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WEDNESDAY, JULY 20
Serve Your City Government, Apply for Boards and Commissions
Sugar Land is looking for volunteers interested in giving their time, energy and expertise to serve as members on the City’s boards and commissions, groups that provide valuable insight and advice on various issues and events. City Council has opened the recruitment process for all boards. All applications must be submitted electronically by July 20 at 5 p.m. through the Serve Sugar Land website at https://volunteer.sugarlandtx.gov/. In August, City Council will review all applications and select nominees for further consideration. Appointments and reappointments to boards and commissions will be made in September.
Secrets to Great Cupcakes
The Culinary Book Club at the University Branch Library beginning at 1:30 pm, in Conference Room 1 of the library, located at 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, on the UH campus. The theme of the month is “Birthday Cupcake Wars.” The Culinary Book Club meets on the third Wednesday of every month – from beginners to advanced. Share tips, get ideas, and enjoy the camaraderie of other individuals who have an interest in cooking and good cuisine! The program is free and open to the public. 281-633-5100 or 281-633-4734.
Brazilian Dance Performance
for children in grades 1 through 5 experience the culture of Brazil in a special musical-dance performance, “Capoeira Brazilian Dance,” beginning at 2:00 pm, in the Meeting Room of the University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, on the UH campus. Seating is limited; a free handstamp – available one hour before the performance – is required for admission. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the University Branch Library at 281-633-5100 or 281-633-4734.
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FRIDAY, JULY 22
Last day to register: Fort Bend 4-H Discovery Camp
Discover rocketry, fashion, gardening, and more! 3rd-6th graders. ONE day only, Wednesday July 27, 8am-4pm at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds. Camp is FREE last day to register is July 22. Registration will not be taken at the door. To register please visithttp://agrilife.org/ftbend4h/camps/ or call 281-342-3034.
SUNDAY, JULY 24
Fort Bend County Accordion Club (FBCAC)
3:pm – 6:pm at STUDIO 8, 1420 S. Mason Rd., Suite 190, Katy, TX 77450. 832-774-8849. Free and Open to the Public. Enjoy music from around the world. If you play accordion bring it with you and join in. Please let us know if you will be playing so that we can include your name in the program. contact: Mario Pedone, 713-401-7933 or Vince Ramos 281-204-7716.
MONDAY, JULY 25
Vacation Bible School
Peace Lutheran Church and Iglesia una Luz en tu Camino #2, will be hosting a VBS the week of July 25-29 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location is Peace Lutheran Church, 1026 Radio Lane Rosenberg. The VBS is free to all kids in the community and is open to all kids between PreK (age 4) to 6th grade. Crafts & refreshments will be provided daily. Call 281-342-8800 or visit peace-rosenberg.org for moreinformation.Se habla español.
Interest Meeting for 4-H Veterinary Science Project
The Fort Bend County 4-H and Youth Development program is sponsoring the meeting at 6:00 p.m. at the Fort Bend County Extension Office. The meeting is open to parents with youth between the ages of 12 and 16 and in the seventh grade or higher. The meeting will outline the curriculum, goals and objectives of the project. Students who sign up for the project will be committed to a five-year plan of study working directly toward a career in veterinary medicine. Students who complete the necessary hours and curriculum will receive a certificate of completion and can then apply to become a Certified Veterinary Assistant. Visit http://agrilife.org/ftbend4h/vs/ for more information, call Natalie Heimann at 281-342-3034 or email Natalie.Heimann@ag.tamu.edu.
TUESDAY, JULY 26
Sons Of The American Revolution Dinner
The Alexander Hodge Chapter of the Texas Society of the Sons of the American Revolution will have a dinner meeting at the Sweetwater Country Club in Sugar Land. If interested in attending please call Tom Meinecke at 281-980-1129. We will also help with your application if you are interested in joining.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 27
Introductory Computer Classes
at University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, a hands-on introduction to basic skills for people who would like to learn more about using these computer programs. “MS Word Survival Basics” for version 2010 will take place on Wednesday, July 27, at 2:00 pm, in the Computer Lab. “MS PowerPoint Survival Basics” for version 2010 will take place on Thursday, July 28, at 2:00 pm, in the Computer Lab. The classes are free and open to the public. Seating is limited reservations are required. Registration opens two weeks before each class. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “University Branch Library,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-633-5150, or by visiting the library.
