MAIN CALENDAR

 

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

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THIS WEEK (July 19-25)

 

TENDERLY: THE ROSEMARY CLOONEY MUSICAL

TENDERLY: The Rosemary Clooney Musical will return Friday-Sunday, July 16-25, to the Charles Bender Performing Arts Center, 611 Higgins St., Humble, and feature husband and wife team, Julia and Mark X Laskowski. Tenderly is a tribute to Clooney’s life and career, an entertaining and revealing musical showcase of her legendary contribution to American culture. Tickets are $30. For performance times and to purchase tickets online, visit www.texasreptheatre.com.

 

EAGLE SPRINGS FARMERS MARKET

Enjoy fresh, local produce Tuesday, July 20, from 3-7 p.m., rain or shine, at the Eagle Springs Farmers Market, set up at Valley Springs Clubhouse, 13555 Valley Lodge Parkway.

HARRIS COUNTY MUD 109

Municipal Utilities District 109 will meet Tuesday, July 20, at 6 p.m., at the Atascocita Fire Department, 18425 Timber Forest Dr., Humble.

KINGWOOD SUPER NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL

The KSNC will meet Wednesday, July 21, from 7-8 p.m., at the Kingwood Community Center, 4102 Rustic Woods Dr., Kingwood. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

THE GROVES MARKETPLACE

The Groves Marketplace, at The Hearth, 11939 Madera Run Pkwy., Atascocita, is open Thursday, July 22, from 3-7 p.m., rain or shine, the public is invited to purchase produce and special foods from local farmers and ranchers and artisans. Family-friendly environment and pets are welcome. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

KINGWOOD FARMERS MARKET

Enjoy fresh, local produce at the weekly Kingwood Farmers Market Thursday, July 22, from 3-7 p.m., at Kingwood Town Center Park, 8 N. Main St., Kingwood. For information, call 346-600-2366.

GRAB-AND-GO MEALS FOR KIDS

The Houston Food Bank is sponsoring Grab-and-Go Meals for Kids Friday, July 23, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Octavia Fields Library, 1503 South Houston Ave., Humble.

TWEENS FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE 80s PARTY

Tweens (6th-8th graders) are invited to join Purposeful Youth for some parent-free summer fun and rock a favorite 80s fashion (not required) Friday, July 23, from 7-11 p.m., at The Gingerbread School, 600 Charles St., Humble. Admission is $25 and includes two slices of pizza; treats and snacks additional. Primary objective of Friday Night Live is no-bully-zone safety, inclusion, self-expression and peer support. FAQ and information can be found online at www.thegingerbreadschool.com/fridaynightlive. Email questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

THE MARKET AT REDEMPTION SQUARE

The public is invited to visit the Market at Redemption Square Plaza, 250 Assay St., Houston, Saturday, July 24, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The Market will be held the fourth Saturday of every month. Enjoy live music and a selection of artisan vendors offering food, art, jewelry and much more.

FALL CREEK FARMERS MARKET

Purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at the Fall Creek Farmers Market, The Park at Fall Creek, 7930 Fall Creek Bend Dr., Humble, Sunday, July 25, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

KINGWOOD ARTISAN PLANT MARKET

The Artisan Plant Market will be held Sunday, July 25, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at Kingwood Town Center Park, 8 N. Main St., Kingwood. For information, email Jamie Richardson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 713-647-2248.

 

HERITAGE NIGHT CONCERT

The community is invited to Heritage Night Sunday, July 25, at 6 p.m., at Humble First Assembly of God, 1915 FM 1960 Bypass Rd. E., Humble. The Joneses will be featured artists presenting southern gospel music. There is no admission fee, but a love offering will be taken and door prizes given. Enjoy a night of music and fellowship. For information, call 281-446-7215.

 

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IMG HEALTH EXPO 2021

IMG Benefits, Health and Wellness invites insurance agents, individuals, seniors, healthcare providers, wellness organizations and community organizations to its Health and Wellness Expo 2021 Tuesday, July 27, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy., Humble. The Expo will give the participants a chance to showcase their products, technology, capabilities and services. Participants will be encouraged to collaborate, discover, learn and create strategic partnership opportunities. A blood donation center will be set up from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Every donor will be gifted a beach towel. Register at www.eventbrite.com/e/be-a-blood-donor-and-be-a-life-saver-tickets-161938918665. Admission to the Expo is free, but registration is requested; visit www.eventbrite.com/e/health-expo-tickets-155643980335.

GEMCC’S SMALL BUSINESS OWNER MONTHLY WORKSHOP

A monthly program designed for the small business owner, presented by Stander and Company will be held Tuesday, July 27, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at Hofbrau Steakhouse, 24890 FM 1314, Porter. The July 27 session topic will be Internet Marketing, and include operations and best practices in a workshop format. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. to network and to order a meal. Lunch will be available for purchase from the restaurant. The event has a limited capacity of 30 attendees. To register, visit https://communitychamber.chambermaster.com/eventregistration/register/14930.

SWEET TREATS WITH FROST BANK

Frost invites local-area families to visit Frost Bank, 7009 FM 1960 Rd., E., Humble, Thursday, July 29, at noon, for a cold and sweet summer treat. Frost will host a local provider offering guests a variety of frozen goodies. The summer treats are an annual tradition at Frost. For information, visit https://facebook.com/frostbank.

EAGLE SPRINGS FARMERS MARKET

Enjoy fresh, local produce Tuesday, July 27, from 3-7 p.m., rain or shine, at the Eagle Springs Farmers Market, set up at Valley Springs Clubhouse, 13555 Valley Lodge Parkway.

THE GROVES MARKETPLACE

The Groves Marketplace, at The Hearth, 11939 Madera Run Pkwy., Atascocita, is open Thursday, July 29, from 3-7 p.m., rain or shine. The public is invited to purchase produce and special foods from local farmers, ranchers and artisans. Family-friendly environment and pets are welcome. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

KINGWOOD FARMERS MARKET

Enjoy fresh, local produce at the weekly Kingwood Farmers Market Thursday, July 29, from 3-7 p.m., at Kingwood Town Center Park, 8 N. Main St., Kingwood. For information, call 346-600-2366.

LAKE HOUSTON’S GOT TALENT

“Lake Houston’s Got Talent” will be presented Thursday, July 29, from 6-9 p.m., at The Nathaniel Center, 804 Russell Palmer Rd., Kingwood, to benefit The Village Centers. Video auditions are being accepted until July 23; the audition committee will select 16 acts between two divisions (general public and special needs) to perform the night of the show. There will also be a dessert silent auction and contest. If interested in auditioning for the event, or entering a dessert, contact Pam Bunn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For event information, visit https://villagelac.networkforgood.com/events/29042-2021-lake-houston-s-got-talent.

GRAB-AND-GO MEALS FOR KIDS

The Houston Food Bank is sponsoring Grab-and Go-Meals for Kids Friday, July 30, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Octavia Fields Library, 1503 South Houston Ave. Humble.

TEXAS TECH PARENTS ASSOCIATION STUDENT SEND-OFF

Texas Tech Students Class of 2024 and 2025 and parents are invited to the Texas Tech Parents Association (TTPA) Student Send-Off Saturday, July 31, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. This event allows income Class of 2025 students from the Houston area to meet returning students Class of 2024 heading to Lubbock in the fall. Send-Off is a great way to build community, ask questions, share insights and meet other Red Raiders, TTU Admission counselors onsite, Q&A session, valuable information and more. Enjoy fun, games, food and prizes. Admission is $15 for members; $20 non-members (including Texas Tech students). Register by Friday, July 23, by emailing Denise Ometzberger at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

FALL CREEK FARMERS MARKET

Purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at the Fall Creek Farmers Market, The Park at Fall Creek, 7930 Fall Creek Bend Dr., Humble, Sunday, Aug. 1, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

EAGLE SPRINGS FARMERS MARKET

Enjoy fresh, local produce Tuesday, Aug. 1, from 3-7 p.m., rain or shine, at the Eagle Springs Farmers Market, set up at Valley Springs Clubhouse, 13555 Valley Lodge Parkway.

