Fort Bend County calendar of events for the week beginning Jan. 8
Habitat to reopen ReStore
77彩票网appFort Bend Habitat for Humanity will hold the grand opening for its Fort Bend ReStore on Jan. 8 at 9 a.m. at 505 Julie Rivers, Suite 150, in Sugar Land. Its location on Murphy Road closed Dec. 14. Visit / for details.
Electronic reading devices
Fort Bend County Libraries will have free Question-and-Answer sessions in January to help readers enter the digital age of e-Readers and eBooks. During the e-Reader Question-and-Answer sessions, individuals can bring their mobile reading devices and have their questions answered about the device or about downloading e-books. The schedule of sessions is: Tuesdays, Jan. 21, 1-3 p.m. - George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview, Richmond; Wednesday, Jan. 8, 10 a.m. - Mamie George Branch Library, 320 Dulles Ave, Stafford; Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2 p.m. - University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd., Sugar Land, on the UH campus. Registration required. Thursday, Jan. 9, 10:30 a.m. - First Colony Branch Library, 2121 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land. For sessions requiring registration, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (), click on “Events,” select the library, and finding the program. Participants may also register by calling the library.
77彩票网appFort Bend County Libraries’ Sugar Land Branch Library, 550 Eldridge, will present two retirement-planning workshops in January. “AARP: Finances for 50+” will take place on Friday, Jan. 10, from 2-4 p.m. AARP guest speaker Monty Patch will share financial tips that will help those over the age of 50 take control of their credit and protect their assets. Hear about the dos and don’ts of credit-card use, good debt vs bad debt, and how to keep debt at bay. The “77彩票网app 360° Workshop” will take place on Saturday, Jan. 11, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Financial coach Lucio Vallarta will talk about different ways to fund one’s retirement. He will talk about investment tools that are available to employees as well as those who are self-employed or small-business owners. These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (), or call the Sugar Land Branch Library (281-238-2140) or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).
77彩票网appThe Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is partnering with the New Territory Community for a blood drive on Jan. 12 from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at 1200 Walker School Road in Sugar Land. Visit to schedule an appointment.
to You Tour
The South Korena boy band and K-Pop stars Seventeen will come to Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, 18111 Lexington Blvd., on Jan. 15. Their performance will start at 8 p.m. Houston is one of eight cities on the North American run produced by Live Nation. Visit for information and tickets.
Guardianship and Alternatives
Brazos Bend Guardianship Services is hosting its next free adult Guardianship Information Session on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 at University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd. in Sugar Land, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The session is designed for families who need information on obtaining legal guardianship of an incapacitated loved one. Alternatives to guardianship will also be discussed. An attorney will be present to answer any legal questions related to guardianship and alternatives to guardianship.RSVP to: Kirk Monroe at 281-232-7701 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at .
Blue Jean Ball returns
to Needville ISD
The sixth annual Blue Jean Ball, Needville Education Foundation’s (NEF) only major fundraiser each year, takes place from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at the Columbus Club Hall on Texas 36 South in Needville. Bayou Boys will cater a meal of catfish and roast beef with all the trimmings, including bread pudding for dessert. Shorty Yeaman will return as the auctioneer and Jody Teykl as the DJ. Live auction items include a country kitchen/patio set built by Needville Junior High shop teacher Werth Garrett and his students, wooden rockers from Needville High School shop teacher C.J. “Coach Mo” Mazac and his students and a wooden rocker with state emblem donated by Sen. Lois Kolkhorst.and much more. All proceeds from the Blue Jean Ball fund grants which help Needville ISD teachers better educate their students as they think outside the box and learn in innovate ways. For tickets or to donate live or silent auction items, e-mail Shelley Krauss at krausss@
needvilleisd.comn or call her at 979-793-4308 or 281-725-7815.
Cast Theatrical Co.
Cast Theatrical Co. will present the comedy “2 Across” by Jerry Mayer from Jan. 17-Feb. 2 at the theater, 1921 Ave G in Rosenberg. The show is rated PG 14. Email email@example.com or call 832-889-3808 show times and tickets. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for seniors, students and active military.
F45 Sugar Land
Help F45 celebrate its first anniversary on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 9:30-10:30 a.m.at Sugar Land Town Square, Texas 6 at U.S. 59. They will host a free boot camp in the plaza. Join them after the party at the gym. Capacity is limited so sign up at http://www.facebook.com/events/23978953337
Cooking for Life
77彩票网appFort Bend County Libraries’ University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd. in Sugar Land, will present a free motivational workshop “Coaching for Life: Steps to Become a Better You!” on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 1-2:30 p.m. Certified life coach Niedra Hill Gardner will share tips on how to enhance one’s life and the lives of others through motivation and inspiration. Learn how to focus one’s life by assessing issues, setting goals, and creating action plans. For more information, see
77彩票网app, or call the University Branch Library at 281-633-5100) or the library system’s Communications Office at 281-633-4734.
Wedding and Quinceañera Expo
77彩票网appThe Rosenberg Development Corp. will host “A Day To Remember - Wedding and Quinceañera Expo from noon-3 p.m. Jan. 18, at the Rosenberg Civic Center. Guests can visit with more than 25 local vendors who specialize in event planning. Admission is free. Contact Isabel Castillo at 832-595-3330 for more information.
