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Fitness Center Announcements & Updates. . . . . 4 Breast Cancer Awareness month.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Talkin' Turpie – Market Days. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Crossword. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 County Libraries 75th anniversary. . . . . . . . . . . 14 Sweetgrass Spooktacular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Candlelight Dinner & Dance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Day Trippers are continuing to have fun. . . . . . . 18 Canasta Club donates to Nerry's Promise.. . . . . 19 Calendar.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2 Garden Club annual plant swap.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Sweetgrass Clubs & Groups.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 CCGA's.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Directories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 THE OF






Association Team Kelly Riley-Salyers Community Manager Stephen Martinez Lifestyle Director Erica Martinez Administrative/Lifestyle Coordinator Rick Breitigam Community Standards Director Steve Messinger Maintenance Director


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Fitness Center Announcements & Updates by KELLY RILEY SALYERS, on behalf of the Board of Directors


s many of you know, the wall fans in the fitness room were damaged by persons using the facility. In addition to this damage, we have also received an increasing number of reports regarding disputes in the fitness room, specifically due to the fans. Because of the vandalism and the increasing disagreements, the Board feels there is no choice but to set some additional rules and guidelines regarding fans in the fitness areas.

New commercial grade fans have been ordered to replace the current wall fans, as was announced at the September Board meeting. These fans are expected to arrive in early to mid-October, and will be installed in a way to help minimize the potential for future vandalism. As a reminder, vandalizing any portion of the Lakehouse or violating the Lakehouse’s usage or other policies is considered a violation of the Community’s governing documents, and will be handled according to our enforcement policy. This includes the possibility of fines and loss of privileges. While we are disappointed to have to make an announcement such as this one, we believe it is in the best interest of the Community to clarify the Association’s expectations moving forward.

The purpose of the fans in our fitness center is to provide air circulation. This is confirmed by the American College of Sports Medicine and the International Fitness Association who recommend that fitness centers be kept at between 68-72 degrees and that “air circulation levels should be maintained in the fitness floor area”. Keeping residents cool may be a side effect of the fitness center fans, but it is not their primary function.

Also, I am very pleased to announce that the Board has approved a new lease for fitness center equipment. All new cardio equipment has been ordered to replace the current cardio equipment, including treadmills, bikes, ellipticals, and more! There will also be some new pieces added to the fitness center offerings, such as additional benches, and a chin dip. The Fitness Center will receive some additional touch-ups (such as new paint and possibly new carpet), as well as an adjusted layout, to make the best use of the space. All of these updates will be timed to take place around the same time as the arrival of the new equipment. The equipment is expected to arrive in early 2023. Once we have a firm date, additional announcements will be sent to the community.

Moving forward, the thermostat for both the fitness center and the aerobics center will be set to a temperature of 69 degrees, and locked. The overhead fans and walls fans will be set on medium to medium-high, and also locked. Fans and temperatures will no longer be adjusted upon request. Residents who would like additional air may be bring their own battery-powered personal clip on fan to use while they work out (see example photo). Plug-in fans, free standing fans, and pedestal fans are not permitted in the fitness center. This is due to disagreements, lack of floor space, possible trip hazards, and the potential for overloading the breaker. Residents who are cool are encouraged to wear long sleeves and long pants, or bring a sweatshirt.

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Breast Cancer Awareness month by ERICA MARTINEZ, Administrative/Lifestyle Coordinator


ctober is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. No matter who you are or where you live you most likely have been touched by cancer. Susan B. Komen is one of the most well-known foundations in the nation providing support and donations to cancer research. Susan B. Komen’s mission is to save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer. According to Susan B. Komen’s website they have given and connected with so many. Since 1982, Susan B. Komen has invested nearly 1.1B in breast cancer research. More than 220K has been received financial assistance and support. Susan B. Komen united with 30 million across their breast cancer community and mobilized 100k to advocate for patients’ rights. With so much involvement with their community and research, Susan B. Komen has successfully made a difference in so many lives. Screening tests are used to find breast cancer before it causes any warning signs or symptoms. Regular screening tests (along with follow-up tests and treatment, if diagnosed) reduce your chance of dying from breast cancer. Susan B. Komen not only gives to cancer research, but they offer support and resources to the community. Check out their website at to get more information on how you can help or to become involved with this great organization.

