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At the press conference announcing the game day partnership were (l-r) Chinese Community Center Executive Director Chi-Mei Lin, Skeeters Assistant General Manager Kyle Dawson, LSA Project Coordinator Eric Chou, Sugar Land Community Representative Terri Wang, State Rep. Gene Wu and LSA Board Chair Charles Yuan.

At the press conference announcing the game day partnership were (l-r) Chinese Community Center Executive Director Chi-Mei Lin, Skeeters Assistant General Manager Kyle Dawson, LSA Project Coordinator Eric Chou, Sugar Land Community Representative Terri Wang, State Rep. Gene Wu and LSA Board Chair Charles Yuan.

LIGHT AND SALT ASSOCIATION TO BENEFIT FROM SKEETERS CHARITY NIGHT, SEPT. 3

Join the Sugar Land Skeeters on Satur­day, Sept. 3 starting at 6:05 p.m at Constel­lation Field for a game against the Lancaster Barnstormers and a post-game concert. As part of the Skeeters’ series of charity nights, the evening is a fundraiser for those with special needs, with a portion of the ticket sales for this Labor Day weekend game going to support the nonprofit Light and Salt Association (LSA) and its Special Needs Caring Center (SNCC). LSA programs particularly serve individuals and families affected by autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and those with other intellectual limitations.

LSA was founded in 1997 to bring together the resources of Houston’s Chinese community to provide care and services to needy Houstonians. Its two main programs are the SMILE project, a day program for adults 19 and older that runs from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and the program on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., which provides resources to parents of children newly diagnosed with ASDs.

At a June 24 press conference announcing the Sept. 3 fundraiser, Charles Yuan, LSA’s chairman of the board, expressed his gratitude. Eric Chou, LSA’s project coordinator, shared information about ASD and SNCC’s SMILE project. He was followed by State Rep. Gene Wu, who stated, “We can’t be too embarrassed or ashamed to deal with this serious issue.” Fellow organizer William Sun introduced Skeeters Assistant General Manager Kyle Dawson, who expressed the Skeeters’ commitment to the partnership.

Tickets for the Sept. 3 benefit game must be purchased from LSA for the money to go toward the fundraiser; standard Skeeters ticket sales and gate sales do not count. To purchase tickets, contact Eric Chou at 713-988-4724 or eric_chou0520@yahoo.com; contact the Skeeters’ customer service
manager Adam Mettler at amettler@sugarlandskeeters.com; or visit LSA’s office, 9800 Town Park Dr., Suite 255, Houston 77036. Visit light-salt.org/English for more information.

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(L-R): Firefighter David Kaiser, Officer Andrew Sonnier, Firefighter J. Polach, Officer Khoury Hilliard, Firefighter K. Vincent, and Telecommunications Operator Tracy Vives. Mural painted by Matt Rios.

(L-R): Firefighter David Kaiser, Officer Andrew Sonnier, Firefighter J. Polach, Officer Khoury Hilliard, Firefighter K. Vincent, and Telecommunications Operator Tracy Vives. Mural painted by Matt Rios.

MISSOURI CITY POA INVITATIONAL GOLF SCRAMBLE HONORING FIRST RESPONDERS, SEPT. 9

The annual Missouri City Police Officers Association Police Invitational Golf Scramble will be held on Friday, Sept. 9 at the Quail Valley Golf Club. The tournament will recognize past and present First Responders for their service to the community. The theme throughout the tournament will include the presentation of colors by the MCPD honor guard, the National Anthem sung by a local celebrity, a unique golf ball drop on the 18th green and a display of first responder vehicles from Missouri City and Fort Bend.

Proceeds from the tournament support college scholarships, Adopt-a-Family Program, Bethel Ministries, Boy Scouts, Special Olympics, crime prevention, and financial assistance for Missouri City officers, First Responders and their families.

Tournament Sponsors include Market Petroleum, WCA,Tool Mart, Fort Bend Lifestyles & Homes, Johnson Development, Niagara Bottling, Raising Canes, Quail Valley Fund, Aquarius Home Service, MJ Systems, Quality Paint & Body, Whitley Penn LLC, Higgenbotham, Trammel Crow, Par 3 Realty, Expert Collision, Collision Clinic, Better Now Than Later Bail Bonds, Elite Collision, CME Printing, Larue Automotive and Molina Brothers Mexican Restaurant.

To register or purchase balls for the Ball Drop, go to golfquailvalley.com. Balls are $5 each. The prize will be 50 percent of total Ball Drop proceeds.

