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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

St. John Paul II and the Messages of Holy Love

Paul Cranley of Richmond will give a presentation “St. John Paul II and the Messages of Holy Love” describing John Paul II’s influenced on the recent revelations of the United Hearts of Jesus and Mary.  Two times are available:  Tue. Sept. 2, 10:00-11:30 a.m., University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd., Sugar Land and Thursday, Sept. 4 6:30-8 p.m., George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview Dr., Richmond. (Rm. 2C).  Come hear how to experience a fresh outpouring of God’s power through daily devotion to the United Hearts.  All people of all ages and faiths are welcome and can practice this devotion in the privacy of their own homes.


SEPTEMBER 2 & 3 

Computers 101

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Adult Services staff at Missouri City Branch Library, 1530 Texas Parkway, will present a variety of free, introductory computer classes this month. The “Computers 101” class will take place on Tuesday, September 2, beginning at 7:00 pm, in the Conference Room. The class will be repeated on Wednesday, September 3, beginning at 10:00 am. This class presents a basic introduction to using computers. Participants may also register online, by calling the library at 281-238-2100, or by visiting the library.

Catch Me If You Can

Cast Theatrical Company is holding auditions for the classic play “Catch Me If You Can” by Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert Directed by David Hymel. For character descriptions and Age ranges see Cast Theatrical Company Facebook page. Auditions are held at Cast’s Theatre 1909 Ave G Rosenberg, at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 2 and 3. For additional information contact David at Hymel@projectconsulting.com


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

Fort Bend Cares hosts two Volunteer Informational Socials

Join Fort Bend Cares as it hosts two Volunteer Informational Socials where you can find out how to get involved with the organization, a local non-profit now in its 10th year serving disadvantaged children and youth. The first event will be Thursday, Aug. 21, 11:30am-1pm at the Fedrick Harris model home in Waterside, Riverstone Development, Sugar Land (5003 Water View Bend). Lunch will be provided by Riverstone. The second one is set for Thursday, Sept. 4, 5:30-7pm at Another Time Soda Fountain in Downtown Rosenberg (800 Third Street). Enjoy Another Time’s famous soda fountain drinks and more!

Missouri City sponsors trip to Delta Downs

Participants will meet at the Recreation & Tennis Center at 8:15 a.m., and the bus will leave for Delta Downs at 8:30 a.m. Limited spots are available for all senior residents ages 50 and up. Interested individuals can sign up now for $10 at the Recreation & Tennis Center, 2701 Cypress Point Dr.  All participants are responsible for providing their own money for game play and lunch.


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

SAT/ACT PREP

Representatives from Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions will conduct free SAT® and ACT® practice-test sessions at several locations in the Fort Bend County library system in September. September 6 – George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview, Richmond. The practice tests take place from 10:00 am to 2:15 pm. The sessions are free, but seating is limited and reservations are required. George Memorial Library (281-342-4455).

Willowridge Hall of Fame

The Willowridge Wall of Honor, Inc. and T.J. Ford, former NBA player and Willowridge High School alum, will host the eighth Wall of Honor Banquet, Saturday, September 6, 2014, at The Power Center, 12401 South Post Oak Road, Houston, Texas at 7:00 pm.

EzyBizPlan training workshop at Sienna Branch Library

Anyone who is considering starting a new business is encouraged to attend a hands-on workshop on how to create a business plan at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Sienna Branch Library from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd. in Missouri City.

Yoga for Kids – Open House

BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIALS. Sat, Sept. 6th, 3PM-6PM. Call/email before Sept 6th 281-969-8175 - yogamixstudio@gmail.com Yoga Mix Studio LLC,  2601-G Cartwright Rd Missouri City, TX 77459.

Reconstruction of a Survivor

The organization will hold two upcoming events – a Community Service Project on Sept. 6 with a Pink Blanket Project, with Houston Methodist St. John’s Hospital, and the Elaine Turner Boutique Evening of Shopping on Oct. 9. If you have any questions, please contact  Program Coordinator Wanda Johnson 713-504-3649 and/or Founder & Director Dr. Jennie Bennett  713.741.4422 or by email drjbennett@roasurvivor.org.

Sugar Land Heritage Foundation’s Museum

Visit the Sugar Land Heritage Foundation’s Museum located at 198 Kempner Street in Sugar Land. The museum is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in conjunction with the Imperial Farmer’s Market hours. Museum volunteers are available to explain the artifacts, photographs, exhibits and video presentations, outlining Sugar Land’s rich history as a company town. Admission is free.


