Fort Bend Friends and Neighbors offer a variety of activities and interest groups for members to participate in during the day and/or evening. 

Check the menu below for all our organized activities.

General Membership & Guest Monthly Coffee

Coffees are held the 3rd Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. at a member’s home, except for the month that our luncheons are held. This is a wonderful time to meet new friends and to visit those you already know.  Contact Dori Mehling for detailed information about FBFN's coffees.

Dori Mehling


Luncheons are held at a local venue in the spring and fall. Past luncheons have included entertainment, fine cuisine, speakers, fashion shows, FBFN Foundation scholarship honorees and even an “Antique Road Show” where members brought a special item to be appraised. Contact Olga Salazar-Rangel for detailed information about FBFN's luncheons.

Olga Salazar-Rangel

 Activity Groups and Leaders

Belles de Cuisine

 Anne Davis

We are a luncheon group of Fort Bend Friends & Neighbors who enjoy the company of wonderful ladies while enjoying fine dining at Houston's best restaurants!  The beauty of our group is that you can decide to come to any of our monthly luncheons just by contacting us each month and you may come as often as you like (based on availability).  We announce the restaurant we will be going to in the newsletter each month and you can call or email the chairman by the date posted.  We meet the 2nd Wednesday each month, except when there is a conflict with a holiday or special FBFN events.

 Birthday   Club

  Kathy Navel      and
Cherie Young
 A monthly lunch of ladies with the same birthday month.  Time and place will be announced in the newsletter.


Sharon Forlano

Bookworms meets to discuss current books. Meeting on the first Tuesday of the month at 10:00 am. at members homes and on Zoom.



Bunco is a fun “no brainer” dice game.  If you can count and roll dice, you should think about signing up! .  At the end of six games, there are prizes for the most Buncos, wins, losses, etc.  Laughter and refreshments are included.  There are many different groups and styles for playing.  Your leader will provide the rules for you.

Bunco 1 meets on the 2nd Wednesday at 10:00 am. in members' homes.  Contact Susie Adair

Bunco 2 meets on the 4th Wednesday at 11:30 am. in members' homes.   Contact Monica Lehrer / Betsy Rohleder

Bunco 4 meets on the 2nd Thursday at 10:00 am. in members' homes.   Contact Sharon Harry

Bunco 5 meets on the 1st Tuesday at 9:45 am.  in members' homes.  Contact Jan Girndt

Bunco 7 meet on the 2nd Thursday at 11:15 am.  in members' homes. Contact Monica Lehrer


Couples' Bunco 

Couples Bunco 1 meets on the last Friday of the month at 6:30 pm. in members' homes. Contact Monica Lehrer

Couple's Bunco 2 meets on the first Friday of the month at 6:30pm. in members' homes. Contact Barbara Hinkle





Canasta (Spanish for "basket" and was devised in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1939) is a card game of the rummy family of games believed to be a variant of 500 Rum. Although many variations exist for 2, 3, 5 or 6 players, it is most commonly played by four in two partnerships with two - five standard decks of cards. Players attempt to make melds of 7 cards of the same rank and "go out" by playing all cards in their hand. It is the only partnership member of the family of Rummy games to achieve the status of a classic.

Pennies Canasta 1 meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month starting at 9:45 am. at Niners Restaurant on Hwy. 359.  Contact Dee Cordell.

Canasta 2 meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month starting at 1:00 pm. Contact Lucy Tucker

Canasta 3 meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 11:00 am.  Contact Mariann Licato

Canasta 4 meets on the 3rd Thursday at 12:00 pm.  Contact Myriam Almquist

Canasta 5 meets on the 3rd Wednesday at 12:00 pm.  Contact Barbara Hinkle

Canasta 6 meets on the 2nd Tuesday 10:00 am. Contact Ginny Sarch

Canasta 7 meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 1:00 pm.  Contact Sharon Forlano

Canasta 8 meets on the 2nd Thursday 10:15 am. Contact Lori Martz

 Cocktails and Conversations 

 Linda Albright A relaxing evening of mixing and mingling, making new friends and having great conversations. You "may" bring spouses or significant others, but you "will" be asked to bring your beverage of choice and an appetizer or dessert.  Each month, we will meet in different members' homes.  This a no-frills activity and has one requirement ....... friendly neighbors. 4th Friday, 7:00 pm. Contact Linda Albright.

Crafty House

Jana Yeager Join us for a craft where a kit is prepared and you put it together with instructions. A great way to try out new craft projects.  4th Thursday, 9:45 am. - 12:30 pm.   Crafts to be determined.

Dinner with Friends/Houston

Sharon HarryWe visit Houston restaurants and have a good selection of menu items under $30.00 per entrée. Meets on the 2nd Sunday of the month at 6:00 pm.   The groups are open to all members- singles and/or couples. (Significant others are encouraged).

Dinner with Friends/ Fort Bend

Ellen Hickmon
We visit Fort Bend County restaurants and have a good selection of menu items under $30.00 per entrée. Each group meets on the 1st Sunday of the month at 6:30 pm. The groups are open to all members- singles and/or couples. (Significant others are encouraged).
 Five Crowns 
  Five Crowns 1 is a five-suited rummy-styled game played in eleven rounds.  It meets on the 3rd Wednesday, 11:30 am. Contact Sharon Henderson.