Those interested in playing in a golf flight and/or businesses and individuals looking for sponsor opportunities may also visit the website or contact Detective Keith Boyett at kboyett26@gmail.com or 281-403-5827 or Missouri City Councilman Floyd Emery at 713-562-0331 orfloydemery@sbcglobal.net.

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(L-R): Lauran Helms, Andrea Madonna, Mary Willis (leader/teacher), Cintia Listenbee and Jennifer Gilmore.

(L-R): Lauran Helms, Andrea Madonna, Mary Willis (leader/teacher), Cintia Listenbee and Jennifer Gilmore.

MERRY MINISTRIES MEETINGS, BEGINNING SEPT. 6-7

Merry Ministries is a women’s interdenominational group that meets weekly at First United Methodist Church, 431 Eldridge Road, to worship God, study the Bible, pray and fellowship with each other. Their goal is to provide an environment for women to grow in Biblical knowledge, learn how the Bible applies to today and start or strengthen a relationship with God.

The group invites new members to join this fall as they study the New Testament book of Romans. Meeting options are Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. or Wednes­day mornings at 9:30 a.m. The lesson is taught by Mary Willis. Optional small groups meet after the lesson to pray and discuss that week’s message. The first fall meetings are scheduled for Sept. 6-7. No-cost childcare is available with preregistration required. There is no written homework, but members are encouraged to read their Bible. Visit merryministries.com for more information or to register with the group.

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SUGAR LAND HERITAGE HIKE, SECOND SATURDAY

Presented each second Saturday of the month, trained guides will lead tours through a beautiful, historic neighborhood and share stories about the people and events that shaped Sugar Land’s history.

As an added bonus, the Sugar Land Heritage Foundation is now partnering with the Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation to include the 1918 Sugar Land Auditorium on the walking tour. Participants will have an opportunity to view the interior of this restored historic building.

Walking tours begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at 11:30 a.m. The group will depart from the SLHF office, 198 Kempner Street (next to the historic Char House).The cost is free for children under 12; $5, teens; and $10, adults. Proceeds benefit the Sugar Land Heritage Foundation and the Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation. Reservations are appreciated but not required.

For more information, visit slheritage.org or call 281-494-0261.

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QUILT HAPPY QUILT SHOW,  SEPT. 9-10

On Sept. 9-10, the Coastal Prairie Quilt Guild of Texas (CPQGTX) presents Quilt Happy at the Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Rd., Stafford.

CPQGTX is a nonprofit organization of approximately 175 quilters and quilt lovers and based in Fort Bend County. Every two years the group presents a quilt show where 200 professionally judged quilts are available for viewing. Additionally, attendees will enjoy a large vendor market, free activities, silent auction, gift baskets, door prizes, games for kids and more.

Show hours are Friday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 10, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free parking is available, and an admission price of $10 covers both days. For discount coupons and more information, visit cpqgtx.org.

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SUGAR CREEK GARDEN CLUB TO HEAR “GARDEN GUY,” SEPT. 15

The Sugar Creek Garden Club will hold its regularly meeting on Sept. 15 at 9:30 a.m. at the Sugar Creek Country Club. Randy Lemmon, host of the GardenLine radio program on Newsradio 740 KTRH, will be the featured speaker.

Randy came to GardenLine from Texas A&M University, where he served as the Communications Specialist for Radio and TV in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. He has been doing GardenLine in one capacity or another since December 1995. He has also produced many agricultural documentaries and news stories for both The Farm Bureau and Texas A&M University’s College of Agriculture.

Randy’s new book Texas Tough Gardening will be available for purchase after the meeting and he will be signing the books. His program “One on One with Randy” will offer tips for gardening in Texas and this specific area.

The Garden Club is open to residents of Sugar Creek and their guests.

For more information, call Judy Childress at 281-494-6694.

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FIRST ANNUAL ABIGAIL’S RACE FOR GRACE 5K AND FUN RUN, SEPT. 17

Abigail’s Place, a Fort Bend County charity, has announced the First Annual Abigail’s Race for Grace 5K and Fun Run. All proceeds will go directly to support the vision of Abigail’s Place.

The event is scheduled for Sept. 17 and will be held in Cross Creek Ranch at the Welcome Center, located at 6450 Cross Creek Bend Lane, Fulshear. The Fun Run begins at 7:40 a.m., and the 5K race begins at 8 a.m., with onsite pre-race registration and packet pick-up opening at 7 a.m.

