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APRIL 16-18

Friends of Sienna Branch Library Spring Book Sale

A spring cleaning sale of books and other items will be featured at the Friends of Sienna Branch Library Spring Book Sale, April 16-18. ALL adult novels, both hardback and soft cover, will be BUY TWO, GET ONE FREE.  In addition, sturdy reusable book totes, thousands of other gently used adult and children’s books, CDs and DVDs will be on sale at the at the Library, 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd., Missouri City.   Hours for the Sale are Thursday, April 16, 6-8 p.m.; Friday, April 17, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., and Saturday, April 18, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.


SATURDAY, APRIL 18

Lone Star Stomp

The Fort Bend County Museum will host its largest and most important fundraiser, Lone Star Stomp, at 6:30 pm, Saturday, April 18, at the George Ranch Historical Park arena. Lone Star Stomp: Tall Texas Tales will feature silent and live auctions, great food and drinks, interactive history demonstrations, and music from the Grammy nominated band The Texas Gypsies. This year’s Master of Ceremonies is Cowboy Dave, weekday evening 100.3 The Bull radio host. All proceeds of the Lone Star Stomp benefit the educational and preservation efforts of the Fort Bend County Museum. The event will be held in George Ranch Historical Park’s indoor arena, located at 10215 FM 762 in Richmond, TX.  For ticket and table reservations, underwriting and sponsorship opportunities, or more information, visit http://www.fortbendmuseum.org/annual-events/stomp/ or contact the event’s committee chair, Terri Norris, at tnorris@fortbendmuseum.org or 281-342-1256.

Sugar Land Earth Day Celebration Scheduled for April 18

Sugar Land’s Earth Day Celebration – called Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rock – will be held April 18, from 1-5 p.m., at Sugar Land Town Square. Paper shredding will be available at no cost throughout the event in the City Hall parking lot. Household hazardous waste will not be accepted this year since curbside collection is available to all residents. To request this service, call Republic Services at (713) 726-7307, or visit www.sugarlandtx.gov/hhw to learn more.

Missouri City Ballet’s production of Coppelia!

Local non-profit, Missouri City Ballet Company, is excited to announce the dates of their spring performances of Coppelia, at the Stafford Civic Center. This is the first time for the company to perform this beloved classic. This is a fantastically comedic ballet whose central character, Coppelia, is a life-sized doll created by a toymaker. Audiences will delight in the humorous nature of this ballet and the vibrant costuming and choreography. Missouri City Ballet proudly performs under the direction of their accomplished Artistic Director, Ms. Sharon Teague. You will not want to miss the incredible talent of this local, pre-professional ballet company. Missouri City Ballet will also be hosting “Cookies with Coppelia” as an extra option for those attending the Sunday matinee. Join our ballerinas for cookies and photo opportunities before the Sunday show.  This is an optional $5 add on for Sunday’s matinee only and must be purchased in advance. Tickets for all performances – April 18 & April 19– will go on sale February 28th through MISSOURICITYBALLET.ORG or by calling the ShowClix Box Office, #1-888-718-4253. Tickets will be higher at the door. Please email: cathy@missouricityballet.org for more information.

Travis High School “Tiger” Band announces Spring Fundraisers

Members of the Travis High School Band are currently sponsoring an Enchanted Gardens/Enchanted Forest gift card fundraising event, and preparing for upcoming fundraisers which will take place on April 18 and 27. The community is invited to take part in each of these events. Enchanted Gardens/Enchanted Forest Gift Cards – The Travis Tiger Band is selling $20 gift cards to Enchanted Gardens and Enchanted Forest through March 3. If you are interested in purchasing an Enchanted Gardens gift card to spruce up your yard while supporting the Travis band, contact Linda O’Leary at lindavoleary@gmail.com or visit www.travistigerband.comSpring Car Wash – On Saturday, April 18, the band will sponsor a Car Wash from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of Randall’s in Pecan Grove (at the corner of FM 359 and Plantation Dr.). A second Car Wash will take place on Saturday, May 16. For more information, visit www.travistigerband.com.

