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THURSDAY, SEPT 22
Job Search Assistance
The Missouri City Branch Library will present a five-week series of free job search assistance programs. All programs will take place from 1-3 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the library, at 1530 Texas Parkway. The programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-238-2100.
Mamie George Open House
An open house will be held 6:30-8 p.m. at the Mamie George Community Center, 1111 Collins Rd., Richmond. The group is accepting donations of one toiletry item for its pantry/Trini’s Market. For more information, call 281-202-6200.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
Arts Fulshear Photo Contest
Arts Fulshear 2016 Photo Contest spotlights Texas farms and subjects related to farm-to-table, including Texas grapes, wines, and craft beers. The contest is open to all amateur and professional Texas photographers age 16 and older. All photos, original and unaltered, must be taken in Texas and submitted either SEPTEMBER 23 or SEPTEMBER 24. Details available at www.fulshearrun.com and Arts Fulshear www.artsfulshear.org.
SATURDAY, SEPT 24
Transparent Language Online
Learn another language with the free “Transparent Language Online” resource. The First Colony Branch Library will demonstrate how to use the resource at 11 a.m., in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land. The database includes more than 80 languages – from Afrikaans to Zulu – as well as ESL (English as a Second Language) classes for non-English speaking people who would like to learn English. For more information, call 281-238-2800, 281-633-4734.
Parents, parents-to-be garage sale
Parkway United Methodist Church, 5801 New Territory Blvd, Sugar Land, will hold a garage sale from 8-11:30 a.m. Everything from baby/toddler/children/adult clothes, strollers, toys, books, shoes, swim gear, car seats etc. Since all of the sellers are parents of multiples, there is usually two of everything.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
Fort Nami Chinese support group
The Fort Nami Chinese support group, supporting Chinese speaking families with a member living with mental illness, meets the last Sunday each month 6:30-8:30 at a member’s home. The meeting will be held in Chinese and English. Call 281-494-5193 or call Nami Chinese line 832-273-3117.
11th annual Ride for Recovery
The Memorial Hermann Prevention and Recovery Center will hold a motorcycle ride that covers nearly 100 miles of scenic roadway at 9 a.m. at PaRC, 3043 Gessner. Held in recognition of National Recovery Month, proceeds go to local addiction treatment facilities. Registration prior to the event is $30 per person/ $50 per couple. Day of event registration $35 per person/$60 per couple. Visit www.rideforrecovery.com.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
Brightwater Garden Club
Brightwater Garden Club meets at 6:40 p.m. at Brightwater Clubhouse, 2410 Brightwater Drive. How to Create a Butterfly-Friendly Garden is the program. All are welcome to attend this free presentation. Visit www.brightwatergardenclub.com.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
Healthy Living Coalition
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Fort Bend County seeks community leaders, teachers, and health professionals to help address the health needs of local youth, in partnership with the 4-H & Youth Development Department. A meeting will be held at the University Library (14010 University Blvd., Sugar Land) at 6 p.m. RSVP online at agrilife.org/ftbend4h.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
Fort Bend Volunteers Awards Breakfast
The Fort Bend Volunteers Awards Breakfast will be held 7:30-9 a.m. at the Safari Texas Ranch, 11627 FM 1464., Richmond. Hosted by Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce. Details of upcoming events can be found at www.FortBendChamber.com or contact Sheridan Labbe at 281-566-2152 or Sheridan@fortbendcc.org.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
The Miser, by Moliere
The Miser, by Moliere will be presented by the Clements High School Theatre Department on SEPTEMBER 29, 30, OCTOBER 1 and 3 at 7 p.m. at the high school auditorium at 4200 Elkins Road. Tickets can be purchased either at Clements High School SEPTEMBER 26-30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or at the auditorium box office SEPTEMBER 29, 30, OCTOBER 1 and 3. $10 for adults and $8 for students.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1
“A Fist Full of Dollars”
The Exchange Club of Missouri City presents an evening of entertainment to raise money for local scholarships. Featuring dancing and barbecue dinner and auction. Beginning at 6:30 in the Magnolia Ballroom at Quail Valley City Centre. Tickets are limited, visit www.ExchangeClubMC.org to purchase or call 281-499-7199.
Big Fall Book Sale
The Big Fall Book Sale will be held at the Missouri City Branch Library from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Meeting Room, 1530 Texas Parkway. All books and other materials will be available at tremendous bargains. Discounted prices ranging from 50 cents each to $2 for a sack of items. For more information, call 281-238-2100, or 281-633-4734.
iPhone Photography Workshop
An iPhone Photography Workshop will be held at Sienna Branch Library 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the library, 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd in Missouri City. Free and open to the public, reservations are encouraged. To register visit (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “Sienna Branch,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling 281-238-2952, or by visiting the library.
