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Mangum-Howell Center’s February Calendar Bookmark

Special Events

Origami – Valentine Designs
Friday, Feb. 2 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 heart designs. Call or come by the Center to sign up and pick up a supply list for this class.

AARP Tax Aide
Feb. 6 through April 17
Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesdays from noon to 4 p.m.
AARP tax-aide volunteers will provide free income tax assistance for low- and middle-income individuals at Mangum-Howell Center. Each appointment lasts approximately 45 minutes. Participants must bring their 2016 tax returns and 2017 tax documents to the Center. Please remove documents from envelops and organize them prior to the appointment. Call (281) 591-7830.

March Trips Sign Up
Thursday, Feb. 8 at 8:30 a.m.
Sign up is on a first-come, first-served basis. Transportation is provided for individuals 50 years and better through Harris County Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program. Buses will pick up and drop off participants at the Center for the following March trips: • Wednesday, March 7 at 10 a.m. – Houston Livestock Show, Houston. No trip fee. Lunch is on your own at the livestock show. • Friday, March 23 at 4 p.m. – German Festival, Tomball. No trip fee. Dinner and snacks are on your own at Hartz Chicken and the festival.

Free Movie and Popcorn
Friday, Feb. 9 at 1 p.m.
Mangum-Howell Center is offering a free showing of Red Tails along with popcorn, drinks, and treats. Red Tails, produced by George Lucas, focuses on the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African American fighter pilots who fought in World War II. Despite the racism entrenched in the U.S. armed services, the pilots achieved fame and many decorations for their skills against German pilots, which included engaging and shooting down Messerschmitt ME 262s, the first jet fighters. Call or come by the Center to reserve your theatre ticket and seat! Rated PG13; 2 hours.

Covered Dish Luncheon: Black History Awareness
Featuring the Salvation Army Harbor Light Choir
Tuesday, Feb. 13 at noon
Celebrate Black History Month at the Center with a potluck luncheon and program honoring African American history. This potluck luncheon includes samplings of classic soul food, dessert, and an entrée of fried and rotisserie chicken. Bring your favorite covered dish with enough to share, and invite a friend, neighbor, or relative. A $6 per person suggested donation is requested and must be received within one week of reserving luncheon tickets. Advance registration for the luncheon is encouraged and required for an accurate count, since the Doss Advisory Council provides the entrée. This fund supports and helps to underwrite the Center’s monthly luncheons, numerous programs, activities, and events. Checks are payable to Doss Advisory Council and should be mailed to Precinct 4’s Mangum-Howell Center at 2500 Frick Road, Houston, Texas 77038.

Sassy Red Hatters
Tuesday, Feb. 13 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.

Thursday, Feb. 15 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.

Workshop: How to Use Your Smartphone
Wednesday, Feb. 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
If you own an iPhone, Galaxy, LG, HTC, or any other smartphone, and want to learn more about the features and capabilities, Harris County Information Technology Specialist Michelle Richardson will answer questions and offer tips on navigating the more popular smartphones. Participants should bring a notebook and their smartphone to this three-hour workshop. Please call or come by the Center to sign up for this informative class.

Ongoing Events

Rhythm Walking
Weekdays at 8:10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Start or end your day with a 2 ½-mile walk to music in the comfort of the Center.

Zumba® Fitness
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 9 a.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m.

Zumba® Step
Tuesdays at 9 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6 p.m.

Zumba Sentao™
Thursdays at 9 a.m. and Mondays at 6 p.m.
A certified instructor combines Latin and international music with a fun, calorie-torching, strength-training, and effective dance workout system that is great for the body and mind. Aerobic attire is recommended. This class is limited to participants ages 13 and older. All participants under the age of 18 must present their student ID card or other proof of age.

Mondays at 9 a.m.
Take this opportunity to quilt, share ideas, and enjoy the fellowship of other quilters. All skill levels are welcome.

Dart Baseball
Mondays and Fridays at 10 a.m.
Throw darts at a corkboard baseball diamond and keep score just like a real baseball game! No skills are needed to join the team – just a willingness to try.

Hatha Yoga
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 11 a.m. (Doss Activity Building)
A certified instructor teaches yoga methods to help achieve physical and mental harmony as well as emotional and spiritual peace. A non-skid yoga mat is required.

Beginning Line Dancing
Mondays at 1:30 p.m.
A talented volunteer teaches popular line dances. Participants should wear light-colored, rubber-soled shoes. A partner is not needed.

Urban Line Dancing
Mondays at 7 p.m.
Beginners and Seniors: Wednesdays at 11 a.m. Join this volunteer-led class that exercises both the body and mind in a fun and exciting way with choreographed steps to jazz, pop, hip-hop, or rhythm-and-blues music. A partner is not needed.

Blood Pressure Check
Tuesdays at 9 a.m.
Often called the silent killer, high blood pressure can lead to deadly health consequences if left untreated. Find out if you are at risk with this free blood pressure test offered by a volunteer retired nurse.

Sit and Be Fit Exercise
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. (Doss Activity Building)
This exercise class is designed to help people who suffer with arthritis, joint aches, and stiffness.

Mangum-Howell Coupon Clippers
Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Join the Mangum-Howell Coupon Clippers as they prepare coupons for shipment to 36 military bases around the world. Scissors and coupons are provided.

Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a break for lunch
Learn how to prepare, paint, glaze, and fire a variety of greenware pieces. There is no cost to fire pieces, and only those pieces painted by students during class may be fired. However, students must provide their own supplies for the class.

Beginning Sewing and Serging
Tuesdays: Sewing at 1:30 p.m.; Serging at 2:30 p.m.
A volunteer instructor teaches beginning sewing and serging classes, which cover basic machine stitches; measuring, combining and interchanging patterns; plus, seam finishing. While the Center has several machines for student use, participants are encouraged to bring their own serger or sewing machine to become familiar with how it operates.

Woodworking Group
Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m. (Doss Activity Building)
Learn how to design patterns and use various tools to build stunning creations. Bring your own supplies; equipment is provided.

Chair Volleyball
Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m.
Individuals 50 years and better are invited and encouraged to come and enjoy this fun-filled game played with a beach ball. From the fit to the wheelchair-bound, chair volleyball is an activity that promotes exercise, comradery and friendship, the spirit of competition, and, most of all, lots of laughs!

Zentangle Art and Adult Coloring Book Class
Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon
A volunteer instructor teaches basic Zentangle designs using black ink on white paper for an easy-to learn, relaxing, and fun craft. Participants should bring ultra-fine black markers and paper to class. The instructor also uses the color wheel to teach students how colors work together to create beautiful works of art. Bring your favorite coloring book, coloring pencils, crayons or markers. Whichever medium you prefer, you will feel the anxiety and stress slip away as you design or color.

Beginning Knitting and Crocheting
Wednesdays at 1 p.m.
Share knitting and crocheting techniques with other seasoned veterans.

Cards and Dominoes
Wednesdays at 1 p.m.
Bring a partner or attend alone and try your hand at a variety of card games or dominoes.

Ten-Form Integral T’ai Chi
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m.
Volunteers instruct participants in a combination of exercise, breathing, relaxation, visualization, and meditation techniques. A non-skid yoga mat is required.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS)
Thursdays at 9 a.m.
This support group offers nutritional information and encouragement to help control weight.

Beginning and Intermediate Bridge Lessons
Thursdays at 10 a.m.
Volunteer instructors teach the basics of American Standard Bridge. Learn about counting tricks, bidding, analyzing your hand, scoring, and more.

Duplicate Bridge
Thursdays at 1 p.m.
Enjoy an afternoon of American Standard Duplicate Bridge in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

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