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COMMUNITY / LOCAL EVENTS

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THIS WEEK (Dec. 10-16)

BOOKENDS

Bookends will discuss “Signals” by Tim Gautreaux at the Tuesday, Dec. 11, 6:30 p.m. meeting at Oriental Gardens Chinese Restaurant, 1528 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood. For information, Julie Payne at 281-713-2477 or 409-963-6730.

ABWA WOVEN

The monthly meeting of ABWA Women of Vision Network will be held Tuesday, Dec. 11, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at The Veranda, 2820 Chestnut Ridge, Kingwood. For information, visit www.abwawoven.com.




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LAKE HOUSTON LADIES CLUB

LHLC will hold its luncheon meeting Tuesday, Dec. 18, from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at Walden Country Club, 18100 Walden Forest Dr., Humble. Dress festively in holiday sweaters/leggings. Entertainment will be Mickey Hobbs, with a white elephant and cookie exchange. New members are welcome. Cost is $17 per person. For information and reservations no later than Tuesday, Dec. 11, visit www.lakehoustonladiesclub.com or call Karen at 281-900-5584.

EMCID CELEBRATION

The East Montgomery County Improvement District will commemorate its 20th anniversary Thursday, Dec. 19, at 5 p.m., in the EMCID Complex atrium, 21575 U.S. Hwy. 59., New Caney. The public is invited; admission is free. For information, visit www.emctx.com.



CITY AND COUNTY PUBLIC OFFERINGS

KINGWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER

The Kingwood Community Center, 4102 Rustic Woods Dr., Kingwood, offers a variety of programs for seniors. Classes include Chair Yoga, Walking Club, Mat Yoga, Tai Chi, Bridge lessons, Crochet, Mahjong and much more. Some classes have fees. All classes are open to the public. For 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, 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; 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-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. Current and potential students can register for spring 2019 classes at the main campus, LSC-Atascocita Center, and LSC-Process Technology Center starting Wednesday, Nov. 14. Spring semester begins Jan. 14 and the registration period will continue through the first day of class. Courses are designed to fit a broad range of academic goals toward certificates, associate degrees or university transfer.

LONE STAR COLLEGE-KINGWOOD

In time for spring 2019 classes, Lone Star College-Kingwood will fully reopen five of the six buildings damaged by Hurricane Harvey. The first floor of the Library will reopen in late spring. 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.

UPCOMING EVENTS.

-Thursday, Dec. 20-Wednesday, Jan. 2. Winter Break. The school and offices will be closed and will reopen Jan. 3, 2019.



KINGWOOD BRANCH LIBRARY

The  Kingwood Branch Library, 4400 Bens View Ln., Kingwood is now open. For information, call 832-927-7830 or visit www.hcpl.net.

MONTHLY STORYTIME

-First Tuesday each month, 2:15-3 p.m. Sensory Storytime. An interactive and educational story time that caters to children with special needs, using sight, sound and touch to engage children in this hands-on learning program. The goal is to provide a calm, predictable environment where the child feels safe and at ease. Story time is limited to 10 children in order to provide a one-on-one learning experience in a sensory sensitive environment. Program is suggested for children ages 3-6. Registration is required and opens online the Monday prior to the program at 9 a.m.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

Children

-Tuesdays, 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. 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, 11:15 and Thursdays, 11 a.m. Infant Lapsit. A baby-centered program with rhymes, songs, and playtime! Designed for babies up to 18 months old.

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

-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.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS-Children

-Thursdays in December, 4-4:45 p.m. Full STEAM Ahead! For children ages 7-12 to explore science, technology, engineering, art and math with fun activities and crafts.

-Tuesday, Dec. 11, 10 a.m.-noon and Saturday, Dec. 15, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Santa Claus at the Kingwood Branch. Santa Claus is coming to the library! Stop by for a short visit and a picture with Santa!

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Teens

Teen programs are open to teens and tweens entering grades 6-12. Some programs require permission slips or registration. For more information, see Young Adult Librarian, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 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.

