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Sienna Teen Programs
Sienna Teen Programs for students in grades 9-12 will be held at the Sienna branch library. High School Homework Help – Thursday, January 12, 4 p.m., Computer Lab. Young Adult Book Club – Thursday, January 19, 4 p.m., Conference Room 2A. Young Adult Advisory Council – Thursday, January 26, 4 p.m., Conference Room 2A. These programs are free and open to the public. For more info call 281-238-2900, or 281-633-4734. The library is located at 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd in Missouri City.
Computer classes will be offered at University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land. MS PowerPoint Survival Basics” January 11, 2 p.m., in the Computer Lab. Intro to Google Apps” January 19, 2 p.m., in the Computer Lab. “Computers 101”, January 25, 2 p.m., in the Computer Lab. “MS Word Survival Basics” January 26, 2 p.m., in the Computer Lab. Classes are free and open to the public, reservations are required. To register, visit www.fortbend.lib.tx.us, click on Calendar, select University Branch Library, and find the program, or call 281-633-5100.
First Colony Tech Classes
Tech classes will be offered at the First Colony Library, 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land. Intro to the Library’s Language-Learning Software – Tuesday, January 10, 2 p.m., Conference Room. Intro to Ancestry.com and Heritage Quest Databases – Saturday, January 14, 11 a.m., Meeting Room. “Email Basics” Thursday, January 19, 11 a.m., Conference Room. Those attending this class must have an email account and login information. Free and open to the public. To register, visit www.fortbend.lib.tx.us, click on Calendar, select First Colony Branch Library, and find the program or call 281-238-2800.
Hope For Three Volunteer Mixers
Jan. 12 , Off the Vine Bistro, 92865 Dulles Ave., Missouri City, 6:30-8 p.m. Jan. 14, River Pointe Church, 5000 Ransom, Richmond, 9:30-11 a.m. For more information, call 281-245-0640 or visit www.hopeforthree.org.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 19
Winter Book Sale
A winter book sale will be held at the Sienna Branch Library, 8411 Sienna Springs, Missouri City. Thousands of books, CDs, and DVDs from $.50-$1. Thursday, January 19, 6-8 p.m., Friday, January 20, noon-4 p.m., and Saturday, January 21, 10 a.m-2 p.m. Proceeds fund library programs for children and adults. Contact: email@example.com.
Sister Act, the Musical
Sister Act, the Musical will be held at 7 p.m. in the Bush High School Auditorium (6707 FM 1464 Road, Richmond), on the following days: Thursday, January 19, Friday, January 20, Saturday, January 21. Friday, January 27, Saturday, January 28. Tickets for all performances can be purchased at bush-hs-theatre.ticketleap.com.
Into the Woods
Into the Woods will be presented by the Austin High School fine arts department on January 19, 20, 21 and 23 at 7 p.m. in the school’s auditorium (3434 Pheasant Creek Drive, Sugar Land). Tickets may be purchased at www.theaustinplayhouse.com or at the door.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 21
An extreme coupon program will be held 2-4 p.m., in the Meeting Room at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Missouri City Branch Library, 1530 Texas Parkway. A basic introduction to couponing. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-238-2100 or 281-633-4734.
The Three Little Pigs
The Three Little Pigs will be presented at 2 p.m. at First Colony Branch Library, 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land and on January 22 at 2 p.m. at George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview in Richmond. For more information, call the branch libraries or the library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.
Tips on Finances and Legal Aid
Tips on finances and legal aid will be offered 2-4 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the Missouri City Branch library, located at 1530 Texas Parkway. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-238-2100.
Harvest Green Farmers Market
Harvest Green Farmers Market will be held 8 a.m. to noon, Harvest Green Village Farm, 602 Vineyard Hollow Court, Richmond. Farm-fresh produce, live music, handcrafted items. For more information, visit www.harvestgreentexas.com.
