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Parents: Some programs require tickets and/or reservations, always contact event locations to confirm times and requirements. Apr 1 - 24 • “Chocolate for Poetry” Contest • Submit original poems with no explicit language or profanity. Winner announced 4/28/2012. • 14 yrs. & up • Missouri City Branch Library • fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-238-2100 Apr 1 - 24 • Poetry T-Shirt Contest • Decorate t-shirts with designs representing your favorite poems or poets. Winner will be announced 4/28/2012. • Teens • Missouri City Branch Library • fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-238-2100 Apr 1 • Family Festival and Egg Hunt • The event starts at 12:30 with the Egg Hunt at 1:00. Bring 12 stuffed eggs and a basket (be sure to be here a few minutes early). The event is FREE and we welcome everyone. Moon bounces, Face painting, Balloons, Carnival games, crafts - so much to do! The party ends by 2:30. • Sugar Land First United Methodist Church • 431 Eldridge Road • 281-491-6041• sugarlandmethodist.org/children Apr 1 • Target’s Free First Sunday • 12:00pm - 6:00pm • You’re invited to visit the Children’s Museum of Houston for free every first Sunday of the month, courtesy of Target! • Childrens Museum of Houston • cmhouston.org • 713-522-1138 Apr 2 • Research the Right Way: Internet Sources • 2:00pm • Students learn how to get quality research information

online. • University Branch Library, Apr 5 & 19 • Kinder Korner • Apr 6 • Music in the Plaza - Giving 14010 University Blvd., Sugar Land • 4:15pm • Stories, movies, crafts and Spirits Concert Series • 7:00pmfortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-633-5100 other activities • Kindergartners • Sugar 9:00pm • Enjoy live music, benefiting a Land Branch Library • fortbend.lib.tx.us • local non-profit. • Sugar Land Town Square Apr 3 & 17 • Pajama Night Story 281-238-2140 • sugarlandtownsquare.com • Time • 7:00pm • All • University Branch 713-313-7587 Library, 14010 University Blvd., Sugar Land Apr 5 & 19 • After• fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-633-5100 School Break • 4:30pm Apr 6 • Girls Night • Stories, movies, crafts Find even more Out • 7:00pm- 9:30pm Apr 3 • Free First Tuesday • 1st-5th Graders • First • Call Now to Reserve Afternoon at the Zoo • 2:00pm • The Colony Branch Library family friendly Your Spot! $25/girl. Houston Zoo will offer free admission to our • fortbend.lib.tx.us • Drop off your girls at events at guests on the first Tuesday of every month 281-238-2800 Sweet & Sassy to get from 2 p.m. until closing. • houstonzoo.org all Glammed Up, while Apr 5 - 11 • Money • 713-533-6500 you enjoy your time off! Smarts Wonderweek Includes: Party Up-do, Apr 3 • Family Night • 5:30pm- • Have a blast while learning make-up, nails, runway 7:30pm • Face Painting with Sara Beth • the basics of money and how show, dancing, games, & Chick-fil-A Greatwood • cfagreatwood.com to save it. • Childrens Museum of pizza! Space is limited • Sweet • 281-342-7800 Houston • cmhouston.org • 713-522-1138 & Sassy, Sugar Land Town Square • Apr 3 • Teen Programs - Game Apr 5 • Kinder Korner - April sweetandsassy.com • 281-240-2060 Night • 6:30pm • Activities of particular Showers • 4:00pm • Stories, movies, interest to young teens. • 6th-8th crafts and other activities • Kindergarteners Apr 7 • An Old-Fashioned Easter Grades • Sugar Land Branch Library • • George Memorial Branch Library • • Celebrate Easter throughout the ages as we travel back in time to present you fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-341-2677 fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-238-2140 Easter at the George Ranch Historical Park. Apr 4 & 18 • After-School Break • Apr 6 • Journey to the Cross • Participate in an old-fashioned egg roll in 4:30pm • Crafts, movies, stories • 1st-5th 10:30am • You are invited to an interactive the 1830s, decorate eggs in Victorian Texas Graders • Cinco Ranch Branch Library • journey through Jesus’ last week, especially and join the 1930s egg hunt at the George designed for children. It begins with Palm House. Join us for a fabulous historic Easter fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-395-1311 Sunday and a real donkey and ends lunch to round-out the day. Cost for the meal Apr 4 • Teen Craft Night • 6pm on Good Friday. Lunch will be provided is $12.50 for adults ages 16 and older; $9 • 6th-8th grades • George Memorial • New Hope Lutheran Church • 1424 for children ages 5-15 and $4 for children 4 Branch Library • fortbend.lib.tx.us • FM 1092(Murphy Rd) • Missouri City • and under. Please call to make reservations 281-341-2677 newhopelc.org • 281-499-7611 • georgeranch.org • 281-343-0218

