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Big Stone Lodge’s March Calendar Bookmark

We’re Antsy for a Picnic
Wednesday, March 7 at 11 a.m.

Big Stone Lodge welcomes the community to an afternoon of fishing, archery, games, and cart rides along the Spring Creek Greenway. Live bluegrass will be performed by The McMillans. A $6 per person suggested donation is requested and payable in advance. Come by the Center Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to get tickets no later than Monday, March 5.

Walking Along the Trails
Friday, March 9 at 8:10 a.m.

Start your Friday morning with a healthy and educational stroll along Precinct 4’s beautiful trails. Once a month, join a Precinct 4 Trails As Parks (TAP) guide on a gentle two-mile walk along the paved Spring Creek Greenway Trail beginning and ending at Big Stone Lodge.

“Seas” the Day Luncheon
Friday, March 9 at 11:30 a.m.

Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program invites all senior adults 50 years of age or better to a luncheon with live, musical entertainment. Catfish on Wheels will provide all-you-can-eat catfish and shrimp, French fries, hush puppies, beans, coleslaw, dessert, and unlimited coffee and iced tea. Transportation is available for those 50 or better from Champion Forest Baptist Church, located at 15555 Steubner Airline Road in Houston, at 10:15 a.m. A $12 per person suggested donation is requested and payable in advance during registration. Come by the Center Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to get tickets no later than Wednesday, March 7.

Trip Sign Up
Tuesday, March 13 at noon

Sign up is on a first-come, first-served basis. Transportation is provided for individuals 50 and better through Harris County Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program. A Harris County Precinct 4 bus will pick up and drop off participants at Spring Baptist Church, located at 633 E. Louetta Road in Spring, for the following April trip: • Wednesday, April 11 at 9 a.m. – Texas Forestry Museum, Lufkin. The cost is $2 per person. Lunch is on your own at Mom’s Diner.

Natural Easter Egg Dying
Wednesday, March 14 at 1 p.m.

Join Kris Linberk, naturalist coordinator with Precinct 4 Trails as Parks (TAP), for a hands-on tutorial to learn to dye colorful Easter eggs with everyday natural ingredients found in most kitchens. Call 281-350-1029 to register and receive a supply list.

Wisdom Circle
Thursday, March 15 at 2 p.m.

Participants 50 and better are welcomed to join in Big Stone Lodge’s Wisdom Circle. Led by Sage-ing International’s Terry Seufert, this gathering is an opportunity to create a sense of community for participants in the second half of their life. Call 281-350-1029 to register.

Meet Me at the Jukebox Luncheon
Friday, March 16 at 11:30 a.m.

Big Stone Lodge invites the community to enjoy live music with singer Bobby Ray. Ben’s Chuck Wagon will provide chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, dessert, and unlimited coffee and tea. An $8 per person suggested donation is requested and payable in advance during registration. Come by the Center Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to get tickets no later than Wednesday, March 14.

AARP Tax Aide
Wednesday, March 21 at 9 a.m.

AARP tax-aide volunteers will provide free income tax assistance for low- and middle-income individuals. Those requiring assistance should make an appointment with Center staff by calling 281-350-1029.
Participants need to bring their 2016 tax returns and 2017 documents to the Center. Please remove all documents from their envelopes and organize them prior to the appointment. Each appointment lasts approximately 45 minutes.

Pontoon Boat Ride
Friday, March 23 at 9 a.m.

Take a tranquil and scenic ride along Spring Creek and learn about the area’s natural history and wildlife. Space is limited. Call 281-350-1029 to register.

Houston Museum of Natural Science
Thursday, March 29 at 10 a.m.

Trip sign-up is on a first-come, first-served basis at Big Stone Lodge. The cost is $10 per person. Lunch is on your own at Logan’s Roadhouse. Transportation is provided for individuals 50 and better through Harris County Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program. A Harris County Precinct 4 bus will pick up and drop off participants at Spring Baptist Church, located at 633 E. Louetta Road in Spring.

Ongoing

Rhythm Walking
Monday through Thursday at 8:00 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.


Chair Exercise
Mondays and Wednesdays at 8:50 a.m. and Fridays at 10 a.m.

This gentle exercise is designed to assist those who suffer from discomfort associated with arthritis, joint aches, and stiffness. Participants build strength while remaining safely seated.

T’ai Chi
Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. and Fridays at 9 a.m.

A certified instructor teaches a combination of stretching and toning exercises.

Beginners Pilates
Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and Fridays at 8:30 a.m.

Learn how to build symmetry and coordination in the body. Loose-fitting exercise clothing and a thick yoga mat are required for maximum comfort.

Beginners Zumba
Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

A volunteer instructor leads this class that combines a variety of music with a fun and effective workout system.

Dancercise
Mondays and Wednesdays at 11 a.m.

This dance class gives a safe and effective aerobic body workout. A variety of dance styles and music including country, pop, hip hop, salsa, tango and merengue make this a fun way to exercise.

Beginners Drawing
Mondays from 12:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

An accomplished artist and instructor teaches drawing techniques. No experience is necessary – just a desire to have fun and learn. Call the Center at 281-350-1029 to register or for more information.

Advanced Drawing
Mondays from 2:15 to 3:30 p.m.

Learn drawing techniques from an accomplished artist or continue to improve your talent and skills.

Chair Yoga
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:50 a.m.

This slow and gentle exercise is designed to assist those who suffer from discomfort associated with arthritis, joint aches, and stiffness. Participants improve flexibility, circulation and balance.

Hatha Yoga
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.

A certified instructor teaches yoga methods to achieve physical and mental harmony as well as emotional and spiritual peace. A non-skid yoga mat is required.

Line Dancing I
Tuesdays from 10:40 a.m. to noon

Participants can master the steps that can be used for any line dancing song in this introductory class.

Cards and Dominoes
Tuesdays at 1 p.m.

Come alone or with a partner to play a variety of card games or dominoes.

Chair Volleyball
Thursdays at 12:15 p.m.

This exciting and easy to learn activity is similar to traditional volleyball, but allows participants to remain seated.

Line Dancing II
Thursdays from 10:40 to noon

This volunteer-led class features popular dances seen on television and in local dance clubs. Participants should wear light-colored, rubber-soled shoes.

Quilting, Knitting and Crocheting
Friday, March 23 at 11 a.m.

Volunteer instructors teach the basics of quilting, knitting, and crocheting to participants of all skill levels. New projects and techniques are featured every month.



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