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SATURDAY, AUGUST 27
TED x SugarLand: Small Town, Huge Ideas
TEDxSugarLand is working to share “Ideas Worth Spreading” to our community. Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre , 1700 First Colony Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479.
TEDx events are aimed at sharing insightful, provocative, and thought provoking ideas with their audiences. This truly is a community event and is being coordinated locally by volunteers. TEDxSugarLand has some great speakers on the schedule and we are still accepting nominations through our site. While there will be a very limited number of tickets available for the event, people can put in a ticket request on our site. If you are passionate about TEDx events or are interested in expanding your knowledge, get involved! http://tedxsugarland.weebly.com
Opportunity Fair for Women
Enhancing Healthcare, Career & Civic Engagement Women’s Voice for Better America, a network of diverse women, is proud to invite women from all walks of life to attend from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at Star Learning, 3528 Texas 6, Sugar Land, TX. 77478. To join the network or to pre-register for the Opportunity fair, please contact Neeta Sane at 832-279-8601or Fheryl Prestage at 713-562-4387. More information about this initiative please visitwww.NeetaSane.com/OpportunityFair
Bollywood Dance Fitness
beginning at 11:00 am, in the Meeting Room at the First Colony Branch Library, 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a bottle of water. This is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Library at 281-238-2800, or 281-633-4734.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 28
at Congregation Beth El. Families with children in Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grades can join us for only the cost of tuition – no annual synagogue membership required! Start your child’s Jewish journey at our vibrant and inclusive congregation, affiliated with the Reform Movement. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Religious School dates: August 28– May 21, 2017, 9:00 am– 11:30 am.
3:pm – 6:pm STUDIO 8, 1420 S. Mason Rd., Suite 190, Katy, TX Free and Open to the Public. Everybody is invited. If you play accordion bring it with you.Accordionists please let us know if you will beplaying so that we can include your name in the program. For more info: Call, text or e-mail: Mario Pedone 713-401-7933 or Vince Ramos 281-204-7716, email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
Missouri City Branch Library, 1530 Texas Parkway offers free, computer classes “Computers 101” — Tue, Sept 6, at 7pm and Wed. Sept 7th at 10 am a basic introduction to using computers. “Hands-On Internet” — Tue, Sept 13, at 7pm and Wed, Sept 14th at 10 am introduction to navigating the World Wide Web. “MS Word Survival Basics” — Tue, Sept. 20, at 7pm. and Wed. Sept. 21, at 10am. to create letters, resumés, forms, and documents. “MS PowerPoint Survival Basics” – Tue Sept 27, at 7pm. and Wed, Sept 28, at 10am. Learn the slideshow-presentation software program. Classes are free and open to the public, reservations are required. Visit (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “Missouri City Branch,” and find the program. You may also register by calling 281-238-2100, or by visit the library.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee
The Literacy Council’s 7th Annual Great Grown-Up Spelling. presented by CenterPoint Energy, will be from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. at Constellation Field. Bee Teams are sold out, but we do have opportunities to volunteer and sponsor by Sponsoring a Word to be used during the Spelling Bee or a A-Bee-C Letter honoring a special person or your business. To sign up for a volunteer shift, contact Fallon Moody at email@example.com or 281-240-8181. Spectator tickets are available for $50 and will include dinner. For more info visitftbendliteracy.org.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
Missouri City Police Invitational Golf
The annual Missouri City Police Officers Association Police Invitational Golf Scramble will be held at the Quail Valley Golf Club. Recognizing past and present First Responders. Proceeds support many community programs. To register or purchase balls for the Ball Drop, go to www.golfquailvalley.com; Balls are $5 each, the prize will be 50% of total Ball Drop proceeds. Golfers may visit www.golfquailvalley.com or contact Detective Keith Boyett at firstname.lastname@example.org or 281-403-5827, or Missouri City Councilman Floyd Emery email@example.com or 713-562-0331.
Friday Morning Prayer Meeting
St. Catherine of Sienna Episcopal Church, 4747 Sienna Parkway, Missouri City, offers a Morning Prayer Meeting each Friday 6:30 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. For more info, please firstname.lastname@example.org or call 281-778-2046
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
Library Book Sale
The Friends of the University Branch Library will hold their fall book sale from 10 AM to 2 PM, at the library, 14010 University Blvd., Sugar Land. Books, CDs, DVDs and LPs 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 are being accepted for donation. Parking is free.
