Calendar items are listed in the following order: Community/Local, Sports, Religion and ongoing events under Clubs/Health/Self-Help.
COMMUNITY / LOCAL EVENTS
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THIS WEEK (July 15-21)
FIRE ACADEMY REGISTRATION
The Atascocita Fire Department is looking for outstanding candidates for its next Fire Academy. Deadline to apply is Monday, July 15, at 5 p.m. An orientation class will be held Friday, Sept. 16, at 6:30 p.m. The Atascocita Fire Department offers a very highly respected fire training academy that will prepare a person to be a volunteer firefighter. Training is designed to meet the needs of community members who are full-time workers and within six short months, graduates can be riding duty crews for the AFD serving the community of Atascocita as a firefighter. Apply online at www.avfd.com/page/recruitment or in person at AFD headquarters, 18425 Timber Forest Dr., Humble.
HARRIS COUNTY MUD NO. 109
The Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 109 will meet Tuesday, July 16, at 6 p.m., at the Atascocita Fire Department, 18425 Timber Forest Dr., Humble. The public is invited to participate and discuss drinking water issues. For information, call 281-895-8547.
Stonebridge at Newport, 16401 Country Club Dr., Crosby, will host an evening for business people to meet, greet, network and build connections Tuesday, July 16, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Attendees will enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and great company. For information, visit www.stonebridgenewport.com.
KINGWOOD PHOTO CLUB
The KPC will meet Tuesday, July 16, at 6:30 p.m., at First Baptist Church, 3500 Woodland Hills, Kingwood. Special guest will be Geoffrey Koslov, founder of the Foto Relevance Gallery in the Audubon Place District of Montrose, presenting how American and international photo artists are pushing the boundaries of photography, current trends and themes. Share and Learn topic is Sunset to Sunrise and Everything In Between. For information, visit www.kwphotoclub.com.
SKATEPARK RIBBON CUTTING
Councilmember Dave Martin and Houston Parks and Rec invite the public to a ribbon-cutting celebration Tuesday, July 16, at 9 a.m., at the Dylan Duncan Skatepark, 3950 Rustic Woods, Kingwood. The newly refurbished park has been improved with updated equipment, recoated surfaces and other repairs.
The Crosby Huffman Chamber of Commerce will present Purse Bingo at Stonebridge at Newport, 16401 Country Club Dr., Crosby, Thursday, July 18, with doors open at 5:30 p.m. Bingo will begin at 6:30 p.m. Marketing opportunities for local businesses will be shared during a festive evening of fun, food, goody bags, door prizes and 20 games of bingo for a chance to win Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Coach, Brighton and Dooney & Bourke merchandise. Advance tickets are $30; at the door $35. For information, call 281-328-6984 or visit www.crosbyhuffmancc.org.
Kings Harbor, 1660 W. Lake Houston Pkwy., Kingwood, will present Sunset Yoga at the Harbor Friday, July 19, from 6-7 p.m.
HUMBLE PRAY UNITY
BLUES, RAGTIME & ALL THAT JAZZ
Jazz duo, Holland & Coots, will present jazz and ragtime music with piano and drums with GROOVUS! (and an added bassist), Saturday, July 20, at 7 p.m., at The Charles Bender Performing Arts Center, 611 Higgins St., Humble. Tickets are $15 and can be ordered online at www.humblepac.com.
CHILDREN’S BOOK SIGNING
Author Deborah Elum will sign her new children’s picture book, “Miss McDoogle Has the Giggles,” Saturday, July 20, from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at Chuck E. Cheese, 124 FM 1960 Bypass Rd. E., Humble. For information and directions, call 281-540-1536.
TEDDY BEAR ER
Visit the Kingwood Branch Library, 4400 Bens View Lane, Kingwood, Saturday, July 20, from 10:30-11:30 a.m., for a story and a special care unit set up to treat your child's teddy bear or favorite stuffed pal or doll. They will get to check blood pressure, take temperatures, bandage wounds and splint broken "bones." It's a great way to introduce your child to what it means to visit the ER and to alleviate common fears. To register, visit https://events.r20.constant.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07egc2mf4cdefc4482&oseq=&c=&ch=.
CRYSTAL RIVER QUARTET FREE CONCERT
First Assembly of God Humble, 1915 FM 1960 Bypass Rd. E., Humble, will present the Crystal River Quartet in concert during Heritage Night, Sunday, July 21, at 6 p.m. Concerts are free to the public; a love offering will be taken and door prizes will be handed out during intermission. For information, call 281-446-7215 or visit https://humblefirst.org/.
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‘MARY POPPINS’ CAMP
A special dance camp is being offered Tuesday-Thursday, July 23-25, from 9 a.m.-noon, at Profusion Performing Arts, 18321 W. Lake Houston Pkwy., Suite 200, Humble. Children ages 3-6 are welcome. For information and registration, visit www.profusionarts.com.
THE UPRISING NORTH HOUSTON MUSIC AND ART SHOW
The third annual Uprising North Houston Music and Art Festival will be held Saturday, July 27, at 1:30 p.m., at 1886 Humble Backyard, 7015 Manor Way, Humble. For adults 21 and older. Activities will include Car & Bike Show, art vendors, face and body painting, food trucks, BBQ, tacos and more. Tickets are $10 online at www.eventbrite.com/e/the-uprising-north-houston-music-and-art-show-2019-tickets-61904158003?aff=allevents or $15 at the door. For information, call 281-441-4007.
MUSIC FOR THE SUMMER
The public is invited to a live concert Sunday, July 28, from 4-6 p.m., at First United Methodist Humble, 800 E. Main St., Humble. Enjoy classical music of Bach, Bozza, Dring, Goossens and Piazzolla. Admission is free; however, donations are highly appreciated. Donations can be made by “purchasing” a ticket at https://allevents.in/humble/music-for-the-summer-humble/200017487200047 or attendees can donate at the concert.
CHRISTMAS IN JULY
Kingwood Trade Days will present Christmas in July Sunday, July 28, from noon-4 p.m., at Town Center Park, 8 N. Main St., Kingwood. Shop at dozens of handcrafted and artisan vendors, specialty shops and boutiques, rummage sellers and more. Admission and parking are free.
SUNDAY TEST AND TUNE
Houston Motorsports Park will present Sunday Test and Tune racing Sunday, July 28, from 5-11 p.m., at 11620 N. Lake Houston Pkwy., Houston. Admission is $15 for adults; kids 6-12 are $5, ages 5 and under are free. Gates open at 5 p.m. For information and tickets, visit www.houstonmotorsportspark.com.
Kingwood Humble Aggie Moms will host a Howdy Party for Aggie students and families Sunday, July 28, from 3-5 p.m., at Kingwood First Baptist Church, 3500 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood. For information and reservations, visit https://www.aggienetwork.com/aggie-moms-howdy-party/4027/kingwoodhumble-area-aggie-moms-howdy-party/.
