Mangum-Howell Center’s free intergenerational programs are part of Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner R. Jack Cagle’s educational and recreational commitment to Harris County residents. Mangum-Howell Center is located in Doss Park at 2500 Frick Road, Houston 77038. Center hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information regarding classes or other Center programs, please call 281-591-7830 or visit www.hcp4.net/community/communitycenters.
Harris County Precinct 4 programs serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, or physical ability. Anyone requiring special assistance to participate in any program should contact Mangum-Howell Center. An adult must accompany children under the age of 18. Childcare is not provided at any Precinct 4 facility and children are not allowed in classes in which they are not eligible to participate.
Origami Christmas Ornaments. Friday, Sept. 1 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 origami paper into Christmas ornaments with beads and other embellishments. A $5 suggested donation is requested to help defray the cost of supplies provided in class.
Fall Centerpiece Craft Class. Thursday, Sept. 7 at 10 a.m.
Volunteer instructor Jimmie Ware will guide you through the steps to design a fall centerpiece with your own personal touch. A $5 suggested donation covers the cost of all supplies. Class size is limited.
Back to School Luncheon Featuring the Sowell Family Pickers. Tuesday, Sept. 12 at noon.
Enjoy the last days of summer with music and entertainment from The Sowell Family Pickers. The menu includes fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, homemade bread, and poppy seed cake for dessert, and unlimited iced tea and coffee. An $8 suggested donation is requested and payable in advance when you register in the office. The deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, Sept. 8. Don’t forget to bring supplies for our annual School Supply Drive for area children in need!
Sassy Red Hatters. Tuesday, Sept. 12 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.
AARP Safe Driving Course. Thursday, Sept. 14 from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m.
Reduce your car insurance by as much as 10 percent by completing AARP’s Safe Driving Course. This class cannot be used for ticket dismissal. Certificates are awarded upon completing the course. The required course fee for AARP members is $15 or $20 for non-members. Checks are made payable to AARP. Advanced registration is required, so please call or come by the Center to reserve your spot.
Seminar: Fire & Life Safety Program for Senior Adults. Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 10 a.m.
Did you know approximately 50 percent of injuries occur in the home? Tom Petty, senior inspector with the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office, offers fire and life safety information for senior adults. His program covers electrical hazards, cooking safety, sleep safety, as well as slip and fall hazards. He will also cover the importance of working smoke alarms and having a fire exit plan you practice periodically. With help from Cinder, his Labrador retriever, Tom will share ways to avoid injuries and then present a brief DVD covering safety practices. Please call or come by the Center to sign up for this class.
Bingo. Thursday, Sept. 21 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.
Forensic Science Workshop. Friday, Sept. 22 at 10 a.m. to noon
As part of National Forensic Science Week, forensic scientists from the Texas Department of Public Safety Crime Laboratory in Houston are presenting this workshop so the community can learn more about the world of forensic science. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to see the science behind solving crimes. Sign up at the Center or call to register.
Seminar: Dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson. Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 10 a.m.
Learn the differences and similarities between dementia, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s with Louise Hayes from the Brain Growth and Repair Center. Louise Hayes has more than 30 years’ experience helping groups and individuals improve their physical and mental health. Be sure to stop by the Mangum-Howell Center or call to register for this interesting and informative seminar.
Harris County Precinct 4 Pontoon Boat Tour. Friday, Sept. 29 at 9 a.m.
Climb aboard a Precinct 4 pontoon boat and tour the 40-acres Marshall Lake at Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve. The tour includes information about the physical history of Marshall Lake and the preserve. After the boat tour, visitors may continue exploring the park by walking along the nature trails, canoeing, fishing, or participating in archery. Then enjoy lunch with the group at your own expense at Spring Creek BBQ. The trip fee is $2 per person payable when you register in the office. Space is limited, so sign up now. Call the Center for more information.
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