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Precinct 4 Senior Adult Program’s October Calendar Bookmark

Round Top Antiques in Round Top. Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 9 a.m. Fifty years ago, a simple antique show started in the small town of Round Top, Texas. It has grown over the years to a phenomenal antique experience known worldwide for its unique offerings. Lunch will be available for purchase at a local eatery in Round Top. Transportation is provided from the following locations:

  • Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble
  • Spring Cypress Presbyterian Church, 6000 Spring Cypress Road, Spring

George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Center. Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 8:30 a.m. Enjoy a day at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. This special museum experience provides a look at the lives of George and Barbara Bush. Have your picture made while sitting in an exact replica of the Oval Office, try landing a plane on an aircraft carrier, and enjoy one-of-a-kind photographs, documents, and videos. Also enjoy the Leonardo Da Vinci: Machines in Motion exhibit. Lunch will be available for purchase at Abuelo’s. A $14 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from Kingwood Library, located at 4400 Bens View Lane in Kingwood.

Historic Columbus Tour. Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 8 a.m. Join Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program for a trip to Columbus touring the Stafford Opera House built in 1886. Next, we go to the War Memorial Museum housed in the 1883 Water Tower. Also included in the tour are the Dilue Rose Harris House, Santa Claus Museum, and the Alley Log Cabin. Columbus is also home to the largest live oak tree in Texas. After lunch, visit the Quirky Country Market that houses a unique variety of products in a pole barn with an A-frame roof. Lunch is available for purchase at Beckey’s Cafe. A $12 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from Oaks Presbyterian Church, located at 1576 Chantilly Lane in Houston.

Painted Churches of Texas Tour. Thursday, Oct. 4 at 8 a.m. Around the turn of the 19th century, devout Catholics hailing from the Czech and German areas of Central Europe built twenty churches throughout the dusty plains and rolling hill country of Texas. Known as the Painted Churches of Texas, these backcountry places of worship are adorned with masterful paintings, shimmering stained glass, charming murals, and gold-encrusted altars. Lunch will be available for purchase at Oakridge Smokehouse. Transportation is provided from Lone Star College-Creekside Center, located at 8747 West New Harmony Trail in The Woodlands.

Galveston Fishing Trip. Friday, Oct. 5 at 8:30 a.m. Join Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program for a day of bay fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. Your catch may include sharks, redfish, black drum, trout, whiting, catfish, and more. Everything you need to fish is provided. Bring a cooler for your catch. Participants must bring a fishing license. An early lunch will be available for purchase at Shrimp N Stuff. A $25 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from the following locations:

  • Barbara Bush Library, 6817 Cypresswood Drive in Spring
  • Copperfield Church, 8350 Highway 6 North in Houston
  • Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway in Humble

Texas Renaissance Festival. Saturday, Oct. 6 at 8:30 a.m. Attend the nation’s largest Renaissance-themed park, where you’ll enter an enchanting world of interactive characters and marvelous entertainment. Shop the market village which features over 400 merchants and artisans selling their wares. Also, enjoy food and drinks from all over the world. Lunch is available for purchase at the festival. A $14 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from Kingwood Library, located at 4400 Bens View Lane in Kingwood.

The Original Greek Festival. Saturday, Oct. 6 at 10:30 a.m. Join Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program on a trip to the 52nd annual Original Greek Festival in Houston. Stroll the grounds of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, and visit tents selling authentic Greek foods, pastries, and Greek coffee. Hear live Greek music and see folk dancing. Visitors are also invited to tour the cathedral and view religious artifacts and icons on display. Lunch will be available for purchase at the festival. Tickets will be sold at the gate for $5. Transportation is provided from Tomball Regional Medical Center, located at 605 Holderrieth Boulevard in Tomball (park in lot E).

