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Kids wh oparticipated in the 2016 Sienna Art Camp display their work.

Kids wh oparticipated in the 2016 Sienna Art Camp display their work.

SIENNA PLANTATION KICKS OFF SUMMER WITH FUN AND FITNESS CAMPS

Sienna Plantation has kicked off summer vacation with a variety of day camps designed to encourage physical and mental agility as well as loads of fun. Registration is open for the sports, educational and arts camps that will continue through the summer.

A series of Fitness and Fun Camps will get kids moving with daily drills focused on agility, coordination and balance. The final 30-45 minutes of each day will be devoted to organized sports activities such as basketball and indoor baseball. Camps are for boys and girls entering grades three through eight. There will be two sessions in June. Session 1 takes place June 19-22 at Sienna Lutheran Academy, 770 Waters Lake Blvd. Session 2 is June 26-29 at Camp Sienna. Both camps run from 9-11:30 a.m. The cost is $102.

Children also have an opportunity to challenge themselves at Camp Nice Strength and Conditioning Summer Camp, which is also for grades three through eight. Each day will focus on a different aspect of fitness and endurance through agility training, bodyweight exercise and other physical activities. Both sessions take place at Camp Sienna from 9-11:30 a.m. Session 1 runs June 19-22. Session 2 runs from June 26-29. Camps are $102.

An art camp and an engineering camp also will be offered in June. These camps take place at Club Sienna, 9600 Scanlan Trace. The “Three-Day Summer Camp,” June 26-28, will focus on painting superheroes, horses and peace signs. The camp is for children ages 6-12 and runs from 1-3 p.m. The cost is $126 and all supplies are included.

Young engineers and scientists will enjoy designing rubber band racecars, pulley systems and rollercoasters at a camp created specifically for them. Two camps will be offered. Children ages 4-7 will attend camp from 9 a.m. to noon. Older kids, ages 8 -12, will attend from 1-4 p.m. Camps are June 19-23 and the cost is $180.

Additional camps will be offered in July and August. For a full listing of camps and to register, visit siennanet.com/page/10329~462616/Recreation-Fun

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Popular mobile street eats are heading to Sienna Plantation for Food Truck Fridays each week in June. The events are open to the public.

Popular mobile street eats are heading to Sienna Plantation for Food Truck Fridays each week in June. The events are open to the public.

SIENNA PLANTATION SERVES UP FOOD TRUCK FRIDAYS IN JUNE

Sienna Plantation is bringing the trucks and the fun to Village of Sawmill Lake for Food Truck Fridays each week in June.

Local food and local flavor will be celebrated under the trees of Texas’ largest model home park, 9815 Cameron Way, from 4-8 p.m. on June 23 and 30. The free event promises a wealth of diverse options – from burgers to world cuisine – created by popular mobile chefs.

“Our model home park is the perfect spot for Food Truck Fridays,” said Allison Bond, marketing director for Sienna Plantation. “It’s beautiful, shady and surrounded by 12 gorgeous model homes. We invite everyone to come out for delicious food while supporting local businesses and having fun.”

A sampling of the food trucks planned to appear includes Anna’s Greek Gourmet, IL Primo Pizza and Wings, Authentic German with a Twist and the popular Cousin’s Maine Lobster.

In addition to the rolling restaurants, there will be music, inflatables and other family-friendly activities. Model homes will be open until 6 p.m. for people wanting to take a peek before choosing their favorite menu items.

Sienna Plantation, which is celebrating 20 years as one of Fort Bend’s most active communities, also hosts a monthly farmers market, concerts and summer camps for children. Homes are priced from the $280,000s. Learn more at siennaplantation.com.

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CHILDREN’S THEATER PERFORMANCE OF “SINBAD THE SAILOR” AT FIRST COLONY BRANCH LIBRARY, JULY 1

In conjunction with Fort Bend County Libraries’ Summer Reading Club, which takes place from June to August, the Express Children’s Theatre will perform “Sinbad the Sailor” at the First Colony Branch Library on Saturday, July 1, beginning at 2 p.m. in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land.

