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Fort Bend County area calendar of events

Staff WriterMay 23, 2019

May 22Listening TourFort Bend County Judge KP George will host the fourth in a series of county-wide meetings dubbed the Listening Tour to engage Fort Bend County residents in constructive dialogue about Fort Bend County services and hear their concerns. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. May 22 at Willowridge High School, 16301 Chimney Rock Road in Houston. It’s in partnership with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Pct. 2 Commissioner Grady Prestage, District Attorney Brian Middleton, Pct. 2 Constable Daryl Smith and State Rep. HD 27 Ron Reynolds.May 23Free yoga in Sugar LandSugar Land Town Square, Texas 6 at U.S. 59, will offer in the plaza one free hour of outdoor yoga provided by YESyoga from 11 a.m.-noon Thursday, May 23. Classes will be based on a vinyasa style flow sequence. Please bring a yoga mat and water. In case of rain, the class will be in the YESyoga Studio.May 24Memorial Day TributeHouston Show Choir’s Elite Mixed Choir will perform patriotic tributes to kick off Memorial Day weekend from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, May 24, at Sugar Land Town Square, Texas 6 at U.S. 59.May 24-27Navy Seal Danny Dietz Memorial ClassicThe Fort Bend County Fairgrounds will host the 10th annual Navy Seal Danny Dietz Memorial Classic and Barb-B-Q Cook-Off May 24-27. Email ddmtrbbq.exdir@gmail.com or call 713-622-8155 for information. The fairgrounds are located at 4310 Hwy 36 South. Saturday acoustic artists in the beer garden include John Loring, Mandi Powell, Brian Sacco, Sarah Green and Jarrod Johnson. The Saturday night concert will feature Jarrod Birmingham with headliner Jody Booth.May 25‘Dungeons & Dragons’Fort Bend County Libraries’ First Colony Branch Library, 2121 Austin Parkway, will have a free “Dungeons & Dragons®” event on Saturday, May 25, from 2-4 p.m. Gamers of all experience levels — from beginners to veterans —- are invited to stretch their imaginations and practice their problem-solving skills while meeting and socializing with others who enjoy role-playing games. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Register online at www.fortbend.lib.tx.us, click on “Events,” select “First Colony Branch Library,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-238-2800, or by visiting the library.Modern architectureFort Bend County Libraries’ Sugar Land Branch Library, 550 Eldridge, will present a free program on “Modern Architecture” on Saturday, May 25, from 2-4 p.m. Prairie View A&M University Architecture professor Sheba Akhtar will talk about the evolution of modern architecture. Akhtar will talk about influential architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright (the Father of Modern Architecture) and Louis Sullivan (who was responsible for the birth of the skyscraper in the American city). Call 281-238-2140 or 281-633-4734 for information.Spring Corvette ShowThe Corvette Owners Club of Houston will present its 15th annual Spring Charity Corvette Car Show from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at Sugar Land Town Square, Texas 6 at U.S. 59. The event will feature more than 100 Corvettes. Visitors can vote for the winner of the People’s Choice Award. Proceeds benefit local charities.Sing-along karaokeIt’s karaoke time at Sugar Land Town Square from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 25. The square is at Texas 6 and U.S. 59.May 25 & May 27Memorial DayRemembranceGeorge Ranch Historical Park, 10215 FM 762 Road in Richmond, will explore the roots of Decoration Day. The event will include a ceremony at the cemetery, cleaning graves, learning holiday traditions and serving a USO-inspired Memorial Day lunch. Reservations are required for the lunch and can be made at 281-343-0218 or https://www.georgeranch.org/event/memorial-day-remembrance-lunch/May 30Leadership PanelThe Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce’s Chamber Young Professionals Division will host an Executive Leadership Panel with panelists Nona Austin-King of Himalaya Drug Co., Doug Goff of Johnson Development Corp., Khori Hunter of Sweetpea Smiles and Malisha Patel of Memorial Hermann Sugar Land and Southwest Hospital. This panel will be moderated by Stewart Jacobson of Dearborn & Creggs on May 30, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce office,445 Commerce Green Blvd, Sugar Land. The panelists will share their paths to becoming successful executives in their respective industries, and other personal experiences describing their successes and failures along the way to the top. Registration is open. Details can be found at www.FortBendChamber.com or contact Paige Talbott at 281-566-2152 or paige@fortbendcc.org.May 31Music in the PlazaThe Backbeat Band will be featured on May 31 as part of the Music in the Plaza program at Sugar Land Town Square, Texas 6 at U.S. 59. The free concert will be from 7:30-9:30 p.m.June 7Giving Spirits ConcertThe June 7 Giving Spirits at Sugar Land Town Square will feature music by Grupo Batacha from 7:30-9:30 p.m. The concert will benefit the nonprofit Hope for Three. The square is at Texas 6 and U.S. 59.June 8World Oceans DayCelebrate World Oceans Day at Sugar Land Town Square on Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m.-noon. The program will include speakers talking about the latest research and reports on environmental issues facing oceans. The free event also will include crafts, activities, painting and exhibits. Email justice4oceans@gmail.com for more information.

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