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Mangum-Howell Center’s January Calendar Bookmark

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 281-591-7830 or visit 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

Celebrating the Lunar New Year Luncheon Featuring an Asian Fashion Show
Tuesday, Jan. 9 at noon

Celebrate Lunar New Year 2018, the year of the Dog, with a fashion show featuring clothing from different Asian countries along with traditional Asian music. China Wok will cater the meal that includes sweet and sour chicken, chicken fried rice, vegetable and broccoli noodles, egg rolls, dessert, and unlimited iced tea and coffee. An $8 per person suggested donation is requested and must be received within one week of reserving luncheon tickets. Checks are payable to Doss Advisory Council and should be mailed to Precinct 4’s Mangum-Howell Center at 2500 Frick Road, Houston, Texas 77038.

Sassy Red Hatters
Tuesday, Jan. 9 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, fun-loving 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.

Save a Life, Learn CPR
Wednesday, Jan. 10 from 9 1 p.m.

Course content includes adult, child, and infant choking relief, CPR, first aid, and use of the AED defibrillator. Lorraine Hibbert, a certified instructor through the American Heart Association, leads this class for ages 14 years and older. She has 20 years of experience as a registered nurse and has been a CPR instructor for the association for 10 years. The two-year certification fee is $20. Please pay by money order only to Lorraine Hibbert. This course is not for health care professionals, and space is limited.

February Trips Sign Up
Thursday, Jan. 11 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 February trips:
• Thursday, Feb. 1 at 10 a.m. – Clayton Library and Bicycle Museum, Houston. The cost is no charge per person. Lunch is on your own at Luby’s Restaurant.
• Thursday, Feb. 22 at 8 a.m. – Prison and Veterans Museums, Beaumont. The cost is $9 per person. Lunch is on your own at Grand Buffet.

Free Movie and Popcorn
Friday, Jan. 12 at 1 p.m.

Mangum-Howell Center is offering a free showing of Edward Scissorhands along with popcorn, drinks, and treats. Edward Scissorhands is an American romantic fantasy film directed by Tim Burton. The movie focuses on Edward (Johnny Depp), an eccentric man with scissors for hands who lives alone in a mansion. One day a kind lady, Peg (Dianne Wiest), discovers him and welcomes him into her home. At first, everyone welcomes him into the community, but soon things begin to take a change for the worse. Call or come by the Center to reserve your theatre ticket and seat! Rated PG; 1 hr. 45 min.

Thursday, Jan. 18 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.

Texas Trivia Time Seminar
Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 10 a.m., and Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 1 p.m.

Francisco Sanchez, Jr., Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management, and member of the Speakers Committee of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, will present a fun and interactive seminar on the history of the Rodeo and Texas heritage. Francisco will test your knowledge and share history and fun facts about our great state of Texas. So, brush up your Texas history and join us for this lively and educational program.

AARP Safe Driving Course
Thursday, Jan. 25 from 10 2 p.m.

Reduce your car insurance by as much as 10 percent by completing AARP’s Safe Driving Course. This class cannot be used for ticket dismissal. Certificates are awarded upon completing the course. The required course fee for AARP members is $15 or $20 for non-members. Checks are payable to AARP. Advanced registration is required, so please call or come by the Center to reserve your spot.

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.

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.

Blood Pressure Check
Tuesdays at 9 a.m. (Beginning Jan. 9)

Often called the silent killer, high blood pressure can lead to deadly health consequences if left untreated. Find out if you are at risk with this free blood pressure test offered by a volunteer retired nurse.

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.

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 wheelchair-bound, 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 Intermediate 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 Duplicate Bridge in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

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