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NOW – AUGUST 10

Special needs parent gathering

A 7- week series to be held for parents of children with special needs June 22 thru Aug. 10. Raising children with special needs creates unique challenges to parents. Participation is free and all are welcome! Free childcare is available through Children’s Ministries. Questions? Contact Rev. Dr. Lorna Bradley at 281.871.1004, ext. 207 or Dena Lee 281.634.8957.


WEDNESDAY, JULY 23

Coffee with Rick

Fort Bend Senior Meals on Wheels Volunteer Coordinator Rick Branek invites you to bagels/scones & coffee at Mugz Coffee Bar, 503 FM 359, Richmond, Wednesday, July 23, 8-9 a.m., to learn more about how you can help with Fort Bend Senior Meals on Wheels. Drop him an email if you want to attend …  rick@fortbendseniors.org.


SATURDAY, JULY 26

Dulles HS 40th Class reunion

Dulles H S 1974 Class 40th Reunion, July 26,  at The Swinging Door,  3818 FM 359, Richmond, 7 p.m., $45 at door. For more information call 281-342-4758.7pm.


MONDAY, JULY 28

Invitation to First Responders

“First Responders Day”, Monday, July 28, 9 a.m., Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club, Richmond. All police officers, firefighters & EMS personnel are invited to this day of golf. $40 per player, this is not a tournament. Call to reserve your spot today PGCC Golf Pro Shop 281-342-9945. For more info email firstrespondersgolf@gmail.com.


MONDAY, JULY 28 thru FRIDAY, AUGUST 1

Workshop of Wonders

First Presbyterian Church of Sugar Land presents “Workshop of Wonders”, Vacation Bible School, Monday, July 28 – Friday, August 1, (9am to noon). Registration is open to children who have completed Kindergarten thru 5th Grade. $5 supply fee. Register on-line at www.fpcsl.org or stop by the church office at 502 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land. For more information call 281-242-3195.


TUESDAY, JULY 29

Business Resource Expo 2014

Rosenberg Development Corporation will host this Expo Tuesday, July 29, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Rosenberg Civic Center, 3825 Hwy 36 S. Learn about city & community business resources. Free & open to the public. For info call Shannan 281-342-5464 or sstavinoha@CFBCA.org.


SATURDAY, AUGUST 2

Back-to-School Health Fair

Accesshealth is hosting this health fair Sat., August 2, 9 a.m. to noon, Richmond Center, 400 Austin St., Richmond. They will provide a day of health, education, & family fun. For more information email sdebose@myaccesshealth.org or Sharonda at 281-633-3144.

Fall Vegetable Gardening

Saturday, August 2: “Fall Vegetable Gardening.” Presented  by Fort Bend Master Gardeners. Vegetable specialists at 10 am in the Vegetable Garden. The Demonstration Gardens are open from 9 -11 am, with Master Gardeners available to answer gardening questions. Join THEM at the Agriculture Center at 1402 Band Road, Rosenberg. Call 281-341-7068 or visit www.fbmg.com for more information.

Bargain book sale 

Join the First Colony Friends of the Library on Saturday, Aug. 2, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. for their bargain book sale, First Colony Library, 2121 Austin Parkway. Paperbacks, hardbacks, DVDs, children’s/youth books, nonfiction at bargain prices. Donations of good condition books, CDs, & DVDs are accepted during the sale or any time the library is open.


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6

Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers

Join them for this free educational presentation, Wed., Aug. 6, 6 p.m.-7 p.m., First Colony Branch Library, that provides answers to questions that arise for caregivers concerned about early-stage Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. For more info contact Marisa \at 713-314-1346 or mramon@alz.org.


FRIDAY, AUGUST 8

Taking It To The Next Level Gospel Concert

This Gospel Concert, is featuring Cedric Ballard,The Gospel Travelers, Lanell Brooks,Jordan Baker and The CBC Worship and Fire Praise Team. The free concert will be held August 8, 7 p.m., Christian Bible Church, 3222 Texas Parkway, Missouri City.


SATURDAY, AUGUST 9

Back-to-School Health Fair

Accesshealth is hosting this health fair Sat., August 9, 9 a.m. to noon, Missouri City Center, 307 Texas Parkway, Ste. 100, Missouri City.They will provide a day of health, education, & family fun. For more information ask for Sharonda at 281-633-3144 or email sdebose@myaccesshealth.org.

Free Health Fair

Calvary at the Fountains in Stafford, Texas is hosting a back to school Health Fair on Saturday, August 9, 10-2 at 12410 Sugardale, Stafford. Free school supplies, free vaccinations, dental and vision screenings, free groceries, free haircuts will be provided.  Come join in the festivities.  There will also be arts and crafts for the kids.


TUESDAY, AUGUST 12

Coffee with Rick

Fort Bend Senior Meals on Wheels Volunteer Coordinator Rick Branek invites you to The Egg and I, 9920 Hwy 90-A, Sugar Land, for a continental breakfast/coffee Tuesday, August 12, 8-9 a.m., to learn more about how you can help with Fort Bend Senior Meals on Wheels. Drop him an email if you want to attend …  rick@fortbendseniors.org.

Workshop on college planning

“How to go to college for (almost) free.” A one hour workshop on all aspects of college planning will be offered to parents and students on Tuesday, August 12, 5:30 pm, HCC campus, in Missouri City/Sienna. The workshop is free and hosted by Andrew and Sheryl Lebman of Ducerus, a nation-wide college planning company. Capacity is limited, call 281-799-3725 to reserve a seat.


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20

Social media & your business

Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce will host a Lunch & Learn on 7 Ways Social Media can Bust or Build Your Business, Wednesday, August 20, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 445 Commerce Green Blvd., Sugar Land. Learn how social media can multiply or destroy your business. Camille Rodriquez & Frankie Rodriquez, speakers. Call 281-490-0800 for more info.


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

2014 Groovy Party presents – The Beatles

Fort Bend Seniors’ invite you to their 40th Anniversary in Groovy Fashion, Saturday, September 13, 6:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m., Safari Texas Ballroom, 11627 FM 1464, Richmond. For more information, visit www.FortBendSeniors.org.


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

2014 Health & Wellness Expo

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


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

Fall festival & plant sale

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


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22

St. Jude Give Thanks Walk

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


ONGOING

Oyster Creek Rotary Club meets

The Oyster Creek Rotary Club meets every Friday at noon @ The Quail Valley Centre(Golf Club) , 2880 LaQuinta, Missouri City. All are welcome to come. For Information contact Ed Broussard, 512-738-2209 or eabroussard3@gmail.com.

Fort Bend Business Network International

Fort Bend Business Network International meets every Thursday, 7 am, Sweetwater Country Club.  This is a great way to increase your business and find other small business resources.  Please contact Jeanne Gregory, jeanne@jeannegregory.com or 713-854-0923.

“Hot Summer Nights”

SugarLand Art Center & Gallery, & Sugar Land Artist Guild, 104 Industrial Blvd., Suite Q, Sugar Land invites you to enjoy wine, savory hors d’oeuvres, live artist demos,  7 p.m.-9 p.m. every Friday night, through August 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 pm; Thursday – 12:00 pm; and Sunday – 6:30 pm, 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 7:00 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.

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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