Dream Fest Car Show at Traders Village. Saturday, Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. View the cars of your dreams at the third Annual Dream Fest Car Show at Traders Village in Houston. Opening in 1989, Traders Village in Houston covers more than 105 acres with 2,000 dealers every weekend. More than one million people browse, buy & trade in this open-air bargain hunters’ paradise each year. It’s the largest market on the Texas Gulf Coast where you’ll find everything from jewelry and furniture to antiques and collectibles. Lunch will be available for purchase on your own at Traders Village. Transportation is provided from Oaks Presbyterian Church, located at 1576 Chantilly Lane in Houston.

NRG’s WA Parish Generating Station in Thompsons. Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 8:15 a.m. Tour the WA Parish Generating Station and find out how our electricity is generated. NRG is a leading U.S. integrated power company and serves nearly three million customers. All guests are required to present a valid state issued driver’s license or identification. Due to safety requirements, guests must wear long pants, shirts with sleeves, and closed-toed shoes. Lunch is available for purchase at The Swinging Door. Transportation is provided from Fairbanks Library, located at 9600 West Little York in Houston.

National Weather Service Tour in Dickinson. Thursday, Oct. 11 at 8:30 a.m. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the National Weather Service Center in Dickinson. Learn about how storms throughout the nation are produced, tracked, and monitored for public safety. After the tour, lunch is available for purchase on your own at one of the many local eateries on the Kemah Boardwalk. Transportation is provided from CHI St. Luke’s Health-The Vintage Hospital, located at 20171 Chasewood Park Drive in Houston.

Painted Churches of Texas Tour. Friday, Oct. 12 at 8 a.m. Around the turn of the 19th century, devout Catholics hailing from the Czech and German areas of Central Europe built twenty churches throughout the dusty plains and rolling hill country of Texas. Known as the Painted Churches of Texas, these backcountry places of worship are adorned with masterful paintings, shimmering stained glass, charming murals, and gold-encrusted altars. Lunch will be available for purchase at Oakridge Smokehouse. Transportation is provided from Spring Woods Baptist Church, located at 10131 Emnora Lane in Houston.

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion: Houston Symphony: Hocus Pocus Pops. Friday, Oct. 12 at 3:30 p.m. Get ready for tricks and treats at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion’s Hocus Pocus Pops featuring the Houston Symphony. An early dinner is available for purchase at Brio Tuscan Grille. Transportation is provided from Tomball Regional Medical Center, located at 605 Holderrieth Boulevard in Tomball (park in lot E).

Chappell Hill Scarecrow Festival. Saturday, Oct. 13 at 9:30 a.m. Take a trip to the 41st annual Scarecrow Festival in Chappell Hill, where you can visit an estimated 250 vendors selling unique home décor, clothing, jewelry, and much more. Also, enjoy delicious country-style food, live entertainment, and music. Lunch is available for purchase at the festival. Transportation is provided from the following locations:

  • CHI St. Luke’s Health-The Vintage Hospital, located at 20171 Chasewood Park Drive, Houston
  • North Woods Baptist Church, located at 5803 Treaschwig Road, Spring

Houston Italian Festival. Saturday, Oct. 13 at 10:30 a.m. Celebrating the culture and history of Italians, this annual festival is filled with traditional games, food, drinks, music, and dancing. Lunch is available for purchase at the festival. Tickets will be sold at the gate for $8. Transportation is provided from Barbara Bush Library, located at 6817 Cypresswood Drive in Spring.

Museum of Funeral History. Thursday, Oct. 16 at 9:30 a.m. Visit the Museum of Funeral History, featuring exhibits about presidential funerals, the evolution of the funeral, vehicles, customs and traditions from around the world, and memorabilia from past leaders and celebrities. Lunch will be available on your own at Old Town Spring. A $9 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from CHI St. Luke’s Health-The Vintage Hospital, located at 20171 Chasewood Park Drive in Houston.

Group Volunteer Outreach: Northwest Assistance Ministries. Thursday, Oct. 18 at 9:45 a.m. Take this opportunity to encourage and uplift others, give back to the community, and enjoy the fellowship of other volunteers while volunteering at Northwest Assistance Ministries. An early lunch will be available for purchase at Ellen’s Café in Old Town Spring. Transportation is provided from Fairbanks Library, located at 9600 West Little York in Houston.

