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Katy ISD Homecoming Dances

Katy ISD Homecoming Dance Schedule – Fall 2014

Saturday, September 13, 2014 8 pm
Morton Ranch High School

Saturday, September 27, 2014 8:30 pm
Katy High School

Saturday, October 4, 2014 8 pm
Taylor High School

Saturday, October 11, 2014 8 pm
Cinco Ranch High School

Saturday, October 18, 2014 7 pm
Seven Lakes High School

Saturday, October 18, 2014 8 pm
Tompkins High School

Saturday, November 8, 2014 8 pm
Mayde Creek High School

*All dances are held at each school’s campus commons. Please confirm date and time of event with individual campuses.

 

Schakolad Day

Thursday, September 18, 2014 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Schakolad Chocolate Factory
2020D S. Fry Rd.
Celebrate The Schakolad Chocolate Factories success as a premier, European style, handmade chocolate store. Enjoy dipping strawberries, pretzels, and marshmallows into chocolate. Throughout the day, receive 10% off any in store purchase. All holiday orders, whether personal or corporate, placed at the event and paid for before October 2, 2014 will receive a 15% discount.  

Fireflies & Foodtrucks

Thursday, September 18, 2014 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Katy ISD Education Foundation
No Label Brewery
5351 First St.
The Katy ISD Education Foundation will host its annual Fireflies & Foodtrucks event. The event will benefit the foundation and its Inspiring Imagination teacher grant program, which awarded more than $209,000 to Katy ISD teachers last year. Admission for the event is $40 per person, paid in advance, and covers all food and beverage costs. Find more information at www.katyisdeducationfoundation.org.

 

Katy Mom EXPO

Friday, September 19, 2014 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday, September 20, 2014 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Katy Mom EXPO
Merrell Center
6301 S. Stadium Ln.
The Katy Mom EXPO delivers everything a mom needs to know for her family. Topics include health and wellness, education, child development, sports and fitness, parties and entertainment, and home/family services. This community event is $5 per person (ages 12 and up) and children are free. Early bird mom activities start at 9 a.m. on both days. To view the schedule, visit katymomexpo.com.

Ribbon Cutting

Friday, September 19, 2014 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Iced Cupcake
21927 Katy Fwy.
Join The Iced Cupcake for their ribbon cutting this Friday. There will be free mini cupcakes, sugar cookies, brownie bites, cupcake popcorn, and drinks!

Fundraiser Event for St. Baldrick’s Foundation

Friday, September 19, 2014 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Desert Ivy Park
Green Trails Community Katy, TX
Join fellow community members for a shaving of the head event for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation in support of Lilli who has been battling Ewings Sarcoma for three years. Visit https://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/kay. If planning to attend, please bring potluck item to share (salad, fruit, or side). BBQ will be provided. Guests are invited to sponsor them to shave.

Superhero 5K

Saturday, September 20, 2014 8:00 a.m.
Villagio Town Center
Westheimer Pwky. and Peek Rd.
An anticipated 400 runners and walkers of all ages will run the streets around the Villagio dressed as their favorite superhero to raise money for Keep Kids Connected, a local nonprofit organization. The event includes a competitive 5K and a non-competitive 1 mile event. Participants can register online at www.KeepKidsConnected.org through Friday, September 19 at 7 p.m. Race Day registration will begin at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 20 in the Villagio Courtyard. All entrants receive a t-shirt and runner goodie packet. Participants who register for the 5K before September 1 will receive a dri-fit tech shirt. Walkers and those registering after September 1 will receive a cotton t-shirt. Awards will be given in the competitive 5K to the Overall Male and Female runners, Overall Masters Male and Female winners and the top three finishers in the following age divisions: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60 and over.

