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TUESDAY, MAY 26

American Legion Post 942 Of Sugar Land monthly meeting

American Legion Post 942 Of Sugar Land will hold its monthly meeting at the Legion Hall at 311 Ulrich St, Sugar Land at 7 pm on May 26. Post commander Lionel Villafranco invites U.S. military veterans to attend. The American Legion was founded in 1919 and is the country’s largest veterans organization.


WEDNESDAY, MAY 27

Sugar Land Skeeters host Blood Drive May 27

Donate before the game to receive a free ticket voucher and T-shirt! Help save a life before the Sugar Land Skeeters take on the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs on Wednesday, May 27. All who donate or attempt to donate will receive a Commit For Life T-shirt, a voucher for a free Skeeters game ticket, and be entered into a drawing for a chance to throw out the opening pitch at a future game! The blood drive will be from 3 to 7 p.m. on a donor coach outside Constellation Field. Donors should drink plenty of water and eat a hearty meal prior to giving. For more information, visit giveblood.org.


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.

Japanese sushi-making demonstration

In recognition of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Missouri City Branch Library will present a Japanese sushi-making demonstration on Saturday, May 30, from 2 to 4 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 1530 Texas Parkway. Carl Rosa, founder of the Sushi Club of Houston, will demonstrate the art of making sushi rolls. Learn about the Japanese culture and discover facts and little-known secrets about sushi while enjoying a mouth-watering demonstration. 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.


MONDAY, JUNE 1

Take a book break at Sugar Land Branch Library

Fort Bend County Libraries invites book-lovers to join in a Book Break on Thursday, June 11, beginning at 1 pm, in the Conference Room at the Sugar Land Branch Library, 550 Eldridge Road.  The book to be discussed is The Vow, written by Kim Carpenter. The literary discussion group is free and open to the public; those attending are invited to bring along a lunch, if desired.  For more information, call the Sugar Land Branch Library at 281-238-2140.


TUESDAY, JUNE 2

Sugar Land Branch Library features award-winning dramatic film 

The Adult Services department at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Sugar Land Branch Library features a different movie each month in its “Coffee, Cookies, & a Classic” movie series. The movie drama for this month will be shown on Tuesday, June 2, at 3:30 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 550 Eldridge. The movie is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. The libraries’ licensing agreement for public showing of films prohibits them from releasing the name of the movie outside of the library. For more information about the featured movies, call the Sugar Land Branch Library at 281-238-2140 or the library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.


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.


SATURDAY, JUNE 6

Under the Strawberry Moon

Come dance “Under the Strawberry Moon” with other teens and young adults from Dionysus Theatre( the only inclusion theatre in Texas) on June 6 from 7 to 10 pm.  $10 will get you in, and donations will be accepted for karaoke singers. Come sing and dance and meet new friends with” all kinds of abilities.” Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4930 W. Bellfort, Houston 77058.  (713) 728- 0041 for pre-sale tickets.

Bippity Boppity-Boo over to Award-Winning Fort Bend Theatres Disney’s Cinderella Kids 

Experience enchantment and magic as Award-Winning Fort Bend Theatre presents Disney’s Cinderella Kids, June 6 – 28, on Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. You won’t want to miss out on this musical version of the timeless fairytale, playing at 2815 N. Main St., Stafford, TX 77477. Tickets are only $10 and available online at www.fortbendtheatre.com. Will Prince Charming rescue Cinderella from her evil stepmother? Come see Disney’s Cinderella Kids, and find out!

OMG!  Legally Blonde:The Musical is Coming to Award-Winning Fort Bend Theatre – SAVE THE DATE! 

OMG you guys! Award-Winning Fort Bend Theatre is seeking the next Elle Woods and Company for Legally Blonde: The Musical to be performed at the state-of-the-art Stafford Centre, only 5 minutes from Hwy 59 and Beltway 8.  If you are 15- 70 and you’ve got enough Bend and Snap to pull off a college student or Harvard faculty, please bring your headshot or recent photo, your resume, your sheet music or karaoke cd and prepare an upbeat song for auditions on June 7th  & 9th , to Fort Bend Theatre, 2815 N. Main Street, Stafford, TX, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.  For more information, go to www.FortBendTheatre.com under the audition tab.

