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MONDAY, JANUARY 26

Brightwater Garden Club first Meeting

The Brightwater Garden Club will have its first meeting of 2015 on Jan. 26, at 6:30 pm in the Lakes of Brightwater Clubhouse located at 2410 Brightwater Drive in Missouri City.  Elizabeth Barrow, Fort Bend resident and former owner of the popular Papershell Nursery, will speak on “Xeriscape in an Rainy Climate — how we can make succulents, sages and cacti comfortable in our humid, subtropical gardens.”For more information, call club president Nancy Hudson at 281-403-9269 or membership chair Diane Giltner at 281-499-0695. On Jan 13, 2015, at 12:45 PM, Allen Grant wrote:


TUESDAY, JANUARY 27

Is joint pain keeping you from enjoying an active lifestyle?

Millions of Americans suffer from chronic joint pain and the resulting loss of mobility. Whether your joint pain is caused by osteoarthritis or other conditions, the Joint Center at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital is here to help. Come learn about the latest treatment advancements for hip and knee pain from one of Houston’s leading orthopedic experts, Vishal Shah, M.D. WHEN: Tuesday, January 27, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, 17500 W. Grand Parkway, Sugar Land, TX 77479, 1st Floor Conference Rooms

American Legion Post 942 Of Sugar Land monthly meeting

American Legion Post 942 Of Sugar Land will hold its monthly meeting at the Legion hall at 311 Ulrich St, Sugar Land at 7 p.m. on Jan. 27. Post commander Lionel Villafranco invites U.S. military veterans and friends to attend. The American Legion was founded in 1919 and is the country’s largest veterans organization.

Friends of the Missouri City Branch Library Annual Meeting

Friends of the Missouri City Branch Library’s Annual Meeting will be held at the Missouri City Branch Library, 1530 Texas Parkway, Missouri City.  Meet & Greet is 6:30-7 p.m. and the meeting starts promptly at 7 p.m. Our speaker will be Nurse Odinator, Manager of the new Sienna Urgent Care Facility.  She will speak and show a video on Urgent Care vs. Emergency Room Care.


THURSDAY, JANUARY 29

Senior Foodies Launches 2015 Program With Trip to Black-Eyed Pea

At 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 29, Missouri City will host its next Senior Foodies event at Black-Eyed Pea, 3434 FM 1092 #300. Senior Foodies is a program for seniors (50+) that provides residents with an opportunity to enjoy lunch at a local restaurant with great company. All participants are encouraged to RSVP at the Recreation and Tennis Center, 2701 Cypress Point Dr., or by calling 281.403.8637. On the day of the event, staff and participants will meet at the designated lunch location; separate checks will be issued for each participant.


FRIDAY, JANUARY 30

Annual Chairman’s Gala

The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce’s annual CHAIRMAN’S GALA presented by BB&T will be held on Friday, January 30, 2015 at Safari Texas Ranch.  In the words of incoming Chairman Dr. Brian Machart, “The Gala gives members a chance to meet in a festive setting, putting aside business issues and simply enjoying one another’s company.” The night will unfold with a complimentary cocktail reception starting at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner and brief awards.  The celebration continues as guests enter a masquerade ball experiencing the unique sounds of The SlagsReserve your table now to enjoy this enchanting evening! Sponsorship opportunities include Charade Sponsor at $3,000, Captivate Sponsor at $2,000, or Disguise Sponsor at $1,000. Individual reservations available for $100.  Hyatt Place Sugar Land Package also available for $100 which includes a deluxe room, complimentary transportation to/from gala as well as breakfast. Attire is black tie optional, masks are encouraged, and seating is limited. Register online at www.FortBendChamber.com or contact Juliette Bloomer for more information at 281.566.2161 or juliette@fortbendcc.org


