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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10

LEARN HOW TO MAKE ROSES, CRANES, & HEARTS AT LIBRARY’S JAPANESE ORIGAMI CLASS

Fort Bend County Libraries’ George Memorial Library will present a demonstration of Japanese origami on Wednesday, February 10, beginning at 5:30 pm, in Room 2A of the library, located at 1001 Golfview in Richmond. This program is for all age, it’s 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.

MAMIE GEORGE BRANCH LIBRARY PRESENTS ADVANCED PHOTOSHOP CLASS

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Adult Services staff at the Mamie George Branch Library will present a free class, “Advanced Adobe PhotoShop Elements,” on Wednesday, February 10, 10 to 11:30 am, in the makerspace room of the library, located at 320 Dulles Avenue in Stafford. This class is for individuals who are already familiar with PhotoShop, but would like to learn more advanced skills. The class is free and open to the public, and is recommended for experienced computer users. Seating is limited, and reservations are required. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “Mamie George Branch Library,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-238-2880, or by visiting the library.

THE TURTLE – THE REVOLUTION’S SUBMARINE

The Fort Bend Chapter National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. will meet Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 10:30 am in the chapel of the First United Methodist Church, 3900 Lexington Blvd, Missouri City. Tom Green of the Alexander Hodge Chapter, SAR will speak on “The Turtle – The Revolution’s Submarine.” Contact Paula Burns at pjburns8@att.net for more information. or visit http://www.texasdar.org/chapters/Fort Bend.


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11

LEARN HOW TO CREATE A WEBSITE AT LIBRARY PROGRAM

Learn how to design and publish your own website – for free – during an introductory class at Fort Bend County Libraries’ First Colony Branch Library on Thursday, February 11, beginning at 10 am, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land. Participants will learn how to create a personalized website for free, using Google Sites. If you have photographs you would like to use, save them as a JPEG on a USB flash drive, and bring them to the class. Those attending the class should already have an established Google email account and a basic working knowledge of computers. 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 the 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.

Gain a fresh perspective on your garden

Gain a fresh perspective on your garden with Elizabeth Barrow, a Fort Bend Master Gardener and former owner of Papershell. We will learn which perennials do best in our area. This event is sponsored by the Quail Valley Garden Club. This event is free and open to the public. Location: Missouri City Tennis and Rec Center, 2701 Cypress Point Dr., Missouri City, from 9:30am -11am For more information please visit www.QuailValleyGardenClub.org


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12

SIENNA BRANCH LIBRARY HOSTS FAMILY MOVIE DAY

Sienna Branch Library will present a special “Family Movie Day” on Friday, February 12, 1:30 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd in Missouri City.
A remake of a children’s classic, today’s movie is about a young street urchin who accidentally meets and falls in love with a princess. This movie is rated G. This event is free and open to the public -refreshments will be served. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a caregiver. For more info, call the Sienna Branch Library at 281-238-2900 or the library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.

Library E.S.L. Classes Teach Computer Skills

– Introduction to Computers and the Internet for English-Language Learners. The class provides a basic introduction to using computers and the World Wide Web.

First Colony Branch Library Hosts Saturday Movie Matinee

beginning at 1:30 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land. The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a caregiver. 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 281-633-4734.


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13

ANNUAL BOOTS AND BADGES GALA

Behind the Badge Charities, is preparing for the annual Boots and Badges Gala, slated for February at the George Ranch Historical Park. This year’s gala will be held from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13 at the George Ranch Historical Park’s main arena. Behind the Badge Charities awards academic scholarships to eligible dependent children of emergency responders in Fort Bend County. Tickets and sponsorships can be purchased on our website at www.BehindTheBadgeCharities.org or by calling 281-815-4980.

Take a Hike with your Valentine!

Spend a Saturday walking through Sugar Land’s very own historic neighborhood with your Valentine, while learning a little bit about Sugar Land history. The Sugar Land Heritage Foundation presents their monthly Heritage Hike the second Saturday of each month A Heritage Hike lasts approximately one hour and a half and winds through old downtown Sugar Land and the historic Hill neighborhood. The guided tour starts at 10:00 a.m. The Heritage Hike is free for children under 12, and just $10 for adults and $5 for teens (12 and up).

