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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20
Toys for Tots
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is the fund raising and support organization for the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. The Foundation was created at the behest of the U. S. Marine Corps and has supported Toys for Tots since 1947. The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. Parents in need register at the Toys for Tots website and then are informed to visit Toys for Tots/Santa’s Exchange December 20th event and “shop” for three new toys for each child. The kids have a chance to visit Santa and “elves” entertain them with crafts and games.
Families are invited to take a break during the holidays with a special day of Winterfest activities at the Sienna Branch Library on Saturday, Dec. 20. Children can relax and have fun at the library, as they enjoy their break from the regular school routine. The activities for the day will begin at 10:30 am, with a performance of The Winter Express, presented by Jeffrey Gardner. Combining magic and humor, Gardner will take kids on an imaginary journey around the world to learn about winter festivals from different cultures. Learn about Diwali, Chanukah, Ramadan, Christmas, and more! From 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, the Youth Services department will have “Make & Take Winter Crafts” for children of all ages. The day will culminate with a “Winter Puppet Show & Sing-Along,” presented by the library’s Youth Services staff at 2:00 pm. These activities are presented with the generous support of the Friends of the Sienna Branch Library. Proceeds from the Friends of the Library book sales and annual membership dues help to underwrite the costs of special programming and various cultural events at the Sienna Branch Library. The activities are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Sienna Branch Library at 281-238-2900 or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734. The Sienna Branch Library is located at 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd in Missouri City.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21
Sugar Land Heritage Foundation looking for volunteers
The Sugar Land Heritage Foundation is looking for volunteers to serve 2-hour shifts from Dec. 4-21 at the Sugar Land Holiday Lights at Constellation Field (Thursdays through Sundays) For more information, contact Colleen McGlocklin @281-494-0261 or email@example.com. Shifts are filling up fast so call soon and be sure to leave your contact phone number!! We will be selling our entire collection of 2011-2014 of iconic Sugar Land Christmas Ornaments.
First Presbyterian Church of Sugar Land
Fourth Sunday of Advent BVPF Christmas Celebration, 7 to 9 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24
Christmas Candlelight Communion Services, 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. Family Service, 6 p.m. Christmas Vigil Service, 11 p.m.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 9
2014 Annual Awards Luncheon
For 104 years, the Central Fort Bend Chamber has been the voice of business and growth in Fort Bend County. In 2014, that voice remained strong in large part because of the volunteer efforts and commitments made by many of its members. The Chamber will proudly recognize 10 of those members at its 2014 Annual Awards Luncheon, which is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 9 at Cindy’s Palace, 1102 FM 2977, Richmond. The event, presented by Allegiance Roofing, will also thank the Chamber’s outgoing Board Directors for their dedication and service. Reservations for the luncheon are $30 for Chamber members and $40 for prospective members and guests. Event-day pricing is $40 for members and $50 for non-members. Cancellations less than 72 hours in advance and “no shows” will be charged. For reservations or more information call the Chamber at 281-342-5464.
The Republican Party of Fort Bend County’s 2015 Lincoln-Reagan Dinner will be held on Friday, Jan. 9 at Safari Texas Ranch. Governor Elect, Attorney General Greg Abbott will be the featured speaker. The evening includes VIP and general receptions, dinner, and a live auction. Seating is allotted on a first come, first served basis and table sponsorships are currently being taken. The Republican Party of Fort Bend County will again host the Lincoln-Reagan Dinner. The purpose of the event is to maximize the money available to elect conservative Republicans in Fort Bend County.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 22
2015 Hot Stove Banquet
The Sugar Land Skeeters and the Houston Area Society for American Baseball Research will host the 2015 Hot Stove Banquet on Thursday, January 22 from 6-9 p.m. at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square. The Skeeters will honor the 2015 All-Greater Houston Preseason High School Baseball Players and present the Ray Knoblauch Coaching Award along with a guest panel discussion. Individual tickets for the Third Annual Hot Stove Banquet may be purchased for $75. Tables of 10 are also available for the dinner, listed for $750. For more information on reserving tables and tickets, please call 281-207-9136.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 23
Annual Eighth Grade Career Day
Missouri City Middle School is pleased to announce that we will host our Annual Eighth Grade Career Day on Jan. 23. Our theme this year is “Imagine, Discover and Pursue.” Your day will begin with registration and a continental breakfast 8:00 a.m. in the Hospitality Room. An overview of the day’s schedule will be provided when you register. A reminder will be sent on December 1st and we will need final confirmation by December 12th. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions prior to December 12th. The kickoff speaker will give a presentation from 9:15- 9:30 a.m. and the first classroom session will begin at 9:30 a.m. There will also be a Career Fair in the gym. Lunch will be provided at 12:50 p.m. and your day will end around 1:45 p.m. Please contact Shanese Sly at 281.634.3448 or Shanese.Sly@fortbendisd.com if you have any questions.