Barbeque Benefit and Raffle

Saturday, September 20, 2014 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Waters Church
2710 N. Mason Rd.
Rebecca Martin was diagnosed with small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma in November 2012. This rare, aggressive cancer is diagnosed in about 100 women every year. She faces additional radiation treatment and chemotherapy. Family and friends have organized the benefit. BBQ plates are $10 each, raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20 (over $6,000 in prizes), bounce houses, a live DJ, face painting, caricatures, and much more! All proceeds with help the Martin family defray medical costs and daily living expenses while continuing to battle this cancer. For more information about Team Ree please join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/teamree13 or email TeamRee2014@gmail.com

Katy Sip N Stroll

Saturday, September 20, 2014 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Villagio Town Center
22764 Westheimer Pkwy.
Guests can add more luxury to their experience through the Firethorne VIP Zone with premium wine and food selection, comfortable seating, and great views of the band. Enjoy 50 feet of treats from Kroger. General admission is $35 (only 1,500 tickets available) and $65 for Firethorne VIP Zone. More tickets and details at sipandstroll.com.

AIM for the Cure Melanoma Walk and Fun Run 5K

Saturday, September 20, 2014 6:00 p.m.
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Mays Clinic Valet Area
1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston
Proceeds benefits melanoma research at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. All ages and teams are welcome. Registration and sign-in begins at 6 p.m.; the opening ceremony is at 7:15 p.m.; and the walk/run begins at 8 p.m. Online registration is available at www.AIMatMelanoma.org. Register by Sept. 1 to receive a free t-shirt. There will be education and awareness information, sunscreen application demonstrations, food vendors, and children’s activities. Wear anything that glows, flashes, and blings since this is an evening event. For more info, call 713-745-1804 or email aimforthecure@mdanderson.org.

Lighting the Way

Sunday, September 21, 2014 5:30 pm
The Bible Seminary
Omni Hotel Westside
13210 Katy Fwy., Houston
Celebrate The Bible Seminary’s fall banquet titled, “Lighting the Way.” Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner begins at 6 p.m., and programming ends at 8:15 p.m. Visit www.thebibleseminary.org.

Healthy Food, Healthy Families

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Maud Marks Branch Library
1815 Westgreen Blvd.
Learn about getting your family healthy through the food you consume. Visit hcpl.net.

Neighborhood KidZ Club Art Exhibition & Open House Reception

Thursday, September 25, 2014 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Tradition Bank
1515 S. Grand Pkwy.
Tradition Bank proudly supports artistic young minds in the Katy area and invites you to their special art unveiling and presentation to Stanley Elementary School.

Coffee House

Thursday, September 25, 2014 7:00 pm
Tompkins High School
Ninth Grade Commons
4400 Falcon Landing Blvd.
Enjoy an evening of music, dessert, and coffee while listening to the Tompkins Choir. Cost is $5.

Just Run for a Just Cause

Saturday, September 27, 2014 7:45 am
Kingsland Baptist Church
20555 Kingsland Blvd.
Kingsland is committed to supporting local initiatives that reach out to women in prostitution and also supports aftercare homes in South Asia that care for young girls rescued from brothels. Your participation in Just Run will help support this just cause. Start times are 7:45 a.m. for the 5K and 10K and 7:50 a.m. for the family walk. Early arrival necessary for timing chip pickup on race day. Post-race party and awards at 9:15 a.m. Cost is $35 for 5K, $35 for 10K, and $10 for family walk. Visit http://kingsland.org/justrun.

Katy Triathlon at Firethorne

Sunday, September 28, 2014 7:00 am – 11:00 am
Firethorne
28100 N. Firethorne Rd.
The Katy Triathlon includes a 500-meter lake swim, 13-mile bike race, and three-mile run. Proceeds go to Katy Rotary. Visit katytriathlon.com.

Academy Sports + Outdoors Job Fair

Saturday, October 4, 2014 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Academy Sports + Outdoors
Contact Center
1800 N. Mason Rd.
Hiring temporary customer service associates. Candidates should have strong computer skills, high level of commitment to exceptional customer services, minimum six months customer service experience, high school diploma or GED required and must be able to work various hours throughout the week (days/evenings/weekends). All applicants please apply online at www.academy.com/careers.

