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 (May 3-9)

 

“ALICE IN WONDERLAND, JR”

The Christian Youth Theater Houston will present “Alice in Wonderland, Jr” Friday-Sunday, April 30-May 9, at the Charles Bender Performing Arts Center, 611 Higgins St., Humble. The presentation is based on the 1951 Disney film and the novels by Lewis Carroll. For performance times and to purchase tickets, visit www.cythouston.org/shows. COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed; staff and patrons are required to wear masks at all times while attending performances.

 

AGGIE MOMS MEETING

Kingwood/Humble Area Aggie Moms will hold its next meeting Tuesday, May 4, at Tin Roof BBQ, 18918 Town Center Blvd., Humble. Dinner (on you) will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m., and meeting and fun begin at 6:30 p.m. All Aggie moms with new freshmen or transfer students (College Station or Galveston) are welcome to attend. High school scholarships will be awarded and the tailgate drawing will be held. Last day to buy tickets to win the tailgate package will be at the meeting May 4. For details, visit www.khaggiemoms.org/win-aggie-tailgate-package/.

 

CINCO DE MAYO - MAY 5

 

HUMBLE BIZCOM

Humble BizCom will meet Thursday, May 6, from 11 a .m.-noon, and feature business, community members and school officials to address specific needs and issues of the Humble community. Citizens, community organizations, businesses and interested parties are welcome to attend. Speakers will include Rep. Dan Huberty; Jason Stuebe; Chief Ken Theis; Dr. Elizabeth Fagen; Jessica Beemer; Ben Allen; Terri Osborne; and Nachelle Scott. The event is free of charge, if a reservation is made. To register, visit https://lakehoustonareachamber.chambermaster.com/eventregistration/register/394562. For information, email Allie Smart at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

STATE OF THE VILLAGE

Supporters of The Village Center are invited to join in for the upcoming “State of The Village” Zoom presentation Thursday, May 6, at 12:30 p.m. or 4 p.m. The 30-minute program  (25 minute update and 5 minutes for Q and A) will provide updates on key happenings at The Village, including a financial report, program highlights, a message from a Villager parent and news about 2021 initiatives. For Zoom link information, call 281-358-6172 or email info

@villagelac.org.

 

KINGWOOD FARMERS MARKET

Enjoy fresh, local produce at the weekly Kingwood Farmers Market Thursday, May 6, from 3-7 p.m., at Kingwood Town Center Park, 8 N. Main St., Kingwood. For information, call 346-600-2366.

 

GROVES MARKETPLACE

Groves Marketplace, at The Hearth, 11939 Madera Run Pkwy., Atascocita, is open Thursday, May 6, 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 AREA QUILT GUILD

Join other quilting enthusiasts Thursday, May 6, 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.

 

KSA PARKS COMMITTEE MEETING

The committee meeting will be held Thursday, May 6, 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..

GRAB-AND-GO MEALS FOR KIDS

The Houston Food Bank is sponsoring Grab-and-Go Meals for Kids Friday, May 7, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Octavia Fields Library, 1503 South Houston Ave., Humble.

 

SHRED IT EMC

The East Montgomery County Improvement District will hold its 6th annual

Shred It EMC event Saturday, May 8, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. The free drive-thru event will take place at the EMCID Complex parking lot/driveway, 21575 Hwy. 59, New Caney. Attendees do not have to get out of their cars to shred paper items as they will be removed from the vehicle and shredded on-site. Vehicles should enter through Eagle Drive and drive straight back past the R.B. Tullis Library to

the EMCID Complex. Vehicles will exit right onto the Hwy. 59 frontage road.

Acceptable to shred: office papers; file folders; thin cardboard. No need to remove staples, paper clubs, rubber bands or small binders. Items not accepted: thick cardboard; common trash; hazardous materials; plastics or metals; CDs, DVDs.

 

ENCORE! TOGETHER AGAIN

The Summer Creek High School Choral Department will present “Encore! Together Again” Friday, May 7, and Saturday, May 8, at 7 p.m., in the SCHS Performing Arts Center, 14000 Weckford Blvd., Houston. Tickets are $5 presale and $8 at the door. Reserved seating and tickets may be purchased at https://schschoir.ludus.com up to one hour before show time. Performances will also be livestreamed. Tickets may be purchased for $5 (see link above), option for “virtual tickets.”

 

BANDS IN THE BACKYARD

The public is invited to enjoy food, beer and live music at three outdoor concerts at The Hill at Valley Ranch, 21562 Valley Ranch Pkwy., New Caney. Admission is $10. Kids aged 12 and under are free. For tickets, visit www.thehillvr.com. The concerts scheduled:

-Friday, May 7. Jesse Dayton with special guest Western Bling. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; live music from 6:30-10 p.m.

-Friday, May 15. Bayou Roux with special guests Beau Bayou & Sabine Connection and Platinum Player Zydeco Band. Crawfish Boil and great Cajun food will be available for purchase. Gates open at 4 p.m.; live music from 5-10 p.m.

 

“MATILDA THE MUSICAL”

Centre Stage, Kingwood, will present “Matilda The Musical” Friday, May 7, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, May 8, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, May 9, 3 p.m., at The Nathaniel Center, 804 Russell Palmer Rd., Kingwood. Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony award-winning Roald Dahl's “Matilda The Musical” is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. To purchase tickets online ($25-$30), visit http://centrestagekw.org/tickets or tix.com. For information, call 281-684-5548 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

EMCC GRAND PRIX

The East Montgomery Community Chamber of Commerce will present an exciting team-building/networking event Friday, May 7, from 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., at Speedsportz Racing Park, 23050 Speed St., New Caney. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m.; a mandatory safety briefing at 12:15 p.m.; and races will begin at 1 p.m. Admission fees are $150 for individual racer and $750 for a team of five (5). To register, visit https://communitychamber.chambermaster.com/eventregistration/register/14844.

