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Apr
21

Join family and friends for this FREE festival with: Entertainment, Live Music, Children’s Crafts, Face Painting, Games, Food Trucks. During the performances on Saturday, enjoy a variety of refreshments available for purchase from one of the food trucks present at the festival!

May
19

Enjoy a fun-filled day of educational, family friendly activities in one of Harris County’s most beautiful parks! Visit recreated confederate and union camps to learn about Civil War era lifestyles. Also take guided tours to discover the history of the recently discovered Spring Creek Park Cemetery. FREE event. Rain or shine. 

Jun
12

Join us each week as we explore a different aspect of nature through hands-on activities and games! Children ages 6-12 are welcome to attend all classes open from 9 a.m. to noon. Space is limited, so call 713-274-4160 or go online at www.hcp4.net/mercersummercamp to sign up! 

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Apr
23

Recurring EventZumba® Fitness

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM


Mangum-Howell Center

Volunteer instructor Juana Hernandez combines Latin and International music with a fun, calorie-torching, strength-training, and effective dance workout that is great for the body and mind. Aerobic attire is recommended. The class is limited to participants ages 13 and older. All participants under the age of 18 must present their Student I.D. or other proof of age. 

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Apr
23

Recurring EventQuilting

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM


Mangum-Howell Center

Take this opportunity to quilt, share ideas, and enjoy the fellowship of other quilters.

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Apr
23

Recurring EventDancercise

11:10 AM - 12:10 PM


Big Stone Lodge at Dennis Johnston Park

This dance class gives an aerobic body workout that is safe and effective. Instructor Melissa Shrake leads the fun through a variety of dance styles and music, including country-and-western, popular, hip hop, salsa, tango, and merengue.

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Apr
23

Recurring EventZumba® Sentao

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Mangum-Howell Center

Volunteer instructor Juana Hernandez combines Latin and International music with a fun, calorie-torching, strength-training, and effective dance workout that is great for the body and mind. Aerobic attire is recommended. The class is limited to participants ages 13 and older. All participants under the age of 18 must present their Student I.D. or other proof of age. 

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Apr
24

Recurring EventGardening

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Mercer Botanic Gardens

Join Volunteer Coordinator and Horticulturist Suzzanne Chapman for plant grooming, pruning, and weeding in the Perennial Garden. Seek out what is blooming and participate in plant identification to assist visitors. Learn about Texas native plants and endangered species in the Conservation Garden. Dress for the weather with tennis shoes or boots, gloves, and a hat. Sunscreen and water are recommended.

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Apr
24

Recurring EventCards and Dominoes

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Big Stone Lodge at Dennis Johnston Park

Bring a partner or attend alone and try your hand at a variety of card games or dominoes.

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Apr
25

Recurring EventGardening Daze

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM


Jesse H. Jones Park

Join Horticultural Coordinator Matt Abernathy Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m. for native plant landscaping and habitat restoration in the park. Volunteers assist with gardening outside the Nature Center, tending plants in the greenhouse, removing invasive plants, assisting with habitat restoration, and other horticulture projects. Volunteer Doug Ebeling also offers vegetable gardening at 10 a.m. in the heritage garden at the pioneer homestead. Closed-toed shoes, gloves, a hat, sunscreen, and water are recommended.

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Apr
25

Recurring EventNew: Zentangle Art Class

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Mangum-Howell Center

If you are looking for a new hobby and like to doodle, Zentangle is for you! Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing patterns. It is a meditative art form that is most often drawn using a black pen on white paper. Volunteer instructor Senetta Young teaches the basic Zentangle designs that anyone can draw anywhere. Stop by the Center to see several beautiful Zentangle drawing samples. Call 281-591-7830 or come by the Center to sign up. Supplies are provided for the first class along with a list of supplies for future classes.

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Apr
25

Recurring EventBeginning Knitting and Crocheting

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Mangum-Howell Center

If you know the basics of knitting and crocheting, or if you are a seasoned veteran, join this group to share ideas and techniques.

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Apr
25

Recurring EventNew: Adult Coloring Book Class

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Mangum-Howell Center

Explore the beautifully detailed illustrations and drawings in an adult coloring book, and bring them to life using colorful palettes and your imagination. In this class, the process of focusing on colors and creation is very therapeutic in helping to relieve anxiety and stress! Volunteer instructor Senetta Young uses the color wheel to teach her students how colors work together to create beautiful works of art. Bring your favorite coloring book, coloring pencils, crayons, or markers, and feel the anxiety and stress slip away as you color. Call 281-591-7830 or come by the Center to sign up.

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