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County Libraries commemorate 75th Anniversary


Submitted by DEBORAH GIBSON, Sweetgrass Resident Actors from the Creative Learning Society will recreate a Radio Theater show with an interactive performance in the Meeting Room. Gather around the radio, folks, to hear the twists and turns of this week’s tale of mystery! Children can stop by the Puppet Theater in the Youth Department to hear “75 Books for 75 Years” – an ongoing Story Time throughout the event – when youth librarians will read beloved stories from through the decades. Their parents and grandparents may even hear some long-ago tales from their childhood! The Fort Bend History Association will be on hand by the amphitheater, with popular games from the 1940s. Players of all ages can also participate in a live-action game of Clue, with real-life actors and hidden clues throughout the library. Plus much, much more! A complete schedule of activities is available on Fort Bend County Libraries’ website (www.fortbend.; see the “Celebrating 75 Years” icon. To see a history of the Fort Bend County library system, visit The celebration is sponsored by the Friends of the George Memorial Library, who will also be having a book sale on the day of the event. Proceeds from the book sales and annual membership dues help to underwrite the costs of special programming and various cultural events at the libraries. All library events are free and open to the public. For more information, call the library system’s Communications Office at 281633-4723

ort Bend County Libraries is commemorating its 75th Anniversary with a Diamond Jubilee on Saturday, October 8, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, at George Memorial Library in Richmond. Founded in 1947 by 12 women in a Share-a-Book Club, the library system will salute the fabulous ‘40s with a day of good, old-fashioned fun! An official welcome ceremony will kick off the event at 11:00 am, in the Jodie E. Stavinoha Amphitheater, but activities are planned throughout the day. Food and refreshments will be available at the fountain plaza of the library. During the welcome ceremony, a time capsule containing memorabilia, current newspapers, and a copy of FBCL’s “Hopes for the Future” book will be sealed and stored in the library’s Genealogy and Local History Department for re-opening at Fort Bend County Libraries’ 100th anniversary in the year 2047! The “Hopes for the Future” book consists of drawings done by children in the county, and it represents their hopes, dreams, and visions of the future of Fort Bend County. Visitors can stroll through the vintage cars that will be on display in the parking lot and imagine what life was like when the founders of the library system dreamed of making books accessible to all residents of Fort Bend County. Be serenaded by Del Webb’s Grandmas’ Boyfriends, a barbershop quartet singing popular tunes reminiscent of the postWorld War II era. Or, tap a toe to the swing-band sounds of Second Street Brass!

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Canasta Club donates to Nery’s Promise


anasta Club members are a generous bunch of folks. Many of our members responded lavishly to our school supplies collection that was part of our ‘Back to School’ Quarterly Meeting event. A total of 148 school supply items were collected including multipacks of pencils, pens, crayons, map pencils and markers, spiral and composition notebooks, glue, notebook filler paper, highlighters, and scissors. That is more than two items per person who attended the meeting and tournament! All of the school supplies collected will be donated to Nery’s Promise, a nonprofit organization benefitting underserved children in Rosenberg. While they have already put together supplies for their client list for the start of the school year, there will be the need to replenish these supplies throughout the year thus putting the kindness of the Sweetgrass Canasta Club to good use. You can find out more about Nery’s Promise at Thank you, Canasta Club members!


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Garden Club annual plant swap Submitted by THE GARDEN CLUB


ood news Sweetgrass! Now that the awful heat and drought of summer are behind us, the Garden Club is once again sponsoring the annual plant swap. Everyone in Sweetgrass is welcome, regardless of the color of your thumb! The swap will be held under the magnificent (and shady) oak tree on Majestic Oak Drive in Valley Oaks. Bring cuttings, plants, seeds, bulbs, gently used garden tools, books, magazines, pots, garden décor, or anything plant-related! You can easily make labels for the plants using a little tag on a toothpick or Popsicle stick, or a part of an index card on a plastic fork. Start your cuttings or seedlings now! If you do not have time beforehand, cuttings can be made that morning, wrapped in moist paper towels, and placed in a labelled plastic bag. One of most popular cuttings last year was from succulents. The plant swap will be on Tuesday October 18, 2022 from 9:30-11:00. Rain date is October 19.

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nominating committee, headed by Carol Schone, at The election of new officers will take place during the last QM of the year, scheduled for December 1, 2022. Other topics included our increase in membership to 229 members, the excellent solvency of our finances, and our new member trainings, which are ongoing as we continue to welcome new people to the Club. Our tournament was a rotation tournament as members switched partners at their table after every two hands. Feedback indicated that players enjoyed this style of play and many expressed interest in having rotation play be a part of our regular Canasta Club play. Score sheets were kept individually and prizes were awarded the same way. Josephine El Moussa had the highest score and was awarded $50 in cash. Second place went to Carol Schone who won gift cards valued at $25, and Steve Castillo winning a $15 gift card. In addition to tournament prizes, a total of 11 door prizes were awarded. Last and by no means least, the Sweetgrass Canasta Club would like to thank Dutch Brothers Coffee for their generous donation of the hot coffee and all the condiments for our QM and tournament. They also donated 10 gift cards for members to use at their store at 538 Minonite Rd, Rosenberg located just past the Brazos Town Center on the east side I-59/Southwest Fwy at FM762. The deliciousness of their coffee was widely and positively commented on and the surest way we can thank them for their generosity is to patronize their business. Your current Canasta Club offers. Gail Chapline, Janet Goodell, Peggy Hill Childress, and Linda Price are committed to making your Canasta Club the most fun and engaging it can possibly be. If you haven’t joined us to play in a while, come on down. We miss you and want to welcome you back on Mondays and Thursday beginning at 12:30

October 20, 6:30 PM in Learning Center. Discussion Topic: How Russia could collapse: Putin is very popular, but Russia faces many threats, which could drive wedges between members of the Federation, and loss of centralized control--to the delight of China and the West.”

