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JONES PARK An Old-Fash­ioned Christmas Satur­day, Dec. 2 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Ex­pe­ri­ence tra­di­tions of ear­lier times as the Red­bud Hill Home­stead comes to life with 19th cen­tury hol­i­day cus­toms. En­joy mu­sic, a hol­i­day craft, tree light­ing, was­sail and cook­ies, and an early visit from Saint Ni­cholas. Reser­va­tions re­quired be­gin­ning Wed., Nov. 15 for Harris County res­i­dents; Mon., Nov. 20 for non-Harris County res­i­dents. Sec­ond Satur­day Set­tlers: Home­stead Hol­i­day Satur­day, Dec. 9 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Join park staff and vol­un­teers for home­made cook­ies and was­sail as the Red­bud Hill Home­stead comes to life with old­fash­ioned Christmas tra­di­tions, in­clud­ing jolly old Saint Ni­cholas. Crit­ter’s Christmas Satur­day, Dec. 16 at 10 a.m. Have you thought of dec­o­rat­ing a tree out­side just for the crit­ters? Learn how to make dec­o­ra­tive edi­ble treats for the birds and other wildlife that visit your yard this time of year. Na­ture Photo Con­test It’s time to “click-click” for the park’s an­nual photo con­test. Call 281-446-8588 for rules and in­for­ma­tion or visit www.hcp4.net/Com­mu­nity/Parks/Jones/Con­test. First Satur­day Bird­ing Satur­days, Dec. 2 at 7:45 a.m. Bring your binoc­u­lars and field guide to join a staff nat­u­ral­ist or vol­un­teer for an early morn­ing glimpse of the park’s bird life. Ages 10+. Sec­ond Sun­day Pick­ers Sun­days, Dec. 10 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Vis­i­tors are wel­come to bring an in­stru­ment to join in the fun, or en­joy the fall folk mu­sic from the au­di­ence. ****** With lead­er­ship from Com­mis­sioner R. Jack Ca­gle, Jesse H. Jones Park & Na­ture Cen­ter is a Harris County Precinct 4 fa­cil­ity lo­cated at 20634 Kenswick Drive in Hum­ble. All pro­grams are free of charge and open to the pub­lic. Harris County Precinct 4 pro­grams serve peo­ple of all ages re­gard­less of so­cioe­co­nomic level, race, sex, re­li­gion, na­tional ori­gin, or phys­i­cal abil­ity. Jesse Jones Park Vol­un­teers (JJPV) wel­comes ap­pli­ca­tions from in­ter­ested par­tic­i­pants. For more in­for­ma­tion about the park or any of the ac­tiv­i­ties and pro­grams of­fered, please call 281-446-8588 or visit www.hcp4.net/ com­mu­nity/parks/jones. 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 Road, Hous­ton 77038. Cen­ter hours are Mon­day through Thurs­day from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Fri­day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing classes or other Cen­ter pro­grams, please call 281-5917830 or visit www.hcp4.net/com­mu­nity/com­mu­ni­ty­cen­ters. In ob­ser­vance of the Christmas hol­i­days, the Cen­ter will close at 5 p.m. Mon­day, Dec. 18 through Fri­day, Dec. 22 and Wed­nes­day, Dec. 27 through Fri­day, Dec. 29. Also, the Cen­ter will close all day Mon­day, Dec. 25 and Tues­day, Dec. 26; the Cen­ter will re­open Wed­nes­day, Dec. 27 at 8 a.m. The Cen­ter will close Mon­day, Jan. 1 and re­open Tues­day, Jan. 2 at 8 a.m. 