Vote for Your Best of Westchase Favorites thru April 26

The nominations have been gathered and the candidates have been selected, now there's only one thing missing from our Best of Westchase online contest: YOUR VOTES!

Click here to cast your ballot in two dozen categories that celebrate the best that Westchase District has to offer. Who do you think has the best office lobby? Who has the best happy hour? What is the best hair salon/barbershop? Where is the best place to hide from your boss in Westchase District?

Online voting is open through Friday, April 26, and each category still has a space for write-in candidates. We'll announce the winners, present them with a commemorative plaque and buy each of them an appetizer at a happy hour event in early May (details to follow soon). Also, we'll have a special results section in the Summer 2019 issue of Westchase Today. So what are you waiting for? Give us your best!



District Debuts Fun Amenities at New Trailside Park


Our Trailside Park is all ready for visitors! This quarter-acre pocket park shows just how much you can accomplish with a small parcel of land. The park is along the HCC Campus Trail just north of Richmond Avenue where the trail connects to Hayes Road (parking is available along Hayes). It features a ZipKrooz zip line, interactive art, tables with seating and a water fountain complete with a "pup cup." Please check it out while you're out and about in Westchase District.


Quillian Summer Camps Start May 28, Run 7 am. - 7 p.m. 


Worried you won't get to spend time with your child this summer? Consider enrolling your child in Camp Quillian and benefit from having your child attend a summer camp within minutes from work.

For 60 years, the Quillian Recreation Center has provided incredible summer camp experiences for children and teens ages 5 - 14. For 2019, the center has extended its camp day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Accredited by the American Camp Association, Camp Quillian offers both full- and half-day options. Quillian Center has many resources to keep children engaged, such as a gymnasium, two swimming pools, an indoor climbing wall, game rooms, athletic fields and a playground. Programs include indoor and outdoor sports, enrichment classes, arts and crafts, special events, guest speakers, VBS and more.

Quillian Center is extending its preferred employer partner program to Westchase District businesses. By participating in the program, families can save 15% on each session of summer camp at Camp Quillian. In order for employees to receive the 15% off, five or more families must sign up for at least one week of Camp Quillian at quilliancenter.org using their work email. For more details, contact Kelly Carlisle, 713-458-4712.

  Thursdays @ 3 p.m.  *Rain or shine* St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church
10503 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77042 (at Rogerdale, just west of Beltway 8)


Market Closed This Thursday
The market will be closed this Thursday, April 18 for Easter Week festivities. However, the market WILL REOPEN on April 25.

Back in Season: Pleasanton Peaches!
We'll have a sweet treat for you upon our return: Hester's Peaches from Pleasanton, Texas! Fresh, juicy and delicious, these locally-grown peaches are a highlight of the year. 
So come on out and support your local economy next Thursday starting at 3 p.m.

 

We promise we'll rise again after Easter. Come visit the market Thursday, April 25.

New Address for Houston West Chamber of Commerce


The Houston West Chamber of Commerce recently relocated its offices within Westchase District to the Millennium Tower at 10375 Richmond Avenue, Suite 265 (pictured from left: Shawnda Peters, office adminstrator; Jeannie Bollinger, president; and Kari Werner, vice president of operations and events).

An 800-member-strong organization, the Chamber represents businesses from Greenway Plaza to the Energy Corridor and hosts more than 300 networking events every year. Featured upcoming events include a Governmental Affairs luncheon on April 25 at The Capital Grille-City Centre and their 17th Annual Business Golf Classic on April 29 at Willowfork Country Club.

For more information about how to become involved with the Chamber, contact Jeannie Bollinger, 713-785-4922.

Westchase District Features Variety of Holy Week Services

It's Holy Week, and that means churches and synagogues will host special services and programs, including these occurring in Westchase District:

Ascension Episcopal Church, 2525 Seagler Road
Thursday, April 18
7 p.m., Foot washing and stripping of the altar
Friday, April 19
Noon, Ecumenical worship service led by the West Houston Assistance Ministries churches
7 p.m. Evening service
Saturday, April 20
8 p.m., Easter Vigil service
Sunday, April 21
8 a.m., Rite I worship with communion
10 a.m., Rite II worship with communion and Easter brass ensemble, followed by an egg hunt on the school playground

Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 2400 Wilcrest Drive
Thursday, April 18
Noon and 7:15 p.m., Maundy Thursday services
Friday, April 19
7:15 p.m., Good Friday service
Saturday, April 20
7:15 p.m., Easter vigil service
Sunday, April 21
8 a.m. and 11 a.m., Easter Sunday celebration of the Resurrection

Congregation Or Ami, 3443 Wilcrest Drive
Friday, April 19
6:30 to 11:30 p.m., Communal Seder
Sunday, April 21
9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Passover Day 2 services

First Methodist Houston, 10570 Westpark Drive
Thursday, April 18
7:30 p.m., Traditional worship
Friday, April 19
7:30 p.m., The Source contemporary worship service
Sunday, April 21
9 a.m., traditional worship service
10:15 a.m., Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt
11 a.m., The Source contemporary Easter service, followed by a free Easter luncheon featuring train rides, a climbing rock wall, inflatables, cotton candy, a DJ with spin tables and a dance floor, plus the Easter Bunny and fun prizes

Grace Presbyterian Church, 10221 Ella Lee Lane
Thursday, April 18
7 p.m., Maundy Thursday service, led by contemporary worship team
Friday, April 19
7 p.m., Good Friday service in the Sanctuary, featuring "The Seven Last Words of Christ," a Sacred Cantata presented by the Chancel Choir
7 p.m., Grance en Espanol worship in The Founders' Chapel
Sunday, April 21
6:30 a.m., Sunrise worship in the Courtyard
7:15 - 11:15 a.m., free Easter continental breakfast in Massey-Tucker Fellowship Hall
9 a.m., Contemporary worship in the Sanctuary
10:15 - 11 a.m., Easter egg hunt for children, Grace Athletic Fields
11:15 a.m., Traditional worship in the Sanctuary
11:15 a.m., Grace en Espanol worship in The Founders' Chapel

Thursday, April 18
7 p.m., Mass of the Lord's Supper (bilingual)
Friday, April 19
3 p.m., Passion of the Lord and Veneration of the Cross service in English
7 p.m., Passion of the Lord and Veneration of the Cross service in Spanish
Saturday, April 20
8 p.m., Easter Vigil and Mass (bilingual)
Sunday, April 21
9 a.m. and 11 a.m., English Mass in the Church
1:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m., Spanish Mass in the Church
1:45 p.m., Spanish Mass in Steele Hall, Room 127

West Houston Christian Center, 11300 Wilcrest Green Drive
Sunday, April 21
10:30 a.m., Easter service

Sunday, April 21
9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., Easter Sunday and special anointing services



About Westchase District
Westchase District is a municipal management district funded by local property owners in a 4.2 square-mile area centered on Sam Houston Tollway between I-10 and US-59 on the west side of Houston, Texas. 

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