PART 107 GROUND SCHOOL

The Humble Police Department, 310 N. Bender Ave., Humble, is offering the Part 107 Ground School and Basic Flight Proficiency course, Monday, Aug. 2, at 8 a.m. The course will prepare participants to successfully prepare for the FAA Part 107 test to provide basic flight proficiency. The Part 107 rating, the FAA commercial drone regulation, allows drone pilots to fly unmanned aircraft/drones for business purposes. To fly under Part 107, entrants need to pass the FAA drone pilot test called the Airman Knowledge Test. The Part 107 course is designed to prepare participants to take the test. Registration fee is $700. For tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/part-107-ground-school-and-basic-flight-proficiency-tickets-157685189647. For information, call 281-446-7127.

KINGWOOD AREA TRAIN CLUB

Individuals with an interest in model railroading are invited to an educational and operational meeting of the Kingwood Area Train Club, Tuesday, Aug. 3, from 6-8 p.m., at Mike’s Hobby Entertainment Center Building, 2nd floor, 21768 E. Knox Dr., Porter. Model railroad work sessions are Tuesday mornings, 9 a.m.-noon. Free seminars and educational videos will be offered to members of KATC. Come join other enthusiasts and enjoy the wonderful and creative “World of Model Railroading.” For information, call Michael O’Day at 832-640-1007.

KINGWOOD BIZCOM

Kingwood BizCom will meet Thursday, Aug. 5, via Zoom, from 11 a.m.-noon, and feature business, community members and school officials to address specific needs and issues of the Kingwood community. Business professionals and area residents are invited to hear announcements and progress made on local projects in the Kingwood area from various special speakers. This event is free of charge for those who make a reservation on https://web/LakeHouston.org. For information, email Allie Smart at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

THE GROVES MARKETPLACE

The Groves Marketplace, at The Hearth, 11939 Madera Run Pkwy., Atascocita, is open Thursday, Aug 5, from 3-7 p.m., rain or shine, the public is invited to purchase produce and special foods from local farmers and ranchers and artisans. Family-friendly environment and pets are welcome. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

KINGWOOD FARMERS MARKET

Enjoy fresh, local produce at the weekly Kingwood Farmers Market Thursday, Aug. 5, from 3-7 p.m., at Kingwood Town Center Park, 8 N. Main St., Kingwood. For information, call 346-600-2366.

KINGWOOD AREA QUILT GUILD

Interested quilters are invited to join the Quilt Guild meeting Thursday, Aug. 5, from 6:30-9 p.m., at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 2929 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood. Stacey Johnson, owner of Cupcakes quilt shop in Humble, will be the special speaker. CDC guidelines on masks will be followed. KAQC combines love of quilting with service projects for the community. For club information, visit www.kingwoodareaquiltguild.com.

KSA PARKS COMMITTEE MEETING

The committee meeting will be held Thursday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m., in the South Woodland Hills Community Room, 2030 Shadow Rock Dr., Kingwood. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

FREE E-WASTE RECYCLING

Bring used electronics (computers, monitors, routers, laptops, keyboards and more) to recycle to Kingwood Metro Park & Ride, 3210 W. Lake Houston Pkwy., Kingwood, Saturday, Aug 7, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For a complete listing of acceptable recyclables, visit www.houstonsolidwaste.org. *Increased safety protocol due to COVID, residents will be required to wear a mask or face covering when talking to staff on site. Residents are encouraged to place items for drop-off in car trunks for easy, contactless unloading.

JAMES TULL CHAPTER DAR

The upcoming Tull Chapter DAR will be held Saturday, Aug. 7, via Zoom. Social time will begin at 9:30 a.m., with meeting at 10 a.m. Anyone interested in joining the meeting can contact Sharon Taylor, Regent, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the Zoom invitation.

HUMBLE LIVING WELL FARMERS MARKET

The community is invited to the Humble Living Well Farmers Market, at Schott Park, 8510 Will Clayton Pkwy., Humble, Saturday, Aug. 7, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., rain or shine. Shop for local, fresh produce and enjoy free family fitness demos. The market is family-friendly and welcomes dogs.

PREMIER GUN SHOW

Enjoy the Humble Gun Show, Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy., Humble, Saturday, Aug. 7, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 8, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit 250 tables with guns, ammo, knives, shooting supplies and militaria. The public is invited to buy, sell or trade. General admission is $10 (cash only at gate); Weekend passes $15 (cash only at gate); Military discount at gate $9 (cash only). Admission for children ages 11 and under is free; uniformed peace officers - free. Parking is free. For information, contact Tim Finucane at 817-732-1194 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For tickets, visit www.premiergunshows.com/shows/humble-gun-show.

URBAN ACHIEVERS BRASS BAND

Austin’s premiere pop-inspired, funk-driven, Dixieland-based, nine-piece brass band, The Urban Achievers Brass Band, will perform Saturday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m., at The Charles Bender Performing Arts Center, 611 Higgins St., Humble, playing a mix of traditional and contemporary New Orleans brass band music fused with ten-gallon Texas sensibilities, along with an ever-increasing selection of original tunes and arrangements of radio hits. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at www.humblepac.com or in person at Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy., Humble.

HUMBLE FARMERS MARKET

Eat Fresh! Buy Local! Visit the Humble Farmers Market at Schott Park, 8510 Will Clayton Pkwy., Humble, Sunday, Aug. 8, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.



PUBLIC OFFERINGS

 

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 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.

-Mondays,

9-10 a.m. Chair Yoga (Aud. A); Fitness Hour (Aud. B)

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Crochet, Knitting and Needle Work (Mtg. Rm. 1)

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Bingo (Aud. B)

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Ping  Pong (Aud. A)

-Tuesdays,

9-10 a.m. Beginner Line Dancing (Aud. A)

10-11 a.m. Intermediate Line Dancing (Aud. A)

9-10 a.m. Walking Aerobics (Aud. B)

10 a.m.-noon. Mahjong (Mtg. Rm. 1)

10 a.m.-1 p.m. Hand & Foot Canasta (Mtg. Rm. 2); Greeting Card Class (every third Tuesday, Mtg. Rm. 2)

-Wednesdays,

9-10 a.m. Chair Yoga (Aud. A); Fitness Hour (Aud. B)

9:30 a.m.-noon. Party Bridge (Mtg. Rm. 1)

10 a.m.-1 p.m. Duplicate Bridge (Aud. B)

-Thursdays,

9-10 a.m. Beginner Line Dancing (Aud. A)

10-11 a.m. Intermediate Line Dancing (Aud. A)

9 a.m.-noon. Party Bridge (Mtg. Rm. 1)

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Duplicate Bridge (Aud. B); Bunko (Mtg. Rm. 2)

-Fridays,

9-10 a.m. Walking Aerobics (Aud. B)

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Party Bridge (Aud. A)

10 a.m.-1 p.m. Intermediate Duplicate Bridge (Aud. B); Hand & Foot Canasta (Mtg. Rm. 1)

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Quilting (Mtg. Rm. 2)



LONE STAR COLLEGE SYSTEM

-Online registration for 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-Kingwood is located at 20000 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood. For campus information, visit www.lonestar.edu/kingwood or call 281-312-1600. For updates, visit www.lonestar.edu/upcomingevents, call 281-312-1709, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For registration information, visit www.lonestar.edu/registration or call 281-312-1600. Academic and financial aid advisors are available. Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, online, and hybrid formats.

-May 1-July 29. “Hidden Talents” Virtual Gallery Exhibit. Fine Art Gallery. “Hidden Talents” virtual exhibition will be on display May 1-July 29 at www.lonestar.edu/arts-kingwood.htm and will feature nine artists who practice artmaking in their other lives, beyond the desk or classroom. The exhibit takes advantage of today’s climate, promoting greater access to learning, both virtual and in person. The LSC-Kingwood Fine Art Gallery traditionally hosts work by students, faculty and professional working artists. However, this exhibit showcases the talent and artworks of LSC-Kingwood employees, many of whom work in disciplines other than art. 

