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Katy ISD Wellness Fair

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tompkins High School
4400 Falcon Landing Blvd.
Katy ISD Department of Counseling and Psychological Services and Health Services will be hosting a Wellness Fair in the Tompkins ninth grade cafeteria. Local wellness programs and agency representatives will be on hand to answer questions and provide information about services and programs offered in the Katy/West Houston area regarding overall health and wellness. Vendors include: Texas Children’s, Depelchin, Katy ISD Nutrition Services, Diabetes America, Prevent Blindness Texas, Crisis Intervention of Houston, Westpark Springs Food Allergy, and more.

 

Open House

Thursday, January 29, 2015 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Goddard School
24025 Cinco Village Center Blvd.
5220 Ranch Point Dr.
Come tour The Goddard School and experience the best childhood preparation for social and academic success. This is a great opportunity to meet the teachers and participate in fun activities for the whole family.

One Tough Buckeye Glow Run/Walk

Thursday, January 29, 2015 6:00 pm
James Randolph Elementary School
5303 Flewellen Oaks Ln., Fulshear
Support the Jim Randolph Scholarship fund. Check-in begins at 6:00 p.m. at the front of Randolph Elementary School. Parking will be on the side near the gym. The Glow Run/Walk will being at dusk. Registration is $25 per person or $100 per family. This includes one t-shirt per participant and one glow stick to use during the run. Registrations after Jan. 15 will not receive a t-shirt. Register in the school office.

Men Who Mentor Breakfast

Friday, January 30, 2015 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Katy ISD Education Support Complex
6301 S. Stadium Ln.
The KEYS program needs men and, as such, many boys across the district are waiting for mentors. This annual event provides information for men interested in becoming a mentor and support for those already in the program. Two of their mentors, along with their students, will share their experiences in the KEYS program. Campus liaisons and administrators will guide table discussions for learning and networking opportunities.  (more…)

Concert for a Cause

Saturday, January 30, 2015 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Central Green Park
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Students from Katy ISD will perform a benefit concert to support cancer research and collect canned goods for Katy Christian Ministries. Enjoy live music while supporting a great cause. There will be performances by Unchained Prophecy, Something Else, Two Dollar Pistol, Point Blank Society, and more. Fans can also meet internet celebrities – the MAGCON Boys.

Once Upon a Mattress

Friday – Saturday, January 30 – 31, 2015 7:00 pm
Thursday – Saturday, February 5 – 7, 2015 7:00 pm
Mayde Creek High School
19202 Groeschke Rd., Houston
Mayde Creek High School fine arts department will present Once Upon a Mattress. For more information, contact Kelley Hughes at 281-237-3803 or at KelleyMHughes@katyisd.org. There will also be a performance at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 7, 2015.

United Cheer – Texas Open Cheer Championship

Saturday, January 31, 2015 8:00 am
Merrell Center
6301 S. Stadium Ln.
Teens from all over Texas will be competing for a chance to move to the next round with exciting, high-energy routines. Spectator fees are $10 for ages 6 and up, 5 and under can watch for free. Visit merrellcenter.org.

Faith West Academy Open House

Saturday, January 31, 2015 2:00 pm
Faith West Academy
2225 Porter Rd.
Faith West Academy is an accredited, inter-denominational, private Christian school that started educating youth in 1982. Faith West Academy offers a strong core curriculum for Preschool (age 3) through twelfth grade. Accelerated courses are offered for seventh through twelfth-grade students.  Mother’s Day Out (ages 2 to 4) and Extended Care programs are available. FWA offers an expansive education comprised of academics, creative arts, sports, and extra-curricular clubs and organizations, while building character and teaching values.  Boarding facilities are available for high school youth. For information, please contact FWA at 281-391-5683 x229 or visit www.faithwest.org.

So We Know How To Dance

Saturday, January 31, 2015 2:30 p.m.
Connolly Dance Arts
Morton Ranch High School Performing Arts
21000 Franz Rd.

Watch a montage of dances from Connolly Dance Arts’ competition team. The Connolly Dance Arts Intensive Dancer Program provides dancers with the opportunity to take master classes in a variety of disciplines of dance, attend conventions, compete, and perform. Contact the studio for tickets at 281-693-1CDA, or visit them online for more information at www.connollydancearts.com. Tickets will also be sold at the door.