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Apr 7 • Build a Window Bird Feeder • 9am- 12pm Apr 11 & 25 • After-School Break • 4:00pm • • Learn to build your very own bird feeder while learning Crafts, movies, stories and more. • 1st-5th Grades • tool safety. • At your local Home Depot • homedepot.com University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd., Sugar Land • fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-633-5100 Apr 7 • Storytime with Craft • 11:00am • Barnes & Noble - First Colony Mall • Sugar Land • bn.com • Apr 11 & 25 • Kinder Korner • 4:30pm • Stories, movies, crafts and other activities. • Kindergartners • Cinco 281-313-8323 Ranch Branch Library • fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-395-1311 Apr 7 • Easter Egg Hunt • 1:00pm • The vast front law will contain hundreds of Easter eggs, waiting for children Apr 11 • Tween Cafe - Library Idol • 5:30pm of all ages. Sections will be reserved for children by age • 6th Grade & up • First Colony Branch Library • groups: infants to two years, three to four, five to seven, plus fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-238-2800 eight years and above. Face painting and balloon animals will be featured, and snow cones will be available. Children Apr 12 - 18 • Retro Cars Wonderweek • Come can have pictures taken with live bunnies or large fabric take a drive as we pay tribute to what some call the greatest bunnies, and parents are encouraged to bring cameras. invention of the 20th century. • Childrens Museum of Special visits from the Richmond Fire Department and Houston • cmhouston.org • 713-522-1138 the Richmond Police Department will interest adults and children alike. • St. Mark’s Episcopal Church • 7615 FM Apr 12 & 26 • Pajama Night Story Time 762 • Richmond • stmarksfortbend.org • 281-545-1661 • 6:30pm • George Memorial Branch Library • fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-341-2677 Apr 7 • Magic in the Plaza • 6pm- 9pm • Enjoy 3 hrs. of family-friendly entertainment including music, Apr 12 & 26 • After-School Break • 4pm • Crafts, strolling magicians, juggling and an illusion show. • movies, stories, and more • 1st-5th Grades • Albert George Branch Library • fortbend.lib.tx.us • 979-793-4270 sugarlandtownsquare.com • 713-313-7587 Apr 7 • Cowboys in the Caribbean Fish Fry • 6:00pm- 9:30pm • The Annual Richmond Rotary Cowboys in the Caribbean Fish Fry is the original community event of the spring season in Fort Bend County. Guests are ensured of a fun filled family atmosphere with entertainment, terrific foods, and greeting of friends. There is also a Children’s Center chaperoned by members of Rotary’s Interact Clubs, including Foster High School and Lamar High School students. • George Ranch Historical Park • 10215 FM 762 • Richmond • rotaryrichmond.org

Apr 12 & 26 • Kinder Korner • 4:00pm • Stories, movies, crafts and more • Kindergartners • First Colony Branch Library • fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-238-2800 Apr 12 & 26 • After-School Break • 4:15pm • Crafts, movies, stories, and more. • 1st-5th Grades • Sugar Land Branch Library • fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-238-2140

