Open Your Purse For Change The Woodlands

“Open Your Purse for Change,” a fundraising luncheon with a guest speaker, raffle and silent auction featuring designer handbags, will be hosted by Ally and Mike Seder on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Amerigo’s Grille, 25250 Grogan’s Park Drive in The Woodlands to benefit the Montgomery County Women’s Center.

The event will kick off with a champagne reception, followed by a scrumptious lunch prepared by the chefs at Amerigo’s Grille.  Guests will have the opportunity to bid on an array of gorgeous designer handbags and participate in a raffle to win fabulous prizes.  During the luncheon, guests will hear from a former client of the Women’s Center who will share her story of recovery and triumph.

Proceeds will benefit the Montgomery County Women’s Center, which serves the needs of victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or abuse and stalking from all areas of Montgomery County and surrounding counties.

Tickets are $100 per person and table sponsorships are offered at the $2,500, $5,000 and $10,000 level and may be purchased by contacting event chair Ally Seder at ally@ mikeseder.com. Seating is limited.


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“Open Your Purse For Change” fundraising luncheon will be held Oct. 17 from 11-2  at Amerigo’s Grille in The Woodlands with a guest speaker and silent auction of designer handbags to benefit the Montgomery County Women’s Center.  The event is hosted by Ally and Mike Seder with Re/Max The Woodlands and Spring.  For tickets, contact Ally Seder at ally@mikeseder.com.

Pictured bottom row, from left are event chair Ally Seder with auction committee members Annabelle Carrillo, Ayesha Fayaz, Terry Larson, Katty Phan, Beth Griffith, Denise Lipar and Melissa Stanosheck.  Pictured top row, from left are Sherry Smith, Janice Warren, Iram Taylor and Shirelle Chimenti.


Enter Now for The Woodlands Wildflower Festival Poster Contest

Wildflower Festival to be held at Rob Fleming Park in the Village of Creekside Park

2012 WF Tee-Shirt Winner-Osmond

The Woodlands Development Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Howard Hughes Corporation (NYSE:HHC), has announced that entries are now being accepted for The Woodlands Wildflower Festival Poster Contest. The contest is held annually in conjunction with The Woodlands Wildflower Festival, a popular community tradition that is celebrated each fall. The Woodlands Wildflower Festival is scheduled for Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 10 am to 2 pm at Rob Fleming Park in The Woodlands’ Village of Creekside Park.  The festival will be held on the 39th anniversary of The Woodlands.

Contest entries should portray a nature scene in the spirit of the Wildflower Festival.  Interested parties should draw a favorite scene from nature on heavy, unlined white paper, canvas or poster board, no larger than 11” X 17.” Preferred drawing materials are watercolors, oils, pen and ink, pastels, crayons, colored pencils or markers. No writing should be included on the front of the artwork.

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Coldwell Banker United Needs Your Help for YMCA Operation Backpack

Coldwell Banker

Now through August 11, YMCA Operation Backpack will collect brand new backpacks filled with school supplies and distribute them to children living in the communities of South Montgomery County YMCA service area. The local YMCAs and their community partners will serve as collection sites for people to drop off backpacks and supplies.

Pictured: Coldwell Banker United, The Woodlands Office, once again participated in YMCA OPERATION BACKPACK program. Each year the number of backpacks collected by this office has surpassed the previous year with a  new total of 150 packs for 2013.

To help follow these simple steps:

  • Purchase a new backpack and/or school supplies
  • Write a note of encouragement to the child and place it in the backpack or supplies
  • Drop off the donation to one of the Y centers in The Woodlands
  • Enjoy the feeling of making a difference in the life of a child

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In the early planning stages is the new Wolf Park at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital – in a courtyard off Medical Plaza Drive, near the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Family Birth Center, that will be secure and fenced with access through the hospital. The garden will feature a playground, picnic tables, lighting and more.

“The Wolf Park at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands is in the planning stages,” shared Director of Children’s Services Elizabeth Kutchback, RN, BSN. “The park would be open to pediatric patients and other children, but also a place for NICU parents to take a break nearby and for staff and visitors as well.”
Last year, the Wolf Family presented the hospital with $10,000 toward this project, and this year their seventh annual Jack Wolf, IV Memorial Golf Tournament raised another $12,000 for the Wolf Park. John and Paige Wolf’s son, Jack, was born prematurely on May 5, 2005, with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). The tournament is held in memoriam of Jack who passed away from OI and funds raised each year benefit other families with babies in the NICU. Since the tournament’s inception more than $72,000 has been raised for the NICU and related projects. The couple has since had two children at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands, Max and Remi.
Memorial Hermann The Woodlands also features its Healing Garden which has been open to the public since 2005 and is accessed on the north side of its campus. There, visitors and staff can also find a place to enjoy nature, to have a bite to eat at covered picnic tables, or to sit and reflect on one of the garden’s benches surrounding two water features.

Township Town Hall Earns LEED Gold Certification

Leed Gold Award for Town Hall (1 of 1)The Woodlands Township Town Hall building recently earned a LEED® Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.  The LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certification is recognized as the premier mark of achievement in green building.

The U.S. Green Building Council uses the LEED certification system to rate building sustainability. The two-year certification process awards points in seven categories: Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, Innovation in Design and Regional Priority Credits. The total points awarded determines the level of certification: Certified (40 – 49 points), Silver (50 – 59 points), Gold (60 – 79 points) or Platinum (80 points or more). The Town Hall building is currently rated 62 points out of a possible 110, achieving the Gold level. LEED-certified buildings cost less to operate by reducing energy and water usage. Certification also increases the property value of the building.

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Online Registration for 2nd Annual Le Tour De Woodlands Cycling Event Open Now!

Le Tour de Woodlands cycling event

Online registration for the second annual Le Tour de Woodlands cycling event presented by Pentagon Freight Services and hosted by Interfaith of The Woodlands is now open.

“We are thrilled to offer a wonderful family and individual event honoring our bicycle friendly community as well as bringing the community together to support Interfaith and the many programs and services we provide each day to hundreds of area residents.” said Dr. Ann Snyder, President and CEO of Interfaith of The Woodlands.

The cycling event, slated for Saturday, October 19, will feature both a long course and short course to provide cycling opportunities for individuals and families.  The bike ride will begin at 7:45AM at The Woodlands Township.  Online registration will be available through Friday, October 4.  The cycling event is open to the first 800 cyclists.

To register for the bike ride, please visit the EVENT WEBSITE .

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