Sunday, July 31, 2011

Museum Hosts KindieFest, internationally acclaimed Sugar Free Allstars on August 2, 2011

The Woodlands (Texas) Children’s Museum is proud to host Kindiefest on Tuesday, August 2, featuring Sugar Free Allstars, a group that plays a variety of unusual New Orleans funk instrumentation with humor and high-energy.
“This is a rare treat for our community,” Angela Colton said, executive director for the Museum. “The Sugar Free Allstars are always on the road. They’ve toured Europe and nationally and I like that they have an educational aspect to their music. Kids are going to love this event.”
In spring 2010, the band released its second family music CD, “Funky Fresh and Sugar Free”, to rave reviews.  Some of the highlights since its release have been: a review on People Magazine’s website, a mention in Parents Magazine, a starred review in School Library Journal, a National Parenting Publication Awards (NAPPA) Gold Award and a second #1 hit on the Sirius-XM Satellite Radio Kid’s channel (the James Brown-influenced “Tiger In My Backyard”).  In addition, following this release SFA was one of twelve family music acts included in a photo essay on Time Magazine’s website featuring some of the “Kindie Rock” (indie rock for kids) genre’s top stars.

“I’m inviting everyone to come in and have some fun with us on Tuesday,” Colton said. “We will also be featuring author Lauri Rosen who wrote “Pixie and Trixie Bug” as part of the Museum’s ongoing Meet ‘n Greet the Authors program.”

The Woodlands Children’s Museum is located at 4775 W Panther Creek next to Sears Hardware in the Panther Creek Shopping Center. Museum hours are Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm and Sun, Noon – 5pm. Events are Free with Admission. For more information, call 281.465.0955 or go to their website:  

Childrens' Fishing Tournament in The Woodlands - 28th annual Kiwanis, September 3rd, 2011

Each year in late summer, the Kiwanis Club sponsors a fun catfish tournament for children, toddlers up to the age of 16. Trophies are provided for all participants. There are assistants on hand to teach and help the children use their equipment.

Date: September 3, 2011 
Registration begins at 7:00 am 
Location: Creekwood Park, The Woodlands Texas, Village of Panther Creek

Fishing begins at 8:00 am with over 150 kids and their families expected to participate in the event! 
Free food
Free drinks
Free bait

Come early for the best fishing spot!  Bring your rod & reel and lawn chair.

The Woodlands Kiwanis Club is an informal, collegial group that is part of Kiwanis International.  Its mission is serving the children of the world.  The club warmly welcomes visitors and new members.

At each weekly Thursday morning breakfast meeting at 7:00 am at the South County Community Center on Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands Kiwanis Club offers a program chosen from a wide range of informative and entertaining topics.

Currently active club participants include our members - men and women from all walks of life and age groups - plus community service-oriented teenagers from area high schools, the Kiwanis Education Youth (KEY) Clubbers. 

Related article for directions etc : Creekwood Park in Panther Creek  

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Suspect arrested for local sexual assault

Montgomery County Sheriff has arrested a suspect who is allegedly responsible for the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl that occurred on January 24, 2011. Daryl Lee Beeson, 49, has been arrested and charged with sexual assault of a child. His bond was set at $400,000.

According to authorities, the victim was lured by a white male into a green Honda Civic. Inside the car was religious literature and pamphlets. The victim reported that she was taken to a trailer house off of Rayford Road in South Montgomery County and sexually assaulted. She was then released at a restaurant on I-45 were she reported the incident to police. 

Similar automobile used in crime

Detectives believe there may be additional victims and urge anyone with information about the suspect to contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at 281 297-6510.