Neches River Adventure. Thursday, Oct. 18 at 8:30 a.m. Climb aboard The Ivory Bill to learn about the unique ecosystems along the Neches River, including dense bottomland forests of hardwoods and pine trees. The area is home to more than 200 species, 47 mammals, 300 birds and many reptiles and amphibians. Lunch is available for purchase at Floyd’s Cajun Seafood and Texas Steakhouse. A $10 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from Barbara Bush Library, located at 6817 Cypresswood Drive in Spring.

Bayou Wildlife Zoo in Alvin. Friday, Oct. 19 at 10 a.m. Board a tram and journey across the Texas plains on a wildlife safari adventure. Bayou Wildlife Zoo features animals that are native to Africa, Asia, Australia, and South America. See and feed these exotic animals up close and experience the wonder of the animal kingdom. Lunch will be available for purchase at Joe’s Barbeque Company. A $7 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from Oaks Presbyterian Church, located at 1576 Chantilly Lane in Houston.

Into the Woods at the Crighton Theatre. Friday, Oct. 19 at 4:30 p.m. The story follows The Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to go the King’s Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give some milk. When the Baker and his wife are visited by the neighborhood witch, who reveals to them that she placed a curse on their family, the two set off on a journey into the woods to reverse the curse. Also in the woods, we meet Little Red, the Wolf, Rapunzel, and the Princes chasing after their loves. When it seems everyone will get their "Happy Ever After" Jack’s beanstalk brings them a visit from an angry Giant! Don't miss what happens when they go Into the Woods! Dinner will be available for purchase at Vero Italian Kitchen. A $17 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from Tomball Regional Medical Center, located at 605 Holderrieth Boulevard in Tomball (park in lot E).

Texas Renaissance Festival. Saturday, Oct. 20 at 8:30 a.m. Attend the nation’s largest Renaissance-themed park, where you’ll enter an enchanting world of interactive characters and marvelous entertainment. Shop the market village which features over 400 merchants and artisans selling their wares. Also, enjoy food and drinks from all over the world. Lunch is available for purchase at the festival. A $14 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from Humble Civic Center, located at 8233 Will Clayton Parkway in Humble.

ARToberFEST! in Galveston. Saturday, Oct. 20 at 9 a.m. Enjoy the day at a fine arts festival that features live music performances, artist demonstrations and local island farmers market throughout the festival site. Lunch is available for purchase at the festival. Tickets will be sold at the gate for $5.  Transportation is provided from the following locations:

  • CHI St. Luke’s Health-The Vintage Hospital, located at 20171 Chasewood Park Drive, Houston
  • Kingwood Library, 4400 Bens View Lane, Kingwood

Round Top Festival Institute Concert Hall Tour. Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 8:45 a.m. On this docent-guided walking tour, explore the Festival Concert Hall, The David W. Guion, Anders, and Josephine Oxehufwud Museum Rooms, and the Edythe Bates Old Chapel. The tour concludes with lunch at the 1902 Menke House. A lunch of salad, roast beef, mashed potatoes, vegetables, and dessert is included in the ticket cost. A $20 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from Copperfield Church, located at 8350 Highway 6 North in Houston.

Attwater Prairie Chicken Tour. Thursday, Oct. 25 at 9:30 a.m. Over a century ago, up to one million Attwater prairie chickens graced the Texas and Louisiana gulf coastal prairie. Today, the prairie chicken has come dangerously close to extinction. Tour the National Wildlife Refuge that is home to these amazing birds, and learn how the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Serve are valiantly struggling to keep this species alive. Please plan for extensive walking. Binoculars and cameras are encouraged. Lunch is available for purchase at Schobel’s Restaurant. Transportation is provided from the following locations:

  • CHI St. Luke’s Health - The Vintage Hospital, 20171 Chasewood Park Drive, Houston
  • Fairbanks Library, 9600 West Little York, Houston.

