MAIN CALENDAR

 

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

 

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COMMUNITY / LOCAL EVENTS

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THIS WEEK (April 12-18)

 

HUMBLE ISD SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES FORUM 2021

The Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) is hosting a candidate forum Monday, April 12, from 6-9 p.m., at the Atascocita High School Performing Arts Center, 13300 Will Clayton Pkwy., Humble. Meet the candidates running for Positions 1, 3, 4 and 5, and hear them respond to key questions from the community. A live stream will also be available at www.humbleisd.net/atpe.

RIBBON CUTTING AND GRAND OPENING

The public is invited to K&D Renovations, 1715 Humble Place Dr., Suite B, Humble, Tuesday, April 13, from noon-1 p.m. for their ribbon cutting. Festivities will include music, food and networking. Big Belly Catering food truck will provide food for the first 40 guests. It is requested that everyone practices proper social distancing during the event. To register, visit https://lakehoustonareachamber.chambermaster.com/eventregistration/register/394788. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CERTIFIED CPR CLASS

The Porter Fire Department, 23550 Loop 494, Porter, will offer four hours of CPR instruction Tuesday, April 13, from 6-10 p.m. Cost is $50; two-year certification. Cost will include books, portable resuscitator mask, oxygen inlet kit, training and certificate of completion. Written and practical exams are required. The BLS Healthcare Provider Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. The course is intended for healthcare providers such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, respiratory therapists, physical/occupational therapists, physician assistants, residents and fellows, medical and nursing students in training, aides, medical nursing assistants and allied health personnel. For information and registration, visit www.porterfire.com.

 

HI  NEIGHBOR LUNCHEON

Hi Neighbor Club will hold its monthly luncheon Wednesday, April 14, from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at Amedeo’s Italian Restaurant, 22704 Loop 494, Kingwood. Deadline for reservations is Friday, April 9, at noon. To register, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Susan Soderquist at 2 81-967-3636 or Jo Schauf at 281-785-5256 for reservations. The restaurant owner has requested that masks be worn in the restaurant until seated. For information, visit www.hineighborkingwood.com.

 

PROUD2BEEMC SHOWCASE LUNCH

A special Proud2BeEMC showcase lunch will be held Wednesday, April 14, from 11 a.m-1 p.m., at the EMC Community Development Center, 16401 1st St., Splendora, featuring Splendora ISD. Guest speaker will be Dr. Jeff Burke, SISD superintendent, addressing how Splendora ISD is preparing for new homes development and future growth while developing students for the workforce and potential career paths. Admission is $20 for members; $25 for non-members. Attendance is limited to 80 persons and pre-pay only. To register, visit https://communitychamber.chambermaster.com/eventregistration/register/14876.

 

HUMBLE ISD SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE FORUM

The Lake Houston Pachyderm Club will present an Humble ISD candidate forum Wednesday, April 14, from 6-8 p.m., at Los Cucos Mexican Cafe, 23730 Hwy. 59 N., Kingwood. Humble ISD school board candidates will participate in a forum/debate. Social and dining hour will be 6-7 p.m.; program begins at 7 p.m. For information and online reservations, visit www.lhpclub.org/event-details/humble-isd-school-board-forum.

KSA PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE MEETING

The Public Safety Committee will meet Wednesday, April 14, at 7 p.m., in the South Woodland Hills Community Room, 2030 Shadow Rock Dr., Kingwood.

 

KARW GENERAL MEETING

The community is invited to the Kingwood Area Republican Women general meeting, Thursday, April 15, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at Chimichurri’s South American Grill, 1660 W. Lake Houston Pkwy., Kingwood. Special guest speakers are Konni Burton, founder and CEO of The Texan news outlet and 2014 State Senate District 10; and current Commissioner for Harris County Precinct 4, R. Jack Cagle. Lunch will be paid for at the restaurant. Online payments for lunch will no longer be accepted. For registration form and membership information, visit www.kingwoodrepublicanwomen.org/join.html.

 

KINGWOOD WOMEN’S CLUB

The KWC will hold its monthly meeting Thursday, April 15, at 9:30 a.m., at the Overlook Event Center, 20114 Pinehurst Dr., Atascocita. Visitors interested in the club are welcome to attend. For information visit www.kingwoodwomensclub.org or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

THE GROVES MARKETPLACE

The Groves Marketplace, at The Hearth, 11939 Madera Run Pkwy., Atascocita, will be open Thursday, April 15, from 3-7 p.m., rain or shine. The public is invited to purchase produce and special foods from local farmers and ranchers and artisans. Family-friendly environment and pets are welcome. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

CANDIDATE FORUM

Partnership Lake Houston will host “Candidate Forum Friday,” Friday, April 16, at 10 a.m., via Facebook Live. The event will be an all-inclusive forum to educate voters on the 2021 general election and school board candidates. During the event, all participating candidates will have the opportunity to answer the same questions regarding their decision to run, the most urgent issues and their experience. All candidates have been invited to join the forum. A complete list of attending candidates will be posted Thursday, April 8. The schedule of events will be:

10 a.m. Humble ISD Position 1 (4 candidates)

11 a.m. Humble ISD Position 3 (8 candidates)

1 p.m. Humble ISD Position 4 (5 candidates)

1:30 p.m. Humble ISD Position 5 (4 candidates)

2 p.m. City of Humble

-Mayor of Humble

-Council Place 1 (2 candidates)

-Council Place 2 (2 candidates)

For information, call 281-446-2128.

 

BOOTS AND BLING

The public is invited to the Humble ISD Education Foundation's  Boots and Bling fundraising event Friday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m., at Stampede Houston, 11925 Eastex Fwy., Houston. Dust off your boots, add some bling and celebrate Humble ISD's educators while raising funds for innovative learning in classrooms across the school district. Enjoy food, music, boot scootin’, axe throwing, bull riding, corn hole and much  more. Stampede Houston offers safe socializing with two large outdoor patios and a two-story indoor space. After dancing and games, end the party with one of the most exciting parts of the evening: bringing to the stage the top 10 finalists for Humble ISD Teacher of the Year and announcing the winners. Purchase tickets online at www.humbleisdfoundation.org/BB.aspx.

FREE COMMUNITY SHRED DAY

The public is invited to a FREE Community Shred Day Saturday, April 17, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Community Resource Credit Union, Atascocita branch, 6903 Atascocita Rd., Atascocita. Unaccepted items include photographs, plastic binders, diskettes, computer tapes, plastic transparencies, microfiche, film, tapes, magazines or newspapers. Quantity is limited to six (6) legal/letter-size boxes per person. For information, call 281-462-2728.

 

KOUTOUR FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL

Come to Kingwood Town Center Park, 8 N. Main St., Kingwood, for the Koutour Food Truck Festival Saturday, April 17, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. For information, contact Tiffany Parker at 214-734-1914 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

CASTING CROWNS – A NIGHT UNDER THE STARS

Join KSBJ radio station and Casting Crowns together safely and socially distanced for a drive-in worship event Saturday, April 17, at 8 p.m., at Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy., Humble. Enjoy live performances of new favorites like Nobody and Only Jesus, as well as classics like Praise You In This Storm and Voice of Truth. The public is invited to join together for an inspirational night of worship and stories under the stars. For information and tickets, visit www.ksbj.org.

