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COMMUNITY / LOCAL EVENTS

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THIS WEEK (June 1-7)



MUSTANG RUN/BAND ON THE RUN VIRTUAL 5K/10K

Monday, June 1, is the last day for Band on the Run 2020. Entrants head to the greenbelts of Kingwood, enjoy the sunshine and walk/run 5K or 10K to celebrate and support Kingwood High School and the Kingwood Mighty Mustang Military Marching Band (KM4B). Challenge a sibling or friend to a run. Dedicate the run to a KHS Class of ‘20 Senior. Participants will submit their run/walk time and results will be posted on km4b.com.

 

LAKE HOUSTON AREA CHAMBER SEMINAR SERIES

Join Small Business Administration executive leadership online Wednesday, June 3, at 11 a.m., as Tim Jeffcoat, Houston District Director for the U.S. SBA, answers questions (e.g., SBA loans, etc.) during this informal webinar. To register, visit https://web.lakehouston.org/events/. After registering, a confirmation email will be sent and will contain Zoom Login information.

 

LAKE HOUSTON AREA CHAMBER SEMINAR SERIES

Join online Thursday, June 4, at 11 a.m., for a look at the PPP Loan Forgiveness process and procedures. Lake Houston Economic Development President Mark Mitchell and CPA Nicholas Stander will provide an overview of the process and answer questions so you can be prepared to apply for loan forgiveness. To register, visit https://web.lakehouston.org/events/. After registering, a confirmation email will be sent and will contain Zoom Login information.



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BOOKENDS

Bookends will meet Tuesday, June 9, at 6:30 p.m. at Oriental Gardens (if open), 1528 Kingwood Dr. (near Chelsea Deli), Kingwood. “The Silent Patient” by Alex Michaelides will be discussed. For information, email Julie Payne at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 281-713-2477 or 409-963-6730.

 

VIRTUAL BIZCOM ATASCOCITA

The Atascocita BizCom meeting will be held Thursday, June 11, and feature a blend of businesses, community members and school officials coming together to address specific needs and issues of the community. Area citizens, community organizations, businesses and other interested parties are welcome to attend. The event is free of charge. To register, visit https://lakehoustonareachamber.chambermaster.com/eventregistration/register/390467. After registering, a confirmation email will be sent and will contain Zoom Login information. For information, call Jenna Armstrong at 281-446-2128 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

FATHER’S DAY VIRTUAL PLANT SALE

The Mercer Society Father’s Day Specialty Plant Sale will be held online Saturday-Sunday, June 13-14. Shop ahead of Father’s Day weekend for the perfect gift for dad. The Specialty Plant Sale will offer a wide variety of Mercer Grown plants, including butterfly host and nectar plants, stunning tropical gingers, elegant shade lovers, and Gulf Coast natives. Mercer Grown plants are cultivated at Mercer’s Horticultural Propagation Center greenhouses. Online shoppers will receive instructions in their order confirmation to retrieve orders the week after the virtual plant sale ends. All orders are pickup ONLY, as the plants cannot be shipped. SHOP at: themercersociety.square.site.





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.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

-Mondays, 9-10 a.m. Chair Yoga; 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Beginner Crochet/Knitting/Needlework; 10:30-11:30 a.m. Fitness Hour; 12:30-3 p.m. Bingo; 2-4 p.m. Ping Pong; 3-6 p.m. Phase 10; 1-4 p.m. Recreational Table Tennis (all levels of ability are welcome; paddles and balls available); 6-8 p.m. Integral T’ai Chi.

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

-Wednesdays, 9-10 a.m., Chair Yoga; 10 a.m.-noon. Party Bridge; 10:30 a.m. Fitness Hour; 1-3 p.m. Duplicate Bridge; 6-9 p.m. Duplicate Bridge; 7-8 p.m. Zumba* (*indicates a participation fee).

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

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

MONTHLY EVENTS

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

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

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

FUTURE PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

If you are interested in volunteering to assist with the organization and implementation of programs, activities and special events, call the Kingwood Community Center at 281-348-2570.



LONE STAR COLLEGE SYSTEM

-Online registration for Summer and Fall classes is open at www.lonestar.edu/registration.

-Monday, June 1. Facilities reopen and authorized employees return (subject to change).

 

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.



HARRIS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARIES

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.

WEEKLY ACTIVITIES

Children

Children’s programs take place in the Children’s Activity Room unless otherwise noted. Tickets are required for all weekly story times, and can be picked up at the Children’s Reference Desk the morning of Story Time.

-Tuesdays, 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Little Seedlings Toddler Time. Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, and an occasional craft! Designed for 18 months to 3 years old. Limited tickets are available prior to program.

-Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:15 a.m. Baby Sprouts Storytime. Enjoy a baby-centered program with rhymes, songs, and playtime. For babies up to 18 months old and their caregivers.

-Wednesdays, 11 a.m. Sapling Pre-School Storytime. Have fun hearing a few stories and rhymes. Designed for children ages 3-6 years old.

-Thursdays, 4 p.m. OLOGY. Are you interested in Paleontology or Zoology? Discover the world around you through Ology. The suffix "ology" means "the study of." 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.

-Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. Family Storytime. Enjoy a story time for the entire family! Hear some stories and make a craft. All ages are welcome.