-Thursdays, July 27, Aug. 10, 1 p.m. Coyote Cupboard Food Distribution. Parking Lot A. In cooperation with LSC Student Services Division and HAAM, food will be distributed to students, employees and members of the community immediately in need of food. Recipients must register and submit the forms for each event (see dates above); registration is limited to the first 30 people. For registration form, visit www.lonestar.edu/mobile-food-pantry-request-form.htm.

-Aug. 1-Sept. 19. “2021/vision” Online Cellphone Exhibit. Amid current social changes, human ingenuity thrives. People have reimagined how to work, socialize, shop and accomplish other daily tasks using the tools at hand, leading to more venues open for artists to share their work. The virtual exhibition will be viewable Aug. 1-Sept. 19 on two platforms: www.lonestar.edu/arts-kingwood.htm and www.Instagram.com/kc.artgallery.




HARRIS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARIES

Most Harris County Public Library branches reopened their doors to the public at limited capacity on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. As of May 28, the Harris County Covid-19 Threat Level is at Level 3 or Yellow, meaning stay vigilant unless fully vaccinated. For public safety:

・Libraries will limit the number of patrons to 75% of buildings' maximum capacity starting Saturday, May 29.

・Masks are recommended. If you do not have a mask and would like one, the library will provide one free of charge.

・Social distancing is recommended. 

・HCPL staff will continue to wear face coverings and practice social distancing. 

・Curbside Pick-Up is available

・Most library programs and events will be available online. Some outdoor events will be offered at branches with appropriate spaces for programs.

・Meeting rooms cannot be reserved at this time.

・As the threat level improves, libraries will increase capacity and available services.

For information regarding individual library schedules, visit www.hcpl.net/reopening.

SUMMER AUTHORAMA

Harris County Public Library’s popular Summer Authorama returns for its second year Monday-Thursday, July 26-29, with a slate of authors ranging from New York Times bestsellers and NETFLIX creators to literally homegrown authors. Featured guests include National Book Critics Circle Award winner Yaa Gyasi, master of the thriller Megan Miranda, bestselling YA author David Yoon, award-winning children’s book author/illustrator Peter H. Reynolds, and a trio of Harris County Public Library staff members who also happen to be published authors.

All events are live and interactive and will include a Q&A session with the audience. Attendees for each event will be eligible to win free books in a random drawing. Watch programs live at www.hcpl.net/virtualprograms?mc_cid=7de6996f58&mc_eid=e8813165f0.

-Monday, July 26, 7 p.m. Yaa Gyasi in Conversation with Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton. Discussing “Transcendent Kingdom.”

-Tuesday, July 27, 11 a.m. Local Authors Day. Yarelis Marcial Acevedo & Ricia Anne Chansky.

-Tuesday, July 27, 7 p.m. Camp NaNoWriMo: HCPL Authors. Amy Campbell, Molly McGinty, Selenia Paz.

-Wednesday, July 28, 5 p.m. David Yoon. YA author of “Super Fake Love Song.”

-Wednesday, July 28, 7 p.m. Megan Miranda in Conversation with Elle Cosimano.

-Thursday, July 29, 5 p.m. Peter Reynolds. “The Word Collector.”

-Thursday, July 29, 7 p.m. Caroline Kepnes. NY Times bestselling author of the hit Netflix series.

 

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KINGWOOD BRANCH LIBRARY

Kingwood Branch Library offers the following programs in July. All programs are free. Please note that programs are currently taking place virtually and not at the library branch. Some programs require registration or tickets. For details, go to http://tinyurl.com/7d4s8ly or call 832-927-7830.

Reopening Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Friday: 1-6 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Special Programs (All Ages)

-Thursday, July 1-Saturday, July 31. Fairy Door Scavenger Hunt. Kingwood Library has a fun Scavenger Hunt for all to enjoy this summer! Hidden around the Library grounds are Fairy Doors just waiting to be found. They could be by trees, rocks, benches, but all are located outside near the Library Building. Come by the library and ask for a Scavenger Hunt Paper, find the numbered Fairy Doors, and write down their locations. Return your paper to the library for a fun surprise. For information, call 832-927-7830.

Children Programs

Children’s programs are hosted via Facebook live at www.facebook.com/kingwoodlibrary unless otherwise noted. Tickets or registration may be required; limited tickets are available prior to program.

-Mondays, June 7-Aug. 2, 2-2:30 p.m. P.E.T.S. CLUB. Virtual program on Facebook Live. Join us virtually via the Kingwood Branch Library Facebook page as we learn all about animals through fun programs, engineering activities, technology, and stories! This program is geared toward children ages 5-12; however, children of all ages are welcome to participate! Everyone is welcome to tune in to the live videos on Facebook; craft kits for the program are limited to 50 participants. Craft kits will be available to pick up on a first-come, first serve basis at the Kingwood Branch Library three days prior to the program premiere date.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

-Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Virtual Baby Sprouts Play and Learn. Alternating weeks, flannel board storytelling and basic concept learning activities will be shown.

-Wednesdays, 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Virtual Little Seedlings Toddler Time. This themed activity time will include new songs for your child to learn, book recommendations, and a make-along craft. Crafts for the week can be picked up at our drive-thru window beginning Mondays at 10 a.m. Crafts will be given on a first-come first-serve basis; supplies are limited.  To view the week's activity and see instructions for the make-along craft, tune into the library’s Facebook Live.

-Thursdays, 10 a.m. Sapling Activity Time for Preschoolers. This themed activity time will include new songs for your child to learn, book recommendations, and a make-along craft. Crafts for the week can be picked up at our drive-thru window beginning Mondays at 10 a.m. Crafts will be given on a first-come first-serve basis; supplies are limited. To view the week's activity and see instructions for the make-along craft, tune into the library’s Facebook Live. 

Teen Programs

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 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.

-Monday, July 19, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Escape Room. Virtual Meeting on Discord. Will you be able to break out of this virtual escape room? Join other teens in deciphering clues and solving puzzles. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for invitation.

-Monday, July 26, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Teen Book Club Binge Box. Virtual Meeting on Discord. Teen Book Club is getting crafty. Every month sign up to receive your very own book club binge box that contains a book (or two!) covering the month’s theme, along with theme-related crafts and items. All items will be a surprise until you receive your box. After you register for your binge box, wait for the email saying it is ready, then come to the Kingwood Library Drive-Through to pick it up. Enjoy your book and craft during the month and join us for our book club discussion about graphic novels on Monday. Binge Boxes are limited to teens in grades 6-12 and available on a first come, first served basis. Sign-up begins July 6, at 10 a.m. To register, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with name and grade level.

Adult Programs

-Monday, July 19, 7-8:30 p.m. Talk it Up! Book Discussion. Virtual Meeting on Zoom. The book discussion is open to anyone who likes to read and wants to share conversation with other book enthusiasts. The July selection is The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. For information, contact Adult Services at 832-927-7830.

-Monday, July 26, 6-7 p.m. Young (Adult) At Heart Book Club. Virtual Meeting on Discord. Love reading YA but aren’t technically a “young” adult? Join the book club by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and meet other adults who love reading YA just as much as you. The July discussion will be Anna-Marie McLemore’s retelling of The Red Shoes fairytale, Dark and Deepest Red.

-Friday, July 30, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. SAGE: Painting on the Lawn. Library Front Lawn. Immerse yourself in the creativity of painting on the lawn with Jordan Ashby. Spaces are limited. To register visit www.hcpl.net. For SAGE Program events and additional information, contact Adult Services at 832-927-7830.

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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.

Currently, all library events are online. All events are also posted on the website at www.hcpl.net.

Reopening Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Friday: 1-6 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Children

-Monday, July 19, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. The Ins and Outs about Bunny Care. Join us as we learn about the wonderful organizations, Bunny Buddies, whose mission is to provide rescue, foster and adoption services to rabbits in need. Learn how to properly take care of the wonderful animals. This is a pre-recorded video.

-Monday, July 19, 4-5 p.m. STEM Club: Backyard Exploring. Explore the outdoors in your backyard. Follow along with Ms. Marrisa on Facebook or Instagram and identify with her some of the wonderful plants and critters that live right outside our door. Pick up a STEM Club kit that will include tools needed for this activity at Curbside starting July 19 and explore the great outdoors!

