Week of July 24, 2017

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Calendar items are listed in the following order: Community/Local, Sports, Religion and ongoing events under Clubs/Health/Self-Help.

 

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COMMUNITY / LOCAL EVENTS

 

THIS WEEK (July 24 -30)

 

CHRISTMAS IN JULY

Christmas in July returns to Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy., Humble, Friday-Saturday, July 28-29, and brings the comfort of the Holiday Market to the middle of the summer doldrums. For information, call Mike Ibanez at 713-419-4574 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

SUMMERTIME JAM

Shapeshifters of Houston, a nine-piece rock and classic rock band, will present a concert Friday, July 28, 7 p.m., at the Charles Bender Performing Arts Center, 611 Higgins St., Humble, and will include an eclectic mix of covers from Pink Floyd to Chicago. Tickets are $15 and are available online at www.humblepac.com .

 

LIBERTY OPRY

“Country Pride” - Stephen Pride, brother of country legend Charley Pride, will headline Saturday, July 29, 4-7 p.m., with Wild Fire (Kayla & Kelli Iutzwig), Liberty Opry Band and Cast. In the Pride family tradition, the combination of Stephen’s vocal range and the haunting “Pride” timbre makes for a soulful, musical treat. Liberty Opry is located at 1816 Sam Houston St., Liberty. Tickets are $20. For reservations and information, call 936-336-5830.

 

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KINGWOOD AREA QUILT GUILD

Cynthia Regone is the guest speaker at the upcoming meeting of KAQG on Thursday, Aug. 3, at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 2929 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood. Social time starts at 6:30 p.m. with presentation at 7 p.m. Regone lectures and teaches throughout the United States, specializing in original wool applique projects as well as unusual combinations of colors and fabrics in her quilt designs. For information on Regone, visit www.cajunclassicsquilts.com/ . For KAQG information, visit www.kingwoodareaquiltguild.com .

 

PRO BOXING

Top Show Promotions presents pro boxing with Humble sensation Luis Acosta on Friday, Aug. 4, 7 p.m., at the Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy., Humble. Tickets are $25, $35, $50. For information, call Mario at 832-491-2000.

 

BABY FAIR

In celebration of National Breastfeeding Awareness Month, The Women and Children’s Center at Kingwood Medical Center will host an educational baby fair Saturday, Aug. 5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. to illustrate the long-term health benefits of breastfeeding, provide ongoing support and promote community resources for new moms. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

ARBOR TERRACE SPECIAL EVENTS

Arbor Terrace at Kingwood Town Center, 2807 Kings Cross Dr., Kingwood, has scheduled the following events for the community:

-Sunday, Aug. 6, noon-2 p.m. National Root Beer Float Day. Come enjoy free root beer floats. No reservations required.

-Wednesday, Aug. 9, 6 p.m. Wine Down Wednesday. Retired Teachers Social. Make a reservation by Wednesday, Aug. 2.

For reservations, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call 281-361-7557.

 

ROWLAND BALLARD OPEN HOUSE

The Academy at Rowland Ballard goal is to promote every child's development individually using an appropriate mix of academic and recreational activities. Two Open Houses have been scheduled to preview the unique, all-inclusive opportunities for preschoolers 3-5 years, including dance and gymnastics.

-Tuesday, Aug. 8, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Atascocita. 19505 W. Lake Houston Pkwy., 281-812-8819.

-Wednesday, Aug. 9, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Kingwood. 1320 Kingwood Dr., 281-358-0459.

For information, visit www.rowlandbacademy.com .

 

LAKE HOUSTON’S GOT TALENT SHOW

The Lake Houston’s Got Talent Show, at The Nathaniel Center, 804 Russell Palmer Rd., Kingwood, will be held Thursday, Aug. 10. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for a dinner buffet and cash bar; show will begin at 6 p.m. The Village is bringing a family-friendly event to the area and will showcase many talents from members of the community. The event will feature two divisions: General Public and Special Needs. Acts will be chosen to perform between the divisions. Audience will vote for top favorites from each division, and judges will select the winners for cash prizes. Seating is limited to 200 guests. Buy tickets before it’s sold out. For information, visit www.villagelac.org/events , call Erica Badamo at 281-358-6172 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

PRECINCT 4 OPRY

Harris County Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program invites the community to enjoy live rock, folk, and country music at the 16th annual Precinct 4 Opry Friday, Aug. 11, 7-10 p.m.. at Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy.,  Humble. Musicians Michael and Ginny Hix performs with The Holla Band and other special guests to bring uniquely dynamic, high-energy performances featuring pop, rock, and country hits from the past. Transportation will also be provided from Kingwood Library, 4400 Bens View Ln., Kingwood, at 4:30 p.m.

 

CURTAIN CALL CAFE AUDITIONS

Curtain Call Cafe presents “The Swarthy Seadog,” a swashbuckling pirate's tale. Join the crew and sail away on a musical dream journey toward Port Haven, fraught with scurvy pirates, daring sword fights and scallywags galore. All mateys aged 10-adult are invited to audition Sunday, Aug. 13, 2-6 p.m., at The Nathaniel Center, 804 Russell Palmer Rd., Kingwood. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for an audition script. Visit Facebook/Curtain Call Cafe.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

The Friends of the Library Kingwood (FOLK) invites anyone interested in volunteering at the used bookstore a couple of hours a week or month to a brief orientation Monday, Aug. 14, at 10 a.m., at the Kingwood Branch Library, 4400 Bens View Ln. To apply online, visit www.kingwoodfolk.org . For information, call Emily Maas at 281-359-4341.

 

CITIZEN’S POLICE ACADEMY

The Humble Police Department will begin its 30th Citizen’s Police Academy on Tuesday, Aug. 15. The free academy will be held at the Police Department at 310 Bender Ave., Humble, for citizens in the Humble, Kingwood, Atascocita and Spring areas. The 12-week course will be held Tuesday nights, 6-9 p.m. Classes will include patrol functions, communications, crime scene investigations and more. Also included is a night at the gun range. Graduates will be invited to join academy alumni to assist in numerous departmental activities. For information, contact Sergeant Rich Peters at 281-319-9775 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or Ms. Chris Green at 281-319-9711 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

KINGWOOD FREE KIDS FESTIVAL

The second annual Kingwood Free Kids Festival will be held Saturday, Aug. 19, in Kingwood Town Center, 8 N. Main St., Kingwood. All kids activities, rides, games,face painting, art classes, and contests are free. Bring the kiddos out for a huge day of fun and play. For information, visit www.freekidsfestival.com .

 

FOAL USED BOOK SALE

The Friends of the Atascocita Library (FOAL) used book sale will be Saturday, Aug. 19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at Atascocita Branch Library, 19520 Pinehurst Trail Dr. Individuals with disabilities may shop from 9-10 a.m. Preview sale for FOAL members is Friday evening, 5-7 p.m., with memberships available at the door. Donations of used books and magazines are welcome any time during regular library hours. No wheeled carts or strollers due to space limitations. Visit www.hcpl.net  for library hours and www.foal.ws  for more information, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . All proceeds benefit the Atascocita Library. Visit Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter.

 

DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

The James Tull Chapter, NSDAR, will meet on Saturday, Aug. 26, with a 9:30 a.m. social time and meeting at 10 a.m., at Humble Senior Center, 1401 S. Houston Ave., Humble. Planning for the year’s activities and committees will be discussed. For information or questions, contact Connie Grubbs at 832-217-4488 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

AXIOM QUARTET

The Axiom Quartet will be performing a musical concert on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Charles Bender Performing Arts Center, 611 Higgins St., Humble. For information, visit www.humblepac.com/ .

