Calendar

Editor’s note: Calendar is for non-profit events. Deadline is 5 p.m. every Friday. Please keep wording to a minimum. Answer the “5 W’s”: Who, What, When, Where, and Why. Fax us: 281-690-4250; fill out this form: Click this Link or mail to: Fort Bend Star, 3944 Bluebonnet Drive, Stafford, TX 77477.


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29

Understanding Social Security

The Social Security Administration will present “Understanding Social Security” at 6:30 p.m., at the First Colony Branch Library, 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land. Learn how and when to apply for retirement benefits and Medicare, and the differences between Medicare Parts A, B, C, and D. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-238-2800 or 281-633-4734.


THURSDAY, MARCH 30

FRIENDS of Child Advocates

The Friends of Child Advocates present the annual fundraiser, Mission and Martinis social, 6 p.m. at in the home of Susie and Doug Goff. Hors d’oeuvres and learning about the Friends mission will be on the menu. For more information, mail Judy Maddison at jmaddison@windstream.net.


SATURDAY, APRIL 1

Hope For Three Helps Parents Excel

Hope For Three is offering a new Caregiver Empowerment Program to families living with Autism Spectrum Disorder, H.O.P.E. (Helping Our Parents Excel). A free conference is from 9 a.m. to noon at Memorial Hermann Hospital (West Conference B&C Rooms, 17500 W Grand Pkwy, Sugar Land. Pre-registration required at www.hopeforthree.org/hope.

Jordan Ranch Crawfish Boil

Enjoy Cajun-style crawfish from noon to 4 p.m. plus beer, live music and a kid zone with activities at 30722 Sonora Ridge Dr. Food trucks will be on hand. Admission is free and donations are being accepted for the March of Dimes.


SAT/SUN APRIL 1/2

39th Spring Fling Car Show

The 39th Spring Fling Car Show will be held at the Knights of Columbus park 2007 Kay Cee Dr., Rosenberg. All proceeds benefit Fort Bend Senior Citizens Meals on Wheels. $25 pre-registration, $30 at door. Admission free for spectators. Contact Janet Ward for more information at jlbward98@aol.com, 832-912-7150. By Southwest Street Machines.


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5

LegalLine

LegalLine is a public service of the Houston Bar Association. Attorneys offer free legal advice over the phone from 5 p.m. to 9.m. Consejos Legales, the Spanish LegalLine, will be on Thursday, April 6, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call the HBA office at 713-759-1133.


THURSDAY, APRIL 6

AARP chapter 3264

Alief AARP Chapter 3264 will hold its monthly meeting at The Abbey at Westminster Plaza, 2855 Westminster Plaza Blvd., Houston. Lunch at 11:30 a.m., program at noon. Call 281-785-7372 for more information and reservations.


SATURDAY, APRIL 8

MCTX FEST

This spring, the Show Me City is set to host its first MCTX FEST featuring a day full of live music, art, and food for residents and visitors. Guests will try food from local restaurants, an art market, and also live music. Free to the public, food and beverages will be available for purchase. Twenty plus vendors will display their goods. Food and art/goods vendor applications available; for more information, visit www.missouricitytx.gov.


TUESDAY, APRIL 11

Pecan Grove Women’s Club

The April meeting will be held at Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club at 9:30 a.m. for coffee and visiting. The program will follow at 10:30 a.m. after the 10 a.m. business meeting. The April presentation will be a Spring Style Show coordinated by Paula Gibson. Those wishing to stay for lunch should call or email Loyce Anderson at 281-344-8055 Loyce0519@att.net or Sally Wingard at 713-598-5850.

7th Annual Poetry Slam

Presented by the Missouri City Branch Library for teens and young adults from 2-4 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the library at 1530 Texas Pkwy. Students 14-19 years of age are invited to compete in this performance-poetry event by reading original works they have created. Prizes will be awarded. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-238-2100 or 281-633-4734.

Butterfly Gardening

Sienna Branch Library will present the program from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd in Missouri City. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-238-2900 or 281-633-4734.


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12

Internet Job-Search Workshop

Missouri City Branch Library will present an Internet Job-Search workshop from 1-3 p.m., in the Conference Room,1530 Texas Parkway. Learn how to search for jobs, complete an online application, and submit a resumé. Free and open to the public. Reservations required. Visit (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on Events, select Missouri City Branch, and find the program, or call 281-238-2100.


SATURDAY, APRIL 15

Easter Egg Hunt

The AUTISM Play Group of Fort Bend County will hold an Easter egg hunt from 10 a.m. to noon at Lost Creek Park Pavilion, 3703 Lost Creek Blvd, Sugar Land. The group provides social opportunities for children with Autism ages 1-12 years and their families while building a support network in Fort Bend County. Cost is free but donations are appreciated. RSVP is required. For more information, contact Susan at susan@susangar.com or 281-726-2665.

Picnic and Padle

Riverstone is teaming up with Houston-based Fishing Tackle Unlimited from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for kayaking on Lake Riverstone. Free and open to the public. Children must have parents present. All participants must sign a liability waiver. Bring a picnic lunch. For more information, visit www.riverstone.com.


