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MONDAY, JULY 17-21

Vacation Bible School

Join Christian Bible Church, Monday, 5:30-8:30 p.m. This will be a great time for children, teens, as well as, adults. Open to the public. There is a $10 registration fee. Located at 3222 Texas Parkway in Missouri City. For more information, call 281-835-8027.


WEDNESDAY, JULY 19

College Financial Aid: Filling out the FAFSA

The University Branch Library will help students learn the process at 7 pm, in Meeting Room 2, University Blvd in Sugar Land, on the UH campus. Worksheets for the FAFSA can be downloaded from FAFSA’s webpage, www.fafsa.ed.gov. The actual application form may be completed online and submitted electronically, or it may be submitted by mail. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-633-5100 or 281-633-4734.


THURSDAY, JULY 20

YA – Creative Dance

The University Branch Library will host creative dance at 2 p.m. in meeting room 1 at 14010 University Blvd, Sugar Land. Free and open to the public. Call 281-633-5100 for more information.


SATURDAY, JULY 22

Sleeping Beauty

George Memorial Library will present a puppet show, “Sleeping Beauty and the Handsome Prince,” at 2 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 1001 Golfview in Richmond. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-342-4455 or 281-633-4734.


SUNDAY, JULY 23

Aloha- Hawaiian Style

Christian Bible hosting family and friends at 10:45 a.m. Wear Hawaiian flair with hats, T-shirts and grass skirts. There will be food, fun and entertainment immediately following service. Free and open to the public. Christian Bible Church, 3222 Texas Parkway, Missouri City. For more information, call 281-835-8027.


TUESDAY, JULY 25

Sons of the American Revolution Meeting

The Alexander Hodge Chapter meeting will be held at the Sweetwater Country Club, 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Tom Meinecke at tmeinecketom@aol.com or call 281-980-1129.


SATURDAY, JULY 29

Brain Growth and Repair at any age

Missouri City Branch Library will host the seminar, 2-4 p.m. at 1530 Texas Parkway. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-238-2100 or 281-633-4734.

Harry Potter Birthday Celebration

The University Branch Library will host the celebration, 1-4:30 p.m. in meeting room 1. Celebrate with trivia, crafts, butterbeer, and a showing of a recently released movie. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-633-5100 or 281-633-4734.

Free legal clinic for veterans

Veterans who need legal advice can visit 9 a.m. until noon, at the Richmond VA Outpatient Clinic, 22001 Southwest Freeway, Suite 200, Richmond. No appointment is necessary. Any veteran, or spouse of a deceased veteran, can receive counsel from a volunteer attorney in any area of law. For more information, contact the Veterans Legal Initiative at 713-759-1133 or visit www.hba.org.


FRIDAYS IN AUGUST

Neighborhood Night Out

Harvest Green welcomes everyone to neighborhood nights out every Friday in August. Meet at the community farmhouse, 3400 Harvest Corner Drive, 5-8 p.m. Bring a blanket for picnicking. Food trucks will be there along with a DJ, giant Jenga and other lawn games, children’s activities and more. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.harvestgreentexas.com.

AUGUST

Events for Young Adults At Sienna Branch Library

Aug. 5 – Careers in Focus: Engineers Day – 3-5 p.m., a panel of engineers will share their experiences and include a Q&A session, and break-out sessions. Aug. 10 – YA Make It! Sew Easy – 2-5 p.m., learn simple sewing skills, textile painting, and embroidery techniques to create unique projects. Registration required by visiting www.fortbend.lib.tx.us, click on Events, select Sienna Branch, and find the program, or call 281-238-2952. Aug. 17 – Young Adult Book Club – 4-5 p.m. in conference room 2A. Teen readers meet with others who share the same love for great books. Aug. 24 – Young Adult Advisory Council – 4-5 p.m. in conference room 2A. Teens express ideas, organize upcoming activities, and suggest new programs that would be of interest to young adults at the library. Earn volunteer/service hours and meet new friends.

Aug. 31 – YA Trivia Challenge – 4-5 p.m. Participate in teams or as individuals competing to answer the most questions. The free Kahoot app will be used for the competition, so participants should download the app onto a device before the challenge begins. Prizes will be awarded. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-238-2900 or 281-633-4734, 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd in Missouri City.


