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COMMUNITY / LOCAL EVENTS

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THIS WEEK (June 24-30)




HOSPITAL GRAND OPENING

The public is invited to the grand opening of SE Texas ER & Hospital, 19211 McKay Dr., Humble, Wednesday, June 26, from 4:30-8 p.m. Ribbon Cutting begins at 4:30 p.m. Meet the physicians and staff. Tours of the facility will be provided. Hors d’oeuvres, dessert bar and drinks will be served. For reservations, call Rhonda Burd at 832-457-8853 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

STATE OF THE STATE LUNCHEON

The Lake Houston Area Chamber will hold the State of the State Luncheon Thursday, June 27, at 11:30 a.m., at Walden Golf and Country Club, 18100 Walden Forest Dr., Humble. It will be an opportunity to engage the business community in a conversation with state leaders about the future of Texas. Guest speaker will be State Representative Dan Huberty, District 127. For information and reservations, contact Stefani Kilgore at 281-446-2128 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

RETIREMENT RECEPTION

The public is invited to join Citizens Bank personnel and celebrate the retirement and “come and go” reception for James L. “Jamey” Smith of Citizens Bank, 8811 FM 1960 Bypass Rd. W., Humble, Thursday, June 27, from 5-8 p.m.

KINGWOOD KABARET

The public is invited to an evening of entertainment Thursday-Saturday, June 27-29, at 7:30 p.m., at the Kingwood Kabaret “Bring Your +1” summer production at LSC-Kingwood’s Administration and Performing Arts Center (APA) Black Box, 20000 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood. This sellout cabaret will feature songs from Broadway, jazz standards, the Great American Songbook and more. Tickets are $20 and includes dessert and beverages. Tickets may be purchased online at www.lonestar.edu/seasons. For information, call 281-312-1532.

BIRTHDAY BASH AT THE VILLAGE

The public is invited to celebrate with The Village Learning and Achievement Center, 3838 Plum Valley Dr., Kingwood, at its June Birthday Bash, Friday, June 28, from noon-2 p.m. Take part in the fun luau-themed activities. To sign up, visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0b4caaac2ba7f58-june.

WINE TASTING FRIDAY

Walden on Lake Houston Golf & Country Club, 18100 Walden Forest Dr., Humble, will host Wine Tasting Friday, in the Palmer Lounge, Fridays, June 28, July 5 and July 19, from 6-8 p.m., and will feature four wines paired with a sampling of light hors d’oeuvres. Cost is $25 per person; $20 for Connect Members. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 832-445-2100.

KINGWOOD BIG BAND PATRIOTIC CELEBRATION

The Rotary Club of East Montgomery County, in conjunction with Lone Star College-Kingwood, will host their Summer Patriotic Celebration Saturday, June 29, at 2 p.m., at LSC-Kingwood Student Conference Center, 20000 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood. The Kingwood Big Band will perform musical favorites from the Big Band era. General admission is $10; students 18 and under is $5, and children under 12 are free. Tickets are available at the door (cash or check only). For advance tickets and concert information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 281-312-1709. Proceeds will benefit LSC-Kingwood music scholarships and other Rotary projects.

HONKY-TONK REVIVALISTS

Megaton Brewery, 808 Russell Palmer Rd., Kingwood, presents The Honky-Tonk Revivalists live in concert Saturday, June 29, from 8:30-11:30 p.m. Event is free and open to the public. Enjoy a night of brews, great food and live music.

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JULY 4 PARADE, HONORING THE STARS AND STRIPES

Join the ACIA community’s 4th of July Parade, participant or spectator. To participate (children and adults), signup begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Atascocita Library parking lot, 19520 Pinehurst Trail D., Humble. Parade will begin at 9 a.m. and end at The Overlook (former Country Club), 20114 Pinehurst Dr., Humble, where refreshments will be available, and prizes will be awarded for decorated bikes, wagons, golf carts and pets. Afterward, enjoy the Patio Dance with the Mambo Jazz Kings at The Overlook, from 6-10 p.m. Bring picnic blankets, chairs, non-alcoholic beverages and cooler while enjoying the festivities. There will be splash stations for the kids, hot dogs, snow cones, nachos, soft drinks and water. A cash bar at Kingsley's Lookout will provide adult beverages. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. Donations will be accepted to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

KINGWOOD TREASURE HUNT

The 4th of July Treasure Hunt will be held Thursday, July 4, at noon, in the Kingwood area, sponsored by local businesses. This is a non-profit activity for Kingwood residents, families and children are encouraged to participate in the four simultaneous Treasure Hunts, in Town Center area, North Park High School area, and two random areas. All clues will be announced on www.kingwood.com and www.kingwoodunderground. All treasures will be located off the ground, in a white envelope easy to sport if looking at the correct location, and not on a greenbelt. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

JULY 4 FESTIVAL AND FIREWORKS

Town Center Park, 8 N. Main St., Kingwood, will hold its July 4 Festival and Fireworks Thursday, July 4, from 3-9 p.m. Enjoy crafts and food booths, and live music from the 70s with Honky Tonk Revivalists from 3-6 p.m.; at 6 p.m., "That 70's Thing" will entertain and will bring a fun-filled performance of fabulous sounds from the 70's with the big band influence. For information, call 364-600-2366 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

JULY 4 FIREWORKS + CONCERT

Kings Harbor, 1660 W. Lake Houston Pkwy., Kingwood, will hold its Independence Day festivity Thursday, July 4, from 7-10 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy a concert by Dennis Davis Band beginning at 7 p.m. and a fireworks spectacular off the pier at 9:30 p.m. (weather permitting). Park in the garage on the day of the event as surface parking will be limited; carpooling or ride sharing are highly encouraged. Handicap parking will be available in surface parking, accessible from Magnolia Cove Drive, to those with a valid hang tag or license plate. Glass containers are prohibited.

5TH OF JULY FIREWORKS EVENT

A free fireworks show hosted by Skero’s Furniture will be held Friday, July 5, at The Overlook, 20114 Pinehurst Dr., Atascocita. Grounds will open at 6 p.m. for lawn seating; live country music will be presented from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Welcome to the show with Daron Skero at 8:30 p.m. Fireworks will begin at dusk. Free food and water will be provided. No coolers or alcohol will be allowed on the grounds.

LIBERTY OPRY

Liberty Opry, 1816 Sam Houston St., Liberty, will present a Country Music show Saturday, July 6, at 4 p.m., and will feature Tori Vourganis and JD Johnson, with the Liberty Opry Band and Comedian "Booger Lee." Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at www.libertyopry.com/events/country-show-15-1.

“JUKE BOX ROCK” LABAMBA CONCERT

Sting Ray Anthony and special guest entertainers, Shake, Rattle and Roll, a recognized 50s & 60s tribute show group, will perform “Juke Box Rock” LaBamba Concert, Rock ‘n’ Roll Extravaganza, Sunday, July 7, at 4 p.m., at The Charles Bender Performing Arts Center, 611 Higgins St., Humble. VIP tickets are $35 and reserved $30 and can be ordered by calling 832-312-0074. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For ticket information, visit www.humblepac.com or call 281-446-4140.

KINGWOOD AREA REPUBLIC WOMEN

Kingwood Area Republican Women will not meet during June and July.  Members of the community by participating in the July 4 Parade. Representative Dan Huberty, members and candidates will be part of this exciting event, rain or shine. Members should contact Rebekah Curran at 804-350-7737 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if participating. General meetings will resume Wednesday, Aug. 28, at Walden Country Club, 18100 Walden Forest, Humble.  For information, visit www.kingwoodrepublicanwomen.org.

BOOKENDS

Bookends will meet Tuesday, July 9, at 6:30 p.m. at Oriental Gardens, 1528 Kingwood Dr. (near Chelsea Deli), Kingwood, and will discuss “Home Fire” by Kamila Shamsie (288 pages). For club information, contact Julie Payne at 281-713-2477 or 409-963-6730.

KSA PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE

The committee will meet Wednesday, July 10, from 7-8 p.m., at South Woodland Hills Community Room, 2030 Shadow Rock Dr., Kingwood. The public is invited. For information, email Dave Martin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

KINGWOOD HEALTH ACADEMY

HCA Houston Healthcare, 22999 US Hwy. 59 N., Kingwood, will present a seminar on Joint/Rehab with staff orthopedists Thursday, July 11, from 6-7:30 p.m. Admission is free, but space is limited. For reservations, call 800-285-5064 or visit hcahoustonhealthcare.com/locations/kingwood.

THE FAB 5

The Houston-based Beatles Tribute Band will perform the greatest hits of THE BEATLES and Pop Beat music of the 60s and 70s, Friday, July 12, at 7 p.m., at The Charles Bender Performing Arts Center, 611 Higgins St., Humble. For ticket information, visit www.humblepac.com or call 281-446-4140.

MOVIES UNDER THE MOON

Bring the kids out to enjoy the popular animated film, Incredibles 2, Friday, July 12, at Kings Harbor, 1660 W. Lake Houston Pkwy., Kingwood. Come early for a great seat and grab a bag of popcorn at Dapper Darlings Boutique. Kings Harbor previews will begin at 8:30 p.m., with the movie beginning shortly after and will play on a massive 32-foot wide screen near The Green.

MUSIC ON MAIN

The public is invited to a live, outdoor music concert Friday, July 12, from 7-9 p.m., at Uptown Park, 308 Main St., Humble, performed byHumble’s “The Lynn Logan Band.” Music On Main is kid-friendly with a park for kids to play, and free. Bring the family, friends and lawn chairs and enjoy some great, live music. “Like” the Facebook page, www.facebook.com/livemusiconmain and stay updated on announcements and upcoming performances.

LIBERTY OPRY

Liberty Opry, 1816 Sam Houston St., Liberty, will present a Classic Oldies show Saturday, July 13, at 4 p.m., and will feature Floyd Richard and Glenda Lynn, with the Liberty Opry Band and Comedian "Booger Lee." Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at www.libertyopry.com.



CITY AND COUNTY PUBLIC OFFERINGS

KINGWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER

The Kingwood Community Center, 4102 Rustic Woods Dr., Kingwood, offers a variety of programs for seniors. Classes include Chair Yoga, Walking Club, Mat Yoga, Tai Chi, Bridge lessons, Crochet, Mahjong and much more. Some classes have fees. All classes are open to the public. For more information, visit www.houstontx.gov/parks/communitycenters. Volunteers are always needed to assist with organization and implementation of programs, activities and special events. If interested, 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.

