TO-DO LIST: 11 events to keep in mind in Sugar Land and Missouri City in March

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Your ultimate local guide for events, business openings, meetings and more in the month of March

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March 6: Vote in the primary elections

Citizens can cast their ballots for Democratic or Republican nominees running for public office. 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Polling locations can be found on the Fort Bend County website. 281-341-8670.
www.fortbendcountytx.gov

March 6: Take a city-sponsored trip to Louisiana

Seniors age 50 years old and older can sign up for a trip to Coushatta Casino Resort in Kinder, Louisiana. 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m. $10. Missouri City Recreation & Tennis Center, 2701 Cypress Point Drive, Missouri City. 281-403-8637.
www.missouricitytx.gov

March 10: Attend an interactive cowgirl class

Attendees learn to rope and tie down a steer and ride the bucking barrel. 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. $10-$15. George Ranch Historical Park, 10215 FM 762, Richmond. 281-343-0218.
www.georgeranch.org

March 18: Run in a half marathon

Runners are encouraged to wear green and participate in the eighth annual St. Paddy’s Half Marathon, beginning at Sugar Land Town Square. $85-$100. Sugar Land Town Square, 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land. 281-242-7700. www.slfinishlinesports.com

March 23: Listen to Piper Kerman’s best-selling memoir

The sixth annual Reading between the Wines event features Piper Kerman, author of “Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison.” 7 p.m. $125. Safari Texas Ranch, 11627 FM 1464, Richmond. 281-240-8181. www.ftbendliteracy.org

March 24: Show off on the disco floor

The Fort Bend Women’s Center hosts its 25th annual Boogie fundraiser, advocating for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. 6-11 p.m. $75. Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Road, Stafford. 281-344-5761. www.fbwc.org

March 24: Bring the children to the Crazy Hare Dash

Children ages 4 and older can dash through Community Park, working their way through six bunny-themed activity stations. 3-5 p.m. Community Park, 1700 Glenn Lakes Lane, Missouri City. 281-403-8637. www.missouricitytx.gov

March 24: Hunt for Easter eggs

Sugar Land hosts its annual EGGStravaganza celebration where families may enjoy carnival games, a petting zoo and photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny. Noon-3 p.m. Eldridge Park, 2511 Eldridge Park, Sugar Land. www.sugarlandtx.gov

March 28: Try out for the Sugar Land Jr. Superstar competition

Fort Bend County residents ages 9 to 13 can audition for this “American Idol”-like talent competition. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sugar Land Town Square, 2277 Plaza Drive, Sugar Land. 281-276-6000. www.sugarlandtownsquare.com

March 28: Discuss concerns about regional transportation

The Houston-Galveston Area Council hosts a public meeting to encourage citizen participation in its 2045 Regional Transportation Plan development process. 6-8 p.m. Sugar Land City Hall, 2700 Town Center Blvd. N., Sugar Land. 713-993-2437. www.2045rtp.com

Smart Financial Centre Events

State-of-the-art entertainment venue Smart Financial Centre features notable performers throughout the year, including musicians, comedians, popular culture icons and other entertainers. www.smartfinancialcentre.net

March 6:  Earth, Wind & Fire at 8 p.m. $55.50 and up.
March 9: Gloria Trevi & Alejandra Guzman at 8 p.m. $109.95 and up.
March 10: Ilaiyaraaja at 8:30 p.m. $125 and up.
March 11: Bad Bunny at 8 p.m. $60.50 and up.
March 12: Eddie B. Comedy Tour at 8 p.m. $35 and up.
March 16-17: Palabra Miel at 8 p.m. Friday and 7 p.m. Saturday. $65 and up.
March 21: Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo at 8 p.m. $59.50 and up.
March 22: Disney Junior Dance Party at 6 p.m.
$39.50 and up.
March 31: Chicago at 8 p.m. $79.50 and up.

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Renee Yan
Renee Yan graduated May 2017 from the University of Texas in Arlington with a degree in journalism and joined Community Impact as a reporter in July. She covers education, local government, business developments, and other issues for Sugar Land, Missouri City, and Fort Bend County.
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