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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.For more information regarding classes or other Center programs, please call (281) 324-3373 or visit www.hcp4.net/ccenters. Please note: In observance of the Christmas holidays, May Community Center closes Wednesday, December 23 at 5 p.m. and reopens Monday, December 28 at 8 a.m. Also, in observance of New Year’s Day, the Center closes Thursday, December 31 at 5 p.m. and reopens Monday, January 4, 2010 at 8 a.m.

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.

Rhythm Walking

Weekdays at 8:10 a.m. and 4:15 p.m.

Start or end your day with a 2 ½-mile walk to music in the comfort of the Center.

Body Toning Chair Exercise

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 9 a.m.

Except Mondays, December 21 and 28, and Wednesdays, December 23 and 30

This exercise class is designed especially for individuals suffering with arthritis, joint aches, stiffness, or a lack of flexibility.

Party Bridge

Mondays at 1 p.m., except December 14, 21, and 28

Improve your bridge skills and meet other bridge enthusiasts at these weekly party bridge sessions.

Pinochle

Mondays at 1 p.m.

A volunteer instructor is available each week to teach the time-honored game of pinochle.

Handmade Ceramics

Mondays at 6 p.m., except December 21 and 28

Volunteer instructor Nani Heslep teaches students ages 10 and older the basics of working with clay. Instructionincludes making vessels and sculptures using the pinch, coil, and slab methods.

Beginning Spanish

Mondays at 6:30 p.m., except December 14, 21, and 28

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., except December 21 and 28

New session begins January 25

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.

Tots and Tikes Playgroup

Monday, December 7 at 10:30 a.m.

Enjoy a playgroup for mothers and children to develop long-lasting friendships and share experience, advice, and laughter. Meetings are held the first Monday of the month.

East Harris County 4-H Club

Monday, December 14 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. For more information about this club, please contact David Francis, club president, at (281) 812-8400, or David Carden at (713) 828-5051.

Cloth Diapering Mamas Playgroup

Monday, December 28 at 10 a.m.

This unique playgroup is made up of mothers who have made the choice to cloth diaper. Mothers meet here the fourth Monday of each month to have diaper chats, show and tell, diaper trades, and let their little ones, ages three and under, play.

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. All that is needed to get started is the desire and a sharp pocketknife!

Dart Baseball

Tuesdays at 10 a.m.

No skills are needed to join May Center’s dart baseball team.

Karate

Tuesdays at 6 p.m.

Volunteers from the American Society of Karate teach the techniques of American karate. Classes are free! A new session will be offered January 19, 2010. For additional information call the Center at (281) 324-3373.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Beginner juniors (white belt), ages 6 to 12: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Advanced juniors (yellow through red belt), ages 6 to 12: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Yoga

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m., except December 31

Certified hatha yoga instructor Cindy Roberts invites people of all fitness levels to participate and experience the benefits of yoga. A non-skid yoga mat is recommended.

Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Check

Tuesday, December 15 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!”

Diabetic Support Group

Tuesday, December 22 at 11:30 a.m.

Discover the latest innovations and medical updates in the treatment and management of diabetes.

Intermediate Conversational Spanish

Wednesdays at 9 a.m., except December 16, 23, and 30

Continue a multilingual journey by expanding your knowledge of the Spanish language and culture.

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.

Dominoes and More Dominoes

Wednesdays at 1 p.m.

Play “42,” “Train,” or “Spinner” with other community members.

Canasta

Wednesdays at 3 p.m.

If you enjoy card games like spades and hearts, you will love canasta!

Speak Mandarin Chinese in 500 Words

Advanced Class is Wednesdays at 2 p.m., except December 23 and 30

Beginner Class is Wednesdays at 7 p.m., except December 23 and 30

Learn to speak and read Mandarin Chinese easily through this effective course. Instruction is free; however, a $10 refundable deposit to cover the cost of the book is required upon registration.

Quilting Class: Christmas Gifts and Goodies

Wednesday, December 2 and 9 at 12:30 p.m.

This month’s featured project is the second and final part of Autumn Spice, and the step-by-step instructions that make this a great way to learn the art of quilting.

Intermediate Line Dancing

Thursdays at 1 p.m.

If you’re looking for a challenge and have already mastered the beginning steps, then you are sure to enjoy this class. Come alone or bring a friend; shuffle over to the Center for loads of fun.

May Belles and Beaus Chorus

Rehearsals: Thursdays at 1 p.m.

This musical group entertains at community events, hospitals, and multi-care facilities.

May’s Way Off Broadway Productions

Thursdays at 6:30 p.m., except December 31

Lights, Camera, Action: Introducing a community theater group for adults! No experience necessary to be a part of this adult theatre group. Please call Guy Hayes at (281) 360-8549 or Charles Mason at (281) 689-1674 for more information.

Watercolor

Fridays at 9:30 a.m.

Beginning and experienced students learn composition, design, color, and contrast from a

professional artist.

Oil Painting

Fridays at Noon

A professional artist shares her knowledge of painting with students ages 11 and older.

Line Dancercise

Fridays at 2:30 p.m.

Dance your way to heart-health with this workout taught by a volunteer instructor.