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MONTH OF OCTOBER
Free Children’s Programs
Missouri City Branch Library, 1530 Texas Parkway, presents Toddler Time, Story Times, and After-School Breaks. The programs are free and open to the public. Pajama Night Story Time: Mondays at 7 p.m. Toddler Time: Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. “Hora de Cuentos Bilingüe,” a bilingual Story Time every Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Story Time for preschoolers: Thursdays at 10:15 a.m., and on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. After-School Break: For elementary grades, second Thursday, beginning at 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 281-238-2100 or 281-633-4734.
OCTOBER 1 – OCTOBER 30
A Pumpkin Patch will be held daily from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., St. Catherine of Sienna Episcopal Church, 4747 Sienna Parkway, Missouri City. Additionally, the storytime schedule can be found at www.siennachurch.org/school/ or by contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 281-778-2046.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26
Town Hall Meeting
Town hall meetings for Sugar Land City Council District 1 will be held 6-8 p.m., at the T.E. Harman Senior Center, 226 Matlage Way. Residents are invited to attend a meet and greet from 6-6:30 p.m. Topics include a proposed texting and driving ban, Smart Financial Centre, a neighborhood Walmart grocery store and the redevelopment of the Imperial property. Visit www.sugarlandtx.gov/myneighborhood for more information.
3D Printing & Tinkercad Basics
A program on 3D printing and Tinkercad basics will be held at Mamie George Branch Library from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Makerspace area of the library, located at 320 Dulles Ave. in Stafford. One person in attendance will win a personalized 3D-printed keychain! Free and open to the public, reservations are required. Visit www.fortbend.lib.tx.us, click on “Calendar,” select “Mamie George Branch Library,” and find the program, or call 281-238-2880.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 28, 29
Knock Me a Kiss
Hightower High School (3333 Hurricane Lane, Missouri City) will hold performances of Knock Me a Kiss at 7 p.m. each night. Presale tickets are $5 (adults) and $3 (students). At the door $10 (adults) and $7 (students). For more information, call 281-634-5311.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28
Harmony School Fall Festival
The Harmony School Fall Festival will be held from 5-7 p.m. There will be games, bounce house, food and more. Tickets sold at the door. The school is located at 13522 West Airport Blvd. Sugar Land.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29
Fall Fine Art Show
A Fall Fine Art Show sponsored by the Art League of Fort Bend will be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Vogelsang’s Heritage Hall – 1903 Avenue G, Rosenberg. A wide range of styles and techniques will be represented.
Houston Folklore & Music
Houston Folklore & Music, a special live performance by the Society, will be held at 2 p.m., in Meeting Room 1 of the library at 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.
Free flu shots
The Memorial Hermann Convenient Care Center in Sienna Plantation and the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County are teaming up to fight the flu and illiteracy by offering the public a free flu shot. No appointment is necessary. Simply drive up to the Convenient Care Center, donate a new book or writing notebook and receive a free flu shot. The Center in Sienna Plantation is located at 8780 Highway 6 in Missouri City, near HEB. For more information, call 713-222-2273.
Deserted Haunted House
A Deserted Haunted House will be hosted by the Harmony School of Science HOSA Club, 8-10 p.m., 13522 West Airport Blvd. Sugar Land, in the gym. $7 at the door, proceeds benefit HOSA students in national medical competitions and international and state conferences for the medical profession.
Walk MS: Sugar Land
A one-mile route at Sugar Land Memorial Park, Walk MS is an opportunity for people living with MS and those who care about them to connect and raise funds for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This year’s goal is $55,000. Visit walkMS.org, call 855-372-1331 or email email@example.com.