NEW ONGOING ACTIVITY

-Mondays, 4 p.m. Recreational Table Tennis. All levels of ability are welcome. Paddles and balls available. For information, call KCC.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

-Mondays, 9-10 a.m. Chair Yoga; 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Beginner Crochet/Knitting/Needlework; 10:30-11:30 a.m. Fitness Hour; 12:30-3 p.m. Bingo; 2-4 p.m. Ping Pong; 3-6 p.m. Phase 10; 6-8 p.m. Integral T’ai Chi.

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

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

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

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

MONTHLY EVENTS

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

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

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

FUTURE PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

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



LONE STAR COLLEGE-ATASCOCITA

LSC-Atascocita Center is located at 15903 West Lake Houston Pkwy., Houston. To learn more about the college’s programs, academic courses and other services offered close to home, visit www.lonestar.edu/atascocita-center or call 832-775-0800.

LONE STAR COLLEGE-KINGWOOD

Lone Star College-Kingwood is located at 20000 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood. For campus information, visit www.lonestar.edu/kingwood or call 281-312-1600. For updates, visit www.lonestar.edu/upcomingevents, call 281-312-1709, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For registration information, visit www.lonestar.edu/registration or call 281-312-1600. Academic and financial aid advisors are available. Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, online, and hybrid formats.

-Monday, June 10-27 and July 8-11. Discovery College. Multi-LSC Campuses. Helps children ages 6-17 grow their interests and skills in a wide variety of science, technology, engineering and math-based programs, as well as performing and visual arts, athletics and more. Registration for the popular Discovery College at LSC summer camp is taking place now and will offer an assortment of entertaining and instructive programs that give children the opportunity to make new friends with similar interests. Courses are taught by knowledgeable instructors in a welcoming environment and tuition starts at $115 per session. For information, visit www.lonestar.edu/discoverycollege.

-Thursday-Saturday, June 27-29, 7:30 p.m. Kingwood Kabaret “Bring Your +1” Administration and Performing Arts Center (APA) Black Box. This sellout cabaret will feature songs from Broadway, jazz standards, the Great American Songbook and more. Tickets are $20 and includes dessert and beverages. Tickets may be purchased online at www.lonestar.edu/seasons. For information, call 281-312-1532.

-Saturday, June 29, 2 p.m. Patriotic Celebration with Kingwood Big Band. Student Conference Center. Concert is presented by the Rotary Club of East Montgomery County and Lone Star College-Kingwood in support of LSC-Kingwood music scholarships and other Rotary projects. General admission tickets are $10; $5 for students 18 and younger. Children ages 12 and younger are free. For information, call 281-312-1709.



KINGWOOD BRANCH LIBRARY

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

SPECIAL PROGRAMS (ALL AGES)

-Saturday, July 6, 2-4 p.m. 3D Printing Orientation & Tinkercad Design. This orientation session will introduce participants to 3D printing services in the library and 3D Design with Tinkercad. Those completing the class will then be able to schedule time to use the 3D printer. Recommended for ages 8 - adult. Participants under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult/guardian. All participants must create a free Tinkercad account at www.tinkercad.com. Registration will open one week before the class. Register online or call 832-927-7830.

-Monday, July 8, 6-7 p.m. Family Game Night. Meeting Room. Gather the family and come on in to enjoy a night of gaming with cooperative board games. Work together and have fun doing it. Games are provided. Ages 3 and up welcome.

STRESS & WELLNESS MINISERIES

-Mondays, 1-3 p.m., Library Meeting Room. Join physical therapist Sara Gilmore for a 4-part mini-series on dealing with stress and wellness:

Children

-Fridays, June 7, 14, 21, 28, 2:15-3:15 p.m. Summer Block Party! A party for the whole family! Stop by the library to play with foam blocks, Megabloks, Duplos, and LEGOs. There's a new challenge every week, so make sure to bring your creativity. Ages 1-12 are welcome!

-Wednesday, June 26, 2:15-3 p.m. WeDo Robotics. Enjoy this awesome guided build as we use WeDo 2.0 LEGO kits to create amazing robots. This program requires registration, and is open to students ages 8-12. Registration opens 7 days prior to the program.

-Thursday, June 27, 2:15-3 p.m. Texas Snakes & More. Everyone's favorite reptiles are coming back to the Kingwood Branch. Join us for this very special meet-and-greet where you can learn about and interact with a variety of snakes. Tickets for this event are required, and are handed out three days prior at the Children's Reference Desk.

Children Summer Reading Programs

-Mondays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2:15-3:15 p.m. Maker Monday. Libraries are out of this world, and we have a ton of space crafts and activities to share with you! Join us every week for a new themed activity.

-Wednesdays, July 3, 17, 31, 2:15-3:15 p.m. Rocking Art with Ms. Devon. An hour of space-themed free art expression. Each program will have a different art medium so you can turn your space knowledge into a work of art! Registration opens 7 days prior to this program. Ages 5-12.

-Fridays, July 5, 12, 19, 26, 2:15-3:15 p.m. Summer Block Party! For the whole family. Stop by the Kingwood Library to play with foam blocks, Megabloks, Duplos, and LEGOs. There's a new challenge every week, so make sure to bring your creativity. Ages 1-12 are welcome.

-Wednesdays, July 10 and 24, 2:15-3 p.m. WeDo Robotics. Join us for this awesome guided build as we use WeDo 2.0 LEGO kits to create amazing robots! This program requires registration, and is open to students ages 8-12. Registration opens 7 days prior to the program.

-Tuesday, July 16, 10-11 a.m. Little Royals Tea Party. Meeting Room. Come dressed up as your favorite prince or princess to enjoy some delicious treats and a fun craft! Little Royals must be between the ages of 4 and 8 to attend. Tickets for this program will be distributed from the Children's Reference Desk starting July 13.

-Thursday, July 18, 2:15-3 p.m. Take Me To Your Readers. Meeting Room. Our friend Julian Franklin is back. Join us for "a hilariously engaging program about how we can all use our creativity, artistic talents, and intelligence to solve everyday problems. The show involves maker space concepts, robots, puppets, magic tricks, books. and having fun while we try, fail, and then try again; just like every successful creator, inventor, or builder."

-Thursday, July 18, 4-5 p.m. Cricut for Tweens. Curious about how to create and design your own clothing and accessories? The Kingwood Branch Library is offering a 2-week course to teach tweens all about designing and cutting iron-on vinyl using Cricut design software. Participants will do the designing themselves, and after the second class, get to take home a creation of their very own! This program is designed for ages 8-12, registration is required, and will open up 7 days before the program. We ask that participants are available for both classes.

Teens

Teen programs are open to teens and tweens entering grades 6-12. Some programs require permission slips or registration. For more information, see Young Adult Librarian, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call the library at 832-927-7830. Get program updates sent straight to your phone by texting @kwteens to 81010. Service is free and confidential; standard text message rates apply.

-Monday, June 24, 2-4 p.m. Paint and Sip. Meeting Room. Teens, have you ever wanted to paint your own masterpiece but are unsure of your talents? Then let creativity shine when a local artist from Kingwood’s Wine and Design comes to the library to show you step-by-step how to create a beautiful piece of art. Sip sodas and have fun painting with other teens. Space is limited and registration is required. Registration opens on Monday, June 17, at 10 a.m. To register, call the 832-927-7830 or register online at www.hcpl.net.

-Tuesday, June 25, 2-4 p.m. DIY Galaxy Bath Bombs for Teens & Adults. Meeting Room. Teens (grades 6-12) and adults can sign up together to make their own galaxy bath bombs. Add some scented fizzy fun to a relaxing bath, or give them away as a gift. Registration is required. Registration opens on Tuesday, June 11. Call 832-927-7830 or register online at www.hcpl.net.

Teen Summer Reading Program

-Monday, July 8-Saturday, July 20. Teen Button Battle. Teen Room. Marvel vs DC? Which comic universe is your favorite? Who is the best? Which one will win? Come to the Teen Room anytime between July 8 and July 20 to pick up a button that will cast your vote. (And don’t forget! Superhero Lock-In is on Friday, July 26.)

-Monday, July 8, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Teen Advisory Group. Teen Game Room. If you’re a teen and interested in earning volunteer hours at the library by helping with programs, then the Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is the place to be! Join TAG and meet up with other teens to work together to help plan teen programs, decorate the teen room, and make buttons for the monthly button battles. For teens and tweens entering grades 6-12.

-Tuesday-Wednesday, July 9-10, 2-4 p.m. 3D Print: Star Lantern. Computer Lab. Create a lantern that is out of this world. Teens will be able to design and create their own starry-night lantern using TinkerCAD and the Ultimaker 3D Printer. This is a 2-day program and teens must be able to attend both days to have their lantern printed. *TinkerCAD requires an email address to create an account and log-in. Registration opens on Tuesday, July 2, at 10 a.m. To register, call the library at 832-927-7830 or register online at www.hcpl.net. For teens and tweens entering grades 6-12.

-Thursday, July 11, 6-7:30 p.m. Dumbledore’s Army. Teen Game Room. . Harry Potter Fans! Come to the monthly program that focuses on all things Harry Potter. Each month we solemnly swear to discuss favorite HP books and movies while either crafting, playing games, watching a movie, or anything else we think up relating to the Wizarding World.

-Monday,  July 15, 2-4 p.m. Super Smash Bros Tournament. Teen Game Room. Calling all gamers! Do you have what it takes to finish the fight? A teen Super Smash Bros Ultimate Tournament will be held today. Join the brawl for a chance to win a prize! For teens and tweens entering grades 6-12.

-Thursday, July 18, 6-8:30 p.m. Teen Movie Night. Teen Game Room. Ready to relax a bit and watch a movie with friends? Come watch a movie about a band of superheroes and their allies who fight to protect the world from a despot of intergalactic infamy. For teens and tweens entering grades 6-12.

-Monday, July 22, 2-3:15 p.m. Astronaut Taste Test. Teen Game Room. Have you ever wondered what astronauts eat? Enjoy trying different types of food and learn how the astronauts eat in this Teen Taste Test Challenge. For teens and tweens entering grades 6-12.

-Wednesday, July 24, 2-3:30 p.m. DIY Neon Sign. Teen Game Room. Design and make your very own sign out of neon lights. Registration is required and opens at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, July 17. Register online or by calling the library at 832-927-7830. For teens and tweens entering grades 6-12.

