Kingwood Art Society holds fall art show
The Kingwood Art Society held its fall art show and competition event in November at the pavilion of the Kingwood Country Club.
More than 125 art creations were presented in the competition, which was judged by Tina Szajko, according to a press release.
Shirley Quaid was awarded Best of Show for her oil painting, titled “My Brother and Me.” Tatiana Paeva took the People’s Choice award and a first-place ribbon for her work, “Communication.”
The artwork was displayed and judged in five divisions with eleven categories in each division.
All ribbon winners in this event are eligible to compete in the Lone Star Art Guild Convention competition to be held in conjunction with the Art Expo in July in The Woodlands.
The Kingwood Country Club is at 1700 Lake Kingwood Trail.
For more information, visit www.kingwoodartsociety.com.
December events planned in Jones Park
Events have been scheduled to take place at Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Center in Humble during December.
The park will host free Tai Chi classes at 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Dec. 5-19. Tai Chi is a low-impact martial art that focuses on stretching and breathing. Instructor Doug Ebeling, a third degree Tai Chi Black Belt, will lead the class.
Second Saturday Settlers: Christmas Cheer is set for 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. Park staff and volunteers will join guests at the Redbud Hill Homestead to sample wassail, old-fashioned snacks and games. Participants can also have their picture taken with a St. Nicholas impersonator. The event is free and open to the public.
Local acoustic musicians will perform from 2-4 p.m. during Second Sunday Pickers on Sunday, Dec. 9, in the park’s nature center. The jam session will feature country-and-western, bluegrass, folk, rock and roll and blues music. The jam is free and open to the public.
The park will offer free pontoon boat tours all day Saturday, Dec. 15. Participants will tour Spring Creek, and learn about the areas natural history and wildlife. The tours are open to guests ages 8 and older.
Jones Park and Nature Center offers a wide variety of free programs and services to the local community throughout the year. The park and facility is located at 20634 Kenswick Drive, Humble.
For more information, call 281-446-8588 or visit www.hcp4.net/jones.
Residents invited to microchip, adopt pets
The public is invited to attend the Lake Houston Area Microchipping and Adopt-A-Thon event scheduled from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8., at the Humble Civic Arena.
During the event, patrons can purchase a $10 microchip for their dog or cat, which includes free lifetime registration. According to a release, the microchips allow pets to be tracked if they get lost. The microchips are free for Humble residents with proof of residency.
The event will also include pets available for adoption, low-cost pet vaccinations, food and family activities.
The Humble Civic Arena is at 8233 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble.
For more information, call 713-320-1108 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Needlepoint Guild to meet
The Lake Houston Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild will meet at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 in the conference room of Chevron Chemical Company in Kingwood.
This free session is open to all needlepointers, novice or experienced, according to a a guild release.
The purpose of the nonprofit organization is to provide education and cultural development through the art of needlepoint. Visitors are welcome.
Chevron Chemical Company is at 1826 Kingwood Drive at Ladbrook, Kingwood.
For information, visit www.lakehoustonang.com or www.needlepoint.org.
The Lake Houston Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild meets on the second Thursday evening of each month in Kingwood. After the business part of the meeting, a program is presented. Also, workshops are held throughout the year, where both local and national teachers teach their designs.
Christmas in the Park offers food, shopping
Kings Crossing Town Center of Kingwood will host its 12th annual Texas Christmas in the Park festival and tree lighting from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1.
The free event will feature shops, entertainment, vendors, eateries, artists and a visit from Santa Claus, according to a press release.
Local children will present holiday dance routines throughout the day. The event will be capped by the Christmas tree lighting at 6 p.m.
Several charity and volunteer organizations will have booths at the center.
The Kings Crossing Town Center is at 4403 Town Center Place, Kingwood.
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