SATURDAY, JANUARY 31

Austin High School 2015 Prograd Garage Sale

Parkway United Methodist Church.  5801 New Territory Blvd, Sugar Land. 8 a.m-1 p.m., Jan. 31. Project Graduation is a supervised all night, drug and alcohol free, celebration for Austin High graduation seniors following graduation.  The entire evening is spent on campus with an assortment of food and refreshments, games, sports activities, entertainment and many prizes.   Our goal is to raise enough money to host an exciting event for the graduating seniors and keep them safe on graduation night.  In order to accomplish our goal we need the support and help of the students, families, friends and businesses of the Austin High community. All proceeds from the garage sale will benefit the Prograd event. Co-Chair:  Diana Martinez @ jdmartinez6@juno.comCrystal Savage @ crystal.savage2@gmail.com


STARTING TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3

Crafters and Would Be Crafters

There are still openings for the Feb. 3 workshop for “Botanical Kwik Wood Pendants”. It will be held from 10 am to noon on Tuesday, at the Imperial Park Recreation Center at 234 Matlage Way, Sugar Land, Texas. The workshop will be led by Lynette McQueen at a cost of $15. Each participant will make three pendants. Participants do not need to bring any supplies unless they wish to wear an apron. Please contact Gail by email–gailorjeff@ yahoo .com or by phone @ 832-514-5226.


STARTING TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3

Free Children’s Programs

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Missouri City Branch Library, 1530 Texas Parkway, presents a variety of free children’s programs — Toddler Time, Story Time, Pajama Night Story Time, and After-School Breaks — every month.  These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, please call the Missouri City Branch Library at 281-238-2100 or the library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.


FEBRUARY 4-6

Hightower High School Present the Musical “The Wiz”

Don’t miss the opportunity to see members of Hightower High School’s Poseidon’s Playhouse perform as Dorothy Gale, Scarecrow, Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion and others as they present the musical “The Wiz.” The cast will perform on February 4, 5 and 6 at 7:00 p.m. each night in the school’s auditorium (3333 Hurricane Lane, Missouri City 77459). Presale tickets are $6 (students) and $8 (adults). Ticket prices at the door are $8 (students) and $10 (adults). For more information, call Hightower’s Theater Department at (281) 634-5311.


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5

Come Out and Rock and Roll with the Clements High School Theatre as they present “Bye, Bye Birdie”

Join us for the Clements High School Theatre’s presentation of the award-winning Bye Bye Birdie, a feel-good musical comedy you do not want to miss! You will meet rock and ‘n’ roll star, Conrad Birdie, who heads to small-town Ohio to give a “farewell” kiss to his most ardent fan, Kim McAfee, before heading off to join the Army. Performances are February 5, 6, 7 and 9 in the Clements High School Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $8 for students and $12 for adults. Clements High School is located at 4200 Elkins Road in Sugar Land.


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6

3rd Annual Reading between the Wines

Join the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County for our third annual Reading between the Wines, presented by Classic Chevrolet Sugar Land and Safari Texas on Friday, February 6, 2015 at 7 pm at Safari Texas.  Individual tickets are $100 and include live music, wine, small bites from local chefs and restaurants, meeting featured authors, and Live and Pulitzer Prize Auctions. For more information on sponsorship and tickets, please contact Cari Middaugh at the Literacy Council at 281-240-8181 / cmiddaugh@ftbendliteracy.org or visit www.ftbendliteracy.org

Dr. Temple Grandin on Autism

Hope For Three and presenting sponsor Fred and Mabel R. Parks Foundation are honored to present Dr. Temple Grandin on February 6, 2015 at Sugar Creek Baptist Church, 13223 Southwest Fwy. in Sugar Land.  The once in-a-lifetime interactive speaking engagement will give guests a startling no-nonsense insight of a person living with autism as well as share ideas on how others can overcome obstacles and improve their quality of life.  Tickets are $15 each.  Guests can purchase tickets by visiting www.hopeforthree.org/dr-temple-grandin.  Sponsorship, underwriting and volunteer opportunities are available. For more information, contact Christina by email at christina@hopeforthree.org or phone 1-800-317-0787.

