Community Events

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SEPTEMBRER 2022

Santa’s Exchange/Toys for Tots Donation Collection
Benefitting Children to Age 15

Thursday, September 1st – Thursday, December 15th; Mondays thru Fridays • 9 AM to 6 PM
Thad Olive State Farm Office

1716 Dulles Ave., Suite 102, Sugar Land, TX 77478

The Exchange, Rotary, Excel Clubs, Scouts, Toys for Tots and local churches provide toys for children in need at Christmas.  The event serves approximately 4,000 children each year, and donations are accepted from the community. President@ECSL.org; 713-248-9400 www.ECSL.org


Great Grown Up Spelling Bee
Benefitting Literacy Council of Fort Bend County

Thursday, September 15th • 6 PM
Quail Valley City Centre
2880 La Quinta, Missouri City, TX 77459

Fallon Moody and Ann Kingrey will chair the annual adult spelling bee to raise funds for adult education and support for GED, ESL and citizenship.  asanchez@ftbendliteracy.org; 281-240-8181 www.Ftbendliteracy.org


Fort Bend County Fair
Benefitting Fort Bend County Youth

September 23rd – October 2nd
Fort Bend Fairgrounds
4310 Highway 36 South, Rosenberg, TX 77471

The 86th Annual Fort Bend County Fair and Rodeo kicks off September 23rd benefitting youth, promoting agriculture and supporting education running for 10 days with activities for all ages including concerts, a carnival food and more. www.FortBendCountyFair.com

OCTOBER 2022

Patchwork of Life
Benefitting OakBend Medical Center

Thursday, October 6th • 6 PM
Virtual Event:  At-Home Live Streaming

Patchwork of Life is an annual fundraiser benefitting the last remaining independent non-profit hospital in the Greater Houston Area.   281-341-3094. www.OakBendmedcenter.org/patchwork-of-life


Picnic for the Park
Benefitting Cullinan Park

Friday, October 7th • 11:30 AM to 1 PM
River Pointe Church
21000 SW Fwy, Richmond, TX 77469

Chaired by Gay Thompson and Cee Cee Parker and presented by Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, join supporters for the 2022 Picnic for the Park honoring Doug and Susie Goff for their continued support.  Enjoy a picnic lunch, featured guest speaker, Nina Cullinan Award Winners and the  2022 photo contest winners. www.Cullinanparkconservancy.org


The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie
Benefitting Cast Theatrical Theatre

October 7th – October 23rd, Fridays & Saturdays 7:30 PM;  Sunday Matinee 2:30 PM
1909 Avenue G, Rosenberg, TX 77471

A true classic by the grand dame of mysteries. A group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a snowstorm, and one of them is a murderer. Murder, mystery and intrigue from the foremost mystery writer of her time. For more information and tickets, email boxoffice@casttheatrical.com; 832-889-3808. www.Casttheatrical.com


Fall Fun Fest – May The Steam Be With You
Benefitting Rosenberg Railroad Museum

October 8th • 10 AM to 4 PM
Rosenberg Railroad Museum
1921 Ave F, Rosenberg, TX 77471

Family fun with bounce houses, train rides, face painting, model train layouts, games and prizes. Food trucks and vendors will also be on site.  General Admission $10; Children under 2 free. info@rrm.org; 281-633-2846 www.RosenbergRRmuseum.org


Art League Fall Show
Benefitting Art League of Fort Bend

Saturday, October 8th • Noon to 5 PM
Fort Bend Art Center
2021 Ave G, Rosenberg, TX 77471

Award-winning art will be on display at the Fort Bend Art Center.  Admission is free. www.Artleaguefortbend.org


Cowboy Up 11th Anniversary
Benefitting Parks Youth Ranch

Saturday, October 8th • 7 PM
The Lodge at Safari Texas Ranch
11627 FM 1464, Richmond, TX 77407

Dance the night away with The Rumours at Cowboy Up featuring emcee George Lindsey from 100.3 and a live and silent auction. All proceeds will benefit Parks Youth Ranch  that provides a home for today and hope for tomorrow to at-risk and homeless youth. aparker@parksyouthranch.org; 281-392-5794. www.Parksyouthranch.org


Holy Family Catholic Church Fall Festival

Sunday, October 9th • 10:30 am to 6:30 pm
1510 Fifth Street, Missouri City, TX 77489

Come for a great day of family fun! Enjoy BBQ, tostadas, hamburgers plus international cuisine. Fun for everyone with games, bingo, silent auction, raffle, kiddie games, music and more! Free admission. For more information, visit www.holyfamilychurch.us or call 281-499-9688


Blood Drive

October 9th • 1 to 5 pm
The Club at New Territory
1200 Walker School Rd in Sugar Land, TX 77479

In our lifetimes, most of us will know someone who needed a blood transfusion, yet only 5% of the population donated regularly. Join our regularly scheduled events and help bring that percentage up. In less than ONE HOUR, you can save up to THREE LOVES! Yes, loves, because even if it isn’t YOUR loved one you are donating for, it someones!  Appointments are great but walk-ins welcome. For more information, visit www.giveblood.org.