 

DISTRICT E FALL TOWN HALL MEETING

District E Council Member Dave Martin will conduct a town hall meeting Tuesday, Sept. 12, 6:30-8 p.m., at the Kingwood Community Center, 4102 Rustic Woods Dr., Houston. Several city departments including Public Works and Engineering, Houston Parks and Recreation and the Houston Police Department as well as a variety of community speakers have been invited to participate.

 

AN EVENING WITH SENATOR TED CRUZ

The Kingwood Area Republican Women will host a reception and dinner with Sen. Ted Cruz Thursday, Sept. 21, 6:30 p.m., at Kingwood Country Club. Meet and Greet begins at 6:30 p.m.; VIP Reception at 7 p.m.; and dinner at 8 p.m. Tickets $50 for members; $60 for non-members. Reservations can be made at www.kingwoodrepublicanwomen.org  or by mail (KARW, PO Box 5906, Kingwood 77325). For additional information, call 706-421-9526.

 

A TASTE OF LAKE HOUSTON FESTIVAL

“A Taste of Lake Houston Festival” will take place at Kingwood Town Center, 8 N. Main St., Kingwood, on Saturday, Sept. 23, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. The Streets and the Park will be filled with more than 100 eateries and food trucks from around the area, with artists, crafters, boutiques, and live music. For information, visit www.atasteoflakehouston.com .

 

THIS IS KINGWOOD FESTIVAL

Enjoy Cajun/Zydeco music? See Grammy winner Wayne Toups & Zydecajun perform a free concert in Kingwood Town Center  Saturday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. There will be rides, games, more live music and close to 100 arts/crafts vendors on hand to entertain the entire family all day. For information, call 832-708-9478 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

PURPLE RIBBON LUNCHEON

FamilyTime Crisis & Counseling Center will be hosting its 7th annual Purple Ribbon Luncheon  Friday, Oct. 13, from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Kingwood Country Club, 1700 Lake Kingwood Trl., Kingwood. For information, call 281-446-2615 or visit www.familytimeccc.org .

 

IN THE PINK OF HEALTH LUNCHEON

Northeast Hospital Foundation’s annual “In the Pink of Health” Luncheon celebrates its 10th anniversary  Friday, Oct. 20, at the Airport Marriott. The luncheon features a raffle, auction, and a surprise honoree. Speaker to be announced soon.  For sponsorship and table sales information, call 281-359-1959, or visit www.northeasthospitalfoundation.org .



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, contact the Center at 281-348-2570, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or visit the Center.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

-Mondays, 9-10 a.m. Chair Yoga; 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Beginner Crochet/Knitting/Needlework; 10:30-11:30 a.m. Fitness Hour; 12:30-3 p.m. Bingo; 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; 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; 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, contact the Kingwood Community Center.



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.htm  or call 832-775-0800.

UPCOMING EVENTS

- Monday, July 24, 6 p.m. Process Technology Information Session. LSC-Atascocita Center Room 131. For information, call 832-775-0807 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

July 2017 TEDTALKS. Travel the World. LSC-Atascocita Library. 12:30 p.m. Watch and discuss:

-Monday, July 24. Judith Fein’s “Deep Travel - Connecting on the Road and in Life”

-Monday, July 31. “Around the World in 60 Minutes Round Table” Travelers will share where they have been and advice to future travelers.

For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or visit www.lonestar.edu/atascocita .



LONE STAR COLLEGE-KINGWOOD

The Kingwood campus is located at 20000 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood. To learn more about the college’s programs, academic courses and other services offered close to home, visit www.lonestar.edu/kingwood  or call 281-312-1600.

UPCOMING EVENTS

-Monday, July 24, 10-11 a.m. Cosmetology Job Fair. Performing Arts Center (PAC) Atrium. Local salons will be on campus recruiting new stylists. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call 281-312-1624.

-Tuesday, July 25-Wednesday, Aug. 30, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The 2017 Juried Student Art Show. Performing Arts Center (PAC) Art Gallery. Open to the public. For information, call 281-312-1534 or email lonestar.edu/arts-kingwood .

-Saturday, Aug. 12, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Summer Opera. Opera and music enthusiasts are invited to the Kingwood Summer Opera Concert. “Pirates, Poets, and Potions” is a presentation of opera and operetta performances by LSC-Kingwood’s music students, on the Main Stage in the Performing Arts Center. The Summer Opera is a unique hybrid program that models itself after summer professional opera apprentice programs. Tickets are $5 for students and seniors, and $10 for general admission. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

KINGWOOD BRANCH LIBRARY

The library offers numerous programs for children, teens and adults. For more information and a complete list of programs, visit www.tinyurl.com/7d4s8ly  or call 281-360-6804. The library is located at 4400 Bens View Lane in Kingwood.

ALL AGES PROGRAM

-Saturday, Aug. 5 and Tuesday, Aug. 8, 1-3 p.m. Family Chess Club. Whether learning, expanding knowledge, or just wanting to have fun, come by the Family Chess Club. This program is for school-aged children up to adults.

The Summer Reading Program (SRP) will occur through Aug. 5. This year the SRP theme is Build a Better World. The Kingwood Library will have special programming throughout the summer.

CHILDREN (in the Children’s Activity Room unless otherwise noted)

-Tuesdays, 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Toddler Time. Children 18-36 months. Fun with stories, songs, fingerplays, and occasional craft. Free tickets are required and are available Tuesday mornings.

-Tuesdays, 11:15 a.m. and Thursdays, 11 a.m. Infant Lapsit. Join for a baby-centered program with rhymes, songs and playtime. For babies up to 18 months old.

-Tuesdays, 2 p.m. Preschool Storytime. Children 3-6 years. Have fun hearing stories and rhymes.

-Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. Family Storytime. Storytime and craft activity for the whole family. All ages are welcome.

CHILDREN SUMMER READING PROGRAM

-Mondays, July 24, Aug. 7, 2:15-3:15 p.m. Maker Monday. Join us every week as we build and create new and exciting crafts out of recycled materials.

-Wednesdays, July 26, 2:15-3:30 p.m. WeDo Robotics. Build a LEGO model and program it to move. For children between ages 7-12 who can read and write. Limited to 11 attendees, registration is open.

-Thursday, July 27, 2:15-3:15 p.m. Simple Machines - Work Smarter, Not Harder. A hands-on workshop with Julian Franklin. Kids will learn to handle wheels, pulleys, levers, wedges, incline planes and screws in a way that teaches them to use simple machines to work smarter, not harder.

-Fridays, July 28, 2:15-3:45 p.m. Summer Block Party. Come for a weekly guided build using LEGOs, Duplos, Megabloks, and more. A set of blocks for every age, this program is fun for the whole family.

-Thursday, Aug. 3, 2:15-3:15 p.m. Juggler. See the amazing juggling talents of comedic juggler Claude Sims. A performance for all ages, it promises to be a show filled with tricks, stunts, and plenty of laughs.

-Fridays, Aug. 4 and 11, 2:15-3:45 p.m. Summer Block Party. Join in a weekly guided build using LEGOs, Duplos, Megabloks, and more. A set of blocks for every age, this program is fun for the whole family.

