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COMMUNITY / LOCAL EVENTS

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THIS WEEK (April 22-28)

  1. MARTHA OPEN HOUSE

St. Martha Catholic School, 2411 Oak Shores Dr., Kingwood, invites prospective new families to visit the school for its Spring Open House Tuesday, April 23, at 5:30 p.m. Following the school visit, SMCS presents the Fine Arts Showcase in the Family Life Center at 6:30 p.m. For information, call 281-358-5523 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

SPRING FASHION SHOW

The Kingwood Area Republican Women will be hosting its Annual Spring Fashion Show Wednesday, April 24, at the Walden Country Club, 18100 Walden Forest Dr., Atascocita. Local models will hit the runway, moderated by Judge Laryssa Korduba, and will include community leaders and KARW members, showing the latest fashions from Chico’s and Soma’s of Kingwood. The Vendor Fair will begin at 10:30 a.m. and the meeting will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost for lunch is $20. Deadline for reservations is Friday, April 19, and can be made by visiting www.kingwoodrepublicanwomen.org. For information, call M’Liss Painter at 951-201-9443 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

HISTORICAL MARKER DEDICATION

Humble ISD and the Harris County Historical Commission will host a special Historical Marker Dedication Ceremony Thursday, April 25, at 9:30 a.m., at the Charles Bender Performing Arts Center, 611 Higgins St., Humble. The community is invited to enjoy student orchestral and vocal performances and take guided tours of the historic Charles Bender PAC to commemorate the district’s founding 100 years ago.

CASINO NIGHT

Huffman Education Foundation will host its Casino Night Friday, April 26, from 7-11 p.m., at Walden Country Club, 18100 Walden Forest Dr., Humble. Enjoy an evening of games, prize drawings, live auction, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails for a great cause. Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the Huffman Education Foundation. For tickets or information, call 281-324-7601 or visit www.huffmanef.com for online purchase.

MAD HATTER’S TEA PARTY

A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party with cast members will be held during intermission of the story ballet, “Alice in Wonderland,” Friday, April 26, at 7 p.m., and will include tea (lemonade) served in tea pots with tea cups and cookies. A tea set specially painted for the event will be raffled. The performance is dinner theatre-style with catering by Italiano’s. The Tea Party will provide time for guests to take pictures, get autographs and talk with the dancers. “Alice in Wonderland” performances will be held April 26-28, at The Nathaniel Center, 804 Russell Palmer Rd., Kingwood. To purchase tickets and for show times, visit www.kingwooddancetheatre.com or check Facebook and Instagram.

ALICE IN WONDERLAND

Kingwood Dance Theatre will present performances of “Alice in Wonderland” Story Ballet at The Nathaniel Center, 804 Russell Palmer Rd., Kingwood, Saturday, April 27, at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, April 28, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are available online at https://kingwooddancetheatre.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=4573.

KINGWOOD GARDEN CLUB HOME & GARDEN TOUR 2019

The Kingwood Garden Club will host its biennial garden tour of four area exceptional homes and gardens in Kingwood Friday-Sunday, April 26-28. The tour includes a plant sale, raffle sale, and botanical boutique. Tickets will go on sale in March through club members and at Alspaugh's Hardware and Kingwood Garden Center. The community and surrounding areas will have an opportunity to tour four lovely homes and one outstanding Japanese Garden. This year the tour will feature two homes that were previously devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Tour hours will be from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday and Saturday, and from noon-4 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $25 presale; $30 at the door; single-site $10 and can be purchased at Warren’s Southern Gardens, Kingwood Garden Center and Alspaugh’s Ace Hardware, or through a member of KGC. Proceeds will be used to provide scholarships for college students with related horticultural degrees and to fund many community-wide projects. For information, visit www.kingwoodgardenclub.org.

DISTRICT E BOPA

Council Member Dave Martin and the City of Houston's Solid Waste Management Department are holding the spring Batteries, Oil, Paint (latex only) and Antifreeze (B.O.P.A.) recycling collection event Saturday, April 27, from 9 a .m.-1 p.m., at Kingwood Metro Park & Ride, 3210 W. Lake Houston Pkwy., Houston. The event is free and open to all City of Houston residents and will be held rain or shine. A valid Texas driver license or other proof of residency, such as a water bill, will be required.

CHICKS & HOGS BBQ & BREW-OFF

Harley-Davidson of Kingwood, 111 Northpines, Kingwood, will host Chicks & Hogs BBQ & Brew-Off Saturday, April 27, from 2-7 p.m. Enjoy an auction, barbecue, beer garden, Kids Zone and live music. Event will benefit Family Promise-Lake Houston. First 100 people to donate to Family Promise get the chance to win a 2019 Ford F150 Supercrew Pickup. Admission is $10 (ages 15 and older); $5 (ages 5-14); free (ages 5 and younger). For tickets and information, call Carole at 281-253-6344 or come by Harley-Davidson of Kingwood.

