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55 DAYS OF SUMMER 2016 Things to do with your kids

A complete guide of activities to entertain your children all Summer!


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here are 55 weekdays that kids need to be entertained during Summer Vacation! Listed here are 55 activities in or near Fort Bend County that may just do the trick. These activities include camps, vacation bible schools, tours, educational programs, dance, sports, theatre arts, swimming and other outdoor activities. Some of them are free while others have fees. But for the most part they are reasonably priced and will no doubt make Summer 2016 a memorable one. Information listed below may be updated after this publication so we recommend that you visit available websites or call them direct. Many of these organizations also have larger ads in this special feature section. Have a safe and memorable Summer 2016!

Located in historic downtown Rosenberg, the Museum is a celebration of railroading history in Ft Bend County. The Museum’s collection includes a fully restored 1879 railcar, Tower 17, the caboose, model layouts and a gallery full of interesting railroad artifacts. For more information regarding summer programs, please contact us at 281-6332846.

2 Sessions Music Sugar Land Town Square 281-240-1129 SessionsMusic.com/Summer Want to tour the orchestra or jam out this summer? Join Sessions Music week long music camps and learn from the industry’s best. We offer hands on training and instruction on a variety of instruments and skill set closing with an end of camp performance. For more information or to sign up call our Sugar Land studio at 281.240.1129 for visit www.sessionsmusic.com/summer

3 Good News Christian Development Center 1521 Texas Parkway Missouri City, TX 77489 281-261-4975 Before and after School and Summer Programs, lunch is included. NCI accepted. 6 weeks – PreKindergarden. Building Winners God’s Way. See our ad in this special section. H CONTINUES...


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4 Ann Moody Sill Dance Studio 11110 S Highway 6, Sugar Land www.amsds.com 281- 498-8270

www.fortbendtennis.com Junior & Adult tennis classes in Sugar Land Weekly Junior Tennis Camp during the summer in Sugar Land Weekly Junior Tennis Tournament during the summer

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Teaching Dance in Sugar Land for 45 years! Ballet • Tap • Jazz • Pointe • Lyrical • Contemporary • Hip Hop • Tumbling • Musical Theatre. Get your Summer dance hours! Registration now for summer classes 2016. All ages & ability levels begin June 20th. Please see our ad in this special section!

5 San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, La Porte www.sanjacinto-museum.org 281-479-2421 Experience history at the San Jacinto Battleground and Battleship Texas. No charge to visit museum exhibits, fee for the elevator ride, special exhibits and movie. The 1,200-acre historic site has the Battleground, Monument and Battleship Texas memorial museum anchored on the Buffalo Bayou and Houston Ship Channel. Open daily, 9 a.m. 6 p.m.

6 George Ranch Historical Park Richmond www.georgeranch.org 281 343-0218 With more than 100 years of history, journey through time, when cattle and cotton ruled in Texas. Learn about Texas traditions on the 23,000-acre working ranch and visit a Victorian mansion, blacksmith shop and other farm buildings. Self guided tours, admission fees vary, children under 5 free.

7 Fort Bend Museum 500 Houston Street, Richmond www.fortbendmuseum.org 281- 342-6478

Tours of 2 historic homes; go through the history gallery, exhibits change regularly; exhibits of Pittsville-Memories of a Town and Russell Autrey photos- Life in Fort Bend County; exhibits 9 a.m to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; Summer History Week Programs, July 15 - 18, Aug. 12 - 15, 9am noon & 1pm - 4pm Contact (fees apply); Museum Admission - Adults-$5, Seniors (62+)-$4; Children 5 thru15, $3, 4 years and younger free. Also, check out one of the latest additions at Kitty Hollow Park. It’s the Dew House.

8 Huntington Learning Center 4961 Sweetwater Blvd Sugar Land, TX 77479 281-242-7483 www.sugar_land.huntingtonhelps.com Huntington Learning Center is the oldest and most respected supplemental education provider in the nation. Since 1977, Huntington’s personalized programs and certified teachers have helped countless students build the skills, confidence, and motivation to attain better grades. Whether your student is looking for a better report card, help with a specific subject, or a higher score on a college entrance exam, Huntington is your tutoring solution. Call today to see how we can help your child this summer!s.

9 Brazos Bend State Park 21901 FM 762, Needville www.tpwd.state.tx.us 979-553-5102 Roughly 5000 acres with an eastern boundary of 3.2 miles fronting on the Brazos River on the southeast border of Fort Bend County. Activities include camping, picnicking, hiking, biking, equestrian, and fishing. Six lakes for fishing; piers at 40-Acre, Elm and Hale Lakes. Visitors are cautioned to pay due H CONTINUES...