Miller Career & Technology Center Open House

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Miller Career & Technology Center
1734 Katyland Dr.
Miller Career & Technology Center invites all Katy ISD sophomore and junior students and their parents to their open house. Applications are currently being accepted for enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year with a priority deadline of Friday, February 13. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with the faculty and hear detailed information about Miller’s programs. For information regarding the application process, please contact Tammy Veliz at 281-237-6300. The full brochure may also be viewed on the school’s website.

The Music Man

Thursday – Saturday, February 5 – 7, 2015 7:00 pm (special showing at 2:00 pm on Saturday only)
Seven Lakes High School
9251 South Fry Rd.

Strike up the band! Grab your trumpets and trombones! Join the march with Seven Lakes High School Fine Arts Department as they present The Music Man. Tickets are $12 for students and $15 for adults. Tickets can be purchased through the Studio VII Threatre Company website at www.studiovii7.com or by calling 281-237-2836. The performances will be held in the Performing Arts Center.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Thursday – Saturday, February 5 – 7, 2015 7 pm (additional showing at 2 pm Saturday only)
Tompkins High School
4400 Falcon Landing Blvd.
The Tompkins High School Theatre Company will perform the musical comedy The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee which will feature six students competing to win the contest. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students.

Conversation Circles

Friday, February 6 & 20, 2015 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Cinco Ranch Branch Library
2620 Commercial Center Blvd.
Are you learning to speak English? Would you like some practice in a casual, informal atmosphere? Fort Bend County Libraries presents a program for individuals of all nationalities who would like a place to practice their English language and conversation skills. The “Conversation Circles” provide an opportunity for non-English-speaking people to gather in a relaxed setting, and discuss topics of their own choosing while practicing their English skills. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library at 281-395-1311.

Pedaling the Prairie

Saturday, February 7, 2015 7:00 am
Waller County Fairgrounds
22000 Fairground Rd., Hempstead
This event benefits Faith West Academy athletic department and Eagle Initiative. Riders can choose between several pre-planned routes from a 26-mile beginner course to a 71-mile endurance ride. Visit www.pedalingtheprairie.org.

Katy Half Marathon

Sunday, February 7, 2015
Starts at Kingsland Blvd. and Pin Oak Blvd.
Get those New Year’s resolutions knocked out early when you register for the half marathon, 5K, 1K, or Kids K. Visit katyhalf.com.

Financial Information Academy

Saturday, February 7, 2015 9:00 am – 11:30 am (session 1), 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm (session 2)
Katy ISD
Education Support Complex
6301 S. Stadium Ln.
Learn how to save money for college, complete the FAFSA, apply for scholarships, and much more. This free event is for all parents of Katy ISD students. Presenters will include The College Money Guys, Collegiate Avenues, Discover Student Loans, and more. For more, contact the Katy ISD Counseling and Psychological Services at 281-237-2616.

Heart of Katy Craft Show

Saturday, February 7, 2015 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, February 8, 2015 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Katy High School
6331 Hwy. Blvd.
Browse gorgeous home décor, apparel, and seasonal items from hundreds of local vendors. Proceeds benefit the Katy Bengal Brigade and Cheerleaders Booster Club. Admission is free. Visit khskbbc.com.

ART in the Park, Danceable Fun

Saturday, February 7, 2015 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Central Green Park
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Join Katy Contemporary Arts Museum and Willow Fork Drainage District for ART in the Park. The danceable fun event is free and open to the public.

Boots & Badges Gala

Saturday, February 7, 2015 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Behind the Badge Charities
George Ranch Historical Park
10215 FM 762 Rd., Richmond
Behind the Badge Charities has awarded more than $173,000 in financial assistance to date. Assistance has been presented to personnel from police departments of Richmond, Katy ISD, Fort Bend ISD, Sugar Land, Missouri City and Stafford along with the Stafford Fire Department, the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office, Fort Bend EMS and the Rosenberg Fire Department. Behind the Badge Charities also awards academic scholarships to eligible dependent children of emergency responders in Fort Bend County. This year, academic scholarships totaling more than $45,000 have been set aside for the 2014-2015 academic year. Scholarships have been presented to children of personnel from the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office, the Fort Bend County Fire Marshal’s Office, the Sugar Land Police Department, the Richmond Police Department, the Fulshear Police Department, and the Stafford Police Department. Sponsorship opportunities for the gala range from $1,000 to $7,500. Individual tickets are $35 each and tables of 10 can be reserved for $500. Tickets and sponsorships can be purchased on our website at www.BehindTheBadgeCharities.org or by calling 281-815-4980.