ANNUAL CITY SPRING CLEANUP

The City of Humble Beautification Committee is hosting its annual city spring cleanup Saturday, April 27, from 8-11:30 a.m. at the Hirsch Memorial Park, 100 N. Houston Ave., Humble. As in the past, all supplies will be provided to help clean up different areas in the city. Everyone is welcome. There will also be dumpsters at the park for large natural debris. The Junk-King will be located at Ave. C and Main with a large truck taking items such as small appliances (toasters, ovens, microwaves, coffee makers, vacuum cleaners, hair dryer, etc.), computers (desktop, laptop, flat screen monitors, hand-helds), electronics (radios, telephones, typewriters) and metal of all shapes and sizes. A light lunch will be provided after cleanup. Enjoy a morning of fun as we make Humble Beautiful.

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WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT SOCIAL

A special social activity is scheduled for FamilyTime Women of Achievement Tuesday, April 30. WOA Liaison, Janet Huberty, will communicate to all WOA with email.

KINGWOOD AREA DEMOCRATS

Mike Collier, 2018 Democratic candidate for Texas Lt. Governor, will be the guest speaker at the KAD meeting Wednesday, May 1, at Los Cucos Restaurant, 23730 U.S. 59 N., Kingwood. Social and dining hour begins at 6-7 p.m.; meeting will start at 7-8:30 p.m. For information and reservations, visit www.KingwoodAreaDemocrats.org.

KINGWOOD UMC DAY OF PRAYER

Kingwood UMC will hold a special National Day of Prayer Service Thursday, May 2, at noon, in the sanctuary at 1799 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood. The theme is “Love can change America.” Guest speaker will be Rickie Bradshaw, Prayer Director at KSBJ Christian Radio. Local law enforcement and fire personnel will also participate in the program.

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

The National Day of Prayer will be held Thursday, May 2, at 12:30 p.m., at the Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy., Humble. The theme is “Love One Another” (John 13:34). Admission is free. Come together to pray for America. For information, visit www.nationaldayofprayer.org.

OAKS ELEMENTARY SENIOR 2019 PARADE

Oaks Elementary School, 5858 Upper Lake Dr., Humble, invites any graduating seniors who attended Oaks to participate in a graduation parade Thursday, May 2, at 8 a.m. Bring your cap and gown!

KSA PARKS COMMITTEE MEETING

KSA Parks Committee Meeting will be held Thursday, May 2, from 7-8 p.m., at South Woodland Hills Community Room, 2030 Shadow Rock Dr., Kingwood. For information, contact Dave Martin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

LEADERCAST LAKE HOUSTON 2019

Leadercast Lake Houston will sponsor “Leading Healthy Teams” and will be held Friday, May 3, at 8 a.m., at Second Baptist Church, North Campus, 22770 US 59 N., Houston. The teleconference will bring together experts in leadership and organizational health to help attendees master the art and science of developing and leading healthy teams and include world-renowned speakers via simulcast, breakfast, lunch, conference materials and swag bag. For reservations, visit eventbrite.com/e/leadercast-lake-houston-2019-leading-healthy-teams-tickets-54958098151. Pre-sale tickets are $79 (plus fees) before April 14, and general admission is $89 (plus fee), starting April 15.

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL

Enjoy beautiful patriotic music performed by the Kingwood Pops Orchestra Friday-Saturday, May 3-4, at 7:30 p.m., at the Nathaniel Center, 804 Russell Palmer Rd., Kingwood. General admission is $15; reserved table seating is $30. For tickets and information, visit www.kingwoodpops.org or call 281-319-POPS. (Tickets purchased online will not be mailed. They will be held at will call and available the night of the concert.)

KINGWOOD CHORALE SPRING CONCERT

The Kingwood Chorale and Chamber Orchestra will perform Verdi’s Requiem at the Strawbridge United Methodist Church, 5629 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood, on Saturday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $20; seniors (55+) are $15; students (with ID) are $5. To purchase, visit www.lhmas.org/tickets/giuseppe-verdi-requiem.

EMERGING ARTISTS DANCE FESTIVAL

The Bruce Wood Dance Company of Dallas will be featured at the Emerging Artists Dance Festival Saturday, May 4, from 7-10 p.m., at Charles Bender Theatre, 611 Higgins St., Humble. The festival is a platform for emerging dance artists who present their work and compete for scholarship opportunities in training programs nationwide. Tickets are $15 and can be ordered online at www.humblepac.com.

CAR SHOW AND CATFISH FESTIVAL

The Humble Rotary Club will host its annual Car Show and Catfish Festival Saturday, May 4, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy., Humble. Car Show and Festival will include the free Car Show (car registration from 9-11 a.m.; showtime is 11 a.m.-3 p.m.), catfish  ($12 per person, children under 5 eat free), desserts, margaritas, music, raffles, entertainment, Kid Zone, dunking booth and more. Admission is free. Invite family and friends. For information, visit www.humblerotary.org.

GENERATION PARK BLOCK PARTY AT REDEMPTION SQUARE

The second annual Redemption Square celebration will begin Saturday, May 4, at 3 p.m., to celebrate the first anniversary of the Lake Houston community to Redemption Square. Enjoy a day filled with live music, delicious food (Generation Park's newest restaurants, Wholesome Kitchen and Wholesome Pies, and Bibo's Bistro as the premier restaurants of Redemption Square), drinks and plenty of activities the entire family can enjoy. Make a reservation on the Facebook event page and visit http://generationpark.com/event/generation-park-block-party-redemption-square/ for information.

JAMES TULL CHAPTER DAR

The James Tull Chapter, NSDAR, will meet Saturday, May 4, with a 9:30 a.m. social time and meeting at 10 a.m., at Humble First United Methodist Church, Room 211 (upstairs), 800 E. Main St., Humble. 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..