INTRODUCTORY ACRYLIC PAINTING CLASS AT SIENNA BRANCH LIBRARY

An Introduction to Acrylic Painting for Adults” on Saturday, February 13, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, at 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd in Missouri City. The program is designed to encourage participant success. All class materials will be provided. The class is free and open to the public. Seating is limited reservations are required. 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 callingt 281-238-2900

Rosenberg Railroad Museum unveils new exhibit: “The Life and Times of Pullman Porters”

On Feb. 13, the Rosenberg Railroad Museum (RRM) will proudly open their new exhibit, “The Life and Time of Pullman Porters” to the public. The exhibit explores the history of Pullman Porters and their place in American history and their impact on the rails. The exhibit runs through the end of April 2016 and is included with regular admission to the Museum. $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for children, under 2 are free. Museum hours are Wednesday-Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday from 1pm to 5pm. To schedule group tours, fieldtrips, to volunteer or for more information please call 281.633.2846 or email info@rosenbergRRmuseum.org. The Museum is located at 1921 Ave F in the heart of historic downtown Rosenberg.


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15

CHILDREN’S OPERA THE PUFFED-UP PRIMA DONNA

CHILDREN’S OPERA THE PUFFED-UP PRIMA DONNA TO BE PERFORMED AT First Colony Branch LIBRARY beginning at 2 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land. The performance is free and open to the public. A free hand-stamp is required for admission, and will be available one hour prior to the performance. For more information, call the First Colony Branch Library at 281-238-2800 or 281-633-4734.


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16

Memorial Hermann Stroke Support Group

A roadmap for the journey to recovery: The Benefits of Acupuncture After a Stroke – Bing You, MD


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17

Fort Bend Friends and Neighbors will present the February luncheon

Fort Bend Friends and Neighbors will present the February luncheon to be start at 11:30 at Sweetwater Country Club on February 17, 2016. We will be celebrating ‘a blast from the past’ featuring the greatest things from the 50’s! For more information email vpluncheons@fbfn.org While it is a “members only’ lunch we welcome new members year round. Pls go to www.fbfn.org to find out more about our organization and how to become a member now and get ‘connected’.


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18

First Colony Branch Library Presents

“Create a Blog with Google Blogger,” beginning at 10 am, in the Conference Room of the library, located at 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land. 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.

Sugar Land Branch Library Presents Introductory Computer Classes

550 Eldridge, 10:15 AM. “Computers 101 & Mouse Practice” — Thursday, February 18, 10:15 am. This class presents a basic introduction to using a computer and a mouse. “MS Excel Survival Basics” — Saturday, February 20, 10:15 am. Learn the basics of 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. Or call 281-238-2140.


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20

My Family Roots: An Intermediate Genealogy Workshop for African-Americans

“My Family Roots: An Intermediate Genealogy Workshop for African-Americans,” Saturday, February 20, from 2 to 4 pm, in the Meeting Room at the Missouri City Branch Library, 1530 Texas Parkway. Other online resources, such as the Ancestry.com database, items that are available on microfilm, and print resources will also be discussed. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Missouri City Branch Library at 281-238-2100 call 281-633-4734.

Bulldog Bazaar – AHS ProGrad – 1st Annual Market Day

10:00 am – 3:00 pm Admission is FREE but donations are accepted. Austin High School Front Parking Lot
3434 Pheasant Creek Drive, Sugar Land, Texas. Contact : Karen Dobesh at karenmdobesh@yahoo.com

Repairing Homes for Seniors

8am – 4pm: 703 Post St, Houston, TX, 77022. AARP is teaming up with Rebuilding Together Houston and Avenue CDC to repair homes for low-income & disabled seniors and veterans. . Join us for a day filled with painting, gardening, and other home repairs to help keep Houston seniors and families in their homes. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks provided. Call 832-325-2230 or email ilongoria@aarp.org.

The Greater Houston Train Show

The Greater Houston Train Show will take place at the Stafford Centre from 10AM -4:30 PM. The train show as it is collaborative effort among the model railroad clubs in the greater Houston area. Adult – $6.00; Ages 12-18 – $1.00; Kids Under 12 Free; Family – $12.00. Sponsored by the San Jacinto Model Railroad Club. http://sanjacmodeltrains.org


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21

5k/1k Darling Dash

For the whole family. Youth can Run/Walk the 5k AND Adults can run/walk the 1k. 8 am CST, Sunday, February 21, 2016 in Sugar Land. Run, bike, walk, swim, skip in the Virtual DASH ANY time YOU want by February 26, 2016. Constellation Field -Sugar Land Skeeters Ballpark 13895 Southwest Fwy; Sugar Land, TX 77478. To help fund As One Foundation activities such as the sickle cell trait awareness program, Operation Hydration that encourages hydration as prevention of athletic or fitness related death – especially in sickle cell trait carriers.


