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Calendar items are listed in the following order: Community/Local, Sports, Religion and ongoing events under Clubs/Health/Self-Help.

 

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COMMUNITY / LOCAL EVENTS

 

THIS WEEK (June 12 - 18)

 

LSC DISCOVERY COLLEGE SUMMER CAMP

Discovery College at Lone Star College helps children ages 6-17 grow their interests and skills in a wide variety of science, technology, engineering and math-based programs, as well as performing and visual arts, athletics and more. Registration is open and one-week camps begin each Monday, June 12-29 and July 10-13. Courses are taught by knowledgeable instructors in a welcoming environment and are offered to children ages 6 – 17. Cost of tuition starts at $97 per week. Local Discovery College summer camp will be held at LSC- Kingwood, 20000 Kingwood Drive, Kingwood, and offers an assortment of entertaining and instructive programs that give children the opportunity to make new friends with similar interests. Visit www.LoneStar.edu/DiscoveryCollege to register your child and find specific information on sessions offered at each.

 

ART CAMPS * FREE ARTS & CRAFTS CLASSES

Krafty Shack, 2614 Chestnut Ridge Dr., Kingwood, is offering Arts & Crafts Camps and Canvas Painting Parties. Art Camps - For children ages 6 and up, during school holidays and summer and are held Mon-Fri, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. or 1:30-4:30 p.m. ​​​​$20 per day or $90 per week. Cash only. No contracts or registration fees. Snack and juice are provided. Registration is required. ​Space is limited; 12 kids per camp. Drawing, canvas painting, wood crafts, paper crafts, sewing, jewelry making, and more will be offered. Free Arts & Crafts Classes - All free classes require a 50-percent reservation minimum. For specific information, instructions, reservations, visit www.kraftyshack.com/free-art-crafts-classes-kingwood, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 281-359-7775.

 

BOOKENDS

The next book club meeting will be Tuesday, June 13, at 6:30 p.m. at Oriental Gardens, 1528 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood. The June discussion book is “The Astronaut Wives Club” by Lily Koppel (320 pgs). For information, contact Julie Payne at 409-963-6730.

 

ABWA WOVEN

Rick Hatcher, president of the Greater East Montgomery County Chamber, is the guest speaker Tuesday, June 13, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at The Veranda, 2820 Chestnut Ridge Dr, Kingwood. He will present an update on how the area has grown and developed and touch on networking. For information, visit www.abwawoven.com/.

 

KSA MEETING

The Kingwood Service Association Public Safety Committee will meet Wednesday, June 14, at 7 p.m., at  South Woodland Hills Community Room, 2030 Shadow Rock Drive, Houston.

 

CROSBY HUFFMAN CHAMBER LUNCHEON

Tasha Fangman, training director with Safe Rescue, will speak at the June chamber luncheon Thursday, June 15, 11:30 a.m., at Peso's Mexican Restaurant, 6512 FM 2100, Crosby. Crosby Lions Club will also present a new program for early screening for children. To register, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 281-328-6984.

 

YOGA UNDER THE STARS

On Friday, June 16, 6-7 p.m., Life Time Fitness Kingwood is sponsoring an all-level yoga practice outside on the shores of Lake Houston with LifePower yoga teachers, Beata Handler and Laura Trachtman, at Kings Harbor, 1660 W. Lake Houston Pkwy., Kingwood. Event is free and open to the public. For information, email Laura Trachtman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This event takes place every third Friday, from March-October.

 

HAAM CHARITY CLASSIC WEEKEND

The following events will be held to benefit Humble Area Assistance Ministries at The Clubs of Kingwood, 1700 Lake Kingwood Trl., Kingwood.

-Charity Classic Golf Tournament. Friday, June 16, 8 a.m. registration; 9:30 a.m. shotgun. The  golf tournament will take place on two courses and include breakfast buffet and on-course drinks, show-stopping lunch with a golf/sports-themed silent auction.

-Family Fun Run. Saturday, June 17, 7:15 a.m. registration; 8 a.m. start. Run will take place on a golf course, ending with carnival-type fun and food for the family.

-Tastes from Around the World. Saturday, June 17, 6 p.m. Adults from the Houston area are invited to the Clubhouse to experience food and beverages from different parts of hte world, and have a chance to bid on silent auction items.

To register for events, visit www.clubcorpcharityclassic.com or call 281-348-2244.

 

RIDERS OF TEXAS STATE RALLY

The American Legion Riders of David H. McNerney Post 658 will host the 2017 Riders of Texas State Rally June 16-18 at the American Legion Post 658, 17890 FM 2100, Crosby. Start of the rally will be the ending point of the first-ever Lone Star Legacy Run. This fun get-together serves as a national fundraiser on behalf of the American Legion Legacy Scholarship. For information or instructions, contact Rick Van Tries at 281-328-1814 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

“SHARING IS CARING” FOOD DRIVE

A food drive is being held Saturday, June 17, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Kroger parking lot, 23611 Hwy. 59 (FM 1314 at Hwy. 59), Porter, sponsored by Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Porter Fire Department and Montgomery Hospital District to benefit Mission Northeast. For information, contact Sgt. Miller at 281-577-8971.

 

FATHER’S DAY R&B ZYDECO CONCERT

Sugarbabee Records will present a Father’s Day Concert  Saturday, June 17, noon-11 p.m., at Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy., Humble. Tickets are $25 Early Bird; $30 at the door; $5 kids; $200 for group of 10. For information and tickets, call Brenda Simmons at 832-565-8661 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

FATHER’S DAY  -  Sunday, June 18

 

 

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KINGWOOD PIP

The Kingwood Positive Interaction Program (PIP), in conjunction with the Houston Police Department, will meet Tuesday, June 20, 7-8 p.m., at Kingwood Church of Christ, 2901 Woodland Hills, Kingwood. PIP features speakers from various HPD divisions, so citizens will know what to expect if they should ever need the police.

 

KINGWOOD PHOTO CLUB

Kingwood Photo Club will meet Tuesday, June 20, 6:30 p.m., Kingwood First Baptist Church, 3500 Woodland Hills Dr. (corner of Woodland Hills and Tree Lane), third floor. The Share and Learn challenge is iphoneography. Bring in pictures taken on a mobile phone, any topic. The featured photo program will be photography by Bob Rehak. Kingwood Photo Club is dedicated to improving photographic skills of both digital and film photographers. All skill levels are welcome. For information, visit www.kwphotoclub.com.

 

SEASONS OF GRIEF - MENTAL HEALTH SYMPOSIUM

On Saturday, June 24, 2 p.m., Laurette Presley, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), will discuss the active grieving process and the various stages of grief in the framework of seven steps in the grieving process, at Atascocita Presbyterian Church, 19426 Atasca Oaks Dr., Humble.

 

NEEDLEPOINT

The public is invited to visit and stitch with members of the American Needlepoint Guild Saturday, June 24, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Kingwood Branch Library, 4400 Bens View Ln. This is an informal, cost-free way to get to know other needlepointers in the Kingwood area. For information, visit www.lakehoustonang.com, www.needlepoint.org, or call 281-359-4341.

 

STATE OF THE STATE LUNCHEON

State Representative Dan Huberty will be the guest speaker at Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce’s State of the State Luncheon held  Tuesday, June 27, 11:30 a.m., at Kingwood Country Club, 1700 Lake Kingwood Trl., Kingwood. Dedicated to economic vitality and quality of life, the Chamber values business and government partnerships contributing to Texas' success. The luncheon is an opportunity to engage the business community in a conversation with state leaders about the future of the state. For reservations and information, visit web.lakehouston.org/events/, or email Chris O’Dell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

MAGIC SHOW

Kid Fest Magic Show 2017 will be presented Tuesday, June 27, from 7-8:30 p.m., at the Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy., Humble. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is $5. For information, call Paul Pasterczyk at 713-472-5500.

 

HOME RUNS AND HAPPY HOUR

The Lake Houston Area Chamber YEP Program will host happy hour and a baseball networking event Wednesday, June 28, at 5:30 p.m., meeting at The Pearl Restaurant and Bar, 1117 Prairie St., Sam Houston Hotel, to enjoy drinks and appetizers before walking to Minute Maid Park. Astros vs. Oakland A's game will begin at 7:10 p.m. Registrations can be completed online at www.lakehouston.org or calling 281-446-2128 and will include a free drink and hot dog. For information, email Johnston Farrow at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

RTS BOXING

The Rumble in Humble XXV25, will be presented on Friday, June 30, at the Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy., Humble. The show will be headlined by former WBC light heavyweight champion Alfonso Lopez (26-2). Also participating is Luis Acosta (2-0-2 KOs), the outstanding amateur from Humble whose family owns Tita's restaurant. For information, contact RTS Boxing at 281-223-8726, 713-966-9346, or RoRo at 609-226-7406.

 

SUMMER ART CAMPS

Alex’s Art Studio, 207 Live Oak, Crosby, will offer art classes during the summer, with sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, drawing, painting, photography, mixed media and fiber arts. Projects are designed to help improve artistic abilities, encourage creative problem-solving, develop critical thinking skills and expose children to visual arts concepts history. For grades K-5, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Webelos and Boy Scouts wanting to earn merit badges. To ensure each artist receives individual attention and plenty of workspace, classes will be limited to 10 artists per grade level; $100 per week. For detailed information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call 281-739-3310 or visit www.alexartstudio.com.

 

NEIGHBORHOOD FLAG PROGRAM

Boy Scout Troop 56, chartered by Atascocita United Methodist Church, is supporting the Stars and Stripes Across Atascocita program in the Pines, Shores, Pinehurst, Oaks, and Kings River subdivisions to display a flag in yards on Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day and Labor Day each year. Cost is $30 per year for four flags. Scouts will place a flag in the front yard the morning of each holiday and remove it in the evening. Proceeds will be used for equipment and camping trips to learn canoeing, cooking, marksmanship and technical climbing. Visit http://troop56.mytroop.us for information, or call the flag hotline at 281-978-5613 and leave a message. Visit https://troop56.mytroop.us/system/files/Troop2017FlagFlyer.pdf for registration form. Checks are payable to BSA Troop 56, 19325 Pinehurst Trail Drive, Humble, TX 77346.

 

JULY 1 FIREWORKS + CONCERT

Celebrate Independence Day Weekend on Saturday, July 1, from 7-10 p.m., and the return of the pier with the family at Kings Harbor, 4501 Magnolia Cove Dr., Kingwood. Enjoy a concert by Johnny & The Spinsations at 7 p.m. and fireworks off the pier at 9:30 p.m. Bring blankets and lawn chairs for this fun event. For information, visit www.kings-harbor.com.

 

JULY 4 FESTIVAL AND FIREWORKS (TCPA)

Live music; craft and food booths; kids jumping castles and bungee jump; and fireworks are part of the activities at Kingwood Town Center Park, 8 North Main Street, Kingwood,  Tuesday, July 4. The Festival begins at 2 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. with a traditional fireworks display. Mark Linabury will host the event and there will be live music from 3 p.m. until the patriotic salute at 9 p.m. to trigger the fireworks. At 6 p.m., "Thunder" will entertain with classic rock sounds with the big band influence. For information, visit www.towncenterevents.com/july4th.html, email Mike Ibanez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 713-419-4574.