3RD ANNUAL KENTUCKY DERBY

The Humble Artesian Chapter of ABWA will hold its 3rd Annual Kentucky Derby Saturday, May 4, from 3-7 p.m., at 3106 Willow Wood Trail, Kingwood. Tickets are $30 and $35 after April 27. Enjoy a wine pull, raffles, hat contest, and 50/50 bidding for Win, Place and Show. For information and reservations, visit http://abwahumble.org/mnm.html.

PILOT CLUB BUNCO DE MAYO

The nonprofit Pilot Club of Lake Houston will sponsor a “Bunco de Mayo” fundraiser Saturday, May 4, from 6-8 p.m., with three rounds of bunco, a nacho bar, prizes, silent auction, and some surprises. The fundraiser will focus on brain safety and health and benefit Safe Kids Worldwide, promoting brain safety education. Tickets are $30. Bring a friend and make reservations by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the Club’s Facebook page.

LIBERTY OPRY

Liberty Opry, 1816 Sam Houston St., Liberty, will present a country program (guests to be announced), along with the Liberty Opry Band and Comedian Booger Lee, Saturday, May 4, at 4 p.m. Tickets are $15. For program information, visit www.libertyopry.com or call 936-336-5830.

SPRING FEST CRAFT FAIR

St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, 527 South Houston Ave., Humble, will hold its Spring Fest Craft Fair Sunday, May 5, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The public is invited to enjoy fun shopping and help support local crafters/vendors in time for Mother’s Day. Admission is free. Baked goods, breakfast tacos and lunch plates will be available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit local charities. For information, email Gloria Berrios at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

SOLA GRATIA ‘LIVE REJOICING’

Sola Gratia, the women’s choir at Kingwood United Methodist Church, 1799 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood, will present “Live Rejoicing” as a fundraiser for Oaks of Righteousness, Sunday, May 5, at 4 p.m. The Oaks is devoted to helping women coming out of incarceration, providing a secure, faith-based transitional environment teaching life skills, job readiness, and access to basic healthcare services. A suggested $20 donation will be collected at the door in lieu of tickets and an offering will be taken. Following the concert, a dessert reception will be held. For information, call 281-358-2137.

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.

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.

-Thursday, May 2, 2:30 p.m. Asian/Pacific Islanders STEM/Navigation. Science Instructional Bldg. (SIB), room 103. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.

-Tuesday-Thursday, April 23-May 2. Fine Art Gallery. Visual Communication Art Show 2019. For information, call 281-312-1742 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

-Thursday, April 25, 7:30 p.m. Music Recital Hall. Honors Recital. For information, call 281-312-1709 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

-Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Campus-wide. 17th Annual Humble ISD/LSC-Kingwood Fine Arts Festival. Humble ISD and LSC-Kingwood team up to host the biggest annual K-12 art and music event in the Lake Houston area. Enjoy student art exhibitions, student and guest musical performances, petting zoo, local artisans’ market and more. For information, call 281-312-1709 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

-Wednesday, May 1, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Community Food Fair. Parking Lot G. For information, 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..

-Saturday, May 11, 2 p.m. Commencement. M.O. Campbell Center, 1865 Aldine Bender Rd., Houston. For information, call 281-312-15551 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



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)

-Thursday, May 2, Wednesday, May 8, & Wednesday, May 22, 6-8 p.m. 3D Print Appointment. Computer Lab. Those who have taken an HCPL 3D Printing Orientation class and created a 3D design can bring their STL file to this appointment to prepare it for printing. Registration required. Register online or call 832-927-7830.

-Saturday, May 4, 2-4 p.m. 3D Printing Orientation & Tinkercad Design. Computer Lab. 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.

-Saturday, May 25, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Lion Kings Dragon Dancers. Meeting Room. Join us at the Kingwood Branch as we celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month with the Houston Lion Kings Dragon Dancers. These amazing dancers will be performing the joyful Lion Dance in the big meeting room.

-Wednesday, May 29, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Discover Japan - Paper Dyeing. Meeting Room. Join Nina Shimaguchi from the Asia Society Texas Center for a presentation on Paper Dyeing. Participants will learn the art of how to dye Japanese paper called washi.  

MONTHLY STORYTIME

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

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

Children

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

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

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

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

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Children

-Thursdays, through April 25, 4-4:45 p.m. Full STEAM Ahead. Come explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math with fun activities and crafts! This program is built for children ages 7-12.

-Tuesday, April 30, 4-4:45 p.m. Dia Day Bilingual Storytime. A special afternoon storytime celebrating Dia Day, a day that emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. The storytime will be in both English and Spanish, and feature a special craft after storytime.

-Friday, May 3, 10-10:30 a.m. Toddler STEAM. Toddler S.T.E.A.M. is presented by Kingwood Montessori School! This interactive and educational program focuses on using fun stories and activities to show young children just how fun learning can be. Each session will be limited to 30 children and their caregiver; a caregiver must be present for the duration of the program. Online registration is required and will open 1 week before the scheduled program at 9 a.m.

