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Katy ISD Homecoming Dances

Katy ISD Homecoming Dance Schedule – Fall 2014

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.

 

Republican Women’s Club of Katy

Thursday, October 2, 2014 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Cinco Ranch Golf Club
23030 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
The general meeting for the Republican Women’s Club of Katy will include lunch sponsored by Representative Dr. John Zerwas, the meeting’s speaker from Texas House District 28, who will speak on the border crisis. Also, George P. Bush will make an appearance. Must RSVP to rwckaty1@gmail.com.

ClubCorp Charity Classic

Friday, October 3, 2013 11:00 am
The Club at Falcon Point
24503 Falcon Point Dr.
This golf tournament, dinner, and silent auction will benefit the Katy ISD Education Foundation, Angie’s Quest to Cure ALS, and the Employee Partner Care Foundation. The event is open to all. Shotgun start is at 1:30 p.m. Cost is $150 per player or $500 per team of four. The tournament fee includes golf and green fees, unlimited range balls, lunch and dinner, putting string advantage, hole-in-one contest, closet to the pin contest, longest drive contest, and a ClubCorp member for a day certificate. Dinner is at 6 p.m. Cost is $50 per person.

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.

Rice Harvest Festival Parade

Saturday, October 4, 2014 9:00 am (line up) 10:00 am (start)
Katy Church of Christ
5458 5th St. (near East Ave.)
Join the community for the Katy Rice Harvest Festival Parade! Parade line-up begins at 9:00 a.m., with the parade starting promptly at 10:00 a.m. Parade categories include children (ages 8 and under), church, classic vehicle, commercial, equestrian, non-profit/civic, school, and youth organizations. Register to enter the parade online http://riceharvestfestival.org/Events/Parade/ParadeEntryForm.aspx.

 

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.

Fall Concert

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 7:00 pm
Seven Lakes High School Choir
St. Peter’s Methodist Church
20775 Kingsland Blvd.
This concert is free and open to the public. The event showcases all choirs at Seven Lakes. Each choir performs two or three selections of choral music.

Grand Opening

Thursday, October 9, 2014 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Legacy at Falcon Point
1
520 Katy Gap Rd.
Join Legacy at Falcon Point for their grand opening and explore assisted living like you’ve never seen before! Enjoy the flavors of Texas favorites like BBQ, catfish, Tex-Mex, wings, and beverages. While you are there, experience the sounds of Harvey Sheppard who played Vegas with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, and the Rat Pac. Also, featuring the Drywater band. This event is free and open to the public. Visit http://thriveslgrandopenings.com/.

Ultimate Scavenger Hunt: Katy Prairie Bioblitz

Saturday, October 11, 2014 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Katy Prairie Conservancy
31950 Hebert Rd., Waller
Three shifts are available for the event, including 7 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., and 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Guides and participants are welcome to sign up for one, two or all three shifts. Check-in for all shifts will be at KPC’s field office on the Indiangrass Preserve. Snacks and beverages will be provided throughout the day, but volunteers are encouraged to bring food if they are staying for more than one shift. KPC recommends that participants wear appropriate outdoor clothing, including close-toed shoes and long pants. They may also want to bring layers, a hat, binoculars, or a field guide to help identify species. Registration is now available. No experience is necessary to count species, and individuals or groups are welcome. Go to katyprairie.org to learn more about Bioblitz and to find directions to KPC’s Indiangrass Preserve. You can also contact Jaime Gonzalez, KPC’s conservation education director at jaime@katyprairie.org or by phone at 713-523-6135.

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.

Seven Lakes Spartan Tailgate

Saturday, October 11, 2014 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Seven Lakes High School
9251 S. Fry Rd.
The Seven Lakes Booster Club invites all Spartan fans to their tailgate. They will have front sides of the parking lots open for parked tailgating. The center front of the school will feature gourmet food trucks, vendors, and a promotional truck from AutoNation Ford. There will be performances from the Spartan cheerleaders, dance team, and photo opportunities with the mascot! At 4:15 p.m. the group will caravan to the stadium for the game.

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.

Lone Star Symphonic Band

Sunday, October 12, 2014 4:00 pm
Lone Star Symphonic Band
CrossPoint Community Church
700 S. Westgreen Blvd.
The Lone Star Symphonic Band will be titled “Made in America” and will feature American composers and/or selections written on American subject matters. Tickets are available at lssb.org for $5.50 each. Selections to be performed at this concert include Sabres and Spurs March, Elegy for a Young American, Victory at Sea, Overture to Candide, God Bless America, A Festival Prelude, and more.