 

RIVERWOOD CONCERT

The Riverwood Middle School, Kingwood, will present a concert Friday, May 7, at 4 p.m., at Kingwood Town Center Park, 8 N. Main St., Kingwood. For information, contact Amanda Brotherton at 281-787-9910.

 

5FVL FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER

5FVL Foundation will present the “Same Hearts Different Journeys” fundraiser Saturday, May 8, from noon-10 p.m., at Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy., Humble. The public is invited to enjoy food, fun and shopping, live music with DJ and large inflatables. 5FVL Foundation provides funding, housing and education to small businesses, low income households, handicapped/disabled and the homeless. The target is to help but the goal is for change. Admission is $8 per person and tickets may be purchased online at www.eventbrite.com/e/same-hearts-different-journey-tickets-150350571607. For organization information, visit www.5fvlfoundation.org.

 

MOTHER’S DAY - MAY 9

 

HUMBLE FARMERS MARKET

Eat Fresh! Buy Local! Visit the Humble Farmers Market at Schott Park, 8510 Will Clayton Pkwy., Humble, Sunday, May 9, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 

 

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MAPLEBROOK SENIOR PARADE

Maplebrook Elementary School, 7935 Farmingham Rd., Humble, invites its 2021 graduating seniors to join with other former students Monday, May 10, at 8:30 a.m. for a parade around the Maplebrook track while being cheered on by the current MBE staff and students. A reception for graduates and parents will follow the parade and include cake and punch. Celebrate their future and see friends and teachers from days at MBE. Wear your cap and gown if possible.

 

FAMILYTIME COMMUNITY BOOK CLUB

The FamilyTime Community Book Club will announce its new book Tuesday, May 11. Visit www.facebook.com/familytimeccc for information and sign up for the mailing list.

 

CERTIFIED CPR CLASS

The Porter Fire Department, 23550 Loop 494, Porter, will offer four hours of CPR instruction Tuesday, May 11, from 6-10 p.m. Cost is $50, two-year certification. Cost will include books, portable resuscitator mask, oxygen inlet kit, training and certificate of completion. Written and practical exams are required. The BLS Healthcare Provider Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. The course is intended for healthcare providers such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, respiratory therapists, physical/occupational therapists, physician assistants, residents and fellows, medical and nursing students in training, aides, medical nursing assistants and allied health personnel. For information and registration, visit www.porterfire.com.

 

KINGWOOD PIP

The Kingwood PIP, Houston Police Department’s Positive Interaction Program, will meet in person* Tuesday, May 11, at 7 p.m., at Kingwood Church of Christ, 2901 Woodland Hills, Kingwood, and will feature the “HPD Hate Crimes Unit,” which will unravel some of the mysteries of hate crimes and discuss how cases are handled from the initial call to making a final determination of whether to classify a case as a hate- or bias-motivated crime (explaining the difference between hate incidents and hate crimes). The meeting will also be streamed live with sign language interpretation at youtube.com/houstonpolice. *If attending in person, it is required that all attendees wear face masks and practice strict social distancing.

 

KSA PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE MEETING

The Safety Committee will meet Wednesday, May 12, at 7 p.m., in the South Woodland Hills Community Room, 2030 Shadow Rock Dr., Kingwood.

 

GROVES MARKETPLACE

The Groves Marketplace, at The Hearth, 11939 Madera Run Pkwy., Atascocita, is open Thursday, May 13, 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, May 13, from 3-7 p.m., at Kingwood Town Center Park, 8 N. Main St., Kingwood. For information, call 346-600-2366.

 

GREENTREE SENIOR RECEPTION

Greentree Elementary School, 3502 Brook Shadow Dr., Kingwood, invites its former Gators graduating in 2021 to its Senior Reception Thursday, May 13, at 4 p.m., in the Greentree Elementary Cafetorium. Scholarship recipients will also be honored. Seniors can tour the school, visit with former teachers after the reception and take a picture with the wooden Gator. Parents are invited to attend as well.

 

TRAVEL PRESENTATION

Bookends and Kingwood Country Club invites the public to a two-hour travel presentation featuring Silversea Luxury Cruises Thursday, May 13, at 6 p.m., with Betsy Burks, business development manager. Silverseas’ newest vessel starts sailing June 21, 2021. Call 281-358-2171 for a reservation for the presentation.

 

GRAB-AND-GO MEALS FOR KIDS

The Houston Food Bank is sponsoring Grab-and-Go Meals for Kids Friday, May 14, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Octavia Fields Library, 1503 South Houston Ave., Humble.

 

COMMUNITY RESPONSE TASK FORCE

The community is invited to the Community Response Task Force meeting Friday, May 14, from 1-2 p.m., at  the Atascocita Fire Department, 18425 Timber Forest, Atascocita.. Guest speaker will be Mark Rafail, president/principal broker, Rafail Insurance Agency. 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.

 

KINGWOOD AREA QUILT GUILD

Join other quilting enthusiasts Thursday, May 14, 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.

 

HAMILTON LOOMIS IN CONCERT

The Charles Bender Performing Arts Center, 611 Higgins St., Humble, will host Galveston-born musician Hamilton Loomis in a concert Friday, May 14, from 7-9 p.m. Loomis and crew shine on stage proving his music is best experienced in person, where one can see and hear its intended splendor. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at www.humblepac.com or in person at Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy., Humble.

 

MUSIC ON MAIN

The public is invited to a Music on Main free concert in the park, 308 Main St., Humble, Friday, May 14, from 7-9 p.m. Bring a cooler, a chair and a friend to enjoy the music.