SEPTEBMER 6 to 28

Will Tiny Thumbelina Triumph?

This delightful children’s musical is running Saturdays and Sundays, Septt. 6-28, at Fort Bend Theatre, 2815 N. Main (Hwy 90) in Stafford. Tickets are only $10 and can be purchased at fortbendtheatre.com. For more information and special group rates, call (281) 208-3333.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

With the start of the new school year and the new year of 5775 almost upon us, Congregation Beth El has announced that it will be holding an Open House at 10 a.m. on Sept. at our Missouri City location.  For more information, please call the temple office at 281-499-5066.


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

Literacy Council of Fort Bend County Offers Tutor Training

. The Literacy Council of Fort Bend County will be holding tutor training on Monday, Sept. 8 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Wednesday, September 10 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Monday, Sept. 15 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. If you are interested in impacting someone’s life by becoming a tutor, please contact the Literacy Council at 281.240.8181 or visit the website at www.ftbendliteracy.org.  The next tutor training dates are Sept. 8, 10, 15 & 17. Help us to “Change Lives Through Literacy!”

Missouri City AARP Chapter Meeting

Missouri City AARP Chapter 3081 meets monthly (Second Monday), 1522 Texas Parkway, City Center, 11:30-1 pm. Lite lunch and speaker featured at each meeting. All 50 yr + adults welcomed to membership stressing fun, fellowship, and community service. Buddy Snyder, 2602 Creekway Circle, Missouri City,Tx 77459. 713 859 5920


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

Mahjong Classes

Starting September 9, Missouri City will be hosting weekly Mahjong classes at the Recreation & Tennis Center, 2701 Cypress Point Dr. All area residents are invited to come refresh their Mahjong skills in a friendly environment every Tuesday at 1 p.m. Although entry to this program is free, interested individuals are encouraged to RSVP by calling 281.403.8637.

YogaMix

Classes will include basic yoga stretches, asanas (postures) and breathe control along with short meditation sessions. 5 & 6yrs Tuesday / Thursday 3:30p – 4:15p. 7-12 yrs Tuesday / Thursday 4:30p – 5:30p. All classes are by appointment only.  Space is limited.  Classes will be kept small to ensure each child gets personal instruction on proper body alignment. For our Back to School Special, please join us at our Open House on Sept. 6 from 3 to 6 p.m. or call/email before Sept. 6. Please visit our website at yogamixstudio.com for more information.


SEPTEMBER 9 & 10 

Hands-On Internet

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Adult Services staff at Missouri City Branch Library, 1530 Texas Parkway, will present a variety of free, introductory computer classes this month. The “Hands-On Internet” class will take place on Tuesday, September 9, beginning at 7:00 pm, in the Conference Room. The class will be repeated on Wednesday, September 10, beginning at 10:00 am. This class presents an introduction to using the World Wide Web. Participants may also register online, by calling the library at 281-238-2100, or by visiting the library.


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

DAR Chapter to meet

Fort Bend Chapter National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet Wednesday, September 10, 10:30 AM in the chapel of the First United Methodist Church, 3900 Lexington Blvd., Missouri City. September program’s  speaker is Richard Lo Vesque, President, Houston Glass Club American Depression Glass.  Contact Gwen Goldsberry at jbbumdar@hotmail.com for more information. Visit website at http://www.texasdar.org/chapters/FortBend/.

Working Through Grief Classes at Sugar Land First United Methodist Church 

Grief reaches many people, in all walks of life, and can be hindering. Join this intimate, confidential group to feel God’s restoring touch and the healing you seek. This is a free eight-week class designed by the class facilitator, Jim Dawson. Jim is a certified grief counselor by the American Academy of Grief Counseling. The class will begin Sept.10 and is offered at two times – 10 a.m. or 7 p.m. Please register with Cindy Wenz at 281-634-8909 or cindy.wenz@sugarlandmethodist.org or call the church for more information at 281-491-6041.


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.

