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Katy Texas Events & News 2014

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Taste of Katy Tailgate

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Katy YMCA & Katy ISD
Old Town Katy
814 E. Ave. at First Ave.
This free community event showcases the variety of Katy restaurants and caterers who donate “tastes” of their foods to the community. There will also be live entertainment from the Rankin Twins and Justin Van Sant. Bring the whole family for sports activities, games, raffles, and more. The Katy ISD cheerleaders will be cheering and teaching kids cheers. The event supports YMCA Operation Backpack, which provides backpacks and school supplies to Katy area students in need. Guests are encourages to bring a backpack or school supplies. Everyone who donates an item will be entered into hourly drawings for two season football tickets to the winner’s choice of Katy ISD high school. This community event is made possibly by the donations of Katy restaurants and underwritten by Matt Schomburg State Farm Agency.

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

Open House – Taking Care of Your Skin

Thursday, August 21, 2014 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
SkinCare by Janell
22167 Westheimer Pkwy., #130 (Studio 4)
Join SkinCare by Janell for an evening of wine and cheese, door prizes, a limited number of free facials, and free products! Learn the ins and outs of how to take care of your skin. SkinCare by Janell is located inside Sola Salon Studios.

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!

Health Screenings

Saturday, August 23, 2014 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital
23900 Katy Fwy. at Grand Pkwy.
As many as 8,000 kids die each year from sudden cardiac arrest.  When sudden cardiac death occurs in a young person, it is often associated with an undetected heart condition that is aggravated by physical activity or sports. The screening will include an electrocardiogram (EKG), which tests the electrical activity of the heart, as well as a limited echocardiogram, an ultrasound test that illuminates the structure and function of the heart. Test results will be reviewed and discussed with parents on-site by a board-certified cardiologist. The cost of the screening is $150 (an approximate savings of $700).  Payment may be made by cash, check or credit card. Insurance will not be accepted. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call 713.222.CARE (2273).

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

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 or

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

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.

Pancakes for Patriots

Saturday, August 23, 2014 10:40 am – 1:00 pm
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9182
6206 George Bush Dr.
Doors open at 10:40 am, pancakes will be served at 11:00 am. Event closes at 1:00 pm. Tickets are $7 for all you can eat, and $4 for a regular meal. They will be commemorating the Iraq War; the new Commander Frank Torres will be speaking. All proceeds benefit veterans in need.

Lift, Tighten, Volumize

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Suzanne Bruce and Associates
23510 Kingsland Blvd., #300
Join Suzanne Bruce and Associates for a lunch event titled, “Lift, Tighten, Volumize.” To RSVP email with your name and contact phone number.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Katy

Thursday, August 28, 2014 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Katy Area Chamber of Commerce
LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch
23501J Cinco Ranch Blvd., #100
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is a vital part of fundraising and raising awareness for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. Learn more or start a team at

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 or call 281-492-8592.

Mondays with Mommy

Monday, September 8, 2014 10:00 am
Texas Children’s Hospital - West Campus
LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch
Heritage Square
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Mondays with Mommy takes children on a monthly fun, educational journey while utilizing music and movement. The series is a free community program open to children up to age 5 and their caregivers. This event’s theme is “A Trip to the Zoo.” For details visit

KEYS Kick Off

Thursday, September 11, 2014 8:00 am – 9:30 am
The Merrell Center
6301 S Stadium Ln.
Make a commitment to a child on the brink of success for up to one hour per week during the school day. Please submit an application to become a KEYS mentor. To learn more about becoming a mentor, attend the KEYS Kick Off. For more, visit

Breakfast for a Blessing

Friday, September 12, 2014 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Christ Clinic
Omni Houston Hotel Westside
13210 Katy Fwy., Houston
This year’s guest speaker will be George V. Masi, President and CEO of Harris Health Systems. Masi served as Executive VP & COO for Harris Health firm 2007-2014, served as administrator for Ben Taub Hospital, Harris Health’s Level I Trauma Center and flagship teaching facility. Masi also served 27 years as a career officer with the Army Medical Department, rising to the rank of colonel. He holds graduate degrees from the University of Buffalo, Long Island University and the National Defense University. If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Adriana Rubin, Event Coordinator at 281-574-1455 or email at

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


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 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.

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 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

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

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

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