-Monday, July 26, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Friends of Texas Wildlife.The Friends of Texas Wildlife will be doing a virtual presentation about Texas wildlife. Registration is required; visit www.hcpl.net/events/44799. You will receive an email with the Zoom link the day of the program.

-Monday, July 26, 4-4:45 p.m. The Book Habit. Mrs. Kimberly is hosting The Book Habit this month, and we are doing things a little differently. We will be discussing the graphic novel “El Deafo” by Cece Bell, but you are welcome to read and discuss any other graphic novel if you would like to. To join The Book Habit, register online at www.hcpl.net/events/45341. Then, visit the library or use curbside service to check out a copy of the book and grab a craft kit. On the day of the program, an email will send you a link to joining the Microsoft Teams Meeting. Registration is required and opens Monday, June 28. For children ages 8-12.

-Tuesday, July 27, 9 a.m-6 p.m. Adventures in Storyland. Enter the world of imagination and let yourself travel with the storyteller, learning valuable lessons along the way. Join us for this pre-recorded family program, posted on Atascocita Branch’s social media pages.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

Bi-Weekly Children's Story Times:

The story times are online through Microsoft Teams. Families register for the story time up to one week prior through the online Events Calendar at www.hcpl.net, then receive an email with the link to join through Teams before the story time. Downloading the app is not necessary to join. Using the browser should open up Guest Access.

-Tuesday, July 20, 4:15-4:45 p.m. Tell Me a Tale Tuesday. Reading stories based on specific themes each week. Registration is required. Participants will receive an email with the Teams link the day of the program.

-Wednesday, July 21, 10-10:30 a.m. Virtual Tales for Tots. Reading stories based on specific themes each week. Registration is required. Participants will receive an email with the Teams link the day of the program.

Mondays, 7 p.m. Twilight Tales Family Story Time. Family story time for all ages, focusing on creating a positive story time experience to inspire a love of family reading by enjoying a variety of stories, sing-alongs, movement, play and a craft.

-Wednesday, 11 a.m. Mother Goose. Early learning program for infants 0-18 months, focus on interaction between parent and child.

-Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. Preschool Pals. This is a pre-school story time featuring stories, finger-plays and occasional crafts. It is recommended for children 3-5 years of age.

-Thursday, 11 a.m. Beginning Bookworms. Special story time with sing-alongs, movement and play. For children 18-24 months.

-Fridays, 1 p.m. Rock-a-Bye Readers. A gentle early-learning experience focusing on the interaction between parent and child. We enjoy sing-alongs, book sharing, and play. This is a mixed-age program geared toward babies and early-toddlers. Registration recommended.

Teens

-Friday, July 23, 4-5 p.m. Anime JAM: Atascocita Favorites. Join Janell, Marrisa, and Atascocita staff as they discuss their favorite anime series and recommend series to each other. Watch your favorite local librarians interact, all the while learning more about them. 

Adults

-Tuesday, July 20, 5-5:15 p.m. Craft Club Online. Come by and pick up a kit to DIY a cute little notepad. The how-to video tutorial will premier at 5 p.m. on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atascocitalibrary. Some supplies will be provided by the library but are limited. The kits will be available for pick up beginning Monday, July 19. Ask a staff member for a kit.

-Friday, July 23, 3-4 p.m. Journey to Freedom: the Rio Grande Valley’s Underground Railroad Event. You know about the Underground Railroad, but did you know that Texas had its own, located in the Rio Grande Valley? Learn about this little known piece of Texas history from lecturer of Anthropology Roseann Bacha-Garza from the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley. Learn how families living in the area helped slaves escape to Mexico and gain their freedom. Program will take place via Zoom; registration is required to get the TEAMS link. Register at www.hcpl.net/events/43304. Zoom link will be emailed ahead of time.

-Wednesday, July 28, 11 a.m.-noon. Power Your Job Search with Google Tools. Join Grow with Google Speaker, Maria Elena Duron, as she shows how to discover new job opportunities using Google Search, and learn how to organize and enhance your job search experience using Google Workspace tools. In this session we’ll discuss best practices for: 

*Discovering career opportunities using Job Search on Google 

*Using Google Sheets to track the progress of job applications 

*Creating a resume using Google Docs 

Register at https://bit.ly/3gHvbyO to receive the link for the workshop. 



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.

Reopening Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Friday: 1-6 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.



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.

Reopening Hours:

Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

-Monday, July 26, 2 p.m. Quiz the Botanist Program. Under the Mercer Office Building, east side of Mercer Park. Adults 18 and older are invited to enjoy a T-shirt Painting craft. Registration is required online at www.hcpl.net. For information or assistance, call 832-927-5480. Registration limit is 20.



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.

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..



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.

Amazing Arthropods

Children 5-12 are invited to Amazing Arthropods, a four-day educational summer program featuring ranger talks, nature hikes, outdoor games, crafts, and team competitions. Parents or legal guardians may register online with scanned identification and their children's birth certificate. Online registration begins Monday, May 3, at www.hcp4.net/jjp/events. Harris County residents receive priority until Tuesday, May 4. 

Camp takes place outdoors at Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center, 20634 Kenswick Dr., Humble, during the following dates and times, Tuesdays-Fridays:

-Aug. 3-6, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Ages 7-9

-June 28-July 2; July 20-23; and July 27-30, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Ages 10-12

For more information, call 281-446-8588.

SPECIAL EVENTS

-Saturday, July 31, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. First Catch Center Family Fishing Day. In partnership with Fishing’s Future and Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, staff and volunteers share the skills and joys of family fishing. All equipment is provided. Bring a sack lunch. For ages 8+. Reservations are required beginning Wednesday, July 21.

-Saturday, July 31, 1-3 p.m. Seed Swap Social. Bring your favorite seeds to swap with fellow novice and master gardeners. Exchange seeds to prepare for the upcoming fall growing season. Reservations are required beginning Wednesday, July 21.

-Saturday, Aug. 7, 1-4 p.m. Floods and Phytoremediation. Jesse H. Jones Park has partnered with Lone Star College – Kingwood to share how to create healthy, resilient, natural spaces in your community that can mitigate the effects of flooding. Special guests will speak about the health hazards of extreme flooding and how native plants can help in reducing the toxicity of these events. Visitors are welcome to join the event in the Nature Center or register at www,hcp4.net/jones to participate virtually.

-Sunday, Aug. 8, 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 at the outdoor stage to listen to free folk music or bring an instrument to play along.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

-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, July 21, 28, 8:30 a.m. Homestead Volunteer Team. Volunteers are invited to join staff and assist with a variety of projects in the Redbud Hill Homestead, including gardening and restoration. Wear closed-toed shoes. Bring garden/work gloves and a water bottle. Long pants and a hat are recommended. Children younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

-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, volunteer Tai Chi instructor, leaders the class, based on the 24-step Yang form of Tai Chi. Class includes low-impact stretching, breathing and range of motion exercises held in the outdoor classroom near the Nature Center.

-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 1830s Redbud Hill Homestead and Akokisa-Isak Village. Learn about two very different, yet successful, ways of life. Self-guided interpretive brochures are available in the Nature Center for visitors to move at their 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.

SPECIAL EVENTS

-Wednesdays, July 21, 28, 9 a.m. Know Your Devices: Smartphone, iPhone, & iPhone Texting. Bring your personal electronic device to Big Stone Lodge for hands-on training to learn how to use all its features. Dates coincide respectively with subjects. Registration is required, and the deadline to register is Monday, June 21 and June 28, respectively. For more information or to register, visit www.hcp4.net/bsl/events/ or call 281-350-1029.

-Thursday, July 22, 2 p.m. Lecture: Personal & Home Safety. Join Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Jeffery McGowen and the Texas Gulf Coast Crime Prevention Association for a presentation about personal and home safety. Registration is required, and the deadline to register is Tuesday, July 20. For more information or to register, visit www.hcp4.net/bsl/events/ or call 281-350-1029.

-Tuesday, July 27, 9 a.m. Lecture: Scam Alerts. Cpt. Buddy Gheen and Sgt. Mathew Hales from Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office will discuss how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of the latest scams. Registration is required; deadline to register is Friday, July 23. For information or to register, visit www.hcp4.net/bsl/events/ or call 281-350-1029.

