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Posted on April 2, 2021 9:00 AM by Admin
Categories: Classes, General
For more information about summer camps being held at the Lake House click here.
Posted on December 4, 2020 9:30 AM by Admin
Categories: Classes, General
Do the holidays make you feel anxious?  You are not alone.  Many people experience holiday stress.  Although this time of year brings family and friends together, it can also be a major source of stress and anxiety.  Your normal routine is thrown off track..  There are usually several parties or gatherings to attend.  You may eat and drink things you don’t normally consume. Perhaps you host events. Add this up and it equals feeling overwhelmed, getting less sleep and experiencing more stress.
There are some simple things you can try when you feel overwhelmed, tired, or stressed.  These are not time consuming.  Practice them regularly and you may find you better enjoy the holidays.
  1. Recognize signs of stress. It’s important to first recognize that you are actually feeling stressed.  Also, be sure to rule out anything serious going on. Some typical signs of stress are irritability, moodiness, anxiety, insomnia and headaches.
  2. Set an intention to relieve holiday stress. Once you determine you are stressed, set your intention to feel better.   This is important because it confirms your commitment to taking action. Once you are committed to making an improvement, you can then do something about it.
  3. Take action.
Below are four simple, effective techniques to help you manage holiday stress.  Make it a practice do at least one of these every day.
Deep Breathing
Breathing exercises are great for lowering stress levels.  Deep breaths send the message to your nervous system to calm down. Try this now. Take a nice deep breath in, followed by a long exhale. This alone may help you relax more.  Taking four or five breaths like this only takes a few moments, and can be done anytime and anywhere. Ideally do this with your eyes closed to block out the world around you.
Meditation is the action of focusing the mind on one focal point.  The breath is a great point of focus because it is always available.  Breath counting meditation is a simple technique that anybody can do. 
How to do breath counting meditation:
Be in a comfortable place free of distractions.
Close your eyes.
Take a couple deep breaths to help you relax.
Next, allow your breath to flow naturally without controlling it.
Begin to notice the inhales and exhales as they happen naturally.
After a few moments, with the next exhale, mentally count ‘One’
With the next inhale, mentally count ‘Two’.
On the next exhale, mentally count ‘Three’.
With the next inhale, mentally count ‘Four.
On the next exhale, mentally count ‘Four’.
With the next inhale, mentally count ‘Three’.
On the next exhale, mentally count ‘Two’.
With the next inhale, mentally count ‘One’.
On the next exhale, mentally count ‘One’.
With the next inhale, mentally count ‘Two’.
Continue to count with your breath, one to four, and four back to one
Proceed for 2-3 minutes (or longer if you like).
This meditation method helps you gain mental distance from thinking.  Practice this regularly to feel more relaxed, refreshed, and less affected by external stressors.
Take a Break
Taking a break during the day is a great way to reset your mind.  These simple methods can go a long way in helping to manage holiday stress:
Go for a walk.
Walking, especially in nature, is a great way to relieve holiday stress.  One, it allows you to get away from the busyness of the season.  Two, it provides gentle exercise to help relieve physical stress.  Three, walking is a great way to allow your mind to daydream. This gives you a mental break from thinking about your to-do list. Four, you get an extra bonus if you walk in nature.
Enjoy a coffee or tea break.
Any form of getting away from the holiday hustle and bustle helps to relieve stress and anxiety.  Take time out for yourself with a nice warm cup of coffee or tea. If you are feeling social, invite a friend.  If you need solitude, enjoy your break alone.
Take a bath.
The warm water of a bath relaxes your body.  The timeout relaxes your mind. Indulge yourself occasionally and you will better enjoy the holiday season.
Posted on March 24, 2020 11:30 AM by Admin
Hello Friends! Tippi Toes dance company has created some virtual dance classes that we would LOVE for your family to enjoy. Simply click here​ ​and you will be taken to a free week of dance class. We hope you enjoy their virtual online classes!! Feel free to also follow them on social media (Tippi Toes Katy).