-Monday, Dec. 3-Saturday, Dec. 15. Teen Button Battle. Calling all Riverdale fans. Archie? Jughead? Who is your favorite? Who will win? Come to the Teen Room anytime between in December 3 and December 15 to pick up a button that will cast your vote!

-Thursdays, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 4:45-6 p.m. Scratch Coding. Computer Lab. Scratch is a programming language developed by MIT to create interactive stories, games, and animations. Registration is required and opens one week before the program. Call or register online. For middle school teens and tweens in grades 6-8.

-Monday, Dec. 10, 4:45-5:45 p.m. Teen Advisory Group. Teen Game Room. If interested in earning volunteer hours at the library by helping with programs, the Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is the place to be. Meet up with other teens to work together to help plan teen programs, decorate the teen room, and make buttons for the monthly button battles.

-Thursday, Dec. 13, 6:15-7:15 p.m. Dumbledore’s Army. Teen Room. Come to the monthly program that focuses on all things Harry Potter. Each month favorite HP books and movies are discussed while either crafting, playing games, watching a movie, or anything else we think up relating to the Wizarding World. This month we will be making Harry Potter Inspired Ornaments.

-Monday, Dec. 17, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Perler Beads. Teen Room. Make Perler Bead art. All supplies are provided.

-Thursday, Dec. 20, 6-7:45 p.m. Teen Movie Night. Visit the Teen Game Room to see a film about a dad who goes around town dropping gifts through chimneys after encountering an 8-reindeer sleigh and a Santa suit with instructions.

Adults

Computer Classes (requires registration)

Visit or call 832-927-7830 to register.

MONTHLY PROGRAMS

-Monday, Dec. 10, 7-8:45 p.m. Talk It Up! Holiday Cookie Exchange! In Meeting Room. Join us to recap and share book discussion titles. Here's how it works: bring a dozen cookies and exchange for a variety of other cookies.

-Thursday, Dec. 13, 2-3:30 p.m. Adult Coloring Program. Meeting Room. Join for Coffee, Coloring and Conversation. We have plenty of coloring pages and pencils but feel free to bring your favorites. No registration required.

-Thursday, Dec, 18, 10 a.m.-noon. SAGE: Hooked on Henna with Zohra Siddiqui. Meeting Room. Learn the intricate art of Henna in conjunction with the 5th Annual Islamic Arts Festival with Zohra Siddiqui. The workshop will include practicing hands-on application of the fine eastern art form. In addition, students will be able to learn about the different types of Henna applications and create their own patterns. All materials will be provided. Refreshments are provided by the Friends of Library Kingwood (FOLK).

-Thursday, Dec. 20, 2-4 p.m. Crafternoon. Meeting Room. Visit Crafternoon, where we will be making cute albums out of lunch bags. Registration for this class is required as supplies are limited. All supplies are graciously provided by FOLK. Register by calling 832-927-7830, visiting the Reference Desk at the library, or self-register online.



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.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

Children

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

-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. For children 3-5 years.

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

-Friday, 1 p.m. Rock-a-Bye Readers. Mixed-age program focusing on interaction between parent and child, with sing-alongs, book sharing and play. Registration is recommended.

Teens

Adults

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

Computer Classes (requires registration)



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 temporarily in a blue building inside Mercer Botanical Gardens, 22306 Aldine Westfield Rd., Humble.

LIMITED ACTIVITY

-Tuesdays 5-6 p.m. Free Guitar Lessons. Kevin Groover, local guitarist, will teach participants guitar chords and to play simple songs. Attendees must bring their own guitars. For ages 18 years and older. Registration is required; space is limited to 15 people. Register online at www.hcpl.net or call the library at 832-927-5480.

SPECIAL EVENTS

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

-Fridays, 3:30-5 p.m.,  Citizenship Class. Material will be covered on the citizenship examination and information about the interview process.

Both classes will meet in the Mercer Library; call 832-927-5480 for information.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

-Mondays, 10:30 a.m. Story Time in the Gardens.