 

KINGWOOD ARTS AND CRAFTS

Enjoy arts and crafts at Town Center Park, 8 North Main St.. Kingwood,  Saturday, July 8, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

 

KINGWOOD IDOL AUDITIONS

Arbor Terrace at Kingwood Town Center, 2807 Kings Crossing Dr., Kingwood, announces a call for auditions for the Kingwood Idol, a competition highlighting Kingwood’s best high school singing voices, Saturday-Tuesday, July 8-11. Winner will receive a $1,000 college scholarship and a prize will be awarded to the runner-up. Applicants must be Humble ISD students who will graduate in June 2018 and who plan to attend college or university beginning in Fall 2018. The first 50 students to sign up will audition in July. Selected finalists will compete in the finale on July 28 at 3 p.m., with Arbor Terrace residents selecting the winner along with a surprise guest judge. To schedule an audition, students should call Stacy Arceneaux at 281-361-7557 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than July 3.

 

CHRISTMAS IN JULY

Christmas in July returns to Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy., Humble, on Friday-Saturday, July 28-29, and brings the comfort of the Holiday Market to the middle of the summer doldrums. All booths include black pipe and drape backdrops + table & chairs. There are exactly 80 spaces in the exhibit hall and 10 in the main lobby. For information, call Mike Ibanez at 713-419-4574 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

THIS IS KINGWOOD FESTIVAL

Enjoy Cajun/Zydeco music? See Grammy winner Wayne Toups & Zydecajun perform a free concert in Kingwood Town Center  Saturday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. There will be rides, games, more live music and close to 100 arts/crafts vendors on hand to entertain the entire family all day. For information, call 832-708-9478 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

PURPLE RIBBON LUNCHEON

FamilyTime Crisis & Counseling Center will be hosting its 7th annual Purple Ribbon Luncheon  Friday, Oct. 13, from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Kingwood Country Club, 1700 Lake Kingwood Trl., Kingwood. For information, call 281-446-2615 or visit www.familytimeccc.org.

 

 

KINGWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER

The Kingwood Community Center, 4102 Rustic Woods Dr., Kingwood, offers a variety of programs for seniors. Classes include Chair Yoga, Walking Club, Mat Yoga, Tai Chi, Bridge lessons, Crochet, Mahjong and much more. Some classes have fees. All classes are open to the public. For more information, visit www.houstontx.gov/parks/communitycenters. Volunteers are always needed to assist with organization and implementation of programs, activities and special events. If interested, contact the Center at 281-348-2570, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the Center.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

-Mondays, 9-10 a.m. Chair Yoga; 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Beginner Crochet/Knitting/Needlework; 10:30-11:30 a.m. Fitness Hour; 12:30-3 p.m. Bingo; 3-6 p.m. Phase 10; 6-8 p.m. Integral T’ai Chi.

-Tuesdays, 9-10 a.m. Walking Aerobics; 10 a.m.-noon. Mahjong; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Hand & Foot Canasta; 10:30-11:30 a.m. Core Yoga; 1-4 p.m. Dominoes-Chicken Foot; 1-4 p.m. Euchre; 2-3:15 p.m. Beginner Line Dancing; 3:30-4:45 p.m. Experienced Line Dancing.

-Wednesdays, 9-10 a.m. Chair Yoga; 10 a.m.-noon. Party Bridge; 1-3 p.m. Duplicate Bridge; 6-9 p.m. Duplicate Bridge; 7-8 p.m. Zumba* (*indicates a participation fee).

-Thursdays, 9-10 a.m. Walking Aerobics; 10:30-11:30 a.m. Advanced Crochet; 10 a.m.-noon. Mahjong; 1-3 p.m. Bunko; 2-3:15 p.m. Beginner Line Dancing; 3:30-4:45 p.m. Experienced Line Dancing; 6-8 p.m. Integral T’ai Chi; 6-9 p.m. Duplicate Bridge; 7-8:15 p.m. Meditation.

-Fridays, 9-10 a.m. Walking Aerobics; 9 a.m.-noon. Party Bridge; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Hand & Foot Canasta; 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Quilting; 1-4 p.m. Dominoes-Mexican Train. 1-4 p.m. Party Bridge.

MONTHLY EVENTS

-Second Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. Creative Writing Club.

-Third Tuesday, 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Greeting Card Class. Must pre-register; space is limited.

-Third Thursday, 7-8:30 p.m. Page Turners Book Club.

FUTURE PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

If you are interested in volunteering to assist with the organization and implementation of programs, activities and special events, please contact the Kingwood Community Center.

 

 

LONE STAR COLLEGE-ATASCOCITA

LSC-Atascocita Center is located at 15903 West Lake Houston Pkwy., Houston. To learn more about the college’s programs, academic courses and other services offered close to home, visit www.lonestar.edu/atascocita-center.htm or call 832-775-0800.

 

 

LONE STAR COLLEGE-KINGWOOD

The Kingwood campus is located at 20000 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood. To learn more about the college’s programs, academic courses and other services offered close to home, visit www.lonestar.edu/kingwood or call 281-312-1600.

-Monday-Thursday, June 19-22, 8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Summer Institute for Young Males. LSC-Kingwood’s Men’s Center  is reaching out to the community to make sure young males are ready for life after high school and will host its African American and Hispanic Institute for Males ages 13-15, to learn life skills, interviewing skills, study history and meet mentors. Participants will engage in workshops, hands-on activities, and leadership principles. LSC-Kingwood faculty and administrators will lead the workshops in the Student Conference Center. Lunch will be provided daily. There is no cost to participate; registration will close Friday, May 26. For information, contact Al Dorsey at 281-318-4351 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

-Saturday, June 24, 2 p.m. The Patriotic Celebration with Kingwood Big Band. Rotary Club of East Montgomery County and Lone Star College-Kingwood present the annual celebration in support of music scholarships and other Rotary projects with musical favorites from the Big Band Era. Student Conference Center (SCC). Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for students 18 and younger. Children age 12 and younger are free. For information, call 281-312-1709.

 

 

KINGWOOD BRANCH LIBRARY

The library offers numerous programs for children, teens and adults. For more information and a complete list of programs, visit www.tinyurl.com/7d4s8ly or call 281-360-6804. The library is located at 4400 Bens View Lane in Kingwood.

The Summer Reading Program (SRP) will occur through Aug. 5. This year the SRP theme is Build a Better World. The Kingwood Library will have special programming throughout the summer.

ALL AGES PROGRAMS

Tuesday, June 13 & Friday, June 16, 1-3 p.m. Family Chess Club. Meeting Room. Whether just learning, expanding knowledge, or just for fun, come to Family Chess Club. For school-aged children up to adults.

CHILDREN (in the Children’s Activity Room unless otherwise noted)

-Tuesdays, 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Toddler Time. Children 18-36 months. Fun with stories, songs, fingerplays, and occasional craft. Free tickets are required and are available Tuesday mornings.

-Tuesdays, 11:15 a.m. and Thursdays, 11 a.m. Infant Lapsit. Join for a baby-centered program with rhymes, songs and playtime. For babies up to 18 months old.

-Tuesdays, 2 p.m. Preschool Storytime. Children 3-6 years. Have fun hearing stories and rhymes.

-Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. Family Storytime. Storytime and craft activity for the whole family. All ages are welcome.

CHILDREN SUMMER READING PROGRAM

-Mondays, June 12, 19 & 26, 2:15-3:15 p.m. Maker Monday. Join us every week as we build and create new and exciting crafts out of recycled materials.

-Tuesday, June 13, 10-11 a.m. SouthWest Dairy Farmers. The SouthWest Dairy Farmer Mobile Classroom makes a stop at the Kingwood Branch Library. Learn all about how the cows are milked, and see a milking demonstration.

-Tuesdays, June 13 & 27, 2:15-4 p.m. Tween Game Day. Monopoly. Trouble. Sorry. Bananagrams. Do you enjoy playing board and card games? Then come by the Kingwood Library for Tween Game Day. Play the library’s games or bring your own. Registration required. Registration opens 2 weeks prior to program date. This program is for tweens entering grades 4-7.

-Fridays, June 16, 23 & 30, 2:15-3:45 p.m. Summer Block Party. Come for a weekly guided build using LEGOs, Duplos, Megabloks, and more. A set of blocks for every age, this program is fun for the whole family.

-Wednesdays, June 21, 2:15-3:30 p.m. WeDo Robotics. Build a LEGO model and program it to move. Open to children between the ages of 7 and 12 with the ability to read and write. This program is generously funded through a grant from Kinder Morgan. Limited to 11 attendees, registration opens one week prior to the program.

-Thursday, June 22, 2:15-3:15 p.m. 3D Printer Training. Computer Lab.  Learn about the ins and outs of using a 3D printer, and get a hands-on lesson about using Tinkercad, a 3D modeling software. Everyone's final creations will be 3D printed, and available for pick-up the following week. This program is limited to 16 participants, ages 8-12, and registration online with a parent's email is required. Registration opens Monday, June 19 at 9 a.m.

-Thursday, June 29, 10-11 a.m. The Reading Magic Show. Meeting Room. A spectacular magic show brought to you by John O'Bryant, The Reading Magic Show is filled with magic and illusions for kids of any age.

TEENS

Open to teens and tweens in grades 6-12. Some programs require permission slips or registration. See young adult librarian or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information. Get program updates directly to your phone by texting @kwteens to 81010.

TEEN SUMMER READING PROGRAM

Teen programs are open to teens and tweens entering grades 6-12. Some programs require permission slips or registration. For more information, see Young Adult Librarian, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call the library at 281-360-6804. Get program updates sent straight to your phone by texting @kwteens to 81010. Service is free and confidential; standard text message rates apply.

*For Summer Teen Programs requiring registration: Registration opens two weeks prior to the program date. Your spot may be given to another teen if you are not present 10 minutes after the program starts.*

-Monday, June 12, 1:30-3 p.m. Super Smash Bros Wii Tournament. Teen Game Room. Calling all gamers. Join the brawl for a chance to win a prize. Online Registration is recommended. Register online or contact the library at 281-360-6804.

-Monday, June 12-Saturday, June 24. Teen’s Button Battle, Hamilton Musical. Teen Room. Have your thoughts been replaced by Hamilton lyrics? Do you enjoy inserting Hamilton references into everyday conversation? Ready for the Hamilton Party on Wednesday, June 28? Visit the Teen Room June 12-24 to pick up the button of your favorite character. Teens will vote on two or more of their favorite fandoms by taking a button they can pin to a backpack or anything else. The fandom that has the most buttons taken (“votes”) is the one that wins.

-Thursday, June 15, 6:30-8 p.m. TinkerCAD & 3D Print Design. Computer Lab. Teens will learn the basics of TinkerCAD, a 3D design program, to create a keychain, or their own design, that will then be printed using Kingwood Library’s Ultimaker 3D printer. Note: an email address is required to create a TinkerCAD account.

-Monday, June 19, 1:30-4 p.m. #MovieMonday. Meeting Room. Enjoy the movie “October Sky.” Discover the story about Homer Hickam, a coal miner’s son who had a dream to build a rocket during the beginning of the space race in the 1950s. Based on a true story. Enjoy snacks too.

-Tuesday, June 20, 2-3:30 p.m. Pokémon Pokéball. Meeting Room. Gotta catch em all. Make your very own “magic” Pokémon Poké Ball. (Think of a Magic 8 Ball, but specifically to help you in your Pokémon catching needs.)