THURSDAY, JULY 28
“SSLW Sail Into 28”
Suburban Sugar Land Women is celebrating 28 years of service 6:00pm – 8:30pm, at the Highlands Clubhouse, 1910 Williams Trace Blvd., Sugar Land,Texas 77478. Social and Founders Recognition Presentation. Please bring your donation to the event, or mail toSSLW, Post office Box 2384, Sugar Land 77487, by Thursday, July 21. Please RSVP by Sunday, July 24, midnight or before, firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info call 713-256-7953.
MONDAY, AUGUST 1
Vacation Bible School
August 1 – 4 at 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m at St. Catherine of Sienna Episcopal Church, 4747 Sienna Parkway, Missouri City, TX 77459 for youth who have completed K through 5th grades. Registration Forms online at www.siennachurch.org
FBISD Season Football Tickets
for Austin, Bush, Cements, Dulles, Elkins, Hightower, Kempner, Marshall, Ridge Point, Travis and Willowridge high schools are available. The season pass entitles you to an assigned seat at Home games. When you are a Visitor, the pass will act as General Admission to the game with no assigned seating. Tickets will be sold at the FBISD Athletic Office in Wheeler Field House (16403 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land 77479) from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Mondays through Fridays (except for Friday, Aug. 5 when the office of closed).
• August 1 through August 12 – Only 2015 season ticket holders may purchase the seats they hold in 2015. If you plan to be out of town during this time, you may purchase your tickets by mail. Please mail us a check for the amount specified below payable to Fort Bend ISD. Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope to enable us to return your season tickets to you.
• August 15 through August 25 – All remaining season tickets will go on sale to the general public on a “first-come, first-served” basis. Season ticket sales for all FBISD high schools will end on August 25 when the first game kicks off the 2016 season.
Ticket options are not to be transferred to another individual. (Cash or check only – no debit or credit card transactions)
Sugar Land Branch Library will present “Zumba for Adults” 6:30 to 7:30 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, at 550 Eldridge Rd. Learn basic Zumba movements and how to stay physically fit with regular exercise. Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers, bring a bottle of water. The program is free and open to the public. For more info call the Library at 281-238-2140 or 281-633-4734.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3
Community Baby Shower
Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital will host the event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Sweetwater Pavilion on the Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital campus. Attendees may stop by anytime during the shower. Demonstrations on how to safely use baby carriers, presentations on the importance of safe sleeping practices, and a Sugar Land police officer will be speaking about car seat safety, lactation consultants from the Birthing Center will be available to talk one-on-one with moms and provide guidance and support. Light refreshments will be provided. Attendees can also participate in several drawings. Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital hosts its annual Community Baby Shower in recognition of World Breastfeeding Week. For more information visit houstonmethodist.org/sugarland or call 281.274.7080.
Online Job Resource
Job-hunters can learn about a special online resource, Job & Career Accelerator™ at 2:00 pm, in the Computer Lab at the University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, on the UH campus. An overview and demonstration of this online resource for job-hunters who are searching for the right job or a new career. The class is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, reservations are required. Registration will open on July 20. visit (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “University Branch Library,” and find the program. Or call 281-633-5100, or visit the library.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 4
All About Smartphone Apps
An introductory class, begins at 2:00 pm, in the Computer Lab, at the University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, on the UH campus. It is not necessary to own or to bring a smartphone to attend and benefit from this class. Free and open to the public. Reservations are required.. To register online visit (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “University Branch,” and find the program. Or call 281-633-5100.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 6
Houston Tidelanders Good Time Show
Join the Houston Tidelanders Chorus and Quartets for a Good Time Show benefitting the Fort Bend Family Promise at Christ United Methodist Church Family Life Center 3300 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land, TX 77479. Show Times are 1 p.m. – Tickets: $12.50 includes popcorn and soft drinks; 6 p.m. – Tickets: $25 includes light dinner and soft drinks. For tickets: houstontidelanders.org or call: 713-223-8433 or email: email@example.com
Business Plan Workshop
Hands-on workshop on how to create a business plan at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Sienna Branch Library on Saturday, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, in the Meeting Room located at 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd. in Missouri CiITY. EzyBizPlan training workshop will explain how to create your business plan. The program is free and open to the public. Call the Sienna Branch Library at 281-238-2900 or 281-633-4734.
