Fort Bend Lifestyles & Homes March 2010
fort bend COUNTY CALENDAR OF events
LITERACY COUNCIL TUTOR
TRAINING, march 6, 8, 10
Tutor training dates for the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County have been
scheduled for Saturday, March 6, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday, March 8, from 6
p.m. to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, March 10, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. All training
takes place at the Literacy Center, located at 12530 Emily Court in Sugar Land.
LCFBC volunteer tutors teach adult basic literacy and/or English as a Second
Language. Students will benefit from the individualized attention while tutors
will enjoy the rewards of helping improve adult literacy.
For more information or to register for the March tutor training workshop, call
281-240-8181 or visit
Meyer Elementary students Hannah Faught, Nyah Ramirez, Jasmine Alcala and Julio
Vasquez admire Picasso
Picasso reproductions on exhibit at Meyer Elementary, through March 12
The traveling exhibit of reproductions of Picasso’s masterpieces is made possible through a grant from the Lamar Educational
Awards Foundation. The exhibit is open to the public during school hours, 7:45
In her grant request, Meyer Art teacher Judy Fang, said the exhibit will not
only provide students the opportunity to view the works of an important artist
who transformed the world with
“Cubism,” but will also teach them about the man Picasso and the history behind his
Green Thumb Seminar: Gardens to Attract Butterflies and Birds, march 11
The Fort Bend Master Gardeners, sponsored by Texas AgriLife Extension Service,
“Gardens to Attract Butterflies and Birds” in the Green Thumb Series on Thursday, March 11. Call 281-394-7195, ext. 7001
for directions. For more information, call 281-341-7068 or go to
Tri-City Women’s Club VP Connie Pace and VP Sue Adam with entertainer/singer Kristy Casey at
the January meeting.
tri-city women’s club, march 9
Tri-City is open to all women in the area. The next meeting of Tri-City Women’s Club is March 9 at 10:30 a.m. at Sweetwater Country Club. The entertainment
will be a style show hosted by Coldwater Creek with club members as models.
For more information and a $22 reservation, contact Harriett at 281-343-4130 or
Trish at 409-363-0091 by March 3.
the jungle book kids
auditions, march 9, 11
Fort Bend Theatre will hold auditions for Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids on March 9 and March 11 from 6 p.m. -9 p.m. at 2815 N. Main Street in Stafford.
Auditions are open to children 8 years and older, teens and adults. Newcomers
and beginners are always welcome. Bring a recent photo, prepare an upbeat song
and be dressed to dance. The audition may include some cold readings from the
script. Performances will be held from April 24-May 23 on Saturdays and Sundays
at 3 p.m.
fort bend chapter dar, march 10
The Fort Bend Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet
Wednesday, March 10, at 10 a.m. in Wesley Hall of the Sugar Land United
Methodist Church. The Meeting will be a DAR Memorial Service. For more
details, call Kyleen at 281-499-3007.
LITERACY COUNCIL NEEDS
The Literacy Council of Fort Bend County is in need of volunteer tutors to teach
adult basic MS Word computer classes two mornings each week.
If you are interested in becoming a tutor, apply at the Literacy Council of Fort
Bend County at 12530 Emily Court, Sugar Land, or call Linda Perez at
281-240-8181 for more information.
2010 Missouri City Fire/Police Auxiliary Benefit, march 12
The Annual Missouri City Fire/ Police Auxiliary Fajita Dinner/Auction will be
held on Friday, March 12, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Community Center
located at 1522 Texas Parkway. Tickets are $15.
This important community event raises funds to purchase extra equipment for the
Missouri City Fire and Police Departments. In the past, the auxiliary has
purchased defibrillators, emergency strobe lights, bicycles, protective gear,
special forensic equipment and youth fingerprinting equipment.
Come out and support some of the hardest working men and women in Texas.
To donate auction items or purchase tickets, call 832-212-0136 or 281-261-0705.
AUTISM Play Group of Fort Bend County, march 13
The Autism Play Group meets the second Saturday of every month from 10 a.m.-noon
at Sugar Land City Park, 225 Seventh Street, Sugar Land. The play group
provides social opportunities for children ages 1-12 years with autism and
their families while building a support network in Fort Bend County. Thanks to
local sponsors, drinks, snacks and door prizes are provided. Cost is free, but
donations are appreciated. An RSVP is required. For more information, contact
email@example.com or 281-726-2665.
LIBRARY CELEBRATES WOMEN’S
HISTORY MONTH WITH “HATTITUDE,” march 13
In recognition of Women’s History Month, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Missouri City Branch Library, 1530 Texas Parkway, will celebrate the beauty of
womanhood with a special program,
“Hats: Our Crowning Joy,” on Saturday, March 13, beginning at 2 p.m. in the Meeting Room of the library.
Michele Owens, CEO of The Ultimate DIVA’s Designer Hats, will speak about the importance of healthy self-perception
among young women. Using hats of various styles, Owens will show how ordinary
women can have extraordinary potential with a little
The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the
branch library at 281-499-4100 or the libraries
’ Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.
