Precinct 4 Senior Adult Program’s August Calendar

Harris County Precinct 4 has released the August calendar of events for the senior adult program, Fun4Seniors.

Resale Shop Hop. Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 9 a.m. Rummage through three of Houston’s premier resale shops. Find something different each and every time you shop, including name brand clothing, purses, bags, household items, and so much more! Lunch will be available for purchase at Phoenicia World Market. Transportation is provided from Copperfield Church, located at 8350 Highway 6 North in Houston.

Sea Center Texas in Lake Jackson. Thursday, Aug. 2 at 8 a.m. Experience Sea Center Texas through its marine aquarium, fish hatchery, and nature center to find out how Texas Parks and Wildlife promotes conservation of marine resources. Feel the marine animals in the touch tank and view the aquariums depicting native Texas habitats, including a salt marsh, jetty, reef, and open Gulf exhibits. The center’s wetland area is part of the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail. An early lunch is available for purchase at Asiel’s. Transportation is provided from Tomball Regional Medical Center, located at 605 Holderrieth Boulevard in Tomball. (Park in lot E off of Medical Complex Drive).

Bellaire Coin and Collectable Show. Saturday, Aug. 4 at 9:15 a.m. Buy, sell, and trade ancient and modern foreign coins made of bronze, gold, silver, copper, and brass. Don’t miss your chance to shop antique toys, jewelry, watches, and historical documents. Lunch is available for purchase at Niko Niko’s Greek & American Café. A $3 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from CHI St. Luke’s Health - The Vintage Hospital, located at 20171 Chasewood Park Drive in Houston.

The Texas Tenors at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. Saturday, Aug. 4 at 11 a.m. The Texas Tenors treat audiences to a unique blend of country, classical, Broadway and current pop music. With their breathtaking vocals, humor, and a touch of cowboy charm, their concert is full of toe tapping fun. Lunch is available for purchase at Olympia Grill. A $28 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from Copperfield Church, located at 8350 Highway 6 North in Houston.

Weiss Energy Hall and Death by Natural Causes Exhibit at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Tuesday, Aug. 7 at 10:15 a.m. Enjoy a docent guided tour of the new Wiess Energy Hall. The new hall is the most contemporary, comprehensive, and technologically advanced exhibition on the science and technology of energy in the world. Experience the Death by Natural Causes exhibit, which will introduce you to the range of animal, vegetable, and mineral dangers that lurk in your everyday life. Through a collection of specimens, text and interactives, visitors can see what can cause a death, either directly or indirectly, from the natural world. Lunch is available for purchase at The Spaghetti Western Italian Cafe. A $17 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from the following locations:

  • North Woods Baptist Church, 5803 Treaschwig Road, Spring
  • Tomball Regional Medical Center, 605 Holderrieth Boulevard,Tomball (Park in lot E)

George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Center. Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 9 a.m. Enjoy a day at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. This special museum experience provides a look through the lives of George and Barbara Bush. Have your picture made while sitting in an exact replica of the Oval Office, try landing a plane on an aircraft carrier and enjoy one of a kind photographs, documents and videos. Also enjoy the Leonardo Da Vinci: Machines in Motion exhibit. Lunch will be available for purchase at Must Be Heaven. A $6 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip.  Transportation is provided from the following locations:

  • Barbara Bush Library, located at 6817 Cypresswood Drive, Spring
  • Fairbanks Library, 9600 West Little York, Houston

Fire Museum of Texas in Beaumont. Thursday, Aug. 9 at 8:30 a.m. The fire museum of Texas is dedicated to preserving fire service history, educating people about fire and life safety, and the contributions of the fire service. Housed in the Beaumont Fire Department’s 1927 Central Fire Station, the two-story, seven-bay station was recognized by the Texas Historical Commission as a historical landmark in 1983. Lunch will be available for purchase at Floyd’s Cajun Seafood and Steakhouse. A $2 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from Oaks Presbyterian Church, located at 1576 Chantilly Lane in Houston.

George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Center. Thursday, Aug. 9 at 9 a.m. Enjoy a day at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. This special museum experience provides a look through the lives of George and Barbara Bush. Have your picture made while sitting in an exact replica of the Oval Office, try landing a plane on an aircraft carrier and enjoy one of a kind photographs, documents, and videos. Also enjoy the Leonardo Da Vinci: Machines in Motion exhibit. Lunch will be available for purchase at Must Be Heaven. Transportation is provided from Spring Woods Baptist Church, located at 10131 Emnora Lane in Houston.

Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap at the Alley Theatre. Friday, Aug. 10 at 4:15 p.m. The Mousetrap is famous around the world for being the longest running show of any kind in the history of theatre, with over 25,000 performances. The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed. An early dinner is available for purchase at Cleburne Cafeteria. A $23 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from Barbara Bush Library, located at 6817 Cypresswood Drive in Spring.