-Monday, Aug. 14, 7-7:45 p.m. Andyroo and the Andyrooniverse - End of Summer Concert. Join AndyRoo on a musical journey to the AndyRooniverse — a magical town created by the ever-expanding landscape of children’s imaginations, where you’ll encounter swinging monkeys, Silly Sal the Salamander, and a big balloon that will whisk you away to a whole universe of exciting animated characters.

TEENS

Open to teens and tweens in grades 6-12. Some programs require permission slips or registration. See young adult librarian or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information. Get program updates directly to your phone by texting @kwteens to 81010.

TEEN SUMMER READING PROGRAM

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 281-360-6804. Get program updates sent straight to your phone by texting @kwteens to 81010. Service is free and confidential; standard text message rates apply.

*For Summer Teen Programs requiring registration: Registration opens two weeks prior to the program date. Your spot may be given to another teen if you are not present 10 minutes after the program starts.*

-Tuesday, July 25, 2-4 p.m. Mechanical Hand. Meeting Room. Need a hand? Create your own out of recycled material that mimics your fingers’ movements.

-Friday-July 28, 6-8:30 p.m. Harry Potter Lock-In. Meeting Room. No matter your school or house affiliation, all are welcome at the Lock-In. There will be prizes, games and food. **This program takes place after library hours. Permission slip is required.**

-Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2-4 p.m. Tween Game Day. Monopoly. Trouble. Sorry. Bananagrams. Come by the Kingwood Library for Tween Game Day. Play the library’s games or bring your own.  This program is for tweens entering grades 4-7. **Registration required. For information, call 281-360-6804.

-Thursday, Aug. 3, 6:30-8 p.m. TinkerCAD & 3D Print Design. In this class, teens will learn the basics of TinkerCAD, a 3D design program, to create a keychain, or their own design, that will then be printed using Kingwood Library’s Ultimaker 3D printer. Please note that an email address is required to create a TinkerCAD account. Registration required. Self-register online or by calling 281-360-6804.

-Monday, Aug. 7-Saturday, Aug. 19. Teen’s Button Battle. This month’s button battle is for all the manga & anime fans. Who will win the battle between One Punch Man versus Attack on Titan? Come by the Teen Area at any time from Aug. 7-19 to pick up your button and casts your vote. What is a button battle? It is where teens vote on two or more of their favorite fandoms by taking a button they can pin to a backpack or anything else. The fandom that has the most buttons taken (aka “votes”), is the one who wins.

-Monday, Aug. 14, 1:30-4 p.m. #MovieMonday. Teens, enjoy the movie “Operation Dumbo Drop,” a movie based on true events during the Vietnam War, where an Army officer and his unit have to deliver an elephant to a village in the midst of the fighting.

-Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2-3 p.m. Perler Bead Craft. Come by the teen room to create with perler beads. Make whatever design you like using the multitude of different colored beads available. Design patterns are available.

ADULTS

Computer Classes require registration. Register via http://tinyurl.com/7d4s8ly or call 281-360-6804. Asterisk (**) denotes prerequisites. Check with the Adult Services desk on the second floor of the Library for the Computer Class Schedule.

Monthly Programs

-Mondays, July 3-31, 2-4 p.m. Talking Masterpiece. Conference Room. Join others for a lively discussion of the PBS masteries, discussing “My Mother and Other Strangers,” “Grantchester,” and “Prime Suspect.” No registration necessary.

-Wednesday, Aug. 2, 7-8:30 p.m. Mystery Book Club. Join the book club in reading "Crossing Places" by Elly Griffiths. The story takes place on the coast of England, in a bleak remote area near Norfolk. A child's bones have been found. Anthropology professor Ruth Galloway is called in to consult. Though those bones are centuries old, Ruth gets pulled into the case when a second young girl goes missing, and a letter writer with eerie insight begins communicating with police.

-Saturday, Aug. 12, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Photography – Introduction to Photography. If  new to photography, this workshop is for you. Learn the basics from how the camera works to the basics of composition and lighting. Register online or by calling 281-360-6804.

-Tuesday, Aug. 15, 10 a.m.-noon. SAGE Presents A Live Chat: Living a Healthier Life. Making a few changes in your lifestyle can help you live healthier and longer. Join SAGE along with special guests to discuss live strategies and principles to become health smart by making better food choices.

-Thursday, Aug. 17, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Evaluating Your Skills (TX Workforce). Most job seekers cannot describe their skills. Learn to effectively communicate your marketable skills to employers, and research labor markets, and develop a job search plan with daily schedules and goals. Brand Name You. Self-register online or by calling 281-360-6804.

-Monday, Aug. 21, 7-8:30 p.m. Book Discussion. This month's book discussion is "The Dressmaker" by Kate Alcott. Tess, an aspiring tailor, thinks she has had an incredibly lucky break when she is hired by famous designer Lady Lucile Duff Gordon to be a personal house cleaner on the Titanic's doomed voyage. On board, Tess catches the eye of two men, one a roughly hewn but kind sailor, and the other, an enigmatic Chicago millionaire. However, on the fourth night, disaster strikes.

ADULT SUMMER READING PROGRAM

-Tuesday, July 25, 10 a.m.-noon. SAGE: SPCA visits the Kingwood Library. Meeting Room. Summer can be uncomfortable for pets and people. Lisa Tynan from the Houston SPCA will speak about pet care during the summer.

-Thursday, July 27, 2-4 p.m. Trinkets to Treasures-SmashBook. Conference Room. A smash book is a journal of types, but with less deliberate organization and any intimidation that comes along with that. Bring flat mementos, stray bits of paper or even junk mail, as it inspires you. Together we will be altering old books to creating something that will help you cherish memories and hold on to for inspiration.

-Tuesday, Aug. 1, 10 a.m. SAGE Presents: Gulf Coast Regional Blood Drive. Do you want to be part of a community to save and sustain a life one donation at a time? You can by donating to provide a safe supply of blood, blood components and other related services.  Commit to life and join the Kingwood Library and the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center. Contact the library for information.

-Saturday, Aug. 5, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Keep Kingwood Green- Why Recycling Matters. A speaker from Keep Kingwood Green will explain to the group the importance of recycling, especially to the local environment. No registration required.

-Thursday, Aug. 10, 2-4 p.m. Adult Crafternoon. This month we will be making multimedia collages. Layer images to bring out your vision, showcase an inspiring quote, or just make something nifty. We'll have books for you to borrow and try some new techniques. Bring your own supplies or use materials provided by Friends of the Library Kingwood. Registration is required. Register by calling 281-360-6804, visiting the Reference Desk at the library, or self-register through the Events Calendar.



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. For information, call 281-812-2162. More events, including our monthly programs, can be found at host4.evanced.info/harris/evanced/eventcalendar.asp?libnum=1.

FAMILY

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

CHILDREN

-Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. Tales for Tots (Toddlers). Toddler story time featuring stories, songs, finger plays and occasional crafts. Recommended for ages 2-3 years.

-Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m.; Fridays, 1 p.m. Mother Goose (Infant Lapsit). This is an infant story time featuring songs, nursery rhymes and socialization. Recommended for children up to 24 months of age.

-Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m. Story Pals (Preschoolers). This is a preschool story time featuring stories, finger plays and occasional crafts. Recommended for ages 3-6 years.