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 the library at 832-927-7830. Get program updates sent straight to your phone by texting @kwteens to 81010. Service is free and confidential; standard text message rates apply.

Adult Computer Classes (requires registration)

Visit http://tinyurl.com/7d4s8ly or call 832-927-7830 to register. Classes meet in the Computer Lab.

Adults

 

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.

Apologies for Inconvenience - Curbside Services Postponed. Based on the extension of Harris County's Stay at Home, Work Safe order to June 10, HCPL curbside service will be postponed until further notice. Information will be provided as received.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

Children

-Mondays, 7 p.m. Twilight Tales Family Story Time. Family story time for all ages, focusing on creating a positive storytime 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.

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Children

Teens

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.

Adults



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.

STORYTIME AND PLAYDATES

Children

-Tuesdays, 10:15 a.m. Pre-school Storytime. This Storytime features stories, songs, and movement activities followed by an age-appropriate craft. Ages 3-5.

-Wednesdays, 10:15 a.m. Toddler Two Storytime. This Storytime features songs, stories and movement activities geared toward ages 18 months to 3 years.

-Wednesdays, 11:15 a.m. Baby Storytime. This Storytime features songs, finger plays & rhymes for our patrons ages 3-18 months.

-Tuesdays, 11:15 a.m. Library Playdate. Come for an exciting new program for ages 0-6 years of age. Children will work on motor and social skills cleverly disguised as fun!

-Thursdays, 10:15 a.m. Cuentos Para Niños. Come and listen to stories, songs, and rhymes in English and Spanish geared for the whole family.

-Thursdays,4:30 p.m. Story Palooza. Come for awesome stories and crafts geared for school-aged kids (5-12).

Teens

-Tuesdays, 4:30-6 p.m.Teen Tuesdays. Meeting Room. Come for crafts, snacks, games and more. This program is open to teens ages 11-18. 

-Wednesdays, 5 p.m. Minecraft for Teens. Join in for an exciting time with the computer-based Minecraft program. For ages 11-18.



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.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

-Mondays, 10:30 a.m. Story Time. For all ages.

-Mondays, 6 p.m. and Fridays, 1 p.m. English Literacy Classes for the Community. Exercises will be prepared for English-learning students to practice communicating English with each other.

-Mondays, 6-7:30 p.m.; Fridays, 1-3 p.m. ESL Classes. Meeting at Mercer Botanical Center, 22540 Aldine Westfield Rd., Spring. For those who want to learn English or improve English-speaking skills. For information, call 832-927-5480.

-Mondays-Fridays, noon-1 p.m. Kid’s Cafe. Provides lunch for library customers ages 1-18 and accompanying guardians.

Friday’s children, teens, lunches and family programs meet under the tree house building, east side of the park. English classes are in the Pole Barn, west side of the park.



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..

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

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

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

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

-Mondays, 10 a.m.-noon. Bean Bag Baseball. Join in the fun!

-Mondays, 11 a.m. Pickle Ball. All the craze in the U.S., the game is played on a court similar to tennis and with a paddle similar to ping pong. Dress in comfortable attire; no experience necessary. Equipment is provided.

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

-Tuesdays, 1 p.m. Karaoke. Come for some Karaoke fun and try your hand at the microphone to sing some of your favorite songs.

-Tuesdays, 1-2 p.m. Zumba Gold (second day added). Join in a great exercise class. Body toning is emphasized. Bring your 1-lb. weights for toning all over.

-Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 p.m. Yoga. Certified instructor Cindy Roberts teaches the classes.

-Tuesdays, 6 p.m. Beginning Karate. 10-week sessions. Join volunteer instructors Sue and Jesse Diaz from the American Society of Karate as they offer the techniques of American karate. Classes are free; uniforms need to be purchased for $40. Cash only please. Children 6-12 years must be accompanied by an adult to participate. For information, call MCC at 713-274-2434 or Sue Diaz at 713-962-6641.

-Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Advanced Karate.  Join volunteer instructors Sue and Jesse Diaz from the American Society of Karate as they offer the techniques of American karate. Classes are free; uniforms need to be purchased for $40. Cash only please. Children 6-12 years must be accompanied by an adult to participate. For information, call MCC at 713-274-2434 or Sue Diaz at 713-962-6641.

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

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

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

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

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

-Thursdays, 9:15 a.m. Beginner Pickle Ball. Come learn a new game. Pickle Ball for beginnings. Instructor will teach participants how to play. Equipment will be provided.

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

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

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

-Fridays, 9 a.m. Relapse Prevention Group. An open group led by a licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. The process group will help facilitate individuals to recognize triggers, develop problem-solving and coping skills, and avoid high-risk situations that could lead to substance use relapse.

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

MONTHLY ACTIVITIES

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



PRECINCT 4

In compliance with federal and local recommendations, Precinct 4 events and programs are canceled through May 31. Although parks and trails will remain open, the playgrounds, picnic areas, benches and drinking fountains will remain closed. Continue to practice social distancing at all times. Additionally, all community centers will be closed and the Encore! senior program will remain canceled as well.



