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THURSDAY DECEMBER 1
Free Legal Info Resources
Demonstrations of the informational legal resources that are available at Fort Bend County Law Library will be held Thursday, December 1, 8, 15, and 22, from 10 a.m. to noon, in 15-minute increments, or by appointment. Classes are free and open to the public. Registration is required, and opens two weeks prior to each class date. To register, call 281-341-3718. Located in the Fort Bend County Justice Center at 1422 Eugene Heimann Circle, Room 30298, in Richmond.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3
A Holly Jolly Christmas
A Holly Jolly Christmas will be held in Downtown Fulshear at 5:30 p.m. Ice skating, Santa, live music, The Frozen Sisters, a live nativity, along with a children’s area, vendor booths, and a walking parade. Live music by Thrive Church and White Stone band. For more information, contact Amy Norvell at email@example.com or call 832-600-3221.
Holiday Children’s Festival
The Holiday Children’s Festival will be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fort Bend Rainbow Room in Sugar Land Plaza, 2711 Plaza Drive. Come for a day full of fun holiday activities for children of all ages, sponsored by Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. Toy donations will be taken for Fort Bend Rainbow Room’s Christmas Project.
George Memorial Library
George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview in Richmond, has free activities in December: Saturday, December 3, 10:30 a.m. – Make Your Own Holiday Ornaments; Tuesday, December 6, 10 a.m. – Austin Elementary School Choir; Saturday, December 10, Winter Fest, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Wednesday, December 14, 2 p.m. – George Memorial Carolers. For more information, call 281-342-4455 or 281-633-4734.
Bargain Book Sale
A bargain book sale will be held from 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. Proceeds from the sale benefit the library and its programs.
Zumba for Kids Demo
A Zumba for kids demo will be held at Sugar Land Branch Library 2 p.m., in the Meeting Room, located at 550 Eldridge. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-238-2140 or 281-633-4734.
Holiday Ornaments Workshop
A holiday ornaments workshop will be held 1-3 p.m., in the Multipurpose Room at Sienna Branch Library, 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd. in Missouri City. Recycle old books and give them a new purpose. Children under the age of 15 should be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. The program is free and open to the public; reservations are required. Visit www.fortbend.lib.tx.us, click on “Calendar,” select “Sienna Branch,” and find the program, or call 281-238-2952.
A Community Christmas
A Community Christmas will be held at the Fort Bend Church, 1900 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land, 10 a.m. to noon. Performances from local schools and groups.
Miracle on Morton Street
Celebrating its 14th year, Miracle on Morton Street is a free community event offering something for every member of the family, from Kidz Zone to an 1839 historic sanctuary. Food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, a pet costume contest, and live entertainment from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Children can write and mail letters to Santa; and Santa Claus himself will be there.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 5
Healthy Holiday Habits
A Healthy Holiday Habits program will be held at Sugar Land Branch Library, 550 Eldridge Road, from 12:30-2 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-238-2140 or 281-633-4734.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8
Intro to Social Media
University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, on the UH campus, will offer Introduction to Twitter at 2 pm, in the Computer Lab. Learn how to set up a Twitter account, search for and communicate with other people, and post tweets. Introduction to Pinterest will be held Thursday, December 15, at 2 p.m. in the Computer Lab. Free and open to the public. Reservations are required. Registration will open two weeks before each class. Visit www.fortbend.lib.tx.us, click on “Calendar,” select “University Branch,” and find the program, or call 281-633-5100.
Holiday Origami Demo
University Branch Library will hold a holiday origami demonstration at 7 p.m., in Meeting Room 2, 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, on the UH campus. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-633-5100, or 281-633-4734.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9
Share your Holiday Food Drive
The Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center is a drop off site for the Share Your Holiday Food Drive 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. The drive is an initiative of the Houston Food Bank and ABC Channel 13. All of the food items collected will be donated to pantries in Fort Bend County.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10
Winter Fest will be held 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Sienna Branch library, 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd. in Missouri City. A holiday open-house family event, live entertainment for the children, a hot-cocoa bar, and a holiday photo booth. No reservations required. For more information, call 281-238-2900 or 281-633-4734.
Cub Scout Coat and Blanket Drive
Pack 1003 is collecting coats and blankets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Teal Run club house, 4702 Teal Bend Blvd., Fresno. Give gently used coats, blankets, and other winter clothing some new life by donating them to kids and families in need.
Youth Chinese Orchestra
The Youth Chinese Orchestra will perform “Asian Melody” at 2 p.m., in Meeting Room 1 of the University Branch Library, at 14010 University Blvd. in Sugar Land, on the UH campus. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-633-5100, or 281-633-4734.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13
Tabletop Tuesday will be held at Sugar Land Branch Library from 6:30-8:30 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the library at 550 Eldridge. Adults and teens over 16, who enjoy the challenge, excitement and competition of playing tabletop games are invited. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-238-2140 or 281-633-4734.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17
Las Posadas Celebration
Missouri City Branch Library, 1530 Texas Parkway, will celebrate Las Posadas, 2-4 p.m., in the library’s Meeting Room. Las Posadas is a Mexican festival during the nine days leading up to Christmas. Commemorating the journey made by Mary and Joseph from Nazareth to Bethlehem. Children will learn how to make mini piñatas. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-238-2100.
Sienna 2nd Annual Frost Fest
The Sienna 2nd Annual Frost Fest will be held 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sienna’s Village of Sawmill Lake, 9815 Cameron Way —with 50,000 pounds of snow, the world’s largest snowman and the world’s largest rocking horse, an outdoor ice skating rink, holiday music and food trucks. Plus, the Fort Bend County Animal Shelter will have adoptable pets. For more information visit www.siennaplantation.com.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18
Sienna Farmers Market
Sienna Farmers Market will be held 1-5 p.m., at the train depot parking lot near the amphitheater, 9600 Scanlan Trace, with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, food items, artisanal gift items and more. The event is free and open to the public. Learn more at www.siennaplantation.com.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20
Loving Friends Dinner
Local talent, Sherry Woodruff will entertain at the Loving Friends Dinner at Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royale Blvd., Sugar Land. Cost is $24. Reservations are required by calling 281-208-3124.
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.