Looking for fun activities to finish off the summer? Look no further than your local community center. The May Community center has released the August class line up. Beyond the art, craft, language and exercise classes that are perennial favorites, several new classes have been added including classes on Graphic Design and Wii playtime.
Weekdays at 8:10 a.m. and 4:15 p.m.
Start or end your day with a 2½-mile walk to music in the comfort of the Center.
Body Toning Chair Exercise
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 9 a.m.
This exercise class is designed especially for individuals suffering with arthritis, joint aches, stiffness, or a lack of flexibility.
Advanced Conversational Spanish
Mondays at 9 a.m.
This class is for students who want to expand their knowledge of the Spanish language without being graded or tested.
Mondays at 1 p.m.
Improve your bridge skills and meet other bridge enthusiasts at these weekly party bridge sessions. Participants must call the Center to secure a place at a table.
Mondays at 1 p.m.
A volunteer instructor is available each week to teach the time-honored game of pinochle.
Mondays at 4:30 p.m.
New session begins Monday, September 15
Children can learn to stretch the limits of their imagination through the universal language of art! Painting helps children express their creativity and inventiveness, and this class is a great opportunity for children, ages 10 and up, to develop their talent and skills while having fun. A new original project is created each session, and a one time project fee of $10 helps defray the cost of all the supplies required for the six-week session.
Mondays 6:30 p.m. or Tuesdays at 9 a.m.
These free classes focus on the basic language skills needed to function in a Spanish-speaking environment. Call or come by the Center to register.
Beginning Square Dancing
Mondays at 7 p.m.
Join the May Center “Do Sa Dos” to enjoy a great source of fun and exercise where you work up a smile instead of a sweat. For more information, please contact Brice Hesche at (281) 462-9236.
May Center Players, A Children’s Theatrical Group
Mondays at 7 p.m.
New session begins Monday, September 8 at 7 p.m.
Children ages 7 to 14 do not need any acting experience to participate in this theatrical group, but they must be able to read. Call the Center to register.
Rockin’ On Moms Playgroup
Mondays, August 11 and 25 at 10 a.m.
East Harris County 4-H Club
Monday, August 11 at 6:30 p.m.
The mission of 4-H Club is to prepare youth to meet the challenges of childhood, adolescence, and adulthood through educational experiences with an emphasis on learning through doing. This fun, family-oriented club meets the second Monday of each month and currently focuses on shooting sports. For more information about this club, please contact David Francis, club president, at (281) 812-8400, or David Carden at (713) 828-5051.
Whittlin’ and Carvin’
Tuesdays at 9 a.m.
Join this wonderful group of men and women who show how to take an ordinary piece of wood and turn it into a work of art and great conversation piece. To get started, all you need is the desire and a sharp pocketknife!
Tuesdays at 10 a.m.
No skills are needed to join May Center’s dart baseball team.
Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m.
New session begins Tuesday, September 9
Volunteers from the American Society of Karate teach the techniques of American karate. Classes are free! For additional information or to register, call the Center at (281) 324-3373.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Beginner juniors, ages 6 to 12: 5:45 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Class size is limited to 60)
Advanced juniors, ages 6 to 12: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Class size is limited to 20)
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m.
Certified hatha yoga instructor Cindy Roberts invites people of all fitness levels to participate and experience the benefits of yoga.
Craft: Fall Welcome Sign, Parts 1 and 2
Tuesdays, August 5 and 12 at 10 a.m.
Complete this wooden sign in time to decorate your yard or garden in celebration of the fall season. A $5 suggested donation covers the cost of the wooden sign and additional supplies.
Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Check
Tuesday, August 19 at 9 a.m.
The Angels Above Us organization provides a registered nurse the third Tuesday of every month to check blood pressure and blood sugar to make sure all systems are “go!”
Fund-Raiser Craft Workday
Tuesday, August 19 at 10 a.m.
Do you enjoy making crafts? Are you interested in volunteering for a great cause? If so, plan to join the May Crafters, a “crafty” bunch of folks, to help make a variety of craft items to sell at the Center’s 2008 fund-raiser. No experience necessary, just a willing spirit. All supplies are provided.