High-Flying Canines Headline Sienna Plantation’s Canine Carnival  

Dog lovers from all over are invited to bring their four-legged friends to the Sienna Plantation Amphitheater, 9600 Scanlan Trace, on Saturday, April 18 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. as the Fort Bend master-planned community of Sienna Plantation hosts a special Canine Carnival celebrating dogs of every size and shape. “The Big Dog Show,” a collection of 20 large-scale dogs standing eight feet tall, and “Four People” are ideal for photos with dogs, friends and family.  The sculptures celebrate 40 years of excellence in community development by The Johnson Development Corp., developer of Sienna Plantation and several other Houston-area master-planned communities.

LCISD Teacher Job Fair

Lamar CISD will hold its annual Teacher Job Fair, Saturday, April 18 at Briscoe Junior High School, 4300 FM 723 in Richmond. Lamar is opening Arredondo Elementary School in August 2015 and is projected to add more than 1,000 students per year for the next several years. The District’s fifth high school and junior high school are scheduled to open in August 2016. The Job Fair begins at 9 a.m. and will end at 2 p.m. Interested candidates must apply at the Lamar CISD web page – www.lcisd.org — prior to the Job Fair. Candidates should bring copies of their résumés and proof they are eligible to teach in Texas.


MONDAY, APRIL 20

Mended Hearts Chapter 362 Five Year Anniversary

Mended Hearts Chapter 362 is celebrating their Five Year Anniversary on Monday, April 20, 5:30 p.m. at the HBU Bradshaw Fitness Center, 7731 Southwest Freeway, dining room A, B, C second floor.  Parking is free.  Our speaker will be Millie Henn; our newly elected Executive Vice President for Mended Hearts.  Heart Bingo will follow.  The meeting will end with cake and ice cream.


TUESDAY, ARPIL 21

2015 Houston Go Red for Women® Luncheon

Please join the American Heart Association (AHA) for the 2015 Houston Go Red for Women® Luncheon on Tuesday, April 21. The annual luncheon will welcome more than 500 attendees to Hotel ZaZa to raise awareness and funds for women’s fight against heart disease. At the event, attendees will shop with local vendors expo style and enjoy a heart-healthy lunch while learning more about the Go Red for Women Campaign. 10 am. – 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21. Hotel ZaZa, 5701 Main Street, Houston, TX 77005. To participate in the annual event, register online by visiting www.houstongored.heart.org or by phone (713) 610-5000. Individual tickets to the event are $500 with remaining tables starting at $5,000. For more information, please contact Deandrea Dillard at (713) 610-5023 or deandrea.dillard@heart.org.

Loving Friends Dinner

Greg English will entertain Loving Friends at their monthly dinner meeting on Tuesday, April 21, arrival 5 pm. Greg English, popular local musician performs a variety of music including country, folk, blue grass, gospel and also comedic story tellin’, Location Sweetwater Country Club 4400 Palm Royale Blvd., Sugar Land.  Cost is $20 inclusive…complimentary valet parking available. Loving Friends are men and women who lost their spouses but support one another in a friendly and social environment. Reservations, call 281-261-4043 or 281-208-3124.


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22

eBay Selling Essentials: Cash for Clutter!

Has your child outgrown his clothes and you’d like to sell them? Do you need to replace a hubcap that flew off on the freeway? The online auction website eBay connects buyers and sellers from around the world in one convenient “virtual” marketplace. The Adult Services staff at Fort Bend County Libraries’University Branch Library will present “eBay Selling Essentials: Cash for Clutter!” on Wednesday, April 22, beginning at 2 pm, in the Computer Lab of the library, located at 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, on the UH campus. The class is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. Registration will open on April 8. 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, APRIL 23

7th “Justice for All”

Fort Bend Lawyers Care is proud to announce its 7th “Justice for All” (JFA) Luncheon, honoring the dedicated volunteer lawyers, non-lawyer volunteers, sponsors, donors and Strategic Partners for their hard work, time and resources donated to FBLC. FBLC provides civil legal aid and advocacy to low-income, Fort Bend County residents, families, veterans, and their spouses. The 2015 JFA Luncheon, is co-chaired by Will Colgin and Sharon Steckler. The Luncheon will be held on Thursday, April 23, 2015 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sugar Creek Country Club. Remaining Sponsorship opportunities range from $750 to $2,500. For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jennifer Kirkpatrick at (713) 517-1950 or send an email to jennifer@26daisies.com. For more information on Fort Bend Lawyers Care, please visit www.fortbendlawyerscare.org.

