January 2018 Events

January 6th, 8 – 11 am

Super Run Galactic Heroes 5K

Grab your cape and fly over to this superhero-themed 5K run where you become a real-life superhero at Sugar Land Memorial Park, located at 15300 University Boulevard in Sugar Land. Every participant gets galactic blaster cuffs and a collectable run bib. Finishers will receive a medal. Run for fun or raise money for your favorite charity. For more information, visit thesuperrun.com.

January 7th, 9 am

Bike the Bend for Literacy: Resolution Ride for Reading

Support Fort Bend Literacy Council and enjoy a scenic bike route throughout Fort Bend. This BP MS150 recommended ride is presented by Houston Federal Credit Union and starts at Foster High School, located at 4400 FM 723 Road in Richmond. Pick up your packet on ride day or visit Society Cycle Works, located at 13425 University Boulevard in Sugar Land on Thursday, January 4th from 11 am to 1 pm and 4 pm to 6 pm. For more information,  visit ftbendliteracy.org/bike-the-bend/.

January 9th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Digging for Your Roots

Daniel Sample, Genealogy Manager of Fort Bend County Libraries, will demonstrate search strategies and quick tips while exploring the excellent sources available in the library. Participants will learn how to use Ancestry.com and Heritage Quest, databases available on the library’s website. Class will be held at the Sugar Land Branch, located at 550 Eldridge and will include one hour of instruction and one hour of research time. For more information, call 281-238-2140  or visit fortbend.lib.tx.us.

January 11th, 4 – 5 pm

YA Tech Club: Music-Making Apps

Ever wanted to make music? A song? Don’t know how to play an instrument? You can make music with your smartphone or tablet! Different types of music-making apps available for android and iOS will be discussed at the Sienna Branch Library, located at 8411 Sienna Springs Boulevard in Missouri City. Impress your friends with your music creations! Students in grades 9 through 12 only. For more information or to register,  call 281-238-2952 or visit fortbend.lib.tx.us.

January 14th, 7 am

Run for a Reason!  Supporting Fort Bend Seniors

Are you a runner or have a friend or family member who would love to run for a great cause? Come support Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels in the upcoming 2018 Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Half Marathon. Donations raised through this event will continue to help seniors remain independent by enhancing their quality of life – ensuring hunger relief through proper nutrition. Race entries for both the half and full marathon are available. For more information,  contact Sehar Tejani at 281-633-7023  or email sehar@fortbendseniors.org.

January 14th, 2 – 5 pm

3rd Annual Sunday FitFunDay!

Join Creative Crossings Studio, located at 16305 Kensington Drive, Suite 270 in
Sugar Land for three hours of fitness fun. This is an opportunity to try out classes like MixxedFit, Samba, Yoga, Ballet, Modern, Hip Hop Cardio and more! Also, meet with the onsight Health Coach for a complimentary consultation. Raffles and special offers available. Cost is $10. For more information, call 832-449-6893 or email info@ccstudioart.com.

January 18th, 9 – 11 am

Breakfast & Bingo

The Missouri City Parks & Recreation Department hosts senior bingo monthly
for area residents who are 50 and up at the Recreation and Tennis Center, located at 2701 Cypress Point Drive. Visit with your peers, enjoy breakfast, and play friendly rounds of bingo for great prizes! Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. Breakfast will be available from 9 to 9:30 am. Bingo rounds to follow. For more information, call 281-403-8637  or visit missouricitytx.gov.

January 18th, 5 – 6 pm

Adulting 101: Healthy Dorm Cooking

Pondering how you can eat anything other than ramen without a stove? Learn
how at the University Branch Library, located at 14010 University Boulevard in Sugar Land. In the second session of the Adulting 101 series, discover simple, fast meals that you can make with a limited budget and equipment. Registration is required. Students in grades 9 through 12 only. Food will be provided through the Friends of University Branch Library.For more information or to register, call 281-633-5100 or visit fortbend.lib.tx.us.

January 19th, 1 – 3 pm

BYOC: Bring Your Own Craft

Do you knit, bead, make rugs, hand stitch or do any kind of handcraft? Come to the Sugar Land Branch Library, located at located at 550 Eldridge to share ideas, show off your work and get another crafter’s eye and perspective. Chat and meet your neighbors while you work on your craft. Bring any project you’re working on, or come just to be inspired. All ages and levels of experience welcome. Refreshments are provided by the Friends of Sugar Land Branch Library. For more information, call 281-238-2140  or visit fortbend.lib.tx.us.

January 20th, 10 am – 12 pm

Jigsaw Puzzle Competition: Until Every Piece Fits

Make history with the first-ever county-wide jigsaw puzzle competition at Constellation Field, located at 1 Stadium Drive in Sugar Land. This event benefits Hope For Three, a local non-profit that raises autism awareness through community outreach and provides resources and financial support exclusively to families with children on the autism spectrum. For more information or to register,  visit hopeforthree.org/event/jigsaw.

January 20th, TBA

2018 Founders’ Review

This year’s Founders’ Review theme will be Heart & Soul and is guaranteed to be an evening that pulls on your heartstrings and enriches your soul with entertainment by award winning Gospel group Composition of Praise. The event takes place at Safari Texas Ranch, located at 11627 FM 1464. Proceeds will benefit the mission and goals of the Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation. For tickets, call 281-313-0752  or email info@slcaf.org.

January 27th, 11 am – 12 pm

Bollywood Dance Fitness

Learn dance moves influenced by the Bollywood cinema of India at the First Colony Branch, located at 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land. This is an introductory cardio-aerobic fitness class taught by Cyndia Rodriguez, a certified dance fitness instructor. Please wear comfortable clothing, and tennis shoes and bring a bottle of water. Registration is required and begins January 6th. For more information or to register, call 281-238-2800 or visit fortbend.lib.tx.us.

January 28th, 6:30 am

10th Annual USA Fit Marathon,  Fort Bend Kia Half Marathon,  and Simon Spine 5K

This signature USA Fit running event has more than 1,000 participants cross the finish line in all three races combined. Runners go on an out-and-back route that starts and finishes on the Sugar Land campus of the University of Houston, located at 14000 University Boulevard. Proceeds benefit the Fort Bend Education Foundation. For more information or to register,  visit usafitmarathon.com.

January 23rd, 6 – 8 pm

Family Fort Night

Celebrate Children’s Book Week with a special fort-building night. Bring your own blankets, sheets, and pillows (or use the library’s) to build a family fort at the Sienna Branch Library, located at 8411 Sienna Springs Boulevard in Missouri City. Choose some books, get comfy, and read with your family! For more information or to register, call 281-238-2952 or visit fortbend.lib.tx.us.

January 27th, 2 – 3 pm

Paint a Pot, Plant a Seed

Brighten up your room with flowers in a hand-decorated pot! Flower pots, art supplies, potting soil and seeds will be provided at the First Colony Branch, located at 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land. Water the seeds regularly, and you should have blooms by spring. Space is limited. Registration begins January 6th. For more information or to register, call 281-238-2800 or visit fortbend.lib.tx.us.

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