edu/all-montgomery.

About ExploreSpring.com

Explore Spring Texas is a locally owned and operated online city guide andbusiness directory for Spring TX. There you can find all kinds of services – from restaurants and automobiles to shopping and home services. A online community resource for Spring & Klein TX, providing local news, real estate,jobs, calendar & events, free press releases, free classified ads, free garage sale ads, monthly photo contests, affordable advertising and more. ExploreSpring.com provides a central online location 24 hours a day to find information relevant to the Spring TX Community. The web site is located athttp://www.explorespring.com.

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August 2, 2011

First-Ever TEDxTheWoodlands Conference Comes to Lone Star College-Montgomery

On September 24, 2011, TEDxTheWoodlands will take place in Lone Star College-Montgomery’s Music Hall (Building H). The independently organized event, licensed by TED, will bring people together for amazing and inspiring presentations and performances by 14 creative thinkers, innovators and artists from the local area, College Station, Austin and Mumbai. The theme will be “Kaleidoscope Mind – pattern-seeking, playful, multi-faceted”.

Peter Han and Fabian Fernandez-Han, residents of The Woodlands and founder/organizers of TEDxTheWoodlands, are excited about the diverse lineup of speakers/performers slated for the inaugural event.

“Our amazing speakers and performers come from diverse backgrounds and experiences, yet they all have in common minds that are pattern-seeking, playful and multi-faceted,” said Han. “They have an uncommon ability to draw upon their unique experiences and capabilities in playful and imaginative ways to discern patterns in their lives, to derive meaning from them, and to create new patterns to enrich their world. They all have kaleidoscope minds. They will delight, amaze and inspire the audience with their stories and performances.”

The audience will enjoy the following talks and performances: Serendipity, Power of Optimism, The Mind and Music, Creativity in Education, Design Play for Kids in Extreme Environments, A Serpent’s Kiss, Preparing Students to Change the World, Augmented Reality, A Bollywood Dance Medley, Demystifying Creativity—You Don’t Have to Be Creative to Be Creative, Composing as Performing, Perfect People Principle, Beyond Comprehension, Simple Modest Creativity and much more.

To create an intimate setting for conversation and connections with the speakers and performers, the organizers of TEDxTheWoodlands have limited attendance to only 100 seats.

Those interested in attending the TEDxTheWoodlands conference should register via the event website at www.TEDxTheWoodlands.com. The deadline to register is Friday, September 2.

There is a nominal donation of $25 to attend the TEDx event, which includes lunch and a variety of gourmet snacks throughout the day. LSC-Montgomery, Central Market HEB Houston and A Sweet Intent are a few of the sponsors for this event.

A limited number of individual and corporate sponsorships for this event are still available by contacting Peter Han at TEDxTheWoodlands@gmail.com.

For more information on TEDxTheWoodlands, contact Peter Han, event organizer, at TEDxTheWoodlands@gmail.com; or visit www.TEDxTheWoodlands.com <http://www.TEDxTheWoodlands.com> . You can also follow the TEDxTheWoodlands event on Twitter at @TEDxWoodland <http://twitter.com/#!/TEDxTheWoodland> s or on Facebook at
www.facebook.com/TEDxTheWoodlands <http://www.facebook.com/TEDxTheWoodlands> .

About TED
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Two major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Long Beach, California (along with a parallel conference, TEDActive, in Palm Springs), and TEDGlobal is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.

TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily; the new TED Conversations, enabling broad conversations among TED fans; and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide.

TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

For information about TED’s upcoming conferences, visit http://www.ted.com/registration
Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED.

 

About ExploreSpring.com

Explore Spring Texas is a locally owned and operated online city guide andbusiness directory for Spring TX. There you can find all kinds of services – from restaurants and automobiles to shopping and home services. A online community resource for Spring & Klein TX, providing local newsreal estate,jobscalendar & eventsfree press releasesfree classified adsfree garage sale adsmonthly photo contestsaffordable advertising and more. ExploreSpring.com provides a central online location 24 hours a day to find information relevant to the Spring TX Community. The web site is located athttp://www.explorespring.com.

 

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Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens Presents the 5th Annual Garden Faire & Fall Festival

August 2, 2011

Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens is hosting the 5th Annual Garden Faire & Fall Festival Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the natural picnic area on the west side of Aldine Westfield Road. This free two-day event features regional plant societies, local artists specializing in garden art, a variety of entertainment, and more!

Community members are invited to visit the many vendor booths for garden presentations, activities for children including train rides around the picnic loop from “Stan the Train Man” and nature-related crafts, as well as gift items offered by The Mercer Society (TMS). Other vendor booths include craft groups, pet rescue organizations, and plant societies selling plants. Festival-goers can bring a picnic or purchase food at the concessions.

Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens, a Harris County Precinct 4 facility under the leadership of Commissioner Jerry Eversole, is located at 22306 Aldine Westfield Road, one mile north of FM 1960. Harris County Precinct 4 programs serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, sex, religion, national origin, or physical ability. Anyone requiring special assistance to participate in any program should contact Mercer at (281) 443-8731. More information can also be found online at www.hcp4.net/mercer.

About ExploreSpring.com

Explore Spring Texas is a locally owned and operated online city guide andbusiness directory for Spring TX. There you can find all kinds of services – from restaurants and automobiles to shopping and home services. A online community resource for Spring & Klein TX, providing local newsreal estate,jobscalendar & eventsfree press releasesfree classified adsfree garage sale adsmonthly photo contestsaffordable advertising and more. ExploreSpring.com provides a central online location 24 hours a day to find information relevant to the Spring TX Community. The web site is located athttp://www.explorespring.com.