 

LONE STAR COLLEGE OPEN HOUSE

The annual event will take place Saturday, April 17, at 10 a.m., on YouTube. Potential students, parents and community members will have an opportunity to hear from various representatives detailing credit, workforce, continuing and technical education (CTE), and student services programs offered at the main campus, the LSC-Atascocita Center, and the LSC-Process Technology Center. Attendees will receive information on admissions, registration, advising, financial aid and other student services, as well as the Learning Commons (library), engineering, fine arts, fire science, criminal justice, teaching, health care, process technology, and instrumentation technology, ESOL and CTE and more. During the event, participants can chat live with advisors, academic counselors, faculty, and staff members. For information on the virtual open house or to watch it live, visit www.lonestar.edu/launchyourfuture.

SPRING ARTISAN MARKET

What’s better than shopping, live music and craft beer? The Spring Artisan Market is coming Sunday, April 18, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Megaton Brewery, 808 Russell Palmer Rd., Kingwood. Leather workers, silversmiths, blacksmiths, pottery, metal art, gemstone jewelry, Montessori-style wooden toys, woodworking, kombucha, macramé, dream catchers, handmade leather bags, abstract art, wooden kitchen items, terrariums, spring plants, tamales, Cajun food, artisan mushrooms, dog treats, handmade soaps, organic bath bombs, locally roasted coffee, glass art, wooden yard art, pearl jewelry, elderberry, loose leaf tea, soy candles, bakeries, cookiers, goats milk products, local honey and more. Admission is free.

 

CHARCUTERIE WORKSHOP

The Rustic Brush - Fall Creek, 8650 N. Sam  Houston Pkwy., #120, Humble, will host a DIY charcuterie board Workshop Sunday, April 18, from noon-3 p.m. The workshop will teach participants how to stain and paint a lazy Susan, round tray or farmhouse tray. Then “Local Cookery” will provide all fixin’s and teach how to style the perfect charcuterie tray. Cost of the workshop is $85. To register for tickets, visit https://fareharbor.com/embeds/book/therusticbrush-fallcreek/items/256761/availability/632839520/book/?flow=87814&full-items=yes. 

 

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KINGWOOD SUPER NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL

The council will meet Wednesday, April 21, from 7-8 p.m., at the Kingwood Community Center, 4102 Rustic Woods Dr., Kingwood. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

FAMILY PROMISE GIVING DAY

Family Promise of Lake Houston will participate in a 24-hour Giving Day digital awareness event to raise funds to support low-income families impacted by COVID-19 Wednesday, April 21. Funds will support homeless families or those at-risk of losing homes, distribution of individual meals, masks and sanitizers, and hygiene kits. To participate in Family Promise Giving Day, visit www.fpgives.org/organizations/family-promise-of-lake-houston to donate.

 

THE GROVES MARKETPLACE

The Groves Marketplace, at The Hearth, 11939 Madera Run Pkwy., Atascocita, is open Thursday, April 22, from 3-7 p.m., rain or shine, the public is invited to purchase produce and special foods from local farmers and ranchers and artisans. Family-friendly environment and pets are welcome. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

KINGWOOD FARMERS MARKET

Enjoy fresh, local produce at the weekly Kingwood Farmers Market Thursday, April 22, from 3-7 p.m., at Kingwood Town Center Park, 8 N. Main St., Kingwood. For information, call 346-600-2366.

 

HUMBLE RODEO – LANCO IN CONCERT

Live rodeo action starts Thursday, April 22, at 7 p.m. and LANCO takes the stage a little after 9 p.m. after the conclusion of the rodeo. Tickets are now on sale for $25 online at www.humblerodeo.com/p/tickets?fbclid=IwAR1Q5neo1MQ_YNORRW7XLwkaNQr3bOqm2cM0u80zgTf6RlmOgChh9HleHaM and at the gate. Upgrade your rodeo/concert ticket to an arena dirt ticket for $5. Arena dirt tickets are only sold at the gate, day of the show.

 

GRAB-AND-GO MEALS FOR KIDS

The Houston Food Bank is sponsoring Grab-and-Go Meals for Kids Fridays, April 23, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Octavia Fields Library, 1503 South Houston Ave., Humble.

 

MORE THAN ENOUGH: WOMEN’S CONFERENCE

A “Women’s Day of Refreshing” will be held Friday, April 23, at 7 p.m., Cross Over Church, 3607 FM 1960, Humble. To show women they are “More Than Enough,” participants will enjoy live worship, fellowship with sisters in Christ and a word from Associate Pastor Misty Millwee. Admission is free and a meal will be included. To make a reservation, visit https://mycrossover.org/womens/day-of-refreshing.

 

KINGWOOD TRADE DAYS

Kingwood Trade Days will be held Saturday, April 24, at 8 a.m., at Kingwood Town Center Park, 8 N. Main St., Kingwood. For information and details, email Kristen Parker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 936-463-8049.

 

THE MARKET AT REDEMPTION SQUARE

The public is invited to visit the Market at Redemption Square Plaza, 250 Assay St., Houston, Saturday, April 24, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The Market will be held the fourth Saturday of every month. Enjoy live music and a selection of artisan vendors offering food, art, jewelry and much more.

 

KINGWOOD POPS ORCHESTRA FREE CONCERT

The wait is over for live music fans. The Kingwood Pops Orchestra, a local non-profit, will present free concerts Saturday, April 24, at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., at Woodridge Baptist Church, 5707 Kingwood Drive, Kingwood. Following the theme of a great standard, “I’m Beginning to See the Light,” the program will include sing-along and clap-along favorites (“Gonna Fly Now,” “The Yellow Rose of Texas,” and “Seventy-Six Trombones.” For continued safety, masks will be required. Attendance will be limited to 500. Tickets are on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors will be open 30 minutes prior to both performances. 

 

LIBERTY OPRY

Liberty Opry, 1816 Sam Houston St., Liberty, will present Hix Entertainment with Michael and Ginny Hix Saturday, April 24, at 6 p.m. Michael is a charming and witty entertainer. Ginny is a fabulous talent with a beautiful voice and smile. Also appearing is Jay Cantu, the Liberty Opry Band and comedian Booger Lee. Tickets are $15. For reservations or program information, call 936-336-5830 or visit www.libertyopry.com.

 

SARA GRACE & ALLY VENABLE – BLUES X 2

Sarah Grace is a 17-year-old indie/roots singer and musical powerhouse from Houston who will be performing Saturday, April 24, at 7 p.m., at the Charles Bender Performing Arts Center, 611 Higgins St., Humble, with her band Sarah Grace and The Soul. Sharing the stage will be another blues artist Ally Venable. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased online at www.humblepac.com/events/sara-grace-ally-venable/. For information, visit www.humblepac.com or call 281-446-4140.