-Friday, July 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Superhero Teen Lock-In. Meeting Room. A Library Lock-In that is out of this world! Stay after hours at the library to play games, make crafts, and meet other teens who love the Marvel and DC Universes. Costumes not required, but are welcome. Permission Slip is required and can be picked up starting Monday, July 1, and must be turned in by 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 24 (2 days before the Lock-In!). For teens and tweens entering grades 6-12.

-Monday, July 29, 2-3 p.m. Thermo Slime. Teen Game Room. Slime that changes color due to the temperature? Absolutely! Come make your own heat sensitive color changing slime. For teens and tweens entering grades 6-12.

-Tuesday, July 30, 2-4 p.m. DIY Galaxy Bath Bombs for Teens & Adults. Meeting Room. Teens (grades 6-12) and Adults can sign up together to make their own galaxy bath bombs. Add some scented fizzy fun to a relaxing bath, or give them away as a gift. Registration is required and opens Tuesday, July 16. Call 832-927-7830 or register online at www.hcpl.net.

Adults

-Thursdays, June 6, 13, 20, 27, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Adult Nutrition Classes. Meeting Room. The Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service presents free adult nutrition classes that will assist participants to: cook more meals and snacks at home; eat more fruits and vegetables; be more active with their family; reach and/or stay at a healthy weight; save money on groceries; control portion size; have more energy; and keep food safe. No registration required.

-Tuesday, June 25, 2-4 p.m. DIY Galaxy Bath Bombs for Teens & Adults. Meeting Room. Teens (grades 6-12) and adults can sign up together to make their own galaxy bath bombs. Add some scented fizzy fun to your relaxing bath, or give them away as a gift. Registration is required. Each person must register. Registration opens on Tuesday, June 11. Call 832-927-7830 or register online.

-Tuesdays, July 9 and 23, 10 a.m.-noon. SAGE: Building Better Bones & Balance. Meeting Room. Falls and fractures aren't a normal part of getting older -- they're preventable. Join Dr. Jack Wong, Physical Therapist, to achieve your goals through the acronym STRONGER (Self-Assess, Test, Risk, Optimize, Notice changers, Get help, Enhance strength, and Reassess and follow-up). Registration is required.Register online at www.hcpl.net or call 832-927-7830.

-Tuesday, July 9, 2-3:30 p.m. Adult Coloring Program. Meeting Room. Join us for Coffee, Coloring and Conversation. We have plenty of coloring pages and pencils but feel free to bring your favorites. No registration required.

-Thursday, July 11, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. TX Workforce - A Targeted Plan. Computer Lab. Review current labor market information and assess your needs and employment skills to create a targeted job search plan. Self-register online or by calling 832-927-7830.

-Monday, July 15, 7-8:45 p.m. Talk It Up! Book Discussion. Conference Room. Join us for coffee and conversation. This month's book is “The Warmth of Other Suns” by Isabel Wilkerson.

-Wednesday, July 17, 1-3 p.m. Genealogy: When Should You Go Pro? Computer Lab. There is much you can discover on your own, but when should you call in a professional genealogist? How do you find one and how do you get the most out of your experience? Find out answers with Genealogist Devon Lee. For information, contact Adult Services at 832-927-7830.

-Wednesday, July 17, 2-4 p.m. Crafternoon. Meeting Room. Join us for our second annual Mocktails and Collages Crafternoon. This month we will be creating multimedia collages on canvas while sipping non-alcoholic beverages and snacking on some delicious treats. All supplies graciously provided by F.O.L.K.

-Thursday, July 18, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. TX Workforce - Job Readiness Toolkit. Computer Lab. This seminar will help evaluate and practice effective communication in job applications, resumes, basic introductions, and interviewing. Register online or call 832-927-7830.

-Tuesday, July 23, 1-3 p.m. Genealogy: FamilySearch Lab. Computer Lab. Learn how to use the free FamilySearch database to help trace family members. This class is helpful for anyone who has an interest in using the genealogical database. Register online or call 832-927-7830.

Adult Summer Reading Program

-Saturday, July 20, 1-2 p.m. Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Celebration. Meeting Room. Join NASA Solar System Ambassador Dr. Aaron Clevenson for a special presentation celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing.

-Tuesday, July 23, 2-4 p.m. Space Rocks! Rock Painting. Meeting Room. Come join us and paint rocks. We have all the supplies needed to turn a rock into a work of art. Register online or call 832-927-7830.

-Tuesday, July 30, 2-4 p.m. DIY Galaxy Bath Bombs for Teens & Adults. Meeting Room. Teens (grades 6-12) and Adults can sign up together to make their own galaxy bath bombs. Add some scented fizzy fun to your relaxing bath, or give them away as a gift! Registration is required. Each person must register. Registration opens on Tuesday, July 16. Register online or call 832-927-7830.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

Children

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

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

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

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

Adults

Computer Classes (requires registration)

Visit http://tinyurl.com/7d4s8ly or call 832-927-7830 to register.

-Monday, July 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Microsoft Word 2016 Level 1

-Saturday, July 27, 2-4 p.m. Google Drive Basics

SPECIAL PROGRAM

-Thursdays, through July 18 (except July 4), 10 a.m.-noon. Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program. Meeting Room. Weekly lessons: (1) Bridge to Success; (2) My Plate My Family; (3) Plan to Save More; (4) Plate It Safe; (5) Less is More; (6) Sharpen Your Skills; (7) Mealtime Miracles; (8) The Choice Is Yours.



ATASCOCITA BRANCH LIBRARY

The library is located at 19520 Pinehurst Trail Dr., Humble. All library events are free, open to the public and offers numerous programs for children, teens and adults. More events, including monthly programs, can be found at www.hcpl.net. For other information, call 832-927-5560.

SUMMER READING 2019! - A UNIVERSE OF STORIES

Many activities will be going on this summer, and you don't want to miss out with programs for all ages. Some programs have registration and some do not, but all the most current information can be found through www.hcpl.net Events Calendar, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

Children

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

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

-Wednesday, 11 a.m. Mother Goose. Early learning program for infants 0-18 months, focus on interaction between parent and child.

-Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. Preschool Pals. For children 3-5 years.

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

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

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Teens

-Monday, June 24, 6-7:45 p.m. Teen Writers Meetup. Do you love to write? Whether it's fanfiction or a novel, drop by and chat with other writers. This program is presented by BOLT (Board of Library Teens).

-Wednesday, June 26, 3-5 p.m. Teen Interactive Movie: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Experience the weirdness that is the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory in a whole new way with an interactive version of the movie. Dance, sing, and eat your way through the movie and see if you get the Golden Ticket or are just a Bad Egg. This program is for teens in grades 6-12.

-Thursday, June 27, 6-8 p.m. G.O.A.T: Gaming on a Table Blacklight Space Invaders. The old school video game Space Invaders goes live action with an added twist—everything glows! Throw on your favorite fluorescent or white gear and fight to save the universe! This program is for teens in grades 6-12.

Adult Computer Class (requires registration)

-Mondays, June 3, 10, 17, 24, 11 a.m.-noon. Computer Class. Learn about computers and other technology during this class. Register online at www.hcpl.net or call the library at 281-812-2162; space is limited.

Adults

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

-Saturday, June 29, 10-11:30 a.m. 50 Years of Apollo 11. Dr. Clevenson from the North Houston Astronomy Club will take us on a journey back in time to the Apollo 11 Space mission during this program.



OCTAVIA FIELDS BRANCH LIBRARY

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

STORYTIME AND PLAYDATES

Children

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

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

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

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

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

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

Teens

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

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



BALDWIN BOETTCHER BRANCH LIBRARY
The Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library is now operating temporarily in a blue building inside Mercer Botanic Gardens, 22306 Aldine Westfield Rd., Humble. All programs are free and open to the public.

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES

-June 3-Aug. 3. Summer Reading Program. Activities and prizes for adults as well as children. Adults who participate in the Adult Summer Reading Program will have the opportunity to win a free book after completing the first 100 points in the SRP as well as a bookstore gift certificate in a weekly drawing at the library. Sign up for the program at www.hcpl.net or call 832-927-5480 for information.

-Tuesdays in June, Free Guitar Lessons. Kevin Groover, local guitarist, will conduct four consecutive, beginning guitar lessons at the library. The audience will learn guitar chords, and learn to play simple songs. Participants must bring their own guitars, and the classes are free of charge. For ages 18 years and older. Registration is required; space is limited to 15 people. Register online at www.hcpl.net or call the library at 832-927-5480.

-Tuesdays, July, 9, 16, 23, 30, 5:30 p.m. Basics of the Japanese Language. Learn about Japanese language and culture and participate in a weekly craft in the four-week class for adults, ages 18 and over. Space is limited to 20; register online at www.hcpl.net.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



MAY COMMUNITY CENTER

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..

SUMMER KIDS PROGRAM - Kids2Gether

-Tuesday, June 25, 11 a.m. Dance Party. Get ready to boogie to the beat and put a stomp in your step and dance until you put a smile on your face. Lunch and craft will be provided.

-Tuesday, July 9, 11 a.m. Shark Party. Come and watch some interesting facts about those mysterious creatures of the sea.  Sharks can be so much fun to learn about. Lunch and craft will be provided.

-Tuesday, July 16, 11 a.m. Old School Game Day. Remember those backyard fun games and field day events you might have missed out on. Jump in on these fun games and win a prize. Lunch will be provided.

-Tuesday, July 23, 11 a.m. Splash Day. Huffman Volunteer Fire Department helps kick off the summer with a fire hose spray.  Bring a towel and camera to capture the memories! Complete with a craft and enjoy a nice lunch.

SPECIAL EVENTS

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

-Fridays, 2 p.m. Zumba Gold. Join in on this exciting exercise class and get your groove on at the same time!

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

MONTHLY ACTIVITIES

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

PRECINCT 2 NORTH BY NORTH SENIOR TRIPS

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

-Saturday, July 13, 5:30 p.m. Crighton Theater, Conroe. Cost is $20; dinner is not included. Bus will depart from Crosby Community Center, 409 Hare Rd., Crosby. For information, call Donna Jausz at 281-639-0260.



JESSE H. JONES PARK & NATURE CENTER

Jones Park is located at 20634 Kenswick Dr., Humble. For park information or activities and programs offered, call 281-446-8588 or visit www.hcp4.net/community/parks/jones.