Abigail’s Race for Grace will be a family-oriented experience for advanced and novice runners alike. A Family Fun Zone featuring a number of sponsors, local vendors and more will be on-site for all to enjoy.

Abigail’s Place mission is to aid women who are facing episodic homelessness by providing housing and financial assistance. The group’s long term goal is to restore local distressed structures in order to develop quality, affordable housing opportunities while promoting self-sufficiency and neighborhood revitalization.

To register or for more information, visit abigailsplace.org/events/. For sponsorship information, contact Lisa Shepherd at 214-669-3502 or dwight_lisa@yahoo.com.

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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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Tanya Tucker will perform at the Fort Bend County Fair on Sept. 30.

Tanya Tucker will perform at the Fort Bend County Fair on Sept. 30.

2016 FORT BEND COUNTY FAIR ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP

From toe tapping to hip shaking, the 2016 Fort Bend County Fair’s entertainment lineup has something for everyone. The 80th Annual Fort Bend County Fair and Rodeo will run from Sept. 23-Oct. 2 at the Fairgrounds in Rosenberg.

The Fair will kick off with Red Dirt music mainstay, Stoney LaRue, known for his high-energy live shows and huge fan base.

William Michael Morgan, currently on the Billboard country chart with “I Met a Girl” will headline on Saturday, Sept. 24.

On Sunday, Sept. 25, the Fair will celebrate Go Tejano Day with several acts leading up to Bobby Pulido’s evening concert.

On Wednesday, Sept. 28, Shinyribs unleashes his unique onstage presence to keep the crowd moving and rocking.

The Texas Tornado, Tanya Tucker will take the stage on Friday, Sept. 30. Over the course of her career, Tucker has produced 23 Top 40 albums and 56 Top 40 singles, out of which 10 have reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts.

Country music heartthrob Glen Templeton returns on Saturday night, Oct. 1, and said, “I am looking forward to coming back and putting on a great show.”

To wrap up the Fair, the iconic Johnny Lee is returning and said, “Expect a good time. You get to hear all the hits and some new music. We will hug some necks and sign some autographs after the show, it is going to be a good time!”

The 2016 entertainment lineup “is a true mix of musical artists that represent a wide range of music,” said Cindy Schmidt, Fort Bend County interim fair manager. “From hot new country headliners to iconic legends, our lineup is jammed with entertainment.”

Friday, Sept. 23 is opening day, and the Parade will kick things off at 9 a.m. Visit fortbendcountyfair.com for a full schedule of events or ticket information.

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FORT BEND PARENTS OF MULTI­PLES GARAGE SALE, SEPT. 24

Fort Bend Parents of Multiples, a nonprofit support group, hosts a buy/sell or garage sale each fall and spring where members gather with all of their gently-used goodies.

The fall sale will be held at Parkway United Methodist Church, 5801 New Terri­tory Blvd., on Sept. 24, from 8 -11:30 a.m.

Parents and parents-to-be (or grandparents) are invited. The event will have everything from baby/toddler/children/adult clothes, strollers, toys, books, shoes, swim gear, car seats and more.

The event is free to shop and cash and credit cards only to buy. For more information, visit fbpom.org.

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SUBURBAN SUGAR LAND WOMEN, FALL PROGRAMS

Suburban Sugar Land Women and their Phenomenal Partners generously communicate, collaborate and cooperate to deliver free, year-round, caring and compassionate services and resources to the community from cradle to college/career. The following service opportunities are available for fall:

SEPTEMBER

Adopt Hunter Glen Elementary, Missouri City Middle and Marshall High School students, parents and staff via services and resources. Contact Monica Riley at monicariley7@gmail.com.

Sept. 17, 10 -11 a.m. – Deputy Voter Registrar Training, First Colony Library.

Sept. 17, 10:30 a.m.–noon – Youth Financial Literacy Empowerment, age 8 and above, First Colony Library.

Sept. 25, 2-5 p.m. – Three theater volunteers needed and also for Oct. 9. Must email sslw1989@aol.com and pre-register.

Career Gear Houston – donate new or gently-worn men’s professional shoes, belts and socks.

OCTOBER

Smoke alarms and their replacement batteries. Product donations appreciated. Email Tonia Johnson at toniadj@msn.com.

Pet food for seniors’ pets. Contact Tonia.

Parents’ Rights workshop. Email Elise Harmon at eharmon47@hotmail.com.