 

TEACHERS OF THE YEAR LUNCHEON

Join Partnership Lake Houston, via Zoom, for the annual Teachers of the Year luncheon Tuesday, April 27, from noon-1 p.m.,  to honor the educators from Humble ISD, private schools and higher education campuses and an opportunity for Lake Houston area business community to recognize and honor the perseverance of our community’s educators. Register now at https://lakehoustonareachamber.chambermaster.com/eventregistration/register/394744 to receive an immediate confirmation email and a 24-hour reminder email. For information, contact Shernaka Cagle at 281-446-2128 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

GEMCC’S SMALL BUSINESS OWNER MONTHLY WORKSHOPS

A monthly program designed for the small business owner presented by Stander and Company will be held Tuesday, April 27, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at Hofbrau Steakhouse, 24890 FM 1314, Porter. The April session topic will be entity selection and taxation, and include operations and best practices in a workshop format. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. to network and order a meal. Lunch will be available for purchase from the restaurant. To register, visit https://communitychamber.chambermaster.com/eventregistration/register/14890.

 

RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY

The Rosemary, 17401 W. Lake Houston Pkwy., Humble, will hold a ribbon cutting Thursday, April 29, from noon-1 p.m. The Rosemary brings an elevated sense of style and luxury to the Lake Houston area, keeping shoppers equally connected to outdoor adventures and urban attractions. Masks are required and social distancing will be in place. To register, visit https://lakehoustonareachamber.chambermaster.com/eventregistration/register/394772. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

THE GROVES MARKETPLACE

The Groves Marketplace, at The Hearth, 11939 Madera Run Pkwy., Atascocita, is open Thursday, April 29, from 3-7 p.m., rain or shine, the public is invited to purchase produce and special foods from local farmers and ranchers and artisans. Family-friendly environment and pets are welcome. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

KINGWOOD FARMERS MARKET

Enjoy fresh, local produce at the weekly Kingwood Farmers Market Thursday, April 29, from 3-7 p.m., at Kingwood Town Center Park, 8 N. Main St., Kingwood. For information, call 346-600-2366.

 

GRAB-AND-GO MEALS FOR KIDS

The Houston Food Bank is sponsoring Grab-and-Go Meals for Kids Fridays, April 30, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Octavia Fields Library, 1503 South Houston Ave., Humble.

 

ALICE IN WONDERLAND, JR

The Christian Youth Theater Houston will present “Alice in Wonderland, Jr” Friday-Sunday, April 30-May 9, at the Charles Bender Performing Arts Center, 611 Higgins St., Humble. The presentation is based on the 1951 Disney film and the novels by Lewis Carroll. For performance times and to purchase tickets, visit www.cythouston.org/shows. COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed; staff and patrons are required to wear masks at all times while attending performances.

 

FREE E-WASTE RECYCLING

Bring used electronics (computers, monitors, routers, laptops, keyboards and more) to recycle to Kingwood Metro Park & Ride, 3210 W. Lake Houston Pkwy., Kingwood, Saturday, May 1, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For a complete listing of acceptable recyclables, visit www.houstonsoldwaste.org. *Increased safety protocol due to COVID, residents will be required to wear a mask or face covering when talking to staff on site. Residents are encouraged to place items for drop-off in car trunks for easy, contactless unloading.

 

JAMES TULL CHAPTER DAR

The upcoming Tull Chapter DAR will be held Saturday, May 1, via Zoom. Social time will begin at 9:30 a.m., with meeting at 10 a.m. Anyone interested in joining the meeting can contact Sharon Taylor, Regent, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the Zoom invitation.

 

TRIPLE CROWN COOK-OFF

The public is invited to the annual Triple Crown Cook-off Saturday, May 1, at the Porter VFW Post 4816, 24411 Cunningham Dr., Porter. In addition to good food, there will be a silent auction, lotto board, 50/50 drawing, beverage raffles and more. Cook teams may register by 7 a.m. May 1 at www.vfw4816.com/events. For information, also visit www.vfw4816.com/events.

 

MATILDA THE MUSICAL

Centre Stage, Kingwood, will present “Matilda The Musical” Friday-Sunday, April 30, May 1-2 and May 7-9, at The Nathaniel Center, 804 Russell Palmer Rd., Kingwood. Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony award-winning Roald Dahl's “Matilda The Musical” is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. For tickets and performance times online, visit http://centrestagekw.org/tickets or tix.com.  For information, call 281-684-5548 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..




PUBLIC OFFERINGS

 

KINGWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER (Currently closed)

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.



LONE STAR COLLEGE SYSTEM

-Online registration for classes is open at www.lonestar.edu/registration.

 

LONE STAR COLLEGE-ATASCOCITA

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

LONE STAR COLLEGE-KINGWOOD

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




HARRIS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARIES

 

HCPL No-contact Curbside Holds Pick-up is now available. Check website for details at www.hcpl.net.

In accordance with Harris County’s efforts to stop the spread of the Coronavirus, all Harris County Public Library branches will remain closed to the public at this time.



KINGWOOD BRANCH LIBRARY

The  Kingwood Branch Library is located at 4400 Bens View Ln., Kingwood. All programs are free. Note: Some programs require registration or tickets. For details, visit http://tinyurl.com/7d4s8ly, call 832-927-7830 or visit the library.

Curbside Pick Up service hours are: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday, 1-6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. No appointments necessary; just drive up.

All programs are free. Note that all programs are currently taking place virtually and not at the library branch. Some programs require registration or tickets. For details, go to http://tinyurl.com/7d4s8ly or call 832-927-7830.

UPCOMING EVENTS

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

Children

Children’s programs are hosted via Facebook live at www.facebook.com/kingwoodlibrary unless otherwise noted. Tickets or registration may be required; limited tickets are available prior to program.

-Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Virtual Baby Sprouts Play and Learn. Join us on Facebook Live for alternating weeks of flannel board storytelling and basic concept learning activities.  

-Wednesdays, 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Virtual Little Seedlings Toddler Time. Join us on Facebook Live for virtual Toddler Time. This themed activity time will include new songs for your child to learn, book recommendations, and a make-along craft. Crafts for the week can be picked up at our drive-thru window beginning Mondays at 10 a.m. Crafts will be given on a first-come first-serve basis; supplies are limited. To view the week's activity and instructions for the make-along craft, see Facebook live.

-Thursdays, 10 a.m. Sapling Activity Time for Preschoolers. Join us on Facebook Live for virtual Sapling Activity Time. This themed activity time will include new songs for your child to learn, book recommendations, and a make-along craft. Crafts for the week can be picked up at our drive-thru window beginning Mondays at 10 a.m. Crafts will be given on a first-come first-serve basis; supplies are limited.  To view the week's activity and see instructions for the make-along craft, tune into Facebook live.  

-Thursdays, 4 p.m. OLOGY. Interested in Paleontology or Zoology? Discover the world around you through OLOGY. The suffix "ology" means "the study of." Join us each week we will discover a new "ology" through fun crafts, activities, and books. What will you discover this week? This program is suggested for ages 6-12 years old. No registration is required.

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

-Monday, April 12, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Teen Advisory Group. Virtual Meeting on Discord. If you’re a teen and interested in earning volunteer hours at the library, then the Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is the place to be. Join our virtual TAG and meet up with other teens to discuss favorite fandoms, books, games, music, and more. Also, learn about an opportunity to earn more library service hours from home.

-Monday, April 19, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Pictionary. Virtual Meeting on Discord. Are you ready for some fun and games? Join other teens as we virtually play Skribbl.io, a drawing and guessing game. Lots of hilarity and fun. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an invitation.

