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MONDAY, MARCH 2

Read Across America Day celebration

Children of all ages are invited to a special Read Across America Day celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday on Monday, March 2, beginning at 5:30 pm, in the Meeting Room of Fort Bend County Libraries’ First Colony Branch Library, 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land. Families with children of all ages may listen to stories by Dr. Seuss, participate in crafts, and munch on birthday snacks. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the First Colony Branch Library at 281-238-2800, or the library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734. 

Annual Dance Showcase

Come out and support the efforts of students in Fort Bend ISD’s dance programs at they demonstrate the beauty of dance at the Annual Dance Showcase. Hosted by FBISD’s Department of Fine Arts, the event will highlight the originally-choreographed works of students in each of the District’s high school dance programs. This free event will be held Monday, March 2 at Wheeler Field House (16403 Lexington Blvd, Sugar Land, 77479), beginning at 7 p.m.


TUESDAY, MARCH 3

Computers 101

Tuesday, March 3, 7:00 pm. The class will be repeated on Wednesday, March 4, at 10:00 am. This class presents a basic introduction to using computers. The classes are 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 “Missouri City Branch,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-238-2100, or by visiting the library.

Research Skills: Internet Sources

Fort Bend County Libraries’ University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, will present a special series for students – “Research Skills” — in March. The first class, “Research Skills: Internet Sources,” will take place on Tuesday, March 3, beginning at 2 pm, in the Computer Lab. Students will learn how to get quality research information online by using authoritative sources on the Internet. The classes are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. Registration will open two weeks before each class. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “University Branch,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-633-5150, or by visiting the library.

Free ‘Cultural Exchange’ event

What: A free ‘Cultural Exchange’ event that will focus on India. During the seminar, seniors 50+ will learn about Indian celebrations, how to wear a sari and about various other cultural customs. The seminar will end with a sampling of Indian ginger tea and snacks and a time for questions and answers. Residents are encouraged to RSVP by calling 281.403.8637. When: 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3. Where: Recreation and Tennis Center, 2701 Cypress Point Dr. For more information, please watch the City website, like us on Facebook—fb/MissouriCityTX, follow us on Twitter and Instagram—@MissouriCityTX, and watch Missouri City Television (Ch. 16 on Comcast).


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4

Highway 36A Coalition March Luncheon

Prior to becoming commissioner, Richard was an attorney and seasoned advocate for environmental and individual property rights. He used that expertise to fight for ordinary families who work hard and play by the rules. When: Wednesday March 4, 2015 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM CST. Where: Rosenberg Civic Center 3825 Texas 36 Rosenberg, TX 77471

Become a Fort Bend ISD Mentor

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 on March 4, from 9:30-10:30 a.m., in the Board Room at the FBISD Administration Building, 16431 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land, 77479. For more information, call 281-634-1112.

Fire station and EMS facility groundbreaking

The Fort Bend Emergency Services District #5 will be conducting a groundbreaking ceremony for construction of a new fire station and EMS facility Wednesday, March 4th at 6 pm.  The Facility will be located at 11,000 Clodine road, adjacent to the intersection of Highway 1464 and Denver Miller Road.  County Commissioner James Paterson will speak briefly and there will be photo and Q&A opportunities. The 2.6 million dollar facility will also serve the new Aliana development and is due to be completed in November 2015.

Fort Bend Lawyers CARE (FBLC) Family Law Workshop welcomes low-income residents of Fort Bend County with family law questions and is an open forum. 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.  Please call FBLC at 281-239-0015 to pre-qualify for this service, or e-mail Tasha Hernandez at Tasha@FortBendLawyersCARE.org or Michelle Gonzalez atMichelle@FortBendLawyersCARE.org. The workshop will be held from on March 4, 2015, 6-8 p.m., in the Parish Hall of Calvary Episcopal Church, 806 Thompson Road, Richmond, Texas 77469. The Family Law Workshop is sponsored by the Fort Bend County Bar Association, Calvary Episcopal Church and Fort Bend Lawyers CARE.


THURSDAY, MARCH 5

Quail Valley Quails

On Thursday, March 5, the Quails are pleased to have Susan O’Hara from Cru speak to us about decorating trends for the upcoming year as well as redoing and redecorating using your existing furniture.  Social Hour begins at 10am and the program starts at 11 a.m.  Lunch will be served at noon.  Event takes place at the Quail Valley City Centre at 2880 La Quinta in Missouri City.  Contact Rhonda Jacobson at 281-416-1197 for reservations.  The cost is $30 for members and $35.00 for guests.


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.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The Theater Department at Travis High School will present the smash-hit, musical comedy, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee on February 6, 7 and 9 on campus (11111 Harlem Road, Richmond 77406). Performances will begin at 7:00 p.m. each night. Tickets are $8 (students) and $15 (adults). The musical tells the story of how six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser. This hilarious tale of overachievers’ angst chronicles the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show’s Tony Award-winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time.

