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Kids can decorate a pumpkin on Oct. 15 at the Pumpkin Decorating Workshop.



Town Square continues to add new, exciting events to this ever-changing schedule. Watch for upcoming entertainment announcements by visiting www.sugarlandtownsquare.com, and sign up for Town Square’s weekly e-newsletter.

Thursday Night Jazz in the Plaza, 7-9 p.m. Enjoy jazz performances on Oct. 7, Gary Norian; and Oct. 21, Sky Shepherd.

Concert in the Plaza, 7-9 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs for a free concert on Oct. 8, The Matchsticks; and Oct. 29, Jazz saxophonist Stephen Richard.

The Taste of Town Square, Oct. 9, 7-9 p.m. Sample dishes from Town Square restaurants and enjoy a concert performance by Ezra Charles. Tickets will be available at the event for $20.

Sugar Land Town Square’s Restaurant Week, Oct. 10-16. Take advantage of special deals offered by numerous Town Square restaurants, benefiting the Fort Bend Junior Service League.

Pumpkin Decorating Workshop, Oct. 15, 5-7 p.m. Pick out a pumpkin to decorate from the plaza pumpkin patch. Limited to the first 400 children.

Minute Maid presents Movie under the Moon, Oct. 16, 8-10 p.m.; Monsters vs. Aliens.

Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra, Oct. 22, 7-9 p.m. Enjoy a free concert by the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra.

Jaguar Club of Houston’s Annual Concours D’Elegance Show, Oct. 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. See a great blend of new and classic Jaguars.

Halloween Town presented by the city of Sugar Land, Oct. 30, 4-8 p.m. Jack-o-lanterns, spooky creatures and pounds of candy for trick-or-treaters.


Dominic Walsh in Sleeping Beauty


OCT 02

Spacetaker and Fresh Arts Coalition will host the first ARTernative Festival on Oct. 2 at Sugar Land’s Town Square Plaza from 4-8 p.m. This free, family-oriented event will showcase performances, visual art and interactive art opportunities staged across the plaza and surrounding streets.

There will be impromptu poetry writing by Inprint, a hip hop dance workshop led by Dance Houston, a performance of Aesop’s Fables by Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company, a wacky-fun puppet performance by Bobbindoctrin Puppet Theatre, dance performances, a family-friendly play by Main Street Theater, an interactive “Opera 101” class by Opera Vista, an outdoor movie screening with Aurora Picture Show and more.

In addition to performances and workshops, festival-goers will be able to get crafty at interactive art stations and stroll along the plaza to learn about the several dozen Houston and Fort Bend-based arts organizations represented in an “art crawl” type of environment.

For a complete schedule of events, visit www.arternative.org.



OCT 02

The second annual TelfairLife International Music Festival is set for Saturday, Oct. 2, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Telfair, located at U.S. 59 and University Boulevard, just south of Highway 6.

The festival takes place rain or shine at Telfair Central Lawn, next to the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land. Guests are invited to bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy four presentations of music, dancing and entertainment.

The festival program includes: Kid’s Hour, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; American Country and Rock Hour, 1-2 p.m.; Latin/Arab Fusion Hour, 2:30-3:30 p.m.; Indian Hour, 4-5 p.m.

For kids, face painting and other activities will be offered for a nominal charge, and festival-goers will be able to purchase international food and drinks from selected vendors.

For more information and the latest updates, visit www.TelfairLifeIMF.com.


Missouri City Parks and Recreation Department offers a Kayaking Clinic on Oct. 9.


OCT 02

The Missouri City Parks and Recreation Department is offering a Kayaking Clinic on  Oct. 9 from 2-6 p.m. at Pavilion No. 1 at Buffalo Run Park, 1122 Buffalo Run.

This course provides an opportunity to acquire the basic knowledge, information and skills necessary to handle a kayak in calm waters.