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 MangumHow­ell 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. Hol­i­day Food Drive at MangumHow­ell Cen­ter Wed­nes­day, Nov. 1 through Tues­day, Dec. 12 Mangum-How­ell Cen­ter’s Doss Ad­vi­sory Coun­cil is spon­sor­ing a hol­i­day food drive to en­sure fewer fam­i­lies, chil­dren, and se­nior adults go to bed hun­gry this hol­i­day sea­son. A col­lec­tion bar­rel will be placed in the Cen­ter’s lobby be­gin­ning Wed­nes­day, Nov. 1 through the Cen­ter’s an­nual hol­i­day lun­cheon on Tues­day, Dec. 12. The food bank at North­west As­sis­tance Min­istries (NAM) will dis­trib­ute do­nated non­per­ish­able food, such as canned veg­eta­bles, fruits, meats, juices, ce­re­als and more. For more in­for­ma­tion about the food drive, please stop by the Cen­ter or give us a call. Free Event: Mangum-How­ell Cen­ter Presents Santa’s Work­shop 2017 Fri­days, Dec. 1 and 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Satur­day, Dec. 2 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 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, bal­loon art (one per child), 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. Free per­for­mance: En­sem­ble The­atre presents The Toys Take Over Christmas Satur­day, Dec. 9 at 11 a.m. In a 1920s Har­lem toyshop, a group of en­chanted toys dream of the day when they can find a new home. When a hard­hearted toy­maker re­fuses to sell them, the toys join forces with Zowie the heart, who works her magic on the toy­maker. This heart­warm­ing pro­duc­tion, spon­sored by The Cen­trum Arts League takes place at Mangum-How­ell Cen­ter, where the beau­ti­ful ar­ray of an­i­mated hol­i­day dé­cor and thou­sands of lights make this a mag­i­cal ex­pe­ri­ence for chil­dren of all ages! Call the Cen­ter to re­serve your seat or for more in­for­ma­tion. Twelve Days of Christmas Lun­cheon Fea­tur­ing Mu­si­cian Valerie Hill Tues­day, Dec. 12 at noon Cel­e­brate the sea­son with tra­di­tional hol­i­day fare, en­ter­tain­ment, dec­o­ra­tions, and prizes. Ben’s Chuck Wagon pro­vides turkey and dress­ing, mashed pota­toes, veg­etable med­ley, rolls, cran­berry sauce, pecan pie, and un­lim­ited iced tea and cof­fee. Re­cently re­turned from Bran­son, Mis­souri, Valerie Hill will per­form a va­ri­ety of hol­i­day and pa­tri­otic songs. She is also a mem­ber of the Be­liev­ers Fel­low­ship Bap­tist Church wor­ship team and has a 40-year back­ground in mu­sic. To add to the fun, 12 lucky par­tic­i­pants will win prizes from the ad­vent cal­en­dar. An $8 per per­son sug­gested do­na­tion is re­quested and payable in ad­vance when you regis­ter in the of­fice. The dead­line to pur­chase tick­ets is Fri­day, Dec. 8. Sassy Red Hat­ters Tues­day, Dec. 12 at 1:30 p.m. The Red Hat So­ci­ety is a global so­ci­ety of women that con­nects, sup­ports, and en­cour­ages women in their pur­suit of fun, friend­ship, free­dom, ful­fill­ment, and fit­ness. The Mangum-How­ell Sassy Red Hat­ters are an ac­tive, funlov­ing group of ladies, ages 50 and bet­ter, who fol­low this mission state­ment! They meet the sec­ond Tues­day of ev­ery month im­me­di­ately fol­low­ing the Cen­ter’s monthly lun­cheon to plan a va­ri­ety of day trips and so­cial events. If you are look­ing for a sassy way to en­rich your so­cial life, at­tend the monthly meet­ing. Jan­uary Trips Sign Up Thurs­day, Dec. 14 at 8:30 a.m. Sign up is on a first-come, first-served ba­sis. Trans­porta­tion is pro­vided for in­di­vid­u­als 50 years and bet­ter through Harris County Precinct 4’s Se­nior Adult Pro­gram. Buses will pick up and drop off par­tic­i­pants at the Cen­ter for the fol­low­ing Jan­uary trips:

· Fri­day, Jan. 5 at 8:30 a.m. – Trans Star and Lone Star Flight Mu­seum, Hous­ton. The cost is $12 per per­son. Lunch is on your own Luby’s Restau­rant.

· Wed­nes­day, Jan. 17 at 8 a.m. – Bra­zos Val­ley African Amer­i­can Mu­seum and Bra­zos Val­ley Mu­seum of Nat­u­ral His­tory, Bryan. The cost is $7 per per­son. Lunch is on your own at Cot­ton Patch. Free Movie And Pop­corn Fri­day, Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. Mangum-How­ell Cen­ter is of­fer­ing a free show­ing of Mir­a­cle on 34th Street along with pop­corn, drinks, and treats. In this heart­warm­ing Christmas clas­sic, star­ring Mau­reen O’Hara, John Payne, and Ed­mund Gwenn, six-year-old Su­san Walker is skep­ti­cal of the Christmas myth sur­round­ing Santa Claus, a trait she per­haps learned from her mother, Dorey. When tasked with hir­ing the Santa who will pose with kids at Macy’s, Dorey en­lists a man with the cu­ri­ous name of Kris Kringle. When Kringle sur­prises cus­tomers and em­ploy­ees alike by claim­ing that he re­ally is Santa Claus, it leads to a court case to de­ter­mine his men­tal health and, more im­por­tantly, his au­then­tic­ity. Call or come by the Cen­ter to re­serve your the­atre ticket and seat! Rated PG; 1 hr. 46 min. Bingo Thurs­day, Dec. 21 at 1 p.m. Each player is asked to bring a nom­i­nal prize (not to ex­ceed $5). Please note: No cash prizes, gift cer­tifi­cates, gift cards, lot­tery tick­ets, or U.S. postage stamps may be used as prizes. ON­GO­ING EVENTS Rhythm Walk­ing Week­days at 8:10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Start or end your day with a 2 ½-mile walk to mu­sic in the com­fort of the

Cen­ter. Zumba® Fit­ness Mon­days, Wed­nes­days, and Fri­days at 9 a.m. Tues­days and Thurs­days at 6 p.m. Zumba® Step Tues­days at 9 a.m. and Wed­nes­days at 6 p.m. Zumba Sen­tao™ Thurs­days at 9 a.m. and Mon­days at 6 p.m. A cer­ti­fied in­struc­tor com­bines Latin and in­ter­na­tional mu­sic with a fun, calo­rie-torch­ing, strength-train­ing, and ef­fec­tive dance work­out sys­tem that is great for the body and mind. Aer­o­bic at­tire is rec­om­mended. This class is limited to par­tic­i­pants ages 13 and older. All par­tic­i­pants un­der the age of 18 must present their stu­dent ID card or other proof of age. Quilt­ing Mon­days at 9 a.m. Take this op­por­tu­nity to quilt, share ideas, and en­joy the fel­low­ship of other quil­ters. All skill levels are wel­come. Dart Base­ball Mon­days and Fri­days at 10 a.m. Throw darts at a cork­board base­ball di­a­mond and keep score just like a real base­ball game! No skills are needed to join the team – just a will­ing­ness to try. Hatha Yoga Mon­days, Tues­days, and Thurs­days at 11 a.m. (Doss Ac­tiv­ity Build­ing) A cer­ti­fied in­struc­tor teaches yoga meth­ods to help achieve phys­i­cal and men­tal har­mony as well as emo­tional and spir­i­tual peace. A non-skid yoga mat is re­quired. Be­gin­ning Line Danc­ing Mon­days at 1 p.m. Learn pop­u­lar line dances from tal­ented vol­un­teers. Par­tic­i­pants should wear light-colored, rub­ber-soled shoes. A part­ner is not needed. Ur­ban Line Danc­ing Mon­days at 7 p.m. Be­gin­ners and Se­niors: Wed­nes­days at 11 a.m. Join this vol­un­teer-led class that ex­er­cises both the body and mind in a fun and ex­cit­ing way with chore­ographed steps to jazz, pop, hip-hop, or rhythm-and-blues mu­sic. A part­ner is not needed. Sit And Be Fit Ex­er­cise Tues­days, Thurs­days and Fri­days at 9 a.m. (Doss Ac­tiv­ity Build­ing)