Third annual Jigsaw Puzzle Competition
The Fulshear-Katy Area Chamber of Commerce invites puzzle fanatics and first-time puzzlers to the third annual Jigsaw Puzzle Competition on Jan. 18, from 10 a.m. to noon at Gallery Furniture, 7227 Grand Parkway South in Richmond. Teams of four will compete in a two-hour, 500-piece puzzle competition to raise awareness for autism. Sponsorships are available. Visit for information.
The Peddler Show
The Peddler Show will return to Rosenberg and the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds on Jan. 24-26. The event will feature designers, artisans, creators and craftspeople. The fairgrounds are located at 4310 Texas 36, Rosenberg. Visit for details.
Classic Country Craft Show
Mini Mart Mixers will host the Classic Country Craft Show from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Columbus Club Hall, 1363 Texas 36 in Needville. Free admission. The event will feature more than 30 vendors.
Home and Outdoor Show
The 10th Annual Sugar Land Home and Outdoor Show features new Home Improvement products and services from over 200 exhibitors with new DIY workshops Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 25-26 at the Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Road in Stafford. The show will include FloodFrame Director Tasha Nielsen with tips to protect your home against the next flood, and Ashley Barber, Houston’s First Certified KonMari Consultant.lk about. Make your own floral arrangement with the tallest tulip and design your pallet décor from Board and Brush. Meet Houston’s Trusted Home Experts Randy Lemmon, AM 740 KTRH’s GardenLine, Houston Chronicle Architecture and Design Writer, Diane Cowen, Tom Tynan, HomeShow Radio, Michael Garfield, The High-Tech Texan, and Swatson from the Sugar Land Skeeters. Charity partner is Fort Bend History Association. Visit SugarLandHomeAndGarden.com for details.
Fort Bend Cares
77彩票网appAn evening of Latin sights, sounds and tastes awaits guests at Fort Bend Cares’ “Road Trip to South America” on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 6:30 pm at Fluor. The evening includes food from a dozen popular restaurants, roaming entertainment, colorful costumes, musical entertainment by DJ Craig and the Arthur Murray Dance Studio, a raffle and special auction items. The 15th Annual Road Trip will raise funds to support non-profit organizations through grants that improve the lives of disadvantaged children in the county. Fort Bend Cares has given over $2.2 million in donations to local non-profits. Individual tickets are $75 and $50 for young professionals aged 30 and under. To purchase tickets go to one.bidpal.net/fortbendcaresrt. Sponsorships are available ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. For more information or to become a sponsor, call 281-725-8287, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit .
Fort Bend Panhellenic will host a sorority recruitment information workshop on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 10 a.m.-noon at Campbell Elementary School, 1000 Shadow Bend. For information, call Terrie Gornet at 713-252-9615.
Fruit tree programs
Fort Bend Master Gardeners will host a Keys to Success in Fort Bend County Fruit Production talk on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 9-11 a.m. at the Bud O’Shieles Community Center, 1330 Band Road, Rosenberg. Topics will include best planting, culture and maintenance techniques as well as an overview of the varieties offered at the Feb. 8 fruit tree sale at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds. Additional public presentations will be at the following locations: Jan 11 at Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 10:30 a.m. - noon.; Jan 13 at Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, 6-7:30 p.m.; Jan 16 at Sienna Branch Library, 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Jan 18, Missouri City Branch Library, 2-4 p.m. Visit or call 281-341-7068 for information.
Annual Fruit Tree Sale
77彩票网appThe Fort Bend County Master Gardeners will hold their annual Fruit Tree Sale on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 9 a.m. until noon at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds in the George Pavilion located at 4310 Hwy 36 South, Rosenberg. 36 S. Visit visit for a list of plants in the sale. Visit or call 281-341-7068 for information.
Ladies Night Out Comedy Tour
77彩票网appSmart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, 18111 Lexington Blvd., will spotlight Ladies Night Out Comedy Tour on Feb. 8,starting at 7:30 p.m. Celebrity Host Nene Leakes (Real Housewives of Atlanta) hosts an all-star cast including Adele Givens (Queens of Comedy), special guest Loni Love (The Real), Sherri Shepherd (The View), Kym Whitley (Tom Joyner Morning Show) and B Simone (Instagram and Wild and Out). Visit for details.
Stars of the Sixties
Stars of the Sixties return to the Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Road, on Feb. 15. The musical event will begin at 7:30 p.m. and feature The Lettermen, The Classics IV and The Cyrkle. Visit stafford centre.com for details and tickets.
Valentine’s with Patti La Belle
77彩票网appValentine’s with Patti La Belle and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds will come to the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, 18111 Lexington Blvd., on Feb. 16. The 7 p.m. show will feature special guest Tamia. Visit for tickets and information.
77彩票网appBack the Blue
Smart Financial Centre will present the third annual Back the Blue event to benefit the Sugar Land Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association on Feb. 27, starting at 6 p.m. The center is located at 18111 Lexington Blvd. in Sugar Land. Email BacktheBlue@smartfinancialcentre.net or call 281-207-9580 for information about tickets and sponsorships .
Education Foundation Gala scheduled
The Fort Bend Education Foundation’s Gala, “Majestic Morocco - Your Magic Carpet Awaits,” presented by Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins & Mott, LLP, celebrates the mysteries of majestic Morocco. The gala will be Feb. 29 at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square. The event will include a Silent Auction Market Place and a Bid Board Bazaar as well as a live auction. Visit for table sponsorships, individual tickets or auction donations.