No previous experience is required. The cost is $55 per person and all equipment will be provided. Pre-registration is required online or at the Community Center in the City Hall complex, 1522 Texas Parkway. To download and fill out a registration form, go to www.missouricitytx.gov, click on the “Government” tab, scroll down to “Parks and Recreation,” click on “Classes & Activities,” and complete the “Registration Form.”


(Front row) Nasim Heydari, Lauren Castiglioni; (back row) Michelle Shutter, Morgan Davis and Katherine Saunders.


OCT 15

The Clements Star Dance Team is hosting its 6th Annual Clements Cuties Calendar Contest at 7 p.m. on Oct. 15 in the auditorium. The 2010 participants will consist of two lucky young men from each club, or organization determined by the senior class. Twenty-four contestants will show off their skills in the talent, question and modeling portions of the program. Audience members will then cast their ballots to decide who will be the 12 “Cuties” featured in the calendar.

The package of one admission ticket with one calendar is $15. Calendars are $12 each, and individual tickets are $5 each. Tickets can be purchased from any CHS Stars Dance Team member, during lunch the week of the event in the Commons. Tickets will be $8 at the door.

All proceeds go toward the Star’s Dance Team competition season expenses. For further information, e-mail Anne Saunders at mamasaund@aol.com or call 281-240-5793.


(L-R, top row) Kaelyn Stolhand, logistics co-chair; Melissa Roca, finance chair; Kenneth Renney, M.D.; Beth Butler, director of community relations, FBJSL; Vincent Phan, M.D.; Timothy Sitter, M.D.; Sean Sevy, logistics co-chair; Lisa Nobles, logistics co-chair; Chris Siebenaler, Methodist Sugar Land Hospital CEO; (front row) Lindley Doyle, Methodist Orthopaedic Specialists of Texas administrator; Ray Valdez, M.D.; Jeffrey Wood, M.D.; Pat Hogue, auction chair; and Leena Taneja, sponsorship chair.


OCT 18

Methodist Sugar Land Hospital and Fort Bend Junior Service League are “going for the green” with a new golf tournament benefiting the American Cancer Society.

Methodist Orthopaedic Specialists of Texas has signed on as the platinum sponsor for the upcoming Swing for the Cure tournament, joining EmergiGroup Physician Associations as presenting sponsor.

Swing for the Cure is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 18, at the Houstonian Golf & Country Club in Richmond. All monies raised will stay in the community to help Fort Bend residents who need assistance in their battle against breast cancer.

MOST physicians have a long history of involvement in the Fort Bend community, especially with regard to sports medicine activities.

Organizers send a heartfelt thanks to EmergiGroup Physician Associates and Methodist Orthopaedic Specialists of Texas, along with all of the tournament’s sponsors including: Plastic Surgery of Houston, Breast Center of Fort Bend, Foot Centers of Texas, Total Inpatient Services, Consolidated Home Health, Texas Spine & Neurosurgery Center, Houston Radiology Associates, Chevray Plastic Surgery, Fort Bend Lifestyles and Homes, CNA Advertising, Gen-Tech Construction, Greater Houston Anesthesiology, Priority Integrated Marketing, Templeton Breast Care, Sugar Land Oncology, Healthy Advice Communications, Methodist Sugar Land Breast Radiologists, Founders Bank, Colorectal Surgical Associates and Advance Oncology. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. To participate or for more information, contact Leena Taneja 281-274-8097 or SwingForTheCure@tmhs.org.


Look Good... Feel Better participants are: (l-r, front row) Melba Wells, Linda Finklea, Zubeida Husain, Dyana Solheim; (back row) Cosmetologist Danielle Royce, Martha Gavidia, Marilyn Powers, Jacki Pauley and Cosmetologist Michelle Audrict.


