Things to do in Sugar Land in June and July

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June 8: Walk historic Sugar Land

The Sugar Land Heritage Foundation hosts its monthly walking tour of Old Sugar Land, meeting at the former sugar refinery. 10 a.m. $5-$10. Sugar Land Heritage Foundation Museum, 198 Kempner St., Sugar Land. 281-275-2030. www.slheritage.org

June 14: Pick a college

Representatives from Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Kansas colleges and universities share information about their programs with high school students and their parents or guardians during this come-and-go event. Students will have the opportunity to learn about educational opportunities available at the colleges as well as admission requirements, financial aid and student housing. 1-3 p.m. Free. University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd., Sugar Land. 281-633-5100. www.fortbend.lib.tx.us

June 15: Watch a movie outdoors

Bring blankets and lawn chairs to the plaza in Sugar Land Town Square to enjoy the animated movie “Smallfoot.” 8:30-10 p.m. Free. Sugar Land Town Square, 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land. 281-276-6000. www.sugarlandtownsquare.com

June 15: Build a working robot

Snapology of Sugar Land presents an event for students in grades nine to 12 to learn how to build and program an autonomous robot to compete in head-to-head sports challenges. Participants will learn mechanical and programming concepts as they use Lego Mindstorms EV3 technology to build and program robots that run races, play hockey and more. Registration is required. 1-3 p.m. Free. First Colony Branch Library, 2121 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land. 281-238-2800. www.fortbend.lib.tx.us

June 18: Meet some bugs

The Houston Museum of Natural Science hosts “Bugs on Wheels,” a hands-on, interactive presentation of live giant millipedes, docile hissing cockroaches, stunning walking sticks and more. 2 p.m. Free. Sienna Branch Library, 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd., Missouri City. 281-238-2900. www.fortbend.lib.tx.us

June 18: Learn to play pickleball

Learn pickleball scoring, rules, serve and return, point play and game play in this introductory class. There is a maximum of eight players and minimum of four players to host the class. Preregistration is required. 9-10 a.m. Free (for members), $5 (day pass for nonmembers). Missouri City Recreation & Tennis Center, 2701 Cypress Point Drive, Missouri City. 281-403-8637. www.missouricity.gov

Celebrate Juneteenth

June 22: Celebrate Juneteenth

Residents can view or participate in the parade of floats, following Texas Parkway to Hunters Glen Park for a free public concert. The parade route begins at the intersection of Court Road and FM 2234. 7 p.m. 281-545-5009. www.mcjcf.com

June 22: Enjoy patriotic sounds

Missouri City Pops, under the direction of Linda Stiegler, will perform a selection of patriotic music as well as show tunes, movie themes and big-band favorites outdoors in the amphitheater. 10:30 a.m. Free. George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview Drive, Richmond. 281-342-4455. www.fortbend.lib.tx.us

June 27: Get an update on regional infrastructure

The Fort Bend Infrastructure Conference features a mayoral panel and discussions on legislation, transportation, economy and engineering ethics. 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. $100. Safari Texas Ranch, 11627 FM 1464, Richmond.
281-342-5464. www.fortbendchamber.com

Attend a family campout

June 29: Attend a family campout

Nature & Eclectic Outdoors is hosting a family-friendly, interactive campsite with tents, games, friendly competitions and a lawn fishing tournament. Play life-size games of Jenga, KerPlunk, and Connect Four while enjoying live music. 5-8 p.m. Free. Sugar Land Town Square, 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land. 281-276-6000. www.sugarlandtownsquare.com

Fourth of July:

Celebrate America’s birthday with these events.

JUNE

29 Red, White, and Boom, 6 p.m. with fireworks when dark, The Club at Riverstone

JULY

04 Freedom 5K and Family/Youth Walk, race starts at 7 a.m., Lost Creek Park

04 City of Sugar Land July 4th Celebration, 4-10 p.m., The Crown Festival Park

04 City of Missouri City’s Fourth of July Celebration, 6-9 p.m., fireworks at 9:15 p.m., Buffalo Run Park

05 Starry Night: A VIP Experience at the George Observatory, 8 p.m., George Observatory

06 Red, White, Blues & Brews featuring Tribute to George Strait, 7-9 p.m., Sugar Land Town Square

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Christine Hall
Christine Hall joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2018, and covers Missouri City and Fort Bend ISD. She previously reported on health care innovation for the Texas Medical Center, was a freelancer, and held various news roles at the Houston Business Journal.
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