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Due to precautions related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), some programs and activities may be curtailed, postponed, or canceled. Please check with the appropriate venues before making plans.

Harris County Precinct 4

Commissioner R. Jack Cagle

SPRING ISSUE 2021


FEATURED LOCATIONS

Scan the QR code to see more Precinct 4 parks or visit www.hcp4.net/parks.

BANE PARK

KICKERILLO-MISCHER PRESERVE

9600 W. Little York Rd., Houston

20215 Chasewood Park Dr., Houston

BIG STONE LODGE

709 Riley Fuzzel Rd., Spring

BURROUGHS PARK

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9738 Hufsmith Rd., Tomball

CARTER PARK

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7221 Treaschwig Rd., Spring

COLLINS PARK

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6727 Cypresswood Dr., Spring

DENNIS JOHNSTON PARK & LEGACY TREES PROJECT

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709 Riley Fuzzel Rd., Spring

DOSS PARK & MANGUM-HOWELL CENTER

2500 Frick Rd., Houston

JESSE H. JONES PARK & NATURE CENTER

20634 Kenswick Dr., Humble

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LINDSAY/LYONS PARK

2310 Atascocita Rd., Humble

MATZKE PARK

13110 Jones Rd., Houston

MERCER BOTANIC GARDENS

22306 Aldine Westfield Rd., Humble

MEYER PARK

7700 Cypresswood Dr., Spring

PUNDT PARK

4129 Spring Creek Dr., Spring

SPRING CREEK PARK

15012 Brown Rd., Tomball


HAPPENINGS SPRING 2021 Precinct 4 Happenings is a free quarterly calendar featuring Harris County Precinct 4’s events and activities. The 2021 spring issue covers the months of April through June. To continue receiving Happenings, subscribe online at www.hcp4.net/publications.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS A message from Commissioner Cagle Welcome to the spring edition of Precinct 4 Happenings! This colorful, quarterly calendar of events spotlights Harris County Precinct 4’s recreational and educational activities, festivals, opportunities for adults over 50, and much more. Best of all, this publication features more upcoming programs than ever before, so you won’t miss any of your favorite events. I invite you to read through this vibrant publication, and I look forward to seeing you at a Precinct 4 event soon!

CONTACT

www.hcp4.net 713-274-4050 14444 Holderrieth Road Tomball, TX 77377

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JONES PARK

7 KICKERILLO-MISCHER PRESERVE 12 MOVIE NIGHTS 13 LEGACY TREES PROJECT 15 MERCER BOTANIC GARDENS 21 TRAILS AS PARKS (TAP)

DESIGN

Katia Hernandez

EDITOR

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Joe Stinebaker printed on recycled paper

FOLLOW US! @HCPRECINCT4

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EVENTS AND PROGRAMS AT

JESSE H. JONES PARK & NATURE CENTER

SIGN UP ONLINE AT www.hcp4.net/jjp/events *Registration required.

20634 KENSWICK DR., HUMBLE 281-446-8588


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Saturday, 10 a.m. – noon Registration begins Wed., March 24. Ages 12 and under.

Saturday, 1 p.m.

EASTER GAMES*

Enjoy egg rolls, bunny races, spoon races, and other traditional Easter games at the Redbud Hill Homestead. Bring a picnic lunch.

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ANNUAL NATURE PHOTO CONTEST RIBBON PRESENTATION

Check out this year’s best photos and get photography tips. For more information, visit www.hcp4.net/jones/photocontest.

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SECOND SATURDAY SETTLERS: NATURAL DYES*

Saturday, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Registration begins Wed., March 31. Volunteers and staff bring the homestead to life as they demonstrate natural methods of dying fabrics or Easter eggs, and witness early Texas settler chores.

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FROGS*

Saturday, 1 p.m. Registration begins Wed., April 7. Ages 10+. Did you know that frogs have existed since before the dinosaurs? Join a staff naturalist to learn more about the frog and toad species found in Jones Park.

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VOLUNTEER MEET & GREET

Saturday, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Ages 16+ or accompanied by an adult. Interested in volunteering? Stop by Jones Park for a casual gathering with staff and volunteers to learn about the variety of rewarding volunteer opportunities. Families welcome.

Follow us! @JesseHJonesPark

Connor Carpenter 2020 Winner Adult Division

INATURALIST CITY NATURE CHALLENGE* Saturday Registration begins Wed., April 21. Ages 12+. First Saturday Birding – 7:45 a.m. Reptiles & Amphibians – 9 a.m. Fish of Spring Creek – 10 a.m. Biological Surveys – 2 p.m. Join staff naturalists and volunteer guides to assist in documenting the plant and animal diversity throughout the park. All data collected will be logged on iNaturalist as part of a global citizen science biodiversity study.


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SUMMER NATURE CAMP

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JUNE 8 – 11 AGES 5 - 6

SUMMER NATURE CAMP ONLINE REGISTRATION

JUNE 15 – 18 AGES 7 - 9

Monday, 8 a.m. Ages 5 - 12. Children are invited to “Amazing Arthropods,” a four-day educational summer program with dates in June, July, and August. Parents or legal guardians may register online with scanned identification and child’s birth certificate. Harris County residents receive priority until Tuesday, May 6. Please visit www. hcp4.net/jjp/events for dates and additional details.

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SECOND SATURDAY SETTLERS: LADIES DAY*

Saturday, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Registration begins Wed., April 28. Witness daily activities in the life of settler women, such as gardening, spinning and weaving, spring cleaning, and more as staff and volunteers bring the Redbud Hill Homestead to life.

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REPTILE OPEN HOUSE*

Saturday and Sunday, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Registration begins Wed., May 5. From the largest pythons to the smallest frogs, the Nature Center is packed with live reptiles and amphibians from around the world. Learn about these fascinating creatures and their natural history.