 

ST. MARTHA PARISH BLOOD DRIVE

The second parish blood drive for 2021, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, is scheduled for Sunday, May 16, from 8 a.m.-1:45 p.m., at the Activity Center on Woodland Hills Drive. The Knights of Columbus will be in the narthex before and after each mon Saturday-Sunday, May 8-9, to assist donors with an appointment to donate. Appointments can also be made by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Darien Gurka at 713-628-0373. To schedule online, visit www.giveblood.org. Enter sponsor code 1220 for St. Martha Catholic Church.  For additional information, visit /www.stmartha.com/kofc-blood-drive.

 

LONE STAR EQUESTRIAN ASSOCIATION

LSEA will meet Sunday, May 16, from noon-4 p.m., at the Kingwood Town Center Park, 8 N. Main St., Kingwood. For information, call 281-318-9595.

 

TAX DAY - MAY 17

 

VIRTUAL POLICE MEMORIAL

Join Commissioner R. Jack Cagle and former Congressman Ted Poe on Facebook for the annual memorial ceremony honoring fallen Texas law enforcement officers Monday, May 17, from 9-11 a.m. Law enforcement agencies from across Harris County will be represented. Tune into this virtual event to remember these brave men and women for their tireless dedication and sacrifice at www.facebook.com/hcprecinct4. For information, call 713-274-4050.

 

KINGWOOD SUPER NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL

The KSNC will meet Wednesday, May 19, 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..

 

KINGWOOD WOMEN’S CLUB

The KWC will hold its monthly meeting Thursday, May 20, at 9:30 a.m., at the Overlook Event Center, 20114 Pinehurst Dr., Atascocita. Visitors interested in the club are welcome to attend. For information visit www.kingwoodwomensclub.org or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

GROVES MARKETPLACE

The Groves Marketplace, at The Hearth, 11939 Madera Run Pkwy., Atascocita, is open Thursday, May 20, 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, May 20, 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, May 21, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Octavia Fields Library, 1503 South Houston Ave., Humble.

 

MARKET AT REDEMPTION SQUARE

The public is invited to visit the Market at Redemption Square Plaza, 250 Assay St., Houston, Saturday, May 22, 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.

 

LIBERTY OPRY

Liberty Opry, 1816 Sam Houston St., Liberty, will present gospel night, featuring Matthew Butler, Allen Hauke (storyteller), Christine Scott with Karla Burris and Joe Irwin, the Liberty Opry Band and comedian Booger Lee Saturday, May 22, from 6-8 p.m. Tickets are $15. For reservations or program information, call 936-336-5830 or visit www.libertyopry.com.

 

QUEENS OF MEMORIAL WEEKEND FESTIVAL

A ‘Queens of Memorial Weekend’ festival will be held Saturday-Sunday, May 22-23, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., at Kingwood Town Center Park, 8 N. Main St., Kingwood. For information, contact Jasmine Romero at 504-478-3097 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

AGGIE MOMS ONLINE BOUTIQUE

The Aggie Moms online boutique will be open throughout the month of May. Get lots of Aggie items, including great yard signs at www.khaggiemoms.org/boutique/. To specifically order yard signs for $20 each (proceeds will go to scholarships), visit www.khaggiemoms.org/yard-signs/.




PUBLIC OFFERINGS

 

KINGWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER (Currently closed)

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



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. 

-Through Sunday, June 20 deadline. “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. LSC-Kingwood Fine Art Gallery invites artists to submit entries for the juried show by June 20. Entry fee is $10. For submission details and requirements, submission forms and contest rules, visit www.lonestar.edu/2021-vision. 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

 

HCPL No-contact Curbside Holds Pick-up is now available. Check website for details at www.hcpl.net.

In accordance with Harris County’s efforts to stop the spread of the Coronavirus, all Harris County Public Library branches will remain closed to the public at this time.



KINGWOOD BRANCH LIBRARY

The  Kingwood Branch Library is located at 4400 Bens View Ln., Kingwood. All programs are free. Note: Some programs require registration or tickets. For details, visit http://tinyurl.com/7d4s8ly, call 832-927-7830 or visit the library.

Curbside Pick Up service hours are: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday, 1-6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. No appointments necessary; just drive up.

All programs are free. Note that all 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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

-Wednesday, May 12, 5-6 p.m. Live Chinese Calligraphy Class. Join in as Junrui Garcia leads us through an expiration of why and how some cultures value handwriting and calligraphy and how we can turn daily writing into calligraphy art. Also discussed will be the significance of handwriting in this digital age.

-Thursday, May 13, 5-6 p.m. Virtual Live with Gloria Chao. Enjoy a Live Virtual Conversation and Q and A with YA author Gloria Chao, who will discuss her latest book, “Rent a Boyfriend.” To join, visit https://kingwoodfolk.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c3197cd34577578f5e6391f0b&id=aa99910e32&e=6d7f9efd58.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

Children

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.

-Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Virtual Baby Sprouts Play and Learn. Join us on Facebook Live for alternating weeks of flannel board storytelling and basic concept learning activities.  

-Wednesdays, 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Virtual Little Seedlings Toddler Time. Join us on Facebook Live for virtual 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 instructions for the make-along craft, see Facebook live.

-Thursdays, 10 a.m. Sapling Activity Time for Preschoolers. Join us on Facebook Live for virtual Sapling Activity 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 Facebook live.  

-Thursdays, 4 p.m. OLOGY. Interested in paleontology or zoology? Discover the world around you through OLOGY. The suffix "ology" means "the study of." Join us each week we will discover a new "ology" through fun crafts, activities, and books. What will you discover this week? This program is suggested for ages 6-12 years old. No registration is required.

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES

Teens

(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 by texting @kwteens to 81010. Service is free and confidential; standard text message rates apply.)

-Monday, May 3, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Teen Escape Room. KW Teen Discord Server. Will you be able to break out of this virtual escape room? Join others teens in deciphering clues and solving puzzles. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an invitation.

-Monday, May 17, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Teen Trivia. KW Teen Discord Server. How well do you know comics and superheroes? Join in an afternoon trivia game to see whose knowledge tops them all. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an invitation.

