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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

Square Dance lessons

The Brazos Bottom Belles & Beaus will begin Square Dance lessons on Sept. 16. On Sept. 2 and Sept. 9 they will have “Fun Nights” for you to come see what square dancing is all about and they are free. We will begin at 7:30.  Mr. Garland Smith will be the instructor and we are located at Faith Lutheran Church, 800 Brooks Street, in Sugar Land.  For further information call Paul Hillis at 281-499-8203. Our web page is www.bbbbhome.com

Mario Pedone to Entertain Loving Friends

Loving Friends will meet for dinner, fellowship and entertainment on Tuesday, September 16 at the Sweetwater Country Club located at 4400 Palm Royale Blvd., Sugar Land. Mario Pedone, a professional accordion artist, who has a studio in Sugar Land, will be the featured entertainer. Mario’s musical range includes, but is not limited to classical, Latin, European, and American standards. Registration starts at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. The dinner, including entertainment, is $20 inclusive and complimentary valet parking is available. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (281) 261-4043. For information on becoming a member, please call (281) 261-4043. New members always greeted with a warm welcome.


SEPTEMBER 16 & 17 

MS Word Survival Basics

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Adult Services staff at Missouri City Branch Library, 1530 Texas Parkway, will present a variety of free, introductory computer classes this month. The “MS Word Survival Basics” class will take place on Tuesday, September 16, beginning at 7:00 pm, in the Conference Room. The class will be repeated on Wednesday,September 17, beginning at 10:00 am. This class presents an introduction to using this word-processing software program. Participants may also register online, by calling the library at 281-238-2100, or by visiting the library.


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

Quail Valley Mom’s Club Kickoff Party

The Quail Valley Mom’s Club will host its kickoff party at 7 p.m. Sept. 17 on the patio of the new City Centre at Quail Valley. If you’d like to meet other QV moms, please attend the event for refreshments, door prizes, free mini makeovers and more. The QVMC hopes to schedule more events throughout the year and beyond. QVMC is looking for club officers with roles ranging from treasurer to social chair. For more information, e-mail qvmomsclub@gmail.com.

Fort Bend ISD is recruiting volunteer mentors

Fort Bend ISD is recruiting volunteer mentors to meet with students from all grade levels for 30 minutes to one hour each week. Interested individuals who have a desire to help students be successful are invited to attend a one hour training session from 9:30-10:30 a.m on Sept. 17., in the Board Room at the FBISD Administration Building, 16431 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land, 77479. For more information, call 281-634-1112.


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

Sugar Creek Garden Socials

The SUGAR CREEK GARDEN  OFFICERS are working hard for the upcoming  year . They are planning many some new and exciting programs along with fun activities for all to enjoy. The first meeting for the club will be held at Sugar Creek Country Club beginning at 9:30 am, Sept. 18  with the social hour with the program and business meeting to follow.

Learn about digital storytelling

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Sienna Branch Library will show you how to create a digital multimedia story at a special program, “Introduction to Digital Storytelling,” at 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 18, in the Computer Lab of the library, located at 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd in Missouri City. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “Sienna Branch,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-238-2952, or by visiting the library.

Community Meetings

Fort Bend ISD will host two Community Meetings to inform parents/guardians of current sixth, seventh and eighth grade students of the revised Grade Point Average (GPA) System and House Bill 5 (HB5) High School Graduation Plan and Endorsements that are now in effect. Parents can choose to attend one of the following Community Meetings: Thursday, September 18 – FBISD Administrative Annex (3119 Sweetwater Blvd., Sugar Land 77479) – 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 24 – Dulles High School Rodgers Auditorium (550 Dulles Ave., Sugar Land 77478) – 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Missouri City Council to host two public hearings

The Missouri City Council will host two public hearings—one on Thursday, Sept. 18 and the other on Monday, Sept. 22 for discussion on the proposed ad valorem tax rate. Both meetings will be held at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall in Council Chambers, 1522 Texas Pkwy.


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

Zebra Open

Area golfers can get a shot at a $1,000,000 payday while playing golf to benefit an area non-profit organization which provides therapeutic and recreational sports programs for Houston area disabled veteran and young adults. For the second year, STARskaters.org will hold the “Zebra Open” at Southwyck Golf Course in Pearland.  This year’s tee time is 1:30pm on Sept. 19. To register or for more information, visit www.STARskaters.org. For more information, call Jim O’Neill at 713-446-6902 or e-mail him at jim@starskaters.org.