American artists present their impressions of Southern China’s minority people

Sugar Land artists Vicky Gooch and Mary Frankel will open their show called “China Minorities-American Perceptions” with a celebration of art and culture on Friday, March 6, 2015, from 6-8 p.m. at the Christ Church Cathedral’s Cloister Gallery located at 1117 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX 77002. They will share their interpretations of the Minority regions of Southern China with fellow Americans using 30 original oil paintings as well as costumes and objects from the region. Free parking passes will be available for the Christ Church Cathedral Parking Garage. Artwork will be on view for the month of March and available for purchase through the artists. For more information contact the artists: Vicky Gooch at 832-457-9621 or Mary Frankel at 281-799-3231.

Lip Dub Directed by Travis High School

William B. Travis High School will be doing its first ever Lip Dub Directed by Danish Nelson and Produced by Mrs. Duffy Lieber. All 2,000+ students present on Firday, March 6 from 8-11 a.m. will be involved representing the school for an Anti-Bullying Awareness video to show case a bright and energised student body. For the past 3 months, we have been planning and rehearsing for this big day, and we are looking to spread the word to the the community of Fort Bend. If you are interested in coving this Massive Event, please don’t hesitate to email or call.


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.

Missouri City Branch Library’s Talk Back Book Club

Fort Bend County Libraries invites you to share that love of reading with other book lovers at one of Missouri City Branch Library’s book clubs. Three book clubs meet monthly at the library, located at 1530 Texas Parkway, and new members are always welcome. Love a good love story or a chilling thriller? Members of the Talk Back Book Club normally meet on the first Saturday of each month to discuss general fiction, beginning at 11 am, in the Conference Room. The group will meet on Saturday, March 7, to discuss The Footprints of God, written by Greg Iles. The book clubs are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Missouri City Branch Library at 281-238-2100 or the library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.

Have Rocket, Will Travel

Hear a behind-the-scenes account from one of the NASA scientists who helped make that dream a reality, at a special program at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Missouri City Branch Library on Saturday, March 7, beginning at 2:00 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 1530 Texas Parkway. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Missouri City Branch Library at 281-238-2100 or the library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.

Exhibit at Museum of Fine Arts in Houston

Ms. Geetha Prakash, a prize-winning artist who has participated in events with the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, will be at he Sugar Land Art Center and Gallery on March 7 from 6 to 8 pm.  including her “City Lights”, which took First Place in the Lone Star Art Guild Convention. The Gallery is located at: 104 Industrial Blvd, Ste Q, Sugar Land, TX 77478


TUESDAY, MARCH 10

Hands-On Internet

Tuesday, March 10, 7:00 pm. The class will be repeated on Wednesday, March 11, at 10:00 am. This class presents an introduction to navigating the World Wide Web. The classes are 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 “Missouri City Branch,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-238-2100, or by visiting the library.

Searching for Female Ancestors

Have you ever wondered where your ancestors came from?  Are you curious about their military service or daily lives? Begin your family-history research at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Local History and Genealogy Department at George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview in Richmond. The class “Searching for Female Ancestors” will take place on Tuesday, March 10, beginning at 10 am, in the Computer Lab. Female ancestors can sometimes be more difficult to trace since census records often focused on the male head-of-household, and women often had name changes. Learn tips on how to search for female ancestors despite these roadblocks. The classes are 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 “George Memorial,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library’s Local History and Genealogy Department at 281-341-2608, or by visiting the department at the library.


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11

Spring 2015 Career and Employment Fairs

Houston Community College Southwest Career Planning and Resources would like to invite you to participate in the Spring 2015 Career and Employment Fairs. These events are open to the public and are being advertised in JobSparx and other effective media. March 11, 2015, 10am-2pm. Stafford Campus, 10041 Cash Road, Stafford, TX 77477. Registration Deadline: March 6, 2015. DONATION/FEE: A small donation of $75 is requested and will cover the cost of hospitality and some marketing for each event. Payments can be made on-line by credit card by following the registration process noted below. If you wish to pay by check, please complete the attached registration form and mail it, along with a check made payable to: HCC-SW Career Ambassador Network form to: HCC-SW Career Planning & Resources; 5601 West Loop South; Houston, TX 77081—Attn: Dr. Carolyn Davis. ON-LINE REGISTRATION. If you are currently registered with HCC’s Career Center, then logon and click on career events and search for Southwest College’s Career & Employment Fairs.


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.”

Fort Bend County Lunch & Learn Series, Part 1: “Alzheimer’s Versus Dementia”

Join us at the Fort Bend County Lunch and Learn series sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association. Enjoy a free lunch while hearing from Dr. Owen Capocyan about “Alzheimer’s Versus Dementia.” The free lunch and learn series takes place on March 13, 20, and 27 from 12pm-1pm at Oak Bend Medical Center, located at 1705 Jackson St. in Richmond. For more information or to RSVP contact Marisa Ramon at mramon@alz.org or 713-314-1346.


SATURDAY, MARCH 14

Spring Book Sale

The Friends of the University Branch Library will hold their spring book sale Saturday, March 14, from 10 AM to 2 PM, at the library, 14010 University Blvd., Sugar Land. Books, CDs, DVDs, LPs and VHS tapes for adults and children will be available. Most items are $0.50 to $1.00. Proceeds support reading and other educational library programs. Good condition books, CDs and DVDs may be donated to the library during the sale, or at any time. A receipt for income tax purposes can be provided. The library is located on the University of Houston campus at Hwy. 59 and University Blvd. Parking is free.