Night at the Museum & Tavern Tales at Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site. Saturday, Oct. 27 at 3:45 p.m. At Night of the Museum, visitors get to tour the Star of the Republic Museum by flashlight and watch exhibits come to life. As you wander the museum, head to the local tavern to hear the life stories from residents of the Old Washington Cemetery. Dinner is available for purchase at Chappell Hill Bakery & Deli. A $8 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from the following locations:

  • Copperfield Church, located at 8350 Highway 6 North, Houston
  • Tomball Regional Medical Center, 605 Holderrieth Boulevard (park in lot E), Tomball

An Eerie Evening at Varner Hogg. Saturday, Oct. 27 at 2:45 p.m. Join Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program for a spooky tour around the Varner Hogg plantation. Take a nighttime stroll through the woods to the 1840s era Patton Family Cemetery, and witness a Masonic Funeral re-enactment. Learn about mortality on the plantation during the 1800s and the dangers of the early Texas wilderness.  Then, step into the plantation house for a candlelit look at the death of the site’s last owner, Governor James S. Hogg, and how it affected his family and plantation. Dinner is available for purchase at Smokin’ R BBQ. A $8 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from Barbara Bush Library, located at 6817 Cypresswood Drive in Spring.

Round Top Festival Institute Concert Hall Tour. Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 8:30 a.m. On this docent-guided walking tour, explore the Festival Concert Hall, The David W. Guion, Anders, and Josephine Oxehufwud Museum Rooms, and the Edythe Bates Old Chapel. The tour concludes with lunch at the 1902 Menke House. A lunch of salad, roast beef, mashed potatoes, vegetables, and desert is included in the ticket cost. A $20 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from Barbara Bush Library, located at 6817 Cypresswood Drive in Spring.

Museum of Funeral History. Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 9:30 a.m. Visit the Museum of Funeral History, featuring exhibits about presidential funerals, the evolution of the funeral vehicles, customs and traditions from around the world, and memorabilia from past leaders and celebrities. Lunch will be available on your own in Old Town Spring. A $9 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from Kingwood Library, located at 4400 Bens View Lane in Kingwood.

It’s a Jungle Out There. Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 11:30 a.m. Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program invites all senior adults ages 50 years of age and better to Champion Forest Baptist Church Jersey Village, located at 16518 Jersey Drive in Jersey Village, for a catered meal and live, musical entertainment. Ben’s Chuck Wagon is catering beef tips, rice and gravy, vegetable medley, rolls, dessert and iced tea. $10 per person.

Fired Up For Fall. Friday, Oct. 19 at 11:30 a.m. Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program invites all senior adults 50 years of age and better to Copperfield Church, located at 8350 Highway 6 North in Houston, for a catered meal and live, musical entertainment! We warmly welcome you to celebrate fall with Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program. Ben’s Chuck Wagon is catering chili, red beans and rice, salad, cornbread, dessert and iced tea. $10 per person.

Pumpkin Patch Prom. Wednesday, Oct. 24 at noon. Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program invites everyone 50 years of age and better to the Humble Civic Center, located at 8233 Will Clayton Parkway in Humble, for the Pumpkin Patch Prom featuring the Bayou City Playboys. Costume contest prizes will be awarded in the following categories: spookiest, funniest, best couple, best overall. Ben’s Chuck Wagon is catering chicken pot pie, rolls, and dessert. No alcohol is permitted. Transportation is available for individuals, ages 50 and better from the following locations departing at 10:45 a.m.:

  • Champion Forest Baptist Church Jersey Village, 16518 Jersey Drive, Jersey Village
  • Mangum-Howell Center, 2500 Frick Road, Houston
  • Spring Baptist Church, 1027 Spring Cypress Road, Spring
  • St. Luke’s Health-The Vintage Hospital, 20171 Chasewood Park Drive, Houston
  • Kingwood Library, 4400 Bens View Lane, Kingwood

 



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