With the ever-changing restrictions due to COVID-19, some events listed may have been cancelled or changed. Please contact the organization to verify dates and times of events you’re interested in attending.
Calendar items are listed in the following order: Community/Local, Sports, Religion and ongoing events under Clubs/Health/Self-Help.
COMMUNITY / LOCAL EVENTS
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THIS WEEK (Sept. 21-27)
VIRTUAL CIVIC ADVENTURE WEEK
Precinct 4 will present the Third Annual Civic Adventure Week Monday, Sept. 21, through Friday, Sept. 25, on Precinct 4’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/events/589548438405798/. Gather the family for a week of events to be enjoyed from the comfort of home. Each day is packed with activities from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Participants will follow along to presentations on outdoor activities including canoeing, geocaching, and fishing. Enjoy virtual tours of Pearl Fincher Museum, Klein Fire Department Station #3, and Precinct 4’s high-water rescue vehicles. Each day of Civic Adventure Week is dedicated to a different level of elected officials from Harris County Precinct 4: federal, state, county, city governments, explaining how they support the community. For information, call the Special Events Division at 713-274-4050.
Greater East Montgomery Chamber of Commerce will present a Virtual Experience to new and current members of GECC at BizFest 2020, held Thursday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Included in the program are keynote speakers to inspire and inform; topic-specific sessions and workshops throughout the day; virtual speed-networking and meet-up session that create new business-building opportunities and much more. Available now: the first 100 registrants may receive FREE All-Access Passes at https://www.accelevents.com/e/u/checkout/bizfest/tickets/order. For general registration, visit https://communitychamber.chambermaster.com/eventregistration/register/13203.
GULF COAST REGIONAL BLOOD DRIVE
The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center Blood Drive will be held Thursday, Sept. 24, from 2-6 p.m., at the Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy., Humble. For schedule, visit www.commitforlife.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/315722.
TASTE OF THE TOWN – LAKE HOUSTON
Including Kids Autism Center invites the public to sample the delicacies of the Lake Houston area’s many dining establishments while supporting local business and a great cause Thursday, Sept. 24, from 5-8 p.m., at the Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy., Humble. The food and beverage expo will showcase menu items from restaurants, bakers and beverage distributors and is guaranteed to be a food adventurer’s paradise and social event of the year. All proceeds will benefit Including Kids Autism Center, supporting families on the autism spectrum. For ticket pricing and reservations, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/taste-of-the-town-lake-houston-tickets-98030262153.
TRIVIA ON THE GREEN
Grab your game night crew and head to Kings Harbor, 4501 Magnolia Cove Dr., Kingwood, for Trivia Night on the Green! Thursday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. Have fun and win prizes by competing with your friends each week to answer questions about sports, history, and music, as well as specific categories like cartoons, architecture, fashion, and more. The more you know, the more you win! Grab a bite to eat and something to drink from one of the surrounding restaurants. This event is free and open to the public. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome!
VIRTUAL GRAND OPENING
Partners in Primary Care, a Senior-focused Primary Care doctor’s office specializing in serving those on Medicare Advantage plans, invites the Humble community to its virtual Grand Opening (to ensure the community’s safety) Thursday, Sept. 24, at 11 a.m. All interested in attending the virtual event must register online at www.seniorfocusedhouston.com.
Liberty Opry, 1816 Sam Houston St., Liberty, will present its first Country Show with Andy Bradt, Lori Lopez, Ernesto Rodrigues, and comedian Booger Lee, with the Liberty Opry Band, Saturday, Sept. 26, at 4 p.m. Tickets are $15. For reservations or program information, call 936-336-5830 or visit www.libertyopry.com.
MILLS BRANCH VILLAGE ANNUAL SALE
Mills Branch Village, Kingwood, will hold its annual Garage Sale Saturday, Sept. 26, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. (In case of inclement weather, rainout date will be Saturday, Oct. 3.) Location of sale: Area of W. Lake Houston Pkwy. and Northpark Dr.
PREMIER GUN SHOW
The Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy., Humble, will present the Premier Gun Show Saturday, Sept. 26, at 9 a.m., and Sunday, Sept. 27, at 10 a.m. Tickets are $8 for a single day or $12 for a 2-day pass. Tickets may be purchased online at www.premiergunshows.com/buy-tickets/.
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PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE WATCH PARTY
Join together with local GOP Clubs for a First Debate Watch Party Tuesday, Sept. 29, from 7-9:30 p.m., at Tin Roof BBQ, 18918 Town Center Blvd., Atascocita. Debate starts at 8p.m. Arrive at 7p.m. to purchase a meal and hear local candidates and speakers. Come support a great area BBQ and watch the debate with friends
Hosted by Patricia Morlen Pct. 98, Steve Watson Pct.636, GOP Senate District 4, the Lake Houston Pachyderm Club, and Kingwood Area Republican Women
For reservations, visit www.lhpclub.org/event-details/presidential-debate-watch-party.
STATE OF HEALTHCARE
THE BIG BAG SALE
The Village Thrift Shop, 25432 TX-494 Loop, Porter, will hold an Open House Thursday, Oct. 1, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Come enjoy refreshments, prizes, entertainment, and shopping. Buy the bag; fill it up; get 50% off all purchases. Sales will benefit The Village Centers, which provides services for people with disabilities. For information, visit www.villagelac.org or call 281-354-7166.
KINGWOOD FARMERS MARKET
The Kingwood Farmers Market is open every Thursday (Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29), from 3-7 p.m., at Town Center Park, 8 Main St., Kingwood. Enjoy the outdoors, support local vendors and purchase fresh fruits and vegetables.
