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Middle Reader Book Club

Thursdays through August 24, 2014 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Katy Budget Books
2450 Fry Rd.
Every Thursday, children ages 8 to 12 will meet to discuss the weekly book selection and do fun activities. Visit www.katybooks.com.

Summer Carnival

Saturday, July 26, 2014 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Goddard School Katy II
5220 Ranch Point Dr.
The Goddard School of Katy is having a Summer Carnival. Come join the fun! Bring your young ones, friends, and family. Enjoy lots of fun and free activities such as train rides, slip-n-slide, cotton candy, balloons, face painting, inflatables, lunch, and much more! While you’re there, be sure to take advantage of free registration (Saturday only) for Fall, after school or part time. For more information, call 281-392-1200.

Sushi Demonstration

Saturday, July 26, 2014 2:00 pm
Cinco Ranch Branch Library
2620 Commercial Center Blvd.
Carl Rosa will present a Japanese sushi-making demonstration on the art of making sushi rolls. Visit fortbend.lib.tx.us.

Parents’ Survival Night

Saturday, July 26, 2014 7:15 pm – 11:15 pm
The Little Gym of Katy
23010A Highland Knolls
Enjoy adult time while your kids ages 3 to 12 participate in music-filled activities. For cost and registration, call 281-347-1400.

Head-Shaving Pool Party

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Tompkins High School Falcon Color Guard
Home of Madeline Kammerer
4914 Cloudcliff Ln.
Before band camp for the Falcons Color Guard, Tompkins High School student Madeline Kammerer will be hosting a pool party at her home and invites others to participate in the cutting of her hair and shaving of her head to help find a cure for childhood cancer. Madeline was inspired to start the event in memory of her sister Cassie, who passed at age 8 in 1999. Donations for St. Baldrick’s, a non-profit committed to cancer research, can be made after the pool party. Visit https://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/mypage/721185/2014.

Family Film Festival

Friday, August 1, 2014
Maud Marks Library
1815 Westgreen Blvd.
Bring the whole family to Maud Marks Library’s film festival. Fighting amphibians will save the world from the clutches of Shredder. Popcorn will be provided. For details, please call 281-492-8592.

Live Music

Friday, August 1, 2014 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Attend a free concert at Central Green. The Rankin Twins will serenade you with their country and pop tunes. For additional concerts, visit willowforkdrainagedistrict.com.

Frozen Winter Wonderland Extravaganza

Saturday, August 2, 2014 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Learning Express Toys
6501 S. Fry Rd., #500
Join Learning Express Toys for a Frozen Winter Wonderland Extravaganza! There will be pictures with the princesses all day, free face painting, a book reading by Elsa and Anna at 1 p.m. followed by autographs and lots more! Also, they are having a sale with up to 70% off and a raffle drawing for a free Frozen birthday party with Elsa and Anna.

SAT Strategy Session

Saturday, August 2, 2014 10:15 am
Maud Marks Library
1815 Westgreen Blvd.
Calling all high school students! Kaplan will be at Maud Marks Library to give students a practice SAT. Then they will contact students with their graded tests with tips and strategies for scoring higher on the SAT. Learn what needs to be done to improve a score on one of the most important tests students will ever take. To register online for any of the programs, visit the library’s website at hcpl.net and click on “Events Calendar” and “Maud Marks,” or call the library at 281-492-8592.

Learn the Basics of Guitar Playing

Saturday, August 2, 2014 2:00 pm
Cinco Ranch Branch Library
2620 Commercial Center Blvd.
Library staff member Adam Kiskinis will provide an overview of guitar-playing, including the anatomy of guitar, the purposes of the different guitar parts, and the various accessories that accompany guitar playing. He will demonstrate how to tune a guitar, as well as chord structures, and finger placement on the guitar fretboard. Those attending the program are invited to bring their own guitar if possible, and all experience levels are welcome to attend. The program is free and open to the public. Call 281-395-1311.

Free Movie Night

Saturday, August 2, 2014 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch

23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Bring the family and enjoy movie night with LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch. Co-presented by Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, the night will feature the movie The Avengers (PG-13). Celebrate going back to school and join them in the courtyard.

Resource Fair

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Morton Ranch High School Commons
21000 Franz Rd.
This free event will give educators and parents of children receiving special education services an opportunity to visit with over 65 agencies, nonprofit support groups, and other vendors that support children with disabilities. No childcare is provided, but parents are welcome to bring their children with them. For more information, visit familytofamilynetwork.org/events/kisd-resource.