Posted on January 18, 2019 9:00 AM by CRSWCC Board of Directors
The Cinco Ranch Southwest Community Council is proud to present - 2019 Camps at The Lake House!  We have 3 wonderful camps that will be here during Spring Break, and 9 camps who will be here throughout the summer!  There's something for everyone.  Register before it's too late, because these spots fill FAST!
Interested in learning more about our camps?  Join us for a Camp open house on March 23, from 2 - 4 PM.
Visit the Camps Page for more information about our exciting camps!
Posted on December 1, 2018 9:00 AM by CRSWCC Board of Directors

Presenting, the 2019 Calendar of Community Events

The Cinco Ranch Southwest Community Council Board of Directors is pleased to announce our lineup of community events for 2019.  We have many returning favorites, as well as a few new ones!  This schedule, as well as more information, can also be found at mycincoranch.com/upcomingevents

Ongoing Events:

Food Truck Friday – third Friday of the month, January through October

Farmer’s Market at Food Truck Friday – March – October

Dinner & a Movie – March and October Food Truck Fridays

Garage Sales – March 30 and October 5

Summer – Super Summer Cinco Discovery!

Special Events:

Family Bingo – January 25 and May 31

Adult ONLY Bingo – March 23 and November 16

NEW, Happy Hour – February 9, with 3 more TBA

Summer Camp Open House – March 23

Spring Eggstravaganza (AM) – April 6

Adult ONLY Easter Egg Hunt (PM) – April 6

Family Dive-In Movies – June 14 and August 9

NEW, Teen & Adult Dive-In Movie – date TBA in July (this WILL be a movie rated PG-13 or R)

4th of July Jubilee – July 4

Back-to-School Blowout – date TBA

Zombie Walk – October 27

Family Fest – December 8

In 2019, we will support these local charities:

January and February – CAP

March and April – The Ballard House

May – Food Drive

July through mid August – YMCA Operation Backpack

September – Lunches of Love

November through early December – toy drive


Stay tuned for more events and activities in Cinco Ranch!

Posted on July 20, 2018 9:24 AM by CRSWCC Board of Directors

You’ve probably heard it before, but have no clue what it means.  So, what is the “Community Council,” you ask?  The Cinco Ranch Southwest Community Council is not affiliated, endorsed, nor sponsored by Cinco Ranch Residential Association II, however, they are the Association that hosts all events, activities, classes, and camps within Cinco Ranch II.  In other words, your HOA does not present the community events you regularly see, as they are handled by a separate entity. 

The Cinco Ranch Southwest Community Council is administered by a Board of Trustees and is part of the team planning and bringing you the wonderful events and various fitness and education classes held in or around the Lake House.  The Council is a separate entity from the Residential Association, which means the HOA does not have a hand in planning community events and classes whatsoever.  However, the Council does communicate and interact with the Residential Association Board because a very small portion of your assessment money goes to help fund community events and activities (approximately $8 per year).  In addition, the Council solicits support from our contractors and Katy area businesses in the form of in-kind or financial donations/sponsorships.  The individuals who serve on the Council Board are not elected per the legal documents, but instead are appointed by both the Residential Association Board and the Board Trustees of the Community Council.  We recently added two new resident members to the Council Board.  This means we now have four Cinco Ranch II residents appointed to the Council and three non-resident Trustees.  If you’ve been to any of the events recently, you’ve seen our enthusiastic Community Coordinator, Lindsay Scholfield.  Lindsay has suggested to the Trustees some new events that have already occurred or will be offered in the near future.  The first was the highly successful Alligator Education Seminar.  It was standing room only for that event.  Other new events are adults only casino and bingo nights, and more to come soon! 

Another role of the Council is to provide health and wellness programs to encourage fitness for all ages, and educational programs to develop skills that will help foster learning in children of all ages.  Over the last few months we’ve added new classes to the Lake House, including Zumba, Taekwondo, Drama, and we have amped up the schedules of a few of our existing classes, to better meet your needs.  We’ve also added several new camps to the Lake House lineup this year

Giving back to the community has really been stepped up under Lindsay’s leadership.  Every month we select a local charity to support.  For instance, this past winter, we partnered with The Ballard House, located in Cinco Ranch.  The Ballard House is a home away from home for patients and their families receiving medical treatment in the Katy/Houston area.  Our generous residents brought in household items, such as paper products and cleaning supplies to donate.  This was crucial for The Ballard House, as they recently re-opened after substantial flooding damaged the house during Hurricane Harvey. 