SAT/ACT PREP  

Representatives from Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions will conduct free SAT® and ACT® practice-test sessions at several locations in the Fort Bend County library system in September. September 13 – Sienna Branch Library, 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd, Missouri City and First Colony Branch Library, 2121 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land. (Registration will open on September 1). The practice tests take place from 10:00 am to 2:15 pm. The sessions are free, but seating is limited and reservations are required. Sienna Branch Library (281-238-2900). First Colony Branch Library (281-238-2800).

Hands-on composting class 

A hands-on composting class will be held on Saturday, September 13 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Missouri City Recreation and Tennis Center located at 2701 Cypress Point Dr.  Registration is at 9 a.m. and the fee is $15 per registrant with accompanying family members free.  Each registrant will receive one compost bin valued at $60.  For more information, email info@missouricitygreen.org

Family Movie Day & LEGO® Play

The Sugar Land Branch Library will present a special “Family Movie Day & LEGO® Play” at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 550 Eldridge. For more information, call the branch library at 281-238-2140 or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.

Preservation of Houston’s Visual Resources

The Fort Bend Museum Docents will meet at 9:30 a.m.  on Saturday, Sept. 13  at the Gus George Academy, 1521 Eugene Heimann Circle, in Richmond.  Story Sloane III of Story Sloane’s Gallery will present “Preservation of Houston’s Visual Resources.”  Guests are welcome.  For more information contact Fort Bend Museum, 281-342-6478.

Quilts through Time Quilt Showcase

Presented by Coastal Prairie Quilt Guild. Hundreds of quilts on display, large vendor market, classes, demonstrations, raffles and much more. Plus free parking! Friday, September 12, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday, September 13, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Road, Stafford, TX. On Friday, September 12, at 2 p.m., 6 Quits of Valor quilts will be presented to military veterans, plus one very special surprise QOV presentation. Guest Artist: Winnie Fleming   Member Artist: Shirley McCaddon. Tickets: $9, good for both days. Please see the website, www.cpqgtx.org, for more information and a $1 off coupon.


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

Making the Most of Your Next Doctor Visit

6-7:30 p.m. Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital – First Floor Conference Rooms. 17500 W. Grand Parkway Sugar Land, Texas 77479. Come join Memorial Hermann Sugar Land’s Diabetes Support Group Monday, Sept. 15.  This is a wonderful and highly interactive group where people come to celebrate and learn more about living with diabetes.  Our September group will focus on “Making the Most of Your Next Doctor Visit.”  All participants will enjoy a diabetic-friendly cooking demonstration and receive a recipe card!

On Sept. 15,  the Robert Rankin Chapter #62 and the Alexander Hodge Chapter #49 of the Sons of the American Revolution will award the Medal for Heroism and the Law Enforcement Commendation Medal to Officer Ramon Morales of the Richmond Texas police department.

Officer Morales to be honored

Officer Morales was the officer who pulled the women out from underneath the oncoming train and saved her life while endangering his own. This occurred in June of 2014. We will be attended by Ms. Evalyn W. Moore, the Mayor of the City of Richmond Texas.  The ceremony will occur at City Hall Annex, 600 Morton Street in Richmond Texas at 6:30 pm. The Sons of the American Revolution are proud to make these awards.


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

Square Dance lessons

The Brazos Bottom Belles & Beaus will begin Square Dance lessons on Sept. 16. On Sept. 2 and Sept. 9 they will have “Fun Nights” for you to come see what square dancing is all about and they are free. We will begin at 7:30.  Mr. Garland Smith will be the instructor and we are located at Faith Lutheran Church, 800 Brooks Street, in Sugar Land.  For further information call Paul Hillis at 281-499-8203. Our web page is www.bbbbhome.com

Mario Pedone to Entertain Loving Friends

Loving Friends will meet for dinner, fellowship and entertainment on Tuesday, September 16 at the Sweetwater Country Club located at 4400 Palm Royale Blvd., Sugar Land. Mario Pedone, a professional accordion artist, who has a studio in Sugar Land, will be the featured entertainer. Mario’s musical range includes, but is not limited to classical, Latin, European, and American standards. Registration starts at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. The dinner, including entertainment, is $20 inclusive and complimentary valet parking is available. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (281) 261-4043. For information on becoming a member, please call (281) 261-4043. New members always greeted with a warm welcome.


