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Big Stone Lodge’s January Calendar Bookmark

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/communitycenters.

In observance of New Year’s Day, the Center closes Friday, Dec. 29 at 5 p.m. and reopens Tuesday, Jan. 2 at 8 a.m. Also, in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King holiday, the Center closes Friday, Jan. 12 at 5 p.m. and reopens Tuesday, Jan. 16 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

Watercolor Basics En Plain Air.
Tuesdays, Jan. 9 and 23 at 9 a.m. Discover your artistic potential by mastering the basics of watercolor painting with the outdoors as inspiration. Volunteer instructor Stephanie Clark will discuss the essential techniques and tools needed. Visit the Center to sign up and pick up a supply list.

Trip Sign Up. Tuesday, Jan. 16 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 February trip: • Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. – Silver Sycamore, Pasadena. The cost is $19 per person. Lunch is included at the SycamoreVille Saloon.

The Life and Times of Stephen F. Austin. Thursday, Jan. 18 at 2 p.m. Join Precinct 4’s Monte Parks with Trails As Parks for an intriguing look at the American impresario known as the father of Texas. Call 281-350-1029 to register.

A Groovy Kind of Luncheon. Friday, Jan. 19 at 11:30 a.m. Big Stone Lodge invites the community to enjoy live music with Valerie Hill. Ben’s Chuck Wagon will provide stuffed baked potatoes, garden salad, rolls, dessert, and unlimited coffee and 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, Jan. 17.

Schakolad Chocolate Factory, The Woodlands. Thursday, Jan. 25 at 9:30 a.m. Trip sign-up is on a first-come, first-served basis at Big Stone Lodge. The cost is $22 per person. Lunch is on your own at Sweet Tomatoes. 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.

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.

Chair Exercise. 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.

Beginners Zumba. Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and Fridays at 9 a.m. A volunteer instructor leads this class that combines a variety of music with a fun and effective workout system.

Dancercise. Mondays and Wednesdays at 11 a.m. This dance class gives a safe and effective aerobic body workout. A variety of dance styles and music including country, pop, hip hop, salsa, tango and merengue make this a fun way to exercise.

Beginners Drawing.
Mondays from 12:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. An accomplished artist and instructor teaches drawing techniques. No experience is necessary—just a desire to have fun and learn. Call the Center at 281-350-1029 to register or for more information.

Advanced Drawing. Mondays from 2:15 to 3:30 p.m. Learn drawing techniques from an accomplished artist or continue to improve your talent and skills.

Hatha Yoga.
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. A certified instructor teaches yoga methods to achieve physical and mental harmony as well as emotional and spiritual peace. A non-skid yoga mat is required.

Line Dancing I. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:10 a.m. to 11:10 a.m. Participants can master the steps that can be used for any line dancing song in this twelve-week introductory course.

Line Dancing II. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:10 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. This volunteer-led class features popular dances seen on television and in local dance clubs. Participants should wear light-colored, rubber-soled shoes.

Cards and Dominoes. Tuesdays at 1 p.m. Come alone or with a partner to play a variety of card games or dominoes.

Chair Volleyball. Thursdays at 12:15 p.m. This exciting and easy to learn activity is similar to traditional volleyball, but allows participants to remain seated.



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