This ex­er­cise class is de­signed to help peo­ple who suf­fer with arthri­tis, joint aches, and stiff­ness. Mangum-How­ell Coupon Clip­pers Tues­days from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join the Mangum-How­ell Coupon Clip­pers as they pre­pare coupons for ship­ment to 36 mil­i­tary bases around the world. Scis­sors and coupons are pro­vided. Ce­ram­ics Tues­days from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a break for lunch Learn how to pre­pare, paint, glaze, and fire a va­ri­ety of green­ware pieces. There is no cost to fire pieces, and only those pieces painted by stu­dents dur­ing class may be fired. How­ever, stu­dents must pro­vide their own sup­plies for the class. Be­gin­ning Sewing And Serg­ing Tues­days: Sewing at 1:30 p.m.; Serg­ing at 2:30 p.m. A vol­un­teer in­struc­tor teaches be­gin­ning sewing and serg­ing classes, which cover ba­sic ma­chine stitches; mea­sur­ing, com­bin­ing and in­ter­chang­ing pat­terns; plus, seam fin­ish­ing. While the Cen­ter has sev­eral ma­chines for stu­dent use, par­tic­i­pants are en­cour­aged to bring their own serger or sewing ma­chine to be­come fa­mil­iar with how it op­er­ates. Wood­work­ing Group Wed­nes­days at 8:30 a.m. (Doss Ac­tiv­ity Build­ing) Learn how to de­sign pat­terns and use var­i­ous tools to build stun­ning cre­ations. Bring your own sup­plies; equip­ment is pro­vided. Chair Vol­ley­ball Wed­nes­days and Fri­days at 10 a.m. In­di­vid­u­als 50 years and bet­ter are in­vited and en­cour­aged to come and en­joy this fun-filled game played with a beach ball. From the fit to the wheelchair­bound, chair vol­ley­ball is an ac­tiv­ity that pro­motes ex­er­cise, com­radery and friend­ship, the spirit of com­pe­ti­tion, and, most of all, lots of laughs! Zen­tan­gle Art And Adult Col­or­ing Book Class Wed­nes­days from 10 a.m. to noon A vol­un­teer in­struc­tor teaches ba­sic Zen­tan­gle de­signs us­ing black ink on white pa­per for an easy-to learn, re­lax­ing, and fun craft. Par­tic­i­pants should bring ul­tra-fine black mark­ers and pa­per to class. The in­struc­tor also uses the color wheel to teach stu­dents how col­ors work to­gether to cre­ate beau­ti­ful works of art. Bring your fa­vorite col­or­ing book, col­or­ing pen­cils, crayons or mark­ers Whichever medium you pre­fer, you will feel the anx­i­ety and stress slip away as you de­sign or color. Be­gin­ning Knit­ting And Cro­chet­ing Wed­nes­days at 1 p.m. Share knit­ting and cro­chet­ing tech­niques with other sea­soned vet­er­ans. Cards And Domi­noes Wed­nes­days at 1 p.m. Bring a part­ner or at­tend alone and try your hand at a va­ri­ety of card games or domi­noes. Ten-Form In­te­gral T’ai Chi Wed­nes­days and Thurs­days at 7 p.m. Vol­un­teers