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Fort Bend County Libraries’ University Branch Library will demonstrate of one of its online resources, “Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center,” on Thursday, April 23, beginning at 2 pm, in the Computer Lab of the library, located at 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, on the UH campus. The demonstration is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. Registration will open on April 9. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “University Branch,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-633-5150, or by visiting the library.

29th Annual Banquet and Boat Raffle

The Fort Bend County CCA is preparing for its 29th Annual Banquet and Boat Raffle, set for Thursday, April 23 at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds. The evening kicks off at 6 p.m. in Building C and features a meal of steak and shrimp with all the trimmings. For tickets, call Albert Davis (281-232-7707) or Donnie Powers (281-850-9023). For table reservations, call Ren Davis (281-341-6828) or George Guest (281-384-7582). Banquet Chairman is Matt Meyer (832-595-4855.


SATURDAY, APRIL 25

Rebuilding the American Dream: Home-Buying 101

The idea of buying a home is exciting, but the process can be complicated and intimidating, especially for first-time home-buyers. Fort Bend County Libraries’ George Memorial Library will present a panel discussion about the process of buying a home at a special program, “Rebuilding the American Dream: Home-Buying 101,” on Saturday, April 25, from Noon to 4 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 1001 Golfview in Richmond. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call George Memorial Library at 281-342-4455 or the library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.

American Heart Association’s revolutionary CPR Anytime®

9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., and 1 p.m. Wheeler Field House, 16403 Lexington Boulevard, Sugar Land, TX 77479. Participants will also take home one of the American Heart Association’s revolutionary CPR Anytime® kits.  The American Heart Association’s Family & Friends CPR Anytime® Personal Learning Program allows anyone to learn the core skills of CPR in just 22 minutes using their own personal kit. The kit contains everything needed to learn basic CPR, AED skills and choking relief in any setting. Hands-only CPR training is not a certification course. Find out more by visiting heart.org/savealifehouston, emailing savealifehouston@heart.org or by calling 713-610-5052. Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at: @ahahouston. Join the conversation at #SaveaLife.

Family-History Research: FamilySearch Online

Learn about one of the online resources that are available for family-history research at a special program, “Family-History Research: FamilySearch Online,” on Saturday, April 25, beginning at 10 a.m., in the Computer Lab at Fort Bend County Libraries’ George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview in Richmond. The program is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “George Memorial Library,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-341-2608, or by visiting the library.

Craft Your Heart Out!

The next meeting of the “Craft Your Heart Out!” program at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Missouri City Branch Library will take place on Saturday, April 25, beginning at 11 am, in the Conference Room of the library. The Missouri City Branch Library is located at 1530 Texas Parkway. For more information, call the Missouri City Branch Library at 281-238-2100 or the library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.

Night at Monte Carlo

April 25 promises to be a night to remember when Congregation Beth El will be transformed into a Night at Monte Carlo. Our casino night agenda will not only feature gaming favorites but also a silent auction, a Texas Hold ‘em tournament, raffle prize drawings and a variety of desserts and other refreshments. The proceeds from this evening will help support temple programs and offer scholarships for our congregants. To make reservations or for more information on the Texas Hold ‘em tournament, sponsorships or silent auction donations, please call the temple office at 281-499-5066.

Stephen Ministry Introductory Workshop

Saturday, April 25, Fishers of Men Lutheran Church, 2011 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land  will host a Stephen Ministry Introductory workshop from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m.  Ms Laura Warner Gilmer will be the presenter for the workshop.  The cost of this workshop is $15 per person or $50 for four or more from the same congregation.  For more information or to register call Stephen Ministries at 314-428-2600 or visit www.stephenministry.org/workshop

TDECU Annual Shred Day, April 25

TDECU is hosting its annual Shred Day event on Saturday, April 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. as a free service to the community. The event presents the perfect opportunity for attendees to dispose of sensitive documents. Additionally, participants are encouraged to bring two canned food items to the event to benefit local food pantries. Note: magazines and newspapers cannot be accepted. Limit 200 lbs. per vehicle. WHAT: TDECU Shred Day WHEN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 2015 WHERE: TDECU Missouri City Member Center 9109 Sienna Christus Drive Missouri City, TX 77459.


