From picnics to backyard game nights, plus upcoming events at the Smart Financial Centre: Things to do in October, November

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OCTOBER

08: Attend a Distict 1 town hall meeting

Steve Porter, the Sugar Land City Council member representing District 1, along with city staff, will host a town hall meeting, during which District 1 residents can meet and speak with their district representative and see a presentation about the Nov. 5 bond election, engineering projects and public safety. 6-8 p.m. Free (admission). T.E. Harman Senior Center, 226 Matlage Way, Sugar Land.
281-275-2700. www.sugarlandtx.gov

10: Go on a field trip

Senior residents are invited to tour the Lone Star Flight Museum at Ellington Airport. After the tour, the group will enjoy lunch at Abe’s Cajun Market. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $25 plus cost for lunch. Missouri City Recreation and Tennis Center, 2710 Cypress Point Drive, Missouri City.
281-403-8637. www.missouricitytx.gov

11: Dance in Town Square

Attend a free community dance-fitness Zumba class hosted by Cida Fitness for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the Plaza at Sugar Land Town Square. Attendees are encouraged to wear pink, and an American Cancer Society booth will be open for those who wish to donate to the cause. 7-8 p.m. Free. Sugar Land Town Square, 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land. 281-242-2000. www.sugarlandtownsquare.com

18: Picnic for the Park

Cullinan Park Conservancy

Joel Bartsch, president and CEO of the Houston Museum of Natural Science, will discuss his career as a world-traveling rock hound and the importance of conservation. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $50-$75. River Pointe Church, 5000 Ransom Road, Sugar Land. 281-275-2825. www.cullinanparkconservancy.org

18: Play lawn games and listen to music

Sugar Land Town Square

The Plaza at Sugar Land Town Square will be transformed into a backyard party complete with lawn games and $5 beer and wine from Jupiter Pizza & Waffles Co. The Zip Dagger Band will perform live multigenre music from Motown to pop. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free (admission). Sugar Land Town Square, 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land. 281-242-2000.
www.sugarlandtownsquare.com

21 Through Nov. 18: Learn archery skills

Missouri City’s archery program meets Mondays Oct. 21-Nov. 18. The session will focus on archery for beginners with archer safety, equipment, shooting form and shooting etiquette. Attendees can also learn how to improve accuracy and consistency through a variety of activities and games in the Explore Archery class. Participants must complete the beginner course before registering for the Explore Archery course. Ages 8-18 welcome. Equipment is provided. $60 for the five-week session. 5:30-6:30 p.m. (beginner archery), 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Explore Archery). Missouri City Community Center, 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City. 281-403-8637. www.mctxparks.com/981/Archery

30: Learn about the Sugar Land bond program

The Fort Bend Chamber hosts Sugar Land Mayor Joe Zimmerman and Assistant City Manager Chris Steubing as they discuss the four bond propositions totaling about $90 million that will be on the Nov. 5 ballot. The propositions relate to drainage, public safety facilities, streets and a new animal shelter. 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m. $25 (chamber members), $35 (prospective members). Fort Bend Chamber, 445 Commerce Green Blvd., Sugar Land. 281-566-2152. www.fortbendchamber.com

NOVEMBER

01: Send your teen to a social

The Arc of Fort Bend County, Texana Center and Hope For Three welcome 11- to 18-year-olds in Fort Bend County with intellectual or developmental disabilities to a night of sports activities, board games and crafts. Behavior technicians and teen and adult volunteers will provide one-to-one or small group settings, depending on the level of care needed. This is a recurring event on the first Friday of each month. 6-9 p.m. $10. Family Life Center at Christ Church Sugar Land, 3300 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land. 281-494-5959. www.arcoffortbend.org

UPCOMING SHOWS

Smart Financial Centre

18111 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land

281-207-6278

www.smartfinancialcentre.net

OCTOBER

09 Greta Van Fleet, 8 p.m. ($39.50-$49.50)

10 Gloria Trevi, 8 p.m. ($39.50-$349.95)

11 Baby Shark Live, 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. ($39.50-$49.50)

12 Marco Antonio Solis, 8 p.m. ($59-$499)

17 Camilo Sesto, 7:30 p.m. ($54-$254)

18  Juan Luis Guerra, 8 p.m. ($59-$259)

19 Logic, 7:30 p.m. ($39.50-$79.50)

20 Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, 7:30 p.m. ($45-$125)

24 Peppa Pig Live, 6 p.m. ($29.50-$49.50)

25 An intimate evening with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen,8 p.m. ($70-$110)

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Beth Marshall
Born and raised in Montgomery County, Beth Marshall graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in communication and a minor in business. Originally hired as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in 2016, she became editor of the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition in October 2017.
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