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 (Dec. 6-12)

HARTA MEETING & HOLIDAY FUN

Humble Area Retired Teachers Association will hold its monthly meeting and holiday fun Monday, Dec. 6, at the Humble ISC Building, 4810 Magnolia Cove Dr., Kingwood. Social time will begin at 9:30 a.m.; meeting will follow at 10 a.m. Box lunches from Jason’s Deli will be available for ordering ($8 exact cash, please). Choices: ham or turkey; white or wheat bread; with cookie and chips. Deadline to reply with lunch selection is Saturday, Nov. 20; email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. (Reply “Ham” or “Turkey,” “Wheat” or “White” in the Subject Line.)

 

KINGWOOD TOASTMASTERS

The weekly meeting of the Kingwood Toastmasters will be held Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m., at the Watercrest At Kingwood, 24109 Kingwood Place Dr., Kingwood. Learn, grow and finetune yourself in the art of public speaking in a supportive, safe and fun environment. For information, call 346-291-5692 or email toastmasterskingwood.gmail.com.

KINGWOOD GARDEN CLUB

KGC will host its general meeting and holiday luncheon Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 9:30 a.m., at the Kingwood Country Club, 1700 Lake Kingwood Trail, Kingwood. For information and reservations, email Cindy Heckaman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

KINGWOOD AREA TRAIN CLUB

Individuals with an interest in model railroading are invited to an educational and operational meeting of the Kingwood Area Train Club, at Mike’s Hobby Entertainment Center Building, 2nd floor, 21768 East Know Dr., Porter, Tuesday, Dec. 7 (time TBD). The model railroad project work sessions are held Tuesday mornings, from 9 a.m.-noon. For information, call Mike O’Day at 281-358-6952, leave a message, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

RIBBON CUTTING - HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE

The public is invited to a special ribbon cutting for the Holocaust Remembrance Association and Garden of Hope, Tuesday, Dec. 7, from 11:30 a.m.-noon, at 1660 W. Lake Houston Pkwy., Kingwood.

 

LSC-KINGWOOD THEATRE PRESENTS

The Lone Star College-Kingwood Theatre Department "wraps" up its fall 2021 season with a special winter production of "Gift of the Magi" by Robert Cooner, streaming Wednesday-Sunday, Dec. 8-12, on the department's YouTube page: LSCKTheatre. This production is adapted from the original classic American short story by O'Henry, and the crew built a 1940s radio studio on the main stage to recreate the feeling of that historical period. The show, told through the eyes of a poor couple of newlyweds from New York City during WWI, explores the true meaning of giving gifts during the holiday season. Tickets to view "The Gift of the Magi" are $10 per access code via https://lscktheatre.ticketleap.com/magi/.  For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.lonestar.edu/seasons.htm.  

 

HI NEIGHBOR CLUB

The monthly luncheon of the Hi Neighbor Club will be held Wednesday, Dec. 8, at 11 a.m., at the Kingwood Country Club, 1700 Lake Kingwood Trail, Kingwood. The theme will be “Candy Canes and Christmas Sweaters,” with a special program provided by the K-Park singers. Reservations should be made by noon the Friday before the luncheon date. 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 Juanita Eddins at 713-805 4700.

 

ROTARY CLUB OF LAKE HOUSTON AREA

Be their guest at the weekly luncheon of the LHA Rotary Club meeting Wednesday, Dec. 8, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., at Lake Houston Family YMCA, 2420 W. Lake Houston Pkwy., Kingwood. If you cannot attend in person, the meeting can be seen via Zoom. To join the Rotary Club, visit https://lharotary.com/singleemail/contactus.

 

KSA PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE MEETING

The Safety Committee will meet Wednesday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m., in the South Woodland Hills Community Room, 2030 Shadow Rock Dr., Kingwood.

 

THE GROVES MARKETPLACE

The Groves Marketplace, at The Hearth, 11939 Madera Run Pkwy., Atascocita, is open Thursday, Dec. 9, 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, Dec. 9, from 3-7 p.m., at Kingwood Town Center Park, 8 N. Main St., Kingwood. For information, call 346-600-2366.

 

GEMCC'S THIRSTY THURSDAY AT MEGATON BREWERY

Join an exciting in-person Thirsty Thursday networking event Thursday, Dec. 9, from 4:30-6:30 p.m., thanks to host Megaton Brewery, 808 Russel Palmer Dr., Kingwood, and sponsor Porter Insurance Agency. To register, visit https://business.gemcchamber.com/events/details/gemcc-s-thirsty-thursday-at-megaton-brewery-presented-by-porter-insurance-agency-14908.

 

CITY OF HUMBLE COUNCIL MEETING

The Humble City Council will hold its regular city council meeting Thursday, Dec. 9, at 6:30 p.m., at City Hall, 114 W. Higgins St., Humble. For information, visit www.cityofhumbletx.gov.

 

COMMUNITY RESPONSE TASK FORCE

The community is invited to the Community Response Task Force meeting Friday, Dec. 10, from 1-2 p.m., at the Atascocita Fire Department, 18425 Timber Forest, Atascocita. 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.

 

ST. MICHAEL'S WARRIORS

Veterans, first responders and their families are invited to St. Michael's Warriors Ministry Saturday, Dec. 11, from 7:30-9:30 a.m., at St. Martha's Faith Formation Campus, Room 2, 3702 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood. Purpose of the group is to provide support for all in need, no matter a person's faith, focusing on healing through prayer, peer ministry, fellowship and camaraderie. For information, contact Deacon Guy Puglia at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 832-758-0795.

 

BLOOD DRIVE

Give Blood, Give Life! The monthly blood drive will be held Sunday, Dec. 12, from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at Kingwood Church of Christ, 2901 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood, in the Family Life Center. Appointments are required; register online at www.commitforlife.org. For information, contact Gregory Hall at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

FALL CREEK FARMERS MARKET

Purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at the Fall Creek Farmers Market, The Park at Fall Creek, 7930 Fall Creek Bend Dr., Humble, Sunday, Dec. 12, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine. For information, visit https://fallcreekhouston.com/farmers-market/.

 

HUMBLE FARMERS MARKET

Eat Fresh! Buy Local! Visit the Humble Farmers Market at Schott Park, 8510 Will Clayton Pkwy., Humble, Sunday, Dec. 12, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

 

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HUFFMAN ISD SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

The Huffman ISD School Board will meet Monday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m., at Huffman ISD School District, 24302 FM 2100, Huffman. Board meetings are conducted to oversee the running of the district and all schools and to ensure that Huffman students receive a quality education while maintaining fiscal responsibility. Information regarding special-called board meetings will be published according to legal requirements. For information, call 281-324-1871.