-Monday, April 26, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Teen Book Club Binge Box. Virtual Meeting on Discord. Teen Book Club is getting crafty. Every month, sign up to receive your very own book club binge box that contains a book (or two!) covering the month’s theme, along with theme-related crafts and items. All items will be a surprise until you receive your box. After you register for your binge box, wait for the email saying it is ready, then come to the Kingwood Library Drive-Thru to pick it up. Enjoy your book and craft during the month and join us for the book club discussion. April’s theme is Music. Binge Boxes are limited to teens in grades 6-12 and are available on a first come, first served basis. Sign-up begins on March 1, at 10 a.m. To register, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with name and grade level.

Adults

For information, visit www.hcpl.net and Facebook/KingwoodBranchLibrary or call Adult Services at 832-927-7830.

Monthly Programs

-Wednesday, April 14, 2-3 p.m. Online Puzzle Building. Virtual Meeting on Microsoft Teams. Join us for an interactive puzzle building experience, or two. Register now and you will receive a link to join a live Teams meeting. Almost any device that can connect to internet will work. No need to download anything.  

-Monday, April 19, 7-8:30 p.m. Talk it Up! Book Discussion. Virtual Meeting on Zoom. Talk It Up! Book Discussion is open to anyone who likes to read and want to share conversation with other book enthusiasts. This month's book selection “Anxious People” by Fredrik Backman. This book opens up the stage viewing an apartment that normally doesn't turn into a life-or-death situation, but this particular open house becomes just that: a failed bank robber bursts in and takes everyone in the apartment hostage. As police surround the premises and television channels broadcast the hostage situation live, the eight strangers begin opening up to one another. Before long, the robber must decide which is the more terrifying prospect: going out to face the police, or staying in the apartment with this group of impossible people. For information, call Adult Services at 832-927-7830.

-Monday, April 19, 6-7 p.m. Young (Adult) At Heart Book Club. Virtual Meeting on Discord. Do you love reading YA but aren’t technically a “young” adult? Join our book club by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and meet other adults who love reading YA just as much as you! This month we will be discussing Lora Beth Johnson’s “Goddess in the Machine.” Bound for humanity’s new colony planet, 17-year-old Andra wakes from a cryogenic sleep 1,000 years later than she was supposed to, forcing her to navigate an unfamiliar planet where technology is considered magic and its practitioners revered as deities.

-Tuesday, April 20, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. SAGE Live! Virtual Meeting on Microsoft Teams. Join in for a No-Bake Granola cooking class with Health Coach Maria Fernanda. Easy and delicious, this recipe dish is adaptable to your favorite add-ins such as chocolate chips, nuts, dried fruit, coconuts and peanut butter. Sage Live! Is a virtual program committed to bringing enjoyable information on “How to prepare quick & easy recipes.” For information, contact Adult Services at 832-927-7830 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Registration is required. After registration, a link will be sent the day before the program to join the event.

 

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.



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.



BALDWIN BOETTCHER BRANCH LIBRARY
The Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library is now operating inside Mercer Botanic Gardens, 22306 Aldine Westfield Rd., Humble. All programs are free and open to the public. For library information, call 832-927-5480.



MAY COMMUNITY CENTER

In accordance with Harris County’s efforts to stop the spread of the Coronavirus, all Precinct 2 activities are canceled at this time.

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..



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

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

-Daily during park hours. Bicycling. The Jones-Bender, Judy Overby Bell and Spring Creek Greenway trails are open daily for bicycling. Children under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

-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. Interested in trying a new healthy outdoor activity? Tai Chi is a centuries-old activity shown to reduce osteoarthritis pain and improve quality of life, reasoning ability, balance, and stability. John Spencer, a volunteer Tai Chi instructor, leads this class based on the 24-step Yang form of Tai Chi. The one-hour class includes low-impact stretching, breathing, and range of motion exercises held in the outdoor classroom near the Nature Center.

-Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. Tadpoles Club. This interactive program helps introduce preschool-aged children to nature through stories, crafts, puppets, short walks, and animals. This staff-naturalist-led program provides a great opportunity for parents and children to learn about and enjoy nature together. Reservations are required and available beginning Wednesdays, Apri 7, and Aug. 4. 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.

 

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.

-Friday, April 16, 11 :30 a.m. Drive-Thru Luncheon: Taco-bout A Good Time. With beautiful warm weather here, it’s time to have a fiesta. Precinct 4 invites adults 50 and older to join staff for a catered box lunch at Big Stone Lodge, Dennis Johnston Park, 709 Riley Fuzzel Rd., Spring. The meal will include beef and chicken fajitas, rice, beans, chips, queso and guacamole, and dessert. Cost is $10 per person. Payments must be mailed in advance to Big Stone Lodge. Checks are payable to Fun4Seniors. Registration is required, and the deadline to register is Wednesday, April 14. Payments and reservations cannot be accepted the day of the luncheon. For information, call 281-350-1029.

SPECIAL EVENTS

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.

-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.

*Class sizes will be limited. Call Big Stone Lodge at 281-350-1029 for registration.



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

Please note for events: For safety, participants must stay in their cars and proceed along the driveway to be given a kit or treat inside their vehicle.

-Tuesday, April 13, 11 a.m.-noon. Drive-Thru Monthly Luncheon: Spring is in the Air. Wave farewell to the winter blues and welcome the arrival of spring. Ben’s Chuck Wagon is serving chicken pot pie, a side salad, green beans, rolls, poppyseed cake, and iced tea in a to-go container and cup. Participants must stay in their cars and proceed along the driveway to receive a meal safely inside their vehicle. Registration is required by calling 281-591-7830. Plates are $10 each. Make checks payable to Doss Advisory Council. Payments must be mailed to Mangum-Howell Center, 2500 Frick Road, Houston, 77038, no later than Tuesday, April 6, to meet the deadline to purchase tickets on Friday, April 9. Payments cannot be made or accepted the day of the luncheon.

-Thursday, April 22, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Craft: Earth Day Flower Pot. Spread your love of the Earth by planting these seeds in a color-your-own flower pot. Participants must stay in their cars and proceed along the driveway to receive a kit safely inside their vehicle. Registration is required. Call 281-591-7830 to register, as supplies are limited.

-Thursday, April 29, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Craft: DIY Unfinished Birdhouse. Do-it-yourself birdhouses for whimsical country decorations. Hang or make a gift of this fun, easy-to-assemble birdhouse made of natural wood. Participants must stay in their cars and proceed along the driveway to receive a kit safely inside their vehicle. Registration is required. Call 281-591-7830 to register, as supplies are limited.

 

MERCER BOTANIC GARDENS

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

LITTLE BLUE LIBRARY @ MERCER

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

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES

-Wednesday, April 14, 4-6 p.m. Family Adventure Series: Micro-Mercer. Explore the mysterious, tiny plant world at Mercer Botanic Gardens. Use hand lenses and microscopes to view the tiniest of plants found in the gardens. Observe plant cells, thin roots, seeds, and more. Then transfer your observations as scientific drawings into a keepsake journal. Small understory saplings will be available to take home for planting. This outdoor, family-friendly event is recommended for children ages 5-12. Participants must register, as space is limited. Multiple start times are available. Register at www.hcp4.net/events/. For information, call 713-274-4160.