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Apr 14 • Spring Garage Sale • 8:00am- 12:00pm • Clear out your closets for the Spring Garage Sale. If it rains, the event will be held on Sunday, April 15. Booth registration is under way and must be done online. Spaces are $20 and all proceeds will benefit Missouri City Green, the Keep Texas Beautiful affiliate for Missouri City, which focuses on local projects that promote recycling, tree planting and environmental education. For more information, contact the organization at info@missouricitygreen.org • City Hall Complex • 1522 Texas Pkwy • Missouri City • missouricitygreen.org • 832-274-9246. Apr 14 • 7th Annual Spring Charity Corvette Car Show • 10:00am- 3:00pm • Enjoy more than 100 Corvettes. • Sugar Land Town Square • sugarlandtownsquare.com • 713-313-7587 Apr 14 • Summerfest 2012 • 10am- 4pm • Katy Community Businesses, Summer Camp Vendors, Shopping, Kids Zone - something for everyone! What will your children be doing this summer? Explore the options... Enjoy the fun! FREE Admission. Children will love the free Kids Zone area with Face Painting, Bounce Slide, and Petting Zoo. Parents this is your opportunity to visit with businesses offering summer camps and classes and ask your questions face to face. Shopping for unique hand crafted item by local artists. Enjoy live quality entertainment throughout the day, a treasure hunt, lots of family friendly activities, the Chick-fil-A Cow and of-course Chick-fil-A will be on site selling your favorite food items in the courtyard! • Villagio of Cinco Ranch • Peek & Westheimer Pkwy in Cinco Ranch • Katy

Apr 12 • After-School Break • 4:30pm • Crafts, Apr 14 • Crafternoon • 11:00am • Enjoy a variety of movies, stories, and more. • 1st-5th Graders • Missouri crafts. • All • University Branch Library, 14010 University City Branch Library • fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-238-2100 Blvd., Sugar Land • fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-633-5100

Apr 9 • Tween Cafe - Movie Night • 4:30pm • 5th-6th Graders • Cinco Ranch Branch Library • Apr 12 • Family Night • 5:30pm- 7:30pm • Face painting with Sara Beth • Chick-fil-A Rosenberg • fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-395-1311 cfarosenberg.com • 281-342-9898 Apr 9 • Tween Programs - Trivia Night • 5:30pm • Enjoy trivia and games. • 6th-8th Grades • University Apr 13 • Deaf Social • 5:00pm- 9:00pm • Chick-fil-A Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd., Sugar Land • Greatwood • cfagreatwood.com • 281-342-7800 fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-633-5100 Apr 13 & 20 • Friday Night Lights • 6:00pm-

Apr 14 • Family Movie Day • 2:00pm • Light snacks will be served. • Free • All • Sienna Branch Library • fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-238-2900

Apr 9 • Tween Program - Upcycle This! • 6:30pm • Make upcycled crafts using repurposed and redecorated refuse. • 10-12 yrs. • Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library • fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-633-4675

Apr 14 • Movie Under the Moon • 7:00pm - 9:00pm • Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a movie. • Free • Sugar Land Town Square • sugarlandtownsquare.com • 713-313-7587

Apr 9 • Pajama Night Story Time - Bunnies • 6:30pm • First Colony Branch Library • fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-238-2800 Apr 9 • Evening La Leche League Meeting • 7:00pm • Interested about breastfeeding? Mothers wishing to find out more about breastfeeding are invited to attend a meeting of La Leche League of Fort Bend. Babies are always welcome at meetings. La Leche League Leaders of Fort Bend are available by phone for anyone who needs more information • Memorial Herman Sugar Land Hospital • lllhouston.org • Lisa 281-710-7171 or Erin 281-325-0618 Apr 10 & 12 • Open House at Sugar Creek Montessori • Sugar Creek Montessori School will host an Open House on Tuesday the 10th from 9am6:30pm and Thursday the 12th from 5-7pm. Come check out all the fun things they have to offer for your child • Sugar Creek Montessori School • 615 Dulles Ave • sugarcreekmontessori.com • 281-261-1000 Apr 10 • Tween Programs - T-Shirt Bags • 4:00pm • 6th-8th Grades • Albert George Branch Library • fortbend.lib.tx.us • 979-793-4270 Apr 10 • Family Night • 5:30pm- 7:30pm • Come see Curious George and Sample our new desserts. • Chickfil-A Greatwood • cfagreatwood.com • 281-342-7800 Apr 10 • Teen Programs - Teen Advisory Council • 6:30pm • Activities of particular interest to young teens. • 6th-8th Grades • Sugar Land Branch Library • fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-238-2140