Bargain Book Sale
A bargain book sale will be held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at First Colony Library (2121 Austin Parkway). Paperbacks, hardbacks, DVDs, children’s/youth books, nonfiction at bargain prices. Donations of good condition books, CDs, & DVDs are accepted during the sale or any time the library is open. Proceeds benefit the library and its programs.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2
Fall Kids Fest & Pumpkin Patch
The free Fall Kids Fest & Pumpkin Patch will be held 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.at Sugar Land Memorial Park Pavillion. Proceeds benefit The Great Grow, a 501(c)3 charitable organization that supports school gardens.
Book of Revelation study
Sundays, OCTOBER 2 – Nov. 6, 5-6: 30 p.m. at St. Catherine of Sienna Episcopal Church 4747 Sienna Parkway. Contact Melinda@siennachurch.org or call 281-778-2046 for information.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4
FREE Computer Classes in Sienna
Sienna Branch Library will present a variety of free, introductory computer classes this month in the Computer Lab of the library, 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd in Missouri City. The classes will consist of a hands-on introduction to basic skills for people who would like to learn more about using these computer programs. Free and open to the public, reservations are required. To learn what classes are offered and to register visit (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “Sienna Branch,” and find the program. Participants may also register by 281-238-2952, or by visiting the library.
FREE Computer Classes in Missouri City
Missouri City Branch Library, 1530 Texas Parkway, will present a variety of free, introductory computer classes this month. The classes will consist of a hands-on introduction to basic skills for people who would like to learn more about using these tools. Free and open to the public. Reservations are required. To learn what classes are offered and to register visit (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “Missouri City Branch,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling 281-238-2100, or by visiting the library.
Crystal City Internment Camp program
A program about the Crystal City Internment Camp during World War II will be held at 7 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the Sienna Branch Library, 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd in Missouri City. Dr. Nicholas Cox will discuss the origins of the Crystal City family detention camp, the experiences of the detainees, and the camp’s impact on the region and state. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-238-2900 or 281-633-4734.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5
A Time to Renew Spirit and Body
A Time to Renew Spirit and Body will be held Wednesday mornings beginning OCTOBER 5, from 9:30-10:15 a.m. at St. Catherine of Sienna Episcopal Church 4747 Sienna Parkway. Prayer service at 9:30 a.m. Yoga at 9:45 a.m. Yoga cost: $20 per month and class size is limited. Contact Melinda – email@example.com or 281-778-2046
Intro to Counted Cross-Stitch
Intro to Counted Cross-Stitch will be held at Sugar Land Branch Library from 10:15-11:45 a.m., in the Conference Room of the library, 550 Eldridge. Embroidery is one of the arts of embellishing fabric or linens with a needle and thread. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-238-2140, or 281-633-4734.
SATURDAY, OCT 8
Mental Health America of Fort Bend County is hosting a Barnyard Bash at Le Reve Stables in Brookshire, Texas from 5pm-9pm. Home-style cooking, dancing and socializing in a country setting. Special guests include Sheriff Troy E. Nehls as our keynote speaker and entertainment by Kevin Black! Key people in Fort Bend County who have been putting a great deal of effort into addressing the mental health needs of this community will be recognized. For more information visit www.mhafbc.org click on Barnyard Bash or call 281-207-2480. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fulshear Run Farm & Vineyard Faire
Farm-to-fork outdoor foodie festival 2 pm to 5 pm . Food sampling and wine tastings. Dinner event features Bravo celebrity chef Monica Pope. Benefits Arts Fulshear and Forever Fulshear. For info and tickets visit www.farmandvineyardfaire.com.
Kelsey ’n Kids – Show Your Spirit – Family Fun Day
Kelsey –Seybold Family Fun Day will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 7010 Hwy. 6, Missouri City. Youth football camp, cheerleading clinic, bounce house, food, teddy bear clinic, giveaways for kids and a giveaway for two tickets to a Texans game. Free to the public. For more information, visit info.kelsey-seybold.com/familyday.
Feral Hog Workshop
A feral hog workshop will be held 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the Sienna Branch Library, 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd in Missouri City. Learn about the biological and external factors that influence feral hog behavior. Free and open to the public. For more information call 281-238-2900 or 281-633-4734.
A Comic-Hero Challenge will be held at the First Colony Branch Library 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the library, 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land. This event is for adults and teens age 13 and above. Three competitions include: Cosplay Costume Contest, Super-Hero Battling Game and Pop-Culture Jeopardy. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-238-2800 or 281-633-4734.