-Friday, May 3, 10:45- 11:15 a.m. Pre-School STEAM. Presented by Kingwood Montessori School, this interactive and educational program focuses on using fun stories and activities to show young children just how fun learning can be. Each session will be limited to 20 children and their caregiver; a caregiver must be present for the duration of the program. Online registration is required and will open 1 week before the scheduled program at 9 a.m.

-Saturday, May 4, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Teddy Bear Clinic. Bring your sick Teddy Bear or any toy buddy and make them feel better at our Teddy Bear Bear ER. Hosted by friends at the Kingwood Emergency Hospital.

-Saturday, May 11, 1-2 p.m. Tales for Tail Storytime. If you love dogs, and you love reading, please join us to spend time reading with a therapy dog. This is a ticketed event for ages 5-12. Tickets can be picked up from the Children's Reference Desk the Saturday of the event.

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Teens

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

-Wednesday, April 24, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Teen Book Club. Teen Game Room. Come to our monthly meeting of Kingwood Library’s Teen Book Club. Discuss books, book-to-movie adaptations, and enjoy snacks. Read any book that you want to discuss!

-Thursday, April 25, 6-8 p.m. Teen Movie Night. Teen Game Room. Ready to relax a bit and watch a movie with friends? Come by the Teen Game Room to watch a film about a New York teen struggling with school and friends who must train to become the new protector of his city. Snacks provided.

-Monday, April 29, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Pop Tart Pillows. Teen Game Room. Make your very own pillow shaped like your favorite morning snack.

-Monday, May 1, 4:45-6 p.m. Tween Scratch Coding. Computer Lab. Scratch is a programming language developed by MIT where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animation. This class is for tweens in grades 4th-8th. Registration is required and opens one week before the program. Call or register online.

-Monday, May 6 – Saturday, May 18. Teen Button Battle. Teen Room. The original Star Wars trilogy? Which one is the best? Which is your favorite? Which one will win? Come to the Teen Room any time between May 6 and May 18 to pick up a button that will cast your vote.

-Monday, May 6, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Teen Taste Test Challenge. Teen Game Room. Can you taste the difference between different types of candy? Are you brave enough to try crazy flavors? Put your taste buds to the test as we try a variety of candy at our Teen Taste Test Challenge.

-Thursday, May 9, 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, May 13, 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.

-Wednesday, May 15, 4:45-6 p.m. Tween Scratch Coding. Computer Lab. Scratch is a programming language developed by MIT where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animation. This class is for tweens in grades 4th-8th. Registration is required and opens one week before the program. Call or register online.

-Thursday, May 16, 6-8 p.m. Teen Movie Night. Teen Game Room. Ready to relax a bit and watch a movie with friends? Come by the Teen Game Room to watch a film about a Jedi Master-in-hiding who attempts to guide young hopeful student in the ways of the force while a former princess turned general attempts to lead what is left of a resistance movement away from the grip of the First Order.

-Monday, May 20, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Aboriginal Dot Art. Teen Game Room. Come by the Teen Game Room to learn about Australian Aboriginal Dot Art and to create your own art inspired by their techniques.

Adults

Computer Classes (requires registration)

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

-Thursday, April 25, 1-3 p.m. Excel 2016 Level 1

-Monday, May 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Microsoft Word 2016 Level 1

-Thursday, May 16, 1-3 p.m. Excel 2016 Level 2

MONTHLY PROGRAMS

-Tuesday, April 23, 10 a.m.-noon. SAGE: DIY Workshop: Cricut & Silhouette Cameo. Meeting Room. Myriam Nielsen presents a 2-hour DIY Workshop: Cricut & Silhouette Cameo, a hands-on application to create a unique design using the cricut and cameo die cutting machines. For information, call Adult Services at 832-927-7830. **SAGE Program events are free and no registration is required.

-Tuesday, April 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. Self-register online or call 832-927-7830.

-Thursday, April 25, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. TX Workforce - Job Skills. Computer Lab.  Learn to effectively communicate your marketable skills to employers, research labor market opportunities, and develop a job search plan with daily schedules and goals. Self-register online or call 832-927-7830.

-Monday, April 29, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Talking Masterpiece. Conference Room. Join others for a lively discussion of the PBS Masterpiece series. Group will be discussing Mrs. Wilson & Call the Midwife.

-Wednesday, May 1, 7-8:45 p.m. Mystery Book Club. Conference Room. Join the group in reading the “Gallows View: the First Inspector Banks Novel” by Peter Robinson. Former London police officer, Alan Banks, relocates to a small town to escape the violence of the large city; however, the Chief Inspector is forced into making some very difficult decisions after the brutal murder of an unsuspecting elderly woman.

-Thursday, May 2, 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 call 832-927-7830.

-Saturday, May 4, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. KW Photo Club-Night Photography 101. Computer Lab. This workshop is an introductory to star photography: what equipment to use, apps used for planning your shots, and tips on local places to practice.

-Mondays, May 6, 13, 20, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Talking Masterpiece. Conference Room. Join others for a lively discussion of the PBS Masterpiece series. Group will be discussing Unforgotten & Les Misérables.

-Tuesday, May 7 and May 21, 10 a.m.-noon. SAGE: Cooking with Maria. Meeting Room. Ready to try your hand at Colombian cooking? On May 7, Maria will share some tips and tricks that will have you cooking Columbian inspired meals in no time. On May 21, Maria will share techniques on how to prepare a healthy Asian Sesame Chicken recipe. For additional information, contact Adult Services at 832-927-7830. **SAGE Program events are free and no registration is required.