Team Clean

Continuing its “Team Clean” go-green initiative for the third consecutive year, Missouri City employees will again join forces this year and dedicate Friday, Sept. 19 to organizing their work areas and disposing of old documents, obsolete software, non-working equipment and other dated materials. City Hall (1522 Texas Pkwy.) and Municipal Court (3845 Cartwright Rd.) will be closed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Permits & Inspections will be open temporarily from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. only to accept plat submittals and will be closed the remainder of the day.


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

SAT/ACT PREP  

Representatives from Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions will conduct free SAT® and ACT® practice-test sessions at several locations in the Fort Bend County library system in September. September 20 – Sugar Land Branch Library, 550 Eldridge. The practice tests take place from 10:00 am to 2:15 pm. The sessions are free, but seating is limited and reservations are required. Sugar Land Branch Library (281-238-2140).

Acting classes at Fort Bend Theatre

Registration for our Fall Acting classes is beginning August 4, 2014! Children will be instructed on a wide variety of the dramatic arts, including stage movement and directions, voice and diction, pantomime, storytelling, expression, and improvisation. Classes will be held on Saturday mornings at 2815 North Main Street in Stafford, from Sept. 20-Nov. 15. Each session ends with an exciting performance open to family and friends for free! For ages 5-7 the cost is only $125. The cost for the classes ages 8–13 is $200. Classes: Beginner: Musical Theatre :(Ages 5-7) 9-10 a.m. – Beginner/Intermediate: (Ages 8-12) 10- 11:30 a.m. – Advanced: (Ages 8-13) 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. All sessions are payable by a $50 non-refundable deposit to hold your child’s place. Balance must be paid in full by September 13th. Space is limited! Give your children the gift of a learning theatre from gifted professionals! For more information, visit the www.fortbendtheatre.com or call (281) 208-3333 to register TODAY! Afternoon Teen Acting Classes and Improv will also be returning this fall, so please check our website for upcoming details!

Hispanic Heritage Day Celebration

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Missouri City Branch Library, 1530 Texas Parkway, will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Day from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 20, with activities throughout the library. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Missouri City Branch Library at 281-238-2100.

TAKE A PRACTICE ACT or SAT—with Essay! 

Elkins High School. Saturday, Sept. 20 8 a.m. until approximately 1 p.m. $15. Arrive at Elkins’ Commons by 8:00 with pencils, calculator, and picture ID. Deadline for registration is Sept. 12th. No confirmation will be sent. No refunds. No walk-ins. No late registrations accepted. Pick up results and attend an information session Oct. 7th, 5:00-6:30 pm. at Elkins. Scores not picked up will be sent to the counselors at the student’s home school the following week. 

Sugar Land Area Artists

Sugar Land Area Artists will have their monthly meeting at the University Branch Library at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 20. Our Demo artist for September is Kathy Love, Fine Artist, Art Instructor.  She will share her award winning, Life Drawing Tips & Techniques.  Sugar Land Area Artists is a 501(c)(3) non-profit group based in Sugar Land providing local artists of all levels with a place to meet, share & learn.  For more information go to sugarlandareaartists.org.

Family Movie Day

The First Colony Branch Library will present a special “Family Movie Day” at 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 20, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land. Families with children of all ages are invited to enjoy an afternoon movie at the library! For more information, call the First Colony Branch Library at 281-238-2800 or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.

TASTE OF TOWN SQUARE

Sugar Land Town Square will host two of its most popular events, Taste of Town Square and Catwalk on City Walk, as the shopping and dining destination at U.S. 59 and Highway 6 presents the best of its award-winning restaurants and fashion boutiques. Taste of Town Square returns Saturday, September 20 from 4 – 7 p.m. when Sugar Land Town Square’s restaurants gather in one setting to present their cuisine in the ultimate dine-around experience of the year with music by vocalist Yvonne Washington.  As the evening continues, the music sounds of Moodafaruka will fill the air while spirits continue to flow until 9:30 p.m. Tickets for both Taste of Town Square and Catwalk on City Walk can be purchased at www.sugarlandtownsquare.com. For more information on other events at Sugar Land Town Square, go to www.sugarlandtownsquare.com/events, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SugarLandTownSquare, on Twitter @SLTownSquare and on Instagram.