Free Legal Clinic for Vets
A free legal clinic for vets will be held 9 a.m. until noon, at the Richmond VA Outpatient Clinic, 22001 Southwest Freeway, Suite 200, Richmond. No appointment necessary. Any veteran, or spouse of a deceased veteran, can receive one-on-one advice and counsel. For more information call 713-759-1133 or visit www.hba.org.
MONDAY, JANUARY 23
Adult Coloring Hour
6:30 to 8:30 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 550 Eldridge. Free and open to the public. For more information call 281-238-2140, or 281-633-4734.
Guardianship & Alternatives
Brazos Bend Guardianship Services Information Session. University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd., Sugar Land. Meeting Room 2, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For families needing information on legal guardianship of an incapacitated loved one. An attorney will be present to answer any legal questions. RSVP to Kirk Monroe at 281-232-7701 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.brazosbendguardianship.org.
Family Reading Club
Family Reading Club will begin on Monday, January 23, and continue for six weeks through March 4, at all branches in the Fort Bend County library system. A single registration is required for each family. Visit (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us) click on Family Reading Club or register at any library. For more information, call 281-633-4734.
Human Trafficking Impact
Human Trafficking Impact, presented by the Fort Bend Alumnae Panhellenic Association. Learn more about human trafficking and the impact it has on our community. Open to the public it begins at 7 p.m. RSVP to email@example.com. 1622 Staffordshire Road, Stafford.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 26
Senior Foodies: The Cheesecake Factory
Dine with fellow Missouri City seniors at The Cheesecake Factory, 16535 SW Fwy, Sugar Land. Call 281-403-8637 to RSVP.
Giant Menorah Lighting
A giant Menorah lighting will take place at 6:30 p.m. at Sugar Land City Hall, 2700 Town Center Blvd. There will be food, music, dancing, gifts for children. For more information, call 832-758-0685 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
#LitClubFC will be held 4:30 p.m. at First Colony Library, Conference Room at 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land. For teen readers the book club will meet on the fourth Thursday of every month. Free and open to the public. For more information call 281-238-2800 or 281-633-4734.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 27
FBISD Partnership Open House
Learn how to inspire today’s students to become tomorrow’s leaders. Hodges Bend Middle School, 16510 Bissonnet St., Houston. Register at fbisdopportunityexpohbms.eventbrite.com.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 28
Get your Game On
Get your game on from 2-3:30 p.m. at Colony Library, Conference Room, 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land. This is a Wii videogame tournament playing Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-238-2800 or 281-633-4734.
Fort Bend Cares Road Trip
The 2th Annual Fort Bend Cares Road Trip to raise funds for disadvantaged children will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Fluor, 1 Fluor Daniel Drive in Sugar Land. For more information, email email@example.com or visit www.fortbendcares.org.
FBISD Scratch Day
Fort Bend ISD students, parents and teachers invited to learn how to create interactive stories, games and animations using Scratch programming. At Missouri City Middle School, 202 Martin Lane, Missouri City, 8 a.m. to noon with workshops and a raffle for prizes. The event is free but registration is required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NAMI Advocacy Training
Three 90-minute modules to assist in being successful in advocacy efforts. Fort Bend United Way building on Park Crest. Call 281 494-5193 to register. Free with a working lunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 31
Sons of the American Revolution
Dinner meeting at Sweetwater Country Club, 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Tom Meinecke at email@example.com or call 281-980-1129.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2
Facebook for Business
Facebook for Business will be offered at 2 p.m., in the Computer Lab of the library, located at 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, on the UH campus. Free and open to the public. Reservations are required. Registration opens January 19. Visit (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on Calendar, select University Branch and find the program, or call 281-633-5100.
Law Library Open House
A Law Library open house will be held in the Fort Bend County Justice Center, Richmond, 10 a.m. to noon. The public is invited to enjoy light refreshments, tour the library, and watch demonstrations of the library’s database resources.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4
Dad & Daughter Dance
Missouri City’s 21st Annual Dad & Daughter Dance, a ’50s Sock Hop with dinner, dancing, confetti cannons and more has been scheduled. Tickets are available from the Recreation & Tennis Center.