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

-Saturday, June 6, 9 a.m. National Trails Day: Creek Bash. Nothing ruins a scenic waterway faster than litter. Join Jones Park staff and volunteers to help clean up the creeks and ponds around Jones Park and improve the environment for future generations. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes and clothing suitable for wet and muddy conditions. All ages welcome. Participants must be 16 and older to use a canoe for clean-up. Reservations are required beginning Wednesday, May 27.

-Saturday, June 13, 1-3 p.m. Second Saturday Settlers: Chinking. Join Jones Park staff and volunteers to get your hands dirty in the Redbud Hill Homestead. Mix clay, sand, and straw to make chink, the material settlers used to insulate their homes and fill in the gaps of log structures. Reservations required beginning Thursday, May 14.

-Sunday, June 14, 2-4 p.m. Second Sunday Pickers. Join this musical group celebrating more than 30 years of concerts! The Second Sunday Pickers entertain with acoustic music, including country-and-western, bluegrass, folk, gospel, Cajun, and blues. Visitors are welcome to listen to free folk music or bring an instrument to play along.

-Saturday, June 20, 9-11 a.m. Invasives Beware. Help Jones Park staff and the Jesse Jones Park Eradicators remove invasive plant species, clear trails, and restore habitats throughout the park. Closed-toe shoes required; gloves and long pants are recommended. Children younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

-Saturday, June 27, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Take Me Fishing. The Jesse Jones Park Volunteers will partner with Fishing’s Future and Texas Parks & Wildlife to teach the skills and share the joys of fishing. All equipment is provided. Please bring a lunch. Must be 8 or older. Online registration required at www.fishingfuture.org.

-Monday, June 29, 7 p.m. Jesse Jones Park Volunteers Monthly Meeting. Enjoy a special night of presentations as JJPV board members share information about their favorite park topics. Featuring a different guest presenter every month, volunteer meetings include information about upcoming volunteer opportunities and projects at Jones Park. Children younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

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, 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 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

-Tuesday, May 26, 11 a.m. Senior Health and Fitness Day. National Senior Health and Fitness Day is here. Start the day at the center with a picnic-style lunch of sandwiches and chips. After lunch, join a yoga instructor to learn about the benefits of practicing yoga. To conclude the day, we will have a fun wind chime craft to soothe the mind. Invite a friend to join you, and call 281-350-1029 to register.

-Monday, June 15, 1 p.m. Jewelry Making Class. Join Big Stone Lodge for a fun, free activity. Caroline Herbert will demonstrate easy steps for making jewelry. Stop by the Big Stone Lodge office to pick up a supply list. To register, call 281-350-1029.

-Wednesday, June 17, 2 p.m. Popcorn and a Movie. Need an afternoon break? Enjoy a free showcase of Walk the Line, along with popcorn and a drink. Starring Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon, Walk the Line details Johnny Cash’s rise to fame. Invite a friend and register by calling 281-350-1029.

-Friday, June 19, 11:30 a.m. Sock Hop and Soda Pop Luncheon. Put on a poodle skirt or cool leather jacket and head over to Big Stone Lodge for the Sock Hop and Soda Pop luncheon. Visitors can enjoy classic tunes by Calvin & Trish and a meal of chicken fried chicken, buttered red potatoes, coleslaw, homemade bread, and dessert, along with unlimited iced tea and coffee. An $8 per person donation is requested and payable in advance during registration. Tickets are available at Big Stone Lodge Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Deadline to purchase tickets is Wednesday, June 17.

-Monday, June 22, 1 p.m. Afternoon Craft Class. Beat the summer heat and enjoy an indoor craft with instructor Margie Halsell. Visit the Lodge for a supply list. For information and to register, call 281-350-1029.

-Monday, June 29, 2 p.m. Afternoon Craft Class. Looking for summer decor ideas? Join instructor Karen Brown for an easy craft to spruce up the house. Visit the Lodge for a supply list. For information and to register, 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.

-Mondays and Wednesdays, at 9 a.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7 p.m. Tai Chi. A certified instructor teaches a combination of stretching and toning exercises.

-Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. and Fridays at 8:30 a.m. Beginning Pilates. Learn how to build symmetry and coordination in the body. Loose-fitting clothing and a thick yoga mat are required for maximum comfort.

-Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. and Fridays, 9 a.m. Beginning Zumba. Learn how to build symmetry and coordination in the body. A volunteer instructor leads this class that combines a variety of music with a fun and effective workout system.

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

-Mondays, 12:30 p.m. Beginning Drawing. An accomplished artist and instructor teaches drawing techniques. No experience is necessary - just a desire to have fun and learn. Registration begins Dec. 1 at 8 a.m. Call the Center at 281-350-1029 to register or for information.

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

-Tuesdays and Thursdays, 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.

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

-Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:10-11:10 a.m. Line Dancing I. Participants can master the steps that can be used for any line dancing song in this twelve-week introductory course. A volunteer instructor will prepare students for the Improvers Line Dancing course also offered at the Center. Call 281-350-1029 to register.

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

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

-Wednesdays, 12:15 p.m. Chair Volleyball. An exciting and easy-to-learn activity similar to traditional volleyball, but allowing participants to remain seated.



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

-Fridays, June 5-26, 9 a.m. Kids Archery Classes. Children 9 to 15 are invited to learn how to shoot a bow and arrow. Participants can learn the basics of archery along with archery safety at the center’s full-service, outdoor range. Bows, arrows, targets, and arm guards are provided. Registration is required, space is limited, so sign up now. Visit the center or call 281-591-7830 to register.

