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Events in April 2023

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Mar 26, 2023
Mar 27, 2023
Mar 28, 2023(2 events)

10:30 am: Richard and Meg Weekley Community Center Facebook Class


Mar 28, 2023

Learn how to navigate a Facebook account. Facebook is a large social networking site, and learning the basics can help you stay in touch with relatives, or rekindle old friendships. Bring your device with you for this live demonstration with Harris County IT Specialist Michelle Richardson. Registration is required. For more information, call 713-274-3161 or visit http://hcp4.net/weekley.

2:00 pm: Libraries Celebrate Craft Month With Series Of Adult Programs


Mar 28, 2023

In recognition of National Craft Month in March, Fort Bend County Libraries will present a series of craft-themed programs to introduce people to new hobbies and activities, and to give current crafters inspiration and new ideas.

Find inspiration, get feedback, or simply enjoy the camaraderie of other crafters during these free events. Samples of the library’s instructional books, magazines, and websites on various crafts will be available.

The schedule of activities in March is as follows:

  • Craft Club– Tuesdays, March 14 and 28, 2:00-4:00 pm, Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd, Katy.

Craft enthusiasts of all experience levels who enjoy any type of crafting are invited to attend to get other crafters’ perspectives, critiques, and suggestions. Chat and network with other crafters who enjoy anything from art and needlework to woodwork and much more! Those attending should bring their projects and their own crafting supplies. Crafters are invited to come and go as time permits.

These programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Library organizations that support each library.

The activities are free and open to the public. Registration is required for some of the programs. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Classes & Events,” select the branch library, and find the program on the date indicated. For more information, call the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

Mar 29, 2023(1 event)

12:30 pm: Wednesday Afternoon Bird Program: Birding the Galapagos with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology


Mar 29, 2023

Kleb Woods Nature Center

Guest presenter Claire Moore will discuss the wonders of the Galapagos. Learn about her Cornell Lab of Ornithology trip, and discover the birds and other wildlife that make these islands so special. This class is best suited to adults or older students with a keen interest in birds. For more information, email klebwoods@hcp4.net or call 281-357-5324.

 

Mar 30, 2023
Mar 31, 2023
Apr 1, 2023(2 events)

8:00 am: Spring in Galveston to Bring Outdoor Festivals Galore


Apr 1, 2023

This spring, pleasant weather in Galveston Island will usher in a plethora of outdoor festivals. History buffs, nature enthusiasts, foodies and families will find their niche at one of the many events taking place in April and May. Here’s what’s in store for spring:

Galveston Steampunk Festival

Date: April 1-2

Time: Times vary

Where: Galveston Railroad Museum, 2602 Santa Fe Place, Galveston, TX

Admission: Day passes for children are $15 and $35 for adults

Info: www.galvestonsteampunk.com

Description: Take a step back in time at the inaugural Galveston Steampunk Festival. Here, visitors can experience machines, performances, music, costumes, lectures and more. Held at the Galveston Railroad Museum, the event will hearken back to a time inspired by 19th century industrial steam-powered machinery. The extensive history of mechanical innovation displayed at the Galveston Railroad Museum embodies the steampunk spirit and is the ideal setting for this event.

About Galveston Island

Galveston Island is a historic beach town located on the Gulf of Mexico just 50 miles from Houston. The island is best known as a vacation destination, offering 32 miles of beaches, a variety of family attractions, Texas’ premier cruise port and one of the largest and well-preserved concentrations of Victorian architecture in the country, including several National Historic Landmarks. Galveston Island is the birthplace of Juneteenth and home to popular amusements such as Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, as well as a variety of museums and recreational activities from surfing to birding. For more information on Galveston Island go to www.visitgalveston.com or call 1-888-GAL-ISLE.

9:00 am: Steve Radack Community Center Community Heroes


Apr 1, 2023

Have you ever wondered what the inside of a S.W.A.T. truck looks like or how police drones work? Come meet local first responders from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Harris County Precinct 5 Constable, and Houston Fire Department and learn how they support the community every day. Visit http://hcp4.net/events for more information.

 

Apr 2, 2023(2 events)

8:00 am: Spring in Galveston to Bring Outdoor Festivals Galore


Apr 2, 2023

This spring, pleasant weather in Galveston Island will usher in a plethora of outdoor festivals. History buffs, nature enthusiasts, foodies and families will find their niche at one of the many events taking place in April and May. Here’s what’s in store for spring:

Galveston Steampunk Festival

Date: April 1-2

Time: Times vary

Where: Galveston Railroad Museum, 2602 Santa Fe Place, Galveston, TX

Admission: Day passes for children are $15 and $35 for adults

Info: www.galvestonsteampunk.com

Description: Take a step back in time at the inaugural Galveston Steampunk Festival. Here, visitors can experience machines, performances, music, costumes, lectures and more. Held at the Galveston Railroad Museum, the event will hearken back to a time inspired by 19th century industrial steam-powered machinery. The extensive history of mechanical innovation displayed at the Galveston Railroad Museum embodies the steampunk spirit and is the ideal setting for this event.

About Galveston Island

Galveston Island is a historic beach town located on the Gulf of Mexico just 50 miles from Houston. The island is best known as a vacation destination, offering 32 miles of beaches, a variety of family attractions, Texas’ premier cruise port and one of the largest and well-preserved concentrations of Victorian architecture in the country, including several National Historic Landmarks. Galveston Island is the birthplace of Juneteenth and home to popular amusements such as Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, as well as a variety of museums and recreational activities from surfing to birding. For more information on Galveston Island go to www.visitgalveston.com or call 1-888-GAL-ISLE.

8:00 am: Spring in Galveston to Bring Outdoor Festivals Galore


Apr 2, 2023

Memorial Hermann Ironman 70.3

Date: April 2

Time: Times vary

Where: Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston, TX

Admission: Free for spectators

Info: www.ironman.com

Description: Galveston will host some of the nation’s finest athletes April 2 as they compete in the annual Memorial Hermann Ironman 70.3 Texas triathlon. The race will begin with a 1.2-mile saltwater swim in Offats Bayou followed by a 56-mile bike course along the Gulf Coast and a 13.1-mile run that will lead athletes to the finish line at Moody Gardens’ Discovery Pyramid. The Memorial Hermann IRONMAN 70.3 Texas is also a regional IRONMAN TriClub Championship race.

About Galveston Island

Galveston Island is a historic beach town located on the Gulf of Mexico just 50 miles from Houston. The island is best known as a vacation destination, offering 32 miles of beaches, a variety of family attractions, Texas’ premier cruise port and one of the largest and well-preserved concentrations of Victorian architecture in the country, including several National Historic Landmarks. Galveston Island is the birthplace of Juneteenth and home to popular amusements such as Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, as well as a variety of museums and recreational activities from surfing to birding. For more information on Galveston Island go to www.visitgalveston.com or call 1-888-GAL-ISLE.

Apr 3, 2023(3 events)

7:00 am: Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center


Apr 3, 2023

Miniature Golf

Mondays – Fridays, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sundays, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The miniature golf course is open to the public. Clubs and balls are available in the front lobby. Players must check in with staff at the front desk. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For additional information, contact the Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center at 832-927-8890 or visit http://hcp4.net/peckham.

10:00 am: Richard and Meg Weekley Community Center Easter Treats


Apr 3, 2023

Spread the “yum!” Join us to make delicious Easter treats for your family and friends. We will be making a variety of treats you can hand out or keep for yourself. This class is limited, and registration is required. For more information, call 713-274-3161 or visit http://hcp4.net/weekley.

 

 

 

 

12:00 pm: Learning English? Get Practice At Libraries’ Esl Conversation Circles


Apr 3, 2023

Are you learning to speak English? Would you like some practice in a casual, informal atmosphere? Fort Bend County Libraries presents a program for individuals of all nationalities who would like a place to practice their English language and conversation skills. The “ESL Conversation Circles” provide an opportunity for non-English-speaking people to gather in a relaxed setting, and discuss topics of their own choosing while practicing their English skills.

The ESL Conversation Circles will take place at multiple locations in the Fort Bend County library system in April. Reservations are NOT required. The schedule is as follows:

Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library– 8100 FM 359 South, Fulshear.  Mondays, April 3 and 17, 12:00 noon-1:00 pm

Mission Bend Branch Library– 8421 Addicks Clodine Road.  Wednesdays, April 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2:00-3:00 pm, Meeting Room.