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BITES, STINGS, & ITCHES*

Saturday, 9 a.m. – noon Registration begins Wed., May 12. Learn about common summer hazards and find out why you have no reason to fear the outdoors. This interactive program includes a classroom portion in the Nature Center followed by a short walk outside to see some of the plants and animals firsthand.

JUNE 22 – 25 AGES 5 - 6 JUNE 28 – JULY 2 AGES 10 - 12 www.hcp4.net/jjp/events

JUNE

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CREEK BASH*

Saturday, 9 a.m. – noon Registration begins Wed., May 26. Ages 16+ or accompanied by an adult. Join the Jesse Jones Park Volunteers to remove litter along the park’s waterways to restore wildlife habitat and nature’s beauty.

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SECOND SATURDAY SETTLERS: CLAYWORKS*

Saturday, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Registration begins Wed., June 2. Visit the Redbud Hill Homestead and get your hands in the mud. Mix clay, sand, and straw to create chink, the material pioneers used between logs to insulate their cabins.


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ONGOING JESSE JONES PARK VOLUNTEERS Mondays, April 26, May 24, and June 28, 7 p.m.

Ages 16+ or accompanied by an adult. Everyone is invited to attend the JJPV monthly program and meeting. Call or visit www.hcp4.net/jjp/volunteer for more information about volunteer opportunities at the park.

CONSERVATION CONNECTIONS Wednesdays in April and May, 8:30 a.m.

Ages 16+ or accompanied by adult. Volunteers are invited to join staff and assist with a variety of park conservation projects. Wear closedtoe shoes. Bring garden gloves and water bottle. Long pants and a hat recommended.

TAI CHI Wednesdays, 9 a.m. Volunteer John Spencer leads this one-hour beginner class in the outdoor classroom near the Nature Center.

TADPOLES CLUB* Wednesdays, May 5, 12, 19, and 26, 10:30 a.m. or 1 p.m.

Ages 3 and 4 only! Parent must accompany child. Sorry, no younger or older siblings. Registration begins Wed., April 7. This interactive program introduces preschool-aged children to nature through animals, puppets, short walks, crafts, and stories.

HOMESTEAD OPEN HOUSE Wednesdays and Saturdays, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Enjoy a look around the Redbud Hill Homestead and Akokisa Indian Village. Self-guided interpretive brochures are available in the Nature Center.

FIRST SATURDAY BIRDING Saturdays, April 3 and May 1, 7:45 a.m.

Ages 10+.

Birders of all skill levels are invited to join a naturalist or volunteer guide to observe and document the park’s variety of spring migrants and early summer resident birds of Jones Park. Bring binoculars.

INVASIVES BEWARE Saturdays, April 17, May 15, and June 19, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Ages 16+ or accompanied by adult. Join Jones Park staff and volunteers to remove invasive plant species and restore native habitats in the park. Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes.

PIONEER LIFESTYLE Saturdays, April 24, May 22, and June 26, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Join staff and volunteers for this handson look at early Texan skills. Learn the art of fire making, leather works, small plot gardening, and more in this “slow living” workshop located in Redbud Hill Homestead.

SECOND SUNDAY PICKERS Sundays, April 11, May 9, and June 13, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

One of the longest running programs at Jones Park, visitors are welcome to attend an informal folk music concert or bring an instrument to join in the fun!

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EVENTS AND PROGRAMS AT

KICKERILLO-MISCHER PRESERVE

SIGN UP ONLINE AT www.hcp4.net/kmp/events

Registration and face coverings required for all events.

20215 CHASEWOOD PARK DR., HOUSTON 713-274-4299


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ART OF THE PRESERVE: SPRINGTIME

Thursday, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Explore your crafty side using natural materials to create a spring-themed craft.

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NATURE4HEALTH WEEK

Monday – Saturday, Program times vary. View details online at www.hcp4.net/kmp/events. Discover the health benefits of connecting with nature during this week-long event featuring a variety of programs, activities, and presentations.

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BIY: BUILD IT YOURSELF OUTDOOR CRAFT

Saturday, 9 a.m. – noon Ages 6+. Create outdoor projects like bird feeders, bird houses, or bat houses. Participants will use hand tools during construction. All wood will be precut.

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PARK AFTER DARK

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BAT CHAT – CHAMPION FOREST PARK

9560 Cypresswood Dr., Houston Friday, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Ages 6+. Watch bats emerge from the bridge on Cypresswood over Cypress Creek. Learn why bats are important and how to ensure their protection. Bring a lawn chair.

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HIDING NUTS: THE LIFE & TIMES OF SQUIRRELS

Saturday, 9 a.m. – noon Ages 6+ recommended. Did you know squirrels can lie? Join us as we learn more about our favorite little forest friends and find out how, when, and why squirrels hide nuts.

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TALES OF THE MOON

Wednesday, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Join park naturalists to explore the history of our moon. Camp chairs or lawn blankets are recommended.

JUNE

5 & 12

Thursday, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

BUG LAB I & II

Join staff naturalists to explore the preserve after dark. Please wear closedtoe shoes and bring a flashlight.

Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Ages 9+.

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ART OF THE PRESERVE: MOTHER’S DAY CRAFT

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Try your hand at “net sweeping” and study your findings during this two-day program to learn about the insect species found at the preserve and the unique traits that allow for their survival. Participants should plan to attend both Saturdays.

Friday, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Explore your crafty side using natural materials to create a special Mother’s Day craft.

Follow us! @KickerilloMischerPreserve


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Thursday, 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Ages 16+ recommended.

Friday, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

KITCHEN GARDEN: HERBS

Celebrate National Herbs and Spices Day with KMP staff. Learn which varieties of herbs grow best in our area, the components of a kitchen garden, and how to harvest your own herbs.

ART OF THE PRESERVE: FATHER’S DAY

Explore your crafty side using natural materials to create a special Father’s Day craft.