 

KINGWOOD TOASTMASTERS

The weekly meeting of the Kingwood Toastmasters will be held Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m., at the Watercrest At Kingwood, 24109 Kingwood Place Dr., Kingwood. Learn, grow and finetune yourself in the art of public speaking in a supportive, safe and fun environment. For information, call 346-291-5692 or email toastmasterskingwood.gmail.com.

 

ROTARY CLUB OF LAKE HOUSTON AREA – SUMMER CREEK

The Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area invites attendance at the bi-monthly Satellite Club location, Generation Park 2nd Floor Board Room, 250 Assay St., Houston, Tuesday, Dec. 14, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. To join the Rotary Club, visit https://lharotary.com/singleemail/contactus.

 

LAKE HOUSTON LADIES CLUB

The Lake Houston Ladies Club will hold its annual Christmas luncheon meeting Tuesday, Dec. 14, at 10 a.m., at the Walden Country Club, 18100 Walden Forest Dr., Humble. Special guest will be Jill Donahue, an accomplished local vocalist who sings at several venues in the area, entertaining with Christmas songs and carols. Cost of the luncheon is $20. New members are always welcome. For information or reservations, visit www.lakehoustonladiesclub.com or call Betty at 832-633-2991 by Tuesday, Dec. 7.

 

ABWA WOVEN

The American Business Women Association meeting will be held Tuesday, Dec. 14, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at The Veranda, 2820 Chestnut Ridge, Kingwood. Join others for luncheon and networking. Cost is $21 for members; $26 for guests. Make a reservation via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For membership information, contact Denise Ditto Satterfield at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For club information, visit www.abwawoven.com.

 

CERTIFIED CPR CLASS

Porter Fire Department, 23550 Loop 494, Porter, will offer four hours of CPR instruction Tuesday, Dec. 14, 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 health care 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 health care 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.

 

CITY OF HUMBLE BEAUTIFICATION COMMITTEE MEETING

The City of Humble Beautification Meeting will be held Wednesday, Dec. 14, from 3:30-4:30 p.m., at Humble Civic Center, Meeting Rooms A-D, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy., Humble. For information, visit www.cityofhumbletx.gov/events/city-of-humble-beautification-committee-meeting-3/ or call 281-446-3061.

 

KINGWOOD SUPER NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL

The KSNC will meet Wednesday, Dec. 14, 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..

 

ROTARY CLUB OF LAKE HOUSTON AREA

Be their guest at the weekly luncheon of the LHA Rotary Club meeting Wednesday, Dec. 15, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., at Lake Houston Family YMCA, 2420 W. Lake Houston Pkwy., Kingwood. If you cannot attend in person, the meeting can be seen via Zoom. To join the Rotary Club, visit https://lharotary.com/singleemail/contactus.

 

HUMBLE-AMERICAN LEGION POST 132

The Humble-American Legion Post 132 will hold its monthly meeting Thursday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m., at the Legion Post, 307 Charles St., Humble. 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, Dec. 16, 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, Dec. 16, from 3-7 p.m., at Kingwood Town Center Park, 8 N. Main St., Kingwood. For information, call 346-600-2366.

 

CARS & COFFEE AT REDEMPTION SQUARE

The public is invited to Cars & Coffee Saturday, Dec. 18, from 8 a.m.-noon, at Redemption Square, 250 Assay St., Houston. Cars & Coffee is a monthly automotive showcase for the Lake Houston community to come together and witness some amazing automobiles. Enjoy an array of cars, from classics to exotics and everything in between, pull up on Assay Street to show us what they got. Let us know you are coming on Facebook. Visitors and guests park in the parking garage at 707 Redemption Square Rd.

 

ST. MICHAEL'S WARRIORS

Veterans, first responders and their families are invited to St. Michael's Warriors Ministry Saturday, Dec. 18, from 7:30-9:30 a.m., at St. Martha's Faith Formation Campus, Room 2, 3702 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood. Purpose of the group is to provide support for all in need, no matter a person's faith, focusing on healing through prayer, peer ministry, fellowship and camaraderie. For information, contact Deacon Guy Puglia at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 832-758-0795.

 

ALL CREEK FARMERS MARKET

Purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at the Fall Creek Farmers Market, The Park at Fall Creek, 7930 Fall Creek Bend Dr., Humble, Sunday, Dec. 19, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine. For information, visit https://fallcreekhouston.com/farmers-market/.

 

KINGWOOD TOASTMASTERS

The weekly meeting of the Kingwood Toastmasters will be held Tuesday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m., at the Watercrest At Kingwood, 24109 Kingwood Place Dr., Kingwood. Learn, grow and finetune yourself in the art of public speaking in a supportive, safe and fun environment. For information, call 346-291-5692 or email toastmasterskingwood.gmail.com.

 

HARRIS COUNTY MUD #109

Municipal Utilities District #109 will meet Tuesday, Dec. 21, at 6 pm., at the Atascocita Fire Department, 18425 Timber Forest Dr., Humble.

 

ROTARY CLUB OF LAKE HOUSTON AREA

Be our guest at the weekly luncheon of the LHA Rotary Club meeting Wednesday, Dec. 22, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., at Lake Houston Family YMCA, 2420 W. Lake Houston Pkwy., Kingwood. If you cannot attend in person, the meeting can be seen via Zoom. To join the Rotary Club, visit https://lharotary.com/singleemail/contactus.

 

THE GROVES MARKETPLACE

The Groves Marketplace, at The Hearth, 11939 Madera Run Pkwy., Atascocita, is open Thursday, Dec. 23, 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, Dec. 23, from 3-7 p.m., at Kingwood Town Center Park, 8 N. Main St., Kingwood. For information, call 346-600-2366.

 

CITY OF HUMBLE COUNCIL MEETING

The Humble City Council will hold its regular City Council meeting Thursday, Dec. 23, at 6:30 p.m., at City Hall, 114 W. Higgins St., Humble. For information, visit www.cityofhumbletx.gov.