Cinco Ranch Branch Library– 2620 Commercial Center Blvd, Katy.  Fridays, April 14 and 21, 2:00-3:00 pm, Multi-purpose Room.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the ESL/Adult Literacy Department at George Memorial Library (281-341-2652), the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library (281-633-465), the Cinco Ranch Branch Library (281-395-1311), or the Mission Bend Branch Library (832-471-5900).

Apr 4, 2023(2 events)

7:00 am: Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center


Apr 4, 2023

Miniature Golf

Mondays – Fridays, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sundays, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The miniature golf course is open to the public. Clubs and balls are available in the front lobby. Players must check in with staff at the front desk. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For additional information, contact the Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center at 832-927-8890 or visit http://hcp4.net/peckham.

10:30 am: Learn Computer & 3d-Printing Basics At Cinco Ranch Branch Library


Apr 4, 2023

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy, will present introductory technolody classes this month on the use of computers and 3-D printing. The computer classes will take place in the Computer Lab of the library.

Ask Me Anything About Computers” will take place on Tuesday, April 4, from 10:30 to 11:30 am. Get answers to any computer-related questions, such as “How do I use two monitors?” or “How do I save a Word file as a PDF?”

Introduction to 3-D Printing” will take place on Tuesday, April 18, from 2:30 to 4:00 pm. Library staff will introduce the 3D printer and explain how library patrons can print their own designs. Those attending the session will also learn about free websites that can be used to find 3D files or to create their own 3D designs. Attendees are encouraged to create an account with Tinkercad at https://www.tinkercad.com prior to the class.

The classes are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us)

The mission of Fort Bend County Libraries is to bring people, information and ideas together to enrich lives, expand minds, and strengthen our diverse community.

Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-395-1311, or by visiting the library.

Apr 5, 2023(4 events)

7:00 am: Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center


Apr 5, 2023

Miniature Golf

Mondays – Fridays, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sundays, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The miniature golf course is open to the public. Clubs and balls are available in the front lobby. Players must check in with staff at the front desk. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For additional information, contact the Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center at 832-927-8890 or visit http://hcp4.net/peckham.

2:00 pm: Learning English? Get Practice At Libraries’ Esl Conversation Circles


Apr 5, 2023

Are you learning to speak English? Would you like some practice in a casual, informal atmosphere? Fort Bend County Libraries presents a program for individuals of all nationalities who would like a place to practice their English language and conversation skills. The “ESL Conversation Circles” provide an opportunity for non-English-speaking people to gather in a relaxed setting, and discuss topics of their own choosing while practicing their English skills.

The ESL Conversation Circles will take place at multiple locations in the Fort Bend County library system in April. Reservations are NOT required. The schedule is as follows:

Mission Bend Branch Library– 8421 Addicks Clodine Road.     Wednesdays, April 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2:00-3:00 pm, Meeting Room.

Cinco Ranch Branch Library– 2620 Commercial Center Blvd, Katy.   Fridays, April 14 and 21, 2:00-3:00 pm, Multi-purpose Room.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the ESL/Adult Literacy Department at George Memorial Library (281-341-2652), the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library (281-633-465), the Cinco Ranch Branch Library (281-395-1311), or the Mission Bend Branch Library (832-471-5900).

2:00 pm: Libraries Present ProgramsFor Adult Crafters In April


Apr 5, 2023

Fort Bend County Libraries will present a variety of craft-themed programs for adults in April to introduce people to new hobbies and activities, and to give current crafters inspiration and new ideas.

Find encouragement, get feedback, or simply enjoy the camaraderie of other crafters during these free events. Samples of the library’s instructional books, magazines, and websites on various crafts will be available.

The schedule of activities in April is as follows:

  • Book-Art: Easter Egg” Wednesday, April 5, 2:00-3:00 pm, Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd, Katy.

Learn how to transform an old book into a unique piece of art! Discover ways to form simple shapes and images, such as an Easter egg, by folding pages of a book. No cutting, gluing, or special equipment is needed for this simple craft project. The project is a fun way to re-use old books and give them a new purpose. The resulting piece can be put on display or given as a gift. Registration required.

  • Craft Club– Tuesdays, April 11 and 25, 2:00-4:00 pm, Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd, Katy.

Craft enthusiasts of all experience levels who enjoy any type of crafting are invited to attend to get other crafters’ perspectives, critiques, and suggestions. Chat and network with other crafters who enjoy anything from art and needlework to woodwork and much more! Those attending should bring their projects and their own crafting supplies. Crafters are invited to come and go as time permits.

  • No Glitter Please” Craft Club– Thursday, April 13, 2:00-3:00 pm, Mission Bend Branch Library, 8421 Addicks Clodine Rd.

In this monthly craft club, which meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month, craft enthusiasts of all experience levels who enjoy any type of crafting are invited to attend to get other crafters’ perspectives, critiques, and suggestions. Chat and network with other crafters who enjoy anything from art and needlework to woodwork and much more! Those attending should bring their projects and their own crafting supplies. Crafters are invited to come and go as time permits.

 Nifty Needlers” -- Friday, April 21, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, 8100 FM 359 South, Fulshear.

Needlework enthusiasts of all experience levels who enjoy any type of crocheting, knitting, or sewing are invited to attend to get other needlecrafters’ perspectives, critiques, and suggestions. Those attending should bring their own yarn, strings, and needles to start or finish a project, while chatting, networking, and enjoying the company of fellow needlecrafters. The group meets on the 3rd Friday of every month.

These programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Library organizations that support each library.

The activities are free and open to the public. Registration is required for some of the programs. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Classes & Events,” select the branch library, and find the program on the date indicated. For more information, call the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

7:00 pm: College-Preparedness Workshop & More For Teens At Libraries In April


Apr 5, 2023

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library and Mission Bend Branch Library offer programs specifically designed for high school-aged teens entering grades 9 through 12. The programs provide fun and challenging opportunities for these young adults, who are also encouraged to become active participants in designing and orchestrating new activities for teens in the library system.

The Cinco Ranch Branch Library will have a “College Prep” workshop on Tuesday, April 18, from 4:00 to 5:00 pm, in the Conference Classroom.

Leticia Hardy, from the Texas AgriLife Extension Office, will talk about how to “dress to impress” for college-admission interviews and for scholarship interviews. Registration required.

Teens can earn volunteer-service hours by participating in FBCL’s Young Adult Advisory Councils, where they can express ideas, help organize upcoming activities, and suggest new programs and books that would be of interest to teens at the library. The April schedule of Young Adult Advisory Council meetings is as follows:

  • Mission Bend Branch Library– Wednesday, April 5, 7:00 pm, Conference Room.
  • Cinco Ranch Branch Library– Wednesday, April 19, 4:00-5:00 pm, Conference Room.

In addition to the Young Adult Advisory Council meetings, Fort Bend County Libraries will offer the following Young Adult (YA) book clubs and other programs for the teen community.

  • YA Craft: Friendship-Bracelet Making” – Wednesday, April 19, 5:00 pm, Mission Bend Branch Library

Learn the basics of typing knots and reading bracelet patterns to create custom friendship bracelets. Registration required.

  • NEW!  Cinco Ranch Branch Library: Read It or Watch It – Wednesday, April 26, 4:00-5:00 pm. Conference Classroom.

In this new bi-monthly series, teens will talk about books that have been translated to the silver screen. The first book/movie to be discussed is Moxie, based on the book of the same title written by Jennifer Mathieu. The movie adaptation was released in 2021. Teens who have read the book and/or seen the movie are encouraged to join in a lively discussion. The book is available in print and digitally as an ebook on OverDrive; additional print copies of the book are available at the check-out desk.

The activities are free and open to the public. Some of the activities require registration. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Classes & Events,” select the library, and find the program on the date indicated. For more information, call FBCL’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

The Cinco Ranch Branch Library is located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy, and the Mission Bend Branch Library is located at 8421 Addicks Clodine Road in northeast Fort Bend County.

Apr 6, 2023(2 events)

7:00 am: Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center


Apr 6, 2023

Miniature Golf

Mondays – Fridays, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sundays, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The miniature golf course is open to the public. Clubs and balls are available in the front lobby. Players must check in with staff at the front desk. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For additional information, contact the Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center at 832-927-8890 or visit http://hcp4.net/peckham.