SATURDAY, AUGUST 5

Finance 101: Saving Your Future

Sugar Land Branch Library will present a special program, “Finance 101: Saving Your Future,” on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 10:15 a.m. to noon, in the meeting room of the library, located at 550 Eldridge. Vanessa Rea Gesto, licensed financial educator with World System Builder, will present a basic introduction to finances and ways to save money. Learn how to build a strong financial base by understanding how money works, including the effects of inflation, taxes, and rate of return on investment. Gesto will also talk about the wealth formula, the x-curve concept, estate-planning, and long-term care. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Sugar Land Branch Library at 281-238-2140 or 281-633-4734.


THURSDAY, AUGUST 10

Brain Tumor Support Group

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center will host this event from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Learn about brain tumor clinical trials. Open to any brain tumor patient, survivor or caregiver. 1327 Lake Pointe Parkway, Sugar Land. For more information, call 713-563-7728.


SATURDAY, AUGUST 12

Small Business Accounting

Sienna Branch Library will present Small-Business Accounting with QuickBooks,” 10 a.m. to noon, in the Meeting Room of the library, 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd in Missouri City. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-238-2900 or 281-633-4734.


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Officers Down 5K

Partnering with the Stafford Police Department, Officers Down 5K run will take place at the Stafford Civic Center, 1415 Constitution Ave, Stafford. Register by Sept. 20 to lock in the event day dri-fit T-shirt. Visit https://runsignup.com/staffordod5k for more information and to register.


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

Salute to Those Who Serve

VFW Post 3903, 1903 1st St. (Hwy 36) Rosenberg, will host a fund-raising festival to benefit the VFW post, Rosenberg police and Rosenberg firefighters. Karzfest, Muzicfest, Foodzfest, Kidzfest and more. $5 donation for wristband, good for all activities all day. For more information, contact Tom Koppa 281-652-6233.


ONGOING MEETINGS

Story Spinners Writing Club

Hosted by the George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview in Richmond. 5:30 to 8 p.m. All levels welcome to write, share, learn and support. Free and open to the public. The program meets on the third Thursday of every month. For more information, call 281-342-4455 or 281-633-4734.

Adopt a Shelter Cat

Fort Bend Pets Alive is partnering with Half Price Books in Sugar Land to find homes for shelter cats and to promote literacy among young readers. School aged children are invited to come read to a cat, receive a “I read to a cat” bookmark and to be eligible to adopt a cat for 50 perecent off that day. Held 1:30- 4:30 p.m. the first Saturday of every month.

Spring Clean Up

Every Saturday to help revitalize the community in North Rosenberg. If you or your group would like to join, please email: Barry@attackpoverty.org or christina@attackpoverty.org.

NAMI Fort Bend Last Sunday of every month

Chinese Family Support Group to support all Chinese speaking families with a family member living with mental illness.  6:30-8:30 p.m.  Call NAMI 281-494-5193 or Chinese line 832-273-3117.

Book of Mormon Study Group

Free study sessions focusing on the sermons and teachings of the Book of Mormon prophets – King Benjamin, Nephi, Alma, and Jacob about the Savior Jesus Christ begins at 7:00 PM on Tuesday nights at 14555 Lexington Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77478. Call (713) 371-8979 for more information. See www.mormon.org.

Al-Anon Support Group

Does someone have a drinking problem? Weekly, one hour meetings every Saturday night, 8 p.m., Lamplighters, 2425 FM 1092, (Murphy Road) in the Baytown Seafood strip center. Last Saturday of month the meetings are held at Denny’s Hwy.6 near Murphy Rd. Call Dorothy 281-416-3711.

AARP Missouri City Chapter #3081 Monthly Meeting

Monthly meeting at Missouri City Recreation/Tennis Center. 2701 Cypress Point Dr., Missouri City. Second Monday of every month. 11:15 a.m., 1 p.m. Fun/Food/Fellowship/Learning. Contact Buddy or Barbara 713-859-5920 or 281-499-3345.

Oyster Creek Rotary Club Meets

The Oyster Creek Rotary Club meets every Friday at noon at The Quail Valley Centre(Golf Club), 2880 LaQuinta, Missouri City. All are welcome to come. For Information contact Bike Baker, 281-770-0060, thealchemist65@yahoo.com.

The Mom’s Club of Sugar Land North

Are you a stay at home mom? They would love to have you join their group. 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.

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