-Monday, May 24, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Teen Book Club Gine Box. KW Teen Discord Server. Teen Book Club is getting crafty. Every month, sign up to receive you 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 registering, wait for an email, then come to the Library Drive-Thru to pick it up. Enjoy the book and craft and join in the book club discussion at the virtual meeting. May’s theme is Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Binge Boxes are limited to teens in grades 6-12, available on first-come, first-served basis. To register, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name and grade.

Adults

For information, visit www.hcpl.net and Facebook/KingwoodBranchLibrary or call Adult Services at 832-927-7830.

Monthly Programs

-Wednesday, May 5, 2-3 p.m. Online Adult Coloring. Virtual Meeting on Microsoft Teams. Join in an interactive coloring experience. Register now and receive a link to join a live Teams meeting. Most devices can connect. Links to coloring pages will be emailed for printout. If you need printed pages, email or call the library.

-Wednesday, 5, 7-8:45 p.m. Mystery Book Club. Virtual Meeting on Microsoft Teams. May’s book will be “Interference” by Brad Parks. Interested readers need to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an invitation to the Zoom meeting.

-Wednesday, May 12, 2-3 p.m. Online Puzzle Building. Virtual Meeting on Microsoft Teams. Join in an interactive puzzle building experience, or two. Register to receive a link for the live Teams meeting.

-Monday, May 17, 7-8:30 p.m. Talk it Up! Book Discussions. Virtual Meeting on Zoom. Open to anyone who likes to read and share conversation with other book enthusiasts. For information, call Adult Services at 832-927-7830. May book selection is “Secret Wife” by Gill Paul.

-Monday, May 24, 6-7 p.m. Yough (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 as much as you! This month’s discussion will be “Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know” by Samira Ahmed.



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.  Some programs have been developed for specific age groups, where applicable this has been noted. All events are also posted on our website found at www.hcpl.net.

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ATASCOCITA BRANCH LIBRARY’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY

The Atascocita Branch Library will celebrate its 25th Anniversary this year! The library opened on May 5, 1996. Join us in our weeklong celebration with activities each day for all ages:

-Monday, May 3, 10 a.m. Kumihimo Friendship Bracelet Craft. Beginning Monday, adults can pick up a kit through the curbside service to make a Kumihimo friendship bracelet (while supplies last). Reminisce about the 90s and learn this Japanese method of braiding.

-Wednesday, May 5, 10 a.m. FOAL Giveaway. Visit the library as we continue to commemorate ABL’s anniversary. The Friends of Atascocita Library (FOAL) group will be handing out giveaway packets while supplies last.

-Thursday, May 6, 10 a.m. 90s Sand Art Craft. Sand art was a popular craft in the 1990s. Visit the library and use the curbside services and ask for a sand art kit. For children 12 and under.

-Friday, May 7, 10 a.m. 90s Snack Pack. Cruise down Tasty Lane and get your 90s snack pack through the curbside service. Available while supplies last.

-Saturday, May 8, 10 a.m. 90s Pop Culture Mystery Bag. Our final giveaway to close out our celebration! Cruise down memory lane and get a 90s pop culture mystery bag while supplies last.

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UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Children

Teens

Adults

Adult Computer Class (requires registration)

-Mondays, 11 a.m.-noon. Computer Class. Learn the basics about computers, internet and other technology during this class. Register online at www.hcpl.net or call 832-927-5560; space is limited.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

Children

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.

-Tuesdays, 4:15-4:45 p.m. Tell Me a Tale Tuesday. Stories read based on specific themes each week. Registration is required. You 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.

-Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. Tales for Tots. For children ready for a more action-packed story time, focusing on a special theme, developing early literacy skills and enjoying stories, sing-alongs, crafts and more. Registration is required.

-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.



OCTAVIA FIELDS BRANCH LIBRARY

The library is located at 1503 South Houston, Humble, and offers numerous programs for children, teens and adults. For information, visit www.hcpl.net or call 832-927-5500.



BALDWIN BOETTCHER BRANCH LIBRARY
The Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library is now operating inside Mercer Botanic Gardens, 22306 Aldine Westfield Rd., Humble. All programs are free and open to the public. For library information, call 832-927-5480.

-Currently, through Monday, May 17. Quiz the Horticulturalist. What would you like to know about gardening, plants, flowers or trees? The Library is teaming with Mercer Park Staff to answer your questions. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your botanical questions. *You can send one email each day with a maximum of five questions. Take the opportunity to question knowledgeable Mercer staff. Call 382-927-5480 for information.



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.

SPECIAL EVENTS

-Friday, April 30-Monday, May 3. City Nature Challenge. Visitors of all ages can help document the plants and animals of Jones Park through the iNaturalist app in this global event. Whether you want to venture out on your own during this four-day event or participate in one of the events at Jones Park on Saturday, May 1, there are plenty of opportunities to get outside and learn more about our local ecosystems. Ages 10 and older. Registration begins Wednesday, April 21, for the following events on Saturday, May 1, at Jones Park.

-First Saturday Birding, at 7:45 a.m.

-Reptiles and Amphibians, at 9 a.m.

-Fish of Spring Creek, at 10 a.m.

-Biological Surveys for beginners, at 2 p.m.

-Monday, May 3, 8 a.m. Summer Nature Camp Online Registration. Children ages 5-12 are invited to Amazing Arthropods, a four-day educational summer program. Parents or legal guardians may register online with scanned identification and the child’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:

-June 8-11 and June 22-25, 9 a.m.-noon - Ages 5-6

-June 15-18; July 13-16; and 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.

-Saturday, May 8, 1-4 p.m. Second Saturday Settlers: Ladies Day. Witness daily activities in the life of settler women such as spinning and weaving, laundry, cooking, butter churning and more as staff and volunteers use hands-on demonstrations to bring the Redbud Hill Homestead to life. Reservations are required beginning Wednesday, April 28.