-Mondays, 6-7:30 p.m. Beginning English. Library staff offers beginning English classes in the Pole Barn. Call librarian Cindy Groover at 281-734-0772 for information.

-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

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

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

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

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

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

-Mondays, 11 a.m. 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.

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

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

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

-Tuesdays, 6 p.m. Beginning 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. 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. 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 advance 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.

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

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

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 2 NORTH BY NORTH SENIOR TRIPS

*Transportation is provided for individuals 55 years and better through HCP2. Registration is in person on a first-come, first-served basis and participants pay all event fees. Preferential reservations are given to Harris County residents. Persons not residing in Harris County may participate if space is available.



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.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

-Wednesdays, 9 a.m. Tai Chi. John Spencer, 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.

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

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

-Wednesdays and Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Homestead Open House. Appreciate modern conveniences by taking a step back in time. Explore the park’s historically accurate 1830s 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 visitors can move at their own pace.

UPCOMING EVENTS

-Saturday, Dec. 15, 9 a.m. Plant Texas Natives. Green thumbs are not required for this mission to take root! All ages can sow the seeds of tomorrow on this day dedicated to restoration. Revitalize natural habitats by planting native species and sowing seeds to secure the future of Jones Park’s unique ecosystem. Reservations required beginning Wednesday, Dec. 5. Closed-toed shoes required; gloves and long pants are recommended.

-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

-Monday-Thursday, Dec. 10-13. Holiday Children’s Toy Drive. In partnership with Turning Point Children’s Services Big Stone Lodge is sponsoring a Holiday Children’s Toy Drive to provide gifts for children without homes in the community. Donate a new, unwrapped gift for boys and girls ages 8-17. Deadline for donations is Friday, Dec. 13. Call 281-350-1029 for information.

-Monday, Dec. 10, 1 p.m. Natural Holiday Wreaths. Learn how to create a decorative wreath with Kris Linberk, Precinct 4’s Trails As Parks naturalist coordinator, utilizing fresh and festive elements. Call 281-350-1029 to register for this free event, or to receive additional information.

-Tuesday, Dec. 11, noon. Stuffed Stock Exchange. Celebrate the holiday season by joining friends for a stuffed stocking exchange. To participate, fill a pair of fun, new socks with treats and treasures under $10. Tie the socks together and bring them to the lodge for a white elephant exchange. Call 281-350-1029 to register.

-Thursday, Dec. 13, 11:30 a.m. Mistletoe Magic Luncheon. All senior adults 50 years of age or better are invited to enjoy a delightful holiday lunch of chicken cordon bleu, squash casserole, butter potatoes, rolls, dessert, iced tea, and coffee catered by Ben’s Chuck Wagon. An $8 per person suggested 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 Tuesday, Dec. 11.  

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., T’ai 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.

-Mondays, 9 a.m.; Fridays, 8 a.m. Chair Exercise. This slow and gentle exercise is designed to assist those who suffer from discomfort associated with arthritis, joint aches and stiffness.

-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 77038. 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 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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday, Nov. 1-Tuesday, Dec. 11. Holiday Food Drive. To ensure fewer families, children, and older adults go to bed hungry this holiday season, a collection barrel will be placed in the Center’s lobby beginning Thursday, Nov. 1 through the Center’s annual holiday luncheon Tuesday, Dec. 11. The food bank at Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) will distribute donated nonperishable food, such as canned vegetables, fruits, meats, juices, cereals, and more. For information about the food drive, stop by the Center or call 281-591-7830.

-Thursday, Nov. 1-Tuesday, Dec. 11. Toy Drive. The Doss Advisory Council is partnering with Houston Children’s Charity and The Marine Toys for Tots Program to provide toys for children in need this holiday season. Donate new, unwrapped toys and bring a smile to a child. Some suggested items: dolls, action figures, tool kits, art kits, cars and trucks, board games, and puzzles. Drop toys by the Center any time during November and share the warmth and spirit of the holiday with a child in need. For information about the toy drive, stop by the Center or call 281-591-7830.

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.

-Tuesdays, 9 a.m. and Wednesdays, 6 p.m. Zumba Step.