-Monday, June 26, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Design Your Own Button Pin. Meeting Room. Teen button battles are held every month where you pick up an already made button in support of your fandom. Want to make your own button? Show others what is important to you and learn how to make buttons. Come to the meeting room to design and create your very own unique buttons.

-Wednesday, June 28, 2-4:30 p.m. Hamilton: a Library Party about an American Musical. Meeting Room. Come and "WORK" to win some awesome prizes. A party of crafts, food, games and lyrical skill.

ADULTS (Registration is required for computer classes.) Register via http://tinyurl.com/7d4s8ly or call 281-360-6804. Asterisk (**) denotes prerequisites.

Computer Classes

-Monday, June 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Word 2013 Level 1

-Wednesday, June 14, 2:30-4 p.m. Library eBooks for iPad

-Tuesday, June 20, 3-5 p.m. Publisher 2013

-Thursday, June 29, 1-3 p.m. Excel 2013 Level 1

Monthly Programs

-Tuesday, June 13, 1-3 p.m. Genealogy- Using FamilySearch Effectively. Computer Lab. FamilySearch.org has billions of names in the family tree and millions of records for genealogical research. This class discusses how to use this collaborative tree more effectively using indexed and unindexed records and leaving a trail of your research decisions along the way.

-Monday, June 19- 26, 2- 4 p.m. Talking Masterpiece. Conference Room. Join others for a lively discussion of several PBS Masterpiece series. Group will be discussing My Mother and Other Strangers, Grantchester, and Prime Suspect. No registration necessary.

-Monday, June 19, 7-8:30 p.m. Book Discussion. Conference Room. Join us for coffee and lively conversation. This month's book selection is "Bull Mountain” by Brian Panowich. Refreshments are provided by Friends of the Library, Kingwood (F.O.L.K).

-Tuesday, June 20, 10 a.m.-noon. SAGE: Creative Escapes-Games & Coloring Pages. Meeting Room. Do you want to reduce stress and enhance relaxation? Did you know that combining games with social interaction keeps the mind sharp? Connect with other adults in the community for Adult Coloring Pages and Games. This activity is open to all adults.

-Saturday, June 24, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Websites 101 for Small Business. In Meeting Room. Are you a small business owner or an aspiring one? Learn the basics of creating a website with Doug of Mansfield Marketing. In this program, one will learn how to choose a domain name, website development & hosting, key aspects of a successful website, and more. This program is free and open to adults. No registration required.

ADULT SUMMER READING PROGRAM

-Friday, June 16; Thursday, June 22; Friday, June 30; Thursday, July 6; Wednesdays, July 12 & 19; 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nutrition, Diet, and Health Program. Meeting Room. The Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service is offering free summer adult nutrition classes that will assist participants to: use the U.S. Dietary Guidelines and the MyPlate guidelines to choose a healthful diet; integrate physical exercise into daily life; adopt safe food selection, preparation, service and storage practices; practice personal health protection by using recommended prevention practice and participating in health screenings; and adopt dietary practices recommended for specific life cycle stages. No registration required.

-Saturday, June 17, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wild Birds Unlimited. Meeting Room. Come and learn about the basics of backyard feeding of birds that live in Kingwood throughout the year.

-Saturday, June 17, 1-2:30 p.m. Planting in Pots. Children’s Activity Space. Join a presenter from the Kingwood Garden Club to get the basics on gardening in a pot. Come learn about drainage, soil, plants, and information on gardening successfully in a small space.

-Saturday, June 24, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Adult 3D Printing. Computer Lab. Do you want to see our 3D Printer in person? Join us at the Kingwood Branch Library for a 3D printing information and Demo. We have our 3D printer there for you to check out. We will provide a live demo. In addition, you can create your very own design using Tinkercad. If you are already a 3D Printer enthusiast, here is an opportunity to come and share what you are working on.

-Thursday, June 29, 2-4 p.m. Adult Crafternoon: Trinkets to Treasures. Meeting Room. Bring mementos, keepsakes or even junk so long as it inspires you. Together we will help you to create something that will help you to display and cherish the memories associated with your treasure. Please be mindful of the size and bring small to middle range objects.  Bring your own supplies or use materials provided by Friends of the Library, Kingwood. Self-register online or by calling 281-360-6804.

FUN4SENIORS PROGRAM

Fun4Seniors is operated by Harris County Precinct 4 Senior Adult Program and is open to ages 50 years and older. Transportation for the following events is free to and from Kingwood Branch Library. For registration, payment, and event information please contact Fun4Seniors by calling 281-893-3726.

-Thursday, June 22, 8:30 a.m. Texas Quilt Museum. The summer exhibits include Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry: 40 Years of Color, Light, and Motion and Along the Spice Route, which depict artistic interpretations of spices that refine modern cuisine. Cost is $6 and lunch is on your own at Back Porch BBQ.

-Friday, June 23, 4:30 p.m. Sugar Land Skeeters Baseball. Join Precinct 4 and Houston area’s minor league baseball team, the Sugar Land Skeeters, for a fun-filled evening as they take on the Long Island Ducks. Cost is $17 and included in the ticket price is a two-hour all-you-can eat buffet with great food and a Fireworks Friday Show.

-Saturday, June 30, 3:45 p.m. The Pasadena Opry. The Pasadena Opry featuring Lisa Layne and the Hometown Opry Band. When it comes to covering Patsy Cline, few can match Lisa Layne. In 1995, Lisa was cast as the lead in the first national tour of A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline, a musical tribute, and continued performing in the show until 2000. She’s appeared on stage with some of the best artists in country music, including Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson. Cost is $10 and prior to the show, dinner will be available for purchase at Luby's Cafeteria.

-Thursday, July 13, 8:30 a.m. 1940 Air Terminal Museum and Bass Pro Shops. The 1940 Air Terminal Museum is housed in the original art-deco Houston Municipal Airport building at present-day William P. Hobby Airport. Next, visit Bass Pro Shops in Pearland where they have everything from a hand-painted map of Texas to a 30,000-gallon aquarium. Lunch will be available for purchase at Fuddruckers. A $5 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip.

 

 

ATASCOCITA BRANCH LIBRARY

The library is located at 19520 Pinehurst Trail Dr., Humble. All library events are free, open to the public and offers numerous programs for children, teens and adults. For information, call 281-812-2162. More events, including our monthly programs, can be found at host4.evanced.info/harris/evanced/eventcalendar.asp?libnum=1.

FAMILY

-Mondays, 7 p.m. Twilight Tales Family Story Time. This is a family story time for all ages.

CHILDREN

-Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. Tales for Tots (Toddlers). Toddler story time featuring stories, songs, finger plays and occasional crafts. Recommended for ages 2-3 years.

-Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m.; Fridays, 1 p.m. Mother Goose (Infant Lapsit). This is an infant story time featuring songs, nursery rhymes and socialization. Recommended for children up to 24 months of age.

-Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m. Story Pals (Preschoolers). This is a preschool story time featuring stories, finger plays and occasional crafts. Recommended for ages 3-6 years.

TEENS

-Wednesday, June 14, 3-5 p.m. Plant a Pizza Garden. Do you love pizza? Discover all the wonderful things that go into pizza and plant a garden with all the ingredients you will need for pizza. Of course, we will also have pizza.

-Thursday, June 15, 3-5 p.m. Build a Better Pizza with Domino's Pizza. Discover how pizza is made and how you can make a career out of pizza. For teens and tweens in grades 6-12.

-Wednesday, June 21, 3-5 p.m. Build a Better Ramen. Ramen is the hot new food but do you know how to serve authentic ramen? Learn how to cook Japanese ramen and Korean ramyun and sample all the toppings.

-Thursday, June 22, 3-5 p.m. So You Think You Can Dance K-Pop? Love K-Pop and want to learn the dances to your favorite songs? Discover your inner K-Pop Idol! Join us for music, dancing, Korean snacks, and prizes.

-Monday-Friday, June 26-30, 2-3 p.m. Camp Stitch-a-Lot: Macrame.  Create a different project every day with macrame. Learn how to knot bracelets, headbands, necklaces, and a dreamcatcher. Registration is suggested as supplies and space are limited. For tweens and teens ages 10-18 years old.

-Wednesday, June 28, 3-5 p.m. Death Eaters Afternoon Tea. Explore the other side of the Harry Potter saga and have tea with followers of He Who Must Not Be Named.

-Thursday, June 28, 6-8 p.m. G.O.A.T.--Gaming On A Table. Put on your neon and white gear and get ready to play games by the glow of the blacklight. Play blacklight dodgeball - blacklight parachute - blacklight everything.

ADULTS

-Monday, June 12, 11 a.m. Computer Basics II. Learn more computer and tech basics during this class. Register online through the Events Calendar found at www.hcpl.net or call 281-812-2162; space is limited.

-Friday, June 16, 4-5 p.m. Library eBooks: Overdrive. Find out how to get free eBooks on a digital device using Overdrive during this class. Register online through the Events Calendar found at www.hcpl.net or call 281-812-2162; space is limited.

-Saturday, June 17, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. A World of Coffee with Vertere Coffee Roasters. Join Steve from Vertere Coffee Roasters, a local specialty roasting company, as he guides you on a trip around the world through coffee. Learn how the bean and the brewing process makes a difference in flavor and taste and aroma, and get some tips for brewing your own cups at home.

-Monday, June 19, 11 a.m. Computer Class: Internet Basics. Learn the basics of using the internet during this class. Register online through the Events Calendar found at www.hcpl.net or call 281-812-2162; space is limited.

-Tuesday, June 20, 7-8 p.m. Craft Club. A craft program for adults. Make a wood shim American flag. Register online through the Events Calendar found at www.hcpl.net or call 281-812-2162; space is limited. Registration begins online June 6.

-Saturday, June 24, 11 a.m. SCORE: Starting a Small Business. Have an idea for a small business? Know how to make your vision a reality? Join Tony Morales from SCORE Houston as he discusses how to start your own small business.

-Monday, June 26, 11 a.m. Computer Class: Technology Tips & Tricks. Learn how to better use your technology with tips and tricks everyone can use. Register online through the Events Calendar found at www.hcpl.net or call 281-812-2162; space is limited.

-Tuesday, June 27, 7-8:30 p.m. Knit and Nosh Society. Beginning and advanced knitters, instruction, projects, hot tea and treats.

 

OCTAVIA FIELDS BRANCH LIBRARY

The library is located at 1503 South Houston, Humble, and offers numerous programs for children, teens and adults. Hours of operation have changed. For hours of operation and other information, call 281-446-3377 or visit www.hcpl.net.

SPECIAL EVENTS

-Tuesdays, June 13 and 27, 7 p.m. Salad in a Jar and Smoothie Party. Join in on these Tuesday evenings for salads and smoothies. Use SignUpGenius to note ingredients being brought:

June 13: Salad - http://bit.ly/Salad0613; Smoothie - http://bit.ly/Shake0613

June 27: Salad - http://bit.ly/Salad0627; Smoothie - http://bit.ly/Shake0627

-Wednesday, June 14, 3 p.m. Diabetes Workshop. Learn how to manage diabetes. Topics include Diabetes 101, Staying Healthy, Diabetes medications.

-Saturday, June 17, 11 a.m. Father’s Day Storytime. Celebrate the dads in your lives with themed stories, songs and crafts. Share the fun by bringing in extraordinary dads, grandpas, uncles.