When your child needs specialty care, we have affiliated pediatric specialists at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. There’s nothing more important than your child’s health. Trust it to the experts. • Anesthesiology • Cardiology • Gastrointerology

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12 Fort Bend Branch Libraries throughout Fort Bend County www.fortbend.lib.tx.us/ branches/sl 281-342-4455 (main number) Check the different branches for their unique library programs such as adult and youth educational, informational, and cultural programs, including Mother Goose Time, Toddler Time, Teen Program Game Day, Pajama Night Story Time and others. respect to alligators, numerous in some park areas; fees and reservations required. Nature Center opens Monday thru Friday, 11 a.m - 3 p.m. and Sat & Sunday, 9 a.m - 5 p.m. The George Observatory is in the park & open Saturdays, 3 -10 p.m.

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Ann Moody Sill Dance Studio

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Teaching Sugar Land to Dance for 45 years!

Fort Bend Theatre 2815 N. Main • Stafford, Tx 77477 281-208-3333 www.fortbendtheatre.com Fort Bend Theatre Summer Musical. Theatre Camps! Great Shows, Great Camps, Great Fun! Please see our ad for more details on purchasing tickets, register for summer camps and workshops.

Ballet • Top • Jazz • Pointe Lyrical • Contemporary • Hip Hop Tumbling • Musical Theatre

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Dance Team Technique Classes Get your Summer Dance Hours Improve your Skills and Technique!

Sugar Land Town Square 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land www.sugarlandtownsquare.com/ events 281-276-6000

Saturday Classes Available! (Fall Session only) Ask about our advance registration for Fall classes at reduced rates. SUMMER SESSION

begins June20th. Classes for All Ages & Abilities!

281-498-8270 www.amsds.com 11110 South Highway 6 Sugar Land, Texas 77498 (in front of Kids R Kids)

The summer delights all ages and kick off with music in the plaza, idol-like competitions, dancing under the stars, free movies towards the end of the week through and Saturday events keep on coming. Check the website for events, dates and times of this great entertainment happening in the square.

13 Southern Ice Cream has the answer to your Summer Time Party Fun! 281-499-9837 www.southernicecreamtx.com Ice Cream Push Carts, Sundae Parties or even the Ice Cream truck can visit any occasion or event! Cooling off can be great fun! Call today to reserve your date. Refer to our ad in this special section for more information.

14 Health Museum 1515 Hermann Drive, Houston www.healthmuseum.org 713-521-1515 In the museum district, this is Houston’s most interactive science learning center & member of the world-renowned Texas Medical Center; encourages interest for healthier lifestyles, fitness and good physical, mental and spiritual health. Offering Discovery Camp for hands-on fun for ages 5-13 during summer and spring break. Admission Museum members Free, Children 2 and under free, Adult $8, Children 3-12 yrs. and Seniors 65 & up $6. Free admission on Thursdays, 2 to 5 p.m.

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Education Programs Summer 2016 PRE-SCHOOL WIG WAG LEARNING SERIES

BOY SCOUTS

$20 members; $25 non-members

10:30 am - Wednesdays, June & July, Beginning June 8th – July 27th

Railroading Merit Badge June 26th or August 7th; 1pm -4pm These 90 minute sessions include a story, craft, and fun activities for Photography Merit Badge Pre-school kids and their grown up. A Docent led tour is included in the fun. July 21st; 10am -12pm $8 per participating child and adult/$3 for each additional child. Inventing Merit Badge • July 24th; 1pm – 4pm $ 20 – Register and prepay for 3 sessions $ 32 – Register & prepay for 5 sessions

Junior Model Railroad Camp

MODEL RAILROAD CAMPS

Date: June 7-10 • 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm Ages: 5-8 years old

An expert model railroader will guide students in construction of an N Scale diorama complete with structures, greenery, cars, tracks and train. Student will take home his/her project.

Senior Model Railroad Camp

Date: June 14-17 8 • 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm Ages: 9-12 years old

Registration deadline is June 1.

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$80 for members and $85 for non-members. Limited enrollment

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281-633-2846

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Club SciKidz Houston Two Sugar Land Locations: Faith Lutheran Church Sugar Land , Texas 77478

CAMP I BELIEVE Forest Glen Retreat Center Huntsville, TX 936-788-7707 www.gentivahospicefoundation.org

Fishers of Men Lutheran Church Sugar Land, Texas 77479 713-589-8958 www.houston.clubscikidz.com Offering a variety of camp subjects for ages 4 - 15. Summer 2016 classes include instruction about coding in Minecraft, rocketry, paleontology, chemistry, veterinary science, anatomy/physiology, animation, movie special effects and more! Half-day camps are also available for ages 4 and 5 year-olds.

