Pioneer construction skills, spinning and weaving, daily settler chores, lye soap making, settler crafts, Native American lore, survival skills, re-enactments, heritage music, pioneer cooking, black powder weapons, woodworking, and more.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Big Stone Lodge at Dennis Johnston Park
Start your Friday mornings with a healthy and educational stroll through Precinct 4’s beautiful trails. Join Monte Parks as he leads a gentle 2 mile walk along the paved Spring Creek Trail beginning and ending at Big Stone Lodge.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Take this opportunity to quilt, share ideas, and enjoy the fellowship of other quilters.
11:10 AM - 12:10 PM
This dance class gives an aerobic body workout that is safe and effective. Instructor Melissa Shrake leads the
fun through a variety of dance styles and music, including country-and-western, popular, hip hop, salsa, tango,
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Volunteer instructor Juana Hernandez combines Latin and International music with a fun, calorie-torching, strength-training, and effective dance workout that is great for the body and mind. Aerobic attire is recommended. The class is limited to participants ages 13 and older. All participants under the age of 18 must present their Student I.D. or other proof of age.
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mercer Botanic Gardens
Join Mercer staff for plant grooming, pruning and weeding in the the Perennial Garden. Seek out what is blooming and participate in plant identification to assist visitors. Learn about Texas native plants and endangered species in the Conservation Garden. Dress for the weather with tennis shoes or boots, gloves, and a hat. Sunscreen and water are recommended.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Bring a partner or attend alone and try your hand at a variety of card games or dominoes.
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Jesse H. Jones Park
Join Horticultural Coordinator Matt Abernathy Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m. for native plant landscaping and habitat restoration in the park. Volunteers assist with gardening outside the Nature Center, tending plants in the greenhouse, removing invasive plants, assisting with habitat restoration, and other horticulture projects. Volunteer Doug Ebeling also offers vegetable gardening at 10 a.m. in the heritage garden at the pioneer homestead. Closed-toed shoes, gloves, a hat, sunscreen, and water are recommended.
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
If you are looking for a new hobby and like to doodle, Zentangle is for
you! Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful
images by drawing patterns. It is a meditative art form that is most often
drawn using a black pen on white paper. Volunteer instructor Senetta Young
teaches the basic Zentangle designs that anyone can draw anywhere. Stop by
the Center to see several beautiful Zentangle drawing samples.
Call 281-591-7830 or come by the Center to sign up. Supplies are
provided for the first class along with a list of supplies for future classes.
If you know the basics of knitting and crocheting, or if you are a seasoned veteran, join this group to share ideas and techniques.
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Explore the beautifully detailed illustrations and drawings
in an adult coloring book, and bring them to life using colorful
palettes and your imagination. In this class, the process of focusing
on colors and creation is very therapeutic in helping to relieve
anxiety and stress! Volunteer instructor Senetta Young uses the
color wheel to teach her students how colors work together to
create beautiful works of art.
Bring your favorite coloring book, coloring pencils, crayons,
or markers, and feel the anxiety and stress slip away as you color.
Call 281-591-7830 or come by the Center to sign up.
E-mail Commissioner Cagle
Find employment opportunities
Find new resident information
Make a reservation at a park
Recycle in Precinct 4
Submit a service/maintenance request
Commissioners' Court Agenda
Free Prescription Discount Card Program
Harris County Burn Ban Update
Harris County's Official Web site
Harris County Transit
Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Public Dumpster Form
Harris County Precinct 4
1001 Preston, Suite 950
Houston, Texas 77002