Freshstart: Tobacco Cessation Program

Thursdays 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
February 12, 19, 26, and March 5, 2015
Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital
Cougar Room
23900 Katy Fwy.
The American Cancer Society is offering a new tobacco cessation program at Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. This free program is a series of four classes. Light refreshments will be provided. Facilitators are Patara Woodard, R.N. and Sherry Hopp, R.N. Registration is required. Space is limited. Call 713-222-CARE to register. For additional event details, call 713-242-3914.

Run4TheChildren

Saturday, February 14, 2015 9:00 am
22765 Westheimer Pkwy.
The whole family can participate in this four-mile loop in the heart of Cinco Ranch that raises money to help families who desire to adopt, but cannot afford it. Packet pick-up will be at Luke’s Locker. Visit run4thechildren.org.

Valentine’s Date Night

Saturday, February 14, 2015 5:00 pm
Central Green Park
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Bring your date to enjoy an evening under the stars with acoustic guitar while you set up a picnic just in time for a romantic outdoor movie. The movie will not be suitable for young viewers. They will show Blended with Drew Berrymore and Adam Sandler. Fish City Grill will have dessert for the first 50 couples to enjoy the show. Picnic baskets are welcome, or call ahead to one of LaCenterra’s restaurants to place an order. No alcohol or pets allowed.

Mr. Seven Lakes 2015

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 7:00 pm
Seven Lakes High School
Performing Arts Center
9251 South Fry Rd.
Join Seven Lakes High School for an exciting night of talent as the senior men of Seven Lakes compete for the coveted title of Mr. Seven Lakes. The theme is Mr. 007 Lakes, and the contestants will showcase their talents through dance, music, comedy, and more. Tickets are $10 at the door. Proceeds benefit Project Prom 2015. For additional information, contact Leisa Winters winters@consolidated.net or Sandra Hibbeler sshibbeler@yahoo.com.

Katy Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon

Thursday, February 19, 2015 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Club at Falcon Point
24503 Falcon Point Dr.
The speaker at this luncheon will be Deborah Bell. She is a former musician and professional songwriter as well as a former model. She is a mother of two and a private investigator. Her talk is titled, “Finding the Real Me.” Call 281-232-8338 or email KatyCWC@gmail.com. Cost is $18 per person. Only cash or checks made out to KCWC are accepted. No credit cards.

Katy ISD FFA Livestock Show and Rodeo

Thursday, February 19, 2015 7:00 pm
Friday, February 20, 2015 7:00 pm
Saturday, February 21, 2015 9:30 am (parade), 7:00 pm
Katy ISD
L.D. Robinson Pavilion

Enjoy the rodeo under the stars! The Katy ISD Livestock Show and Rodeo Association, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation. Visit www.katyrodeo.org.

Ride ‘N Shine

Saturday, February 21, 2015 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Saturday, March 21, 2015 8:00 am – 10:00 am
LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Head over to LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch for a look at some of today’s best supercars. Bring your family and your friends to enjoy stunning vehicles and a great day in LaCenterra. Admission is free.

Poppin’ on Broadway

Thursday -  Friday, February 26 – 27, 2015 7:00 pm
Mayde Creek High School
19202 Groeschke Rd., Houston
The show will feature Mayde Creek’s show choir: Taking Notes, previously known as Delta 7 or Encore. They will be singing pop and Broadway songs following the storyline of normal people trying to make it big. Please come down and see the show. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.

Auto Immune Encephalitis Fundraiser

Saturday, February 28, 2015
Central Green Park
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Come out to Central Green as some local talented bands perform at a concert to help raise funds for Auto Immune Encephalitis.