If you have any questions about the Community Council, please contact Lindsay at lifestyle@mycincoranch.com.  We look forward to seeing you at all of our community events, classes, and camps.

Posted on July 20, 2018 9:11 AM by CRSWCC Board of Directors
Categories: Classes, Events

Introducing the 2018-2019 Lake House Classes Lineup

The Cinco Ranch Southwest Community Council is proud to present our lineup of Lake House classes for 2018 – 2019.  We will be holding an informational night at the Lake House on August 24th from 6 – 8 PM, where you will have the opportunity to meet all of our returning and new classes!  More information about classes offered at the Lake House can be found at the Classes page




Drama Kids provides imaginative learning experiences that also include occasional fun class performances to enhance the experience.  Highly qualified and specially trained teachers engage participants in new creative lessons in each class, proven to be both fun and highly developmental. Drama Kids normally meets Tuesdays at 5:00 PM and Thursdays at 7 PM, with several sessions. 


Kindermusik is an established community of educators passionately committed to bringing the power of music to children and their families around the world. Since 1978, their research-based music-and-movement curricula have enhanced the lives of millions through the universal language of music, supporting whole-child development and providing the early foundations of future school success.  Kindermusik normally meets Tuesdays at 9:30 AM, with several sessions. 


STEM Drones mission is to inspire students to learn STEM by making it fun and cool.  The STEM Drones class was founded by the inspiration of students and the joy of teaching.  One day, a teacher flew a drone in class for fun and the students went wild with excitement.  STEM Drones normally meets Wednesdays at 5:30 PM.




Baby Boot Camp is an innovative stroller fitness program designed to balance the fitness needs of moms while spending time with their children. Created in 2001 by Kristen Horler, Baby Boot Camp strives to help moms regain or enhance their pre-pregnancy fitness levels and meet the physical challenges of parenting by emphasizing strength training in a supportive environment.  Baby Boot Camp normally meets Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, at 9:30 AM.


Carson’s Art School is a family owned and operated Art Instruction School focused on developing the individual talents imparted into each of our students, young and old. A desire was planted within them and it's our mission to nurture and grow that desire into a realized dream. Whether you're looking for a place to develop your creativity or you're seeking a career in art, we have the ability to further your art education. Carson’s Art School normally meets Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays all day, with multiple sessions during the day and evening.


Coder Kids Make Games in Scratch (Grades 3-8).  Learn to create simple computer programs using Scratch, a programming language developed for kids by MIT. We will start with simple animations and work our way into creating games. No programming experience is required. Returning students can pick up where they left off and continue with more challenging projects.  Coder Kids normally meets Wednesdays at 4:30 PM.


Rhythm India is ranked as one of the Top 20 Dance Schools in Houston, and provides the finest Bollywood dance training and performances. They cater to all ethnic backgrounds and age groups and pride themselves on making classes’ fun and challenging while committing to the long term development of our students.  Rhythm India normally meets Mondays and Wednesdays, at 5 PM, with several sessions.


Taekwondo Get fit, get focused, get enrolled and learn martial arts at an affordable price of only $79 per month!  They offer fun and exciting classes for all.  Taekwondo normally meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5 PM, with several sessions.


Tippi Toes Dance Company offers exciting, fun energetic dance classes for boys and girls 18 months to 12 years old.  Tippi Toes normally meets Mondays at 5 PM, and Thursdays at 4:00 PM, with several sessions.


True Fit is a program designed for all fitness levels. Increase your strength, flexibility, balance & cardiovascular fitness.  True Fit normally meets Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, at 8:30 AM.


Zumba is brought to you by Hearty N Fit.  This exciting class is an aerobic fitness program featuring movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance.  Zumba will resume classes this Spring.