OCT 21

MD Anderson Regional Care Center in Sugar Land will host a Look Good… Feel Better class on Oct. 21 from 4-6 p.m. This is a free public service program of the American Cancer Society, in partnership with the MD Anderson Department of Volunteer Services, aimed at inspiring women with cancer and improving their self esteem during treatment and recovery.  Volunteer cosmetologists demonstrate how to cope with skin changes and hair loss due to chemotherapy or radiation treatments.

Pre-registration is required. Call 281-566-1800, ext. 2, to register.




Enjoy fine dining, sample wines of the world, try a new brew or sip and stroll the Art Walk during Zest in the West on Oct. 20-23 at participating merchants in West Houston.

Dining in the West, Oct. 20, beginning at 6 p.m., is a rare opportunity to taste Port wines and experience a multi-course dinner at Rioja; cost is $75 per person, limited to 50 participants. Call 713-557-5732 for tickets.

Taste wines of the world and enjoy food from West Houston restaurants, while biding on items at the silent and live auctions at Grand Zesting on Oct. 21 from 6-9 p.m. at Marriott Houston Westchase. Tickets are $45 and $75.

West Oaks Mall will host a Craft Beer Festival on Oct. 22 from 5-8 p.m. Enjoy live music while sampling a new brew and strolling the mall. Foam on the Range tickets are $15, and Foam on the Range VIP are $35. Stroll CityCentre during the Wine and Art Walk’s Conniosseurs & Canvas sponsored by StreetTalk Advisors from 3:30-6:30 p.m. on Oct. 23; tickets are $25 for C&C Wine Walk and $45 C&C Wine Walk VIP.

Go to www.zestinthewest.com for additional information.


(L-R) Stephanie Giesler, G.R. Hinsley (inside the car), Janna Slater and Brad Fontana help support the annual Car Raffle for Clements ProGrad 2011.



Clements High School’s ProGrad 2011 has announced its new car raffle. Southern Ford provided the grand prize of a 2011 Kona Blue Ford Mustang Coupe. This is the 12th year the dealership and its owners, Arlene and Joe Catania, have helped support the event.

Tickets are $100 each and a maximum of 450 raffle tickets will be sold. Each ticket has a coupon for a free oil change from Southern Ford. The drawing will take place during  halftime at the Clements football game on Oct. 23 at Mercer Stadium. Participants must be 18 years or older and need not be present to win.

Tickets are sold at all Clements home football games, and are also available by contacting Namita Asthana at 281-773-0689 or Namita@verumsolutions.com.


Some of the Gobble Hobble participants from 2009.


OCT 30

The Stafford MSD Education Foundation will hold its Gobble Hobble Fun Run and Walk on Oct. 30. The certified 5K event will be held at the Stafford Municipal School District complex taking runners and walkers past all Stafford MSD schools, beginning at the city of Stafford’s Civic Center and ending at the Municipal Swimming Pool. The run starts at 8 a.m., followed by the walk at 8:30 a.m.

Registration through Oct. 13 is $20 and $25 until race day. Students kindergarten through 12th grade are $10. Register online through EZTo­Register.com. Forms are also available at the Stafford MSD Administration Building and www.staffordmsd.org.


Preparing for Preview Night are: (l-r) SPM co-chair Cindy Dempster, SPM co-chair Katharine Hunton, SPM Preview Night chair Monica Neely, FBJSL President Pam Spencer and SPM co-chair Jana Baumann.


NOV 04

Fort Bend Junior Service League  announced the debut of Preview Night at the 2010 FBJSL Sugar Plum Market presented by Methodist Sugar Land Hospital on Thursday, Nov. 4, from 6-9 p.m. In honor of the 10th anniversary of both the Market and FBJSL, patrons will be given a unique opportunity to be among the first to shop the market while enjoying cocktails, light hors d’oeuvres provided by a variety of local restaurants and a festive holiday atmosphere. Preview Night tickets are $50 and can be purchased by contacting tickets@sugarplummarket.com.


Sugar Creek Women’s Association Boutique Committee members are: (l-r) Patti Pearson, Shirley Gordon, Helen Rosenthal and Bette Lemon, president.