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9:00pm • Drop your children off for a Friday Night of theatre while you enjoy an evening free! Children are checked in at KVPAC Building 2 at 6:00pm. Supervised theatre games precede a live theatre performance at 7pm. Theatre ticket and a chance to meet the cast included! More theatre play until you pick them up from Building 2 at 9:00pm. Children ages 3+ welcome. Pre-Registration REQUIRED - NO last minute Drop Offs permitted. $24 per Child. Each additional Sibling is $20. Minimum number of participants required, class cancellations communicated by KVPAC by Friday Noon. • KVPAC, 2501 South Mason Rd, # 290 • kvpac.org • 281-829-2787

Apr 14 • Poetry Slam • 2:00pm- 4:00pm • High school students compete in the event by reading original works they have created. • Missouri City Branch Library • fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-238-2100

Apr 16 • La Leche League Morning Meeting • 10:30am • Interested about breastfeeding? Mothers wishing to find out more about breastfeeding are invited to attend a meeting of La Leche League of Fort Bend. Babies are always welcome at meetings. La Leche League Leaders of Fort Bend are available by phone for anyone who needs more information • Methodist Sugar Land Hospital • Medical Office Bldg. Room 410 • lllhouston.org • Lisa Apr 13 • Music in the Plaza • 7:00pm - 9:00pm 281-710-7171 or Erin 281-325-0618 • Bring your lawn chairs to enjoy live music! • Sugar Land Town Square • sugarlandtownsquare.com • Apr 16 • Research the Right Way: Databases • 713-313-7587 2:00pm • Students will learn how to use the library’s online databases. • University Branch Library, 14010 University Apr 14 - May 6 • Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Blvd., Sugar Land • fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-633-5100 • Performances on Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets: $8. Join Alice’s madcap adventures in Wonderland as she Apr 17 • Rosenberg Railroad Museum Host Rail chases the White Rabbit, races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up Fest 2012 • The events will showcase the Heritage of with the Tweedles, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar, Rosenberg and the life on the railroad. The Theme will be and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game! Don’t 1939-1940. There will be a Children’s Carnival, Classic be late for this very important date • Fort Bend Theatre Car display, Historic Hobo re-enactors, live bands, a DJ, • 2815 N. Main St • Stafford • fortbendtheatre.com • street vendor, and a Hobo Costume Contest for Adults and 281-208-3333 Children. The Downtown Merchants of Rosenberg invites you to visit the special shops located in Historic Downtown. Apr 14 • Runaway Scrape • Join us at the 1830s • rosenbergrrmuseum.org • 281-633-2846 Jones Stock Farm for an exciting re-creation of the Runaway Scrape, the fleeing of the Texians from Santa Anna’s army Apr 17 • Tween Program - Game Night • marching east towards San Jacinto. See the Texians in 4:30pm • 5th-6th Graders • Missouri City Branch Library action as they battle for independence. Try your hand at • fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-238-2100 muster and musket handling while running from cannon fire and advancing soldados. Watch these historical events Apr 17 • Teen Programs - Food Fake-Out unfold leading up to the Battle of San Jacinto on the Texas • 6:30pm • Activities of particular interest to young Independence Trail. • George Ranch Historical Park • teens • 6th-8th Grades • Sugar Land Branch Library • fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-238-2140 georgeranch.org • 281-343-0218