in­struct par­tic­i­pants in a com­bi­na­tion of ex­er­cise, breath­ing, re­lax­ation, vi­su­al­iza­tion, and med­i­ta­tion tech­niques. A non-skid yoga mat is re­quired. Take Off Pounds Sen­si­bly (Tops) Thurs­days at 9 a.m. This sup­port group of­fers nu­tri­tional in­for­ma­tion and en­cour­age­ment to help con­trol weight. Be­gin­ning And In­ter­me­di­ates Bridge Lessons Thurs­days at 10 a.m. Vol­un­teer in­struc­tors teach the ba­sics of Amer­i­can Stan­dard Bridge. Learn about count­ing tricks, bid­ding, an­a­lyz­ing your hand, scor­ing, and more. Du­pli­cate Bridge Thurs­days at 1 p.m. En­joy an af­ter­noon of Amer­i­can Stan­dard Bridge in a friendly and re­laxed at­mos­phere. 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 77373. Cen­ter hours are Mon­day through Fri­day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing classes or other Cen­ter pro­grams, please call 281-350-1029 or visit www.hcp4.net/com­mu­nity/commu- ni­ty­cen­ters. In ob­ser­vance of the Christmas hol­i­day, the Cen­ter closes Fri­day, Dec. 22 at 5 p.m., and re­opens Wed­nes­day, Dec. 27 at 8 a.m. 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 Big Stone Lodge. 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 I Can “Bearly” Wait for Christmas Lun­cheon Fri­day, Dec. 1 at 11:30 a.m. Precinct 4’s Se­nior Adult Pro­gram in­vites all se­nior adults 50 years of age or bet­ter to a lun­cheon with live, mu­si­cal en­ter­tain­ment. Do­na­tions of stuffed bears will be ac­cepted and dis­trib­uted to lo­cal char­ity or­ga­ni­za­tions. Ben’s Chuck Wagon will pro­vide turkey, dress­ing, mashed pota­toes and gravy, green beans, rolls, dessert, and iced tea. Trans­porta­tion is avail­able for those 50 or bet­ter from Cham­pion For­est Bap­tist Church, lo­cated at 15555 Steub­ner Airline Road in Hous­ton, at 10:15 a.m. A $10 per per­son sug­gested do­na­tion is re­quested and payable in ad­vance dur­ing reg­is­tra­tion. Come by the Cen­ter Mon­day through Fri­day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to get tick­ets no later than Wed­nes­day, Nov. 29. Tea Time With Terry Wed­nes­day, Dec. 6 at 1 p.m. Par­tic­i­pants 50 and bet­ter are wel­comed to join in Big Stone Lodge’s first wis­dom cir­cle. Led by Sage-ing In­ter­na­tional’s Terry Seufert, this gath­er­ing is an op­por­tu­nity to cre­ate a sense of com­mu­nity for par­tic­i­pants in the sec­ond half of their life. Par­tic­i­pants will en­joy tea, light snacks, and en­gag­ing con­ver­sa­tion. Call 281-350-1029 to regis­ter. Christmas Train In Alvin Thurs­day, Dec. 7 at 3 p.m. Trip sign-up is on a first-come, first­served ba­sis at Big Stone Lodge. The cost is $9 per per­son. Din­ner is on your own at Joe’s Bar­beque Com­pany. Trans­porta-

