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Junior League of The Woodlands Appoints New Members to Board of Director The Woodlands

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Junior League of The Woodlands (JLTW) elected 10 accomplished individuals to serve on the 2017-2018 Junior League Board of Directors.
Laura Bomer, 2017-2018 President of Junior League of The Woodlands, announced the recent appointments of Jennifer Colerick, President-Elect, Linda Martens, Sustaining Advisor, Kathryne Pruitt, Communications VP, Tiffany Hustmyre, Community VP, Robyn Hicks, Finance VP, Allison Tinker, Membership VP, Kim Wende, Administrative Secretary, Katie Schonert, Treasurer/Finance Chair and Endira Hawkins, Advisory Planning / Bylaws Chair.
“These outstanding ladies were selected because of their long standing commitment to our community, passion for serving others and desire to fulfill the mission of our league,” said Bomer.
The new Junior League Board of Directors paid special thanks to outgoing Board Members Bobbi Jo Miller, Carol Durkee, Sarah Paul, Julie Sanchez, Angela Strong, Allison Judge, Jamie Hollis, and Kim Willing. The new Board Members will bring years of service on various committees and expertise in a wide variety of fields to the already seasoned Junior League Board.
Junior League of The Woodlands had a very successful 2016-2017 year.
In May, JLTW welcomed 69 new members to its ranks, awarded over $80,000 in grants totaling over $225,000 in annual gifts and programming given back to the community, and honored many important and deserving members and projects. This year, the new Board Members bring a new budget, fresh ideas and inspiration as the League gears up for another amazing year of service, training, and improvement.
Junior League of The Woodlands is an organization of women committed to promoting
voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. For information on Junior League of The Woodlands Inc., please visit jlthewoodlands.org  

Visual Arts | Cooper Art Faculty Donate to The Woodlands Arts Council To Bring Art Opportunities to Community

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Visual Arts Department Chair Bob Mosier, pictured left joined Fine Arts Festival Week Co-chairs Lisa Hollingsworth (second from left) and Michaela Durisek to present a check for $800 to Cultural Arts Director Heather Joy Puskarich.

Visual arts faculty members at The John Cooper School are considered “artists-in-residence,” because they are artists who work in a variety of mediums. Jayla Ash Davis, Amy Dietrich, Visual Arts Department Chair Bob Mosier, Jamila Musa-Carr, Lesia Streckfess and Emily Taylor as well as French teacher Jodie Gill, each contributed an original piece of art to a Silent Auction that was held in conjunction with The John Cooper School’s Fine Arts Festival Week in April.

The annual event, sponsored by the school’s Fine Arts Council, is a week-long campus celebration to highlight student work in the visual and performing arts with performances, exhibits and art-related activities.

Proceeds from the Faculty Art Silent Auction benefited Because Art Matters, the community and educational outreach arm of The Woodlands Arts Council. The auction raised $800 to enable more schools and residents in the area to be able to actively engage in the arts through programs provided through The Woodlands Arts Council.

“We believe in the importance of people being able to actively engage in the arts and are pleased to support the education and outreach efforts of this local arts organization,” said Bob Mosier.

Nutty Scientists of Houston provide fun, educational science programs for children

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Since opening in The Woodlands nearly 3 1/2 years ago, Nutty Scientists of Houston has brought fun and educational science programs and activities to children in the area.

Owner Victoria Lioznyanksy said The Woodlands location is one of the first franchise locations in the U.S., since the company first started in Europe. Lioznyanksy first began by bringing Nutty Scientists to local schools in the The Woodlands and surrounding area through after-school programs. The business then opened a physical location for birthday parties and camps in October. continue reading…

Darren Wyatt, Takes Lead Role In The Woodlands Show Chorus Presentation of “REVIVAL!”

R10Can-893The hilariously funny, Darren Wyatt, a well-known comedic actor from Lubbock, Tx, is coming to The Woodlands to play “Preacher Wyatt” in the upcoming The Woodlands Show Chorus show, REVIVAL!  Darren’s will play a misguided evangelist preacher, who believes the show, which is about music revival, is actually an attempt at spiritual revival.  It takes the whole 80-member chorus to try and convince the preacher that there is more than one way to define the word, revival.

International top ten chorus, “The Woodlands Show Chorus” (TWSC), with Master Director, Betty Clipman, is presenting this musical revue complete with spaghetti supper on Saturday, July 15, at Christ Church United Methodist Church, 6363 Research Forest Dr., The Woodlands, TX. The show will feature 14th Place International Semi-finalist women’s quartet, “Live It Up!”, and 3rdPlace Medalist, Region 10, women’s quartet, “Sympatico!.  TWSC has also invited several quartets from their membership to join them.  Guests will be treated to TWSC’s very popular repertoire of show tunes and “fun” stuff from the 30’s and 40’s through modern day songs.
REVIVAL flyerThe Woodlands Show Chorus is a record-setting phenomenon in the music world, who are becoming a frequently sought after entertainment entity in The Woodlands area!  Their growing roster of nearly 80 members is comprised of women of all ages and professions.  Many of their members travel great distances to participate.  The common bond is a love for singing 4-part a cappella music, and the desire to study and work under the tutelage of Master Director, Betty Clipman.  The chorus rehearses on Monday nights, 7:00 – 10:00 pm at Grace Crossing Church (atrium),105 FM 1488 (just west of I-45) in The Woodlands, TX.  They always welcome guests and interested singers.
A delicious spaghetti supper, including vegetarian and gluten-free, load-of-treasures silent auction and yummy bake sale will precede the show at 4:00 p.m. with show time from 5:30-7:30 pm.  Of course the famous and fabulous Mary Helen Rum Cakes will be live auctioned at intermission.  Pricing for adults is $25, Seniors/children/ and students: $20and Reserved seats: $30 (group rates available).  Tickets can be purchased by email at tickets@thewoodlandsshowchorus.org or by phone at 713 688-6509 or from any chorus member.  For more information about this award-winning chorus, go towww.thewoodlandsshowchorus.org

Community applauds South County Fourth of July Parade

Close to 25,000 people came out to The Woodlands to cheer on about 115 floats in the South County Fourth of July Parade Tuesday. The 1.3-mile parade began and ended at The Woodlands United Methodist Church while weaving through the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion and Market Street area. continue reading 

Woodlands Symphony to present “HomeGrown” concert, a celebration of Woodlands arts and artists

Katherine AudasThe Woodlands Symphony Orchestra will present a multimedia experience with HomeGrown: A celebration concert honoring the musicians, composers and artists in The Woodlands, the symphony’s final concert in its Cantus Firmus (Fixed Song) season. The concert will take place on Sunday, April 30 at 7:00 p.m. at The Woodlands United Methodist Church, located at 2200 Lake Woodlands Drive in The Woodlands. Tickets are available atwww.woodlandssymphony.org.

Under the artistic direction of Darryl Bayer, the evening will be orchestrated with a variety of segments that include original compositions, classical favorites, soloists, live performance arts, video/media enhancement and two multi-generational-diverse symphonies on stage at the same time.

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