THURSDAY, APRIL 20

Bus Trip to La Grange

The 50+ adults of St. Catherine of Sienna Episcopal Church, 4747 Sienna Parkway, Missouri City are sponsoring a bus trip to La Grange. Cost is $35 per person, which includes bus transportation, quilt museum admission, and lunch. Please RSVP by April 3. Bus will leave St. Catherine’s at 8:30 a.m. and return at 4:30 p.m. For more information, contact Melinda melinda@siennachurch.org or call 281-778-2046.

Ladies Night Out

Join us for a talk on women’s pelvic floor health. Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital is hosting Ladies’ Night Out from 6-7:30 p.m. at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land. Register for this free event by calling 713-222-CARE (2273) or email SLMarketing@memorialhermann.org


FRIDAY, APRIL 21

Exchange Club Spaghetti Dinner

The Exchange Club of Sugar Land’s 30th Annual Spaghetti Dinner will take place 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Fluor Corp. Cafeteria, 1 Fluor Daniel Dr, Sugar Land. All proceeds support local non-profits the exchange club works with throughout the year. $25/adult, $5/child or $100 for a raffle ticket that includes two adult and two children’s spaghetti dinners. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.ecsl.org.


SATURDAY, APRIL 22

Canine Carnival & Fun Run

Sienna Plantation will host the Canine Carnival and Doggone Fun Run 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sienna’s Village of Sawmill Lake, 9815 Cameron Way. Pooches and their people can choose a 5K run or 1K fun run/walk, followed by carnival rides and games. Well-heeled dogs can participate in a costume contest and everyone will enjoy inflatables, food trucks, face painting, the Houston Disc Dogs and a chance to take home a furever friend. To register, visit www.FortBendCares.org.

Community Challenge Softball

Houston Methodist Sugar Land presents the Community Challenge Event at Missouri City’s Community Park – 1700 Glenn Lakes Lane, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The event benefits Access Health, a local United Way agency. Community Challenge sponsors help make quality healthcare affordable for families who would otherwise likely go without the care they need. For more information and to register a softball or kickball team to compete, call 281-633-3144, or visit www.myaccesshealth.org.

Global Issues Summit

The Global Studies Academy, a magnet program in Clements High School, is hosting the Global Issues Summit at the school. Registration ends April 1. The Summit spreads awareness of a range of global issues and how to take action on those issues. For more information, visit www.globalissuessummit.org.


SUNDAY, APRIL 23

Strike Out Autism

Hope For Three, Sugar Land Skeeters, and elected officials will host this “ausome” event at constellation field. 11 a.m. begins the day with activities on-going all day. Register now (free) to attend. Pre-registration required, deadline is Sunday, April 16. Limited to the first 100 registered families. Visit: http://www.hopeforthree.org/strike-out-2017 for more information.


SATURDAY, APRIL 29

Fort Bend Walk for Babies

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital has a team participating in the first-ever Fort Bend Walk for Babies, 9 a.m. at Constellation Field, 1 Stadium Drive in Sugar Land. You are invited to join our team and participate in the 3.2-mile walk to raise funds that support healthy childbirth and babies. Easily sign up at marchforbabies.org/team/HoustonMethodistSugarLandHospital and click on the pink Join This Team button on the right. Or donate to the team by clicking on the orange Donate button.

Crawfish Boil

Enjoy Houston’s Coolest Crawfish Boil, noon to 4 p.m. at The Club at Riverstone, 18353 University Boulevard. Entertainment and activities for children. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/RiverstoneCommunity.

Run to Attack Poverty

Presented by UT Physicians. Competitive 10K, 5K, KidK and Toddler Trot. 7:30 a.m. to noon, 1305 Clay St., Richmond. Run, walk or volunteer. Visit and register at attackpoverty.org/5K

Hit the Trails

Cross Creek Ranch will host Hit the Trails Fun Day, noon to 4 p.m. The first 500 families visiting the welcome center at 6450 Cross Creek Bend Lane, will receive a complimentary backpack filled with goodies. Enjoy an afternoon of RC boat races, kite flying, music and bounce houses. Free and open to the public for more information visit www.crosscreektexas.com.


SATURDAY, MAY 5-6

Joy of Quilts

Quilt Guild of Greater Houston presents two special events. Friday May 5, 1:30 p.m. – parade and presentation of charity quilts; Saturday May 6, 11 a.m. – live auction of handmade quilts. Both events take place at Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Road. For more information, call 713-240-3256 or email JoyofQuilts@qgghouston.org.


SATURDAY, MAY 20

Impact a Hero 5K

The 13th Annual 5K Run/Walk/Wheel starts at 7:30 a.m. at Constellation Field in Sugar Land. Help support wounded heroes from the War on Terror and their families by entering to run individually (or with a team), walk, donate or raise funds. For more information, visit www.impactahero5k.com.


ONGOING MEETINGS

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

Every Saturday to help revitalize the community in North Rosenberg. If you or your group would like to join, please email: Barry@attackpoverty.org or christina@attackpoverty.org.

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, thealchemist65@yahoo.com.

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 momsclub_sln@yahoo.com.

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