Enter the Magical World of Narnia as Award-Winning Fort Bend Theatre Presents: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Enter into the magical world of C.W. Lewis’ Narnia as Award-Winning Fort Bend Theatre presents The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, July 4 – 25, Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00 p.m., 2815 N. Main St., Stafford, TX 77477. You won’t want to miss out on this exciting adventure as four children enter a wardrobe that leads to a mysterious world full of enchanted characters!  Tickets are only $10 and are available online at www.fortbendtheatre.com. Will the four children be able to escape from the White Witch’s wrath and free King Aslan? Come see The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and find out! 

Register your child for a Summer Musical Theatre Camp at Fort Bend Theatre! 

Did you know Award-Winning Fort Bend Theatre has a legacy of training actors who have gone on to become professional movie, commercial, and even Disney Stars? The gift of arts will enrich your child for years to come and last a lifetime! Make plans now to attend one of FBT’s musical theatre camps, including tributes to High School Musical, the Wizard of Oz, Into the Woods, and more.  Each camp will culminate with a FREE showcase for parents, family, & friends. These camps are popular and always fill up fast! To enroll your child or children for a camp, go to www.fortbendtheatre.com


MONDAY, JUNE 8

TO DISCUSS MOLOKA’I IN JUNE

The next meeting of the University Branch Library Book Club will take place on Monday, June 8, beginning at 7 pm, in the Large Conference Roomof the library, located at 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, on the UH campus. The book to be discussed is Moloka’i, written by Alan Brennert. Anyone interested in meeting with other readers who share the same love for literature and lively discussion is invited to attend. 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 Fort Bend Women’s Center youth camps

The Fort Bend Women’s Center is thrilled to annouce we are piloting two youth camps this summer.  These camps will combine volunter prevention education with volunteer service for middle, junior and high school students. Below is a flyer with some more details.  For additional information and the camp application visit http://www.fortbendwomenscenter.org/


TUESDAY, JUNE 9

Birds, Books, & More

The Youth Services department at Fort Bend County Libraries’ First Colony Branch Library will host feathered guests from the Houston Audubon Society for a special Summer Reading Club event, “Birds, Books, & More,” on Tuesday, June 9, beginning at 2 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land. This School-Age Program is intended for children in grades 1 through 5, and a free hand-stamp – available one hour prior to the program – is required for admission. Live birds will accompany Vicki Stittleburg, Environmental Educator at the Houston Audubon Society, to the library for the afternoon. Soar into the world of birds and learn about their amazing songs and dance. 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.


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10

Eagle’s Wings and Hearts in Puppetry Ministry Tour

Join St. Martin’s Lutheran Church for a faith-filled, family friendly evening of song and puppetry.  The Eagle’s Wings and Hearts in Puppetry Ministry Tour arrives in Sugar Land on Wednesday, June 10, 7 p.m. at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, 1123 Burney Road, Sugar Land, 77498. Throughout their national tour, this 33-member high school choir and puppet ministry from Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Naperville, IL will be performing at churches, youth centers and assisted living centers. Repertoire from the tour includes a mix of traditional sacred, gospel, spirituals, and contemporary songs. All ages are welcome to attend this free event. St. Martin’s is located at 1123 Burney Road.  281-980-0695.  Learn more about St. Martin’s Lutheran Church at stmartinslc.org.


STARTING JUNE 11

Heart & Vascular Center Support Group provides support

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Heart & Vascular Center Support Group provides support, encouragement and education for individuals and their families on the journey to heart-healthy living. “At Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Heart & Vascular Center, our mission is to guide patients through the life-changing experience of heart surgery,” said Jennifer Pazderny, RN, Heart Care Navigator.  “As they heal and return to daily activities, we want to ensure that each patient gets the personalized care and support they need.” The Heart & Vascular Center Support Group is open to all cardiac patients, friends, family members and caretakers.  Meetings will be held on June 11, August 13, October 8, and December 10, from 5:30-7 p.m. in Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Main Pavilion Conference Rooms A & D.  Refreshments will be provided. For more information on the Heart & Vascular Center Support Group, or to RSVP for a meeting, email SLRSVP@houstonmethodist.org or call 281.274.7500.


SATURDAY, JUNE 13

University Branch Library presents “Nrithya”

Fort Bend County Libraries’ University Branch Library will present “Nrithya,” a performance of classical dance from India, on Saturday, June 13, beginning at 2 pm, in the Large 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. 