Bargain Book Sale
A bargain book sale will be held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at First Colony Library (2121 Austin Parkway). Paperbacks, hardbacks, DVDs, children’s/youth books, nonfiction at bargain prices. Donations of good condition books, CDs, & DVDs are accepted. Proceeds from the sale benefit the library and its programs.
District Spelling Bee
FBISD school winners in grades 3-8 will compete at 9 a.m. at Fort Settlement Middle School Cafetorium, 5440 Elkins Road, Sugar Land. Two champions will advance to the Houston PBS Spelling Bee, on Saturday, April 1.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8
Weight Management Seminar
A weight management seminar will be held 6 p.m. in our Brazos Pavilion Conference Center. Registration required; visit events.houstonmethodist.org/sl-weight or call 281-274-7500.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11
Plant a Tree – Make a difference
The 10th annual regional Tree Planting Competition will be held in Missouri City at 10 a.m. at 1122 Buffalo Run Blvd. There are a few remaining spots on the team. To learn more and to sign up, visit www.missouricitygreen.org.
Valentine Cupcake Decorating
Valentine Cupcake Decorating will be offered 2 to 4 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the Missouri City Branch library, located at 1530 Texas Parkway. Learn how to dress up your cupcakes with easy, festive, decorative touches. Free and open to the public. Reservations are required. To register visit (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on Calendar, select Missouri City Branch Library and find the program, or call 281-238-2100.
Winter Book Sale
A winter book sale will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd., Sugar Land. Books, CDs, DVDs and LPs for adults and children will be available. Parking is free.
Boots & Badges Gala
Boots & Badges Gala to support Behind the Badge Charities, will be held at the George Ranch at 6 p.m.. The public is invited to purchase tickets. For more information, visit www.behindthebadgecharities.org or call 281-815-4980.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15
Color Guard Preview
The Color Guard Preview will be held at Hopson Field House, 3335 Hurricane Lane, Missouri City, at 6:30 p.m. The event will showcase exhibition performances of the FBISD’s color guard organizations from nine of the district’s high schools. Admission is free.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25
Riverstone Bark for Life Walk
The Riverstone Bark for Life Walk will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Presented by Lake Olympia Animal Hospital, at The Club at Riverstone, 18353 University Blvd., featuring the Houston Disc Dogs, a DJ, pup-friendly activities, face painting, food trucks and vendors. Canine registration is a $20 all proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. For more information, visit www.relayforlife.org/barkriverstonetx.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27
FBISD Dance Showcase
The FBISD Dance Showcase highlighting the originally choreographed works of students in the dance programs at each FBISD high school will be held at Wheeler Field House, 16403 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land, beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is free.
SATURDAY, MARCH 4
Texas Independence Day
Featuring: Saenz of the Times, artist Pauline Reese and country legend Johnny Rodriguez, 5 to 9 p.m. in the parking lot of Parkway Fellowship Church at FM 1463 Road and FM 1093 Road. Free event sponsored by the Fulsher Chamber of Commerce.
Brainfuse HelpNow tutoring program enables the library system to provide online homework assistance in a broad range of subjects in both English and Spanish for students in grades kindergarten through 12, free of charge. The Internet-based service that provides on-demand homework help, seven days a week, from 3 to 11 p.m. Certified tutors are experienced in math, science, social studies, and English/language arts. If live, real-time assistance is not needed, students may also submit questions any time of the day or night, and emailed responses will arrive within 24 hours. For more information, call 281-633-4734.
Two-step Swingout Dance Lessons
Two-step Swingout dance lessons are held every Tuesday and Thursday at Quail Valley Bistro, 2601 Cartwright Road Suite E, Missouri City. Contact Debra Dowell, 713-336-3984 or Leroy Dowell, 832-715-2847.
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 PM. 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.
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.
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.
SUGAR LAND Heritage Museum
Open every Saturday, 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. For more info call Erin: 281-325-0618, Laura: 281-277-4989, Lisa: 281-710-7171, Briana: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 find 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.