MOMS DEMAND ACTION
The monthly meeting of Moms Demand Action will meet Monday, July 29, at 6:30 p.m., at Kingwood Branch Library, 4400 Bens View Ln., Kingwood. MDA is a non-partisan movement of Americans demanding reasonable solutions to address the nation’s culture of gun violence. Friends and new members are welcome. For information, visit www.momsdemandaction.org. For reservations, visit https://act.everytown.org/event/moms-demand-action-event/23682/signup/?source=&akid=&zip=.
KSA PARKS COMMITTEE
FIRST RESPONDERS BACK TO SCHOOL BASH
The second annual “First Responders Back to School Bash” will be held Saturday, Aug. 3, from 9 a.m.-noon, at Creekwood Middle School, 3603 W. Lake Houston Pkwy., Kingwood. Confirmed divisions represented will be: Mounted Patrol (horses); Air Division (helicopter); Lake Patrol; Bomb Squad; Auto Theft; and K-9. A blood drive will be held as well as a school supply drive (which will benefit local-area students in need). The public is encouraged to attend, especially children, to get to know local police officers in preparation for returning to school in August.
An all-gospel Show will be presented at Liberty Opry, 1816 Sam Houston St., Liberty, Saturday, Aug. 3, from 4-7 p.m., featuring Matthew Butler, Margie Leblanc, the Liberty Opry Band and Comedian “Booger Lee.” Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at www.libertyopry.com/events/all-gospel-show-15-1/form.
COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR
Humble ISD Health Services will provide a Community Health Fair Saturday, Aug. 3, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Humble High School, 1700 Wilson Rd., Humble. Free screenings (vision, blood pressure, dental and more) will be provided along with health information from more than 50 exhibitors. The public is invited to enjoy the food trucks and entertainment.
CITY AND COUNTY PUBLIC OFFERINGS
KINGWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER
-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; 4 p.m. Recreational Table Tennis (all levels of ability are welcome; paddles and balls available); 6-8 p.m. Integral T’ai Chi.
-Tuesdays, 9-10 a.m. Walking Aerobics; 10 a.m.-noon. Mahjong; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Hand & Foot Canasta; 10:30-11:30 a.m. Core Yoga & More; 1-4 p.m. Dominoes-Chicken Foot; 1-4 p.m. Euchre; 2-3:15 p.m. Beginner Line Dancing; 3:30-4:45 p.m. Experienced Line Dancing.
-Wednesdays, 9-10 a.m., Chair Yoga; 10 a.m.-noon. Party Bridge; 10:30 a.m. Fitness Hour; 1-3 p.m. Duplicate Bridge; 6-9 p.m. Duplicate Bridge; 7-8 p.m. Zumba* (*indicates a participation fee).
-Thursdays, 9-10 a.m. Walking Aerobics; 10:30-11:30 a.m. Advanced Crochet; 10 a.m.-noon. Mahjong; 1-3 p.m. Bunko; 2-3:15 p.m. Beginner Line Dancing; 3:30-4:45 p.m. Experienced Line Dancing; 6-8 p.m. Integral T’ai Chi; 6-9 p.m. Duplicate Bridge; 7-8:15 p.m. Meditation.
-Fridays, 9-10 a.m. Walking Aerobics; 9 a.m.-noon. Party Bridge; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Hand & Foot Canasta; 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Quilting; 1-4 p.m. Dominoes-Mexican Train. 1-4 p.m. Party Bridge.
-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.
LONE STAR COLLEGE-KINGWOOD
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.
SPECIAL PROGRAMS (ALL AGES)
STRESS & WELLNESS MINISERIES
-Mondays, 1-3 p.m., Library Meeting Room. Join physical therapist Sara Gilmore for a 4-part mini-series on dealing with stress and wellness:
Children Summer Reading Programs
-Mondays in July, 2:15-3:15 p.m. Maker Monday. Libraries are out of this world, and we have a ton of space crafts and activities to share with you! Join us every week for a new themed activity.
-Wednesdays in July, 2:15-3:15 p.m. Rocking Art with Ms. Devon. An hour of space-themed free art expression. Each program will have a different art medium so you can turn your space knowledge into a work of art! Registration opens 7 days prior to this program. Ages 5-12.
-Fridays in July, 2:15-3:15 p.m. Summer Block Party! For the whole family. Stop by the Kingwood Library to play with foam blocks, Megabloks, Duplos, and LEGOs. There's a new challenge every week, so make sure to bring your creativity. Ages 1-12 are welcome.
-Tuesday, July 16, 10-11 a.m. Little Royals Tea Party. Meeting Room. Come dressed up as your favorite prince or princess to enjoy some delicious treats and a fun craft! Little Royals must be between the ages of 4 and 8 to attend. Tickets for this program will be distributed from the Children's Reference Desk starting July 13.
-Thursday, July 18, 2:15-3 p.m. Take Me To Your Readers. Meeting Room. Our friend Julian Franklin is back. Join us for "a hilariously engaging program about how we can all use our creativity, artistic talents, and intelligence to solve everyday problems. The show involves maker space concepts, robots, puppets, magic tricks, books. and having fun while we try, fail, and then try again; just like every successful creator, inventor, or builder."
-Thursday, July 18, 4-5 p.m. Cricut for Tweens. Curious about how to create and design your own clothing and accessories? The Kingwood Branch Library is offering a 2-week course to teach tweens all about designing and cutting iron-on vinyl using Cricut design software. Participants will do the designing themselves, and after the second class, get to take home a creation of their very own! This program is designed for ages 8-12, registration is required, and will open up 7 days before the program. We ask that participants are available for both classes.
-Wednesday, July 24, 2:15-3 p.m. WeDo Robotics. Join us for this awesome guided build as we use WeDo 2.0 LEGO kits to create amazing robots! This program requires registration, and is open to students ages 8-12. Registration opens 7 days prior to the program.
Teen Summer Reading Program
-Monday, July 8-Saturday, July 20. Teen Button Battle. Teen Room. Marvel vs DC? Which comic universe is your favorite? Who is the best? Which one will win? Come to the Teen Room July 8-20 and pick up a button that will cast your vote. (And don’t forget! Superhero Lock-In is on Friday, July 26.)
-Monday, July 15, 2-4 p.m. Super Smash Bros Tournament. Teen Game Room. Calling all gamers! Do you have what it takes to finish the fight? A teen Super Smash Bros Ultimate Tournament will be held today. Join the brawl for a chance to win a prize! For teens and tweens entering grades 6-12.
-Thursday, July 18, 6-8:30 p.m. Teen Movie Night. Teen Game Room. Ready to relax a bit and watch a movie with friends? Come watch a movie about a band of superheroes and their allies who fight to protect the world from a despot of intergalactic infamy. For teens and tweens entering grades 6-12.