Hauntcert at Sugar Land Town Center
Free performance of Hauntcert at Sugar Land Town Center will be held at 2 p.m. by the Fort Bend Symphony. Costumes are encouraged, and there will be a costume parade at intermission, around 2:30 p.m. Bring lawn chairs. Michael Jackson’s Thriller, In the Hall of the Mountain King, The Phantom of the Opera and the theme from Star Wars will be included. Visit www.fbso.org for more information.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30
Sienna Plantation Farmers Market
Purchase farm-fresh produce by the pound at the Train Depot parking lot, 9600 Scanlan Trace, from 1-5 p.m. The event is open to the public. For more information visit www.siennaplantation.com.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 31
Fort Bend Cares Golf Championship
The Fort Bend Cares Golf Championship will be held at Pecan Grove Country Club. Registration begins at 10 a.m., with lunch at 11 a.m. followed by an 11:45 a.m. shotgun start. Proceeds from the event help improve the lives of disadvantaged children in Fort Bend County. To sponsor or sign up a team visit www.fortbendcares.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 832-819-2005.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2
MS Computer Classes
University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, will present free, introductory computer classes this month in the computer lab. “MS Publisher Survival Basics” Nov. 2, 2 p.m., learn the basics of using this desktop-publishing software program. MS Word Survival Basics” Nov. 29, 2 p.m., Learn the basics of using this word-processing software “MS Excel Survival Basics”, Nov. 30, 2 p.m. Learn the basics of using this spreadsheet software program. Reservations are required. Registration opens two weeks before each class. Visit www.fortbend.lib.tx.us, click on “Calendar,” select “University Branch Library,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling 281-633-5100.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3
A Facebook class will be held 2 p.m., in the Computer Lab at the University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land. Learn how to set up a Facebook account, search for friends, make “friend requests,” and write wall posts. The class is free, reservations are required. Registration will open on OCTOBER 20. Visit www.fortbend.lib.tx.us, click on “Calendar,” select “University Branch Library,” and find the program, or call 281-633-5100.
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4-6
Live performances by Pandora Theatre, of Vox Feminina VII, Laugh Lines, will be held from 7:30-9:30 p.m., and on Sunday, NOVEMBER 6, and from 2-4 p.m., in the Jodie E. Stavinoha Amphitheater at George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview in Richmond. The production contains content that may not be appropriate for those under the age of 16. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-342-4455 or 281-633-4734.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5
Harvest Green Harvest Fest
The Harvest Green Harvest Fest will be held 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Harvest Green model home park, 618 Vineyard Hollow Court in Richmond. Maniac Pumpkin Carvers will hold a live carving demonstration and food Network stars Marc Evan and Chris Soria will cap off an event that includes a farmers market, pie eating contest, food trucks, Village Farm tours and harvest-themed activities. Enter to win one of the uniquely decorated pumpkins and try your hand at embellishing a gourds at the pumpkin-decorating station. Free and open to the public, some activities may require a small fee. For more info, visit www.harvestgreentexas.com.
Sugar Mill Elementary will host the Sparkler Fair 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 13707 Jess Pirtle Blvd. between Eldridge Road and Burney Road. Games, an auction, train rides, face painting and food trucks. For more info visit www.sugarmillpta.org. All funds raised will benefit Sugar Mill Elementary PTA.
The Jig is Up in concert
The Jig is Up will be in concert at First United Methodist Church, Missouri City, at 10 a.m. in the church Chapel of the Resurrection, at FUMC is 3900 Lexington Blvd. For more information, call 281-499-3502 or email FriendsoftheArts@comcast.net.
Maker Day@ the Library
University Branch Library will host school-age students in grades 1 through 5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land. Stations will be set up throughout the library with art and science activities to encourage, inspire, and empower young people to explore the possibilities of their imaginations. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-633-5100 or 281-633-4734.
The 5K zombie mud run hosted at Tanks Paintball on 22011 Southwest Freeway in Richmond, supports three charities including the American Red Cross. For more information and to register, visit www.zombiecharge.com.
First Colony Block Party
First Colony Christian Church (4141 Sweetwater Blvd., Sugar Land) will hold the First Colony Block Party from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free entertainment and activities for kids. K-9 Animal Rescue will also be there.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6
34th Annual Fun Run/Walk
The Fort Bend Optimist Club Annual Fun Run/Walk is the primary fundraiser for its Youth Scholarship Program and many other programs that support Fort Bend Youth. The 5K race is on a level course and is timed electronically. Trophies will be given for the overall winner, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each age group in the 5K Run. There will be lots of giveaways, silent auction and raffle.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9
RR Museum Home School Day
Rosenberg Railroad Museum will feature the Operation Lifesaver Program and careers in the railroading industry from 10 a.m. to noon at 1921 Avenue F in Rosenberg. $15/child (5-12), children under 2 are free. Pre-registration is required. Visit www.rosenbergrrmuseum.org or call 281-633-2846.