-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 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, 1:30 p.m. Beginning Line Dancing. A talented volunteer teaches popular line dances. Participants should wear light-colored, rubber-soled shoes. A partner is not needed.

-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, 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, rela, 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.

UPCOMING EVENT

-Thursday, Dec. 20, 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.



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. Anyone seeking additional information or requiring special assistance to participate in any program should Mercer at 713-274-4160 or visit www.hcp4.net/community/parks/mercer. Mercer’s East Side gardens are now officially open to the public. 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. Some trails are temporarily closed. 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.

ONGOING PROGRAMS

-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.

-Mondays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Story Time 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.

-Mondays, 6 p.m., ESL Classes for the Public. Held in the Pole Barn (west side of Gardens), 22251 Aldine Westfield Rd. Classes are taught by Cindy Groover and are free; no registration is necessary. For information, Cindy at 832-927-5480.  

-Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. North Side Greenhouse Team. Join a plant committee and grow plants year-round for events and sales.

-First Thursdays, 9-10 a.m. Stroller Strolls. Join other parents and their children for an interactive walk in a family-friendly outdoor setting. The stroller-filled group will tour Mercer Botanic Gardens’ West Side Botanic Gardens with a member of staff once a month. Meet at the Post Oak Pavilion. To receive additional information or to check for weather related cancellations, call 713-274-4160.

-Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-noon. Gardening. Learn about plant grooming, pruning and weeding in the Pollinator and Conservation gardens.

-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon. Gardening. Take part in plant grooming, pruning, weeding and mulching in the Prehistoric and Shade gardens.



FUN4SENIORS PROGRAM

Fun4Seniors is operated by Harris County Precinct 4 Senior Adult Program and is open to ages 50 years and older. For registration, payment, and event information, Fun4Seniors by calling 281-893-3726. Transportation will be provided as indicated.

-Tuesday, Dec. 11, 4 p.m. Houston Zoo Lights. A favorite Houston holiday tradition, Zoo Lights features more than 2 million twinkling lights, lighted animal sculptures, and holiday projections at the Houston Zoo. Holiday lights would not be complete without the sounds of the season! Enjoy strolling carolers and performances by local school and church choirs. An $18 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Dinner is available for purchase at Cleburne Cafeteria. Transportation is provided Kingwood Library, 4400 Bens View Ln., Kingwood.

-Tuesday, Dec. 18 and Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 3:30 p.m. The Christmas Train, Victory Camp – Alvin. Experience a unique train ride touring more than 300,000 lights and hundreds of Christmas decorations. Colorful gingerbread villages, penguin snow lands, and life-size storybook illustrations are some of the scenes you will experience along the way. The train is not wheelchair accessible. Dinner is available for purchase at Alvin’s Seafood & Grill. An $8 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy., Humble.

-Thursday, Dec. 20 and Friday, Dec. 21, 4 p.m.  It’s A Wonderful Life – A Live Radio Play at A.D. Players. It’s A Wonderful Life has become a staple of the American Christmas celebration. This timeless story takes a new turn as a 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of a troupe of five radio actors portraying a few dozen characters, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds over the airwaves on Christmas Eve. Experience this fresh, fun, and touching look at a beloved story. Dinner is available for purchase Sweet Tomatoes. A $25 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from Kingwood Library, 4400 Bens View Ln., Kingwood.

-  Christmas Village at Bayou Bend in Houston. Thursday, Jan. 3 at 4 p.m. Discover an immersive Christmas experience at beautiful Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens. Continue the holiday spirit with carolers, a faux-snowball play area, a handcrafted model train, thousands of lights, and more — all on 14 acres of gardens nestled in River Oaks. Dinner is available for purchase at The Spaghetti Western Italian Café before the tour. A $15 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation will be provided from Kingwood Library, 4400 Bens View Ln., Kingwood.