Fort Bend Countywide ISD’s Colleges and Scholarships night. Contact Marvelyn Harris at harris_marvelyn@att.net.

For more information, call 713-256-7953 or visit sslw.org.

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HEARTS & HAMMERS ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC, SEPT. 19

Meadowbrook Farms Golf Club invites the public to join Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert and Fort Bend CORPS founder Bob Brown III for the Annual Hearts and Hammers Golf Classic to be held on Sept. 19 at 23230 Meadowbrook Farms Club Dr.

Interested parties may register by fax at 281-687-7924 or by email at golfclassic@­fbcorps.org. Entry deadline is Sept. 14, and fee is $125 per player or $650 per foursome. For sponsorship information, contact Fort Bend CORPS at 281-617-7416 or at the email address listed above. For more information, visit fbcorps.org.

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Spring 2016 Music Magic class performing at the Spring Concert in May 2016.

Spring 2016 Music Magic class performing at the Spring Concert in May 2016.

FORT BEND BOYS CHOIR’S MUSIC MAGIC CLASS, SEPT. 27-NOV. 29

Do you have a young boy in your life who loves music and singing? Cultivate that love of music by enrolling him in Music Magic, a nine-week music enrichment class for boys who are 6 or 7 years old. The Fort Bend Boys Choir (FBBC), celebrating its 35th anniversary, offers this course which brings music alive through the use of movement, musical games, singing and other child-centered activities. No auditions are necessary.

Serving as Music Magic director is Melissa Nealy. For this 20th season of the Music Magic program, the class will meet on Tuesday evenings from 6:30- 7:15 p.m., Sept. 27-Nov. 29 at the First United Methodist Church Missouri City, 3900 Lexington Blvd. Music Magic will then sing at the Fort Bend Boys Choir’s annual Christmas Musicale on Saturday, Dec. 3.

The cost for this course is $100 and boys will receive a free Music Magic t-shirt once classes start. Classes are limited in size, so call the choir office at 281-240-3800 to pre-register or visit fbbctx.org. Visit FBBC’s Facebook page for the latest.

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EXCHANGE CLUB OF MISSOURI CITY SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT, OCT 1

The Exchange Club of Missouri City is having its first “Fist Full of Dollars” Country & Western Dance & Dinner to raise money specifically for scholarships. The event will be held at the Quail Valley City Centre and features a BBQ dinner, dancing to the music of Wade Andrew Smith and Driftwood, a live auction and raffle.

Last year, The Exchange Club awarded seven $4,000 scholarships to seniors from five Fort Bend area high schools. These scholarships are potential “life changers” for the recipients. This year, the Exchange Club wants to do even more.

The cost is $50/person which includes dinner and two drink tickets. Tickets are only available online at exchangeclubmc.org. Seating is limited to the first 200 paid entrants. Eight-person table sponsorships are available for $500. Call 281-499-7199 for more details.

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TURN OLD BOOKS INTO WORKS OF ART AT MAMIE GEORGE BRANCH LIBRARY, SEPT. 28

Recycle old books into creative works of art at a special program, “Introduction to Book-Folding,” on Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 10:00 a.m.-noon, at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Mamie George Branch Library, 320 Dulles Avenue, Stafford.

Library Branch Manager Melissa Salnave will demonstrate how to take an old book and make words and images by folding the pages. No cutting, gluing, or special equipment is needed for this simple craft project. The project is a fun way to re-use old books and give them a new purpose. The resulting piece of art can be a great gift for someone who loves to read.

Materials for the class will be supplied. Those attending the program will receive additional patterns to take with them and work on at their leisure.

The program is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. To register online at the library’s website (fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “Mamie George,” and find the program. Participants may also register by visiting or calling the library at 281-238-2880.

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2016 FORT BEND VOLUNTEERS! BREAKFAST, SEPT. 28

Join the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce as it celebrates the 5th Annual Fort Bend Volunteers! Breakfast with Judge Bob Hebert on Thursday, Sept. 28, from 7:30-9 a.m. at Safari Texas Ranch, 1627 FM 1464, Richmond.

Fort Bend Volunteers initiative brings together volunteers and the nonprofit communities by helping those who wish to volunteer find the ideal service opportunity that will benefit from their time and talent. All nominees will be recognized for their outstanding service and dedications to Fort Bend County.

For sponsorship opportunities and more information, email Sheridan Labbe at Sheridan@fortbendcc.org.

