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Mangum-Howell Center's July Calendar Bookmark

Free! Kid’s Archery Class. Fridays, July 6 through July 27 at 9 a.m.

Children ages 9 to 15 are invited to learn how to shoot a bow and arrow. Participants can learn the basics of archery along with archery safety at the Center’s full-service, outdoor range. Bows, arrows, targets, and arm guards are provided. Advance registration is required and space is limited, so sign up now to reserve your spot in the class. Come by the Center or call 281-591-7830 to register.

Sun-Sational Summer Luncheon Featuring The Grateful Geezers. Tuesday, July 10 at noon

Join Mangum-Howell Center for performances of your favorite Beach Boy tunes by The Grateful Geezers. This “Sun-Sational” Summer Luncheon features pork loin, new potatoes with gravy, vegetable medley, rolls, strawberry shortcake, and unlimited iced tea, and coffee.

An $8 per person suggested donation is requested and payable in advance when you register in the office. 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. The deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, July 6.

Sassy Red Hatters. Tuesday, July 10 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.

August Trips Sign Up. Thursday, July 12 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 August trips:

  • Wednesday, August 15 at 9 a.m. – George Bush Presidential Library, College Station. The cost is $6. Lunch is on your own at Cotton Patch Cafe.
  • Thursday, August 30 at 9 a.m. – Space Center Houston. The cost is $16. Lunch is on your own at Zero-G Diner.

Bingo. Thursday, July 19 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.

AARP Safe Driving Course. Thursday, July 26 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.

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.

Chair Volleyball. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m.

Individuals 50 years and better are invited to play beach-ball volleyball from the comfort of their chair. This all-inclusive game promotes fitness and friendship in a fun atmosphere.

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 1:30 p.m. A talented volunteer teaches popular line dances. 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 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 from arthritis, joint aches, and stiffness.

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. 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; as well as 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.

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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