01 through April 15

Get help with your taxesRepresentatives from AARP will be at some Fort Bend County Library branches from Feb. 1-April 15 to help residents prepare their taxes. Check online for location and date information. www.fortbend.lib.tx.us

07 Have Fun at Cupid’s Carnival

For February’s Family Fun Night, the city of Missouri City is hosting “Cupid’s Carnival,” a Valentine-themed event, with craft, game and activity stations. 6-8:30 p.m. Free. Missouri City Community Center, 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City. 281-403-8637. www.missouricitytx.gov

14-16, 21-23, 25 Experience Mardi Gras

WORTH THE TRIP: Happening an hour away from Sugar Land and Missouri City, Mardi Gras! Galveston will feature concerts, parades, parties and family-friendly events. Times vary. Free (children 12 and under with parent or guardian), $11.50 and up (adults). The Strand Historic District, Galveston. www.mardigrasgalveston.com

15 Go to the George Ranch Rodeo

The second George Ranch Rodeo will include rodeo events, mutton busting, food and craft vendors, and will highlight the history of black cowboys in Fort Bend County. 4-9 p.m. Presale $5 (children 4-12), $15 (adults); At-the-gate $10 (children 4-12), $20 (adults). George Ranch Historical Park, 10215 FM 762, Richmond. 281-343-0218. www.georgeranch.org

16 Listen to Hollywood Music Classics

The Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra will showcase music from famous Hollywood composers at its “Straight out of the Soundtrack” concert. 2-5 p.m. $5 (children ages 2-12), $10 (children ages 13-18), $20 (seniors and military), $22 (college students), $27 (adults). Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Road, Stafford. www.fbso.org

20 Hear from Hoarding Experts

The Greater Houston Educational Conference on Hoarding will feature Cory Chalmers from the A&E TV show “Hoarders.” Presenters will speak on hoarding as a disorder, animal hoarding, helping hoarding victims and local resources. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $99. Quail Valley City Centre, 2880 La Quinta Drive, Missouri City. 203-858-0475. www.houstonhoardingnetwork.com

22 Camp in Community Park

The city of Missouri City in partnership with Boy Scouts Troop #1424 is hosting a family campout. Available activities include archery, knot tying, marshmallow roasting and outdoor cooking. 3 p.m. $15 per family (not including food). 1700 Glenn Lakes Lane, Missouri City. 281-403-8637. www.mctxparks.com

22 Dance in Wonderland

Lose yourself in the world of Alice and Wonderland at the seventh annual Sugar Gala, Sugar Land’s father and daughter dance. Photo booths, hors d’oeuvres and dancing are included with the cost of admission. 6-8 p.m. $15 (per father/daughter couple for Imperial Park Recreation Center members and Sugar Land residents), $35 (per father/daughter couple for nonresidents), $5 (each additional daughter). 234 Matlage Way, Sugar Land.281-275-2885. www.sugarlandtx.gov

29 Support the Fort Bend ISD

education foundation

The Fort Bend ISD Education Foundation will hold its annual gala to benefit FBISD. The organization will be celebrating 27 years of enriching the quality of education for students in the district at the “Majestic Morocco”-themed event. Underwriting opportunities are available. 6:30 p.m. $175 and up. Sugar Land Marriott, 16090 City Walk, Sugar Land. 281-634-1113. www.fortbendisd.com/foundation

29 Celebrate Black History Month

Missouri City’s sixth annual Black History Month program will include a presentation by Alexander Brown, an activist and leader of the 1960s civil rights movement, on the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 15th amendment. The event will also feature a youth poetry slam. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Community Center, 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City. 281-403-8500. www.missouricitytx.gov

Upcoming shows at the Smart Financial Centre:


08: Ladies Night Out, 7:30 p.m., $49.50 and up

16: Valentine’s with Patti LaBelle and Babyface, 7 p.m., $49.50 and up

21: Banda MS 2020, 8:30 p.m., $55 and up

22: Banda MS 2020, 8 p.m., $55 and up

29: Sech Suenos Tour, 8 p.m., $45 and up


01: Los Angeles Azules, 8 p.m., $59.50 and up

Smart Financial Centre

18111 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land