-Thursday, May 9, 2-3 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.

-Mondays, May 13 and May 20, 1-3 p.m. Stress & Wellness Mini Series Parts 1 & 2. Meeting Room. Join library staff and Physical Therapist Sara Gilmore for a mini-series on “How to deal with stress of your day to day life.” Class 1: Introduction: How to deal with stress of your day to day life. Class 2: How health and nutrition play a role as well in reducing stress. For information, contact Adult Services at 832-927-7830.

-Wednesday, May 15, 1-3 p.m. Genealogy: Research Over My Shoulder - A Genealogy Case Study. Computer Lab. Sometimes you learn more by watching someone do the thing you want to do. In this class, I'll walk you through the process I followed to answer the question, "Who are Winfield's Parents and how do I clean up his family tree.” Self-register online or call 832-927-7830.

-Thursday, May 16, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. TX Workforce – Job Readiness Toolkit. Computer Lab. This seminar will help you evaluate and practice effective communication in job applications, resumes, basic introductions, and interviewing. Self-register online or call 832-927-7830.

-Wednesday, May 16, 2-4 p.m. Crafternoon. Meeting Room. Participants will be making a Pom Pom Wall Hanging. Registration for this class is required as supplies are limited. All supplies are graciously provided by FOLK.  Register by calling 832-927-7830, visiting the Reference Desk at the library, or self-register online. Include your email address when you register for an automated reminder. For information, call 832-927-7830 or visit the library. If unable to attend after registering, contact the library in order to open that space for another person.

-Monday, May 20, 7-8:30 p.m. Talk It Up! Book Discussion. Conference Room. This month's book title is "Pachinko" by Min Jin Lee. Pachinko follows one Korean family through the generations, beginning in the early 1900s Korea with Sunja, the prized daughter of a poor yet proud family, whose unplanned pregnancy threatens to shame them all. Deserted by her lover, Sunja is saved when a young tubercular minister offers to marry and bring her to Japan. So begins a sweeping saga of an exceptional family in exile from its homeland and caught in the indifferent arc of history. Through desperate struggles and hard-won triumphs, its members are bound together by deep roots as they face enduring questions of faith, family, and identity. Refreshments provided by F.O.L.K.

-Thursdays, May 23 and May 30, 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 is required.

-Tuesday, May 28, 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. Self-register online or call 832-927-7830.



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.

SPECIAL EVENT

-Monday, April 22, 4-4:45 p.m. The Book Habit - Children’s Book Club. “The Unteachables” by Gordon Korman will be discussed, along with a fun activity and snack.

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, April 22, 6-7:30 p.m. Video Editing. Teen Zone. Learn to apply basic videography product and post-production (computer-based video and audio edition) techniques. For teens grades 6-12.

-Thursday, April 25, 6-8 p.m. Gaming on a Table. Come for an evening of tabletop and RPG gaming.

-Monday, April 29, 6-7:30 p.m. Teen Takeover: Guilty Gear for PS4. The Board of Library Teens take over the Teen Zone for a special program for teens, by teens., This Monday, play Guilt Gear for the PS4.

Adult Computer Class (requires registration)

-Mondays in April, 11 a.m.-noon. Computer Class. Learn about computers and other technology during this class. Register online at www.hcpl.net or call 281-812-2162; space is limited.

Adults

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



OCTAVIA FIELDS BRANCH LIBRARY

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

STORYTIME AND PLAYDATES

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.

LIMITED ACTIVITY

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

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

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

-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. Beginning English. Library staff offers beginning English classes in the Pole Barn. Call librarian Cindy Groover at 281-734-0772 for information.

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

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

-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..

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.

-Tuesday, May 14, 9:30 a.m. Theiss Farmers Market, Spring. Cost is $3; lunch is on your own. Transportation departing May Community Center. For information, call 713-274-2434.

-Saturday, May 18, 5 p.m. Clear Creek Community Theater, Nassau Bay. Neil Simon’s “Plaza Suite.” Cost is $15; dinner is on your own. Transportation departing Crosby Community Center. For information, call Donna Jausz at 281-639-0260.

-Monday, May 20, 8:30 a.m. Holly Dee Quilt Shop, Luling. Cost is $3; lunch is on your own. Transportation departing Crosby Community Center. For information, contact Phyllis Trousdale at 281-734-3013.



JESSE H. JONES PARK & NATURE CENTER

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

SPECIAL EVENTS

-Saturday, April 27, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Family Fish Camp. Spend a day learning basic fishing techniques at the inauguration of Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center’s Family Fish Camp. Parents and children can visit skills stations to learn how to tie fishing knots, along with proper fish-handling techniques, tackle-box basics, fish identification, and other tips and tricks. The event also covers Texas Parks & Wildlife Department’s fishing rules and regulations, angler ethics, water and boat safety, and environmental stewardship. All equipment and bait will be provided, but participants may also bring their own. Participants should bring a sack lunch and wear closed-toe shoes. Ages 8 and up. Individuals ages 17 and older must have a fishing license if they plan on directly participating. Online registration is required at www.fishingsfuture.org.