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Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Commissioner Andy Meyers (center) featured with Host Committee co-chairs Tricia and Ed Krenek (left) and Cheryl and Kenneth Stalinsky (right).

Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Commissioner Andy Meyers (center) featured with Host Committee co-chairs Tricia and Ed Krenek (left) and Cheryl and Kenneth Stalinsky (right).

INAUGURAL FORT BEND RANCHERS’ BALL, OCT. 22

On Oct. 22 from 6-11 p.m., the public is invited to attend the Fort Bend Ranchers’ Ball at Safari Texas, 11627 FM 1464.

When great people come together for a worthy cause they can make a difference in many lives. That’s why Fort Bend County Commissioner Andy Meyers is hosting the Inaugural Fort Bend Ranchers’ Ball which will benefit Fort Bend Charities, Inc. a nonprofit organization. Through your committed financial support of this great event, you’ll enable Fort Bend Charities to continue providing funding for some of Fort Bend County’s most impactful groups, each of which have a direct benefit and payback within our area.

Groups benefitting include the Lone Star Veterans Association, Katy Christian Ministries, Simonton Christian Academy, Fort Bend County Fair Association, Katy FFA and more.

Whether you can buy one seat, a whole table, or perhaps become a sponsor, your tax-deductible contribution will make a difference for many families in Fort Bend County. For more information, visit fortbendcharitiesinc.org or call 281-391-3366.

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"Team Tro-Ham" is a team of family and friends who have participated in the Fort Bend Walk to End Alzheimer's since 2012.

“Team Tro-Ham” is a team of family and friends who have participated in the Fort Bend Walk to End Alzheimer’s since 2012.

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S, OCT. 29

Fort Bend residents are invited to participate in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The Fort Bend Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place on Oct. 29 at 8 a.m. at Constellation Field.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s is more than a walk; it is an experience. Over 1,000 participants in Fort Bend County will learn about Alzheimer’s disease and how to get involved with this critical cause, from advocacy opportunities and clinical studies enrollment to support programs and services. Walk participants also honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease with the poignant Promise Garden ceremony.

In addition to the 5K, participants will enjoy emcee Marc Sherman of radio station Sunny 99.1, and a special tribute to those who have experienced or are experiencing Alzheimer’s, a growing epidemic and the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. As baby boomers age, the number of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease will rapidly escalate, increasing well beyond today’s more than 5 million Americans to as many as 16 million by 2050.

To start or join a team today, visit alz.org/walk. To learn more about disease and available resources, call the toll-free helpline at 800-272-3900.

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Denise Brown will speak at the Hope & Healing Luncheon on Oct. 13 in Sugar Land.

Denise Brown will speak at the Hope & Healing Luncheon on Oct. 13 in Sugar Land.

INAUGURAL HEALING & HOPE LUNCHEON BENEFITTING THE FORT BEND WOMEN’S CENTER

The Fort Bend Women’s Center is pleased to announce the inaugural Healing & Hope Luncheon featuring awareness advocate Denise Brown. With the ongoing increase of domestic violence, this luncheon in support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month will be held on Thursday, Oct. 13 at Noah’s Event Venue located at 16555 Creek Bend Drive, Sugar Land from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

The guest speaker, domestic violence awareness advocate Denise Brown, will speak firsthand on how her life was dramatically altered in 1994 when her sister, Nicole Brown Simpson, was murdered. Since early 1995, Denise Brown has been committed to raising awareness against domestic violence, a crime that kills four women every day in the United States.

Jennifer Bauer, EMMY award-winning reporter for KPRC Channel 2, will be the emcee for the event and will share the stage with Denise Brown for a 45-minute sit down interview followed by a question and answer session.

Fort Bend Women’s Center is grateful to H-E-B for its Signature Sponsorship of the event and Houston Federal Credit Union for its Community Sponsorship.

To sponsor a table or purchase individual tickets, visit fbwc.org/get-involved. A pre-luncheon meet and greet with Denise Brown is available with some sponsorship packages. For more information, call Leslie Wendland at 281-344-5756 or email lwendland@fortbendwomenscenter.org.

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GIFTS GALORE GREATWOOD 14TH ANNUAL FALL GIFT SHOW, OCT. 22

Gifts Galore Greatwood has announced its 14th Annual Fall Gift Show on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Dickinson Elementary in Greatwood. Shoppers will enjoy a Shopping Extravaganza featuring over 75 vendors with a variety of new merchandise including fall and holiday décor and gifts, yard and home décor, embellished clothing, jewelry, handbags, specialty foods, children and baby items, candles and more.

