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ON GOING IN MAY
Spring Clean Up
Every Saturday to help revitalize the community in North Rosenberg. If you or your group would like to join, please email: Barry@attackpoverty.org email@example.com
THURSDAY, MAY 5
National Day of Prayer
The 65th annual National Day of Prayer is Thursday May 5, 2016. Attend the community gatherings at 10:00 AM Missouri City-City Hall, Sienna Brushy Lake Pavilion, and Meadows Place City Hall at noon Sugar Land Town Square and Simonton City Hall at 7:00PM Fulshear City Hall, Stafford City Hall,Wessendorf Park Richmond, and Katy Merrell Center. Plan events for your family, congregation, business, school, and study groups at http://nationaldayofprayer.org/events/ .
Fort Bend Chamber will host Gail Morea. Opportunities with TxDot on from 7:30 – 9:00AM at the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce. Details of upcoming events can be found atwww.FortBendChamber.com or call 281-566-2152 or Sheridan@fortbendcc.org.
FRIDAY, MAY 6
Fort Bend Chamber Education Division
will host Arturo Jackson, Stafford MSD Board President, on from 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM at the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce. Details of upcoming events can be found atwww.FortBendChamber.com or call 281-566-2152 or Sheridan@fortbendcc.org.
SATURDAY, MAY 7
11th Annual Stafford High School Auto Show
Vehicle Registration 10:00 AM. Refreshments, Kids Moon-walk, Welding Designs on Display, Derby Car exhibition. Pinewood Derby Competition, Contact: Red Garner, 281-731-1547. Stafford High, 1625 Staffordshire Rd, Stafford, 77477. (Student Parking Lot) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Fort Bend Boys Choir – Audition Today!
9:00 a.m. – 12 Noon at the First United Methodist Church-Missouri City. Boys should be 8 years old or going into the third grade for the 2016-2017 school year. Scholarships and payment plans are available in addition to carpool assistance. Call the Fort Bend Boys Choir office for more audition details and/or if you need to schedule an alternate date. Also, ask about Music Magic, their music enrichment program for 6 and 7 year old boys – no auditions required! Visit www.fbbctx.org or Facebook fan page, YouTube or Twitter. Call (281) 240-3800 to learn more.
MONDAY, MAY 9
Sugar Land Masonic Lodge Community Builder Award
Being presented to Sugar Land Mayor James Thompson. The Lodge will also present four scholarships to high school graduates through the Mirabeau B. Lamar Scholarship Program & four honorariums to local teachers. Both of these programs are open to the public and begin at 7:30PM. There will be an “invitation only” dinner prior to the programs. Please join us for the Dinner and programs. For reservations please call 281-565-2866 or 832-490-7819.
TUESDAY, MAY 10
Citizens’Police & Fire Academy
This free, seven-week program is for individuals who are at least 18 years of age and either live or work in Missouri City. Interested residents could apply online on the city website or pick up an application at the following locations: *Public Safety Headquarters, 3849 Cartwright Rd. *Police Mini Station, 1703-A Texas Pkwy. *City Hall Complex, 1522 Texas Pkwy. Classes are 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesdays & Thursdays at the Missouri City Public Safety Headquarters for Police Department presentations, and in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) located adjacent to the police department. After completing the academy, members will be eligible to join the Missouri City Police & Fire Auxiliary and/or the Citizen’s Response Team. Graduates will enjoy a spaghetti dinner on June 23, as a courtesy of the Police/Fire Auxiliary. For more information, please call 281.403.5807 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRIDAY, MAY 13
Bike to Work, School Day
Beginning at 7:30 a.m. with fun, food and prizes at the South Meadow Pavilion at Sugar Land Memorial Park, 15300 University Blvd., adjacent to the Pawm Springs Dog Park. After a safety briefing at 8:15 am, all participants will ride to Fort Settlement Middle School, 5440 Elkins Road, via University Boulevard. After dropping off students, Bike to Work Day participants will continue another 6.4 miles to Town Square. The closing celebration at Town Square will include a group photo, food, massages, a spin class and free coffee. Participants must pre-register and bring their own bicycles and helmets to participate. For more info and to register, visit www.sugarlandtx.gov/biketowork.
