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The Ultimate “Tailgate” Party

January 28th • 6 pm
Liberty Venue
1803 Richmond Parkway, Richmond, TX 77469

Join the Homeless Pet Placement League (HPPL) for its inaugural Gala, The Ultimate “Tailgate” Party, Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 6 pm at Liberty Venue in Richmond, Texas. This event, chaired by Eileen Akerson, Vivian Douglas and Vicki Stevenson, is a fun, casual affair to celebrate the tireless efforts of our fosters, volunteers, and the generosity of supporters. There will be an open bar and food catered by Churrasco’s. Big board, silent auction, wine pull and more! Funds raised support HPPL’s programs and services in the community. Please consider lending a paw through your support of this event and learn more about HPPL. Individual tickets $75. Sponsorships available. For tickets, sponsorships or more information, contact Eileen Akerson at, call 281-658-6592 or 


2nd Annual Night of Wine and Food at the Museum

February 2nd • 6:30 to 9 pm
Sugar Land Heritage Museum
198 Kempner Street
Sugar Land, TX 77498

The Sugar Land Heritage Museum is pleased to announce the 2nd annual ‘Night of Wine
and Food at the Museum. Along with the Sugar Land Heritage Foundation Board of Directors, the evening will be co‐hosted by John and Diana Null showcasing several varieties of wine from the Null’s private wine collection. Guests can expect to enjoy delicious hors D’oeuvres provided by Safari Texas, along with sipping wine and touring the museum showcasing Sugar Land’s history. The Sugar Land Heritage Foundation Board of Directors is very excited to hold this event at the museum and this will be the first ‘live and in person’ Night at the Museum. There are several sponsorships still available. A limited number of sponsorships include an exclusive VIP event, where some special selections of wine will be poured before doors open. Individual tickets are on sale and will be available at Due to limited space the public is encouraged to respond by January 19, 2023. For more information about the Sugar Land Heritage Foundation, visit or email Kim Icenhower at

Fort Bend Women’s Center Announces Girlfriends Giggle 2023 Fundraiser Event

February 23rd • 6 to 11 PM
Stafford Centre

Fort Bend Women’s Center is excited to announce that Girlfriends Giggle, sponsored by PCCA, is back! Girlfriends Giggle is a grown-up PJ party for women, 21 and over, with an incredibly special purpose which is to raise funds for needed programs to assist survivors of domestic violence and their children. Over 600 Giggle Girls and their besties in their pjs will have a fun filled evening of incredible food, friendship, pampering experiences, live entertainment, dancing and fabulous boutique shopping. Tickets are $125 and are on sale now at To find out more about becoming a sponsor or a vendor at the Girlfriends Giggle event, contact Patty Holt at (281) 344-5761 or or visit

APRIL 2023

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.

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 or from any Exchange Club of Sugar Land member.; 713.301.9907

Charlie’s Chocolate Factory Gala
Benefiting Child Advocates of Fort Bend

Saturday, April 29 2023 • 6 PM – 11 PM
Sugar Land Marriott Town Square
16090 City Walk Dr., Sugar Land TX 77479

Whimsical evening featuring live and silent auctions, raffle, wine & gift card pulls, dinner and dancing raising funds to support children who have been abused and neglected. For sponsorships, reservations or more information go to or contact Tarina at or 281-344-5109.

MAY 2023

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,; 832-451-6874.