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, MAY 24

Non-profit & Home-School Providers

Fort Bend ISD will host a meeting for nonprofit and home-school providers serving Fort Bend ISD. This is an opportunity to discuss participation in federally-funded educational services provided by FBISD. FBISD Administration Building Board Room (16431 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land) 9-10 a.m. For more information, call 281-634-1354.


SATURDAY, MAY 27

Youth Services Volunteer Orientation

Sugar Land Branch Library will host the orientation from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the meeting room of the library, located at 550 Eldridge. Applications for summer volunteers will be accepted through the month of May. For more information, call 281-238-2158.


MONDAY, MAY 29

Summer Reading Clubs

Fort Bend County Libraries summer reading clubs begin and continue through Aug. 31 at all Fort Bend County locations. There is something for people of all ages during the summer. For more information, contact the nearest branch library or call 281-633-4734.


WEDNESDAY, MAY 31

Texas Connections Academy Info session

Hosted at Hampton Inn & Suites, Missouri City, 6:30 p.m. Learn about this tuition-free virtual public school for grades 3 through 12. The school provides all curriculum materials – textbooks, workbooks and hands-on materials – each student is also assigned a professional teacher to oversee learning and assess student progress. For more information, call 800-382-6010 or visit www.ConnectionsAcademy.com


SUNDAY, JUNE 4

Summer Splash Day

Join St. Catherine of Sienna Episcopal Church, 4747 Sienna Parkway, Missouri City, for Summer Splash Day from noon to 2 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Melinda melinda@siennachurch.org or call 281-778-2046.


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7

Learn Floral Design

University Branch Library will host floral design at 6:30 p.m., in Meeting Room 1 of the library, 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, on the UH campus. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-633-5100 or 281-633-4734.


SATURDAY, JUNE 10

Furniture Rehab 101

FBWC PennyWise Resale Store – Richmond, 10 a.m. to noon. Learn how to turn used furniture into something fresh and new. For more information, contact Liz Moreno at lmoreno@fbwc.org.

Libraries’ College Fairs

Three of the county’s libraries will hold college fairs this summer. The Missouri City Branch Library, June 10, 2-4 p.m. The University Branch Library, Thursday, June 22, 1-3 p.m. and the Cinco Ranch Library, Friday June 23, from 1-3 p.m. For more information, call 281-633-4734.

Angels Surviving Cancer

Angels Surviving Cancer, Inc. is hosting its 5th Praying for a Cure prayer breakfast. Visit angelssurvivingcancer.net for more information, or call 281-912-5195.

Family History Research

Staff from Fort Bend County Libraries’ Genealogy and Local History Department presents Family-History Research: Naturalization Records from 10-11 a.m., in the computer lab at George Memorial Library, located at 1001 Golfview in Richmond. The program is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. To register online at www.fortbend.lib.tx.us, click on Events, select George Memorial, and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-341-2608.

Apollo, Part I – To the Moon & Back

NASA launched Apollo 11 to the moon on July 16, 1969. What exactly did it take to accomplish this successful, history-making mission? Hear a behind-the-scenes account from retired physicist F. Don Cooper, one of the NASA scientists who helped make that dream a reality, at a special program at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Sienna Branch Library, 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd. in Missouri City, in the meeting room. The program will be divided into two parts. “Apollo, Part I – To the Moon & Back” will take place from 1-2 p.m. The second half of the program, “Apollo, Part II – Saturn Vehicle Guidance Equations,” will take place from 2-3 p.m. The public has a choice of attending the entire program or the individual sessions. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Sienna Branch Library at 281-238-2900 or 281-633-4734.


MONDAY, JUNE 12

Marketing with Social Media

Sienna Branch Library will present this program at 7 p.m. in the Computer Lab of the library, located at 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd in Missouri City. Free and open to the public. Reservations are required. Visit www.fortbend.lib.tx.us, click on Events and select Sienna Branch, or call 281-238-2952.


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14

Soap-Powered Boat Races

At Mamie George Branch Library, 320 Dulles Avenue in Stafford, 2-4 p.m. Reservations are not required for this come-and-go activity. The terrariums program will take place on Wednesday, June 28, from 2-3 p.m. Registration is required. Visit www.fortbend.lib.tx.us, click on Events, select Mamie George, and find the program, or call 281-238-2880.

Young Adult Programs

The First Colony Branch Library will present three program: Java for Beginners – Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to noon in the Conference Room. #LitClubFC Young Adult Book Club meets Thursday, June 22, at 4:30 p.m. in the conference room. Robotics Rescue Mission for children in grades 8-12 meets Saturday, June 24, at 1 p.m. in the meeting room. The First Colony Branch Library is located at 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land. Visit www.fortbend.lib.tx.us, or call 281-238-2800 for more information.


SATURDAY, JUNE 17

“Rumpelstiltskin”

To kick off this year’s Summer Reading Club at Fort Bend County Libraries, which takes place from June to August, The Magik Theatre will perform “Rumpelstiltskin” at the First Colony Branch Library at 2 p.m., in the meeting room of the library, located at 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land. The Summer Reading Club and the performance are free and open to the public. For more information, call the First Colony Branch Library at 281-238-2800 or 281-633-4734.


MONDAY, JUNE 19

The Arc’s Golf Classic

Join The Arc at Weston Lakes Country Club in Fulshear at 10:30 a.m., for the 23rd annual Golf Classic. Following 18 holes of golf, the “Yeah, I Do” BBQ team will serve the meal during the live auction. Register on line at www.arcoffortbend.org or call The Arc office. Not a golfer? Come for the barbecue dinner and auction at 5 p.m.


ONGOING MEETINGS

Story Spinners Writing Club

Hosted by the George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview in Richmond. 5:30 to 8 p.m. All levels welcome to write, share, learn and support. Free and open to the public. The program meets on the third Thursday of every month. For more information, call 281-342-4455 or 281-633-4734.

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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