This bilingual, family-friendly performance is inspired by “The Seven Voyages of Sinbad” in the Arabian classic novel 1001 Nights. Featuring marauding pirates, dancing sea snakes, and a treasure chest full of laughs, this hilarious high-seas tale relates the adventures of a girl who dresses up as a boy to join a sailing ship hunting a legendary sea serpent.

Presented in English and Spanish, the bilingual performance is recommended for families with children of all ages. The play is written by Jack Helbig and Tim Fried-Fiori, and it is directed by Michele Capri.

Now in its 26th year, the Express Children’s Theatre is Houston’s oldest and largest multicultural performing-arts-and-education organization dedicated specifically to children and families.The performance is possible because of the generous support of the Friends of the First Colony Branch Library.

The Summer Reading Club program is designed to encourage readers of all ages, including children from birth and up, as well as teens and adults. 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.

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Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital cancer survivors get together for mutual support.

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital cancer survivors get together for mutual support.

HOUSTON METHODIST SUGAR LAND HOSPITAL’S NEW ARTS PROGRAM FOR CANCER SURVIVORS

Fort Bend-area cancer survivors now have a new artistic outlet to help with emotions surrounding their life-changing experience.

Thriving Through Creative Arts is a complimentary expressive art program designed for local cancer survivors and administered by Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. The program gives survivors the opportunity to express their thoughts and feelings about being diagnosed, treated and surviving cancer through art.

“Cancer survivors — being anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer — need time to process their emotions and doing so through creative artistic expression can be a stress-relieving outlet for them as well as a means of coping,” said Melissa De Los Santos, breast and gynecologic oncology nurse navigator, who developed the unique program along with the Director of Oncology Services, Amy Sebastian-Deutsch.

“Thriving Through Creative Arts provides the softer side of cancer care – the much-needed, but often forgotten element, of wellness,” said Sebastian-Deutsch. “Through this program, Houston Methodist Sugar Land is helping to provide the important components of expression and healing that can provide significant benefits to survivors.”

The art program is designed to help cancer survivors view Houston Methodist Sugar Land not only as a place that delivers care for the body and eliminates cancer, but also as a center of emotional and spiritual health.

“It’s really about offering a more holistic approach to health care, something that is often missing in today’s technology-driven approach to medicine,” said De Los Santos.

Thriving Through Creative Arts will take place at the hospital on the first and third Wednesday and Thursday of each month starting at 12:15 p.m. The mediums used will vary at each meeting along with the project. Photography, painting, jewelry making and journaling are just a few of the mediums planned. Go to houstonmethodist.org/events to register for a class. For more information, call 281-414-8027 or email mdelossantos@houstonmethodist.org.

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QUAIL VALLEY GARDEN CLUB MEETING, SECOND THURSDAY

Since 1972, The Quail Valley Garden Club has provided community service efforts including beautification, scholarships and education in Quail Valley, Missouri City and Fort Bend County. The QVGC Member Meeting is the second Thursday of each month from 9:30-11 a.m.

For information, visit the website, Quailvalleygardenclub.org or email
membership@quailvalleygardenclub.org.

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FRIENDS OF THE MISSOURI CITY BRANCH LIBRARY ANNUAL BOOK SALE, JULY 1

The Friends of the Missouri City Branch Library will have a huge sale on items in the annual book sale on Saturday, July 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the lobby and Meeting Room of the library, located at 1530 Texas Parkway. Items in the book sale will be greatly reduced. Gently-used books for children and adults, magazines, videos, and cookbooks are available, and much more.

The Friends organization is instrumental in funding library programs such as the children’s Summer Reading Club. Proceeds from the book sale and annual membership dues also help to underwrite the costs of special programming and various cultural events at the Missouri City Branch Library. For more information, call the library at 281-238-2100.