-Monday, April 29, 7 p.m. Jesse Jones Park Volunteers. Featuring a new program every month, volunteer meetings include information about upcoming volunteer opportunities and projects with the Jesse Jones Park Volunteers (JJPV). Join Education Programmer John Carey for the April program, Planting for Wildlife. This engaging presentation teaches how simple vegetation management techniques can benefit wildlife habitats. Ages 16 and up, or children accompanied by an adult.

-Saturday, May 4, 7:45 a.m. First Saturday Birding. Beginner and experienced birders are invited to accompany birding expert Al Barr for an early morning walk. Bring binoculars to catch a glimpse of spring migratory birds and the park’s rich bird life. 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. A water bottle, hat, and camera are recommended.

-Saturday, May 4, 1 p.m. Nature Photo Contest Ribbon Presentation. Come admire the stunning photos taken inside Jones Park’s boundaries by amateur photographers and see who is named the grand prize winner. First, second, and third place ribbons will also be awarded in the categories of Wildlife, Scenic, Plant/Wildflowers, People in the Park, and Mobile photos. The new People’s Choice award recipient will also be revealed at this award ceremony. For contest rules and information, visit www.hcp4.net//parks/jjp/photocontest.

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, May 1, 8, 15, and 22, at 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. Reservations required beginning Wednesday, Oct. 1. 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.

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

-Tuesdays, March 5-April. 30, 9 a.m. Free Adult Archery Class. Ready, aim, shoot! Looking for something free and fun to do this fall? Sign up to learn the basics of archery and archery safety at this full service, outdoor range. Bows, arrows, targets, and arm guards are provided. Registration is required. Space is limited, so sign up now to reserve a spot in the class. To register, visit the Center or call 281-591-7830.

-Tuesdays, April 2-30, 9 a.m. Free Adult Archery Class. Sign up to learn the basics of archery and archery safety at this full service, outdoor range. Bows, arrows, targets, and arm guards are provided. Advance registration is required. Space is limited, so sign up now to reserve your spot in the class. To register, come by the Center or call 281-591-7830.

-Wednesday, April 24, 10 a.m. Seminar: Delay Aging and Maintain Vibrant Health. Learn how to maintain memory, balance, and coordination as you age with Louise Hayes from the Brain Growth and Repair Center. Hayes shares tips  to help delay age-related changes. Hayes has more than 30 years’ experience helping groups and individuals improve their physical and mental health. Sign up at the Center or call 281-591-7830 for more information.

-Tuesday, April 30, 9 a.m.-noon. Seminar: Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Presents: Becoming Foster and/or Adoptive Parents. Interested in fostering or adopting a child? Belinda Cornejo, a representative with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, shares everything you need to know about the adoption process or becoming a foster parent. Call or come by the Center to sign up for this informative program.

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. Anyone seeking additional information or requiring special assistance to participate in any program should contact Mercer at 713-274-4160 or visit www.hcp4.net/community/parks/mercer. Mercer’s East Side gardens are now officially open to the public. The East Side features more than 20 acres of beautifully maintained gardens and an extensive walking trail. The West Side features playgrounds, a picnic area, barbecue pavilions, and several miles of walking trails in a woodland setting. Hours change seasonally and are listed online. Some trails are temporarily closed. Visitors are advised not to go around barricades.

LITTLE BLUE LIBRARY @ MERCER

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

-As needed. March Mart Training. Individual and group training will be conducted on an as-needed basis. All volunteers are welcome to contact the Mercer volunteer coordinator at 713-274-4160 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for questions and additional information regarding March Mart assignments or shifts.

-Monday, April 22, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Earth Day Kale Giveaway. The public is invited to a distribution of 1,000 pounds of edible ornamental kale from the Color Garden.

-Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Pop-Up Plant Sale: Spring Plant Sale. Salvias, roses, citrus (including lemon, lime, avocado), lantana, bougainvillea, perennials, hanging baskets, succulents and cacti, herb planters, Japanese maples, lilies and more. For information, call 713-274-4166 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.

-Select Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m. Cooking Thyme.  Explore fresh food with all five senses during the Cooking Thyme program at Mercer Botanic Gardens. Children will learn the connections between cooking and the plants that grow in the garden and on the farm. This free, hands-on opportunity allows children to prepare and taste foods and equips them with knowledge to make healthy food choices. Cooking Thyme classes for children in kindergarten-second grade are scheduled April 3, and May 1. Classes for children in third-fifth grades are scheduled March 20, April 17, and May 15. Registration is required, and space is limited. To register or for more information, call Mercer Botanic Gardens at 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.

-Tuesday, April 23, 10:15 a.m. Fun4Seniors Volunteer at the Houston Food Bank. Help feed Houston’s hungry by volunteering at the Houston Food Bank warehouse. Volunteers are required to wear closed-toe shoes, long pants, and no jewelry. Participation is FREE and lunch is available for purchase at Dot Coffee Shop. Transportation will be provided from Kingwood Library, 4400 Bens View Ln., Houston.

-Thursday, April 25, 8 a.m. Fun4Seniors & Trails As Parks SENIOR PASSPORT SERIES. Join Harris County Precinct 4's Senior Adult Program & Trails As Parks (TAP) for a new Senior Passport Series. Today's events include an Aquatic Walk at Meyer Park. The cost is free and lunch is on your own at a local restaurant. Participants will receive a passport card and have their card punched for each fulfilled activity throughout the year. Participants who complete at least five different activities will be rewarded with a fun-filled finale at Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve including lunch. Transportation will be provided from Kingwood Library, 4400 Bens View Ln., Houston.