-Through June 17. Library Summer Book Sale. Find wonderful bargains for your bookshelf and support library programming. All proceeds directly benefit the library. Pricing: 4/$1 - small paperbacks; $0.50 - books; $1 - hardcover books; 10/$1 - magazines.

-Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, through Aug. 3, noon-1 p.m. Kids Cafe (Free Lunch Program). The library will be offering free lunch to children 1-18 years of age, in collaboration with The Houston Food Bank. No registration is required, but quantities are limited. For information, contact the library at 283-446-3377.

-Thursdays, June 8 and 22; July 6 and 20; Aug. 3 and 17; 10:30 a.m. Family Gardening Class. Join us for this special summer family program and learn to grow your own nutrition! Kids and parents will learn about how to grow and maintain a garden in this six part interactive and hands on class. They will also select and plant (indoor) their plants in the first class, observe the growth and harvest during the later classes. The importance of whole food nutrition will also be discussed.

-Mondays, 5 p.m.; and Thursdays, 10 a.m.; beginning June 12. Spanish Class. Beginning Spanish class for adults will be offered again this summer, planned to last 8-10 weeks. Online registration begins June 1 and is required. Visit http://bit.ly/2sj1QPW. Space is limited. Participants must be present at the first session (if not present at the first session, the reserved spot will go to the next person on the waiting list). Contact the library at 281-446-3377 for information.

-Saturdays, July 1, Aug. 5, 2:30 p.m. Wang's Martial Arts: Kung Fu. Join us for Kung Fu performances and learn some cool moves. Provided in collaboration with "Wang's Martial Arts and Supplies." For children pre-school and older. No reservation is required. For information, call 281-446-3377.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

*Denotes FREE computer classes; signup required.

-Mondays, 2:30 p.m. Movie Matinee; 5 p.m. Computer Class*

-Mondays and Fridays, 1:30 p.m. Beginning Spanish. Registration is required to take these classes. Space is limited to 20 students. Call 281-446-3377 to register.

-Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5; 7 p.m. Computer Class*

-Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. Toddler Twos Storytime, ages 18 months-3 years; 11:15 a.m. Babytime, ages birth-18 months; 2 p.m. Computer Class*

-Thursdays, 11 a.m. Computer Class*

-Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. An Hour of Code-Programming Basics; 3 p.m. Computer Class*

-Every third Saturday, 3 p.m. Fun with Furry Friends. School-age children (ages 5-12) are invited to read aloud their favorite picture books to certified therapy dogs.

 

 

BALDWIN BOETTCHER BRANCH LIBRARY

The library is located at 22248 Aldine Westfield Road, Humble. All programs are free and open to the public. Call 281-821-1320 for hours of operation or visit www.hcpl.net.

SPECIAL LIMITED ACTIVITY

-Mondays, June, 5, 12, 19, 26. 6-6:45 p.m. and 7-7:45 p.m. Beginner Guitar Lessons. Kevin Groover, local guitarist, will conduct four consecutive, beginning guitar lessons at the Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library. The audience will learn guitar chords, and learn to play simple songs.  Attendees must bring their own guitars, and the classes are free of charge. There will be two class sessions on these Mondays from 6-6:45 pm and 7-7:45 p.m. The registration limit for each session is six people.  Register online at www.hcpl.net or call the library at 281-821-1320 for more information. Age range for the attendees is 18 years and older.

CHILDREN

-Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Infant LapSit Story Time. Ages birth to 18 months

-Tuesdays, 11 a.m. Preschool Story Time. Ages 3-6 years old

-Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Family Story Time. All ages

-Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Toddler Story Time. Ages 18 months to 3 years old

MONTHLY ACTIVITY

-First Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Kung Fu and T’ai Chi performances; learn some cool moves. Provided in collaboration with Wang's Martial Arts and Supplies. For school-aged children.

ADULTS

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

-Mondays, 4:30 p.m. Movie Matinee. Come enjoy a fun movie and popcorn provided by the Deerbrook Movie Tavern.

-Thursdays, 4-5:30 p.m. Citizenship Class. Cindy Groover, adult services librarian will conduct citizenship classes for those desiring to become United States citizens. Procedures involved in becoming a U.S. citizen and the information covered in the citizenship examination will be discussed. Register online at www.hcpl.net or call 281-821-1320 for program information. Registration is limited.

-Thursdays, 4:30 p.m. After School Retreat. Various fun activities (crafts, plays, etc.) will be offered.

Beginning/Intermediate English and Spanish - Free classes are offered to people of the community who would like to learn English or Spanish - one conversational English class for people of all levels.

-Mondays, 6-7:30 p.m. Beginning English.

-Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. Intermediate English.

-Thursdays, 1-3 p.m. Intermediate level for people who speak some English, but would like to progress.

-Fridays, 1-3 p.m. Beginning English.

Call the library at 281-821-1320 for more information.

 

 

MAY COMMUNITY CENTER

May Community Center is located at 2100 Wolf Road, Huffman. For information regarding classes or other Center programs, call Tanya Kelley at 713-274-2343 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

-Weekday mornings - Rhythm Walking (rain or shine, walk 2-1/2 miles to music), 8:10-8:55 a.m.; Tuesdays, Thursday, Fridays - 3:30-4:15 p.m.

-Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays - 9-10 a.m. Body Toning Chair Exercise (boost energy, stamina, and flexibility)

-Mondays, 9 a.m. Decorative Painting - Master decorative artist teaches the art of decorative painting.

-Mondays, 11 a.m., Thursdays, 10 a.m. Pickleball - Played on a court similar to tennis and with a paddle similar to ping pong. Dress in comfortable attire; no experience necessary. Equipment provided.

-Mondays, 1 p.m. Party Bridge - Meet other intermediate level bridge players from the Lake Houston Area. Not for beginners.

-Mondays, 1 p.m. Pinochle - Players score points by trick-taking and also by forming combinations of cards.

-Mondays, Wednesdays - 6:30 p.m. Zumba Fitness - These volunteer-led classes are fun and good for the body.

-Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Children’s Story Time. Create a lasting memory with a child at the center’s monthly children’s story time. Following the story, make a theme-related craft and enjoy refreshments. Advance registration is required and a $3 suggested donation per child helps defray the cost of supplies.

-Tuesdays, 9 a.m. Woodcarving - Join volunteer Jim Logsdon and learning how to take an ordinary piece of wood and turn it into a work of art.

-Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Dart Baseball - No skills are needed to join the dart baseball team, just willingness to try. All equipment is provided.

-Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6 p.m. Yoga. Certified instructor Cindy Roberts teaches yoga.

-Tuesdays, 6 p.m. Karate (beginning). Join volunteer instructors Sue and Jesse Diaz from the American Society of Karate as they offer the techniques of American karate.

-Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Karate (advanced). Join volunteer instructors Sue and Jesse Diaz from the American Society of Karate as they offer the techniques of American karate.

-Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6 p.m. Yoga - With certified instructor Cindy Roberts

-Wednesdays, 9 a.m. Advanced Spanish - Participants are given an opportunity to practice grammar and sentence structure by discussing current events in this free weekly advance Spanish class.

-Wednesdays, 10 a.m. TOPS (Take Pounds Off Sensibly) - TOPS provides weekly educational and nutritional facts necessary to control weight.

-Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Knitting - Does learning to knit have you all in knots? Participants need to bring a U.S. size 8 knitting needle and worsted weight yarn (any color).

-Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m. Quilting - Quilt, share ideas, enjoy the fellowship of other quilters. All experience levels can attend.

-Wednesdays, 1 p.m. Dominoes and More Dominoes! - Enjoy a friendly game of dominoes and meet players with similar interests.

-Wednesdays, 3 p.m. Canasta - Come for an enjoyable afternoon of cards.

-Thursdays, 10 a.m. Craft Class. Call the center at 713-274-2434 to find out what the scheduled craft is for the day. Supply list and suggested donation may be required.

-Thursdays, 1 p.m., May Belles and Beaus Chorus. Enjoy singing at the Center and performing at area community events.

-Fridays, noon. Oil Painting. Professional art and instructor Anne Vandagriff teaches composition, design, color and contrast using a variety of subject matter.

-Fridays, 2:30 p.m. Healthercise. A volunteer in structor leads this class which includes the same elements as line dancing and offers a good, old-fashioned workout.

UPCOMING EVENTS

-Friday, June 23, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. RED, WHITE & YOU. Harris County Fire Marshal and his k-9 are presenting information about fire safety and procedures. Enjoy a hotdog with drink and dessert. A suggested $3 donation is requested. To register, call 713-274-2434. Proceeds will benefit Volunteers In Action.

MONTHLY ACTIVITIES

-First Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Garden Club. MCC will enjoy its own Garden Club each month. Come and enjoy a guest speaker sharing some information on better gardening skills and talk with other gardeners to discuss what is springing up on others’ gardens.

LIMITED ACTIVITY

-Tuesdays. 8-week session. Karate Classes. Volunteer instructors Sue and Jesse Diaz from the American Society of Karate offer techniques of American karate. Classes are free. Children 6 years and older must be accompanied by an adult to participate.

Beginner juniors (white and yellow belt), ages 6-12, 6-7 p.m.

Advanced juniors (orange through red belt), ages 6-12, 7-8 p.m.

Student should arrive at least 15 minutes early to register. A white, karate-style uniform is required and may be purchased before either of the first two classes for $40, cash only. For information, contact the Center at 713-274-2434 or Sue Diaz at 713-062-6641.

MCC’s Kids2gether 2017 Summer Program

Kids2gether is open to children of all ages, and advance registration is required for each program. A $3 per child suggested donation for each program helps defray the cost of supplies and entertainment. All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. To register, call 713-274-2434, beginning May 1.

-Tuesday, June 13, 11 a.m. Karaoke. Join in with music from the movie “SING” and practice singing skills. A craft and lunch will follow.

-Tuesday, June 20, 11 a.m. Barnyard Fun & Friends. Cout out for barnyard fun with a group of goats to feed and pet. Craft and lunch to follow.

-Tuesday, July 11, 11 a.m. Treasure Island “Pirate Meets Crocodile.” Crocodile Encounters is coming to meet the pirates! Wear your own pirate costume and come see the crocodiles in real, live form and with some other reptiles. Enjoy lunch and make a craft to take home.

-Tuesday, July 18, 11 a.m. “UnBirthday Party.” Come celebrate everyone’s birthday. Games and party fun for all who attend this bash. No one is left out of this party. Cake and all the birthday fixings. Enjoy lunch and a craft.

-Tuesday, July 25, 11 a.m. Robot. Come see the Robot with Hazmat that will fire up your interest in how they operate and see how it helps our military personnel in action. Lunch and craft to follow.

 

 

JESSE H. JONES PARK EVENTS

Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center is a Harris County Precinct 4 facility located at 20634 Kenswick Dr., Humble. All programs are free of charge and open to the public. Harris County Precinct 4 programs serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, sex, religion, national origin, or physical ability. For more information and reservations, call 281-446-8588 or visit www.hcp4.net/jones. Activities that require a reservation will be marked with an *; call 281-446-8588 for information.

UPCOMING EVENTS

-Saturday, June 17, 10 a.m. Fantastic Flags of Texas. Did you know that the Lone Star Flag is just one of six banners that has flown over the Lone Star State? Discover each flag’s origin and meaning and about Texas’s  multi-cultural 498-year history. Join in for a morning of flags, facts and fun.