Life in the Cottage: The Smith/Bassett Family History

On Friday, February 6, the Fort Bend County Museum’s Education Coordinator, Jessica Avery, will present “Life in the Cottage: The Smith/Bassett Family History,” as it relates to the Long Smith Cottage.  The Fort Bend County Museum’s Site Manager, Shereen Sampson, will then present “The Artifacts and Architecture of the Long Smith Cottage.”  This lecture will give the audience a broader understanding of the architectural history of the house and its contents. Each day’s presentation and luncheon will run from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The cost for each event is $5 for Museum members, $10 for the general public, and includes lunch.  Paid reservations are required at least two days prior to the lecture. Please phone (281) 342-6478 for more information and to make your reservation.


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7

2015 Annual Road Trip fundraiser

Fort Bend Cares proudly announces Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Spectra Specialty as presenting sponsors for its Feb. 7, 2015 annual Road Trip fundraiser. Joining them as diamond sponsors for the event are Grant Thornton LLP, The PUB at the Fountains, and Fairmount Santrol. Sponsorships are available from $1,000 to $15,000. Individual tickets are $75.00 and, new this year, young professionals aged 35 and under can purchase a ticket for $50.00. For more information or to become a sponsor, call 832-819-2005, email angie@fortbendcares.org, or visit www.fortbendcares.org. Fort Bend Cares, a charitable foundation, has raised over $1.2 million dollars over the last 10 years to support nonprofit organizations that serve disadvantaged children and youth in Fort Bend County.

Dad & Daughter Dance

From 6 – 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7, at the former Community Center, 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City staff will host its annual Dad & Daughter Dance. This year’s dance will have a “Southwestern Fiesta” theme with a full nacho/taco bar, a mariachi band, a photo station and much, much more. A digital photo will be emailed to families following the event. For more information about Missouri City, please watch the City website:www.missouricitytx.gov, like us on Facebook—fb/MissouriCityTX, follow us on Twitter—@MissouriCityTX, and watch Missouri City Television (Ch. 16 on Comcast).

Sugar Creek Garden Club annual friendship tea and silent auction

Make your plans to attend this exciting fundraiser that will be held at 10:30 a.M., Feb. 7.  At sugar creek country club. There will be something for the children and lots of auction items for anyone on your list. Please call Connie @ 281-494-5065. For reservaions.

American Legion Post 942’s chili and stew cooking contest

Chili Fest Contest in Sugar Land – “NO BEANS!”  Says Jimmy Zamora of American Legion Post 942. Nope, Zamora is “Not Kidding” when he says that all are invited to compete in American Legion Post 942’s chili and stew cooking contest on Feb. 7th.  The fun-filled contest among friends takes place at the Legion Hall at 311 Ulrich St. starting at 9 a.m. Trophies will be awarded to winning teams after the judging of chili and stew at 3 and 4 p.m., respectively.

Blue Suede Shoes

You will want to strap on your ‘Blue Suede Shoes’ and have some rocking good fun at the Fort Bend Boys Choir’s Gala Dinner and Auction event on Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Safari Lodge at Safari Texas. The theme is, what else, Elvis! The Tour Choir will perform a musical tribute and Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls will serve as Auctioneer. As a special treat, Elvis tribute artist Ralph Elizondo, Texas’ #1 Elvis impersonator, will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the evening and perform a musical set. Proceeds will help support all music programs of the Fort Bend Boys Choir, including scholarships.  ‘Don’t Be Cruel,’ so contact the choir office at 281-240-3800 or visit their website at www.fbbctx.org for more information about this Elvis gala event. You can also find them on Facebook and YouTube!


STARTING FEBRUARY 7

Black History In February

Missouri City is built on a proud legacy of dedicated and trailblazing pioneers, including African-American politicians, business and home owners, stakeholders and hard-working citizens. The expansive and rich history of these individuals will be celebrated in February as part of the City’s first annual Black History Month Celebration. The theme for this year’s inaugural commemoration is “Uncovering the Legacy” and it is dedicated to remembering and honoring those who have built a great legacy of diversity. City Council Members will proclaim February as Black History Month during their Feb. 2 Regular Meeting at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 1522 Texas Pkwy.