An Unforgettable Evening Under the Stars

The Fort Bend County Museum Association presents Bites & Brews, “An Unforgettable Evening Under the Stars” from 6:30-9 p.m. on Sept. 20 at the Moore Home, Fifth and Houston Street in Richmond. There will be live entertainment, wine, beer and food from local restaurants Advanced tickets are $30 per person/$50 per couple. Tickets at the door are $35 per person and $50 per couple. To purchase tickets or for more information: 281-342-6478info@fortbendmuseum.org

Walk to End Hydrocephalus

Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Memorial Hermann Mischer Neuroscience Institute at the Texas Medical Center invite you to walk to end hydrocephalus. The event takes places at 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 20, at the Houston Zoo and there is no charge to participate.


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

7th Annual State of the Schools Luncheon

The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce’s Education Division will host the 7th Annual State of the Schools Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 12 at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square. The State of the Schools luncheon brings together the Superintendent of Schools from Stafford Municipal School District – Dr. Robert Bostic, Lamar Consolidated School District – Dr. Thomas Randle, Fort Bend Independent School District – Dr. Charles Dupre, to address issues and share successes in public education in 2014.

Fall Interfaith Environmental Stewardship Event

Join with people of all faiths, or no faith at all, in caring for our shared environment  from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 21.  We will engage in hands-on environmental stewardship by working with the Japhet Creek Nature Conservancy to remove trash and invasive species and to plant native plants in a Houston city park, Japhet Creek Nature Park. Japhet Creek Nature Park serves a neighborhood with little other access to greenspace.  The park is located at 4600 Clinton at Emile in Houston (south of I-10 East). Contact Lisa at gcs.lrc@gmail.com or 713-372-7345 for more information or to sign up to help. Photo attached of the garden beds created at the Spring Interfaith Environmental Stewardship Event.


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

14th Annual RCPAAA Golf Classic

The Richmond Citizens’ Police Academy Alumni Association to host this golf classic Monday, September 22, Pecan Grove Country Club, Richmond, 10:15 a.m. check in, 12 p.m. (noon), Shotgun Start. Contests, awards, door prizes, silent auction, dinner included. Single player $95, Commissioned Officers, or police & fire dept. employees $70. For more info MSgt. Lowell Neinast 281-342-2849 or LNeinast@ci.richmond.tx.us.

Missouri City hosts pickleball

Missouri City will host pickleball, which is similar to badminton and tennis, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 22 at the Recreation & Tennis Center, 2701 Cypress Point Dr. A lunch will be provided. For more information, call 281-403-8637.


TUEDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Fort Bend Boys Choir

For this 18th season of the Music Magic program, the class will meet on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m., beginning September 23rd and ending December 2nd at the First United Methodist Church Missouri City, 3900 Lexington Blvd., Missouri City. Classes are limited in size so please call the choir office at (281) 240-3800 to pre-register or visit their website at www.fbbctx.org.


SEPTEMBER 23 & 24 

MS PowerPoint Survival Basics

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Adult Services staff at Missouri City Branch Library, 1530 Texas Parkway, will present a variety of free, introductory computer classes this month. The “MS PowerPoint Survival Basics” class will take place on Tuesday, September 23, beginning at 7:00 pm, in the Conference Room. The class will be repeated on Wednesday, September 24, beginning at 10:00 am. This class presents an introduction to using this presentation software program. Participants may also register online, by calling the library at 281-238-2100, or by visiting the library.


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

2014 Health & Wellness Expo

Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Health & Wellness Expo will be held Thurs., Sept. 25, Quail Valley Golf Course, 2880 La Quinta, Missouri City, 1 p.m., & Network Nites 5 p.m.- 7 p.m. Email:  matthew@fortbendcc.org for sponsor info or vendor booth space or call him at 281-491-0277.


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

Fall festival & plant sale

Sugar Land Garden Club to host this event Saturday, Sept. 27, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 702 Burney Road, Sugar Land. This festival will feature vendors, kids activities, arts & crafts, landscaping raffle, & more. Plant sale will have unique & seasonal plants for this area. Call 713-724-3113 or dmiller@realtor.com. Details at www.SugarLandGardenClub.org

ACT PREP 

Representatives from Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions will conduct free SAT® and ACT® practice-test sessions at several locations in the Fort Bend County library system in September. September 27 – Albert George Branch Library, 9230 Gene Street, Needville & September 27 – University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd, Sugar Land. (Registration will open on September 13). (* This practice test takes place from 9:00 am to 1:15 pm). The practice test takes just over 4 hours, from 10:15 am to 2:30 pm. The sessions are free, but seating is limited and reservations are required. Albert George Branch Library (979-793-4270), University Branch Library (281-633-5100).