12:30 pm: John Paul Landing Park & Environmental Education Center


Apr 6, 2023

Thursday Afternoon Bird Program: Warbler ID Bingo

Get ready for spring migration by learning to identify the warblers that pass through our area. Then, test your skills with a few rounds of warbler ID bingo. This class is best suited to adults and older students with a keen interest in birds. For more information, email johnpaullanding@hcp4.net or call 713-274-3131.

Apr 7, 2023(1 event)

7:00 am: Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center


Apr 7, 2023

Miniature Golf

Mondays – Fridays, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sundays, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The miniature golf course is open to the public. Clubs and balls are available in the front lobby. Players must check in with staff at the front desk. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For additional information, contact the Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center at 832-927-8890 or visit http://hcp4.net/peckham.

Apr 8, 2023(1 event)

7:00 am: Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center


Apr 8, 2023

Miniature Golf

Mondays – Fridays, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sundays, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The miniature golf course is open to the public. Clubs and balls are available in the front lobby. Players must check in with staff at the front desk. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For additional information, contact the Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center at 832-927-8890 or visit http://hcp4.net/peckham.

Apr 9, 2023(1 event)

7:00 am: Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center


Apr 9, 2023

Miniature Golf

Mondays – Fridays, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sundays, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The miniature golf course is open to the public. Clubs and balls are available in the front lobby. Players must check in with staff at the front desk. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For additional information, contact the Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center at 832-927-8890 or visit http://hcp4.net/peckham.

Apr 10, 2023(1 event)

7:00 am: Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center


Apr 10, 2023

Miniature Golf

Mondays – Fridays, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sundays, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The miniature golf course is open to the public. Clubs and balls are available in the front lobby. Players must check in with staff at the front desk. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For additional information, contact the Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center at 832-927-8890 or visit http://hcp4.net/peckham.

Apr 11, 2023(2 events)

7:00 am: Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center


Apr 11, 2023

Miniature Golf

Mondays – Fridays, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sundays, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The miniature golf course is open to the public. Clubs and balls are available in the front lobby. Players must check in with staff at the front desk. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For additional information, contact the Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center at 832-927-8890 or visit http://hcp4.net/peckham.

2:00 pm: Libraries Present Programs For Adult Crafters In April


Apr 11, 2023

Fort Bend County Libraries will present a variety of craft-themed programs for adults in April to introduce people to new hobbies and activities, and to give current crafters inspiration and new ideas.

Find encouragement, get feedback, or simply enjoy the camaraderie of other crafters during these free events. Samples of the library’s instructional books, magazines, and websites on various crafts will be available.

Craft Club– Tuesdays, April 11 and 25, 2:00-4:00 pm, Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd, Katy.

Craft enthusiasts of all experience levels who enjoy any type of crafting are invited to attend to get other crafters’ perspectives, critiques, and suggestions. Chat and network with other crafters who enjoy anything from art and needlework to woodwork and much more! Those attending should bring their projects and their own crafting supplies. Crafters are invited to come and go as time permits.

No Glitter Please” Craft Club– Thursday, April 13, 2:00-3:00 pm, Mission Bend Branch Library, 8421 Addicks Clodine Rd.

In this monthly craft club, which meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month, craft enthusiasts of all experience levels who enjoy any type of crafting are invited to attend to get other crafters’ perspectives, critiques, and suggestions. Chat and network with other crafters who enjoy anything from art and needlework to woodwork and much more! Those attending should bring their projects and their own crafting supplies. Crafters are invited to come and go as time permits.

Nifty Needlers” -- Friday, April 21, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, 8100 FM 359 South, Fulshear.

Needlework enthusiasts of all experience levels who enjoy any type of crocheting, knitting, or sewing are invited to attend to get other needlecrafters’ perspectives, critiques, and suggestions. Those attending should bring their own yarn, strings, and needles to start or finish a project, while chatting, networking, and enjoying the company of fellow needlecrafters. The group meets on the 3rd Friday of every month.

These programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Library organizations that support each library.

The activities are free and open to the public. Registration is required for some of the programs. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Classes & Events,” select the branch library, and find the program on the date indicated. For more information, call the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734). 

Apr 12, 2023(2 events)

7:00 am: Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center


Apr 12, 2023

Miniature Golf

Mondays – Fridays, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sundays, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The miniature golf course is open to the public. Clubs and balls are available in the front lobby. Players must check in with staff at the front desk. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For additional information, contact the Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center at 832-927-8890 or visit http://hcp4.net/peckham.

2:00 pm: Learning English? Get Practice At Libraries’ Esl Conversation Circles


Apr 12, 2023

Are you learning to speak English? Would you like some practice in a casual, informal atmosphere? Fort Bend County Libraries presents a program for individuals of all nationalities who would like a place to practice their English language and conversation skills. The “ESL Conversation Circles” provide an opportunity for non-English-speaking people to gather in a relaxed setting, and discuss topics of their own choosing while practicing their English skills.

The ESL Conversation Circles will take place at multiple locations in the Fort Bend County library system in April. Reservations are NOT required. The schedule is as follows:

Mission Bend Branch Library– 8421 Addicks Clodine Road.     Wednesdays, April 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2:00-3:00 pm, Meeting Room.

Cinco Ranch Branch Library– 2620 Commercial Center Blvd, Katy.   Fridays, April 14 and 21, 2:00-3:00 pm, Multi-purpose Room.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the ESL/Adult Literacy Department at George Memorial Library (281-341-2652), the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library (281-633-465), the Cinco Ranch Branch Library (281-395-1311), or the Mission Bend Branch Library (832-471-5900).

Apr 13, 2023(4 events)

7:00 am: Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center


Apr 13, 2023

Miniature Golf

Mondays – Fridays, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sundays, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The miniature golf course is open to the public. Clubs and balls are available in the front lobby. Players must check in with staff at the front desk. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For additional information, contact the Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center at 832-927-8890 or visit http://hcp4.net/peckham.

8:00 am: Tall Ships Challenge


Apr 13, 2023

April 13-16

Time Varies

Galveston Harborside

Admission: Adult tickets start at $15

Info: www.galvestonhistory.org

Description: Tall Ships America will bring its TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® series of races and port festivals to the Gulf of Mexico with Tall Ships® Galveston, April 13-16. The event marks the second time this impressive fleet of visiting tall ships will anchor at the island’s historic waterfront. The 2023 series also includes stops in St. Petersburg and Pensacola, Florida. The event, produced in cooperation with Galveston Historical Foundation, will include ship tours, sail-away excursions, music, food, and other special events in a family-friendly environment at Galveston’s Pier 21 and the surrounding area. The festival will feature five visiting ships along with Galveston’s own 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA, the Official Tall Ship of Texas, with an exciting Parade of Sail in the Gulf along Seawall Boulevard on the afternoon of Thursday, April 13. While in port, the ships will be open to the public for viewing, and many will feature dockside exhibits and lively interactions with crew.

About Galveston Island

Galveston Island is a historic beach town located on the Gulf of Mexico just 50 miles from Houston. The island is best known as a vacation destination, offering 32 miles of beaches, a variety of family attractions, Texas’ premier cruise port and one of the largest and well-preserved concentrations of Victorian architecture in the country, including several National Historic Landmarks. Galveston Island is the birthplace of Juneteenth and home to popular amusements such as Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, as well as a variety of museums and recreational activities from surfing to birding. For more information on Galveston Island go to www.visitgalveston.com or call 1-888-GAL-ISLE.

12:30 pm: Hockley Community Center Tabletop Arts and Crafts Show


Apr 13, 2023

Thursday, April 13, 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Join us for light refreshments as we share our hidden talents through works of art. Whether you quilt, crochet, knit, embroider, paint, or revamp recycled materials – we invite you to show off your creations or stop by to enjoy the artwork. Visit hcp4.net/events to register.

2:00 pm: Libraries Present Programs For Adult Crafters In April


Apr 13, 2023

Fort Bend County Libraries will present a variety of craft-themed programs for adults in April to introduce people to new hobbies and activities, and to give current crafters inspiration and new ideas.

Find encouragement, get feedback, or simply enjoy the camaraderie of other crafters during these free events. Samples of the library’s instructional books, magazines, and websites on various crafts will be available.

No Glitter Please” Craft Club– Thursday, April 13, 2:00-3:00 pm, Mission Bend Branch Library, 8421 Addicks Clodine Rd.

In this monthly craft club, which meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month, craft enthusiasts of all experience levels who enjoy any type of crafting are invited to attend to get other crafters’ perspectives, critiques, and suggestions. Chat and network with other crafters who enjoy anything from art and needlework to woodwork and much more! Those attending should bring their projects and their own crafting supplies. Crafters are invited to come and go as time permits.