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INTRODUCTORY ACRYLIC PAINTING CLASS AT SIENNA BRANCH LIBRARY, JULY 3-24

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Sienna Branch Library will present a 4-part introductory workshop on “Still-Life Painting with Acrylics” in July. The workshop will take place on Mondays, July 3, 10, 17, and 24, from 3- 6 p.m., in the Multi-Purpose Room of the library, located at 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd in Missouri City.

Library staff member Hayley Kyle will provide a basic introduction to painting still-life scenes with acrylic paints for anyone who is considering starting a new hobby. The program will be presented in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere, where beginning artists can feel free to explore their creativity.

The workshop will focus on composition, color, and form. It will also encourage a personal interpretation of modern still life which will assist the student in strengthening their own personal style. Each class will build upon skills learned in the earlier sessions.

All materials for this workshop will be provided through the generous support of the Friends of the Sienna Branch Library. Proceeds from the Friends of the Library book sales and annual membership dues help to underwrite the costs of special programming and various cultural events at the library.

If participants already have their own supplies, they are welcome to bring them. Intended for adults aged 18 and above, the class 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 “Events,” select “Sienna Branch Library,” and find the program. Participants may also register by visitng the library or calling 281-238-2900,

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Ready to make patriotic music are (standing, l-r:) Stacey Tharalson, Patricia Kelley, Andrea Cope; (seated:) Katherine Leskin

Ready to make patriotic music are (standing, l-r:) Stacey Tharalson, Patricia Kelley, Andrea Cope; (seated:) Katherine Leskin

FORT BEND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA’S ANNUAL PATRIOTIC CONCERT AT STAFFORD CENTRE, JULY 4

Celebrate America’s birthday with an evening of fireworks and patriotic music! Bring the family to enjoy the Fort Bend Symphony’s Independence Day performance, part of the official City of Stafford July 4th celebration at the Stafford Centre. The Symphony concert at 7 p.m. precedes the fireworks show, which begins at 9 p.m. The concert is a Fort Bend County holiday tradition and is free of charge.

The performance of patriotic favorites includes John Phillip Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever and Liberty Bell March, as well as toe-tapping polkas and marches such as The Florentiner March and The Boston Pops March. Independence Day wouldn’t be complete without The National Anthem, Armed Forces Salute, and The 1812 Overture. The audience will also enjoy selections from Broadway and American film scores, including selections for orchestra from Hamilton, Wizard of Oz, Carmen, plus a salute to Cole Porter and Strike Up the Band.

Dominique Røyem, FBSO’s music director, will perform the lead role in Leroy Anderson’s The Typewriter, a novelty instrumental piece that’s been called one of “the wittiest and most clever pieces in the orchestral repertoire.”

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MISSOURI CITY HOSTS ANNUAL JULY 4 CELEBRATION AT BUFFALO RUN PARK

On Tuesday, July 4 from 6 to 9 p.m., residents are invited to enjoy free family-friendly activities at Missouri City’s annual Independence Day Celebration at Buffalo Run Park, 1122 Buffalo Run Blvd.

The evening will conclude with the annual Fireworks Show beginning at 9:15 p.m.; stadium seating is once again available at Thurgood Marshall High School, which is adjacent to the park.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase throughout the evening from food trucks and restaurant partners.

Event parking around Thurgood Marshall High School will be limited; residents are encouraged to take advantage of the METRO shuttles that will be running throughout the evening from the Park & Ride at 13859 Fondren Rd. METRO buses will run from 5:45 p.m. until the conclusion of the event. These shuttles are free and will drop off attendees near one of the event’s entrances.

Beginning at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4, event parking traffic will only be allowed to enter Buffalo Run Boulevard via Texas Parkway. After the partial closure, Lakeview Business Park employees and delivery trucks will need to enter the property through the Fondren Road and Willow Oak Drive entrance.

All trucks and business park employees coming to Texas Parkway after 3 p.m. will be rerouted to Independence Boulevard to access the Fondren Road entrance. Event signage and City police officers will be posted at the Texas Parkway and Buffalo Run Boulevard intersection. For more information about Missouri City, watch the City website, missouricitytx.gov.