-Monday, July 22, 2-3:15 p.m. Astronaut Taste Test. Teen Game Room. Have you ever wondered what astronauts eat? Enjoy trying different types of food and learn how the astronauts eat in this Teen Taste Test Challenge. For teens and tweens entering grades 6-12.
-Wednesday, July 24, 2-3:30 p.m. DIY Neon Sign. Teen Game Room. Design and make your very own sign out of neon lights. Registration is required and opens at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, July 17. Register online or by calling the library at 832-927-7830. For teens and tweens entering grades 6-12.
-Friday, July 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Superhero Teen Lock-In. Meeting Room. A Library Lock-In that is out of this world! Stay after hours at the library to play games, make crafts, and meet other teens who love the Marvel and DC Universes. Costumes not required, but are welcome. Permission Slip is required and can be picked up starting Monday, July 1, and must be turned in by 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 24 (2 days before the Lock-In!). For teens and tweens entering grades 6-12.
-Monday, July 29, 2-3 p.m. Thermo Slime. Teen Game Room. Slime that changes color due to the temperature? Absolutely! Come make your own heat sensitive color changing slime. For teens and tweens entering grades 6-12.
-Tuesday, July 30, 2-4 p.m. DIY Galaxy Bath Bombs for Teens & Adults. Meeting Room. Teens (grades 6-12) and Adults can sign up together to make their own galaxy bath bombs. Add some scented fizzy fun to a rela bath, or give them away as a gift. Registration is required and opens Tuesday, July 16. Call 832-927-7830 or register online at www.hcpl.net.
-Monday, July 15, 7-8:45 p.m. Talk It Up! Book Discussion. Conference Room. Join us for coffee and conversation. This month's book is “The Warmth of Other Suns” by Isabel Wilkerson.
-Wednesday, July 17, 1-3 p.m. Genealogy: When Should You Go Pro? Computer Lab. There is much you can discover on your own, but when should you call in a professional genealogist? How do you find one and how do you get the most out of your experience? Find out answers with Genealogist Devon Lee. For information, Adult Services at 832-927-7830.
-Wednesday, July 17, 2-4 p.m. Crafternoon. Meeting Room. Join us for our second annual Mocktails and Collages Crafternoon. This month we will be creating multimedia collages on canvas while sipping non-alcoholic beverages and snacking on some delicious treats. All supplies graciously provided by F.O.L.K.
-Thursday, July 18, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. TX Workforce - Job Readiness Toolkit. Computer Lab. This seminar will help evaluate and practice effective communication in job applications, resumes, basic introductions, and interviewing. Register online or call 832-927-7830.
-Tuesday, July 23, 1-3 p.m. Genealogy: FamilySearch Lab. Computer Lab. Learn how to use the free FamilySearch database to help trace family members. This class is helpful for anyone who has an interest in using the genealogical database. Register online or call 832-927-7830.
Adult Summer Reading Program
-Saturday, July 20, 1-2 p.m. Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Celebration. Meeting Room. Join NASA Solar System Ambassador Dr. Aaron Clevenson for a special presentation celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing.
-Tuesday, July 23, 10 a.m.-noon. SAGE: Building Better Bones & Balance. Meeting Room. Falls and fractures aren't a normal part of getting older -- they're preventable. Join Dr. Jack Wong, Physical Therapist, to achieve your goals through the acronym STRONGER (Self-Assess, Test, Risk, Optimize, Notice changers, Get help, Enhance strength, and Reassess and follow-up). Registration is required.Register online at www.hcpl.net or call 832-927-7830.
-Tuesday, July 23, 2-4 p.m. Space Rocks! Rock Painting. Meeting Room. Come join us and paint rocks. We have all the supplies needed to turn a rock into a work of art. Register online or call 832-927-7830.
-Tuesday, July 30, 2-4 p.m. DIY Galaxy Bath Bombs for Teens & Adults. Meeting Room. Teens (grades 6-12) and Adults can sign up together to make their own galaxy bath bombs. Add some scented fizzy fun to your rela bath, or give them away as a gift! Registration is required. Each person must register. Registration opens on Tuesday, July 16. Register online or call 832-927-7830.
-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.
Computer Classes (requires registration)
Visit http://tinyurl.com/7d4s8ly or call 832-927-7830 to register.
-Saturday, July 27, 2-4 p.m. Google Drive Basics
-Thursdays, through July 18 (except July 4), 10 a.m.-noon. Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program. Meeting Room. Weekly lessons: (1) Bridge to Success; (2) My Plate My Family; (3) Plan to Save More; (4) Plate It Safe; (5) Less is More; (6) Sharpen Your Skills; (7) Mealtime Miracles; (8) The Choice Is Yours.
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.
SUMMER READING 2019! - A UNIVERSE OF STORIES
Many activities will be going on this summer, and you don't want to miss out with programs for all ages. Some programs have registration and some do not, but all the most current information can be found through www.hcpl.net Events Calendar, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
-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.
-Wednesday, July 24, 3-4:45 p.m. Pool Noodle Cosplay. Learn how to use pool noodles to enhance cosplay.
-Thursday, July 25, 6-8 p.m. Live Action Black Light Hungry Hungry Hippos. You’ve heard of Live Action Hungry Hungry Hippos, but we are taking this game to a new level with Live Action Blacklight Hungry Hungry Hippos. Put on your best glow gear and get ready to rumble. To participate, you must have a liability waiver on file. If you need one, they are available at the library’s front desk.
-Wednesday, July 31, 3-5 p.m. K-Pop Camp: Make Your Own Merch. Explore how to make custom K-Pop goods using a Cricut and Instax. Get started on a K-Pop journal or bring your own journal and discover some new journaling techniques. For teens in grades 6-12.
Adult Computer Class (requires registration)
-Mondays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 11 a.m.-noon. Computer Class. Learn about computers and other technology during this class. Register online at www.hcpl.net or call the library at 281-812-2162; space is limited.
-Monday, July 15, 6-6:25 p.m. Discovery: Night of the Titanic. Join us for a movie in the Discovery Dome, a 360-degree movie experience. Register online at www.hcpl.net or call 832-927-5560.
-Tuesday, July 16, 7-8 p.m. Craft Club. A craft program for adults, making glow in the dark pavers.
-Thursday, July 18, 7-7:45 p.m. The Golden Record. In 1977, NASA sent Voyagers 1 and 2 into space. Both carried a copy of a 12" golden record intended to be found and read by other forms of life in the universe. How did the idea start? What was placed onto these discs? Find out about the background and status of The Golden Record project during this program.
-Saturday, July 20, 2-3 p.m. Lunar Landing 50th Anniversary Party. Party like it's 1969 and watch the moon landing. Come dressed in period attire. This is a family program; all ages are welcome.
-Tuesday, July 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m. DIY Canvas Sign. Learn the basics of using a Cricut cutting machine by making your own canvas sign. Registration is required to attend. Register online at www.hcpl.net or call 832-927-5560.