Digital Photo-Editing Basics
Digital Photo-Editing Basics will be offered at 2 p.m., in the Computer Lab of the University Branch library, located at 14010 University Blvd. in Sugar Land, on the UH campus. Learn how to use free, online photo-editing tools to fix or fine-tune photos. Free and open to the public, reservations are required. Visit www.fortbend.lib.tx.us, click on “Calendar,” select “University Branch Library,” and find the program. or call 281-633-5150.
Holiday Paper-Craft Workshop
A Holiday Paper-Craft Workshop will be held at the Mamie George Branch Library 10-11:30 am, in the Makerspace area of the library, located at 320 Dulles Ave. in Stafford. Learn how to design and create customized holiday greeting cards and gift-wrappings. Free and open to the public, reservations are required. Visit www.fortbend.lib.tx.us, click on “calendar,” select “Mamie George Branch Library,” and find the program, or call 281-238-2880.
Internet Job Search Workshop
An Internet Job Search Workshop will be held at the Missouri City Branch Library from 1-3 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 1530 Texas Parkway. Learn how to submit a resumé and cover letter online, and how to search for jobs on the Internet. 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, or call 281-238-2100.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10
Holiday Open House
A Holiday Open House will be held at the Fort Bend County Law Library, located in the Fort Bend County Justice Center, 1422 Eugene Heimann Circle, Room 30298, in Richmond from 10 a.m. to noon. The public is invited to enjoy refreshments, tour the library, and watch demonstrations of the library’s database resources. For more information, call 281-341-3718 or 281-633-4734.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11
Veterans Day Luncheon
The Oyster Creek Rotary Club will hold its 17th annual Veterans Appreciation Luncheon 11:30 a.m. at the City Centre at Quail Valley, Missouri City. Veterans are invited to attend. Contact Charlie Adaway (Charlie@adaway.us 281-499-1987) or James Thurmond (email@example.com 281-261-7915) to RSVP.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12
Mega-Fest @ Your Library
Mega-Fest @ Your Library will feature music, entertainment and games from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview in Richmond. Free activities and fun for the whole family. For more information, call 281-633-4734.
Pre-Holiday Book Sale
A pre-holiday book sale will be held at the University Branch Library 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 14010 University Blvd., Sugar Land. Books, CDs, DVDs and LPs for adults and children will be available. Most items are $0.50 to $1. Proceeds support library programs. Good condition books, CDs and DVDs may be donated to the library.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14
Tabletop Tuesday will be held at the Sugar Land Branch Library, 6:15 to 8:15 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 550 Eldridge. Play tabletop games or card games at this special event for adults and teens over the age of 16. Games such as Munchkin, Ticket to Ride, Timeline, and Gravwell will be on hand, but those attending the event are welcome to bring their own favorite games as well. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-238-2140 or 281-633-4734.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19
Missouri City Green is hosting an Electronics Recycling event on Saturday, November 19. Recycle unwanted electronics responsibly from 8 a.m. to noon at the Public Safety Headquarters located at 3849 Cartwright Road. The event is free but donations are welcome to enable MCG to provide future community cleanup events. Visit www.missouricitygreen.org for more information and to view a list of acceptable items.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20
Pecan Harvest Festival
The Pecan Harvest Festival will be held from 1-6 p.m. at Decker Park in historical downtown Richmond along Preston Road. Activities such as a Pecan Bake-Off and children’s activities including Hay Rides. Food trucks, and beer will be available for sale to adults at the Biergarten! The event is free to the public.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30
Sons of American Revolution Dinner
The Sons of American Revolution Alexander Hodge Chapter will hold a dinner at the Sweetwater Country Club at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Tom Meinecke at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 281-980-1129.
Brainfuse HelpNow tutoring program enables the library system to provide online homework assistance in a broad range of subjects in both English and Spanish for students in grades kindergarten through 12, free of charge. The Internet-based service that provides on-demand homework help, seven days a week, from 3 to 11 p.m. Certified tutors are experienced in math, science, social studies, and English/language arts. If live, real-time assistance is not needed, students may also submit questions any time of the day or night, and emailed responses will arrive within 24 hours. For more information, call 281-633-4734.
EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY: Two-step Swingout Dance Lessons
Two-step Swingout dance lessons are held at Quail Valley Bistro, 2601 Cartwright Road Suite E, Missouri City. Contact Debra Dowell, 713-336-3984 or Leroy Dowell, 832-715-2847.
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: 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.