Nifty Needlers” -- Friday, April 21, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, 8100 FM 359 South, Fulshear.

Needlework enthusiasts of all experience levels who enjoy any type of crocheting, knitting, or sewing are invited to attend to get other needlecrafters’ perspectives, critiques, and suggestions. Those attending should bring their own yarn, strings, and needles to start or finish a project, while chatting, networking, and enjoying the company of fellow needlecrafters. The group meets on the 3rd Friday of every month.

These programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Library organizations that support each library.

The activities are free and open to the public. Registration is required for some of the programs. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Classes & Events,” select the branch library, and find the program on the date indicated. For more information, call the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

Apr 14, 2023(3 events)

7:00 am: Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center


Apr 14, 2023

Miniature Golf

Mondays – Fridays, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sundays, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The miniature golf course is open to the public. Clubs and balls are available in the front lobby. Players must check in with staff at the front desk. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For additional information, contact the Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center at 832-927-8890 or visit http://hcp4.net/peckham.

8:00 am: Tall Ships Challenge


Apr 14, 2023

April 13-16

Time Varies

Galveston Harborside

Admission: Adult tickets start at $15

Info: www.galvestonhistory.org

Description: Tall Ships America will bring its TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® series of races and port festivals to the Gulf of Mexico with Tall Ships® Galveston, April 13-16. The event marks the second time this impressive fleet of visiting tall ships will anchor at the island’s historic waterfront. The 2023 series also includes stops in St. Petersburg and Pensacola, Florida. The event, produced in cooperation with Galveston Historical Foundation, will include ship tours, sail-away excursions, music, food, and other special events in a family-friendly environment at Galveston’s Pier 21 and the surrounding area. The festival will feature five visiting ships along with Galveston’s own 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA, the Official Tall Ship of Texas, with an exciting Parade of Sail in the Gulf along Seawall Boulevard on the afternoon of Thursday, April 13. While in port, the ships will be open to the public for viewing, and many will feature dockside exhibits and lively interactions with crew.

About Galveston Island

Galveston Island is a historic beach town located on the Gulf of Mexico just 50 miles from Houston. The island is best known as a vacation destination, offering 32 miles of beaches, a variety of family attractions, Texas’ premier cruise port and one of the largest and well-preserved concentrations of Victorian architecture in the country, including several National Historic Landmarks. Galveston Island is the birthplace of Juneteenth and home to popular amusements such as Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, as well as a variety of museums and recreational activities from surfing to birding. For more information on Galveston Island go to www.visitgalveston.com or call 1-888-GAL-ISLE.

2:00 pm: Learning English? Get Practice At Libraries’ Esl Conversation Circles


Apr 14, 2023

Are you learning to speak English? Would you like some practice in a casual, informal atmosphere? Fort Bend County Libraries presents a program for individuals of all nationalities who would like a place to practice their English language and conversation skills. The “ESL Conversation Circles” provide an opportunity for non-English-speaking people to gather in a relaxed setting, and discuss topics of their own choosing while practicing their English skills.

The ESL Conversation Circles will take place at multiple locations in the Fort Bend County library system in April. Reservations are NOT required. The schedule is as follows:

Cinco Ranch Branch Library– 2620 Commercial Center Blvd, Katy.    Fridays, April 14 and 21, 2:00-3:00 pm, Multi-purpose Room.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the ESL/Adult Literacy Department at George Memorial Library (281-341-2652), the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library (281-633-465), the Cinco Ranch Branch Library (281-395-1311), or the Mission Bend Branch Library (832-471-5900).

Apr 15, 2023(7 events)

7:00 am: Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center


Apr 15, 2023

Miniature Golf

Mondays – Fridays, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sundays, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The miniature golf course is open to the public. Clubs and balls are available in the front lobby. Players must check in with staff at the front desk. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For additional information, contact the Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center at 832-927-8890 or visit http://hcp4.net/peckham.

8:00 am: Tall Ships Challenge


Apr 15, 2023

April 13-16

Time Varies

Galveston Harborside

Admission: Adult tickets start at $15

Info: www.galvestonhistory.org

Description: Tall Ships America will bring its TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® series of races and port festivals to the Gulf of Mexico with Tall Ships® Galveston, April 13-16. The event marks the second time this impressive fleet of visiting tall ships will anchor at the island’s historic waterfront. The 2023 series also includes stops in St. Petersburg and Pensacola, Florida. The event, produced in cooperation with Galveston Historical Foundation, will include ship tours, sail-away excursions, music, food, and other special events in a family-friendly environment at Galveston’s Pier 21 and the surrounding area. The festival will feature five visiting ships along with Galveston’s own 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA, the Official Tall Ship of Texas, with an exciting Parade of Sail in the Gulf along Seawall Boulevard on the afternoon of Thursday, April 13. While in port, the ships will be open to the public for viewing, and many will feature dockside exhibits and lively interactions with crew.

About Galveston Island

Galveston Island is a historic beach town located on the Gulf of Mexico just 50 miles from Houston. The island is best known as a vacation destination, offering 32 miles of beaches, a variety of family attractions, Texas’ premier cruise port and one of the largest and well-preserved concentrations of Victorian architecture in the country, including several National Historic Landmarks. Galveston Island is the birthplace of Juneteenth and home to popular amusements such as Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, as well as a variety of museums and recreational activities from surfing to birding. For more information on Galveston Island go to www.visitgalveston.com or call 1-888-GAL-ISLE.

8:00 am: USA Climbing Youth Competition


Apr 15, 2023

Saturday, April 15

8 AM

Momentum Indoor Climbing,    25410 Katy Mills Parkway, Katy

22-23 R51 rock climbing with the use of ropes.

For more information: Momentum Climbing - 832-437-9091

 

 

10:00 am: Earth Day Festival At George Memorial Library


Apr 15, 2023

Fort Bend County Libraries will have an Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 15, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, atGeorge Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview Drive in Richmond. Learn about ways to help the planet by reducing waste, and discover how to save money as well!

The festival will feature exhibits, presentations, a plant swap, and even a performance in the amphitheater! Families with children of all ages will be inspired and motivated with ways to welcome environmental-sustainability practices into their daily lives.

Get a glimpse of electric vehicles from Tesla and Texan Hyundai that will be on display in the south parking lot, while children enjoy free face painting nearby.

Tables will be set up in the lobby with representatives from Fort Bend Beekeepers Association, Fort Bend County Environmental Health, Fort Bend County Health & Human Services, Keep Sugar Land Beautiful, and the FBCL Living Sustainably Club.

Gardeners of all experience levels are invited to participate in a Plant Swap, from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, in Room 2B. Bring plants, seeds, or cuttings to swap with fellow gardeners. Be prepared to chat, trade, and learn about new and different plants. No plants for sale – just trade. Registration is required.

The Earth Day Festival will also include workshops where visitors can learn about recycling and making more efficient use of the earth’s natural resources.

Dan Lawlor from the Fort Bend County Master Gardeners will kick off the schedule of workshops with a program on “Gardening for Native Bees” from 10:00 to 11:00 am, in the Meeting Room. Hear about host and nectar plants that attract and help beneficial garden friends – native bees.

From 10:30 to 11:30 am, members of the Keep Sugar Land Beautiful Youth Advisory Board will present “Live It…Love It… Reuse It… Recycle It!” in Room 2A. Get tips on replacing single-use items with reusable ones. Learn how to make a reusable tote bag from a t-shirt, and guess the origins of some recycled and upcycled items. Registration is required.

 Learn about Sustainable Fashion” from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm, in the Meeting Room. Helai Hasanzada, owner of Dunya Boutique, will talk about socially-responsible fashion. Discover “slow fashion,” the movement that supports local artisans and the use of eco-friendly materials, with the goal of preserving crafts and the environment.

Families with children of all ages will enjoy a musical show by Tom’s Fun Band in the Jodie E. Stavinoha Amphitheater from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. In his performance of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!” Tom’s Fun Band will incorporate songs, chants, and a guitar – as well as some very unique homemade instruments – to motivate everyone to make everyday changes in their homes and daily lives to help save the planet. Children will love this family-friendly performance in the library’s outdoor amphitheater!

From 1:30 to 2:30 pm, learn about “Solar Ovens: Cooking with the Sun,” Room 2A. Learn how to make a solar-powered oven with a cardboard box, aluminum foil, and glass.