LIVE CONCERT AND MUSIC VIDEO SHOOT
Texas Country Music Association-featured artists AMY N ME will appear on the open air stage at Duke’s Kitchen, 6303 FM 1960, Humble, Saturday, Oct. 3, at 9:30 p.m. The public is invited for a night of great live Texas Country Rock music. In addition to the live performance, a music video will be filmed. Bring friends and family and be part of the excitement. Enjoy food, drinks and some special guests. No cover charge. Social distancing will be practiced. For information, call 832-644-1861.
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINES (www.votetexas.gov/)
BY MAIL and IN PERSON - MONDAY, OCT. 5
KINGWOOD BEER FESTIVAL
The public is invited to the Kingwood Beer Festival being held Saturday, Oct. 3, from 4-9 p.m., at Town Center Park, 8 N. Main St., Kingwood. Have some great fun drinking, eating, shopping. Enjoy live entertainment, food trucks, in an entertaining, educational and welcoming community environment. The Festival will focus on promoting the positive attributes of the growing beer culture while supporting the Ross Charity Foundation.
Precinct 4 Encore! invites everyone 50 and older to enjoy an afternoon of virtual trivia Thursday, Oct. 6, from 10-11 a.m. Test your knowledge of movies, music, history, celebrities, and current events from the comfort of home using Zoom. Find out if you have what it takes to become Encore’s! trivia champion. Access information will be provided after registering. Register online at www.hcp4.net/encore/events/ or call 713-274-4050 for assistance in registering.
HUMBLE BEAUTIFICATION COMMITTEE
The public is invited to the City of Humble Beautification Committee meeting held Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 3:30 p.m., at the Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy., Humble, for planning, discussion and consideration of city activities and programs.
MERCER BOTANIC GARDENS BLOOD DRIVE
Donate blood. It’s simple. It’s safe. The donation stays local and helps those in need in the community. Mercer Botanic Gardens and Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will host a local blood drive Thursday, Oct. 8, from 8-11:30 a.m. Appointments are required. Schedule your appointment through the donor sign-up link posted on Mercer’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pg/MercerBotanicGardens/events/. For information, call 713-274-4160.
THE COMMUNITY RESPONSE TASK FORCE
LAKE HOUSTON LADIES CLUB
LHLC will hold its luncheon meeting Tuesday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the Walden Country Club, 18100 Walden Forest Dr., Humble. The Club connects women through its monthly luncheons, social activities and various interest groups (games, shooting, trips, etc.). Visit the club website for updates/changes due to COVID-19. Cost is $20 per person. For reservations (no later than Monday, Oct. 12), visit www.lakehoustonladiesclub.com or call Betty at 832-633-2991.
KINGWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER (Currently closed)
LONE STAR COLLEGE SYSTEM
-Online registration for Summer and Fall classes is open at www.lonestar.edu/registration.
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 or call 832-775-0800.
LONE STAR COLLEGE-KINGWOOD
-Lone Star College now offering VIRTUAL summer camp classes with Discovery College. More than 56 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Music) courses are available. All classes are live with only 10 students per class allowing one-on-one virtual interaction. Our Lone Star College certified and experienced faculty will provide an engaging and fun atmosphere while learning at a distance. A secure video conferencing tool is used to provide reliability and consistency for each student. Register at https://services.lonestar.edu/cteregistration/.
*Courses are offered for 8-18 year olds.
*Courses start at $115.
*Several Discovery College programs are STEAM-focused, meaning that they are specifically designed to engage a child in key areas like science, technology, engineering, art and math to promote a true learning experience. We also offer programs in performing arts, physical activity, and more.
*Student and parent evaluations are used for every Discovery College session to ensure that Lone Star College is offering the most relevant and exciting programs possible.
*Morning and afternoon sessions are available.
*Supervised lunch is available for students registering for both morning and afternoon classes occurring in the same week. Students staying for lunch must bring a sack lunch each day.
*Volunteers must attend an orientation session and complete the volunteer release form/background check.
HARRIS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARIES
HCPL No-contact Curbside Holds Pick-up is now available. Check website for details at www.hcpl.net.
In accordance with Harris County’s efforts to stop the spread of the Coronavirus, all Harris County Public Library branches will remain closed to the public at this time.
KINGWOOD BRANCH LIBRARY
The Kingwood Branch Library is located at 4400 Bens View Ln., Kingwood. All programs are free. Note: Some programs require registration or tickets. For details, visit http://tinyurl.com/7d4s8ly, call 832-927-7830 or visit the library.
Curbside Pick Up service hours are: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday, 1-6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. No appointments necessary; just drive up.
-Monday, Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m. Virtual Book Club. Talk It Up! Book Discussion is to anyone who likes to read and wants to share with other book enthusiasts every third Monday of the month. The September book to be discussed will be “The Moment of Lift”
**Starting Tuesday, Sept. 15, the Kingwood Children’s Department will resume its Facebook Live Story Times:
-Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Infant Lapsit.
-Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Toddler Time.
-Thursdays, 10 a.m. Pre-School Story Time.
Toddler Time and Pre-School Story Time will have crafts available for pick up at the drive-through starting Monday, Sept. 14, so children can follow along with the story and craft instruction on Facebook Live.
Also, visit www.hcpl.net and on Facebook/KingwoodBranchLibrary.
by Melinda Gates. For information, call Adult Services at 832-927-7830.
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. More events, including monthly programs, can be found at www.hcpl.net. For other information, call 832-927-5560.
OCTAVIA FIELDS BRANCH LIBRARY
The library is located at 1503 South Houston, Humble, and offers numerous programs for children, teens and adults. For information, visit www.hcpl.net or call 832-927-5500.
BALDWIN BOETTCHER BRANCH LIBRARY
The Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library is now operating inside Mercer Botanic Gardens, 22306 Aldine Westfield Rd., Humble. All programs are free and open to the public. For library information, call 832-927-5480.
MAY COMMUNITY CENTER
In accordance with Harris County’s efforts to stop the spread of the Coronavirus, all Precinct 2 activities are canceled at this time.