SPECIAL EVENTS

-Monday, June 24, 7 p.m. Jesse Jones Park Volunteers. Featuring a new guest presenter every month, Jesse Jones Park Volunteers welcome Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve’s Director Rose Belzung Holmes. Volunteer meetings also include information about upcoming volunteer opportunities and projects at Jones Park. Ages 16+ or children accompanied by an adult.

-Saturday, June 29, 10 a.m. Bites, Stings, and Itches. Learn how to avoid bites and stings as well as how to treat their effects. Deepen your understanding of such outdoor hazards as poison ivy, venomous snakes, and dangerous arthropods and find out there’s no reason to fear the outdoors.

-Tuesday, July 2, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Junior Canoe Training. Kids can hit the water to earn a Jones Park Paddler’s card. This bi-annual course offers kids the rare opportunity to learn paddling techniques, safety precautions, and play in the Canoe Equipment Relay. The card also allows participation in future park-sponsored canoe trips with an accompanying adult. Ages 10-15 only. Reservations required beginning Wednesday, June 19.

-Wednesday, July 3, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Texas Bound! In this real-life Oregon Trail, kids team up in “families” for a journey to Texas to find out if they have what it takes to survive the hardships of olden times and to recreate a homestead of their own using historic props and hands-on activities. Ages 7-12. Reservations required beginning Wednesday, June 19.

-Saturday, July 6, 10 a.m. Wildflowers of Jones Park. What do firewheels, horsemints, and prairie coneflowers have in common? They are all native Texas wildflowers found in Jones Park. Join volunteer and native plant expert Paul Roling as he discusses the vast array of native wildflowers found in our area. Participants will also get some real-life field experience on an engaging hike to spot some of the park’s most beautiful displays. Ages 10 and up.

-Saturday, July 13, 1-3 p.m. Second Saturday Settlers: Pioneer Tools. Step into the lives of Spring Creek’s earliest European settlers. Experience the sights, smells, and sounds of the 19th century at Jones Park’s very own Redbud Hill Homestead. The scene is complete with interpreters, dressed in period style clothing, to help visitors better understand Texas life 150 years ago. Participants are encouraged to immerse themselves in the daily lives of those who came before by exploring the historically accurate outbuildings including a blacksmith shop, woodworking shop, and cabin among others. July’s theme is Pioneer Tools, where interpreters will demonstrate the use of many tools involved in the trades and crafts of early Texas.

-Saturday, July 13, 5 p.m. Evening Canoe Trip. Sometimes it’s hard to appreciate nature when summer’s heat is in full swing.That’s why Jones Park created our Evening Canoe Trip! Beat the heat and watch as the sun slides towards the horizon during a leisurely paddle on Spring Creek. Ages 16 and up. Reservations required beginning Wednesday, July 3.

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

-Saturday, July 20, 9-11 a.m. Invasives Beware. Assist Jones Park staff and the Jesse Jones Park Eradicators with the removal of invasive plant species as well as trail clearing and vital habitat restoration within Jones Park. Closed-toed shoes required; gloves and long pants are recommended. Ages 16 and up or children accompanied by an adult.

-Saturday, July 20, 1 p.m. All About Bats. Join naturalist John Carey and discover which bat species are found in Texas, the beneficial role they play in the wild, and the threats that bat populations face today. Participants will also learn several ways to make backyards and neighborhoods more bat-friendly.

-Saturday, July 27, 10 a.m. Tall ‘Tails’: Wildlife Myth Busters. Join Outreach Coordinator Anni Ranck as she dispels many of the myths and old wives’ tales concerning local wildlife. Participants will gain insight into how information gets distorted, how to solve common wildlife problems, and that truth really is stranger than fiction.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

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

-Wednesdays, 9 a.m. Tai Chi. John Spencer, volunteer Tai Chi instructor, leads this class based on the 24-step Yang form of Tai Chi. The one-hour class includes low-impact stretching, breathing, and range of motion exercises held in the outdoor classroom near the Nature Center.

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

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

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

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

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



BIG STONE LODGE

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

SPECIAL EVENTS

-Monday, June 24, 1 p.m. Craft Workshop: Pressed Flowers. Learn how to preserve fresh flowers or herbs using materials you probably already have at home. Additional supplies are required to participate. Call  281-350-1029 to register for this free event, or for information.

-Wednesday, July 10, 2 p.m. Popcorn and a Movie. Need an afternoon break? Visit Big Stone Lodge to enjoy a free showing of Caprice starring Doris Day with free popcorn and a drink.

-Friday, July 19, 11:30 a.m. USA, Hip Hip Hooray Luncheon. Precinct 4’s Encore! program invites adults 50 and over to the red, white and blue themed Blue Lagoon luncheon featuring music by John Armour. Ben’s Chuck Wagon will provide beef and chicken fajitas, rice, borracho beans, chips, queso, dessert, and unlimited iced tea and coffee. An $8 per person donation is payable during registration. Tickets are available at Big Stone Lodge, Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Deadline to purchase tickets is Wednesday, July 17.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

Precinct 4 is making it more convenient to stay healthy by offering extended evening hours every Tuesday and Thursday at Big Stone Lodge.

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

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

-Mondays and Wednesdays, at 9 a.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7 p.m., T’ai Chi. A certified instructor teaches a combination of stretching and toning exercises.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



MANGUM-HOWELL CENTER

Mangum-Howell Center’s free intergenerational programs are part of Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner R. Jack Cagle’s educational and recreational commitment to Harris County residents. Mangum-Howell Center is located in Doss Park at 2500 Frick Rd., Houston. Center hours are Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m.-9 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. For information regarding classes or other Center programs, call 281-591-7830 or visit www.hcp4.net/community/communitycenters. Harris County Precinct 4 programs serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, or physical ability. Anyone requiring special assistance to participate in any program should contact Mangum-Howell Center. An adult must accompany children under the age of 18. Childcare is not provided at any Precinct 4 facility and children are not allowed in classes in which they are not eligible to participate.

SPECIAL EVENTS

-Fridays, June 7-July 26, 9 a.m. Kids Archery Classes. Children ages 9 to 15 are invited to learn how to shoot a bow and arrow. Participants can learn archery basics and safety at the center’s full-service, outdoor range. Bows, arrows, targets, and arm guards are provided. Registration is required, and space is limited, so sign up now to reserve your spot in class by visiting the center or calling 281-591-7830 to register.

-Wednesday, June 26, 10 a.m. Build Memory Connections in Your Brain. Join Louise Hayes from the Brain Growth and Repair Center as she shares her expertise on memory stimulation activities, including movements, words, and visualization. Hayes has more than 30 years of experience helping others improve their physical and mental health. Sign up at Mangum-Howell Center or call 281-591-7830 for more information.

-Tuesday, July 9, noon. Flip Flops, Fireworks, and Freedom Luncheon featuring The Grateful Geezers. It’s July in Texas - the month for flip flops, fireworks, and celebrating freedom. Wear favorite flip flops and enjoy  a summertime luncheon that includes roast beef, new potatoes with gravy, glazed carrots, rolls, strawberry shortcake, and unlimited iced tea and coffee. Back by popular demand, The Grateful Geezers will perform a variety of favorite 50s, 60s, and 70s tunes, along with patriotic songs. An $8 per person donation is requested and payable when registering. Checks are payable to Doss Advisory Council and should be mailed to Precinct 4’s Mangum-Howell Center at 2500 Frick Rd., Houston, 77038. Deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, July 5.

-Tuesday, July 9, 1:30 p.m. Ladies in Red. The Ladies in Red is a group of women that connects, supports, and encourages women in pursuit of fun, friendship, freedom, fulfillment, and fitness. The Mangum-Howell Ladies in Red are an active, fun-loving group of ladies ages 50 and over and meet the second Tuesday of every month, immediately following the Center’s monthly luncheon, to plan a variety of day trips and social events. To enrich your social life, attend the monthly meeting.

-Wednesday, July 10, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Save a Life, Learn CPR. Learn how to relieve choking, use an AED defibrillator, and provide CPR and first aid during emergencies. Lorraine Hibbert, a certified instructor through the American Heart Association, leads this class for ages 14 and older. She has 20 years of experience as a registered nurse and has been a CPR instructor for the association for 10 years. The two-year certification fee is $20. Participants must pay by money order to The H Factor. This course is not for health-care professionals, and space is limited. Certificates will be emailed to participants.

-Friday, July 12, 1 p.m. Free Movie and Popcorn, “The Kid Who Would be King.”  Old-school magic meets the modern world when young Alex stumbles upon the mythical sword Excalibur. He soon unites his friends and enemies, and they become knights who join forces with the legendary wizard Merlin. Together, they must save mankind from the wicked enchantress Morgana and her army of supernatural warriors. This movie gets rave reviews by movie critics and the public because it relates to issues that are happening in today’s schools and society. Unlimited popcorn and drinks, padded seating, big screen TV, and surround sound make this a true theater experience. Call 281-591-7830 or come by the center to reserve a theater ticket and seat.

Health and Wellness Series

-Wednesday, July 17, 10-11 a.m. Understanding Heart Valves. This session will look at how the valves work in proper heart function, what can go wrong, and how we can fix problems that arise.

-Tuesday, July 30, 10-11 a.m. Managing Your Cholesterol. This session explains what cholesterol numbers mean and how to manage them for improved cardiovascular health.

Don’t miss this opportunity to discover steps to take to live a healthier lifestyle. Sign up at the center or call 281-591-7830 to register.

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

-Thursday, July 25, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. AARP Safe Driving Course. Reduce your car insurance by as much as 10 percent by completing AARP’s Safe Driving Course. This class cannot be used for ticket dismissal. Certificates are awarded after completing the course. Required course fee for AARP members is $15, and $20 for non-members. Checks are payable to AARP. Registration is required; call 281-591-7830 or come by the center to reserve a spot in the class

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

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

-Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 p.m. Zumba Fitness.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

-Second Tuesday each month, 1:30 p.m. Sassy Red Hatters. The Mangum-Howell

Sassy Red Hatters, ages 50 and better, meet the second Tuesday of every month immediately following the Center’s monthly luncheon to plan a variety of day trips and social events. If you are looking for a sassy way to enrich your social life, attend the monthly meeting.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



MERCER BOTANIC GARDENS

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

LITTLE BLUE LIBRARY @ MERCER

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

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

-Tuesday-Thursday, June 25-27, 9 a.m.-noon. Garden Explorers: Birds of a Feather. Join summer camp for three days of feathered-friend fun! With guidance from Mercer Botanic Gardens Education Director Jennifer Garrison, children will discover what makes birds unique and learn to identify birds by physical characteristics and bird calls. Participants will go on a bird hike, investigate owl pellets, build bird feeders using pantry items, and more! This camp is designed for children ages 9 to 11. A donation of $30 is requested to cover the cost of materials. Space is limited, and registration is required.