NOV 05

The Sugar Creek Women’s Association annual “Holiday Treasures Boutique” will be held onThursday, Nov. 5, at Sugar Creek Country Club, 420 Sugar Creek Blvd.

The public is invited to shop any time from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a $5 admission fee. Proceeds from this fee will be given to a local community charity.


The band For Heaven’s Sake will entertain guests at the Taste of Sugar Land.


NOV 14

The 8th Annual Taste of Sugar Land will be held on Nov. 14 at Safari Texas Ranch. Doors open at 4 p.m. for an auction preview from 4-5 p.m. At 5 p.m. the ballroom doors swing open for continuous tasting, entertainment, and silent and live auctions. More than 15 of the most popular area restaurants will serve their best epicurean delights. Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for children under 10.

Proceeds benefit the East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry and Fort Bend Family Promise. For ticket and event information, go to www.tasteofsugarland.com or call 281-240-3195.



OCT. 4

Fort Bend ISD will present an evening of competitive marching exhibitions during its annual Band Night on Monday, Oct. 4. The event will be held at Mercer Stadium and begin at 6 p.m. and conclude by 8:45 p.m. Seating will be on the home side only. Admission is free and concessions will be served.

Band Night allows parents and patrons to enjoy the outstanding talents of some of Fort Bend ISD’s finest young musicians. It also gives patrons an opportunity to see and hear the high caliber of the district’s band program. Band Night will feature the district’s 11 high school band and dance teams performing their competition shows for the upcoming University Interscholastic League Marching Contest, which will be held on Oct.14.



OCT. 5

The Alzheimer’s Association Fort Bend Memory Walk will partner with Fish City Grill for its First Tuesday fundraiser on Oct. 5. Go to Fish City at Sugar Land Town Center for lunch, dinner or happy hour on this day and a portion of each purchase will be donated to help fight against Alzheimer’s.

Fish City is located at 15980 City Walk and is open from 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

The Fort Bend Memory Walk will be held on Oct. 30. For more information, visit www.alztex.org/walk.



OCT. 5, 12

Learn about some of the online resources that are available for family-history research at two special programs offered in the Computer Lab at the George Memorial Library.

“Genealogy Online,” will be held on Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. with library staff from the Genealogy and Local History Department at Fort Bend County Libraries providing an introduction to many of the free online resources that are available to the genealogical researcher. Tips and strategies for a more efficient Internet search will also be demonstrated.

These program are free; and reservations are required. To register, go to www.fortbend.lib.tx.us.



OCT. 5

KPRC Local 2 chief meteorologist Frank Billingsley will be the featured speaker for the Woman’s Club of Missouri City on Oct. 5 at Quail Valley Country Club. Billingsley will discuss how powerful the weather can be in the Houston area since the devastation caused by hurricanes Ike, Rita and Allison.



OCT. 6

Low income residents of Fort Bend County can get help with legal questions on the first Wednesday of every month from 7-9 p.m. Sponsored by Fort Bend Lawyers Care, LegalLine is funded in part by grants from The George Foundation and the Texas Access to Justice Foundation, and by the city of Sugar Land through a grant with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant Program.

Call LegalLine at 281-239-0015.



OCT. 9

The Art League of Fort Bend will hold its grand opening of Fifth Street Gallery on Oct. 9 from 6:30-8 p.m. The gallery is located in the Gates Fine Arts Center at 2205 Ave. I in Rosenberg. Wine and food will be served and the A Touch of Brass brass quintet will provide music.

The gallery’s exhibits will change throughout the year. The Fifth Street Gallery will be open weekdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., except for holidays. Much of the exhibited work is for sale. Prospective buyers should contact the artist with information attached to the art in the gallery space.