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1521 Texas Parkway • Missouri City, Texas 77489

“Building Winners God’s Way”

The Good News Christian Development Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its education policies, admission policies and other school administered programs.

Missouri City Parks Missouri City www.missouricitytx.gov/ Government/Parks-and-Recreation 281-403-8500 With almost 20 parks throughout the city, a popular one this summer will no doubt be the water spray park at Hunters Glen Park, really a cool one in more ways than one. This city also has a golf course in Quail Valley. Check the website for special summer events.

SUMMER JAM Learn and obtain hands on experience with a variety of instruments including guitar, drums, piano and much more.

TOUR THE ORCHESTRA Tour each section of the orchestra and learn about strings, woodwind, brass and percussion.

17 Children’s Museum of Houston 1500 Binz Street, Houston www.cmhouston.org 713- 535-7264 Voted tops in America, this museum, in a whimsical building, offers exhibits delighting kids to learn. Includes Cyberchase-The chase is On! Invention Convention, PowerPlay, FlowWorks, Kidtropolis, TotSpot, and more. Admission Free for Children under 1 and Museum members, $9 for Adults and Children 1+, $8 for Seniors (65+); Thursdays 5-8 p.m. free family nights offered. Closed on Mondays.

Camp I Believe is a FREE children’s bereavement camp that provides support to grieving children and families. Camp activities focus on providing the opportunity for campers to express feelings and tell their story in a safe environment. Not all the programming is focused on grief and loss. Many children attend to have fun and feel “normal” again. Visit the web site or call Deborah St. John at 936-788-7707

19 Houston Zoo 6200 Hermann Park Drive, Houston www.houstonzoo.org 713-533-6500 Located in Herman Park and the Museum District, the zoo is a huge and exciting place with so much to see and enjoy making the zoo experience memorable. Check the website for admission for children and adults; free admission to on the first Tuesday of every month from 2 p.m. until closing. During the months that Daylight Saving Time, the Houston Zoo closes at 7 p.m. (last admission at 6 p.m.).

20 Ft. Bend Women’s Center 281-344-5750 P.O. Box 183 Richmond, TX 77406 www.fortbendwomenscenter.org PennyWise Resale Centers are celebrating their First Anniversary and you receive the gifts! Kids Krafting Class, Furniture Rehab and other great events! Flea Market Friday SALES every Friday in June! Visit the locations in Richmond, Stafford and Mission Bend. Check out the in-store calendar or go to the website fortbendsomenscenter.org. Check out our ad in this special section!


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Sugar Land First United Methodist Church 431 Eldridge Rd. Sugar Land, TX 77478 281-491-6041 www.sugarlandmethodist.org A Summer of Kid-Friendly Fun is at Sugar Land First Methodist Church! Join the Sugar land Methodist family as we embark on another action-packed Summer! Your child will not only be safely entertained, but he or she will find new friends and learn about God’s love Rosenberg Parks while attending the activities. Vacation City of Rosenberg Bible School; Pine Cove Base Camp; www.ci.rosenberg.tx.us Faith Studios; Camp Yahweh and School 832-595-3300 for Little Children. Please see our ad on the back cover of this special section for There are 10 parks operated by the city all the details! and they’re loaded with fun featuring basketball courts, picnic tables, barbeque grills, playgrounds and so much more to be enjoyed. Inspiration Stage Sugar Land Auditorium 226 Lakeview Dr Sugar Land TX 77498 Imperial Theatre 713-302-5329 8410 Highway 90A, Suite 130 Sugar Land, TX 77478 Inspiration Stage is a national award www.imperialperformingarts.org winning performing arts studio and the281-277-7444 atre located in historic Sugar Land Auditorium. We offer a full season of youth Check out this local theatre and its cur- and adult shows with full production valrent season of productions like concerts, ue. We teach weekly classes in acting, film screenings and arts education ac- musical theatre and creative drama. Our tivities and so much more. summer program offers twenty-six one week theatre camps, each concluding with a performance open to the public for family and friends. Inspiration Stage travels to the Junior Theatre Festival in AMC Lowe’s Fountains 18 Atlanta, to Disney World, New York City 11225 Fountain Lake Dr., Stafford and the Texas Nonprofit Theatres Youth www.amctheatres.com/Fountains Conference. Come be inspired by our 281-240-0761 award winning staff. Please see our ad in this special section. www.inspirationThere’s nothing like a movie adventure stage.com. in the summer time. Check the latest on movie showings and best ticket prices and times.