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The gymnasium prior to renovation.

The gymnasium prior to renovation.

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The current gymnasium.

MISSOURI CITY MIDDLE SCHOOL MEMORABILIA SOUGHT FROM PUBLIC FOR GYMNASIUM RENOVATION PROJECT

Do you have old yearbooks, pictures or memorabilia from the old Missouri City High/Middle School?

Fort Bend County Pct. 2 Commissioner Grady Prestage is calling on the community to help with the Missouri City Middle School Gymnasium Renovation Project. The building was acquired by the County from Fort Bend ISD and the Commissioner plans to completely restore the building and transform it into a center for the community to use and enjoy. He also plans to include a small museum to house the history of the building and its place in the community.

The Commissioner would like to use photographs of the building from past years as the decorative theme for the renovated building and small museum. County libraries in Missouri City and Richmond will be the drop-off point for any items you would like to lend to the County to be scanned by professional staff. Once the process is completed, staff will contact lenders to pick up their materials. The Library is also offering lenders an opportunity to receive their own digitized copy of the photographs, upon request.

Copies will be kept at the George Memorial Library’s Genealogy and Local History Department for researchers to use far into the future. Those willing to share images and/or information will contribute greatly to future generations.

Items can be dropped off at Missouri City Branch Library, 1530 Texas Parkway in Missouri City, during business hours (M 12-9; Tu, W 10-9; Th10-6; F 12-5; Sa 10-5) or to the Genealogy Department at George Memorial Library at 1001 Golfview in Richmond (M-Th 9-9; Sa 9-5; Su 1-5.)

Commissioner Prestage would like to thank you in advance for joining in this preservation project. For more information or to ask questions, contact Brenda Patton or Maurice Lewis at 281-403-8000 or commpct2@co.fort-bend.tx.us.

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“KNOW YOUR RIGHTS” TRAINING, JULY 8

Suburban Sugar Land Women (SSLW) and its Phenemonal Partners are are hosting an engaging, empowering and informative training “Know Your Rights” presented by attorney Teana V. Watson on Saturday, July 8 from 11 a.m.-noon in the conference room of the First Colony Library, 2121 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land.

In the training session, attorney Teana V. Watson will discuss your constitutional rights when stopped by law enforcement as well as other rights as a consumer, student, social media user and citizen. The Know Your Rights training is designed to inform teens and young adults, but people of all ages are welcome to attend and become more informed.

Pre-registration is required via email at sslw1989@aol.com by midnight on Saturday, July 1, to attend this free event. Type the attendees’ names in the subject bar. You will receive an email confirmation within 24 hours. Seating is limited. All attendees will be asked to sign in upon arrival. First-time scholarship applicants and continuing scholarship recipients must arrive on time and remain until the training session is complete.

For more details, email sslw1989@aol.com, call 713-256-7953 or visit sslw.org.

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COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE HOSTS INTEREST MEETING FOR 4-H VETERINARY SCIENCE PROJECT, JULY 13

The Fort Bend County 4-H and Youth Develop­ment program is sponsoring a program that will help youth begin a career in veterinary medicine. An interest meeting about the project will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 13, at the Fort Bend County Extension Office. The meeting is open to parents with youth between the ages of 12 and 16 and in the seventh grade or higher.

The meeting will outline the curriculum, goals and objectives of the project. Students will be committed to a five-year plan of study that is career-oriented, meaning throughout the program they will work directly toward a career in veterinary medicine.

Over the course, students will focus on the major careers of veterinary medicine: veterinary assistant, veterinary technician, and veterinarian. Towards the end of the curriculum, students are expected to complete a certain number of hours of on-the-job experience, usually in a veterinary clinic. At the program’s end, students who have completed the necessary curriculum will receive a certificate of completion and can apply to become a Certified Veterinary Assistant.

Visit agrilife.org/ftbend4h/projects/veterinary-science to RSVP, or for more information, contact Natalie Heimann at 281-342-3034 or via email at Natalie.Heimann@ag.tamu.edu.