MONDAY, APRIL 27

Travis High School “Tiger” Band announces Spring Fundraisers

Members of the Travis High School Band are currently sponsoring an Enchanted Gardens/Enchanted Forest gift card fundraising event, and preparing for upcoming fundraisers which will take place on April 18 and 27. The community is invited to take part in each of these events. Enchanted Gardens/Enchanted Forest Gift Cards – The Travis Tiger Band is selling $20 gift cards to Enchanted Gardens and Enchanted Forest through March 3. If you are interested in purchasing an Enchanted Gardens gift card to spruce up your yard while supporting the Travis band, contact Linda O’Leary at lindavoleary@gmail.com or visit www.travistigerband.comAnnual Golf Tournament – The Tiger Band will host its 5th Annual “Tee Up for Tunes” Golf Tournament on Monday, April 27 beginning at 1 p.m. at Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club. The scramble format tournament will include a Putting Contest, Long Drive Contest and a $10,000 Hole In One prize award. Dinner will be provided following the tournament and will include a Silent Auction. Contact Roger Masek at rogmasek@aol.com or 281-235-4750 for registration information or sponsorship opportunities. You can also visit the band website at www.travistigerband.com for details.

Tee Up for Tunes and Support the Travis Tiger Band

The Travis High School Tiger Band will host its 5th Annual “Tee Up for Tunes” Golf Tournament on Monday, April 27 beginning at 1 p.m. at the Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club. The scramble format tournament will include a Putting Contest, Long Drive Contest and a $10,000 Hole-In-One prize award. Dinner will be provided following the tournament and will include a Silent Auction. Contact Roger Masek at rogmasek@aol.com or 281-235-4750 for registration information or sponsorship opportunities. You can also visit the band website at www.travistigerband.com for more details.


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29

Missouri City Branch Library celebrates El Día De Los Niños

Celebrate El Día de los Niños – Day of the Children – at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Missouri City Branch Library at a special event on Wednesday,April 29, beginning at 6:30 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 1530 Texas Parkway. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Missouri City Branch Library at 281-238-2100 or the library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.

Learn more about Crocheting at University Branch Library

The Adult Services staff at Fort Bend County Libraries’ University Branch Library will present “Get Hooked on Crochet!” on Wednesday, April 29, beginning at 7 pm, in the Small Meeting Room of the library, located at 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, on the UH campus. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the University Branch Library at 281-633-5100 or the library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.


FRIDAY, MAY 1

Fort Bend Lunch and Learn

The Alzheimer’s Association is hosting a free lunch and learn presentation on Friday, May 1, 2015 from 12pm-1pm at the Sugar Land First United Methodist Church located at 431 Eldridge.  The topic is “Dementia Conversations” and this free workshop will offer tips on how to have honest and caring conversations with family members about going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans.  Community members, family caregivers, and professionals are invited to attend and a free lunch is provided.  RSVP to Marisa Ramon at mramon@alz.org or 713-314-1346.


MAY 1-2 

Open Championship Golf Tournament

Fort Bend Cares is proud to partner with Presenting Sponsor Finnegan Auto Group for its new Open Championship Golf Tournament on Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2 at Fort Bend Country Club. Led by a committee of golf enthusiasts, the charitable foundation hopes to raise funds by encouraging golfers of all skill levels to partake in this two-day challenge. The event will feature various flights determined by team handicaps, with starting times based on scores within the flights. Friday will start at 8:00am and continue throughout the day with entertainment, food, beverages and great prizes for all golfers. Saturday will start at 10:00am and conclude with an awards ceremony in the early afternoon. Team prices are $400 for two people for two days and sponsorships start at $500. All proceeds from the event benefit disadvantaged children and youth in Fort Bend County. To sponsor, sign up as a two-person team, or volunteer, visit www.fortbendcares.org, email info@fortbendcares.org, or call 832-819-2005.

2nd Annual BBQ Cook-off

The Jarrod Wittneben Memorial Scholarship Foundation proudly announces their 2nd Annual BBQ Cook-off to be held at the Needville Harvest Park, May 1-2, 2015. The event will boast jackpot fajitas and margaritas on Friday with live entertainment by Johnny Flores and DJ Mario. Saturday will bring more excitement to the air. There will be fun carnival style games and activities for the kids, including a bounce house and trackless train and local vendors will have booths set up for shopping. The foundation is currently welcoming sponsors and donations. We have space available for vendors and BBQ team entries. For more information, visit www.jarrodwittnebenmemorial.com or call 832-344-6828.