Musical Summertime Play

Thursdays in August 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Rockology Music Academy
551 S. Katy Fort Bend Rd., #500
Join Rockology Music Academy for free musical summertime play every Thursday in August. Children ages 2 months to 7 years old will have fun while they beat the heat.

See the Stars

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 7:00 pm
Maud Marks Library
1815 Westgreen Blvd.
Are you interested in knowing more about the night sky? The West Houston Astronomy Club will be at Maud Marks Library to teach about the stars and other things you might notice in the night sky. Join them to become an expert astronomer this summer. Call 281-492-8592.

Tax Free Weekend

Friday – Sunday, August 8 - 10, 2014
As in previous years, the law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies, and backpacks priced under $100 from sales and use taxes. Given the few exemptions, families can take advantage of the Sales Tax Holiday and purchase back-to-school-items for their children with a possible savings of $8 for every $100 that they spend.

Health Fair

Friday, August 8, 2014 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Thomas A. Glazier Senior Education Center
16600 Pine Forest Ln., Houston
Health screenings are free to Harris County residents ages 55 and up. Many free health screenings are provided by some of Houston’s best hospitals and will include bone density, skin cancer, balance, ear, glucose, BMI, and more. There will also be representatives to answer questions about Medicare, fitness, social security, and stress management. Guests will also enjoy raffles, food demos, freebies, and fun! Call 713-274-3250.

Wii Read Family Bowling Tournament

Friday, August 8, 2014 1:30 pm
Maud Marks Library
1815 Westgreen Blvd.
Is your family ready to showoff their bowling skills? Join Maud Marks Library for a Wii Read Family Bowling Tournament. The library will host the bowling tournament lasting all afternoon with prizes and refreshments in honor of the end of summer. Sign up as just yourself, or get your whole family to join in. Call 281-492-8592.

Football 101: Clinic for Women

Friday, August 8, 2014 6:00 pm (check in), 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Katy High School Cafeteria & Field House
6331 Highway Blvd.
Wear your game day gear for this indoor tailgate party! Limited to the first 200 campers. Cost is $25. Proceeds support the Katy High School cheerleaders and Bengal Brigade. The night includes a tailgate party, silent auction, football clinic, instructions by Katy High School football coaches, presentation of the rules of the game, and Q&A with Coach Joseph. For additional info, email patriciahenson@katyisd.org. To register, visit www.khskbbc.com.

Camp with the Characters

Monday – Wednesday, August 11 – 13, 2014 9:00 am – 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pointe of Grace Dance Studio
3760 S. Mason Rd.
Children ages 3 and up will participate in character-inspired crafts, games, dancing, pictures, and more. Snacks will be provided. For details and registration, email pointeofgracedancestudio@gmail.com.

DIY Crafts: Cake Decorating

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:00 pm
Maud Marks Library
1815 Westgreen Blvd.
This month the DIY Crafts club at Maud Marks Library will be having fun with food. They will be learning the fine art of cake decorating. They will provide the supplies to make yummy, beautiful cakes. Call 281-492-8592.

Breast Friends

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
MD Anderson Katy
19770 Kingsland Blvd.
The breast cancer support group meets at the MD Anderson location in Katy on the second Tuesday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m. Meetings are open to all breast cancer patients or survivors, regardless of where they are receiving or have received treatment. This month, Sarah Prinsloo, Ph.D., will give a presentation on peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy is damage affecting the nerves, and may cause impaired sensation or movement. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please call 713-563-9600, ext. 6-4371.

JET Band March-A-Thon

Saturday, August 16, 2014 8:00 am – 11:00 am, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
James E. Taylor High School Band and Color Guard
Neighborhoods surrounding Taylor High School
The JET Band March-A-Thon brings the pride and spirit of the start of the new school year, as well as raises money for the cost of running the award-winning Taylor Band organization. For more, visit jetband.org.

Move It

Saturday, August 16, 2014 9:00 am – 11:00
LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
LaCenterra teams up with Move Dance and Fitness to offer a summer dance class for kids. The first hour is for ages 3 to 7, and ages 7 and up will meet at 10 a.m. For additional dates, visit lacenterra.com.

Free SAT Practice Test

Saturday, August 16, 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 in the Meeting Room in the library. Students will take a full-length practice SAT to gain experience and become better prepared for the actual test. The session is free, but seating is limited. Reservations are required. To register, visit fortbendisd.tx.us, click “Calendar” and select “Cinco Ranch Branch Library.” Call 281-395-1311.