Monthly Bingo Game
Tuesday, August 19 at 10:45 a.m.
May Center hosts bingo games the third Tuesday of each month. Players are asked to bring a nominal prize, not to exceed $5. No cash, gift certificates, gift cards, or U.S. postage stamps can be used for prizes. Register by calling the Center.
Diabetic Support Group
Tuesday, August 26 at 11:30 a.m.
A volunteer from the Diabetes Center of Kingwood discusses the latest innovations and medical updates in the treatment and management of diabetes. Participants are welcome to bring a sack lunch.
Intermediate Conversational Spanish
Wednesdays at 9 a.m.
Continue a multilingual journey as you expand your knowledge of the Spanish language and culture.
New: Computer Graphics
Wednesdays at 9 a.m.
New session begins Wednesday, September 3
A volunteer instructor teaches the basics of desktop publishing in this six-week session. Basic computer skills are required. Class size is limited; call or come by the Center to register.
Nintendo® Wii™ Bowling Practice
Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
With an easy-to-use wireless controller and many familiar games, the Nintendo® Wii™ is the latest craze for people of all ages. Call or sign-up at the Center to schedule a one-hour practice session; tournaments are held regularly, so practice often to sharpen your skills.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)
Wednesdays at 10 a.m. or Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
This support group offers nutritional information and encouragement to help control weight.
Quilting: Single Scoop, Part 2
Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m., except August 20 and 27
Experienced instructor Anne Sparkman teaches this class for beginners and experienced quilters. This month’s featured project is Single Scoop, part 2. Step-by-step instructions make this a great way to learn the art of quilting!
Dominoes and More Dominoes
Wednesdays at 1 p.m.
Play “42,” “Train,” or “Spinner” with other community members.
Wednesdays at 3 p.m.
If you enjoy card games like spades and hearts, you will love canasta!
Nintendo® Wii™ Free Play
Thursdays at 9 a.m.
With an easy-to-use wireless controller and many familiar games, the Nintendo® Wii™ is the latest craze for people of all ages. Enjoy games such as bowling, baseball, tennis, darts, pool, and boxing, as well as many more. The simple game play and gentle motions of the Wii™ game system make it perfect for anyone who wants to have a good time.
Beginning Sign Language
Thursdays at 10 a.m. or 6 p.m.
Join a longtime signing instructor for this free eight-week American Sign Language course. Learn the art of connecting with those trapped in a world of silence. This class is open to all ages, including children accompanied by an adult.
Intermediate Line Dancing
Thursdays at 1 p.m.
A volunteer teaches this fast-paced intermediate line dancing class.
Thursdays at 4:30 p.m.
New sessions begins Thursday, September 11
Learn basic sewing skills and make creative projects of your very own! This hands-on class is open to the first nine children ages eight and older who are accompanied by a parent or guardian. Sewing machines and sergers are provided by the Center. Due to safety issues and space limitations, only children registered with their parent or guardian will be allowed to attend. Pick up a supply sheet at the Center.
Fridays at 9:30 a.m.
Beginning and experienced students learn composition, design, color, and contrast from a
Fridays at 1 p.m.
A professional artist shares her knowledge of painting with students ages 11 and older.
Fridays at 2:30 p.m.
Dance your way to heart-health with this workout taught by a volunteer instructor.
Fund-Raiser Quilting Workday
Friday, August 8 at 10 a.m.
Do you enjoy quilting? Are you interested in volunteering for a great cause? If so, plan to join the May Quilters to help sew quilts and other fabric art to sell at the Center’s 2008 fund-raiser. No experience necessary, just a willing spirit. All supplies are provided.
About the May Community Center
May Community Center's free intergenerational programs are part of Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner Jerry Eversole's educational and recreational commitment to Harris County residents. May Community Center is a Precinct 4 community center located at 2100 Wolf Road, Huffman 77336.
Center hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please note: In observance of Labor Day, May Community Center closes Friday, August 29 at 5 p.m., and reopens Tuesday, September 2 at 8 a.m. For more information regarding classes or other Center programs, please call (281) 324-3373 or visit www.hcp4.net/ccenters.
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 May Community Center. An adult must accompany children under the age of 18.