-Wednesday, July 10, noon-2 p.m. Lunch Bunch: Tree Care for the Dog Days of Summer. Learn to care for your trees during the hottest time of the year. Ed Dolphin of Bartlett Trees will discuss summer-related tree problems, such as insect infestations and diseases, as well as proper tree-watering techniques and storm preparation. Participants should bring a lunch and dress for the weather. Lunch Bunch is a free program offered at Mercer’s East Side Gardens and is recommended for participants 12 and older.

-Saturday, July 13, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Day in the Tropics. Explore the world of tropical plants at the Tropical Symposium. Activities will include tropical plant presentations, a plumeria workshop, a tour of the tropical garden, and an exclusive tropical plant sale. Keynote speaker Timothy Chapman, a well-known ginger expert, will give an overview of the ginger family, identify select gingers, and discuss new plants debuting at the symposium. Darla Harris, president of the Texas Gulf Coast Fern Society, will explore ideal fern choices for Houston-area gardens. Mercer Greenhouse Manager Jacob Martin will focus on underrated and cold-hardy tropical species. Seating is limited, and registration is required. Attendees will receive a light breakfast and a tropical-themed lunch. The cost is $50 for members of The Mercer Society and $60 for non-members. For information, contact Education Director Jennifer Garrison at 713-274-4160 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ONGOING PROGRAMS

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

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

-Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. North Side Greenhouse Team. Join a plant committee and grow plants year-round for events and sales or help with various projects from construction to irrigation! Contact Mercer’s volunteer coordinator at 713-274-4160 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

-Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-noon. Gardening.  Find out what’s blooming and learn about plant grooming, pruning, and weeding in the Pollinator and Conservation Gardens. Wear closed-toe shoes, gloves, and hat, and bring sunscreen and water. Contact Mercer’s volunteer coordinator at 713-274-4160 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

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

-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon. Gardening. Take part in plant grooming, pruning, weeding, and mulching in the Prehistoric and Shade gardens. Wear closed-toe shoes, gloves, and hat, and bring sunscreen and water. Contact Mercer’s volunteer coordinator at 713-274-4160 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



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

-Friday, July 5, 10:15 a.m. Art of the Hunt and “Moon” Exhibits at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. For over six centuries, firearms have contributed to a range of narratives in international history. From finely chiseled steel to intricate wood carving, the antique firearms in Art of the Hunt embody an accessible 16th, 17th and 18th century decorative art. Also, in honor of the Moon Landing 50th Anniversary, the museum is bringing Luke Jerram’s sculpture, “Moon,” to HMNS. Lunar features, such as Tycho, Apollo 11’s landing spot and even the elusive “dark side of the moon” are displayed in stunning resolution on this unique sculpture. Lunch is available for purchase at Cleburne Cafeteria. A $17 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of the trip. Transportation will be provided from Kingwood Library, 4400 Bens View Ln., Kingwood.

-Friday, July 12, 6 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. Participation is FREE; Dinner is available for purchase on your own at one of the many local eateries. Transportation will be provided from Kingwood Library, 4400 Bens View Ln., Kingwood.

-Thursday, July 18, 9 a.m. Resale Shop Hop. Rummage through three of Houston’s premier resale shops. Find something different each and every time you shop, including name brand clothing, purses, bags, household items, and so much more! Participation is FREE; Lunch will be available for purchase at Phoenicia World Market. Transportation will be provided from Kingwood Library, 4400 Bens View Ln., Kingwood.

-Thursday, July 25, 10:20 a.m. Murder By Chocolate Mystery Theater. Cost is $20 per person; Lunch is included in the ticket cost. Ben’s Chuck Wagon is catering beef and chicken skewers, rice pilaf, vegetable medley, rolls, dessert, and iced tea. Transportation will be provided from Kingwood Library, 4400 Bens View Ln., Kingwood.

-Friday, July 26, 8:30 a.m. Amazon Fulfillment Center Tour. A photo ID is required to enter the building. This tour goes through an active fulfillment center. Each guest is required to wear closed-toe and closed-back shoes. Long hair must be pulled above the shoulders and long-hanging jewelry, scarves, and ties are not permitted. We recommend wearing tennis shoes. Participation is FREE. Lunch is available for purchase on your own at one of the many local eateries in Old Town Spring. Transportation will be provided from Kingwood Library, 4400 Bens View Ln., Kingwood.



RELIGION

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

First Methodist Humble, 800 E. Main St., Humble, will hold its annual Patriotic Sunday service Sunday, June 30, at 10 a.m., with special music and celebration. Worshippers are encouraged to wear patriotic colors. Cold watermelon and ice cream will be served after the service. For information, call 281-446-2332 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ATASCOCITA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Through Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1, Atascocita Presbyterian Church, 19426 Atasca Oaks Dr., Humble, will conduct its summer worship schedule with one worship service at 9:30 a.m., followed by Faith Formation classes at 10:30 a.m. For information, call 281-852-8990.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH-KINGWOOD

-Mondays, June 10-July 22, 9:30-11 a.m. Summer Women’s Bible Study. FPC-K Parlor. A seven-week, interactive study, featuring the teaching of Priscilla Shirer, sharing how to gain practical advice for knowing and understanding God’s voice through His Word, and a challenge to a daily discipline of Bible study, helping participants to recognize the Holy Spirit’s character, language and tone of voice. Cost is $13 and nursery and is available (with a reservation). For information or to register, email Nancy Mehlert at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Victoria Martinez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

-Tuesdays through July 16 (except week of July 4), 9:30-11 a.m. or 7-8:30 p.m. The Book of James: How to Live Where the Rubber Meets the Road. Men, women, and teens are welcome Tuesday mornings -or- Tuesday evenings. Childcare is available for both sessions. For information, email Karen Gee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 832-326-5324.

-Wednesdays, July 17 and Aug. 7, 9:30-11:30 a.m. MOPS Meet and Greet. Sand Creek Park, 3021 Timber Shade, Kingwood. Be introduced to Mothers of Preschoolers which encourages and equips moms of young children to realize their potential as mothers, women and leaders in their relationship with Jesus. Group will begin meeting Sept. 11, twice a month, continuing through the school year. More information to follow.

-Monday-Friday, July 29-Aug. 1. Roar. Vacation Bible School for children entering kindergarten through fifth grade. To register, visit http://fpc-kingwood.org/children/vbs/.

ATASCOCITA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

APC, 19426 Atasca Oaks Dr., Humble, will hold summer camps for children ages kindergarten through fifth grade* (this school year), on the following dates:

-June 25-27: Music Camp

Cost is $35 per week per child and camps will be 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. each day.

Snacks will be provided, but children must bring their own lunches each day. Space is limited; registration is required by May 30. Download and print registration forms at www.apchumble.org or pick up in the church narthex. For other information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

*The Creative Learning Center will be offering concurrent programming for younger children during those times. Contact CLC at 281-852-4832 for information about its programs.

FIRST UNITED METHODIST HUMBLE

Jump into the BEST WEEK EVER with Power Up! Vacation Bible School, Monday-Thursday, June 24-27, from 6-8 p.m., at First Methodist Humble, 800 E. Main St., Humble. Enjoy a fun-filled week of worship, Bible stories, crafts, recreation, drama and more. Registration is open to all children who have completed pre-K through 5th grade. To register, visit https://humblemethodist.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/237445.

WOODRIDGE BAPTIST CHURCH

Woodridge Baptist Church, 5707 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood.

-Monday-Friday, June 24-28, 9 a.m.-noon. Vacation Bible School - “In the Wild.” Children eligible are three-year-olds (as of Sept. 1, 2018) through fifth grade (completed spring, 2019). Cost is free, but children must be registered. For information and registration, visit www.woodridge.org/vbs.

-Monday-Friday, July 1-5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Camp in the City. Enjoy dancing, cheering, and jumping each day, in a great on-site Camp in the City brought by Pine Cove. From amazing counselors and hilarious skits to thrilling activities and awesome Bible studies, upcoming first-sixth grade campers are sure to have a blast! Registration is currently open. Invite family, friends, and neighbors. Financial aid is available. Cost is $280 per child. For information and to register, visit woodridge.org/citc.



ONGOING ACTIVITIES

ATASCOCITA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

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

-Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. GriefShare. Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 23, a new 13-week GriefShare support group will begin. GriefShare is a support group featuring biblical teachings on grief and recovery topics. Booking fee is $15; register in Asbury Commons. For information, call Susie Crafton at 281-8518-1000 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. AUMC is located at 19325 Pinehurst Trail Dr., Humble.

ATASCOCITA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

-Second Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Horizons Bible Study. Church Parlor. Attendees should bring a salad or dish to share for lunch from 11:30 a.m.-noon. Enjoy this time for scripture and fellowship. Contact Judi Anderson or Doris Fisher for more information. APC is located at 19426 Atasca Oaks Dr., Humble.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY

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, 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.

VERITAS

Woodridge Baptist Church, 5707 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood, will hold a Sunday evening service in the Shelter (Entrance G) designed to take on some of life’s toughest questions. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for coffee and fellowship; service begins at 7 p.m., with music, short message from Pastor Jeremy, and a time of interactive Q&A. All are welcome. For information, visit veritaswbc.com.




SPORTS/TOURNAMENTS/RACES

RECESS SUMMER CAMP

The Gym, 2325 Atascocita Rd., Ste. G, Humble, will sponsor a Recess Girls Only Basketball Camp Monday, June 24, at 8:30 a.m. Campers will split into age groups for play and fun with basketball. For tickets, visit https://www.therecessgroup.com/blank.

FALL CREEK SOCCER CLUB TRYOUTS

Soccer Club tryouts will be held Friday, June 28, from 6-7 p.m., at Fall Creek Soccer Club tryout location, JC Sports Houston Indoor Center, 18610 Page Forest Dr., Humble. Local soccer competitive teams will be determined for boys and girls born in years 2009-2011. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 281-962-4920.