FEBRUARY 22-23

Job-Search Survival Tips

Fort Bend County Libraries’ University Branch Library will present a free, two-part workshop on “Job-Search Survival Tips,” beginning at 5:30 to 8:30 pm, in Meeting Room 2 of the library, located at 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, on the UH campus. Part 2 of the workshop will take place on Tuesday, February 23, at the same place and time. Different topics are discussed each night. The workshop is free and open to the public. Registration is not required, and late arrivals are welcome. Refreshments will be available. For more information, call the University Branch Library at 281-633-5100 or the library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24

George Memorial Library Plans Wii™ Video-Gaming Day For Adults

at Fort Bend County Libraries’ George Memorial Library will have a Wii™ Can Play, Too: Adult Game Day on Wednesday, February 24, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, in Room 2C of the library, located at 1001 Golfview in Richmond. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call t 281-341-2604 or 281-633-4734.


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25

Community Forum on Economic Opportunities & Equitable Development for Missouri City

Moderator James Davidson. Panelists are the Candidates for TX House of Representatives, District 27. Hosted by he Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals. Sienna Branch Library, 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd. 6PM -8PM.www.caseonthemove.org


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26

Introduction to Microsoft Excel for English-Language Learners

Learn the basics of using this spreadsheet software program, which features calculation tools that are helpful for financial and statistical needs. 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. Or call the Literacy Services Department at 281-341-2652.


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28

6 hr TPW Hunter Safety Education & Certification Class

6 hour TPW Hunter Safety Education & Certification Class on Sunday 28 February from 12:30pm to 6:30pm at G2G Family Shooting Range at 25635 Southwest Freeway, Rosenberg. Pre-register at: aohliger@comcast.com or signing up at the G2G desk. There will be firearms handling on the shooting range period as part of the class.


FRIDAY, MARCH 4

State of the County with County Judge Robert Hebert

The 2016 State of the County with Fort Bend County Judge Robert Hebert is a collaboration between the Central Fort Bend Chamber and the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce on March 4, 2016. The Luncheon will be held at Safari Texas Ranch, 11627 FM 1464, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Individual Reservations are $35 for members. Register and pay online at www.CFBCA.org or contact Leigh Ann Dawson at 281-342-5464 or ldawson@cfbca.org.


MONDAY, MARCH 7

RETIREMENT-PLANNING TIPS

Fort Bend County Libraries’ University Branch Library will present “Planning For (And In) Retirement,” on Monday, March 7, beginning at 7 pm, in Meeting Room 1 of the library, located at 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, on the UH campus. Mike Sofia, from Primerica, will provide a basic overview of money-management to better plan for retirement The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-633-5100 or 281-633-4734.


TUESDAY, MARCH 15

Laughter Yoga for Stress Reduction – Emma Ferguson, RN.


SUNDAY, MARCH 20

6 hr TPW Safe Boating certification class

6 hr TPW Safe Boating certification class on Sunday 20 March from 1:00pm to 7:00pm at 25635 Southwest Freeway, Rosenberg.
Pre-register at: aohliger@comcast.com or notifying the 1st Colony HOA main office.


THURSDAY, MARCH 31

Free COLORECTAL CANCER SEMINAR AND SCREENING KIT

Join Dr. Ali Mahmood and Dr. Nasrullah Manji on Thursday, March 31 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 screening kit.


SATURDAY, APRIL 2

13th Annual Schlumberger Education Expedition Bike Ride!

A cycling event benefiting the Fort Bend Education Foundation. We touch every school in Fort Bend ISD! Riders take off at 7:30 am from Ken Hall Stadium (located at Hightower High School in Missouri City) There are 3 routes to choose from ranging from 11 to 79 miles. Register online at http://www.fortbendisd.com/foundation before the event day.


SATURDAY, ARPIL 19

Return to Driving After Injury Community

Return to Driving After Injury – Community Resources for Screening, Evaluation and Training – Randi Farrell, OTR & Ann St. John, OTR-CDRS. Meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of every month* 6 -7 P.M. Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital – First Floor Conference Room 23900 Katy Freeway, Katy, TX 77494. Register by calling 713.222.CARE (2273)


SATURDAY, APRIL 23

6 hr TPW Safe Boating certification class

6 hr TPW Safe Boating certification class on Saturday 23 April from 08:30pm to 4:30pm at the First Colony Oyster Creek Boat House at 15910 Creekbend Drive, Sugar Land Texas. Pre-register at: aohliger@comcast.com or notifying the 1st Colony HOA main office


ONGOING

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.

Every Tuesday

“Jam with Sam” Sam Grice hosts a Bluegrass group every Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall at First Presbyterian Church, 502 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land, A casual gathering open to anyone wanting to join in and play as well as those wishing only to hear good music and have a good time. Acoustic instruments only please. Of course there is no charge.

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: brianavalencia@gmail.com.

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, thealchemist65@yahoo.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 f ind other small business resources. Please contact Jeanne Gregory, jeanne@jeannegregory.com 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 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 7:00 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 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 7:00 to 8:30 pm.

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