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8

University Chorale Spring Concert

The University Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Brent Ballweg, recently announced spring concert tour dates in locations throughout Texas. The tour will run Feb. 5-10. The group is the premiere mixed ensemble on Oklahoma Baptist University’s campus in Shawnee. Sunday, Feb. 8, the Chorale will perform at Sugar Land Baptist Church, 16755 Southwest Freeway, in Sugar Land, Texas. The performance will take place during the 9:45 a.m. service. For more information, call (281) 275-6505.


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11

Concerns of Police Survivors

Join the Fort Bend Chapter National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  We will meet Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 10:30 a.m. in the chapel of the First United Methodist Church, 3900 Lexington Blvd., Missouri City.  Our February program will feature Carol Lane, speaking of “Concerns of Police Survivors.” Contact Gwen Goldsberry at jbbumndar@hotmail.com for more information.  The Fort Bend Chapter website is http://www.texasdar.org/chapters/FortBend

Two Who Dared-The Sharp’s War

Clements High School, the Southwest Region of the Anti-Defamation League and Holocaust Museum Houston are proud to present a community outreach program that explores the pains of prejudice through lessons learned from the Holocaust, on Wednesday, February 11th 2015. This year’s program will feature the screening of Two Who Dared-The Sharp’s War and a question and answer session with Director and Co-Producer Artemis Joukowsky III. Admission is free. If you have questions please contact Michael Madden at mike.madden@fortbendisd.com

Chubby Checker at The Stafford Centre

The Stafford Centre welcomes the legendary entertainer Chubby Checker, the King of the Twist, on February 11th at 8pm. He is the artist who changed the way we dance to the beat since 1959. “The three most important things that ever happened in the music industry are Elvis Presley, The Beatles, and Chubby Checker” remarked Dick Clark. For ticket information, please contact the box office at 281-208-6900 or www.staffordcentre.com. The Stafford Centre is located 15 minutes west of the Galleria on Highway 59 exit Murphy Road. 


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12

23rd Annual Epicurean Afternoon

Fort Bend ISD’s Child Nutrition Department will host its 23rd Annual Epicurean Afternoon to give students an opportunity to taste and evaluate healthy meal items that may appear on FBISD’s breakfast and lunch menus next school year. The event will be held on Thursday, February 12, from 4p.m. to 6 p.m., in Clements High School’s cafeteria (4200 Elkins Drive, Sugar Land 77479).More than 20 food vendors will be available to offer samples of their food items. Guests will have the opportunity to rate each food product. Also featured will be the winning dish participants of the District’s Annual Cafeteria Manager’s “Chopped” event. FBISD staff, students and their families are invited to attend this free event. Hope to see you there!


STARTING FEBRUARY 12

Demonstrations of the informational legal resources

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Law Librarian, Andrew Bennett, will present demonstrations of the informational legal resources that are available to the public at the Fort Bend County Law Library. Brief, introductory classes will take place on February 12, 19, and 26, between 2 and 4:30 pm, in 15-minute increments. The Law Library is located in the Fort Bend County Justice Center at 1422 Eugene Heimann Circle, Room 30298, in Richmond.


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13

Annual Gumbo Festival

The Rotary Club of Rosenberg is preparing for its annual Gumbo Festival, scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13 in Building B of the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds. For tickets or sponsorships or to donate an item toward the live or silent auction, call Tom Stavinoha at 979-793-4313 or Ginger Johnson at 832-526-2726.

University Branch Library presents Introductory MS Word class

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Adult Services staff at the University Branch Library will present a free, introductory computer class, “MS Word Survival Basics,” for version 2010, on Friday, February 13, beginning at 2 pm, in the Computer Lab of the library, located at 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, on the UH campus. The class is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “University Branch Library,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-633-5100, or by visiting the library.


