Sugar Land Area Events Calendar


Editor’s note: To have calendar events published on the Sugar Land Sun Calendar, email editor Roy Kent at [email protected]

Culinary Book Club: The Fort Bend County Libraries University Branch Library Culinary Book Club will meet on Wednesday, July 20, beginning at 1:30 p.m. in Library Meeting Room 1, located at 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, on the UH campus. The theme of the month is “Avocado Fest”. The Culinary Book Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month and different culinary genres or topics are explored each month. Cooking enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels – from beginners to advanced – are welcome to join. This meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.fortbend.lib.tx.us or call the university branch library (281-633-5100).

Fashionable kids: The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host the Kids Into Fashion Camp on Wednesday and Thursday, July 20 and 21. Camp will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Join us as we venture on a two-day exploration through the fashion industry. Participants will have the opportunity to learn how to reconstruct a garment, design a fashion collection, learn the basics of photography and start an online fashion store. Camp will be held at the Fort Bend County Extension Office, located at 1402 Band Road Suite 100, Rosenberg, Texas 77471. Camp is open to youth ages 10-16. If you have additional questions, please contact Victoria Zwahr at 281-342-3034. Pre-registration is mandatory for the camp. The last day to register for Kids into Fashion Camp is Thursday July 14th. https://youthn2fashion.eventbrite.com to register.

July 21

Podcast club: The next Academic Branch Library Online Podcast Club meeting will be at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 21. The theme of the month is “Having fun with music”. A link to the Webex meeting will be emailed to everyone who registers. Similar to a book club, the Podcast Club offers podcast listeners the opportunity to come together to discuss podcast selections from a themed podcast playlist and share their opinions on hot topics. . Each month features a different theme, along with a short list of podcast episodes. The online podcast club is free and open to the public. Registration is mandatory; a link to the Webex meeting will be emailed to everyone who registers. To register online on the library website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Classes and Events”, select “Virtual Programs” and search for the program. Participants can also register by calling the University Branch Library (281-633-5100).

Writing club: Join other budding writers at Fort Bend County Libraries’ “Story Spinners Writing Club” on Thursday, July 21, 5:30-8:30 p.m., in Room 2C, George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview Drive in Richmond. July’s topic is “The Bad Guys.” From newbie blogger to published novelist, writers of all genres and experience levels are welcome to write, share, learn, support, network and critique each other’s work. Writing prompts, puzzles and short exercises will be available to ignite the imagination of any blacksmith who wishes to perfect their craft. This program is recommended for adults and adolescents 14 years and older. Free and open to the public, the Story Spinners Writing Club meets on the third Thursday of each month. For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the George Memorial Library (281-342-4455) or the Library System Communications Office (281-633-4734).

Wall realization: In conjunction with the Summer Reading Challenge, Fort Bend County Libraries’ First Colony Branch Library will host muralist David Maldonaldo for a “collaborative mural creation” program, for students entering grades 5-8, on Thursday, 21 July, from 3 p.m. in the library meeting room, located at 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land. During this college program, Maldonado will explain the process of creating murals, from design concept to execution. Students will learn the art of mural making and create their own murals to take home. The performance is free and open to the public. For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the First Colony Branch Library (281-238-2800) or the Library System Communications Office (281-633-4734).

July 23

The American Revolution: Fort Bend County Libraries will present an American Revolution history program on Saturday, July 23 from 2-3 p.m. in the George Memorial Library meeting room at 1001 Golfview in Richmond. Dr. J. Kent McGaughy, Professor of History at Houston Community College, will discuss the events leading up to the American Revolution. Discover the main battles of the war. McGaughy received his doctorate in United States history from the University of Houston. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the George Memorial Library (281-342-4455) or the Library System Communications Office (281-633-4734).

Music in the Square: Music in the Square featuring Cornerstone Community Bible Church is scheduled from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 23 at Sugar Land Town Square, 15958 City Walk Drive in Sugar Land. Cornerstone Community Bible Church will present a musical evening in the plaza featuring local musicians and singers. For more information, visit www.sugarlandtownsquare.com/events.