SUMMER SOLSTICE RIDE

Join Tailwind Bicycles, 2714 W. Lake Houston Pkwy., Ste. 130, Kingwood, for its 2nd Annual Summer Solstice Ride Sunday, June 30, from 7:30-11 a.m. Enjoy a morning ride on the Spring Creek Greenway. Bring a helmet. This is a family-friendly ride -- out and back. For information and route, visit https://allevents.in/humble/2nd-annual-summer-solstice-ride/200017365130848.

SIPS AND STICKS AT 6

Walden Golf Members, Residents and Ladies from surrounding communities are invited to Walden on Lake Houston Golf & Country Club, 18100 Walden Forest Dr., Humble, for Sips and Sticks at 6, Tuesday, July 2, at 6 p.m. Cost is $20 per person. All female golfers are welcome. Sign up in the Pro Shop or call 832-445-2115.

SUMMER INDOOR SOCCER LEAGUE

JCS Sports Houston, 18610 Page Forest Dr., Humble, will offer its 3-on-3 Indoor Soccer League for children ages 4-6 years and 7-11 years Friday, July 12, from 5-8 p.m. The coach-led soccer league will introduce soccer moves and skills that kids will be able to apply on a 3v3 game right after training. Children ages 4-6 years old will train and play on Friday evenings (games/training will be at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.) and children ages 7-11 years old will train and play on Friday evenings (game/training will be at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.). For information and to register, visit http://jcsportshouston.com/summer-indoor-soccer/.




ONGOING -  CLUBS/HEALTH/SELF-HELP

ABWA

The Humble Artesian League of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) will hold its monthly meeting the first Thursday of each month at Spring Creek Barbecue, 5613 FM 1960 E., Humble. Networking will begin at 6 p.m. and a meal is included in the price of the program. Those who are not members of ABWA are welcome to attend as guests for up to two meetings. For membership and ticket information, visit http://abwahumble.org/mnm.html or email Carol Nagel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ABWA WOVEN

American Business Women’s Association Women of Vision Express Network meets the second Tuesday of each month at The Veranda, 2820 Chestnut Ridge, Kingwood, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For reservations, send email with your information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For organization information, visit www.abwawoven.com.

ALZHEIMER'S/DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

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

AMERICAN NEEDLEPOINT GUILD

Newcomers of all skill levels are welcome at the American Needlepoint Guild, Lake Houston Chapter meetings the second Thursday of each month at 6:45 p.m. at Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. Conference Room, 1826 Kingwood Dr. at Ladbrook. For information, call Emily Maas at 281-359-4341 or visit www.lakehoustonang.com or www.needlepoint.org.

ANIMALS ALWAYS BELIEVE IN YOU

AABY is a nonprofit community service organization dedicated to building a future area animal shelter, dog park and clinic. Funds raised from the AABY Thrift Shop, located at Loop 494 and Northpark, are dedicated to that cause. For more information, call 281-358-4866.

ASTRONOMY CLUB

The North Houston Astronomy Club meets the fourth Friday of the month (third Friday in Nov.-Dec.) at Lone Star College-Kingwood. Meetings are open to the public. Novice talk is at 6:30 p.m.; club meeting at 7:30 p.m.; professional speaker at 8 p.m. Whatever your level of interest or knowledge of astronomy or space science, bring the whole family. For information, visit www.astronomyclub.org.

ATASCOCITA-KINGWOOD GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

Those interested in genealogy are invited to attend the monthly meetings of the Atascocita-Kingwood Genealogical Society. The meetings are held the second Sunday of each month at Rosemont Assisted Living, 6450 Kings Parkway in Atascocita, at 3 p.m. Each monthly program is presented to help the members and visitors obtain a better understanding of genealogical research. For more information, contact Ann Parkinson at 281-852-6803 or visit www.atascocita-kingwoodgenealogicalsociety.org.

BLOOD PRESSURE/BLOOD SUGAR CHECK

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

BLUE STAR MOTHERS

The Blue Star Mothers of America Houston Area Chapter is a non-profit service organization and support group for mothers, fathers, other family members or friends of those serving or who have served in the United States Armed Forces and meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. (sign-in at 6:45 p.m.), at the American Legion Hall, 307 Charles St., Humble. For membership and other information, visit www.bsmhoustonarea.org or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

BIZCOM

The Lake Houston Area Chamber BizCom groups meet in Kingwood, Humble, Atascocita and Summer Creek, the first Thursday several times throughout the year at their local high school for one hour at 11 a.m., and feature speakers, presentations and announcements addressing needs or issues affecting their community. Meetings include a light lunch and are free and open to all community organizations, citizens, businesses and all other interested parties from the community. Reservations are necessary.  For reservations, call the chamber at 281-446-2128 or visit www.lakehouston.org.

BOOKENDS

Bookends meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Oriental Gardens, 1528 Kingwood Dr. (near Chelsea Deli), Kingwood. Book to be discussed will be announced prior to meeting date. For information, contact Julie Payne at 281-713-2477 or 409-963-6730.

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

The Memorial Hermann Cancer Center Northeast breast cancer support group meets the second and fourth Thursday of every month from 6:30-8 p.m. The support group is held in the Women’s Classroom on the second floor of the hospital’s Southwest Tower, 18951 Memorial North, Humble. For information, call Kate Mahan at 281-540-6556.

BREASTFEEDING AND NEWBORN CARE CLASSES FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS

A Breastfeeding Class and a Newborn Care Class are being offered for Spanish speakers the first Tuesday of every month from 6:30-9 p.m. in the Women’s Classroom on the second floor of the hospital’s Southwest Tower.  In the Breastfeeding Class, participants will learn the benefits of breastfeeding, the importance of a support system and tips for a successful start. The Newborn Care Class will teach prospective parents the fundamentals of infant care. Both classes are free and open to pre-registered patients, but registration is required. For a full list of classes and to access online registration, visit memorialhermann.org/classes-events or call 713.222.CARE (2273).

BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT SERVICE

New mothers are invited to attend Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital’s free Breastfeeding Made Simple Support Group now offered every Monday from 4-6 p.m.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY

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

CITY OF HOUSTON RECYCLING

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

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS

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

CONVERSATION AND COFFEE

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

CORNERSTONE

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

CREATING WITH BLIND ABANDON

Creating With Blind Abandon is a free art program for students who are blind or have low vision that cannot be corrected with glasses. Meetings will be held the third Saturday of each month at the Metropolitan Multi-Services Center, 1475 W. Gray St., Houston. For organizational or meeting information, visit https://creatingwithblindabandon.com or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CRIJ BREAKFAST

The CRIJ Breakfast will be held the first Monday of each month at 7 a.m. at Italiano’s, 217 FM 1960 Bypass Rd. E., Humble.

CROCHETING AND KNITTING FOR CHARITY

A crocheting and knitting for charity group meets Thursdays, 7 p.m., at Kingwood Christian Church (DOC), 3910 W. Lake Houston Pkwy., Kingwood, Classroom B (enter left door near office), and will be hosted by Andrea Conrad. All are welcome. For information, call 281-360-7910.

DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

The James Tull Chapter, NSDAR, meets the last Saturday of each month, with a 9:30 a.m. social time and meeting at 10 a.m., at Humble First United Methodist Church, 800 E. Main St., Humble, in room 211 (upstairs). For meeting 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..

DEERWOOD TOASTMASTERS

The Toastmasters meets at Kingwood First Baptist Church, 3500 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood., Friday mornings at 7 a.m. For information, visit www.deerwoodtoastmasters.com.

EXXON RETIREE CLUB

The Exxon retirees of Lake Houston has more than 400 members retired from Exxon, Mobil or the joint company. The club encourages participation in local charities and sponsors matching grants and gifts for donations of money and volunteer time. For more information, call Bruce Gunther at 281-360-8238.

FAMILYTIME CRISIS & COUNSELING CENTER

Meeting times:

-Tuesdays 6-7:30 p.m.: Domestic violence and sexual assault survivors support group for adult, female victims.

-Thursdays 6-7:30 p.m.: Family foundations-Learning about myself and my children; The power of positive parenting; and Divorce: Putting the children first.

Contact FamilyTime at 281-446-2615 for other dates, times and more information.

FIRST RESPONDER PEER SUPPORT

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

FOREST COVE GARDEN CLUB

The garden club meets second Thursday of the month from September to May. For more information, call Paulette Murray at 281-358-8625.

FOREST COVE POA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Forest Cove Property Owners Association Board of Directors meets the fourth Thursday of every month at 7:30 p. m. For information, visit www.forestcove.org.

FRIENDS OF THE ATASCOCITA LIBRARY

FOAL is a group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and promotion of the Atascocita library. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the library. For more information, call 281-812-2162. Visit www.hcpl.net for library hours and foal.ws for more information, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY KINGWOOD

FOLK has been an active group since the late 1970s, prior to the building of the first Kingwood Branch Library, and is still committed to raising funds to enable the library to continue its role as an excellent cultural facility. With proceeds from the bookstore and other monetary donations from the community, the Friends of the Library Kingwood (FOLK) supports the Kingwood Branch Library by purchasing books, digital media, equipment and program supplies. Visit www.kingwoodfolk.org to learn more.

FRIENDS OF THE OCTAVIA FIELDS LIBRARY

The Friends is a group of volunteers that assists the library by collecting used books, organizing book sales as well as other volunteer duties. For more information, call 832-927-5500.

GATHERING PLACE

The Gathering Place is a free respite care service offered once a month by Holy Comforter Lutheran Church in partnership with Interfaith Care Partners. It is a program for caregivers of loved ones with dementia, stroke, Parkinson's and early stage Alzheimer's. The Gathering Place meets the first Friday of every month from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., at Holy Comforter Lutheran Church, 1901 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood. For information, call 281-358-6500.

GERMAN STAMMTISCH

A new social learning group meets monthly for people who want to refresh or practice their German language skills, the second Saturday of each month, 9 a.m., at Skeeter's Mesquite Grill, 4121 West Lake Houston Pkwy., Kingwood. Former military members are welcome; also parents and children. For information, email Alisa at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

GOODTIMERS

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

GRIEFSHARE – ATASCOCITA UNITED METHODIST

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

GRIEFSHARE - KINGWOOD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

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

HI NEIGHBOR CLUB-KINGWOOD

If you are looking for ways to meet new people, or recently retired with extra time on your hands, this is an opportunity to meet new friends, enjoy social activities and get involved with charities. Lunch meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month and locations vary. Cost is $22 for members; $25 for guests (member rate applies if signing up for membership at the luncheon). For reservations, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Susan Soderquist at 281-967-3636 or Debbie Sottile at 703-371-7544.

