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.