SATURDAY, MAY 2

Oyster Creek Rotary Club Crawfish Boil

Oyster Creek Rotary Club Crawfish Boil, 5-8 p.m. May 2 at Stafford Centre. Raffle tickets $100 each with two dinner tickets, dinner tickets $20 each, and we have hot dogs etc for kids. The Oyster Creek Rotary Club main emphasis is to eradicate polio, as well as support local charities.

Design with your Lil’ Guy

Calling all moms! It’s time to register for Design with your Lil’ Guy, an event set for May 2, from 3-5 p.m., at the Imperial Park Recreation Center (IPRC), at 234 Matlage Way. Design with your Lil’ Guy is a special Do-It-Yourself (DIY) day for moms and sons to build memories.  The cost is $10 per couple for IPRC members or $25 per couple for non-members. Each additional lil’ guy is only $5.  Space is limited, so don’t wait.  Call, and register today! For more event information, contact the IPRC at (281) 275-2885.

Learn how to use ancestry.com

Learn how to explore the online family-history resource, Ancestry.com, on Saturday, May 2, from 10 to 11:30 am, at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Sugar Land Branch Library, located at 550 Eldridge. The program is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required. For more information, call the Sugar Land Branch Library at 281-238-2140 or the library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.

Learn Fishing Basics at Sienna Branch Library Program

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Sienna Branch Library will present an introductory program on the fundamentals of fishing on Saturday, May 2, from 12:30 to 2:30 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd in Missouri City. Walker is the Missouri City area chief for Texas Parks & Wildlife and is also a boating instructor with the organization. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Sienna Branch Library at 281-238-2900 or the library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.


SUNDAY, MAY 3

Discover Sugar Land

Pull together a team of your friends, brush up on your Sugar Land history and get ready to “discover Sugar Land” in a whole new way!  Sterling McCall Automotive Group is the proud presenting sponsor of a unique fundraising event that will be held on Sunday, May 3, to benefit the Sugar Land Heritage Foundation.  The Discover Sugar Land Scavenger History Hunt combines history, competition and fun, as rival teams take to the road to follow clues leading them throughout the city to historical and iconic Sugar Land landmarks. For sponsorship package details and to register for the Discover Sugar Land Scavenger History Hunt, please visit the Sugar Land Heritage Foundation website at www.slheritage.org or contact Dennis Parmer, Executive Director, at 281-494-0261 or dparmer@slheritage.org.


MONDAY, MAY 4

Hands and Hearts 2015 Golf Tournament

Hands and Hearts Foundation of Sugar Land, Texas, will host its 14th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament at Sugar Creek Country Club, 420 Sugar Creek Boulevard, Sugar Land, on Monday, May 4. Stan Wilkening serves as Hands and Hearts board president as well as chair of the golf committee.  He invites individuals, companies and corporations to support this fund-raising event. Sponsorships range from a Tournament Co-Sponsor at $5,000 to Hole Sponsor levels of $2,000, $1,000 or $500. For registrations received prior to April 20, individual player fee is $150 including the Advantage Package: two Mulligans, a huge drive on Par 5 and a putting contest entry.  The cost per player increases to $175 on April 21. For additional information, please contact the tournament committee by mail at Hands and Hearts Foundation, 5826 New Territory Boulevard #600, Sugar Land, Texas 77479-5948; or by email at contact@handsandheartsfoundation.org. Stan Wilkening can be reached directly at 713.304.3247.  Visit www.handsandheartsfoundation.org for a tournament signup sheet.


MAY 5-6

Free Introductory Computer Classes

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Adult Services staff at the Sienna Branch Library will present free, introductory computer classes this month on setting up and maintaining a blog on the Internet for individual or professional uses. The class “Blogging for Beginners” will take place on Tuesday, May 5, beginning at 10 a.m., in the Computer Lab of the library. The class will consist of a hands-on introduction to basic skills for people who would like to learn how to set up and maintain a blog using blogger.com. Various features of popular blogs will be illustrated. The class “Blogging for Business” will take place on Wednesday, May 6, beginning at 10 a.m., in the Computer Lab of the library. This class will review the process of setting up a blog, and will explore different methods for earning money by maintaining a blog. The classes are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “Sienna Branch Library,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-238-2952, or by visiting the library. The Sienna Branch Library is located at 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd in Missouri City.