History and Future of Space Exploration
In recognition of World Space Week, OCTOBER 4-10, Missouri City Branch Library will have a special program 2-4 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the library, 1530 Texas Parkway. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-238-2100 or 281-633-4734.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9
Holy Family Catholic Church Festival
Holy Family Catholic Church Festival will be held at 1510 Fifth St., Missouri City from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Lots of rides, games and food. A Silent Auction and a raffle for a 2016 Chevy Equinox LS. For more information, contact Ruben Govea at 832-247-7802 or Holy Family Church 281/499-9688.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11
Pecan Grove Women’s Club
The Pecan Grove Women’s Club will meet at Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club at 9:30 a.m. for coffee and visiting. The program and business meeting will follow at 10 a.m. The club will be revamping the 400 wreaths that hang from the light posts in Pecan Grove. Following the business meeting, an optional lunch will be served. To stay for lunch, call or email Loyce Anderson at 281-344-8055 (Loyce0519@att.net) or Sally Wingard at 713-598-5850 (email@example.com) to make reservations.
THURSDAY, OCT 13
9th Annual State of the Schools
The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce’s Education Division will host the event from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM at the Safari Texas Ranch, 11627 FM 1464, Richmond, TX 77407. The State of the Schools luncheon brings together the Superintendent of Schools from Stafford Municipal School District, Lamar Consolidated School District, Fort Bend Independent School District to address issues and share successes in public education in 2016. Details can be foundat www.FortBendChamber.com or contact Sheridan Labbe at 281-566-2152 or Sheridan@fortbendcc.org
SATURDAY, OCT 15
2016 Scarecrow Fest
2016 Fulshear Scarecrow Festival, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, in Cross Creek Ranch, 6450 Cross Creek Bend Lane. Creative teams will vie for the $1,000 grand prize in the scarecrow decorating contest, which will have scarecrows clad in denim. Registrants will be given $100 toward their creations. Proceeds from the event benefit Arts Fulshear and the Texana Center. For more information, visit www.crosscreektexas.com.
MONDAY, OCTOBER. 17
Second Mile Charity Golf Tournament
Tee time for the Second Mile Charity Golf Tournament is noon, Oct. 17 at Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royale Blvd, Sugar Land. Corporate/church sponsors, teams of four and individuals are invited to participate and enjoy a dinner reception after golf. Visit secondmile.givingfuel.com/golf-2016 to register or donate.
WEDNESDAY, OCT 19
Patient Appreciation Day
Sugar Mill Chiropractic & Acupuncture is hosting a Network Nights and patient appreciation night to celebrate its 20-year anniversary in Sugar Land from 5-7 p.m. at 54 Sugar Creek Center Blvd. Suite 100, Sugar Land.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21
2nd Annual Sugar Shindig
The Fort Bend Education Foundation’s 2nd Annual Sugar Shindig at Safari Texas begins at 6:30 pm. An evening of fun including a fajita dinner, a dessert auction and dancing to the music of Password is hosted by the Angels of Education Auxiliary, whose mission is to create community awareness for the Foundation’s Grants to Teachers and Schools programs. Visit www.fortbendisd.com/foundation to purchase tickets and/or donate.
FBISD Sugar Shindig
The second annual Sugar Shindig will be held at Safari Texas (11627 FM 1464, Richmond) at 6:30 p.m. The event is hosted by the Angels of Education Auxiliary to create community awareness for the foundation’s Grants to Teachers and Schools programs. Fajita dinner, dessert auction and dancing to the music of Password. Tickets are $25 each on sale now through OCTOBER 18. To purchase tickets, or make donations, visit www.fortbendisd.com/foundation.
SATURDAY, OCT 22
Free Flu Shots
Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, in collaboration with the Exchange Club of Sugar Land, Fort Bend Exchange Club, Rotary Club of Sugar Land, Rotary Club of Fort Bend and Toys for Tots Fort Bend, is offering free flu shots to community members who participate in Santa’s Gift Exchange. Fort Bend and surrounding area residents can bring a new, unwrapped toy or clothing item to Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital from 8 a.m. to noon in exchange for a free flu shot. The toys and clothing will benefit local children in the Fort Bend area
Oktoberfest Sienna-Style will be heldat the Village of Sawmill Lake model home park, 9815 Cameron Way, from 4-8 p.m. Enjoy music, food, games and a Biergarten (ages 21 and up.) $10 admission. Participants receive a commemorative Sienna bierstein, one drink and one food item per ticket. The event is open to the public. Proceeds benefit the Fort Bend Education Foundation. For more information, visit www.siennaplantation.com.
Nifty 50 Dulles Reunion
The J.F. Dulles class of 1966 is holding its 50th reunion. For information and reservations email either Brenda at firstname.lastname@example.org or Wayne at email@example.com . Submit reservations by September 17.
The Sugar Land Garden Club’s 17th annual garden tour 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Rain date is OCTOBER 29.) This year’s tour features gardens in Colony Bend, Oyster Point, River Park, Orchard Lake Estates, Imperial Park, and Bridle Path. Tickets are $15. Children under 12 are free. Visit www.sugarlandgardenclub.org for more information.
