Our Community Centers

Discover new adventures and a variety of activities at Precinct 4’s community centers. From fitness classes to arts and crafts to games and seasonal celebrations, our programs, seminars, and classes are free and designed for the entire family. Precinct 4’s community centers are inter-generational and serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, sex, religion, national origin, or physical ability. Programs and classes are provided at little or no cost; however, participants must furnish their own supplies or purchase supplies at instructors’ costs. Donations are welcome, but never required.


Precinct 4 community centers and buildings are closed on county holidays, and close at 5 p.m. preceding Harris County holidays. Click to view the Harris County Holiday Schedule.

Seasonal Drives

We host two drives during November/December, a Toy Drive which the toys are delivered to a local venue sponsored by Toys for Tots who takes care of the distribution of the toys. We do not distribute any of these items to the public from the Community Center.

We also host a Food Drive; the food drive items are picked up by NAM (Northwest Assistance Ministry).

During the month of August we host a School Supplies Drive. The school supplies are delivered to our local Precinct 4 elementary schools.

Skills Classes and Summer Programs

In addition to year-round classes for people of all ages, Precinct 4’s community centers offer fun summer programs. Each week, children take part in activities such as puppet and magic shows, children’s theater, ice cream parties, book clubs, arts and crafts, and nature presentations.

Discover a talent you never knew you had by signing up for classes like quilting, sewing, woodworking, guitar, ceramics, singing, drama, drawing, and painting. Want to kick back? Pull up a chair and play bridge, pinochle, board games, or dart baseball.

For those looking to pick up a few new skills, financial workshops, seminars on home improvements, safety, and gardening classes are offered.

Theatre and Musical Groups

Get in tune with one of several musical groups, or take center stage in adult and children’s theater groups. We not only host visiting theatrical groups, such as Express Children’s Theatre and Thunderbird Theater, but we offer field trips for individuals 50 years and better in and around Houston to arts venues like the symphony, theater, and local museums.

Wellness and Active Classes

For those wanting to lose a few pounds or simply desiring to get in shape, we offer fitness classes, including karate, yoga, t’ai chi, aerobics, sit-and-be-fit, rhythm walking, line dancing, and square dancing.

To get a handle on health and wellness issues, attend one of many seminars on various topics such as weight loss, stroke prevention, and CPR/first aid; join a health and wellness support group, receive vision screening, or register for annual flu immunizations.

Activities & Programs

Precinct 4 community centers offer a wide range of activities and programs throughout the year. Our events include Seasonal Parties, Fitness Classes, Arts and Crafts, Summer Programs, and Seminars. Preview our current and upcoming events for Big Stone Lodge and Mangum Howell Center.

Become a Volunteer

As part of the community, we seek to help those in need through community outreach. Our fund-raising events provide school supplies for area children and toys for at-risk children during the holiday season. Volunteers help make these fund-raising events a success! Volunteer opportunities are available for adults and children of all ages.

Contact Us

Big Stone Lodge
709 Riley Fuzzel Road, Spring, Texas 77373
Phone: 281-350-1029
Fax: 713-437-4953

Mangum-Howell Center
2500 Frick Road, Houston, Texas 77038
Phone: 281-591-7830
Fax: 713-437-5771

Join our upcoming events, including Seasonal Parties, Fitness Classes, Arts and Crafts, Summer Programs, Seminars and More.

Join our upcoming events, including Seasonal Parties, Fitness Classes, Arts and Crafts, Summer Programs, Seminars and More.