-Thursday, June 11, 8:30 a.m. July Trips Signup for Encore! Signup is on a first-come, first-served basis. Transportation is provided for those 50 and older through Harris County Precinct 4’s Encore! Buses will pick up and drop off participants at the center for the following June trips:

*Wednesday, July 8, 9 a.m. Goodwill and Resale Shop Tours, Houston

*Tuesday, July 21, 8 a.m. Timeless Texas Classic Cars, LaGrange

-Tuesday, June 16, 10 a.m. Seminar: Fire & Life Safety for Children. About 50 percent of injuries occur in our own homes. Tom Petty, a senior inspector with the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office, offers fire and life safety information for children 4 to 10, covering good versus bad fires; cigarette lighters and matches are tools – not toys; what a smoke alarm sound means; when to call 911; don’t hide…get outside. With help from Cinder, his Labrador retriever, Petty will share ways to avoid injuries. There will be a brief DVD video presentation covering fire safety practices. Call 281-591-7830 or come by the center to sign up.

-Wednesday, June 17, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Workshop: Getting the Most from You iPad. Having difficulties with your iPad, or just want to learn more about the features? Harris County information technology specialist Michelle Richardson will answer questions and give lessons on navigating this Apple product. Participants should bring a notebook and their iPad to this three-hour workshop. Call 281-591-7830 or come by the center to sign up.

-Thursday, June 18, 1 p.m. Bingo. Each player is asked to bring a nominal prize (not to exceed $5). Please note: No cash prizes, gift certificates, gift cards, lottery tickets, or U.S. postage stamps may be used as prizes.

-Tuesday, June 23, 10-11:30 a.m. Health and Wellness Series: Managing Diabetes. Join Janice Flewelling, stroke outreach coordinator with Houston Methodist Hospital, for a special series on preventive health and education. Flewelling has more than 41 years of experience in nursing and a master’s degree in education from University of Houston, with an emphasis in health science teaching. In addition to increasing the likelihood of stroke and heart disease, diabetes is linked to several other diseases and medical complications. The rate of Type 2 diabetes is increasing and affecting Americans at younger ages. This program discusses the types of diabetes, the health consequences, and strategies for preventing or managing the disease for greater overall health. Sign up at the center or call 281-591-7830 to register.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

-Weekdays, 8:10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Rhythm Walking. Start or end your day with a 2 ½-mile walk to music in the comfort of the Center.

-Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 p.m. Zumba Fitness. A certified instructor combines Latin and international music with a fun, calorie-torching, strength-training, and effective dance workout system that is great for the body and mind. Aerobic attire is recommended. Class is limited to participants 11 and older. All participants under 18 must present their student ID card or other proof of age.

-Tuesdays, 9 a.m. and Wednesdays, 6 p.m. Zumba Step. A certified instructor combines Latin and international music with a fun, calorie-torching, strength-training, and effective dance workout system that is great for the body and mind. Aerobic attire is recommended. Class is limited to participants 11 and older. All participants under 18 must present their student ID card or other proof of age.

-Thursdays, 9 a.m. and Mondays, 6 p.m. Zumba Sentao. A certified instructor combines Latin and international music with a fun, calorie-torching, strength-training, and effective dance workout system that is great for the body and mind. Aerobic attire is recommended. This class is limited to participants ages 13 and older. All participants under the age of 18 must present their student ID card or other proof of age.

-Mondays, 9 a.m. Quilting. Take this opportunity to quilt, share ideas, and enjoy the fellowship of other quilters. All skill levels are welcome.

-Mondays, 11 a.m. Jewelry Beading. A volunteer instructor teaches this class to create beautiful pins, necklaces, bracelets, earrings and more. Participants must provide their own tools and beading supplies. A list will be provided at the first class or participants may stop by Mangum-Howell Center to pick up the list of required supplies.

-Mondays and Fridays, 10 a.m. Dart Baseball. Throw darts at a corkboard baseball diamond and keep score just like a real baseball game! No skills are needed to join the team – just a willingness to try.

-Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. Chair Volleyball. Individuals 50 years and better are invited and encouraged to come and enjoy this fun-filled game played with a beach ball. From the fit to the wheelchair-bound, chair volleyball is an activity that promotes exercise, camaraderie and friendship, the spirit of competition, and, most of all, lots of laughs!

-Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. Hatha Yoga. Doss Activity Building. A certified instructor teaches yoga methods to help achieve physical and mental harmony as well as emotional and spiritual peace. A non-skid yoga mat is required.

-Mondays, 7 p.m. Urban Line Dancing. Beginners and Seniors: Wednesdays at 11 a.m. Join this volunteer-led class that exercises both the body and mind in a fun and exciting way with choreographed steps to jazz, pop, hip-hop, or rhythm-and-blues music. A partner is not needed.

-Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. Sit and Be Fit Exercise. Doss Activity Building. This exercise class is designed to help people who suffer with arthritis, joint aches, and stiffness.

-Tuesdays,10 a.m.-3 p.m., with break for lunch. Ceramics. Learn how to prepare, paint, glaze and fire a variety of greenware pieces. There is no cost to fire pieces, and only those pieces painted by students during class may be fired. However, students must provide their own supplies for the class.