TEENS

-Monday-Friday, July 24-28, 2-3 p.m. Camp Stitch-a-Lot Beading. Create a variety of beaded projects and a jewelry box to hold your beaded treasures. Open to tweens and teens ages 10-18 years. Registration is suggested since supplies and space are limited. Register in the library.

-Wednesday, July 26, 3-5 p.m. Extreme Tie Dye. Suit up and get ready for the weirdest way to tie dye a shirt. Tyvek hazmat suits will be provided but, just in case, wear clothes that can withstand paint. If you have a pre-washed white t-shirt, bring it. We will have some on hand, but cannot guarantee your size.

-Thursday, July 27, 6-8 p.m. G.O.A.T. Gaming on a Table Dungeons and Dragons. Want to learn about the most famous RPG? Are you a DM in search of a game? Join in for a crash course and the beginnings of a new adventure. Other games are on hand if not interest in D&D.

ADULTS

-Monday, July 24, 11 a.m. Computer Class: Technology Tips & Tricks. Learn how to better use technology with tips and tricks everyone can use. Register online at www.hcpl.net or call 281-812-2162; space is limited.

-Tuesday, July 25, 7-8:30 p.m. Knit and Nosh Society. Beginning and advanced knitters, instruction, projects, hot tea and treats.

-Saturday, July 29, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Find Your Roots - Using FamilySearch to Start Your Tree. Join Harriet Kartchner as she guides you through the ins and outs of the FamilySearch genealogy website. The website is free to use, so you can jump-start your research and expand your family tree at no cost. Register online at www.hcpl.net or call 281-812-2162.

 

OCTAVIA FIELDS BRANCH LIBRARY

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

SPECIAL EVENTS

-Beginning Saturday, June 24, noon. Do It Yourself Workshops. With Lowe’s, on the last Saturday of each month. Workshops are free and open to the public. The first workshop will address Roofing -- parts of a roof; roofing materials; proper installation; consequences of using improper materials or  improper installation; working with the insurance company.

-Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, through Aug. 3, noon-1 p.m. Kids Cafe (Free Lunch Program). The library will be offering free lunch to children 1-18 years of age, in collaboration with The Houston Food Bank. No registration is required, but quantities are limited. For information, contact the library at 283-446-3377.

-Thursdays, Aug. 3 and 17; 10:30 a.m. Family Gardening Class. Join us for this special summer family program and learn to grow your own nutrition. Kids and parents will learn about how to grow and maintain a garden in this six part interactive and hands on class. They will also select and plant (indoor) their plants in the first class, observe the growth and harvest during the later classes. The importance of whole food nutrition will also be discussed.

-Saturday, Aug. 5, 2:30 p.m. Wang's Martial Arts: Kung Fu. Join us for Kung Fu performances and learn some cool moves. Provided in collaboration with "Wang's Martial Arts and Supplies." For children pre-school and older. No reservation is required. For information, call 281-446-3377.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

*Denotes FREE computer classes; signup required.

-Mondays, 2:30 p.m. Movie Matinee; 5 p.m. Computer Class*

-Mondays and Fridays, 1:30 p.m. Beginning Spanish. Registration is required to take these classes. Space is limited to 20 students. Call 281-446-3377 to register.

-Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5; 7 p.m. Computer Class*

-Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. Toddler Twos Storytime, ages 18 months-3 years; 11:15 a.m. Babytime, ages birth-18 months; 2 p.m. Computer Class*

-Thursdays, 11 a.m. Computer Class*

-Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. An Hour of Code-Programming Basics; 3 p.m. Computer Class*

-Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. Russian Storytime. This Storytime features stories and songs in Russian.

-Every third Saturday, 3 p.m. Fun with Furry Friends. School-age children (ages 5-12) are invited to read aloud their favorite picture books to certified therapy dogs.



BALDWIN BOETTCHER BRANCH LIBRARY

The library is located at 22248 Aldine Westfield Road, Humble. All programs are free and open to the public. Call 281-821-1320 for hours of operation or visit www.hcpl.net.

CHILDREN

-Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Infant LapSit Story Time. Ages birth to 18 months

-Tuesdays, 11 a.m. Preschool Story Time. Ages 3-6 years old

-Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Family Story Time. All ages

-Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Toddler Story Time. Ages 18 months to 3 years old

MONTHLY ACTIVITY

-First Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Kung Fu and T’ai Chi performances; learn some cool moves. Provided in collaboration with Wang's Martial Arts and Supplies. For school-aged children.

ADULTS

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

-Mondays, 4:30 p.m. Movie Matinee. Come enjoy a fun movie and popcorn provided by the Deerbrook Movie Tavern.

-Thursdays, 4-5:30 p.m. Citizenship Class. Cindy Groover, adult services librarian will conduct citizenship classes for those desiring to become United States citizens. Procedures involved in becoming a U.S. citizen and the information covered in the citizenship examination will be discussed. Register online at www.hcpl.net or call 281-821-1320 for program information. Registration is limited.

-Thursdays, 4:30 p.m. After School Retreat. Various fun activities (crafts, plays, etc.) will be offered.

Beginning/Intermediate English and Spanish - Free classes are offered to people of the community who would like to learn English or Spanish - one conversational English class for people of all levels.

-Mondays, 6-7:30 p.m. Beginning English.

-Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. Intermediate English.

-Thursdays, 1-3 p.m. Intermediate level for people who speak some English, but would like to progress.

-Fridays, 1-3 p.m. Beginning English.

Call the library at 281-821-1320 for more information.



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

-Mondays, Wednesdays - 6:30 p.m. Zumba Fitness - These volunteer-led classes are fun and good for the body.

-Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Children’s Story Time. Create a lasting memory with a child at the center’s monthly children’s story time. Following the story, make a theme-related craft and enjoy refreshments. Advance registration is required and a $3 suggested donation per child helps defray the cost of supplies.

-Tuesdays, 9 a.m. Woodcarving - Join volunteer Jim Logsdon and learning how to take an ordinary piece of wood and turn it into a work of art.

-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, Thursdays, 6 p.m. Yoga. Certified instructor Cindy Roberts teaches yoga.

-Tuesdays, 6 p.m. Karate (beginning). Join volunteer instructors Sue and Jesse Diaz from the American Society of Karate as they offer the techniques of American karate.

-Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Karate (advanced). Join volunteer instructors Sue and Jesse Diaz from the American Society of Karate as they offer the techniques of American karate.

-Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6 p.m. Yoga - With certified instructor Cindy Roberts

-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. TOPS (Take Pounds Off Sensibly) - TOPS provides weekly educational and nutritional facts necessary to control weight.

-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, 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 in structor leads this class which includes the same elements as line dancing and offers a good, old-fashioned workout.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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.

LIMITED ACTIVITY

-Tuesdays. 8-week session. Karate Classes. Volunteer instructors Sue and Jesse Diaz from the American Society of Karate offer techniques of American karate. Classes are free. Children 6 years and older must be accompanied by an adult to participate.

Beginner juniors (white and yellow belt), ages 6-12, 6-7 p.m.

Advanced juniors (orange through red belt), ages 6-12, 7-8 p.m.

Student should arrive at least 15 minutes early to register. A white, karate-style uniform is required and may be purchased before either of the first two classes for $40, cash only. For information, contact the Center at 713-274-2434 or Sue Diaz at 713-062-6641.

MCC’s Kids2gether 2017 Summer Program

Kids2gether is open to children of all ages, and advance registration is required for each program. A $3 per child suggested donation for each program helps defray the cost of supplies and entertainment. All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. To register, call 713-274-2434, beginning May 1.

