Learn beginner stitches, tools, patterns, and techniques American women used in the 18th and 19th centuries. Bring an embroidery hoop; other materials provided. Reservations required beginning Wed., Oct. 4. Ages 8+.
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.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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.
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
If you know the basics of knitting and crocheting, or if you are a seasoned veteran, join this group to share ideas and techniques.
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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.
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. A donation is suggested, but never required.
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mercer Botanic Gardens
Join Park Ranger Caroline Bush for plant grooming,
pruning, weeding, and mulching in the Prehistoric and Shade Gardens. This area displays
primitive and unusual plants like the maidenhair tree and voodoo lily. Dress for the weather with
tennis shoes or boots, gloves, and a hat. Sunscreen and water are recommended.
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Volunteer instructors Carolyn Morse and Gloria Cooper teach the basics of American Standard Bridge in
a friendly and relaxed environment. In this class, you will learn counting tricks, bidding, analyzing your hand,
scoring, and more to help you begin enjoying the challenging and fun game of bridge!
Big Stone Lodge at Dennis Johnston Park
Discover your creative potential. Enhance
drawings with basic colored pencil techniques,
including blending and layering, as volunteer
instructor Ceil Van Winkle shares her years of
experience as co-owner of Chloe’s Closet Art
Studio in Spring. No drawing experience needed.
8:10 AM - 9:10 AM
Start your Friday mornings with a healthy and educational stroll through Precinct 4’s beautiful trails. Join Monte Parks as he leads a gentle 2 mile walk along the paved Spring Creek Trail beginning and ending at Big Stone Lodge.
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