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Harris County Precinct Four
News Release
Monday, December 18, 2017

Precinct 4 Senior Adult Program’s February Calendar 

Harris County Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program provides senior adult trips and activities for everyone 50 years of age and better. Register online at www.hcp4.net/sap/events or call 281-893-3726. Checks are payable to Fun4Seniors and should be mailed to 1731 Hugh Road, Houston, Texas 77067.

Harris County Precinct 4 programs serve people of all ages, regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, or physical ability.

Senior Adult Trips 

Sam Houston Statue and Texas Prison Museum. Thursday, Feb. 1 at 8:30 a.m. Begin your day at the Sam Houston Statue in Huntsville, the world’s tallest statue of an American hero. After lunch, visit the Texas Prison Museum. Interesting artifacts such as inmate arts and crafts, confiscated weapons, photographs, models of prison units, and the infamous electric chair, Old Sparky, can be found here. Lunch will be available for purchase at Farmhouse Cafe. A $3 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from Tomball Regional Medical Center, located at 605 Holderrieth Boulevard, Tomball. (Park in lot E off of Medical Complex Drive).

Steel Magnolias at the Owen Theatre Saturday, Feb. 3 at 4:15 p.m. A young beautician, newly arrived in a small Louisiana town, finds work at the local salon and befriends a small group of women  who share a close bond. Dinner will be available for purchase at The Catch before the show. A $17 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from Barbara Bush Library, located at 6817 Cypresswood Drive, Spring.

Houston Zoo. Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 10:30 a.m. Explore the various ecosystems of the Houston Zoo while learning about the natural world. Set in a lush tropical landscape, the Houston Zoo is home to more than 6,000 animals that represent over 900 species. Lunch is available for purchase at Spaghetti Western. Transportation is provided from the following locations:

·         Barbara Bush Library, 6817 Cypresswood Drive, Spring.

·         Oaks Presbyterian Church, 1576 Chantilly Lane, Houston.

Varner Hogg Plantation. Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 8 a.m. Take a journey through The Varner–Hogg Plantation, a historic site operated by the Texas Historical Commission located outside of West Columbia in Brazoria County. Previous owners include former Governor of Texas James S. Hogg and his family as well as Martin Varner, one of the Old Three Hundred and a veteran of the Texas Revolution. Varner was granted over 4,600 acres in Stephen F. Austin’s colony, which was the nineteenth land grant. He built the first house, a log cabin, on the property in 1824. Varner raised corn, cattle, and sugar cane on the land. Lunch will be available for purchase at Baytown Seafood. A $10 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip and your lunch. Transportation is provided from Humble Civic Center, located at 8233 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble.

Resale Shop Hop. Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 9 a.m. Rummage through three of Houston’s premier resale shops. Find something different 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, Houston.

Shopping in Brenham and The Antique Rose Emporium. Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 9 a.m. Join Precinct 4 on a shopping trip to Brenham, where you’ll have the opportunity to visit more than 40 shops in downtown Brenham. After shopping, head to The Antique Rose Emporium, a nursery specializing in antique roses that are tougher and more resilient than modern roses. Lunch is available for purchase at the restaurant of your choice in Brenham. Transportation is provided from Kingwood Community Center, located at 4102 Rustic Woods Drive, Kingwood.

Lone Star Flight Museum. Thursday, Feb. 8. This aerospace museum displays more than 40 historically significant aircrafts along with hundreds of artifacts related to the history of flight. Lunch will be available for purchase at the Monument Inn. A $12 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from the following locations:

·         Spring Cypress Presbyterian Church, 6000 Spring Cypress Road, Spring departing at 9:45 a.m.

·         Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble departing at 10 a.m.

Sea Turtle Facility. Thursday, Feb. 8 at 10:30 a.m. Enjoy an extraordinary tour at the Galveston Sea Turtle Facility. Since 1978, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has participated in an international sea turtle recovery program and acquires 200 loggerhead hatchlings from Florida each year. This facility is the only one of its size and class in the world. After the tour, enjoy the many shops and restaurants on the Strand. Lunch is available for purchase on your own at one of the many local eateries. Transportation is provided from CHI St. Luke’s Health - The Vintage Hospital, located at 20171 Chasewood Park Drive, Houston.

