05 Hear about the State of Health care
The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce is hosting “The State of Healthcare: Trends, Challenges and the Future of Healthcare” at Safari Texas Ranch. The panel discussion will feature five health care professionals from the Houston area. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $35 (member reservation), $45 (nonmembers and at the door), sponsorship opportunities available. 11627 FM 1464, Richmond. 281-566-2158. www.fortbendchamber.com
15 Race in the St. Paddy’s Day Half-Marathon or 5K
The Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Half-marathon and noncompetitive Aunt Jean 5K will both kick off and finish at Sugar Land Town Square. Participants are encouraged to wear green, and a costume contest for the most Irish will take place. The Irish band The Jig is Up will perform. 7:30-11 a.m. Half-marathon: $80 (March 1-14), $90 (race day); 5K: $35 (Feb. 1-March 14), $40 (race day). 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land. www.sugarlandtownsquare.com
18 Listen to Fort Bend County Judge KP George
Fort Bend County Judge KP George will deliver the 2020 State of the County address. George presides over the 10th largest county in Texas, which has 2,700 employees and a $370 million budget. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $35 (individual), sponsorship opportunities available. 11627 FM 1464, Richmond. 281-342-5464. www.fortbendchamber.com
20-22 Shop beads and jewelry
The Houston Spring Bead and Jewelry Show brings vendors and customers together at the Stafford Centre. Buyers can shop for jewelry, beads, charms, gemstones and supplies while learning from vendors on-site. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sun.). $5 admission for the weekend. 10505 Cash Road, Stafford. 504-265-8830. https://aksshow.com/events/category/houston-bead-jewelry-show/
20 Watch ‘Moana’ in Community Park
For the first of Missouri City’s three-part Friday Night Flicks series, residents are invited to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets to Community Park for a screening of “Moana.” Food vendors will be on-site. The two other movies in the series will be “Up” on April 17 and “Coco” on May 15. 7:30-10 p.m. Free. 1700 Glenn Lakes Lane, Missouri City. 281-403-8637. www.missouricitytx.gov
27 Play ping pong, pickleball and tennis
The Missouri City Parks & Recreation Department is hosting Paddles & Racquets March Madness, an open-play ping pong, pickleball and tennis event at the Recreation & Tennis Center. 6-9 p.m. Free. 2701 Cypress Point Drive, Missouri City. 281-403-8637. www.missouricitytx.gov
28 Enjoy Houston Holi
Houston Holi, one of the largest Holi celebrations in the U.S., includes a full day of color play, Indian classical and Bollywood performances, a foam dance party, carnival rides and a bonfire lighting. Holi, an ancient Hindu festival of color, celebrates the coming of spring and the rebirth of nature. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $10-20. West Oaks Mall, 1000 West Oaks Mall, Houston. 281-277-6874. www.houstonholi.com
28 Sugar Land’s 2020 Art and Kite Festival will include live performers as well as a variety of food and craft vendors and other family-friendly activities. Kite flyers are encouraged to bring their kites to the festival. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 18355 Hwy. 59, Sugar Land. 281-275-2825. www.sugarlandtx.gov
28 Missouri City’s annual Mother Son Challenge, for moms with sons ages 5-14, will include Nerf gun battles, inflatables, minute-to-win-it games and more. Registration required. 10 a.m.-noon. $15 (mother-son pair), $5 (each additional son). 1440 Turtle Creek Drive, Missouri City. 281-403-8637. www.missouricitytx.gov
226 Lakeview Drive, Sugar Land
Inspiration Stage, a performing arts and theatre studio in Sugar Land, is putting on productions of “Disney’s Moana Jr.” in March and April, “Annie KIDS” in April and “A Chorus Line: High School Edition” in May. Below are the show dates and times for “Disney’s Moana Jr.” $12-$25.
27: 7:30 p.m.
28: 3:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
29: 3:30 p.m.
3: 7:30 p.m.
4: 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m.
5: 3:30 p.m.