-Saturday, June 24, 9 a.m. Dragonfly Workshop. Join park volunteer Al Barr for this citizen science project to monitor the three species of migratory dragonfly found in this region. Participants will learn about the identifying characteristics of these insects, then head out for a walk in the park to practice identifying and photographing them.

-Monday, June 26, 7 p.m. Park Volunteers Meeting. The monthly volunteer meeting will with a guest presentation followed by park and volunteer updates. All are welcome.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

-Saturdays, June 17, July 15, 5-8 p.m. Evening Canoe Trip. Ages 16 and older.

 

 

BIG STONE LODGE

Big Stone Lodge's free intergenerational programs are part of Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner R. Jack Cagle's educational and recreational commitment to Harris County residents. Big Stone Lodge is located in Dennis Johnston Park at 709 Riley Fuzzel Road, Spring. Center hours are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information regarding classes or other Center programs, call 281-350-1029 or visit hcp4.net/ccenters. Childcare is not provided at any Precinct 4 facility and children are not allowed in classes in which they are not eligible to participate. Class sizes are limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. A parent or guardian must accompany children under the age of 18.

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

-Monday, June 12, 1 p.m. Thai Cooking Demonstration. Chef Sucharee Yosunthorn will introduce methods and ingredients that are essential to Thai cooking and demonstrate how participants can recreate these simple dishes at home. To register for this free course, call 281-350-1029.

-Wednesday, June 14, noon. AARP Smart Driver Course. Reduce car insurance by as much as 10 percent by completing this course. Class cannot be used for ticket dismissal. Certificates are awarded upon course completion. Fee: $15 (AARP members); $20 (non-members). Make checks payable to AARP. Advance registration is required.

-Thursday, June 15, 1 p.m. Relaxation Coloring. Bring a snack and enjoy an afternoon with friends in a session of relaxation and coloring to help focus the mind and develop creativity.

-Friday, June 16, 11:30 a.m. Rockin’ Sock Hop Luncheon. Come to a swinging ‘50s party with a special presentation of classic episodes of the “I Love Lucy” show. Suggested donation is $8 and payable in advance during registration. Purchase tickets by Wednesday, June 14.

-Monday, June 19, 1 p.m. H-E-B Cooking Demonstration. Visit Big Stone Lodge for a spectacular gourmet cooking experience presented by the H-E-B Cooking Connection Team. Chefs from the Spring Creek Market store will demonstrate favorite recipes to recreate at home. To register for this free course, call 281-350-1029.

-Thursday, June 22, 1 p.m. Using Civil Law to Fight Crime. Assistant County Attorney Jorey Herrscher will demonstrate the ways the County Attorney’s Office uses civil litigation to combat criminal activities. To register for this free course, call 281-350-1029.

-Monday, June 26, noon-4 p.m. Introduction to Watercolor Course. In this one-day course, volunteer  Stephanie Clark will discuss materials, concepts and techniques needed to begin any watercolor project. Students are asked to bring a drawing pad, drawing pencils (2B, 4B and 6B) and a kneaded eraser. To register for this free course, call 281-350-1029.

ONGOING EVENTS

Precinct 4 is making it more convenient to stay healthy by offering extended evening hours every Tuesday and Thursday at Big Stone Lodge.

-Mondays-Thursdays, 8:10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Rhythm Walking. Start or end the day with a 2-1/2 mile walk to music in the comfort of the Center.

-Mondays and Wednesdays, at 9 a.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7 p.m., T’ai Chi. A certified instructor teaches a combination of stretching and toning exercises.

-Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:10 a.m. and Fridays, 8:30 a.m. Beginning Zumba. Learn how to build symmetry and coordination in the body. A volunteer instructor leads this class that combines a variety of music with a fun and effective workout system. Comfortable exercise clothing and a thick yoga mat are required for maximum comfort.

-Mondays and Wednesdays, 11:10 a.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 p.m. Dancercise. This dance class gives an aerobic body workout that is safe and effective. A variety of dance styles and music including country western, popular, hip hop, salsa, tango and merengue make this a fun way to exercise.

-Mondays, 12:15 p.m. Beginners Drawing. An accomplished artist and instructor teaches drawing techniques. No experience is necessary, just a desire to have fun and learn. Call or stop by the Center to sign up.

-Mondays, 2:15 p.m. Advanced Drawing. Learn drawing techniques from an accomplished artist or continue to improve your talent and skills.

-Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. Hatha Yoga. A certified instructor teaches yoga methods to achieve physical and mental harmony as well as emotional and spiritual peace. Dress in loose, lightweight clothing; class is held in bare feet. A non-skid yoga mat is required.

-Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:20-11:10 a.m. Improvers Line Dancing. This volunteer-led class features popular line dances seen on television and in local dance clubs.

-Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:10 a.m.-noon. Easy Intermediate Line Dancing. This class of traditional line dancing gives a total body workout that even beginners can learn and enjoy.

-Tuesdays, 1 p.m. Cards and Dominoes. Bring a partner or attend alone to try your hand at a variety of card games or dominoes.

-Wednesdays, noon. Chair Volleyball. An exciting and easy-to-learn activity similar to traditional volleyball, but allowing participants to remain seated.

-Fridays, 8:10 a.m. Walking Along the Trails. Begin your Friday mornings with a gentle two-mile walk along the Spring Creek Greenway while learning about nature from a Precinct 4 parks guide.

 

 

MERCER ARBORETUM

Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens is a Harris County Precinct 4 Parks facility located one mile north of FM 1960 at 22306 Aldine Westfield Road in Humble. Harris County Precinct 4 programs serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, sex, religion, national origin, or physical ability. Anyone seeking additional information or requiring special assistance to participate in any program should contact Mercer at 713-274-4160 or www.hcp4.net/mercer.

SPECIAL ACTIVITY

SUMMER GARDEN CLUB

Experienced artisans and gardening professionals lead monthly luncheon workshops. Enrollment fees cover all project materials. Mercer Society Members fee is $35 per workshop or $125 for all four. Non-members fee is $40 per workshop or $145 for four.

-Saturday, June 17, 10 a.m.-noon. Fun with Ferns. By Jere Noerager and Darla Harris. Mount a staghorn fern and plant a rabbit’s foot fern in an unexpected planter. Call 713-274-4166 to reserve a spot today.

-Saturday, July 22, 10 a.m.-noon. Gingers in Your Garden. By Ceil Dow. Learn about the gingers that grow well in the Houston area and propagate one to bring home.

-Saturday, Aug. 26, 10 a.m.-noon. Garden to Vase. By Pat Hermes, Houston School of Flowers. Learn to arrange cut flowers from your garden during this floral design workshop.

-Saturday, Sept. 16, 10 a.m.-noon. Basket Weaving. By Pat Hoge. Weave a basket using natural materials to create a functional piece for the home.

UPCOMING EVENTS

-Tuesday-Friday, June 20-23, children ages 6-8; and Tuesday-Friday, June 27-30, children ages 9-12, 9 a.m.-noon. Botanical Time Tunnel Summer Camp. Campers will visit different sections of Mercer, where they will see plants that range from algae to living fossils such as ginkgo trees, to modern day native and exotic flowering species. Each day will include new activities, crafts, and games led by Mercer Education Director Jennifer Garrison and Program Coordinator Melodie Hill. A suggested donation of $30 per child is requested to cover the cost of materials, which is due at the time of registration. Space is limited, so make a reservation today by calling 713-274-4166. Participants must be dropped off between 8:45 a.m. and 9 a.m. and picked up at noon each day.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

-Third Monday of each month, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Story Time in the Gardens. Introduces your child to the storybook setting in the Gardens. Story Time is free and usually held under the tree house near the small pond, depending on the weather. Longtime volunteer Sherry Cruse combines two enchanting stories and a coloring activity with the sites, sounds and smells of Mercer, perfect for stimulating a child’s imagination.

-Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-noon. Gardening. Join Volunteer Coordinator and Horticulturist Suzzanne Chapman for plant grooming, pruning, and weeding in the Perennial Garden. Seek out what is blooming and participate in plant identification to assist visitors. Learn about Texas native plants and endangered species in the Conservation Garden. Dress for the weather with tennis shoes or boots, gloves, and a hat. Sunscreen and water are recommended.

-Second Wednesday each month, noon-2 p.m. Lunch Bunch. Join fabulous speakers at these free presentations that cover various topics. Participants are encouraged to bring lunch to enjoy during the events. All ages are welcome to attend.

-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon. Gardening. Join Gardener Caretaker Caroline Bush for plant grooming, pruning, weeding, and mulching in the Prehistoric and Shade Gardens. This area displays primitive and unusual plants like the maidenhair tree and voodoo lily. Dress for the weather with tennis shoes or boots, gloves, and a hat. Sunscreen and water are recommended.

-First Thursday of the month, 9-10 a.m. Stroller Strolls. Get active in a family-friendly setting.

-Fourth Friday of most months, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Chrysanthemum Society. Visitor Center. These monthly meetings include discussions about growing chrysanthemums and floral arranging. The society also provides plants for Mercer's collection.

-Fourth Sunday of most months from 2-4 p.m. Cypress Creek Daylily Club. Visitor Center. Learn about gardening with daylilies.

-Days and times vary. Friend Raising and Fund Raising Volunteer Groups. Working with The Mercer Society, these volunteer groups meet periodically to plan special events for Mercer Botanic Gardens. For more details, contact The Mercer Society at 713-274-4160.

 

 

FUN4SENIORS SENIOR ADULT PROGRAM

Adults age 50 and better are invited to register at apps.hcp4.net/sapevents/ and join other senior adults on various trips around the state or call 281-893-3726.

-Tuesday, June 13, 9 a.m. Resale Shop Hop. Rummage through three of Houston’s premier resale shops at Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy., Humble. Find something different each and every time you shop, including name brand clothing, purses, bags, household items, and more. Lunch is on your own at Phoenicia World Market.

-Saturday, July 8, 10:30 a.m. Texas Family Musicals: Roy Orbison Experience. A true celebration of Roy Orbison’s music starring the phenomenal Chris Trimboli who captures the Orbison magic on stage. From the early days through the final years of his career, this spectacular tribute captures it all. Lunch will be at Bubba’s Shrimp Palace. A $15 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy., Humble.

 

 

SPORTS/TOURNAMENTS/RACES

 

 

RELIGION

 

LDS OPEN HOUSE

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is hosting an Open House for its newly constructed church building at 22110 Northpark Dr., Kingwood, on Saturday, June 17, from 4-6 p.m. All ages are welcome and the event is free.

 

PATRIOTIC WORSHIP CONCERT

Humble First Methodist Church, 800 E. Main St., Humble, will celebrate Freedom during a patriotic concert featuring Chancel Choir and Orchestra, on Sunday, July 2, at 10 a.m.

 

LOCAL VACATION BIBLE SCHOOLS

 

-June 12-16. St. Martha’s Catholic Church, Woodland Hills campus, 3702 Woodland Hills Drive, Kingwood. 12:45-4 p.m. Space is limited to 250 students entering kindergarten-5th grade; cost: $25 per student. VBS attendees and volunteers may sign up in the Faith Formation office at the Woodland Hills campus. For information, contact Patty at 281-358-1959, ext. 203.