Missouri City Green Electronics Recycling Event

Missouri City Green, with support from Missouri City Parks and Recreation Department, will host an Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday, June 13 from 8am to 12pm in the Public Safety Headquarters parking lot located at 3849 Cartwright Road in Missouri City.  Approximately 90,000 pounds of unwanted and outdated electronics have been properly recycled and kept out of landfills during three recent e-waste events. This event is free but donations are encouraged to enable Missouri City Green to continue providing this opportunity to the public.  A wide range of household electronics will be accepted.  View the full list of items accepted by CompuCycle at www.missouricitygreen.org. The City of Missouri City and Republic Services are supporting this event through sponsorship.


SATURDAY, JUNE 20

Artist/Author Justin Garcia Book Signing

Acclaimed Houston artist Justin Garcia has completed his first book, OneTonGoldfish: In Search of the Tangible Dream, and will be appearing at Barnes & Noble in Sugar Land on Saturday, June 20 for a book signing and conversation. 1- 4 p.m. OneTonGoldfish: In Search of the Tangible Dream, is the detailed account of his intimate explorations of his own creative process, which unexpectedly reveal a scientific perspective on the radical effect creativity has on the human race. Garcia takes the reader inside the art world, and into the world of an artist, with fearless, refreshing candor. His remarkable revelations will fascinate anyone who wishes to better understand their life purpose, and apply what Garcia calls “the mechanics of creation” to their own lives.

Crafting at Sienna: Painting Pots

The Adult Services department at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Sienna Branch Library will host a special summer crafting project, “Crafting at Sienna: Painting Pots,” on Saturday, June 20, beginning at 10:30 am, in Conference Room 2 of the library, located at 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd in Missouri City. 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 “Sienna Branch,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-238-2952, or by visiting the library.


THURSDAY, JUNE 25

Cancer Center open house

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital has installed a new radiation therapy system, which integrates imaging, beam delivery and motion management to give physicians unmatched control of radiation therapy. Learn more about the cancer services at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital by calling our Cancer Navigator, Frances Goerlich at 281.274.7930 or join us at our Cancer Center open house on Thursday, June 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. The community is invited to attend, tour, interact with staff and see how our new TrueBeam technology works. We will have tours, refreshments, a free gift for attendees and fabulous door prizes. To RSVP, call 281.275.0751 or email SLRSVP@houstonmethodist.org.

How Money Works

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Sienna Branch Library will present a financial-wellness program, “How Money Works,” on Thursday, June 25, beginning at 7 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd in Missouri City. Sofia taught personal finance in the public-school system for many years. He has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and a graduate degree in Educational Administration, as well as a certificate in Advanced Studies in Educational Administration. 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.


THURSDAY, JULY 2

Coastal Prairie Chapter – Texas Master Naturalist

The Texas Master Naturalist Coastal Prairie Chapter will present the Texas Parks and Wildlife presentation, “Texas’ Dirty Dozen”.  They will discuss invasive species that pose a threat to the Texas ecosystem. This program will take place on Thursday, July 2nd at 7 p.m.  The meeting will be preceded by a social with snacks at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at the Bud O’Shieles Community Center located at 1330 Band Road, Rosenberg, 77471.  The meeting is free and open to all interested people. The Texas Master Naturalist program is sponsored by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. For additional information call 281.633.7033 or email mmcdowell@ag.tamu.edu


MONDAY, AUGUST 24

16th annual Back to School Scramble golf tournament

Plan now to golf fore education in the Fort Bend Education Foundation’s 16th annual Back to School Scramble golf tournament scheduled for Monday, Aug. 24, at Sweetwater Country Club. Schlumberger is presenting the Back to School Scramble, chaired by Claude Leatherwood.  Lunch is provided by Chick-fil-A.  Your entry fee includes lunch, golf and cart, beverages, dinner reception and special gifts.  Sponsorship opportunities are available,  along with Foursome Teams  $1,000 and individual entries $275. The Education Foundation touches every school in Fort Bend ISD.  Since its inception, the Education Foundation has awarded over $4 million through its grants to teachers and schools.  These grants enable teachers to provide innovative classroom projects for which tax dollars are not available and they help new teachers with zero years teaching experience to outfit their new classrooms.  Your participation in the annual Back to School Scramble helps make our mission a reality—to enrich and enhance the quality of education for all Fort Bend ISD students. For information about the Back to School Scramble and sponsorship opportunities, contact Carol Evans at (281) 634-1111 or carol.evans@fortbendisd.com.  For more information visit our website at  www.fortbendisd.com/foundation/


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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