JESSE H. JONES PARK & NATURE CENTER
Jones Park is located at 20634 Kenswick Dr., Humble. For park information or activities and programs offered, call 281-446-8588 or visit www.hcp4.net/community/parks/jones.
-Saturday, Sept. 26. American Indian Heritage Day. First observed in 2013, the state holiday recognizes the many historic, cultural, and social contributions that Native American communities have made to the state of Texas.
-Friday, Oct. 2, 1 p.m. First Friday Friends: Paper Quilling Christmas Cards. Paper quilling is a favorite crafting pastime, but it is by no means new. This paper art has existed since the invention of paper. Use paper cut into long thin strips, roll and pinch the pieces into different shapes, then glue the shapes together to form a decorative Christmas card. Leading this program is Jones Park Historical Program Coordinator Katrina Yordy, who specializes in 1830s textiles, homesteading, and native plants and their historical uses. Must be 55 or older. Reservations required beginning Wed., Sept. 23.
-Saturday, Oct. 3, 7:45 a.m. First Saturday Birding. Calling all early birds! Whether you’re a newbie birder or nature lover, all experience levels are invited to this guided walk. A knowledgeable Jones Park volunteer will lead visitors on a hike to see and document the birds of the park. This time of year is great for catching a glimpse of some of our fall migrants and early winter resident birds. You may just add some new friends, as well as birds, to your life list. Binoculars are recommended. Must be 10 or older. Reservations required beginning Wed., Sept. 23.
-Saturday, Oct. 3, 9-11 a.m. Volunteer Service Day. Join the Jesse Jones Park Volunteers to remove trash along the park’s waterways, restoring wildlife habitat and nature’s beauty. Must be 16 or older. Reservations required beginning Wed., Sept. 23.
-Saturday, Oct. 3, 1-3 p.m. Volunteer Meet & Greet. New volunteers are welcome. Stop by for a casual gathering with staff and volunteers and learn about the variety of rewarding park volunteer opportunities. Must be 16 or older. Reservations required beginning Wed., Sept. 23.
-Saturday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m. Yarn Dolls. Learn the art of creating a yarn doll for yourself or young ones. Materials are provided. Reservations are required beginning Wed., Sept. 30.
-Saturday, Oct. 10, 1-3 p.m. Second Saturday Settlers: Woodworking. Visit Redbud Hill Homestead and watch woodworkers turn raw materials into useful items. Join staff and volunteers as they demonstrate other everyday chores from the 119th century. Reservations required beginning Wed., Sept. 30.
-Saturday, Oct. 11, 2-4 p.m. Second Sunday Pickers. Join this musical group celebrating more than 30 years of concerts. The Second Sunday Pickers entertain with acoustic music, including country-and-western, bluegrass, folk, gospel, Cajun, and blues. Visitors are welcome to listen to free folk music or bring an instrument to play along.
-Daily during park hours. Bicycling. The Jones-Bender, Judy Overby Bell and Spring Creek Greenway trails are open daily for bicycling. Children under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
-Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. Conservation Connections. Join Horticultural Coordinator Matt Abernathy to assist with conservation projects around Jones Park. Projects may include the following: pollinator garden maintenance, vegetation management, habitat restoration, native plant propagation, biological surveys, and more throughout the year. Ages 10 and up. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Participants need to wear closed-toed shoes and bring their own gloves. Long pants, water, and a hat are recommended.
-Wednesdays, 9 a.m. Tai Chi. Interested in trying a new healthy outdoor activity? Tai Chi is a centuries-old activity shown to reduce osteoarthritis pain and improve quality of life, reasoning ability, balance, and stability. John Spencer, a volunteer Tai Chi instructor, leads this class based on the 24-step Yang form of Tai Chi. The one-hour class includes low-impact stretching, breathing, and range of motion exercises held in the outdoor classroom near the Nature Center.
-Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. Tadpoles Club. This interactive program helps introduce preschool-aged children to nature through stories, crafts, puppets, short walks, and animals. This staff-naturalist-led program provides a great opportunity for parents and children to learn about and enjoy nature together. Reservations are required and available beginning Wednesdays, April 3 and Aug. 5. Ages 3 to 4 only. Parent must accompany children. No younger or older siblings.
-Wednesdays and Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Homestead Open House. Appreciate modern conveniences by taking a step back in time. Enjoy a look around the park’s historically accurate 1830’s Redbud Hill Homestead and Akokisa-Ishak Village. Learn about two very different, yet successful, ways of life. Self-guided interpretive brochures are available in the Nature Center, so you and your family can move at your own pace.
-Now. Nature Photo Contest. Time for the park’s annual photo contest! Get your cameras ready and join in the fun. This contest is open to all amateur photographers with the exception of Harris County Precinct 4 employees. Call for rules and information or visit www.hcp4.net/Community/Parks/Jones/Contest.
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 www.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.
-Friday, Sept. 25, 2:30 p.m. Life’s A Fiesta. Life’s a fiesta, so let’s beat the siesta with a fun afternoon! Wear a creative outfit and head to Big Stone Lodge to pick up a do-at-home craft. Staff will have craft kits ready for participants to make a fiesta-themed craft. Packages will be handed out in the parking lot, so participants need not get out of their cars. Smile for the camera in our drive-thru photo booth while you wait. Registration is required.For information and to register, call 281-350-1029.
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, 8:50 a.m. *Chair Exercise. This gentle exercise is designed to assist those who suffer from discomfort associated with arthritis, joint aches, and stiffness. Participants build strength while remaining safely seated.
-Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. *Chair Yoga. Slow and gentle exercise designed to assist those who suffer from discomfort associated with arthritis, joint aches and stiffness. Participants improve flexibility, circulation and balance.
*Class sizes will be limited. Call Big Stone Lodge at 281-350-1029 for registration.