 

-June 19-23. Strawbridge United Methodist Church, 5629 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood, 9 a.m.-noon

Ages: 3-years preschool (potty trained age 3 by 9/1/16) through completed 5th grade; cost: $10 per child (includes t-shirt and lunch on Friday). Registration form on website under Upcoming Events; registration ended June 7. Payment may be made at church or at www.strawbridge-umc.org/giving/payments (select VBS).

 

-June 19-23. First Baptist Church, 24570 FM 1314 Rd., Porter, 9 a.m.-noon. For children who have completed kindergarten-5th grade; no cost. Theme is “Galactic Starveyors” and registration is open at https://kideventpro.lifeway.com/myChurch/?id=39237 or www.fbcporter.com; click on the VBS link in the rotating banner.

 

-June 26-30. Eastgate Church, 1707 County Road 611, Dayton. 9 a.m.-noon.

Ages: Children 4-10. Theme: “Hero Central” - learning that your strength in God is better than all the Superheroes. For information, call 936-258-7677.

 

-Aug. 7-11. First Presbyterian Church-Kingwood, 5520 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood. VBS Registration is NOW OPEN! The theme is “Created by God for a Purpose,” open to children entering kindergarten through 5th grade. All registration will be online at www.fpc-kingwood.org/VBS.

 

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

 

CELEBRATE RECOVERY

Celebrate Recovery is a biblical program that helps participants overcome hurts, hangups and habits, based on the actual words of Jesus. The group meets every Sunday night at 6 p.m., with pizza at 5:30 p.m., at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 3803 W. Lake Houston Pkwy., Kingwood. For more information, call Jason at 832-428-4882 or Barbara at 281-913-3315 or visit www.facebook.com/CR.CTK.

 

CONVERSATION AND COFFEE

All are invited to join Susie Crafton Thursdays at 11 a.m. at Atascocita United Methodist Church in Room A-101 for scripture reading, a devotional, discussion and wonderful fellowship. For more information, contact Crafton at 281-852-1000 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

FIRST RESPONDER PEER SUPPORT

Crosby Church, 5725 Hwy. 90, Crosby, is sponsoring a Support Ministry every Tuesday at 7 p.m. to discuss PTSD within fire, law enforcement and EMS, and will be a safe venue to discuss openly the realities of life situations experienced on the streets (or over the phone or radio). First Responder Mike Stewart will be leading the group. For information, call 281-793-5300.

 

THE HOPE SUPPORT GROUP

A support group for women who have suffered a pregnancy loss or loss of infant after birth. The group meets every second Wednesday at Kingwood United Methodist Church, Room K-104, 1799 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood, at 6:30 p.m. Meetings are open to the community in a safe, loving and confidential environment. Childcare is available by reservation. For information, contact Donna Smith at 281-358-2137 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

NEARLY NEWLYWEDS AND NEWLYWED COUPLES

For connection, community, meaningful relationships, on Sundays at 9:30 a.m., Woodridge Baptist Church, 5707 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood, this group Bible study will help answer questions. Join us this week. Group consists of nearly newlyweds and newlywed couples without children. For information, visit www.woodridge.org.

 

 

CLUBS/HEALTH/SELF-HELP

 

ABWA

American Business Women’s Association Humble Artesian League meets monthly on the first Thursday of the month at the Kingwood Country Club, 1700 Lake Kingwood Trl., Kingwood, in the Magnolia Room, from 6-8 p.m.; 6 p.m. networking; 6:30 p.m. meal and meeting. Dynamic guest speaker each month. Reservations required. Visit www.abwahumble.org or contact Carol Nagel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

ABWA WOVEN

American Business Women’s Association Women of Vision Express Network meets the second Tuesday of each month at The Veranda, 2820 Chestnut Ridge, Kingwood, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. For organization information, visit www.abwawoven.com.

 

ALZHEIMER'S/DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

The Lake Houston Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers Support Group holds a monthly meeting for family members and caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia-related disorders. Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 2929 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood. For more information, contact Barbara Hemphill at 281-851-7504 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

AMERICAN NEEDLEPOINT GUILD

Newcomers of all skill levels are welcome at the American Needlepoint Guild, Lake Houston Chapter meetings on the second Thursday of each month at 6:45 p.m. at Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. Conference Room, 1826 Kingwood Dr. at Ladbrook. For information, call Emily Maas at 281-359-4341 or visit www.lakehoustonang.com or www.needlepoint.org.

 

ANIMALS ALWAYS BELIEVE IN YOU

AABY is a nonprofit community service organization dedicated to building a future area animal shelter, dog park and clinic. Funds raised from the AABY Thrift Shop, located at Loop 494 and Northpark, are dedicated to that cause. For more information, call 281-358-4866.

 

ATASCOCITA-KINGWOOD GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

Those interested in genealogy are invited to attend the monthly meetings of the Atascocita-Kingwood Genealogical Society. The meetings are held the second Sunday of each month at Rosemont Assisted Living, 6450 Kings Park Way in Atascocita, at 3 p.m. Each monthly program is presented to help the members and visitors obtain a better understanding of genealogical research. For more information, contact Ann Parkinson at 281-852-6803 or visit www.atascocita-kingwoodgenealogicalsociety.org.

 

BLOOD PRESSURE/BLOOD SUGAR CHECK

A licensed technician visits the Harris County Precinct 4 Crosby Community Center the second Tuesday and fourth Thursday of each month to take blood readings. Other fitness activities offered at the center include: rhythm walking, advanced line dancing, dart baseball, body toning, chair exercises, dancercise and yoga. For information, call 281-462-0543.

 

BLUE STAR MOTHERS

The Blue Star Mothers of America Houston Chapter is a support group for parents and family members of those serving in the military. They meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 307 Charles Street in Humble. If interested in joining or for more information, visit www.bsmhoustonarea.org or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Sign-in is at 6:45 p.m.

 

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

The Memorial Hermann Cancer Center Northeast breast cancer support group meets the second and fourth Thursday of every month from 6:30-8 p.m. The support group is held in the Women’s Classroom on the second floor of the hospital’s Southwest Tower, 18951 Memorial North, Humble. For information, call Kate Mahan at 281-540-6556.

 

BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT SERVICE

New mothers are invited to attend Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital’s free Breastfeeding Made Simple Support Group now offered every Monday from 4 to 6 p.m.

 

CELEBRATE RECOVERY

Celebrate Recovery is a Biblical program that helps participants overcome hurts, hangups and habits, based on the actual words of Jesus. The group meets every Sunday night at 6 p.m. (pizza at 5:30 p.m.) at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 3803 W. Lake Houston Pkwy., Kingwood. For more information, call Jason at 832-428-4882 or Barbara at 281-913-3315 or visit www.facebook.com/CR.CTK.

 

CITY OF HOUSTON RECYCLING

Recyclables are accepted every weekend on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. for City of Houston residents. It is held at the Kingwood Metro Park & Ride lot, 3210 W. Lake Houston Pkwy. They accept newspapers; magazines; ad inserts; aerosol cans; cardboard; catalogs; glass bottles and jars; plastics (#1, #5 and #7), and steel, tin and aluminum cans. For a complete list of accepted items, visit www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste/kingwood.html or www.keepkingwoodgreen.org.

 

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS

The Compassionate Friends is a national organization of parents reaching out to others who have had a child who passed away from any cause, at any age. The local chapter meets the third Tuesday of each month at Cypress Woods, 2755 Chestnut Ridge (behind Chase Bank) off Kingwood Dr. Meet and greet with light refreshments begins at 6:30 p.m., with the meeting at 7 p.m. For more information, call Debbie at 812-764-3695 or visit www.compassionatefriends.org.

 

CONVERSATION AND COFFEE

All are invited to join Susie Crafton Thursdays at 11 a.m. at Atascocita United Methodist Church in Room A-101 for scripture reading, a devotional, discussion and wonderful fellowship. For more information, contact Crafton at 281-852-1000 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

CORNERSTONE

Cornerstone is a recovery program for students and parents as they deal with substance abuse. They offer regular, confidential meetings at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday evening at Christ the King Lutheran Church on West Lake Houston Parkway in Kingwood. Call 713-528-6720 for more information.

 

DEERWOOD TOASTMASTERS

The Toastmasters meets at Holy Comforter Lutheran Church, 1901 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood, Friday mornings at 7 a.m. For more information, go to www.deerwoodtoastmasters.com.

 

EXXON RETIREE CLUB

The Exxon retirees of Lake Houston has more than 400 members retired from Exxon, Mobil or the joint company. The club encourages participation in local charities and sponsors matching grants and gifts for donations of money and volunteer time. For more information, call Bruce Gunther at 281-360-8238.

 

FAMILYTIME CRISIS & COUNSELING CENTER

Meeting times:

-Tuesdays 6-7:30 p.m.: Domestic violence and sexual assault survivors support group for adult, female victims.

-Thursdays 6-7:30 p.m.: Family foundations-Learning about myself and my children; The power of positive parenting; and Divorce: Putting the children first.

Contact FamilyTime at 281-446-2615 for other dates, times and more information.

 

FIRST RESPONDER PEER SUPPORT

Crosby Church, 5725 Hwy. 90, Crosby, is sponsoring a Support Ministry every Tuesday at 7 p.m. to discuss PTSD within fire, law enforcement and EMS, and will be a safe venue to discuss openly the realities of life situations experienced on the streets (or over the phone or radio). First Responder Mike Stewart will be leading the group. For information, call 281-793-5300.

 

FOREST COVE GARDEN CLUB

The garden club meets at the Forest Cove Community Room every second Thursday of the month from September to May. For more information, call Paulette Murray at 281-358-8625.

 

FOREST COVE POA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Forest Cove Property Owners Association Board of Directors meets on the fourth Thursday of every month at 7:30 p. m., at the Community Center, 1025 Marina Dr., Kingwood, unless otherwise advised. For information, visit www.forestcove.org/.

 

FRIENDS OF THE ATASCOCITA LIBRARY

FOAL is a group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and promotion of the Atascocita library. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the library. For more information, call 281-812-2162. Visit www.hcpl.net for library hours and foal.ws for more information, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY KINGWOOD

FOLK has been an active group since the late 1970s, prior to the building of the first Kingwood Branch Library, and is still committed to raising funds to enable the library to continue its role as an excellent cultural facility. With proceeds from the bookstore and other monetary donations from the community, the Friends of the Library Kingwood (FOLK) supports the Kingwood Branch Library by purchasing books, digital media, equipment and program supplies. Visit www.kingwoodfolk.org to learn more.

 

FRIENDS OF THE OCTAVIA FIELDS LIBRARY

The Friends is a group of volunteers that assists the library by collecting used books, organizing book sales as well as other volunteer duties. For more information, call 281-446-3377.

 

GATHERING PLACE

The Gathering Place is a free respite care service offered once a month by Holy Comforter Lutheran Church in partnership with Interfaith Care Partners. It is a program for caregivers of loved ones with dementia, stroke, Parkinson's and early stage Alzheimer's. The Gathering Place meets the first Friday of every month from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., at Holy Comforter Lutheran Church, 1901 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood. For information, call 281-358-6500.