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. Jeanette’s background in professional theatre includes touring with the New York Shakespeare Company, seasons with Playhouse in the Park in Philadelphia and the Arena Stage in Washington.  She is also well remembered for her participation in Houston’s Stages Repertory Theatre and many seasons with the Houston’s Alley Theatre.  All area women are invited to the luncheon on Friday, 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.”

Comic Con at the Missouri City Branch Library

Fort Bend County Libraries invites comic-book lovers to a Comic Con at the Missouri City Branch Library on Saturday, March 14, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 1530 Texas Parkway. A sci-fi adventure movie will be shown at noon, followed by a presentation at 2 pm by Richard Evans, owner of Bedrock City Comics. The movie to be shown at 12:00 noon is a recently released comic-book space-adventure feature film from Marvel Studios. In the movie, a group of interstellar outlaws teams up to save the galaxy from a fanatical warrior who seeks ultimate power over the universe. A mysterious orb, stolen from the far reaches of outer space, contains secrets that could pose a dire threat should the object fall into the wrong hands. This movie is rated PG-13. From 2 to 4 pm, Richard Evans will talk about the history of comic books. Find out what’s new in the comic-book world, and how to get involved. Hear about up-and-coming comic-book creators and stories, get ideas on what to read next, and learn about careers in the field of comics and related popular art forms. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Missouri City Branch Library at 281-238-2100 or the library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.

Bark in the Park~5K Fun Run and Dog Walk

The Beth Francis Butler Charitable Foundation invites all two and four legged runners, families and friends to participate in its inaugural “Bark in the Park~5K Fun Run and Walk” on March 14, 2015 at Sugar Land Memorial Park~South Meadow Pavilion. Lace up those running shoes for our competitive 5K and leash up those puppies for our 5K Dog Walk. Bark in the Park is presented by the BFB Charitable Foundation which raises funds to support programs for animals in need. BFBCF is pleased to name Jurassic Bark Rescue as a partner beneficiary for this event. For more information or to register online, visit us at www.bfbcf.com.


MONDAY, MARCH 16

Sign up to be a tutor at the Literacy Council

Become an essential part of an adult student’s life by signing up to be a tutor at the Literacy Council. The Literacy Council of Fort Bend County will be holding tutor training on Monday, March 16,  from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Wednesday, March 18 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Monday, March 23, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. and Wednesday, March 25, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  After 12 hours of training, outstanding volunteers are equipped to teach Basic Literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes to adults. The trainings prepare tutors to organize and compile lesson plans, learn about various tutoring techniques, understand the purpose of the Literacy Council and much more. If you are interested in impacting someone’s life by becoming a tutor, please contact Natasha Schiller, Program Director for the Literacy Council at 281.240.8181,nschiller@ftbendliteracy.org or visit the website at www.ftbendliteracy.org.


TUESDAY, MARCH 17

MS Word Survival Basics

Tuesday, March 17, 7:00 pm. The class will be repeated on Wednesday, March 18, at 10:00 am. This class presents an introduction to using this word-processing software program. The classes are 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 “Missouri City Branch,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-238-2100, or by visiting the library.

Dyslexia” Parent Information Meeting

Fort Bend ISD will host a “Dyslexia” Parent Information Meeting on Tuesday, March 17, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., in the Board Room of the Fort Bend ISD Administration Building (16431 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land, 77479). The topic of discussion will be “Dyslexia: How Can We Help Students Move Forward?” Representatives from Wharton County Junior College will be available to discuss high school transition, and Fort Bend County Library personnel will discuss summer reading options. Parents are welcome to bring children to this event. For more information about the “Dyslexia” Parent Information Meeting, parents are asked to contact the Reading Specialist at their child’s school or Ronje Gonzales, FBISD’s Dyslexia Coordinator, at 281-634-1242.


THURSDAY, MARCH 19

Sugar Land Branch Library presents Introductory Computer Classes 

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Adult Services staff at Sugar Land Branch Library, 550 Eldridge, will present a variety of free, introductory technology 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 computer programs. • MS Word 2010 Survival Basics” — Thursday, March 19, 10:15 am. This class presents a basic introduction to using this word-processing software program. • MS Excel 2010 Survival Basics” — Saturday, March 28, 10:15 am. This class presents a basic introduction to using this spreadsheet software program. The classes are 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 “Sugar Land Branch,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-238-2140, or by visiting the library.


FRIDAY, MARCH 20

Child Advocates of Fort Bend Flex Training Application Deadline Set for March 20

Are you looking for something meaningful to do this spring and interested in making a difference in the lives of children? Child Advocates of Fort Bend is offering a Flex Training Class to train volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children. With the new Flex Learning curriculum, volunteers will be able to complete part of the training online and the remainder by classroom (on Monday evenings). Fifteen hours of the 30 hour training will be done from your home computer. Applications will be accepted through March 20. Training starts on March 30Volunteers must be over 21 years of age, complete an application and submit to background screening. For more information or an application, contact Volunteer Services at 281-344-5146 or rlukefahr@cafb.org.