 Naomi Mercado-Velez and Patricia Bakhoum, from the Fort Bend County Environmental Health Department, will talk about environmental contamination from 2:00 to 3:00 pm, in the Meeting Room. Learn about potential contamination of food and water sources, such as drinking water, recreational pools, and rivers. Get tips on how to properly wash one’s hands to prevent the spread of contaminants.

All events at the Earth Day Festival are free and open to the public. For more information or to register for the Plant Swap, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us) or call George Memorial Library (281-342-4455) or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

10:00 am: Katy Spring Market


Apr 15, 2023

Saturday, April 15,   Sunday, April 16

Saturday 10 AM – 6PM;  Sunday 11 AM – 4 PM

Leonard E. Merrell Center, 6301 South Stadium Lane, Katy

Join us at our 15th Annual Spring Market at the Katy Merrell Center for a fun weekend of shopping with handmade crafts, home decor, jewelry, holiday accessories, children's gifts, clothing boutiques & more.

For more information: General Admission, $5.00,

Homefortheholidaysgiftmarket.com/spring

10:00 am: Spring Festival on the Katy Prairie Preserve


Apr 15, 2023

Restored wetlands on the Katy Prairie Conservancy’s Indiangrass Preserve; photo courtesy of Don Pine.

Saturday, April 15   10 AM – 1 PM

Grand Prairie Conservancy, 31975 Hebert Rd., Waller, TX

DESCRIPTION: Visitors of all ages are welcome to enjoy FREE photos in the wildflowers, kite flying, prairie seed ball making, bluegrass music, food trucks, bird watching, insect sweep netting, and more. No registration needed.

MORE INFORMATION: 713-523-6135, or info@coastalprairieconservancy.org

 

1:00 pm: Photography Lighting Class At Cinco Ranch Branch Library


Apr 15, 2023

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library will present “Photography 102: Painting with Light” on Saturday, April 15, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, in the Multipurpose Room of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy.

Build on basic photography skills and take lighting a step further with this simple technique. Learn how to use long exposures and a flashlight to place lighting where it is wanted, creating dramatic still-life photos and surreal portraits.

This class will feature a live demonstration by a professional photographer. Participants are invited to bring their own DSLR camera if they would like to practice the technique during the program.

The class is free and open to the public. For more information, see Fort Bend County Libraries’ website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us) or call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library (281-395-1311).

Apr 16, 2023(4 events)

7:00 am: Houston Texans Kids Triathlon


Apr 16, 2023

Houston Texans Kids Triathlon

Sunday, April 16    7 AM

Typhoon Texas Waterpark, 555 Katy Fort Bend Rd., Kat9

DESCRIPTION: Entering its 10th year, the Houston Texans Kids Triathlon presented by Texas Children's Hospital will be held at Typhoon Texas Waterpark. The race is great for triathletes of all ages, skill levels, and abilities with short and long course triathlons, a splash & dash, and NEW this year a youth paratriathlon and invitational division for elite youth triathletes.

MORE INFORMATION: Entry costs an additional race categories can be found at www.houstontexas.com/community/kids-triathlon

7:00 am: Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center


Apr 16, 2023

Miniature Golf

Mondays – Fridays, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sundays, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The miniature golf course is open to the public. Clubs and balls are available in the front lobby. Players must check in with staff at the front desk. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For additional information, contact the Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center at 832-927-8890 or visit http://hcp4.net/peckham.

8:00 am: Tall Ships Challenge


Apr 16, 2023

April 13-16

Time Varies

Galveston Harborside

Admission: Adult tickets start at $15

Info: www.galvestonhistory.org

Description: Tall Ships America will bring its TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® series of races and port festivals to the Gulf of Mexico with Tall Ships® Galveston, April 13-16. The event marks the second time this impressive fleet of visiting tall ships will anchor at the island’s historic waterfront. The 2023 series also includes stops in St. Petersburg and Pensacola, Florida. The event, produced in cooperation with Galveston Historical Foundation, will include ship tours, sail-away excursions, music, food, and other special events in a family-friendly environment at Galveston’s Pier 21 and the surrounding area. The festival will feature five visiting ships along with Galveston’s own 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA, the Official Tall Ship of Texas, with an exciting Parade of Sail in the Gulf along Seawall Boulevard on the afternoon of Thursday, April 13. While in port, the ships will be open to the public for viewing, and many will feature dockside exhibits and lively interactions with crew.

About Galveston Island

Galveston Island is a historic beach town located on the Gulf of Mexico just 50 miles from Houston. The island is best known as a vacation destination, offering 32 miles of beaches, a variety of family attractions, Texas’ premier cruise port and one of the largest and well-preserved concentrations of Victorian architecture in the country, including several National Historic Landmarks. Galveston Island is the birthplace of Juneteenth and home to popular amusements such as Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, as well as a variety of museums and recreational activities from surfing to birding. For more information on Galveston Island go to www.visitgalveston.com or call 1-888-GAL-ISLE.

11:00 am: Katy Spring Market


Apr 16, 2023

Saturday, April 15,   Sunday, April 16

Saturday 10 AM – 6PM;  Sunday 11 AM – 4 PM

Leonard E. Merrell Center, 6301 South Stadium Lane, Katy

Join us at our 15th Annual Spring Market at the Katy Merrell Center for a fun weekend of shopping with handmade crafts, home decor, jewelry, holiday accessories, children's gifts, clothing boutiques & more.

For more information: General Admission, $5.00,

Homefortheholidaysgiftmarket.com/spring

Apr 17, 2023(4 events)

7:00 am: Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center


Apr 17, 2023

Miniature Golf

Mondays – Fridays, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sundays, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The miniature golf course is open to the public. Clubs and balls are available in the front lobby. Players must check in with staff at the front desk. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For additional information, contact the Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center at 832-927-8890 or visit http://hcp4.net/peckham.

12:00 pm: Learning English? Get Practice At Libraries’ Esl Conversation Circles


Apr 17, 2023

Are you learning to speak English? Would you like some practice in a casual, informal atmosphere? Fort Bend County Libraries presents a program for individuals of all nationalities who would like a place to practice their English language and conversation skills. The “ESL Conversation Circles” provide an opportunity for non-English-speaking people to gather in a relaxed setting, and discuss topics of their own choosing while practicing their English skills.

The ESL Conversation Circles will take place at multiple locations in the Fort Bend County library system in April. Reservations are NOT required. The schedule is as follows:

Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library– 8100 FM 359 South, Fulshear.  Mondays, April 3 and 17, 12:00 noon-1:00 pm

Mission Bend Branch Library– 8421 Addicks Clodine Road.  Wednesdays, April 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2:00-3:00 pm, Meeting Room.

Cinco Ranch Branch Library– 2620 Commercial Center Blvd, Katy.  Fridays, April 14 and 21, 2:00-3:00 pm, Multi-purpose Room.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the ESL/Adult Literacy Department at George Memorial Library (281-341-2652), the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library (281-633-465), the Cinco Ranch Branch Library (281-395-1311), or the Mission Bend Branch Library (832-471-5900).

1:00 pm: Bayland Community Center Bingo


Apr 17, 2023


Bring an inexpensive white elephant gift for the prize table. Everyone is welcome! For more information, visit http://hcp4.net/bayland.

1:00 pm: Jim & JoAnn Fonteno Senior Education Center


Apr 17, 2023

Memorial Hermann Hospital- “What is Resilience & Why is it Important?

When something does not go as expected, do you tend to bounce back, or do you fall apart? There are many ways to build resilience when faced with unexpected adversities. One can also build resilience as one ages. Despite losses and changes in physical health, resilience is important. Join a speaker from Memorial Hermann Hospital who will be talking about what it means to build resilience, and its importance to your overall wellbeing. Registration is required. Visit http://hcp4.net/fonteno.

Apr 18, 2023(3 events)

7:00 am: Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center


Apr 18, 2023

Miniature Golf

Mondays – Fridays, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sundays, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The miniature golf course is open to the public. Clubs and balls are available in the front lobby. Players must check in with staff at the front desk. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For additional information, contact the Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center at 832-927-8890 or visit http://hcp4.net/peckham.

2:30 pm: Learn Computer & 3d-Printing Basics At Cinco Ranch Branch Library


Apr 18, 2023

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy, will present introductory technolody classes this month on the use of computers and 3-D printing. The computer classes will take place in the Computer Lab of the library.