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SUMMER Science Camps Veterinary Science • Chemistry Medicine Rocket Science • Paleontology LEGO Robotics • Mobile Games Apps Minecraft • Stop Motion Animation 3D RPG Video Game Design CSI Java and Scratch Computer

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Two Sugar Land Locations

Faith Lutheran Church 800 Brooks St. Sugar Land, TX 77478

Fishers of Men Lutheran Church 2011 Austin Parkway Sugar Land, TX 77479

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FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED FOR OVER 9 YEARS

QUALITY GUITARS • BASSES • AMPS • DRUM SETS • ACCESSORIES & LESSONS

Inquire about our Summer Group Sessions!

In the Township

Smack Guitars 3434 FM 1092, Suite 350 Missouri City, TX 77459 (in the township) 281-499-7128 www.smackguitars.com Smack Guitars, family owned and operated for over 9 years, can fill all of your musical needs for guitars, drum sets, accessories and lessons. Inquire today about Summer Group Sessions that are always an adventure. Visit hmns.org for forming. Conveniently located in the tickets and information. ‘township’ on FM 1092 (Murphy Road) in Missouri City.

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3434 FM 1092, SUITE 350 • MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS 77459

Challenger Learning Center 21901 FM 762, Needville www.challenger.org 979-553-3400 Located at Brazos Bend State Park, it is a living memorial to the seven Challenger astronauts. Summer programs, special events and classes are available to scouts, school children and others at this facility.

28 The Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land 13019 University Blvd (at the corner of University & New Territory Blvds) www.hmns.org On Oct. 3, 2009, a historic prison building in the residential community area of Telfair opened to the public, transformed - as the new Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land. This satellite facility of HMNS includes five permanent galleries reflecting the most popular exhibit areas of the downtown Museum location. In addition to permanent exhibitions, the 43,000 square foot building and the surrounding 5.5 acres of land that house the museum present a variety of compelling traveling exhibitions. A visit to HMNS at Sugar Land is

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Meadows Place One Troyan Drive, Meadows Place www.cityofmeadowsplace.org 281-983-2935 A wide variety of activities for people of all ages, swimming pool, jogging trail, Monday Movies, Wednesday Bingo and classes for those more active, including Karate, Taekwondo and more. Fishing at the lake is also great. Catch and release fishing is permitted at the bass, fathead minnows, copper nose bluegill, hybrid bluegill, and red ear bream stocked lake. Ages 17 and up must have a current fishing license, discounts are offered to those ages 65+. Grab your pole and bait and head to the lake!

30 Constellation Field Home of the Sugar Land Skeeters 1 Stadium Drive, Sugar Land www.sugarlandskeeters.com 281-240-4487 or ask@sugarlandskeeters.com Located across from Sugar Land Regional Airport, Constellation Field will see game play all summer long starring the Sugar Land Skeeters. This state of the art field is a multipurpose Triple-A ballpark. Summer activities will include baseball along with other sports including football, soccer, lacrosse, cheerleading and band competitions, concerts,


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Summer Children’s Theatre Festival Alvin Community College 3110 Mustang Rd, Alvin 77511 281-756-3611 http://www.alvincollege.edu/ Drama/Theatre-Season Alvin Community College will hold auditions for the 32nd Summer Children’s Theatre Festival on May 3 and 4 at 6:30 pm. Ages 6 and up are welcome and should come prepared with a monologue, story, poem to read on stage. Plays this year will be Sleeping Beauty and Rapunzel. For more info. call 281756-3606 or email dcorley@alvincollege.edu.

32 Robin’s Dance Studio 3643 Glenn Lakes Lane, Missouri City www.robinsdancestudio.com 281-499-3921 For the Love of Dance! Summer Dance Session June 9 – July 15, Tuesdays & Wednesdays; twice a week for 5 weeks . Also, classes for boys and girls, 3 years to adult in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, and hip hop and leaps & turns in a warm, caring, non-competitive environment. Registration for the 2016 -2017 seasons begins May 25th. See our ad in this special section for all the details!