OCT. 9

The Autism Play Group of Fort Bend County provides social opportunities for children with autism, ages 1-12 years and their families, while building a support network in Fort Bend County. The group meets the second Saturday of every month from 10 a.m.-noon. The October meeting will be at Sugar Land City Park, 225 7th Street. Thanks to local sponsors, drinks, snacks and door prizes are provided. Cost is free but donations are appreciated. RSVP is required.

For more information, contact Susan at susan@susangar.com or 281-726-2665.



OCT. 9

Keep Sugar Land Beautiful will hold its 7th Annual Recycle for Reuse Event on Saturday, Oct. 9, in partnership with the Fort Bend Education Foundation and the Fort Bend Women’s Center. Plan to donate your gently used items for reuse, including: books, eyeglasses, games, hearing aids, puzzles, hearing aid batteries, flash cards, clothing, videos, furniture, DVDs, household items, CDs, cell phones.

Classroom items will be donated to Fort Bend ISD teachers. Eyeglasses, hearing aids and hearing aid batteries will be donated to the Lions Club. Furniture, clothing and household items will be donated to the Fort Bend Women’s Center. Cell phones will be responsibly recycled by Keep Sugar Land Beautiful.

Please bring clean, gently used items to the Fort Bend ISD Administration Parking Lot at 16431 Lexington Blvd, Sugar Land from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, visit www.kslb.org.



The Women’s Ministry of Sugar Land Baptist Church (formerly Williams Trace Baptist Church) is offering Bible Study classes for women:

Online registration is available at www.sugarlandbaptist.org. Child care is available by reservation on Wednesday mornings. For more information, call the church office at 281-980-4431.



OCT. 9

First Colony Community Association’s 2nd Annual Paws for a Cause Charity Dog Walk is set for Oct. 9 at Sugar Land Memorial Park, 15300 University Blvd. The event benefits the Sugar Land Animal Shelter that cares for strays, abandoned and orphaned cats and dogs found in Sugar Land.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. on the day of the event. The 2.25-mile walk begins at 9 a.m.; 1.15-mile walk begins at 9:15 a.m.; and  the Best Dog Trick and Best Costume contests start at 9:45 a.m.

Registration forms are available at www.firstcolony.org under Parks and Recreation and then Special Events links, or  at the FCCA office, 4350 Austin Parkway.

The $20 registration fee includes a goodie bag and T-shirt for the first 100 participants.  Prizes will be awarded to the winners of the Best Dog Trick and Best Costume contests.




Which man in tights robs from the rich to give to the poor, outwits the pompous Sheriff of Nottingham, wins the archery tournament and the hand of Maid Marion, and is starring in Fort Bend Theatre’s production through Oct. 10? Why, it’s Robin Hood, of course, to be performed at 2815 N. Main Street in Stafford, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. This hilarious adaptation is one the entire family will enjoy. Tickets are $15 for adults, $14 for students/seniors and $12 for children, and are available online with no ticket fees.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.fortbendtheatre.com or call 281-208-3333.



OCT. 11

R. C. Slocum, former head coach at Texas A&M, will be the guest speaker at the Fort Bend Aggie Moms’ Club meeting on Monday, Oct. 11. The meeting will be at the Sugar Land Community Center, 226 Matlage Way. Social time, refreshments and boutique shopping begin at 7 p.m. followed by the program. For more information, visit www.fortbendaggiemoms.org or contact Debbie Cortez at holyspirit55@hotmail.com or Anne Pencak at AGPencak@gmail.com.



OCT. 11

The Dulles High School Athletic Booster Club will host its 2010 “Dulles Classic” Golf Tournament and Dinner Auction on Oct. 11 at Sugar Creek Country Club. Check-in begins at 10:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. A dinner, awards and auction follow the tournament. A “Short Game Clinic” for sponsors and players will be given by LPGA Hall of Fame member Kathy Whitworth.

Proceeds from this event will be used to  purchase athletic gear, fund needed improvements, host the four post season sports banquets and provide scholarships to deserving senior athletes.