STARTING MAY 5

Missouri City Branch Library presents Introductory Computer Classes

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 classes will consist of a hands-on introduction to basic skills for people who would like to learn more about using these tools. The classes are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “Missouri City Branch,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-238-2100, or by visiting the library.


SATURDAY, MAY 9

The 64th annual National Day of Prayer

The 64th annual National Day of Prayer is May 7. Plan events for your family, congregation, business, school, and study groups at http://nationaldayofprayer.org/events/ . Please attend the community gatherings below. The 2015 theme is Lord, Hear Our Cry, I Kings 8:28 Hear the cry and the prayer that your servant is praying in your presence this day.” The Sugar Land Garden Club is hosting its 16th annual Spring Garden Tour on May 2 from 9am-3pm.  Rain date is May 9. Tickets may be purchased on the day of the tour for $15.  Tickets, which will include a tour map with house locations will be sold at the BancorpSouth Building parking lot, 8410 Highway 90A, next to the Venetian Estates neighborhood. The club meets at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 702 Burney Road, 77478 on the third Tuesday of the month.  The meetings feature speakers on garden-related topics.


WEDNESDAY, MAY 13

Senior Trust Alliance to Honor Centenarians at the 4th Annual Older Americans Celebration

On Wednesday, May 13, 2015, The Senior Trust Alliance of Fort Bend County will host the 4th annual Older Americans Celebration at the Rosenberg Civic Center. The event will honor and celebrate the lives of the centenarians living in Fort Bend County and recognize the month of May as Older Americans Month. To learn more about the Senior Trust Alliance, visit www.seniortrustalliance.com.


FRIDAY, MAY 15

Pink in the Park

Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and the Sugar Land Skeeters will celebrate Pink in the Park, Friday, May 15 at Constellation Field in Sugar Land. The Skeeters ask that you join them in wearing pink when they take on the York Revolution in the “Pink Out” game starting at 7:05 p.m. followed by a fireworks show. Breast cancer survivors are invited to participate in a pregame ceremony starting at 6:15 p.m. All who register will be honored on the field and the first 50 registrants will receive 2 free tickets to the game. Kristi Chambers is a breast cancer survivor and will throw out the first pitch. Breast services at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land include digital mammography for screening and diagnostics, including the cutting edge 3-D breast tomosynthesis. This digital technology can detect smaller breast tumors that may be missed by traditional mammography


SATURDAY, MAY 16

Impact A Hero 5K Walk, Run and Wheel

Saturday, May 16 begins at 7:30 a.m., NRG Park. Honorary Chairman:  Houston Texans Coach Bill O’Brien will participate in the event with our wounded heroes. Master of Ceremonies:  KPRC Channel 2, Sports Director, Randy McIlvoy. Impact A Hero anticipates more than 2,500 runners, including 50 wounded heroes and their families. Family Focus with kid activities. Cost per person: $35, Kids 1k (Age 10 and under): $12. Impact A Hero Hall of Fame Gala Dinner, Diamonds & Denim. Master of Ceremonies:  KPRC Channel 2, Sports Director, Randy McIlvoy. Sunday, May 17; 5 p.m., NRG Stadium on the 50 yard line. Standard single gala ticket – $250. Impact A Hero Golf Challenge. Honorary Chairman: Jackie Burke, Master Champion. Monday, May 18; 10 a.m., Champions Golf Club. Individual Champions golf play – $1,250. For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.impactahero.org

7th Annual Sugar Land Bash Benefiting Snowdrop Foundation

“The 7th Annual Sugar Land Bash Benefiting Snowdrop Foundation” will be held Saturday May 16th at the Sugar Land Town Square plaza from 4pm-9pm. The Sugar Land Bash will benefit the Snowdrop Foundation, which provides funding for pediatric cancer research at Texas Children’s Cancer Center and scholarships for college bound pediatric cancer patients and childhood cancer survivors in Fort Bend County. From 4-6pm music will be provided by Best in Texas DJ’s and from 6-9pm live music will be performed by the Undercover Band, sponsored by Southwest Infiniti. Visit www.SugarLandBash.org for full details. 