Canasta Quarterly Meeting and Tournament

Canasta Club held its Quarterly Meeting and Tournament on Thursday, September 1 at the Sweetgrass Lakehouse. The well-attended day started with The Card Sharps Coffee Bar serving hot Dutch Brothers Coffee as well as our own barista’s offering iced coffee in a variety of flavors. The coffee shop experience was made complete with an assortment of cookies for the members to enjoy. Our theme was “Back to School.” Several members came dressed as if they were going back to school, but more importantly our members generously donated a large quantity of school supplies that will be donated to Nery’s Place, a non-profit organization that serves children in our local community, Rosenberg. Thank you, Members! The President, Gail Chapline, began the Quarterly Meeting by addressing a number of topics, including the upcoming nomination of new officers for 2023. If you are interested in serving as an officer, President, Vice President, Secretary, or Treasurer, please forward your name to the


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Sweetgrass Clubs and Groups Financial Education Club

Card Crafters

The Sweetgrass Financial Education Club is inviting residents interested in or learning about financial topics to our next meeting at 10 AM on 10 September, 2022. We are discussing items to consider when selecting an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) in September. Even if you have an investment advisor, there is value in understanding the terms the advisor uses. October 8th one of our members is describing the process he uses in making his decision on his investments We are meeting at the Lake House in the Learning Center (across from the coffee bar) on the second Saturday of each month. At prior meetings, the club has discussed causes for the current inflation, terms used in evaluating investments, differences between mutual funds and exchange traded funds (ETF's), and how the increase or decrease in the Federal Reserve funds rate impacts us. We choose a different topic each month based on member interest. Come and participate in the discussion and enjoy sharing and learning with other Sweetgrass neighbors.

Do you want to have some fun making greeting cards? Are you looking for a way to contribute to local charities? Come and join a fun group of members on Friday afternoons from 12:00-3:00 in the Lakehouse Activity room. No experience is necessary. Experienced members will teach you techniques to make greeting cards and other paper crafts. Our club members make greeting cards to sell to Sweetgrass residents. Proceeds from these card sales are donated to local charities. Handmade cards are also donated to local nursing homes and national charities such as Cards for Kindness and Send A Smile. This fall our most requested community event, The Annual Card Crafters Card Sale, is coming to the Lakehouse. A variety of handmade greeting cards will be available for sale. Holiday cards, birthday cards, thank you, sympathy cards and other occasion cards will be sold with proceeds benefitting local charities. Watch for an announcement soon for dates and times.

Fall Greeting Card Sale, November 1-3

The Sweetgrass Card Crafters will be having their Fall Greeting Card Sale, November 1-3. We will have anniversary, birthday, thank you, thinking of you, get well, sympathy, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas cards for sale. This year’s Card Sale will be held in the Learning Center. We have also added evening hours for working residents. Proceeds from these card sales benefit local charities. Card Sale Dates and Times: Tuesday, November 1 --- 12:00-4:00p.m. Wednesday, November 2 ---2:00-6:00p.m. Thursday, November 3 --- 1:00-5:00p.m.

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Sweetgrass Clubs and Groups 9:30. As we approach the end of this year, our activities include participating as a group in the First Annual Boo Bash Shop Hop, having our second Saturday Sew-in Day in October, going to the Houston Quilt Festival in November, and nominating officers for next year. Our Holiday Party will close out this year’s activities in December. More members began bringing their sewing machines to our 4th Tuesday Sew-in Meetings in order to sew along with their quilting friends when we began dedicating the time at those monthly meetings to working on projects. At one meeting members were able to take advantage of Marsha Keller’s instruction for making the beautiful, but challenging, Northern Lights Bargello Quilt. At another meeting Paulette Neiman provided handouts and expert instruction about the variety available from the squares for Disappearing Nine Patch Quilts. At our sew-in meetings, members are always free to work on whatever projects they wish to bring with them as well as get advice and assistance from other quilters. If you are new to Del Webb Sweetgrass, please consider joining us at any of our meetings. Quilters at all levels (from “I want to learn to quilt.” to “I’ve been quilting all of my life!”) are always welcome at Sweetgrass Quilters Club meetings. Our tagline is, “We don’t collect dues because we spend our money on fabric!”

