The week's events
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Mar 28, 2022(1 event)
9:00 am: Entries Sought For Libraries’ Photo Contest “We Are Fort Bend”
Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL), in conjunction with the Fort Bend County Diversity Over Division Initiative and the Fort Bend Photography Club, is seeking entries for its “We Are Fort Bend” Photography Contest. Amateur photographers of all skill levels are invited to enter original, photographs that portray the culture, nature, people, and places of Fort Bend County.
To be eligible for competition, contestants must submit a digital copy of their photograph by April 18. Entries should be submitted through an online form on the FBCL website.
Prizes will be awarded for 1st-place ($200 gift card), 2nd-place ($150 gift card), and 3rd-place ($100 gift card). Winners will be announced in May. Photos will be displayed in the Roman Bohachevsky Gallery at George Memorial Library in Richmond, as well as on a virtual gallery on FBCL’s website, throughout the months of May and June.
Winning photographs will be determined by a panel of judges, who will make their determinations based on the following criteria: relationship to contest theme, composition, focus, lighting, emotional impact, and creativity. Photographs will be anonymous until after the judging is complete.
All entries must be original, unpublished, and the work of the person submitting it. Only one photo may be entered per person; once submitted, the entry is final. The photo can be in color or black-and-white and should be submitted as a high-resolution (1 MB or higher) .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .png, .eps, .tif, or .pdf.
Digital manipulations of the photos should be limited to: cropping, re-sizing, red-eye reduction, and reasonable adjustments to color and contrast.
FBCL reserves the right to print or display any entry to this contest for an indefinite period of time. Entries will be exhibited for the general public to see, so they should be appropriate for all ages to view.
The photographer is responsible for obtaining verbal or written release for public use of the photo from all identifiable individuals in the photograph submitted; the photographer accepts all liability from the use of a photo where this release has not been obtained.
The contest is open to amateur photographers only. Professional photographers, who earn a living by selling their photographs, are not eligible to participate.
There is no fee for entering the contest. For more information, call the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734) or email Programming@fortbend.lib.tx.us.
|Mar 29, 2022||Mar 30, 2022||
Mar 31, 2022(1 event)
6:00 pm: Mamie George Community Center in Richmond to Host Open House
The community is invited to learn more about help available in Fort Bend County through the Mamie George Community Center (MGCC), the hub for services provided by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. An open house is scheduled on Thursday, March 31, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at 1111 Collins Rd., Richmond, Texas, 77469.
Completely open following the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Catholic Charities’ center in Richmond offers services to prevent hunger and homelessness, provide nourishing meals and activities for seniors, support women veterans and much more for people in need.
“Come see us,” said Gladys Brumfield-James, MGCC executive director. “We re-opened our doors to the community last summer, after closing for several months to protect our clients during the pandemic. We’ve been up and running fully for months now, to ensure that our seniors – and the community – can experience the comfort of fellowship, while benefiting from the many services we offer.”
The open house will showcase the range of services available, such as Trini’s Market, a large food pantry that allows clients to select the foods they prefer in a grocery store-like setting. In addition, activity areas for seniors include Patty’s Café, serving weekday lunches to low-income individuals, as well as an art room and fitness center.
Catholic Charities in Fort Bend County has one of the larger food pantries in the Houston Food Bank’s network of partner agencies. With the help of a faithful corps of hundreds of volunteers, the Mamie George Community Center has distributed approximately 950,000 pounds of food to nearly 27,000 families since July 2021.
“Volunteering at the Mamie George Community Center provides me with the opportunity to help supply food to hundreds of families each week,” said volunteer Peter Jakubenas, recipient of Catholic Charities’ Charity in Action Award/Fort Bend County in 2021. “At the same time, I meet new friends and get a workout. Much more rewarding than going to the gym.”
For additional information about the open house, contact Matt Johns, 713-874-6659, email@example.com.
About Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
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