-Thursday, April 25, 8:30 a.m. St. Mary’s Quilt Show in Plantersville. View magnificent quilts displayed in St. Mary’s beautiful, historic painted Catholic church. Stroll through the colorful gardens and enjoy the live entertainment. Visit vendors in the church hall offering their wares for both quilters and non-quilters. All proceeds from the quilt show will be donated to the Society of St. Vincent De Paul. Lunch will be available for purchase at the Dresden Plate Café.  A $15 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation will be provided from Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy., Humble.

-Friday, April 26, 10:30 a.m. Fishing Fest. Burroughs Park. Anglers of all skill levels can join in a day of outdoor fishing fun! A representative from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will be on site to share intriguing fishing facts and techniques throughout the day. Catfish on Wheels will serve a freshly prepared buffet of all-you-can-eat fried catfish, shrimp, French fries, hush puppies, coleslaw, and beans. Following lunch, enjoy fishing, explore the park, or share stories of the “big one that got away.” Bait and tackle will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. $12 per person. Transportation will be provided from Kingwood Library, 4400 Bens View Ln., Kingwood, at 9:30 a.m.; and Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy., Humble, at 9:30 a.m.

-Saturday, April 27, 12:30 p.m. Fun4Seniors Split Second Piano Duo at Round Top Festival Institute. Four hands; two Keyboards; a rich combination of sounds and colors. Roberto Hidalgo and Marc Peloquin perform as the Split-Second Piano Ensemble. They will perform an arousing program on two pianos. Cost is $20 per person and lunch is available for purchase at Chappell Hill Bakery and Deli. Transportation will be provided from Kingwood Library, 4400 Bens View Ln., Houston.

-Sunday, April 28, 1 p.m. Fun4Seniors The Diary of Anne Frank at Crighton Theatre. A powerful, new adaptation of Anne Frank. Cost is $17 per person and lunch is available for purchase at Manny's BBQ & Grill. Transportation will be provided from Kingwood Library, 4400 Bens View Ln., Houston.

-Tuesday, April 30, 10:45 a.m. Fun4Seniors Spindletop Gladys City Boomtown/Beaumont. The Spindletop oilfield, discovered on a salt dome formation on January 10, 1901, marked the birth of the modern petroleum industry. The discovery of the oilfield had an almost incalculable effect on world history, as well as Texas history. The cheap fuel they found helped to revolutionize American transportation and industry. Cost is $4 per person and lunch is available for purchase at Floyd's Cajun Seafood. Transportation will be provided from Kingwood Library, 4400 Bens View Ln., Houston.

-Wednesday, May 1, 9:15 a.m. Gator Country Adventure Park in Beaumont. Visit the home of over 450 American alligators, crocodiles, and other reptiles that have been rescued from local and state authorities. Learn about these amazing reptiles and enjoy a hands-on experience you will never forget. Cost is $13 per person and lunch is available for purchase at Floyd's Cajun Seafood & Texas Steakhouse. Transportation will be provided from Kingwood Library, 4400 Bens View Ln., Houston.

-Friday, May 3, 8:45 a.m. Galveston Fishing Trip. Enjoy a day of bay fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. Everything you need to fish is provided. All you need to bring is a cooler for your catch, a fishing license, and yourself. Cost is $25 per person and an early lunch is available for purchase at Shrimp N Stuff. Transportation will be provided from Kingwood Library, 4400 Bens View Ln., Houston.

-Wednesday, May 8, 10:30 a.m. "Once Upon an Apron" A Mother's Day Tribute. Join us as we honor the special women in our lives. Cool Freddie E and the Crew will perform your favorite tunes. Wear your favorite apron because prizes will be awarded for the oldest, funniest, and sweetest aprons. Cost is $10 per person and Ben's Chuck Wagon is catering baked ziti, roasted vegetables, salad, garlic bread, dessert, and iced tea. Transportation will be provided from Kingwood Library, 4400 Bens View Ln., Houston.

-Thursday, May 9, 8 a.m. Swamp/River Tours & First Presbyterian Church of Orange. Witness the amazing biodiversity of nature where you might see gators, eagles and a host of other flora and fauna on board a boat specially designed to be fast yet quiet, allowing for unobtrusive wildlife viewing. Also, tour First Presbyterian Church, listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Cost is $20 per person and lunch is available for purchase at Luigi's Italian Grill. Transportation will be provided from Kingwood Library, 4400 Bens View Ln., Houston.

-Tuesday, May 14, 8:15 a.m. Senior Passport Series. Join Harris County Precinct 4's Senior Adult Program & Trails As Parks (TAP) for a new Senior Passport Series. Today's events include Canoeing, Fishing, Archery, Bird Watching & Hiking at Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve. The cost is free and lunch is on your own at a local restaurant. Participants will receive a passport card and have their card punched for each fulfilled activity throughout the year. Participants who complete at least five different activities will be rewarded with a fun-filled finale at Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve including lunch. Transportation will be provided from Kingwood Library, 4400 Bens View Ln., Houston.