-Sunday, May 9, 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 our outdoor stage to listen to free folk music or bring an instrument to play along.

-Saturday, May 15, 9 a.m. Invasives Beware. Join park staff and volunteers to assist with habitat management and enhancement projects throughout Jones Park by removing invasive species, managing the forest understory and planting trees. Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Children younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

-Saturday-Sunday, May 15-16, 1-4 p.m. Reptile Open House. From the largest pythons to the smallest frogs, Jones Park staff and volunteers will teach participants about the amazing world of reptiles and amphibians. Visitors will get a firsthand look at these animals, both local species and others from around the globe, and learn just how beneficial they truly are. Reservations are required beginning Wednesday, May 5.

-Saturday, May 22, 9 a.m. Bites, Stings and Itches. Join Assistant Director Matthew Abernathy to learn about safety when exploring the outdoors. This interactive program will include a classroom portion followed by a short walk around the Nature Center to see plants and animals firsthand. Reservations are required beginning Wednesday, May 12.

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, May 12, 19, 26, 8:30 a.m. Conservation Connections. Join horticultural coordinator Matt Abernathy to assist with conservation projects around Jones Park. Projects may include the following: pollinator garden maintenance, vegetation management, habitat restoration, native plant propagation, biological surveys and more throughout the year. Ages 10 and up. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Participants need to wear closed-toed shoes and bring their own gloves.  Long pants, water and a hat are recommended.

-Wednesdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26, 9 a.m. Tai Chi. Interested in trying a new healthy outdoor activity? Tai Chi is a centuries-old activity shown to reduce osteoarthritis pain and improve quality of life, reasoning ability, balance and stability. John Spencer, a volunteer Tai Chi instructor, leads this class based on the 24-step yang form of Tai Chi. The one-hour class includes low-impact stretching, breathing, and range of motion exercises held in the outdoor classroom near the nature center.

-Wednesdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26, 10:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. Tadpoles Club. This interactive program helps introduce preschool-aged children to nature through stories, crafts, puppets, short walks and animals. This staff-naturalist-led program provides a great opportunity for parents and children to learn about and enjoy nature together. Reservations are required and available beginning Wednesdays, Apri 7, and Aug. 4. Ages 3 to 4 only. Parent must accompany children. No younger or older siblings.

-Wednesdays and Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Homestead Open House. Appreciate modern conveniences by taking a step back in time. Enjoy a look around the park’s historically accurate 1830’s Redbud Hill Homestead and Akokisa-Ishak Village. Learn about two very different, yet successful, ways of life. Self-guided interpretive brochures are available in the Nature Center, so you and your family can move at your own pace.

-Now. Nature Photo Contest. Time for the park’s annual photo contest! Get your cameras ready and join in the fun. This contest is open to all amateur photographers with the exception of Harris County Precinct 4 employees. Call for rules and information or visit www.hcp4.net/Community/Parks/Jones/Contest.

 

BIG STONE LODGE

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

SPECIAL EVENTS

-Friday, May 7, 2:30 p.m. Under the Sea Craft Pickup. Under the sea we can find many exciting critters like dolphins, sea turtles and starfish. Join the staff at Big Stone Lodge to pick up a do-at-home craft that will make you the star at any summer event. Staff members will have craft kits ready for participants to create sea-themed crafts. Packages will be handed out in the parking lot, so participants need not get out of their cars. Registration is required and deadline to register is Thursday, May 6. For more information or to register, visit www.hcp4.net/communitycenters/bsl/events/ or call 281-350-1029.

-Friday, May 21, 11:30 a.m. La Dolce Vita Drive-Thru Luncheon. Come enjoy La Dolce Vita, or “the sweet life,” with a deliziosa lunch at Big Stone Lodge. Precinct 4 invites those 50 and older to join staff members for a catered lunch that will include chicken spaghetti, mixed vegetables, garden salad, garlic bread, and dessert. Cost is $10 per person. Payments must be mailed in advance to Big Stone Lodge. Checks are payable to Fun4Seniors. Registration is required, and deadline for payments and registration is Wednesday, May 19. Payments and reservations cannot be accepted the day of the luncheon. For information or registration,  visit www.hcp4.net/communitycenters/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.

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

-Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:50 a.m. *Chair Exercise. This gentle exercise is designed to assist those who suffer from discomfort associated with arthritis, joint aches and stiffness. Participants build strength while remaining safely seated.

-Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. *Chair Yoga. Slow and gentle exercise designed to assist those who suffer from discomfort associated with arthritis, joint aches and stiffness. Participants improve flexibility, circulation and balance.

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



MANGUM-HOWELL CENTER

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, May 7, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Craft: Mother’s Day Flower Wreath and Recipe Card Holder. To celebrate Mother’s Day, make this fun, foam spring wreath that includes flowers, honey bees and an inspirational poem. Then make this recipe card holder to use while you make your favorite recipe for mom. 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.

-Tuesday, May 18, 11 a.m.-noon. Drive-Thru Monthly Luncheon: Heart of the Home. Keep celebrating Mother’s Day with this hearty menu from Ben’s Chuck Wagon. The menu includes chicken breast with creamy mushroom sauce, wild rice, mixed vegetables, homemade bread, German chocolate cake, and iced tea in a to-go container. Participants must stay in their cars and proceed along the driveway to receive a meal safely inside their vehicle. Registration is required by calling 281-591-7830. Plates are $10 each. Make checks payable to Doss Advisory Council, mailed to Mangum-Howell Center, 2500 Frick Road, Houston, 77038, no later than Tuesday, May 11, to meet the deadline to buy tickets on Friday, May 14. Payments cannot be made or accepted the day of the luncheon.

-Thursday, May 20, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Craft: Spring Beaded Charm Bracelet. Celebrate springtime with this colorful beaded bracelet to embellish your outfit. 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 ACTIVITIES

-Wednesdays, May 5 and 19, 8-10 a.m. Tree-rific Volunteers. Help care for  nursery trees by giving them some tender love and care. Location: Horticulture Propagation Center, 3602 Hirschfield Rd., Spring. Registration is required. For ages 16 and older.