-Saturday, July 27, 11-11:45 a.m. Decluttering Your Life. Overwhelmed with stuff? Don't know where or how to start? This is the program for you. Join Nikki Bell from Just Us Organizing as she guides you through the first steps of getting your stuff in order.
-Saturday, July 27, 3-4:30 p.m. Cinespace: 2105 Screening. Join us in screening the 2015 entries for Cinespace Film Festival, a collaboration between NASA and Houston Cinema Arts Society that allows filmmakers to use actual NASA footage in their films. This program is for teens and adults.
-Tuesday, July 30, 7-8:30 p.m. Knit and Nosh Society. 7-8:30 p.m. Beginning and advanced knitters, instruction, projects, hot tea and treats.
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
-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).
-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 Botanic Gardens, 22306 Aldine Westfield Rd., Humble. All programs are free and open to the public.
-June 3-Aug. 3. Summer Reading Program. Activities and prizes for adults as well as children. Adults who participate in the Adult Summer Reading Program will have the opportunity to win a free book after completing the first 100 points in the SRP as well as a bookstore gift certificate in a weekly drawing at the library. Sign up for the program at www.hcpl.net or call 832-927-5480 for information.
-Tuesdays, July, 9, 16, 23, 30, 5:30 p.m. Basics of the Japanese Language. Learn about Japanese language and culture and participate in a weekly craft in the four-week class for adults, ages 18 and over. Space is limited to 20; register online at www.hcpl.net.
-Mondays, 10:30 a.m. Story Time
-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.
-Mondays, 6-7:30 p.m.; Fridays, 1-3 p.m. ESL Classes. Meeting at Mercer Botanical Center, 22540 Aldine Westfield Rd., Spring. For those who want to learn English or improve English-speaking skills. For information, call 832-927-5480.
-Mondays-Fridays, noon-1 p.m. Kid’s Cafe. Provides lunch for library customers ages 1-18 and accompanying guardians.
Friday’s children, teens, lunches and family programs meet under the tree house building, east side of the park. English classes are in the Pole Barn, west side of the park.
-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.
MAY COMMUNITY CENTER
SUMMER KIDS PROGRAM - Kids2Gether
-Tuesday, July 16, 11 a.m. Old School Game Day. Remember those backyard fun games and field day events you might have missed out on. Jump in on these fun games and win a prize. Lunch will be provided.
-Tuesday, July 23, 11 a.m. Splash Day. Huffman Volunteer Fire Department helps kick off the summer with a fire hose spray. Bring a towel and camera to capture the memories! Complete with a craft and enjoy a nice lunch.
-Weekday mornings - Rhythm Walking (rain or shine, walk 2-1/2 miles to music), 8:10-8:55 a.m.; Tuesdays, Thursday, Fridays - 3:30-4:15 p.m.
-Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays - 9-10 a.m. Body Toning Chair Exercise. Boost energy, stamina, and flexibility.
-Mondays, 9 a.m. Decorative Painting - Master decorative artist teaches the art of decorative painting.
-Mondays, 10 a.m.-noon. Bean Bag Baseball. Join in the fun!
-Mondays, 11 a.m. Pickle Ball. All the craze in the U.S., the game is played on a court similar to tennis and with a paddle similar to ping pong. Dress in comfortable attire; no experience necessary. Equipment is provided.
-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, 1-2 p.m. Zumba Gold (second day added). Join in a great exercise class. Body toning is emphasized. Bring your 1-lb. weights for toning all over.
-Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 p.m. Yoga. Certified instructor Cindy Roberts teaches the classes.
-Tuesdays, 6 p.m. Beginning Karate. 10-week sessions. Join volunteer instructors Sue and Jesse Diaz from the American Society of Karate as they offer the techniques of American karate. Classes are free; uniforms need to be purchased for $40. Cash only please. Children 6-12 years must be accompanied by an adult to participate. For information, call MCC at 713-274-2434 or Sue Diaz at 713-962-6641.
-Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Advanced Karate. Join volunteer instructors Sue and Jesse Diaz from the American Society of Karate as they offer the techniques of American karate. Classes are free; uniforms need to be purchased for $40. Cash only please. Children 6-12 years must be accompanied by an adult to participate. For information, call MCC at 713-274-2434 or Sue Diaz at 713-962-6641.
-Wednesdays, 9 a.m. Advanced Spanish. Participants are given an opportunity to practice grammar and sentence structure by discussing current events in this free weekly advanced Spanish class.
-Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Knitting. Does learning to knit have you all in knots? Participants need to bring a U.S. size 8 knitting needle and worsted weight yarn (any color).
-Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m. Quilting. Quilt, share ideas, enjoy the fellowship of other quilters. All experience levels can attend.
-Wednesdays, 1 p.m. Dominoes and More Dominoes. Enjoy a friendly game of dominoes and meet players with similar interests.
-Wednesdays, 3 p.m. Canasta. Come for an enjoyable afternoon of cards.
-Thursdays, 9:15 a.m. Beginner Pickle Ball. Come learn a new game. Pickle Ball for beginnings. Instructor will teach participants how to play. Equipment will be provided.
-Thursdays, 10 a.m. Pickle Ball. Played on a court similar to tennis and with a paddle similar to ping pong. Dress in comfortable attire; no experience necessary. Equipment is provided.
-Thursdays, 10 a.m. Craft Class. Call the center at 713-274-2434 to find out what the scheduled craft is for the day. Supply list and suggested donation may be required.
-Thursdays, 1 p.m., May Belles and Beaus Chorus. Enjoy singing at the Center and performing at area community events.
-Fridays, noon. Oil Painting. Professional art and instructor Anne Vandagriff teaches composition, design, color and contrast using a variety of subject matter.
-Fridays, 2 p.m. Zumba Gold. Join in on this exciting exercise class and get your groove on at the same time!
-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.
-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.
-Wednesday, July 17, 9:30 a.m. Kemah Fantasea, Kemah. Cost is $19; lunch is not included. Bus will depart from Crosby Community Center, 409 Hare Rd., Crosby. For information, call 281-462-0453.
-Friday, July 26, 8:30 a.m. East Texas Thimble Quilt Show, Huntsville. Cost is $3; lunch is not included. Bus will depart from Crosby Community Center, 409 Hare Rd., Crosby. For information, call Phyllis Trousdale at 281-734-3013.
-Wednesday, July 31, 8:30 a.m. Nuclear Plant, Bay City. Cost is $3; lunch is not included. Bus will depart from May Community Center, 2100 Wolf Rd., Huffman. For information, call 713-274-2434. (No credit cards for lunch.)
JESSE H. JONES PARK & NATURE CENTER
Jones Park is located at 20634 Kenswick Dr., Humble. For park information or activities and programs offered, call 281-446-8588 or visit www.hcp4.net/community/parks/jones.
