Community briefs for Oct. 20

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Posted 10/20/22

Community briefs for Oct. 20, 2022.

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Community briefs for Oct. 20


Fussell Senior Center events announces upcoming events

  • Volunteer training, Oct. 21—All current volunteers or anyone interested in volunteering at the Fussell Senior Center are encouraged to attend the center’s volunteer training session on Oct. 21. Lunch will be served.
  • Senior Night Out, Oct. 26—The center hosts its Senior Night Out at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 26. Midway Bar-B-Que will cater the dinner.
  • Senior Financial Exploitation Seminar—The center hosts a presentation by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services at 9 a.m. Oct. 27. The seminar presents information on how to protect the finances of older adults.

For more information on these and other Fussell Senior Center events, call the center at 281-391-4837.

Harris County Pct. 4 hosts its first Fall Harvest Festival Oct. 29

Harris County Pct. 4 hosts its first Fall Harvest Festival from 12-4 p.m. Oct. 29 at Bear Creek Pioneers Park, Pavilion 6, 15015 Clay Road, in Houston.

The event is a family fun-filled afternoon featuring free activities, including pony rides, a petting zoo, carnival games, children’s crafts, a pumpkin patch, and much more. Come in costume and join the festivities. For more information, visit the website

Harris County ESD 48 hosts open house Oct. 30

Harris County Emergency Services District hosts an open house in which the public can meet first responders, see live demonstrations, tour fire trucks and enjoy other fun activities.

The open house is from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 30 at these three stations:

  • Station 1, 24127 Western Center Dr.
  • Station 3, 1773 Westgreen Blvd.
  • Station 5, 21201 Morton Road.

Cagle sponsoring “Salute to Veterans” Nov. 11

Harris County Pct. 4 Commissioner R. Jack Cagle invites the public to join him in his “Salute to Veterans” from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Richard & Meg Weekley Community Center, 8440 Greenhouse Road, in Cypress.

Guests will enjoy patriotic music performed by the Brass Ensemble of Houston, special guest speakers, and light refreshments.

For Katy residents age 50 and older, transportation is available from the Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic and Fitness Center, 5597 Gardenia Lane.

The “Salute to Veterans” is free, but reservations are required. Please register online at or call 713-274-4050 for assistance.

Cross Creek Ranch Gumbo Cookoff to benefit Fulshear Police Foundation

Cross Creek Ranch is hosting a gumbo cookoff from 1-5 p.m. Nov. 12 at Cross Creek Ranch, 6450 Cross Creek Band Lane, in Fulshear. Proceeds benefit the Fulshear Police Foundation.

Admission to the cookoff is free. Gumbo “krewes” will serve their favorite recipes, with attendees voting for a winner. The event will feature live Zydeco music, classic cars, fire trucks and police vehicles, live sand silent auctions, games and more.

Admission to the cookoff is free. Deadline for entering the competition is Oct. 28. To register, call 281-299-6222 or email

Parr Fest, set for Nov. 12, to raise money for Hope Impacts

Best of Both Worlds, a Van Halen tribute band, will perform at Parr Fest as part of a fundraiser for Hope Impacts.

Parr Fest is set for 2 p.m. Nov. 12 at 4407 Sport Flyers Lane, in Brookshire.

Hope Impacts, headquartered in Katy, connects those experiencing homelessness with organizations that provide safe housing, showers, meals, food pantries, medical services, dental services and so forth. Its vision is to create a sustainable solution for those experiencing homelessness in a supportive community in the areas they serve.

A portion of the ticket sales will go to Hope Impacts to support its mission of providing hope and dignity to those facing homelessness. For more information, visit

Seven Lakes Kids R Kids hosting party Saturday

Seven Lakes Kids R Kids Learning Academy is hosting a trunk or treat, a free event featuring candy, games, music and a party. The event is free for all.

The event is from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday at Kids R Kids, 10602 S. Fry Road. For more information, visit the website

Harris County Cricket League inspired opening of cricket fields at John Paul Landing Park

Harris County Pct. 4 Commissioner R. Jack Cagle opened three new cricket fields Saturday at John Paul Landing Park in Cypress, giving sports enthusiasts a place close to home to play one of the world’s most popular sports.

The precinct partnered with Triggers Colts Cricket League to plan and build the fields on vacant land at John Paul Landing Park.

“As cricket becomes more popular in Harris County, demand for fields continues to grow,” Cagle said. “I’m proud Pct. 4’s John Paul Landing will serve as one more location to play this popular sport.”

Construction began in April. The precinct built the cricket fields and a paved trail. Triggers Colts Cricket League designed the fields and built the pitches.

Cricket, a bat-and-ball game similar to baseball, is played on oblong fields with wickets instead of bases and a pitch instead of a mound. It is the second-most popular sport in the world, after soccer.

The project is the third sports field project undertaken by the precinct this year. Commissioner Cagle recently opened pickleball courts at Weekley Community Center and broke ground on soccer pitches at Burnett Bayland Park in Gulfton, in addition to beginning work on an Asian-style pavilion at Arthur Storey Park.

Visitors can access the new fields at 24502 West Road in Cypress.

Fussell Senior Center, Harris County Pct. 4, Harris County ESD 48, Cross Creek Ranch, cricket, Hope Impacts, Seven Lakes Kids R Kids


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