With stay-at home orders in place for Fort Bend and Harris counties, traditional events and activities in the community have been canceled. However, many area businesses are adapting to provide informative and entertaining at-home activities.
Strategize about your small business
The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce is hosting a small business strategy session with business coach Glenn Smith at noon. This 30-minute Zoom session will be on connecting, collaborating and coaching. Noon-12:30 p.m. Free. https://fortbendchamber.com/
Tune into a city council, school board or county commissioners court meeting
Missouri City City Council and Fort Bend ISD board of trustees will meet Monday, April 6. The Missouri City City Council special and regular meetings, which begin at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., respectively, will be livestreamed online here. The Fort Bend ISD board's 6 p.m. meeting will address the district’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Members of the public can watch the Fort Bend ISD meeting live here.
Fort Bend County Commissioners Court will meet at 1 p.m. April 7. To watch, visit the county website.
Learn how best to work from home
This hourlong Zoom discussion hosted by the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce will cover best practices for working remotely, including cybersecurity concerns and the best tools for remote collaboration. Noon-1 p.m. Free. https://fortbendchamber.com/
Master the art of Facebook marketing
Consultant Tristen Sutton will lead this hourlong Zoom session hosted by the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce on how best to market a business on Facebook. Noon-1 p.m. Free. https://fortbendchamber.com/
Brush up on your art skills
Pinot’s Palette in Sugar Land Town Square is offering a virtual class from 2-4 p.m. April 12. Participants will be guided step-by-step through painting Vibrant Violets. The studio will be delivering all needed supplies April 11. Registration is required. $25. https://www.pinotspalette.com/sugarland
Craft at home
Both Painting with a Twist and Pinot’s Palette in Sugar Land are offering customers the opportunity to pick up painting supplies and instructions for a fun at-home activity. $25-$29. www.paintingwithatwist.com, www.pinotspalette.com/sugarland
Play a round of golf
The Quail Valley Golf Course in Missouri City remains open and has daily tee times available. The clubhouse has upped its cleaning and sanitation efforts and is advising golfers to adhere to the 6-foot social distancing guidelines. Free-$58. https://golfquailvalley.com/
Work out from your house
Spenga, which was preparing to open a gym location in Sugar Land prior to the coronavirus outbreak, is livestreaming workouts that can be done from the comfort of your home. Workouts will be streamed live on social media. https://spenga.com/