WEDNESDAY, MAY 20

“Education has no boundaries”

Fort Bend Friends and Neighbors Foundation cordially invites you to the Joint Annual Membership Meetings of Fort Bend Friends and Neighbors and FBFN Foundation. Sweetwater Country Club located at 4400 Palm Royale Boulevard, Sugar Land will be the site for this event on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 with the program starting at 11:00 am for social time.  Please RSVP your attendance no later than May 12, 2015.  For more information about FBFN Foundation, please visit our website atwww.FBFNFoundation.org.


MONDAY, MAY 25

Sugar Land Set for 7th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony

The City of Sugar Land will honor the brave me and women of the U.S. Armed Forces for their selfless service by hosting its 7th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony on May 25, at 10 a.m., at Sugar Land Memorial Park, 15300 University Blvd. The official ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. with a presentation of colors and special tributes from members of the community. The ceremony, event activities and shuttle service are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Sugar Land Parks and Recreation Department at (281) 275-2885 or visit www.sugarlandtx.gov.


SATURDAY, MAY 30

2nd Annual Keepin’ It Renal 5K Run/Walk

In order to raise funds to support our cause, The Chris “CJ” Johnson Foundation, Inc. will be hosting the 2nd Annual Keepin’ It Renal 5K Run/Walk.  This event will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the Sugar Land Memorial Park- Large Pavilion, 15300 University Blvd. Sugar Land, Texas 77479.  On-site registration begins at 0730 and the race will began promptly at 0830. Registration fee is $25.00, which includes a t-shirt and refreshments.  Children 10 and younger may walk free (t-shirts are $10.00). Please register by May 9th to be guaranteed a t-shirt. You may contact: Ritchie Johnson at chrisjohnsoncancerfoundation@gmail.com or call me at 832-721-8998.


FRIDAY, JUNE 5

28th annual National Cancer Survivors Day®

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is joining nearly 14 million American cancer survivors in celebrating the 28th annual National Cancer Survivors Day® this year. Also being recognized are the many family members, friends and health care providers whose contributions to, and support of, cancer survivors help make the celebration possible. Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Cancer Center welcomes all local cancer survivors and a guest to join us as we honor survivors living with a history of cancer. The Cancer Survivors Day Celebration and Luncheon will be held Friday, June 5 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Conference Center. RSVP Required. Call 281.274.7500 or visit houstonmethodist.org/events to reserve a seat.


ONGOING

Yoga Class -all levels welcomed

$65 per Month OR By the Class / 1 class $20 ~ 5 classes $75 ~ 10 classes $100. *Late Class Times by Appointment Only. Classes are 60 minutes ~ Hatha & Raja Yoga0 Wear loose and comfortable, non-binding clothing. Yoga mat for stretching/exercise and a firm pillow for sitting in meditation are recommended. SCHEDULE: Monday~Wednesday~Friday, 9:30AM, Monday ~ Tuesday, 6PM & 7:15PM*, Wednesday, 6PM, Saturday, 11AM, YOGA FOR KIDS, Classes include basic yoga stretches, asanas, and breathe control along with short meditation sessions, 5 & 6 yrs ~ 45 minutes *     $40 per month, 7 – 12 yrs ~ 60 minutes **  $60 per month. All Classes by appointment only ~ Space is limited. Classes kept small to ensure each child gets personal instruction on proper body alignment. SCHEDULE: Tuesday & Thursday *   3:30PM ~ 4:15PM ** 4:30PM ~ 5:30PM

Free Income-Tax Help at Fort Bend County Libraries 

Fort Bend County Libraries will again host representatives from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), who will provide free income-tax-preparation assistance for low-income taxpayers at several locations in the Fort Bend County library system through April 15. Patrons should bring the following information to the session if possible: a photo ID; Social Security card(s) for self, spouse, and all dependents; last year’s tax return; W-2, 1099s, and any other compensation received in 2014; unemployment compensation statements; and any other documents that are necessary to complete your return.

AARP Missouri City  Chapter # 3081 Monthly Meeting

AARP Missouri City  Chapter # 3081 Monthly meeting at City Hall Complex/Missouri City 1552 Texas Parkway, 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

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.

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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