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YMCA August Newsletter

July 19, 2011

Dear Residents,

As summer winds down, don’t miss out on everything your neighborhood YMCA has to offer for the upcoming school year. YMCA After School Programs ensure a brighter future for your child. We offer a curriculum based in academics that balances fun and creative play. Contact us to register your child!

Our mission is to build stronger families and strengthen communities. Please contact us and let us know how we can better meet the needs of your family at our facility and within your neighborhood through supporting your efforts, and helping to facilitate community functions where you live! Visit us today for information about our exciting membership opportunities.

We are conveniently located within the Ponderosa Forest Subdivision, just off of FM 1960 and Ella Blvd, serving Spring ISD and the 1960 Corridor for 25 years.

Check out all that’s new at the YMCA and don’t miss our upcoming events!

*GIVE BACK WITH OPERATION BACKPACK! Now accepting backpacks with school supplies for the upcoming school year. Contact your local YMCA for more information.

*FALL YOUTH SPORTS REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!  Sign ups for soccer,volleyball or NFL flag football. Contact us for more information.

*NEW CHEER PROGRAM & DANCE CLASSES!
Sign ups for Fall cheerleading and Fall/Winter dance including youth ballet and hip-hop.

*PARENT’S NIGHT OUT! AUGUST 27th “BACK TO SCHOOL IS COOL” Parents can enjoy a night out…while the kids enjoy a night at the Y! Parents Night Out is full of arts and crafts, indoor games, movies and much more.

*FAMILY NIGHTS AT THE YMCA! We welcome all ages and families. Join us for a great night of family activities. Play games, a light dinner provided will be available for purchase.  We are calling September a “Double Hitter For All” because this month we are hosting two family nights!

*SEPTEMBER 23 – FAMILY FIELD DAY!  6:00p-8:00p. Come play assorted outdoor sports and activities as a family… Kickball, volleyball, indoor soccer and other traditional games with some new “modified” rules so the entire family is involved.

*SEPTEMBER 30 – MESSY MADNESS!  6:00p-8:00p. Join us in our lab as we explore the complex world of Obbleck! A messy green goop that is sure to leave you guessing, “What is it?”

Contact us today! Visit our website: http://www.ymcahouston.org/n-harris-county. Or give us a call at 281-444-3550.

Sincerely,

Whitney Grunder
Community Liaison, North Harris
County YMCA

 

About ExploreSpring.com

Explore Spring Texas is a locally owned and operated online city guide and business directory for Spring TX. There you can find all kinds of services – from restaurants and automobiles to shopping and home services. A online community resource for Spring & Klein TX, providing local news, real estate, jobs, calendar & events, free press releases, free classified ads, free garage sale ads, monthly photo contests, affordable advertising and more. ExploreSpring.com provides a central online location 24 hours a day to find information relevant to the Spring TX Community. The web site is located at http://www.explorespring.com.

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Harris County Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program Presents The 10th Annual Opry in Humble

July 15, 2011

Harris County Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program presents the Opry in Humble Friday, August 12 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Humble Civic
Center, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway. Sponsored in part by Texas HealthSpring, this annual fundraiser event features the Hometown Opry Band, area
entertainers, and a raffle.

Opry tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for children ages 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling Precinct 4’s Senior Adult
Program at (281) 893-3726. Alcohol is not permitted at county-sponsored functions, but light refreshments will be available for purchase.

Raffle tickets will be available at the door and can be purchased until the drawing at intermission. Raffle prizes include:

  • $2,000 Visa® Gift Card
  • $1,500 Visa® Gift Card
  • $500 Visa® Gift Card
  • $500 Visa® Gift Card

Transportation from five locations is provided by Harris County Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program for individuals 50 years and better. Call (281)
893-3726 to reserve a place on the bus. Time and departure locations include:

Champions Area:

Departs at 5:30 p.m. from Champions Forest Baptist Church, 15555 Stuebner Airline Rd., Houston. Please park in front of the church near Stuebner Airline.

 

Jersey Village:

Departs at 5:15 p.m. from Jersey Village Baptist Church, 16518 Jersey Dr., Jersey Village. Please park in the lot off the Hwy. 290 feeder road away from the building.

Oak Forest Area:

Departs at 5 p.m. from White Oak Baptist Church, 3615 Mangum Rd., Houston. Please park in the lot on the south side closest to Mangum.

Cypress/Northwest Area:

Departs at 5:30 p.m. from YMCA, 19915 Tomball Pkwy. (S. H. 249), Tomball. Please park at the Family Activity Center near the outdoor pool.

East Harris County Activity Center:

Departs at 5 p.m. from East Harris County Activity Center, 7430 Spencer Highway, Pasadena.

Harris County Precinct 4 programs serve people of all ages, regardless of socioeconomic level, race, sex, religion, national origin or physical ability;
however, children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Anyone requiring special assistance to participate in this program
should contact Harris County Precinct 4.

For additional information or directions to the Humble Civic Center, please call Harris County Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program at (281) 893-3726 or visit www.hcp4.net/senioradult.

About ExploreSpring.com

Explore Spring Texas is a locally owned and operated online city guide and business directory for Spring TX. There you can find all kinds of services – from restaurants and automobiles to shopping and home services. A online community resource for Spring & Klein TX, providing local news, real estate, jobs, calendar & events, free press releases, free classified ads, free garage sale ads, monthly photo contests, affordable advertising and more. ExploreSpring.com provides a central online location 24 hours a day to find information relevant to the Spring TX Community. The web site is located at http://www.explorespring.com.