Landmark Charities Partners with Hope For Three’s
7th Annual Golf Fore Autism Tournament
Benefitting Hope For Three

Monday, October 10th
Sweetwater Country Club
4400 Palm Royale Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479

Hope For Three, a local nonprofit and autism organization,  is partnering with Landmark Charities to present the 7th Annual Golf Fore Autism Charity Tournament. Join the community to raise awareness and funds for children with autism. Individual players $150, Foursome $600. darla@hopeforthree.org; 713-858-7965. www.Hopeforthree.org/events


Second Mile Mission Center’s Golf Tournament
Benefitting Second Mile Mission Center

Monday, October 10th • 1 PM
Quail Valley City Centre
2880 LaQuinta Dr, Missouri City, TX 77459

Second Mile is seeking sponsors for its Golf Tournament. Funds will help local families with groceries, job search,  classes and more.  Funds from this event will ensure our hungry and hurting neighbors have a place to go for help. sabraham@secondmile.org; 832-527-2570. www.SecondMile.org


38th Annual Needville Harvest Fest
Benefitting Needville Harvest Park

Friday, October 14th • 5 to 11:30 PM
Saturday, October 15th • 7:30 AM to 11 PM

Needville Harvest Park
3001 Violet Street, Needville, TX 77461

Enjoy BBQ Cook-off, talent show raffle, car show,  Polka music, Queen contest, Little Mr. and Miss Contest  and a magic show by Paul Driscoll. Entry is free but  donations are accepted.  281-468-9314. www.Needvilleharvestfest.org


The Great Pumpkin Round Up
Benefitting Fort Bend History Association

Saturdays October 15th – November 26th • 9 AM to 5 PM
George Ranch Historical Park
10215 FM 762 Richmond, TX 77469

A fabulous professionally designed display of fall pumpkins, gourds and plants. The perfect backdrop for photos and a great way to welcome autumn! Included with Park Admission – Adults $15; Children $10; Children under 4 Free Info@georgeranch.org; 281-343-0218. www.GeorgeRanch.org


Texian Market Days
Benefitting Fort Bend History Association

October 22nd • 9 AM to 5 PM
George Ranch Historical Park
10215 FM 762 Richmond, TX 77469

A great outdoor event featuring cowboys, cannons, history and fun! Imagine life 200 years ago with a special roping and cattle shows, hands-on activities, battle re-enactments home tours and more. Admission Adults $20; Children $15; Children under 4 free. Info@georgeranch.org; 281-343-0218. www.GeorgeRanch.org


Santa’s Exchange and Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Flu Shot Toy Drive
Benefitting Families in Need in Fort Bend County

Saturday, October 22nd • 8 AM to 2 PM
Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital
16655 Southwest Frwy., Sugar Land, TX 77479

Participants bring a toy for Santa’s Exchange to Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital and in return, receive a  free flu vaccination.  Registration is required.. 281-274-7972 www.Join.houstonmethodist.org/flushot-sl

NOVEMBER 2022

Sugar Plum Market
Benefitting Fort Bend County

Non-Profit Organizations and Agencies
Preview Night:  Wednesday, November 2nd

Market: Thursday, November 3rd to Saturday, November 5th
Stafford Centre Performing Theatre & Convention Center
10505 Cash Road, Stafford, TX 77477

Chairs Cherie Lyne Bouterie, Monica Hasty, Leah Henley,  Michelle Monterroso, Chelsi Oestreich and Ashley Stephens continue to focus their efforts on raising much needed funds for agencies and programs serving the needs of Fort Bend County through the Sugar Plum Market as the Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL) enters its 22nd year. Since its inception, FBJSL has raised over $3.7 million for area  non-profits.  Sponsor information is available at  sponsors@sugarplummarket.com. Preview Night Tickets $75; General Admission and Pre-Sale $12; At the Door $15. info@sugarplummarket.com. www.SugarPlumMarket.com


Jingle Tree Celebration Returns to Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land – Beautiful Trees Benefitting Science Education up for Auction

Friday, November 11th – Thursday, November 17th
Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land
13016 University Blvd., Sugar Land, TX 77479

Chairs Stacy Borgfeldt and Pam Gray chair Jingle Tree,  presented by Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, a festive week-long holiday auction that supports local access to interactive and accessible science education. Underwriting opportunities and tickets available at  www.hmns.org/jingletree, click on Registration. jingletree@hmns.org; 281-313-2277 x 102 www.Hmns.org/jingletree

Tree Lighting

November 11th • 10 am
HMNS at Sugar Land
13016 University Blvd. in Sugar Land

Join local officials, community leaders and museum volunteers at this VIP media event to kick off Jingle Tree festivities. The trees “come to light” and you get a closer look at holiday décor showcased throughout the museum. Enjoy complimentary refreshments as bidding begins for Jingle Tree auction.