Sponsorship opportunities are available ranging from $300-$5,000.Single player is $125. To register, go to www.DullesClassic.com or e-mail DullesClassic@gmail.com.



OCT. 12

Tri-City is a women’s friendship group that is open to all women in the area. The next meeting is Oct. 12 and features breast cancer awareness and a luncheon at Sweetwater Country Club beginning at 10:30 a.m. The cost is $22. RSVP by Oct. 5.
For more information, call Diane at 281-238-9557.



OCT. 14

The University of Texas MD Anderson Regional Care Center in Sugar Land will host a free seminar on breast cancer awareness at the city of Sugar Land Senior Center on Oct. 14 at 1 p.m. This event is open to guests who are at least 55 years old.  Attendees will get the facts on breast cancer, learn tips on how to improve health, and make healthy choices and learn about screening exams, including what exams are right for you.

The Sugar Land Senior Center is located at 200 Matlage Way in Sugar Land. For more information, call 281-275-2893. Reservations are not required.



OCT. 16

The 7th Annual Gulf Coast International Dragon Boat Regatta will be held on Saturday, Oct. 16, at Brooks Lake at Fluor’s corporate campus in Sugar Land. Dragon boat racing is the ultimate team-building activity for 25 team members. It does not matter if your team is strong or experienced — they just need to be together as they propel across the finish line.

Teams and Sponsorship opportunities are still available; contact Executive Director Eve Ruhlman at director@texasdragonboat.com.



OCT. 17, 22

The Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra gives a nod to the magic and mystery of Halloween as it opens its 19th season at the Stafford Centre on Sunday, Oct. 17, at 2 p.m. Under the direction of Dr. Hector Agüero, Hauntcert includes musical selections from popular films and music videos, as well as a costume contest for all ages.

Children and adults alike will delight in hearing the Harry Potter theme music and they’ll probably chuckle at the meow-like sounds in Leroy Anderson’s The Waltzing Cat. Other musical selections range from Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain to Michael Jackson’s Thriller. The full concert schedule is at fbso.org.

All concert-goers are encouraged to join the orchestra in wearing costumes to add to the fun. During intermission a costume contest will be held with prizes awarded for creativity in four categories: 6 and under, 7 to 12, 13 and up, and group/family.

Adult tickets to Hauntcert begin at $10 and are available at www.fbso.org or by calling 281-276-9642. Discounts are provided for students, seniors over 55 and military with I.D. Children 12 and under are free, but must have reserved seats.

Additionally, the orchestra will present a free, outdoor concert at Sugar Land Town Square on Friday, Oct. 22, beginning at 7 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy popular pieces that are sure to get toes tapping and hearts humming.



OCT. 19

Loving Friends is a social group for widows and widowers in the area. Meetings are held the third Tuesday evening at 5 p.m. at Sweetwater Country Club beginning with social time and a meal. Entertainment follows. For more information, call Georgia at 281-438-5224.



OCT. 20

Spa Romana, Fernando’s Restaurant and Southern Sister Design have come together to present the first Rock & Runway Fall Hair & Fashion Show on Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m. at Fernando’s Restaurant, 14135 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land.

The staff of Spa Romana will be introducing fall and winter hair colors and styles. Spa Romana gives back to the community whenever possible and has teamed up with Child Advocates of Fort Bend for this charity event.

The models will be clothed by Southern Sisters Designs, 817 Third Street in Rosenberg, and Buckle in the First Colony Mall. Music will be provided by Steppin’ Out Entertainment.

Experience the new fall styles and colors up close while supporting Child Advocates.

Tickets are available at Spa Romana, 19832 Southwest Freeway, or Southern Sister Design for $100 per person. Appetizers and a drink will be provided with the ticket price. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Child Advocates of Fort Bend.



OCT. 25

The second annual Duck Golf Classic, hosted by the Exchange Club of Fort Bend, will be held on Oct. 25 at Pecan Grove Country Club.