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(Front row, l-r): Dottie Allen, Jean Oldmixon, Shereen Sampson. Middle: Moriah Chambers; (back row): Ron Saville and Jeff Hochreiter.

(Front row, l-r): Dottie Allen, Jean Oldmixon, Shereen Sampson. Middle: Moriah Chambers; (back row): Ron Saville and Jeff Hochreiter.

1920S WHODUNIT AT “MURDER & MOORE” EVENT, JULY 29

The decade is the 1920s. A cool evening breeze wafts across the front porch as people from all walks of life gather to enjoy a little soiree. As the festivities begin, a murder is brought to light. The shady secrets of guests emerge – looking a lot like motives – and event attendees have to solve the mystery. Set for Saturday, July 29 from 7-9 p.m., the “Murder & Moore” event is put on jointly by the Fort Bend Museum and Rosenberg’s Cast Theatrical Company.

Though the storyline is fiction, the event is held inside the 1883
historic Moore Home. Guests will enjoy appetizers and libations on
the side veranda before entering the home to gather clues and solve the mystery. A prize will be given to the first person to correctly solve the mystery.

“This event has been such a huge success and all of our guests have such a fun time running around and finding all the clues,” said Museum Site Director Shereen Sampson.

The Moore Home is located at 406 South Fifth Street in Richmond, on the grounds of the Fort Bend Museum. Tickets are $45 per person or $85 per couple; members of the Fort Bend County Museum Association receive a reduced ticket price of $40 per person or $75 per couple.

For more information, or to RSVP, contact Annette at 281-342-6478 or atabak@fortbendmuseum.org. For more information about the Fort Bend Museum or Cast Theatrical Company, visit fortbendmuseum.org or casttheatrical.com.

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Master puppeteer Jean Kuecher will present her “Sleeping Beauty and the Handsome Prince” marionettes at George Memorial Library.

Master puppeteer Jean Kuecher will present her “Sleeping Beauty and the Handsome Prince” marionettes at George Memorial Library.

MARIONETTE SHOW, “SLEEPING BEAUTY” AT GEORGE MEMORIAL LIBRARY,     JULY 22

The Youth Services department at Fort Bend County Libraries’ George Memorial Library will present a
special performance of the marionette puppet show, “Sleeping Beauty & the Handsome Prince,” on Saturday, July 22, beginning at 2 p.m, in the Meeting Room of the library, 1001 Golfview
in Richmond.

Master puppeteer Jean Kuecher, producer of Marionette Playhouse, will entertain children of all ages with her beautifully handcrafted marionettes on an elaborate stage, with music and lighting. In this puppet show, the Good Fairy helps the Handsome Prince battle the Wicked Witch’s dragon, but then the prince can’t remember how to awaken the Princess Sleeping Beauty! With a little help from the audience, maybe he will remember and the Handsome Prince and the Princess Sleeping Beauty will be reunited. After the performance, stay to learn some of the backstage secrets.

The delicately handcrafted, 1/3-life-sized marionettes are built by Kuecher, who also designs their beautiful costumes and majestic scenery. A member of the Puppeteers of America and the Greater Houston Puppetry Guild, Kuecher holds a master’s degree in Education, Counseling and Guidance from the University of Houston, and has used her puppetry skills to enrich classroom education. The program is free and open to the public. Call the library at 281-342-4455 for more information.

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“Tracy Turnblad” is the lead character in Hairspray, a musical piled bouffant-high with laughs and catchy tunes.

“Tracy Turnblad” is the lead character in Hairspray, a musical piled bouffant-high with laughs and catchy tunes.

INSPIRATION STAGE PRESENTS HAIRSPRAY AT HISTORIC SUGAR LAND AUDITORIUM, JULY 28-AUG. 13

Sugar Land’s national award-winning community theatre, Inspiration Stage, presents Hairspray July 28-Aug. 13 in the historic Sugar Land Auditorium, 226 Lakeview Dr.

Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Hairspray is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs.