Ask Me Anything About Computers” will take place on Tuesday, April 4, from 10:30 to 11:30 am. Get answers to any computer-related questions, such as “How do I use two monitors?” or “How do I save a Word file as a PDF?”

Introduction to 3-D Printing” will take place on Tuesday, April 18, from 2:30 to 4:00 pm. Library staff will introduce the 3D printer and explain how library patrons can print their own designs. Those attending the session will also learn about free websites that can be used to find 3D files or to create their own 3D designs. Attendees are encouraged to create an account with Tinkercad at https://www.tinkercad.com prior to the class.

The classes are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us)

The mission of Fort Bend County Libraries is to bring people, information and ideas together to enrich lives, expand minds, and strengthen our diverse community.

Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-395-1311, or by visiting the library.

4:00 pm: College-Preparedness Workshop & More For Teens At Libraries In April


Apr 18, 2023

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library and Mission Bend Branch Library offer programs specifically designed for high school-aged teens entering grades 9 through 12. The programs provide fun and challenging opportunities for these young adults, who are also encouraged to become active participants in designing and orchestrating new activities for teens in the library system.

The Cinco Ranch Branch Library will have a “College Prep” workshop on Tuesday, April 18, from 4:00 to 5:00 pm, in the Conference Classroom.

Leticia Hardy, from the Texas AgriLife Extension Office, will talk about how to “dress to impress” for college-admission interviews and for scholarship interviews. Registration required.

Teens can earn volunteer-service hours by participating in FBCL’sYoung Adult Advisory Councils, where they can express ideas, help organize upcoming activities, and suggest new programs and books that would be of interest to teens at the library. The April schedule of Young Adult Advisory Council meetings is as follows:

Mission Bend Branch Library– Wednesday, April 5, 7:00 pm, Conference Room.

Cinco Ranch Branch Library– Wednesday, April 19, 4:00-5:00 pm, Conference Room.

In addition to the Young Adult Advisory Council meetings, Fort Bend County Libraries will offer the following Young Adult (YA) book clubs and other programs for the teen community.

YA Craft: Friendship-Bracelet Making” – Wednesday, April 19, 5:00 pm, Mission Bend Branch Library

Learn the basics of typing knots and reading bracelet patterns to create custom friendship bracelets. Registration required.

NEW!  Cinco Ranch Branch Library: Read It or Watch It – Wednesday,April 26, 4:00-5:00 pm. Conference Classroom.

In this new bi-monthly series, teens will talk about books that have been translated to the silver screen. The first book/movie to be discussed is Moxie, based on the book of the same title written by Jennifer Mathieu. The movie adaptation was released in 2021. Teens who have read the book and/or seen the movie are encouraged to join in a lively discussion. The book is available in print and digitally as an ebook on OverDrive; additional print copies of the book are available at the check-out desk.

The activities are free and open to the public. Some of the activities require registration. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Classes & Events,” select the library, and find the program on the date indicated. For more information, call FBCL’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

The Cinco Ranch Branch Library is located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy, and the Mission Bend Branch Library is located at 8421 Addicks Clodine Road in northeast Fort Bend County.

Apr 19, 2023(6 events)

7:00 am: Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center


Apr 19, 2023

Miniature Golf

Mondays – Fridays, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sundays, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The miniature golf course is open to the public. Clubs and balls are available in the front lobby. Players must check in with staff at the front desk. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For additional information, contact the Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center at 832-927-8890 or visit http://hcp4.net/peckham.

11:15 am: Community Blood Drive


Apr 19, 2023

Wednesday, April 19    11:15 AM

Atria Cinco Ranch, 24001 Cinco Village Center Blvd., Katy

For more information: 281-395-9600

 

12:30 pm: Kleb Woods Nature Center


Apr 19, 2023

Wednesday Afternoon Bird Program: Birding Hawaii

As part of our Birding Around the World series, join guest presenter Nina Rach as she talks about her Hawaii birding adventures. This class is best suited to adults and older students with a keen interest in birds. For more information, email klebwoods@hcp4.net or call 281-357-5324.

2:00 pm: Learning English? Get Practice At Libraries’ Esl Conversation Circles


Apr 19, 2023

Are you learning to speak English? Would you like some practice in a casual, informal atmosphere? Fort Bend County Libraries presents a program for individuals of all nationalities who would like a place to practice their English language and conversation skills. The “ESL Conversation Circles” provide an opportunity for non-English-speaking people to gather in a relaxed setting, and discuss topics of their own choosing while practicing their English skills.

The ESL Conversation Circles will take place at multiple locations in the Fort Bend County library system in April. Reservations are NOT required. The schedule is as follows:

Mission Bend Branch Library– 8421 Addicks Clodine Road.     Wednesdays, April 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2:00-3:00 pm, Meeting Room.

Cinco Ranch Branch Library– 2620 Commercial Center Blvd, Katy.   Fridays, April 14 and 21, 2:00-3:00 pm, Multi-purpose Room.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the ESL/Adult Literacy Department at George Memorial Library (281-341-2652), the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library (281-633-465), the Cinco Ranch Branch Library (281-395-1311), or the Mission Bend Branch Library (832-471-5900).

4:00 pm:  Young Adult Advisory Councils


Apr 19, 2023

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library and Mission Bend Branch Library offer programs specifically designed for high school-aged teens entering grades 9 through 12. The programs provide fun and challenging opportunities for these young adults, who are also encouraged to become active participants in designing and orchestrating new activities for teens in the library system.

The Cinco Ranch Branch Library will have a “College Prep” workshop on Tuesday, April 18, from 4:00 to 5:00 pm, in the Conference Classroom.

Leticia Hardy, from the Texas AgriLife Extension Office, will talk about how to “dress to impress” for college-admission interviews and for scholarship interviews. Registration required.

Teens can earn volunteer-service hours by participating in FBCL’s Young Adult Advisory Councils, where they can express ideas, help organize upcoming activities, and suggest new programs and books that would be of interest to teens at the library. The April schedule of Young Adult Advisory Council meetings is as follows:

  • Mission Bend Branch Library– Wednesday, April 5, 7:00 pm, Conference Room.
  • Cinco Ranch Branch Library– Wednesday, April 19, 4:00-5:00 pm, Conference Room.

In addition to the Young Adult Advisory Council meetings, Fort Bend County Libraries will offer the following Young Adult (YA) book clubs and other programs for the teen community.

  • YA Craft: Friendship-Bracelet Making” – Wednesday, April 19, 5:00 pm, Mission Bend Branch Library

Learn the basics of typing knots and reading bracelet patterns to create custom friendship bracelets. Registration required.

  • NEW!Cinco Ranch Branch Library: Read It or Watch It – Wednesday, April 26, 4:00-5:00 pm. Conference Classroom.

In this new bi-monthly series, teens will talk about books that have been translated to the silver screen. The first book/movie to be discussed is Moxie, based on the book of the same title written by Jennifer Mathieu. The movie adaptation was released in 2021. Teens who have read the book and/or seen the movie are encouraged to join in a lively discussion. The book is available in print and digitally as an ebook on OverDrive; additional print copies of the book are available at the check-out desk.

The activities are free and open to the public. Some of the activities require registration. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Classes & Events,” select the library, and find the program on the date indicated. For more information, call FBCL’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

The Cinco Ranch Branch Library is located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy, and the Mission Bend Branch Library is located at 8421 Addicks Clodine Road in northeast Fort Bend County.

5:00 pm: YA Craft: “Friendship-Bracelet Making”


Apr 19, 2023

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library and Mission Bend Branch Library offer programs specifically designed for high school-aged teens entering grades 9 through 12. The programs provide fun and challenging opportunities for these young adults, who are also encouraged to become active participants in designing and orchestrating new activities for teens in the library system.

The Cinco Ranch Branch Library will have a “College Prep” workshop on Tuesday, April 18, from 4:00 to 5:00 pm, in the Conference Classroom.

Leticia Hardy, from the Texas AgriLife Extension Office, will talk about how to “dress to impress” for college-admission interviews and for scholarship interviews. Registration required.

Teens can earn volunteer-service hours by participating in FBCL’s Young Adult Advisory Councils, where they can express ideas, help organize upcoming activities, and suggest new programs and books that would be of interest to teens at the library. The April schedule of Young Adult Advisory Council meetings is as follows:

Mission Bend Branch Library– Wednesday, April 5, 7:00 pm, Conference Room.

Cinco Ranch Branch Library– Wednesday, April 19, 4:00-5:00 pm, Conference Room.