SUMMER SOLSTICE Thursday, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Join staff naturalists to learn about the summer solstice. Camp chairs or blankets are recommended for seating.

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BAT CHAT – CHAMPION FOREST PARK

Friday, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. 9650 Cypresswood Dr., Houston Ages 6+. Watch bats emerge from the bridge on Cypresswood over Cypress Creek. Learn why bats are important and how to ensure their protection. Bring a lawn chair.

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FLAG DAY: FLAG RETIREMENT CEREMONY

Monday, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Ages 6+. Celebrate Flag Day and learn more about “Old Glory” with local Scouts BSA troops during a flag retirement ceremony at the KMP fire ring. Families are invited to bring faded or torn U.S. flags to retire. Please bring a lawn chair.

ONGOING THIRD MONDAY BIRDING Mondays, April 19, May 17, and June 21, 7:30 a.m. Join Houston Audubon Society volunteers for this monthly bird count. Binoculars and walking shoes recommended.

LAKESIDE LIBRARY Tuesdays, April 6 and 20, May 4 and 18, and June 1 and 15, 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Ages 7 and younger.

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Join a staff naturalist for a nature-themed story and activity by Marshall Lake.

Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

SOW, NOW WHAT?

PET ROCKS

Learn geology basics and create your own pet rock. No feeding or watering required! Participants are welcome to bring their own rock to decorate or use a provided rock.

Tuesdays, April 6 and 20, and May 4 and 18, 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Prepare to get your hands dirty! Each interactive class will cover a new gardening topic.


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Nature Explorers Club

Wednesdays, April 7 and 21, May 5 and 19, June 2 and 16, Times vary. View time slots online at www.hcp4.net/kmp/events. Enjoy an afternoon of leisurely paddling on Marshall Lake. All equipment is provided, including canoes, paddles, and personal flotation devices. Participants are encouraged to bring their own Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device. Each child 10 and under in a canoe must be accompanied by a paddling adult. Canoes have a fourperson maximum capacity.

Wednesdays April 14 & 28 May 12 & 26 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

FIND YOURSELF OUTDOORS SERIES

Ages 9 - 12

Wednesdays, April 7 and 21, and May 5 and 19, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. More details can be found online at www.hcp4.net/kmp/events. Learn a variety of outdoor skills with KMP staff! Each class will cover a different topic, including orienteering, geocaching, backpacking, and more.

Discover the intricacies of nature during this 90-minute field program. Please bring a notebook, pencil, water bottle, and wear closed-toe shoes and long pants.

Registration required at www.hcp4.net/kmp starting Monday, May 3, at 8 a.m.

SUMMER DAY CAMPS DISCOVERY CAMP | AGES 5 - 6 June 21 – 25 | 9 a.m. – noon

JUNIOR RANGER CAMP | AGES 7 - 9 July 12 – 16 | 9 a.m. – noon

NATURE EXPLORATION CAMP | AGES 10 - 12 July 26 – 30 | 9 a.m. – noon

ADVENTURES IN ECOSYSTEMS CAMP | AGES 13 - 15 August 9 – 13 | 9 a.m. – noon


C UB SCO UT

ADVENTURES Registration required at www.hcp4.net/kmp/events. Cub Scouts are invited to join a park naturalist each week for outdoor adventures specially designed for each Cub Scout rank or age level. For more details, call 713-274-4299.

BEARS: Fur, Feathers, and Ferns WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 6 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.

WEBELOS: Webelos Walkabout WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 6 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.

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Saturday, noon – 6 p.m. Burroughs Park 9738 Hufsmith Rd., Tomball

Saturday, 6 p.m. Burroughs Park 9738 Hufsmith Rd., Tomball Reservations required at www.hcp4.net/events.

FAMILY GAME DAY

Reservations required at www.hcp4.net/events. Enjoy a day of family fun in the park with games, food trucks, and a live DJ. Families can reserve large format games like Jenga, Kerplunk, Connect 4, and more in 30-minute blocks. Longer games like croquet and bocce ball may be reserved in one-hour blocks.

PARK BINGO

Join us for a night of oldfashioned family fun playing BINGO in the Park! Bingo supplies will be provided, just bring your blankets and chairs!

Please adhere to the designated seating areas and pathways to support social distancing and follow CDC guidelines for hand washing, recommended size of social gatherings, and wearing face coverings.


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SUMMER MOVIE NIGHTS

WWW.HCP4.NET/P4MOVIES

JUNE

To view park locations and addresses, see Page 1.

JULY

Tuesday, June 15 Bane Park

Friday, July 9 Doss Park

Wednesday, June 16 Matzke Park

Tuesday, July 13 Bane Park

Thursday, June 17 Burroughs Park

Wednesday, July 14 Matzke Park

Friday, June 18 Collins Park

Thursday, July 15 Burroughs Park

Monday, June 21 Lindsay/Lyons Park

Friday, July 16 Collins Park

Monday, June 28 Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve

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AUGUST

Tuesday, August 3 – Bane Park Wednesday, August 4 – Matzke Park Thursday, August 5 – Burroughs Park Friday, August 6 – Collins Park Monday, August 9 – Pundt Park

Movies start at dusk. Enjoy a family-friendly movie night, complete with crafts. For more information and movie titles, visit www.facebook.com/HCPrecinct4. Reservations required at www.hcp4.net/events. Please adhere to the designated seating areas and pathways to support social distancing and follow CDC guidelines for hand washing, recommended size of social gatherings, and wearing face coverings.


ACTIVITIES WITH

LEGACY TREES PROJECT

SIGN UP ONLINE AT www.hcp4.net/legacytrees/events

Registration and face coverings required for all events.