University Branch Library presents Introductory MS Excel Class

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Adult Services staff at the University Branch Library will present a free, introductory computer class, “MS Excel Survival Basics,” for version 2010, on Friday, March 20, beginning at 2 pm, in the Computer Lab of the library, located at 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, on the UH campus. This class presents a basic introduction to using this spreadsheet computer resource. The class is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. Registration will open on March 6. 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, MARCH 21

Missouri City Annual Trash Off Event 

Missouri City Green, together with Missouri City Parks and Recreation, encourages groups and individuals of all ages to demonstrate that they love where they live by volunteering for the 2015 Missouri City Trash Off  from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, March 21 with check-in starting at 8 a.m.. The event will kick-off at the Community Center located at 1522 Texas Parkway in Missouri City. Registration forms are available at the Missouri City Recreation and Tennis Center at 2701 Cypress Point Drive or visit www.missouricitygreen.org to register in advance. Republic Services is a Trash Off Advocate for the event and Riverstone Shopping Center is a Trash Off Supporter. To add your business as a sponsor, email info@missouricitygreen.org. For general questions or more information, call 281.403.8637.

Austin High School Band Fundraiser Prepares Community for Spring Gardening

The Austin High School Bulldog Band and Angels Dance Team are sponsoring a mulch fundraiser. Four options of premium mulch are available at $5 per bag from Living Earth. Individuals may choose from “Bulldog” Red, “Bulldog” Black, Hardwood Bark and Cedar Mulch. Order at least four bags and the items will be delivered free of charge to your driveway (Offer limited to residents within the AHS service area.). Orders made by March 6 will be delivered on March 21.

Missouri City Branch Library’s Murder & Mayhem Book Club

Fort Bend County Libraries invites you to share that love of reading with other book lovers at one of Missouri City Branch Library’s book clubs. Three book clubs meet monthly at the library, located at 1530 Texas Parkway, and new members are always welcome. If mysteries and crime novels intrigue you, come to the Murder & Mayhem Book Club, which meets on the third Saturday of the month, beginning at 11 am, in the Conference Room. The book club will meet on March 21 to discuss Crazy Eights, written by Elizabeth Gunn. The book clubs are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Missouri City Branch Library at 281-238-2100 or the library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.

Eat Breathe Thrive™ Community Program

Awakened Yoga Studio in Sugar Land is sponsoring the Eat Breathe Thrive™ Community Program, a six week series – integrating yoga, community and service – which is designed to seed small support networks (“Thrive Tribes”) that help people to help one another overcome food and body image challenges on all ends of the spectrum. Beginning March 21, Thrive Tribe Sugar Land will meet for six consecutive Saturdays from 3-5 p.m. at Awakened Yoga, 2230 Lone Star Drive in Sugar Land Town Center. The program will be led by yoga instructors and Eat Breathe Thrive™ approved facilitators Jill Underhill and Lauren Dawson. It will integrate yoga, group-processing/community-building exercises, and a service project. Register at http://bit.ly/ThriveTribe-SugarLand or call (832) 451-4661 for more information.

Introductory class on sewing art of smocking

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Sienna Branch Library will present an introductory class on the sewing art of smocking on Saturday, March 21, from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd in Missouri City. The class is free and open to the public. Seating and materials are 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.

With the diverse ecological systems that are represented in Texas, the state has become known for the unparalleled bird-watching opportunities that can be found in the different areas of the state. Because birding is easy for all ages to enjoy, it is a popular family activity that can lead to a lifelong hobby.

Bird-Watching for Beginners

Fort Bend County Libraries will present an introductory program about bird-watching in Texas at a special program, “Bird-Watching for Beginners,” on Saturday, March 21, from 2 to 4 pm, in the Meeting Room of the Missouri City Branch Library, 1530 Texas Parkway. Mary Anne Weber, Education Director of the Houston Audubon Society, will bring an assortment of live birds to assist her in her presentation about the amazing world of birds that can be found in Texas. Learn about the wide variety of birds that can be found in the different parts of the state, and how to identify and classify the birds. Weber will also talk about migration patterns and why birds travel hundreds or thousands of miles every year. Weber has been teaching with live birds for more than 25 years, and became the Education Director of the Houston Audubon Society in 1999. She directs the Houston Audubon’s Sims Bayou Nature Center and is the caretaker of the birds that accompany her to her presentations. She specializes in raptors (owls and hawks), but loves teaching about all types of birds. “Birding brings billions of dollars to the Texas economy every year,” says Weber, who adds that it is one of the biggest hobbies in the United States. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Missouri City Branch Library at 281-238-2100 or the library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.


MONDAY, MARCH 23

3rdAnnual ‘Texana Tee Off’ Fundraising Golf Tournament

Dust off your clubs, get your golf buddies together and make your way to Weston Lakes Country Club for the 3rdAnnual ‘Texana Tee Off’ Fundraising Golf Tournament which will take place on March 23. This open tournament promises to be a great day for all who participate.  The ‘Texana Tee Off’ is being chaired by Mary Rose Zdunkewicz, Mayor of Weston Lakes, who is being assisted by co-chairs J.C. Whitten, Anthony Francis and Gary Pearson. The 18 hole scramble tournament includes; lunch, dinner, live and silent auctions.  To make things even more exciting, this year we have a putting contest sponsored by Partners in Benefits with great prizes including a top prize of $3,000! Presenting Sponsor is Texana’s Community Partner – Legacy Ford. Sponsorships are still available including the Course sponsorship at $3,000 to $200 Hole Sponsorship.  Anyone interested in sponsoring this event should contact: J.C. Whitten at 281-750-9897.

