Things to do in Sugar Land and Missouri City in November and December

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November


06 Hone your Healthy Habits

The Missouri City Parks and Recreation Department is bringing in a physical therapist from Encompass Health for a one-hour presentation on rehabilitation and healthy exercise. Noon-1 p.m. Free. Rec & Tennis Center, 2701 Cypress Point Drive, Missouri City. 281-403-8637. www.missouricitytx.gov

08 Enjoy country classics

Sugar Land Town Square is hosting Opry on the Square featuring country favorites that will appeal to fans of all ages. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Sugar Land Town Square, 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land. 281-242-2000. www.sugarlandtownsquare.com

09 Take in Filipino culture


Hosted by Filipino Young Professionals, the 2019 Filipino Street Festival will showcase cultural performances, street food and vendors. Noon-7 p.m. $12 (presale), $15 (at the door). Constellation Field, 1 Stadium Drive, Sugar Land. www.fyphouston.com

12 Discover the History of Sugar Land

Sugar Land Heritage Foundation docent Hal Jay will present the important time periods and people in Sugar Land’s history. The lecture, “Sugar Land—From Karankawas to Today,” will cover the Texas Revolution, Stephen F. Austin, Samuel May Williams, the prison system, W.T. Eldridge, I.H. Kempner and the city’s history as a company town— where businesses and homes are owned by the main employer. 2-4 p.m. Free. Sugar Land Branch Library, 550 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land. 281-238-2140. www.fortbend.lib.tx.us

14 Learn about the Future of Technology

The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce is holding the inaugural Fort Bend Future Technology Expo. The event will highlight technological innovations in or coming to Fort Bend County, said Gabie Forames, Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce assistant director of programs. 4:30-7:30 p.m. Free. University of Houston at Sugar Land College of Technology Building, 14000 University Blvd., Sugar Land. 281-566-2158. www.fortbendchamber.com

15 through Dec. 07

Get in the holiday spirit

The Houston Museum of Natural Science-Sugar Land hosts several holiday-themed events, including a tree lighting celebration, workshop and auction for its annual Jingle Tree celebration.13016 University Blvd., Sugar Land. 281-313-2277. www.hmns.org/hmns-at-sugar-land

Tree Lighting: Nov. 15, 10 a.m., included in the regular cost of admission

Holiday How-to Workshop: Nov. 19, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., $30

Last Bid Cocktail Party:•Nov. 21, 5:30-8:30 p.m., $50

Cookies with Santa: Dec. 7, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., $5 (members), $10 (nonmembers)

16 Share a teddy bear picnic

The Sienna Branch Library Youth Department is calling all teddy bear lovers for a special picnic event. Participants will read, watch a puppet show and make teddy bear-themed crafts. Bring your teddy bear and join in. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Sienna Branch Library, 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd., Missouri City. 281-238-2900. www.fortbend.lib.tx.us

20 Experience Career and Technical Education

Fort Bend ISD is hosting CTE Program Exploration Night, a chance for students, parents and members of the community to learn about the Career and Technical Education programs offered in the district. 6-8 p.m. Free. James Reese Career and Technical Center, 540 Dulles Ave., Sugar Land. 281-634-5671. www.fortbendisd.com

24 See the Pecan Harvest Festival

The 2019 Pecan Harvest Festival in downtown Richmond will include hay rides, vendor booths, live music, food, drinks and a car show, all while celebrating the history of pecans in Fort Bend County. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Downtown Richmond, 402 Morton St., Richmond. www.pecan-harvest-festival-tx.com

Smart Financial Centre

18111 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land

281-207-6278

www.smartfinancialcentre.net

NOVEMBER

11 Sara Bareilles, 8 p.m., $35 and up

15 Rodrigo y Gabriela, 8 p.m., $39.50 and up

16 IMx - Immature, 8 p.m., $38.50 and up

18 Willie Nelson, 8 p.m., $59.50 and up

23 Sleeping Beauty Dreams, 8 p.m., $50 and up

27 Fantasia, 8 p.m., $40 and up
By Claire Shoop

Reporter, Northwest Austin

Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition and in December 2021 moved to Austin to become the reporter for the Northwest Austin edition. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.