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Communications February 25, 2019

Senior Adult Program’s March Calendar

Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program provides senior adult trips and activities for everyone 50 years of age and better. Register online at www.hcp4.net/sap/events or call 713-274-4050. Checks are payable to Fun4Seniors and should be mailed to P.O. Box 1433, Tomball, TX 77377.

  Senior Adult Trips
River Oaks Garden Club Azalea Trail. Friday, March 1, at 10:30 a.m. The 84th Annual Azalea Trail will herald the beginning of spring! Spend an enjoyable weekend learning about the region’s architecture, flower arranging, and horticulture. Lunch will be available for purchase at Spaghetti Western Italian Cafe. A $25 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from the following:

• CHI St. Luke’s Health – The Vintage Hospital, 20171 Chasewood Park Drive in Houston
Kingwood Library, 4400 Bens View Lane in Kingwood

Cardi B at Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Friday, March 1, at 3 p.m. Every year, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo provides performances from top musicians. Don’t miss this opportunity to see Cardi B perform. Participants will have time to tour the livestock show, enjoy some of the carnival rides before the performance, and purchase famous rodeo fare for dinner. A $20 prepaid nonrefundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from Tomball Regional Medical Center, 605 Holderrieth Boulevard in Tomball (parking lot E).

A Popcorn Throwin’ Melodrama at Puffabelly’s: Alaska!Saturday, March 2, at 6 p.m. Dinner is available for purchase on your own at Puffabelly’s Old Depot Restaurant. A $13 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from CHI St. Luke’s Health – The Vintage Hospital, 20171 Chasewood Park Drive in Houston.

Crawfish Festival in the Heights. Saturday, March 2, at 10:30 a.m. Spend the day at the annual Crawfish Festival in the Heights. Vendors will sell everything from cosmetics to clothing, jewelry, art, and much more. Plates of crawfish, corn, and potatoes along with other menu items will be available for purchase. Transportation is provided from Fairbanks Library, 9600 West Little York in Houston.

Panic! at the Disco at Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Sunday, March 3, at 12 p.m. Every year, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo provides performances from top musicians. Don’t miss this opportunity to see Panic! at the Disco perform. Participants will have time to tour the livestock show, enjoy some of the carnival rides before the performance, and purchase famous rodeo fare for lunch. A $20 prepaid nonrefundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from Barbara Bush Library, 6817 Cypresswood Drive in Spring.

Arbor Gate Nursery and the Lanier Theological Library and Chapel. Tuesday, March 5, at 9 a.m. Find yourself surrounded by magnificent display gardens and unique plants that can inspire a symphony of color, fragrance, form, and function to your home and garden. After lunch, tour the Lanier Library and Chapel, which houses a collection of more than 100,000 books and journals, historical documents, and artifacts. View the architectural significance of the Stone Chapel, a replica of a 500 A.D. Byzantine Chapel. Lunch will be available for purchase at Goodson’s Cafe. Transportation is provided from CHI St. Luke’s Health – The Vintage Hospital, 20171 Chasewood Park Drive in Houston.

Camila Cabello at Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.Tuesday, March 5, at 3 p.m. Every year, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo provides performances from top musicians. Don’t miss this opportunity to see Camila Cabello perform. Participants will have time to tour the livestock show, enjoy some of the carnival rides before the performance, and purchase famous rodeo fare for dinner. A $20 prepaid nonrefundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from Spring Woods Baptist Church, 10131 Emnora Lane in Houston.

Houston Livestock Show. Wednesday, March 6, at 11 a.m.Join Precinct 4 for this year’s annual Livestock Show! Enjoy horse shows, a calf scramble, shopping, and the carnival. Lunch options available at the livestock show include turkey legs, barbecue, pizza, and fried desserts. Transportation is provided from Barbara Bush Library, 6817 Cypresswood Drive in Spring.

Peeka Ranch Alpacas in Burton. Thursday, March 7, at 8 a.m. Visit the Peeka Ranch, which is home to over 100 alpacas. Alpacas are raised for their soft fleece and are sheared once a year. Their fleece is processed into soft, hypoallergenic garments. Alpaca garments were once reserved for Incan royalty but are now available to everyone. After the ranch, enjoy the many shops and restaurants in Brenham. Lunch is available for purchase on your own at one of the local eateries. Transportation is provided from Tomball Regional Medical Center, 605 Holderrieth Boulevard in Tomball (parking lot E).