Kids Helping Kids Compassion for Haiti fundraiser, march 14
Teen actor, singer and performer Sean Hardin along with approximately 20 of his
talented friends are hosting a benefit concert on Sunday, March 14, at 3 p.m.
at Lakeview Auditorium. Tickets are a suggested minimum donation of $15 and all
proceeds go to Compassion International Haiti Earthquake Relief. This cast of
teen performers includes kids who have performed at Theatre Under the Stars,
The Alley Theatre, Houston Grand Opera, Masquerade Theatre, Fort Bend Theatre
and/or who have original recordings. Tickets may be purchased by sending a
check payable to Compassion International to 4771 Sweetwater PMB 107, Sugar
Land, TX 77479, and then tickets will be available at Will Call. Lakeview
Auditorium is located at 314 Lakeview Avenue on the corner of Wood and Lakeview
in Sugar Land. For additional information, e-mail
LEARN HOW TO RESEARCH YOUR
FAMILY HISTORY, MARCH 16
Have you ever wondered where your ancestors came from? Are you curious about
their military service or medical history? Learn the basics of beginning your
family-history research at a special program,
“Genealogy 101,” on Tuesday, March 16, beginning at 10 a.m. in the Computer Lab at George
Memorial Library, 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 the library
’s Web site (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “George Memorial,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at
281-341-2608, or by visiting the library
’s Local History and Genealogy Department.
mission prom benefit
party, march 17
Mission Prom presents the first annual Benefit Party featuring recording artist
Jessica Ferguson on Wednesday, March 17, at 8 p.m. at Club Meridian in Downtown
Houston. Special guests include The Classmates and DJ Slow. Mission Prom will
donate part of the proceeds from this benefit to the Yele Haiti Earthquake
Free Weight Loss Seminar, march 17
Come and learn the latest information on weight loss solutions including
Lap-Band and Gastric Sleeve and have your questions answered. The seminars are
held on the third Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. Located at Methodist
Sugar Land Hospital in conference rooms A
&D in the Main Pavilion. Seating is limited. Call 281-274-7500 to reserve your
seat. Seminar dates are March 17, April 21, May 19, June 16, July 21, Aug. 18,
Sept. 15 and Oct. 20.
stafford msd education
tournament, march 18
Stafford MSD Education Foundation will host its first golf tournament on March
18 at the El Dorado Golf Course in Quail Valley. All proceeds from the
tournament will go directly to the foundation to help support student
scholarships and teacher grants.
Registration is open to the first 36 teams or 144 players. Several sponsorship
levels are available ranging from $250-$5,000.
fort bend master gardeners meeting, march 18
The Fort Bend Master Gardeners, sponsored by Texas AgriLife Extension Service,
will meet on March 18 at 7 p.m. in the Bud O
’Shieles Community Center, 1330 Band Road in Rosenberg.
This meeting is free; no reservation is required. For more information, call
281-341-7068 or go to
LEARN ABOUT STARTING
A BUSINESS, march 18
Aspiring entrepreneurs who may be considering self-employment opportunities are
invited to attend a special program,
“Starting Your Own Business,” at Fort Bend County Libraries’ George Memorial Library on Thursday, March 18, beginning at 7 p.m. in the
Meeting Room of the library, located at 1001 Golfview in Richmond.
Yolanda Speaker, a business broker with more than 10 years of experience, will
discuss self-employment options such as starting a home-based business or a new
franchise or purchasing an existing business. She will also talk about
financing options and resources that are available through the Small Business
The program is free. For more information, call 281-341-2677.
Memorial Hermann Bunny Hop Run or Walk, March 27
The Memorial Hermann Bunny Hop Run or Walk will take place on March 27 beginning
at 8 a.m. at Campbell Elementary School. This is a Certified Chip timed 5K/Kids
1 Mile Run/Toddler Dash along with a Health and Fitness Fair. The mayor of
Sugar Land will present awards. Michelle Fischer of 96.5 - The Mix will emcee
A Life Flight helicopter (upon availability) and a Sugar Land fire truck will be
on display. A silent auction and raffle, Moonwalk, food, music and face
painting will round out the activities of the day.
Proceeds from this event will go to the Campbell Elementary School PTA and be
used towards the purchase of interactive technology boards for the classrooms
and other teaching resources for the school.
Campbell Elementary School is located in the Greatwood subdivision.
26th annual EGGStravaganza, march 27
All eager egg hunters and fans of the Easter bunny should make their way to
Eldridge Park on Saturday, March 27, between noon and 3 p.m. for the city of
’s 26th Annual EGGStravaganza. Children up to 12 years old will be able to take
part in the city
’s unique version of egg hunts, famously titled “egg scrambles,” for treat-filled eggs and the chance to win some special prizes.
Children with special needs will also be able to join in this afternoon of egg
hunting fun with the return of an egg-scramble area designed for their needs.
Following positive feedback from last year
’s successful introduction of a special needs area, beeping eggs and a hay bale
course with eggs hidden at accessible heights will once again be available.
This year’s egg scramble schedule follows:
Ongoing throughout the event for special needs children; ongoing throughout the
event for 4-year-olds and younger; 12:30 p.m. for 5-year-olds; 1 p.m. for
6-year-olds; 1:30 p.m. for 7-year-olds; 2 p.m. for 8- and 9-year-olds; 2:30
p.m. for 10-, 11- and 12-year-olds.
Parents should note that each scramble lasts about one minute and is not
repeated. To avoid missing out, children should be at the scramble for their
age group on time.
The Easter bunny will also be hopping in for this occasion and will be available
for photo opportunities throughout the event. When not scrambling for eggs or
meeting the Easter bunny, families will find plenty of other fun activities to
participate in and fully enjoy a beautiful spring afternoon in the park.
All activities will be free and open to the public and refreshments will be
sold. For more information, contact the Sugar Land Parks and Recreation
Department at 281-275-2885 or visit
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