 

CHRISTMAS EVE - FRIDAY, DEC. 24

 

CHRISTMAS DAY - SATURDAY, DEC. 25

 

FALL CREEK FARMERS MARKET

Purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at the Fall Creek Farmers Market, The Park at Fall Creek, 7930 Fall Creek Bend Dr., Humble, Sunday, Dec. 26, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine. For information, visit https://fallcreekhouston.com/farmers-market/.

 

KINGWOOD ARTISAN PLANT MARKET

Find unique plants for home and garden at the Kingwood Artisan Plant Market, Sunday, Dec. 26, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at Kingwood Town Center Park, 8 N. Main St., Kingwood. For information, email Jamie Richardson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 713-674-2248.






PUBLIC OFFERINGS

 

KINGWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER

The Kingwood Community Center, 4102 Rustic Woods Dr., Kingwood, offers a variety of programs for seniors. Classes include chair yoga, walking club, mat yoga, Tai Chi, bridge lessons, crochet, mahjong and much more. Some classes have fees. All classes are open to the public. For 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.

-Mondays,

9-10 a.m. Chair Yoga (Aud. A); Fitness Hour (Aud. B)

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Crochet, Knitting and Needle Work (Mtg. Rm. 1)

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Bingo (Aud. B)

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Ping  Pong (Aud. A)

-Tuesdays,

9-10 a.m. Beginner Line Dancing (Aud. A)

10-11 a.m. Intermediate Line Dancing (Aud. A)

9-10 a.m. Walking Aerobics (Aud. B)

10 a.m.-noon. Mahjong (Mtg. Rm. 1)

10 a.m.-1 p.m. Hand & Foot Canasta (Mtg. Rm. 2); Greeting Card Class (every third Tuesday, Mtg. Rm. 2)

-Wednesdays,

9-10 a.m. Chair Yoga (Aud. A); Fitness Hour (Aud. B)

9:30 a.m.-noon. Party Bridge (Mtg. Rm. 1)

10 a.m.-1 p.m. Duplicate Bridge (Aud. B)

-Thursdays,

9-10 a.m. Beginner Line Dancing (Aud. A)

10-11 a.m. Intermediate Line Dancing (Aud. A)

9 a.m.-noon. Party Bridge (Mtg. Rm. 1)

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Duplicate Bridge (Aud. B); Bunko (Mtg. Rm. 2)

-Fridays,

9-10 a.m. Walking Aerobics (Aud. B)

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Party Bridge (Aud. A)

10 a.m.-1 p.m. Intermediate Duplicate Bridge (Aud. B); Hand & Foot Canasta (Mtg. Rm. 1)

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Quilting (Mtg. Rm. 2)



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.

-Tuesday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m. Evok Holiday Concert. LSC-Kingwood’s EVŌK and Concert Choir at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 2929 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood. Admission is free. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

-Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1-2 p.m. Coyote Cupboard. A free food distribution will be held in the Student Conference Center Circle Driveway. Register at www.lonestar.edu/mobile-food-pantry-request-form.htm. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

-Thursday, Dec. 23-Wednesday, Jan. 5. Winter Break. Campus will be closed.





HARRIS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARIES

Most Harris County Public Library branches reopened their doors to the public at limited capacity on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. As of May 28, the Harris County Covid-19 Threat Level is at Level 3 or Yellow, meaning stay vigilant unless fully vaccinated. For public safety:

・Libraries will limit the number of patrons to 75% of buildings' maximum capacity starting Saturday, May 29.

・Masks are recommended. If you do not have a mask and would like one, the library will provide one free of charge.

・Social distancing is recommended. 

・HCPL staff will continue to wear face coverings and practice social distancing. 

・Curbside Pick-Up is available

・Most library programs and events will be available online. Some outdoor events will be offered at branches with appropriate spaces for programs.

・Meeting rooms cannot be reserved at this time.

・As the threat level improves, libraries will increase capacity and available services.

For information regarding individual library schedules, visit www.hcpl.net/reopening.

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KINGWOOD BRANCH LIBRARY

Kingwood Branch Library offers the following programs in July. All programs are free. Please note that 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.

Operating Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Friday: 1-6 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Children’s Programs

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.

Outside Story Time for all Ages

-Tuesdays, 11 a.m. All Ages Story Time: Outdoors Edition. Meet outside on the lawn for stories, songs, and a craft to take home. Crafts are limited and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Weather Make Up days will be on Thursdays, 11 a.m.

-Friday, Dec. 10, 4 p.m. Virtual Tween Maker Activity. This month we will be making Scrapbook Greeting Cards. Registration opens on the online calendar Monday, Dec. 3, at 8 a.m. Space is limited.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

-Mondays, 2 p.m. Monday Club. Join us virtually via the Kingwood Branch Library Facebook page as we do a different craft or activity each week! This program is geared towards children ages 5-12; however, children of all ages are welcome to participate! Everyone is welcome to tune in to the live videos on Facebook; craft kits for the program are limited. Craft kits will be available to pick up on a first-come, first serve basis at the Kingwood Branch Library 3 days prior to the program premiere date.

-Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Virtual Baby Sprouts Play and Learn. Alternating weeks, flannel board storytelling and basic concept learning activities will be shown.

-Wednesdays, 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Virtual Little Seedlings 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 see instructions for the make-along craft, tune into the library’s Facebook Live.

-Thursdays, 10 a.m. Sapling Activity Time for Preschoolers. 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 the library’s Facebook Live. 

Teen Programs

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 sent straight to your phone by texting @kwteens to 81010. Service is free and confidential; standard text message rates apply.

Adult Programs

Monthly Programs

-Wednesday, Dec. 8, 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.

-Friday, Dec. 10, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. SAGE Instant Pot Lava Cake. Meeting Room. Get ready to experience the world's greatest chocolate dessert on a whole new level! The Instant Pot Lava Cake is a pleasantly moist brownie cake with erupting smooth, luxuriously rich chocolate lava. Connect with us through our social media platforms. Explore how to mix simple ingredients to prepare a quick and easy dessert in an Instant Pot. View on Facebook: www.facebook.com/kingwoodlibrary. View on IGTV: www.instagram.com/kingwoodbranchlibrary/channel/.

The Kingwood Branch Library expresses its gratitude to the Friends of the Library- Kingwood (F.O.L.K.) for their support. Funding from the Friends makes SAGE events possible. Visit www.kingwoodfolk.org/.