Tim McGraw at Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Thursday, March 7, at 3 p.m. Every year, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo provides performances from top musicians. Don’t miss this opportunity to see Tim McGraw perform. Participants will have time to tour the livestock show, enjoy some of the carnival rides before the performance, and purchase famous rodeo fare for dinner. A $20 prepaid nonrefundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from Lone Star College-Creekside Center, 8747 West New Harmony Trail in The Woodlands (parking lot C).

Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site. Friday, March 8, at 10 a.m. The picturesque Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site gives visitors unique insights into the lives and times of the 59 delegates who met on March 2, 1836, to make a formal declaration of independence from Mexico. From 1836 to 1845, the Republic of Texas proudly, but precariously, existed as a separate and unique nation. Lunch is available for purchase on your own at Chappell Hill Bakery and Deli. A $6 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from Spring Cypress Presbyterian Church, 6000 Spring Cypress Road in Spring.

The Three Texan Tenors Present Sing a Song of Women! Friday, March 8, at 4:45 p.m. Based in Houston, The Three Texan Tenors is a powerful trio of three dynamic, classically trained vocalists with strong Texas roots that run deep and shine through in their every performance. Sing a Song of Women! is a musical tribute to women in honor of International Women’s Day. Dinner is available for purchase on your own at Cracker Barrel. A $20 prepaid nonrefundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from Barbara Bush Library, 6817 Cypresswood Drive in Spring.

Zac Brown Band at Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Tuesday, March 11, at 3 p.m. Every year, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo provides performances from top musicians. Don’t miss this opportunity to see Zac Brown Band perform. Participants will have time to tour the livestock show, enjoy some of the carnival rides before the performance, and purchase famous rodeo fare for dinner. A $20 prepaid nonrefundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from CHI St. Luke’s Health – The Vintage Hospital, 20171 Chasewood Park Drive in Houston.

Houston Livestock Show. Wednesday, March 13, at 11 a.m. Join Precinct 4 for this year’s annual Livestock Show! Enjoy horse shows, a calf scramble, shopping, and the carnival. Lunch options available at the livestock show include turkey legs, barbecue, pizza, and fried desserts. Transportation is provided from Kingwood Library, 4400 Bens View Lane in Kingwood.

Santana at Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Wednesday, March 13, at 3 p.m. Every year, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo provides performances from top musicians. Don’t miss this opportunity to see Santana perform. Participants will have time to tour the livestock show, enjoy some of the carnival rides before the performance, and purchase famous rodeo fare for dinner. A $20 prepaid nonrefundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from North Woods Baptist Church, 5803 Treaschwig Road in Spring.

Arbor Gate Nursery and the Lanier Theological Library and Chapel. Thursday, March 14, at 8:30 a.m. Find yourself surrounded by magnificent display gardens and unique plants that can inspire a symphony of color, fragrance, form, and function to your home and garden. After lunch, tour the Lanier Library and Chapel, which houses a collection of more than 100,000 books and journals, historical documents, and artifacts. View the architectural significance of the Stone Chapel, a replica of a 500 A.D. Byzantine Chapel. Lunch will be available for purchase at Goodson’s Cafe. Transportation is provided from Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway in Humble.

Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site. Friday, March 15, at 10 a.m. The picturesque Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site gives visitors unique insights into the lives and times of the 59 delegates who met on March 2, 1836 to make a formal declaration of independence from Mexico. From 1836 to 1845, the Republic of Texas proudly, but precariously, existed as a separate and unique nation. Washington on the Brazos is “where Texas became Texas.” Lunch is available for purchase on your own at Chappell Hill Bakery and Deli. A $6 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from Fairbanks Library, 9600 West Little York in Houston.

Cody Johnson at Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Friday, March 15, at 3 p.m. Every year, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo provides performances from top musicians. Don’t miss this opportunity to see Cody Johnson perform. Participants will have time to tour the livestock show, enjoy some of the carnival rides before the performance, and purchase famous rodeo fare for dinner. A $20 prepaid nonrefundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from Copperfield Church, 8350 Highway 6 North in Houston.