709 RILEY FUZZEL RD., SPRING 713-274-4160


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TREE-RIFIC VOLUNTEERS

NATIONAL ARBOR DAY

Friday, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Mercer Botanic Gardens Arboretum 22306 Aldine Westfield Rd., Humble Stop by to pick up a complimentary tree or sign up to foster a legacy tree. Learn more about trees through identification and tree aging activities while commemorating this year’s Earth Day theme, “Restore our Earth.” Meet at the Post Oak Pavilion in Mercer’s West Side Arboretum.

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EXPLORING DENDROLOGY

Saturday, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Mercer Botanic Gardens Arboretum 22306 Aldine Westfield Rd., Humble Ages 12+. Join us at the Post Oak Pavilion in Mercer’s West Side Arboretum to learn how to apply botanical terms while identifying trees with a take-home tree guide.

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HOW TO FOSTER A TREE

Saturday, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Dennis Johnston Park 709 Riley Fuzzel Rd., Spring Ages 12+. Join us on the Spring Creek Greenway to learn how you can adopt and care for a tree planted along the trail. We will discuss and demonstrate how to monitor and track the tree’s health using Tree Plotter, a free web-based GIS platform optimized for mobile use.

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Wednesdays, April 7, May 5, May 19, and June 16, 9 a.m. Mercer Botanic Gardens Horticultural Propagation Center 3602 Hirschfield Rd., Spring Ages 16+. Help care for nursery trees at the Mercer Botanic Gardens Horticultural Propagation Center. Bring gloves and a refillable water bottle. Hours earned qualify towards the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) program through the Spring Creek Education Society. For more information about the PVSA, visit www.MonarchPEI. org/PVSA or contact jennifer@ springcreekeducationsociety.org.

ALL ABOUT INVASIVES Saturdays, May 29 and June 26, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Ages 16+. Locations vary along the Spring Creek Greenway Trail. Email or call for more information. Join Precinct 4’s Legacy Trees Project to restore the banks and meadows along Spring Creek by volunteering to remove invasive species like Chinese tallow and privet. Please bring a refillable water bottle, gloves, and wear closed-toe shoes. Hours earned qualify towards the President’s Volunteer Service Award program through the Spring Creek Education Society. For more information about the PVSA, visit www.MonarchPEI. org/PVSA or contact jennifer@ springcreekeducationsociety.org.

FOSTER A LEGACY TREE With your help, Precinct 4 can grow into a greener, healthier place to work and live. Volunteer to care for orchards along the trails or help preserve Texas history by fostering your own legacy tree. Schools, nonprofits, and Harris County Precinct 4 residents are invited to apply. Visit www.hcp4.net/legacytrees for more information.

Ask An Arborist!

Submit your question to legacytrees@hcp4.net


EVENTS AND PROGRAMS AT

MERCER BOTANIC GARDENS

SIGN UP ONLINE AT www.hcp4.net/mercer/events *Registration required.

22306 ALDINE WESTFIELD RD., HUMBLE 713-274-4160


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MUSIC IN THE GARDENS*

Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. Ages 2 - 5. Children and parents can experience rhythm and music principles throughout the gardens. Classes use Kindermusik’s curriculum, songs, instruments, and movement to inspire creativity, confidence, and music appreciation in young children.

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VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION*

FAMILY ADVENTURE SERIES: MICRO-MERCER*

Wednesday, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., Multiple start times are available. Recommended for ages 5 - 12. Explore the mysterious, tiny plant world at Mercer Botanic Gardens. Use hand lenses and microscopes to view the tiniest of plants found in the gardens. Observe plant cells, thin roots, seeds, and more! Then, transfer your observations as scientific drawings into a keepsake journal. Small, understory tree saplings will be available to take home for planting.

Thursday, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Timber Lane Utility District Building 2615 Ciderwood Dr., Spring Ages 16+ or ages 12 - 15 with parent. Do you want to give back to your community, need volunteer hours for school, or just love the outdoors and have an interest in Gulf Coast flora? Mercer Botanic Gardens offers a variety of volunteer opportunities at two facilities within one mile of the gardens. Join us for a volunteer orientation to discover everything we have to offer, from helping maintain our gardens, to plant propagation and sales, to educational programs and the Mercer Ambassadors.

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A TASTE OF TEXAS: THE ETHNOBOTANY OF TEXAS PLANTS*

Friday, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Ages 12+. For thousands of years, people have used plants as a food source, medicine, construction materials, textiles, dyes, and more. Take a walking tour with Mercer staff to discover the important relationship between plants and people, and learn about the historical uses of Texas native plants, such as Texas mountain laurel, inland sea oats, and milkweed.

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Mercer Ambassadors Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Want to become a Mercer Ambassador? www.hcp4.net/mercer/volunteer 713-274-4160 Mercer_Botanic_Gardens


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BIRD SURVEY*

Thursday, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. Ages 12+. Mercer’s gardens and miles of winding riparian forest trails along the Cypress Creek flyway are an ideal place to birdwatch! Monthly bird surveys are suited for birders of all levels and experience. Bring binoculars and a bird identification guide. Meet in front of the Visitor Center.

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NATIONAL ARBOR DAY*

Friday, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Ages 12+. Stop by to pick up a complimentary tree or sign up to foster a legacy tree. Learn more about trees through identification and tree aging activities while commemorating this year’s Earth Day theme, “Restore our Earth.” Meet at the Post Oak Pavilion in Mercer’s West Side Arboretum.

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FAMILY ADENTURE SERIES: SACHET THIS WAY!*

Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – noon, Multiple start times are available. Sachet your way through the gardens as you experience the fragrances of herbs, spices, and citrus. At each plant stop, visit with Mercer volunteers to learn fun plant facts and receive prepared plant material to add to your sachet. Complimentary tree saplings will be available to take home for planting.

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MUSIC IN THE GARDENS*

Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. Ages 2 - 5. Children and parents can experience rhythm and music principles throughout the gardens. Classes use Kindermusik’s curriculum, songs, instruments, and movement to inspire creativity, confidence, and music appreciation in young children.

