Community briefs for Oct. 6

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Posted 10/6/22

Community briefs for Oxct. 6, 2022.

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Community briefs for Oct. 6


Fort Bend County Libraries salute fabulous ‘40s with barbershop quartet, vintage cars, swing dance music and radio theater

Fort Bend County Libraries is commemorating its 75th Anniversary with a Diamond Jubilee from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview in Richmond.

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.

Grandma’s Boyfriends, a barbershop quartet singing popular tunes reminiscent of the post-World War II era and Second Street Brass will provide entertainment. A professional dance company will be on hand for swing dance lessons and some of their dancers will “wow” the audience with some moves of their own.

Actors from a local community theater will recreate a Radio Theater show with an interactive performance in the Meeting Room. Gather around the radio 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.

An official welcome ceremony will kick off the event at 11 a.m. in the Jodie E. Stavinoha Amphitheater.

For a complete schedule of activities, visit the website

All library events are free and open to the public. For more information, call the library system’s Communications Office at 281-633-4723.

Katy AARP chapter meeting set for Oct. 11

The Katy chapter of AARP will meet at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Fussell Senior Center, 5370 E 5th St.

After a short meeting and announcements, Don Plemmons and Prairie Fire will play bluegrass music. Visitors are welcome.

Katy Lions accepting entries for Peace Poster Contest

The Katy Lions are inviting students ages 11-13 to submit entries for the club’s Peace Poster Contest. Deadline for submissions is Oct. 14.

For more information, visit the website

AMERIGROUP presents gift to Katy Christian Ministries

The health insurance company and managed health care provider AMERIGROUP will present Katy Christian Ministries with necessary funding for an irrigation system for the KCM Community Garden.

The presentation will be at 9 a.m. Oct. 19 at the KCM headquarters, 3506 Porter Road.

Produce harvested from the garden is provided to families to address food insecurity, to break the cycle of poverty by providing gardening educational sessions to children and adolescents, and to provide a therapeutic outlet for victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse.

This irrigation system will alleviate the manual labor currently done by volunteers as they have to become resourceful when watering the garden, using heavy buckets and other means.

Cross Creek Ranch hosts art market and home tour

Cross Creek Ranch is hosting an art market and home tour from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 22 at its welcome center, 6450 Cross Creek Bend Lane in Fulshear.

Enjoy music, local art, activities for the kids and delicious cuisine from some of the area’s best food trucks. Stop by the Giant Art Photo Ops, and then visit one of the developments 15+ Model Homes to pick up the newest décor tips.

National Drug Take Back Day set for Oct. 29

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has announced its annual National Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 29.

The public can drop off potentially dangerous prescription medications at collection sites which will adhere to local COVID-19 guidelines and regulations to maintain the safety of all participants and local law enforcement.

In Fulshear, the drop-off spot has been moved to the Fulshear Police Department headquarters at 6639 West Cross Creek Bend.

For more information, visit the website or call 800-882-9539.

Fort Bend County Libraries, Katy AARP, Katy Lions, Katy Christian Ministries, Cross Creek Ranch, National Drug Take Back Day


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