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The Fun-Time Calendar Apr 17 • Evenings with Genetics: “Dental Care for Children with Developmental Disabilities” • 6:30pm- 8:15pm • Series about genetics and family health sponsored by Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine with the most current information on care and research. This month’s focus is “Dental Care for Children with Developmental Disabilities” with experts Elsa Echeverri, DDS, and Lesley Chong, MA, CCLS. The evening will include light refreshments. Seating is limited. • free • all • The Children’s Museum of Houston • bcm.edu/eveninggenetics • 832-822-4261

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Apr 19 • Survivors Offering Support Group • 5:30pm- 7:30pm • The support group helps women and men understand that breast cancer affects them emotionally and spiritually as well as physically, and provides a roadmap for achieving a happier, healthier future after cancer. By encouraging them to share their own experiences and support one another, the group instills a belief in the power of healing and encourages them to reach toward their future with hope • Methodist Sugar Land Hospital • methodistsugarland.com • 281-274-7164

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Apr 19 & 26 • Spicy Biscuit Give Away Apr 21 • Fort Bend Focus Presents: Texana • 6:30am- 10:30am • Chick-fil-A Greatwood Autism Conference • 8:30am- 1:00pm • Attendees • 281-342-7800 and Chick-fil-A Rosenberg • will learn about effective methods to increase language cfarosenberg.com • 281-342-9898 and communication, teach in the natural environment, teach social skills, and decrease problem behaviors. Apr 19 • How to be Proactive When It Comes Open to Parents, Relatives, Friends & Educators. Breakfast to Inappropriate Behavior • 8:45am- 11:45am • provided. To register, please contact Jennifer Ritchie at How to prevent problem behavior from occurring; How to 281-239-1435. • $20/person • Hilton Garden Inn • respond to inappropriate behavior; Matching intervention 722 Bonaventure Way • Sugarland • texanacenter.com • to behavioral function; Planned activities. • Free • Texana 281-239-1435 Children’s Center for Autism • 4910 Airport Ave, Bldg G • Rosenberg • texanacenter.com • 281-239-1497 Apr 21 • Earth Day Celebration • 9:00am11:00am • An exhibit of useful items created from recycled Apr 19 • After-School Break - Earth Day trash will be on display. • Albert George Branch Library • • 4:00pm • Stories, movies, crafts and more. • 1st- fortbend.lib.tx.us • 979-793-4270 5th grades • George Memorial Branch Library • fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-341-2677 Apr 21 • Peace Love Pink Bazaar • 9:00am3:00pm • Come out and help support Team Peace Love Apr 19 • Family Night • 5:30pm- 7:30pm • Pink benefiting Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure! We Come see Curious George • Chick-fil-A Rosenberg • will have vendors, food and activities for kids, along with raffle items. Check www.facebook.com/teamplp for more cfarosenberg.com • 281-342-9898

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Apr 21 • Free “ACT” Practice Test • 10:00am1:30pm • Bring #2 pencils; calculators are allowed as long as they are not TI-89s. • Sugar Land Branch Library • fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-238-2140

Apr 21 • Spring Book Sale • 10:00am- 4:00pm • Prices range from $0.25 for paperback books up to $5.00 Apr 20 • Dancing Under the Stars • 7:00pm- for select hardback books. • Fulshear/Simonton Branch Apr 18 • Teen Game Night: Wii Bowling • 8:30pm • Break out your dancing shoes and join us for a Library • fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-633-4675 6:00pm • 6th-8th grades • George Memorial Branch night of dancing with Fred Astaire Dance Studio instructors. • Sugar Land Town Square • sugarlandtownsquare.com • Apr 21 • Free SAT Practice Test • 10:00amLibrary • fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-341-2677 713-313-7587 2:30pm • Bring #2 pencils and a non-graphing calculator.