VIP Experiences

November 14th to 15th
HMNS at Sugar Land
13016 University Blvd. in Sugar Land

Get in the holiday spirit by viewing the holiday décor at the museum in a special private shopping experience. Enjoy light bites and beverages while you visit – a perfect time to spend with friends!

The Festive Finale

November 17th
HMNS at Sugar Land
13016 University Blvd. in Sugar Land

Jingle Tree’s premier event, the evening begins with honorary tributes to our presenting sponsor and chairs and highlights the generous sponsors and donors supporting Jingle Tree. The evening’s festivities include an auction with exclusive museum experiences and final bidding on the beautiful designer trees and holiday décor. Don’t miss the count-down to the auction closing bell. For more information on Jingle Tree festivities, email jingletree@hmns.org or call 281.313.2277 or visit www.hmns.org.


2022 Chamber Challenge Golf Tournament
Benefitting Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce

Monday, November 14th • 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Quail Valley Golf Course & City Centre
2880 La Quinta Dr., Missouri City, TX 77459

Join the Fort Bend Chamber’s 2022 Chamber Challenge Golf tournament presented by Fluor Corp. for a relaxing day on the greens at this fundraising event.  Proceeds benefit Chamber programs and initiatives. Foursome:  $800.  Individual Player:  $200.  Sponsorships available.  For more information, contact Brandon Mosley. Brandon@fortbendcc.org; 281-566-2163. www.Fortbendchamber.com


The “Best in the West” benefitting The Arc of Fort Bend County
Presenting Sponsor: Prosperity Bank

November 19 • 6 PM
George Ranch Arena

Gather up your friends and join us at The Arc of Fort Bend County’s “Best in the West” dinner, dance and auction on Saturday, November 19, 6 pm at the George Ranch Arena. This year’s event promises to usher in the holiday season with the largest silent auction in the county plus fabulous live auction items that are unique to our event! Enjoy a BBQ dinner and dance to the band, Horizon, while you visit with friends and make new ones! Don’t miss out – get your tickets at BestInTheWest.givesmart.com


Book Signing Fair

Saturday, November 26th • Noon to 5 PM
Fort Bend Art Center
2012 Ave G, Rosenberg, TX 77471

Local authors and illustrators will be showcasing and signing their books.  Admission is free. For more information,  call 832-945-2882www.Artleaguefortbend.org

DECEMBER 2022

Blood Drive

December 11th • 1 to 5 pm
The Club at New Territory
1200 Walker School Rd in Sugar Land, TX 77479

In our lifetimes, most of us will know someone who needed a blood transfusion, yet only 5% of the population donated regularly. Join our regularly scheduled events and help bring that percentage up. In less than ONE HOUR, you can save up to THREE LOVES! Yes, loves, because even if it isn’t YOUR loved one you are donating for, it someones!  Appointments are great but walk ins welcome. For more information, visit www.giveblood.org.

APRIL 2022

Sugar Land Arts Festival
Benefitting Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation

Saturday, April 1st – Sunday, April 2nd
Smart Financial Centre
18111 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land, TX 77479

Chaired by Stacy Borgfeldt and Bridget Yeung, enjoy a weekend full of the arts featuring two days of arts, food and music brought to you by the City of Sugar Land and the Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation. press@sugarlandartsfest.com www.Sugarlandartsfest.com


36th Annual Spaghetti Fundraiser
Exchange Club of Sugar Land
Benefitting Over 20 Non-Profits in Fort Bend County

Saturday, April 22nd • 5:30 to 9 PM
Fluor Corporation Cafeteria
1 Fluor Daniel Drive, Sugar Land, TX 77478

Chaired by Thad Olive, the annual first responder spaghetti cook-off raises funds for over 20 county non-profits and helps prevent child abuse, a focus of the Exchange Club of Sugar Land.  The event is fun for the whole family and a great evening out!  Tickets may be obtained at www.ECSL.org or from any Exchange Club of Sugar Land member. Spaghetti@ECSL.org; 713.301.9907  www.ECSL.org

MAY 2022

Derby Day
Benefitting Reining Strength Therapeutic Horsemanship

May 6th • 3:30 PM
Marriott Sugar Land Town Square
16090 City Walk, Sugar Land TX 77479

Reining Strength’s primary fundraiser, Derby Day chaired by Noell Myska and Alicen Swift continues to focus efforts on raising much needed funds to ensure that resources are available to help clients make great strides. For tickets or sponsorships,  info@reiningstrength.org; 832-451-6874. www.ReiningStrength.org