Missouri City Branch Library’s Inky Panels Graphic Novel Book Club

Fort Bend County Libraries invites you to share that love of reading with other book lovers at one of Missouri City Branch Library’s book clubs. Three book clubs meet monthly at the library, located at 1530 Texas Parkway, and new members are always welcome. The Inky Panels Graphic Novel Book Club is a book club for teens aged 14 and up who enjoy comic books and graphic novels. The group meets on the fourth Monday of every month, at 7 pm, in the library’s Conference Room. The book to be discussed on March 23 is The Graveyard Book: The Graphic Novel, Volumes One and Two, written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by P. Craig Russell. The book clubs are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Missouri City Branch Library at 281-238-2100 or the library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.


TUESDAY, MARCH 24

MS PowerPoint Survival Basics

Tuesday, March 24, 7:00 pm. The class will be repeated on Wednesday, March 25, at 10:00 am. This class presents an introduction to using this slide-show presentation software program. The classes are 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 “Missouri City Branch,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-238-2100, or by visiting the library.

Research Skills: Databases

Fort Bend County Libraries’ University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, will present a special series for students – “Research Skills” — in March. The second class, “Research Skills: Databases,” will take place on Tuesday, March 24, beginning at 2 pm, in the Computer Lab. Students will learn how to use the library’s online databases to retrieve authoritative research material from journals and newspapers. The classes are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. Registration will open two weeks before each class. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “University Branch,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-633-5150, or by visiting the library.

Ancestry.com: Beyond the Basics

Have you ever wondered where your ancestors came from?  Are you curious about their military service or daily lives? Begin your family-history research at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Local History and Genealogy Department at George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview in Richmond. The class “Ancestry.com: Beyond the Basics” will take place on Tuesday, March 24, beginning at 10 am, in the Meeting Room. Library staff will talk about advanced search features that one can utilize when using the Ancestry.com database for family-history research. Tips and strategies for a more efficient search will also be demonstrated. The classes are 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 “George Memorial,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library’s Local History and Genealogy Department at 281-341-2608, or by visiting the department at the library.


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25

Spring 2015 Career and Employment Fairs

Houston Community College Southwest Career Planning and Resources would like to invite you to participate in the Spring 2015 Career and Employment Fairs. These events are open to the public and are being advertised in JobSparx and other effective media. March 25, 2015, 10am-2pm, West Loop Campus, 5601 West Loop South, Houston, TX 77081, Registration Deadline: March 6, 2015. DONATION/FEE: A small donation of $75 is requested and will cover the cost of hospitality and some marketing for each event. Payments can be made on-line by credit card by following the registration process noted below. If you wish to pay by check, please complete the attached registration form and mail it, along with a check made payable to: HCC-SW Career Ambassador Network form to: HCC-SW Career Planning & Resources; 5601 West Loop South; Houston, TX 77081—Attn: Dr. Carolyn Davis. ON-LINE REGISTRATION. If you are currently registered with HCC’s Career Center, then logon and click on career events and search for Southwest College’s Career & Employment Fairs.


THURSDAY, MARCH 26

Free Colorectal Cancer Seminar And Screening Kit

Join Dr. Swarna Balasubramaniam and Dr. Nasrullah Manji on Thursday, March 26 at 6 p.m. at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Conference Center to learn more about colorectal cancer — the second leading cause of cancer deaths — and take home a free colorectal cancer screening kit.  Registration required.  Register online at houstonmethodist.org/events or call 281.274.7500.

How to Create a Blog

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Adult Services staff at the First Colony Branch Library will present a free, introductory computer class, “How to Create a Blog,” on Thursday, March 26, beginning at 10 am, in the Conference Room of the library, located at 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land. The class will consist of a hands-on introduction to basic skills for people who would like to learn how to set up and maintain a blog. 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 “First Colony Branch Library,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-238-2800, or by visiting the library.


FRIDAY, MARCH 27

Eggpalooza Egg Dash

From 6 – 8 p.m. on Friday, March 27, Missouri City will host its annual Eggpalooza egg dash in Community Park, 1700 Glenn Lakes Lane. Contact Missouri City Media Relations Specialist Cory Stottlemyer atcstottlemyer@missouricitytx.gov to sign up as an event volunteer. For more information about Missouri City, please watch the City website, like us on Facebook—fb/MissouriCityTX, follow us on Twitter and Instagram—@MissouriCityTX, and watch Missouri City Television (Ch. 16 on Comcast and Ch.99 on AT&T U-verse).

35th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Scramble

The 35th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Scramble sponsored by the Exchange Club of Missouri City will be held Friday March 27 at the Quail Valley Golf Course (For more information:  www.qvec.clubexpress.com).  Only the first 36 Paid Teams can play and the entry deadline is March 15th.   All proceeds from this tournament steeped in tradition go directly toward Fort Bend County Charities including CASA, Literacy, ARC, and more.