-Saturday, July 20, 9-11 a.m. Invasives Beware. Assist Jones Park staff and the Jesse Jones Park Eradicators with the removal of invasive plant species as well as trail clearing and vital habitat restoration within Jones Park. Closed-toed shoes required; gloves and long pants are recommended. Ages 16 and up or children accompanied by an adult.
-Saturday, July 20, 1 p.m. All About Bats. Join naturalist John Carey and discover which bat species are found in Texas, the beneficial role they play in the wild, and the threats that bat populations face today. Participants will also learn several ways to make backyards and neighborhoods more bat-friendly.
-Saturday, July 27, 10 a.m. Tall ‘Tails’: Wildlife Myth Busters. Join Outreach Coordinator Anni Ranck as she dispels many of the myths and old wives’ tales concerning local wildlife. Participants will gain insight into how information gets distorted, how to solve common wildlife problems, and that truth really is stranger than fiction.
-Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. Conservation Connections. Join Horticultural Coordinator Matt Abernathy to assist with conservation projects around Jones Park. Projects may include the following: pollinator garden maintenance, vegetation management, habitat restoration, native plant propagation, biological surveys, and more throughout the year. Ages 10 and up. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Participants need to wear closed-toed shoes and bring their own gloves. Long pants, water, and a hat are recommended.
-Wednesdays, 9 a.m. Tai Chi. 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, 10:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. Tadpoles Club. This interactive program helps introduce preschool-aged children to nature through stories, crafts, puppets, short walks, and animals. This staff-naturalist-led program provides a great opportunity for parents and children to learn about and enjoy nature together. Reservations are required and available beginning Wednesday, April 3. Ages 3 to 4 only. Parent must accompany children. No younger or older siblings.
-Wednesdays and Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Homestead Open House. Appreciate modern conveniences by taking a step back in time. Enjoy a look around the park’s historically accurate 1830’s Redbud Hill Homestead and Akokisa-Ishak Village. Learn about two very different, yet successful, ways of life. Self-guided interpretive brochures are available in the Nature Center, so you and your family can move at your own pace.
-Now. Nature Photo Contest. Time for the park’s annual photo contest! Get your cameras ready and join in the fun. This contest is open to all amateur photographers with the exception of Harris County Precinct 4 employees. Call for rules and information or visit www.hcp4.net/Community/Parks/Jones/Contest.
-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. Ages 3-4 only. Parent must accompany child. No younger or older siblings.
-Wednesdays and Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Homestead Open House. Appreciate modern conveniences by taking a step back in time. Enjoy a look around the park’s historically accurate 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.
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.
-Saturdays, Aug. 17, Sept. 7, Dennis Johnston Park Greenhouse. How to Propagate Black Willow Cuttings. Help Legacy Tree Project propagate black willow branches to prevent erosion along Spring Creek. Black willow branches are easy to propagate and quick to grow. A great opportunity to get your hands dirty while helping support a local park and wildlife habitat.
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’s free intergenerational programs are part of Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner R. Jack Cagle’s educational and recreational commitment to Harris County residents. Mangum-Howell Center is located in Doss Park at 2500 Frick Rd., Houston. Center hours are Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m.-9 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. For information regarding classes or other Center programs, call 281-591-7830 or visit www.hcp4.net/community/communitycenters. Harris County Precinct 4 programs serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, or physical ability. Anyone requiring special assistance to participate in any program should 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.
-Fridays, June 7-July 26, 9 a.m. Kids Archery Classes. Children ages 9 to 15 are invited to learn how to shoot a bow and arrow. Participants can learn archery basics and safety at the center’s full-service, outdoor range. Bows, arrows, targets, and arm guards are provided. Registration is required, and space is limited, so sign up now to reserve your spot in class by visiting the center or calling 281-591-7830 to register.
Health and Wellness Series
-Wednesday, July 17, 10-11 a.m. Understanding Heart Valves. This session will look at how the valves work in proper heart function, what can go wrong, and how we can fix problems that arise.
-Tuesday, July 30, 10-11 a.m. Managing Your Cholesterol. This session explains what cholesterol numbers mean and how to manage them for improved cardiovascular health.
Don’t miss this opportunity to discover steps to take to live a healthier lifestyle. Sign up at the center or call 281-591-7830 to register.
-Thursday, July 18, 1 p.m. Bingo. Each player is asked to bring a nominal prize (not to exceed $5). Please note: No cash prizes, gift certificates, gift cards, lottery tickets, or U.S. postage stamps may be used as prizes.
-Thursday, July 25, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. AARP Safe Driving Course. Reduce your car insurance by as much as 10 percent by completing AARP’s Safe Driving Course. This class cannot be used for ticket dismissal. Certificates are awarded after completing the course. Required course fee for AARP members is $15, and $20 for non-members. Checks are payable to AARP. Registration is required; call 281-591-7830 or come by the center to reserve a spot in the class
-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.
MERCER BOTANIC GARDENS
Mercer Botanic Gardens is a Harris County Precinct 4 Parks facility located one mile north of FM 1960 at 22306 Aldine Westfield Road, Humble. Harris County Precinct 4 programs serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, sex, religion, national origin, or physical ability. For information Mercer at 713-274-4160 or visit www.hcp4.net/community/parks/mercer. The East Side features more than 20 acres of beautifully maintained gardens and an extensive walking trail. The West Side features playgrounds, a picnic area, barbecue pavilions, and several miles of walking trails in a woodland setting. Hours change seasonally and are listed online. Visitors are advised not to go around barricades.
LITTLE BLUE LIBRARY @ MERCER
Love reading and nature? Discover new books and programs, all while experiencing the beauty of Mercer Botanic Gardens. The new one-room library offers a rotating selection of books and full array of programming under the Treehouse pavilion in the East Side Gardens. Patrons can also request books online and pick them up at Mercer. The library replaces some services formerly offered at Baldwin Boettcher Library, which closed due to severe flood damage from Hurricane Harvey. The library is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For library activities, visit www.hcpl.net/location/baldwin-boettcher-branch-library-mercer-park.
-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.
-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.
-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.
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, July 16. Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center, La Grange. Bus transportation will be provided by HCP4. Call 281-893-3726 for pickup location.
-Thursday, July 18, 9 a.m. Resale Shop Hop. Rummage through three of Houston’s premier resale shops. Find something different each and every time you shop, including name brand clothing, purses, bags, household items, and so much more! Participation is FREE; Lunch will be available for purchase at Phoenicia World Market. Transportation will be provided from Kingwood Library, 4400 Bens View Ln., Kingwood.
-Thursday, July 25, 10:20 a.m. Murder By Chocolate Mystery Theater. Cost is $20 per person; Lunch is included in the ticket cost. Ben’s Chuck Wagon is catering beef and chicken skewers, rice pilaf, vegetable medley, rolls, dessert, and iced tea. Transportation will be provided from Kingwood Library, 4400 Bens View Ln., Kingwood.