-Wednesdays, Aug. 4, 18, 25, 2 p.m. Know Your Internet: Online Registration, Facebook, and Zoom for Beginners. Bring your personal tablet, laptop or cellphone to Big Stone Lodge for a tutorial on navigating through the internet. Dates coincide with subjects, respectively. Registration is required, and the deadline to register is Monday, Aug. 2, 16, and 23. For information or to register, visit www.hcp4.net/bsl/events/ or call 281-350-1029.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

Precinct 4 is making it more convenient to stay healthy by offering extended evening hours every Tuesday and Thursday at Big Stone Lodge. All Ongoing programs are free of charge. Registration is required. For information or to register, visit www.hcp4.net/bsl/events/ or call 281-350-1029.

-Mondays, 10:30 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.

Mondays, noon-1:45 p.m. Beginners Drawing. Learn drawing techniques from an accomplished artist and instructor. No experience is necessary, only a desire to have fun and learn. To register, or for more information, call 281-350-1029.

-Mondays, 2:15-3:30 p.m. Advanced Drawing. Learn drawing techniques from an instructor or continue to improve your talent and skills during this course. A supplies list will be provided upon registration.

-Mondays-Thursdays, 8:15 a.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, 9:30 a.m. Beginners Pilates. Join an instructor to learn how to build symmetry and coordination in the body. Loose-fitting exercise clothing and a thick yoga mat are required for maximum comfort.

-Tuesdays, 11 a.m. Line Dancing I. Never be left out of a dance party again. In this introductory class, a dance instructor will help participants gain the skills to dance to any line-dancing song. Please wear shoes appropriate for exercise.

-Tuesdays, 1 p.m. Cards and Dominoes. Come alone or with friends to play a variety of card games or dominoes.

-Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. Hatha Yoga. Come out to learn yoga methods that help to achieve physical and mental harmony, as well as emotional and spiritual peace. This class is led by a certified yoga instructor. A non-skid yoga mat is required.

-Wednesdays, 10:30 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.

-Wednesdays, noon. Dancercise. Revitalize your exercise routine by adding a little bit of fun and dance. A dance instructor will incorporate a variety of dance styles and music including country, pop, hip hop, salsa, tango, and merengue as a fun aerobic exercise. Wear appropriate workout attire.

-Thursdays, 11 a.m. Line Dancing II. Get hip to new dances and routines done in viral social media challenges and beyond. This class features popular dances seen on television and in local dance clubs. Participants should wear rubber-soled shoes.

*Class sizes will be limited. Call Big Stone Lodge at 281-350-1029 for registration.



MANGUM-HOWELL CENTER

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.

SPECIAL EVENTS

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.

-Friday, July 30, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Drive-Thru Craft: Paper Butterfly Suncatcher. Make your own colorful paper suncatcher that resembles a real stained glass window. Sign up and drive by to pick up your kit. Participants must stay in their cars and proceed along the driveway to receive a kit safely inside their vehicle. Registration is required. Call 281-591-7830 to register, as supplies are limited.

-Tuesdays, Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Ceramics Five-Part Series. Join us to make your own ceramic piece by hand. A volunteer instructor will lead participants to prepare, paint, glaze, and fire greenware pieces. Students must bring their own supplies and only pieces painted during class can be fired. Project must be completed by the last class. Registration is required. Call 281-591-7830 to register, as space is limited.

-Thursday, Aug. 5, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Drive-Thru Fun4Kids Summer Program: Tropical Island Getaway Staycation. Set the scene at home for a staycation with this tropical island craft kit. Best Entertainers will deliver this craft kit to your car on stilts. Sign up and drive by to pick up your kit. Participants must stay in their cars and proceed along the driveway to receive a kit safely inside their vehicle. Registration is required. Call 281-591-7830 to register, as 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 AT 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.

SPECIAL EVENTS

-Monday, July 19, 10:30 a.m. Story Time. Parents and children enjoy story time in the natural setting of Mercer. Registration is required. For ages 2-5.

-Wednesday, July 21, 9 a.m.-noon. Mercer Morning Club. Discover the natural environment, habitats, mammals, reptiles, birds, and insects through interactive activities, hiking, scientific observations, crafts, and more. Mercer Morning Club is for children 6 - 11. Space is limited, and registration is required. Register online at www.hcp4.net/mercer/events/. Online registration begins at 9 a.m. 30 days prior to each program. Parents/guardians will be required to sign a liability release prior to participation. This is an encore presentation of the June 2021 Mercer Morning Club sessions. Volunteer opportunities are available. For information, call 713-274-4160.

-Thursday, July 22, 9-10 a.m. Smokey’s Guide to Fire Ecology. Learn about the importance of fire in the forest ecology and how forest rangers use prescribed fires to improve the forest. Registration is required. Meet at the Post Oak Pavilion in the West Side Arboretum. For all ages.

-Wednesday, July 28, 10-11:30 a.m. and 4:30-6 p.m. Family Adventure Series: Geocaching. Gather your family and your walking shoes. It’s time to geocache among the winding garden trails at Mercer’s East Side Main Gardens. Using your smartphone or other electronic device, enter latitude and longitude coordinates to locate kid-friendly geocache treasures hidden in the garden. This family-friendly event is recommended for all ages. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. This is an outdoor event, so participants should dress for the weather. Registration is required, as space is limited. Multiple start times are available. Register online at www.hcp4.net/mercer/events/. Online registration begins Monday, June 28, at 9 a.m. For information, call 713-274-4160.

-Thursday, July 29, 9-10 a.m. Learn to Grow Pickles at Dennis Johnston Park. Join Trails As Parks for a pickle-making demonstration. Observe seed starting, planting, trellising, plant maintenance, and harvesting cucumbers. Bring a jar to take home homemade sliced pickles. This program is geared to adults 18 and older. For information, visit www.hcp4.net/events

-Thursday, July 29, 6-7 p.m. Volunteer Orientation. Mercer Botanic Gardens offers a variety of volunteer opportunities at three facilities within a mile of the gardens. Join us for a volunteer orientation to discover everything we have to offer, from helping maintain our gardens, to plant propagation and sales, to educational programs and the Mercer Ambassadors. This orientation will be off site at the Timber Lane Community Center, approximately two miles from Mercer at 1904 Naplechase Crest Drive in Spring. Participants must be 16 or older or 12-15 if accompanied by a parent or guardian. Registration is required, as space is limited. Register online at www.hcp4.net/mercer/events/. Online registration begins Tuesday, June 29, at 9 a.m. For information, call 713-274-4160.

-Wednesdays, Aug. 4 and 18, 8 a.m. Tree-rific Volunteers. Help care for nursery trees by giving them some tender love and care. The work is outdoors, so come prepared to get your hands dirty. Bring gloves and a refillable water bottle. Meet at The Mercer Society’s Horticultural Propagation Center, approximately one mile from Mercer at 3602 Hirschfield Road in Spring. Register online at www.hcp4.net/mercer/events/. Online registration begins Tuesday, July 6, and Monday, July 19, at 9 a.m. For information, call 281-353-8100 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

-First and Third Mondays, 10:30 a.m. Story Time in the Gardens. Mercer Botanic Gardens invites parents and children to enjoy story time in the natural setting of the garden. Recommended for children 2-5. Locations may vary. Registration is required, as space is limited. Register at www.hcp4.net/mercer/events/. Online registration begins the Monday prior at 9:00 a.m. Call 713-274-4160 for the location or to check for cancellations due to weather or holidays. Volunteer opportunities are available.

-Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon. Northside Horticultural Propagation Center. Join a plant committee and grow plants year-round for events and sales or help with various projects from propagation to irrigation. Contact Mercer’s volunteer coordinator at 713-274-4160 for more information.

-Tuesdays, 9-11 a.m. Gardening in the Tropical Garden. Join a Mercer horticulturist in the Tropical Garden to work with palms, plumerias, bamboo, and special collections. 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. Please contact Mercer’s volunteer coordinator at 713-274-4160 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, 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 Vegetable 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.