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14

Digital Photography: Change How the World is Seen

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Sienna Branch Library, 8411 Sienna Springs in Missouri City, will present the program, “Digital Photography: Change How the World is Seen,” on Saturday, February 14, beginning at 10:30 a.m., in the Computer Lab. Get tips on how to add text and visual effects to enhance your digital photos. The class is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “Sienna Branch Library,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-238-2952, or by visiting the library.

Earl Grey in the Morning

The Friends of the Arts, First United Methodist Church, Missouri City presents in concert Earl Grey in the Morning.  The concert will be held on Feb. 14, beginning at 4 pm in the church Chapel of the Resurrection.  First United Methodist Church is located at 3900 Lexington, Blvd., Missouri City, cross street, Murphy road.  The concert is free to the public, although love donations graciously accepted  Handicapped parking available and greeters will be at the door to welcome and offer programs.  For more information, call 281-499-3502 or e mail:  FriendsoftheArts@comcast.net.    


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16

Library Celebrates Chinese Lunar New Year with dance performance

In recognition of the Chinese Lunar New Year, Fort Bend County Libraries will host a performance by Dance of Asian America on Monday, February 16, beginning at 2:30 pm, in the Meeting Room of the First Colony Branch Library, 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land. The program is free and open to the public. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call the First Colony Branch Library at 281-238-2800 or the library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17

Chautauqua Talk (6th in a series) Educational and Cultural Lecture Series

February 17th, 2015. The Sugar Land Auditorium @226 Lakeview Drive Sugar Land. Program begins at 7 p.m. and doors open at 6:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. The program topic is WWII – Warriors of Fort Bend County…..excerpts from oral history interviews of Mason Briscoe, Billy Vic Krehmeier, Ernest Kubosh, Robert Schummann and Joe Clyde Wessendorff. Jane Goodsill, Oral History Chair of the Fort Bend County Historical Commission will be presenting this Chautauqua Talk.

Annual Spaghetti Dinner

The Leadership Team is gearing up for over 2,000 guests at  The Exchange Club of Sugar Land’s 28th Annual Spaghetti Dinner, Friday, February 20, 2015, 5-8 PM at the Fluor Corporation Cafeteria, 1 Fluor Daniel Drive, Sugar Land, TX. Raffle tickets for a chance to win a $5000 gift certificate from Gallery Furniture or a 7 day stay at a RCI Resort including airfare can be purchased for $100 and include 2 spaghetti dinners. Raffle and dinner tickets can be purchased on line at http://www.ecsl.org/spaghetti-dinner.php.


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18

Heart-Healthy Dishes

The Culinary Book Club at Fort Bend County Libraries’ University Branch Library will meet on Wednesday, February 18, beginning at 1:30 pm, in the Large Conference Room of the library, located at 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, on the UH campus. The topic of the month is “Heart-Healthy Dishes.” The Culinary Book Club meets on the third Wednesday of every month, and different cooking genres are explored each month. Cooking enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels – from beginners to advanced — are invited to join. Those attending are welcome to bring their own cookbooks and recipes, or they may browse the library’s collection of cookbooks. Share tips, get ideas, and enjoy the camaraderie of other individuals who have an interest in cooking and good cuisine! The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the University Branch Library at 281-633-5100 or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19

Fort Bend Friends and Neighbors Luncheon

Fort Bend Friends and Neighbors’ Luncheon, A Day in Paris, will take place Feb. 19 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Sugar Creek Country Club, Sugar Land. Cost is $30 for members and $35 for guests. Entertaining everyone will be Mary Peterson, pianist and Elizabeth Sjoberg, soloist. Mary Peterson is adjunct Professor of music at Houston Community College. Elizabeth Sjoberg is an opera singer and language teacher, originally from South Africa. For more information email vpluncheons@fbfn.org.


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20

28th Annual Spaghetti Dinner

Save the date for The Exchange Club of Sugar Land’s 28th Annual Spaghetti Dinner, Friday, Feb. 20 at the Fluor Corporation Cafeteria, 1 Fluor Daniel Drive, Sugar Land. Raffle tickets for a chance to win a $5000 gift certificate from Gallery Furniture or a 7 day stay at a RCI Resort including airfare can be purchased for $100 and include 2 spaghetti dinners. Raffle and dinner tickets can be purchased on line at http://www.ecsl.org/spaghetti-dinner.php.