-Friday, April 16, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Garden Cruisin’: Tour de 4. Board the Mercer Cart at the Visitor Center for a leisurely one-hour tour through the gardens and arboretum. Experience the beauty and tranquility of the tropical, shade, formal, children’s, and pollinator gardens. The tour will continue under the Aldine Westfield bridge to the Mercer arboretum, to explore the Jake Roberts Maple Collection, Hickory Bog, Bald Cypress Swamp, and a myriad of walking trails. We’ll conclude the tour at the Visitor Center. This tour is for those 60 or older, or those 12 or older with transportation needs. The Tour de 4 uses an open-air cart, so participants should dress for the weather. A maximum of four passengers per tour. Registration is required, at www.hcp4.net/events/. For information, call 713-274-4160.

ONGOING PROGRAMS **

**Most Mercer programs are continuing, but with some restrictions. Group size will be limited and reservations for some activities will be required. Call the Center for details.

-Mondays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Storytime in the Gardens. In partnership with the Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library, Mercer Botanic Gardens invites parents and children to enjoy story time in the natural setting of the garden. Story time garden locations may vary each week. Registration is required, as space is limited. Recommended for children 2-5. Call 713-274-4160 to find out the location or to check for cancellations due to weather or holidays. Volunteer opportunities are available.

-Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon. Horticultural Propagation Center Volunteers. Assist the growing manager and volunteers with propagation, planting, grooming, pruning, weeding, and other greenhouse-related activities. The center is approximately one mile from Mercer Botanic Gardens. A volunteer application is required for first-time volunteers. 

-Tuesdays, 9-11 a.m. Gardening in the Tropical Garden. Join a Mercer horticulturalist in the Tropical Garden to work with palms, plumerias, bamboo, and special collections. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring a wide-brim hat, sunscreen, and water. Tools and gloves will be provided. Volunteers must be 16 or older. Children between 12 and 15 may only volunteer with a parent or guardian present. Contact Mercer’s volunteer coordinator at 713-274-4160 in advance to schedule a visit.

-Tuesdays, 9-11 a.m. Gardening in the Native Garden.  Join a Mercer horticulturalist for planting, grooming, pruning, weeding, and mulching in the Native Garden. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen, and water. Tools and gloves will be provided. Volunteers must be 16 or older, or 12-15 if volunteering with a parent or guardian. Contact Mercer’s volunteer coordinator at 713-274-4160 to schedule a visit.

-Tuesdays, 8-11 a.m. Gardening – Natives and Shakespeare. Volunteers 16 and older can join a Mercer horticulturalist in the Native and Shakespeare Gardens for planting, grooming, pruning, weeding, and mulching. Wear closed-toe shoes, gloves, and a wide-brim hat, and bring sunscreen and water. Tools and gloves will be provided. Ages 12–15 may volunteer with parent or guardian participation. Contact Mercer’s volunteer coordinator at 713-274-4160 to schedule visits.

-Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon. Northside Horticultural Propagation Center 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 and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. Garden Tours. Stroll through the gardens with a garden docent or staff member as they highlight seasonal color, perennial favorites, and more. Tours are scheduled on Tuesday or Thursday mornings beginning at 8:30 a.m. Guided tours are provided for groups of 10-30 people and must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. Call 713-274-4160 to schedule.

-Tuesdays and Thursdays, no earlier than 8:30 a.m. Docents: Children's and Adults. Introduce visitors to the beauty and wonder of Mercer's flora and fauna. Lead groups with a maximum of 30 guests. Opportunities are available for field trips, socialization, and personal development. Onsite training is required. A one-year commitment is required. 

-Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. Gardening in the Children’s and Vegetable Gardens. Join a Mercer staff member to plant new plants, sow seeds, thin and harvest vegetables, and weed garden beds in the Children’s Garden and the Vegetable Garden. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring a wide-brim hat, sunscreen, and water. Tools and gloves will be provided. Volunteers must be 16 or older. Those 12 to 15 may volunteer with a parent or guardian. Call the volunteer coordinator at 713-274-4160 in advance to schedule a visit.

-Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon shifts. Mercer Greenhouse and Gardens. Work with staff horticulturalists and the greenhouse manager in the Children's, Vegetable, Shakespeare, Pollinator, and Endangered Species & Native Plant gardens. A volunteer application is required for first-time volunteers. 

-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. 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 food and equips them with the knowledge to make healthy food choices. Registration is required, and space is limited. Space is limited; call -First Thursday, 6-7 p.m. Mercer Volunteers Orientation. Available to those interested in assisting or learning more about Mercer. Learn how to become a Mercer Ambassador or help in Mercer's greenhouses, gardens, and Horticultural Propagation Center. Volunteer opportunities are open to those 16 and older or to those 12 to 15 with a parent. No experience is necessary, and training is provided. To become a volunteer, fill out Mercer's volunteer application form at www.hcp4.net/parks/mercer/volunteer. For information, call 713-274-4160 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

-Fourth Thursdays, 8-10 a.m. Mercer Botanic Gardens Bird Survey. Longtime birder, Paul Gregg, and Mercer staff member, Christy Jones, lead the Mercer bird survey on the fourth Thursday of each month. Birders of all skill levels are welcome. Wear comfortable walking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing as Mercer’s 1.7-mile survey loop is primarily crushed asphalt trails. Must be 12 or older. Meet in front of the Visitor Center at Mercer’s East Side. Bring binoculars, a bird identification guide, water, and insect repellent. For information, contact Christy Jones at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

-Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-noon; noon-2 p.m. shifts. Mercer Ambassadors. Starting this fall, Mercer will launch the Ambassador program on weekends under the staff building. Current or new volunteers who enjoy visiting with garden guests are encouraged to investigate this new program. Orientation, training materials, and more will be provided.

-Saturdays, 9 a.m. Tai Chi. Join volunteer John Spencer during this one-hour beginner class offered on the deck behind the Mercer Botanic Garden Visitor Center. Call 713-274-4160 for information or to check for cancellations due to weather or holidays.

-Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-noon or noon-2 p.m. shifts. Mercer Ambassadors. Greet garden guests, answer frequently asked questions, and highlight upcoming events and activities. Registration required.

-Second Wednesdays, noon. Lunch Bunch. Join fabulous speakers covering diverse gardening topics at these free presentations. Participants should bring a lunch and dress for the weather. Lunch Bunch is a free program offered at Mercer’s East Side Gardens and is recommended for those 12 and older. Registration is required. Call 713-274-4160 for information.



PRECINCT 4 ENCORE!

Precinct 4 Encore! provides day trips and activities for adults 50 years of age and over. Register online at www.hcp4.net/encore/events or call 713-274-4050. Checks are payable to Fun4Seniors and should be mailed to P.O. Box 1433, Tomball, Texas 77377. *Unless otherwise noted, transportation will be provided from Kingwood Library, 4400 Bens View Lane, Kingwood.