-Saturdays, 9-10 a.m. Tai Chi. Join volunteer John Spencer for this one-hour beginner class offered at Mercer’s East Side Gardens. Location may vary each week. Recommended for those 12 or older. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian. This is an outdoor event, so participants should dress for the weather. Register at www.hcp4.net/mercer/events. Online registration begins 30 days prior at 9 a.m. Call 713-274-4160 for information or to check for cancellations due to weather or holidays.

-Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-noon and noon-2 p.m. Mercer Ambassadors. Ambassadors welcome visitors to Mercer and provide information about the gardens, upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, and more. Those who enjoy visiting with guests are encouraged to apply. Ambassador training is online, with a slide presentation and copy of the Ambassador handbook. Must be 16 or older or 12-15 if volunteering with a parent or guardian. Contact Mercer’s volunteer coordinator at 713-274-4160 for more 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.

SPEAKER SERIES in Partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

-Friday, July 30, 1 p.m. Centennial Spotlight: The 1920s. Enjoy an afternoon of exhilarating knowledge with your local library. This virtual program provides an in-depth learning experience on different topics led by library staff. A docent from LSC-Tomball Community Library will present the information and be available to answer questions. Don’t miss this unique virtual experience that can be enjoyed from your home! In celebration of the Harris County Public Library's centennial anniversary, this talk will focus on the decade that gave us both our library and some of the greatest works of literature ever written: the 1920s. To register, visit https://apps.hcp4.net/med/Event/Detail/4412.

-Monday, Aug. 2, 1 p.m. Artists: Female, Fascinating, and Formidable. This presentation will discuss works of art by artists who are female. Some of these women had to face numerous roadblocks that kept them from having the same opportunities as artists who were male. Others of these artists had to face the challenge of working as an artist when their work was subject to censorship by the autocratic government of the country in which they resided. The goal of this presentation is to introduce you to some artists that you may not be so familiar with so you can examine their work which shows unique and sometimes courageous points of view. To register, visit https://apps.hcp4.net/med/Event/Detail/4904.

DAY TRIPS

-Thursday, July 22, 9 a.m. Italian Heritage Museum in League City. The Italian Heritage Museum, also known as the Ghirardi House, has a long and rich history which is deeply embedded in the heritage of League City. Originally built in the 1900's, the home was owned by J.C. League, the founder of League City. The historic home has been transformed to celebrate the history of Italian families who migrated to League City. Lunch is available for purchase on your own at the Kemah Boardwalk. Cost is $9 prepaid, non-refundable fee. Make checks payable to Fun4Seniors, POB 1433, Tomball TX 77377. Bus transportation will be provided from Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy., Humble.

-Tuesday, August 3, 8:45 a.m. Dunham Bible Museum at Houston Baptist University. Precinct 4 invites everyone 50 and older to the Houston Baptist University Museums. Join us on a tour of the Dunham Bible Museum, Museum of Southern History, and Decorative Arts Museum. The Dunham Bible Museum has an extensive collection of rare Bibles dedicated to telling the story of the most important book in the world. The Museum of Southern History chronicles the history of the South during the mid-1800s. Lastly, The Museum of American Architecture and Decorative Arts explores the social history and material culture of people settling in Texas between 1830 and 1930. Cost is $5, prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of the trip. Lunch is available for purchase on your own at Cleburne Cafeteria.

LUNCHES AND EVENTS




RELIGION

 

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.

ATASCOCITA LUTHERAN CHURCH

7927 FM 1960 at Pinehurst Trail Dr., Atascocita

281-852-7333

www.alutheranchurch.org

-July 26-30, 6-8:30 p.m. ROCKY RAILWAY VBS. To register, visit https://vbspro.events/p/events/atascocitalutheran2021/sessions/17141/participants/new.

-Sundays, 9:30 a.m. In-person Worship. 

 

ATASCOCITA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

19426 Atascocita Oaks, Atascocita

281-852-8990

www.apchumble.org

-Mondays, 9:30 a.m. Yoga Class

-Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Mission Crafters

-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

281-852-1000

www.aumc.org

-Fridays, May 28-Aug. 6. AUMC Administrative Office will be closed on Fridays for the summer, resuming regular hours in August.

-Monday-Friday, Aug. 2-6, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Kids Summer Camp. Summer Camp at AUMC blends music, crafts, and fun for children ages 4-11. (A special discount is offered for teachers; email Leigh-Anne at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for promo code prior to registration.) Register at https://vbspro.events/p/events/aumcsummercamp2021.

-Sundays, 9:45 a.m. Contemporary; 11 a.m. Traditional. Worship, in-person and online

-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. 

Study Opportunities

For information, visit www.aumc.org/studies.

To register, sign up in Asbury Commons or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Upcoming Women’s Bible Studies (6-week Zoom study):

-Mondays, 6:30 p.m. and Tuesdays, 1 p.m. “The Names of God.” Each person will need a copy of the participant workbook titled, The Names of God: His Character Revealed, by Melissa Spoelstra. (Workbook may be purchased from Amazon, christianbook.com, Cokesbury, or by emailing Susie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To register, email Susie.

-Wednesdays, ALL K-5th graders:

-5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday Night Kids. Fun with games made for social distancing.

-6:30-7:30 p.m. Hoopin’ Fun Basketball with Coach Neil. Kids learn basketball skills in a fun and safe environment.

-Wednesdays. GriefShare. GriefShare is a 13-week support group featuring biblical teachings on grief recovery topics.

 

CROSBY CHURCH

 30673 Huffman-Cleveland Rd., Huffman

5725 Hwy. 90, Crosby

281-328-1310

www.crosbychurch.com

 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF KINGWOOD

5520 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood

281-360-5555

www.fpc-kingwood.org

 

FREE WILL MINISTRIES

140 Ave. A, Humble

254-931-0276

mart105aol.org

www.facebook.com/Free-Will-Ministries

-Sundays, 10:30 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Worship Service.

-Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Bible Study

 

HOLY COMFORTER LUTHERAN CHURCH

1901 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood

281-358-6500

www.godeeperwithchrist.org

 

HUMBLE FIRST UNITED METHODIST

800 E. Main St., Humble

281-446-2332

www.humblemethodist.com

-Until Sunday, Aug. 1. School Supply Drive. Supporting Lakeland Elementary. Drop off supplies or monetary donations by deadline date.

-Wednesday, July 28. KidsFirst Mystery Event! For information, email Tiffany at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

-Wednesday, Aug. 4, 6 p.m. Celebrate Parents Night. An evening of celebration, dinner, music and fellowship. Parenting is hard; let us treat you to a night out. For reservations, email Kim at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. (Nursery available for children and activities for children and youth.) 

-Sundays, 10:10 a.m.-11:05 a.m. Sunday School. All ages. Continue to wear masks, practice social distancing and good hand hygiene.

-Sundays, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday Youth Fellowship (SYF). *Notice new time. Fellowship, fun, and devotional. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

-Wednesdays, noon. Wednesday Lunch & Learn. Come for lunch, “Screwtape Letters,” and activities. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Note: Please check with your class leader as some classes are continuing to meet only online while others are doing hybrid versions online and on campus.

 

KINGWOOD CHURCH OF CHRIST

2901 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood

281-358-3865

www.kwcoc.org

 

KINGWOOD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

1799 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood

281-358-2137

www.kingwoodumc.org

 

LAKE HOUSTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

23606 FM 2100 Rd.,  Humble

281-324-1541

www.lakehoustonumc.com

 

LAMB OF GOD LUTHERAN CHURCH

1400 FM 1960 Bypass Rd. E., Humble

281-446-5262

www.lambofgod.net

-Monday-Friday, July 19-23, 9 a.m.-noon. Rocky Railway – Jesus’s Power Pulls Us Through! VBS 2021. Sing great songs, play awesome games, eat delicious snacks, and learn powerful truths about Jesus. Open to children ages 3-5th grade. Cost is $15 per child; scholarships are available (email Pastor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). To register, visit https://vbspro.events/p/events/logvbs21.

-Tuesdays, June 1-Thursday, Aug. 5. Summer Camp. Ages 5-12 years. Registration has begun.