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Apr 21 • Learn About Brazos Bend State Park’s Wildlife • 11:00am • A baby American alligator and a non-poisonous snake will accompany Judy Strauss. • Free • All • Sienna Branch Library • fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-238-2900 Apr 21 • Art Show presented by Sartartia Middle School • 12:00pm- 3:00pm • Enjoy a variety of art created by students, working to make a difference in the community through art. The community is invited to purchase artwork. • Sugar Land Town Square • sugarlandtownsquare.com • 713-313-7587 Apr 21 • Kids Night Out • 6:00pm- 10:00pm • Free pizza and drink if you register and pay by Wednesday at 7pm. $25, $20 for second child • Gymtex, 4502 Hwy.6, Ste. C, Sugar Land • gymtexgym.com • 832-876-9888

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Apr 22 • Earth Day Extravaganza • Celebrate the Apr 28 • Healthy Kids Day • 10:00am • TW Davis wonders of the world. • Childrens Museum of Houston • YMCA Healthy Kids Day. Fun and free event that encourages kids and families to stay active. Join us for field games, cmhouston.org • 713-522-1138 arts/crafts, healthy snacks and meet the Richmond Fire Apr 23 • Research the Right Way: Citations Department! • T. W. Davis Family YMCA, 911 Thompson Made Easy • 2:00pm • Students will learn how to create Hwy., Richmond • ymcahouston.org • 281-341-0791 bibliographies for their research papers. • University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd., Sugar Land • Apr 28 • El Dia de los Ninos/El Dia de los Libros - Day of the Children/Day of the Books • 11amfortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-633-5100 12pm • Multilingual Story Time. • All • University Branch Apr 24 • After-School Break - I Can Paint with Library • fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-633-5100 My Hands • 4:30pm • Learn how to paint animals from your handprint. • 1st-5th Grades • Fulshear/Simonton Apr 28 • Get That Job! Resume Writing for Teens • 1pm- 3pm • Get tips on starting a resume. • Missouri City Branch Library • fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-633-4675 Branch Library • fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-238-2100 Apr 28 • Gymtex Open House • 1-2pm for baby-4 year olds, 2-3:30pm for 5-18 year olds. No reservation Apr 28 • El Dia de los Ninos/El Dia de los Libros required. Free • Gymtex, 4502 Hwy.6, Ste. C, Sugar Land - Day of the Children/Day of the Books • 2:00pm3:00pm • Celebrate with a bilingual “Cuentacuentos”. • • gymtexgym.com • 832-876-9888 All • First Colony Branch Library • fortbend.lib.tx.us • Apr 28 • Austin Angels Junior Dance Clinic • 281-238-2800 8:00am- 12:00pm • Participants will learn choreography, dance tips and team building skills from the Angels and Apr 28 • Lights, Camera, Auction! • 6:00pm then have an opportunity to perform during Angelica, • “Lights, Camera, Auction!” is the theme of the 20th Friday, May 11th. The clinic is open to all girls ages 5-17. annual auction benefiting St. Laurence Catholic School. No experience necessary. Price ($25.00) includes the clinic, The event’s activities include dinner, dancing, a live and a t-shirt, snacks, and one ticket to Angelica for the clinic silent auction, raffles, and the “Big Board,” which serves participant. Space is limited. • Austin High School • 3434 as a mini-live auction with an interactive form of bidding. Pheasant Creek Dr • Sugar Land • fortbend.k12.tx.us • A trip to the 2013 Masters awaits the highest bidder, and their guest. Join us at the auction...you don’t want to let 281-634-2069 this one get away! • Marriott Town Center • Sugar Land • Apr 28 • Healthy Kids Day • 10am • Ft Bend Family stlaurence.org/school • 281-980-0500 YMCA Healthy Kids Day • Join us for Healthy Kids Day! This annual celebration is about FUN and FITNESS for Apr 28 • 2nd Annual Sugar Land Junior today’s youth. Stop by to find out about summer programs. Superstar Finals • 7pm- 9pm • Previously selected Free community event. • Fort Bend Family YMCA, 4433 finalists will perform and one lucky young person Cartwright Rd., Missouri City • ymcahouston.org • will be named 2012 Sugar Land Junior Superstar! • sugarlandtownsquare.com • 713-313-7587 281-499-9622