Admission is free, and strollers are welcome. A portion of the proceeds benefits Lamar Educational Awards Foundation (L.E.A.F.), a nonprofit community-based organization created to support the educational programs of Lamar CISD.

For more information, email Staci Hartfiel at Staci@GiftsGaloreShows.com.

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Guests enjoy the 2015 Boo Bash charity event.

Guests enjoy the 2015 Boo Bash charity event.

ANNUAL CHARITY BOO BASH MOVES TO CONSTELLATION FIELD, OCT. 29

Plans are under way for the 5th Annual Charity Boo Bash on Oct. 29 at Constellation Field, home of the Sugar Land Skeeters, in the Insperity Club. The party will feature a delicious gourmet dinner, drinks, casino games, prizes, costume contests and DeeJay Johnny Bravo. All proceeds benefit Mik’s Hidden Hearts Alliance (MHHA), a charity for teens and young adults with Dysautonomia and other debilitating illnesses.

Keri Aschoff, President of MHHA, said, “Boo Bash has sold out for the last three years straight. We moved to a bigger location to accommodate more guests.”

With the Boo Bash growing in popularity every year, it is becoming the social event of the season.

Visit MiksHiddenHearts.org for tickets. Admission includes dinner and a welcome bag of goodies. Sponsorships for the event are also available.

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Sugar Plum Market Committee members (front row, l-r): Co-Chairs, Danielle Hames and Katie Harris; (back row): Hillary Watson, Heather Allen, Cara Millas, Heather Brown, Tracy Pipes, Taylor Connor, Jessica Miller, Caroline Bordelon, Amy Stine, Danielle Noonan, Jaynee Tierce, Michaela Brady, Stephanie Reilly, and Laura McGowen.

Sugar Plum Market Committee members (front row, l-r): Co-Chairs, Danielle Hames and Katie Harris; (back row): Hillary Watson, Heather Allen, Cara Millas, Heather Brown, Tracy Pipes, Taylor Connor, Jessica Miller, Caroline Bordelon, Amy Stine, Danielle Noonan, Jaynee Tierce, Michaela Brady, Stephanie Reilly, and Laura McGowen.

SUGAR PLUM MARKET PLANNING THE ULTIMATE GIRLS’ NIGHT FOR PREVIEW PARTY, NOV. 3

The Sugar Plum Market Preview Night is the perfect Girls’ Night Out. Patrons will enjoy a fun and festive evening (with a few surprises this year) and be the first to shop the “Making Spirits Bright” Market. Presented by the Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL) and Memorial Hermann, the 2016 Preview Night will be held Thursday, Nov. 3 from 6-10 p.m. “This is our 6th year for Preview Night and we are excited for our guests to experience some big changes to the evening’s festivities,” said Monica Henderson, Sugar Plum Market Co-Chair. Tickets are $75 and include Thursday evening advance shopping, a Preview Night drink ticket, light hors d’oeuvres and Market entry Friday and Saturday.

The Sugar Plum Market will be open for general admission on Friday, Nov. 4 from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The 16th Annual holiday shopping extravaganza, featuring more than 100 vendors, will take place at the Stafford Centre Performing Arts Theatre and Convention Center. As in previous years, proceeds from the 2016 Market will benefit various Fort Bend County charities.

Sponsorship and underwriting opportunities range from $250 to $10,000 with many benefits, including Preview Night tickets.

A limited number of Preview Night tickets and general admission tickets ($12) will be available online at sugarplummarket.com beginning Sept. 1. General admission tickets may be purchased at select local Randalls stores beginning Oct. 1, and also at the door during Market hours. For more information on sponsorship opportunities or tickets, visit the website or email information@sugarplummarket.com.

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43RD ANNUAL BRITISH FESTIVAL, NOV. 12

The Daughters of the British Empire (DBE) is preparing for its 43rd Annual British Festival to be held on Nov. 12 at Fluor Daniel, 1 Fluor Daniel Drive, Sugar Land. This festival is the group’s major fundraiser for Mountbatten House, an assisted living home located in Baytown (mountbattenhouse.org) as well as three local charities chosen each year. Past festival proceeds have provided dogs for the Houston Police Department, supported Dream Catcher Stables (therapeutic horseback riding for people with disabilities) and many other charities.

Various levels of sponsorship are available.To make a donation or for more information, visit gracedarlingdbe.com.

Happenings September 2016


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