Five Crowns 2 meets the 3rd Wednesday at 11:30 am. Contact Faye Wolfart.

 Gals & Golf

Susan DavisGals and Golf meet each Tuesday morning with a 9:30 a.m. tee time. This is a non-competitive, nine holes game and we would love to have you come out and join us!

Garden Friends

Gloria Mikulenka

If you are interested in flowers, plants, gardens and topics and places related to them, Garden Friends is the interest group for you.  We alternate meetings and visiting places of interest on a monthly basis, usually meeting on the 4th Monday of the month @ 9:30 am. Our goal is to learn from each other and the experts in our geographic area, as well as to enjoy the simple pleasures of Fort Bend gardening and horticulture. We share an active interest in the care and well being of our garden surroundings and we enjoy sharing our information and experience with others.


Cherie Young and
Jane Purcell
Genealogy group meets in homes of members or at an area library.  Experts may be invited to discuss websites, forms and organizational tools.  If you have an interest in genealogy, you won't want to miss this opportunity to share your findings and frustrations.  Let's help each other find roots.  1st Thursday.

Ladies Happy Hour

Ann Warner Meet the ladies of FBFN out for a drink at local establishment. First Thursday of each month at 4:00 pm.

 Lunch Bunch

Monica Lehrer and Anne BeattyLunch Bunch meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 11:30 am. at Fort Bend Restaurants.  We are purely a social group, enjoying fun and lively conversation while dining at local venues.  Come join us.  And we are always open to suggestions for new places to try!

 Mah Jongg (National)

Martha Raskin

The centuries-old Chinese game of Mah Jongg is as beautiful as it is fun. 164 tiles and now 85 hands, consisting of Flowers, Dragons, Winds and Simples (numbers), played in three suits of Bamboos (green), Character (Cracks - red) and Dots (white), have been standardized into an American version (The Wright-Patterson) played all over the world.

We are happy to teach this time-honored, mind-benefiting game to all who want to learn. With just a few helpful lessons, you’ll enjoy the friendships of the FBFN members and appreciate the non-constricting rules of the group. In this game, you can drop in every week or come once a month. There are no rules except to call the hostess if you are not coming but are listed as attending. Mah Jongg is a game that can fit into busy travel-oriented members lives.  

Mah Jongg I (Wright-Patterson)  < not active

Maj Jongg II (National Mah Jongg League) meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at member's homes from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Mexican Train

 Mexican Train is an entertaining domino game and FBFN has 4 different games to choose from.
 Train 1 meets on the 2nd Wednesday at 12:30 pm.           Contact Carol Kanusky
 Train 2 meets on the last Friday at 1:00 pm.                      Contact Sharon Forlano
 Train 3 meets on the 4th Wednesday at 1:00 pm.             Contact Heidi Higginbotham
 Train 4 meets on the 3rd Wednesday at 10:30 am.                    Contact Jana Yeager

Movie Madness

 Cindy Welzbacher Fluid group that depends on what movies are available and who wants to see.  Includes a meal before or after the movie, depending on the time.  The host purchases her ticket and shares location with all attendees.

 Pegs and Jokers

 Lori Cohee 3rd Tuesday of the month at 10:00 am., Cristobal's Mexican Restaurant.



Judy Hafner 4th Thursday of the month at 1000 am., Cristobal's Mexican Restaurant.


 Donna Jean Dyer Play the board game Scrabble.  Second Monday of the month at 9:30 am.


 Shanghai is a rummy type of card game. It can be played with anywhere from 3-5 people at a table and consists of 7 round or hands where combinations of books or runs must be made. 

First Monday Shanghai - 12:45 pm. Contact Myriam Almquist

First Tuesday Shanghai - 12:30 p.m.  Contact Cherie Young

Shanghai 2 -
First and Last Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.  Contact Terri Osburn

Open Shanghai - 3rd Friday, 10:00 am.  Contact Glenda Smith
Shanghai East -  1st Friday at 1:00 pm.  Contact Teresa Bryant

Shanghai Ladies - 2nd Wednesday at 10:30 am. Contact
Jane Purcell

Sunday Night Potluck

 Melissa       YoungThe Potluck Supper group gathers monthly on the third Sunday evening for dinner and fellowship. The event is held in the home of a member and everyone brings a potluck dish to share. Spouses or significant others are welcome to participate in this event. New members and guests are welcome. Sunday Night Potluck Supper meets on the 3rd Sunday at 6:30 pm.

 Treasure Hunters

Marsha Wicks 

 Shopping, Shopping and more Shopping!! We will be checking out thrift stores, resale shops and more around town.  Find those hidden treasures and then join this fun group for 
lunch.  Sounds like a pretty perfect day.
Time:  Last Wednesday of the month at 9:30 am.

Wine With Friends

    Cherie         YoungWine with Friends is a gathering of friends for an evening of fellowship and informal tasting of our favorite wines. Wine with Friends is held the 2nd Friday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in a member’s home. Reservations are requested. Everyone is asked to bring food to share, their own wine glass and their own wine. This is a FBFN group for both couples and singles.

New Members Group

Are you a new member of FBFN?  You don't really know anyone but want to start meeting members and join activities.  We'd love to meet 

Mary Becnel

Single Ladies Support Group

Jeanne Dazey