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Mangum-Howell Center’s March Calendar Bookmark

Special Events

Origami – Easter Baskets
Friday, March 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 an Easter basket. Call or come by the Center to sign up and pick up a supply list for this class.

Free Adult Archery Class
Tuesdays, March 6 through April 24 at 9 a.m.
Ready, aim, shoot! Are you looking for something free and fun to do this spring? Sign up to learn how to shoot a bow and arrow. This class offers a full service, outdoor range where the basics of archery and archery safety are taught. Bows, arrows, targets, and arm guards are provided. Advance registration is required and space is limited, so sign up now to reserve your spot in the class. Come by the Center or call 281-591-7830 to register.

Free AARP Tax Aide
March 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 envelopes and organize them prior to the appointment. Call 281 591-7830.

April Trips Sign Up
Thursday, March 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 April trips:
• Thursday, April 5 at 9:30 a.m. – Printing and Fire Museum, Houston. The cost is $8. Lunch is on your own at Cleburne Cafeteria.
• Saturday, April 21 at 8 a.m. – San Jacinto Festival and Reenactment, La Porte. No trip fee. Lunch is on your own at the festival.

Free Movie and Popcorn
Friday, March 9 at 1 p.m.
Mangum-Howell Center is offering a free showing of We Bought a Zoo along with popcorn, drinks and treats. Following his wife's untimely death, Los Angeles journalist Benjamin Mee (Matt Damon) decides to make a fresh start by quitting his job and moving his children to an 18-acre property containing the Rosemoor Wildlife Park. Though closed for years, Rosemoor is still home to many animals cared for by Kelly Foster (Scarlett Johansson) and her small staff. Mee opens his heart and his checkbook as he, Kelly, and the others work to renovate and reopen the zoo. This film will tug at your heart strings, leave you with tears in your eyes, and hope in your heart. Call or come by the Center to reserve your theatre ticket and seat! Rated PG; 2 hrs.

BBQ and Bingo Luncheon
Tuesday, March 13 at noon
Enjoy barbecue beef and chicken, potato salad, baked beans, homemade bread, and dessert, along with unlimited iced tea and coffee. Following lunch, play bingo for opportunities to win prizes. An $8 per person suggested donation is requested and payable in advance when you register in the office. 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. The deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, March 9.

Sassy Red Hatters
Tuesday, March 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, March 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.

Bunny Hop “Eggs”travaganza
Wednesday, March 21 from 10 a.m. to noon
Children ages 4 and younger are invited to meet the Easter Bunny and participate in activities including a craft, games, a hayride, prizes, refreshments, and more. Participants should bring a basket. A $2 per person suggested donation helps defray the cost of candy, refreshments and prizes. Be sure to bring a camera for a picture with the Easter Bunny! Staff will not take photos. Space is limited. To register, please visit the Center or call 281-591-7830 no later than Friday, March 16. This event is sponsored in part by Whataburger©.

AARP Safe Driving Course
Thursday, March 22 from 10 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 payable to AARP. Advanced registration is required, so please call or come by the Center to reserve your spot.

Harris County Precinct 4 Pontoon Boat Tour
Thursday, March 22 at 9 a.m.
Climb aboard a Precinct 4 pontoon boat and take a leisurely guided tour on 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. Lunch is on your own at Los Cucos. Space is limited. Call the Center for more information.

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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