**Note the change in worship services. Both services will be mask-optional, with the right sections (Eternity candle side) for those without and the left side (piano side) for those who choose to remain wearing masks. Respect one another's choice, and sit accordingly.

-Friday, July 30, 6:30-9 p.m. Competition for a Cause. Margarita and Taco Party. Bring your sombrero and join in on the fun. Proceeds will benefit Birthright, HAAM, Family Promise, and Lamb of God Preschool. Extra donation items are welcome (for newborns/toddlers; canned goods, dry goods, school supplies and small toiletries). Tickets are $15 and include childcare, dinner and drinks. Purchase tickets online at https://lambofgod.ticketleap.com/competition-for-a-cause/dates/Jul-30-2021_at_0630PM.

Youth Group

-Sunday Nights in the Summer, 6-8 p.m. Youth Room. Grades 9-12. Bring a friend. Email DCE Ryan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information.

Adult Bible Study

-Tuesdays, 9 a.m. Bible Study with Pastor Tony and Vicar Ben. Fellowship Hall.

Women’s Ministries will resume in the fall, after a summer break.

Men’s Ministries

-First Saturdays, 8 a.m. Breakfast & Bibles. Fellowship. Studying the Book of Judges.

-Third Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. Brews & Bibles Fellowship. Lake Houston Brewery, 10614 FM 1960, Huffman.

 

NEW COVENANT CHURCH

901 Wilson Rd., Humble

281-312-0139

www.newcc.org

ST. MARTHA CATHOLIC CHURCH

4301 Woodridge Parkway, Porter

281-358-6637

www.stmartha.com/

-Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-noon. Life After Loss. A nine-week support group for all who are experiencing the loss of a loved one are welcome to attend. To register, visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfOnbhBTIjohN2-wBxc7svM8BhS6Xbmo9j3z12Zedjdp7Mhgg/viewform. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

-Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Catholics Returning Home. A six-week, parish-based program designed to reach out and invite non-practicing/inactive Catholics to return “Home to the Catholic Church” and resume active practice of the faith. For information, email Carla Lewton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH North Campus

22770 Hwy. 59 N. @ Kingwood Dr., Kingwood

713-465-3408

www.second.org

-Monday-Thursday, July 19-22, 9 a.m.-noon. Ellie and the Time Bandit – VBS. Cost is free. For ages 5-3rd grades. VBS will conclude with a big family event Thursday evening for children and parents. For information, email Kim Robinson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. register, visit https://events.second.org/pages/EventDetails.aspx?EventID=8149.

 

SOULS HARBOR CHURCH

1321 Main St., Humble

281-446-9595

www.facebook.com/mysoulsharbor

 

STRAWBRIDGE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

5629 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood

281-360-4500

www.strawbridge-umc.org

-Sundays, 11 a.m. Worship Service.

(Two services will reconvene Sunday, Aug. 8, at 9 a.m. and 11:05 a.m.)

 

TEMPLE BETH TORAH

320 Shallow Dr., Humble

281-446-5611

www.tbthumble.org

*For Zoom meeting information and login information, and links to video records of previous services and programs, visit www.tbthumble.org.

A Month of Musical Shabbats (Friday nights at 7 p.m.)

-July 23. Ellie Flier.

-July 30. Cantor Francyne Davis Jacobs. Native Houstonian, Cantor Davis teaches music to all ages, and currently serves as president of the Women Cantors’ Network.

-Aug. 6, 7 p.m. A Musical Zoom Shabbat. Singers are needed for this very special Shabbat service. Contact Hy Peen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to participate.

-Fridays, 7 p.m., Shabbat Services. Virtual. For link, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

-Sundays, 10 a.m. Adult Education - Torch Class. Via Zoom. TORCH Rabbi Haakov Wolbe leads a discussion of Pirke Avot (Ethics of the Fathers). For information, contact Carrie Keith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

-Sundays, 11:30 a.m. Sunday Discussion Group. Via Zoom. Sunday Discussion Group is open to all, reading “Caste” by Isabel Wilkerson. To join, email Susan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Join Zoom Meeting at 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81062242287?pwd=WGhiNFA5cGRVbU0zWCt5WFY3WkNPZz09

Meeting ID: 810 6224 2287; Passcode: 408706

WEST LAKE CHURCH

1660 W. Lake Houston Pkwy., Kingwood

281-824-3148

www.westlakechurchonline.com

 

WOODLANDS CHURCH - ATASCOCITA

18111 W. Lake Houston Pkwy., Humble

281-404-7700

www.wc.org

-Saturdays, 6 p.m. Evening Worship Service

-Sundays, 9:30 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. Worship Services

 

WOODRIDGE BAPTIST CHURCH

5707 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood

832-412-1507

www.woodridge.org

-Mondays, July 5 and July 19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sew Blessed Quilters. For everyone from beginner to experienced quilters, meeting twice a month; the first meeting is lesson time to introduce new skills and techniques and second meeting is a fun time of quilting and fellowship. The group will work on quilts to donate through local missions groups. Basic supplies are included, but you will need to bring your own machine. Fabric and materials to practice are provided, but may not be the colors or patterns you like, so bring your own if preferred. This is a "come and go" event, so stay as long or as short a time as you can. Registration is not required, but is helpful for the leaders of this ministry. Register online at https://wbc.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/492496/logins/new?return=https://wbc.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/492496/registrations/new.

Women’s Ministries

-Wednesday, July 28, 6:30-9 p.m. WBC Shelter. Flamingle & Jingle. Christmas in July. Come ready to Flamingle while listening to some Christmas Jingles. Who doesn’t love a fun-filled night of Christmas snacks, cookies, music and crafts? Nobody. Listen to Christmas music while making wooden Christmas tree décor, decorating cookies and enjoying some great frozen hot chocolate. Cost is $14 and childcare is provided. To register, visit https://wbc.churchcenter.com/.

Men’s Ministries




SPORTS/TOURNAMENTS/RACES

 

SUMMER INDOOR SOCCER LEAGUE

A five-week League with games on Saturday afternoons (2 p.m., 3 p.m. or 4 p.m.) will begin Saturday, June 19 (ending July 24), will be held at Jcsportshouston, 18610 Page Forest Dr., Humble. COVID-19 protocols are in place and will be enforced. Training and games are on the same day and will take place at JC Sports. Eligible children born in 2014, 2015 or 2016 may register at http://jcsportshouston.com/winter-soccer-league-demo/.

 

RACE THROUGH TEXAS VIRTUAL RUN

Race Through America Virtual Race Series continues! Each month, participants race through a different state; in March, the virtual race will be through the great state of Texas - from the Alamo in San Antonio to Dallas and Houston. Twenty percent of each registration will be donated to Feeding America, which is the leading domestic hunger relief organization with a nationwide network of 200 food banks. This is a virtual race. You choose to complete 1 mile, 5K, 10K, 13.1, 26.2 or 50 miles. For information or to register online, visit www.virtualrunevents.com/product/race-through-america/.




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.



ABWA

The Humble Artesian League of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) will hold its monthly meeting the first Thursday of each month at Spring Creek Barbecue, 5613 FM 1960 E., Humble. Networking will begin at 6 p.m. and a meal is included in the price of the program. Those who are not members of ABWA are welcome to attend as guests for up to two meetings. For membership and ticket information, visit http://abwahumble.org/mnm.html or email 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, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For reservations, send email with your information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For organization information, visit www.abwawoven.com.

 

ALZHEIMER'S/DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

The Lake Houston Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers Support Group is currently holding its monthly meetings via ZOOM, the second Monday of each month from 3-4:30 p.m. For information and login instruction, 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 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.

 

ASTRONOMY CLUB

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 Blue Star Mothers of America Houston Area Chapter is a non-profit service organization and support group for mothers, fathers, other family members or friends of those serving or who have served in the United States Armed Forces and meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. (sign-in at 6:45 p.m.), at the American Legion Hall, 307 Charles St., Humble. For membership and other information, visit www.bsmhoustonarea.org or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

 

BIZCOM

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

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

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 community is invited to the Community Response Task Force monthly meeting the second Friday of each month, from 1-2 p.m., at Rosewood Funeral Home, 17404 W. Lake Houston Pkwy., Atascocita. Guest speakers will present vital community information from partnerships with the State, counties, cities, port, airport, schools, hospitals and other community services. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call 281-852-2181, or visit www.crtf.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.