-Monday, Dec. 13, 7-8:30 p.m. Talk it Up! Annual Cookie Exchange. Virtual Meeting on Zoom. Did someone say Cookies? Join us for an evening of book talk, games, music, and enjoy some sweet treats with friends. To participate, bring two dozen homemade cookies (along with recipe) or get them from your local bakery to share.  Space is limited, so register early.  Should be a deliciously good time! For information, call Pam at 832-927-7830.

The Kingwood Branch Library expresses its gratitude to the Friends of the Library- Kingwood (F.O.L.K.) for their support. Funding from the Friends makes SAGE events possible. Visit www.kingwoodfolk.org/.

Specials Programs

-Wednesday, Dec. 8, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Texas Workforce Solutions: A Targeted Plan. Virtual Meeting on Microsoft Teams. Join us on Microsoft Teams for a seminar by Workforce Solutions on job searching. This seminar will focus on reviewing labor market information, and assessing needs and employment skills to create a targeted job search plan. Self-register online at www.hcpl.net/events or call 832-927-7830.



ATASCOCITA BRANCH LIBRARY

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

Currently, all library events are online. All events are also posted on the website at www.hcpl.net.

Reopening Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Friday: 1-6 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Children

Bi-Weekly Children's Story Times:

The story times are online through Microsoft Teams. Families register for the story time up to one week prior through the online Events Calendar at www.hcpl.net, then receive an email with the link to join through Teams before the story time. Downloading the app is not necessary to join. Using the browser should open up Guest Access.

-Tuesdays, Dec. 14 and 28, 4:15-4:45 p.m. Tell Me a Tale Tuesday. Reading stories based on specific themes each week. Registration is required. A Zoom link will be emailed the day of the program.

-Wednesdays, Dec. 15 and 29, 10-10:30 a.m. Virtual Tales for Tots. Reading stories based on specific themes each week. Registration is required. A Zoom link will be emailed the day of the program.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

Mondays, 7 p.m. Twilight Tales Family Story Time. Family story time for all ages, focusing on creating a positive story time experience to inspire a love of family reading by enjoying a variety of stories, sing-alongs, movement, play and a craft.

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

-Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. Preschool Pals. This is a pre-school story time featuring stories, finger-plays and occasional crafts. It is recommended for children 3-5 years of age.

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

-Fridays, 1 p.m. Rock-a-Bye Readers. A gentle early-learning experience focusing on the interaction between parent and child. We enjoy sing-alongs, book sharing, and play. This is a mixed-age program geared toward babies and early-toddlers. Registration recommended.

Teens

Adults



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.

Operating Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Friday: 1-6 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

Adults

-Citizenship Classes. Interested in becoming a US citizen? Need to study for the exam? Sign up to get your name on the list for citizenship classes by calling 832-927-5500.

-Eat, Sleep, Upcycle. With all the rain lately, you need some way to corral those pesky umbrellas! That's why we've decided to put together a DIY Umbrella Stand craft for this month's Upcycle craft. This is a great family craft but it's perfect for adults as well. Stop by the branch to pick up yours today or call to schedule a curbside pickup for the kit. Supplies are limited. Special thanks to Dirt Cheap Mulch Company for donating rocks for this craft.

-Read It Book Club. Join us as we discuss the August book club pick, "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens. Look for the "Octavia Fields Book Club" group on Facebook for details and online discussion.

-Spice Club. Stop by the service desk to pick up a spice kit. This month's spice: Coriander. Learn more about its history, uses, and receive a sample to try in your culinary adventures. 

-Volunteer opportunities: Be our Friend! The Friends of the Octavia Fields Memorial Branch Library is a group of citizens committed to our library and the excellent service it provides. This service reaches into every neighborhood in our community and serves all segments of the population. As volunteers, we help raise money, act as advocates, and make sure our community understands the importance of the library. Call 832-927-5500 for details about becoming a Friend.



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.

Reopening Hours:

Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.



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.

Amazing Arthropods

Children 5-12 are invited to Amazing Arthropods, a four-day educational summer program featuring ranger talks, nature hikes, outdoor games, crafts, and team competitions. Parents or legal guardians may register online with scanned identification and their children's birth certificate. Online registration begins Monday, May 3, at www.hcp4.net/jjp/events. Harris County residents receive priority until Tuesday, May 4. 

Camp takes place outdoors at Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center, 20634 Kenswick Dr., Humble, during the following dates and times, Tuesdays-Fridays:

-Aug. 3-6, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Ages 7-9

For more information, call 281-446-8588.

SPECIAL EVENTS

-Sunday, Dec. 12, 2-4 p.m. Second Sunday Pickers. Join this musical group celebrating more than 30 years of concerts. The Second Sunday Pickers entertain with acoustic music including country-and-western, bluegrass, folk, gospel, Cajun, and blues. Visitors are welcome to listen to free folk music or bring an instrument to play along.

-Thursday, Dec. 16 and 30, 8 a.m. Women's Restorative Hike. This beginner-friendly, one-hour hike through Jones Park is for those who believe in the restorative power that nature has on the mind, body, and spirit. Meet in front of the Nature Center on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. Wear closed-toed shoes and bring a water bottle. Consult your physician before starting any exercise program. Registration required. For women ages 18+.

-Saturday, Dec. 18, 10 a.m. Copperhead vs. Cottonmouth: A Comparative Lesson. Join us as we explore and learn more about the Eastern Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix) and the Northern Cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus). These magnificent, venomous reptiles are congenerics – genus Agkistrodon - and have different venoms and bites that vary based on their prey. This program will use live specimens and images to examine similarities and differences of these two predators and why they are vital to the ecology of Jesse Jones Park. Ages 10+.

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. Volunteers are invited to join staff and assist with a variety of park conservation projects. Wear closed-toe shoes. Bring garden gloves and water bottle. Long pants and hat recommended.  Ages 18+ or accompanied by an adult.

-Wednesdays, 9 a.m. T'ai 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 introduces preschool-aged children to nature with animals, puppets, walks, crafts, and stories. Parent must accompany child. Sorry, no younger or older siblings. Ages 3 and 4 only. Reservations required beginning Wednesday, Dec. 6.

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

SPECIAL EVENTS

-Wednesday, Nov. 3-Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2 p.m. Master of Memory. Join a speaker from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension each Wednesday for a presentation on different topics from how memory works to ways of improving memory. Registration is required, and the deadline to register is Monday, Nov. 1.