This Best Ball Scramble tournament includes a golf swing workship, awards, live and silent auction and dinner.

Registration begins at 11 a.m. with tee off at noon.

Cost is $100 with sponsorships available ranging from $250-$5,000. To register, call 713-298-9528 or go to www.fortbendexchange.org.



OCT. 23

The board of directors of the Rosenberg Railroad Museum, a museum for all of Fort Bend County, will host its 8th Annual Fundraising Gala on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 6:30-10:30 p.m. at Safari Texas Ranch Ballroom in Richmond.

The Honorable Leonard Scarcella, mayor of Stafford, has hopped aboard as Honorary chair for the Gala, “Celebrating Rail in Fort Bend County,” and will be the keynote speaker. Stafford businessman and private rail car owner Patrick Henry will be serving as the evening’s master of ceremonies as well as donating a luncheon for 10 onboard his private rail cars. Museum board member and author of Railroads of Fort Bend County, Jim Vollmar, will be in attendance and proceeds of his book sales will benefit the museum.

Over the past eight years, the Rosenberg Railroad Museum has grown from a dream into a major tourist attraction for Fort Bend County.

Fort Bend residents and businesses are encouraged to attend the gala or make a donation. All donations are tax deductible. More information is available at www.rosenbergRRmuseum.org/gala.



OCT. 28

Sugar Mill Montessori School invites families in the community to enjoy an evening of family fun and entertainment on Thursday, Oct. 28, from 5:30-7 p.m. The 10th Annual Family Fun Night will feature a bounce house, petting zoo, juggler, pop corn, snow cones, hands-on crafts and activities for all pre-school age children.

During the Annual Family Fun Night, SMMS teachers and staff welcome families to visit the classrooms, participate in hands-on crafts and activities and take home “recipes” for some children’s favorites such as GOOP, Gak and homemade playdough.

The school also invites former students to come and see the most recent addition to the school. The third building was completed during the summer and houses additional Primary Montessori classrooms.

Sugar Mill Montessori School is located at 1120 Burney Road, Sugar Land. Call 281-242-2100 for more details.



NOV. 6

Boy Scout Troop 1424’s garage sale is scheduled for Nov. 6 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. in the parking lot of Colony Creek Community Church, 7555 Highway 6 South next to Candelari’s.

This huge multi-family sale will include furniture, electronics, toys, bikes, books, clothing and housewares. To donate items or schedule a pick up, call 281-684-5495. Proceeds will benefit Boy Scout Troop 1424.



NOV. 6

Shoppers will flock to City Hall on Saturday, Nov. 6, to find deals at Missouri City’s Community-wide Garage Sale. And now is the time for interested vendors to obtain a booth for their wares. The popular garage sales are held twice a year — in November and in April — and offer shoppers a chance to find a wide array of great buys.

“The Community-Wide Garage Sale is a great place to find a bargain, a gift or something for yourself,” said Missouri City Recreation Superintendent Jennifer Sooy.

At the upcoming sale, more than 100 booths will be filled with goodies and participants can “shop ’til they drop.” Vendors are encouraged to start gathering and pricing items now.

To choose your space and for more information, stop by the Parks & Recreation Office adjacent to City Hall, 1522 Texas Parkway.



NOV. 13

National speaker, author and popular psychotherapist Mary Jo Rapini, LPC, will present Bullying…it’s More than Sticks and Stones during the 3rd annual Care 2 Chat About Teen Health on Saturday, Nov. 13. The event begins with early bird shopping and breakfast at 8 a.m. and ends at noon at the University of Houston System at Sugar Land.

C2C is a free, half-day health symposium featuring short, informational talks and inspirational messages. The popular event presents teen health topics in a fun and informative way to girls, ages 12-18, and their mothers or other key women in their lives.

Seating for Care 2 Chat is limited to 300 and fills quickly. The event is free, but pre-registration is required at 713-222-CARE (2273).

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