33 Sugar Land Art Center and Gallery 104 Industrial Blvd, Suite Q Sugar Land TX 77478 281-565-0957 Through our Art with HeART Program we reach out to several organizations in Ft. Bend County offering FREE classes in painting and pottery! Our Kids Art Camp Program caters to over 500 stu-

34 Center Stage Gallery & Events 3527 Highway 6 Suite 250 Sugar Land, Texas 77478 info@Center-Stage-Events.com www.center-stage-events.com 281.299.4814 Over 2500 square feet to meet your specific needs. Beautifully decorated throughout the facility. Showroom Ready • Many options to choose. Whether you are looking to host a Birthday Party. Sweet 16, Bridal Shower, Baby Shower, or much, much more the list goes on.

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KIDS SUMMER SPECIAL! 3 MONTHS OF MEMBERSHIP + UNIFORM 40% OFF DISCOUNT LEARN SELF DEFENSE MAKE FRIENDS GET CONFIDENCE HAVE FUN! OFFER VALID ONLY IN JUNE, JULY AND AUGUST 3340 FM 1092 RD. SUITE 120 MISSOURI CITY, TX 77459

35 Discovery Green Houston 1500 McKinney, Houston www.discoverygreen.com 713-400-7336 A welcoming free adventure for families and children of all ages whether in Houston or in area communities; visit the 12-acre park with children’s playground, remote control boat rentals, interactive water features, dog runs, small putting green, restaurants or bring picnic food and enjoy the green space. Check the website for upcoming special events.

36 Fort Bend Christian Academy 1250 Seventh Street, Sugar Land, Texas 77478 281-263-9105 www.fortbendchristian.org SUMMER CAMP - Register Now www.fortbendchristian.org/ summer15. pk-12 Apply Now for Fall 2015 H CONTINUES...

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Thirty Second Summer Children’s Theatre Show 1: Sleeping Beauty

Show 2: Rapunzel

June 20th at 10:00 a.m. June 21st at 10:00 a.m. June 22nd at 10:00 a.m. June 23rd at 10:00 a.m. June 23rd at 7:30 p.m.

July 25th at 10:00 a.m. July 26th at 10:00 a.m. July 27th at 10:00 a.m. July 28th at 10:00 a.m. July 28th at 7:30 p.m.

For more information, visit http://www.alvincollege.edu/Drama/Theatre-Season

Eclipse Soccer Club 3703 Lost Creek Blvd. Sugar Land, TX 77479 281-261-5600 www.eclipsesoccerclub.com

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• Geometry Geniuses Includes: • Math Whiz Kids • Lunches & Snacks • Reading “Rocks” Theater • Tee Shirt • Writing IT Right! • Camp Materials email: asolidteacher4u@gmail.com Call Us: www.asolidfoundation4u.com 2440 Texas Parkway • Suite 118 • Missouri City, Texas 77489

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Benefitting the Fort Bend Women’s Center

Eclipse SC is a non-profit youth soccer club serving Southwest Houston. Established in 1986, the Club has grown into one of the largest clubs in the Area. Eclipse SC offers recreational and competitive soccer programs for kids (ages 3-18) at all levels of soccer interest and abilities. We provide the highest quality training, fields and volunteers to create the best experience for our soccer players and their families..

38 Heritage Baptist Church 2223 FM 1092, Missouri City www.hbctx.org 281-403-4994 Summer activities for all ages! Vacation Bible School for grades 1-5; Kids Camp grades 3-6 and Church Camp for ages 13-19. Please see our ad in this section for all the details.

Celebrating Summer

May 4: Mother’s Day Gift Workshop Store Hours: Monday - Saturday 9 AM - 6 PM Open Until 7PM on WOW Wednesday! Sunday - 12 Noon - 5 PM Locations: Richmond 501 Hwy 90A East Stafford 13645 Murphy Rd, Ste 107 Mission Bend 6808 Hwy 6 South

**Wed. 10 am - Noon **At Richmond PennyWise Resale Center **Create memories in time for Mother’s Day.

May 5: Cinco de Mayo Celebration

**Thursday 9 am to 6 pm **At all PennyWise Resale Centers **Save 25% on Home Decor and Housewares, (excluding linens) **Save 50% on Clothing

May 24: Furniture Rehab 101 Demo

**Saturday 10 am– Noon **At Richmond Resale Center **Learn how to repurpose a piece of furniture.

June 15: Kids Crafts - Father’s Day Craft **Wed. 10 am to Noon **At Richmond Resale Center **Kids 6-12 years create a gift for dad. RSVP to Liz Moreno at (281) 344-5774 or lmoreno@fortbendwomenscenter.org

Supporting Fort Bend Women’s Center to Bring Healing & Hope to Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

39 Athena Learning Center of Katy Cinco Ranch 24210 Westheimer Parkway, Ste 900 Katy, TX 77494 832-588-2651 Athena now offers Full & Half Day Camps for children grades K - 8. Campers can explore & build new skills with Math & English in a fun loving environment. Flexible Weekly Camps allow for prime summer scheduling. Full Day Campers enjoy the added benefit of local field trips. With award winning curriculum and direct one-on-one instruction, Athena is Learning within Reach™.