-Thursday, Nov. 11-Thursday, Dec. 9, 2 p.m. Wisdom, Power, Control: Diabetes. Join a speaker from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension each Thursday for a presentation on diabetes self-care. Registration is required, and the deadline to register is Tuesday, Nov. 9.

-Fridays, Dec. 3 and 17, 9 a.m. Butterfly Garden at Johnston Park. This beautiful pollinator habitat provides education opportunities and food sources for insects and birds. Tools are provided. Wear outdoor-appropriate clothing and closed-toe shoes. Bring a refillable water bottle.

-Through Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2 p.m. Master of Memory. Join a speaker from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension each Wednesday for a presentation on different topics from how memory works to ways of improving memory. Registration is required, and the deadline to register is Monday, Nov. 1.

-Through Thursday, Dec. 9, 2 p.m. Wisdom, Power, Control: Diabetes. Join a speaker from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension each Thursday for a presentation on diabetes self-care. Registration is required, and the deadline to register is Tuesday, Nov. 9.

-Thursday, Dec. 16, 2 p.m. Movies at the Lodge: What the Deaf Man Heard. Join us for a free showing of What the Deaf Man Heard, featuring James Earl Jones and Matthew Modine. Registration is required; deadline to register is Tuesday, Dec. 14.

-Monday, Dec. 20, 2 p.m. Crafts at the Lodge. Join staff for a fun afternoon of crafting at the Lodge. There will be a fun, winter-themed craft, and all supplies will be provided, individually packaged. Space is limited. Registration is required; deadline to register is Friday, Dec. 17.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

Precinct 4 is making it more convenient to stay healthy by offering extended evening hours every Tuesday and Thursday at Big Stone Lodge. All Ongoing programs are free of charge. Registration is required. For information or to register, visit www.hcp4.net/bsl/events/ or call 281-350-1029.

-Mondays, 10:30 a.m. Chair Exercise. This gentle exercise is designed to assist those who suffer from discomfort associated with arthritis, joint aches and stiffness. Participants build strength while remaining safely seated.

Mondays, noon-1:45 p.m. Beginners Drawing. Learn drawing techniques from an accomplished artist and instructor. No experience is necessary, only a desire to have fun and learn. To register, or for more information, call 281-350-1029.

-Mondays, 2:15-3:30 p.m. Advanced Drawing. Learn drawing techniques from an instructor or continue to improve your talent and skills during this course. A supplies list will be provided upon registration.

-Mondays-Thursdays, 8:15 a.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, 9:30 a.m. Beginners Pilates. Join an instructor to learn how to build symmetry and coordination in the body. Loose-fitting exercise clothing and a thick yoga mat are required for maximum comfort.

-Tuesdays, 11 a.m. Line Dancing I. Never be left out of a dance party again. In this introductory class, a dance instructor will help participants gain the skills to dance to any line-dancing song. Please wear shoes appropriate for exercise.

-Tuesdays, 1 p.m. Cards and Dominoes. Come alone or with friends to play a variety of card games or dominoes.

-Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. Hatha Yoga. Come out to learn yoga methods that help to achieve physical and mental harmony, as well as emotional and spiritual peace. This class is led by a certified yoga instructor. A non-skid yoga mat is required.

-Wednesdays, 10:30 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.

-Wednesdays, noon. Dancercise. Revitalize your exercise routine by adding a little bit of fun and dance. A dance instructor will incorporate a variety of dance styles and music including country, pop, hip hop, salsa, tango, and merengue as a fun aerobic exercise. Wear appropriate workout attire.

-Thursdays, 11 a.m. Line Dancing II. Get hip to new dances and routines done in viral social media challenges and beyond. This class features popular dances seen on television and in local dance clubs. Participants should wear rubber-soled shoes.

*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.

-Thursday, Dec. 9, 8:30 a.m. January Trips Sign Up. Join us for January day trips. Sign-up is on a first-come, first-served basis. Transportation is provided for those 50 and older through Harris County Precinct 4’s Encore. Buses will pick up and drop off participants at the center for the following January trips:

*Wednesday, Jan. 12, at 9 a.m. – Bryan Museum and Katie’s Seafood Restaurant & Seafood Market, Galveston. The cost is $12. Lunch is on your own at Katie’s Seafood Restaurant & Seafood Market.

*Thursday, Jan. 27, at 9 a.m. – San Felipe Museum and Katy Mills Mall. The cost is $10. Lunch is on your own at Katy Mills Mall.

-Friday, Dec. 10, 5:30-8:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 11, 2-5 p.m. Santa’s Workshop 2021. Enjoy the sights, sounds, and delights of the holiday season direct from the North Pole as Santa Claus sets up shop at Mangum-Howell Center in Doss Park! Activities include a holiday craft, games, and a hayride. Holiday music, carols, decorations, and refreshments add to the festive atmosphere. Be sure to bring your own camera for a picture with Santa! Center staff will not take photos. For more information, please call 281-591-7830. An adult must accompany children under the age of 18.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

-Tuesdays, Dec. 7, 14, 21 and 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Ceramics Four-Part Series. Join us to make your own ceramic piece by hand. A volunteer instructor will lead participants to prepare, paint, glaze, and fire greenware pieces. Students must bring their own supplies, and only pieces painted during class can be fired. Project must be completed by the last class. Registration is required. Call 281-591-7830 to register; space is 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 AT 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 EVENTS

-Wednesdays, Dec. 1 and 15, 9 a.m. Tree-rific Volunteers. Help care for nursery trees from the Historical Texas trees collection and other natives. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring a refillable water bottle. Meet at The Mercer Society’s Horticultural Propagation Center, approximately one mile from Mercer at 3602 Hirschfield Road in Spring. Register online at www.hcp4.net/mercer/events/. Online registration begins Mondays, Nov. 1 and 15, at 9a.m. For more information, call 281-353-8100 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

-Fridays, Dec. 3 and 17, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Garden Cruisin': Tour de 4. Visitors 60 or older or those 12 or older with mobility needs are invited on a leisurely one-hour cart tour through Mercer Botanic Gardens. Meet in front of the Visitor Center at Mercer's East Side Garden. The Tour de 4 uses an open-air cart, so dress for the weather. Registration is required online at www.hcp4.net/mercer/events beginning Wednesdays, Nov. 3 and 17, at 9 a.m. A maximum of four passengers is allowed per tour. For  information, call 713-274-4160. 