-Friday, July 26, 8:30 a.m. Amazon Fulfillment Center Tour. A photo ID is required to enter the building. This tour goes through an active fulfillment center. Each guest is required to wear closed-toe and closed-back shoes. Long hair must be pulled above the shoulders and long-hanging jewelry, scarves, and ties are not permitted. We recommend wearing tennis shoes. Participation is FREE. Lunch is available for purchase on your own at one of the many local eateries in Old Town Spring. Transportation will be provided from Kingwood Library, 4400 Bens View Ln., Kingwood.
-Wednesday, July 31, 9 a.m. Central Texas Oil Patch Museum, Farmers Market, and Tour of Pumpjacks, Luling. Bus transportation will be provided by HCP4. Call 281-893-3726 for pickup location.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
ATASCOCITA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
19426 Atasca Oaks Dr., Humble
Through Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1, summer worship schedule will be one combined worship service at 9:30 a.m., followed by Faith Formation classes at 10:30 a.m. For information, call 281-852-8990.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH-KINGWOOD
5520 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood
-Wednesdays, July 17 and Aug. 7, 9:30-11:30 a.m. MOPS Meet and Greet. Sand Creek Park, 3021 Timber Shade, Kingwood. Be introduced to Mothers of Preschoolers which encourages and equips moms of young children to realize their potential as mothers, women and leaders in their relationship with Jesus. Group will begin meeting Sept. 11, twice a month, continuing through the school year. More information to follow.
-Sunday, July 28, 4 p.m. Summer Concert Series Event. Church Sanctuary. Members of the FPC-K choir will lead an afternoon of music featuring sacred and secular selections. The public is invited to the free event; a love offering will be taken to go toward the church’s renovation projects.
-Monday-Friday, July 29-Aug. 1, 9 a.m.-noon. ROAR. FPC-Kingwood’s annual Vacation Bible School for children entering kindergarten through fifth grade. To register, visit http://fpc-kingwood.org/children/vbs/.
WOODRIDGE BAPTIST CHURCH
5707 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood
ATASCOCITA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
-Mondays, 6:30 p.m. Women’s Brown Bag Bible Study. Room W-122.
ATASCOCITA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
-Second Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Horizons Bible Study. Church Parlor. Attendees should bring a salad or dish to share for lunch from 11:30 a.m.-noon. Enjoy this time for scripture and fellowship. Contact Judi Anderson or Doris Fisher for more information. APC is located at 19426 Atasca Oaks Dr., Humble.
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
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
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.
Woodridge Baptist Church, 5707 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood, will hold a Sunday evening service in the Shelter (Entrance G) designed to take on some of life’s toughest questions. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for coffee and fellowship; service begins at 7 p.m., with music, short message from Pastor Jeremy, and a time of interactive Q&A. All are welcome. For information, visit veritaswbc.com.
HUMBLE MEN’S SOCCER
MEN’S ADULT BASKETBALL
KINGWOOD FALLEN HEROES MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
The 8th annual KFH Golf Tournament has been rescheduled to Saturday, July 27, at the Clubs of Kingwood, 1700 Lake Kingwood Trail, Kingwood. The event is open to the public and all golfers and patriots are encouraged to participate. Registration begins at 11 a.m. Three Kingwood Fallen Heroes will be honored: St. Brandon C. Bury; Lance Cpl. Luke C. Yepsen; and Sgt. William Meeuwsen, who died while in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq. Activities will include Mickey Hobbs and after-dinner comments by US Congressman Dan Crenshaw, and benefit Hope for the Warriors, Blue Star Mothers, Operation Military Embrace and CreatiVets, supporting the military and their families, and funding scholarships for Kingwood High School graduates, in honor of military heroes. To register online, visit at www.kingwoodfallenheroes.com or call 713-898-6694. Dinner tickets for non-golfers must be obtained in advance for $25 by calling 713-898-6694 after July 13. There will be a silent auction, raffle and dinner in a tent on the tennis court. For information, call Scott Mitchell at 216-317-2938.
ONGOING - CLUBS/HEALTH/SELF-HELP
ALZHEIMER'S/DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP
AMERICAN NEEDLEPOINT GUILD
Newcomers of all skill levels are welcome at the American Needlepoint Guild, Lake Houston Chapter meetings the second Thursday of each month at 6:45 p.m. at Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. Conference Room, 1826 Kingwood Dr. at Ladbrook. For information, call Emily Maas at 281-359-4341 or visit www.lakehoustonang.com or www.needlepoint.org.
ANIMALS ALWAYS BELIEVE IN YOU
AABY is a nonprofit community service organization dedicated to building a future area animal shelter, dog park and clinic. Funds raised from the AABY Thrift Shop, located at Loop 494 and Northpark, are dedicated to that cause. For more information, call 281-358-4866.
The North Houston Astronomy Club meets the fourth Friday of the month (third Friday in Nov.-Dec.) at Lone Star College-Kingwood. Meetings are open to the public. Novice talk is at 6:30 p.m.; club meeting at 7:30 p.m.; professional speaker at 8 p.m. Whatever your level of interest or knowledge of astronomy or space science, bring the whole family. For information, visit www.astronomyclub.org.
ATASCOCITA-KINGWOOD GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
Those interested in genealogy are invited to attend the monthly meetings of the Atascocita-Kingwood Genealogical Society. The meetings are held the second Sunday of each month at Rosemont Assisted Living, 6450 Kings Parkway in Atascocita, at 3 p.m. Each monthly program is presented to help the members and visitors obtain a better understanding of genealogical research. For more information, Ann Parkinson at 281-852-6803 or visit www.atascocita-kingwoodgenealogicalsociety.org.
BLOOD PRESSURE/BLOOD SUGAR CHECK
A licensed technician visits the Harris County Precinct 4 Crosby Community Center the second Tuesday and fourth Thursday of each month to take blood readings. Other fitness activities offered at the center include: rhythm walking, advanced line dancing, dart baseball, body toning, chair exercises, dancercise and yoga. For information, call 281-462-0543.
BLUE STAR MOTHERS
The Lake Houston Area Chamber BizCom groups meet in Kingwood, Humble, Atascocita and Summer Creek, the first Thursday several times throughout the year at their local high school for one hour at 11 a.m., and feature speakers, presentations and announcements addressing needs or issues affecting their community. Meetings include a light lunch and are free and open to all community organizations, citizens, businesses and all other interested parties from the community. Reservations are necessary. For reservations, call the chamber at 281-446-2128 or visit www.lakehouston.org.
Bookends meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Oriental Gardens, 1528 Kingwood Dr. (near Chelsea Deli), Kingwood. Book to be discussed will be announced prior to meeting date. For information, Julie Payne at 281-713-2477 or 409-963-6730.
BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
The Memorial Hermann Cancer Center Northeast breast cancer support group meets the second and fourth Thursday of every month from 6:30-8 p.m. The support group is held in the Women’s Classroom on the second floor of the hospital’s Southwest Tower, 18951 Memorial North, Humble. For information, call Kate Mahan at 281-540-6556.
BREASTFEEDING AND NEWBORN CARE CLASSES FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS
A Breastfeeding Class and a Newborn Care Class are being offered for Spanish speakers the first Tuesday of every month from 6:30-9 p.m. in the Women’s Classroom on the second floor of the hospital’s Southwest Tower. In the Breastfeeding Class, participants will learn the benefits of breastfeeding, the importance of a support system and tips for a successful start. The Newborn Care Class will teach prospective parents the fundamentals of infant care. Both classes are free and open to pre-registered patients, but registration is required. For a full list of classes and to access online registration, visit memorialhermann.org/classes-events or call 713.222.CARE (2273).
BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT SERVICE
New mothers are invited to attend Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital’s free Breastfeeding Made Simple Support Group now offered every Monday from 4-6 p.m.
Celebrate Recovery is a Biblical program that helps participants overcome hurts, hangups and habits, based on the actual words of Jesus. The group meets every Sunday night at 6 p.m. (pizza at 5:30 p.m.) at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 3803 W. Lake Houston Pkwy., Kingwood. For more information, call Jason at 832-428-4882 or Barbara at 281-913-3315 or visit www..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.
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
Cornerstone is a recovery program for students and parents as they deal with substance abuse. They offer regular, confidential meetings at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday evening at Christ the King Lutheran Church on West Lake Houston Parkway in Kingwood. Call 713-528-6720 for more information.
CREATING WITH BLIND ABANDON
The CRIJ Breakfast will be held the first Monday of each month at 7 a.m. at Italiano’s, 217 FM 1960 Bypass Rd. E., Humble.
CROCHETING AND KNITTING FOR CHARITY
A crocheting and knitting for charity group meets Thursdays, 7 p.m., at Kingwood Christian Church (DOC), 3910 W. Lake Houston Pkwy., Kingwood, Classroom B (enter left door near office), and will be hosted by Andrea Conrad. All are welcome. For information, call 281-360-7910.
DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
The Toastmasters meets at Kingwood First Baptist Church, 3500 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood., Friday mornings at 7 a.m. For information, visit www.deerwoodtoastmasters.com.
EXXON RETIREE CLUB
The Exxon retirees of Lake Houston has more than 400 members retired from Exxon, Mobil or the joint company. The club encourages participation in local charities and sponsors matching grants and gifts for donations of money and volunteer time. For more information, call Bruce Gunther at 281-360-8238.
FAMILYTIME CRISIS & COUNSELING CENTER
-Tuesdays 6-7:30 p.m.: Domestic violence and sexual assault survivors support group for adult, female victims.
-Thursdays 6-7:30 p.m.: Family foundations-Learning about myself and my children; The power of positive parenting; and Divorce: Putting the children first.
Contact FamilyTime at 281-446-2615 for other dates, times and more information.
FIRST RESPONDER PEER SUPPORT
Crosby Church, 5725 Hwy. 90, Crosby, is sponsoring a Support Ministry every Tuesday at 7 p.m. to discuss PTSD within fire, law enforcement and EMS, and will be a safe venue to discuss openly the realities of life situations experienced on the streets (or over the phone or radio). First Responder Mike Stewart will be leading the group. For information, call 281-793-5300.
FOREST COVE GARDEN CLUB
The garden club meets second Thursday of the month from September to May. For more information, call Paulette Murray at 281-358-8625.
FOREST COVE POA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Forest Cove Property Owners Association Board of Directors meets the fourth Thursday of every month at 7:30 p. m. For information, visit www.forestcove.org.
FRIENDS OF THE ATASCOCITA LIBRARY
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY KINGWOOD
FOLK has been an active group since the late 1970s, prior to the building of the first Kingwood Branch Library, and is still committed to raising funds to enable the library to continue its role as an excellent cultural facility. With proceeds from the bookstore and other monetary donations from the community, the Friends of the Library Kingwood (FOLK) supports the Kingwood Branch Library by purchasing books, digital media, equipment and program supplies. Visit www.kingwoodfolk.org to learn more.
FRIENDS OF THE OCTAVIA FIELDS LIBRARY
The Friends is a group of volunteers that assists the library by collecting used books, organizing book sales as well as other volunteer duties. For more information, call 832-927-5500.
The Gathering Place is a free respite care service offered once a month by Holy Comforter Lutheran Church in partnership with Interfaith Care Partners. It is a program for caregivers of loved ones with dementia, stroke, Parkinson's and early stage Alzheimer's. The Gathering Place meets the first Friday of every month from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., at Holy Comforter Lutheran Church, 1901 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood. For information, call 281-358-6500.
Goodtimers is a non-denominational group of adults 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 - 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.
HI NEIGHBOR CLUB-KINGWOOD
THE HOPE SUPPORT GROUP
The Huffman ISD meets the fourth Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Administration Building Board Room, 24302 FM 2100, Huffman. For information, call Shannon Jones at 281-324-1871, x100.
HUMBLE AREA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
The Humble Beautification Committee meets the first Wednesday of each month at 3:30 p.m., at 114 W. Higgins St., Humble. For information, 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.
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
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.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly, TOPS, is a fun, affordable nonprofit support group that meets each Thursday evening at First United Methodist Church, 800 E. Main Street, Humble. Weigh-in starts at 6:15 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7 p.m. For more information,visit www.tops.org or call Louise Hunt at 281-443-3355.
Humble Transportation meets the second Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m., at 110 W. Main Street, Humble. The public is invited.
INSPERITY OBSERVATORY PUBLIC NIGHT
Humble ISD has one of the best astronomical observatories in the greater Houston region. With three large research-grade telescopes, a registered observatory with the Minor Planet Center, the volunteer staff of astronomers engages the public the first Friday of each month from sunset to 10 p.m. The observatory is located at 2505 S. Houston Ave., Humble. For information, visit www.humbleisd.net/observatory.
INTERNATIONAL LADIES CLUB
KINGWOOD AREA DEMOCRATS
KINGWOOD AREA MOTHERS OF MULTIPLES
The Kingwood Area Mothers of Multiples club is a support organization for mothers of twins, triplets and higher-order multiples. They provide an opportunity to meet other M.O.M.s and share information on how to succeed in the trials of raising multiples. As a club, they have monthly meetings which can be both fun and informative. They also offer a variety of other multiple related events. General meetings take place the first Thursday of each month from 7-9 p.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Kingwood. For more information, visit www.kamom.org.
KINGWOOD AREA QUILT GUILD
The Kingwood Area Quilt Guild meets the first Thursday of the month at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 2929 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood, with social at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. All quilters are welcome for a fun and informative evening. Visit the website at www.kingwoodareaquiltguild.com to verify meeting date.