Ticket sales dates: Wednesday October 12th: 1 - 5pm Saturday October 15th: 8 - 11am Wednesday October 19th: 10am - 1pm Cash, check (preferred), or CC You may also purchase raffle tickets for a Patriotic Quilt made by Judy Graci. All proceeds go towards homeless veterans’ charities.

Sweetgrass Golf Association

GOLFERS! Neighbor Golf Meeting Tuesday, September 13 @ 4 pm Activity Room Come Join Us!

Technology Group Help Desk

The Technology Group Help Desk is open for business on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month between 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the Learning Center at the Lakehouse. Some of your Sweetgrass neighbors volunteer their time to help answer questions regarding computers, tablets, cell phones, exercise trackers and other devices during these sessions. We don’t profess to know everything but are able to help with the majority of the problems brought to us! Come see us...

Veterans Club

The SG Veterans Club presents: BINGO Night!!! Friday October 21, 2022 6-8:30pm Doors open at 5:15pm $10 includes free dauber and 10 individual game cards! Free beer, wine, sodas and snacks! Awesome gifts and door prizes!!!

Women’s Club

ANNOUNCING WOMEN'S CLUB COMMUNITY-WIDE CHARITY DRIVE! Wednesday, October 19th AND Thursday, October 20th, 9:00-2:00 DROP OFF: Lakehouse Portico Breezeway

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Sweetgrass Clubs and Groups In support of our Charity Partners, Nery's Promise and Parks Youth Ranch, there will be an opportunity for ALL RESIDENTS to donate monetarily either by Cash or Check made payable to Sweetgrass Women's Club (you may notate in memo line Charity Donation), or by dropping off the following requested items during the hours listed above: PARKS YOUTH RANCH (Teens at Risk) Unscented Lotion and Sunscreen Bar Soap Liquid Soap Feminine Hygiene Products Socks and Underwear (Adult Sizes) House Shoes (Slides) Sweatshirts (S,M,L) Reusable Water Bottles Office Supplies (Copy Paper, Staples, Paper Clips, etc.) Gift Cards (Walmart, Target, Kroger, HEB, Lowe's, Home Depot) Twin Sized Sheets Towels and Bath Mats NERY'S PROMISE (School-aged Children and their Families) Small Bottled Waters Lunch Sized Fruit Drinks Peach, Tangerine, Applesauce and Mixed Fruit Cups Healthy Snacks and Bars Lunch Sized Chip Bags Large Spaghetti Packages and Sauce Food Storage Bags Socks Children's Books and Games Office Supplies ALSO: we will be accepting New Membership Dues and Renewals for 2023 on the following dates and Times in the Learning Center: Thursday, October 20th, 12:00-2:00PM Monday, October 24th, 4:00-6:00PM CHECKS ONLY, payable to Sweetgrass Women's Club AND, Ticket Sales for our Holiday Luncheon will be held DURING THE MEMBERSHIP DRIVE HOURS, allowing new members to join our current and renewing members at the event! Holiday Luncheon Details: Tuesday, December 13th, 11:00-2:00 Safari Texas Social Hour with Cash Bar and Entertainment by SFA High

School Orchestra Ensemble Seated Luncheon with Salad, Baked Potato, Carving and Dessert Stations $45 per Ticket by CHECK, Members Only

Want to be a part of the annual Men’s Club Thanksgiving Meal Program?

For the past 3 years, the Men’s Club has funded and distributed 20 – 26 complete Thanksgiving Meals to needy families in the Richmond/ Rosenberg area. This year we are hoping to increase that number therefore we are extending an invitation for anyone in Sweetgrass to join the Men’s Club effort by contributing to this worthy cause. If you would like information about this effort and how you can contribute, please contact Dee Temple at Additional information will be forthcoming as we get closer to this event.

Sweetgrass Model Yacht Club

Interested in learning about radio controlled model sail boats? We have a great lake here in Sweetgrass for this hobby. If you think building and sailing radio controlled model sail boats might interest you, contact Bill Foster at . No prior experience is necessary to start this hobby and we can teach you to sail on a club boat to see if you like it. It is a low cost hobby with new boats running about $250 ready to sail. We sail DF65 on Monday and DF95Wednesday on the lake behind 503 Grand Fir Lane. The time changes with the season. Contact Bill Foster for current sailing times.

Want to be a part of the annual Men’s Club Thanksgiving Meal Program?

For the past 3 years, the Men’s Club has funded and distributed 20 – 26 complete Thanksgiving Meals to needy families in the Richmond/ Rosenberg area. This year we are hoping to increase that number therefore we are extending an invitation for anyone in Sweetgrass to join the Men’s Club effort by contributing to this worthy cause. If you would like information about this effort and how you can contribute, please contact Dee Temple at Additional information will be forthcoming as we get closer to this event.

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