PBS Channel 8 Newsroom Tour. Saturday, Aug. 11 at 9:15 a.m. Join Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Channel 8 Houston Public Media. Visit the studios and radio station where news is broadcasted to the citizens of Houston. An early lunch will be available for purchase at Katz Deli. Transportation is provided from Kingwood Library, located at 4400 Bens View Lane in Kingwood.

St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica. Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 9:15 a.m. On July 11, 2006, Pope Benedict XVI recognized the liturgical and historical significance of Saint Anthony Cathedral, in Beaumont, Texas, by proclaiming it a Minor Basilica.  During this docent guided tour of the facility, you will learn more about the history of the parish as well as enjoy the beautiful art and development of the Basilica. Lunch is available for purchase at Floyd’s Cajun Seafood & Texas Steakhouse. Transportation is provided from Kingwood Library, located at 4400 Bens View Lane in Kingwood.

Mystery Lunch Theatre by Murder by Chocolate Mystery Theater. Wednesday, Aug. 15 at 10:20 a.m.Head to the Big Stone Lodge where mystery and mayhem begins! A crime takes place and everyone has a choice. The choice of just staying seated and solving the crime or taking on a role in the mystery play. “Taking on a role” means you might be chosen to take on a starring or minor role and could end up being the murderer or be murdered! Ben’s Chuck Wagon is catering salad, chicken spaghetti, garlic bread, desert, and iced tea. Lunch is included in the ticket cost. A $20 prepaid, non-refundable feecovers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from the following locations:

  • CHI St. Luke’s Health-The Vintage Hospital, 20171 Chasewood Park Drive, Houston
  • Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble
  • Oaks, 1576 Chantilly Lane, Houston

Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap at the Alley Theatre. Thursday, Aug. 16 at 4:15 p.m. The Mousetrap is famous around the world for being the longest running show of any kind in the history of theatre, with over 25,000 performances. The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed. An early dinner is available for purchase at Cleburne Cafeteria. A $23 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from Spring Cypress Presbyterian Church, located at 6000 Spring Cypress Road in Spring.

Old West Melodrama at Puffabelly’s: The Haunting of Bella De Ghosse. Saturday, Aug. 18 at 5:45 p.m. The Haunting of Bella de Ghosse is a spoof on haunted mansions and Louisiana politics with a pirate’s treasure and plenty of puns and popcorn thrown in for good measure. It is set in the Cajun Country in 1890, opens prior to the last big hurricane with Priscilla Ghosse wanting to visit the old family antebellum home she has just inherited. Dinner is available for purchase on your own at Puffabelly’s Old Depot Restaurant. A $13 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from Kingwood Library, located at 4400 Bens View Lane in Kingwood.

Chamber Music Trio at Round Top Festival Institute. Saturday, Aug. 18 at 11:30 a.m. The Chamber Music Trio will perform on the Festival Concert Hall stage. The concert features Chavdar Parashkevov on violin, Louis-Marie Fardet on cello and Viktor Valkov on piano. The trio will perform music by Haydn, Mendelssohn and Shostakovich. Lunch is available for purchase on your own at Chappell Hill Café & Meat Market. A $20 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from CHI St. Luke’s Health-The Vintage Hospital, located at 20171 Chasewood Park Drive in Houston.

George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Center. Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 9 a.m. Enjoy a day at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. This special museum experience provides a look through the lives of George and Barbara Bush.  Have your picture made while sitting in an exact replica of the Oval Office, try landing a plane on an aircraft carrier and enjoy one of a kind photographs, documents and videos. Also enjoy the Leonardo Da Vinci: Machines in Motion exhibit. Lunch will be available for purchase at Must Be Heaven. Transportation is provided from Lone Star College – Creekside Center, located at 8747 West New Harmony Trail in The Woodlands.

The Bryan Museum. Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 9 a.m. This beautiful brick landmark, once an orphanage, now serves as a sanctuary for the history of southwestern United States. The Bryan Museum houses the largest collection of its type in the world, featuring 70,000 items from ancient Native American cultural artifacts to extraordinary 21st century pieces. Treasures on display include rare German, French, Spanish, and English documents, exquisite saddles, spurs, antique firearms, exceptionally rare maps and books, fine art, religious and folk art, portraits, and more. Lunch is available for purchase on your own at one of the many local eateries on the Strand. A $10 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from Tomball Regional Medical Center, located at 605 Holderrieth Boulevard in Tomball. (Park in lot E off of Medical Complex Drive).