Youth Fishing Tournament
Sylvan Beach Fishing Pier. Ages 2 -10 and 11-17. Registration 7am-8am, Fishing 8am-10am. No Entry Fees! Free bait provided, hot dogs and soft drinks available! All youth must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more info please contact Steve Wilson (713) 320-1847 or Don Netek (713) 882-3480.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
Hope For Three, Golf Tournament
to benefit families living with autism on September 12th, 2016 at Sugar Creek Country Club, 420 Sugar Creek Blvd in Sugar Land Texas. Grab a team of four, or play as an individual by registering online:www.hopeforthree.org/event/golf-fore-autism or call 281-245-0642.
Hobbies and Crafts
Sugar Land Branch Library will demonstrate “Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center,” from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 550 Eldridge. (HCRC) is a valuable online research tool that offers detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas. The resource can be accessed from home with a Fort Bend County library card, also includes access to more than 720 instructional videos, 1500 magazines and over 2,000 recipes. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-238-2140 or 281-633-4734.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
Research the Right Way
The Sienna Branch Library presents, “Research the Right Way,” at 7:00 pm, in the Computer Lab of the library, located at 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd in Missouri City. The class is free and open to the public. reservations are required. To register online visit (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “Sienna Branch,” and find the program. Or call 281-238-2952.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
Rainbow Room Pot of Gold Classic
At Cinco Ranch Golf Club, 7:00AM Registration & Breakfast, 8:00AM Shotgun Start, 1:00 PM Awards Luncheon, Auction & Raffle. Proceeds received from the tournament will help fund basic needs such as clothing, baby formula, school supplies, toiletries and bedding for abused and neglected children and adults in Fort Bend County. For more info visit http://www.fbrr.org/ , email PotOfGoldClassic@gmail.com or call Eloise at 281-734-6836
Intro to Counted Cross Stitch
Sugar Land Branch Library presents an Introduction to Counted Cross-Stitch Embroidery from 10:15 to 11:45 am, in the Conference Room of the library, located at 550 Eldridge. Different stitches will be demonstrated along with materials that can be used. The class is free and open to the public. For more info, call 281-238-2140, 281-633-4734.
Blogging for Dollars
The University Branch Library will present the free class at 2:00 pm, in the Computer Lab of the library, located at 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, on the UH campus. Hands-on introduction to setting up and maintaining a blog. Discover ways that blogs can be used to earn money or support a business venture. Free and open to the public, reservations are required. Registration opens August 31. To register visit (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “University Branch Library,” and find the program. Or call 281-633-5100
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
Texas Tee Charity Golf Tournament
This year’s event is open to men & women golfers. A four person scramble at the Quail Valley El Dorado course. There are many opportunities to be a tournament sponsor or to donate for the raffle or silent auction. Please visit www.thefirstteegreaterhouston.org for more info and fees, or call 281-832-9080.
Houston Happy Hikers
will hold a 10km/5km Walk in Brazos Bend State Park beginning at 9 a.m.-12 noon; walkers must finish by 3 p.m. All ages welcome; children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Trails are asphalt/sand. Leashed pets are allowed in park but must stay out of lakes/water. For info about the park: http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/brazos-bend. Park fee is $7/person; seniors 65 years old qualify for Bluebonnet Pass discount.
Rosenberg Railroad Museum’s Fall Fun Fest
10am-5pm at the Railroad Museum. “Brick-A-Palooza” will feature the LEGO Brick Train World and a Texas LUG monorail exhibit plus hands-on brick station for kids to build. Train rides, bounce houses, face painting an many other activities. $5/person 2yrs and under are free. For more info visit rosenbergrrmuseum.org.