-Tuesdays: Sewing, 1:30 p.m.; Serging, 2:30 p.m. Beginning Sewing and Serging. A volunteer instructor teaches beginning sewing and serging classes, which cover basic machine stitches; measuring, combining and interchanging patterns; plus, seam finishing. While the Center has several machines for student use, participants are encouraged to bring their own serger or sewing machine to become familiar with how it operates.

-Second Tuesday each month, 1:30 p.m. Sassy Red Hatters. The Mangum-Howell Sassy Red Hatters, ages 50 and better, meet the second Tuesday of every month immediately following the Center’s monthly luncheon to plan a variety of day trips and social events. If you are looking for a sassy way to enrich your social life, attend the monthly meeting.

-Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. Woodworking Group. Doos Activity Building. Learn how to design patterns and use various tools to build stunning creations. Bring your own supplies; equipment is provided.

-Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Yuanji-Dance Class. Led by a volunteer instructor, Yuanji-Dance (Chinese Aerobics) is derived from Yuanji-Gong which is a kind of dance combining Chi-Gong, Tai-Chi, medicine, martial arts, and Yuanji music. In recent years, Yuanji-Dance has become one of the most popular exercises in the Chinese community.

-Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m. Pickleball. Join in this fun sport that is a mix of tennis, badminton and ping pong. The game is easy for beginners and can be played by all ages.

-Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon. Zentangle Art and Adult Coloring Book Class. A volunteer instructor teaches basic Zentangle designs using black ink on white paper for an easy-to learn, relaxing, and fun craft. Participants should bring ultra-fine black markers and paper to class. The instructor also uses the color wheel to teach students how colors work together to create beautiful works of art. Bring your favorite coloring book, coloring pencils, crayons, or markers. Whichever medium you prefer, you will feel the anxiety and stress slip away as you design or color.

-Wednesdays, 1 p.m. Beginning Knitting and Crocheting. Share knitting and crocheting techniques with other seasoned veterans.

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

-Wednesdays, Thursdays, 7 p.m. Ten-Form Integral T’ai Chi. Volunteers instruct participants in a combination of exercise, breathing, relaxation, visualization, and meditation techniques. A non-skid yoga mat is required.

-Thursdays, 9 a.m. Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS). Support group offers nutritional information and encouragement to help control weight.

-Thursdays, 10 am. Beginning and Intermediate Bridge Lessons. Volunteer instructors teach the basics of American Stand Bridge. Learn about counting tricks, bidding, analyzing a hand, scoring and more.

-Thursdays, 1 p.m. Duplicate Bridge. Enjoy an afternoon of bridge in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

-Fridays, 1-3 p.m. Tai Chi Forms, Fan and Sword. Volunteers instruct participants in a moderate amount of physical exercise to enhance health benefits in balance, strength and concentration.



MERCER BOTANIC GARDENS

Mercer Botanic Gardens is a Harris County Precinct 4 Parks facility located one mile north of FM 1960 at 22306 Aldine Westfield Road, Humble. Harris County Precinct 4 programs serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, sex, religion, national origin, or physical ability. For information contact Mercer at 713-274-4160 or visit www.hcp4.net/community/parks/mercer. The East Side features more than 20 acres of beautifully maintained gardens and an extensive walking trail. The West Side features playgrounds, a picnic area, barbecue pavilions, and several miles of walking trails in a woodland setting. Hours change seasonally and are listed online.  Visitors are advised not to go around barricades.

LITTLE BLUE LIBRARY @ MERCER

Love reading and nature? Discover new books and programs, all while experiencing the beauty of Mercer Botanic Gardens. The new one-room library offers a rotating selection of books and full array of programming under the Treehouse pavilion in the East Side Gardens. Patrons can also request books online and pick them up at Mercer. The library replaces some services formerly offered at Baldwin Boettcher Library, which closed due to severe flood damage from Hurricane Harvey. The library is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For library activities, visit www.hcpl.net/location/baldwin-boettcher-branch-library-mercer-park.

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES

-Tuesday, June 9, 9 a.m.-noon. Outdoor Adventures Summer Camp-Tree ID Mystery. Children will investigate trees from the roots to the tip-top branches. Lessons will focus on identifying trees, tree benefits, and exploring wildlife tree habitats. Participants will also meet an arborist and help plant trees in Mercer’s West Side Arboretum. Summer camp is for children 6 to 11. Space is limited, and registration is required. Volunteer opportunities are available. For information or to register, call 713-274-4160.

-Wednesday, June 10, noon. Lunch Bunch: Local Impacts of Climate Change. Climate change is an important topic for gardeners of all interests -- a bountiful vegetable garden, a wildlife-friendly native garden, or an inviting shade garden. Hans VanBrackle, volunteer with Citizens’ Climate Lobby and a liaison for Texas’ 2nd Congressional District, will discuss the impacts, challenges, and causes of climate change. Lunch Bunch is a free program offered at Mercer’s East Side Gardens and is recommended for those 12 and older. Participants should bring a lunch and dress for the weather. Space is limited, and registration is required. To register, call 713-274-4160.