“Take Back” Day

City, DEA Partner to “Take Back” Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Missouri City Police Department, 3849 Cartwright Rd. The City will accept unwanted medication free of charge, providing residents the opportunity to safely dispose of their expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs.

Fall Festival and Plant Sale

The Sugar Land Garden Club Fall Festival and Plant Sale. Unique and Seasonal Plants, Children’s Activities, Butterfly Garden, Bee Keeping, Arts & Crafts, Food Vendors, $500 Landscape Raffle. Kick-Off for Elementary School Garden Competition at 10 a.m.  Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 8:30-1:30. New Location: KC Hall & Grounds, 702 Burney Rd. www.SugarLandGardenClub.orgFor additional information visit our website at: chrisjohnsonfoundation.org or contact Ritchie Johnson at 832-721-8998.

Butterflies, Bees and Plants, Oh My!

Where will you find a butterfly garden, bee hives and an amazing selection of plants to create your own enviable ecosystem? Why, the 16th Annual Sugar Land Garden Club Plant Sale and amazing FALL FESTIVAL, of course! The Festival will feature a variety of vendors offering garden art, jewelry, canvas art, homemade jams, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Hawaiian Shaved Ice and much more. The event will be held Saturday, September 27, 2014 in the historical Imperial Sugar Land area. 702 Burney Rd @ St. Theresa Blvd., KC Hall and Grounds. 8:30 am to 1:30 pm. More details, vendor and sponsor opportunities at www.SugarLandGardenClub.org

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office is once again participating in the DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 27 to provide a venue for persons who want to dispose of unwanted, unused or expired prescription drugs. Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office will host a drop-off station in the parking lot of the Gus George Law Enforcement Academy, located at the corner of Eugene Heimann Circle and Williams Way Boulevard in Richmond (across from the jail complex). The Fort Bend ISD Police Department is hosting a site at 16431 Lexington Blvd., and the Harris County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a site at its Mission Bend storefront, 7043 Highway 6 South, Houston. All times are the same, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 27.


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

Bike Safety Class

Bike Houston and Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invite the public to attend a free Bike Safety Course taught by certified instructors from Bike Houston on Sunday, September 28 beginning at 1 p.m.  The course will consist of around 90 minutes of classroom instruction in the parish hall at Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church, followed by about 90 minutes of actual safe riding practice. The course is considered suitable for riders of all ages.  The church is located at 2353 Rice Blvd. (at the corner of Rice Blvd. and Greenbriar).  The church parish hall is immediately to your left as you enter the building from the parking lot.  Bike parking is available in the church lot.  For more information or to register for the course, please e-mail  gcs.lrc@gmail.com or call 713-372-7345. If you can’t make the class, Bike Houston recommends self-training available at www.bikeEd.org.

The Jig Is Up

The Friends of the Arts committee brings back by popular demand “The Jig Is Up” to open its 2014-2015 concert series. The ensemble combines fiddle, flute, accordion, guitar and vocals for a vibrant rendition of the lively, traditional dance music and songs of Ireland. Matthew Robinson, director of music ministries at FUMC MC says “Friends of the Arts” works diligently to bring artists to the community whose talents and spiritual gifts reflect the power and majesty of God. Bring family and friends to enjoy a toe-tapping afternoon on Sept. 28/  The concert begins at 4:00 pm in the church Chapel of the Resurrection. The concert is free to the public due to the generosity of its patrons.  First United Methodist Church is located at 3900 Lexington Blvd., Missouri City at the cross street of Murphy Road.  Handicapped parking is available. For more information, please call 281-499-3502 or email FriendsoftheArts@comcast.net.


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

Business Showcase Expo

The longest running EXPO in the county by Business Spirit, Inc. will be held Monday, September 29, 5 p.m.- 7:30 p.m., Hampton Inn, 4909 Hwy. 6, Missouri City. Free admission, hors d’oeuvres, drinks. Exhibitor booths $175, call 713-598-5454; sponsorships, $300+, call 281-773-0689. Visit www.businessshowcase.net.


