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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
Capture Fort Bend County
Fort Bend County Libraries is seeking entries for the September photo contest. Amateur photographers are invited to enter original photographs beginning SEPTEMBER 5. The deadline for entries is SEPTEMBER 30. Entries being accepted at all of the county libraries. There is no fee to enter. For more information, call 281-633-4734.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 2
Golf “Fore” Autism
Hope For Three Autism Advocates will host the Second Annual Golf “Fore” Autism charity tournament at Sugar Creek Country Club, 420 Sugar Creek Blvd., Sugar Land. To register, visit www.hopeforthree.org or call 281-245-0642.
The workshop will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd., Sugar Land. The Fort Bend United Way THRIVE Center will share information, tips, and resources to help navigate the rebuilding after the hurricane. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-633-5100 or 281-633-4734.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4
Coffee with a cop
The Missouri City Police Department will celebrate National Coffee With A Cop day from 7-10 a.m. at Dunkin’ Donuts, 9050 Hwy. 6, Missouri City.
Bipartisan Grassroots Event, Workshop
A free program for people wanting to learn about local politics, bipartisanship, running for office and more will be held at 5;30 p.m. at the U of H Sugar Land Library, 14010 University Blvd., Sugar Land. RSVPs are required by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more, visit www.fortbendvoters.org.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5
Alief AARP Chapter 3264
Alief AARP Chapter 3264 will have its monthly meeting at The Abbey. The program will be presented by Frown Clowns of Grace Presbyterian Church. The Abbey is located at Westminster Plaza, 2855 Westminster Plaza Blvd., Houston in the upstairs ballroom of the Health Center. Doors open at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served for those desiring at 11:30 a.m. at a cost of $8. Complimentary dessert, coffee, tea, and water are also served. Call Jan at 281-785-7372 for more information and reservations.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7
Bargain Book Sale
At First Colony Library, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2121 Austin Parkway. Paperbacks, hardbacks, DVDs, children’s/youth books, nonfiction at bargain prices. Donations accepted anytime. Proceeds from the sale benefit the library and its programs.
Deer and Hog Hunting
George Memorial Library is your host at 10 a.m. at 1001 Golfview in Richmond. Barry Eversole, a game warden with Texas Parks and Wildlife, will provide an introduction to hunting white-tailed deer and hogs in Texas. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-342-4455 or 281-633-4734.
The Sugar Land Branch Library will present the class, 10:15 a.m. to noon, 550 Eldridge. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-238-2140 or 281-633-4734.
Paper on the Press
Held at 2 p.m. at the University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land. Learn about the invention and early impact of printing. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-633-5100 or 281-633-4734.
Barbecue and dance
The Missouri City Exchange Club will hold its annual Barbecue and Country & Western Dance, “Fist Full Of Dollars,” on October 7. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. and ends at 11 p.m., in the Missouri City Community Center. Wade Andrew Smith and Driftwood will be the headlining musical guest. Proceeds from the event will benefit scholarships for local students. For ticket information or become a sponsor, contact Julia Hardy at email@example.com.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10
Fall Coffee Social
Hosted by FRIENDS of Child Advocates in the home of Brenda Bartley. Coffee, mimosas, light fare and learning about the FRIENDS mission. A holiday decorating presentation by Feather and Nest Interiors will be featured. For more information and to RSVP for the event, call 713-384-8096.
Computer Coding for Adults
Adults who are interested in gaining highly valuable coding skills will have an opportunity to expand their digital creativity abilities at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Computer Coding for Adults workshop at the Sugar Land Branch Library from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m., in the Tech Center of the library, located at 550 Eldridge. The workshop is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. To register, visit www.fortbend.lib.tx.us, click on Events, select Sugar Land Branch, and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-238-2140, or by visiting the library.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11
3rd Annual Senior Expo
The Fort Bend Star will host the only local event of its kind at the Stafford Centre at Cash and Murphy roads, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Senior citizens will visit with over 65 vendors and have all their questions answered regarding health care, retirement, housing, investments and anything else a senior may need. Breakfast and lunch will be served. For information and to register to attend please visit FortBendStar.com click on the Senior Expo link. Sponsorships and vendor space is still available, call 281-690-4200 for more information.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12
Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital will host the education seminar at 6 p.m. in the Brazos Pavilion Conference Center. Learn to identify risks, methods of diagnosis and management to minimize the risk of complications. Registration is required. Visit events.houstonmethodist.org/diabetes-sl or call 281-274-7500.
Fort Bend County Libraries
Fort Bend County Libraries presents programs each month that are specifically tailored to high school-age teens in grades 9 through 12. In October, the University Branch Library in Sugar Land will have the following programs for the Young Adult community.
Young Adult Advisory Council – Thursday, October 12, at 5 p.m. in Conference Room 1. Earn volunteer/service hours and meet new friends while helping to shape the future of library services for teens. Registration not required.
YA Adulting 101: Manage Your Money Wisely – Thursday, October 19, at 5 p.m. in Meeting Room 2. The series gives teens a crash course in daily-living tasks they will need in order to thrive after high school. These programs are 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. The University Branch Library is located at 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, on the UH campus.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13
Gracias Choir Performs
International Youth Fellowship (IYF), in association with Gracias Choir, will present Christmas Cantata at Smart Financial Centre. The award-winning and internationally acclaimed Gracias Choir will perform in 26 cities in just 29 days as it journeys America for its 2017 U.S. tour. Admission is free. To reserve a ticket, visit http://christmascantata.us/
Grow you business
Fort Bend County Libraries’ University Branch Library will present SCORE: Grow Your Business with Email & Social Media beginning at 10:30 a.m., in Meeting Room 1 of the library, located at 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, on the UH campus. The class 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.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14
Race for Grace
Abigail’s Place will host its second annual 5K and 1K fun run at Cross Creek Ranch in Fulshear. Proceeds from the race will benefit Abigail’s Place, a relief organization committed to supporting Fort Bend single mothers and their children by providing transitional housing and restoring hope during a time of family crisis. For more information and to register, visit this link.
