Learn beginner stitches, tools, patterns, and techniques American women used in the 18th and 19th centuries. Bring an embroidery hoop; other materials provided. Reservations required beginning Wed., Oct. 4. Ages 8+.
8:10 AM - 9:10 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.
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 - 11:00 AM
Jesse H. Jones Park
Join the JJP Eradicators in documenting and removing
invasive plants and animals. Ages 16+ or with an adult.
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
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mercer Botanic Gardens
Join Volunteer Coordinator and Horticulturist Suzzanne
Chapman for plant grooming, pruning, and weeding in 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
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.
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