Mangum-Howell Center’s free intergenerational programs are part of Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner R. Jack Cagle’s educational and recreational commitment to Harris County residents. Mangum-Howell Center is located in Doss Park at 2500 Frick Rd., Houston. Center hours are Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m.-9 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. For information regarding classes or other Center programs, call 281-591-7830 or visit www.hcp4.net/community/communitycenters. Harris County Precinct 4 programs serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, or physical ability. Anyone requiring special assistance to participate in any program should contact Mangum-Howell Center. An adult must accompany children under the age of 18. Childcare is not provided at any Precinct 4 facility and children are not allowed in classes in which they are not eligible to participate.
Please note for events: For safety, participants must stay in their cars and proceed along the driveway to be given a kit or treat inside their vehicle.
-Thursday, Sept. 24, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Craft: Catch the Sun and Create a Puzzle Picture. A simple and easy way to take your home décor up a notch is with a suncatcher. While observing the sparkle of light dancing on your walls, put together your one-of-a-kind jigsaw puzzle. These craft projects are sure to make your morning bright and bring a smile to your face. Stop by the center to pick up a suncatcher craft kit and jigsaw puzzle. Participants must stay in their cars and proceed along the driveway to be safely given a kit inside their vehicle. Registration is required. Supplies are limited; call 281-591-7830 to sign up.
-Thursday, Oct. 8, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Craft: Catching Good Dreams and the Early Bird. Make your very own dreamcatcher so that good dreams pass through and float down the hanging beads and feathers. Let the bad dreams disappear through the web so you can catch a good night’s sleep. After a great night’s sleep, let this bird feeder attract the singing birds outside your window in the early morning hours. Stop by the center and pick up a craft kit. Participants must stay in their cars and proceed along the driveway to be safely given a kit inside their vehicle. Registration is required. To register, call 281-591-7830; supplies are limited.
MERCER BOTANIC GARDENS
Mercer Botanic Gardens is a Harris County Precinct 4 Parks facility located one mile north of FM 1960 at 22306 Aldine Westfield Road, Humble. Harris County Precinct 4 programs serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, sex, religion, national origin, or physical ability. For information contact Mercer at 713-274-4160 or visit www.hcp4.net/community/parks/mercer. The East Side features more than 20 acres of beautifully maintained gardens and an extensive walking trail. The West Side features playgrounds, a picnic area, barbecue pavilions, and several miles of walking trails in a woodland setting. Hours change seasonally and are listed online. Visitors are advised not to go around barricades.
LITTLE BLUE LIBRARY @ MERCER
Love reading and nature? Discover new books and programs, all while experiencing the beauty of Mercer Botanic Gardens. The new one-room library offers a rotating selection of books and full array of programming under the Treehouse pavilion in the East Side Gardens. Patrons can also request books online and pick them up at Mercer. The library replaces some services formerly offered at Baldwin Boettcher Library, which closed due to severe flood damage from Hurricane Harvey. The library is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For library activities, visit www.hcpl.net/location/baldwin-boettcher-branch-library-mercer-park.
-Thursday, Sept. 24, 4-6 p.m. Johnny Appleseed Day. Learn about the legend of larger-than-life frontiersman Johnny Appleseed during this celebration of the man who made the modern apple possible. Enjoy children’s apple-themed crafts, an apple science lab, and other free, kid-friendly fun. This is an outdoor event, so participants should dress for the weather. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring your own water bottle. Space is limited, and registration is required. Meet at Mercer’s East Side Main Garden. For information and to register, call 713-274-4160.
-Friday, Oct. 2-Sunday, Oct. 18. Texas Pollinator BioBlitz. an annual, statewide effort to increase awareness of Texas pollinators including many species of butterflies, moths, bees, and more. Texans of all ages are encouraged to venture outdoors to find pollinators and nectar-producing plants, and then share observations by posting photos or videos to Facebook, Instagram, or iNaturalist using #TXpollinators and #MercerBotanicGardens. Stop by the porch of the Visitor Center to pick up a copy of the Bountiful Butterflies brochure, which highlights 12 butterflies in adult and larval stages, and numerous host and nectar plants perfect for a butterfly garden. For additional fun, BioBlitz participants can visit Mercer’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pg/MercerBotanicGardens/events/ for pollinator observation challenges.
-Saturday, Oct. 3, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Virtual Pollinator Festival and Fall Plant Sale. Mercer Botanic Gardens is celebrating fall virtually with the third annual Pollinator Festival and Plant Sale! Join staff and volunteers for a day of fun featuring an online plant sale, virtual activities, and more. Shoppers can begin browsing the online store at 8 a.m. by visiting themercersociety.square.site. The sale will feature edibles, native plants, trees and shrubs, annuals and perennials, shade-loving plants, and gingers. Visit www.facebook.com/MercerBotanicGardens/ each hour starting at 8a.m. to enjoy a butterfly release and virtual presentations on pollinator plants, native bees, pollinator photography, and monarch butterflies. This family-friendly event also features virtual story time and children’s crafts, including custom coloring pages and activities. Additionally, participants can browse scarecrows and vote on their favorite submissions during the virtual Scarecrow Contest.
-Wednesday, Oct. 7, 10:30 a.m. for Ages 2-3. Music in the Gardens.
-Thursday, Oct. 8, 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Mercer Blood Drive.
ONGOING PROGRAMS **
**Most Mercer programs are continuing, but with some restrictions. Group size will be limited and reservations for some activities will be required. Call the Center for details.
-Mondays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Storytime in the Gardens. In partnership with the Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library, Mercer Botanic Gardens invites parents and children to enjoy story time in the natural setting of the garden. Story time garden locations may vary each week. Registration is required, as space is limited. Recommended for children 2-5. Call 713-274-4160 to find out the location or to check for cancellations due to weather or holidays. Volunteer opportunities are available.