SEPTEMBER 16 & 17 

MS Word Survival Basics

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Adult Services staff at Missouri City Branch Library, 1530 Texas Parkway, will present a variety of free, introductory computer classes this month. The “MS Word Survival Basics” class will take place on Tuesday, September 16, beginning at 7:00 pm, in the Conference Room. The class will be repeated on Wednesday,September 17, beginning at 10:00 am. This class presents an introduction to using this word-processing software program. Participants may also register online, by calling the library at 281-238-2100, or by visiting the library.


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

Quail Valley Mom’s Club Kickoff Party

The Quail Valley Mom’s Club will host its kickoff party at 7 p.m. Sept. 17 on the patio of the new City Centre at Quail Valley. If you’d like to meet other QV moms, please attend the event for refreshments, door prizes, free mini makeovers and more. The QVMC hopes to schedule more events throughout the year and beyond. QVMC is looking for club officers with roles ranging from treasurer to social chair. For more information, e-mail qvmomsclub@gmail.com.


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

Sugar Creek Garden Socials

The SUGAR CREEK GARDEN  OFFICERS are working hard for the upcoming  year . They are planning many some new and exciting programs along with fun activities for all to enjoy. The first meeting for the club will be held at Sugar Creek Country Club beginning at 9:30 am, Sept. 18  with the social hour with the program and business meeting to follow.

Learn about digital storytelling

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Sienna Branch Library will show you how to create a digital multimedia story at a special program, “Introduction to Digital Storytelling,” at 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 18, in the Computer Lab of the library, located at 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd in Missouri City. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “Sienna Branch,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-238-2952, or by visiting the library.


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

Zebra Open

Area golfers can get a shot at a $1,000,000 payday while playing golf to benefit an area non-profit organization which provides therapeutic and recreational sports programs for Houston area disabled veteran and young adults. For the second year, STARskaters.org will hold the “Zebra Open” at Southwyck Golf Course in Pearland.  This year’s tee time is 1:30pm on Sept. 19. To register or for more information, visit www.STARskaters.org. For more information, call Jim O’Neill at 713-446-6902 or e-mail him at jim@starskaters.org.


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

SAT/ACT PREP  

Representatives from Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions will conduct free SAT® and ACT® practice-test sessions at several locations in the Fort Bend County library system in September. September 20 – Sugar Land Branch Library, 550 Eldridge. The practice tests take place from 10:00 am to 2:15 pm. The sessions are free, but seating is limited and reservations are required. Sugar Land Branch Library (281-238-2140).

Acting classes at Fort Bend Theatre

Registration for our Fall Acting classes is beginning August 4, 2014! Children will be instructed on a wide variety of the dramatic arts, including stage movement and directions, voice and diction, pantomime, storytelling, expression, and improvisation. Classes will be held on Saturday mornings at 2815 North Main Street in Stafford, from Sept. 20-Nov. 15. Each session ends with an exciting performance open to family and friends for free! For ages 5-7 the cost is only $125. The cost for the classes ages 8–13 is $200. Classes: Beginner: Musical Theatre :(Ages 5-7) 9-10 a.m. - Beginner/Intermediate: (Ages 8-12) 10- 11:30 a.m. - Advanced: (Ages 8-13) 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. All sessions are payable by a $50 non-refundable deposit to hold your child’s place. Balance must be paid in full by September 13th. Space is limited! Give your children the gift of a learning theatre from gifted professionals! For more information, visit the www.fortbendtheatre.com or call (281) 208-3333 to register TODAY! Afternoon Teen Acting Classes and Improv will also be returning this fall, so please check our website for upcoming details!

Hispanic Heritage Day Celebration

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Missouri City Branch Library, 1530 Texas Parkway, will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Day from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 20, with activities throughout the library. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Missouri City Branch Library at 281-238-2100.

TAKE A PRACTICE ACT or SAT—with Essay! 

Elkins High School. Saturday, Sept. 20 8 a.m. until approximately 1 p.m. $15. Arrive at Elkins’ Commons by 8:00 with pencils, calculator, and picture ID. Deadline for registration is Sept. 12th. No confirmation will be sent. No refunds. No walk-ins. No late registrations accepted. Pick up results and attend an information session Oct. 7th, 5:00-6:30 pm. at Elkins. Scores not picked up will be sent to the counselors at the student’s home school the following week. 

 


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

7th Annual State of the Schools Luncheon

The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce’s Education Division will host the 7th Annual State of the Schools Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 12 at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square. The State of the Schools luncheon brings together the Superintendent of Schools from Stafford Municipal School District – Dr. Robert Bostic, Lamar Consolidated School District – Dr. Thomas Randle, Fort Bend Independent School District – Dr. Charles Dupre, to address issues and share successes in public education in 2014.

