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  • 2009 Holiday Open House at May Community Center

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    Take in the sights and sounds of the holiday season at May Community Center and May Park Fridays, December 4 and 11, and Saturday, December 5 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Participants of all ages can enjoy holiday entertainment, brightly decorated Christmas trees, Victorian villages, animated characters, and feel the magic of the holidays unfold during a visit with Santa.

  • 2011 Holiday Open at the May Community Center

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    Visitors of all ages are invited to take in the sights and sounds of the holiday season at May Community Center's Holiday Open House Fridays, December 2 and Saturday, December 3 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    Festivities include pictures with Santa (a $2 per photo suggested donation helps defray the cost of printing), holiday crafts, hayrides, holiday entertainment, costumed characters, beautifully decorated trees and wreaths, and refreshments. Participants are encouraged to bring their cameras.

  • A Ban on Open Fires Flames in Harris County Parks

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    After consulting with Harris County Fire Marshal Mike Montgomery, Commissioner Jerry Eversole implemented a zero tolerance open flame policy in all Precinct 4 parks. As a result of the increased risk from outdoor fire due to drought, effective immediately all fires including ceremonial and cooking fires are prohibited in Precinct 4 parks. All the barbecue pits and grills in Precinct 4 parks will be covered or locked, and the ban remains effective until it is lifted by Harris County Commissioners Court.

  • All You Can Eat Catfish and Fish Fry at May Community Center

    All You Can Eat Catfish and Fish Fry at May Community Center

    May Community Center is bringing back the days of the 1965 hit movie Beach Blanket Bingo, starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello Friday, August 1 at 11 a.m.  Enjoy a combination of bingo and an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet, and don’t forget your favorite beachwear!

  • April and May Fun4Seniors Trips departing from Kingwood Branch Library

    April and May Fun4Seniors Trips departing from Kingwood Branch Library

    Harris County Precinct 4's Senior Adult Program is offering the following Fun4Seniors Excursion Trips for library customers in April and May 2015. Participating is simple. Participants must be 50 years and better and must register for trips by calling 281-893-3726.

  • Aquatic Studies at Jones Park

    Aquatic Studies at Jones Park

    As part of their Aquatics Science class, students from DeKaney High School recently visited Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center to study the aquatic life there. Students collected and identified various organisms from the Jones Park Turtle Pond and tested the water quality using chemical reagents to “fix” and titrate the samples. 

  • Arbor Day Celebration at Jesse Jones Park

    Arbor Day Celebration at Jesse Jones Park

    Jones Park in celebrating Arbor Day Saturday and Sunday, January 21 and 22.

    Saturday programs include a Mighty Tree Tour at 9 a.m., a Pulp to Paperdemonstrationat 10 a.m. (Reservations required (281) 446-8588),and a Native Trees presentation at 2 p.m. A park naturalist leads the Mighty Tree Tour that includes the natural history of the trees in the park.

  • August Activities Abound at the May Community Center

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    Looking for fun activities to finish off the summer?  Look no further than your local community center.  The May Community center has released the August class line up.  Beyond the art, craft, language and exercise classes that are perennial favorites, several new classes have been added including classes on Graphic Design and Wii playtime. 

  • Award-winning Artist Offers Lessons at Mercer

    Award-winning Artist Offers Lessons at Mercer

    Expert and beginner artists can learn how to preserve the beauty of Mercer through art with awardwinning Kingwood artist Betsy Barry Friday, July 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Barry will demonstrate how to create images of collected subject matter in graphite and colored pencil during this Drawing from the Garden class.

  • Balance of Money Seminar at May Community Center

    Balance of Money Seminar at May Community Center

    Join Susan Andersen, a real estate broker and finance educator, as she shares tips on how to manage and grow your money Thursday, July 24 at 7 p.m. Consumer debt is at an all-time high, so it’s important to take control of your finances and become debt-free. Discover the methods to begin managing your money and create a plan for future financial success.

  • Bird Programs at Jesse Jones Park

    Bird Programs at Jesse Jones Park

    Birders of all experience levels are welcome to join other birding enthusiasts Saturday, February 4, at 8:30 a.m. for Breakfast with the Birds,a guided bird walk through many of the park’s beautiful walking trails.

  • Butterflies & Bees Summer Camp Comes to Mercer Botanic Gardens

    Butterflies & Bees Summer Camp Comes to Mercer Botanic Gardens

    Mercer Botanic Gardens invites new second and third graders to explore the gardens and observe the pollinators that flap, fly and flitter among the flowers during its Butterflies & Bees Camp starting Tuesday, July 21 through Thursday, July 23 from 9 a.m. to noon.

  • Canoe Launch Opens at Mercer Botanic Gardens

    Canoe Launch Opens at Mercer Botanic Gardens

    A creative new engineering project completed in February at Mercer Botanic Gardens is helping prevent soil erosion along Cypress Creek and serving as a new amenity for residents.

  • Canoe Trip at Jesse Jones Park

    Canoe Trip at Jesse Jones Park

    Canoe Spring Creek: Sunday, April 23, at 2 p.m., residents ages 16 and over can take a leisurely paddle along beautiful tree-lined Spring Creek on a canoe trip from Jones Park to the San Jacinto River. Enjoy the many wonderful sites nature has to offer along this interesting and scenic waterway. Reservations are required beginning Friday, April 14 by calling (281) 446-8588. 

  • Celebrate National Pollinator Week at Jones Park

    Celebrate National Pollinator Week at Jones Park

    Celebrate National Pollinator Week by heading to Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center for a Pollinators workshop Saturday, June 20 at 10 a.m.

  • Dont Miss The 10th Annual Opry in Humble

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    Harris County Precinct 4's Senior Adult Program presents the 10th Annual Opry in Humble  Friday, August 12 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway. Sponsored in part by Texas HealthSpring, this annual fundraiser event features the Hometown Opry Band, area entertainers, and a raffle.

    Opry tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling Precinct 4's Senior Adult Program at (281) 893-3726. Alcohol is not permitted at county-sponsored functions, but light refreshments will be available for purchase.

    Raffle tickets will be available at the door and can be purchased until the drawing at intermission.

  • Earth Day Trees and Tours at Jesse Jones Park

    Earth Day Trees and Tours at Jesse Jones Park

    Saturday, April 22 is Earth Day, and Jones Park and Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) are commemorating the day by giving away native Texas trees at Jones Park throughout the day. Also, Jones Park staff and volunteers will guide visitors through the park’s beautiful trails on a bicycle tour at 11 a.m. or a walking nature tour at 1 p.m.All ages are welcome. Tour reservations are required beginning Wednesday, April 12 by calling (281) 446-8588.

  • Fall 2012 Activities at the May Community Center

    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

  • First Week of Precinct 4 GeoChallenge a Success

    First Week of Precinct 4 GeoChallenge a Success

    Hundreds of geocachers waited in anticipation as the locations of 57 geocaches in Precinct 4 Commissioner R. Jack Cagle’s 2015 GeoChallenge went live March 7.

  • Flu and Pneumonia Immunizations at May Community Center

    Get a jump on the cold and flu season. May Community Center offers flu and pneumonia immunizations and vaccines Tuesday, September 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Immunizations administered by Texas Vaccine Institute are free to participants with Medicare Plan B age 65 and better. Everyone else is asked to make payment by check or cash at the time immunizations are administered