Walk Fun Run & Roll
Make a team and join in! Grab 5 or more buddies and help raise money for Project Walk at Ridge Point High School, 500 Waters Lake Blvd, Missouri City, Texas, 77549. Race day registration will open at 6:00 A.M. 100% of the proceeds (including registration) raised from this event will provide a full year of treatmentto patients who could not otherwise afford rehabilitation at Project Walk. Visit www.projectwalkfunrun.com for all the info.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
Mango Punch FREE Concert
at the Sienna Plantation Amphitheatre, 3777 Sienna Parkway, 7-10 p.m., Mango Punch’s sizzling blend of Top 40, salsa and rock is the perfect accompaniment to dinner and dancing under the stars. The event is free and open to the public. Food will be available for purchase and concertgoers are free to bring lawn chairs and blankets. For more info visit www.siennaplantation.com.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1
“A Fist Full of Dollars”
The Exchange Club of Missouri City presents an evening of entertainment to raise money for local scholarships. Featuring dancing and barbecue dinner and auction. Beginning at 6:30 in the Magnolia Ballroom at Quail Valley City Centre. Tickets are limited, visit www.ExchangeClubMC.org to purchase or call 281-499-7199.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8
Mental Health America of Fort Bend County is hosting a Barnyard Bash at Le Reve Stables in Brookshire, Texas from 5pm-9pm. Home-style cooking, dancing and socializing in a country setting. Special guests include Sheriff Troy E. Nehls as our keynote speaker and entertainment by Kevin Black! Key people in Fort Bend County who have been putting a great deal of effort into addressing the mental health needs of this community will be recognized. For more information visit www.mhafbc.org click on Barnyard Bash or call 281-207-2480. Email: email@example.com
Fulshear Run Farm & Vineyard Faire
Farm-to-fork outdoor foodie festival 2 pm to 5 pm . Food sampling and wine tastings. Dinner event features Bravo celebrity chef Monica Pope. Benefits Arts Fulshear and Forever Fulshear. For info and tickets visit www.farmandvineyardfaire.com.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13
9th Annual State of the Schools
The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce’s Education Division will host the event from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM at the Safari Texas Ranch, 11627 FM 1464, Richmond, TX 77407. The State of the Schools luncheon brings together the Superintendent of Schools from Stafford Municipal School District, Lamar Consolidated School District, Fort Bend Independent School District to address issues and share successes in public education in 2016. Details can be foundat www.FortBendChamber.com or contact Sheridan Labbe at 281-566-2152 or Sheridan@fortbendcc.org
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15
2016 Scarecrow Fest
2016 Fulshear Scarecrow Festival, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, in Cross Creek Ranch, 6450 Cross Creek Bend Lane. Creative teams will vie for the $1,000 grand prize in the scarecrow decorating contest, which will have scarecrows clad in denim. Registrants will be given $100 toward their creations. Proceeds from the event benefit Arts Fulshear and the Texana Center. For more information, visit www.crosscreektexas.com.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22
Free Flu Shots
Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, in collaboration with the Exchange Club of Sugar Land, Fort Bend Exchange Club, Rotary Club of Sugar Land, Rotary Club of Fort Bend and Toys for Tots Fort Bend, is offering free flu shots to community members who participate in Santa’s Gift Exchange. Fort Bend and surrounding area residents can bring a new, unwrapped toy or clothing item to Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital from 8 a.m. to noon in exchange for a free flu shot. The toys and clothing will benefit local children in the Fort Bend area
Brazos Bend State Park Summer Program Offerings
Nature Programs and Walks http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/programs/arts-in-parks/arts-in-parks . All offerings are weather permitting and subject to change without notice.
The Nature Center is open daily – 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Monday – Friday and 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday and Sunday. The George Observatory is open to the general public every Saturday from 3:00 – 11:00 pm (DST only, 10:00 pm the rest of the year). Entry for the Observatory ends at 9:30 pm. Park gates close at 10:00 pm For information and events www.hmns.org Watching Wildlife – Mornings and evening are perfect times to view wildlife this time of year. For park hours of operation, program schedules etc. visit www.brazosbend.org and/or our Brazos Bend State Park –Texas Parks and Wildlife Facebook page or call 979-553-5101. For information about Texas Parks & Wildlife sites and events visit www.tpwd.texas.gov .
NAMI Fort Bend Last Sunday of every month
Chinese Family Support Group to support all Chinese speaking families with a family member living with mental illness. 6:30-8:30 PM. Call NAMI 281-494-5193 or Chinese line 832-273-3117.
Book of Mormon Study Group
Free study sessions focusing on the sermons and teachings of the Book of Mormon prophets – King Benjamin, Nephi, Alma, and Jacob about the Savior Jesus Christ begins at 7:00 PM on Tuesday nights at 14555 Lexington Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77478. Call (713) 371-8979 for more information. See www.mormon.org
Neighborhood Tax Centers – FREE Income Tax Prep Event
Neighborhood Centers in partnership with United Way Fort Bend offers free income tax preparation to families and individuals earning up to $58,000 per year. IRS certified preparers available every Mon, Tues and Thurs 10am-7pm and Sat 9am-2pm at new United Way Fort Bend Center 12300 Parc Crest Drive in Stafford. Walk ins welcome. No appointment necessary. For more info call 281-207-2300 or 2-1-1 Texas/United Way HELPLINE.
Autism Speaks/Novum Energy Houston 8K and 1K Fun Run
The 1st Annual Houston 8k & 1k Kid’s Fun Run at Sugar Land Town Square. Check-In – 6:30am; Pre-Race Warm Up-7:00am; 1k Fun Run-7:15am; 8k Run- 7:30am; Teams take on the spirit of the day as family, friends and co-workers join together to have fun and help raise awareness for autism. Register at: https://runsignup.com/Race/Events/TX/SugarLand/Houston8Kand1KFunRun#event-89572
A free basic genealogy workshop every Thursday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the LDS Church, 14555 Lexington Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77478. Some computers available but preferable that you bring a laptop. Seating is limited call (281) 794-6284 for reservations.
