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Community briefs for Aug. 4, 2022.

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Cane Island End of Summer Bash Aug. 13

Katy’s Cane Island will host its End of Summer Bash from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 13 at its Cane Quarter.

The event will feature children’s activities, gourmet food trucks, shopping finds from local vendors and spirited performances by the Katy Junior High and Katy High School cheer squads.

Cane Quarter is located at 2100 Cane Island Parkway, just past the community’s main entrance and signature Living Arches. The event is open to the public. Admission is free with ample onsite parking available.

Families will enjoy bounce houses and face painting, food trucks, Chick-fil-A and the Tiff’s Treats cookie truck. Plus, several local vendors will join Kendra Scott in presenting a variety of fun shopping finds. The community’s showcase model homes, each fully furnished and expertly decorated, also will be open for public tours.

Cane Island’s Welcome Center, located in Cane Quarter, and its model homes are open daily.

Fort Bend County Fair and Rodeo talent contest entries open

The 2022 Fort Bend County Fair is seeking entries for its talent contest.

Entries of all kinds are being accepted. The competition is open to anyone who has musical, vocal, dance, or any other skill set. Musical instrument or an accompanist is allowed. Contestants can be from all over, including surrounding counties. Winners can earn from $100 to $500 in first place earnings. Dancers, singers, comedians, jugglers, and other performers are welcomed to enter.

All acts are limited to five minutes, and will be judged based on talent, showmanship, audience rapport and stage presence. The decision of the judges is final.

Talent divisions are divided into five groups: Elementary, Junior, Intermediate, Senior, and Adult. Entry fees range from $20-$30 dollars depending on the division. Cash awards will be given out to first, second, and third place. The Talent Contest will be held at 10 a.m. Sept. 14 on the Texas Stage.

Deadline for entries by Aug. 24. Entry Forms may be picked up at the Fort Bend County Fair Office or online at fortbendcountyfair.com.

Fort Bend County Fair winners now qualify for RodeoHouston

The Fort Bend County Fair and Rodeo is now a qualifier for RodeoHouston, officials said.

“We look forward to this partnership and are excited for the athletes who have been coming to our rodeo and for the fans as well. It is a great way to get the best in rodeo action and enjoy all the Fort Bend County Fair and Rodeo has to offer,” Chase Raska, 2022 rodeo president, said.

The RodeoHouston competition is a 10-day tournament-style competition that crowns an event champion in bareback riding, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, team roping, women’s barrel racing, and women’s breakaway roping. All the Fort Bend County Fair and Rodeo champions in each of the approved eight events will be extended an invitation to compete in 2023 at RodeoHouston.

“We are committed to making RodeoHouston the best it can be, for our fans and athletes alike, and as we look at our presentation and the growth across the sport of rodeo, we continue to evolve RodeoHouston’s offerings, as well as our presentation,” Chris Boleman, RodeoHouston president and CEO, said. “We’re also excited to welcome Fort Bend County Fair and Rodeo and Waller County Fair and Rodeo as our two new local qualifiers.”

The Fort Bend County Fair and Rodeo is from Sept. 23-Oct. 2 at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds in Rosenberg. For more information, visit the website fortbendcountyfair.com.

Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center offering American Red Cross/CPR/AED class

The American Red Cross is offering a CPR/AED class at the Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center. The class is from 1-5 p.m. Sept. 16 at the center, 5597 Gardenia Lane.

Sign-up for Harris County residents began Monday. Sign-up for non-Harris County residents began Tuesday.

Cost is $35. Make checks payable to the American Red Cross. For more information, contact the center at 832-927-8890.

Cinco Ranch Branch Library presents Intro to Google Docs class

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Adult Services staff at the Cinco Ranch Branch Library will present a free, introductory computer class, “Introduction to Google Docs,” from 2-3 p.m. Aug. 10 in the computer lab of the library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd.

Learn how to create, access, edit, and store documents online using the Google Docs free application. While similar to other word processing applications, Google Docs also enables users to collaborate on the same document in real time with other users and access their cloud-based documents from any computer.

Attendees are encouraged to set up a personal Google account prior to attending the class.

The class is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. To register online at the library’s website, fortbend.lib.tx.us, click “Classes & Events,” select “Cinco Ranch Branch Library,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-395-1311, or by visiting the library.

Cane Island, Fort Bend County Fair and Rodeo, Mary Jo Peckham Park, American Red Cross, Cinco Ranch Branch Library

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