KINGWOOD AREA REPUBLICAN WOMEN
KINGWOOD AREA SUPER NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
KASNC meetings are held the third Wednesday each month at 7 p.m. at Kingwood Community Center, 4102 Rustic Woods Dr., Kingwood. No meetings are held in June and July. The Council solicits input from members of the community on capital improvement and other projects that will improve the quality of life and public safety in Kingwood. For information, visit www.kingwoodsnc.com/kingwoodsnc.
KINGWOOD, ATASCOCITA, PORTER TOPS
Take Off Pounds Sensibly, TOPS, is a fun, economical, weekly weight-loss support group that meets each Thursday evening at The Terrace, 929 Rockmead Dr., Kingwood. Weigh-in is from 6-6:30 p.m. and meeting from 6:45-7:30 p.m. Visitors welcome. Prospective members can visit one time free. For more information, visit www.tops.org or 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 CRUSADERS RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB
KINGWOOD FARMERS MARKET
If you love fresh home grown fruits and vegetables, now is the time to visit the Farmers Market in Kingwood Town Center Park every Thursday, rain or shine, from 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
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
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 from 6-7 p.m., in the Community Room. Attendance is free. For information, call 281-348-8975.
Breast Cancer Support - “HOPE.” Building a supportive network and community of those affected by breast cancer, enabling participants to receive and exchange information, support, strength and Hope. Meeting the second Thursday of the month from 6-8 p.m., in the South Tower Classroom. For information, call 281-348-3352.
Breastfeeding. This group is led by a KMC lactation specialist for postpartum patients who are breastfeeding and meetings Mondays from 9:30 a.m.-noon in the South Tower Classroom (or the first Saturday each month in The Women & Children’s Center South Tower classroom, from 9:30-11:30 a.m.). New moms are encouraged to attend with their babies and ask questions. Attendance is free. Call 281-348-8342 for information.
Childbirth Preparation. This class is for expectant parents and should be taken early in the last trimester of pregnancy. The class is Saturdays, twice monthly, from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Women and Children’s Center at 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, childproofing 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.
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 PHOTO CLUB
KPC is a collection of photographers and would-be photographers from the Kingwood, Humble and Atascocita areas; different ages, demographics, and abilities, but sharing a love of photography. Everyone is welcome to the monthly meetings, held the third Tuesday of each month, at 6:30 p.m., at First Baptist Church, third floor, 3500 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood. For meeting and speaker information, visit www.kwphotoclub.com.
The Kingwood PIP, Houston Police Department’s Positive Interaction Program, meets the third Tuesday of each month, at Kingwood Church of Christ, 2901 Woodland Hills, Kingwood, and features speakers from different divisions (Burglary and Theft, Homicide, K-9, Helicopters, etc.), explaining how their division operates. This is done so citizens will know what to expect, if they should ever need the police.
KINGWOOD RECYCLING CENTER
Kingwood Recycling Center, 3210 West Lake Houston Pkwy., Houston (at Kingwood Metro Transit Center) accepts electronic recyclables at no charge to City of Houston residents on the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The center is also open every weekend from Friday afternoon until dusk on Sunday. Accepted are glass, cardboard, paper, metal cans, plastic bottles. Items must be separated and cardboard must be flattened. Dump contents into the bins and take your plastic bag back home for another use.
KINGWOOD ROTARY CLUB
The club meets every Thursday, 6:15-7:30 p.m. at The Union Kitchen, 23918 Highway 59, Kingwood. KRC is for those who have concern for others–people who want to enhance their community through gifts of their time, talent and financial support. For information, call Charlie Buscemi at 281-359-7193 or visit www.kwrotary.org.
KINGWOOD SERVICE ASSOCIATION
The KSA meets quarterly (April, July, Oct., Jan.) at the South Woodland Hills Community Room, 2030 Shadow Rock Dr., Kingwood. For meeting information, call Dee Price at 713-302-9480.
KINGWOOD SEWING GUILD
The Kingwood Sewing Guild meets the first Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. at Hobby Lobby on Grand Pkwy. and Hwy. 59. The group will present different challenges each month. Visitors are welcome.
Join Toastmasters for its regular Tuesday weekly meeting at the Watercrest at Kingwood, 24109 Kingwood Place Dr., from 7-8:30 p.m. Toastmaster Clubs provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth. Guests are always welcome and there is no cost to attend as a guest. Typical attendance is 15-25 people.
KINGWOOD WOMEN'S CLUB
KINGWOOD WRITERS GROUP
LAKE HOUSTON AREA ARTISTS 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 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).
The Merry Widows group is a nondenominational group, sponsored by First United Methodist Church of Humble, providing friendship, hope and support for widows in the Humble-Kingwood-Atascocita area. Join the Merry Widows for lunch the first Friday of every month at 12:15 p.m. at Italiano's in Humble. For more information, call 281-446-2332 or 281-446-1339.
MODERN WIDOWS CLUB HOUSTON
MUD NO. 109
The Municipal Utility District No. 109 meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Atascocita Volunteer Fire Dept. Headquarters, 5535 Green Timbers Dr., Humble, to discuss the county’s 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
MULTIPLE MYELOMA SUPPORT GROUP
NEARLY NEWLYWEDS AND NEWLYWED COUPLES
Connection, community, meaningful relationships Sundays at 9:30 a.m., Woodridge Baptist Church, 5707 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood, this group Bible study will help answer questions. Join us this week. Group consists of nearly newlyweds and newlywed couples without children. For information, visit www.woodridge.org.
NORTHEAST HARRIS COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
The NEHCBA meets every second Friday at noon at Los Cucos, 23730 Hwy. 59 North, Kingwood. The meeting provides one hour of CLE and great networking opportunities with local attorneys. The group also meets every third Wednesday at Amedeo’s, 22704 Loop 494, Kingwood, at 5:30 p.m. for happy hour and networking. For more information, visit www.nehcba.org.
PEACE BY PIECING QUILT GUILD
PBPQG is dedicated to promoting appreciation of the art of quilting while encouraging quilt-making of all forms. Monthly meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at Lakeway Baptist Church at 5801 FM 1960 E., Humble. Social time and refreshments begin at 6:30 p.m. while the general business meeting, program, show and tell, and door prizes start at 7 p.m. For dates and meeting information, visit www.peacebypiecingquiltguild.com.
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.
This support group in Kingwood meets every Thursday from 10:30 a.m-noon. Call Alysha or Mary Beth at 281-812-7529 for more information.
TEXAS INMATE FAMILIES ASSOCIATION (TIFA)
The TIRZ meets the second Thursday of every month at 8 a.m., at the Kingwood Community Center, 4102 Rustic Woods Dr., Kingwood. For information, call Stan Sarman at 713-204-1641.