-Tuesdays, Dec. 14 and 28, 8 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. Women's Restorative Hike. This beginner-friendly, one-hour hike through Mercer's gardens and the forest is for those who believe in the restorative power that nature has on the mind, body, and spirit. Women 18 or older. Consult your physician before starting any exercise program. Meet in front of the Visitor Center at Mercer's East Side Garden. Registration is required online at www.hcp4.net/mercer/events beginning Mondays, Dec. 13 and 27, at 9 a.m. For  information, call 713-274-4160.

-Saturday, Dec. 18, 8 a.m. Christmas Bird Count. Join us for an early morning bird count along the Spring and Cypress Creek greenways. Volunteer guide Al Barr will lead a walk along the trails of Mercer's east and west sides to observe, identify, and count bird species. The count continues as participants drive north to experience Pundt Park and a variety of other parks along the Spring Creek Greenway. Feeder Watchers are also encouraged to participate. Participants should meet in the Cypress Parking Lot of Mercer's West Side Arboretum at 8 a.m. Collected data will be reported to the Audubon Society. Bring your binoculars, field guide, and bird identification book. For more information, contact Claire Moore at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. No registration is required.

-Monday, Dec. 20, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. A Children's Story Time and Craft Session. Children ages 3 to 10 are invited to settle in for a cozy story time session and a warm cup of cocoa. Participants will create nature-themed coasters out of pressed leaves and take home a Christmas tree seedling, while supplies last. Each child will craft two nature coasters – one to keep and one to give to a family member or friend. Meet at Mercer's East Side Main Garden. Children are encouraged to wear holiday-themed outfits. Registration is required as space is limited. A parent or guardian must accompany the children. Registration is required online at www.hcp4.net/mercer/events beginning Monday, Nov. 22, at 9 a.m. Choose from one of three craft times: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., or noon. Story time starts at 10:30 a.m. and repeats at 11:30 a.m. For information, call 713-274-4160.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

-Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon. Helping Hands at the Mercer Botanical Center. Join a plant committee and grow plants year-round for events and sales, or help with various projects from propagation to irrigation. 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. Meet at The Mercer Society’s Horticultural Propagation Center, approximately one mile from Mercer at 3602 Hirschfield Road in Spring. Contact Mercer’s volunteer coordinator at 713-274-4160 for information.

-Tuesdays, 9-11 a.m. Gardening in the Tropical Garden. Join a Mercer horticulturist in the Tropical Garden to work with palms, plumerias, bamboo, and special collections. 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 for information.

-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 for information.

-Saturdays, 9-10 a.m. Tai Chi. Join volunteer John Spencer for this one-hour beginner class offered at Mercer’s East Side Main Garden. Recommended for those 12 or older. Children younger than 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. This is an outdoor event, so participants should dress for the weather. Register at https://hcp4.net/mercer/events. Online registration begins 30 days prior at 9 a.m. Call 713-274-4160 for information or to check for cancellations due to weather or holidays.

-Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-noon and noon-2 p.m. Mercer Ambassadors. Ambassadors welcome visitors to Mercer and provide information about the gardens, upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, and more. Those who enjoy visiting with guests are encouraged to apply. Ambassador training is online, with a slide presentation and copy of the Ambassador handbook. Must be 16 or older, or 12-15 if volunteering with a parent or guardian. Contact Mercer’s volunteer coordinator at 713-274-4160 for information.

-First and third Mondays, 10:30 a.m. Story Time in the Gardens. Parents and children are invited to enjoy story time in the natural setting of the garden. Recommended for children 2-5. Locations may vary. Registration is required, as space is limited. Register at www.hcp4.net/mercer/events/. Online registration begins the Monday prior at 9 a.m. Call 713-274-4160 for the location or to check for cancellations due to weather or holidays. Volunteer opportunities are available.

-Second and Fourth Tuesdays, 8 a.m. or 9:15 a.m. Women's Restorative Hike. This beginner-friendly, one-hour hike through Mercer’s gardens and forest is for those who believe in the restorative power that nature has on the mind, body, and spirit. For women 18 or older. Consult your physician before starting any exercise program. Meet in front of the Visitor Center at Mercer’s East Side Main Garden on the second and fourth Tuesdays. Registration is required, as space is limited. Register at https://hcp4.net/mercer/events/. Online registration begins 30 days prior at 9 a.m. For more information, call 713-274-4160.




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.

Register for events online at www.hcp4.net/encore/events or call 713-274-4050. Checks should be made payable to Fun4Seniors and mailed to P.O. Box 1433, Tomball, Texas 77377. *Unless otherwise noted, transportation will be provided from Kingwood Library, 4400 Bens View Lane, Kingwood.

SPEAKERS SERIES

-Thursday, Dec. 16, 1 p.m. Speakers Series: Mediums Well Done. This virtual program provides an in-depth learning experience of some of the most exciting artwork in the Museum’s collection, led by a Speakers Bureau docent. A docent from the Speakers Bureau will present the information and be available to answer questions. Don’t miss this unique virtual museum experience that can be enjoyed from your home! What were the earliest forms of drawing tools? How can you tell the difference between acrylic and oil paint? Is it difficult to sculpt with bronze? Art can be more enjoyable if one understands the techniques and materials involved. Let Wendy Adler explain the range of materials and uses for "the big three" visual art forms: drawing, painting, and sculpture. To register, visit https://apps.hcp4.net/med/Activity/Reservation/6780.

DAY TRIPS

-Thursday, December 9, 3 p.m. Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens in Galveston. Precinct 4 invites everyone 50 and older to Moody Gardens. Visit Galveston to take in the island’s annual Holiday in the Gardens at Moody Gardens. Enjoy more than one million twinkling lights and delightful holiday scenes. Cost is $14. Dinner on your own at one of the eateries on the Strand. Register at https://apps.hcp4.net/med/Event/Detail/6832.

-Thursday, Dec. 16, 4 p.m. Houston Zoo Lights. Precinct 4 invites everyone 50 and older to Zoo Lights Thursday, Dec. 16, at 4 p.m. A favorite Houston holiday tradition, Zoo Lights features more than two million twinkling lights, lighted animal sculptures, and holiday projections at the Houston Zoo. Cost is $19 prepaid, non-refundable fee per person. Lunch is available for purchase on your own at one of the many local eateries in Rice Village. Register online at www.hcp4.net/encore/events/ or call Precinct 4 at 713-274-4050. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Register at https://apps.hcp4.net/med/Event/Detail/6837.