SATURDAY, MARCH 28

7th Annual Grant-A-Starr Foundation Family 5K and 1 mile Fun Run Walk

Plans are underway for the 7th Annual Grant-A-Starr Foundation Family 5K and 1 mile Fun Run Walk to be held on Saturday, March 28 at Sugar Land Memorial Park.  In addition to a 5K chip timed race on the USATF course, there will be a 1-mile event as well.  A community oriented post race party will follow the awards presentation.  As always, there will be plenty of food, freebies, and an area just for the kids.  The Kid’s Zone will have games and activities galore and is sponsored by St. Luke’s Sugar Land Hospital.

2nd Annual Sugar Land Art Center Spring Festival

Fine art created by the members of the Sugar Land Art Center and Gallery (SLAC&G), and other artists will be featured for sale at the 2nd Annual Arts Fest. The event will also feature an art show by Fort Bend County ISD Art Students, entertainment, a kids’ zone with art project participation, a silent auction, live auctions, and more. Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015. Time: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Location: 104 Industrial Blvd, Suite Q, Sugar Land TX. Information: All ages, Free to the public, More information at www.SugarLandArtCenter.org

2015 “Community Challenge” Softball and Volleyball Tournament

AccessHealth is pleased to announce that BB&T will be sponsoring the 2015 “Community Challenge” Softball and Volleyball Tournament. BB&T has made a $5,000 sponsorship donation and will be competing in the softball tournament. The “Community Challenge” event will be a fun-filled family event held on March 28 at Missouri City’s Community Park – 1700 Glenn Lakes Lane, from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. The events attractions will also include food trucks, raffles and children’s activities. Other Grand Slam sponsors include Houston Methodist Sugar Land, the City of Missouri City and Legacy Ford. For additional information on becoming a sponsor or registering a team for the Community Challenge event, please contact Sharonda DeBose at (281) 633-3144 or sdebose@myaccesshealth.org.

Second Annual Kickball Classic

The Sugar Land Skeeters is kicking off its second annual Kickball Classic March 28 at Constellation Field. Companies and other groups are invited to register for the double-elimination tournament that benefits the Sugar Land Skeeters Foundation, which raises funds to help local disadvantaged youth in the area. Approximately $11,300 was raised in last year’s inaugural event. “More than a dozen teams participated in last year’s event, helping to raise more money than we thought possible,” said Skeeters General Manager Chris Jones. “We hope to exceed those numbers this year, as companies return and others join us for a day of friendly and fun rivalry.” Team registration is ongoing and sponsorships are still available. Contact Kyle Dawson at kdawson@sugarlandskeeters.com for details. For more information on the Sugar Land Skeeters Foundation, visit www.SugarLandSkeeters.com.

Family Movie Day

Fort Bend County Libraries’ First Colony Branch Library will present a special “Family Movie Day” on Saturday, March 28, beginning at 1:30 pm, 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! The event is free and open to the public. The libraries’ licensing agreement for public showing of films prohibits them from releasing the name of the movie outside of the library. For more information, call the First Colony Branch Library at 281-238-2800 or the library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734


SATURDAY, MARCH 28

Sugar Land Branch Library presents Introductory Computer Class

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Adult Services staff at Sugar Land Branch Library, 550 Eldridge, will present a variety of free, introductory technology 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 computer programs. Saturday, March 28, 10:15 am. This class presents a basic introduction to using this spreadsheet software program. The classes are 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 “Sugar Land Branch,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-238-2140, or by visiting the library.

Pecan Grove Mudbug Boil

Pecan Grove Texas Facebook group today announced that it plans the Pecan Grove Mudbug Boil, March 28th from 2 p.m. until dusk in Pecan Grove Park on Pitts Road.  Organizers for this non-profit community event will provide crawfish and other food items for $7 per plate, or crawfish and 3 beers for $12.  All area residents may attend this family outing, and children are welcome. “Social media has been accused of diminishing face-to-face communication” says co-organizer Paul Christy, a former Houston radio personality and long time Pecan Grove resident.  “I disagree.  I’ve lived in Pecan Grove over 30 years, and have met more of my neighbors recently via Facebook than in all those years before.  The Mudbug Boil is a result of our social media interaction.”Tickets to the Pecan Grove Mudbug Boil will be available on site the day of the event.  Those planning to attend are encouraged to confirm on the Event page of the Pecan Grove FB page.  Area residents not yet members should apply online:   https://www.facebook.com/groups/PGPeople/


MONDAY, MARCH 30

An Introduction to Watercolor Painting for Senior Citizens

Fort Bend County Libraries’ First Colony Branch Library, 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land, will present “An Introduction to Watercolor Painting for Senior Citizens” on Monday, March 30, from 6 to 7:30 pm, in the library’s Meeting Room. 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 “First Colony Branch Library,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-238-2800, or by visiting the library.


TUESDAY, MARCH 31

Research Skills: Citations

Fort Bend County Libraries’ University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, will present a special series for students – “Research Skills” — in March. The final class, “Research Skills: Citations,” will take place on Tuesday, March 31, beginning at 2 pm, in the Computer Lab. Students will learn how to create bibliographies for their research papers by using online citation tools that ensure that their citations are done in the correct format. The classes are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. Registration will open two weeks before each class. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “University Branch,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-633-5150, or by visiting the library.