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Apr 29 • Que Vivan Los Ninos! Hooray, Kids! • The event will focus on enriching your life with the value of bilingual literacy. • Childrens Museum of Houston • cmhouston.org • 713-522-1138

Ongoing Bounce Free on your Birthday! BounceU SW, 10601 S. Sam Houston Pkwy. West • bounceUhouston.com • 281-988-0202

MONDAYS Free Class for New Students • 11:00am- 11:45am • One free class for new students age 10 months to 2 years old. Reservations required. • Gymtex, 4502 Hwy.6, Ste. C, Sugar Land • gymtexgym.com • 832-876-9888 Pajama Night Story Time • 6:30pm • Gives families an evening option for the activities presented during the daytime. • Sienna Branch Library • fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-238-2900 Pajama Night Story Time • 7:00pm • Gives families an evening option for the activities presented during the daytime. • Missouri City Branch Library • fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-238-2100

TUESDAYS Mother Goose Time • 10:00am • Free • 1-12 months • Sienna Branch Library • fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-238-2900 Toddler Time • 10:15am • Free • 12-36 months • Missouri City Library • fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-499-4100

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Toddler Time • 10:15am • Free • Preschool Storytime • 10:00am • Free 12-36 months • Fulshear/Simonton • 3-6 years • George Memorial Library • Branch Library • fortbend.lib.tx.us • fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-341-2677 281-346-1432 Preschool Storytime • 10:15am• Mother Goose Time • 10:30am Free • 3-6 years • Missouri City Library • • Free • 1-12 months • Cinco Ranch fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-499-4100 Branch Library • fortbend.lib.tx.us • Toddler Time • 10:15am • Free • 12281-395-1311 36 months • First Colony Branch Library • Toddler Time • 10:30am • 12 to 36 fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-265-4444

months • University Branch Library • Toddler Time • 10:15am & 11:15am • fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-633-5100 Free • 12-36 months • Sugar Land Library • fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-277-8934 Mother Goose Time • 11:00am • Free • 1-12 months • First Colony Toddler Time • 10:15am • Free • 12Branch Library • fortbend.lib.tx.us • 36 months • Albert George Branch Library 281-265-4444 • fortbend.lib.tx.us • 979-793-4270 Mother Goose Time • 11:00am • Free Toddler Time • 10:30am • Free • 12• 1-12 months • George Memorial Library 36 months • Cinco Ranch Branch Library • fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-395-1311 • fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-341-2677 Mother Goose Time • 11:00am • Mother Goose Time • 10:30am • Free • 1-12 months • Sugar Land Library age 1 month to 12 months. • University Branch Library • fortbend.lib.tx.us • • fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-277-8934 281-633-5100 Preschool Storytime • 2:00pm • Free Preschool Storytime • 11:15am • Free • 3-6 years • Cinco Ranch Branch Library • 3-6 years • First Colony Branch Library • • fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-395-1311 fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-265-4444

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Preschool Storytime • 10:00am • Toddler Time • 10:00am • Free • Free • 3-6 years • Sienna Branch Library 12-36 months • Sienna Branch Library • fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-238-2900 • fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-238-2900