THE HOPE SUPPORT GROUP

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

HUFFMAN ISD

The Huffman ISD meets the fourth Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Administration Building Board Room, 24302 FM 2100, Huffman. For information, call Shannon Jones at 281-324-1871, x100.

HUMBLE AREA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

The Humble Area Genealogical Society (THAGS) meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. from September through May, at Phillip Cezeaux Recreation Building, 100 N. Houston Ave., Humble. Monthly programs cover genealogy research, tools and techniques, with field trips frequently to the Clayton Genealogy Research Library in Houston. THAGS serves the greater Lake Houston Area. Visitors are welcome. For more information, visit www.humblegen.org or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

HUMBLE BEAUTIFICATION

Humble Beautification meets the second Monday of each month at 3 p.m., at 114 W. Higgins St., Humble. For information, contact Cheryl at 281-852-7317.

HUMBLE CITY COUNCIL

The City Council meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m., at 114 W. Higgins St., Humble. The public is invited. For information, contact Sue Daniel at 281-446-3061.

HUMBLE ISD

The Humble ISD meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m., at 20200 Eastway Village Dr., Humble. The public is invited. For information, contact Karen Collier at 281-641-8200.

HUMBLE OPTIMIST CLUB

The Humble Optimist Club meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m., at Homewood Suites, 23320 Highway 59 N., Kingwood. For information, contact Henry Murphy at 281-804-9070.

HUMBLE AREA RETIRED TEACHERS ASSOCIATION

Retired Texas educational personnel are invited to come and be a part of a vibrant, involved and fun organization. One does not have to be retired from a district in this area to enjoy numerous activities, speakers and reports on legislative issues and personal benefits. Meeting the third Monday of each month, social time is 9:30 a.m. before the meeting. Members, bring donations for the VA hospital; socks and toiletries are always needed, or bring a book (or books) to donate to Humble ISD's Literacy Program. For information, call Sandy Nelson at 281-923-3119, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit www.localunits.org/humble/.

HUMBLE ROTARY

The Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at the Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway in Humble. For information, contact Bill Davis at 281-543-4521. The public is invited.

HUMBLE TOPS

Take Off Pounds Sensibly, TOPS, is a fun, affordable nonprofit support group that meets each Thursday evening at First United Methodist Church, 800 E. Main Street, Humble. Weigh-in starts at 6:15 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7 p.m. For more information,visit www.tops.org or call Louise Hunt at 281-443-3355.

HUMBLE TRANSPORTATION

Humble Transportation meets the second Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m., at 110 W. Main Street, Humble. The public is invited.

INSPERITY OBSERVATORY PUBLIC NIGHT

Humble ISD has one of the best astronomical observatories in the greater Houston region. With three large research-grade telescopes, a registered observatory with the Minor Planet Center, the volunteer staff of astronomers engages the public the first Friday of each month from sunset to 10 p.m. The observatory is located at 2505 S. Houston Ave., Humble. For information, visit www.humbleisd.net/observatory.

INTERNATIONAL LADIES CLUB

The International Ladies Club was founded in 1976 by a small group of foreign-born women living in Kingwood, with members from many foreign countries. The club's mission is primarily a social one, meeting the third Thursday of the month -- to allow women from any part of the world to interact with each other in friendship and to let them share their interest in the world, in its cultures and diversity. The club is open for new members living in Kingwood and surrounding areas. In addition to monthly meetings and presentations, there are organized day trips in Houston and nearby areas, and other special activities. For information, call Leslie Sarmiento at 281-686-9293, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit www.ilckingwood.org/. Meeting times and locations vary each month; current information may be found at www.facebook.com/ilckingwood.

JAZZERCISE

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

KINGWOOD AREA DEMOCRATS

KAD meets the first Wednesday of every month (except July and December) at Los Cucos Restaurant, 23730 U.S. 59 N., Kingwood. Social and dining hour 6-7 p.m. Meeting 7-8:30 p.m. KAD has served the Lake Houston communities of Kingwood, Humble, Atascocita and Huffman since 1994. Kingwood Area Democrats embody the Texas progressive spirit and passion for Democratic values at all levels of government. For more information, visit www.KingwoodAreaDemocrats.org or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

KINGWOOD AREA MOTHERS OF MULTIPLES

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

KINGWOOD AREA QUILT GUILD

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

KINGWOOD AREA REPUBLICAN WOMEN

Monthly meetings of the Kingwood Area Republican Women (KARW) are held the fourth Wednesday of each month (except July or July) at Walden Country Club, 18100 Walden Forest, Humble, at 11 a.m. Members reflect the diversity of interests and activities that characterize the small towns of this country. The socio-economic scale is broad, ranging from the affluent to the family of moderate means. Every adult age group is represented, from young mother to retiree. The  Club’s goal is to assist local Republican candidates seeking office and to be elected and provide a forum for them to express their views, ideas and collaborate with KARW. Visit www.kingwoodrepublicanwomen.org to join. Membership is $30 per year for active members; Associate Membership is $15 for women with active membership in another Federated RW, Spouse or Republican men. For information, call KARW president M’Liss Painter at 951-201-9443 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

KINGWOOD AREA SUPER NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL

KASNC meetings are held the third Wednesday each month at 7 p.m. at Kingwood Community Center, 4102 Rustic Woods Dr., Kingwood. No meetings are held in June and July. The Council solicits input from members of the community on capital improvement and other projects that will improve the quality of life and public safety in Kingwood. For information, visit www.kingwoodsnc.com/kingwoodsnc.

KINGWOOD, ATASCOCITA, PORTER TOPS

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

KINGWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The Kingwood Chamber meets the first Friday of each month at 11:30 a.m. Meeting locations vary. For information, contact Sparky Nolan at 281-360-4321.  The public is invited.

KINGWOOD CHORALE AND CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

The Kingwood Chorale and Chamber Orchestra (part of the Lake Houston Musical Arts Society, formerly Kingwood Musical Arts Society) has been enriching the cultural arts of Kingwood with classical music events and chamber concerts since it was formed in 1988. For information, concert schedule and tickets, visit www.lhmas.org/.

KINGWOOD CRUSADERS RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB

Competing in the Texas Rugby Union playing against other Division-3 teams in the greater Houston area, the Crusaders were formed in 2015 and currently practice at Creekwood Middle School, 3603 W. Lake Houston Pkwy., Kingwood, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-8:30 p.m. and home matches on Saturday afternoons; beginning in July, the Crusaders’ home pitch (practice and matches) will be moving to River Grove Park. Following games, the team gathers at Back Pew Brewery to fraternize with the opposing team. Interested players (18 and older) should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.kingwoodcrusaders.com.

KINGWOOD FARMERS MARKET

If you love fresh home grown fruits and vegetables, now is the time to visit the Farmers Market in Kingwood Town Center Park every Thursday, rain or shine, from 3-7 p.m. at Kingwood Town Center. Visit the certified vendors to buy locally grown and produced fruit, vegetables and such delicacies as Indian food, jellies and jams, artisan breads, olive oil, goat cheese, lavender, jerky, sugar-free desserts, orchids and many others. Visit  towncenterevents.com/farmersmarket or facebook.com/kingwoodfarmersmarket for more information.

KINGWOOD GARDEN CLUB

The Kingwood Garden Club meets the first Tuesday of each month from September through May at the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 2929 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood. The Club’s objective is to stimulate interest in floral design and horticulture; cultivate a broader knowledge of gardens and gardening; aid in the protection of native trees, plants, and wildlife; and encourage civic interest in and appreciation for the work and growth of the Club. Dues are $50 annually, payable at the March meeting. For club information or to join, email Margo Rushin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; visit www.kingwoodgardenclub.org or www.facebook.com (Kingwood Garden Club).

KINGWOOD HUMBLE AREA AGGIE MOMS CLUB

The Kingwood Humble Area Aggie Moms Club holds its regular meeting the second Tuesday of each month at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 3803 West Lake Houston Pkwy., Kingwood. The pre-­meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. with socialization and shopping and the formal meeting begins at 7 p.m. The club brings a guest speaker to each meeting, representing various Texas A&M University organizations. All former and current Aggie Moms are invited. Information about the club, speakers, meeting dates and times is available at www.khaggiemoms.org.

KINGWOOD-HUMBLE MUSIC TEACHERS ASSOCIATION

The KHMTA meets every second Wednesday at the recital hall at Lone Star College-Kingwood. Their goal is to develop the talents of students, and new students and members are always welcome. KHMTA is a member of the Texas Music Teachers Association and the National Music Teachers Association. For meeting information, call Mary Weaver at 281-358-6221.

KINGWOOD KIWANIS CLUB

The Kingwood Kiwanis Club meets every Friday at noon, at the Kingwood Country Club, 1700 Lake Kingwood Trail., Kingwood. For information, contact Curtis Maxey.

KINGWOOD MARKET DAYS

This event is held the first Sunday of each month at Kingwood Town Center. There will be live music, a kids zone and more than 100 vendors selling many different things. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



KINGWOOD MEDICAL CENTER

ONGOING GROUP MEETINGS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Le Leche League. LLL is dedicated to providing education, information, support and encouragement to women to choose to breastfeed. The group meets the first Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. and the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. No registration is required. For information, visit www.texaslll.org.

Lupus Support Group. This group meets the second Monday every other month from 7-8:30 p.m. There is no cost to attend. For information, email the group facilitator, Linda Willies, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 281-705-0263.

Mended Hearts. Heart Patients & Caregivers - A unique support group for heart patients, families and caregivers which partners with hospitals and rehab clinics to help heart patients to have a positive patient care experience, meets the first Monday of even months at 6 p.m. There is no fee to attend. For information, call 281-348-8175 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Newborn Care. This class is for new parents or parents-to-be to learn the basic care of the baby during his/her first weeks of life. Topics covered include infant development, sleeping, bathing, diapering and coping with crying. The physical and emotional impact of newborn care on parent is also discussed. The class is offered monthly weekday evenings at The Women and Children’s Center at Kingwood Medical Center. Cost is $15 per person. To register, call 1-800-258-5064.

NICU Support Group. This class is for parents who have had or currently have a baby in KMC’s NICU, to provide “Helping Hands” and connect parents with others who can offer experience, courage and strength. The “Helping Hands” group meets the second Sunday of each month for an hour. For more information, 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 meeting and speaker information, visit www.kwphotoclub.com.