-Saturdays, May 1, 15, 22, 29, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; and Tuesdays, May 11, 18, 25, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Yoga and Beyond. Join us in the gardens for a moment of meditation, relaxation and release. Registered yoga teacher Delyla Ovalle-Bowyer will lead the community as we build relationships with our bodies through movement off and on the mat. Individuals and families are welcome to enjoy a unique yoga, movement and mindful experience in a natural outdoor setting in the gardens. Bring a mat or towel and water to stay hydrated. Blocks and yoga straps are optional. Dress for the weather and come ready to enjoy a unique experience. Registration is required. Register online at www.hcp4.net/mercer/events. Online registration begins at 9 a.m. 30 days prior to each class.

-Monday, May 3, 10:30 a.m. Story Time. Parents and children are invited to enjoy story time in the natural setting of the garden. Visitors will need to register in advance at www.hcp4.net/mercer/events. Space is limited. Registration opens at 9 a.m. seven (7) days prior to class. 

-Friday-Saturday, May 7-8. Spring Plant Sale. The Mercer Society's spring plant sale is a unique event for shoppers who miss browsing Mercer's plant selections in the gardens. Shoppers can browse hundreds of high-quality plants rarely found at local retail nurseries and "Mercer Grown" plants. Planned plant sales will be listed on www.facebook.com/MercerBotanicGardens.

-Fridays, May 14 and 28, 9 a.m. or 11 a.m. Garden Cruisin’: Tour de 4. Experience the gardens during this leisurely, one-hour cart tour. There is a maximum of four passengers per tour. Registration is required. Ages 60 and older or those 12 or older with transportation needs.

-Thursday, May 20, 6-7 p.m. Volunteer Orientation. This orientation will be offsite at the Timber Lane Community Center, 1904 Naplechase Crest Dr., Spring. Registration is required. For ages 16 or older or 12-15 if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

-Saturday, May 22, 9-11 a.m. Exploring Dendrology: The Study of Trees. Incorporate botanical terms and apply them to tree identification. Registration is required. Meet at the Post Oak Pavilion in Mercer’s West Side Arboretum. For ages 12 and older.

-Saturday, May 22, 9 a.m.-noon. Bike Skills Rodeo. May is Bike Month, so bring the kids to Mercer's first Bike Skills Rodeo. This family-friendly event is for youth with balance, tricycle, or training wheel bikes with up to 16-inch wheels. Activities include a helmet check and multiple stations to improve bike handling, trail etiquette, and traffic safety skills. Each participant will receive a certificate of completion and a map of local cycling trails accessible from Mercer. Visit Bike Barn's mechanics station for a quick bike check. Grab some fun swag and cycling literature while supplies last. Participants must bring their own helmets and bikes and wear closed-toe shoes. Check in at the welcome table located near the Post Oak Pavilion in Mercer's West Side Arboretum. Parents/guardians will be required to sign a liability release prior to participation. Registration is required, as space is limited. Multiple start times are available. For information, call 713-274-4160.

-Thursday, May 27, 8-10 a.m. Bird Survey. Led by long-time birder Paul Gregg and Mercer staff member Christy Jones, this month’s bird survey is suited for birders of all levels. Wear comfortable walking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. Participants must be aged 12 or older. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Meet in front of the Visitor Center at Mercer’s East Side Gardens.

ONGOING PROGRAMS **

**Most Mercer programs are continuing, but with some restrictions. Group size will be limited and reservations for some activities will be required. Call the Center for details.

-First and third Mondays, 10:30 a.m. Story Time in the Gardens. In partnership with the Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library, Mercer Botanic Gardens invites parents and children to enjoy story time in the natural setting of the garden. Story time garden locations may vary each week. Registration is required, as space is limited. Recommended for children 2-5. Call 713-274-4160 to find out the location or to check for cancellations due to weather or holidays. Volunteer opportunities are available.

-Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon. Horticultural Propagation Center Volunteers. Assist the growing manager and volunteers with propagation, planting, grooming, pruning, weeding and other greenhouse-related activities. The center is approximately one mile from Mercer Botanic Gardens. A volunteer application is required for first-time volunteers. 

-Tuesdays, 9-11 a.m. Gardening in the Tropical Garden. Join a Mercer horticulturalist in the Tropical Garden to work with palms, plumerias, bamboo and special collections. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring a wide-brim hat, sunscreen and water. Tools and gloves will be provided. Volunteers must be 16 or older. Children between 12 and 15 may only volunteer with a parent or guardian present. Contact Mercer’s volunteer coordinator at 713-274-4160 in advance to schedule a visit.

-Tuesdays, 9-11 a.m. Gardening in the Native Garden.  Join a Mercer horticulturalist for planting, grooming, pruning, weeding and mulching in the Native Garden. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen and water. Tools and gloves will be provided. Volunteers must be 16 or older, or 12-15 if volunteering with a parent or guardian. Contact Mercer’s volunteer coordinator at 713-274-4160 to schedule a visit.

-Tuesdays, 8-11 a.m. Gardening – Natives and Shakespeare. Volunteers 16 and older can join a Mercer horticulturalist in the Native and Shakespeare gardens for planting, grooming, pruning, weeding and mulching. Wear closed-toe shoes, gloves, and a wide-brim hat, and bring sunscreen and water. Tools and gloves will be provided. Ages 12–15 may volunteer with parent or guardian participation. Contact Mercer’s volunteer coordinator at 713-274-4160 to schedule visits.