Food Safety: It’s In Your Hands

A food handlers course accredited by the Texas Department of State Health Services is being offered by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Food Safety: It’s In Your Hands is being brought to the area by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Fort Bend County. The class is scheduled for Friday, February 20, starting at 9 a.m. at the Extension office at 1402 Band Road, Rosenberg. To register for the course, call Jacque at the Extension office at 281-342-3034.   Registration can also be done in-person the day of the course.    The cost is $20 per person and must be paid in full before the course begins.


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21

SCORE: Money Matters – SBA Loans and Loan Applications

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Sienna Branch Library, 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd in Missouri City, will present a special program “SCORE: Money Matters – SBA Loans and Loan Applications,” on Saturday, February 21, beginning at 10:30 a.m., in the Meeting Room. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Sienna Branch Library at 281-238-2900 or the library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22

Darling Dash – 5k and 1K

5K & 1k for the whole family. Youth can Run/Walk the 5k AND Adults can run/walk the 1k. 8 a.m. Constellation Field, 1 Stadium Drive, Sugar Land. To help fund As One Foundation activities such as it’s sickle cell trait awareness program, Operation Hydration that encourages hydration as prevention of athletic or fitness related death – especially in sickle cell trait carriers.


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28

Moonlight Masquerade in Venice

The Fort Bend Education Foundation’s Moonlight Masquerade in Venice, presented by Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins & Mott, LLP, will be a magical, mystical, moonlit ball that is sure to be the event of the season.  This elegant and refined evening will occur on Feb. 28 at the Sugar Land Marriott hotel. Dress in your most regal jewel tone attire that reflects off the glistening Venetian waterways.  Don your favorite bejeweled mask for ultimate intrigue.  Venture into a whole new world at the Moonlight Masquerade in Venice.   Experience all that the night has to offer while basking in the moonlight as you dine, dance and bid the night away.  For table sponsorships, individual tickets, or auction donations, please visit www.fortbendisd.com/foundation

PTO! GATORPALOOZA

Bring your families for a fun day out supporting Sienna Crossing Elementary PTO! GATORPALOOZA is set for Saturday, February 28 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at SCE! This annual community carnival is a don’t-miss family event! From zip-lining to lazer tag to bouncy castles, there is truly something for everyone. Come enjoy all the crowd-pleasing favorites such as bake walk, bingo, and game booths under the big Texas sky while enjoying kid-friendly hit music spun by our resident DJ and great food from local favorite eateries. Come for the food! Come for the stretch raffle, the silent auction, the family day out together. But don’t miss all the fun! Sienna Crossing is located at 10011 Steep Bank Trace, Missouri City. Go to www.scepto.org for more information.

Annual WATCH Children’s Fair

The annual WATCH Children’s Fair in Sugar Land Town Center gathered record crowds on Saturday, March 1, 2014. Over 4,000 people were drawn to the “Ready, Set, Go” event for the free health and dental screenings, immunizations, games, prizes, helmet giveaways, interactive games and fun at WATCH Health Fair. Mo of Sugar Land Skeeters Baseball and HEB Buddy kept everyone entertained by mingling with the crowd and joining the student performers on stage! The health and wellness fair has been so popular that FBMSA has already received requests to participate next year. Please see www.fbmsa.org for more information.


FRIDAY, MARCH 6

Life on the Home Front in Fort Bend County

On Friday, March 6, “Life on the Home Front in Fort Bend County,” will be the topic of discussion.  This lecture will enhance the audience’s knowledge of the role of women from the antebellum years to the beginning of World War II in the Fort Bend County area.  Joyce Kennerly, of the Fort Bend County Library, will speak about life during the Civil War and author/historian Theresa Jach closing out the afternoon with home front life during World War II. Each day’s presentation and luncheon will run from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The cost for each event is $5 for Museum members, $10 for the general public, and includes lunch.  Paid reservations are required at least two days prior to the lecture. Please phone (281) 342-6478 for more information and to make your reservation.