Little Shop of Horrors at Stages Repertory Theatre. Saturday, March 16, at 11 a.m. This smash sci-fi musical has devoured the hearts of theater-goers for more than 30 years. A nerdy flower shop clerk named Seymour stumbles across a new breed of plant which he affectionately names after his secret crush, Audrey. The exotic bloom offers the promise of fame and fortune, but Seymour soon discovers that the mysterious Audrey II also has a taste for blood, ominous origins and an insatiable appetite for power. Lunch is available for purchase, on your own, at Spaghetti Western Italian Cafe. A $22 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from Tomball Regional Medical Center, 605 Holderrieth Boulevard in Tomball (parking lot E).

Texas Wendish Heritage Museum in Giddings. Tuesday, March 19, at 8:15 a.m. Enjoy a guided tour of St. Paul Lutheran Church, one of the painted churches of Texas, listen to the wonderful music of a 1904 pipe organ, enjoy a traditional Wendish meal and tour the only Wendish Museum outside of Germany. A $18 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip and lunch. Transportation is provided from Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway in Humble.

George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Tuesday, March 20, at 9 a.m. Enjoy a day at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. This special museum experience provides a look at the lives of George and Barbara Bush. Have your picture made while sitting in an exact replica of the Oval Office, try landing a plane on an aircraft carrier and enjoy one of a kind photographs, documents and videos. Lunch will be available for purchase at Abuelo’s. A $6 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from Tomball Regional Medical Center, 605 Holderrieth Boulevard in Tomball (parking lot E).

Painted Churches of Texas Tour. Thursday, March 21, at 8 a.m. Around the turn of the 19th century, devout Catholics hailing from the Czech and German areas of Central Europe built 20 churches throughout the dusty plains and rolling hill country of Texas. Known as the Painted Churches of Texas, these backcountry places of worship are adorned with masterful paintings, shimmering stained glass, charming murals, and gold-encrusted altars. Lunch will be available for purchase at Oakridge Smokehouse. A $13 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from Oaks Presbyterian Church, 1576 Chantilly Lane in Houston.

Bayou Wildlife Zoo in Alvin. Thursday, March 21, at 10 a.m. Board a tram and journey across the Texas plains on a wildlife safari adventure. Bayou Wildlife Zoo features animals that are native to Africa, Asia, Australia, and South America. See and feed these exotic animals up close and experience the wonder of the animal kingdom. After the zoo, visit Stanton’s Meats where you can find “Best of Show” game meats, seasonings, and souvenirs. Lunch will be available for purchase at Joe’s Barbeque Company. A $7 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from North Woods Baptist Church, 5803 Treaschwig Road in Spring.

Tour De Fleur. Friday, March 22, at 9:45 a.m. Enjoy the fresh air while touring some of Houston’s best gardens! Join Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program for a walk through the beautiful Japanese Gardens, McGovern Centennial Gardens, The Houston Arboretum, and Mercer Botanic Gardens. Lunch is available for purchase at Fuddruckers. Transportation is provided from Tomball Regional Medical Center,605 Holderrieth Boulevard in Tomball (parking lot E).

The Rob Landes Trio Revisits the Music of WWII at the Grand. Sunday, March 24, at 11 a.m. Relive the Big Band sounds that kept this nation’s spirit alive through one of the toughest wars in our history. This trip down memory lane is filled with stories and the subtle piano tunes of the day. Rob is not only a consummate musician, but a storyteller who weaves words and music together in his own special style. Before the show, enjoy the many shops and restaurants on The Strand. Dinner is available for purchase on your own at one of the many local eateries. A $18 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from Kingwood Library, 4400 Bens View Lane in Kingwood.

Froberg’s Farm. Tuesday, March 26, at 9 a.m. Enjoy a day of strawberry picking with friends at Froberg’s Farm. All strawberries are organically grown and pesticide free. Lunch is available for purchase at Joe’s Barbeque Company. Transportation is provided from Kingwood Library, 4400 Bens View Lane in Kingwood.

Resale Shop Hop. Tuesday, March 26, at 9 a.m. Rummage through three of Houston’s premier resale shops. Find something different each time you shop, including name-brand clothing, purses, bags, household items, and so much more! A late lunch is available for purchase at Phoenicia World Market. Transportation is provided from Tomball Regional Medical Center, 605 Holderrieth Boulevard in Tomball (parking lot E).

