The 2012-2013 school year will be over before you know it and summer vacation will be upon us.
Now – is the time to register your kids for summer programs. Cypress and Northwest Houston has a great variety of programs for toddlers to tweens & teens.
You can find a program that is educational, such as math camp or one that encourages performing arts, such as children’s theatre, or a a program that hones in on athletics. like swimming or baseball, or a vacation bible school. Some programs are free for community residents; some charge a family friendly fee; while others can be a bit pricey.
If you are considering a sleepover camping experience for your child there are many things to consider. A good resource is “she knows parenting.”
Remember, enrollments are limited and registrations fill fast. I know you don’t want your kids to miss out on the fun or not be able to join their friends.
Check out my list of resources and programs below and you will won’t hear the proverbial cry of summer – “Mom, I’m bored – there’s nothing to do!
Summer 2013 Programs – General Information & Directories
Fest - April 27th 10:00am until 5:00pm Nature Fest will be a hoot as
event-goers attempt to break the Guinness World Records® title for the most
people giving a simultaneous bird call, finely feathered aerialists perform
seemingly impossible stunts and a world-renowned zoologist entertains with his
even more famous contingent of animals. Plus, camel and pony rides, bubble
runners, bumper boats and gourmet food trucks. Free!
Bridgeland - Nature Trails The trails in Bridgeland
are designed to appeal to a wide variety of homeowners seeking a broad range of
The hierarchy of trails are being developed in phases. Ultimately they will run border to border, to provide physical links
for pedestrian/bicycle traffic to various villages, village centers and
activity centers. Exercise trails with fitness stations, as well as nature
trails along waterways and creeks, meander through the development to provide
views of water fowl, aquatic plants/grasses and open up educational
the Cypress Creek Corridor and making it accessible to residents is part of
Bridgeland’s overall environmental plan, which strives to bridge the area’s
rich natural landscape and residential development.
In the early stages of
development, planners devised a multi-faceted and meaningful land use plan that
supports the legacy of the Katy Prairie, widespread environmental initiatives,
passive and active recreation for residents and community infrastructure,
Bridgeland is a wonderful community. I should know - I live here, work here, and play here. If you would like to join my family and I - just give me a call. I am sure together we can find that "just right" home!
Warner Elementary’s 6th Annual Spring Fling fundraiser and silent auction is on Saturday, April 6.
This year, we will have over 25 games and activities including a cake walk, face painting, inflatables, and much, much more! In the Warner Cafeteria you can bid on baskets in our silent auction. The Spirit Shop will also be open. Come have a great time with your children.
Bring your appetite! There will be hot dogs, pizza, nachos, cotton candy, water, soda, and more.
Fast becoming the "in-place" for Cypress, Texas on the 2nd Sunday of each month isThe Farmer's Market at Bridgeland. What started out a one-time event is now a recurring market - thanks to the community response. The market is all volunteer run and donation supported. It brings to our community high quality vendors selling fresh local produce, pastured
meats, free range eggs, goat cheese, honey, jellies, pickles, bread, pasta,
natural home & pet products, soaps, lotions, live plants, and much more
right to our back-yard! in addition the market offers events that provide education on home gardening and sustainable living. The March market (Sunday, March 10th, 12:30 - 3:30 at the Bridgeland Activity Center 16902 Bridgeland Landing Cypress, TX) features Tomatoes and Strawberries!
Texas Master Gardener
Stephanie Baker will be teaching a free class at 1pm on how to grow your
own tomatoes this summer. No matter if you have a large garden or a
few containers; fresh salsa is just a few months away!
Ready to Grow Gardens and New
Leaf Nursery will both have tomato plants for sale, including heirloom
It’s peak strawberry season,
plus last of the cool season veggies like carrots, spinach, radishes,
leeks, snow peas and much more.
For those of you who are Slow
Dough fans, they are now taking orders in advance for pick up
at the market. Go to their website at www.areyousweetorsavory.com
and place your order by Thursday evening.
