TO-DO LIST: 7 Sugar Land, Missouri City-area events in April

The Art Walk & Motor Madness festival, held April 10 in downtown Richmond, is just one of many events in the Sugar Land and Missouri City area this month. (Courtesy city of Richmond)
The Art Walk & Motor Madness festival, held April 10 in downtown Richmond, is just one of many events in the Sugar Land and Missouri City area this month. (Courtesy city of Richmond)

The Art Walk & Motor Madness festival, held April 10 in downtown Richmond, is just one of many events in the Sugar Land and Missouri City area this month. (Courtesy city of Richmond)

As in-person events begin to resume in Sugar Land and Missouri City, here are 7 things to do in April. This noncomprehensive list includes both in-person and online events.

April 10: Art Walk & Motor Madness

Join the Historic Richmond Association for the fourth annual Art Walk and Motor Madness event. Held on Morton Street in downtown Richmond, the day will include a classic car show, artisan vendors, live painters, selfie booths, music and food and drink. Additionally, Cisco Tucker’s Bark in the Park contest will award best costume, best look alike and best tricks to dogs and their owners. Registration and more information are available online. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 310 Morton St., Richmond. www.historicrichmond.org

April 10: Author spotlight with spoken-word poet Deborah D.E.E.P Mouton

Fort Bend County Libraries will celebrate National Poetry Month with an Author Spotlight: Voices of Diversity event with Deborah D.E.E.P Mouton, who is the first Black Houston poet laureate. During the virtual event, Mouton will share her experiences as a spoken-word artist, including having her work published as well as her passion and inspiration for writing and performing. 2-3 p.m. Free. Online. www.fortbend.lib.tx.us


April 10: Edible Earth Fest

Visitors at this year’s Edible Earth Fest held at Mosley Park will be treated to a personal 15-minute tour of the Edible Arbor Trail, a 2-mile stretch along Oyster Creek Trail featuring trees and shrubs that produce fruits and nuts. Participants will be able to gather fresh fruits, plants and gardening supplies. Residents can also take part in the Edible Arbor Trail scavenger hunt anytime before April 30 to receive an edible garden plant. Registration required. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 3434 FM 1092, Missouri City. 281-403-8645. www.missouricitytx.gov

April 10: Fort Bend ISD All-Star Talent Draft

Fort Bend ISD will host its eighth annual All-Star Talent Draft virtually this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. During the event candidates will network, connect and interview with hiring managers. The district is looking to hire teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals, support staff, office staff and other business professionals. Potential candidates can register and submit resumes online. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Online. 281-634-1000. www.fortbendisd.com/2021talentdraft

April 15-17: Sugar Land Just Between Friends Sale

During this children’s and maternity consignment sale, attendees will be able to shop more than 100,000 items under one roof for 50%-90% off regular retail price. Items for sale include new and gently used children’s clothing, maternity items, toys, entertainment and furniture. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. (April 15-16); 8 a.m.-1 p.m. (April 17). $2 (April 15); free (April 16-17). Fort Bend County Fairgrounds, Bldg. B, 4310 Hwy. 36 S., Rosenberg. www.sugarland.jbfsale.com

April 24: Town Square Tribute with the Texas Eagles

The Texas Eagles, a Houston-based Eagles tribute band, will be performing the Eagles’ biggest hits during a concert in Sugar Land Town Square. This family-friendly event—the latest in the Town Square Tribute series—invites residents of all ages to come enjoy some of the most popular rock songs of all time. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. 15989 City Walk, Sugar Land. 281-242-2000. www.sugarlandtownsquare.com

April 30: Mini Golf Family Fun Night

Putt your way to victory during the Missouri City Parks and Recreation Department’s April Family Fun Night. The family-friendly competition will feature 18 holes of minigolf plus giant billiards. Registration is required, and space is limited. 5-10 p.m. $10 per group of up to six people. Community Center, 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City. 281-403-8637. www.mctxparks.com
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.