Education Is Not a Crime

Saturday, February 28, 2015 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Cinco Ranch Branch Library
2620 Commercial Center Blvd.
Join the Baha’i community of Katy, Texas for a free open-to-the-public event at Cinco Ranch Branch Library titled Education is Not a Crime. The documentary by Maziar Bahari, a Canadian journalist, showcases the difficulties that minorities in Iran face to get an education.

Volunteer Orientation

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 4:00 pm
Maud Marks Library
1815 Westgreen Blvd.
Volunteer opportunities abound at the Maud Marks Library. Volunteers are needed to help shelve, count patrons, and more. They will be holding their next volunteer orientation. Students should be in high school and must be able to commit to two hours a week. If you would like to help in any way, please contact Lauren Richards at 281-492-8592.

Ties and Tiaras

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Agave Road
1016 FM 1463
Come celebrate the dedicated volunteers who mentor Katy ISD with delicious food and student entertainment from every high school. Call 281-396-2468 to R.S.V.P.

Save a Baby Today 5K and 10K

Saturday, March 7, 2015 8:00 am
Cinco Ranch High School
23440 Cinco Ranch Blvd. 
Please join them for their first annual 5K, 10K, and 1 mile family fun run/walk. Proceeds will benefit CMV Research at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital. This is a family friendly event and children of all ages are welcome. They will have kids activities for families before and after this event. Register online www.maddiesmission.org.  

Arts for All

Saturday, March 7, 2015
Central Green Park
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Watch art come to life as artists create masterpieces on-site from start to finish! Enjoy the show while smooth jazz plays and take a relaxing stroll around the green to check out art vendor booths.

Katy ISD Spring Break

Monday – Friday, March 9 – 13, 2015

Free Family Films

Monday - Tuesday, March 9 – 10, 2015 3:00 pm
Thursday – Friday, March 12 - 13, 2015 3:00 pm
Maud Marks Library
1815 Westgreen Blvd.
Bring the whole family out to our family film festival this spring break. They will be showing a different mystery film complete with popcorn each day. On March 9, a maid meets a prince and loses her shoe. On March 10, a caveman family must trek through an unfamiliar fantastical world with the help of an inventive boy. Then on March 12, a woman transformed into a giant after she is struck by a meteorite becomes part of a team sent in by the U.S. government to defeat an evil mastermind trying to take over Earth. Finally, on March 13, what is a supervillain supposed to do after defeating his nemesis? Call the library at 281-492-8592 or stop by for a complete list of movie titles.

DIY Crafts: Vases

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 2:00 pm
Maud Marks Library
1815 Westgreen Blvd.
Spring is right around the corner, and it’s time to make something to brighten up your home! Join them for DIY Crafts as they learn how to upcycle plastic spoons into beautiful vases. Seating is limited. Call 281-492-8592.

Craft Carnival

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Cinco Ranch Branch Library
2620 Commercial Center Blvd.
Kids of all ages are welcome to participate in this come and go craft fair. Visit fortbend.lib.tx.us.

Teen Tech Week

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 3:00 pm
Maud Marks Library
1815 Westgreen Blvd.
Have you seen their 3D printer in action? Join them during Teen Tech Week when they will print 3D objects. Learn how this technology works and see it in action.

Alley Theatre

Saturday, March 14, 2015 12:00 pm
Central Green Park
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Details to be announced. Visit willowforkdrainagedistrict.com/central-green/events/alley-theatre/.

Pin Oak Charity Horse Show

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 8:00 am
Great Southwest Equestrian Center
2501 S. Mason Rd.
Spectators of all ages can witness a world-class horse show that benefits organizations such as the Ronald McDonald Family Rooms and Candlelighters. Visit pinoak.org.

Crustacean Ball

Friday, March 20, 2015 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Taylor High School
20700 Kingsland Blvd.
The Crustacean Ball features Taylor High School’s Jazz Band. Cost is $25 for concert, dinner (shrimp, crawfish, corn, and potatoes), and gourmet dessert or $15 for concert and gourmet dessert. Advance tickets are required. The last day to purchase tickets is March 16. Casual attire. For tickets, contact a band student or Denise Barker at 832-677-3430.