KINGWOOD PIP

The Kingwood PIP, Houston Police Department’s Positive Interaction Program, meets the third Tuesday of each month, at Kingwood Church of Christ, 2901 Woodland Hills, Kingwood, and features speakers from different divisions (Burglary and Theft, Homicide, K-9, Helicopters, etc.), explaining how their division operates. This is done so citizens will know what to expect, if they should ever need the police.

KINGWOOD RECYCLING CENTER

Kingwood Recycling Center, 3210 West Lake Houston Pkwy., Houston (at Kingwood Metro Transit Center) accepts electronic recyclables at no charge to City of Houston residents on the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The center is also open every weekend from Friday afternoon until dusk on Sunday.  Accepted are glass, cardboard, paper, metal cans, plastic bottles. Items must be separated and cardboard must be flattened. Dump contents into the bins and take your plastic bag back home for another use.

KINGWOOD ROTARY CLUB

The club meets every Thursday, 6:15-7:30 p.m. at The Union Kitchen, 23918 Highway 59, Kingwood. KRC is for those who have concern for others–people who want to enhance their community through gifts of their time, talent and financial support. For information, call Charlie Buscemi at 281-359-7193 or visit www.kwrotary.org.

KINGWOOD SERVICE ASSOCIATION

The KSA meets quarterly (April, July, Oct., Jan.) at the South Woodland  Hills Community Room, 2030 Shadow Rock Dr., Kingwood. For meeting information, call Dee Price at 713-302-9480.

KINGWOOD SEWING GUILD

The Kingwood Sewing Guild meets the first Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. at Hobby Lobby on Grand Pkwy. and Hwy. 59. The group will present different challenges each month. Visitors are welcome.

KINGWOOD TOASTMASTERS

Join Toastmasters for its regular Tuesday weekly meeting at the Watercrest at Kingwood, 24109 Kingwood Place Dr., from 7-8:30 p.m. Toastmaster Clubs provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth. Guests are always welcome and there is no cost to attend as a guest. Typical attendance is 15-25 people.

KINGWOOD WOMEN'S CLUB

This volunteer organization is dedicated to “Caring for our Community” and meets the third Thursday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at The Overlook in Atascocita. Members volunteer more than 6,000 hours annually to local charities and work like elves preparing for the Holiday Marketplace held each October. For information visit www.kingwoodwomensclub.org or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

KINGWOOD WRITERS GROUP

The Kingwood Writers Group meets the second Thursday of each month, from 7-9 p.m., at the Kingwood Community Center. Beginner or experienced, published writers of all genres are welcome to join the group and will find the meetings informative and entertaining. The only requirement is an interest in writing. Each meeting will include a group discussion of short contributions from members. For information, email Daniel Logan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

LAKE HOUSTON AREA ARTISTS LEAGUE

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

LAKE HOUSTON BEAUTIFICATION

Lake Houston Beautification meets the first Tuesday of each month at 3 p.m. at 110 W. Main St., Humble. For information, contact Carolyn McCarty at 281-446-2128.

LAKE HOUSTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The LHCC meets the third Tuesday of each month at 11:30 am. Meeting location varies. For information, contact Carolyn McCarty at 281-446-2128.

LAKE HOUSTON GARDENERS

The group meets the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 2929 Woodland Hills, in Kingwood. Each meeting ends with a plant exchange.

LAKE HOUSTON PACHYDERM CLUB

Lake Houston Pachyderm Club, 2523 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Kingwood, meets the second Monday night of each month. Come for dinner and conversation at Amedeo's, 22704 Loop 494, Kingwood. Meet-n-greet begins at 6:30 p.m. and program at 7 p.m. Meeting is free, but dinner is available from Amedeo's for $20. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

LAKE HOUSTON LADIES CLUB

LHLC is a social organization that meets Sept.-May the third Tuesday of the month at the Walden Country Club, 18100 Walden Forest Dr., Humble. The club welcomes new members from all surrounding areas, offering avenues for individual interest: Readers Choice, Bridge, Bunco, Mah Jongg, Lunch and Look, Movie Group, Supper Club and Tea Time Group. Many of the groups continue throughout the summer months. There are periodic events planned during the year that include spouses or significant others and is an excellent way to meet new people and make new friends. Contact Karen at 281-900-5584 for club information or visit www.lakehoustonladiesclub.com.

MEMORIAL HERMANN NORTHEAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

The Cancer Center at Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital has begun a support group for cancer survivors, their family and friends, and those who seek more information about cancer. The group meets the third Wednesday of every month, from 4-5 p.m., in the main lobby of the Cancer Center.

MEMORIAL HERMANN NORTHEAST WELLNESS CENTER

The hospital's gym has everything from low-impact aerobics, 50-plus classes, and strength and toning classes, to T'ai Chi, infant massage classes, full weight room, personal trainers and body fat testing. The Wellness Center is open to all; there are membership and non-membership fees. For information, call 281-540-6425.

MEMORIAL HERMANN STROKE SUPPORT GROUP

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

MERRY WIDOWS

The Merry Widows group is a nondenominational group, sponsored by First United Methodist Church of Humble, providing friendship, hope and support for widows in the Humble-Kingwood-Atascocita area. Join the Merry Widows for lunch the first Friday of every month at 12:15 p.m. at Italiano's in Humble. For more information, call 281-446-2332 or 281-446-1339.

MODERN WIDOWS CLUB HOUSTON

MWC is part of a national organization which provides widow mentoring, leadership and empowerment through member services, active social media sites and an inspirational blog. The organization aspires to be a bridge of understanding, comfort, compassion and positive change between a widow and her community and is non-denominational. The Northwest Houston/Katy chapter of MWC will meet the third Wednesday of every month at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 15015 Memorial Dr. near Eldridge Road at 6:30 p.m. Women of all ages, faiths and backgrounds are invited to attend. For information about Modern Widows Club, visit www.modernwidowsclub.com, click on “Chapters” tab or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

MOPS

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets the second and fourth Wednesdays, 9-11:30 a.m., Sept.-May. Moms of little ones from birth to kindergarten will gather twice a month for breakfast, community, and to celebrate the joys and challenges of motherhood, at First Presbyterian Church of Kingwood, 5520 Kingwood Dr. Little ones will enjoy playtime, stories and snacks. (MomsNext is also available for mothers of school-age children. Email for additional information.) For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

MUD NO. 109

The Municipal Utility District No. 109 meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Atascocita Volunteer Fire Dept. Headquarters, 5535 Green Timbers Dr., Humble, to discuss the county’s drinking water and other issues. To learn about future public meetings, or to request to schedule one, contact Glenn Bogs at 281-852-8006. The public is invited.

MUD NO. 132

The Municipal Utility District No. 132 meets the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Atascocita Branch Library, 19520 Pinehurst Trail Dr., Humble. For information, call Ray Hughes at 281-850-6123. The public is invited.

MUD NO. 153

The Municipal Utility District No. 153 meets the third Wednesday of each month at 11:30 a.m., at Fulbright & Jaworski, 1301 McKinney, 47th Fl., Houston. For information, email Yvette Deitrick at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The public is invited.

MULTIPLE MYELOMA SUPPORT GROUP

The Kingwood/The Woodlands Area Multiple Myeloma Support Group meets the first Saturday of each month at 10 a.m.  In the upstairs youth room at the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church School at 2929 Woodland Hills Dr. in Kingwood. For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

NEARLY NEWLYWEDS AND NEWLYWED COUPLES

Connection, community, meaningful relationships Sundays at 9:30 a.m., Woodridge Baptist Church, 5707 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood, this group Bible study will help answer questions. Join us this week. Group consists of nearly newlyweds and newlywed couples without children. For information, visit www.woodridge.org.

NORTHEAST HARRIS COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION

The NEHCBA meets every second Friday at noon at Los Cucos, 23730 Hwy. 59 North, Kingwood. The meeting provides one hour of CLE and great networking opportunities with local attorneys. The group also meets every third Wednesday at Amedeo’s, 22704 Loop 494, Kingwood, at 5:30 p.m. for happy hour and networking. For more information, visit www.nehcba.org.

PEACE BY PIECING QUILT GUILD

PBPQG is dedicated to promoting appreciation of the art of quilting while encouraging quilt-making of all forms. Monthly meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at Lakeway Baptist Church at 5801 FM 1960 E., Humble. Social time and refreshments begin at 6:30 p.m. while the general business meeting, program, show and tell, and door prizes start at 7 p.m. For dates and meeting information, visit www.peacebypiecingquiltguild.com.

ROTARY ROSE GROUP

Rotary ROSE Mama Support Group is a local postpartum depression and anxiety support group that meets three times per month in Atascocita, for women struggling with depression and/or anxiety after the birth of a child, The group’s goal is to provide a free, safe environment for moms to meet and get support. Sponsored by The Rotary Club of Humble, meetings are free of charge. Babies are welcome, but childcare is not provided. For information, contact Valerie at 281-814-5803 or visit www.facebook.com/Rotary-ROSE-Group-175003066474496/ for updates on meeting times and locations.

SAHAJA YOGA MEDITATION

This meditation group meets every Wednesday, from 6:30-7:30 a.m., at the Kingwood Community Center, 4102 Rustic Woods Dr., Kingwood. It is open to the public and free. Come and experience your own self realization.

SECOND SATURDAY CONCERT SERIES

Kings Harbor, 4501 Magnolia Cove Dr., Kingwood, is sponsoring a special concert series on the second Saturday of the month from September through November from 6-9 p.m. Bring blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy family-friendly, live music. For information, visit www.kings-harbor.com or call 713-629-5200.

SURVIVING MOTHERHOOD

This support group in Kingwood meets every Thursday from 10:30 a.m-noon. Call Alysha or Mary Beth at 281-812-7529 for more information.

TEXAS INMATE FAMILIES ASSOCIATION (TIFA)

TIFA Humble Chapter meets the second Thursday of each month, 7 p.m., at A&A Drug & Alcohol Education, Humble Plaza Suites, Ste. 19, 19333 Hwy. 59, Humble. Meetings are open to those who have family members incarcerated in the Texas criminal justice system and anyone interested in issues faced by inmates sentenced to jail or prison terms. Meetings provide support, education, local resources and information including speakers of interest to the members. For local information, call Sharon Bass at 281-964-9928, visit www.tifa.org, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

TIRZ

The TIRZ meets the second Thursday of every month at 8 a.m., at the Kingwood Community Center, 4102 Rustic Woods Dr., Kingwood. For information, call Stan Sarman at 713-204-1641.