SATURDAY, MARCH 7

4-H County Roundup

Fort Bend County 4-H will be hosting 4-H County Roundup on March 7 at the Extension Office, located at 1402 Band Rd. Rosenberg, from 8 am to 3 pm. 4-H County Roundup is a 4-H event during which 4-H members compete  in various contests in order to qualify for District competitions. We are currently looking for judges to help evaluate and qualify our 4-Hers for District. The contest areas include Clothing & Fashion, Food & Nutrition, Money management, Public Speaking, and much more. If interested please contact the office at (281)342-3034.


FRIDAY, MARCH 13

Sugar Land Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon

The Sugar Land Christian Women’s Connection is thrilled to welcome well-known Houston speaker and actor, Jeannette Clift George to speak at their March luncheon.  Mrs. George is the founder and Artistic Director of the A.D. Players, a Houston-based Christian Theatre Company in its 48th season of production. All area women are invited to the luncheon on March 13 from 11:30 am -1 pm. The location is Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royale, Blvd. in Sugar Land. Cost for the luncheon is $20 and includes complimentary valet parking. Reservations are necessary.  Please call 281-208-3124 or send an email to  marygraca@aol.com. Sugar Land Christian Women’s Connection is affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries, www.stonecroft.org.  The motto of Stonecroft Ministries is “women connecting with God, each other and their communities.”


FRIDAY, APRIL 3

Gone to Texas: Austin’s Old 300

On Friday, April 3, speaker Robert Frost will be presenting a lecture about the early days of colonial Texas with “Gone to Texas: Austin’s Old 300”.  Wrapping up our Docent Enrichment Lecture Series is Kaitlin Thompson, the Fort Bend County Museum’s Outreach Coordinator.  Thompson will take guests on a journey back to 1830s Texas during a talk on the importance of living history interpretation. Each day’s presentation and luncheon will run from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The cost for each event is $5 for Museum members, $10 for the general public, and includes lunch.  Paid reservations are required at least two days prior to the lecture. Please phone (281) 342-6478 for more information and to make your reservation.


ONGOING

Yoga Class -all levels welcomed

$65 per Month OR By the Class / 1 class $20 ~ 5 classes $75 ~ 10 classes $100. *Late Class Times by Appointment Only. Classes are 60 minutes ~ Hatha & Raja Yoga0 Wear loose and comfortable, non-binding clothing. Yoga mat for stretching/exercise and a firm pillow for sitting in meditation are recommended. SCHEDULE: Monday~Wednesday~Friday, 9:30AM, Monday ~ Tuesday, 6PM & 7:15PM*, Wednesday, 6PM, Saturday, 11AM, YOGA FOR KIDS, Classes include basic yoga stretches, asanas, and breathe control along with short meditation sessions, 5 & 6 yrs ~ 45 minutes *     $40 per month, 7 – 12 yrs ~ 60 minutes **  $60 per month. All Classes by appointment only ~ Space is limited. Classes kept small to ensure each child gets personal instruction on proper body alignment. SCHEDULE: Tuesday & Thursday *   3:30PM ~ 4:15PM ** 4:30PM ~ 5:30PM

AARP Missouri City  Chapter # 3081 Monthly Meeting

AARP Missouri City  Chapter # 3081 Monthly meeting at City Hall Complex/Missouri City 1552 Texas Parkway, Missouri City. Second Monday of Every Month,  11:15 am- 1 pm. Fun/Food/Fellowship/Learning Contact Buddy or Barbara 713-859-5920 or 281-499-3345

NOW ~ DECEMBER 19
Missouri City Police Department Presents “Blue Santa”

For years, the Missouri City Police department has collected and distributed toys and stuffed animals to children during the holidays. Our finest are doing so again this month and we need your help to make the 2014 drive yet another huge success. Now through Dec. 19, the police department will be accepting toys for this worthy cause.  We ask that you bring your donations and place them in bins at one of two locations: *Missouri City Police Department, 3849 Cartwright Rd. *Missouri City Police Mini-Station, 1703-A Texas Pkwy. La Leche League monthly meetings