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

Voices for Children Breakfast

Child Advocates of Fort Bend will hold its fifth annual Voices for Children Breakfast on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 7 am until 8:30 am. Amy Woodard-Davis, who survived being burned alive and discarded as a newborn to become an advocate for abused children, will be the featured speaker. She will share her inspiring story of resiliency and hope. Exchange Club of Missouri City is the Breakfast sponsor.


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2

The Fourth Annual Lite Lunch and Dazzling Desserts Luncheon

The Fourth Annual Lite Lunch and Dazzling Desserts Luncheon, benefiting Hope for Three – Autism Advocates is set for October 2.  The mid-afternoon gathering will take place at Safari Texas Ranch, 11627 FM 1464, Richmond, Texas; from 11:30 – 1:00 p.m.  To reserve your opportunity for networking, fellowship and inspiration, log onto www.hopeforthree.org/luncheon-2014/ or call 1- 800-317-0787.  Reservations are $45 each with sponsorship and underwriting opportunities available.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3

2014 Spirituality Seminar

On Oct. 3, join Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital as we host the 2014 Spirituality Seminar.  With this year’s focus on “Happiness” the program provides an opportunity for a wide variety of professionals to share and exchange ideas as well as obtain continuing education credits. For more information or to RSVP, please call the Spiritual Care and Values Integration Department at 281-274-7164 or email snbowman@houstonmethodist.org.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4

Breast cancer survivors tribute

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Sugar Land will shine a light on breast cancer survivors during a free, family-friendly tribute concert at 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 in Sugar Land Town Square. For more information about the event, visit www.Facebook.com/MDAndersonSugarLand. To learn more about MD Anderson in Sugar Land visit,www.MDAnderson.org/SugarLand.

Fall Fitness Open House

A free “Fall Fitness Open House” to show off the City’s fitness and exercise facilities. Attendees of the open house will be allowed to try out new exercise classes such as yoga, Zumba and senior aerobics; receive a free fitness assessment; and view nutrition, batting cage and tennis presentations will take place between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Oct. 4 at the Recreation & Tennis Center, 2701 Cypress Point Dr.

Fort Bend County Libraries to do special programs

Fort Bend County Libraries will have a special program for families who would like to learn more about fishing opportunities in the Fort Bend County area. The program will take place on Saturday, October 4, beginning at 10:30 am, in the Meeting Room at the Sienna Branch Library, 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd, in Missouri City. For more information, call the Sienna Branch Library at 281-238-2900 or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.

Libraries hold free “SAT” Practice-Test Sessions for college-bound students

Representatives from Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions will conduct free SAT® practice-test sessions at several locations in the Fort Bend County library system in October. The sessions are free, but seating is limited and reservations are required. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select the library, and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the libraries: Cinco Ranch Branch Library (281-395-1311), Sienna Branch Library (281-238-2900), First Colony Branch Library (281-238-2800), Sugar Land Branch Library (281-238-2140), Missouri City Branch Library (281-238-2100).


MONDAY, OCTOBER 6

Job-Search Survival Tips

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Sienna Branch Library will present a free, two-part workshop of “Job-Search Survival Tips,” beginning on Monday, Oct. 6, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd in Missouri City. The series will continue on Oct. 7, at the same place and time. Different topics are discussed each night. For more information, call the Sienna Branch Library at 281-238-2900 or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7

Annual National Night Out

This year’s National Night Out is set for Tuesday, Oct. 7. Fort Bend County neighborhoods are asked to develop block parties in order to meet their neighbors and discuss methods of fighting and preventing crime in their areas. To arrange for a deputy to attend a block party, contact Deputy Gerard Argao in the Community Services Division – Crime Prevention Unit via email at argaoger@co.fort-bend.tx.us.


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8

Central Fort Bend Chamber to host House Bill 5 Breakfast 

The Central Fort Bend Chambers Cliff Terrell Education Department in partnership with Lamar Consolidated ISD is scheduled to host an informative breakfast on Texas House Bill 5. The breakfast, scheduled for Oct. 8 at the Fort Bend Country Club, will feature a keynote address by Roy Watson, Director of Workforce Development with Chevron Phillips. The breakfast is scheduled from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Sponsorships are available starting at $1,000. Table sponsorships are $500 and Corporate Tables.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11

Third Annual Texana Trot

The Third Annual Texana Trot will be held at Texana Center’s West Campus in Rosenberg on Oct. 11 and is being presented by Legacy Ford.  To register a walker or a team, go to: https://fundraising.active.com/event/2014TexanaTrot. For more information, call Andi Wallis, Community Relations Manager at 281-239-1427 or andi.wallis@texanacenter.com


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15

Small Business Policy

Continuing implementation of its new Small Business Policy, Missouri City is set to host the first in a series of informational workshops on  Oct. 15, to outline specifics of the initiative, to explain the procurement process, to provide details on upcoming bid projects and to build partnerships with local companies. The seminar will be held at 7:30 a.m. in the Community Center in the City Hall Complex, 1522 Texas Pkwy. To register, call 281-403-8500.