 

 

Real Craftwives of Katy Expo

Saturday, October 4, 2014 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Firethorne Community Clubhouse
28128 S. Firethorne Rd.
Find children’s clothing, home décor, baked goods, and more. Visit facebook.com/therealcraftwivesofkaty.

Free SAT Practice Test

Saturday, October 4, 2014 10:00 am – 2:15 pm
Cinco Ranch Branch Library
2620 Commercial Center Blvd.
Representatives from Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions will conduct a free practice SAT test at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library in the multi-purpose room of the library. Students will take a full-length practice SAT test to gain experience and become better prepared for the actual test. The test is three hours and 45 minutes long, and consists of three sections – Critical Reading, Writing, and Math. Students may bring a non-graphing calculator and two #2 pencils. The session is free, but seating is limited and reservations are required. Registration opens on September 18. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Calendar,” 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.

Katy Rice Harvest Festival

Saturday – Sunday, October 11 – 12, 2014
Katy Rice Harvest Festival
Historic Downtown Katy
Enjoy two days of fun-filled live entertainment, over 300 craft and food booths, a carnival, and more. Visit riceharvestfestival.org.

Lego Club

Saturday, October 11, 2014 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Firethorne Clubhouse
28128 S. Firethorne Rd.
Firethorne residents are invited to bring children of all ages to build new, exciting pieces. Legos are provided at this free event. Visit firethornecai.com.

Willowfork Fire Department Open House

Saturday, October 11, 2014 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Willowfork Fire Department
Station #1 24655 Westheimer Pkwy.
Station #2 26950 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
In conjunction with National Fire Safety Week, the Willowfork Fire Department will hold its annual open house. The public is invited to both Station #1 and Station #3 for activities! Take a station tour, see firefighting equipment, meet your local firefighters and EMTs, and learn! Call 281-395-0011 or visit willowforkfire.com.

MD Anderson Pink Lighting Ceremony

Saturday, October 11, 2014 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
The Pink Lighting event will light up Heritage Square and recognize local breast cancer survivors. Visit lacenterra.com.

Farmers Market at Bridgeland

Sunday, October 12, 2014 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Farmers Market at Bridgeland
16902 Bridgeland Landing
Bridgeland’s farmers market is held every second Sunday of the month. Visit farmersmarketatbridgeland.org.

Fall Festival

Thursday, October 16, 2014 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
The Club at Falcon Point
24503 Falcon Point Dr.
Shop and have lunch at the same place. Cost is $18 per person. Reservations required. Visit katycwc.org.

Community Garage Sale

Saturday, October 18, 2014 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
(Rain date: Saturday, Octber 25, 2014)
Cinco Ranch High School
23440 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Cinco Ranch High School’s community garage sale will benefit local students and the PTSA. For registration info visit http://crhsptsa.org/garage_sale.html or email crhsgaragesale@gmail.com.

Positively Pink

Saturday, October 18, 2014 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Houston Methodist West Hospital
18500 Katy Fwy.
Think about breast health now and add years to your life! At Houston Methodist, they’re committed to keeping you healthy and giving back to our community. Join them, bring your family, and have some fun while learning what you can do to prevent breast cancer and help others. To register, visit http://www.houstonmethodist.org/events. Attendance is free, but registration is requested.

Movie Nights in the Courtyard

Friday, October 24, 2014
LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.

Watch Hocus Pocus in the courtyard. The show begins at dusk. Visit lacenterra.com.

 

Celebrations Gift Market

Friday-Saturday, October 24-25, 2014
Celebrations Gift Market
The Great Southwest Equestrian Center

2501 S. Mason Rd.

Celebrate the upcoming season at Katy’s largest gift market. Shop from over 200 vendor booths. Visit homefortheholidaysgiftmarket.com.

