Brazos Bend plans creepy crawly weekend
Brazos Bend State Parks will celebrate Halloween weekend with “Hairy, Scary, Slimy, Slithering Species” programs beginning Friday, Oct. 26. Park staff will use these programs to introduce the public to a variety of creatures that have historically been feared and misunderstood.
“Most of these fears are unfounded and based mostly on misinformation or the lack thereof,” said Park Ranger Sharon Hanzik in a Brazos Bend State Park news release, “These programs are designed to help correct myth and misconception and demonstrate that although some species may be dangerous, they are also beneficial to their ecosystems.”
Activities include hikes, story times and demonstrations that feature owls, snakes, bats, alligators, pond life, toads and spiders. A screening of the Halloween classic “Ladykillers” is also scheduled to take place at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27 at the park’s outdoor amphitheater.
The programs are free with park admission. Admission to the park costs $7 per person. Children 12 and younger enter the park free of charge. Programs take place 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 26-28. Brazos Bend State Park is a 5,000-acre island of natural diversity located southwest of Houston.
It is managed by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to conserve natural and cultural resources, provide recreational and educational opportunities, and foster an understanding of the diversity of Texas’ lands and heritage for all generations.
For more details, visit www.brazosbend.org or call the park at 979-553-5101.
St. Laurence Catholic Church to hold bazaar
St. Laurence Catholic Church invites residents to attend its 20th annual parish bazaar Oct. 20-21. The bazaar will feature rides, bingo, live music by The Revolving Doors and Klein, and a raffle with a chance to win a 2012 Camaro. The event will take place from 5-10 p.m. Oct. 20 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Oct. 21 across from the church at St. Laurence Religious Education Cente, at the corner of Sweetwater Boulevard and Austin Parkway inFirst Colony. Admission is free. Money raised from the bazaar will benefit the parish and area charities.
For more details about the bazaar, visit www.stlaurence.org or call 281-980-9812.
St. Laurence Catholic Church is a Roman Catholic community. Weekend Masses are celebrated on Saturday evening at 5:00 p.m. and on Sunday at 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., and 11 a.m., 12:45 p.m and 5 p.m. Daily Mass is offered in the church at noon every day except Wednesdays, when the 6:30 p.m. evening Mass is held.
Fort Bend Cares plans motorcycle ride fundraiser
A motorcycle ride to benefit Fort Bend Cares will take place Saturday, Nov. 10. The 45-mile ride will begin at 11 a.m. with volunteer Fort Bend County Sheriff deputies leading the ride to Fulshear.
Riders will get lunch at the local restaurants, which will donate a portion of lunch sales to Fort Bend Cares. There is no fee for the ride, but tax-deductible donations are appreciated. Motorcycles will be available for rent at Republic Harley Davidson, located at 12707 Southwest Freeway in Stratford.
Registration will begin at the cycle shop at 9:30 a.m., and riders and deputies will depart at 11 a.m. All proceeds from the ride will go to Fort Bend Cares, a Sugar Land nonprofit organization that serves at-risk and disadvantaged children in the county.
For more information, call 281-433-3363 or visit www.fortbendcares.org.
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