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16

SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP

Annual SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP Shopping Extravaganza hosted by St. Laurence Ladies Guild happening from 6-8:30 p.m. at the St. Laurence Parish Hall, 3100 Sweetwater Blvd, Sugar Land. Get a jump start on your Christmas shopping and join us as we welcome more than 35 vendors selling everything under the sun. Door prizes throughout the evening


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17

GRHS PTO hosts golf tournament

The GRHS PTO is hosting their Golf Tournament on Oct. 17 at the Greatwood Golf Club.  We are looking for assistance with helping us advertise our event.  This is the biggest fundraiser for the year for our PTO organization.  We appreciate your consideration.  The entry fee is $125 which includes 18 hole green, cart, range balls, gifts, beverages and food.  Registration will begin at 11:00 am with a shot gun start at 12:00 pm.  Prizes will be given out to the 1st-4th place teams. Contact Lisa Watson @ lisawith3@comcast.net to register your team or for hole sponsorship information”.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18

Breast Cancer Walk

We are having a breast cancer walk in Buffalo Run Park on Oct. 18 with a mini health fair (for the health of it)  after the walk. We want to invite the Missouri City community to come out. For more information, call Janice Workcuff at 713-405-9178 or visit www.angelsurvivingcancer.net.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Fort Bend residents to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s.  Constellation Field will be the site of the Walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18.

Annual Genealogy Symposium 

In recognition of Family-History Month in October, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Local History and Genealogy department will present the 3rd Annual Genealogy Symposium on Saturday, October 18, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, in the Meeting Room at George Memorial Library, located at 1001 Golfview in Richmond. Registration will begin at 9 am, and different lectures will be presented throughout the day.

Run for Autism 5K Run/3K Walk

The Run for Autism 5K Run/3K Walk is the prelude to the 4th Annual Fulshear Scarecrow Festival.  Runner Check in and Registration begins at 7 a.m. with the start time of 8:15 am.  Walker Check in and Registration begins at 8 a.m. with a start time at 9:15 a.m.  Sponsorship, underwriting and volunteer opportunities available visit: hopeforthree.org/run-for-autism; email  RunforAutism@hopeforthree.org or phone 1-800-317-0787.

Self-Defense Class

The Fort Bend Women’s Center will be hosting a clothing drive all month off September through October 18, a Self-Defense Class and we will have many activities for the kids, such as a moonwalk, relays, and trunk or treat, since it will be Halloween time! On Oct. 18, there will be a Self-Defense Class from 10 a.m. to noon ($75, with half of the proceeds donated to the Women’s Center), a grand opening party from noon to 3 p.m., a $1 raffle (with half of the funds donated to the Women’s Center), Trunk or Treat, Moonwalk, Face Painting, BBQ Plates ($8-with half of the proceeds going to the Women’s Center) and more.


OCTOBER 18 – 19

11th annual Gulf Coast International Dragon Boat Regatta

The tradition of dragon boat racing is the ultimate team building activity for 25 team members. Register your corporate team, community team, breast cancer survivor team or youth team. The Festival will also feature pan-Asian cultural performances, arts & crafts and cuisine.Admission is free for spectators. For more information or event/team sponsorship, e-mail director@texasdragonboat.com or visit texasdragonboat.com


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19

5 Alarm Sunday Funday

The Fire Museum of Houston presents 5 Alarm Sunday Funday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Oct. 19 at the Redneck Country Club, 11110 W. Airport Blvd. in Stafford. The event ewill feature live and silent auctions, a kid-friendly bounce house, a mechanical bull and live Texas music. For more information, call the Houston Fire Museum at 713-524-2526 or e-mail hfmi@houstonfiremuseum.org.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24

