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BEGINNING JULY 5
Summer Children’s Programs: Sugar Land Branch Library
Mother Goose Time will take place on Tuesdays at 10:15 am. for infants from age 1 month to 12 months. Mother Goose Time will take place on July 5, 12, 19, and 26. Toddler Time – Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:15 am — for older babies, from 12 to 36 months of age. Program dates are July 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, and 28. Pre-school children, 3 to 6 years of age, will enjoy Story Time, beginning at 11:15 am each Thursday. Program dates are July 7, 14, 21, and 28. Pajama Night Story Time — every Thursday at 7:00 pm — Program dates are July 7, 14, 21, and 28. Family Programs every Thursday, at 3:00 pm, in the summer. Families with children of all ages are invited to participate in activities, crafts, films, and games. The July schedule is as follows: July 7 – Summer Crafternoon, July 14 – Games! Games! Games! July 21 – Dino-Mite Dinosaurs. July 28 – Carnival Games (2:00 AND 3:00 pm; seating is limited, so a free handstamp – available one hour before the program – is required for admission) Middle School Programs take place every Tuesday at 3:00, grades 6 and up. July 5 – Team-Trivia Challenge, July 12 – Zumba, July 19 – Game Day, July 26 – Ice Cream & a Movie. July 9, 10:30 am – Crocodile Encounters, July 23, 10:30 am – Julian Franklin . For more info please call the Sugar Land Branch Library at 281-238-2140 or 281-633-4734.
THURSDAY, JULY 7
Alief AARP Chapter 3264 monthly meeting
“Alief AARP Chapter 3264 will hold its monthly meeting at The Abbey at Westminster Plaza, 2855 Westminster Plaza Blvd., Houston, TX 77082 in the upstairs ballroom of the Health Center (elevators available). The meeting will be held in the new facility with parking in the front. The program will be presented by Patrick Nagorski, a former Army 1st Lt. and Black Hawk Helicopter Pilot. He is currently a CW2 in the Army Reserve. He will bring pictures on Power Point taken during his service as a Black Hawk Helicopter Pilot. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Program starts at 7:00 p.m. Call 281-785-7372 for more information.”
FRIDAY, JULY 8
“Camp Sienna Teen Computer Classes”
At Sienna Branch Library for students in middle school and high school. The classes will begin at 2:00 pm, in the Computer Lab of the library, located at 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd in Missouri City. July 8 –Website Design. July 15 –MS PowerPoint. July 22 – Prezi. The classes are free and open to the public. Rservations are required, register online (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “Sienna Branch,” and find the program, or by calling 281-238-2952.
SATURDAY JULY 9
Heritage Hike in Old Sugar Land
The Sugar Land Heritage Foundation conducts an historic walking tour of Old Sugar Land on the 2nd Saturday of each month. We start at the Museum, 198 Kempner Street, at 10:00 a.m. and the walk lasts approximately 1-1/2 hours, covering about 1-1/2 miles. Reservations are appreciated but not required. To make a reservation, schedule a private tour or for more information, please contact email@example.com or call the office at 281-494-0261.
SATURDAY JUL 9-AUG 14
Eagle-Photography on Display
George Memorial Library will host an exhibit of American eagle photography in the Bohachevsky Gallery of the library, located at 1001 Golfview in Richmond. An opening reception “The American Bald Eagle: A Photo Exhibit by William L. Morris, III,” will take place on Saturday, July 9, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. The exhibit will feature photographs by William L. Morris, III, who specializes in American bald-eagle photography in the Gulf Coast area. The exhibit may be viewed during regular library hours. For more information, call (281-342-4455) or (281-633-4734).
SUNDAY, JULY 10
Showcase Concert Series
Performances begin at 2:00 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 1001 Golfview in Richmond. On Sunday, July 10, enjoy the bluegrass sounds of the Brazos River Pickers. On Sunday, July 24, enjoy the Second Street Brass ensemble. The Sunday Showcase concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, call (281-342-4455) or the (281-633-4734).
MONDAY, JULY 11
Movie series for adults
Sugar Land Branch Library features three movies in July, at 6:30 pm in the Meeting Room of the library, 550 Eldridge. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. July 11, Daniel Craig returns as James Bond in this 2015 installment of the famous spy series. This movie is rated PG-13. Monday, July 18,. Tom Cruise returns as Ethan Hunt from IMF (Impossible Missions Force) This movie is rated PG-13. Monday, July 25, with a 1962 screen adaptation of a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee. the movie features Gregory Peck, who stars as defense attorney Atticus Finch. This movie is not rated. The movies are free and open to the public. The libraries’ licensing agreement for public showing of films prohibits them from releasing the name of the movie outside of the library. For more info call 281-238-2140 or at 281-633-4734.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 13
Makerspace Activities For Kids
Mamie George Branch Library invites kids of all ages from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, in the Makerspace area of the library, located at 320 Dulles Avenue in Stafford. Wednesday, July 13, “Let’s Make Things Float!” Wednesday, July 27, “Let’s Make Minecraft Crafts!” The activities are free and open to the public. Children under the age of 12 should be accompanied by an adult. For more info call 281-238-2880.
THURSDAY, JULY 14
Stress Management Event
St. Catherine of Sienna Episcopal Church invites you to join us on July 14th – 10 a.m. as Dr. Danvana Khera of Methodist Hospital discusses Stress Management. 4747 Sienna Parkway, Missouri City 77459. For information contact Melinda –firstname.lastname@example.org . 281-778-2046
SATURDAY, JULY 16
Sugar Land Branch Library will present a “Medicare Educational Seminar” from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 550 Eldridge. This presentation is free and open to the public. People aged 65 and older, as well as their family members and caregivers, are encouraged to attend. For more info call at 281-238-2140 or 281-633-4734.