-Tuesday, July 25, 11 a.m. Robot. Come see the Robot with Hazmat that will fire up your interest in how they operate and see how it helps our military personnel in action. Lunch and craft to follow.



JESSE H. JONES PARK EVENTS

Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center is a Harris County Precinct 4 facility located at 20634 Kenswick Dr., Humble. All programs are free of charge and open to the public. Harris County Precinct 4 programs serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, sex, religion, national origin, or physical ability. For more information and reservations, call 281-446-8588 or visit www.hcp4.net/jones . Activities that require a reservation will be marked with an *; call 281-446-8588 for information.

UPCOMING EVENTS

-Saturday, July 29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Texas Invasives Citizen Scientist Training. Join Dr. Hans Landel of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center to learn how to identify, report and remove common invasive species. A camera and GPS are helpful, but not required. *Reservations are required; register at www.texasinvasives.org/invaders/workshop_results.php. Ages 16 and up.

-Saturday, Aug. 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. FlyingWILD Workshop. This companion to ProjectWILD highlights bird education and conservation through hands-on lessons, activities, and stewardship projects. TEEAC and CEU credited. This class is for both formal and non-formal educators. A $20 fee for materials. Reservations required at https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=2e51e1 .

-Saturday, Aug. 12, 1-3 p.m. Second Saturday Settlers: Homestead Fun. Join Jones Park staff and volunteers for an afternoon of family fun. Sample homemade ice cream, enjoy watermelon, play horseshoes and other old-fashioned games, and see examples of early Texas settler life through demonstrations.

-Sunday, Aug. 13, 2-4 p.m. Second Sunday Pickers. Sing or strum along with the Second Sunday Pickers as they bring the Nature Center to life with acoustic music, including country western, bluegrass, folk, gospel, Cajun, and blues. Visitors of all ages are welcome to listen, sing along, or bring an instrument to join in the fun.

-Saturday, Aug. 19, 10 a.m. Reptiles and Amphibians of Harris County. Join a staff naturalist to learn about the variety of reptiles and amphibians that are common to our area. This interactive presentation will include live specimens and information on how to identify the most common species and the benefits they provide to us and their habitats.

-Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 19-20, 1-4 p.m. Reptile Open House. From the largest pythons to the smallest frogs and everything in between, the Nature Center will be filled with reptiles and amphibians from around the world. Jones Park staff and volunteers will be onsite to discuss and educate visitors about these amazing creatures.

-Saturday, Aug. 26, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. TPWD Hunter Education Certification. This one-day course covers the requirements for Texas Parks & Wildlife Hunter Education, which is required of every hunter born on or after Sept. 2, 1971. Materials fee: $15 cash. Registration required online at https://tpwd.elementlms.com/course/hunter-education-classroom-course-211/ .

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

-Wednesdays, July 26, Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, at 9 a.m. T’ai Chi. Interested in trying a new, healthy outdoor activity? Doug Ebeling, volunteer T’ai Chi instructor, leads this class based on the 24-step Yang form of T’ai Chi. The one-hour class includes low-impact stretching, breathing and range of motion exercises held in the outdoor classroom near the Nature Center.



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 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.

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

-Wednesday, July 26, 1:30 p.m. Popcorn and a Movie. Enjoy a free movie, popcorn and a drink. This month’s feature film is “Apollo 13.” Call or stop by the Center to sign up yourself and a friend.

-Thursday, July 27, 1 p.m. Failure is Not An Option: Featuring NASA Engineer Jerry Woodfill. Learn about the events behind one of NASA’s most famous rescue missions from NASA engineer Jerry Woodfill. In this compelling autobiographical lecture, Woodfill will share stories about his 50 years of experience as the Apollo Warning System Engineer for the moon landing and the rescue of Apollo 13. His system was the first alert of the life-threatening malfunction famously portrayed in the movie “Apollo 13” by Ron Howard. Call 281-350-1029 to register.

-Thursday, Aug. 3, 1 p.m. Popcorn and a Movie. Enjoy a free movie, popcorn and a drink. This month’s featured film is “The Terminal.” Call or visit the center to sign up for yourself and a friend.

-Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2 p.m. Releasing Pain. Learn how to naturally and gently release pain with Dr. Louise Hayes from the Brain Growth and Repair Center; who will demonstrate ways to cultivate the healing powers of the brain to target areas of discomfort. Call 281-350-1029 to register.

-Thursday, Aug. 10, 1 p.m. Needlework. Beginners, seasoned veterans and anyone who wants to improve their skills at knitting and crocheting are invited to share ideas, patterns and techniques in this volunteer-led class.

-Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2 p.m. Fun with Crafts. Instructor Callie Crooks leads this workshop featuring a new and exciting hands-on craft every month. Students learn step-by-step how to turn raw materials into finished masterpieces. Call 281-350-1029 or visit the center for list of supplies.

-Thursday, Aug. 17, 1 p.m. Relaxation Coloring. Bring a snack and enjoy an afternoon with friends in a session of relaxation and coloring to help focus the mind and develop creativity.

-Friday, Aug. 18, 11:30 a.m. Cruising the Caribbean Luncheon. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat catfish, shrimp, and more. A $12 per person suggested donation is requested and payable in advance during registration at the Center Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m., no later than Wednesday, Aug. 16.

-Thursday, Aug. 24, 1 p.m. Texas State Constitution. Learn about the Texas Constitution with a representative from the Harris County Attorney’s Office, who will illustrate how this unique document establishes the structure and purpose of the state government. Call 281-350-1029 to register.

ONGOING EVENTS

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, 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, 12:15 p.m. Beginners Drawing. An accomplished artist and instructor teaches drawing techniques. No experience is necessary, just a desire to have fun and learn. Call or stop by the Center to sign up.

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

-Tuesdays and Thursdays at 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, 10:20-11:10 a.m. Improvers Line Dancing. This volunteer-led class features popular line dances seen on television and in local dance clubs.

-Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:10 a.m.-noon. Easy Intermediate Line Dancing. 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, noon. Chair Volleyball. An exciting and easy-to-learn activity similar to traditional volleyball, but allowing participants to remain seated.



MERCER ARBORETUM

Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens is a Harris County Precinct 4 Parks facility located one mile north of FM 1960 at 22306 Aldine Westfield Road in 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 contact Mercer at 713-274-4160 or www.hcp4.net/mercer.

SPECIAL ACTIVITY

SUMMER GARDEN CLUB

Experienced artisans and gardening professionals lead monthly luncheon workshops. Enrollment fees cover all project materials. Mercer Society Members fee is $35 per workshop or $125 for all four. Non-members fee is $40 per workshop or $145 for four.

-Saturday, Aug. 26, 10 a.m.-noon. Garden to Vase. By Pat Hermes, Houston School of Flowers. Learn to arrange cut flowers from your garden during this floral design workshop. Call 713-274-4160 for reservations. More than 50 varieties of gingers will be available at Mercer Gift and Plant Shoppe.

-Saturday, Sept. 16, 10 a.m.-noon. Basket Weaving. By Pat Hoge. Weave a basket using natural materials to create a functional piece for the home.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

-Third Monday of each month, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Story Time in the Gardens. Introduces your child to the storybook setting in the Gardens. Story Time is free and usually held under the tree house near the small pond, depending on the weather. Longtime volunteer Sherry Cruse combines two enchanting stories and a coloring activity with the sites, sounds and smells of Mercer, perfect for stimulating a child’s imagination.

-Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-noon. Gardening. Join Volunteer Coordinator and Horticulturist Suzzanne Chapman for plant grooming, pruning, and weeding in the Perennial Garden. Seek out what is blooming and participate in plant identification to assist visitors. Learn about Texas native plants and endangered species in the Conservation Garden. Dress for the weather with tennis shoes or boots, gloves, and a hat. Sunscreen and water are recommended.

-Second Wednesday each month, noon-2 p.m. Lunch Bunch. Join fabulous speakers at these free presentations that cover various topics. Participants are encouraged to bring lunch to enjoy during the events. All ages are welcome to attend.

-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon. Gardening. Join Gardener Caretaker Caroline Bush for plant grooming, pruning, weeding, and mulching in the Prehistoric and Shade Gardens. This area displays primitive and unusual plants like the maidenhair tree and voodoo lily. Dress for the weather with tennis shoes or boots, gloves, and a hat. Sunscreen and water are recommended.

-First Thursday of the month, 9-10 a.m. Stroller Strolls. Get active in a family-friendly setting.

-Fourth Friday of most months, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Chrysanthemum Society. Visitor Center. These monthly meetings include discussions about growing chrysanthemums and floral arranging. The society also provides plants for Mercer's collection.

-Fourth Sunday of most months from 2-4 p.m. Cypress Creek Daylily Club. Visitor Center. Learn about gardening with daylilies.

-Days and times vary. Friend Raising and Fund Raising Volunteer Groups. Working with The Mercer Society, these volunteer groups meet periodically to plan special events for Mercer Botanic Gardens. For more details, contact The Mercer Society at 713-274-4160.

 

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 please contact Fun4Seniors by calling 281-893-3726. Transportation will be provided as indicated.

-Friday, July 28, 5 p.m. Kemah Fireworks. Kemah Boardwalk is home to fabulous restaurants, amusements, retail shops and carnival games. Stroll through this unique area with water features and fun for all ages. Bring a chair or blanket to enjoy the fireworks show over Galveston Bay, beginning at 9:30 p.m. Cost is free and dinner is on your own at one of the many local eateries.

-Tuesday, Aug. 1, 9 a.m. Precinct 4 Adventure Tour. Get a behind-the scenes look at Precinct 4 Administrative Office, road maintenance equipment at the Road and Bridge Department, and learn how street and traffic signs are created in the sign shop. Then, enjoy a boxed lunch at Mangum-Howell Center before heading downtown to meet Commissioner R. Jack Cagle during a unique tour of the 1910 Courthouse. The cost is $8. Included is a boxed lunch: sandwich, fruit cup, chips, cookie, ice tea or water catered by Ben’s Chuck Wagon at Mangum-Howell Center. **Bus transportation will be provided from Kingwood Library, 4400 Bens View Ln., Kingwood.

-Tuesday, Aug. 8, 10:15 a.m.; Tuesday, Aug. 15, 10:15 a.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 16, 10:15 a.m. Gladiator Exhibit at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. The exhibit travels through time and the Roman Empire. Never before exhibited outside of Italy, these original artifacts from the Colosseum illustrate the compelling and fascinating world of the gladiators. Lunch will be available for purchase at The Spaghetti Western Italian Cafe. A $15 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. **Bus transportation will be provided from Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy., Humble, and Kingwood Library, 4400 Bens View Ln., Kingwood.

-Friday, Aug. 11, 4:30 p.m. Harris County Precinct 4 Opry. Featuring Michael & Ginny Hix with the Holla Band and special guests. Concessions open at 6 p.m. Candy, popcorn and soft drinks will be available. A limited number of sandwiches will be available while supplies last. Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. Cost is $15.00 and for those riding a Precinct 4 bus, dinner will be available for purchase at Luby's Cafeteria. **Bus transportation will be provided from Kingwood Library, 4400 Bens View Ln., Kingwood.

-Wednesday, Aug. 16, 10:15 a.m. Trip to the Gladiator Exhibit at the HMNS. The Houston Museum of Natural Science exhibit takes us through time and through the Roman Empire. Featuring original artifacts from the Colosseum never before exhibited outside of Italy, this large international exhibit illustrates the compelling and fascinating world of the gladiators. Cost is $15 and lunch is on your own at The Spaghetti Western Italian Cafe. **Bus transportation will be provided from Kingwood Library, 4400 Bens View Ln., Kingwood.

-Wednesday, Aug. 23, 8:30 a.m. Tours to Sam Houston Statue, Huntsville and Texas Prison Museum. Begin the day at the Sam Houston statue, and then take a tour of Huntsville. After lunch, a visit to the Texas Prison Museum. The cost is $9.00 and lunch is on your own at the Farmhouse Cafe. **Bus transportation will be provided from Kingwood Library, 4400 Bens View Ln., Kingwood.

-Wednesday, Aug. 23, 9 a.m. Houston World Series of Dog Shows. Enjoy the Houston World Series of Dog Shows and see the lively performance events and exhibitions, relay races, and conformation judging. Tickets will be sold at the gate for $10. Lunch will be available for purchase at NRG Arena. **Bus transportation will be provided from Kingwood Library,4400 Bens View Ln., Kingwood.

-Thursday, Aug. 24, 10:15 a.m. Volunteer Outreach: Houston Food Bank. Volunteers produce the equivalent of one meal a minute while helping the Houston Food Bank sort, process, and pack food. Each volunteer is required to wear closed-toe shoes, long pants, and no jewelry. Cost is free and lunch is on your own at Dinner Bell Cafe and Bakery. **Bus transportation will be provided from Kingwood Library, 4400 Bens View Ln., Kingwood.

-Thursday, Aug. 31, 8 a.m. Trip to St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica. During this docent-guided tour of the facility, you will learn more about the history of the parish as well as enjoy the beautiful art and development of the Basilica. The cost is free and lunch is on your own at Floyd’s Cajun Seafood Texas Steakhouse. *Bus transportation will be provided from Kingwood Library, 4400 Bens View Ln., Kingwood.

-Tuesday, Sept. 12, 8:30 a.m. Hemi Hideout. Prepare to be amazed at this Texas-sized man cave that houses Dodge and Plymouth muscle cars of the ‘60s and ‘70s. The Amish-inspired structure is also home to a ‘50s-style soda fountain. Lunch will be available for purchase at TGI Fridays. A $5 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. **Bus transportation will be provided from Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy., Humble.

-Saturday, Sept. 23, 7 a.m. Xtreme Hummingbird Xtravaganza. Ruby Throated Hummingbirds are getting ready for their 600-mile migration to Mexico and Central America from the Texas Gulf Coast. Enjoy lectures, walk the nature trails, and observe the hummingbirds as they are banded, measured, weighed, and released. Lunch will be available for purchase at a local eatery in Lake Jackson. A $3 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. **Bus transportation will be provided from Kingwood Library, 4400 Bens View Ln., Kingwood.

-Wednesday, Sept. 27, 8 a.m. Newman’s Castle. Experience the old-world charm of Newman’s Castle, a one-of-a-kind custom creation hidden just outside of town in the Bellville countryside. The castle features its own moat, a massive working drawbridge with an accompanying portcullis, a chapel, turrets, a courtyard, and a central keep with a dramatic view of the surrounding lands. A $15 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Lunch is included in the ticket cost. **Bus transportation will be provided from Kingwood Library, 4400 Bens View Ln., Kingwood.