Weiss Energy Hall and Death by Natural Causes Exhibit at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Tuesday, Aug. 22. Enjoy a docent guided tour of the new Wiess Energy Hall. The new hall is the most contemporary, comprehensive, and technologically advanced exhibition on the science and technology of energy in the world. Experience the Death by Natural Causes exhibit, which will introduce you to the range of “animal, vegetable, and mineral” dangers that lurk in your everyday life.  Through a collection of specimens, text, and interactives, visitors can see what can cause a death, either directly or indirectly, from the natural world. Lunch is available for purchase at The Spaghetti Western Italian Cafe. A $17 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from the following locations:

  • Copperfield Church, located at 8350 Highway 6 North, Houston at 10:30 a.m.
  • Kingwood Library, located at 4400 Bens View Lane, Kingwood at 10:15 a.m.

Group Volunteer Outreach: Houston Food Bank. Thursday, Aug. 23 at 10:15 a.m. Help feed Houston’s hungry by volunteering at the Houston Food Bank kitchen. Each volunteer is required to wear closed-toe shoes, long pants, and no jewelry. Prior to volunteering, lunch will be available for purchase at Phoenicia World Market. Transportation is provided from Kingwood Library, located at 4400 Bens View Lane in Kingwood.

Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy. Saturday, Aug. 25 at 8 a.m. Join Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program for the Houston Dressage Society Laborious Day Show, where you will enjoy the elegant performance that showcases the communication between horse and rider. Lunch is available for purchase on your own at Palma de Cera Latin Cuisine. Transportation is provided from CHI St. Luke’s Health - The Vintage Hospital, located at 20171 Chasewood Park Drive in Houston.

The Health Museum. Tuesday, Aug. 28 at 9:30 a.m. Take a larger-than-life walking tour through the human body and learn about how your major organs work. Then, gear up with a lab coat, gloves, and goggles to travel through an experiment station that gets you up close and personal with cellular biology. Lunch is available for purchase on your own at Central Market. A $10 prepaid, non-refundable feecovers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from Humble Civic Center, located at 8233 Will Clayton Parkway in Humble.

Hemi Hideout. Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 8:30 a.m. Prepare to be amazed at this Texas-sized man cave that houses Dodge and Plymouth muscle cars of the ‘60s and ‘70s. The Amish-inspired structure is also home to a ‘50s-style soda fountain. Lunch will be available for purchase at Brookwood Community. A $10 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from Barbara Bush Library, located at 6817 Cypresswood Drive in Spring.

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion: Houston Symphony: Blue Suede Tunes. Thursday, Aug. 30 at 5 p.m. Viva Las Vegas! We’re going all-in on the music of Las Vegas’ golden age. Get rockin’ and rollin’ with the music of Elvis, the feel of Sinatra, and all the glorious tunes of Nevada’s brightest lights. Dinner is available for purchase at Luby’s Cafeteria. Transportation is provided from CHI St. Luke’s Health-The Vintage Hospital, located at 20171 Chasewood Park Drive in Houston.

Mystery Lunch Theatre by Murder by Chocolate Mystery Theater. Friday, Aug. 31 at 10:20 a.m.  Head to Big Stone Lodge, where mystery and mayhem begins! A crime takes place and everyone has a choice. The choice of just staying seated and solving the crime or taking on a role in the mystery play. Volunteer to take on a starring or minor role and possibly end up as the murderer or the murdered! Ben’s Chuck Wagon is catering salad, chicken spaghetti, garlic bread, desert, and iced tea. Lunch is included in the ticket cost. A $20 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from the following locations:

  • Barbara Bush Library, located at 6817 Cypresswood Drive, Spring.
  • Fairbanks Library, 9600 West Little York, Houston.
  • Kingwood Library, located at 4400 Bens View Lane, Kingwood.

Luncheons and Events

Hello SunshineFriday, Aug. 17 at 11:30 a.m. Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program invites all senior adults ages 50 years of age and better to Copperfield Church, located at 8350 Highway 6 North in Houston for a catered meal and live, musical entertainment! Join Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program for a little ray of sunshine as Catfish on Wheels is serving a buffet of all-you-can-eat fried catfish, shrimp, French fries, hush puppies, coleslaw, beans, iced tea and dessert. Freshly cooked and served piping hot! $12 per person.

Throw Kindness Like ConfettiTuesday, Aug. 21 at 11:30 a.m. Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program invites all senior adults ages 50 years of age and better to Champion Forest Baptist Church Jersey Village located at 16518 Jersey Drive in Jersey Village for a catered meal and live, musical entertainment! Join Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program for a celebration of kindness. Ben’s Chuck Wagon is catering glazed baked ham, new potatoes, squash casserole, rolls, dessert and iced tea. $10 per person.

Fun is in Full BloomFriday, Aug. 24 at 11:30 a.m. Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program invites all senior adults ages 50 years of age and better to Lone Star College – University Park, Energy & Manufacturing Institute (EMI Building), located at 11521 Compaq Center West Drive in Houston, for a catered meal and live, musical entertainment. Ben’s Chuck Wagon is catering chicken fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, rolls, dessert and iced tea. $10 per person.