Don't let the winter doldrums get you down, take a class or two at your local community center. The May Community center has released the winter class line up. Beyond the art, craft, language and exercise classes that are perennial favorites, several new classes have been added including classes on Line Dancercise 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., except Monday, November 24
This class is for students who want to expand their knowledge of the Spanish language without being graded or tested.
One Stroke ™ Decorative Painting
Mondays at 9 a.m., except Monday, November 24
Painting instructor, Ann Rose, teaches the One Stroke™ method of painting. Everyone interested in painting is welcome, regardless of previous painting experience.
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 6 p.m.
Volunteer instructor Nani Heslep teaches students ages 10 and older the basics of working with clay. Lessons include making vessels and sculptures using the pinch, coil, and slab methods. The suggested donation amount is determined by the amount of clay needed for each piece.
Mondays 6:30 p.m. or Tuesdays at 9 a.m., except Monday, November 24 and Tuesday,
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
May Center Players, A Children’s Theatrical Group
Mondays 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.
East Harris County 4-H Club
Monday, November 10 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.
Rockin’ On Moms Playgroup
Mondays, November 10 at 10 a.m.
Tuesdays at 10 a.m.
No skills are needed to join May Center’s dart baseball team.
Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m.
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.
Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Check
Tuesday, November 18 at 9 a.m.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle also means keeping your blood pressure and blood sugar in check. Get checked out the third Tuesday of the month to make sure that “all systems are go!”
Intermediate Conversational Spanish
Wednesdays at 9 a.m., except Wednesday, November 26
Continue a multilingual journey as you expand your knowledge of the Spanish language and culture.
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: Hold Everything, Part 1
Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m., except November 26
Experienced instructor Anne Sparkman teaches this class for beginners and experienced quilters. This month’s featured project is part 2 of Signs of Autumn. 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!
Beginning Tai Chi QiGong
Wednesdays at 6 p.m.
Tai Chi QiGong, is based on the gentle and smooth movements of Tai Chi martial art, and the unification of mind and Qi (energy), and the three essentials of QiGong: regulating the body, mind, and breath.
Speak Mandarin Chinese in 500 Words
Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
Learn to speak and read Mandarin Chinese easily through this effective course. People of all ages are welcome to participate.
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.
Intermediate Line Dancing
Thursdays at 1 p.m.
A volunteer teaches this fast-paced intermediate line dancing class.
May Belles and Beaus Chorus
Rehearsals: Thursdays at 1 p.m.
This musical group entertains at community events, hospitals, and multicare facilities.
Thursdays at 4:30 p.m.
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.
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.