In 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, plus-size teenager Tracy Turnblad’s dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program based on the real-life Buddy Deane Show. When Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight, and meets a colorful array of characters. She then launches a campaign to integrate the show. Hairspray is a social commentary on the injustices of parts of American society in the 1960s.

Director Richard Gomez, Music Director Brian Kay and Choreographer Mandy Seymore-Sensat saw an unprecedented 115 adult and teen actors audition, with a final cast consisting of 33 top-notch actors. Always a popular show, it recently saw a surge in popularity after NBC broadcast its version of the production live in December 2016.

The production showcases adult and teen talent from Greater Houston with six evening shows and five matinees July 28-Aug. 13. For details on dates, times and tickets, visit inspirationstage.com/shows/hairspray

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I-PHONE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP AT GEORGE MEMORIAL LIBRARY, JULY 15

Documenting our lives with pictures has become easier than ever with the advent of smartphones with built-in cameras. Learn tips and tricks for improving iPhone photos at a special “iPhone Photography Workshop” at Fort Bend County Libraries’ George Memorial Library on Saturday, July 15, from noon to 4 p.m. in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 1001 Golfview in Richmond.

Houston-based photojournalist and digital-communications instructor André Hermann will discuss unique aspects of iPhone photography. Learn about iPhone-specific apps and filters that can be used to turn regular pictures into artistic creations and fun images. Get tips on photo composition and other techniques that can turn everyday photos into something spectacular. Hermann will also talk about sharing photos on various social-media platforms.

The workshop 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 “George Memorial Library,” and find the program, or register by calling the library at 281-341-2604.

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From James and the Giant Peach.

From James and the Giant Peach.

SUMMER ON STAGE AT INSPIRATION STAGE, THROUGH AUGUST

Sugar Land’s national award-winning community theatre, Inspiration Stage (iStage), offers 21 youth summer camps for kids of all ages at the historic Sugar Land Auditorium, 226 Lakeview Dr. Sign up at inspirationstage.com/summer/. Use coupon code “SAVE50” for $50 off your tuition. For a full schedule of camps by production, date and age group or for more information, visit inspirationstage.com

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KAYAK, PADDLEBOARD RENTALS AT SUGAR LAND MEMORIAL PARK

Interested in getting out on the water at Sugar Land Memorial Park but don’t have a kayak? No problem! The Sugar Land Parks and Recreation Department is partnering with Bayou City Adventures to bring kayak and paddleboard rentals to the lake at Sugar Land Memorial Park.

Kayak and paddleboard rentals will be available on Saturday and Sundays from 10 a.m. until 30 minutes before sunset. The rate is $20 per hour and paid to the attendant onsite. Lifejackets are provided and required. Parks staff anticipates expanding the program to include various levels of instructional classes in early summer. For questions, call 281-275-2885 or visit facebook.com/SugarLandParks

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FORT BEND PARENTS OF MULTIPLES HOSTS GARAGE SALE, AUGUST 5

Fort Bend Parents of Multiples is a nonprofit support group that hosts a buy/sell or garage sale each fall where members offer their gently used goodies for sale. This year’s sale will be held on Saturday, August 5 at Parkway United Methodist Church, 5801 New Territory Blvd. in Sugar Land from 8 – 11:30 a.m. The public is invited to attend. Items for sale include infant, toddler and children’s clothing, maternity clothes, shoes, toys, cribs and select furniture, strollers, car seats, outside toys, swim gear and much more. All sales final. For more information visit fbpom.org.

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HARVEST GREEN ROLLS OUT WEEKLY FARMERS MARKETS

Picking up a basketful of local, sustainable produce on a regular basis just got easier with the introduction of weekly farmers markets at Harvest Green, 8 a.m. – noon on Saturdays. The ongoing market is located at 602 Vineyard Hollow Court and will feature just-picked fruits and vegetables from the Richmond community’s on-site Village Farm, as well as additional products such as honey, cheese, spices and sauces, and fresh brewed coffee.