MAY 7 & 8 SPRING PLANT SALE Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Early shopping is available for TMS members on Friday from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. To become a TMS member or renew a membership, visit themercersociety.org. Mercer’s annual two-day plant sale fundraiser is springing up this May! Shop in person at this highly anticipated plant sale featuring nearly 1,200 varieties of high-quality plants rarely found at local retail nurseries. Discover Mercer Grown plants, raised at nearby greenhouses by experienced staff and volunteers, that are adaptable to the variety of soils and weather conditions in the Gulf Coast region. And, remember to celebrate Mother’s Day by picking out the perfect plant gift for mom, such as tropical gingers, flowering annuals and perennials, roses, hibiscus, and Gulf Coast natives to attract butterflies to your garden.


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BIKE SKILLS RODEO*

Saturday, 9 a.m. – noon May is Bike Month, so bring the kids out to Mercer’s first Bike Skills Rodeo! This family-friendly event is for youth with balance, tricycle, or training wheel bikes with up to 16-inch wheelsets. Activities include a helmet check and multiple stations to improve bike handling, trail etiquette, and traffic safety skills. Each participant will receive a certificate of completion and map of local cycling trails accessible from Mercer. Participants must bring their own helmets and closed-toe shoes. Meet near the Post Oak Pavilion in Mercer’s West Side Arboretum.

EXPLORING DENDROLOGY: THE STUDY OF TREES* Saturday, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Ages 12+. Join us at the Post Oak Pavilion in Mercer’s West Side Arboretum to learn how to apply botanical terms while identifying trees using a take-home tree ID booklet guide resource.

JUNE

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FAMILY ADVENTURE SERIES: FAMILY HIKE*

Saturday, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m., Multiple start times are available. Celebrate National Trails Day at Mercer Botanic Gardens. Did you know that Mercer has more than five miles of beginner-friendly riparian trails to hike and discover? Bring the family out to explore old and new hiking spots on Mercer’s east and west sides. Staff will be on hand with maps and to answer questions about specific trails. Receive a bamboo hiking stick, one per person, while supplies last. Meet at Mercer’s East Side Main Gardens.

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FATHER’S DAY VIRTUAL PLANT SALE

Saturday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Early shopping is available for TMS members starting on Friday at 4 p.m. To become a TMS member or renew a membership, visit themercersociety.org. Dad’s love plants, too! Visit our online Father’s Day Plant Sale to select your dad’s favorite gift this year. There will be a wide variety of Mercer Grown plants, including butterfly host and nectar plants, stunning tropical gingers, elegant shade lovers, Gulf Coast natives, and more. Shop the online-only sale at: themercersociety.square.site. All orders are pickup only; plants cannot be shipped.

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MERCER MORNING CLUB*

Wednesdays, 9 a.m. – noon Ages 6 - 11. Ready for summer adventures where you can explore and learn about the wonders of nature and citizen science? Discover the natural environment, habitats, mammals, reptiles, birds, and insects through interactive activities, including hiking, scientific observations, crafts, and more. Volunteer opportunities are available.

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BEYOND BEES!*

Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Ages 6+. Bee-come fascinated with our local bees as staff and volunteers guide you through Mercer’s East Side garden. View our resident colonies of carpenter bees and honeybees to learn about their critical role in the environment and Mercer’s conservation efforts through holistic gardening practices.

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ONGOING GREENHOUSE GARDENING*

GARDEN CRUISIN’: TOUR DE 4*

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9 a.m. – noon. Mercer Horticultural Propagation Center 3602 Hirschfield Rd., Spring Ages 16+.

Fridays, April 16, May 14 and 28, and June 11, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Weather permitting. Ages 60+, or anyone age 12 or older with transportation needs.

Join a plant committee and grow plants year-round for events and sales or help with various projects from propagation to irrigation. Contact Mercer’s volunteer coordinator at 713-274-4160 for more information.

Meet at the Visitor Center for a leisurely, one-hour cart tour through the gardens and arboretum. Experience the beauty and tranquility of Mercer’s themed gardens during one unforgettable visit. Maximum of four passengers per tour.

TAI CHI Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Ages 12+. Join volunteer John Spencer during this one-hour beginner class offered at Mercer’s East Side Gardens. Tai Chi class location may vary each week. Call 713-2744160 for more information or to check for cancellations due to weather or holidays.

STORY TIME* First and Third Mondays, 10:30 a.m. Ages 2 - 5. Enjoy a unique story time in a natural setting. Story time garden locations may vary each week.

WOMEN’S RESTORATIVE HIKE* Second and Fourth Tuesdays, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Ages 18+. This beginner-friendly, one-hour hike through Mercer’s gardens and arboretum is for those who believe in the restorative power that nature has on the mind, body, and spirit. Consult your physician before starting any exercise program.

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PROGRAMS WITH

TRAILS AS PARKS

SIGN UP ONLINE AT www.hcp4.net/tap/events

Registration and face coverings required for all events.

WWW.HCP4.NET/TAP/EVENTS


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NATIONAL WALKING DAY

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WILDFLOWER WEDNESDAY WANDERINGS

Thursday, 10 a.m. – noon Dennis Johnston Park 709 Riley Fuzzel Rd., Spring

Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Pundt Park 4129 Spring Creek Dr., Spring Ages 10+.

Celebrate National Walking Day with Trails As Parks! Get active and get your steps in with a guided walk down a portion of the Spring Creek Greenway Trail. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a refillable water bottle.

Wander Pundt Park with a Trails As Parks naturalist to discover which wildflowers are blooming. Take part in a hands-on flower dissection to learn the different parts of a flower.

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PLOGGING THE GREENWAY

Tuesday, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Pundt Park 4129 Spring Creek Dr., Spring Ages 10+. Plogging is the act of picking up trash while jogging, walking, biking, or boating. Help keep our parks clean by plogging on the trails in Pundt Park. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring work gloves.