 

GOODTIMERS

Goodtimers is a non-denominational group of adults age 50+ sponsored by Atascocita United Methodist Church. The club meets the second Thursday of each month in the AUMC Life Center, 19325 Pinehurst Trail Dr., Humble, at 10 a.m. We will have a fun time playing TRIVIA with prizes and a silent auction fundraiser. Lunch will follow. A $2 donation is appreciated. For information, call Richard Parks, President at 281-225-4251 or Cathy Doolittle, Advertising, at 281-706-0375. New members are welcome.

 

GRIEFSHARE – ATASCOCITA UNITED METHODIST

GriefShare is a support group featuring biblical teachings on grief and recovery topics. The group meets Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. at Atascocita United Methodist Church. For information, contact Susie Crafton at 281-852-1000 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

GRIEFSHARE - KINGWOOD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

GriefShare is a 13-week seminar and support group for those who have lost loved ones. Classes begin Monday, Sept. 12. Morning class is held from 10 a.m.-noon, and an evening class 7-8:45 p.m. Both groups meet in Room E-204 at the church. Nursery is available by reservation. Cost is $20 for the workbook. For more information or a reservation, contact Donna Smith at 281-358-2137.

 

HI NEIGHBOR CLUB-KINGWOOD

If you are looking for ways to meet new people, or recently retired with extra time on your hands, this is an opportunity to meet new friends, enjoy social activities and get involved with charities. Lunch meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month. If you would like to be a guest, visit www.hineighborkingwood.com/. Membership in the club is $20 per year. Call 281-358-8037 for meeting location and reservations, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

THE HOPE SUPPORT GROUP

A support group for women who have suffered a pregnancy loss or loss of infant after birth. The group meets every second Wednesday at Kingwood United Methodist Church, Room K-104, 1799 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood, at 6:30 p.m. Meetings are open to the community in a safe, loving environment, and are confidential. Childcare is available. For more information, contact Donna Smith at 281-358-2137 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

HUMBLE AREA GENEALOGICAL MEETINGS

The Humble Area Genealogical Society (THAGS) meets the second Monday of each month from September through May at the Humble Senior Activity Center, 1401 South Houston Avenue, in Humble. Monthly meetings will have a program regarding genealogy research, tools and techniques. There will be field trips frequently to the Clayton Genealogy Research Library in Houston. THAGS serves the greater Lake Houston Area. Meetings start at 7 p.m. Visitors are always welcome. For more information, go to www.rootsweb.com/~txthags or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Ronnie Janecka at 281-454-5545.

 

HUMBLE AREA RETIRED TEACHERS ASSOCIATION

Retired Texas educational personnel are invited to come and be a part of a vibrant, involved and fun organization. One does not have to be retired from a district in this area to enjoy numerous activities, speakers and reports on legislative issues and personal benefits. Meeting the third Monday of each month, social time is 9:30 a.m. before the meeting. Members, bring donations for the VA hospital; socks and toiletries are always needed, or bring a book (or books) to donate to Humble ISD's Literacy Program. For information, call Sandye Nelson at 281-923-3119, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit www.localunits.org/humble/.

 

HUMBLE ROTARY

The Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at the Humble Civic Center on Will Clayton Parkway in Humble. For more information,visit www.rotary.org/en/take-action/empower-leaders/form-rotary-fellowship.

 

HUMBLE TOPS

Take Off Pounds Sensibly, TOPS, is a fun, affordable nonprofit support group that meets each Thursday evening at First United Methodist Church, 800 E. Main Street, Humble. Weigh-in starts at 6:15 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7 p.m. For more information,visit www.tops.org or call Louise Hunt at 281-443-3355.

 

INTERNATIONAL LADIES CLUB

The International Ladies Club was founded in 1976 by a group of foreign-born women in Kingwood, with members from many foreign countries. The club's mission is primarily a social one: to allow women from any part of the world to interact with each other in friendship and share their interest in the world, in its cultures and diversity. The club is open for new members living in Kingwood and surrounding areas. In addition to monthly meetings and presentations, there are organized day trips in Houston and nearby areas and other special activities. For information, call Felicia Cummings at 713-834 4506 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Visit www.intlladieskingwood.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ilckingwood.

 

JAZZERCISE

Jazzercise holds classes in Kingwood upstairs in the Crossfit Building on Northpark, 1683 Northpark Dr. Class schedules are: Monday-Wednesday-Friday at 10:30 a.m.; Tuesday-Thursday at 6:15 p.m.; Monday-Wednesday at 5:15 p.m.and Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. There are a variety of classes to choose from: Strike, Fusion, Core, Strength and Dance Mixx, which fuses dance-based cardio with strength training for a core chiseling workout that blasts fat. For information, contact Rachel Claret at 281-827-2491 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

THE KINGS HARBOR WATERFRONT EVENT SEASON

On the third Friday of each month at 6-7 p.m., yoga sessions will continue as part of the fitness efforts with The Harbor with Sunset Yoga led by Life Time Fitness Kingwood. Kings Harbor is located at 1660 West Lake Houston Pkwy., Kingwood.

 

KINGWOOD AREA DEMOCRATS

Kingwood Area Democrats meet the second Tuesday of every month (except for July and December) at El Ranchero Mexican Restaurant & Cantina, 24551 Loop 494, Ste. 111. Kingwood Area Democrats serves the Lake Houston communities of Kingwood, Humble, Atascocita, and Huffman since 1996. Kingwood Area Democrats embody the Texas progressive spirit and passion for Democratic values at all levels of government. For more information, call Charlotte Reinemeyer at 281-358-5929, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.kingwoodareademocrats.org.

 

KINGWOOD AREA MOTHERS OF MULTIPLES

The Kingwood Area Mothers of Multiples club is a support organization for mothers of twins, triplets and higher-order multiples. They provide an opportunity to meet other M.O.M.s and share information on how to succeed in the trials of raising multiples. As a club, they have monthly meetings which can be both fun and informative. They also offer a variety of other multiple related events. General meetings take place the first Thursday of each month from 7-9 p.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Kingwood. For more information, visit www.kamom.org.

 

KINGWOOD AREA QUILT GUILD

The Kingwood Area Quilt Guild meets the first Thursday of each month at the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 2929 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood, at 7 p.m. It serves the Kingwood, Humble, Atascocita, Summerwood, Spring, Porter, New Caney, Huffman and Crosby areas. For information, visit www.kingwoodareaquiltguild.com or contact Stephanie Tarver at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

KINGWOOD AREA REPUBLICAN WOMEN

KARW monthly meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m. at the Kingwood Country Club, 1700 Lake Kingwood Trl, Houston. For more information, call KARW President Janie Branham at 281-961-1732, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.kingwoodarearepublicanwomen.org. **NOTE: Club members do not meet in June or July.

 

KINGWOOD, ATASCOCITA, PORTER TOPS

Take Off Pounds Sensibly, TOPS, is a fun, economical, weekly weight-loss support group that meets each Thursday evening at The Terrace, 929 Rockmead Dr., Kingwood. Weigh-in is from 6-6:30 p.m. and meeting from 6:45-7:30 p.m. Visitors welcome. Prospective members can visit one time free. For more information, visit www.tops.org or contact Debbie Brubaker at 281-359-7276.

 

KINGWOOD CHORALE AND CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

The Kingwood Chorale and Chamber Orchestra (part of the Lake Houston Musical Arts Society, formerly Kingwood Musical Arts Society) has been enriching the cultural arts of Kingwood with classical music events and chamber concerts since it was formed in 1988. For information, concert schedule and tickets, visit www.lhmas.org/.

 

KINGWOOD FARMERS MARKET

The market is held every Thursday at Town Center Park in Kingwood from 3-7 p.m. and features certified vendors offering locally grown produce, Indian food, jellies and jams, artisan breads, orchids and much more. For information, visit www.towncenterevents.com/farmersmarket.

 

KINGWOOD GARDEN CLUB

The Kingwood Garden Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month from September through May at the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 2929 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood. The Club’s objective is to stimulate interest in floral design and horticulture; cultivate a broader knowledge of gardens and gardening; aid in the protection of native trees, plants, and wildlife; and encourage civic interest in and appreciation for the work and growth of garden club. Dues are $50 annually, payable at the March meeting. For information, visit www.kingwoodgardenclub.org or www.facebook.com (Kingwood Garden Club).

 

KINGWOOD HUMBLE AREA AGGIE MOMS CLUB

The Kingwood Humble Area Aggie Moms Club holds its regular meeting the second Tuesday of each month at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 3803 West Lake Houston Parkway, Kingwood. The pre-­meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. with socialization and shopping and the formal meeting begins at 7 p.m. The club brings a guest speaker to each meeting, representing various Texas A&M University organizations. All former and current Aggie Moms are invited. Information about the club, speakers, meeting dates and times is available at www.khaggiemoms.org.

 

KINGWOOD-HUMBLE MUSIC TEACHERS ASSOCIATION

The KHMTA meets every second Wednesday at the recital hall at Lone Star College-Kingwood. Their goal is to develop the talents of students, and new students and members are always welcome. KHMTA is a member of the Texas Music Teachers Association and the National Music Teachers Association. For meeting information, call Mary Weaver at 281-358-6221.

 

KINGWOOD MARKET DAYS

This event is held the first Sunday of each month at Kingwood's Town Center. There will be live music, a kids zone and more than 100 vendors selling many different things. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

KINGWOOD PIP

The Kingwood PIP, Houston Police Department’s Positive Interaction Program, meets on the third Tuesday of each month, at Kingwood Church of Christ, 2901 Woodland Hills, Kingwood, and features speakers from different divisions (Burglary and Theft, Homicide, K-9, Helicopters, etc.), explaining how their division operates. This is done so citizens will know what to expect, if they should ever need the police.

 

 

KINGWOOD MEDICAL CENTER

ONGOING GROUP MEETINGS

Aneurysm/Stroke Survivors & Loved Ones - “STARS.” A community-centered group for stroke survivors and loved ones, meeting on the third Monday of January, March (20), May (15), July (17), Sept. (18), Nov. (20), from 6-7 p.m., in the Community Room. Attendance is free. For information, call 281-348-8975.

Breast Cancer Support - “HOPE.” Building a supportive network and community of those affected by breast cancer, enabling participants to receive and exchange information, support, strength and Hope. Meeting the second Thursday of the month from 6-8 p.m., in the South Tower Classroom. For information, call 281-348-3352.

Breastfeeding. This group is led by a KMC lactation specialist to for postpartum patients who are breastfeeding and meetings Mondays from 9:30 a.m.-noon in the South Tower Classroom (or the first Saturday each month in The Women & Children’s Center South Tower classroom, from 9:30-11:30 a.m.). New moms are encouraged to attend with their babies and ask questions. Attendance is free. Call 281-348-8342 for information.

Childbirth Preparation. This class is for expectant parents and should be taken early in the last trimester of pregnancy. The class is Saturdays, twice monthly, from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Women and Children’s Center at Kingwood Medical Center. Cost is $40 per couple and includes lunch ($60 if not delivering at Kingwood Medical Center). This class is also offered as a two-part series weekday evenings from 6-9 p.m. To register, call 1-800-258-5064.

Diabetes Support Group. The group is offered to people with a diagnosis of pre-diabetes, type 1 and type 2 diabetes and their family members. Guest speakers discuss updated information for successful management and meets on the fourth Tuesday of even months from 6:30-8 p.m. (except Dec.). There is no cost to attend. Call 281-348-8697 for information and classroom location.