Texas Wendish Heritage Museum in Giddings. Thursday, March 28, at 8:30 a.m. Enjoy a guided tour of St. Paul Lutheran Church, one of the painted churches of Texas, listen to the wonderful music of a 1904 pipe organ, enjoy a traditional Wendish meal, and tour the only Wendish Museum outside of Germany. A $18 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip and lunch. Transportation is provided from Barbara Bush Library, 6817 Cypresswood Drive in Spring.

Moody Mansion and Bishop’s Palace. Friday, March 29, at 8 a.m. Moody Mansion is a historic residential building in Galveston. The 31-room Romanesque mansion was completed in 1895. The home is named for William Lewis Moody Jr., an American financier and entrepreneur in the cotton business. After lunch, tour Bishop’s Palace. The famous Bishop’s Palace was built between 1887 and 1893 for a local politician and his family of nine. In 1923, the home was purchased by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Galveston and served as residence for Bishop Christopher Byrne. The mansion has been open to the public since 1963. Lunch is available for purchase on your own at one of the many local eateries on The Strand. Stairs. A $22 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from Copperfield Church, 8350 Highway 6 North in Houston.

Brazilian Food and Music Festival in Sugar Land. Saturday, March 30, at 10:30 a.m. The sixth annual Brazilian Food and Music Festival brings the food and music of Brazil to Texas. Musicians of the community work in solidarity with the Brazilian Women Foundation to create this festival celebrating the Brazilian culture. Lunch will be available for purchase at the festival. A $10 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from CHI St. Luke’s Health – The Vintage Hospital, 20171 Chasewood Park Drive in Houston.

     Luncheons and Events

One Fish, Two Fish, Lots of Catfish. Friday, March 1, at 11:30 a.m. Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program invites everyone 50 and better to Big Stone Lodge at Dennis Johnston Park, 701 Riley Fuzzel Road in Spring, for a catered meal and live musical entertainment. Transportation is available for those 50 and better from Champion Forest Baptist Church, 15555 Steubner Airline in Houston. Departure time is 10:15 a.m. Catfish on Wheels is serving a buffet of all-you-can-eat fried catfish, shrimp, french fries, hush puppies, coleslaw, beans, iced tea, and dessert. $12 per person.

Mad Hatter. Monday, March 18, at 11:30 a.m. Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program invites all senior adults 50 years of age and better to St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church, 2003 West 43rd Street in Houston, for a catered meal and live musical entertainment! Ben’s Chuck Wagon is catering chicken spaghetti, salad, green beans, French bread, dessert, and iced tea. $10 per person.

Spring Fling. Wednesday, March 27, at noon. Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program invites everyone 50 years of age and better to enjoy live music, carnival games, crafts, and a petting zoo during the Spring Fling Carnival at the Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway in Humble. Baking contest prizes will be awarded in the following categories: breads and muffins, cakes and cupcakes, cookies and bars, candies, and pies. James Coney Island will provide chili and cheese hotdogs, chips, drink and dessert. No alcohol is permitted. Transportation is available for individuals ages 50 and better from the following locations departing at 10:45 a.m.:

• Champion Forest Baptist Church Jersey Village, 16518 Jersey Drive, Jersey Village
• Mangum-Howell Center, 2500 Frick Road, Houston
• Spring Baptist Church, 1027 Spring Cypress Road, Spring
• St. Luke’s Health-The Vintage Hospital, 20171 Chasewood Park Drive, Houston
• Kingwood Library, 4400 Bens View Lane, Kingwood

A $7 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this event.

  Volunteer Opportunities

AniMeals. Thursday, March 7, at 8:30 a.m. The AniMeals program helps package pet food for Meals on Wheels, which delivers pet food, so clients do not feel compelled to share their limited food and resources with their furry friends. After volunteering, lunch will be available for purchase at Niko Niko’s Greek American Café. Transportation is provided from Oaks Presbyterian Church, 1576 Chantilly Lane in Houston.

Peanut Butter Cannery. Friday, March 8, at 8:30 a.m. The Cannery produces peanut butter for the Food Bank. Volunteers help produce 3,960 jars of peanut butter in a four-hour shift. Tasks include sorting the nuts, placing lids on jars, operating the label machine, and packing jars in boxes. Prior to volunteering, participants can purchase breakfast at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. Transportation is provided from CHI St. Luke’s Health- The Vintage Hospital, 20171 Chasewood Park Drive in Houston.