LUNCHES AND EVENTS




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

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

 

ATASCOCITA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

19426 Atascocita Oaks, Atascocita

281-852-8990

www.apchumble.org

-Friday, Dec. 24, 7 p.m. Christmas Eve Worship. Communion, carols, and candlelight.

-Mondays, 9:30 a.m. Yoga Class

-Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Mission Crafters

-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

-Monday, Dec. 6, 6-8 p.m. Women's Ministry: The Gift of Christmas. The AUMC Women's Ministry invites you to experience the Gift of Christmas, gathering together for the annual Christmas party to celebrate the great and mighty presence of God among us. Cost is $20 per person. Scholarships are available (email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). To register, visit www.aumc.org/event/womens-ministry-the-gift-of-christmas/.

-Through Friday, Dec. 10. HAAM Empty Stocking Toy Drive. Bring unwrapped toys and $25 gift cards from Target or Walmart for children for Christmas. Donation bins are in Asbury Commons; bring gift cards to the office.

-Sunday, Dec. 12, 5-6 p.m. Christmas Concert. John Rutter’s “Gloria,” Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Christmas Carols, features the AUMC Chancel Choir, and will bring in the holiday spirit.

Family Ministries Classes

Art Classes

-Tuesdays, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Pre-K (4-5 yrs.); $75/child

-Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m. Elementary (K-5th grades); $100/child

Music Classes

-Wednesday, 2:30 p.m. Pre-K (4-5 yrs.); $50/child

-Wednesdays, 5-6 p.m. Elementary (K-5th grades); $50/child

Active Parenting Now

-Tuesdays, 6:30-7:45 p.m. 4-week class beginning Oct. 5. For parents of children ages 5-12) For information and registration, visit www.aumc.org/children/.

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

-Mondays, 10:30 a.m.-noon. GriefShare. A new, hybrid (in-person and Zoom), 13-week support group will feature biblical teachings on grief recovery topics. These lessons are helpful, no matter if you are mourning the loss of a relative or a friend. Register online at www.aumc.org/events.

-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..

Upcoming Women’s Bible Studies (6-week Zoom study):

-Mondays, 6:30 p.m. and Tuesdays, 1 p.m. “The Names of God.” Each person will need a copy of the participant workbook titled, The Names of God: His Character Revealed, by Melissa Spoelstra. (Workbook may be purchased from Amazon, christianbook.com, Cokesbury, or by emailing Susie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To register, email Susie.

-Mondays, 10-11 a.m. Babies and Woddlers. Parlor. Infants and toddlers are invited with a caregiver to experience God through age-appropriate songs, stories and play.

-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

-Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m. Prayer Meeting. Main Sanctuary, Crosby Campus. All are welcome. If you need someone to pray with you or need a moment in God's presence, Monday night prayer is offered each week.

-Tuesdays, 8-10:30 a.m. Food for the People. Free distribution of quality food boxes. All are welcome.

-Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. First Responders Support Group. Fellowship Hall, Fusion Center. Fellow first responders will meet weekly to openly discuss the impacts of their jobs on families, friends, co-workers and ourselves. Feeling the effects of years on the job seeing highly charged and emotional scenes? This support group is dedicated to supporting First Responders.

-Second Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m. Men's Breakfast. Crosby Campus. Fusion Center.

-Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. Freedom To Recovery. Church ministry that introduces one to a biblical and balanced program, helping countless people overcome their hurts, hang-ups and habits. Based on the actual words Jesus found in the Sermon on the Mount rather than psychological theory.

 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF KINGWOOD

5520 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood

281-360-5555

www.fpc-kingwood.org

-Sunday, Dec. 12, 5-7 p.m. Celebrate the Nativity. Sanctuary. Concert, live animals, nativity display, refreshments, crafts and activities for kids, HAAM toy drive.

-Sunday, Dec. 19, 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Special Music in Worship. "Gloria" by Antonio Vivaldi.

-Friday, Dec. 24. Christmas Eve Services

5 p.m. Contemporary

7 p.m. Traditional

9 a.m. Experience "The Story"

11 p.m. Carols and Lessons

 

FREE WILL MINISTRIES

140 Ave. A, Humble

254-931-0276

mart105aol.org

www.facebook.com/Free-Will-Ministries

-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

-Monday, Dec. 6, 5 p.m. Christmas Party. All women are invited. Meet at Longhorn Steakhouse, 20127 Hwy. 59 N., Humble.

-Saturday, Dec. 11, 10 a.m.-noon. Dress Rehearsal for “Behind the Manger.” Contact Tiffany at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

-Sunday, Dec. 12, 11:15 service. First Kidz Christmas Musical: "Behind the Manger."

-Sunday, Dec. 19, 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. "Tidings of Joy (A Celtic Christmas Celebration) with Choir and Celtic Concert Orchestra.

-Wednesday, Dec. 22, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Children's Movie: "The Star"

-Friday, Dec. 24, 11 a.m.: Children's Christmas Eve. 

-Friday, Dec. 24, 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. Christmas Eve (all). With carols, communion and candlelight.

-Sunday, Dec. 26, 10 a.m. ONE SERVICE (no Sunday School).

-Monday-Saturday, Dec. 27-Jan. 1. Church Offices Closed

-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, Handbells.

-Sundays, 10:15 a.m. Lamplighters Care Group. 

-Sundays, 11:15 a.m. Behind the Manger. Rehearsals begin for Children’s Christmas play. Contact Tiffany at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to sign up.

-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..

-Wednesdays, noon. Wednesday Lunch & Learn. Come for lunch, “Screwtape Letters,” and activities. 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 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

 

LAKE HOUSTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

23606 FM 2100 Rd.,  Humble

281-324-1541

www.lakehoustonumc.com

-Sundays, 9:30 a.m. Traditional; 11 a.m. Contemporary.

 

LAMB OF GOD LUTHERAN CHURCH

1400 FM 1960 Bypass Rd. E., Humble

281-446-5262

www.lambofgod.net

-Thursday, Dec. 9, 7 p.m. Christmas By Candlelight. Host a table; invite your lady friends. All are welcome. Share a Christmas devotion, festive decorations, good food and fellowship. Tickets are $5; sales beginning Nov. 4.

-Friday, Dec. 10, 6-10:30 p.m. Parents Night Out. Need a night out without kids? Make reservations and payment at the school office no later than Monday, Dec. 6. Cost is $40 per child, $30 for additional child. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

-Wednesday, Dec. 15, 7 p.m. Lamb of God Preschool Christmas Program.