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RELIGION

HUMBLE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Facing the holidays after the death of a loved one is difficult. Holiday Grief Support will help those grieving find strength to move forward through the deep pain of grief during the holidays. The first meeting will be held Thursday, Nov. 8, from 9 a.m.-noon. For information, email Carole Williams at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

KINGWOOD CHRISTIAN CHURCH

“The Table” is a new worship service offered by Kingwood Christian Church, 3910 W. Lake Houston Pkwy., Kingwood, beginning Sunday, Oct. 7. The new service will be a contemporary Christian worship service, and so much more. It will be a creative community, where people can come to be accepted, to have open and honest conversations about God and the world around them. For information, call 281-360-7910 or visit www.kwcctable.org.

ATASCOCITA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

-Second Wednesday of the month, Sept.-May, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Church Parlor. The Horizons Day Circle and Bible Study. The Presbyterian Women’s Horizon Bible Study will present “God’s Promise: I AM WITH YOU.” Bring a salad or dish to share for lunch from 11:30 a.m.-noon. Study begins at noon. Come enjoy the study and fellowship. APC is located at 19426 Atasca Oaks, Atascocita.

TEMPLE BETH TORAH

Temple Beth Torah is located at 320 Shallow Dr., Humble. For information, call 281-446-5611 or visit www.tbthumble.org.

-HAAM Donations. A collection has been started at TBT. Consider purchasing school supplies or new sneakers in child or teen sizes and drop off donations in the brown basket in the foyer, email Susan Pollard at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 281-446-5611 for pickup.

UZZELL MINISTRIES BIBLE STUDY

Uzzell International Ministries is sponsoring a Bible study, “Who is Jesus?” a study of the Gospels, Saturdays at Panera Bread, U.S. Hwy. 59 N. and Northpark Ave., Kingwood. For information, call Marcie Uzzell at 832-419-3862 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

INNER HEALING ROOM

A team of biblically-centered prayer ministers are available to explore root causes lying beneath the surface of most problems (depression bouts, relationship issues, grudges, insecurity, emotional triggers, and more),realign with truth and walk in victory. Weekly, by appointment only. There is no cost; donations are accepted. Contact Evelyn at 713-359-7551 to arrange an appointment. The Inner Healing Room is located at The Nathaniel Center, 804 Russell Palmer Rd., Kingwood.

SUNG VESPERS

St. Martha Catholic Church, 3702 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood, will conduct sung Vespers from 7:30-8 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month (in the church) and everyone is welcome to attend. Experience the peace and joy of this universal prayer of the Church as psalms, responses, canticles and prayers of Vespers are sung together. For information, call 281-358-6637 or visit www.stmartha.com.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH-KINGWOOD

-Square 1, a new Wednesday Night Bible Study, will begin Oct. 3, at FPC-Kingwood, 5520 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood. Problems such as violence, dysfunction, idolatry, toxic anger are out of control today. Even Christians may have forgotten the reasons and the remedy. Genesis 1-24 will be covered during the study. For both new and seasoned Bible students. For information, Mark Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Karen Gee, 832-326-5324 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

- Monday Footsteps is a multi-generational Bible Study meeting on Mondays in the Parlor from 9:30-11 a.m. Meetings are based on the school calendar and a new study begins every six weeks, as scheduled. Contact Nancy Weyerauch Mehlert at 713-859-0078 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information.

-Tuesdays Together. On second and fourth Tuesdays, 6 p.m., a family-style meal will be provided for those moving through the aftermath of the Harvey flood, at First Presbyterian Church-Kingwood, 5520 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood. Take time for fellowship, sharing and support as a way to lighten the load during the journey of rebuilding. Sign up in Fellowship Hall or call the church office at 281-360-5555 by noon on Mondays preceding these Tuesdays.

-Wednesday Footsteps This is a 24-week series on 17 Old Testament women, including Hagar, Rachel, Deborah, Delilah, Michal and Jezebel, and seven New Testament women including Mary Magdalene and Herodias. Topics addressed in conjunction with this study include “Unfading Inner Beauty,” “Rising above Rejection,” “Bringing Out the Best in People,” and “Freedom from Vanity.” The lessons are formulated so that they build on a theme, but can also stand on their own - allowing anyone to join in at any time. There is always space and a warm welcome for all, so come, bring a friend and join us for Small Group Bible Study, Fel­lowship, Life Application and Mission Adventures.

