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Katy is a Train Town

TrainThe City of Katy is now in the Train Town, USA registry.  Come to the official ceremony and celebrate your home town on Monday, 12/10/12, at 10:00am at the old MKT Depot & Caboose at 5615 1st Street. 

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Brick Wall Help

Family Tree Problem SolverEvery genealogist, whether amateur or professional, runs into a brick wall in the quest for their ancestors' histories.  I came across a great book for opening up your mind to ways of getting around that brick wall.  Check out Marsha Rising's Family Tree Problem Solver.   

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Keep Katy Warm

JacketKeep Katy Beautiful is accepting donations of clean, gently used coats and sweaters from November 1 to December 15th.  Items may be taken to City Hall (910 Avenue C), the Katy Fire Department (1417 Avenue D), or the Parks Office (5718 Second Street).

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Gulf Coast Reads - Movie & ScrabbleFest

Extremely Loud & Incredibly CloseSaturday, 10/27 - put it on your calendar!  We'll be celebrating the 2012 Gulf Coast Read book, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, in another way: a showing of the movie at 11:00am followed by a ScrabbleFest at 1:30pm.  Stop in for one or both.

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Fiesta Hispana This Saturday

Hispanic Heritage MonthDon't miss out on the sights and sounds of Fiesta Hispana, our annual Hispanic Heritage Month party, this Saturday, 10/13, from 1:00-3:00pm.  Ole!

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Hunt for Festivitrees

Keep Katy Beautiful is celebrating the advent of curbside recycling in Katy by bringing back Festivitrees for the 2012 Holiday Season.  To participate, send in the entry form (no fee) and proudly display a tree in your business made from recycled or reused products or materials.  For more information, check the City of Katy website.

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Eat & Be Happy

The Happiness DietI'm reorganizing my diet after reading The Happiness Diet by Tyler Graham and Drew Ramsey.  I knew that eating things like sugar would make me peppy at first and crash me later, but I didn't realize how certain vitamins and minerals can affect the actual workings of my brain.  Eat the right things and avoid the wrong things - you can improve your mood and increase your energy level.  Check it out!

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Basic Chinese Classes

LovePlanning a visit to Asia soon?  Have a Chinese client that you'd like to impress?  Come to our weekly Basic Chinese Class taught by a local Chinese-American volunteer - every Thursday at 5:00pm.

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American History in Poems

The Poets Laureate AnthologyHow would a poet present a history of the United States?  It would come close to this book: The Poets Laureate Anthology.  In it you'll learn what it means to be one and find verses written by the U.S. poets laureate from the last 75 years.

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Straight from the Candidates' Mouths

We hear so much about the Democratic & Republican Presidential candidates from all different kinds of groups and people.  Why not start first with what they have to say about themselves?  Take a look at these books written by Mitt Romney and Barack Obama:

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