-Second and fourth Tuesdays, 8 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. Women’s Restorative Hike. This beginner-friendly, one-hour hike through Mercer’s gardens and forest is for those who believe in the restorative power that nature has on the mind, body and spirit. For women 18 or older. Consult a physician before starting any exercise program. Meet in front of the Visitor Center at Mercer’s East Side Main Gardens. Registration is required, as space is limited. Register at https://hcp4.net/mercer/events/.  Online registration begins 30 days prior at 9 a.m. For information, call 713-274-4160.

-Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon. Northside Horticultural Propagation Center Team. Join a plant committee and grow plants year-round for events and sales or help with various projects from construction to irrigation! Contact Mercer’s volunteer coordinator at 713-274-4160 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

-Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. Garden Tours. Stroll through the gardens with a garden docent or staff member as they highlight seasonal color, perennial favorites and more. Tours are scheduled on Tuesday or Thursday mornings beginning at 8:30 a.m. Guided tours are provided for groups of 10-30 people and must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. Call 713-274-4160 to schedule.

-Tuesdays and Thursdays, no earlier than 8:30 a.m. Docents: Children's and Adults. Introduce visitors to the beauty and wonder of Mercer's flora and fauna. Lead groups with a maximum of 30 guests. Opportunities are available for field trips, socialization and personal development. Onsite training is required. A one-year commitment is required. 

-Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. Gardening in the Children’s and Vegetable Gardens. Join a Mercer staff member to plant new plants, sow seeds, thin and harvest vegetables and weed garden beds in the Children’s Garden and the Vegetable Garden. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring a wide-brim hat, sunscreen and water. Tools and gloves will be provided. Volunteers must be 16 or older. Those 12 to 15 may volunteer with a parent or guardian. Call the volunteer coordinator at 713-274-4160 in advance to schedule a visit.

-Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon shifts. Mercer Greenhouse and Gardens. Work with staff horticulturalists and the greenhouse manager in the Children's, Vegetable, Shakespeare, Pollinator and Endangered Species and Native Plant gardens. A volunteer application is required for first-time volunteers. 

-First and third Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. Music in the Gardens. Join Mercer Botanic Gardens for Music in the Gardens, in which children 2-5 partner with their parents and experience rhythm and music principles in a natural outdoor setting throughout the garden. Classes use Kindermusik curriculum’s songs, instruments and movement to inspire creativity, confidence and music appreciation in children while building unique bonds with their parents. This free, family-friendly event is outdoors, so participants should dress for the weather. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring your own water bottle. Meet at Mercer’s East Side Main Garden. Registration is required, as space is limited. Register at www.hcp4.net/mercer/events/. Online registration begins the Wednesday prior at 9 a.m. For information, call 713-274-4160.

-Second Wednesdays, noon-2 p.m. Lunch Bunch. Join fabulous speakers at these free presentations covering diverse topics. Participants should bring a lunch and dress for the weather. Lunch Bunch is a free program offered at Mercer’s West Side Botanic Gardens in the Cypress Pavilion that is recommended for participants ages 12 and older. For more information, call 713-274-4160.

*Select Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m. Cooking Thyme. Explore fresh food with all five senses during the Cooking Thyme program. Children will learn the connections between cooking and the plants that grow in the garden and on the farm. This free, hands-on opportunity allows children to prepare and taste food and equips them with the knowledge to make healthy food choices. Registration is required, and space is limited. Space is limited; call -First Thursday, 6-7 p.m. Mercer Volunteers Orientation. Available to those interested in assisting or learning more about Mercer. Learn how to become a Mercer Ambassador or help in Mercer's greenhouses, gardens and Horticultural Propagation Center. Volunteer opportunities are open to those 16 and older or to those 12 to 15 with a parent. No experience is necessary, and training is provided. To become a volunteer, fill out Mercer's volunteer application form at www.hcp4.net/parks/mercer/volunteer. For information, call 713-274-4160 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

-Fourth Thursdays, 8-10 a.m. Mercer Botanic Gardens Bird Survey. Longtime birder, Paul Gregg, and Mercer staff member, Christy Jones, lead the Mercer bird survey on the fourth Thursday of each month. Birders of all skill levels are welcome. Wear comfortable walking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing as Mercer’s 1.7-mile survey loop is primarily crushed asphalt trails. Must be 12 or older. Meet in front of the Visitor Center at Mercer’s East Side. Bring binoculars, a bird identification guide, water, and insect repellent. For information, contact Christy Jones at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

-Saturdays, 9 a.m. Tai Chi. Join volunteer John Spencer during this one-hour beginner class offered on the deck behind the Mercer Botanic Garden Visitor Center. Call 713-274-4160 for information or to check for cancellations due to weather or holidays.

-Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-noon or noon-2 p.m. shifts. Mercer Ambassadors. Greet garden guests, answer frequently asked questions and highlight upcoming events and activities. Registration required.



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.

DAY TRIPS

LUNCHES AND EVENTS

-Tuesday, May 4, 9 a.m. Galveston Harbor Tour. Board the Seagull II for a narrated tour of Galveston Bay and the Port of Houston. Take in the variety of birds and marine life while on the water, possibly including some playful dolphins! *Cost is $10 per person, prepaid, non-refundable. To register, visit www.hcp4.net/encore/events. For registration assistance, call 713-274-4050.

-Tuesday, May 4, 10-11 a.m. Get A Clue Trivia. Via Zoom. Can you conquer our trivia game and come out of top? Test your knowledge of movies, music, history, celebrities and current events, right from home using Zoom. Access information will be provided after registering.

-Thursday, May 6, 9 a.m. Phenix Knives Blacksmith Shop in Bellville. Bellville’s historic 1891 blacksmith shop is home to Phenix Knives. Cowboy Szymanski is the owner of the blacksmith shop and is also a bladesmith. Each of his knives is hand-forged and handcrafted as a piece of art that is also functional. *Cost is $10 per person, prepaid, non-refundable. To register, visit www.hcp4.net/encore/events. For registration assistance, call 713-274-4050. Transportation will be provided from Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy., Humble.

