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KINGWOOD AREA QUILT GUILD
Writer/quilter Ami Sims will be the host speaker at the Thursday, April 6, 7 p.m., KAQG meeting at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 2929 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood. For information, visit www.kingwoodareaquiltguild.com or contact Stephanie Tarver at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ABWA HUMBLE ARTESIAN
ABWA Humble Artesian will meet at the Kingwood Country Club, 1700 Lake Kingwood Trail, Thursday, April 6, from 6-8 p.m.

2017 HUMBLE ISD EDUCATION FOUNDATION GALA
This year’s theme is Fun in the Sun: Make a Splash for Our Schools. The annual gala will be held on Friday, April 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy. The gala benefits the Humble ISD Education Foundation and all funds raised will support the mission of Humble ISD, which is to develop each child intellectually, artistically, emotionally, physically and socially so that all students are lifelong learners, complex thinkers, responsible global citizens, and effective communicators. Individual tickets are $100 and Humble ISD tickets are $75. For ticket and general information, visit biddingforgood.com/auction/auctionhome.action?vhost=humbleisdgala.

AUSTIN COLLEGE A CAPPELLA CHOIR CONCERT
On Friday, April 7, at 7 p.m., the Austin College A Cappella Choir will perform at Atascocita Presbyterian Church, 19426 Atasca Oaks Dr. as part of the church’s Spring Concert Series. The concert is free and the public is invited.

EASTER EGG SCRAMBLE
80,000 eggs will be laid out for preschool-5th grade and special needs children Saturday, April 8, at 10 a.m. at Kingwood High School, 2701 Kingwood Drive, hosted by Woodridge Baptist Church. Families can enjoy face painting, train rides, balloon animals, inflatables, candy, prizes, and much more. For information and to register for the free family event, visit woodridge.org/eastereggscramble

Houston Airports is celebrating the first full year of its therapy dog program at George Bush Intercontinental Airport which launched in April 2016. In an effort to enhance the customer experience at the airport, the airport system partnered with the Alliance of Therapy Dogs to help ease anxiety and stress some experience when traveling. Throughout the week, volunteer dog teams, readily identifiable by the handlers’ bright orange polo shirts and the dogs’ blue bandanas, make their way to the various terminals and gates around the airport, offering passengers an opportunity to pet and interact with the furry ambassadors. The airport currently has 10 volunteer dog teams and plans to expand the program to William P. Hobby Airport.

BUSINESS

PUT A BLUEBONNET ON IT
There is nothing better in the springtime than the view driving down a Texas roadway, seeing miles of beautiful, blooming bluebonnets. Capture that flower power when you put a bluebonnet license plate from Texas Parks and Wildlife on your vehicle. Get a bluebonnet license plate for your car, truck, motorcycle, RV or boat trailer. The plate costs $30 and $22 of every purchase goes directly to Texas State Parks to help preserve the unique natural beauty of the 95 state parks and natural areas across Texas. Go to conservationplate.org for more information.

HEAD CHOSEN TOP 50 MOST INFLUENTIAL
Linda Head, Lone Star College (LSC) associate vice chancellor of workforce education and corporate partnerships, has been named as one of “Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women of 2016” by Houston Women Magazine. Head, a former Kingwood resident, leads over 9,000 students and instructors at 14 LSC locations with student job placement, adult basic education, English as a second language, the Lone Star Corporate College, and the development of workforce international projects. Head and her team led the master planning for more than $300 million in workforce training facilities, marketing workforce programs, and the workforce student advising team. Head serves as the chair of The Woodlands Chamber of Commerce board and is past president of AACC, the AACC commission for workforce and economic development, Greater Houston Partnership, and UpSkill Houston.

HOUSTON POSTS RECORD PASSENGER TRAFFIC
According to a 2016 year-end traffic report, Houston Airports saw more than 54.5 million passengers. More than 11.5 million international travelers passed through George Bush Intercontinental Airport and William P. Hobby Airport in 2016, an increase of 7.6 percent over the previous year. Bush Airport serves as a global gateway to more than 70 international destinations and offers service to more Mexican destinations than any other U.S. airport. Bush Airport saw record highs in its international passenger totals – more than 10.7 million travelers passed through the airport in 2016, an increase of 1.5 percent over the previous year. Hobby Airport saw more than 12.9 million passengers in 2016, a six percent increase over the previous year.

TAX WORKSHOPS SET
Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Ann Harris Bennett has announced the 2017 property tax workshop schedule. This series of workshops is geared toward homeowners who want to learn more about the property appraisal process and the tools available to them in understanding their property tax bill, such as homestead exemptions and appraisal protests. If taxpayers have questions about their tax bill or would like to locate the most convenient branch, call 713-274-8000, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit hctax.net.

CENTERPOINT HONORED BY JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT
Junior Achievement (JA) USA honored CenterPoint Energy with a U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award for providing more than 5,000 volunteer hours to local JA offices during the 2015-2016 school year. The award was presented to 64 organizations at an evening awards ceremony during the JA Volunteer Summit March 7 in New York City. The award program is a way to thank and honor individuals who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service. To learn more about what CenterPoint Energy is doing in your community, visit CenterPointEnergy.com/Community.

LONE STAR GETS WORKFORCE GRANT
LSC-North Harris received $287,845 under the Wagner-Peyser Grant Program to implement a fast-track, non-credit pipefitting program. LSC will use grant funds to purchase pipe-threading machines in order to train students with hands-on experience on industry-standard equipment. Students will be trained to install, assemble, fabricate, maintain, repair and troubleshoot mechanical piping systems carrying fuel, chemicals, water, steam and air in heating, cooling, lubricating and various other process piping systems. For more information, contact Debra Vick at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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