-Sunday, Dec. 19, 9:15 a.m. (between services). “To Us a Child Is Born.” Sunday School Christmas Program.

-Friday, Dec. 24, 10 a.m.; 6 p.m.; 10 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Services.

-Saturday, Dec. 25, 10 a.m.  Jesus (John 3:16). Christmas Service.

-Sunday, Dec. 26, 9 a.m. Lessons & Carols.

-Sundays, 9:15 a.m. Sunday Bible Study. Coffee & Donuts

-Mondays, 7 p.m. Fellowship Hall. Women’s Christian Book Club. Reading: “Equipped.” The Armor of God for everyday struggles.

-1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7 p.m. Brews & Bibles Men’s Monthly Hangouts. Lake Houston Brewery, 10614 FM 1960, Huffman.

-Tuesdays, 9 a.m. Tuesday Bible Study. Coffee & Donuts

Youth Group

-Sunday Nights, starting Aug. 15, 6:30-8 p.m. Youth Room. Grades 6-12. Begins with dinner. Bring a friend. Email DCE Ryan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information.

Adult Bible Study

-Tuesdays, 9 a.m. Tuesday Bible Study. Coffee & Donuts. Fellowship Hall.

Women’s Ministries

-Mondays, 7 p.m. Christian Book Club. Starting Aug. 23 with new book, “Equipped.” Read through Chapter 1. Bring snacks to share if you’d like.

Men’s Ministries

-First Saturdays, 8-9:30 a.m. Breakfast & Bibles. Men’s Ministry. Bring a friend to the Men’s Breakfast & Bibles each month.

-Third Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Brews & Bibles Fellowship. Lake Houston Brewery, 10614 FM 1960, Huffman.

 

NEW COVENANT CHURCH

901 Wilson Rd., Humble

281-312-0139

www.newcc.org

ST. MARTHA CATHOLIC CHURCH

4301 Woodridge Parkway, Porter

281-358-6637

www.stmartha.com/

-Friday, Dec. 10, 7-9 p.m. 2021 Advent Tea by Candlelight. Family Life Center. Female friends, family and neighbors are invited to join in an inspiring spiritual evening in candlelight to prepare for the Advent Season. Reserve early; space is limited. Contact Margarita Rath at 281-989-9291 or Eleana Topp at 713-315-0137 for information.

-Tuesdays, 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, 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..

 

NORTHEAST CATHOLIC SINGLES

St. Martha Catholic Church

4301 Woodridge Pkwy., Porter

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

-Wednesday, Dec. 8, 6:30 p.m. Dinner/Conversation. Brooklyn Pizzeria, 9467 FM 1960 Bypass Rd. W., Humble.

-Wednesday, Dec. 15, 6:30 p.m. Dinner/Conversation. Fuddruckers, 4360 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood.

 

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

 

STRAWBRIDGE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

5629 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood

281-360-4500

www.strawbridge-umc.org

-Thursday, Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m. Snazzy Jazzy Christmas. The Kingwood Big Band presents a Holiday Concert with vocalist Sarah Cole with renditions of favorite Christmas Tunes. Tickets may be purchased online or at the door. For admission prices, tickets and information, visit www.lhmas.org.

-Sundays, 9 a.m. and 11:05 a.m. Worship Service

 

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.

-Friday, Dec. 17, 7 p.m. Shabbat. Celebrate virtually with Singer Janice Rubin. Soloist and cantorial soloist well known in the Houston Jewish community. For link, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

-Fridays, 7 p.m., Shabbat Services. Virtual. For link, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Ongoing Online Classes

-Sundays, 10 a.m. Adult Education - Torch Class. Via Zoom. TORCH Rabbi Haakov Wolbe leads a discussion of Pirke Avot (Ethics of the Fathers). For information, contact Carrie Keith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

-Sundays, 11:30 a.m. Sunday Discussion Group. Via Zoom. Sunday Discussion Group is open to all, reading “Caste” by Isabel Wilkerson. 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://us02web.zoom.us/j/81062242287?pwd=WGhiNFA5cGRVbU0zWCt5WFY3WkNPZz09

Meeting ID: 810 6224 2287; Passcode: 408706

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

-Saturdays, 6 p.m. Evening Worship Service

-Sundays, 9:30 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. Worship Services

 

WOODRIDGE BAPTIST CHURCH

5707 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood

832-412-1507

www.woodridge.org

-Friday, Dec. 24, 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Christmas Eve Worship.

-Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Night Service - “LIFT.” Church-wide worship will include a couple of worship songs, testimony, short time of teaching, and corporate time of prayer.




SPORTS/TOURNAMENTS/RACES

ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF EVENT

The public is invited to come out and support Maxwell’s House of Abilities Annual Charity Golf Charity Event Friday, Dec. 17, at noon, at Tour 18 Houston, 3102 FM 1960 Rd. E., Humble. Special guest will be NFL legend and Superbowl Championship Jay Schroeder. Maxwell’s House is committing to provide education support, therapy services, vocational training, job opportunities and financial assistance to youth and adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. All event proceeds will create opportunities for autistic youth and adults. For tickets and information, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/maxwells-house-of-abilities-annual-golf-tournament-tickets-159055416031.

BATTLE OF THE WOODS HOOP IT UP 3X3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

The Battle of the Woods Basketball Tournament will be held Saturday, Dec. 18, from 9 a.m.-7 p.m., at Irons Junior High School, 16780 Needham Rd., Conroe. There will be men and women, youth and adult divisions (ages 19 and older). Cost is $150/team. For information, visit www.hoopitup.com.




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.

 

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 meet 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

Join other quilting enthusiasts first Thursdays, from 6:30-9 p.m., at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 2929 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood. Face masks and social distancing are required. For club information, visit www.kingwoodareaquiltguild.com.

 

KINGWOOD AREA REPUBLICAN WOMEN

The Kingwood Area Republican Women (KARW) meets the fourth Wednesday of each month (except June 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..

 

KSA PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE MEETING

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

 

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 begins 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. For meeting dates and 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.

 

ZUMBA ON THE LAWN

Participate in Zumba on the Lawn every Thursday, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Redemption Square, 250 Assay Street, Houston. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 713-860-3000.

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Humble Area Retired Teachers Association (HARTA) will have their Zoom meeting on February 15 at 10 am.

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