Luther Hotel and Palacios Tour. Friday, Feb. 9 at 8 a.m. Tour this historic hotel built in 1903, hear about its past, and its journey to the present. Then, visit the City by the Sea Museum where you will discover the founding of Palacios and learn about the world famous excavation of the 1686 La Belle Shipwreck. Tickets will be sold at the door for $1. Lunch is available for purchase at Palacios Mexican Restaurant. Transportation is provided from North Woods Baptist Church, located at 5803 Treaschwig Road, Spring.

Johnson Space Center. Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 9 a.m. Join Precinct 4 on a tour of Space Center Houston, a local educational program and museum of space artifacts and exhibits. Activities include a 90-minute tram tour exploring NASA’s Johnson Space Center; Historic Mission Control, where space programs were monitored until 1992; and Building 9, where astronauts are trained. This is an open-air tram tour, so please monitor the weather and plan accordingly. Following the tram tour, explore the Space Center on your own and enjoy one of the movies or other exhibits. Lunch is available for purchase on your own at the Zero-G Diner. An $18 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, Houston.

Lunar New Year Festival. Friday, Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. Celebrate a 2,000-year old tradition during the Lunar New Year Festival. Enjoy dancing lions and dragons while savoring the sights, sounds and tempting tastes of authentic American Chinese food. Ring in the New Year with colorful performances celebrating the season with music and dance. Lunch is available for purchase at the festival. Transportation is provided from CHI St. Luke’s Health - The Vintage Hospital, located at 20171 Chasewood Park Drive, Houston.

Hello Dolly at the Crighton. Sunday, Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. Hello, Dolly! is a musical filled with charisma and heart. Dolly Levi is a widow, a matchmaker, and also a professional meddler. However, everything changes when she decides to make a match for herself. Lunch will be available for purchase at The Catch before the show. A $17 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers 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       

·   Kingwood Community Center, 4102 Rustic Woods Drive, Kingwood

Froberg’s Farm. Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 9 a.m. Enjoy a day of strawberry picking with friends at Froberg’s Farm. All strawberries are organically grown and pesticide free. Lunch is available for purchase at Joe’s Barbeque Company. Transportation is provided from Fairbanks Library, located at 9600 West Little York, Houston.

Group Volunteer Outreach: Houston Food Bank. Tuesday, Feb.. 20 at 10:15 a.m. Help feed Houston’s hungry by volunteering at the Houston Food Bank’s warehouse. Each volunteer is required to wear closed-toe shoes, long pants, and no jewelry. Prior to volunteering, lunch will be available for purchase at the Dinner Bell Café and Bakery. Transportation is provided from Kingwood Community Center, located at 4102 Rustic Woods Drive, Kingwood.

Houston TranStar and Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern. Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 10:45 a.m. Tour Houston TranStar’s Management Center. Learn how Houston TranStar’s control room staff monitor and manage traffic 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year! Also find out how TranStar helps prepare residents in the region for natural or manmade disasters. The Cistern at Buffalo Bayou Park is a former drinking water reservoir built in 1926 for the City of Houston. As one of the city’s early underground reservoirs, it supported the municipal water system’s goals of fire suppression and drinking water storage. Lunch is available for purchase at The Spaghetti Western Italian Cafe. A $5 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from the Oaks Presbyterian Church, located at 1576 Chantilly Lane, Houston.