Fall Interfaith Environmental Stewardship Event

Join with people of all faiths, or no faith at all, in caring for our shared environment  from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 21.  We will engage in hands-on environmental stewardship by working with the Japhet Creek Nature Conservancy to remove trash and invasive species and to plant native plants in a Houston city park, Japhet Creek Nature Park. Japhet Creek Nature Park serves a neighborhood with little other access to greenspace.  The park is located at 4600 Clinton at Emile in Houston (south of I-10 East). Contact Lisa at gcs.lrc@gmail.com or 713-372-7345 for more information or to sign up to help. Photo attached of the garden beds created at the Spring Interfaith Environmental Stewardship Event.


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

14th Annual RCPAAA Golf Classic

The Richmond Citizens’ Police Academy Alumni Association to host this golf classic Monday, September 22, Pecan Grove Country Club, Richmond, 10:15 a.m. check in, 12 p.m. (noon), Shotgun Start. Contests, awards, door prizes, silent auction, dinner included. Single player $95, Commissioned Officers, or police & fire dept. employees $70. For more info MSgt. Lowell Neinast 281-342-2849 or LNeinast@ci.richmond.tx.us.

Missouri City hosts pickleball

Missouri City will host pickleball, which is similar to badminton and tennis, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 22 at the Recreation & Tennis Center, 2701 Cypress Point Dr. A lunch will be provided. For more information, call 281-403-8637.


TUEDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Fort Bend Boys Choir

For this 18th season of the Music Magic program, the class will meet on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m., beginning September 23rd and ending December 2nd at the First United Methodist Church Missouri City, 3900 Lexington Blvd., Missouri City. Classes are limited in size so please call the choir office at (281) 240-3800 to pre-register or visit their website at www.fbbctx.org.


SEPTEMBER 23 & 24 

MS PowerPoint Survival Basics

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Adult Services staff at Missouri City Branch Library, 1530 Texas Parkway, will present a variety of free, introductory computer classes this month. The “MS PowerPoint Survival Basics” class will take place on Tuesday, September 23, beginning at 7:00 pm, in the Conference Room. The class will be repeated on Wednesday, September 24, beginning at 10:00 am. This class presents an introduction to using this presentation software program. Participants may also register online, by calling the library at 281-238-2100, or by visiting the library.


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

ACT PREP 

Representatives from Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions will conduct free SAT® and ACT® practice-test sessions at several locations in the Fort Bend County library system in September. September 27 – Albert George Branch Library, 9230 Gene Street, Needville & September 27 – University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd, Sugar Land. (Registration will open on September 13). (* This practice test takes place from 9:00 am to 1:15 pm). The practice test takes just over 4 hours, from 10:15 am to 2:30 pm. The sessions are free, but seating is limited and reservations are required. Albert George Branch Library (979-793-4270), University Branch Library (281-633-5100).

“Take Back” Day

City, DEA Partner to “Take Back” Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Missouri City Police Department, 3849 Cartwright Rd. The City will accept unwanted medication free of charge, providing residents the opportunity to safely dispose of their expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs.

Fall Festival and Plant Sale

The Sugar Land Garden Club Fall Festival and Plant Sale. Unique and Seasonal Plants, Children’s Activities, Butterfly Garden, Bee Keeping, Arts & Crafts, Food Vendors, $500 Landscape Raffle. Kick-Off for Elementary School Garden Competition at 10 a.m.  Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 8:30-1:30. New Location: KC Hall & Grounds, 702 Burney Rd. www.SugarLandGardenClub.org


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

Business Showcase Expo

The longest running EXPO in the county by Business Spirit, Inc. will be held Monday, September 29, 5 p.m.- 7:30 p.m., Hampton Inn, 4909 Hwy. 6, Missouri City. Free admission, hors d’oeuvres, drinks. Exhibitor booths $175, call 713-598-5454; sponsorships, $300+, call 281-773-0689. Visit www.businessshowcase.net.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4

Breast cancer survivors tribute

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Sugar Land will shine a light on breast cancer survivors during a free, family-friendly tribute concert at 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 in Sugar Land Town Square. For more information about the event, visit www.Facebook.com/MDAndersonSugarLand. To learn more about MD Anderson in Sugar Land visit,www.MDAnderson.org/SugarLand.