July 27

The FBCL reads: The Fort Bend County Libraries Virtual Book Club – “FBCL Reads” – will meet online Wednesday, July 27 beginning at 10 a.m. The book in question is “The Missing American” written by Kwei Quartey. FBCL Reads book club meetings will be streamed live via Webex so readers can participate virtually and interact with others in real time. The book club will meet online on the fourth Wednesday of each month. This selection of books is available in print and digitally as an eBook through the SPFL’s OverDrive e-Library collection. Additional printed copies are available from the George Memorial Library in Richmond. The book club is free and open to the public. Registration is mandatory; a link to the Webex conference call will be emailed to everyone who registers. To register online on the library website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Classes and Events”, select “Virtual Programs” and search for the program on the date indicated. Participants can also register by calling the George Memorial Library (281-342-4455).

Bubble World: In conjunction with the Summer Reading Challenge, Fort Bend County Libraries invites families with children of all ages to a fun and interactive program, “The Wonderful World of Bubbles,” on Wednesday, July 27, starting at 15 h, in the meeting room at the Sugar Land Branch Library, located at 550 Eldridge. Discover simple math and science and bubble art when Shelly McBubbles creates stunning bubbles including giant bubbles, bubble clouds, bubble chains and a cube bubble. Its grand finale is not to be missed! This program is made possible through the generous support of the Friends of the Sugar Land Branch Library. Proceeds from Friends of the Library book sales and annual membership dues help defray the costs of special programs and various cultural events at the library. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the Sugar Land Branch Library (281-238-2140).

July 28

Maker Station Summer Camps: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension introduces Maker Station Camps focused on making something out of nothing. Campers will create, plan and build and much more. The camp is open to students in grades three through eight from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28 at the Fort Bend County Education Center at 1402 Band Road in Rosenberg. The cost of $75 per camp includes daily snacks. Campers must bring a packed lunch daily. For more information and to register, visit https://agrilife.org/ftbend4h/beyond-the-project/workshops-clinics-camps.

July 29

NOLA parties: NOLA Parties featuring The Zydeco Dots are scheduled from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, July 29 at Sugar Land Town Square, 15958 City Walk Drive in Sugar Land. For more information, visit www.sugarlandtownsquare.com/events.

August 13

Akshaya Patra United States: Akshaya Patra is a non-profit organization that provides 1.8 million schoolchildren with hot lunches every school day. Food is unlimited for all children. They serve almost 20,000 schools in many Indian states. Akshaya Patra’s vision is that no child will be deprived of education because of hunger. Their mission is to feed 5 million school children by 2025. The Akshaya Patra Houston Chapter held a fundraising event on Saturday August 13 at 6:30 p.m. with dinner and a musical concert. Contact Ashok Shah at 832-518-9938 or [email protected]

September 4


Motor Culture Show 2022:
Car Culture Show 2022 takes place bimonthly from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday in the parking lot of the Alamo Theater in LaCenterra at 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd. to Katy. The next show will be on Sunday, September 4. There will be over 50 exotic, muscle cars on display, along with a DJ spinning tunes and other exciting gear. See more details at thecarculture.org.

October 28-29

Texas Coastal Prairie Conference: Preserving Lands and Legacies: The Texas Coastal Prairie Initiative, made up of 25 conservation organizations, will bring together landowners and conservation partners to discuss preserving the great outdoors in Texas. The conference will include a full day of workshops and presentations from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, October 28 at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, followed by field trips to remaining and restored grasslands as well as ranches and the farms from 8 am-4 pm Saturday October 29th. The conference is held at the University of Houston-Clear Lake Bayou Building, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, TX 77058. The cost is $85 or $45 for students. For more information and registration go to www.prairiepartner.org/conference.

Rachel J. Bradford