Dear Tabby, My husband and I just completed the Chevron Houston Marathon and have really enjoyed our training runs leading up to the big race. We also just got a puppy and we’d love to take our new addition along with us on our runs. Is this advisable? Ready to Run in Garden Oaks Dear Ready to Run, Congratulations on your marathon and your new canine addition! I’m sure, with all of that manic puppy energy in your home, you’re eager to find ways to help your puppy exercise. Since you’re both runners, taking the puppy along on your runs seems like a logical way to spend time with your pup and fit in your runs. Well, hold your horses a bit: Vets agree that dogs shouldn’t go jogging until their growth plates have closed. Dogs grow a lot in their first year, especially large … [Read more...] about Is running with the family safe for puppy?
There has been much speculation recently regarding the fate of the Family Bingo Center and the future of the 144,000-square-foot parcel of land on which it sits at 641 W. Crosstimbers and Shepherd Drive. A flyer has been circulating stating that the property is available for a mere $5.5 million. Is it for sale? The answer is no according to the family who owns it. “That’s a rumor that has been floating around forever,” stated owner/operator Amanda Pool. “It’s not for sale. We will soon celebrate the Family Bingo Center’s 35th Anniversary, and expect to enjoy 35 more years here.” The center was the vision of founder Chuck Bertani, Pool’s father, who purchased the land and building in 1984 after a Kroger vacated it. He then helped draft the legislation legalizing bingo in Texas. … [Read more...] about Family Bingo Center Turns 35
ACADEMY FOR LIFELONG LEARNING Lone Star College-North Harris Lone Star College-North Harris, Community Education Building, located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Dr., will hold a Open House from 1-3 p.m. Jan. 18. Meet the instructors, visit with other members, get a new catalog and parking permits and register for membership and classes. The Academy for Lifelong Learning provides free classes and social opportunities for senior adults 50 and older. Membership is just $20/year for LSC-North Harris and LSC-Victory Center. Information: 281-765-7947, lonestar.edu/all. FREE INTRODUCTION TO MODERN SQUARE DANCING Memorial Drive Lutheran Church Healthy, social fun, square dancing is friendship set to music. Fairbees Square Dance Club welcomes the community to experience the fun and fellowship of … [Read more...] about Calendar of Events – Jan. 20
Women’s Bible Study Group meets at the YMCA The Women’s Bible Study meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday at the Harriet and Joe Foster YMCA, 1234 W. 34th St. The new Bible study begins on the Book of Daniel. There will be Bible study, prayer, and fellowship. Guests and new members are welcome to attend this non-denominational Bible study. Email email@example.com for information or call 713-516-4282. Fun4Seniors luncheon at St. Stephen’s Adults age 50+ are welcome to attend a Fun4Seniors Luncheon at St. Stephen’s, sponsored by Harris County Precinct 4, Monday, Jan. 22, at 11:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall. The cost is $10 per person and includes live musical entertainment and lunch catered by Ben’s Chuck Wagon. RSVP to Precinct 4 at … [Read more...] about News from the Pews – Jan. 20
Oh what a night it was on Dec. 16. “From Berth to 80” … the perfect catchphrase adorning the priceless invitation to an evening with family and friends. LaFontaine VIP was the place to be recently when the offspring of Bertha Dinkins, along with oversight by Kenneth Babineaux, rolled out a stellar celebration for their mother and lifelong educator, mentor and now, octogenarian. The honoree stunned the waiting audience wearing an elegant heavily beaded bronze, gold and silver couture gown as she descended the spiral staircase to an applause that resulted in a standing ovation! Program participants included jaw dropping performances by Jada Walker and contemporary dancer and vocalist Chad George. Presentations were made by long-time friend State Representative Senfronia Thompson, … [Read more...] about Neighbors: Dinkins celebrates her 80th