Bloom Where You’re Planted

Fort Bend Friends and Neighbors Foundation (FBFN Foundation) will host its 2014 charity event “Bloom Where You’re Planted ” Oct. 24 at Safari Texas Ranch at 10 a.m.  Jacquie Baly, news analyst for FOX 26 and CEO of Baly Projects, LLC. is Honorary Chair and event emcee. Reservations are $40 and may be purchased online at www.FBFNFoundation.org or call 281-762-7326.  Reservation deadline is Oct. 8.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25

Tricks and Treats in the Park

From 5 – 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, Missouri City will host its annual Tricks and Treats in the Park at Buffalo Run Park, 1122 Buffalo Run Blvd. The family-friendly event will once again include free games, treats, a pumpkin patch and entertainment along the “tricks and treats” trail. Spots are still open for vendors; residents can contact kcarter@missouricitytx.gov for more information. 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


MONDAY, OCTOBER 27

Annual Chris Johnson Golf Tournament

The Chris “CJ” Johnson Foundation, Inc, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization is hosting its second Annual Chris Johnson Golf Tournament. The event is scheduled for Monday Oct. 27 at Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club, 3000 Plantation Drive, Richmond Texas 77406. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and Shotgun Start is 1 p.m.  The tournament is opened to the public. All proceeds will go toward creating awareness of Renal Medullary Carcinoma (RMC), a rare and aggressive form of kidney cancer. For additional information visit our website at: chrisjohnsonfoundation.org or contact Ritchie Johnson at 832-721-8998


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1

Mega-Pet adoption event

Fort Bend Co. Animal Services’ Hunting for Homes to hold this adoption event Saturday, November 1, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Fort Bend County Fairgrounds. Find them on Facebook under Hunting for Homes for more information or call the animal shelter near you.

Run to Cure HD 5K and Team Hope Walk

The Houston Affiliate of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America is hosting the Run to Cure HD 5K and Team Hope Walk in Sugar Land on Nov. 1. This is the 13th year of the event and we love providing a day of fun, fellowship, and hope to families! On average we have over 400 participants at the event and almost 100 volunteers who get to see information about research and services relating to HD in Houston!


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6

Under the Mistletoe

Tickets are now on sale for the 2014 Sugar Plum Market!  The always popular Preview Night will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. on Nov. 6.  With the theme “Under the Mistletoe,” attendees are guaranteed to have a good time as they enjoy fabulous shopping and delicious hors d’oeuvres.  The Sugar Plum Market is presented by the Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL) and Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. Preview Night is being underwritten by Trustmark Bank and is the perfect way to kick off the holiday Market.


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8

iFest Returns to Sugar Land Town Square

Mark your calendars for the ninth annual iFest Live international festival on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sugar Land Town Square. Come celebrate the wonderful diversity of culture within the community! If interested in participating in this event or for general inquiries, visit www.sugarlandtx.gov/ifest or call 281-275-2236.


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15

WCJC’s Second annual invitational golf classic

Wharton County Junior College will host its second annual invitational golf classic on Saturday, Nov. 15 at the Wharton Country Club, with all proceeds benefitting the WCJC President’s Scholarship Fund and the Presidential Scholars Program. The four-player scramble will have separate 18-hole shotgun starts at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. For additional information, or to secure an entry form that includes sponsorship opportunities, visit wcjc.edu or contact Cheryl Machicek at 979.532.6322 or cherylm@wcjc.edu.


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22

St. Jude Give Thanks Walk

Fort Bend residents are encouraged to form walk teams, friends, family & co-workers to participate in this walk to support the lifesaving work done by St. Jude, Saturday, November 22. For detailed information contact Anna Gross at anna.gross@stjude.org.


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24

Happy ThanksGolfing Classic

The “Happy ThanksGolfing Classic” will be held at  Sweetwater Country Club on November 24th, the Monday before Thanksgiving. Local businesses are invited to support this great event by becoming tournament sponsors. Sponsorships, ranging from Presenting at $10,000 to Hole Sponsor at $500, are available. In-kind sponsorships are also welcome. Register online at www.fortbendfamilypromise.org or contact Robbin Mallett at 832-314-5112 for details.


ONGOING

SEPTEMBER 20 – NOVEMBER 15

Fall Acting Class registration is ongoing

Registration for our Fall Acting classes is ongoing Children will be instructed on a wide variety of the dramatic arts, including stage movement and directions, voice and diction, pantomime, storytelling, expression, and improvisation. Classes will be held on Saturday mornings at 2815 North Main Street in Stafford, from Sept. 20 – Nov. 15.. Each session ends with an exciting performance open to family and friends for free!

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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