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Mangum-Howell Center’s August Calendar Bookmark

Decorative Fabric Bulletin Board Class. Thursday, Aug. 3 at 10 a.m. Volunteer instructor Jimmie Ware will demonstrate how to make an 18-by-20-inch decorative and functional fabric bulletin board for kitchen, bedroom, or office use. A $10 suggested donation covers the cost of all supplies needed to make these boards that retail for $25 and higher. Class size is limited so sign up or call the Center to add your name to the list.

Origami Designs Using Money. Friday, Aug. 4 at 10 a.m. Learn how to transform simple pieces of paper into beautiful designs using the Japanese art of origami at Mangum-Howell Center. Origami artist and staff member Theresa Tran will share step-by-step instructions on how to fold money into creative origami designs for any special occasion. A $5 suggested donation is requested to help defray the cost of supplies provided in class.

Lazy Days of Summer Luncheon Featuring Jay Cantu. Tuesday, Aug. 8 at noon. Jay Cantu, a favorite on the opry circuit, soothes the soul with a variety of popular country tunes. For lunch, enjoy some delicious comfort food including barbecue chicken and beef, potato salad, baked beans, homemade bread, banana pudding for dessert, and unlimited iced tea and coffee. The deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, Aug. 4. $8 suggested donation.

Sassy Red Hatters. Tuesday, Aug. 8 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.

Save a Life, Learn CPR. Wednesday, Aug. 9 from 9 1 p.m. Course content includes adult, child, and infant choking relief, CPR, first aid, and use of the AED defibrillator. Lorraine Hibbert, a certified instructor through the American Heart Association, leads this class for ages 14 years and older. She has 20 years of experience as a registered nurse and has been a CPR instructor for the association for four years. The two-year certification fee is $15. Please, exact change and cash only. This course is not for health care professionals, and space is limited.

Decorative Soap Making Art – Fall Theme Designs. Thursday, Aug. 10 at 10 a.m. Learn the art of decorative soap making with volunteer Quenzette Young. Quenzette has extensive experience teaching the basic techniques of making personalized homemade soaps. In this class, she provides step-by-step instructions on how to make beautifully shaped soaps using fall theme designs. These soaps are perfect for personal use or as gifts! A $5 suggested donation covers the cost of all supplies.

Workshop: Getting the Most from Your iPad. Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 10 a.m. Are you having difficulties with your iPad, or just want to learn more about the features? Harris County Information Technology Specialist Michelle Richardson and Heather Jacobs will answer questions and give lessons on navigating this Apple product. Participants should bring a notebook and their iPad to this three-hour workshop.

Bingo. Thursday, Aug. 17 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.

Free Movie and Popcorn. Friday, Aug. 18 at 1 p.m. Mangum-Howell Center is offering a free showing of Sweet Home Alabama along with popcorn, drinks, and treats. In this highly acclaimed romantic comedy, Melanie Carmichael (Reece Witherspoon), a successful fashion designer in New York, has almost everything she wished for as a little girl growing up poor in the Deep South. She has a great career and wealthy socialite fiancée (Patrick Dempsey). But before she can marry him, she must convince her estranged husband (Josh Lucas) to sign the divorce papers she sent him seven years ago. When things don't turn out the way she planned, she realizes that her life back home is far more important than her life in New York City.

Seminar: The Journey Through Grief. Tuesday, Aug. 22 at 10 a.m. When experiencing a loss, including changes in relationships, employment, or personal possessions, people often wonder if they are grieving in the proper way and if the feelings they are having are normal. Monica James of Speakers Bureau of Houston Hospice will discuss simple strategies to help reduce the stress of everyday living so you can be your best self. This seminar is guaranteed to benefit you as the caregiver and your loved one.

Seminar: Diabetes Series, I-VII. Wednesday, Aug. 23 through October 4 from 10 a.m. to noon. Diabetes is manageable and you have the power to do it! Wisdom, Power Control is a seven-week diabetes self-management program developed to increase the quality of life for those living with Type 2 diabetes. Each week, participants will set goals and complete homework assignments related to eating healthy, increasing physical activity, checking blood glucose, counting carb servings, and preventing diabetes complications. Family members and care providers are invited to attend the classes as well.

Seminar: Understanding Social Security. Tuesday, Aug. 29 at 10 a.m. Are you ready for a relaxing retirement, but want to know more about social security, disability, and survivor benefits? Andrew Hardwick, public affairs specialist with the Social Security Administration, will provide valuable information on this confusing topic.

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