Teddy Bear Clinic

Saturday, March 21, 2015
ER Katy
25765 Katy Fwy.
Attention children and parents! See what it’s like to be a little patient at ER Katy. Visit with your teddy bear or stuffed animal and learn how medical tests and procedures are preformed on their tiniest patients. Listen to breathing with a stethoscope, examine ears and nose with an Otoscope, preform an X-Ray of the teddy, diagnose imaginary ailments, and receive (candy) prescriptions. Space is limited to the first 150 to register. Please visit http://erkaty.com/teddybearclinic/.

Spring Stampede Craft Show & Family Festival

Saturday, March 21, 2015 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Morton Ranch High School
21000 Franz Rd.
This year’s craft show is expanded to include a family festival with local entertainment, food trucks, bounce house, face painters, carnival games, silent auction, and more! Admission is free.

Willow Fork Drainage District Children’s Festival

Saturday, March 21, 2015 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Central Green Park
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Get ready for an exciting event for the whole family to enjoy! The festival will feature magic shows, fun jumps, live bands, activities, and more!

Color for a Cause

March 21, 2015 8:00 am
Taylor High School
West Parking Lot
20700 Kingsland Blvd.
Color for a Cause is a 5K color run is hosted by the James E. Taylor High School chapters of National Honor Society and Future Business Leaders of America. The run benefits the Arc of Katy, a local non-profit organization that creates opportunities for persons with special needs. Registration is currently $30 and will be $40 after February 20, 2015; forms are available at tiny.cc/colorforacause and can be turned in at Taylor High School. Special Needs Wave & Wave 1 begins at 8:00 a.m.; Wave 2 at 8:15 a.m.; Wave 3 at 8:30 a.m.; Wave 4 at 8:45 a.m.; Wave 5 at 9:00 a.m.

 

Pattison Elementary Kindergarten Round Up

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 6:00 pm
Pattison Elementary School
19910 Stonelodge St.
This one-time spring event is for all incoming kindergarten students to meet the teachers and see the classrooms while parents hear about Pattison’s curriculum for next year. Students must be 5 years old by September 1, 2015 to enter kindergarten. Enrollment packets will be available. Register on Tuesday, April 7 or April 9 between 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. for the fall. For more information, call 281-237-5450.

Katy High School Project Grad Car Wash

Saturday, March 28, 2015 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Katy High School Project Grad
Cypress Station Car Wash
2320 S. Mason Rd.
There are various packages of car washes to choose from. For each car that goes through the car wash, Cypress Station will donate $1 to Project Grad. The seniors will be selling concessions throughout the event. From 8 – 10:30 a.m. they will be selling a donut and juice combo for $2 (while supplies last). From 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. they will be selling a lunch combo of a hot dog, bagged chip, candy, and a canned soda for $5 (while supplies last). All proceeds will benefit 2015 Katy High School Project Grad. (more…)

Bridgeland BBQ Cook-off

Saturday, March 28, 2015 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Bridgeland
Oak Meadow Park

17730 House Hahl Rd.
Pitmasters from the community will battle for bragging rights in categories like ‘Best Ribs’ and ‘People’s Choice’. Visit www.bridgeland.com.

Dinner and Auction

Saturday, April 4, 2015 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Katy Elks Lodge #2628
1050 Katy Fort Bend Rd.
Join the Katy Elks Lodge for a dinner and auction benefiting the Texas Elk’s Camp, a camp for special needs children in Gonzales, TX. The auctioneer will be Glenn Beckendorff. Cost is $25 per person and includes dinner catered by Catering by Daniel. Call Debbie Tharp at 832-622-4638 for tickets and information.

 

Derricks & Dice Casino Event

Friday, April 24, 2015 6:30 pm - 11:30 p.m.
Society of Professional Women
Norris Red Oak Ballroom Conference Center
203 Town & Country Ln.
Houston
Please join the Society of Professional Women in Petroleum at their Derricks & Dice Casino event! This event is open to the public, and admission is $65 per ticket which includes $1,000 gambling chips, food, music, and many prizes. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. Please feel free to contact SPWP for more information or register online at www.spwp.org/derricks-dice.

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