-Tuesdays, 9-11 a.m. Gardening in the Tropical Garden. Join a Mercer horticulturalist in the Tropical Garden to work with palms, plumerias, bamboo, and special collections. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring a wide-brim hat, sunscreen, and water. Tools and gloves will be provided. Volunteers must be 16 or older. Children between 12 and 15 may only volunteer with a parent or guardian present. Contact Mercer’s volunteer coordinator at 713-274-4160 in advance to schedule a visit.
-Tuesdays, 9-11 a.m. Gardening in the Native Garden. Join a Mercer horticulturalist for planting, grooming, pruning, weeding, and mulching in the Native Garden. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen, and water. Tools and gloves will be provided. Volunteers must be 16 or older, or 12-15 if volunteering with a parent or guardian. Contact Mercer’s volunteer coordinator at 713-274-4160 to schedule a visit.
-Tuesdays, 8-11 a.m. Gardening – Natives and Shakespeare. Volunteers 16 and older can join a Mercer horticulturalist in the Native and Shakespeare Gardens for planting, grooming, pruning, weeding, and mulching. Wear closed-toe shoes, gloves, and a wide-brim hat, and bring sunscreen and water. Tools and gloves will be provided. Ages 12–15 may volunteer with parent or guardian participation. Contact Mercer’s volunteer coordinator at 713-274-4160 to schedule visits.
-Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. Garden Tours. Stroll through the gardens with a garden docent or staff member as they highlight seasonal color, perennial favorites, and more. Tours are scheduled on Tuesday or Thursday mornings beginning at 8:30 a.m. Guided tours are provided for groups of 10-30 people and must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. Call 713-274-4160 to schedule.
-Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. Gardening in the Children’s and Vegetable Gardens. Join a Mercer staff member to plant new plants, sow seeds, thin and harvest vegetables, and weed garden beds in the Children’s Garden and the Vegetable Garden. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring a wide-brim hat, sunscreen, and water. Tools and gloves will be provided. Volunteers must be 16 or older. Those 12 to 15 may volunteer with a parent or guardian. Call the volunteer coordinator at 713-274-4160 in advance to schedule a visit.
-Second Wednesdays, noon-2 p.m. Lunch Bunch. Join fabulous speakers at these free presentations covering diverse topics. Participants should bring a lunch and dress for the weather. Lunch Bunch is a free program offered at Mercer’s West Side Botanic Gardens in the Cypress Pavilion that is recommended for participants ages 12 and older. For more information, call 713-274-4160.
*Select Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m. Cooking Thyme. Explore fresh food with all five senses during the Cooking Thyme program. Children will learn the connections between cooking and the plants that grow in the garden and on the farm. This free, hands-on opportunity allows children to prepare and taste food and equips them with the knowledge to make healthy food choices. Registration is required, and space is limited. Space is limited; call -Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-noon; noon-2 p.m. shifts. Mercer Ambassadors. Starting this fall, Mercer will launch the Ambassador program on weekends under the staff building. Current or new volunteers who enjoy visiting with garden guests are encouraged to investigate this new program. Orientation, training materials, and more will be provided.
-Saturdays, 9 a.m. Tai Chi. Join volunteer John Spencer during this one-hour beginner class offered on the deck behind the Mercer Botanic Garden Visitor Center. Call 713-274-4160 for information or to check for cancellations due to weather or holidays.
-Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-noon; noon-2 p.m. Mercer Ambassadors. Ambassadors welcome visitors to Mercer and provide information about the gardens, Mercer’s history, and more. Those who enjoy visiting with guests are encouraged to apply. Visitors will participate in an orientation and receive a reference handbook. Must be 16 or older. Those ages 12-15 may volunteer with a parent or guardian. Call the volunteer coordinator at 713-274-4160 for more information.
-Second Wednesdays, noon. Lunch Bunch. Join fabulous speakers covering diverse gardening topics at these free presentations. Participants should bring a lunch and dress for the weather. Lunch Bunch is a free program offered at Mercer’s East Side Gardens and is recommended for those 12 and older. Registration is required. Call 713-274-4160 for information.
PRECINCT 4 ENCORE!
Precinct 4 Encore! provides day trips and activities for adults 50 years of age and over. Register online at www.hcp4.net/encore/events or call 713-274-4050. Checks are payable to Fun4Seniors and should be mailed to P.O. Box 1433, Tomball, Texas 77377. *Unless otherwise noted, transportation will be provided from Kingwood Library, 4400 Bens View Lane, Kingwood.
Due to precautions related to COVID-19, some Precinct 4 programs and activities may be curtailed, postponed or canceled. For specific information, call the Senior Adult Program at 713-274-4050, Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Local churches and synagogues are currently holding online services. Please visit listed websites for service times and upcoming schedules for reopening individual places of worship.
NORTHEAST CATHOLIC SINGLES
NCS will begin meeting again the second and fourth Saturdays through mid-November. The next meeting will be held Saturday, Oct. 10, from 9-10:30 a.m., at the Pavilion at St. Martha Catholic School, 2411 Oak Shores Dr., Kingwood. Participants may bring their own food and drinks and a lawn chair. Masks must be worn, maintaining social distancing.
ATASCOCITA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
19426 Atascocita Oaks, Atascocita
-Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Live Streaming: Wednesdays on the Beach Devotional Series. Mid-week devotionals. Visit apchumble.org and click on “View Scheduled Live Stream Gatherings” at top of page, then click on “Wednesdays on the Beach Devotional Series.”
ATASCOCITA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
19325 Pinehurst Trail Dr., Humble
-Mondays, Small Group Meetings. Small groups may begin meeting on AUMC campus again. Have group leader contact appropriate staff member to let them know participants are ready to return.
-Mondays, 6:30 p.m. Women’s Monday Night Bible Study. Via Zoom.