Self-Management of Chronic Disease
Fort Bend County Libraries’ Sugar Land Branch Library will present a program on Self-Management of Chronic Disease from 10:30 am to noon, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 550 Eldridge. 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.
Writing Suspense & Thrillers
Fort Bend County Libraries will present a special program for aspiring writers, Thrills in the Crosshairs: Writing Suspense & Thrillers, from 1-3 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the First Colony Branch Library, 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land. The workshop is free and open to the public. For more information, call the First Colony Branch Library at 281-238-2800 or the library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 16
Golf “Fore” Autism
An upcoming charity golf tournament, Golf “Fore” Autism is one of several awareness campaigns held to generate funds for Hope For Three’s Family Assistance Program. The event, presented by Timewise, will be held at Sugar Creek Country Club, 420 Sugar Creek Blvd, Sugar Land. Tee time is noon. To learn more or to register, call 281-245-0640 or visit www.hopeforthree.org.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17
Best Practices in Autism Treatment
Fort Bend County Libraries’ First Colony Branch Library will present Best Practices in Autism Treatment at 7 p.m. in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the First Colony Branch Library at 281-238-2800 or the library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19
Healing and Hope Luncheon
Domestic violence survivor and advocate Taylor Armstrong will be the guest speaker at this year’s Fort Bend Women’s Center Healing and Hope Luncheon at Sweetwater Country Club in Sugar Land. The luncheon is the keynote event in Fort Bend Women’s Center’s annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month campaign. Sponsorship packages are available. Individual tickets on sale now. For more information, visit www.fbwc.org.
Fort Bend Friends and Neighbors Foundation will host the fundraiser at 10 a.m. at Safari Texas. Silent auction to support the scholarship program. Lunch $30. Call 281-265-4074
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21
NADMI Prayer Breakfast
Network of African Descendants Ministers Int’l will host the breakfast. 8 a.m., Sugar Land Marriott, 16090 City Walk, Sugar Land. The focus is to pray for leaders and provide community information. Call 832-643-0241 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In recognition of Family-History Month in October, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Local History and Genealogy department will present its 6th Annual Genealogy Symposium from 9:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., 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. The workshop is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. To register, visit www.fortbend.lib.tx.us, click on Events, select George Memorial Library, and find the program. Participants may also register by calling 281-341-2608.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9
Grown-Up Spelling Bee!
The Literacy Council of Fort Bend will host the event at Constellation Field to raise funds for adult literacy programs in Fort Bend. For more information, visit ftbendliteracy.org or call 281-240-8181.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14
Pecan Grove Women’s Club
Held at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, 13016 University Blvd., Sugar Land, at 9 a.m. for Jingle Tree’s new event. Discover new trends in holiday décor. Tickets are $20 per person. Visit www.hmns.org/sugarland to purchase. For more information, email: email@example.com.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19
Pecan Harvest Festival
Visit Historic Downtown Richmond and enjoy a day of fun activities. Vendors, farmers market, beer and wine garden, baking contest, classic car show and more, Noon to 8 p.m. For more information, visit pecan-harvest-festival-tx.com.
Story Spinners Writing Club
Hosted by the George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview in Richmond. 5:30 to 8 p.m. All levels welcome to write, share, learn and support. Free and open to the public. The program meets on the third Thursday of every month. For more information, call 281-342-4455 or 281-633-4734.
Adopt a Shelter Cat
Fort Bend Pets Alive is partnering with Half Price Books in Sugar Land to find homes for shelter cats and to promote literacy among young readers. School aged children are invited to come read to a cat, receive a “I read to a cat” bookmark and to be eligible to adopt a cat for 50 perecent off that day. Held 1:30- 4:30 p.m. the first Saturday of every month.
Spring Clean Up
NAMI Fort Bend Last Sunday of every month
Chinese Family Support Group to support all Chinese speaking families with a family member living with mental illness. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call NAMI 281-494-5193 or Chinese line 832-273-3117.
Book of Mormon Study Group
Free study sessions focusing on the sermons and teachings of the Book of Mormon prophets – King Benjamin, Nephi, Alma, and Jacob about the Savior Jesus Christ begins at 7:00 PM on Tuesday nights at 14555 Lexington Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77478. Call (713) 371-8979 for more information. See www.mormon.org.
Al-Anon Support Group
Does someone have a drinking problem? Weekly, one hour meetings every Saturday night, 8 p.m., Lamplighters, 2425 FM 1092, (Murphy Road) in the Baytown Seafood strip center. Last Saturday of month the meetings are held at Denny’s Hwy.6 near Murphy Rd. Call Dorothy 281-416-3711.
AARP Missouri City Chapter #3081 Monthly Meeting
Monthly meeting at Missouri City Recreation/Tennis Center. 2701 Cypress Point Dr., Missouri City. Second Monday of every month. 11:15 a.m., 1 p.m. Fun/Food/Fellowship/Learning. Contact Buddy or Barbara 713-859-5920 or 281-499-3345.
Oyster Creek Rotary Club Meets
The Oyster Creek Rotary Club meets every Friday at noon at The Quail Valley Centre(Golf Club), 2880 LaQuinta, Missouri City. All are welcome to come. For Information contact Bike Baker, 281-770-0060, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.