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.


FRIDAY, ARPIL 10

Pearl Sale in support of Tahirih Justice Center

On April 10,  the Women’s Association of Riverbend Country Club, 1214 Dulles Avenue, will sponsor a pearl sale in support of Tahirih Justice Center, a national non-profit organization that protects courageous immigrant women and children who refuse to be victims of violence by elevating their voices in communities, courts and Congress. They work to create a world where women and girls can live in safety and with dignity. Each year Tahirih partners with world-renowned pearl designer, Amy Lin, to allow Tahirih supporters to purchase discounted jewelry at prices ranging from $10-$5,000. Pearl sale proceeds go to support Tahirih Justice Center. Entry is $25 and includes a glass of Prosecco, hors d’oeuvres and desserts. Non Riverbend members may pay cash at the door. Shopping and hors d’oeuvres begin at 6 p.m. Desserts and continued shopping will follow a 7 p.m. presentation by Anne Chandler, Houston Director, Tahirih Justice Center. RSVP by March 31 to rbccwa1@gmail.com or 281-269-2520. For further information on Tahirih Justice and Amy Lin, go to www.tahirih.org or www.amylinspearls.com.


SATURDAY, APRIL 11

The AHS ProGrad – Market Day

To provide funding for Project Graduation. AHS Project Graduation (ProGrad) is a supervised, all night, drug and alcohol free, celebration for AHS graduating seniors held at the end of the school year, normally the night following graduation!  The entire evening is spent on campus with an assortment of food and refreshments, games, sports activities, entertainment and many, many prizes. Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Shopping is open to the general public from 10 am to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 11, 2015! Contact Audrey Helms or go the website AHS ProGrad website-austinbulldogprograd.weebly.com for more information. Vendors or businesses interested in being a sponsor or donating items for the door prize drawings please e-mail: chairperson, Audrey Helms- audreyhelms@sbcglobal.net. To learn more about our event go to austinbulldogprograd.weebly.com. Profits from the Market Day will benefit the Austin High School Class of 2015 Project Graduation (ProGrad 2015).  AHS Market Day will be open from 10 am – 3 pm in the AHS Commons (3434 Pheasant Creek Drive Sugar Land)

22nd Annual City Wide Pride Spring Clean Up

The City of Stafford along with Keep Texas Beautiful will be holding its’ 22nd Annual City Wide Pride Spring Clean Up, a part of The Great American Clean-Up, on April 11 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.  The event is sponsored by the City of Stafford, Corporate sponsors and many local businesses.   Many civic group volunteers, area businesses, Stafford students, churches, and HOA’s as well as other groups of local citizens will be canvassing the streets of Stafford picking up trash & debris. Participants will receive a T-shirt and will be fed lunch after picking up trash. Come join the fun.   If you have a group that would like to volunteer to participate in the clean up or if you would like to volunteer to assist City staff, please contact us at (281) 261-3941.


SATURDAY, APRIL 18

Lone Star Stomp

The Fort Bend County Museum will host its largest and most important fundraiser, Lone Star Stomp, at 6:30 pm, Saturday, April 18, at the George Ranch Historical Park arena. Lone Star Stomp: Tall Texas Tales will feature silent and live auctions, great food and drinks, interactive history demonstrations, and music from the Grammy nominated band The Texas Gypsies. This year’s Master of Ceremonies is Cowboy Dave, weekday evening 100.3 The Bull radio host. All proceeds of the Lone Star Stomp benefit the educational and preservation efforts of the Fort Bend County Museum. The event will be held in George Ranch Historical Park’s indoor arena, located at 10215 FM 762 in Richmond, TX.  For ticket and table reservations, underwriting and sponsorship opportunities, or more information, visit http://www.fortbendmuseum.org/annual-events/stomp/ or contact the event’s committee chair, Terri Norris, at tnorris@fortbendmuseum.org or 281-342-1256.

Sugar Land Earth Day Celebration Scheduled for April 18

Sugar Land’s Earth Day Celebration – called Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rock – will be held April 18, from 1-5 p.m., at Sugar Land Town Square. Paper shredding will be available at no cost throughout the event in the City Hall parking lot. Household hazardous waste will not be accepted this year since curbside collection is available to all residents. To request this service, call Republic Services at (713) 726-7307, or visit www.sugarlandtx.gov/hhw to learn more.

Missouri City Ballet’s production of Coppelia!

Local non-profit, Missouri City Ballet Company, is excited to announce the dates of their spring performances of Coppelia, at the Stafford Civic Center. This is the first time for the company to perform this beloved classic. This is a fantastically comedic ballet whose central character, Coppelia, is a life-sized doll created by a toymaker. Audiences will delight in the humorous nature of this ballet and the vibrant costuming and choreography. Missouri City Ballet proudly performs under the direction of their accomplished Artistic Director, Ms. Sharon Teague. You will not want to miss the incredible talent of this local, pre-professional ballet company. Missouri City Ballet will also be hosting “Cookies with Coppelia” as an extra option for those attending the Sunday matinee. Join our ballerinas for cookies and photo opportunities before the Sunday show.  This is an optional $5 add on for Sunday’s matinee only and must be purchased in advance. Tickets for all performances – April 18 & April 19– will go on sale February 28th through MISSOURICITYBALLET.ORG or by calling the ShowClix Box Office, #1-888-718-4253. Tickets will be higher at the door. Please email: cathy@missouricityballet.org for more information.