Our newest vendor, Hog Creek
Farm, will be making their debut with fresh pork from heirloom pigs raised
on their family farm in Magnolia Texas. This is the kind of flavorful,
natural pork unique to small farms and not often found in the big stores. www.hogcreekfarm.net
Bridgeland will be hosting it first Farmers Market. The market covers your daily servings of locally grown produce as well as homemade products. It’s a great opportunity to support Texas farmers and businesses by purchasing products used every day. Rain or shine, we hope you will “turnip” for this event Sunday, May 6, 2012 from 12:30 to 3:30 in Festival Park.
Fresh produce, eggs, and all sorts of yummy goodness.
Come join the fun at Towne Lake this Sunday, Sunday, April 22, 2012 from 12 - 5 p.m. Family Friendly entertainment including: **Variety of Free Activities & Games **Water Ski Performance **Boat Show **Fishing Tournament **Kayak & Paddle Board Lessons **Unique Food Vendors **Performance by Steel Drum Band **Dock Diving Dogs
There will also be a special appearance by the Little Mermaid!
This event is free and open to the public. Visitors are welcome to bring personal lawn chairs and towels. Parking is available at Lone Star College Cy-Fair. For more details, visit http://www.TowneLakeTexas.com .
Cy-Fest offers a wide variety of Creole and Cajun food, entertainment and activities. There is
something for ALL AGES! Beginning Friday, March 23rd the three day event willl be located in Cypress, Texas on Old Hempstead Hwy between Spring Cypress Rd and Skinner Rd (behind Target). Music lovers will be in for a treat as county singer Kevin Fowler and Pat Green are scheduled to perform. For more information go to www.cyfest.com
The master planned community of Bridgeland is adding to it list of amenities with a new park and sprayground starting construction during the first quarter of 2012.This new 3-acre park will be located in Bridgeland’s Water Haven community.Water Haven consists of eight neighborhoods with home prices starting in the $180,00s.
This new park will offer several play spaces that will be suitable for a variety of age ranges.There will be several active play spaces, a sprayground with tall custom water tower spray structure and low-profile bubbling sculptures.There will also be a pavilion that will offer picnic tables and close proximity to barbecue grills.Children ages two to five will have a dedicated playground and older children can climb and slid in an adjacent play area.There will also be swings to cater to all ages.
This park is expected to open before the end of the year and is one of six parks planned for Water Haven.
The Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA) recently named Bridgeland Developer of the Year 2011 during its recent 71st Anniversary Extravaganza.
Bridgeland is an 11,400 acre master planned community in Northwest Houston.Bridgeland celebrated five years of development in 2011.The community will one day include more than 20,000 homes for 65,000 residents.
“Houston has one of the strongest and most active housing markets in the nation, so it’s really an honor to be recognized for superior development,” said Peter Houghton, vice president of Bridgeland.
January marked the eighth consecutive month of increased home sales in the Houston area.2012 also opened with a decline of active property listings and growth in pending sales – a combination that signals a healthy market with a balanced supply of housing inventory.
This is good news for the Houston Real Estate Market.
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has honored Bridgeland with a Gold Award for Best Landscape Design in its 2012 The Nationals competition.
Bridgeland was recognized for its efforts to preserve and enhance its natural landscape, including building aesthetically pleasing waterways rather than unsightly drainage ditches. Bridgeland also uses native grasses and other plants frequently to ensure a thriving landscape that requires minimal water and maintenance.
Thinking long-term, the development also has converted more than 1,800 acres into a tree farm, planting more than 250,000 seedlings this year that will be moved into more developed areas of Bridgeland as they mature. Approximately 350,000 seedlings will be planted next year on an additional 1,300 acres.
This is one of many awards Bridgeland has won in the past year, including the recent Developer of the Year award from the Greater Houston Builders Association and a Silver Award from the NAHB for Community of the Year. Bridgeland also won Developer of the Year last year from the Texas Association of Builders and numerous marketing awards.
More than 700 entries were received this year for The Nationals, which is the nation’s largest competition for residential sales and marketing professionals and communities.
When moving to a new area, schools and childcare are always a concern to parents. Meet the directors of The Primrose School of Cypress, Texas. Learn why they decided to work in childcare and why they chose Primrose.