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Wednesday, Feb. 15
Color Guard Preview
The Color Guard Preview will be held at Hopson Field House, 3335 Hurricane Lane, Missouri City, at 6:30 p.m. The event will showcase exhibition performances of the FBISD’s color guard organizations from nine of the district’s high schools. Admission is free.

Thursday, Feb. 16
Meet the Artists and Gallery Tour
The Meet the Artists and Gallery Tour will leave St. Catherine of Sienna Episcopal Church 4747 Sienna Parkway at 10 a.m. for the Sugar Land Art Center. Event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be at the Red Oak Grill, returning by 2 p.m. Contact Melinda melinda@siennachurch.org or call 281-778-2046.

Hope for Three Autism Luncheon
The Hope for Three Autism Luncheon will be held at 11 a.m. at Safari Texas Ranch – San Antonio Room. To “Jazz It Up” for Autism, visit www.hopeforthree.org/jazz-it-up-for-autism or call 281-245-0640. Individual tickets (tax deductible) are $50 each. Group Tables are also available.

Friday, Feb. 17
Mardi Gras Soiree Royale
Hosted by The Stafford MSD Education Foundation 7:30 at the Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Road, Stafford. Dine and dance to Jerome Batiste and the Zydeko Players. Contact alacour@smsdfoundation.com for tickets. All proceeds are for scholarships and educational grants.

Tuesday, Feb. 21
Elvis at Loving Friends
Elvis will be at Loving Friends at 5 p.m. in the Bluebonnet room of Quail Valley City Center, 2880 La Quinta Dr., Missouri City, the new location for Loving Friends that formerly met at Sweetwater Country Club. Cost is $22 inclusive, reservation required by calling 281-208-3124.

Fort Bend Historical Commission Meeting
The Fort Bend Historical Commission meeting will be held at 3 p.m. in the Gus George Law Enforcement Academy, 1521 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond. New and re-appointed members will be sworn in for a two-year term by County Judge Robert Hebert and then elect officers for that term. Meeting is free and open to the public.

Thursday, Feb. 23
Vegetable and Herb Preview
Learn about vegetables and herbs from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Bud O’Shieles Community Center, 1330 Band, Road, Rosenberg. Fort Bend Master Gardeners.

Saturday, Feb. 25
Vegetable and Herb Plant Sale
The vegetable and herb plant sale will be held 9 a.m. to noon, 1402 Band Road, Rosenberg. Visit www.fbmg.org, call 281-341-7068; or email: FortBendmg@ag.tamu.edu for more information. Fort Bend Master Gardeners.

Astral Photography Basics
2 p.m. at the University Branch Library, Meeting Room 1, 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, on the UH campus. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-633-5100 or 281-633-4734.

Riverstone Bark for Life Walk
The Riverstone Bark for Life Walk will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Presented by Lake Olympia Animal Hospital, at The Club at Riverstone, 18353 University Blvd., featuring the Houston Disc Dogs, a DJ, pup-friendly activities, face painting, food trucks and vendors. Canine registration is a $20 all proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. For more information, visit www.relayforlife.org/barkriverstonetx.

The Sugar Gala, Father/Daughter Dance
The Sugar Gala, Father/Daughter Dance will be held at the Imperial Park Recreation Center,  6-8 p.m., 234 Matlage Way. Along with dancing, refreshments and a candy station are available. Uncles and grandpas may also bring their special little girls. $10 per couple for IPRC members and $25 per couple for non-members. Each additional young lady is $5. Register by calling 281-275-2885.

Monday, Feb. 27
FBISD Dance Showcase
The FBISD Dance Showcase highlighting the originally choreographed works of students in the dance programs at each FBISD high school will be held at Wheeler Field House, 16403 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land, beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

Saturday, Mar. 4
Cultural Kite Festival
The Cultural Kite Festival will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Brazos River Park. A 65-foot obstacle course, two, 24-foot rock walls, amusement rides, face painting and more for the entire family. Children will be able to create their own kites. For more information, call 281-275-2885 or visit www.sugarlandtx.gov/specialevents for a complete list of events.

Children’s Theater presents “Chicken Big”
The Children’s Theater presents “Chicken Big” at George Memorial Library with two show times; 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., in the Jodie E. Stavinoha Amphitheater located at 1001 Golfview in Richmond. Performances are free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-342-4455 or 281-633-4734.

Meditation for Healthy Living
Meditation for Healthy Living will be held 1- 3p.m. at the Sugar Land Branch Library 550 Eldridge Road. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-238-2140 or 281-633-4734.