-Saturday, Sept. 30, 9 a.m. Galveston Island Shrimp Festival. Saturday, Sept. 30 at 9 a.m. Attend Galveston Island’s 8th annual Shrimp Festival. Stroll the historic strand, shop the many unique stores, and check out the competition in the shrimp gumbo cookoff. Lunch is available for purchase at one of the many local eateries. **Bus transportation will be provided from Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy., Humble.



SPORTS/TOURNAMENTS/RACES

 

EXTREME SPORTS

On Thursdays, through Aug. 31, join the Youth Fellowship for the Extreme Sports events at Calvary Christian Fellowship, 1365 Northpark Dr., Kingwood. For information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.ccf.net.

 

LAKE HOUSTON 10K-5K

Registration is underway for the eighth annual Lake Houston 10K-5K and will be held Saturday, Aug. 19, 7 a.m., at Kings Harbor, Kingwood. The 10K will begin at 7 a.m. and 5K at 7:15 a.m. For entry fees and other information, visit www.lakehouston10k5k.com .

 

TEE UP FORE LIFE

Pregnancy Resource Center East is sponsoring a golf tournament on Saturday, Sept. 16, at Stonebridge at Newport, 16401 Country Club Dr., Crosby. Registration begins at 7 a.m.; shotgun start is 8 a.m. For information, call Paula at 281-427-2273. To apply and pay online, visit www.prcebaytown.org/golf-tournament .



RELIGION

 

LOCAL VACATION BIBLE SCHOOLS

 

-July 24-28. Atascocita Lutheran Church, 7927 FM 1960 Rd. E., Humble. 5:45-8:30 p.m. The theme is “Maker Fun Factory” where kids discover that God made them—and for a purpose. To register, visit https://vbspro.events/p/events/atascocitalutheran . For potty-trained children 3 years-5th grade. Dinner will be served. For information, call 281-852-7333.

 

-Aug. 7-11, 9 a.m.-noon. First Presbyterian Church-Kingwood, 5520 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood. The theme is “Created by God for a Purpose,” open to children entering kindergarten through 5th grade. $10 per child. Register online at www.fpc-kingwood.org/VBS .

 

SUMMER 2017 PRAYER MINISTRY

Be a part of a caring and trained team of Biblically-centered prayer ministers available for personal healing prayer for persons of all faiths meeting on Thursdays, July 13-Aug. 3, 6-9:30 p.m., at The Nathaniel Center, 804 Russell Palmer Rd., Kingwood. Discussion topics will include inner healing, deliverance, home/hospital visits and effective listening skills training. Registration fee is $20. For information, call 832-287-5057 and register online at www.kingwoodhealingroom.org .

 

BETH MOORE BIBLE STUDY

A six-week Bible study will begin on Tuesday, July 25-Aug. 29, 6:30 p.m., at Calvary Christian Fellowship, 1365 Northpark Dr., Kingwood, using Beth Moore’s “When Godly People Do Ungodly Things.” For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or visit www.ccf.net .

 

MOTHER’S DAY OUT

Pre-register for the fall session of Mother’s Day Out through Aug. 31, at Calvary Christian Fellowship, 1365 Northpark Dr., Kingwood. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

KINGWOOD UMC VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

On Saturday, Sept. 16, Kingwood UMC, 1799 Woodland Hills Dr., and Journey Church are asking for volunteers to pack 100,000 meals in two, 2-hour shifts (morning: 10 a.m.-noon; afternoon: 1-3 p.m.) to help people in Haiti. Children age 5 and older can participate with parents, grandparents or guardians; with nursery provided for children under age 5. Participate by:

-signing up for a morning or afternoon shift online at www.signupgenius.com/go/508094ba4a62b0-haiti ;

-funding one or more boxes of meals to help feed the hungry children of Haiti at numanainc.com/event/kumc/ ;

-sending a tax deductible donation to KUMC, 1799 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood, TX 77339 – ‘Haiti Meals’ in the memo line. For information, call Cathy Parva at 281-358-2137 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

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.facebook.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, contact 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, contact 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, on 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 .



CLUBS/HEALTH/SELF-HELP

 

ABWA

American Business Women’s Association Humble Artesian League meets monthly on the first Thursday of the month at the Kingwood Country Club, 1700 Lake Kingwood Trl., Kingwood, in the Magnolia Room, from 6-8 p.m.; 6 p.m. networking; 6:30 p.m. meal and meeting. Dynamic guest speaker each month. Reservations required. Visit www.abwahumble.org  or contact 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, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 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 on the second Monday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 2929 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood. For more information, contact Barbara Hemphill at 281-851-7504 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

AMERICAN NEEDLEPOINT GUILD

Newcomers of all skill levels are welcome at the American Needlepoint Guild, Lake Houston Chapter meetings on 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 LoneStar 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 Park Way in Atascocita, at 3 p.m. Each monthly program is presented to help the members and visitors obtain a better understanding of genealogical research. For more information, contact Ann Parkinson at 281-852-6803 or visit
www.atascocita-kingwoodgenealogicalsociety.org .

 

BLOOD PRESSURE/BLOOD SUGAR CHECK

A licensed technician visits the Harris County Precinct 4 Crosby Community Center the second Tuesday and fourth Thursday of each month to take blood readings. Other fitness activities offered at the center include: rhythm walking, advanced line dancing, dart baseball, body toning, chair exercises, dancercise and yoga. For information, call 281-462-0543.

 

BLUE STAR MOTHERS

The Blue Star Mothers of America Houston Chapter is a support group for parents and family members of those serving in the military. They meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 307 Charles Street in Humble. If interested in joining or for more information, visit www.bsmhoustonarea.org  or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Sign-in is at 6:45 p.m.

 

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 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 to 6 p.m.

 

CELEBRATE RECOVERY

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

 

CITY OF HOUSTON RECYCLING

Recyclables are accepted every weekend on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. for City of Houston residents. It is held at the Kingwood Metro Park & Ride lot, 3210 W. Lake Houston Pkwy. They accept newspapers; magazines; ad inserts; aerosol cans; cardboard; catalogs; glass bottles and jars; plastics (#1, #5 and #7), and steel, tin and aluminum cans. For a complete list of accepted items, visit www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste/kingwood.html  or www.keepkingwoodgreen.org .

 

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS

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

 

CONVERSATION AND COFFEE

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

 

CORNERSTONE

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

 

DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

The James Tull Chapter, NSDAR, meets on the last Saturday of each month, with a 9:30 a.m. social time and meeting at 10 a.m., at Humble Senior Center, 1401 S. Houston Ave., Humble. Upcoming meetings include Oct. 7 and Dec. 2. For information and questions, contact 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 Holy Comforter Lutheran Church, 1901 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood, Friday mornings at 7 a.m. For more information, go to 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 at the Forest Cove Community Room every 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 on the fourth Thursday of every month at 7:30 p. m., at the Community Center, 1025 Marina Dr., Kingwood, unless otherwise advised. 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.

