Free Adult Archery Class
Tuesdays, Oct. 2 through Nov. 13 at 9 a.m.
Ready, aim, shoot! Are you looking for something free and fun to do this fall? Sign up to learn the basics of archery and archery safety at this full service, outdoor range. Bows, arrows, targets, and arm guards are provided. Advance registration is required. 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.
BBQ and Bingo Luncheon
Tuesday, Oct. 9 at noon
This popular luncheon combines two Mangum-Howell favorites, barbecue and bingo! The menu includes barbeque chicken and sausage, potato salad, baked beans, homemade bread, dessert, along with unlimited iced tea and coffee. Then, stay to play bingo with opportunities to win prizes. 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, Oct. 5.
Sassy Red Hatters
Tuesday, Oct. 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.
Workshop: How to Use Your Smartphone
Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A smartphone is a mobile phone that includes advanced functionality beyond making phone calls and sending text messages. Smartphones can take and display photos, play video, access emails, and connect to the Internet. If you own an iPhone, Galaxy, LG, HTC, or any other smartphone and want to learn more about its features and capabilities, sign up for this informative three-hour workshop from Harris County Information Technology Specialist Michelle Richardson. Participants should bring a notebook and their smartphone. Please call 281-591-7830 or come to the Center.
November Trips Sign Up
Thursday, Oct. 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 Nov. trips:
Free Movie & Popcorn Featuring Night at the Museum
Friday, Oct. 12 at 1 p.m.
When Larry Daley (Ben Stiller), an unemployed divorced father, is hired as a security guard at the Museum of Natural History, he believes he’s in for an easy job. Instead, he discovers an ancient curse has brought the animals and exhibits at the museum to come to life.
Unlimited popcorn and drinks, padded seating, big screen TV, and surround sound make this a true theatre experience! Call or come by the Center to reserve your theatre ticket and seat! Rated PG; 1 hour and 48 minutes.
Thursday, Oct. 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.
Decorative Soap Making Art – Fall and Christmas Theme Designs
Thursday, Oct. 25 from 10:30 a.m.
Learn the art of decorative soap making with volunteer Quenzette Young. In this class, she provides step-by-step instructions on how to make beautifully shaped soaps using fall- and Christmas-themed designs. These soaps are perfect for personal use or as gifts! Class size is unlimited. Call 281-591-7830 or come by the Center to sign up for this class.
Harris County Precinct 4 Pontoon Boat Tour
Friday, Oct. 26 at 9 a.m.
Climb aboard a Precinct 4 pontoon boat and take a leisurely guided cruise on Spring Creek and the San Jacinto River. Departing from Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center, the tour includes information about the natural and physical history of the waterways in northeast Harris County, where bald eagles, osprey, herons, egrets, and kingfishers are commonly seen. Participants also learn about a wide variety of trees and plant life and how our waterways are being protected for future generations. Following the tour, enjoy lunch on your own at Pappas Bar-B-Q. Space is limited, so sign up now. Call the Center for more information.
Holiday Food Drive at Mangum-Howell Center
Thursday, Nov. 1 through Tuesday, Dec. 11
Mangum-Howell Center’s Doss Advisory Council is sponsoring a holiday food drive to ensure fewer families, children, and older adults go to bed hungry this holiday season. A collection barrel will be placed in the Center’s lobby beginning Thursday, Nov. 1 through the Center’s annual holiday luncheon Tuesday, Dec. 11. The food bank at Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) will distribute donated nonperishable food, such as canned vegetables, fruits, meats, juices, cereals, and more. For more information about the food drive, please stop by the Center or give us a call.
Toy Drive at Mangum-Howell Center
Mangum-Howell Center’s Doss Advisory Council is partnering with Houston Children’s Charity and The Marine Toys for Tots Program to provide toys for children in need this holiday season. Donate new, unwrapped toys and bring a smile to a child! Listed are a few suggested items: dolls, action figures, tool kits, art kits, cars and trucks, board games, and puzzles. Drop your toys by the Center anytime during the month of November and share the warmth and spirit of the holiday with a child in need. For more information about the toy drive, please stop by the Center or give us a call.
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.
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m.
Tuesdays at 9 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, and 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.
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.
Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
Led by a volunteer instructor, "Yuanji-Dance (Chinese Aerobics) is derived from Yuanji-Gong which is a kind of dance combining Chi-Gong, Tai-Chi, medicine, martial arts, and Yuanji music. In recent years, Yuanji-Dance has become one of the most popular exercises in the Chinese community."
Beginning Knitting and Crocheting
Wednesdays at 1 p.m.
Share knitting and crocheting techniques with other seasoned veterans.
Cards and Dominoes
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.
Thursdays at noon
Enjoy an afternoon of American Standard Duplicate Bridge in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Ready, aim, shoot! Are you looking for something free and fun to do this fall? Sign up to learn the basics of archery and archery safety at this full service, outdoor range. Bows, arrows, targets, and arm guards are provided. Advance registration is required. 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
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