-Thursday, May 13, 8 a.m. Rise and Walk in the Park: Texas Roots: A Look at Native Plants. Mercer Botanic Gardens. Precinct 4 Encore! invites everyone 50 and older to a new outdoor adventure at Mercer Botanic Gardens. Enjoy a morning of engaging and themed lectures by a Precinct 4 park facilitator followed by light refreshments with familiar faces. Light breakfast refreshments will be provided. Transportation is not provided for this event.

-Thursday, May 13, 1-2 p.m. 2021 Speaker Series (in Partnership with the Houston Museum of Fine Arts). Topic: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: A Place for Everyone. Enjoy an afternoon of exhilarating historical delights! This virtual program provides an in-depth learning experience of some of the most exciting artwork in the Museum’s collection, led by a speakers bureau docent, presenting the information and available to answer questions. Don’t miss this unique virtual museum experience that can be enjoyed from your home.

-Tuesday, May 18, 10-11 a.m. Get A Clue Trivia. Can you conquer our trivia game and come out on top? Precinct 4 Encore invites everyone 50 and older to a virtual trivia experience you won’t want to miss. Test your knowledge of movies, music, history, celebrities, and current events from your home using Zoom. Access information will be provided after registration. Register online at www.hcp4.net/encore/events or call 713-274-4050 for assistance registering.






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

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

 

ATASCOCITA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

19426 Atascocita Oaks, Atascocita

281-852-8990

www.apchumble.org

-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

-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, beginning May 3, 6:30 p.m. and Tuesdays, beginning May 4, 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

-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

-Sunday, May 16 deadline. Time to register for Summer Camp. Summer Camp will be held June 28-July 2 at Lakeview Methodist Conference Center. For information or a scholarship, email Tiffany at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Josh at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Details will follow.

-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..

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

 

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

**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.

Adult Bible Study

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

Women’s Ministries

-Mondays, 7 p.m. Women’s Bible Study - Getting our Priorities Straight

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/

-Saturday, May 22, 7 p.m. “Streets of Cartagena” Concert & Colombian Meal. Tickets on sale this weekend. Join together as music bursts from every corner and the scents of delicious Caribbean food waft along the streets. Bring lawn chairs and join us on the plaza in front of the church as we watch live from the big screen or watch our livestream from home. Proceeds will support St. Martha’s mission projects and the children and families in the community of El Pozon, Colombia.

-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

 

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

 

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.

-Friday, May 14, 7 p.m. Shabbat Service with Soloist Janice Rubin. Virtual. Honoring the Festival of Shavuot and Confirmation.

-Friday, May 21, 7 p.m. Shabbat Service with Singer/Songwriter Ellie Flier. Virtual.

-Saturday, May 22, 5:30 p.m. Family Concert with YedidYah Family Band. Virtual. Celebrating the End of the School Year.

-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, 11:30 a.m. Adult Education - Sunday Discussion Group. Via Zoom. Join Zoom Meeting at https://us04web.zoom.us/j/181660119; Meeting ID: 181 660 119; Password: JUST1!

-Sundays, 11:30 a.m. Sunday Discussion Group. Via ZOOM. Sunday Discussion Group will be watching and discussing “The Power of Myth” by Joseph Campbell, moderated by Bill Moyers. 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://us04web.zoom.us/j/181660119.

Meeting ID: 181 660 119; Password: JUST1!

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

 

WOODRIDGE BAPTIST CHURCH

5707 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood

832-412-1507

www.woodridge.org

-Saturday, May 15, 8 a.m.-noon. Join Us & Serve. Looking for a way to serve with your family right here in Kingwood? Come be a part of Saturate Saturday. Woodridge will be "saturating" Kingwood through service projects all morning long, like trail clean up, park outreach, and working at local schools. We need as many people as possible, so sign up today at https://wbc.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/812042. 




SPORTS/TOURNAMENTS/RACES

 

CINCO de MAYO GOLF TOURNAMENT

The Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area will hold its Cinco de Mayo Golf Tournament Wednesday, May 5, at 8 a.m., at Tour 18 Houston, 3102 FM 1960 Rd. E., Humble. Money raised will be dispersed to local community programs, including HAAM, Mission Northeast, FamilyTime and local High School FFA projects. A portion of the proceeds will be sent to Rotary International to help with projects involving fresh drinking water or the eradication of polio. The public is invited to a day of fellowship, fun and wonderful causes at Tour 18. For information, call Danny Contreras at 832-754-0702 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To register, visit www.crsadmin.com/EventPortal/Registrations/PublicFill/EventPublicFill.aspx?evtid=2cd9e7f6-a6d5-498b-93e2-bd327835c6aa.

 

TXTA FOUNDATION GOLF TOURNAMENT

Register now for the 2021 TXTA Foundation Houston Golf Tournament, being held Monday, May 17, at 8:30 a.m., at Golf Club of Houston, 5860 Wilson Rd., Humble. Tournament proceeds benefit the TXTA Foundation scholarship program and the Bridge Over Troubled Water Women’s Shelter. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Registration fees and tournaments events schedule can be found online at https://birdease.com/TXTA.

 

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 meets the fourth Tuesday of even months from 6:30-8 p.m. (except Dec.). There is no cost to attend. Call 281-348-8697 for information and classroom location.

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

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

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

Le Leche League. LLL is dedicated to providing education, information, support and encouragement to women to choose to breastfeed. Receive support and help. Breastfeeding parents, their partners/support people, babies and other children are welcome to attend. The group meets the first Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. and the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. No registration is required. For information, visit www.texaslll.org.

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

The Kingwood Area Quilt Guild meets the first Thursday of the month at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 2929 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood, with social at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m.  All quilters are welcome for a fun and informative evening. Visit the website at www.kingwoodareaquiltguild.com to verify meeting date.  

 

KINGWOOD AREA REPUBLICAN WOMEN

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..

 

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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