-Saturday-Sunday, June 13-14 (until sold out). The Mercer Society Father’s Day Specialty Plant Sale. Shop online ahead of Father’s Day weekend for the perfect gift for dad. The Father’s Day Specialty Plant Sale will offer a wide variety of Mercer Grown plants, including butterfly host and nectar plants, stunning tropical gingers, elegant shade lovers, and Gulf Coast natives. Mercer Grown plants are cultivated at Mercer’s Horticultural Propagation Center greenhouses. Online shoppers will receive instructions in their order confirmation to retrieve orders the week after the virtual plant sale ends. All orders are pickup ONLY, as the plants cannot be shipped. SHOP at: themercersociety.square.site. TMS members will have access to the online store on Friday, June 12, at 4 p.m. To become a TMS member, or to renew membership, visit themercersociety.org/get-involved/membership/.

-Tuesday, June 16, 9 a.m.-noon. Outdoor Adventures Summer Camp-Birds of a Feather. Hit the trails for a bird hike, identify birds by how they look and sound, and share your findings on a citizen science program. Observe the natural habitats of birds, search for evidence of birds, investigate owl pellets, and more! Summer camp is for children 6 to 11. Space is limited, and registration is required. Volunteer opportunities are available. For information or to register, call 713-274-4160.

-Wednesday, June 17, 4-6:30 p.m. Outdoor Adventures Family Nights - Micro-Mercer. Explore the mysterious, tiny plant world at Mercer Botanic Gardens. Use hand lenses and microscopes to view the tiniest of plants found in the gardens. Observe plant cells, thin roots, pollen, seeds, and more. Then transfer your observations as scientific drawings into a keepsake journal. This is a free, family-friendly, drop-in event. No registration required, so invite friends and neighbors to share the fun. Volunteer opportunities are available. For information, call 713-274-4160.

-Thursday, June 18, 9:30-11 a.m. Tree Measurements. Ever wondered how to measure a mature tree? Learn professional techniques to measure and record tree size, along with at-home methods. Bring a smartphone or other electronic device to learn how to take tree measurements using free apps. This is an outdoor event; participants should dress for the weather. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring a water bottle. Limited space is available; registration is required. Must be 10 or older. To register or request more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

-Saturday, June 20, 10 a.m.-noon. Hawk Talk. Meet Cathie Coudert, Education Coordinator of Friends of Texas Wildlife, and her animal ambassador, Fred, the red-tailed hawk, at this exciting, family-friendly experience. Learn about the organization’s mission to care for injured, displaced, and orphaned area wildlife during this informative and interactive program that includes a multimedia presentation, hands-on activities, and crafts. Space is limited, and registration is required. For information or to register, call 713-274-4160.

-Tuesday, June 23, 9 a.m.-noon. Outdoor Adventures Summer Camp-Creature Feature. Investigate creatures that scamper, skitter, slither, and shuffle in the gardens. Search for evidence of animals while investigating the natural habitats of insects, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals. Learn animal identification and tracking techniques. Summer camp is for children 6 to 11. Space is limited, and registration is required. Volunteer opportunities are available. For information or to register, call 713-274-4160.

-Wednesday, June 24, 4-6:30 p.m. Outdoor Adventures Family Nights-Geocaching. Gather your family and your hiking shoes. It’s time for some geocaching fun at Mercer Botanic Gardens. Hike and explore the trails of Mercer’s West Side Arboretum and hunt for geocaches hidden among the natural environment. Meet at the Post Oak Pavilion at Mercer’s West Side Arboretum. This is a free, family-friendly, drop-in event. To allow for proper geocaching time, the last hunt starts at 6 p.m. Volunteer opportunities are available. For information, call 713-274-4160.

-Thursday, June 25, 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 more information, email Christy Jones at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

-Tuesday, June 30, 9 a.m.-noon. Outdoor Adventures Summer Camp-Hike ‘N Hunt. Calling all land pirates! Hunt for hidden treasures cached throughout the gardens by learning to geocache – a technique of navigating by hiking to a specific location of GPS coordinates. Bring a favorite pair of walking shoes, refillable water bottle, and a sense of adventure. Summer camp is for children 6-11. Space is limited, and registration is required. Volunteer opportunities are available. For information or to register, call 713-274-4160.

ONGOING PROGRAMS

-Mondays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Storytime in the Gardens. Mercer staff and volunteers share some of their favorite nature books with children and their parents in the East Side gardens. To receive additional information or to check for weather-related cancellations, call 713-274-4160.

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

-Tuesdays, 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.

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

*Select Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m. Cooking Thyme. Explore fresh food with all five senses during the Cooking Thyme program. Children will learn the connections between cooking and the plants that grow in the garden and on the farm. This free, hands-on opportunity allows children to prepare and taste food and equips them with the knowledge to make healthy food choices. Registration is required, and space is limited. Space is limited; call -Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-noon; noon-2 p.m. shifts. Mercer Ambassadors. Starting this fall, Mercer will launch the Ambassador program on weekends under the staff building. Current or new volunteers who enjoy visiting with garden guests are encouraged to investigate this new program. Orientation, training materials, and more will be provided.

-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.