Blue Heron Goat Farm and shopping in Brenham. Friday, Feb. 23 at 9 a.m. Visit the Blue Heron Farm. The owners started their own goat farm wanting to prove it is possible to run a successful farm operation while treating land, animals, and operators with dignity and respect. Lunch is available for purchase at the restaurant of your choice in Brenham. A $5 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from Kingwood Community Center, located at 4102 Rustic

Hello Dolly at the Crighton. Sunday, Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. Hello, Dolly! is a musical filled with charisma and heart. Dolly Levi is a widow, a matchmaker, and also a professional meddler. However, everything changes when she decides to make a match for herself. Lunch will be available for purchase at The Catch before the show. A $17 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from the following locations:

  • Oaks Presbyterian Church, 1576 Chantilly Lane, Houston.
  • Tomball Regional Medical Center, 605 Holderrieth Boulevard, Tomball (Park in Lot E off of Medical Complex Drive)

Froberg’s Farm. Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 9 a.m. Enjoy a day of strawberry picking with friends at Froberg’s Farm. All strawberries are organically grown and pesticide free. Lunch is available for purchase at Joe’s Barbeque Company. Transportation is provided from Barbara Bush Library, located at 6817 Cypresswood Drive, Spring.

Stargazing Program at Pundt Park in Spring. Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 3:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of stargazing at one of Harris County Precinct 4’s beautiful parks. Using a telescope, you will be able to see nebula, galaxies, double stars, and other objects of interest. Then, learn about the sights and sounds that occur in the park after dark using black lights to observe plant life that fluoresce like lichens. Dinner is available for purchase at Potatoe Patch. Transportation is provided from the following locations:

·         Barbara Bush Library, 6817 Cypresswood Drive, Spring

·         Fairbanks Library, 9600 West Little York, Houston

Luncheons and Events

All You Need is Love Luncheon. Friday, Feb. 2 at 11:30 a.m. Celebrate the month of love at Lone Star College – University Park with a catered meal and live, musical entertainment in the Energy & Manufacturing Institute (EMI Building), located at 11521 Compaq Center West Drive in Houston. Ben’s Chuck Wagon is catering lasagna, salad, green beans, French bread, dessert and iced tea.  $10 per person.

Love You to Pieces Luncheon. Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 11:30 a.m. Bring your loved one to this special luncheon featuring a catered meal and live, musical entertainment at Champion Forest Baptist Church Jersey Village located at 16518 Jersey Drive, Jersey Village. Ben’s Chuck Wagon is catering chicken cordon bleu, new potatoes, broccoli, rolls, dessert, and iced tea. $10 per person.

Chinese New Year Luncheon: Year of the Dog. Friday, Feb. 16 at 11:30 a.m. Celebrate the Year of the Dog during the Chinese New Year Luncheon featuring a catered meal and live, musical entertainment at Copperfield Church, located at 8350 Highway 6 North in Houston. People born in the year of the dog (1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018) are loyal and honest, amiable and kind, cautious and prudent. Due to a strong sense of loyalty and sincerity, dogs will do everything for the person who they think is most important. China Wok is catering sweet and sour chicken, chicken fried rice, vegetable and broccoli noodles, egg rolls, dessert and iced tea. $10 per person.

Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program Offers Shake Rattle & Roll Winter Concert. Thursday, Feb. 22 at 1:30 p.m. The magical music of the 50s and 60s is reborn when this all female show group from East Texas takes the stage. Winners of the largest Doo Wop contest ever held in Las Vegas, these ladies are popular for their ability to keep the crowd entertained with their vocal harmonies, synchronized moves, hula-hooping skills, and comedy. Light refreshments are included. $10 per person. Transportation is provided for individuals 50 years and better through Harris County Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program from the following locations and times:

  • Barbara Bush Library, 6817 Cypresswood Drive, Houston departing at 12:45 p.m.
  • Champion Forest Baptist Church, 15555 Stuebner Airline, Houston, departing at

12:45 p.m.

  • Church Without Walls, 5725 Queenston, Houston, departing at 12:30 p.m.
  • Champion Forest Baptist Church Jersey Village, 16518 Jersey Drive, Jersey Village, departing at 12:45 p.m. Please park on the Hwy. 290 side.
  • Kingwood Library, 4400 Ben’s View Lane, Kingwood, departing at 1 p.m.
  • Mangum-Howell Center, 2500 Frick Road, Houston, departing at 1 p.m.
  • Spring Baptist Church, 1027 Spring Cypress Road, Spring, departing at 12:45 p.m.
  • Tomball Regional Medical Center, 605 Holderrieth Boulevard, Tomball, departing at 12:30 p.m. Please park in lot E off Medical Complex Drive.



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