Due to precautions related to COVID-19, some Precinct 4 programs and activities may be curtailed, postponed or canceled. For specific information, call the Senior Adult Program at 713-274-4050, Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

DAY TRIPS

-Thursday, April 15, 9:30 a.m. The Antique Rose Emporium in Brenham. Come along with Precinct 4 to The Antique Rose Emporium, a nursery specializing in antique roses that are tougher and more resilient than modern roses. Lunch is available for purchase on your own at one of the local eateries in Brenham. Transportation will be provided from Kingwood Library, 4400 Bens View Ln., Kingwood.

-Friday, April 16, 8 a.m. Houston Ballet Nutcracker Spring Market. Precinct 4’s Encore! Program invites everyone 50 years of age and older to take a trip to the Houston Ballet Nutcracker Spring Market. Enjoy much of what you love about the Nutcracker Market but in the spring! Approximately 160 merchants from across the country will showcase unique seasonal items, including summer apparel and accessories, novelties, gourmet food, home decor items for spring and summer holidays and much more. Cost is $18 per person. Lunch is available for purchase on your own at NRG Center. Register online at www.hcp4.net/encore/events/ or call Precinct 4 Encore! at 713-274-4050.

-Wednesday, April 28, 10:15 a.m. BeeWeaver Honey Farm in Navasota. BeeWeaver offers a unique trip into a beehive. From the comfort of the shaded observation area, see a beekeeper work a hive of bees and learn basic beekeeping. The observation area has a screen between the hive and observers, and the beekeeper will bring frames of bees to the screen to see the bees and hive up close. A $5 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from Kingwood Library, 4400 Bens View Ln., Kingwood.

-Friday, April 30, 10 a.m. George Ranch Historical Park. This ranch was originally part of the Stephen. F. Austin colony, settled in 1824. The day’s tour includes a journey through time with a look into an 1830 settlement, an 1860 home, the 1890s Davis Mansion, and a cattle drive demonstration. Plan for extensive walking. A $12 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. To register, visit www.hcp4.net/encore/events/. Transportation will be provided from Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy., Humble.

-Saturday, May 1, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Rails & Tails Mudbug Fest in Tomball. The Rails & Tails Mudbug Festival is a celebration of the tasty crawfish through Cajun cooking and lively music at the Railroad Depot Plaza in Tomball. To register, visit  www.hcp4.net/encore/events for reservations. Call 713-274-4050 for assistance with registration. . Transportation will be provided from Kingwood Library, 4400 Bens View Ln., Kingwood.

LUNCHES AND EVENTS

-Friday, April 16, 11 :30 a.m. Drive-Thru Luncheon: Taco-bout A Good Time. With beautiful warm weather here, it’s time to have a fiesta. Precinct 4 invites adults 50 and older to join staff for a catered box lunch at Big Stone Lodge, Dennis Johnston Park, 709 Riley Fuzzel Rd., Spring. The meal will include beef and chicken fajitas, rice, beans, chips, queso and guacamole, and dessert. Cost is $10 per person. Payments must be mailed in advance to Big Stone Lodge. Checks are payable to Fun4Seniors. Registration is required, and the deadline to register is Wednesday, April 14. Payments and reservations cannot be accepted the day of the luncheon. For information, call 281-350-1029.

-Tuesday, April 20, 10 a.m. Get A Clue Trivia. Can you conquer the trivia game and come out on top? Join us for a virtual trivia experience you won’t want to miss! Test your knowledge of movies, music, history, celebrities, and current events, right from your home using Zoom. Access information will be provided after registering. To register, visit https://kingwoodfolk.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c3197cd34577578f5e6391f0b&id=9b9da54ca6&e=6d7f9efd58.




RELIGION

 

Local churches and synagogues are currently holding online services. Please visit listed websites for service times and upcoming schedules for reopening individual places of worship.

ATASCOCITA LUTHERAN CHURCH

7927 FM 1960 at Pinehurst Trail Dr., Atascocita

281-852-7333

www.alutheranchurch.org

-Sundays, 9:30 a.m. In-person Worship. 

 

ATASCOCITA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

19426 Atascocita Oaks, Atascocita

281-852-8990

www.apchumble.org

-Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Live Streaming: Wednesdays on the Beach Devotional Series. Mid-week devotionals. Visit apchumble.org and click on “View Scheduled Live Stream Gatherings” at top of page, then click on “Wednesdays on the Beach Devotional Series.”

 

ATASCOCITA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

19325 Pinehurst Trail Dr., Humble

281-852-1000

www.aumc.org

-Sundays, 9:45 a.m. Contemporary; 11 a.m. Traditional. Worship, in-person and online

-Mondays, Small Group Meetings. Small groups may begin meeting on AUMC campus again. Have group leader contact appropriate staff member to let them know participants are ready to return. 

Study Opportunities

For information, visit www.aumc.org/studies.

To register, sign up in Asbury Commons or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

-Mondays, 6:30 p.m. Women’s Monday Night Bible Study, “What Happens When Women say Yes to God.” Via Zoom. 

-Tuesdays. Women’s Bible Study, “Fierce (Women of the Bible Who Changed the World).” The word fierce is trendy, used to describe women who are extreme athletes, high-level executives, or supermodels. Women at the top of their game. But what about the rest of us? Can we be fierce? Absolutely!

-Wednesdays, ALL K-5th graders:

-5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday Night Kids. Fun with games made for social distancing.

-6:30-7:30 p.m. Hoopin’ Fun Basketball with Coach Neil. Kids learn basketball skills in a fun and safe environment.

-Wednesdays. GriefShare. GriefShare is a 13-week support group featuring biblical teachings on grief recovery topics.

 

CROSBY CHURCH

 30673 Huffman-Cleveland Rd., Huffman

5725 Hwy. 90, Crosby

281-328-1310

www.crosbychurch.com

 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF KINGWOOD

5520 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood

281-360-5555

www.fpc-kingwood.org

 

FREE WILL MINISTRIES

140 Ave. A, Humble

254-931-0276

mart105aol.org

-Sundays, 10:30 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Worship Service.

-Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Bible Study

 

HOLY COMFORTER LUTHERAN CHURCH

1901 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood

281-358-6500

www.godeeperwithchrist.org

 

HUMBLE FIRST UNITED METHODIST

800 E. Main St., Humble

281-446-2332

www.humblemethodist.com

-Sundays, 10:10 a.m.-11:05 a.m. Sunday School. All ages. Continue to wear masks, practice social distancing and good hand hygiene.

-Sundays, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday Youth Fellowship (SYF). *Notice new time. Fellowship, fun, and devotional. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Note: Please check with your class leader as some classes are continuing to meet only online while others are doing hybrid versions of online and on campus.

 

KINGWOOD CHURCH OF CHRIST

2901 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood

281-358-3865

www.kwcoc.org

 

KINGWOOD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

1799 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood

281-358-2137

www.kingwoodumc.org

-Sunday, April 25, noon-5 p.m. KUMC Student Ministry. Meeting at Kingwood Town Center Park, 8 N. Main St., Kingwood. For information, email Sarah Carter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 281-299-8903.

 

LAKE HOUSTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

23606 FM 2100 Rd.,  Humble

281-324-1541

www.lakehoustonumc.com

 

LAMB OF GOD LUTHERAN CHURCH

1400 FM 1960 Bypass Rd. E., Humble

281-446-5262

www.lambofgod.net

**Note the change in worship services. Both services will be mask-optional, with the right sections (Eternity candle side) for those without and the left side (piano side) for those who choose to remain wearing masks. Respect one another's choice, and sit accordingly.