FIRST METHODIST HUMBLE
800 E. Main St., Humble
-As of Sunday, Sept. 13, 10:10 a.m.-11:05 a.m. Sunday School Returns. All ages. Continue to wear masks, practice social distancing and good hand hygiene.
Note: Please check with your class leader as some classes are continuing to meet only online while others are doing hybrid versions of online and on campus.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF KINGWOOD
5520 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood
Biblical Literacy, Fall 2020. In addition to Sunday classes and other regular weekly studies, the following Bible studies are available:
-Tuesday, 7 p.m. Gospel of John.
-Tuesday, 7 p.m. Disciple I.
-Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. . Disciple II.
-Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.. Revelation - Digging Deeper.
-Thursday, 2 p.m. 100 Days in the Torah.
-Thursday, 7 p.m. Square One: 1 Corinthians.
For information and to register for classes, visit https://fpc-kingwood.org/discipleship/.
LAMB OF GOD LUTHERAN CHURCH
1400 FM 1960 Bypass Rd. E., Humble
TEMPLE BETH TORAH
320 Shallow Dr., Humble
*For Zoom meeting information and login information, and links to video records of previous services and programs, visit www.tbthumble.org.
(VIRTUAL) HIGH HOLY DAYS SCHEDULE
Yom Kippur (Children)
Sunday, Sept. 27, 9:30 a.m.
WOODRIDGE BAPTIST CHURCH
5707 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood
Sunday morning live worship has begun (as of May 31). Visit www.woodridge.org/sunday/ for important guidelines, noting special limits and restrictions for attendees.
TEES-N-TAILS GOLF TOURNAMENT
ONGOING - CLUBS/HEALTH/SELF-HELP
NOTE: Because of COVID-19 closures and restrictions, most Club activities listed are suspended or conducted online via live streaming. Please check website or telephone number listed for each organization's current meeting procedures.
ALZHEIMER'S/DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP
AMERICAN NEEDLEPOINT GUILD
Newcomers of all skill levels are welcome at the American Needlepoint Guild, Lake Houston Chapter meetings 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.
The North Houston Astronomy Club meets the fourth Friday of the month (third Friday in Nov.-Dec.) at Lone Star College-Kingwood. Meetings are open to the public. Novice talk is at 6:30 p.m.; club meeting at 7:30 p.m.; professional speaker at 8 p.m. Whatever your level of interest or knowledge of astronomy or space science, bring the whole family. For information, visit www.astronomyclub.org.
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 Parkway 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 Lake Houston Area Chamber BizCom groups meet in Kingwood, Humble, Atascocita and Summer Creek, the first Thursday several times throughout the year at their local high school for one hour at 11 a.m., and feature speakers, presentations and announcements addressing needs or issues affecting their community. Meetings include a light lunch and are free and open to all community organizations, citizens, businesses and all other interested parties from the community. Reservations are necessary. For reservations, call the chamber at 281-446-2128 or visit www.lakehouston.org.
Bookends meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Oriental Gardens, 1528 Kingwood Dr. (near Chelsea Deli), Kingwood. Book to be discussed will be announced prior to meeting date. For information, contact Julie Payne at 281-713-2477 or 409-963-6730.
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 AND NEWBORN CARE CLASSES FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS
A Breastfeeding Class and a Newborn Care Class are being offered for Spanish speakers the first Tuesday of every month from 6:30-9 p.m. in the Women’s Classroom on the second floor of the hospital’s Southwest Tower. In the Breastfeeding Class, participants will learn the benefits of breastfeeding, the importance of a support system and tips for a successful start. The Newborn Care Class will teach prospective parents the fundamentals of infant care. Both classes are free and open to pre-registered patients, but registration is required. For a full list of classes and to access online registration, visit memorialhermann.org/classes-events or call 713.222.CARE (2273).
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 4-6 p.m.
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, Saturdays and Sundays, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. for City of Houston residents, 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.
COMMUNITY RESPONSE TASK FORCE
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.
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.
CREATING WITH BLIND ABANDON
The CRIJ Breakfast will be held the first Monday of each month at 7 a.m. at Italiano’s, 217 FM 1960 Bypass Rd. E., Humble.
CROCHETING AND KNITTING FOR CHARITY
A crocheting and knitting for charity group meets Thursdays, 7 p.m., at Kingwood Christian Church (DOC), 3910 W. Lake Houston Pkwy., Kingwood, Classroom B (enter left door near office), and will be hosted by Andrea Conrad. All are welcome. For information, call 281-360-7910.
DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
The Toastmasters meets at Kingwood First Baptist Church, 3500 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood., Friday mornings at 7 a.m. For information, visit 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.
Buy from a local farmers’ market every Sunday, 8 a.m.-noon, rain or shine, at the Fall Creek Clubhouse, 7930 Fall Creek Bend Dr., Humble. Candles and scents, jams and jellies, coffee roasters, wines, poultry, Indian food, and more. #buylocal
FAMILYTIME CRISIS & COUNSELING CENTER
-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 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 the fourth Thursday of every month at 7:30 p. m. For information, visit www.forestcove.org.
FRIENDS OF THE ATASCOCITA LIBRARY
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 832-927-5500.
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 is a non-denominational group of adults aged 50+ sponsored by Atascocita United Methodist Church. The club is currently meeting at 10 a.m. the second Thursday of each month via Zoom. New members are welcome. For link information, visit www.aumc.org/small-groupos/.
GRIEFSHARE – ATASCOCITA UNITED METHODIST
GriefShare is a support group featuring biblical teachings on grief and recovery topics. The group currently meets Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom; visit www.aumc.org/small-groups/ for more information.
GRIEFSHARE - KINGWOOD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
GriefShare is a 13-week seminar and support group for those who have lost loved ones. Morning class is held from 10 a.m.-noon, and evening class at 7-8:45 p.m. Both groups meet in Room E-204 at the church, 1799 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood. Nursery is available by reservation. Cost is $20 for the workbook. For more information about session dates or to make a reservation, contact Donna Smith at 281-358-2137.