Texas Independence Day
Featuring: Saenz of the Times, artist Pauline Reese and country legend Johnny Rodriguez, 5 to 9 p.m. in the parking lot of Parkway Fellowship Church at FM 1463 Road and FM 1093 Road. Free event sponsored by the Fulsher Chamber of Commerce.

Monday, Mar. 6
Sugar Land Police Teen Academy
The deadline to apply for the Sugar Land Police Teen Academy is March 6. Teens learn of police operations through specialized presentations and hand-on activities. Held at the Sugar Land Police Department from June 12-23, teens must commit to attend all sessions, Mondays – Fridays, 8 a.m. to noon. Students ages 14 to 18 must be enrolled in schools within the city of Sugar Land and its extra-territorial jurisdiction to be considered. For more information, visit www.sugarlandtx.gov/PDteenAcademy or call 281-275-2956.

Build your own robot
Build your own robot from 3-6 p.m., Conference Room of the Sugar Land branch library, 550 Eldridge. Free and open to the public. To register online visit www.fortbend.lib.tx.us, click on “Events,” select “Sugar Land Branch Library,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-238-2140, or by visiting the library.

Thursday, Mar.  7
The Battle and Fall of the Alamo
A program on the Battle and Fall of the Alamo will be held at 7 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the Sienna Branch Library, 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd. in Missouri City. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-238-2900 or 281-633-4734.

Friday, Mar.  8
Daughters of the American Revolution
Fort Bend Chapter will meet at 10:30 a.m. in the chapel of the First Methodist Church, 3900 Lexington Blvd, Missouri City. The March program is a memorial service for deceased members of the past year. Email Gayle Scholer, cscholer@swbell.net for more information or visit www.texasdar.org/chapters/fortbend.

Tuesday, Mar. 14
Pecan Grove Women’s Club
Pecan Grove Women’s Club meets 9:30 a.m. at the Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club. Hosting Kent Hill a Wharton Texas historian. Lunch will be served by reservation. Call or email 281-344-8055 (Loyce0519@ att.net) The program is free, lunch is $13.

Saturday, Mar. 25
Stepping Out Against Stroke
OakBend Medical Center will hold its annual 3k walk. Registration 8 a.m. and the walk at 8:30 a.m. at Seabourne Creak Nature Park at 3831 State Highway 36 in Rosenberg. Free T-shirt for registration by March 15. Call 281-341-3093 or email bjanak@obmc.org.

Sat/Sun Apr. 1/2
39th Spring Fling Car Show
The 39th Spring Fling Car Show will be held at the Knights of Columbus park 2007 Kay Cee Dr., Rosenberg. All proceeds benefit Fort Bend Senior Citizens Meals on Wheels. $25 pre-registration, $30 at door. Admission free for spectators. Contact Janet Ward for more information at jlbward98@aol.com, 832-912-7150. By Southwest Street Machines.

Friday, Apr. 21
Exchange Club Spaghetti Dinner
The Exchange Club Spaghetti Dinner will be held 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Fluor Corporation Cafeteria, 1 Fluor Daniel Drive, Sugar Land. Help support by donating $25 for an adult dinner ticket, $5 for a child or $100 for a raffle ticket, which includes two adult and two children’s spaghetti dinners. For more information visit www.ecsl.org.

Monday, Apr. 27
Brightwater Garden Club
Learn how to grow plants from plants, 6:45 p.m. at Lakes of Brightwater clubhouse, 2410 Brightwater Dr., 77459. Visit www.brightwatergardenclub.com or call 281-499-9942.

Saturday, May 20
Impact a Hero 5K
The 13th Annual 5K Run/Walk/Wheel starts at 7:30 a.m. at Constellation Field in Sugar Land. Help support wounded heroes from the War on Terror and their families by entering to run individually (or with a team), walk, donate or raise funds. For more information, visit www.impactahero5k.com.

ONGOING MEETINGS

Spring Clean Up
Every Saturday to help revitalize the community in North Rosenberg. If you or your group would like to join, please email: Barry@attackpoverty.org or christina@attackpoverty.org.

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 p.m.  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.

Al-Anon Support Group
Does someone have a drinking problem? Weekly, one 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.

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 a.m., 1 p.m. 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 at The Quail Valley Centre(Golf Club), 2880 LaQuinta, Missouri City. All are welcome to come. For Information contact Bike Baker, 281-770-0060, thealchemist65@yahoo.com.

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.

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