40 Sessions Music Sugar Land Town Center 2115 Lone Star Dr, Sugar Land, TX 77479 281- 240-1129 SessionsMusic.com Want to tour the orchestra or jam out this summer? Join Sessions Music week long music camps and learn from the industry’s best. We offer hands on training and instruction on a variety of instruments and skill set closing with an end of camp performance. For more information or to sign up call our Sugar Land studio at 281.240.1129 for visit www.sessionsmusic.com/summer.

41 Houston Arboretum & Nature Center Woodway Drive, Houston www.houstonarboretum.org 713-681-8433 Escape the city and visit this 155-acre nature sanctuary, 5 miles of walking trails, an interpretive center with handson activities and exhibits, a gift shop, Reference library, and classrooms. Admission is free and donations are appreciated to maintain and provide information about the natural world to people of all ages. Programs and classes offered. Open 7 days a week; 7 a.m. to dusk.


New Hope Lutheran Church Missouri City, TX 713-553-5631 www.NewHopeLC.orgX Wow! Bam! Zing! Camp Hope 2016 is coming soon! “Be a Hero! Be a Superhero!” There are three weeks of Camp Hope: choose one, two or all three! The weeks for 2016 are July 11th-15th, 18th-22nd, and 25th-29th. Camp Hope is only $110 per week/per camper with before and/or after camp available with an additional cost. See our ad in this feature section.

43 Stafford Lanes 4919 South Main, Stafford www.amf.com/staffordlanes 281- 491-2856 Bowling for fun; it’s the place to be this summer in an air conditioned environment. Opening as early as 9 a.m., you can bowl just about every night past midnight!

44 New Vision Family Eye Care 3368-B Highway 6South Sugar Land, TX 77478 281-903-7011 www.newvisionfamilyeyecare.com For all of all your family eye care needs.

Beauty and the Beast

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(2 Camps) June 6-10, 8:30 am -12:30, Ages 5-9 1-5 pm, Ages 10—18

46) Rilion Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy 3340 FM 1092 Rd, Suite 120 Missouri City, Tx 77459 832-851-3365 www.riliongracie.com

June 13-17, 1-5 pm; Ages 4-9

Dinosaur Adventure

Learn self defense, make friends and have fun! 3 months of Membership plus a uniform, offer valid only in June, July and August. See our ad in this feature section!

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Cool Summer Fun at FBT!!

Harry Potter Parody

June 20-24, 1-5 pm (Non-Musical) Ages 10-18

281-208-3333

Princess and the Pea June 27-July 1, 1-5 pm Age 7-14

Jungle Book

July 8, 8:30 am-12:30 pm Ages 5-12

The Princess and the Pea

Aladdin

June 4-25, 2016 Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm Tuesday-Thursday at 10am Aud: May 9, 5-8pm

July 4-8, 1-5 pm, Ages 5-12

Willy Wonka

July 11-15, 8:30 am-12:30 pm Ages 10-18

Pirates of the Caribbean Fort Bend Family YMCA 4433 Cartwright Road Missouri City, TX 77459 281-499-9622 Y Day Camp is a fun and happy place to enjoy the summer, play games, create arts and crafts, explore science and technology, swim, participate in field trips and discover and value of many cultures. Campers have fun while making new friends, building self-confidence, appreciating teamwork and growing in self-reliance. No one does camp like the Y!

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Minute Maid Park Tour 501 Crawford St., Houston www.houston.astros.com 713-259-8000

Sugar Land City Park & Municipal Pool 225 Seventh Street Sugar Land, TX 77478 281-275-2885

April - September (In-Season) Monday-Saturday at 10:00AM, 12:00PM and 2:00PM. Walk up tours will not be offered on 1:10PM or 3:10PM game days

Fort Bend Theatre Summer Musical Theatre Camp Tributes

throughout the duration of the season. Tours last approximately one (1) hour and include the Historic Union Station, Broadcasting booth, Press Box, Luxury Suite, Field Lap: Dugout, Bullpen & manual scoreboard.

Sunday thru Saturday, Sunrise to Sunset. Pool hours: See website for details: www.sugarlandtx.gov.

