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Food for Families

Through Thursday, December 11, 2014
Katy ISD Partners in Education
6301 S. Stadium Ln., Room 1520
As your begin your holiday planning, Katy ISD Partners in Education invites you to give to their annual Food for Families campaign benefiting Katy ISD students and their families in need. Donations go toward the purchase of $50 grocery gift cards for students and their families identified by campus principals. Make checks payable to “Katy ISD Food for Families.” Mail or deliver your donations to the Katy ISD Partners in Education.

Toys for Tots at Allen Samuels Katy

Through Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Allen Samuels Katy
21777 Katy Fwy.
Participate in Allen Samuels Katy Marine Toys for Tots program. Bring your unwrapped toy to the showroom floor to give back to the children of the community. Stop by during regular hours Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and  9:00 p.m. and Saturdays between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Call 888-319-3077 for more information.

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. Raise money for the Seven Lakes High School PTSA while you shop. Tickets are $6 each, and for every ticket sold $3 goes to the school. Visit homefortheholidaysgiftmarket.com.

Conversation Circles

Friday, November 21, 2014 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cinco Ranch Branch Library
2620 Commerical 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. Conversation Circles is a free and open-to-the-public program. Call Cinco Ranch Branch Library at 281-395-1311.

Hit Play: Soundtrack of Our Lives

Friday – Saturday, November 21 -22, 2014 7:00 pm
Tompkins High School
Performing Arts Center
4400 Falcon Landing Blvd.
The Tompkins High School show choir, Sound FX, invites you to their show, Hit Play, the Soundtrack of Our Lives. The shows will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for students.

Science Day Camp

Saturday, November 22, 2014 8:00 am – 2:30 pm
Cinco Ranch High School Robotics Team
23440 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Students in fourth through seventh grade are invited to a science day camp by the Cinco Ranch High School Robotics Team. The day camp will include activities in the fields of chemistry, physics, robotics, engineering, and astronomy. The cost of registration is $45 and includes camp admission, lunch (vegetarian option available), and a t-shirt. Register by Nov. 17. Make checks out to CRHS Robotics Booster Club. Visit www.team624.org.  Email sciencedaycamp@team624.org.

Spartan Splash Color Run

Saturday, November 22, 2014 8:00 am
Seven Lakes Junior High PTA and Cinco Ranch Communities
The Lake House at Cinco Ranch
25202 Springwood Lake Dr.
The Spartan Splash color run is a family-friendly 5K/3K. Prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third place winters (adult male, adult female, and student category). Cost is $25 for SLJH families and $35 for the general public. Students are encouraged to raise donations to cover their registration fees. Children ages 5 and under are free, but will not receive a race shirt/packet. Parking will be across the street at Trinity Baptist Church. Deadline for registration is Nov. 8. Register at www.sljhpta.com.

Home for the Holidays

Saturday, November 22, 2014 5:00 pm - 8:00 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.

Santa Visits LaCenterra

Saturdays and Sundays, November 23, 2014 – December 21, 2014
LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch
Heritage Square
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Hang with the Big Guy himself every Saturday (1:00 pm – 5:00 pm) and Sunday (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm). Santa will meet your family and go over the children’s wish list and pose for photos. Parents, don’t forget to bring your cameras!

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.

Black Friday Camp

Friday, November 28, 2014 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Little Gym of Katy
23010 Highland Knolls
The Little Gym of Katy is hosting a post-Thanksgiving camp! Need a little time to shop, clean, or just unwind from the hectic holiday? Take advantage of their four-hour Black Friday Camp and give your kiddos the opportunity to have fun and burn some energy with friends in a safe environment while you have some time for yourself. Camp includes fun games and obstacle courses, crafts, and pizza. All campers must be 3 to 8 years old and bathroom independent.

 

Free Movie Night

Friday, November 28, 2014 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch
Heritage Square
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Join them in the courtyard for a special screening of Rise of the Guardians. The movie will begin at dusk (approximately 7 or 8 p.m.). For more, visit LaCenterra.com/Events.

Mondays with Mommy – Winter Wonderland

Monday, December 1, 2014 10:00 am – 11:00 am
LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch
Central Green
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Mondays with Mommy is presented by Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus and takes children on a monthly fun, educational journey while utilizing music and movement. LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch is proud to have Mindy Janis with Kindermusik and Vivi Melody & Family as the returning hosts of the program. For more, visit LaCenterra.com/Events.

Spartan Showcase of Holiday Homes

Tuesday – Wednesday, December 2 – 3, 2014 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Seven Lakes High School
Tour a variety of seven stately homes beautifully decorated for the holidays. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Advanced ticket sales will begin Monday, November 17, 2014 at Cobblestone Cottage (23701 Cinco Ranch Blvd. and 8504 FM 359 S., Fulshear) and Texas National Outfitters (3522 Mason Rd.), or the Seven Lakes High School front office (281-237-2800). For more information or questions contact Paula Rucky, Robin Kellogg, or Tena Wood at holidayhometour@sevenlakesptsa.com.

Create Your Own Holiday Cards and Gift Tags

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 7:00 p.m.
Maud Smith Marks Branch Library
1815 Westgreen Blvd.
There will be a class teaching the basics of how to create cards using Microsoft Publisher. Then on December 16 at 7:00 p.m. there will be a class teaching the basics of how to create gift tags using Microsoft Publishers. Come to one class or both. Seating is extremely limited. Call 281-492-8592.