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.

Diabetes and Sleep Disturbances with Dr. Robert Satterfield

Thursday, October 16, 2014 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital
23900 Katy Fwy.
Tiger Rooms A&B – First Floor
The diabetes support group is free and open to everyone. Reservations are preferred. Call 713-222-2273. Dr. Satterfield is board certified in internal medicine and sleep medicine. He has 29 years of experience and provides care to adult patients. Did you know that diabetes might affect how well you sleep each night? Come find out what you can do to get better quality sleep and wake up feeling well rested.

Picnic

Thursday – Saturday, October 16 - 18, 2014 7:00 pm
Performing Arts Center
Katy High School
6331 Highway Blvd.
Katy High School theatre department will perform Picnic by William Inge. Tickets will be sold at the door for $10. Student tickets are $8. Before and after performances, the Katy Theatre Arts Booster Club will have their annual silent auction. A few of the items up for auction include an autographed baseball from the Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve, an Austin steam train trip, SAT prep course, tickets to Natural Bridge Caverns, an interior design consultation, and more. Visit katytheatre.com.

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.

British Regency Holiday Traditions

Saturday, October 18, 2014 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cinco Ranch Branch Library
2620 Commercial Center Blvd.
Hear about holiday traditions from the British Regency era of the early 1800s when Fort Bend County Libraries, in conjunction with the Jane Austen Society of North America – Greater Houston Region, as they present this program. Local author Grace Scheufler will share her extensive research of the majestic Regency era in which Jane Austen lived and wrote. Hear how the British people of that era celebrated the holidays, including how they dressed, the types of food they served, and how they decorated their homes. English tea and light finger-foods that are reflective of the time period will be served. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library at 281-395-1311 or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.

Katy ISD Varsity Choir Showcase

Monday, October 20, 2014 7:00 pm
Katy ISD
Merrell Center
6301 S. Stadium Ln.
Enjoy performances from all seven Katy ISD high schools’ show choirs. The concert is open to all.

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.

 

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.

 

Katy Shred Day

Saturday, October 25, 2014 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tradition Bank – Grand Parkway
1515 S. Grand Pkwy.
All proceeds will benefit the Compassion Katy Habitat Project. Suggested $5 donation per bankers box (24X15X10). Call 713-666-2511 or visit compassionkaty.org.

Howl-A-Ween

Saturday, October 25, 2014 9:00 am - 11:00 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 10:00 am – 4:00 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 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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.

Charity Boo Bash

Saturday, October 25, 2014 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Mik’s Hidden Hearts Alliance
Mason Creek Community Center
20201 Kingsland Blvd.
The Boo Bash will be a night full of entertainment for adults. Enjoy dinner from Saltgrass Steakhouse, a casino night, live music, and a costume contest. Prizes include a Destin giveaway, media room package, and Texas roadtrip. Tickets are $50 and include dinner, entertainment, and three door prize drawing tickets. Register at mikshiddenhearts.org. Only guests registered by Monday, Oct. 20 will be admitted.

Folk Songs and Fairytales

Monday, October 27, 2014 7:00 pm
Mayde Creek High School
Performing Arts Center
19202 Groeschke Rd., Houston
Mayde Creek High School presents “Folk Songs and Fairytales.” The Mayde Creek choir is under the direction of Ruben Alcala and Clarence Appleby.

Republican Women’s Club of Katy

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Willowfork Country Club
21055 Westheimer Pkwy.
The special event for the Republican Women’s Club of Katy will include an optional lunch ($25, must RSVP to rwckaty1@gmail.com). The meeting’s speaker will be Amy Clark, of the Republican Party of Texas, Vice Chair. She will speak on the topic “Women are more.”

Fall Festival

Saturday, November 1, 2014 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Learning Experience
21418 Kingsland Blvd.
Stop by The Learning Experience and tour their school in Halloween costumes. Enjoy karaoke, a DJ, moonwalk, cotton candy, popcorn, face painting, prizes, meet Bubbles, and much more. There will be enrollment specials and drawing for prizes. There will be plenty of fun for the entire family!

Texas 10 Katy

Sunday, November 2, 2014 6:00 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.