FREE Family Law Workshop
Fort Bend Lawyers CARE (FBLC) welcomes low-income residents of Fort Bend County with family law questions. Veterans who are low-income residents of Fort Bend County are especially invited to attend. Please bring to the workshop any prior court orders or documents that you have prepared. Call 281-239-0015 to pre-qualify or e-mail Tasha Hernandez at Tasha@FortBendLawyersCARE.org. The workshop will be held 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM, in the Parish Hall of Calvary Episcopal Church, 806 Thompson Road, Richmond, Texas 77469.
Jam with Sam
Sam Grice of Sugar Land Texas hosts a Bluegrass Jam group every Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall at First Presbyterian Church, 502 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land, Texas. It is a casual and fun gathering open to anyone wanting to join in and as well as those wanting to listen and have a good time . Acoustic instruments only please. Please come prepared to share and play. Of course there is no charge.
AL-ANON SUPPORT GROUP
Does someone have a drinking problem? Weekly, 1 hour meetings every Saturday night, 8 p.m., Lamplighters, 2425 FM 1092, (Murphy Road) in the Baytown Seafood strip center. Last Saturday of month the meetings are held at Denny’s Hwy.6 near Murphy Rd. Call Dorothy 281-416-3711.
SL Heritage Museum
Open every Satursay, 9am -1pm. Drop by for a visit. 198 Kempner Street. The Old Imperial Sugar Refinery. Browse around to take a look at the documents, maps, old photos. Check out our gift shop and iconic collectible ornaments. This email has been sent from a virus-free computer protected by Avast. www.avast.com.
Aarp Missouri City Chapter #3081 Monthly Meeting
Monthly meeting at Missouri City Recreation/Tennis Center. 2701 Cypress Point Dr., Missouri City. Second Monday of every month. 11:15 am- 1 pm.. Fun/Food/Fellowship/Learning. Contact Buddy or Barbara 713-859-5920 or 281-499-3345.
Interested About Breastfeeding?
Mothers wishing to find out more about breastfeeding are invited to attend a meeting of La Leche League of Fort Bend every second Monday at 7pm at Memorial Hermann Sugarland Hospital or every third Monday at 10:30am at St. Theresa Catholic Church Family Life Center. Babies are always welcome at meetings. For more info call Erin: 281-325-0618, Laura: 281-277-4989, Lisa: 281-710-7171, Briana: firstname.lastname@example.org.
12 Weeks of Training for Citizens
Salt and Light presenting 12 weeks of training for citizens to impact our culture each Thursdays, 6 pm in RM200 of West Campus of Sugar Creek Baptist Church, 13303 SW Fwy, Sugar Land. info: SaltandLightFB@att.net
Oyster Creek Rotary Club Meets
The Oyster Creek Rotary Club meets every Friday at noon @ The Quail Valley Centre(Golf Club), 2880 LaQuinta, Missouri City. All are welcome to come. For Information contact MIKE BAKER, 281-770-0060, email@example.com.
Fort Bend Business Network International
Fort Bend Business Network International meets every Thursday, 7 am, Sweetwater Country Club. This is a great way to increase your business and find other small business resources. Please contact Jeanne Gregory, firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-854-0923.
The Mom’s Club Of Sugar Land North
Are you a stay at home mom? They would love to have you join their group. Playgroups, socials, mom’s night out, book clubs, and many more fun things planned! Any age children are welcome, or just come yourself if your children are in school. For more info, email email@example.com.
Morning Exchange Club Of Sugar Land
The morning Exchange Club of Sugar Land is an all-volunteer national service organization for men and women who want to serve their community, develop leadership skills, and enjoy new friendships. The Club meets every Wednesday morning at 7:00 a.m., Sweetwater Country Club, Palm Royale Blvd., Sugar Land. Web site is ECSL.ORG.
Exchange Club Of Fort Bend Meets
The Exchange Club of Fort Bend meets every Wednesday, noon, Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royal Blvd., Sugar Land. For more information call Mike Reichek at 281-575-1145 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support Group For Caregivers
NAMI Fort Bend (an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness)would like to invite you to a Support Group for caregivers on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. These meetings are free and open to anyone who is giving care and support to a family member who is suffering from mental illness. These are caregiver ONLY meetings and are held at St. Laurence Catholic Church in Sugar Land, in the Social Concerns Conference Room from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.