Grandparent Class. Certified childbirth educators will help prepare first-time or experienced grandparents for the birth of a grandbaby. The 2-1/2 hour seminar will cover a variety of important, relevant topics. Fee is $15 per person; to register for classes, call 800-285-5064. Class is offered on the last Thursday of every other month (May 25; July 27; Sept. 28; Nov. 30).

Infant Safety and CPR. Topics covered include car seat safety, SIDS, child-proofing your home, and CPR for friends and family; offered twice monthly on weekday evenings at The Women and Children’s Center at Kingwood Medical Center. Cost is $10 per person. To register, call 1-800-258-5064.

Introduction to Breastfeeding. This class is for expectant mothers and should be taken in the second trimester of pregnancy; offered twice monthly and once per quarter in Spanish at The Women and Children’s Center at Kingwood Medical Center. Cost is $10 per mother. Mothers are encouraged to bring a support person at no additional fee. To register, call 1-800-258-5064.

Le Leche League. LLL is dedicated to providing education, information, support and encouragement to women to choose to breastfeed. The group meets on the first Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. and the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. No registration is required. For information, visit www.texaslll.org.

Lupus Support Group. This group meets on the second Monday every other month from 7-8:30 p.m. There is no cost to attend. For information, email the group facilitator, Linda Willies, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 281-705-0263.

Mended Hearts. Heart Patients & Caregivers - A unique support group for heart patients, families and caregivers which partners with hospitals and rehab clinics to help heart patients to have a positive patient care experience, meets the first Monday of even months at 6 p.m. There is no fee to attend. For information, call 281-348-8175 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Newborn Care. This class is for new parents or parents-to-be to learn the basic care of the baby during his/her first weeks of life. Topics covered include infant development, sleeping, bathing, diapering and coping with crying. The physical and emotional impact of newborn care on parent is also discussed. The class is offered monthly on weekday evenings at The Women and Children’s Center at Kingwood Medical Center. Cost is $15 per person. To register, call 1-800-258-5064.

NICU Support Group. This class is for parents who have had or currently have a baby in KMC’s NICU, to provide “Helping Hands” and connect parents with others who can offer experience, courage and strength. The “Helping Hands” group meets on the second Sunday of each month for an hour. For more information, contact Lindsay Turner at 281-348-7395 from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Perinatal Mental Health Support Group. The group is for women facing emotional challenges related to pregnancy or new motherhood, or other related problems and will meet every Monday at 9:30 a.m. (babies 12 weeks and under), from 10:30 a.m.-noon (babies 12 weeks-1 year); also third Wednesdays from 5-6:30 p.m. and first Saturdays from 10-11:30 a.m. For information, call 832-944-2366.

Sibling Class. This free class is for soon-to-be siblings 3-10 years old. Topics include caring for a newborn, holding an infant, newborn characteristics, and a tour of the Women’s Center. This class is offered monthly at The Women and Children’s Center at Kingwood Medical Center. To register, call 1-800-258-5064.

For information about KMC support groups, visit www.kingwoodmedical.com.

 

 

KINGWOOD PAGE TURNERS CLUB

Kingwood Page Turners Club is a book discussion group, which meets the third Thursday of each month at the Kingwood Community Center, 4102 Rustic Woods Dr., Kingwood, to allow participation in selecting and discussing a book at each meeting. The group’s discussions include all genres, from bestsellers to classics. For information, email Alan Fishback at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 281-348-2570.

 

KINGWOOD PHOTO CLUB

KPC is a collection of photographers and would-be photographers from the Kingwood, Humble and Atascocita areas -- different ages, demographics, and abilities, but sharing a love of photography. Everyone is welcome to the monthly meetings, held the third Tuesday of each month, at 6:30 p.m., at First Baptist Church, third floor, 3500 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood. For information, visit www.kwphotoclub.com.

 

KINGWOOD ROTARY CLUB

The club meets every Thursday, 6:15-7:30 p.m. at The Union Kitchen, 23918 Highway 59, Kingwood. KRC is for those who have concern for others–people who want to enhance their community through gifts of their time, talent and financial support. For information, call Charlie Buscemi at 281-359-7193 or visit www.kwrotary.org.

 

KINGWOOD SEWING GUILD

The Kingwood Sewing Guild meets the first Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. at Humble Sewing Center, 19333 Highway 59, Suite 105. The group will be having different challenges each month. Visitors are welcome.

 

KINGWOOD WOMEN'S CLUB

This volunteer organization is dedicated to “Caring for our Community.” They meet on the third Thursday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at The Overlook in Atascocita. Members volunteer more than 6,000 hours annually to local charities and work like elves preparing for the Holiday Marketplace held each October. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

KINGWOOD WRITERS GROUP

The Kingwood Writers Group has been formed and will meet on the second Thursday of each month, from 7-9 p.m., at the Kingwood Community Center. Beginner or experienced, published writers of all genres are welcome to join the group and will find the meetings informative and entertaining. The only requirement is an interest in writing. Each meeting will include a group discussion of short contributions from members. For information, email Daniel Logan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

LAKE HOUSTON AREA ARTISTS LEAGUE

The Lake Houston Area Artists League meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Homewood Suites between Hwy. 69 access road and Loop 494. Membership is open to all ages and all levels of artists. For more information, visit www.lakehoustonareaartists.com or on Facebook at Lake Houston Area Artists.

 

LAKE HOUSTON GARDENERS

The group meets the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 2929 Woodland Hills, in Kingwood. Each meeting ends with a plant exchange.

 

LAKE HOUSTON PACHYDERM CLUB

Lake Houston Pachyderm Club, 2523 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Kingwood, meets on the second Monday night of each month. Come for dinner and conversation at Amedeo's, 22704 Loop 494, Kingwood. Meet-n-greet begins at 6:30 p.m. and program at 7 p.m. Meeting is free, but dinner is available from Amedeo's for $20. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

LAKE HOUSTON LADIES CLUB

LHLC is a social organization that meets from September-May on the third Tuesday of the month at the Walden Country Club, 18100 Walden Forest Dr., Humble. The club welcomes new members from all surrounding areas, offering avenues for individual interest: Readers Choice, Bridge, Bunco, Mah Jongg, Lunch and Look, Movie Group, Supper Club and Tea Time Group. Many of the groups continue throughout the summer months. There are periodic events planned during the year that include spouses or significant others and is an excellent way to meet new people and make new friends. Contact Linda at 832-379-3009 for club information or visit www.lakehoustonladiesclub.com/.

 

MEMORIAL HERMANN NORTHEAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

The Cancer Center at Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital has begun a support group for cancer survivors, their family and friends, and those who seek more information about cancer. The group meets on the third Wednesday of every month, from 4-5 p.m., in the main lobby of the Cancer Center.

 

MEMORIAL HERMANN NORTHEAST STROKE SUPPORT GROUPS

To address the needs of stroke survivors and their caregivers, Memorial Hermann will be hosting free, bi-monthly support groups where participants can share their stores and hear about the latest innovations in stroke prevention, treatment and rehabilitation from hospital-affiliated experts, meeting in Classroom B, First Floor.

-Wednesday, June 28. Unique gadgets and adaptive equipment after stroke. Speaker: Northeast Occupational Therapists.

-Wednesday, Aug. 23. Home modification after stroke. Speaker: Gary Kittlebrew.

-Wednesday, Oct. 25. Depression/caregiver support. Speakers: Jamie Reece and Joseph Becker.

-Wednesday, Dec. 20. Discuss 2018 needs and celebrate a year of success.

 

MEMORIAL HERMANN NORTHEAST WELLNESS CENTER

The hospital's gym has everything from low-impact aerobics, 50-plus classes, and strength and toning classes, to T'ai Chi, infant massage classes, full weight room, personal trainers and body fat testing. The Wellness Center is open to all; there are membership and non-membership fees. For information, call 281-540-6425.

 

MEMORIAL HERMANN STROKE SUPPORT GROUP

The next Stroke Support Group meeting is held the fourth Wednesday each month, in Classroom B at 12:30 p.m. The Stroke Support Group is free and open to all stroke survivors, those who care for stroke survivors and those who would like additional information about surviving a stroke. Participants must register by calling 713-222-CARE (2273).

 

MERRY WIDOWS

The Merry Widows group is a nondenominational group, sponsored by First United Methodist Church of Humble, providing friendship, hope and support for widows in the Humble-Kingwood-Atascocita area. Join the Merry Widows for lunch the first Friday of every month at 12:15 p.m. at Italiano's in Humble. For more information, call 281-446-2332 or 281-446-1339.

 

MOPS

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets the second and fourth Wednesdays, 9-11:30 a.m., Sept.-May. Moms of little ones from birth to kindergarten will gather twice a month for breakfast, community, and to celebrate the joys and challenges of motherhood, at First Presbyterian Church of Kingwood, 5520 Kingwood Dr. Little ones will enjoy playtime, stories and snacks. (MomsNext is also available for mothers of school-age children. Email for additional information.) For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

NEARLY NEWLYWEDS AND NEWLYWED COUPLES

Connection, community, meaningful relationships. On Sundays at 9:30 a.m., Woodridge Baptist Church, 5707 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood, this group Bible study will help answer questions. Join us this week. Group consists of nearly newlyweds and newlywed couples without children. For information, visit www.woodridge.org.

 

NORTHEAST HARRIS COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION

The NEHCBA meets every second Friday at noon at Los Cucos, 23730 Hwy. 59 North, Kingwood. The meeting provides one hour of CLE and great networking opportunities with local attorneys. The group also meets every third Wednesday at Amedeo’s, 22704 Loop 494, Kingwood, at 5:30 p.m. for happy hour and networking. For more information, visit www.nehcba.org/.

 

PEACE BY PIECING QUILT GUILD

PBPQG is dedicated to promoting appreciation of the art of quilting while encouraging quilt-making of all forms. Monthly meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at Lakeway Baptist Church at 5801 FM 1960 E., Humble. Social time and refreshments begin at 6:30 p.m. while the general business meeting, program, show and tell, and door prizes start at 7 p.m. For dates and meeting information, visit www.peacebypiecingquiltguild.com/.

 

ROSE GROUP

Rotary's ROSE Support Group is a local Postpartum Depression and Anxiety support group that meets three times per month in Atascocita, for women struggling with depression and/or anxiety after the birth of a child, The group’s goal is to provide a free, safe environment for moms to meet and get support. You do not need a formal diagnosis to participate, and maybe your child/children aren't even babies anymore. This group is sponsored by The Rotary Club of Humble and is free of charge. Future meetings will be announced. Babies are welcome, but childcare is not provided. Contact Valerie at 281-814-5803 with any questions and for more details.

 

SURVIVING MOTHERHOOD

This support group in Kingwood meets every Thursday from 10:30 a.m-noon. Call Alysha or Mary Beth at 281-812-7529 for more information.

 

TEXAS INMATE FAMILIES ASSOCIATION (TIFA)

TIFA Humble Chapter meets the second Thursday of each month at A&A Drug & Alcohol Education, Humble Plaza Suites, Suite 19, 19333 Hwy. 59, in Humble at 7 p.m. Meetings are open to those who have family members incarcerated in the Texas criminal justice system and anyone interested in issues faced by inmates sentenced to jail or prison terms. Meetings provide support, education, local resources and information including speakers of interest to the members. For local information, call Sharon Bass at 281-964-9928, visit www.tifa.org, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..