Brainfuse HelpNow tutoring program enables the library system to provide online homework assistance in a broad range of subjects in both English and Spanish for students in grades kindergarten through 12, free of charge. The Internet-based service that provides on-demand homework help, seven days a week, from 3 to 11 p.m. Certified tutors are experienced in math, science, social studies, and English/language arts. If live, real-time assistance is not needed, students may also submit questions any time of the day or night, and emailed responses will arrive within 24 hours. For more information, call 281-633-4734.
EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY: Two-step Swingout Dance Lessons
Two-step Swingout dance lessons are held at Quail Valley Bistro, 2601 Cartwright Road Suite E, Missouri City. Contact Debra Dowell, 713-336-3984 or Leroy Dowell, 832-715-2847.
Brazos Bend State Park Summer Program Offerings
Nature Programs and Walks http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/programs/arts-in-parks/arts-in-parks . All offerings are weather permitting and subject to change without notice.
The Nature Center is open daily – 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Monday – Friday and 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday and Sunday. The George Observatory is open to the general public every Saturday from 3:00 – 11:00 pm (DST only, 10:00 pm the rest of the year). Entry for the Observatory ends at 9:30 pm. Park gates close at 10:00 pm For information and events www.hmns.org Watching Wildlife – Mornings and evening are perfect times to view wildlife this time of year. For park hours of operation, program schedules etc. visit www.brazosbend.org and/or our Brazos Bend State Park –Texas Parks and Wildlife Facebook page or call 979-553-5101. For information about Texas Parks & Wildlife sites and events visit www.tpwd.texas.gov .
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 PM. 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
Neighborhood Tax Centers – FREE Income Tax Prep Event
Neighborhood Centers in partnership with United Way Fort Bend offers free income tax preparation to families and individuals earning up to $58,000 per year. IRS certified preparers available every Mon, Tues and Thurs 10am-7pm and Sat 9am-2pm at new United Way Fort Bend Center 12300 Parc Crest Drive in Stafford. Walk ins welcome. No appointment necessary. For more info call 281-207-2300 or 2-1-1 Texas/United Way HELPLINE.
Autism Speaks/Novum Energy Houston 8K and 1K Fun Run
The 1st Annual Houston 8k & 1k Kid’s Fun Run at Sugar Land Town Square. Check-In – 6:30am; Pre-Race Warm Up-7:00am; 1k Fun Run-7:15am; 8k Run- 7:30am; Teams take on the spirit of the day as family, friends and co-workers join together to have fun and help raise awareness for autism. Register at: https://runsignup.com/Race/Events/TX/SugarLand/Houston8Kand1KFunRun#event-89572
A free basic genealogy workshop every Thursday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the LDS Church, 14555 Lexington Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77478. Some computers available but preferable that you bring a laptop. Seating is limited call (281) 794-6284 for reservations.
FREE Family Law Workshop
Fort Bend Lawyers CARE (FBLC) welcomes low-income residents of Fort Bend County with family law questions. Veterans who are low-income residents of Fort Bend County are especially invited to attend. Please bring to the workshop any prior court orders or documents that you have prepared. Call 281-239-0015 to pre-qualify or e-mail Tasha Hernandez at Tasha@FortBendLawyersCARE.org. The workshop will be held 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM, in the Parish Hall of Calvary Episcopal Church, 806 Thompson Road, Richmond, Texas 77469.
Jam with Sam
Sam Grice of Sugar Land Texas hosts a Bluegrass Jam group every Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall at First Presbyterian Church, 502 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land, Texas. It is a casual and fun gathering open to anyone wanting to join in and as well as those wanting to listen and have a good time . Acoustic instruments only please. Please come prepared to share and play. Of course there is no charge.
AL-ANON SUPPORT GROUP
Does someone have a drinking problem? Weekly, 1 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.
SL Heritage Museum
Open every Satursay, 9am -1pm. Drop by for a visit. 198 Kempner Street. The Old Imperial Sugar Refinery. Browse around to take a look at the documents, maps, old photos. Check out our gift shop and iconic collectible ornaments. This email has been sent from a virus-free computer protected by Avast. www.avast.com.
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 am- 1 pm.. Fun/Food/Fellowship/Learning. Contact Buddy or Barbara 713-859-5920 or 281-499-3345.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
12 Weeks of Training for Citizens
Salt and Light presenting 12 weeks of training for citizens to impact our culture each Thursdays, 6 pm in RM200 of West Campus of Sugar Creek Baptist Church, 13303 SW Fwy, Sugar Land. info: SaltandLightFB@att.net
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 MIKE BAKER, 281-770-0060, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-854-0923.
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 email@example.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 7:00 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 7:00 to 8:30 pm.