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Homestead Holiday and More at Jones Park

Get fit, expand your gardening expertise, celebrate the holidays and more with upcoming events and activities at Jesse Jones Park.

 

T’ai Chi
Wednesdays, Dec. 3, 10 & 17 at 8:30 a.m.
Join Doug Ebeling, a 3rd degree T’ai Chi Black Belt, in the outdoor classroom next to the Nature Center for an hour of low-impact stretching, breathing and range of motion exercises based on the 24-step Yang form of T’ai Chi.

Gardening Daze
Wednesdays, Dec. 3, 10 & 17 from 8:30 a.m. to noon
Learn how to identify plants and help weed the native flower beds surrounding the Nature Center with horticultural coordinator Teri MacArthur at 8:30 a.m., or help tend vegetables in the heritage garden at the pioneer homestead beginning at 9:30 a.m. with volunteer Doug Ebeling. Closed-toed shoes, gloves, a hat, sunscreen, and water are recommended.

Second Saturday Setters: Homestead Holiday
Saturday, Dec. 13 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Join park staff and volunteers as the Redbud Hill Homestead comes to life with Christmas cheer. Enjoy this yuletide celebration with a warm cup of wassail and old-fashioned treats as children have their picture taken with jolly old Saint Nicholas.

Second Sunday Pickers
Sunday, December 14 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

For more than 20 years, the Second Sunday Pickers have filled the Nature Center with acoustic music including country-and-western, bluegrass, folk, rock and roll, and blues. Visitors of all ages are welcome to listen, sing along, or bring an instrument to join in the fun.

Critter’s Christmas
Saturday, December 20 at 10 a.m.
Critters love the holiday season too! Learn how to make an edible treat for birds and other wildlife, which can be used to decorate a tree in the yard and welcome guests. Visitors of all ages are invited to attend.

With leadership from Commissioner R. Jack Cagle, Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center is a Harris County Precinct 4 facility located at 20634 Kenswick Drive in Humble. All programs are free of charge and open to the public. Harris County Precinct 4 programs serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, sex, religion, national origin, or physical ability. Jesse Jones Park Volunteers (JJPV) welcomes applications from interested participants. For more information about the park or any of the activities and programs offered, please call 281-446-8588 or visit www.hcp4.net/jones.