Fall 2012 Activities at the May Community Center

Looking to learn something new this fall?  The May Community Center has a full schedule of classes and activities designed for children to seniors.  Get fit, learn a new language, or craft for charity.  Many activities are free or have a small participation fee.  Check the schedule or contact the center for more details

 

Rhythm Walking

Weekdays from 8:10 a.m. to 8:55 a.m.

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 4:10 p.m. to 4:55 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.

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

Decorative Painting

Mondays at 9 a.m.

Instructor Ann Rose teaches a variety of acrylic decorative painting techniques. Everyone interested in painting is welcome, regardless of previous painting experience.

Party Bridge

Mondays at 1 p.m.

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

Pinochle

Mondays at 1 p.m.

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

Beginning Piano Lessons for Adults

Mondays at 2 p.m.

Fulfill a musical dream by learning to play the piano! Each student receives a 30-minute, hands-on instructional session. A $6 fee for an instructional booklet is required.

East Harris County 4-H Club

Monday, September 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.

Woodcarving Class                                                       

Tuesdays at 9 a.m.

Learn how to take an ordinary piece of wood and turn it into a work of art. A carving knife is required and can be purchased for $13.50 (wholesale cost) at the Center.

Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Check

Tuesday, September 18 at 9 a.m.

A licensed vocational nurse is available the third Tuesday of the month to help participants monitor their blood pressure and blood sugar. 

Beginning Computer

Tuesdays at 10 a.m.

Begin with the basics and progress over a four-week period using Microsoft Office 2003 software.

Dart Baseball

Tuesdays at 10 a.m.

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

Karate

New Session Begins Tuesday, September 18

Tuesdays: Beginner juniors (white and yellow belt), ages 6 to 12: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Advanced juniors (orange through red belt), ages 6 to 12: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Volunteers from the American Society of Karate teach the techniques of American karate. Classes are free! For additional information, call the Center at 281-324-3373. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Diabetic Support Group

Tuesday, September 25 at 11:30 a.m.

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

Yoga

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. A non-skid yoga mat is recommended.

Advanced Spanish

Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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

Knitting Class

Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

       Fulfill the desire for a new hobby by learning to knit from a knowledgeable volunteer. Initial supplies are provided for $5 (wholesale cost).

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 Class: Merry-Go-Round, Part I

Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m.

This month's featured project is part one of Merry-Go-Round, twin size quilt.  Anne's step-by-step instructions make this a great way to learn the art of quilting.  Stop by the Center to sign up and pick up a supply sheet.

Dominoes and More Dominoes

Wednesdays at 1 p.m.

Play "42," "Train," or "Spinner" with other community members.

Karaoke

Wednesdays at 1 p.m.

With a large collection of songs to choose from, you will be at the top of the charts in no time! Invite a friend to join you; it is as much fun to watch as it is to sing! 

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

Wednesdays at 5 p.m.

New Session Begins Wednesday, September 5

Learn to speak and read Mandarin Chinese easily through this effective course. Instruction is free; and no prior knowledge is required.

Intermediate American Sign Language

Thursdays at 10 a.m.

Discover the power and beauty of American Sign Language. The required course book can be purchased online or at most bookstores. Classes are open to all ages.

Fund-Raiser Craft Workday

Thursdays at 10 a.m. (except Thursday, September 6)

Join the May Crafters and help make a variety of craft items to sell at the Center's 2012 fund-raiser. All supplies are provided.

Beginner Acoustic Guitar Lessons

Thursdays at 1 p.m.

A volunteer will have you stringing, tuning, and playing the guitar in no time! Students must be 12 and older. Bring an acoustic guitar; no prior experience is necessary.

May Belles and Beaus Chorus

Thursdays at 1 p.m.

This musical group entertains at community events, hospitals, and multicare facilities.

Craft: Scarecrow Wind Chime

Thursday, September 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a break for lunch

Create a lovable scarecrow wind chime to greet your fall guests. A $6 suggested donation helps defray the cost of additional supplies. Class size is limited to 10.

Eastern Philosophy Study Group

Thursday, Septembers 6 and 20 at 7 p.m.

New Session Begins Thursday, September 6

Participants will develop a new perspective of the world and life in this Eastern Philosophy study group. Classes are open to all ages.

Blood Pressure Check

Thursday, September 20 at 10 a.m.

A licensed vocational nurse will be available to help participants monitor their blood pressure. 

Oil Painting

Fridays at Noon

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

Healthercise

Fridays at 2:30 p.m.

This fun class combines chair exercises and line dancing, and promotes coordination as well as fitness.

Fund-Raiser Quilting Workday

Friday, September 14 at 1 p.m.

Join the May Friendship Group to help sew quilts and other fabric art to sell at the Center's 2012 fund-raiser. All supplies are provided.

Quilting Mini-Retreat

Friday, September 21 from Noon to 3 p.m.

Attend these mini-retreats, held the third Friday of every month, to complete unfinished quilting projects.

May Community Center's free intergenerational programs are part of Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner R. Jack Cagle'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 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 Labor Day, May Community Center closes Friday, August 31 at 5 p.m. and reopens Tuesday, September 4 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 the May Community Center. An adult must accompany children under the age of 18. Childcare is not provided at any Precinct 4 facility, and children are not allowed in classes in which they are not eligible to participate.