Republican Women’s Club of Katy

Thursday, November 6, 2014 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Cinco Ranch Golf Club
23030 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
The general meeting for the Republican Women’s Club of Katy will include an optional lunch ($20, must RSVP to rwckaty1@gmail.com). The meeting’s speaker will be Debbie Fancher on the topic of “The leftist regimes, a comparison of Venezuela and the U.S.”

Financial Aid Seminar

Friday, November 7, 2014 4:00 pm
Maud Marks Library
1815 Westgreen Blvd.
Paying for college is a real concern in today’s economy. However, there is more financial aid available out there for students than you might expect. Find out how to lower your out-of-pocket college expenses. Come to the Maud Marks Library to learn how to find funds for post-secondary education.

As Times Goes By

Friday, November 7, 2014 7:00 pm
Saturday, November 8, 2014 2:00 pm, 7:00 pm
Seven Lakes High School
 9251 S Fry Rd.
The Seven Lakes High School Sensations Show Choir presents As Time Goes By. For show information and ticket sales, visit sevenlakeschoir.com or call 281-237-2857.

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.

Responsible Pet Parenting

Saturday, November 8, 2014 2:00 pm
Maud Marks Library
1815 Westgreen Blvd.
Are you a responsible pet parent? There’s a lot more to owning an animal than just keeping them fed and playing with them. They’ll be learning about the importance of being responsible. The Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services will be there to talk about vaccinations, license, leashes, and more.

Mustache Dache Houston

Sunday, November 9, 2014 9:00 am
Movember Foundation
Katy Mills Mall
5000 Katy Mills Cir.
The Mustache Dache is the nation’s premier mustache-themed running series. Men, women, and children are all invited to embrace their inner Mario or Luigi and participate in this slightly irreverent 5K. The race supports the Movember Foundation, the global men’s health charity that combats prostate and other cancers. All participants receive a t-shirt and a mustache finisher’s medal, plus access to the Mustache Bash post-race party with photo booth, costume contest, and more. Register online  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mustache-dache-houston-registration-12177159211.

DIY Crafts

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Maud Marks Library
1815 Westgreen Blvd.
They will be having fun at the Maud Marks Library preparing for Thanksgiving! Join them as they make beautiful dahlia wreaths to decorate their homes.

Just Ride for a Just Cause

Saturday, November 15, 2014 7:30 am
Simonton Community Church
9703 FM 1489, Simonton
Just Ride for a Just Cause is a MS150 recommended bike ride on the west side of the Greater Houston Metropolitan area. Starting at Simonton Community Church, the ride has something for everyone – a short family scenic ride for the less experiences - to a longer, more challenging ride for the serious rider with three routes in between. These well-planned routes range from 11 to 73 miles providing the rider with opportunities to ride and his or her comfort or challenge level. The first 400 registrants will receive a pair of customer bike socks with the Just Ride for a Just Cause logo. Proceeds benefit Redeemed Ministries and Restore Her. Visit www.passionforhumanity.net/justride.

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.  

Budget for the Holidays

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 7:00 pm
Maud Marks Library
1815 Westgreen Blvd.
In today’s hard economic times, it is hard to stay on top of everything financially. Learn everything you need to know to get the gifts you need with the money you have.

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 3:00 pm - 6:00 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.

Republican Women’s Club of Katy

Thursday, Decemeber 4, 2014 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Willowfork Country Club
21055 Westheimer Pkwy.
The general meeting for the Republican Women’s Club of Katy will include an optional lunch ($25, must RSVP to rwckaty1@gmail.com). The meeting’s speaker is to be determined.

Holiday on the Plaza

Saturday, December 6, 2014 10:00 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 6:00 pm - 9:00 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.

Journey to Bethlehem

Friday, December 12, 2014 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday, December 13, 2014 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Sunday, December 14, 2014 
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Current – A Christian Church
26600 Westheimer Pkwy.
A winding trail of experienced guides will lead you through a series of live-action scenes tracing the journey of Mary and Joseph as they were expecting the birth of Jesus Christ. This event is free, but there will be an express pass option available for purchase. Visit currentchristian.org.

The Nutcracker Tea

Saturday, December 13, 2014 2:00 pm – 4:00 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.

Used Book Sale

Saturday, December 13, 2014 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Maud Marks Library
1815 Westgreen Blvd.
The Friends of Maud Marks Library will hold their book sale featuring a large selection of hardback fiction and nonfiction, as well as children’s books and paperbacks. No items are over $1.

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