HCA HOUSTON HEALTHCARE-KINGWOOD
ONGOING GROUP MEETINGS
Aneurysm/Stroke Survivors & Loved Ones - “STARS.” A community-centered group for stroke survivors and loved ones, meeting the third Monday of Nov 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 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 HCA-Houston Healthcare-Kingwood. Cost is $40 per couple and includes lunch ($60 if not delivering at HCA-Houston Healthcare-Kingwood). This class is also offered as a two-part series weekday evenings from 6-9 p.m. To register, call 1-800-258-5064.
CompuCycle. On the first Saturday of every month CompuCycle is at the Kingwood Metro lot to accept electronic waste from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The service is free! It is fast and easy.
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 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 the last Thursday of every other month (July; Sept.; Nov.).
Infant Safety and CPR. Topics covered include car seat safety, SIDS, childproofing your home, and CPR for friends and family; offered twice monthly on weekday evenings at The Women and Children’s Center at HCA-Houston Healthcare-Kingwood. 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 HCA-Houston Healthcare-Kingwood. 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. Receive support and help. Breastfeeding parents, their partners/support people, babies and other children are welcome to attend. The group meets 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.
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 parents is also discussed. The class is offered monthly weekday evenings at The Women and Children’s Center at HCA-Houston Healthcare-Kingwood. 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 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 HCA-Houston Healthcare-Kingwood. To register, call 1-800-258-5064.
For information about KMC support groups, visit www.kingwoodmedical.com.
HI NEIGHBOR CLUB-KINGWOOD
THE HOPE SUPPORT GROUP
The Huffman ISD meets the fourth Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Administration Building Board Room, 24302 FM 2100, Huffman. For information, call Shannon Jones at 281-324-1871, x100.
HUMBLE AREA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
The Humble Beautification Committee meets the first Wednesday of each month at 3:30 p.m., at 114 W. Higgins St., Humble. For information, contact Cheryl at 281-852-7317.
HUMBLE CITY COUNCIL
The City Council meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m., at 114 W. Higgins St., Humble. The public is invited. For information, contact Sue Daniel at 281-446-3061.
The Humble ISD meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m., at 20200 Eastway Village Dr., Humble. The public is invited. For information, contact Karen Collier at 281-641-8200.
HUMBLE OPTIMIST CLUB
The Humble Optimist Club meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m., at Homewood Suites, 23320 Highway 59 N., Kingwood. For information, contact Henry Murphy at 281-804-9070.
HUMBLE AREA RETIRED TEACHERS ASSOCIATION
The Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at the Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway in Humble. For information, contact Bill Davis at 281-543-4521. The public is invited.
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.
Humble Transportation meets the second Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m., at 110 W. Main Street, Humble. The public is invited.
INSPERITY OBSERVATORY PUBLIC NIGHT
Humble ISD has one of the best astronomical observatories in the greater Houston region. With three large research-grade telescopes, a registered observatory with the Minor Planet Center, the volunteer staff of astronomers engages the public the first Friday of each month from sunset to 10 p.m. The observatory is located at 2505 S. Houston Ave., Humble. For information, visit www.humbleisd.net/observatory.
INTERNATIONAL LADIES CLUB
KINGWOOD APHASIA GROUP
If you or a family member has been diagnosed with aphasia (language disorder often caused by stroke or head injury), the Kingwood Aphasia Group will meet the third Thursday of every month at 1 p.m. at Strawbridge United Methodist Church, 5629 Kingwood Dr, Kingwood. The intent is to provide a forum to meet with others who have aphasia and help with communication skills in a group setting. The meeting will be led by Becky Galey CCC-SLP, Speech Pathologist.
KINGWOOD AREA DEMOCRATS
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 the month at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 2929 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood, with social at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. All quilters are welcome for a fun and informative evening. Visit the website at www.kingwoodareaquiltguild.com to verify meeting date.
KINGWOOD AREA REPUBLICAN WOMEN
KINGWOOD AREA SUPER NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
KASNC meetings are held the third Wednesday each month at 7 p.m. at Kingwood Community Center, 4102 Rustic Woods Dr., Kingwood. No meetings are held in June and July. The Council solicits input from members of the community on capital improvement and other projects that will improve the quality of life and public safety in Kingwood. For information, visit www.kingwoodsnc.com/kingwoodsnc.
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 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The Kingwood Chamber meets the first Friday of each month at 11:30 a.m. Meeting locations vary. For information, contact Sparky Nolan at 281-360-4321. The public is invited.
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 CRUSADERS RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB
KINGWOOD FARMERS MARKET
If you love fresh home grown fruits and vegetables, now is the time to visit the Farmers Market in Kingwood Town Center Park every Thursday, rain or shine, from 2-6 p.m. (Standard time) and 3-7 p.m. (Daylight Saving time) at Kingwood Town Center. Visit the certified vendors to buy locally grown and produced fruit, vegetables and such delicacies as Indian food, jellies and jams, artisan breads, olive oil, goat cheese, lavender, jerky, sugar-free desserts, orchids and many others. Visit www.towncenterevents.com/farmersmarket or www.facebook.com/kingwoodfarmersmarket for more information.
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 Pkwy., 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 KIWANIS CLUB
The Kingwood Kiwanis Club meets every Friday at noon, at the Kingwood Country Club, 1700 Lake Kingwood Trail., Kingwood. For information, contact Curtis Maxey.
KINGWOOD MARKET DAYS
KINGWOOD PAGE TURNERS CLUB
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 meeting and speaker information, visit www.kwphotoclub.com.