tion is pro­vided for in­di­vid­u­als 50 and bet­ter through Harris County Precinct 4’s Se­nior Adult Pro­gram. A Harris County Precinct 4 bus will pick up and drop off par­tic­i­pants at Spring Bap­tist Church, lo­cated at 633 E. Lou­etta Road in Spring.

Walk­ing Along The Trails Fri­day, Dec. 8 at 8:10 a.m.

Be­gin your Fri­day morn­ing with a gen­tle two-mile walk along the Spring Creek Green­way while learn­ing about na­ture from a Precinct 4 Trails As Parks (TAP) guide.

Pon­toon Boat Rides Fri­day, Dec. 8 at 9 a.m.

Take a tran­quil and scenic ride along Spring Creek and learn about the area’s nat­u­ral his­tory and wildlife. Space is limited. Call 281-350-1029 to regis­ter.

Nat­u­ral Hol­i­day Wreaths Mon­day, Dec. 11 at noon

Join Kris Lin­berk, nat­u­ral­ist co­or­di­na­tor with Precinct 4 Trails as Parks (TAP), to cre­ate your own nat­u­ral hol­i­day wreath. In this hands-on work­shop, Lin­berk will demon­strate how to make fes­tive dec­o­ra­tive pieces out of el­e­ments you can find in the park. Call 281-350-1029 to regis­ter and re­ceive a sup­ply list.

Stuffed Stock­ing Ex­change Tues­day, Dec. 12 at noon

Cel­e­brate the hol­i­day sea­son by join­ing friends for a stuffed stock­ing ex­change. To par­tic­i­pate, fill a pair of glitzy new socks with treats and trin­kets (not ex­ceed­ing $10), tie the socks to­gether, and bring them to the lodge for a white ele­phant ex­change. Call 281-350-1029 to regis­ter.

Trip Sign Up Tues­day, Dec. 12 at noon

Sign up is on a first-come, first-served ba­sis. Trans­porta­tion is pro­vided for in­di­vid­u­als 50 and bet­ter through Harris County Precinct 4’s Se­nior Adult Pro­gram. A Harris County Precinct 4 bus will pick up and drop off par­tic­i­pants at Spring Bap­tist Church, lo­cated at 633 E. Lou­etta Road in Spring, for the fol­low­ing Jan­uary trip:

Thurs­day, Jan. 25 at 9:30 a.m. – Schako­lad Choco­late Fac­tory, The Wood­lands. The cost is $22 per per­son. Lunch is on your own at Sweet Toma­toes.

Mistle­toe Magic Lun­cheon Fri­day, Dec. 15 at 11:30 a.m.

Big Stone Lodge in­vites the com­mu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence the en­chant­ment of the sea­son. Bring your loved ones to en­joy a de­light­ful hol­i­day meal and soul­ful songs from Kevin Michael Weishaar. Ben’s Chuck Wagon will pro­vide smoked pork loin, glazed car­rots, scalloped pota­toes, rolls, dessert, and un­lim­ited cof­fee and iced tea. An $8 per per­son sug­gested do­na­tion is re­quested and payable in ad­vance dur­ing reg­is­tra­tion. Come by the Cen­ter Mon­day through Fri­day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to get tick­ets no later than Wed­nes­day, Dec. 13.

In­tro­duc­tion To Wa­ter­color Course Mon­day, Dec. 18 at 1 p.m.

Big Stone Lodge is of­fer­ing a course for par­tic­i­pants in­ter­ested in learn­ing the foun­da­tions and tech­niques ev­ery wa­ter­color artist needs to know. Vol­un­teer Stephanie Clark will dis­cuss the ma­te­ri­als, con­cepts, and tech­niques needed to be­gin any wa­ter­color project. Stu­dents are asked to bring a sim­ple set of wa­ter­col­ors, any size paint brushes, and a wa­ter­color paint­ing pad. Call 281-3501029 to regis­ter.

Hol­i­day Craft Work­shop Wed­nes­day, Dec. 20 at 2 p.m.

Crafters of all skill levels are in­vited to spend an af­ter­noon mak­ing hol­i­day crafts. Par­tic­i­pants will be able to cre­ate sev­eral projects just in time for the hol­i­days. Call 281-350-1029 to regis­ter and re­ceive a sup­ply list.

ON­GO­ING Rhythm Walk­ing

Mon­day through Thurs­day at 8:10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Start or end your day with a 2 ½-mile walk to mu­sic in the com­fort of the Cen­ter.

Sit And Be Fit

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

T’ai Chi

Mon­days at 9:30 a.m., Wed­nes­days at 9 a.m., and Fri­days at 8:30 a.m. A cer­ti­fied in­struc­tor teaches a com­bi­na­tion of stretch­ing and ton­ing ex­er­cises.

Be­gin­ners Pi­lates

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

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