5th Annual Sugar Land Home & Garden Show
The 5th Annual Sugar Land Home & Garden Show will be held Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 24 and 25 at the Stafford Centre, located at 10505 Cash Road. Whatever a homeowner’s interest, the Sugar Land Home & Garden Show is a great resource for research and inspiration. Featured exhibitors include contractors and specialists who can deliver, install and transform dreams into reality for virtually every aspect of residential living. Homeowners planning renovations to the inside or outside of their homes – whether to put the home on the market or as an upgrade to make life more enjoyable – need to make this show one of the first steps in the process. And, homeowners wishing to add some curb appeal or more life to their outdoor spaces will have an opportunity to receive expert advice fromRandy Lemmon, host of Newsradio740 KTRH’s Gardenline, as well as various master gardeners who will man the Ask the Master Gardeners booth throughout the show.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 24
Super Ball XIV
The American Red Cross is proud to partner with presenting sponsor Legacy Ford for the 14th annual Super Ball. Please join us for a casual, fun-filled tailgate party to support the American Red Cross. Saturday, January 24, 2015. 7:00 p.m. Constellation Field, Sugar Land, Head Coaches Eileen Akerson, Nick and Amy Stugart. Honorary Chairs, Terry and Kandee McGill. For more information, please contact Barbara Gallo at (281) 342-9480 or Barbara.Gallo@redcross.org.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6
3rd Annual Reading between the Wines
Join the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County for our third annual Reading between the Wines, presented by Classic Chevrolet Sugar Land and Safari Texas on Friday, February 6, 2015 at 7 pm at Safari Texas. Individual tickets are $100 and include live music, wine, small bites from local chefs and restaurants, meeting featured authors, and Live and Pulitzer Prize Auctions. For more information on sponsorship and tickets, please contact Cari Middaugh at the Literacy Council at 281-240-8181 / firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ftbendliteracy.org
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7
2015 Annual Road Trip fundraiser
Fort Bend Cares proudly announces Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Spectra Specialty as presenting sponsors for its Feb. 7, 2015 annual Road Trip fundraiser. Joining them as diamond sponsors for the event are Grant Thornton LLP, The PUB at the Fountains, and Fairmount Santrol. Sponsorships are available from $1,000 to $15,000. Individual tickets are $75.00 and, new this year, young professionals aged 35 and under can purchase a ticket for $50.00. For more information or to become a sponsor, call 832-819-2005, email email@example.com, or visit www.fortbendcares.org. Fort Bend Cares, a charitable foundation, has raised over $1.2 million dollars over the last 10 years to support nonprofit organizations that serve disadvantaged children and youth in Fort Bend County.
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
NOW ~ DECEMBER 19
Missouri City Police Department Presents “Blue Santa”
For years, the Missouri City Police department has collected and distributed toys and stuffed animals to children during the holidays. Our finest are doing so again this month and we need your help to make the 2014 drive yet another huge success. Now through Dec. 19, the police department will be accepting toys for this worthy cause. We ask that you bring your donations and place them in bins at one of two locations: *Missouri City Police Department, 3849 Cartwright Rd. *Missouri City Police Mini-Station, 1703-A Texas Pkwy. La Leche League monthly meetings
La Leche League of Fort Bend’s evening meeting is on the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Our daytime meeting is on the third Monday of the month at 10:30am at St. Theresa Catholic Church Family Life Center. To speak to an accredited La Leche League Leader, call Erin at 281-325-0618, Lisa at 281-710-7171, Laura at 281-277-4989 or Shandi at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.texaslll.org. For more information about breastfeeding, visit www.lalecheleague.org.
Oyster Creek Rotary Club meets
The Oyster Creek Rotary Club meets every Friday at noon @ The Quail Valley Centre(Golf Club) , 2880 LaQuinta, Missouri City. All are welcome to come. For Information contact Ed Broussard, 512-738-2209 or 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.
“Hot Summer Nights”
SugarLand Art Center & Gallery, & Sugar Land Artist Guild, 104 Industrial Blvd., Suite Q, Sugar Land invites you to enjoy wine, savory hors d’oeuvres, live artist demos, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. every Friday night, through Aug. 8. Raffle tickets $20 or 5 for $80 for a demoed piece of that night. For more info 281-565-0957.
Al-Anon Family Support Group Meetings
“Does someone’s drinking bother you, if so 1 hour weekly meetings every Wednesday – 6:30 p.m.; Thursday – 12 p.m.; and Sunday – 6:30 p.m., Lamplighters Club, 2425 FM 1092 (Murphy Rd), Missouri City. Call Mattie 281-261-0017 for more info.
Vendors Wanted for 38th Annual Craft Show
The Meadows Place Home and Garden Club is accepting booth reservations for the annual craft show. Handcrafted items only. This craft show will be held Saturday, November 2, from 9 to 4 at Sugar Grove Church of Christ 11600 W. Airport. Contact Joe at 281-530-2566 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org