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

-Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-noon; noon-2 p.m. Mercer Ambassadors. Ambassadors welcome visitors to Mercer and provide information about the gardens, Mercer’s history, and more. Those who enjoy visiting with guests are encouraged to apply. Visitors will participate in an orientation and receive a reference handbook. Must be 16 or older. Those ages 12-15 may volunteer with a parent or guardian. Call the volunteer coordinator at 713-274-4160 for more information.

-Second Wednesdays, noon. Lunch Bunch. Join fabulous speakers covering diverse gardening topics at these free presentations. Participants should bring a lunch and dress for the weather. Lunch Bunch is a free program offered at Mercer’s East Side Gardens and is recommended for those 12 and older. Registration is required. Call 713-274-4160 for information.

-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..



PRECINCT 4 ENCORE!

In compliance with Federal and local recommendations, Precinct 4 events and programs are canceled through May 31. Continue to practice social distancing at all times. Additionally, all community centers will be closed and the Encore! senior program will remain canceled as well.

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.




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 COMMUNITY CHURCH

17271 W. Lake Houston Pkwy., Humble

281-852-2900

www.atascocita.org

 

ATASCOCITA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

19426 Atasca Oaks Dr., Humble

281-852-8990

www.apchumble.org

Note: With the recommendation of the Worship Committee and Worship Team, the Session voted to extend the date to resume worship no earlier than July 5.  Many factors contributed to this decision and may seem small, but they are significant concerns.  The date is tentative and additional information will be announced.  To help with the reopening, email Reverend Hannan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Carroll Hebert (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to volunteer.

-Sundays, 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Worship Service; 9:20 a.m. Faith Formation.

-Wednesdays:

4:30 p.m. Adult Class and Recreation for Kids

5 p.m. Children’s Chimes

5:30 p.m. Dinner for All (new menu weekly). Adult meals are $8; children 4-older is $5; children under 4 Free

6 p.m. Beginning Bells

6:30 p.m. Advanced Bells

7:15 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal

-Second Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Horizons Bible Study. Church Parlor. Attendees should bring a salad or dish to share for lunch from 11:30 a.m.-noon. Enjoy this time for scripture and fellowship. Contact Judi Anderson or Doris Fisher for more information.

-Thursdays, 6 p.m. Cub Scout Pack 1942. New members are welcome. Adults and parents interested in helping with the new pack may fill available positions. Contact Don “Tree” Treleaven at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 832-646-2643.

 

ATASCOCITA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

19325 Pinehurst Trail Dr., Humble

281-852-1000

www.aumc.org

-Mondays, 6:30 p.m. Women’s Brown Bag Bible Study. Room W-122.

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

 

CHRIST THE KING LUTHERAN CHURCH

3803 W. Lake Houston Pkwy., Kingwood

281-360-7936

www.christ4u.net

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

 

CROSBY CHURCH

5725 Hwy. 90, Crosby

281-328-1310

www.crosbychurch.com

-Tuesdays, 7 p.m. First Responder Peer Support. A support ministry  to discuss PTSD within fire, law enforcement and EMS, and will be a safe venue to openly discuss 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.

 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH-KINGWOOD

5520 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood

281-360-5555

www.fpc-kingwood.org



KINGWOOD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

1799 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood

281-358-2137

www.kingwoodumc.org

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

 

LAMB OF GOD LUTHERAN CHURCH

1400 FM 1960 Bypass Rd. E., Humble

281-446-5262

www.lambofgod.net

-First Saturdays, 8 a.m. Men’s Ministry Bible Study. Above the Gym.

NORTHEAST CATHOLIC SINGLES

Hosted by St. Martha Catholic Church, 4301 Woodridge Parkway, Porter

For information, visit www.stmartha.com.

 

ST. MARTHA CATHOLIC CHURCH

4301 Woodridge Pkwy., Porter

281-358-6637

www.stmartha.com

 

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, June 5, 7 p.m. BE A BLESSING: JUDAISM’S MESSAGE TO THE WORLD with Special guest speaker Rabbi Rami Shapiro. Rabbi Rami is a dynamic speaker, and an expert on multi-faith traditions, having been both a congregational rabbi and a University professor on comparative religions.  He has a unique perspective on Judaism as informed by the religions of the world, and his message of kindness is universal.

If you would like to sponsor a TBT Zoom event in honor of an occasion or in memory of a loved one, contact Jeremy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Stacey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

WOODRIDGE BAPTIST CHURCH

5707 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood

832-412-1507

www.woodridge.org

Sunday morning live worship has begun (as of May 31). Please visit www.woodridge.org/sunday/ for important guidelines, noting special limits and restrictions for attendees.

- Sundays, 9:30 a.m. Nearly Newlyweds And Newlywed Couples. For connection, community, meaningful relationships, this group Bible study will help answer questions. Group consists of nearly newlyweds and newlywed couples without children. For information, visit www.woodridge.org.

- Sundays, 6:30 p.m. Veritas, a Sunday evening service in the Shelter (Entrance G) designed to take on some of life’s toughest questions. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for coffee and fellowship; service begins at 7 p.m., with music, short message from Pastor Jeremy, and a time of interactive Q&A. All are welcome. For information, visit www.veritaswbc.com.