Adult Bible Study

-Tuesdays, 9 a.m. Bible Study with Pastor Tony and Vicar Ben. Fellowship Hall.

Women’s Ministries

-Mondays, 7 p.m. Women’s Bible Study - Getting our Priorities Straight

Men’s Ministries

-First Saturdays, 8 a.m. Breakfast & Bibles. Fellowship. Studying the Book of Judges.

-Third Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. Brews & Bibles Fellowship. Lake Houston Brewery, 10614 FM 1960, Huffman.

 

ST. MARTHA CATHOLIC CHURCH

4301 Woodridge Parkway, Porter

281-358-6637

www.stmartha.com/

-Tuesdays, beginning April 13, 10 a.m.-noon. Life After Loss. A nine-week support group for all who are experiencing the loss of a loved one are welcome to attend. To register, visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfOnbhBTIjohN2-wBxc7svM8BhS6Xbmo9j3z12Zedjdp7Mhgg/viewform. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

-Tuesdays, beginning April 13, 7-8:30 p.m. Catholics Returning Home. A six-week, parish-based program designed to reach out and invite non-practicing/inactive Catholics to return “Home to the Catholic Church” and resume active practice of the faith. For information, email Carla Lewton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

-Saturdays, April 17 and 24, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Virtual Retreat: Pierced by Sorrow, Released into Joy. For parents following miscarriage and infant loss. For information and to register, call Office of Pro-Life Activities at 713-741-8728 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Suggested donation: $25 per person; $45 per couple.

-Wednesday, April 21, 7:30 p.m. Tea with Mary. Mothers of St. Martha are invited to join the Cana Experience, via Zoom, to reflect on how our Blessed Mother supports us in the role of wives and mothers. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register or for information about the Cana Experience small groups.

 

SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH North Campus

22770 Hwy. 59 N. @ Kingwood Dr., Kingwood

713-465-3408

www.second.org

 

SOULS HARBOR CHURCH

1321 Main St., Humble

281-446-9595

www.facebook.com/mysoulsharbor

-Weekend of April 15-17. Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Revival with Evangelist Lydia Brown Rafael.

 

STRAWBRIDGE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

5629 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood

281-360-4500

www.strawbridge-umc.org

 

TEMPLE BETH TORAH

320 Shallow Dr., Humble

281-446-5611

www.tbthumble.org

*For Zoom meeting information and login information, and links to video records of previous services and programs, visit www.tbthumble.org.

-Thursday, April 15, 7 p.m. “Israeli History Through Comedy” with Benji Lovitt. Join comedian Benji Lovitt as he leads us through an entertaining historical journey of important events in Israeli history using film and TV clips—all through the lens of humor.

-Sundays, 11:30 a.m. Adult Education - Sunday Discussion Group. Via Zoom. Join Zoom Meeting at https://us04web.zoom.us/j/181660119; Meeting ID: 181 660 119; Password: JUST1!

-Sundays, 11:30 a.m. Sunday Discussion Group. Via ZOOM. Sunday Discussion Group will be watching and discussing “The Power of Myth” by Joseph Campbell, moderated by Bill Moyers. To join, email Susan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Join Zoom Meeting at https://us04web.zoom.us/j/181660119.

Meeting ID: 181 660 119; Password: JUST1!

WEST LAKE CHURCH

1660 W. Lake Houston Pkwy., Kingwood

281-824-3148

www.westlakechurchonline.com

 

WOODLANDS CHURCH - ATASCOCITA

18111 W. Lake Houston Pkwy., Humble

281-404-7700

www.wc.org

 

WOODRIDGE BAPTIST CHURCH

5707 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood

832-412-1507

www.woodridge.org

Sunday morning live worship has begun. Visit www.woodridge.org/sunday/ for important guidelines, noting special limits and restrictions for attendees.




SPORTS/TOURNAMENTS/RACES

 

KINGWOOD HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING

The public is invited to come out and support KHS Wrestling in 2021. Check the schedule for home events:

-Friday, April 16, VB Tournament, Regional, Merrell Ctr. @ TBA

-Saturday, April 17, VG Tournament, Regional, Merrell Ctr. @ TBA

-Saturday, April 24, TBA, State, TBA, @ TBA

 

TEES-N-TAILS

The Crosby Huffman Chamber of Commerce will hold its 29th Annual Golf Tournament Thursday, April 15, at Stonebridge at Newport, 16401 Country Club Dr., Crosby. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.; breakfast at 9 a.m.; and Shotgun Start at 10 a.m. Early bird tickets (deadline Monday, April 12) $75 without games and $100 with games. After April 12, $100 without games and $125 with games (which include Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, and Bubba Drive). Registration fee includes green fee, range balls, 1/2 cart, meals/drinks, giveaways, goodie bags, and awards for winning teams. To register, call the Chamber Office at 281-328-6984 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

ADDISHACK CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT

The 10th Addishack Charity Golf Tournament will be held Friday, April 16, at 7:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., at Tour 18 Houston, 3102 FM 1960 Rd. E,, Humble. To accommodate more golfers, a second tee time has been added. Enjoy great golf, greater cause at the beautiful and challenging Tour 18 Golf Course. Enjoy lunch, plenty of icy beverages, a Mexican appetizer buffet with margaritas, and fun contests along the way. Make it a fun-filled day of golfing with your buddies while supporting the fight against childhood cancer. To register, visit https://addisfaithfoundation.org/10th-annual-addishack-charity-golf-tournament/.

 

KARATE TOURNAMENT

The Denley Karate Tournament will be held Saturday, April 17, at noon, at the Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy., Humble.

 

ANNUAL VIRGINIA GANDY 5K RUN/WALK

The 8th Annual Virginia Gandy 5K Run/Walk will be held Saturday, April 24, from 8-11 a.m., at Kingwood High School, 2701 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood. The public is invited to participate. Start times are 8 a.m. for the time 5K run/walk for all ages and 9:30 a .m. for the children’s race (ages 11 and under). The event includes medals for all participants, a raffle, music, balloon twisting and face painting, free refreshments, blood donations and food truck. Participants will be required to comply with Humble ISD COVID-19 regulations. All proceeds will benefit pediatric cancer research at Texas Children’s Cancer Center. For information and to register online, visit www.mothersagainstcancer.org/virginia-gandy-5k-run-and-walk. Register by Friday, April 9, for reduced entry fees and a free race day T-shirt.

 

ANNUAL KM4B BAND ON THE RUN 5K/10K

Join enthusiastic runners for a great cause Saturday, May 1, at 8 a.m., at Kingwood High School, 2701 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood, and support the Kingwood High School Marching Band in its annual Band on the Run 5K/10K race around Kingwood High School and Kingwood Greenbelts. Registration fee is $35. Deadline to register is Wednesday, April 28; packet pick-up is Friday, April 30. For information, visit https://thedriven.net/4nbandontherun.