Travis High School “Tiger” Band announces Spring Fundraisers

Members of the Travis High School Band are currently sponsoring an Enchanted Gardens/Enchanted Forest gift card fundraising event, and preparing for upcoming fundraisers which will take place on April 18 and 27. The community is invited to take part in each of these events. Enchanted Gardens/Enchanted Forest Gift Cards – The Travis Tiger Band is selling $20 gift cards to Enchanted Gardens and Enchanted Forest through March 3. If you are interested in purchasing an Enchanted Gardens gift card to spruce up your yard while supporting the Travis band, contact Linda O’Leary at lindavoleary@gmail.com or visit www.travistigerband.comSpring Car Wash – On Saturday, April 18, the band will sponsor a Car Wash from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of Randall’s in Pecan Grove (at the corner of FM 359 and Plantation Dr.). A second Car Wash will take place on Saturday, May 16. For more information, visit www.travistigerband.com.


THURSDAY, APRIL 23

7th “Justice for All”

Fort Bend Lawyers Care is proud to announce its 7th “Justice for All” (JFA) Luncheon, honoring the dedicated volunteer lawyers, non-lawyer volunteers, sponsors, donors and Strategic Partners for their hard work, time and resources donated to FBLC. FBLC provides civil legal aid and advocacy to low-income, Fort Bend County residents, families, veterans, and their spouses. The 2015 JFA Luncheon, is co-chaired by Will Colgin and Sharon Steckler. The Luncheon will be held on Thursday, April 23, 2015 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sugar Creek Country Club. Remaining Sponsorship opportunities range from $750 to $2,500. For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jennifer Kirkpatrick at (713) 517-1950 or send an email to jennifer@26daisies.com. For more information on Fort Bend Lawyers Care, please visit www.fortbendlawyerscare.org.


SATURDAY, APRIL 25

Rebuilding the American Dream: Home-Buying 101

The idea of buying a home is exciting, but the process can be complicated and intimidating, especially for first-time home-buyers. Fort Bend County Libraries’ George Memorial Library will present a panel discussion about the process of buying a home at a special program, “Rebuilding the American Dream: Home-Buying 101,” on Saturday, April 25, from Noon to 4 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 1001 Golfview in Richmond. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call George Memorial Library at 281-342-4455 or the library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.


MONDAY, APRIL 27

Travis High School “Tiger” Band announces Spring Fundraisers

Members of the Travis High School Band are currently sponsoring an Enchanted Gardens/Enchanted Forest gift card fundraising event, and preparing for upcoming fundraisers which will take place on April 18 and 27. The community is invited to take part in each of these events. Enchanted Gardens/Enchanted Forest Gift Cards – The Travis Tiger Band is selling $20 gift cards to Enchanted Gardens and Enchanted Forest through March 3. If you are interested in purchasing an Enchanted Gardens gift card to spruce up your yard while supporting the Travis band, contact Linda O’Leary at lindavoleary@gmail.com or visit www.travistigerband.comAnnual Golf Tournament – The Tiger Band will host its 5th Annual “Tee Up for Tunes” Golf Tournament on Monday, April 27 beginning at 1 p.m. at Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club. The scramble format tournament will include a Putting Contest, Long Drive Contest and a $10,000 Hole In One prize award. Dinner will be provided following the tournament and will include a Silent Auction. Contact Roger Masek at rogmasek@aol.com or 281-235-4750 for registration information or sponsorship opportunities. You can also visit the band website at www.travistigerband.com for details.


SATURDAY, MAY 2

Oyster Creek Rotary Club Crawfish Boil

Oyster Creek Rotary Club Crawfish Boil, 5-8 p.m. May 2 at Stafford Centre. Raffle tickets $100 each with two dinner tickets, dinner tickets $20 each, and we have hot dogs etc for kids. The Oyster Creek Rotary Club main emphasis is to eradicate polio, as well as support local charities.


MONDAY, MAY 4

Hands and Hearts 2015 Golf Tournament

Hands and Hearts Foundation of Sugar Land, Texas, will host its 14th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament at Sugar Creek Country Club, 420 Sugar Creek Boulevard, Sugar Land, on Monday, May 4. Stan Wilkening serves as Hands and Hearts board president as well as chair of the golf committee.  He invites individuals, companies and corporations to support this fund-raising event. Sponsorships range from a Tournament Co-Sponsor at $5,000 to Hole Sponsor levels of $2,000, $1,000 or $500. For registrations received prior to April 20, individual player fee is $150 including the Advantage Package: two Mulligans, a huge drive on Par 5 and a putting contest entry.  The cost per player increases to $175 on April 21. For additional information, please contact the tournament committee by mail at Hands and Hearts Foundation, 5826 New Territory Boulevard #600, Sugar Land, Texas 77479-5948; or by email at contact@handsandheartsfoundation.org. Stan Wilkening can be reached directly at 713.304.3247.  Visit www.handsandheartsfoundation.org for a tournament signup sheet.


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

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.

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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