 

Howl-A-Ween

Saturday, October 25, 2014 9 – 11 am
City of Katy Dog Park 
5414 Franz Rd.

Bring your four-legged friend dressed in a costume. Admission if one bag or can of dog food per pet. Visit cityofkaty.com.

Howl-O-Ween Fest

Saturday, October 25, 2014 10 am – 4 pm
Bridgeland
Oak Meadow Park
16919 N. Bridgeland

Have a howling good time while enjoying live performances. Don’t miss the doggie fashion show and children’s carnival-themed games. Visit bridgeland.com.

Fall Festival

Saturday, October 25, 2014 10 am – 12 noon
Discovery Schoolhouse
4900 Falcon Landing Blvd.

This free fall festival is open to all. Families will have fun with a bouncy castle, pony rides, magic show, candy, a
petting zoo, and more. Visit discovery-schoolhouse.com.

Texas 10 Katy

Sunday, November 2, 2014 6 am
Morton Ranch High School
21000 Franz Rd.

The race will include a 10-mile race, five-mile race, and one-mile kid’s fun run. Age group athletes will have the opportunity to win cash prizes, and each race will support volunteer organizations. Visit texas10series.com.

Heartwarming Christmas Show

Saturday, November 8, 2014 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Holy Covenant United Methodist Church
22111 Morton Ranch Rd.
Over 68 artisans along with their famous tea room, sandwich shoppe, and silent auction baskets. All proceeds benefit local missions. Call 281-579-1200 ext. 329.

Holiday Market Craft Show

Saturday, November 8, 2014 9 am – 4 pm
Morton Ranch High School
21000 Franz Rd.

Proceeds will benefit Morton Ranch High School’s project prom. If you are interested in being a vendor, email dmparker64@comcast.net.

Mayde Creek Martinettes Fall Craft Show

Saturday, November 15, 2014 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mayde Creek High School
19202 Groschke Road, Houston
The event will feature over 50 booths with crafts, holiday items, jewelry, food, raffle, and free children’s activities. For vendor information, please contact Brenda Clark at brendaclark.pptc@gmail.com.  

Home for the Holidays Gift Market

Friday – Sunday, November 21 – 23, 2014
Katy Merrell Center
6301 S. Stadium

Visit Katy’s largest gift market as you prepare for the Christmas season. Visit homefortheholidaysgiftmarket.com.

Home for the Holidays

Saturday, November 22, 2014 3 – 6 pm
LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.

Get into the holiday mood while you enjoy music, kids’ activities, a meet-and-greet with Santa Claus, and the lighting of LaCenterra’s 30-foot tree.
Visit lacenterra.com.

Katy YMCA Turkey Dash

Thursday, November 27, 2014 6:45 am
22807 Westheimer Pkwy.

All are invited to sign up for the 5K and 10K races, as well as the kids’ one-mile fun run and family-oriented one-mile walk/run. Following the races, there will be door prizes and more. Times vary. Visit ymcaturkeydash.org.

Holiday on the Plaza

Saturday, December 6, 2014 10 am
Harvest Plaza
5701 Third St.

This year, the City of Katy will partner with Katy Market Days and combine Holiday on the Plaza with the Katy Old Fashioned Christmas. Enjoy booths set up for holiday activities, take photos with Santa Claus, and watch the Christmas tree lighting. The lighting begins at 7 p.m. Visit cityofkaty.com.

Ladies’ Night

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 6 – 9 pm
Multiplicity
1306 Ave. A

Ladies are invited to create something new with their friends. Each month, Multiplicity offers a time for ladies to get together for some creative fun. Visit multiplicity.co.

The Nutcracker Tea

Saturday, December 13, 2014 2 – 4 pm
Crosspoint Church
700 Westgreen Blvd.

Connolly Dance Arts’ students will be putting on their holiday performance of The Nutcracker. Tables will be sold, and the event will include finger foods and tea during the show. Visit connollydancearts.com.

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