In addition to the Young Adult Advisory Council meetings, Fort Bend County Libraries will offer the following Young Adult (YA) book clubs and other programs for the teen community.

YA Craft: Friendship-Bracelet Making” – Wednesday, April 19, 5:00 pm, Mission Bend Branch Library

Learn the basics of typing knots and reading bracelet patterns to create custom friendship bracelets. Registration required.

NEW!  Cinco Ranch Branch Library: Read It or Watch It – Wednesday, April 26, 4:00-5:00 pm. Conference Classroom.

In this new bi-monthly series, teens will talk about books that have been translated to the silver screen. The first book/movie to be discussed is Moxie, based on the book of the same title written by Jennifer Mathieu. The movie adaptation was released in 2021. Teens who have read the book and/or seen the movie are encouraged to join in a lively discussion. The book is available in print and digitally as an ebook on OverDrive; additional print copies of the book are available at the check-out desk.

The activities are free and open to the public. Some of the activities require registration. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Classes & Events,” select the library, and find the program on the date indicated. For more information, call FBCL’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

The Cinco Ranch Branch Library is located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy, and the Mission Bend Branch Library is located at 8421 Addicks Clodine Road in northeast Fort Bend County.

Apr 20, 2023(3 events)

7:00 am: Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center


Apr 20, 2023

Miniature Golf

Mondays – Fridays, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sundays, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The miniature golf course is open to the public. Clubs and balls are available in the front lobby. Players must check in with staff at the front desk. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For additional information, contact the Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center at 832-927-8890 or visit http://hcp4.net/peckham.

8:00 am: FeatherFest & Nature Photo Festival


Apr 20, 2023

April 20-23

Time Varies

Where: Locations vary

Admission: Prices vary

Info: www.galvestonfeatherfest.com

Description: As one of the nation’s top locations for birding, Galveston Island will host the 21st  annual FeatherFest birding and nature photography festival April 20-23. FeatherFest is one of the largest birding festivals in Texas, and the only one with a dedicated nature photography track. The event features unique outdoor field trips, workshops and social events for nature enthusiasts of all skill levels. FeatherFest is held during the spring bird migration – the best time to visit world-renowned Galveston area birding hot spots, such as Bolivar Flats and High Island.

About Galveston Island

Galveston Island is a historic beach town located on the Gulf of Mexico just 50 miles from Houston. The island is best known as a vacation destination, offering 32 miles of beaches, a variety of family attractions, Texas’ premier cruise port and one of the largest and well-preserved concentrations of Victorian architecture in the country, including several National Historic Landmarks. Galveston Island is the birthplace of Juneteenth and home to popular amusements such as Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, as well as a variety of museums and recreational activities from surfing to birding. For more information on Galveston Island go to www.visitgalveston.com or call 1-888-GAL-ISLE.

11:00 am: Libraries Launch New Online Financial-Planning Resource


Apr 20, 2023

Fort Bend County Libraries announces the addition of a new online financial-planning resource – Weiss Financial Ratings – for consumers. This new resource provides powerful tools for individuals who want to protect their finances, invest wisely, grow their wealth, and learn more about financial management.

A demonstration of this new resource will take place at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library on Thursday, April 20, from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear.

Library staff will provide an overview of key features of the Weiss Financial Ratings resource. Learn how the resource provides consumers with the tools they need to make informed decisions about their financial needs.

About Weiss Financial Ratings

How do you know if your bank or credit union is financially stable? Did you pick the best life insurance or property-insurance company? Are you getting the best deal on your Medigap insurance? Which mutual fund will give you the best return? Which stocks are the best to choose?

Discover the answers to these questions and more with the Weiss Financial Ratings resource. An FBCL library card is required to access this resource outside of the library.

Weiss Financial Ratings is designed to direct users toward safe banking and insurance options and strong investments, while helping avoid unnecessary risk that could lead to financial losses.

Weiss Financial Ratings provides accurate, independent ratings and financial-planning tools needed to make informed decisions about insurance, banking, and investment options.

Learn…

  • How to find the safest bank or credit union in the area;
  • How to avoid the weakest insurance companies… and how to find the best ones;
  • What Medicare does and does not cover;
  • How to pick the best Medigap plan and get the lowest premiums;
  • How to find the best mutual funds… and make sure one’s retirement funds are safe;
  • How to pick the best-performing stocks;
  • And much more!

Creating a Personal Profile is optional, but doing so enables one to create a watchlist, get email notifications when companies on the watchlist are upgraded or downgraded, and save one’s customized search criteria.

Consumer Guides and a series of Financial-Literacy Basics are some of the tools available in the Weiss Financial Ratings resource.

Weiss Ratings Consumer Guides offer easy-to-use tools to help individuals navigate through nine important areas: homeowners’ insurance, automobile insurance, variable annuities, term life insurance, health savings accounts, long-term care insurance, Medicare supplement insurance, Medicare prescription drug coverage, and elder-care choices.

Each easy-to-read, step-by-step guide is packed with accurate, unbiased information and recommendations from Weiss Ratings. The 50- to 70-page guides offer a narrative about the subject, what one should look for when choosing a plan or policy, recommended companies to work with, and so much more.

Weiss Ratings Consumer Guides offer easy explanations for hard-to-navigate financial decisions, removing the guesswork and confusion with straight talk and sound guidance. Plus, each guide includes several helpful Worksheets & Planners to further aid the decision-making process.

 The Financial-Literacy Basics series provides readers with easy-to-understand guidance on how to manage their finances. Designed for those who are just starting out and for those who may need help handling their finances, this series outlines -- step-by-step -- how to make the most of one’s money, which pitfalls to avoid, and what to watch out for. The guides provide the necessary tools to make sure one is fully equipped to manage one’s finances.

Filled with valuable information, alongside helpful worksheets and planners, these volumes are designed to point individuals in the right direction toward a solid financial future and give them helpful guidance along the way.

Topics include: How to Manage Debt, How to Make and Stick to a Budget, Buying a Car and Understanding Automobile Insurance, Renting an Apartment and Understanding Renters’ Insurance, Calculating the Cost of College and Understanding Student Loans, How to Start a 401(K), Understanding Health Insurance Plans, and What to Know About Checking Accounts.

The demonstration is free and open to the public. For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us) or call the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library (281-633-4675) or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

Apr 21, 2023(8 events)

7:00 am: Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center


Apr 21, 2023

Miniature Golf

Mondays – Fridays, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sundays, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The miniature golf course is open to the public. Clubs and balls are available in the front lobby. Players must check in with staff at the front desk. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For additional information, contact the Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center at 832-927-8890 or visit http://hcp4.net/peckham.

8:00 am: FeatherFest & Nature Photo Festival


Apr 21, 2023

April 20-23

Time Varies

Where: Locations vary

Admission: Prices vary

Info: www.galvestonfeatherfest.com

Description: As one of the nation’s top locations for birding, Galveston Island will host the 21st  annual FeatherFest birding and nature photography festival April 20-23. FeatherFest is one of the largest birding festivals in Texas, and the only one with a dedicated nature photography track. The event features unique outdoor field trips, workshops and social events for nature enthusiasts of all skill levels. FeatherFest is held during the spring bird migration – the best time to visit world-renowned Galveston area birding hot spots, such as Bolivar Flats and High Island.

About Galveston Island

Galveston Island is a historic beach town located on the Gulf of Mexico just 50 miles from Houston. The island is best known as a vacation destination, offering 32 miles of beaches, a variety of family attractions, Texas’ premier cruise port and one of the largest and well-preserved concentrations of Victorian architecture in the country, including several National Historic Landmarks. Galveston Island is the birthplace of Juneteenth and home to popular amusements such as Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, as well as a variety of museums and recreational activities from surfing to birding. For more information on Galveston Island go to www.visitgalveston.com or call 1-888-GAL-ISLE.

12:00 pm: Libraries Present Programs For Adult Crafters In April


Apr 21, 2023

Fort Bend County Libraries will present a variety of craft-themed programs for adults in April to introduce people to new hobbies and activities, and to give current crafters inspiration and new ideas.

Find encouragement, get feedback, or simply enjoy the camaraderie of other crafters during these free events. Samples of the library’s instructional books, magazines, and websites on various crafts will be available.

Nifty Needlers” -- Friday, April 21, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, 8100 FM 359 South, Fulshear.