Schedule: 9:30 a.m., Fellowship & coffee – Fellowship Hall; 9:45 a.m., Praise, prayers and pre-talk in large group – Chapel; 10-11 a.m., Small group study in areas assigned to group. For information, email Ginny Crook at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

-Sisters in Christ. A new four-week, Max Lucado, video study, “Because of Bethlehem,” begins this week. All ages are welcome Saturday mornings, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Conference Room.  For information, call Susie Swaner at 281-793-3198.

-Mens’ Life meeting Friday mornings, 6-7:30 a.m., in the Fellowship Hall, exploring God’s plan for men, and learning to be the husbands, fathers, sons, and friends men are designed to be. This season’s curriculum is called WEAPONS, looking at the tools men need to do our jobs as men. For information, Mark Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All men are welcome.

-Bibles Available. Anyone whose Bible was lost or damaged in the floods or the cleanup process can be gifted with a new Bible. A family Bible or a Bible used for many years with notes can never be replaced, but a new study Bible is a good start to getting God’s Word close to everyone who is recovering from Hurricane Harvey. To obtain a new Bible, simply email Pastor Jim Davis, First Presbyterian Church-Kingwood, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and it will be available to one or all members of a family.

BEYOND HARVEY CARE GROUP

Getting beyond Hurricane Harvey is a monumental task for all those affected by the flood waters and will take time to complete. Woodridge Baptist Church, 5707 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood, wants to give hope and encouragement to all involved as we triumph over this disaster. The community is invited to join the  Beyond Harvey Care Group, which will consist of small care groups offering a listening ear, prayer time, and a sharing of resources and successes. Group meets Sundays at 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.woodridge.org/beyondharvey/.

KIDS HOPE USA

First Presbyterian Church of Kingwood is beginning its fifth year partnering with local area schools (currently Shadow Forest, Willow Creek Elementary, Riverwood Middle). We are looking for additional volunteers to mentor an at-risk child one hour a week to develop a one-on-one relationship through reading, talking, playing and listening to a child at school. Opportunities to become involved in other ways as well (i.e., prayer partners, staff appreciation support, etc.) are available. If  interested or seeking more information, a director: Bob McCann (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Stacie Rubin (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), or Lee Transier with Kids Hope Next (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). For Kids Hope USA information, visit www.kidshopeusa.org.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

CELEBRATE RECOVERY

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

CONVERSATION AND COFFEE

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

FIRST RESPONDER PEER SUPPORT

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

THE HOPE SUPPORT GROUP

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

NEARLY NEWLYWEDS AND NEWLYWED COUPLES

For connection, community, meaningful relationships, 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.




SPORTS/TOURNAMENTS/RACES

BOXING EVENT

The Fury Fight Black Tie Brawl will be held Saturday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m., at Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy., Humble. Event costs are $65-$100. Dress code will be enforced. For information and tickets, Eric Garcia at 281-914-0798.




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 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, 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, 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..

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, 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..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, 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 with visual impairment and meets the first Saturday of each month, with meeting times varying, at the R. B. Tullis Library, 21569 U.S. 59, New Caney.  All students with visual impairment are welcome to attend, regardless of age or ability level. To ensure adequate supplies, make a reservation by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For program information, visit

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 last Saturday of each month, with a 9:30 a.m. social time and meeting at 10 a.m., at Humble First United Methodist Church, 800 E. Main St., Humble, in room 211 (upstairs). Upcoming meetings. For information and questions, Connie Grubbs at 832-217-4488 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.

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

GRIEFSHARE – ATASCOCITA UNITED METHODIST

GriefShare is a support group featuring biblical teachings on grief and recovery topics. The group meets Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. at Atascocita United Methodist Church. For information, 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, Donna Smith at 281-358-2137.