Previously, the markets were held on a monthly basis, but enthusiastic support convinced Harvest Green farmers that weekly markets would be welcome, said Scott Snodgrass, co-owner of Agmenity, which manages Harvest Green’s farms.

“We grow only the best tasting fruits, vegetables and herbs for this area,” Snodgrass said. “Plus, our produce is picked at its peak ripeness within 24 hours of the market, so each item has reached its juiciest, sweetest, freshest and most nutritious potential. People know that our produce is beyond anything you could find in the store.”

Other vendors will include Loam Agronomics, which oversees Harvest Green’s Community Supported Agriculture program; Salve Naturals; Great Harvest Bread; and many more. For more information, visit harvestgreentexas.com.

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COUNTY JUVENILE PROBATION DEPARTMENT SEEKS ADULT MENTORS

Commit to becoming a positive adult role model for community youth referred by the Fort Bend County Juvenile Probation Department. There are many children in need of a listening ear and encouragement. Come forward and make a difference in the life of a child. Be that person for someone in need –– you may be the only one. Mentors must be 21 years of age and willing to give a minimum of an hour a week.

For more information, visit fbpfy.org, call Susan Bearden at 281-633-7317 or email susan.bearden@fortbendcountytx.gov.

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ARTS WORKSHOPS AT MAMIE GEORGE COMMUNITY CENTER

Catholic Charities offers a Creative Aging program to help bring the arts to seniors in Fort Bend County. The program at the Mamie George Community Center runs Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and offers a variety of arts and crafts with music, painting and ceramics and invites an intergenerational mix of volunteers and friends. The program’s focus is on the seniors’ health and well-being, providing enriching experiences, and social opportunities. For information, call 281-202-6200.

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43RD ANNUAL HOUSTON GLASS CLUBVINTAGE GLASS & ANTIQUE SHOW AND SALE, AUG. 18-20

The Houston Glass Club has announced its 43rd Annual Vintage Glass and Antique Show and Sale. The show begins on Friday, Aug. 18, from 2-7 p.m., and two full days of shopping on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 20, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will be held at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds in Rosenberg.

Every country has its own glass making history, and the United States is no exception. The most collected items are those made during the first half of the 20th century from such companies as Cambridge, Fostoria, Heisey, Tiffin, and Hocking. The color, shapes, sizes, and unique items from glass are what attract buyers and collectors from across the country and the globe.

One of the main goals of the Houston Glass Club Show is to help educate and inform collectors about depression and elegant glassware, and that is why the Houston Glass Club show remains one of the top-rated and respected shows in the U.S. It is also one of the largest shows with 30 of the nation’s leading glass dealers displaying rare and hard-to-find pieces.

There is also a wonderful general line antique show in the second building so attendees get two shows in one. Dealers carry a wide range of general line antiques including furniture, linens, jewelry (including estate and costume), silver, quilts, and a myriad
of other items. A glass repair booth will be available at the show for any slightly damaged items that need repair.

Admission is $10 for Friday early shopping and is good for all three days of the show. Saturday and Sunday admissions are $6. Food concessions by Custom Caterer are available onsite. Free parking is available and all buildings are air-conditioned. For more information, call 281-240-0382 or visit houstonglassclub.org

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COMPLIMENTARY MEALS FOR SENIOR CITIZENS

Catholic Charities Mamie George Community Center offers daily complimentary hot meals to senior citizens at Patty’s Café, open Monday through Friday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dining is available both inside and outside, with free wireless Internet access. Enrollment in the meal program is required at the Mamie George Community Center, 1111 Collins Road in Richmond. For more information, call 281-202-6200.

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LAKE OLYMPIA GARDEN CLUB

The Lake Olympia Garden Club meets each month for a field trip and meeting.

Members donate to a number of worthwhile organizations throughout the year, and are also asked to bring nonperishable items to each meeting for the East Fort Bend food pantry. Membership includes not only Lake Olympia but the surrounding area. Visitors and new members are always welcome. For information, contact Jo Ann Keene at 281-438-2174 or keeneja@yahoo.com.


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