6 events to attend this January and February in Sugar Land, Missouri City

Hope For Three hosts the u201cFor the Kids We Loveu201d Autism Awareness Luncheon to celebrate advocates, caregivers and others who champion the organization.

Hope For Three hosts the u201cFor the Kids We Loveu201d Autism Awareness Luncheon to celebrate advocates, caregivers and others who champion the organization.

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Jan. 8-Feb. 6: Learn to paint
Heather Roy teaches a 5-week acrylic painting class from Jan. 8-Feb. 5. Painters of all skill levels are welcome, and supplies are provided. 9-11 a.m. $75 (per 5-week session). Rec & Tennis Center, 2701 Cypress Point Drive, Missouri City. 281-403-8637. www.missouricitytx.gov





Jan. 19-20: Discover new home and garden finds
The Sugar Land Home & Garden Show hosts over 200 vendors. Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Adults $10, seniors $9, children 12 years old and younger free. Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Road, Stafford. 713-589-5070. www.sugarlandhomeandgarden.com





Jan. 22: See the city of Sugar Land in action

 
Learn more about how the city operates at the regular City Council meeting. Agendas are posted a few days before the meeting. 5:30 p.m. Sugar Land City Hall, 2700 Town Center Blvd. North, Sugar Land. 281-275-2700.
www.sugarlandtx.gov





Jan. 25: Enjoy a local gala
The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce hosts the 2019 Fort Bend Chamber Chairman’s Gala. This year’s theme is interGALActic, and costumes are encouraged. 6 p.m.-midnight. $100 (for individual tickets). Safari Texas Ranch, 11627 FM 1464, Richmond. 281-566-2161.
www.fortbendchamber.com





Jan. 27: Relive music from the ’90s

 
See Toni Braxton, known for hits like “Un-Break My Heart,” “You’re Makin’ Me High,” and “He Wasn’t Man Enough,” perform live with special guest SWV. 8 p.m. $69-$215. Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, 18111 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land. 281-207-6278.
smartfinancialcentre.net






Feb. 14: Eat for a good cause
Hope For Three hosts the “For the Kids We Love” Autism Awareness Luncheon to celebrate advocates, caregivers and others who champion the organization. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $50. Safari Texas Ranch, 11627 FM 1464, Richmond. 281-245-0640. www.hopeforthree.org/events


By 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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