 

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, contact Susie Crafton at 281-852-1000 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

GRIEFSHARE - FIRST PRESBYTERIAN-KINGWOOD

Beginning Thursday, July 13, from 1-3 p.m., the support group will meet for a 13-week session in the Church Parlor, 5520 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood. There is a $15 registration fee if a first-time attendee, to cover cost of the workbook provided. Scholarships are available.  For information, call Dorene Breach at 281-360-5555 or 832-527-6513 or email at 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. Classes begin Monday, Sept. 12. Morning class is held from 10 a.m.-noon, and an evening class 7-8:45 p.m. Both groups meet in Room E-204 at the church. Nursery is available by reservation. Cost is $20 for the workbook. For more information or a reservation, contact Donna Smith at 281-358-2137.

 

HARRIS COUNTY MUD #109

Public Participation Opportunities are available the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m., at Holiday Inn Express, 5619 FM 1960 East, Humble. To learn about future public meetings concerning water issues, or request scheduling a meeting, call 281-895-8547.

 

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. If you would like to be a guest, visit www.hineighborkingwood.com/ . Membership in the club is $20 per year. Call 281-358-8037 for meeting location and reservations, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

THE HOPE SUPPORT GROUP

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

 

HUMBLE AREA GENEALOGICAL MEETINGS

The Humble Area Genealogical Society (THAGS) meets the second Monday of each month from September through May at the Humble Senior Activity Center, 1401 South Houston Avenue, in Humble. Monthly meetings will have a program regarding genealogy research, tools and techniques. There will be field trips frequently to the Clayton Genealogy Research Library in Houston. THAGS serves the greater Lake Houston Area. Meetings start at 7 p.m. Visitors are always welcome. For more information, go to www.rootsweb.com/~txthags  or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call Ronnie Janecka at 281-454-5545.

 

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 Sandye 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 on Will Clayton Parkway in Humble. For more information,visit www.rotary.org/en/take-action/empower-leaders/form-rotary-fellowship .

 

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.

 

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 group of foreign-born women in Kingwood, with members from many foreign countries. The club's mission is primarily a social one: to allow women from any part of the world to interact with each other in friendship and 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 Felicia Cummings at 713-834 4506 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Visit www.intlladieskingwood.org  or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ilckingwood .

 

JAZZERCISE

Jazzercise holds classes in Kingwood upstairs in the Crossfit Building on Northpark, 1683 Northpark Dr. Class schedules are: Monday-Wednesday-Friday at 10:30 a.m.; Tuesday-Thursday at 6:15 p.m.; Monday-Wednesday at 5:15 p.m.and Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. There are a variety of classes to choose from: Strike, Fusion, Core, Strength and Dance Mixx, which fuses dance-based cardio with strength training for a core chiseling workout that blasts fat. For information, contact Rachel Claret at 281-827-2491 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

THE KINGS HARBOR WATERFRONT EVENT SEASON

On the third Friday of each month at 6-7 p.m., yoga sessions will continue as part of the fitness efforts with The Harbor with Sunset Yoga led by Life Time Fitness Kingwood. Kings Harbor is located at 1660 West Lake Houston Pkwy., Kingwood.

 

KINGWOOD AREA DEMOCRATS

Kingwood Area Democrats meet the second Tuesday of every month (except for July and December) at El Ranchero Mexican Restaurant & Cantina, 24551 Loop 494, Ste. 111. Kingwood Area Democrats serves 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 contact Stephanie Tarver at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

KINGWOOD AREA REPUBLICAN WOMEN

KARW monthly meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m. at the Kingwood Country Club, 1700 Lake Kingwood Trl, Houston. For more information, call KARW President Janie Branham at 281-961-1732, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.kingwoodarearepublicanwomen.org . **NOTE: Club members do not meet in June or July.

 

KINGWOOD, ATASCOCITA, PORTER TOPS

Take Off Pounds Sensibly, TOPS, is a fun, economical, weekly weight-loss support group that meets each Thursday evening at The Terrace, 929 Rockmead Dr., Kingwood. Weigh-in is from 6-6:30 p.m. and meeting from 6:45-7:30 p.m. Visitors welcome. Prospective members can visit one time free. For more information, visit www.tops.org  or contact Debbie Brubaker at 281-359-7276.

 

KINGWOOD 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

The market is held every Thursday at Town Center Park in Kingwood from 3-7 p.m. and features certified vendors offering locally grown produce, Indian food, jellies and jams, artisan breads, orchids and much more. For information, visit www.towncenterevents.com/farmersmarket .

 

KINGWOOD GARDEN CLUB

The Kingwood Garden Club meets on 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 garden club. Dues are $50 annually, payable at the March meeting. For information, visit www.kingwoodgardenclub.org  or www.facebook.com  (Kingwood Garden Club).

 

KINGWOOD HUMBLE AREA AGGIE MOMS CLUB

The Kingwood Humble Area Aggie Moms Club holds its regular meeting the second Tuesday of each month at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 3803 West Lake Houston Parkway, 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 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 PIP

The Kingwood PIP, Houston Police Department’s Positive Interaction Program, meets on 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 MEDICAL CENTER

ONGOING GROUP MEETINGS

Aneurysm/Stroke Survivors & Loved Ones - “STARS.” A community-centered group for stroke survivors and loved ones, meeting on the third Monday of January, March (20), May (15), July (17), Sept. (18), 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.

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 on 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 on the last Thursday of every other month (May 25; July 27; Sept. 28; Nov. 30).

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 on 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 on 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 on 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 on the second Sunday of each month for an hour. For more information, contact Lindsay Turner at 281-348-7395 from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

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

Sibling Class. This free class is for soon-to-be siblings 3-10 years old. Topics include caring for a newborn, holding an infant, newborn characteristics, and a tour of the Women’s Center. This class is offered monthly at The Women and Children’s Center at 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 information, visit www.kwphotoclub.com .

 

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 SEWING GUILD

The Kingwood Sewing Guild meets the first Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. at Humble Sewing Center, 19333 Highway 59, Suite 105. The group will be having different challenges each month. Visitors are welcome.

 

KINGWOOD WOMEN'S CLUB

This volunteer organization is dedicated to “Caring for our Community.” They meet on 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, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

KINGWOOD WRITERS GROUP

The Kingwood Writers Group has been formed and will meet on 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 on 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 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 on 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 from September-May on 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 Linda at 832-379-3009 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 on the third Wednesday of every month, from 4-5 p.m., in the main lobby of the Cancer Center.

 

MEMORIAL HERMANN NORTHEAST STROKE SUPPORT GROUPS

To address the needs of stroke survivors and their caregivers, Memorial Hermann will be hosting free, bi-monthly support groups where participants can share their stores and hear about the latest innovations in stroke prevention, treatment and rehabilitation from hospital-affiliated experts, meeting in Classroom B, First Floor.

-Wednesday, Aug. 23. Home modification after stroke. Speaker: Gary Kittlebrew.

-Wednesday, Oct. 25. Depression/caregiver support. Speakers: Jamie Reece and Joseph Becker.

-Wednesday, Dec. 20. Discuss 2018 needs and celebrate a year of success.

 

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

The next Stroke Support Group meeting is 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. .

 

NEARLY NEWLYWEDS AND NEWLYWED COUPLES

Connection, community, meaningful relationships. On 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 on 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/ .

 

ROSE GROUP

Rotary's ROSE 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. You do not need a formal diagnosis to participate, and maybe your child/children aren't even babies anymore. This group is sponsored by The Rotary Club of Humble and is free of charge. Future meetings will be announced. Babies are welcome, but childcare is not provided. Contact Valerie at 281-814-5803 with any questions and for more details.

 

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