The Kingwood PIP, Houston Police Department’s Positive Interaction Program, meets 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 RECYCLING CENTER
Kingwood Recycling Center, 3210 West Lake Houston Pkwy., Houston (at Kingwood Metro Transit Center) accepts electronic recyclables at no charge to City of Houston residents on the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The center is also open every weekend from Friday afternoon until dusk on Sunday. Accepted are glass, cardboard, paper, metal cans, plastic bottles. Items must be separated and cardboard must be flattened. Dump contents into the bins and take your plastic bag back home for another use.
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 SERVICE ASSOCIATION
The KSA meets quarterly (April, July, Oct., Jan.) at the South Woodland Hills Community Room, 2030 Shadow Rock Dr., Kingwood. For meeting information, call Dee Price at 713-302-9480.
KINGWOOD SEWING GUILD
The Kingwood Sewing Guild meets the first Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. at Hobby Lobby on Grand Pkwy. and Hwy. 59. The group will present different challenges each month. Visitors are welcome.
Join Toastmasters for its regular Tuesday weekly meeting at the Watercrest at Kingwood, 24109 Kingwood Place Dr., from 7-8:30 p.m. Toastmaster Clubs provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth. Guests are always welcome and there is no cost to attend as a guest. Typical attendance is 15-25 people.
KINGWOOD WOMEN'S CLUB
KINGWOOD WRITERS GROUP
LAKE HOUSTON AREA ARTISTS
The Lake Houston Area Artists League meets the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Homewood Suites, 23320 Hwy. 59 N., Kingwood. 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 BEAUTIFICATION
Lake Houston Beautification meets the first Tuesday of each month at 3 p.m. at 110 W. Main St., Humble. For information, contact Carolyn McCarty at 281-446-2128.
LAKE HOUSTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The LHCC meets the third Tuesday of each month at 11:30 am. Meeting location varies. For information, contact Carolyn McCarty at 281-446-2128.
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 LADIES CLUB
LHLC is a social organization that meets for a luncheon from Sept.-May 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: Hand Knee and Foot, Shooting Club, Travel Club, Scrabble ‘N Babble, Bunco, Artsy Smartsy, Movie Group, Mah Jongg, Lunch ‘N Look, Supper Club, Mexican Train, Readers’ Choice, Game Day, Tea Time and Bridge. Many of the groups continue throughout the summer months. There are periodic events planned during the year that include spouses or significant others and are an excellent way to meet new people and make new friends. For club information, visit www.lakehoustonladiesclub.com or call Betty at 832-633-2991. Currently, because of COVID-19 closures and restrictions, most Club activities are suspended. Check website for periodic updates.
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 the third Wednesday of every month, from 4-5 p.m., in the main lobby of the Cancer Center.
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 NORTHEAST VIRTUAL WEIGHT LOSS SUPPORT GROUP
MHNH will begin free, informative virtual weight loss surgery support groups every third Wednesday each month, at 6:30 p.m. Participants will be provided the online link and password once a consent form has been submitted to the Bariatric Program Coordinator. For information, call 281-913-3484.
MEMORIAL HERMANN STROKE SUPPORT GROUP
Stroke Support Group meetings are 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).
MEMORIAL HERMANN WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY SUPPORT GROUP
Support Group meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month from 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Memorial Hermann Northeast, Conference Room 2, 18951 Memorial N., Humble, to provide ongoing support and information to help participants along their weight loss journey, with education, support of a community, and advice from others. Upcoming meeting dates are Feb. 19, March 18, and April 15. For information, call 281-913-3484.
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.
MODERN WIDOWS CLUB HOUSTON
MUD NO. 109
The Municipal Utility District No. 109 meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Atascocita Volunteer Fire Dept. Headquarters, 18425 Timber Forest Dr., Humble, to discuss the county’s drinking water and other issues. To learn about future public meetings, or to request to schedule one, contact Glenn Bogs at 281-852-8006. The public is invited.
MUD NO. 132
The Municipal Utility District No. 132 meets the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Atascocita Branch Library, 19520 Pinehurst Trail Dr., Humble. For information, call Ray Hughes at 281-850-6123. The public is invited.
MUD NO. 153
MULTIPLE MYELOMA SUPPORT GROUP
NEARLY NEWLYWEDS AND NEWLYWED COUPLES
Connection, community, meaningful relationships 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 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.
If you, a family member, or someone you know has been diagnosed with breast cancer, this support group hosted by Atascocita United Methodist Church is a place where one can receive support, help, and love from members that have been through the same journey. The group is currently meeting the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. online via Zoom. For link information, visit www.aumc.org/small-groups/.
ROTARY ROSE GROUP
Rotary ROSE Mama 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. Sponsored by The Rotary Club of Humble, meetings are free of charge. Babies are welcome, but childcare is not provided. For information, contact Valerie at 281-814-5803 or visit www.facebook.com/Rotary-ROSE-Group-175003066474496/ for updates on meeting times and locations.
SAHAJA YOGA MEDITATION
This meditation group meets every Wednesday, from 6:30-7:30 a.m., at the Kingwood Community Center, 4102 Rustic Woods Dr., Kingwood. It is open to the public and free. Come and experience your own self realization.
SECOND SATURDAY CONCERT SERIES
Kings Harbor, 4501 Magnolia Cove Dr., Kingwood, is sponsoring a special concert series on the second Saturday of the month from September through November from 6-9 p.m. Bring blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy family-friendly, live music. For information, visit www.kings-harbor.com or call 713-629-5200.
SUMMER CREEK ROTARY CLUB
Summer Creek Rotary Club meets at 8 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays at Generation Park, 2nd floor Conference Room, 250 Assay St., Suite 200A, Houston. For information, contact Deborah Rose Miller at 281-380-0332.
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)
The TIRZ meets the second Thursday of every month at 8 a.m., at the Kingwood Community Center, 4102 Rustic Woods Dr., Kingwood. For information, call Stan Sarman at 713-204-1641.