La Leche League of Fort Bend’s evening meeting is on the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Our daytime meeting is on the third Monday of the month at 10:30am at St. Theresa Catholic Church Family Life Center. To speak to an accredited La Leche League Leader, call Erin at 281-325-0618, Lisa at 281-710-7171, Laura at 281-277-4989 or Shandi at slrbroussard@gmail.com or visit www.texaslll.org.  For more information about breastfeeding, visit www.lalecheleague.org.

Oyster Creek Rotary Club meets

The Oyster Creek Rotary Club meets every Friday at noon @ The Quail Valley Centre(Golf Club) , 2880 LaQuinta, Missouri City. All are welcome to come. For Information contact Ed Broussard, 512-738-2209 or eabroussard3@gmail.com.

Fort Bend Business Network International

Fort Bend Business Network International meets every Thursday, 7 am, Sweetwater Country Club.  This is a great way to increase your business and find other small business resources.  Please contact Jeanne Gregory, jeanne@jeannegregory.com or 713-854-0923.

“Hot Summer Nights”

SugarLand Art Center & Gallery, & Sugar Land Artist Guild, 104 Industrial Blvd., Suite Q, Sugar Land invites you to enjoy wine, savory hors d’oeuvres, live artist demos,  7 p.m.-9 p.m. every Friday night, through Aug. 8. Raffle tickets $20 or 5 for $80 for a demoed piece of that night. For more info 281-565-0957.

Al-Anon Family Support Group Meetings

“Does someone’s drinking bother you, if so 1 hour weekly meetings every Wednesday – 6:30 p.m.; Thursday – 12 p.m.; and Sunday – 6:30 p.m., Lamplighters Club, 2425 FM 1092 (Murphy Rd), Missouri City. Call Mattie 281-261-0017 for more info.

Vendors Wanted for  38th Annual Craft Show

The Meadows Place Home and Garden Club is accepting booth reservations for the annual craft show. Handcrafted items only. This craft show will be held Saturday, November 2, from 9 to 4 at Sugar Grove Church of Christ 11600 W. Airport. Contact Joe at 281-530-2566 or jd965@sbcglobal.net.

The Mom’s Club of Sugar Land North

Are you a stay at home mom? We have playgroups, socials, mom’s night out, book clubs, and many more fun things planned! Any age children are welcome, or just come yourself if your children are in school. For more info email momsclub_sln@yahoo.com.

Morning Exchange Club of Sugar Land

The morning Exchange Club of Sugar Land is an all-volunteer national service organization for men and women who want to serve their community, develop leadership skills, and enjoy new friendships. The Club meets every Wednesday morning at 7 a.m., Sweetwater Country Club, Palm Royale Blvd., Sugar Land. Web site is ECSL.ORG

Exchange Club  of Fort Bend meets 

The Exchange Club of Fort Bend meets every Wednesday, noon, Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royal Blvd., Sugar Land. For more information call Mike Reichek at 281-575-1145 or mike@reichekfinancial.com.

Support group for caregivers

NAMI Fort Bend (an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness)would like to invite you to a Support Group for caregivers on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. These meetings are free and open to anyone who is giving care and support to a family member who is suffering from mental illness. These are caregiver ONLY meetings and are held at St. Laurence Catholic Church in Sugar Land, in the Social Concerns Conference Room from 7 to 8:30 p.m..

Interested about breastfeeding?

Mothers wishing to find out more about breastfeeding are invited to attend a meeting of La Leche League of Fort Bend every second Monday at 7pm at Memorial Hermann Sugarland Hospital or every third Monday at 10:30am at St. Theresa Catholic Church Family Life Center. Babies are always welcome at meetings. For more info call Erin: 281-325-0618, Laura: 281-277-4989, Lisa: 281-710-7171, Briana: brianavalencia@gmail.com

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