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Toddler Time • 10:00am • Free • 12- Pajama Storytime • 7:00pm • 36 months • George Memorial Library • Free • Cinco Ranch Branch Library • fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-341-2677 fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-395-1311 Toddler Time • 10:15am • Free • 12Pajama Night Story Time • 7:00pm 36 months • First Colony Branch Library • • Free • Sugar Land Branch Library • fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-265-4444 fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-277-8934 Preschool Storytime • 10:15am • Free • 3-6 years • Sugar Land Library • FRIDAYS fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-277-8934 Fitness in the Plaza • Join us each Preschool Storytime • 10:15am • Friday morning for Fitness in the Plaza Free • 3-6 years • Fulshear/Simonton featuring FREE Boot Camp with Jon Branch Library • fortbend.lib.tx.us • Hood from Rush Fitness and Zumba 281-346-1432 with Abby Dorsey! Boot Camp from Preschool Storytime • 10:30am • 9 – 10 a.m. followed by Zumba from 3 - 6 years • University Branch Library • 10 – 11 a.m. • Sugar Land Town Square • sugarlandtownsquare.com • fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-633-5100 713-313-7587 Toddler Time • 10:30am • Free • 1236 months • Cinco Ranch Branch Library • SATURDAYS fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-395-1311 Preschool Storytime • 10:00am • Free Urban Harvest Farmers Market at • 3-6 years • George Memorial Library • Sugar Land Town Square • 4:00pm- fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-341-2677 7:00pm • Vendors will have a variety of fresh and local produce and other items Preschool Storytime • 10:30am • available for purchase. The market runs Free • 3-6 years • Missouri City Library • weekly. For more information, visit www. fortbend.lib.tx.us • 281-499-4100 UrbanHarvest.org. • Sugar Land Town Square • sugarlandtownsquare.com • Classic Car Show • 5:00pm- 9:00pm 713-313-7587 • Weather permitting • Chick-fil-A Free Family Nights at The Children’s Greatwood • cfagreatwood.com • 281-342-7800 Museum • 5-8pm • cmhouston.org

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stairs on the good sofa cushions and into my bad knee. I turned and ordered them into the kitchen for dinner.

Each year that my son’s birthday rolls around and he wants to have a slumber party, my wife nods yes and then weeps in the coat closet, and I paint signs that read: You Break, You Buy! After all, having one pre-teen boy in the house is grounds for insanity. Inviting five more boys to the house borders on criminal intent. When it boils right down to it, boys are gross, ill mannered, loud, and destructive. And they know this. In fact, they celebrate it. But, unfortunately, as long as other parents have slumber parties for their kids and invite my son

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to them, I am forced to reciprocate. So, once again, my wife and I opened the doors last weekend for an overnight birthday bash in honor of our son. And, as is customary, each child’s parent stood on my porch, pushed their son inside the door, and repeated the standard line we all learned in Lamaze: “Call me if my son is any trouble.” Then, he or she ran to his or her car, unplugged the cell phone, and bought a one-way ticket to Bermuda...or so it felt standing there waving goodbye to the last car as six boys slid down the

house noting the damage. Later, I walked into the living room and asked my wife:

“Who is the red headed kid?” I, however, made the mistake of ”That’s your son’s friend, Richard. hesitating, and as I hobbled slowly Why?” into the kitchen, the food was devoured. ”Because, I caught him jumping on I stared blankly at the empty pizza our bed with a can of orange pop in boxes. “Did they stuff them in their his hands.” pockets?” I asked my wife, who, Her eyes went wide. “Did you tell incidentally, had had a slice actually in her hand, but when she blinked, him to stop?!” “No, I asked him if he someone stole her toppings. Suddenly, needed pretzels,” I answered. “Of a loud, obnoxious burp resonated course I told him to stop.””What did from the table. “That’s burp-code,” he say?” “He said we were really cool parents because we have orange dots some blond haired kid announced. on our ceiling. He said his mom and “It means we’re thirsty.” dad only bought a white ceiling.” I walked over with pop and filled each cup. I stood staring for a moment. My wife’s face sank. “Tell me you’re joking.” ”What’s wrong?” someone asked. ”I wish I were. But, don’t worry, ”Well,” I began. “When I was a Richard also thought it was really kid, if we didn’t say ‘thank you,’ our cool that the ceiling matches the bed drinks were taken away.” Another spread...oh, and your pillow.” kid belched. “That’s burp-code for She sat slowly down like a heart ‘bummer.’ attack victim. “You know, next year, ”The children finished what they I think that you need to make bigger didn’t spill and headed back warning signs.” upstairs to play - which basically meant throwing toys at each other ”No way,” I retorted, sitting down until they punched a hole in the wall next to her. “Next year, I’m printing and/or someone started to bleed. on the invitations: ‘All children must Occasionally, I swept through the be accompanied by an adult.’”

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