Summer Movie Matinee
At the First Colony Branch Library beginning at 2:00 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land. The is a comic-book space-adventure feature film from Marvel Studios This movie is rated PG-13. The event is free and open to the public. The libraries’ licensing agreement for public showing of films prohibits them from releasing the name of the movie outside of the library. For more info, call 281-238-2800 or 281-633-4734.
TUESDAY, JULY 19
Adult Coloring Hour
Sugar Land Branch Library presents an “Adult Coloring-Book Hour” from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 550 Eldridge. All coloring materials will be provided. The event is free and open to the public. For more info call 281-238-2140, or 281-633-4734.
Adult Coloring Hour
University Branch Library will demonstrate how to use the Transparent Language Online resource beginning at 2:00 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, reservations are required. Registration will open on July 7. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “University Branch Library,” and find the program or call 281-633-5100.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 20
Serve Your City Government, Apply for Boards and Commissions
Sugar Land is looking for volunteers interested in giving their time, energy and expertise to serve as members on the City’s boards and commissions, groups that provide valuable insight and advice on various issues and events. City Council has opened the recruitment process for all boards. All applications must be submitted electronically by July 20 at 5 p.m. through the Serve Sugar Land website at https://volunteer.sugarlandtx.gov/. In August, City Council will review all applications and select nominees for further consideration. Appointments and reappointments to boards and commissions will be made in September.
Secrets to Great Cupcakes
The Culinary Book Club at the University Branch Library beginning at 1:30 pm, in Conference Room 1 of the library, located at 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, on the UH campus. The theme of the month is “Birthday Cupcake Wars.” The Culinary Book Club meets on the third Wednesday of every month – from beginners to advanced. Share tips, get ideas, and enjoy the camaraderie of other individuals who have an interest in cooking and good cuisine! The program is free and open to the public. 281-633-5100 or 281-633-4734.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 6
Houston Tidelanders Good Time Show
Join the Houston Tidelanders Chorus and Quartets for a Good Time Show benefitting the Fort Bend Family Promise at Christ United Methodist Church Family Life Center 3300 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land, TX 77479. Show Times are 1 p.m. – Tickets: $12.50 includes popcorn and soft drinks; 6 p.m. – Tickets: $25 includes light dinner and soft drinks. For tickets: houstontidelanders.org or call: 713-223-8433 or email: email@example.com
MONDAY, AUGUST 8
Child Advocates Training Class
Child Advocates of Fort Bend is offering a week-long training class to train volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children. Child Advocates of Fort Bend currently serves more than 400 children each month through its Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Program and Children’s Advocacy Center. Volunteers must be over 21 years of age, complete an application and interview, and submit to background screening. For more information or an application, please contact Volunteer Services at 281-344-5258 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 12
Chemo Cap Outreach
St. Catherine of Sienna Episcopal Church, located at 4747 Sienna Parkway, is sponsoring a Chemo Cap Outreach. Starting August 12th and meeting the 2nd Friday of each month, those who crochet, knit, or sew are invited to join others from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. making chemo caps for those in need. Participants should bring their own supplies – acrylic or cotton preferred – no wool. Patterns are available at the church. Contact Melindamelinda@siennachurch.org 281-778-2046 for information.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
2016 Health & Wellness Expo
The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce’s Healthcare Division is hosting the 2015 Health & Wellness EXPO on, 2015. The EXPO will be held at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, Brazos Pavilion Conference Center – 1665 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, TX 77479 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
Spring Clean Up
Brazos Bend State Park Summer Program Offerings
Nature Programs and Walks http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/programs/arts-in-parks/arts-in-parks . All offerings are weather permitting and subject to change without notice.
The Nature Center is open daily – 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Monday – Friday and 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday and Sunday. The George Observatory is open to the general public every Saturday from 3:00 – 11:00 pm (DST only, 10:00 pm the rest of the year). Entry for the Observatory ends at 9:30 pm. Park gates close at 10:00 pm For information and events www.hmns.org Watching Wildlife – Mornings and evening are perfect times to view wildlife this time of year. For park hours of operation, program schedules etc. visit www.brazosbend.org and/or our Brazos Bend State Park –Texas Parks and Wildlife Facebook page or call 979-553-5101. For information about Texas Parks & Wildlife sites and events visit www.tpwd.texas.gov .
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
Neighborhood Tax Centers – FREE Income Tax Prep Event
Neighborhood Centers in partnership with United Way Fort Bend offers free income tax preparation to families and individuals earning up to $58,000 per year. IRS certified preparers available every Mon, Tues and Thurs 10am-7pm and Sat 9am-2pm at new United Way Fort Bend Center 12300 Parc Crest Drive in Stafford. Walk ins welcome. No appointment necessary. For more info call 281-207-2300 or 2-1-1 Texas/United Way HELPLINE.
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
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.
FREE Family Law Workshop
Fort Bend Lawyers CARE (FBLC) welcomes low-income residents of Fort Bend County with family law questions. Veterans who are low-income residents of Fort Bend County are especially invited to attend. Please bring to the workshop any prior court orders or documents that you have prepared. Call 281-239-0015 to pre-qualify or e-mail Tasha Hernandez at Tasha@FortBendLawyersCARE.org. The workshop will be held 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM, in the Parish Hall of Calvary Episcopal Church, 806 Thompson Road, Richmond, Texas 77469.
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.
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.
SL Heritage Museum
Open every Satursay, 9am -1pm. Drop by for a visit. 198 Kempner Street. The Old Imperial Sugar Refinery. Browse around to take a look at the documents, maps, old photos. Check out our gift shop and iconic collectible ornaments. This email has been sent from a virus-free computer protected by Avast. www.avast.com.
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: email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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 7:00 to 8:30 pm.