Community Groups & Meetings
The Parks and Recreation Department is committed to providing community groups with a space to hold meetings, which are open to the public and foster the advancement of personal skills and community involvement. Group meetings are open to the public and pre-registration is not required.
Contact (832) 595-3520 or RosenbergPARD@rosenbergtx.gov with any questions.
The Association for the Advancement of Retired Persons (AARP) is a non-profit, non-partisan membership organization leading positive social change and delivering value to people, age 50 and over, through information, advocacy and service. Since its inception in 1958 by Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, and with a membership of over 40 million, the AARP has grown and changed dramatically in response to societal changes, while remaining true to its founding principles.
The Fort Bend County Chapter No. 1772 meets on the fourth Thursday of each month (alternate weeks apply in November and December) at the Rosenberg Civic Center. Gatherings include lunch, chapter meeting and entertainment/games. There is a nominal fee for lunch and membership to AARP is required. Click here for more information on AARP.
Monthly Bird Hikes in Seabourne Creek Nature Park (FREE)
The Coastal Prairie Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist is an organization of trained volunteers, whose goal is to inspire children and adults to a new appreciation of their environment, and to ensure that others will be able to enjoy natural Texas for years to come.
Each month, on the first Wednesday of the month (November through May), birders from the Coastal Prairie Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist conduct Bird Hikes through Seabourne Creek Nature Park. The free hike is open to the public and all birders of all skill levels are welcome. Hikers are encouraged to wear appropriate clothing and footwear and to bring their own binoculars.
The Bird Hikes are especially exciting during the fall and spring migration times. Unusual or rare bird sightings, such as a Green Kingfisher, a Western Tanager and an American Avocet are documented and reported to e-Bird at Cornell University and a bird list for the park is maintained and updated each month following the hike.
In addition to the monthly Bird Hikes, the volunteer efforts of the Chapter at Seabourne Creek Nature Park have resulted in the development of an extensive Butterfly Garden, a new Wetlands, a Prairie Demo Garden, stocking the 4-acre lake with indigenous fish, a Bird Sanctuary and the annual Prairie Heritage Festival. The Chapter’s volunteer activities also include outreach efforts with schools and Scout troops.
For more information on the Texas Master Naturalist program, or the monthly Bird Hikes, call 281-633-7033 or visit www.txmn.org/coastal.
Painting Group (Free)
The painting group is a group of individuals who enjoy getting together once a week to paint. If you are an independent painter with your own supplies, you are welcome to come out and join. Any medium is welcome, just keep in mind that instruction will not be offerred – this is simply an opportunity to get out of the house and share your love of painting with a like-minded group. This activity is FREE (although you do have to provide your own supplies).
Sewing Group (2 months Free, then annual membership)
The “Rose-Rich Sew-n-Sews” are a Neighborhood Group within the American Sewing Guild, a national non-profit organization dedicated to people who believe sewing is a rewarding and creative activity. The ASG is a membership organization that welcomes sewing enthusiasts of all skill levels and from many different walks of life. Chapters are located in cities all across the country and members meet monthly to learn new sewing skills, network with others who share an interest in sewing and participate in community service sewing projects. Membership in the Guild gives you an opportunity to experience your love of any type of home sewing with others who share your interest.
The group meets the second Friday of each month from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Please see the schedule below for more information. There is no cost for the first two (2) months, and then participants are required to join the American Sewing Guild.
Chapters promote sewing in local communities through encouragement, education and support. They also host social events such as fashion shows and sewing fairs, and many do sewing related service projects for their community. Guild members can increase their confidence, expand their skills, enjoy the annual Conference, and take advantage of discounts available only to Guild members. Join today to begin making your own difference!
Contact Recreation Programs Coordinator, Carrie Kmiec, at (832) 595-3520 or Carrie.Kmiec@rosenbergtx.gov with any questions.