SPORTS/TOURNAMENTS/RACES

CHIP IN FORE CHILDREN

The Crosby Education Foundation will hold its 9th Annual Golf Tournament Friday, June 12, at Stonebridge at Newport, 16401 Country Club Dr., Crosby. Registration and lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a 1 p.m. Shotgun Start. Registration is $75 per person, or $300 per four-person team, and includes green fees, half cart, lunch, two beer/wine tickets, dinner, Team and Individual awards. To sign up, visit www.crosbyeducationfoundation.org.




ONGOING -  CLUBS/HEALTH/SELF-HELP



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

 

AMERICAN NEEDLEPOINT GUILD

Newcomers of all skill levels are welcome at the American Needlepoint Guild, Lake Houston Chapter meetings 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.

 

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS

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

 

CONVERSATION AND COFFEE

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

 

CORNERSTONE

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

FARMERS’ MARKET

Buy from a local farmers’ market every Sunday, 8 a.m.-noon, rain or shine, at the Fall Creek Clubhouse, 7930 Fall Creek Bend Dr., Humble. Candles and scents, jams and jellies, coffee roasters, wines, poultry, Indian food, and more. #buylocal

 

FAMILYTIME CRISIS & COUNSELING CENTER

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 meets the second Thursday of each month in the AUMC Life Center, 19325 Pinehurst Trail Dr., Humble, at 10 a.m. We will have a fun time playing TRIVIA with prizes and a silent auction fundraiser. Lunch will follow. A $2 donation is appreciated. For information, call Richard Parks, President at 281-225-4251 or Cathy Doolittle, Advertising, at 281-706-0375. New members are welcome.

 

GRIEFSHARE – ATASCOCITA UNITED METHODIST

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

 

GRIEFSHARE - KINGWOOD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

GriefShare is a 13-week seminar and support group for those who have lost loved ones. Morning class is held from 10 a.m.-noon, and evening class at 7-8:45 p.m. Both groups meet in Room E-204 at the church, 1799 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood. Nursery is available by reservation. Cost is $20 for the workbook. For more information about session dates or to make a reservation, contact Donna Smith at 281-358-2137.



HCA HOUSTON HEALTHCARE-KINGWOOD

ONGOING GROUP MEETINGS

Aneurysm/Stroke Survivors & Loved Ones - “STARS.” A community-centered group for stroke survivors and loved ones, meeting the third Monday of  Nov from 6-7 p.m., in the Community Room. Attendance is free. For information, call 281-348-8975.

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

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

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

CompuCycle. On the first Saturday of every month CompuCycle is at the Kingwood Metro lot to accept electronic waste from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The service is free! It is fast and easy.

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

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

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

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

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

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 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: Readers Choice, Bridge, Bunco, Mah Jongg, Lunch and Look, Movie Group, Supper Club and Tea Time Group. Many of the groups continue throughout the summer months. There are periodic events planned during the year that include spouses or significant others and are an excellent way to meet new people and make new friends. Contact Karen at 281-900-5584 for club information or visit www.lakehoustonladiesclub.com.

 

MEMORIAL HERMANN NORTHEAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

The Cancer Center at Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital has begun a support group for cancer survivors, their family and friends, and those who seek more information about cancer. The group meets 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 STROKE SUPPORT GROUP

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

 

MEMORIAL HERMANN WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY SUPPORT GROUP

Support Group meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month from 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Memorial Hermann Northeast, Conference Room 2, 18951 Memorial N., Humble, to provide ongoing support and information to help participants along their weight loss journey, with education, support of a community, and advice from others. Upcoming meeting dates are Feb. 19, March 18, and April 15. For information, call 281-913-3484.

 

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.

 

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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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 the meeting is from 6:45-7:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome and prospective members can visit one time free. For more information, visit tops.org or contact Debbie Brubaker at 281-359-7276.


Dr. Robert Meaux, author of “Humble (Images of America),” is joined by Humble City Council Member Norman Funderburk to celebrate Humble ISD receiving a state historical marker at the April 10 board meeting. Pictured from left are School Board President Angela Conrad, Funderburk, Meaux and Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Fagen.

Humble ISD was recently awarded a Texas Historical Marker in honor of the district’s founding 100 years ago. The district celebrated receiving the marker from the Texas Historical Commission at the monthly school board meeting on April 10.Humble ISD was recently awarded a Texas Historical Marker in honor of the district’s founding 100 years ago. The district celebrated receiving the marker from the Texas Historical Commission at the monthly school board meeting on April 10.

Humble ISD became an official school district comprised of five schools in 1919. Due to the growth in Humble, Kingwood, Atascocita, Fall Creek, Eagle Springs, Summerwood and other surrounding communities, Humble ISD is now home to 43 campuses and is still growing.

The City of Humble has approved for the Humble ISD historical marker to be placed at the original site of Charles Bender High School. The old Bender High School served as the Humble ISD District Administration Building from 1974-1992, and as the Curriculum and Staff Development Center from 1992 to 2003. After sitting vacant for several years, the building was renovated in 2014 and opened as the Charles Bender Performing Arts Center in 2015. A dedication ceremony for the Humble ISD historical marker will be scheduled during the 2018-2019 school year.

Humble ISD has a rich history and continues to provide a quality education for all students. In preparation for Humble ISD’s Centennial Celebration, the district has launched a website dedicated to 100 Years of Excellence in Humble ISD. To learn more about the history of Humble ISD, visit humbleisd.net/history.