Needlework enthusiasts of all experience levels who enjoy any type of crocheting, knitting, or sewing are invited to attend to get other needlecrafters’ perspectives, critiques, and suggestions. Those attending should bring their own yarn, strings, and needles to start or finish a project, while chatting, networking, and enjoying the company of fellow needlecrafters. The group meets on the 3rd Friday of every month.

These programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Library organizations that support each library.

The activities are free and open to the public. Registration is required for some of the programs. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Classes & Events,” select the branch library, and find the program on the date indicated. For more information, call the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734). 

12:00 pm: Needlecrafters Invited To Nifty Needlers Club At Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library


Apr 21, 2023

Needlework enthusiasts are invited to a monthly “Nifty Needlers” club at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library on Friday, April 21, between 12:00 noon and 2:00 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear. Share tips, get ideas and inspiration, and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow needlecrafters!

People of all experience levels who enjoy any type of crocheting, knitting, or sewing are invited to attend to get other needlecrafters’ perspectives, critiques, and suggestions.

Those attending should bring their own yarn, strings, and needles to start or finish a project, while chatting, networking, and enjoying the company of fellow needlecrafters.

Samples of the library’s instructional books, magazines, and websites on various crafts will be available.

The program, which meets on the 3rd Friday of every month, is free and open to the public. For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library (281-633-4675) or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734). 

2:00 pm: Learning English? Get Practice At Libraries’ Esl Conversation Circles


Apr 21, 2023

Are you learning to speak English? Would you like some practice in a casual, informal atmosphere? Fort Bend County Libraries presents a program for individuals of all nationalities who would like a place to practice their English language and conversation skills. The “ESL Conversation Circles” provide an opportunity for non-English-speaking people to gather in a relaxed setting, and discuss topics of their own choosing while practicing their English skills.

The ESL Conversation Circles will take place at multiple locations in the Fort Bend County library system in April. Reservations are NOT required. The schedule is as follows:

Cinco Ranch Branch Library– 2620 Commercial Center Blvd, Katy.    Fridays, April 14 and 21, 2:00-3:00 pm, Multi-purpose Room.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the ESL/Adult Literacy Department at George Memorial Library (281-341-2652), the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library (281-633-465), the Cinco Ranch Branch Library (281-395-1311), or the Mission Bend Branch Library (832-471-5900).

2:00 pm: Needlecrafters Invited To Nifty Needlers Club At Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library


Apr 21, 2023

Needlework enthusiasts are invited to a monthly “Nifty Needlers” club at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library on Friday, April 21, between 12:00 noon and 2:00 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear. Share tips, get ideas and inspiration, and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow needlecrafters!

People of all experience levels who enjoy any type of crocheting, knitting, or sewing are invited to attend to get other needlecrafters’ perspectives, critiques, and suggestions.

Those attending should bring their own yarn, strings, and needles to start or finish a project, while chatting, networking, and enjoying the company of fellow needlecrafters.

Samples of the library’s instructional books, magazines, and websites on various crafts will be available.

The program, which meets on the 3rd Friday of every month, is free and open to the public. For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library (281-633-4675) or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734). 

6:00 pm: Katy A&M Club Aggie Muster 2023


Apr 21, 2023

Katy A&M Club Aggie Muster 2023

Friday, April 21

6 – 9 PM

No Label Brewing Co, 53511st St., Katy

Doors open at 6 PM, dinner served at 6:30 PM, 7:30 PM Muster Ceremony. Meal tickets $30 for adults, $15 for kids. There is no charge to attend Aggie Muster if you do not want to purchase a meal, however, we ask that you please RSVP by securing a free general admissions ticket.

MORE INFORMATION: Email Katy A&M Club at

KatyAMClub@gmailcom, or call Kelli Elizondo 254-718-1837

 

7:30 pm: Harris County Precinct 4 and Shakespeare in the Shade Present: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”


Apr 21, 2023

Outdoor weekend at Bear Creek Pioneer Park – War Memorial Pavilion

Friday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 22, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 23, at 2 p.m.

Indoor performances

Friday, April 28, 7:30 p.m. at Tracy Gee Community Center

Sunday, April 30, 2 p.m. at Weekley Community Center

Experience Shakespeare performed by local actors in a fast, fun, and free format. This year, we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Shakespeare in the Shade with the show that started it all, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Join us for a story of order and disorder, reality and dream worlds, fairies and humans, and love and marriage. Visit hcp4.net/events for more information.

Apr 22, 2023(6 events)

7:00 am: Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center


Apr 22, 2023

Miniature Golf

Mondays – Fridays, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sundays, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The miniature golf course is open to the public. Clubs and balls are available in the front lobby. Players must check in with staff at the front desk. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For additional information, contact the Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center at 832-927-8890 or visit http://hcp4.net/peckham.

8:00 am: FeatherFest & Nature Photo Festival


Apr 22, 2023

April 20-23

Time Varies

Where: Locations vary

Admission: Prices vary

Info: www.galvestonfeatherfest.com

Description: As one of the nation’s top locations for birding, Galveston Island will host the 21st  annual FeatherFest birding and nature photography festival April 20-23. FeatherFest is one of the largest birding festivals in Texas, and the only one with a dedicated nature photography track. The event features unique outdoor field trips, workshops and social events for nature enthusiasts of all skill levels. FeatherFest is held during the spring bird migration – the best time to visit world-renowned Galveston area birding hot spots, such as Bolivar Flats and High Island.

About Galveston Island

Galveston Island is a historic beach town located on the Gulf of Mexico just 50 miles from Houston. The island is best known as a vacation destination, offering 32 miles of beaches, a variety of family attractions, Texas’ premier cruise port and one of the largest and well-preserved concentrations of Victorian architecture in the country, including several National Historic Landmarks. Galveston Island is the birthplace of Juneteenth and home to popular amusements such as Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, as well as a variety of museums and recreational activities from surfing to birding. For more information on Galveston Island go to www.visitgalveston.com or call 1-888-GAL-ISLE.

9:00 am: 3rd Annual Earth Day Shredding Event


Apr 22, 2023

Earth Day

Saturday, April 22

9 AM – 1 PM

Katy Chamber Office, 814 East Avenue, Ste. G, Katy

3rd Annual Earth Day shredding event…shredding of documents done on site.

For more information: 281-391-5289

11:00 am: Katy Taste Fest


Apr 22, 2023

Katy Taste Fest

Saturday, April 22

11 AM – 2 PM

Typhoon Texas Waterpark, 555 Katy Fort Bend Rd, Katy

DESCRIPTION: Come out and sample from over 20 Katy restaurants. There will be a variety of tastes from American, Indian, Mexican, Italian, Thai, and much more, along with music and entertainment. Come hungry and ready to have a great time!

MORE INFORMATION: 346-568-0092

 

2:00 pm: Harris County Precinct 4 and Shakespeare in the Shade Present: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”


Apr 22, 2023

Outdoor weekend at Bear Creek Pioneer Park – War Memorial Pavilion

Friday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 22, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 23, at 2 p.m.

Indoor performances

Friday, April 28, 7:30 p.m. at Tracy Gee Community Center

Sunday, April 30, 2 p.m. at Weekley Community Center

Experience Shakespeare performed by local actors in a fast, fun, and free format. This year, we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Shakespeare in the Shade with the show that started it all, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Join us for a story of order and disorder, reality and dream worlds, fairies and humans, and love and marriage. Visit hcp4.net/events for more information.

7:30 pm: Harris County Precinct 4 and Shakespeare in the Shade Present: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”


Apr 22, 2023

Outdoor weekend at Bear Creek Pioneer Park – War Memorial Pavilion

Friday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 22, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 23, at 2 p.m.

Indoor performances

Friday, April 28, 7:30 p.m. at Tracy Gee Community Center

Sunday, April 30, 2 p.m. at Weekley Community Center

Experience Shakespeare performed by local actors in a fast, fun, and free format. This year, we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Shakespeare in the Shade with the show that started it all, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Join us for a story of order and disorder, reality and dream worlds, fairies and humans, and love and marriage. Visit hcp4.net/events for more information.

Apr 23, 2023(4 events)

7:00 am: Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center


Apr 23, 2023

Miniature Golf

Mondays – Fridays, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sundays, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The miniature golf course is open to the public. Clubs and balls are available in the front lobby. Players must check in with staff at the front desk. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For additional information, contact the Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center at 832-927-8890 or visit http://hcp4.net/peckham.

8:00 am: FeatherFest & Nature Photo Festival


Apr 23, 2023