 

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.

 

CREATING WITH BLIND ABANDON

Creating With Blind Abandon is a free art program for students who are blind or have low vision that cannot be corrected with glasses. Meetings will be held the third Saturday of each month at the Metropolitan Multi-Services Center, 1475 W. Gray St., Houston. For organizational or meeting information, visit https://creatingwithblindabandon.com or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

CRIJ BREAKFAST

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 James Tull Chapter, NSDAR, meets the first Saturday of each month, with a 9:30 a.m. social time and meeting at 10 a.m., at Humble Senior Center, 1401 S. Houston Ave., Humble. For information and questions, contact Sharon Taylor at 713-876-7551 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

DEERWOOD TOASTMASTERS

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.

 

EAGLE SPRINGS FARMERS MARKET

Buy from a local farmers market every Tuesday, from 4-7 p.m., rain or shine, at Valley Springs Clubhouse, 13555 Valley Lodge Pkwy., Atascocita. Support local farmers/ranchers, specialty foods. A family-friendly environment; bring the fur babies along.  #buylocal

 

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.

 

FALL CREEK FARMERS’ MARKET

Buy from a local farmers’ market every Sunday, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine, at The Park at Fall Creek, 7930 Fall Creek Bend Dr., Humble. Support local farmers/ranchers, specialty foods (candles and scents, jams and jellies, coffee roasters, wines, poultry, and more). A family-friendly environment; bring the fur babies along.  #buylocal

 

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 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

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 832-927-5500.

 

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.

 

GERMAN STAMMTISCH

A new social learning group meets monthly for people who want to refresh or practice their German language skills, the second Saturday of each month, 9 a.m., at Skeeter's Mesquite Grill, 4121 West Lake Houston Pkwy., Kingwood. Former military members are welcome; also parents and children. For information, email Alisa at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

GOODTIMERS

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.

 

THE GROVES MARKETPLACE

Buy from a local farmers market every Thursday, from 3-7 p.m., rain or shine, at The Hearth, 11939 Madera Run Pkwy., Atascocita. Support local farmers/ranchers, specialty foods. A family-friendly environment; bring the fur babies along. For vendor spotlights and updates follow, like and share on Instagram and Facebook @thegrovesmarketplace.



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 meet 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.

Lupus Support Group. This group meets 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 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

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 and locations vary. Cost is $22 for members; $25 for guests (member rate applies if signing up for membership at the luncheon). For reservations, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Susan Soderquist at 281-967-3636 or Debbie Sottile at 703-371-7544.

 

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..

 

HUFFMAN ISD

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 Area Genealogical Society (THAGS) meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. from September through May, at Phillip Cezeaux Recreation Building, 100 N. Houston Ave., Humble. Monthly programs cover genealogy research, tools and techniques, with field trips frequently to the Clayton Genealogy Research Library in Houston. THAGS serves the greater Lake Houston Area. Visitors are welcome. For more information, visit www.humblegen.org or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

HUMBLE BEAUTIFICATION

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.

 

HUMBLE ISD

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

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 Sandy 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, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway in Humble. For information, contact Bill Davis at 281-543-4521. The public is invited.

 

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.

 

HUMBLE TRANSPORTATION

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

The International Ladies Club was founded in 1976 by a small group of foreign-born women living in Kingwood, with members from many foreign countries. The club's mission is primarily a social one, meeting the third Thursday of the month -- to allow women from any part of the world to interact with each other in friendship and to let them 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 Leslie Sarmiento at 281-686-9293, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit www.ilckingwood.org/. Meeting times and locations vary each month; current information may be found 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..

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

KAD meets the first Wednesday of every month (except July and December) at Los Cucos Restaurant, 23730 U.S. 59 N., Kingwood. Social and dining hour 6-7 p.m. Meeting 7-8:30 p.m. KAD has served the Lake Houston communities of Kingwood, Humble, Atascocita and Huffman since 1994. Kingwood Area Democrats embody the Texas progressive spirit and passion for Democratic values at all levels of government. For more information, visit www.KingwoodAreaDemocrats.org or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

Join other quilting enthusiasts first Thursdays, from 6:30-9 p.m., at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 2929 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood. Face masks and social distancing are required. For club information, visit www.kingwoodareaquiltguild.com.

 

KINGWOOD AREA REPUBLICAN WOMEN

The Kingwood Area Republican Women (KARW) meets the fourth Wednesday of each month (except July or July) at The Clubs of Kingwood, 1700 Lake Kingwood Trail, Kingwood, at 11 a.m. Members reflect the diversity of interests and activities that characterize the small towns of this country. The socio-economic scale is broad, ranging from the affluent to the family of moderate means. Every adult age group is represented, from young mother to retiree. The  Club’s goal is to assist local Republican candidates seeking office and to be elected and provide a forum for them to express their views, ideas and collaborate with KARW. Visit www.kingwoodrepublicanwomen.org to join. Membership is $35 per year for active members; Associate membership is $20 for women with active membership in another Federated RW, Spouse or Republican men. For information, email President Chris Parker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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

Competing in the Texas Rugby Union playing against other Division-3 teams in the greater Houston area, the Crusaders were formed in 2015 and currently practice at Creekwood Middle School, 3603 W. Lake Houston Pkwy., Kingwood, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-8:30 p.m. and home matches on Saturday afternoons; beginning in July, the Crusaders’ home pitch (practice and matches) will be moving to River Grove Park. Following games, the team gathers at Back Pew Brewery to fraternize with the opposing team. Interested players (18 and older) should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.kingwoodcrusaders.com.

 

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

The Kingwood Garden Club meets 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 the Club. Dues are $50 annually, payable at the March meeting. For club information or to join, email Margo Rushin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 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 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

This event is held the first Sunday of each month at Kingwood 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 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 meeting and speaker information, visit www.kwphotoclub.com.

 

KINGWOOD PIP

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.

 

KINGWOOD TOASTMASTERS

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

This volunteer organization is dedicated to “Caring for our Community” and meets 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 visit www.kingwoodwomensclub.org or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

KINGWOOD WRITERS GROUP

The Kingwood Writers Group meets 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..

 

KSA PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE MEETING

The Public Safety Committee will meet the second Wednesday of each month  at 7 p.m., in the South Woodland Hills Community Room, 2030 Shadow Rock Dr., Kingwood.

 

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 Pachyderm Club, 2523 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Kingwood, meets 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 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. For meeting dates and information, call 281-913-3484.

 

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.

 

MODERN WIDOWS CLUB HOUSTON

MWC is part of a national organization which provides widow mentoring, leadership and empowerment through member services, active social media sites and an inspirational blog. The organization aspires to be a bridge of understanding, comfort, compassion and positive change between a widow and her community and is non-denominational. The Northwest Houston/Katy chapter of MWC will meet the third Wednesday of every month at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 15015 Memorial Dr. near Eldridge Road at 6:30 p.m. Women of all ages, faiths and backgrounds are invited to attend. For information about Modern Widows Club, visit www.modernwidowsclub.com, click on “Chapters” tab or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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..

 

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

The Municipal Utility District No. 153 meets the third Wednesday of each month at 11:30 a.m., at Fulbright & Jaworski, 1301 McKinney, 47th Fl., Houston. For information, email Yvette Deitrick at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The public is invited.

 

MULTIPLE MYELOMA SUPPORT GROUP

The Kingwood/The Woodlands Area Multiple Myeloma Support Group meets the first Saturday of each month at 10 a.m.  In the upstairs youth room at the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church School at 2929 Woodland Hills Dr. in Kingwood.  For more 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 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.

 

PINK LADIES

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.

 

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, 7 p.m., at A&A Drug & Alcohol Education, Humble Plaza Suites, Ste. 19, 19333 Hwy. 59, Humble. 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..

 

TIRZ

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.

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Humble Area Retired Teachers Association (HARTA) will have their Zoom meeting on February 15 at 10 am.

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