Choir takes on ‘Bach and All That Jazz’The Houston Chamber Choir will present “Bach and All That Jazz,” a performance that will feature the choir and jazz pianist Paul English. According to a press release, the choir will perform Bach’s motets originally performed at funerals and representing the height of baroque music. English and his jazz trio will improvise responses after each one. “This is the most exciting performance challenge I have ever faced, and potentially the most gratifying,” English said in the release. The choir will perform “Singet dem Herrn,” “Der Geist hilft” and “Jesu, meine Freude.” Performances will be given at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at Lone Star College’s Montgomery Music Recital Hall at 3200 College Park Drive in The Woodlands and at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at St. Phillip Presbyterian Church, located at 4807 San Felipe in Houston. For more information or tickets, visit www.houstongchamberchoir.org or call 713-224-5566. Business women set breakfast meeting for Nov. 6 The Montgomery County Association of Business Women will hold its next monthly breakfast meeting from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at All Things Postal, located at 9420 College Park Drive, Suite 115 in The Woodlands. Licensed therapist Theora Noble will share tips on surviving the stress of the holidays with a presentation titled “Dealing with the Holiday Blues.” She is a licensed professional counselor and supervisor, licensed chemical dependency counselor, advanced addictions counselor and certified grief counselor. She also serves as an adjunct professor at Lone Star College. Visitors are invited to attend two of the organization’s events before joining. For more information, visit www.MCABW.org. Montgomery County Heart Walk is Nov. 3 The 2012 Montgomery County Heart Walk will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Aon-Hewitt Northshore Park, 9500 Lakeside Blvd., The Woodlands. More than 3,000 groups and individuals are expected to participate in the noncompetitive 5K walk to raise money to fight heart disease and stroke and help to build awareness and strengthen education. A fundraising goal of $400,000 has been set by the American Heart Association. “The Heart Walk is fully aligned with Tetra’s focus on employee wellness,” Stu Brightman, chairman of the walk and president of Tetra Technologies, said in a press release. “Our employees are always excited to be active participants in the walk. I invite you to join Tetra and walk for healthier lives.” The park opens to walkers at 8 a.m., with an opening ceremony taking place at 8:30 a.m. The walk officially starts at 9 a.m. Included at the event are heart-healthy giveaways for the whole family, the sharing of survivor stories and presentation of the Lifestyle Change Award, Top Walker Award and Top Heart Walk Team Award. For more information or to register, visit www.montgomerycountyheartwalk.org. Girl Scout aids center, earns Gold Award Claire Fogarty, a member of the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council, has earned the Girl Scouts Gold Award. Fogarty led a team of volunteers in planning and hosting a one-day activity event for girls including Girl Scout activities, crafts, face and fingernail painting, a health and hygiene seminar and lunch. Fogarty also collected diapers, baby food, blankets and other items for the Tamina Community Center. “I chose this project because I wanted my project to have a lasting impact on the community,” Fogarty said. “After meeting with Shirley Grimes, the director at Tamina Community Center, she emphasized the need for safe, fun after-school activities as well as baby supplies.” The Woodlands’ resident received the honor on Oct. 18. The Gold Award is the organization’s highest honor. Candidates for the award must complete a series of requirements, including two to three years of award achievements and more than 100 community service hours. The Gold Award project is one of the last hurdles and requires candidates to plan and carry out their own significant community service project. Less than five percent of all Girl Scouts make it to Gold Award status. Fogarty has been a member of Girl Scouts for 11 years. At The Woodlands High School, Fogarty is a member of Interact Club, Mu Alpha Theta and the tennis team. Following graduation in 2014, she plans to attend college to study either business or Spanish.
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