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OUTDOOR WONDER WOMEN SERIES

Friday, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Dennis Johnston Park- Big Stone Lodge 709 Riley Fuzzel Rd., Spring Ages 18+. Women only. Join a Trails As Park naturalist to explore a variety of outdoor topics specifically for women. Learn more online at www.hcp4.net/tap/events.

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FROLFING IN THE PARK

Saturday, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Collins Park 6727 Cypresswood Dr., Spring Ages 10+. Like golf? Enjoy frisbee? Come “frolf” with Trails As Parks! Learn more about the growing sport of disc golf. Equipment provided. Bring a refillable water bottle, and wear comfortable shoes and weatherappropriate clothing.

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NATURAL DYES

Saturday, 9 a.m. – noon Dennis Johnston Park 709 Riley Fuzzel Rd., Spring Ages 13+. What in the natural world can be used to make dye for natural fiber fabrics? Join us for this hands-on demonstration learning to dye different types of cloth with a variety of natural materials.

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AQUATIC WALK

Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Pundt Park 4129 Spring Creek Dr., Spring Ages 7+. Grab a net and discover the amazing aquatic life in fresh water! All equipment is provided.

Lil’ Naturalist Hike series ANIMAL HOMES APRIL 8 Dennis Johnston Park 709 Riley Fuzzel Rd., Spring

THURSDAY, 9 A.M. – 10 A.M.

Registration and face coverings required. Sign up online at www.hcp4.net/tap/events.


Friday Cart Cruise FEBRUARY 5 & 19 MARCH 5 & 19 APRIL 16 & 30 FRIDAYS, 8:30 A.M., 10 A.M., 11 AM Spring Creek Greenway

Please visit www.hcp4.net/tap/events for locations. Ages 7+. Did you know that Precinct 4 has a 17-mile paved trail that runs from U.S. 59 to I-45? This trail is home for wildlife and is a beautiful stretch of greenspace. Enjoy a brief guided tour of a small portion of the Spring Creek Greenway Trail.

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Thursday, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. Location varies based on water conditions. Visit www.hcp4.net/tap/events to view the location for this activity. Ages 18+.

Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Spring Creek Park 15012 Brown Rd., Tomball

Join us for an early morning paddle along Spring Creek for a closer look at flora and fauna. Kayaks, paddles, and personal flotation devices are provided.

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PARK AFTER DARK: SPIDER SNIFFIN’

Thursday, 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. Burroughs Park 9738 Huffsmith Rd., Tomball Ages 5+. Learn tips to “sniff out” our eight-legged friends! Bring a flashlight and wear closed-toe shoes.

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BAT CHAT

Friday, 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. Champions Forest Park 9650 Cypresswood Dr., Houston Did you know that bats can eat up to 8,000 insects per night? Join us to view the nightly emergence of bats at the bridge over Cypresswood. Bring a camp chair or lawn blanket.

GEOCACHING 101

Bring the entire family out for an introduction to this high-tech treasure hunt! Geocaching is wildly popular and a great activity for all ages. Bring your GPSenabled smartphone to learn about apps to get started.

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YOUTH KAYAK TRAINING

Wednesday, 9 a.m. – noon Burroughs Park 9738 Huffsmith Rd., Tomball Ages 10 - 17. Youth paddlers can learn the basics of handling a kayak, paddle strokes, and other know-before-you-go information. Paddlers will have time to practice on the water. Single-person kayaks, paddles, and personal flotation devices provided. Bring plenty of drinking water and wear closedtoe shoes.


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Thursday, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. Location varies based on water conditions. Visit www.hcp4.net/tap/events to view the location for this activity. Ages 16+.

First and Third Wednesdays, Times vary. Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve 20215 Chasewood Park Dr., Houston

KAYAK THE CREEK

Join us for an early morning paddle along Spring Creek for a closer look at flora and fauna. Kayak, paddle, and personal flotation devices are provided.

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NATIONAL GO FISHING DAY

Friday, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Dennis Johnston Park 709 Riley Fuzzel Rd., Spring Bring your pole and tackle to the pond to celebrate National Go Fishing Day. Trails As Parks staff will be on hand to help answer questions. Bait and equipment provided. Following CDC protocol, please maintain social distancing. Texas Parks & Wildlife Department fishing rules apply.

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NATIONAL CATFISH DAY

Friday, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Dennis Johnston Park 709 Riley Fuzzel Rd., Spring Join us for an afternoon of “cat”ching fish on National Catfish Day! No need to be a pro angler; we’ll help with equipment, bait, and offer tips. Please wear outdoorappropriate clothing and closed-toe shoes.

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NATIONAL CANOE DAY

Saturday, 8 a.m. – noon Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve 20215 Chasewood Park Dr., Houston Registration required. One adult per child (10 and under) required to canoe. Celebrate National Canoe Day with Trails As Parks by paddling Marshall Lake. Enjoy the 40-acre lake from the boat while you take in the views of Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve. All equipment is provided. Participants are encouraged to bring their own Coast Guardapproved personal flotation device. Each boat must have one adult to paddle. Canoes have a four-person maximum capacity.

AFTERNOON CANOE

Fourth Thursdays, Times vary. Burroughs Park 9738 Huffsmith Rd., Tomball View time slots at www.hcp4.net/tap/ events. One adult per child 10 and younger required to canoe. Each boat must have one adult to paddle. Enjoy an afternoon of leisurely paddling. All equipment is provided, including canoes, paddles, and personal flotation devices. However, participants are encouraged to bring their own Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device. Each child 10 and under in a canoe must be accompanied by a paddling adult. Canoes have a four-person maximum capacity.