July 11-15, 1-5 pm Ages 10-18

Treasure Island

July 2-23, 2016 Aud: May 22 & 23, 6-9pm

Frozen Snow Queen (2 Camps) July 22, 8:30 am -12:30 pm, Ages 5-9 1-5 pm, Ages 10-18

Sleeping Beauty

July 25-29, 8:30 am -12:30 pm Ages 5-9

Les Mis Tribute

Disneys The Little Mermaid

At the Stafford Centre August 1-3, 2016 Friday and Saturday at 8 pm • Sunday at 3 pm

July 25-29, 1-5 pm, Ages 10-18

Annie (2 Camps) Aug. 8-12, 8:30 am -12:30 pm Ages 5-9 1-5 pm, Ages 10-15 Little Mermaid

August 15-19, 8:30 am -12:30 pm Ages 4-9

Legally Blonde

August 15-19, 1-5 pm, Ages 12-18

Tickets for the Award Winning Fort Bend Theatre online

at www.fortbendtheatre.com

Each Musical Theatre Camp teaches acting, singing and dancing unless noted and culminates with a final performance for friends and family. Each camp costs $200. Members may pay-out the class with a $50 nonrefundable deposit due upon registration to hold your childs place. Registration is open for Fort Bend Theatre Members Only until April 16th. Membership is available for as little as a $25 tax-deductible donation. For more information., to become a member, buy tickets or make a donation, please go to the FBT website, www.fortbendtheatre.com

FORT BEND THEATRE 2815 N. Main • Stafford, TX 77477 • 281-208-3333

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10th Annual KIDS ART CAMP

Lessons in drawing, painting and clay with creative projects for each theme. Theme include: Beach Days, The Great Artist, Wacky Science Art and many more! Camps run Monday through Thursday and their masterpiece projects all come home on Thursday! $139 for a week plus a $15.00 supply fee

Register Online Now!

sugarlandartcenter.org

104 Industrial Blvd Suite Q Sugar Land, Texas 77478 281-565-0957 Crystal@SugarLandArtCenter.org

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CENTER STAGE GALLERY EVENTS • • • • • • •

Holiday Parties Birthday Parties Sweet 16 Bridal Showers Baby Showers Art Showcase Family Celebrations and the list goes on...

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Blessington Farms. A Texas Adventure 510 Chisholm Trail Simonton, Texas 77476 832-444-8717

2015 Houston Museum of Natural Science wwwhmns.org

We are located 20 minutes west of Katy. Farm Funland activities include hay rides, hay maze, peddle cars, giant slides, chickens, Sand Mountain, pony hops, pick your own berries, animal encounters, shaded picnic areas, fishing, and Pumpkin Patch in the fall. Blessington Farms is open on posted days based on weather conditions and berry picking season. Weather decisions are made by 8:00am that day. For more details, check their website www.blessingtonfarms.com.

Morning & Afternoon Camps Ages 5-14

Juried Art Show for participating students on August 20 • 2:00 p.m.

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Say you saw us in The FORT BEND STAR and SAVE $50 OFF any New Event Booking. Exp. 09/30/16

Exceptional Rates — Unbelievable Value • Over 2500 square feet to meet your specific needs. • Beautifully decorated throughout the facility. • Showroom Ready. • Many different options to choose.

Call 281.299.4814 info@Center-Stage-Events.com • www.center-stage-events.com

3527 Highway 6 • Suite 250 • Sugar Land, Texas 77478

50 Miller Outdoor Theatre 6000 Hermann Park Drive in Hermann Park. 832-487-7102 For performance updates 281-373-3386 www.milleroutdoortheatre.com

From summer camps to hanging out in treehouses, the Houston Museum of Natural Science is your destination for learning and fun! Our Hall of Paleontology is filled with towering dinosaurs and our mineral collection even includes fluorescent minerals. With five permanent exhibit halls, the planetarium, dig pit, Science of a Sphere and more, a visit to the Houston Museum of Natural Science in Sugar Land is always an adventure. For tickets and information, visit hmns. org. Please see our ad in this special section!

53 Fire It Up Pottery & Art Studio 13817 Southwest Freeway Sugar Land, TX. 77478 713-234-7789 www.fireitup-pottery.com

Celebrating our 1 year anniversary! Classes & events for kids and adults. Kids Nite Out, Summer Camps, Home Offers culturally and artistically diverse School Events, Birthday Parties & More! daytime children’s programming as See our ad in this feature section! part of its season of free productions. These performances are scheduled during the week and on Saturdays, March through October.