SATURDAY, MAY 14
Charles Weiss art exhibit
Opening night reception, 5 – 9 p.m. in Vogelsang’s Heritage Hall in Rosenberg, hors d’oeuvres, refreshments and music, with a cash bar. The exhibit will continue through June 5. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will benefit the Lamar Educational Awards Foundation. The original artwork is available for purchase.
Quail Valley Garden Club Backyard Tour
Quail Valley Garden Club is celebrating its 9th Annual Backyard Garden Tour from 10 am – 3 pm. Five distinctive gardens in Quail Valley will be on the tour, and the cost is $15. Tickets are available at each home or online at www.quailvalleygardenclub.org. Visitors will receive a free packet of milkweed seeds with the purchase of a Tour Ticket. Proceeds from this event benefit community service and beautification projects.
FRIDAY, MAY 20
The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, will hold a conference for patients and their loved ones at the Magnolia Hotel in downtown Houston. For more info please visitwww.curemeso.org/symposium.
SATURDAY, MAY 21
3rd Annual Keepin’ It Renal 5K Run/Walk
Will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at the Sugar Land Memorial Park- Large Pavilion, 15300 University Blvd. Sugar Land, Texas 77479. On-site registration begins at 7:30am, the race will began at 8:30. Registration fee is $25.00 (includes T-shirt), Children 10 and younger walk free (t-shirts are $10.00). Please register by May 1st to be guaranteed a t-shirt. Contact: Ritchie Johnson at email@example.com or call me 832-721-8998.
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.
Walk to End Lung Cancer
the American Lung Association in Houston will host its second annual LUNG FORCE Walk to support the nationwide initiativeLUNG FORCE.. Lung cancer is the top cancer killer of both women and men in America. The Walk will be held at Discovery Green at 1500 McKinney. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and the walk begins at 10:00 a.m. Visit our website,www.LUNGFORCE.org or call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) Lung.org
12TH ANNUAL IMPACT A HERO 5K WALK, RUN AND WHEEL
7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (arrive at 6:30am) at Cinco Ranch High School.Impact A Hero Weekend gives our community an opportunity to join our nation in thanking our severely wounded servicemen and women for sacrificing their minds, bodies and sometimes their lives. Visit www.impactahero.org for more information.
Concert on the Creek
Historical Richmond First All Day Music Festival at Wessendorff Park located on Preston St., between 4th and 6th Streets, 12 Noon to 6 pm. There will be (6) band of many genres, 5 Food Trucks and snow cones, and an offering of vendors and craftsmen. The event is FREE to the public and chairs, blankets and ice chests are welcome. Go to www.concertonthecreek.com for more info.
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
TUESDAY, MAY 17
Tickets on Sale Now: UH vs. Rice Baseball at Constellation Field
The Sugar Land Skeeters will host the University of Houston Cougars and Rice University Owls in game three of their Silver Glove Series on Tuesday, May 17 at Constellation Field. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with first pitch scheduled for 6:30 p.m. All tickets are general admission and can be purchased for $11 each. Tickets can be purchased at SugarLandSkeeters.com, by calling (281) 240-4487 or visiting the Skeeters TDECU Ticket Office located at Constellation Field.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1
Sons of the American Revolution Dinner
The Alexander Hodge Chapter of the Texas Society of the Sons of the American Revolution will have a dinner meeting at the Sweetwater Country Club in Sugar Land. If interested in attending please call Tom Meinecke at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will also help with your application if you are interested in joining.
JUNE 6 TO JUNE 10
Attack Poverty * Mission Week
Friends of North Rosenberg will sponsor VBS for grades K – 5th, Prayer team, Home repair, Food, Basketball, and Soccer. We need lots of help and volunteers. please email:Barry@attackpoverty.org or email@example.com
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.
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.
“Jam with Sam” Sam Grice hosts a Bluegrass group every Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall at First Presbyterian Church, 502 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land, A casual gathering open to anyone wanting to join in and play as well as those wishing only to hear good music and have a good time. Acoustic instruments only please. Of course there is no charge.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.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 f ind other small business resources. Please contact Jeanne Gregory, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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 7:00 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.