CANOE THE CREEK Second Saturdays, 9 a.m. – noon Jones Park 20634 Kenswick Dr., Humble Ages 16+. Enjoy a morning of leisurely paddling the lower portion of Spring Creek. Two paddlers allowed per canoe. All equipment is provided. Participants are encouraged to bring their own Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device. Each boat must have one adult paddler (18+) per canoe.


PROGRAMS WITH

PRECINCT 4 ENCORE! Ages 50 and Older

SIGN UP ONLINE AT www.hcp4.net/encore/events

Registration required for all events.

P.O. BOX 1433, TOMBALL 713-274-4050


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DRIVE-THRU LUNCHEON: BARBECUE BONANZA

Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. Champion Forest Baptist Church Jersey Village 16518 Jersey Dr., Jersey Village $8 per person. Catered lunch includes barbecue brisket, sausage, potato salad, baked beans, homemade bread, and cobbler.

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DRIVE-THRU LUNCHEON: BON APPETIT

Friday, 11:30 a.m. Big Stone Lodge 709 Riley Fuzzel Rd., Spring $8 per person. Catered lunch includes lasagna, salad, garlic bread, and strawberry shortcake.

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DRIVE-THRU LUNCHEON: FUN IN THE SUN

Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. Champion Forest Baptist Church Jersey Village 16518 Jersey Dr., Jersey Village $10 per person.

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DRIVE-THRU LUNCHEON: IT’S BARBECUE TIME

Friday, 11:30 a.m. Copperfield Church 8350 Hwy. 6 N., Houston $8 per person. Catered lunch includes barbecue brisket, sausage, potato salad, baked beans, homemade bread, and cobbler.

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DRIVE-THRU LUNCHEON: HONORING MOTHERS

Monday, 11:30 a.m. St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church 2003 W. 43rd St., Houston $8 per person. Celebrate motherhood by enjoying a lunch of chicken spaghetti, salad, green beans, garlic bread, and a lemon bar.

Enjoy a catered lunch by Catfish on Wheels that includes fried catfish, shrimp, French fries, hush puppies, coleslaw, beans, and dessert.

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DRIVE-THRU LUNCHEON: SIZZLING HOT SUMMER

Friday, 11:30 a.m. Copperfield Church 8350 Highway 6 North $8 per person. Catered lunch includes beef and chicken fajitas, rice, beans, chips, queso, and caramel cake.


Due to precautions related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), some programs and activities may be curtailed, postponed, or canceled. Please call Precinct 4 Encore! at 713-274-4050 before making plans.

TAKE A DAY TRIP Ages 50+. Precinct 4 Encore! offers day trips leaving from 13 different locations throughout Precinct 4 every month. To view more events and activities, visit www.hcp4.net/encore/events.

APRIL Strawberry Picking at Jollisant Farm Antique Rose Emporium Bluebonnet Festival Bee Weaver

MAY Larry’s Old Time Trade Days Galveston Harbor Tour Magnolia Fest

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Volunteer

Precinct 4 Encore! offers a variety of volunteer opportunities every month.

Houston Food Bank Northwest Assistance Ministries Kids’ Meals

Gator Country Crocodile Encounter Kemah Fireworks


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Virtual Encore Excursions Thursdays at 10 a.m. on Facebook

Take a virtual visit to some of your favorite destinations. Join Precinct 4 Encore every week on Precinct 4’s Facebook page for a new Encore! Excursion.

CREATE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE! Want to become a Trip Coordinator? Trip Coordinator training is now available online! Visit www.hcp4.net/encore/daytrips.

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1 P.M. – 3 P.M. MANGUM-HOWELL CENTER AT DOSS PARK 2500 FRICK RD., HOUSTON If you prefer to attend training in person, please register by calling 713-274-4050 Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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EVENTS AND PROGRAMS AT

BIG STONE LODGE

SIGN UP ONLINE AT www.hcp4.net/bsl/events

Registration required for all events.

709 RILEY FUZZEL RD., SPRING 281-350-1029


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Friday, 2:30 p.m. Deadline to register is Wed., April 7.

Friday, 11:30 a.m. $10 per person. Payments must be received by mail by Wed., May 19.

DRIVE-THRU EVENT: SPRING INTO APRIL

Birds are singing and flowers are blooming. Spring is in the air! Swing by to pick up a craft kit you can use for spring decorating.

DRIVE-THRU LUNCHEON: LA DOLCE VITA

Join us to celebrate “la dolce vita” – the good life! Enjoy a catered lunch that includes chicken spaghetti, mixed vegetables, garden salad, garlic bread, and dessert. Please make checks payable to Fun4Seniors. Payments cannot be accepted the day of the luncheon.

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DRIVE-THRU EVENT: A LITTLE SLICE OF PARADISE

Wednesday, 2:30 p.m. Deadline to register is Mon., June 7.

16 DRIVE-THRU LUNCHEON: “TACO” ‘BOUT A GOOD TIME Friday, 11:30 a.m. $10 per person. Payments must be received by mail by Wed., April 14. Ole! Ole! Come this way and join the fiesta at Big Stone Lodge. Enjoy a catered lunch that includes chicken and beef fajitas, rice, beans, chips, queso and guacamole, and dessert. Please make checks payable to Fun4Seniors. Payments cannot be accepted the day of the luncheon.

MAY

7 DRIVE-THRU EVENT: UNDER THE SEA Friday, 2:30 p.m. Deadline to register is Wed., May 5. Splish splash, let’s dive into summer with a sea-tastic craft.

Take a relaxing break at Big Stone Lodge and pick up a tropical-themed craft kit.

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DRIVE-THRU LUNCHEON: ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK

Friday, 11:30 a.m. $10 per person. Payments must be received by mailed by Wed., June 16. Grab your poodle skirt and leather jackets, it’s time to rock around the clock! Join us for a catered lunch that includes chicken fried steak with gravy, green beans, mashed potatoes, a roll, and dessert. Please make checks payable to Fun4Seniors. Payments cannot be accepted the day of the luncheon.