MONDAY, OCTOBER 6

Job-Search Survival Tips

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Sienna Branch Library will present a free, two-part workshop of “Job-Search Survival Tips,” beginning on Monday, Oct. 6, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd in Missouri City. The series will continue on Oct. 7, at the same place and time. Different topics are discussed each night. For more information, call the Sienna Branch Library at 281-238-2900 or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7

Annual National Night Out

This year’s National Night Out is set for Tuesday, Oct. 7. Fort Bend County neighborhoods are asked to develop block parties in order to meet their neighbors and discuss methods of fighting and preventing crime in their areas. To arrange for a deputy to attend a block party, contact Deputy Gerard Argao in the Community Services Division – Crime Prevention Unit via email at argaoger@co.fort-bend.tx.us.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18

Breast Cancer Walk

We are having a breast cancer walk in Buffalo Run Park on Oct. 18 with a mini health fair (for the health of it)  after the walk. We want to invite the Missouri City community to come out. For more information, call Janice Workcuff at 713-405-9178 or visit www.angelsurvivingcancer.net.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Fort Bend residents to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s.  Constellation Field will be the site of the Walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18.

Annual Genealogy Symposium 

In recognition of Family-History Month in October, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Local History and Genealogy department will present the 3rd Annual Genealogy Symposium on Saturday, October 18, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, in the Meeting Room at George Memorial Library, located at 1001 Golfview in Richmond. Registration will begin at 9 am, and different lectures will be presented throughout the day.


OCTOBER 18 – 19

11th annual Gulf Coast International Dragon Boat Regatta

The tradition of dragon boat racing is the ultimate team building activity for 25 team members. Register your corporate team, community team, breast cancer survivor team or youth team. The Festival will also feature pan-Asian cultural performances, arts & crafts and cuisine.Admission is free for spectators. For more information or event/team sponsorship, e-mail director@texasdragonboat.com or visit texasdragonboat.com


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1

Mega-Pet adoption event

Fort Bend Co. Animal Services’ Hunting for Homes to hold this adoption event Saturday, November 1, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Fort Bend County Fairgrounds. Find them on Facebook under Hunting for Homes for more information or call the animal shelter near you.


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6

Under the Mistletoe

Tickets are now on sale for the 2014 Sugar Plum Market!  The always popular Preview Night will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. on Nov. 6.  With the theme “Under the Mistletoe,” attendees are guaranteed to have a good time as they enjoy fabulous shopping and delicious hors d’oeuvres.  The Sugar Plum Market is presented by the Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL) and Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. Preview Night is being underwritten by Trustmark Bank and is the perfect way to kick off the holiday Market.


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15

WCJC’s Second annual invitational golf classic

Wharton County Junior College will host its second annual invitational golf classic on Saturday, Nov. 15 at the Wharton Country Club, with all proceeds benefitting the WCJC President’s Scholarship Fund and the Presidential Scholars Program. The four-player scramble will have separate 18-hole shotgun starts at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. For additional information, or to secure an entry form that includes sponsorship opportunities, visit wcjc.edu or contact Cheryl Machicek at 979.532.6322 or cherylm@wcjc.edu.


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

SEPTEMBER 20 – NOVEMBER 15

Fall Acting Class registration is ongoing

Registration for our Fall Acting classes is ongoing Children will be instructed on a wide variety of the dramatic arts, including stage movement and directions, voice and diction, pantomime, storytelling, expression, and improvisation. Classes will be held on Saturday mornings at 2815 North Main Street in Stafford, from Sept. 20 – Nov. 15.. Each session ends with an exciting performance open to family and friends for free!

La Leche League monthly meetings

La Leche League of Fort Bend’s evening meeting is on the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Our daytime meeting is on the third Monday of the month at 10:30am at St. Theresa Catholic Church Family Life Center. To speak to an accredited La Leche League Leader, call Erin at 281-325-0618, Lisa at 281-710-7171, Laura at 281-277-4989 or Shandi at slrbroussard@gmail.com or visit www.texaslll.org.  For more information about breastfeeding, visit www.lalecheleague.org.

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 Aug. 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 p.m.; Thursday – 12 p.m.; and Sunday – 6:30 p.m., 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 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 to 8:30 p.m..

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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