 

RACE THROUGH TEXAS VIRTUAL RUN

Race Through America Virtual Race Series continues! Each month, participants race through a different state; in March, the virtual race will be through the great state of Texas - from the Alamo in San Antonio to Dallas and Houston. Twenty percent of each registration will be donated to Feeding America, which is the leading domestic hunger relief organization with a nationwide network of 200 food banks. This is a virtual race. You choose to complete 1 mile, 5K, 10K, 13.1, 26.2 or 50 miles. For information or to register online, visit www.virtualrunevents.com/product/race-through-america/.




ONGOING - CLUBS/HEALTH/SELF-HELP

 

NOTE: Because of COVID-19 closures and restrictions, most Club activities listed are suspended or conducted online via live streaming. Please check website or telephone number listed for each organization's current meeting procedures.



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 is currently holding its monthly meetings via ZOOM, the second Monday of each month from 3-4:30 p.m. For information and login instruction, 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.

 

COMMUNITY RESPONSE TASK FORCE

The community is invited to the Community Response Task Force monthly meeting the second Friday of each month, from 1-2 p.m., at Rosewood Funeral Home, 17404 W. Lake Houston Pkwy., Atascocita. Guest speakers will present vital community information from partnerships with the State, counties, cities, port, airport, schools, hospitals and other community services. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call 281-852-2181, or visit www.crtf.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.

 

CORNERSTONE

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

 

CREATING WITH BLIND ABANDON

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

 

CRIJ BREAKFAST

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

 

CROCHETING AND KNITTING FOR CHARITY

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

 

DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

The James Tull Chapter, NSDAR, meets the first Saturday of each month, with a 9:30 a.m. social time and meeting at 10 a.m., at Humble Senior Center, 1401 S. Houston Ave., Humble. For information and questions, contact Sharon Taylor at 713-876-7551 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.

 

EAGLE SPRINGS FARMERS’ MARKET

Buy from a local farmers’ market every Tuesday, from 4-7 p.m., rain or shine, at Valley Springs Clubhouse, 13555 Valley Lodge Pkwy., Atascocita. Support local farmers/ranchers, specialty foods. A family-friendly environment; bring the fur babies along.  #buylocal

 

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.

 

FALL CREEK FARMERS’ MARKET

Buy from a local farmers’ market every Sunday, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine, at The Park at Fall Creek, 7930 Fall Creek Bend Dr., Humble. Support local farmers/ranchers, specialty foods (candles and scents, jams and jellies, coffee roasters, wines, poultry, and more). A family-friendly environment; bring the fur babies along.  #buylocal

 

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 aged 50+ sponsored by Atascocita United Methodist Church. The club is currently meeting at 10 a.m. the second Thursday of each month via Zoom. New members are welcome. For link information, visit www.aumc.org/small-groupos/.

 

GRIEFSHARE – ATASCOCITA UNITED METHODIST

GriefShare is a support group featuring biblical teachings on grief and recovery topics. The group currently meets Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom; visit www.aumc.org/small-groups/ for more information.

 

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.

 

THE GROVES MARKETPLACE

Buy from a local farmers market every Thursday, from 3-7 p.m., rain or shine, at The Hearth, 11939 Madera Run Pkwy., Atascocita. Support local farmers/ranchers, specialty foods. A family-friendly environment; bring the fur babies along. For vendor spotlights and updates follow, like and share on Instagram and Facebook @thegrovesmarketplace.



HCA HOUSTON HEALTHCARE-KINGWOOD

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 HCA-Houston Healthcare-Kingwood. Cost is $40 per couple and includes lunch ($60 if not delivering at HCA-Houston Healthcare-Kingwood). 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 HCA-Houston Healthcare-Kingwood. 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 HCA-Houston Healthcare-Kingwood. 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. Receive support and help. Breastfeeding parents, their partners/support people, babies and other children are welcome to attend. 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 parents is also discussed. The class is offered monthly weekday evenings at The Women and Children’s Center at HCA-Houston Healthcare-Kingwood. 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 HCA-Houston Healthcare-Kingwood. To register, call 1-800-258-5064.

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



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

The Humble Beautification Committee meets the first Wednesday of each month at 3:30 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 APHASIA GROUP

If you or a family member has been diagnosed with aphasia (language disorder often caused by stroke or head injury), the Kingwood Aphasia Group will meet the third Thursday of every month at 1 p.m. at Strawbridge United Methodist Church, 5629 Kingwood Dr, Kingwood. The intent is to provide a forum to meet with others who have aphasia and help with communication skills in a group setting. The meeting will be led by Becky Galey CCC-SLP, Speech Pathologist.

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

The Kingwood Area Republican Women (KARW) meets the fourth Wednesday of each month (except July or July) at The Clubs of Kingwood, 1700 Lake Kingwood Trail, Kingwood, 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 $35 per year for active members; Associate membership is $20 for women with active membership in another Federated RW, Spouse or Republican men. For information, email President Chris Parker at 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 2-6 p.m. (Standard time) and 3-7 p.m. (Daylight Saving time)  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  www.towncenterevents.com/farmersmarket or www.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 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

The Lake Houston Area Artists League meets the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Homewood Suites, 23320 Hwy. 59 N., Kingwood. 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 for a luncheon from 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: Hand Knee and Foot, Shooting Club, Travel Club, Scrabble ‘N Babble, Bunco, Artsy Smartsy, Movie Group, Mah Jongg, Lunch ‘N Look, Supper Club, Mexican Train, Readers’ Choice, Game Day, Tea Time and Bridge. Many of the groups continue throughout the summer months. There are periodic events planned during the year that include spouses or significant others and are an excellent way to meet new people and make new friends. For club information, visit www.lakehoustonladiesclub.com or call Betty at 832-633-2991. Currently, because of COVID-19 closures and restrictions, most Club activities are suspended. Check website for periodic updates.

 

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 NORTHEAST VIRTUAL WEIGHT LOSS SUPPORT GROUP

MHNH will begin free, informative virtual weight loss surgery support groups every third Wednesday each month, at 6:30 p.m. Participants will be provided the online link and password once a consent form has been submitted to the Bariatric Program Coordinator. For information, call 281-913-3484.

 

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).

 

MEMORIAL HERMANN WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY SUPPORT GROUP

Support Group meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month from 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Memorial Hermann Northeast, Conference Room 2, 18951 Memorial N., Humble, to provide ongoing support and information to help participants along their weight loss journey, with education, support of a community, and advice from others. Upcoming meeting dates are Feb. 19, March 18, and April 15. For information, call 281-913-3484.

 

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, 18425 Timber Forest 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.

 

PINK LADIES

If you, a family member, or someone you know has been diagnosed with breast cancer, this support group hosted by Atascocita United Methodist Church is a place where one can receive support, help, and love from members that have been through the same journey. The group is currently meeting the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. online via Zoom. For link information, visit www.aumc.org/small-groups/.

 

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.

 

SUMMER CREEK ROTARY CLUB

Summer Creek Rotary Club  meets at 8 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays at Generation Park, 2nd floor Conference Room, 250 Assay St., Suite 200A, Houston. For information, contact Deborah Rose Miller at 281-380-0332.

 

SURVIVING MOTHERHOOD

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

 

TEXAS INMATE FAMILIES ASSOCIATION (TIFA)

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

 

TIRZ

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

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