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51 Missouri City Summer Day Camp 2701 Cypress Point Dr. 281-403-8637 www.missouricitytx.gov

Missouri City Summer Day Camp 2701 Cypress Point Dr. 281-403-8637 www.missouricitytx.gov

Eight summer Day Camp sessions at the Community Center in the City Hall complex will offer activities for children Session set to begin June 16th. Eight ages 5 thru 12. Early registration at the summer Day Camp sessions at the Recreation & Tennis Center. Community Center in the City Hall complex will offer activities for children ages 5 thru 12. Early registration at the Recreation & Tennis Center. Please see our ad in this special section for all of the details and FUN!


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Classes & Events for Kids & Adults

Kids Nite Out

Where color & fire create magic.

C L AY

GLASS FUSING

Guadalupe

RIVERFRONT DUPLEX

Each duplex can accommodate four adults and four children or rent both for groups. More pictures at

RioRatonDuplex.com book at

832-788-2294

Specialty Camps

& More

Discount applied to total ticket for minimum of 2 people. Must present coupon. Limit one coupon per table. Not valid with any other offers, special events or parties. Exp. 2-28-17

Family Eye Care David S. Schaub, O.D. Therapeutic Optometrist

A Fort Bend Resident for 46 Years Dulles High School Class of ‘78

Phone: 281-903-7011 Fax: 832-500-4619 Please call for appointment!

3368-B Highway 6 South Sugar Land, Texas 77478

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Y summer programs offer the perfect opportunity to make playing and learning a family goal.

Youth Sports

Birthday Parties

Bring a friend & receive $5 OFF

New Vision

Summer Programs at the Fort Bend Family YMCA Swim Lessons

Date Nights BYOB Ladies Night Corporate Team Building

www.fireitup-pottery.com • 13817 Southwest Fwy. • Sugar Land, TX • 713-234-7789

THEIR SUMMER TO SHINE Day Camp

Summer Camps Home School Events

Jewelry

Ready-to-Paint

POT TERY

Dichroic Glass

Sugar Land Ice and Sports Center 16225 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land, Texas www.sugarlandice.com 281-265-7465 Stay cool this summer with ice skating for the entire family; check the ice skating lesson schedule and learn to skate; skate rental included for classes and practices; also public sessions

WE OFFER:

Join and enjoy the member rate for your summer programs. Register today at ymcahouston.org. FORT BEND FAMILY YMCA 4433 Cartwright Road, Missouri City, TX 77459 • 281-499-9622 YMCA Mission: To put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Everyone is welcome.

• Contact Eye Exam • Exam • Fitting • Follow up • 6 pairs of clear disposable contacts • Some restrictions apply Call for details

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A Summer of Kid-Friendly Fun is Just Ahead at Sugar Land Methodist! Join the Sugar Land Methodist family as we embark on another action-packed summer! Your child will not only be safely entertained, but he or she will find new friends and learn about God’s love while attending the activities listed below. Sugar Land Methodist is located at 431 Eldridge Road. For more information on any of these programs, visit the church website at sugarlandmethodist.org or call the Director of Children’s Ministry, Dena Lee at 281.634.8957.

Vacation Bible School

Pine Cove Camp in the City

Ride the wave of God’s amazing love and discover his mission for your life at this interactive, energizing, Bible-based program. Surf Shack is for ages 4 years (by 09/01/2015) through 5th grade. $15 per child. Register at the church office.

High energy, life-changing summer fun at a summer day camp right in your own back yard. For children who have completed Kindergarten through 5th grade. $254 per child. To register visit www.pinecove.com/city/sugar-land-fumc.

June 13-17, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Camp Yahweh

June 6-August 19, 7:00 am-6:30 pm (Closed July 1-July 4) A Christian, summer day camp that provides a safe, nurturing and exciting place where children, ages 5 years through 5th grade can spend the summer. We also offer a summer camp for students that have completed 6-8th grade for select weeks and this age group will be limited to 20 students. Our goal is to offer a consistently high quality program that serves both the children and the parents. $185/week. Financial aid available. Register at www.theparc.org.

July 11-15, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

School for Little Children

August 29-May 18, 8:30 am - 2:00 pm When summer is over, School for Little Children offers programs for children from 6 months to 5 years old. Activities are planned around themes to enhance the child’s social, emotional, physical and spiritual development. For information visit schoolforlittlechildren.com.

www.sugarlandmethodist.org

431 Eldridge Rd Sugar Land TX 77478 281.491.6041 Live for Christ. Change the World.


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