Green Thumb

Saturday, August 16, 2014 10:00 am
Maud Marks Library
1815 Westgreen Blvd.
The Master Gardeners of Harris County will be bringing their Green Thumb series once a month to discurss various topics unique to gardening in the Houston area. This month, learn about WaterStar gardens and great Houston area plants. Seating is extremely limited for this class. Visit hcpl.net or call the library at 281-492-8592.

The Leader of the Pack

Friday, August 16, 2014 8:00 pm
Taylor High School
20700 Kingsland Blvd.
This hit Broadway musical retrospective celebrates the life and times of Ellie Greenwich, whose doo wop sounds skyrocketed to the top of the sixties charts. The Spotlighting Acting Academy cast led by Katie Martin will be performing alongside popular Katy band, Barry Sea Paradox. Performances are open to the public and admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 10 and under.

Dance ‘N’ Cheer Clinic

Monday, August 18, 2014 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Katy High School
6331 Hwy. Blvd.
Come to the Katy Dance ‘N’ Cheer Clinic and learn from real Katy High School cheerleaders and Bengal Brigade members! All children ages 4 and up are invited to participate. Participants will perform a cheer and chant at the town pep rally at Tiger Stadium. Cost is $15 per child. Call 281-237-1741.

 

Painting Makes Me Happy

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Multiplicity
1306 Ave. A
Enjoy painting with the guidance of an instructor. Multiplicity will host several Painting Makes Me Happy events throughout the summer. Visit multiplicity.co.

Celebrate Summer Luncheon

Thursday, August 21, 2014 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Katy Christian Women’s Connection
The Club at Falcon Point
24503 Falcon Point Dr.
April Carter-Havran will be bringing before and after home décor, and show the group how to bring new life to old furniture. The guest speaker will be Karen Kilby, a certified personal trainer who recently published Becoming a Woman of Purpose, a daily devotional. She tells how God restored her marriage and changed her attitude toward her husband, and shares other dilemmas they have faced with God’s grace. Cost is $18 per person. Only cash or checks made out to KCWC accepted. No credit cards. Reservations are due by Aug. 18 by calling 281-232-8338 or emailing KatyCWC@gmail.com.

Back to School Bash

Friday, August 22, 2014 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Little Gym of Katy
23010 Highland Knolls
The Little Gym of Katy is hosting their annual community event – the Back to School Bash. The event is free and open to the public. They will have games, crafts, and special guests!

Cub Scout Celebration

Saturday, August 23, 2014 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Cub Scout Pack #337
Williamsburg Colony Neighborhood Pool
2315 John Crump Ln.
They will be celebrating their year in Scouts, as well as welcoming anyone interested in becoming part of Cub Scout Pack #337. For more information, contact Cubmaster Tony Arevalo at 281-851-4025 or at zxfire@yahoo.com.

Cheerleader Clinic

Saturday, August 23, 2014 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Obra D. Tompkins High School Cheer
Dance Gym
4400 Falcon Landing Blvd.
Join the Falcons as they give participants the opportunity to cheer at a high school level sporting event. Learn a short cheer and dance. Parents will get to see a “show off” show at 11:45 am. Participants will also have the opportunity to cheer at the Falcon Frenzy Pep Rally on Wednesday, August 27. Cost is $40 to register prior to August 10. Walk-up registration is $50. Contact hannalward@katyisd.org or britaajohnson@katyisd.org.

Katy Shred Day

Saturday, August 23, 2014 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
McDonald’s of Spring Green
27140 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Bring boxes of outdates paper for shredding! Minimum $10 donation. Event proceeds benefit Impact a Hero. For more information, contact Veronica Mullenix at 281-844-6285 or veronica@veronicamullenix.com.

Health and Awareness Fair

Saturday, August 23, 2014 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
God’s Temple of Praise Community Church
19929 Westfield Pkwy.
Visit the Health and Awareness Fair to receive free health screenings, and free food and drinks.

Book Sale

Saturday, August 30, 2014 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Maud Marks Library
1815 Westgreen Blvd.
The Friends of Maud Marks Library will host a book sale featuring a large selection of hardback fiction and nonfiction books, as well as children’s books and paperbacks. All books are at rock-bottom prices. Visit hcpl.net or call 281-492-8592.

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