The center will be closed

APRIL 19 – MAY 1 for Early Voting and Election Day. All programs will be canceled during this time.


EVENTS AND PROGRAMS AT

MANGUM-HOWELL CENTER

SIGN UP BY CALLING 281-591-7830

Registration required for all events.

2500 FRICK RD., HOUSTON WWW.HCP4.NET/MHC/EVENTS


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APRIL

1 DRIVE-THRU: BUNNY HOP EGGS-TRAVAGANZA Thursday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Supplies are limited. Ages 4 and under. The Easter Bunny will fill your basket with fun-filled activities, including lots of prizes, crafts, games, and a treat during this eggs-citing drive-thru adventure!

29 DRIVE-THRU CRAFT: DIY BIRD HOUSE Thursday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Supplies are limited. Hang or gift this fun and easy-to-assemble bird house made of natural wood.

MAY

7 DRIVE-THRU CRAFT: MOTHER’S DAY FLOWER WREATH AND RECIPE CARD HOLDER Friday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Supplies are limited.

DRIVE-THRU LUNCHEON: SPRING IS IN THE AIR

Celebrate Mother’s Day with this foam spring wreath featuring flowers, honeybees, and an inspirational poem. Then, make this recipe card holder to use while you make mom’s favorite recipe.

Tuesday, 11 a.m. – noon $10 per plate. Deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, April 9.

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Wave farewell to the winter blues and welcome the arrival of spring. Ben’s Chuck Wagon is serving chicken pot pie, a side salad, green beans, rolls, poppyseed cake, and iced tea. Payments must be mailed in advance to Mangum-Howell Center, 2500 Frick Road, Houston, Texas, 77038. Make checks payable to Doss Advisory Council. Mail payments no later than Tues., April 6, to meet the deadline to purchase tickets on Fri., April 9. Payments cannot be accepted the day of the luncheon.

22 DRIVE-THRU CRAFT: EARTH DAY FLOWERPOT Thursday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Supplies are limited. Spread your love of the earth by planting these seeds in a color-your-own flowerpot.

DRIVE-THRU LUNCHEON: HEART OF THE HOME Tuesday, 11 a.m. – noon $10 per plate. Deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, May 7. Continue the Mother’s Day celebration with this hearty meal from Ben’s Chuck Wagon that includes chicken breast with creamy mushroom sauce, wild rice, mixed vegetables, homemade bread, German chocolate cake, and iced tea. Payments must be mailed in advance to MangumHowell Center, 2500 Frick Road, Houston, Texas, 77038. Make checks payable to Doss Advisory Council. Mail payments no later than Tues., May 4, to meet the deadline to purchase tickets on Fri., May 7. Payments cannot be accepted the day of the luncheon.


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DRIVE-THRU LUNCHEON: SUMMER DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN

Tuesday, 11 a.m. – noon $10 per plate. Deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, June 4.

20 CRAFT: SPRING BEADED CHARM BRACELET Thursday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Supplies are limited. Celebrate springtime with this colorful beaded bracelet to embellish any outfit.

Let the sunny days cheer you up with this hot delicious meal that includes roast beef, new potatoes with gravy, glazed carrots, rolls, strawberry shortcake, and iced tea. Payments must be mailed in advance to Mangum-Howell Center, 2500 Frick Road, Houston, Texas, 77038. Make checks payable to Doss Advisory Council. Mail payments no later than Tues., June 1, to meet the deadline to purchase tickets on Fri., June 4. Payments cannot be accepted the day of the luncheon.

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28 CRAFT: MYSTERY KIT Friday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Supplies are limited. Is it a craft, is it a game, or is it a puzzle? Don’t let the suspense get you – register to pick up your mystery kit!

Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Supplies are limited. Have a blast with this sweet craft to make on a summer day.

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CRAFT: PATRIOTIC NECKLACE AND FLAG KIT

Tuesday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Supplies are limited. Let freedom ring with this fun, patriotic craft kit.

Due to precautions related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), some programs and activities may be curtailed, postponed,or canceled. Please call the center at 281-591-7830 to check before making plans.


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FUN4Kids: SUMMER PROGRAM

Father’s Day Mug and Keychain JUNE 17

Stay Fit and Active JUNE 24

Thursday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Thursday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Supplies are limited.

Supplies are limited.

Celebrate all great dads with these fun and functional Father’s Day gifts.

Have fun staying fit and active with this action-packed activity kit.

ONGOING

(SPACE IS LIMITED) RHYTHM WALKING Weekdays, 8:10 a.m. and 4 p.m. ZUMBA Weekdays, 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., except Friday evening

SIT AND BE FIT Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 9 a.m. (Doss Activity Building) BEGINNING SEWING Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m.

QUILTING Mondays, 9 a.m.

CARDS AND DOMINOES Wednesdays, 1 p.m.

DART BASEBALL Mondays and Fridays, 10 a.m.

CROCHETING AND KNITTING Wednesdays, 1 p.m.

HATHA YOGA Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 11 a.m. (Doss Activity Building)

PICKLEBALL Wednesdays, 1 p.m.

CHAIR VOLLEYBALL Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 10 a.m. URBAN LINE DANCING Mondays, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 11 a.m. (Beginning)

TAI CHI Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7 p.m. TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY (TOPS) Thursdays, 9 a.m. BEGINNING AND INTERMEDIATE BRIDGE LESSONS Thursdays, 10 a.m.


14444 Holderrieth Road Tomball, TX 77377

Harris County Precinct 4

Commissioner R. Jack Cagle

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Happenings | Spring 2021  

Precinct 4 Happenings is a free quarterly calendar featuring Harris County Precinct 4’s events and activities. The 2021 spring issue covers...

Happenings | Spring 2021  

Precinct 4 Happenings is a free quarterly calendar featuring Harris County Precinct 4’s events and activities. The 2021 spring issue covers...

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