Houston Restaurant Weeks, Queen Covers, Bingo: Things to do in Sugar Land and Missouri City in August and September

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AUGUST

06-08: ESCAPE A ROOM

“A Universe of Stories” escape room participants will solve puzzles and navigate their way through multiple universes. This activity is suitable for age 13 and older. Group and individual registration for a 45-minute time slot is required. 10:15 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. First Colony Branch Library, 2121 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land. 281-238-2800. www.fortbend.lib.tx.us

10: GET READY FOR SCHOOL

AccessHealth hosts a Community Operation Back-to-School Health Fair offering free health screenings, immunizations, haircut vouchers, fun activities, backpacks and school supplies. For families who need shoes, register at Second Mile at 1135 Hwy. 90, Missouri City, or AccessHealth. 9 a.m.-noon. Free. 307 Texas Parkway, Ste. 100, Missouri City.     281-633-3144. www.myaccesshealth.org

10: ATTEND A PRINCESS PARTY

The Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center will host a princess party featuring Ariel, Belle and Jasmine singing Disney’s favorites during a fan celebration. Participants can also make their own crowns. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $12. Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center, 198 Kempner St., Sugar Land. 832-742-2800. www.childrensdiscoveryfb.org

15: PLAY BINGO

The Missouri City Parks and Recreation Department hosts its monthly senior bingo game for area residents who are age 50 and older. The evening includes dinner and several rounds of bingo for prizes. 5-7 p.m. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. Rec & Tennis Center, 2701 Cypress Point Drive, Missouri City. 281-403-8637. www.missouricitytx.gov

20: INTERVIEW FOR GLOBAL ENTRY ACCESS

The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce is working with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to host Global Entry enrollment interviews, for low-risk travelers seeking expedited customs clearance, as part of the CBP’s Trusted Traveler Programs. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, 445 Commerce Green Blvd., Sugar Land.         877-227-5511. www.fortbendchamber.com

24: LEARN ABOUT APOLLO LAUNCHES

Retired physicist F. Don Cooper will give two one-hour presentations about his experience in creating the technology that helped launch Apollo 11 in 1969 and bring the Apollo 13 crew home safely in 1970. The first part is “To the Moon and Back,” and the second is “Saturn Vehicle Guidance Equations.” 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Sugar Land Branch Library, 550 Eldridge Rd., Sugar Land. 281-238-2140. www.fortbend.lib.tx.us

28: LEARN ABOUT SENIOR HEALTH CARE

The 2019 Fort Bend Senior Expo & Health Fair will include presentations on senior care and elder law planning. There will also be exhibitors, live entertainment and health screenings. 2-4 p.m. Free for seniors, families and caregivers. Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Road, Stafford. 281-208-6900. www.staffordcentre.com

30: HEAR SOME QUEEN COVERS

The Baroness: A Queen Tribute band will sing all of Queen’s hits, including “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Killer Queen,” “Under Pressure,” “Hammer to Fall” and “Don’t Stop Me Now.” 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Sugar Land Town Square, 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land. 281-242-2000. www.sugarlandtownsquare.com

SEPTEMBER

01: SEE MARCHING BANDS BATTLE
WORTH THE TRIP

The National Battle of the Bands brings in seven marching bands—including Texas Southern University, Prairie View A&M University, North Carolina Central University, Talladega College, Southern University, Miles College and Tennessee State University—for a band showcase. 6 p.m. $15 for tickets and $15 for parking. NRG Stadium, 8825 Kirby Drive, Houston. 832-667-1400. www.nrgpark.com

THROUGH 02: HOUSTON RESTAURANT WEEKS

More than 250 Houston-area restaurants, including five Sugar Land restaurants, are participating in this year’s fundraiser by serving specially priced multicourse prix fixe menus including brunch, lunch and dinner. A portion of the proceeds go to the Houston Food Bank. 713-223-3700 www.houstonrestaurantweeks.com

Churrascos
1520 Lake Pointe Parkway

Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille
2115 Town Square Place

Rouxpour
2298 Texas Drive

Turquoise Grill & Bar
16019 City Walk

Vino & Vinyl
15977 City Walk

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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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