HARBORSIDE FARMERS’ MARKET

Enjoy a stroll around Kings Harbor, 4501 Magnolia Cove Dr., Kingwood, and browse an array of local vendors selling handmade goods and farm fresh finds. The monthly Farmer’s Market will be held every third Friday each month from June-December, from 4-7 p.m. For information, visit www.kings-harbor.com or call 713-629-5200.

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, 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

Humble Beautification meets the second Monday of each month at 3 p.m., at 114 W. Higgins St., Humble. For information, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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..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, Rachel Claret at 281-827-2491 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

KINGWOOD AREA DEMOCRATS

KAD meets the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m., at Los Cucos Restaurant, 23730 U.S. 59 N., Kingwood. It has served the Lake Houston communities of Kingwood, Humble, Atascocita, and Huffman since 1996. Kingwood Area Democrats embody the Texas progressive spirit and passion for Democratic values at all levels of government. For more information, call Charlotte Reinemeyer at 281-358-5929, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.kingwoodareademocrats.org.

KINGWOOD AREA MOTHERS OF MULTIPLES

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

KINGWOOD AREA QUILT GUILD

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

KINGWOOD AREA REPUBLICAN WOMEN

Kingwood Area Republican Women (KARW) believes the strength of our nation lies with the individual and that each person’s freedom, ability and responsibility must be honored. Join the monthly meetings held the fourth Wednesday of each month, 11 a.m., Walden Country Club, 18100 Walden Forest, Humble. No meetings are held in June or July. KARW has served the community by energizing conservative values and providing education to all who are interested to meet the challenges of a changing world. For information, visit www.kingwoodrepublicanwomen.org or email KARW president, M’Liss Painter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 951-201-9443.

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 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, 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 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 3-7 p.m. 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  towncenterevents.com/farmersmarket or .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..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, 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 MEDICAL CENTER

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. (20), from 6-7 p.m., in the Community Room. Attendance is free. For information, call 281-348-8975.

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

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

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

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

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

Le Leche League. LLL is dedicated to providing education, information, support and encouragement to women to choose to breastfeed. The group meets 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 parent is also discussed. The class is offered monthly weekday evenings at The Women and Children’s Center at Kingwood Medical Center. Cost is $15 per person. To register, call 1-800-258-5064.

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

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

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

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



KINGWOOD PAGE TURNERS CLUB

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

KINGWOOD PHOTO CLUB

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

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

LAKE HOUSTON BEAUTIFICATION

Lake Houston Beautification meets the first Tuesday of each month at 3 p.m. at 110 W. Main St., Humble. For information, 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, 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 is 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).

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 5535 Green Timbers Dr., Humble, to discuss the county drinking water and other issues. To learn about future public meetings, or to request to schedule one, 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, Valerie at 281-814-5803 or visit www..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.

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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HURRICANE HARVEY RESOURCE GUIDE

Cash / Housing Assistance

- www.fema.gov or call FEMA helpline. 800-621-3362.

- Catholic Charities Flood Relief Hotline. 713-874-6654.

- www.IRS.gov. 800-829-1040. tax relief available for those living in disaster areas

Debris / Cleanup

- www.crisiscleanup.org. 844-965-1386. Connects people who need help mucking out homes with volunteers.

- www.rebuildinghouston.org. 713-659-2511. Helps senior, disabled and veteran homeowners in Harris County with rebuilding.

Legal

- Houston Bar Association. 713-759-1133. Volunteer attorneys will assist affected residents with legal advice on landlord/tenant matters, insurance, FEMA, other storm-related issues. Monday-Friday, 3-5 p.m.

Car

- National Flood Insurance Program. 800-621-3361. Answers question for policyholders about claim process.

- Abandoned cars. 832-394-4869. Or www.findmytowedcar.com.

CALL 2-1-1 AND 3-1-1 FOR ADDITIONAL RESOURCES.

REPAIR PERMITS

As Houston homeowners rebuild, it is important to ensure that they have the proper permits* to move forward. The Kingwood District E satellite permitting center, 3915 Rustic Woods Dr., will be open Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. For more information, visit houstonrecovers.org/repairtips. *Floodplain Development Permits are available at this location.