-Saturday, May 18, 9 a.m. Columbus Magnolia Festival. Enjoy a fun-filled day at the festival. There will be live music, food, vendors, and a petting zoo located on the courthouse square. Participation is free and lunch is available for purchase at the festival. Transportation will be provided from Kingwood Library, 4400 Bens View Ln., Houston.

RELIGION



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.

TEMPLE BETH TORAH

-Sunday, April 28, 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Be Smart. A Conversation about Kids, Guns and Safety. At both services, there will be a 30-minute presentation about guns, guns and safety. This program is for adults only, for those who own guns and those who don’t. It is about safe storage of guns and keeping children and teens safe (not a political stance or judgment of gun ownership). Separate activities for children will be provided  so adults can participate fully. For information, email Susan Pollard at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 281-446-5611. No reservations are necessary.

-Friday, May 3, 7 p.m. Yom Hashoah Service. To honor the memory of those who lost their lives in the Holocaust, Rabbi Dan Gordon will lead the service with cantorial soloist Anita Bonanno. The service is open to all and will combine  Sabbath worship with remembering the Holocaust. Complimentary childcare will be provided with reservations by May 1, and refreshments will be served following the service. For information, visit www.tbthumble.org.

FIRST BAPTIST HUMBLE

-Friday, April 26, 5:30 p.m.-midnight. Secret Church David Platt Simulcast. Secret Church is a unique, one-night event. Encouraged by our persecuted brothers and sisters’ examples, the meeting will include intense study of God's Word and passionate prayer for the persecuted. Join us as we dive deep to hear more about prayer, fasting and the pursuit of God. Register by noon April 24; cost is $5; optional Chick-fil-a meal available for $8; must be 12 years and older; childcare is not provided. For information, visit https://firsthub.us/secretchurch/. First Baptist Humble is located at 19901 Townsen Blvd., Humble.

-Friday, May 3, 7-9:30 p.m. Girls Night Out Comedy Night. Comedian Anita Renfroe loves coffee. And the more coffee she drinks, the funnier she gets! Get ready for side-splitting laughter on the Fully Caffeinated Comedy Tour. Anita’s got a “latte” to say! Bring your friends—the more, the merrier. General admission, VIP and group tickets are available at http://bit.ly/FCC-Humble-Tickets.

PIPELINE CHURCH

Pipeline Church will hold its next Project Burger night Saturday, April 27, from 6:30-8 p.m., at 113 South Avenue A, Humble. The free event, open to the public, will include burgers, live music and face painting for the kids. Project Burger provides a great opportunity for the Humble community to meet and socialize with neighbors while enjoying a free burger and live music, provided by Bongo and the Point. For information, email Shari May at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

Kingwood United Methodist Church, 1799 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood, invites the community to celebrate the National Day of Prayer Thursday, May 2, at noon, in the sanctuary. The Day of Prayer theme will be “Love Can Change America.” Guest speaker will be Rickie Bradshaw, prayer director at KSBJ Christian Radio. The event is free and open to all.



ONGOING ACTIVITIES

CELEBRATE RECOVERY

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

CONVERSATION AND COFFEE

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

FIRST RESPONDER PEER SUPPORT

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

THE HOPE SUPPORT GROUP

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

NEARLY NEWLYWEDS AND NEWLYWED COUPLES

For connection, community, meaningful relationships, 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

CHAMBER CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT

HCA Houston Healthcare-Kingwood is sponsoring its annual spring golf tournament Friday, April 26, at The Clubs of Kingwood, 1700 Lake Kingwood Trail, Kingwood, with a noon shotgun start. For information, contact Stefani Kilgore at 281-446-2128 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

VIRGINIA GANDY 5K RUN AND WALK

The 7th Annual Virginia Gandy 5K Run and Walk will be held Saturday, April 27, at Kingwood High School, 2701 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood.  There are several ways that you can support this event: participating in the 5K run or walk or the children's race, donating, becoming a sponsor and/or providing a raffle donation. Deadline for regular registration has ended, and Procrastinator deadline is April 14-27. Packet pickup will be at Raising Cane’s, 4509 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood, Friday, April 26, from 3-7 p.m., or on the morning of the race. To register, visit https://allevents.in/humble/virginia-gandy-5k-run-and-walk/20002987201573.

ADDISHACK GOLF TOURNAMENT

In support of Addi’s Faith Foundation, the Addishack Golf Tournament will be held Friday, May 3, at Tour 18 Golf Club, 3102 FM 1960 Rd. E., Humble. For information, fees and registration, visit www.addisfaith.org.




ONGOING -  CLUBS/HEALTH/SELF-HELP

ABWA

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

ABWA WOVEN

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

ALZHEIMER'S/DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

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

AMERICAN NEEDLEPOINT GUILD

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

ANIMALS ALWAYS BELIEVE IN YOU

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

ASTRONOMY CLUB

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

ATASCOCITA-KINGWOOD GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

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

BLOOD PRESSURE/BLOOD SUGAR CHECK

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

BLUE STAR MOTHERS

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

BIZCOM

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

BOOKENDS

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

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

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

BREASTFEEDING AND NEWBORN CARE CLASSES FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS

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

BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT SERVICE

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

CELEBRATE RECOVERY

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

CITY OF HOUSTON RECYCLING

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

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS

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

CONVERSATION AND COFFEE

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

CORNERSTONE

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

CREATING WITH BLIND ABANDON

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

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.