Missouri City Branch Library will have a “Service & Volunteer Fair” from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 1530 Texas Parkway. Find out where your talent, skills, and time are most needed, and how you can make a difference in your own community. Event is free and open to the public. Call 281-238-2100 or 281-633-4734.
MONDAY, AUGUST 8
Child Advocates Training Class
Child Advocates of Fort Bend is offering a week-long training class to train volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children. Child Advocates of Fort Bend currently serves more than 400 children each month through its Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Program and Children’s Advocacy Center. Volunteers must be over 21 years of age, complete an application and interview, and submit to background screening. For more information or an application, please contact Volunteer Services at 281-344-5258 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 10
MS Powerpoint Class
First Colony Branch Library, Computer Camp for Teens. 2:00 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land. To help teens become more proficient in MS PowerPoint. Class is free and open to the public. Reservations are required. To register online (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “First Colony Branch,” and find the program, or call 281-238-2800.
Internet Job-Search Workshop
At Missouri City Branch Library from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 1530 Texas Parkway. Program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Library at 281-238-2100 or 281-633-4734.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 12
Chemo Cap Outreach
St. Catherine of Sienna Episcopal Church, located at 4747 Sienna Parkway, is sponsoring a Chemo Cap Outreach. Starting August 12th and meeting the 2nd Friday of each month, those who crochet, knit, or sew are invited to join others from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. making chemo caps for those in need. Participants should bring their own supplies – acrylic or cotton preferred – no wool. Patterns are available at the church. Contact Melindamelinda@siennachurch.org 281-778-2046 for information.
Comic-Book Fans Assemble
from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land. People who enjoy reading and collecting comic books are invited to share their favorite comic-book stories. Intended for ages 13 and up. For more info call 281-238-2800 or 281-633-4734.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 13
Starting at 10:30 am, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 1001 Golfview in Richmond. Saltwater Surf and Pier Fishing. The program is free and open to the public. For more info call 281-342-4455 or 281-633-4734.
Strengthen Your Brain
Learn how to use your brain, mind and body to bring about personal growth 2:00 to 4:00 pm, in the Meeting Room of Fort Bend County Libraries’ Missouri City Branch Library, 1530 Texas Parkway. The program is free and open to the public. For more info call 281-238-2100 or 281-633-4734.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, AUGUST 13 & 14
Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra announces the creation of the first symphonic choir in Fort Bend County. Open call auditions for singers of all ages will be held at Grace Presbyterian Church located at 10221 Ella Lee Lane, 77042. You may audition as a solo or a small group. An accompanist will be provided. Group auditions will be held both days from 1 – 2 pm, solo auditions held from 2 – 2:30 pm each day. Auditions for symphony musicians of all ages will be held both days from 3 – 4 pm. Audition forms and links may be found on the FBSO page under the “Chorus” tab or the “Audition” tab at www.fbso.org. For more info email email@example.com.
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.
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 email@example.com or 281-403-5827, or Missouri City Councilman Floyd Emery firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-562-0331.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
2016 Health & Wellness Expo
The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce’s Healthcare Division is hosting the 2015 Health & Wellness EXPO on, 2015. The EXPO will be held at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, Brazos Pavilion Conference Center – 1665 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, TX 77479 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
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.
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.
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 .
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: email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.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 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 7:00 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 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 7:00 to 8:30 pm.