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 Home Tour

Thursday, December 4, 2014 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday, December 5, 2014 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Taylor High School
Project Graduation 2015

Be inspired for your holiday decorating by attending the annual Taylor High School Holiday Home Tour. As always, the tour will feature several lovely area homes and is the perfect event to jumpstart your holiday mood. Tickets are available for purchase at the Katy Flower Market (20829 Kingsland Blvd.) or at Hauerland’s (1648 Mason Rd.). The cost is $10 and all proceeds benefit Project Graduation 2015.

Parade of Homes

Thursday, December 4, 2014 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday, December 5, 2014 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Cinco Ranch High School
Cougar Stars Dance Team
The Cinco Ranch Cougar Stars Dance Team is proud to host their annual Parade of Homes. Tickets are $12 and are available at Beau Kisses, Curtain Call, Dancer’s Closet, and Hauerland’s, or from your favorite Cougar Star. Tour beautifully decorated Katy-area homes full of holiday decorations while enjoying the sounds of the award-winning Cinco Ranch High School Orchestra. The Cougar Stars will be on hand at each home to help guide the tour. Proceeds support Cougar Stars’ activities.

Astronomy on Wheels

Thursday, December 4, 2014 6:00 pm
Cinco Ranch High School PTSA
23440 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Fort Bend County Astronomy Clun and its Astronomy on Wheels program present this free event for the public. They will have coffee, hot chocolate, and baked goods for sale. Take advantage of this opportunity to see the night sky through a telescope. The Fort Bend Astronomy Club will have telescopes out as well as two different presentations, one on meteorites and another about the solar system with images from the Hubble telescope. Email questions to Sofia Peruzzi at peruzzism@earthlink.net.

Share Your Holidays Food Drive

Friday, December 5, 2014 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Maud Smith Marks Branch Library
1815 Westgreen Blvd.
Maud Marks will once again be a drop-off location for food donations for ABC channel 13′s Share Your Holidays food drive. The library has participated in the event since its opening in 1993. All food donated will be distributed by Katy Christian Ministries and benefit families in the Katy area. The library will be accepting food from 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Friday, December 5 at the entrance of the library building. The drive begins early to allow commuters the opportunity to stop by on their way to work.

Gingerbread Jog

Saturday, December 6, 2014 6:45 am (registration), 8:00 am – 10:00 am
LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
The Gingerbread Jog 5K and 1 mile fun walk benefitting the Pregnancy Help Center of West Houston (PHC) will be held at LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch. All proceeds go to the PHC – whose primary mission is to minister to the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of women and their families as they experience pregnancy. Online registration is available at www.thedriven.net. Race-day registration will begin at 6:45 a.m. with the 5K starting at 8:00 a.m. and the 1 mile fun walk starting at 8:10 a.m. For more information on the event, please contact the PHC at 281-578-0078.

 

Crimson Cavalettes Dance Clinic

Saturday, December 6, 2014 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tompkins High School
Ninth Grade Center
4400 Falcon Landing Blvd.
Join the Crimson Cavalettes for their annual dance clinic. Learn about dance technique from an actual Crimson Cavalette! There will be a performance for parents following the clinic at 11:30 a.m. Pre-registration is $40. This includes a t-shirt and a midmorning snack with a bottled water. Early registration ends November 21. Cost at the door is $45. Come dressed to dance in tennis shoes or soft-soled dance shoes. For additional info, contact Mrs. Fortenberry at rosemaryfortenberry@katyisd.org.

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.

Katy Old-Fashioned Christmas Festival

Saturday, December 6, 2014 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Ave. B
Celebrate with your family and friends at the Katy Old-Fashioned Christmas Festival. Enjoy snow from noon to 5 p.m. and a Christmas lighting from 6 to 7 p.m. There will be Santa, carolers, entertainment, and food, as well as local and out-of-state vendors.

Celebrate Local Authors

Saturday, December 6, 2014 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Maud Marks Library
1815 Westgreen Blvd.
Fans of local authors and upcoming writers won’t want to miss this event! Maud Marks Library will be hosting a celebration and meet and greet from 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. followed by a presentation of excerpts of books read by their authors from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Books will also be available for purchase.

DIY Crafts: Wrap Your Gifts

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 2:00 p.m.
Maud Smith Marks Branch Library
1815 Westgreen Blvd.
They’ll be having fun at Maud Marks preparing for Christmas. Join them as they make wrapping paper! Bring your holiday gifts with you as they will create fun ways to wrap them up for the season. All materials will be provided. Seating is extremely limited. Call 281-492-8592.

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.

A Christmas Carol

Wednesday – Friday, December 10 – 12, 2014 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 13, 2014 2:00 pm
Taylor High School
20700 Kingsland Blvd.
This richly textured adaptation brings the full spirit of the book to life on stage, combining the eeriness of the ghost story and the thrill of the fairy tale with the grubby realism of Victorian London. The Taylor PlayMakers will be sharing the stage with future Taylor Thespians from both Memorial Parkway and McMeans junior highs in this production. Visit www.TaylorPlaymakers.com for pricing and advance ticket information. Tickets will also be available at the door. Contact tickets@TaylorPlaymakers.com with any questions or for more information.

Seven Lakes Holiday Extravaganza

Thursday, December 11, 2014 5:30 pm
Seven Lakes High School
9251 S Fry Rd.
The Seven Lakes fundraiser dinner and silent auction features their band, choir, orchestra, sapphires, and theatre departments. The event benefits the fine arts musical and masterworks concert. Dinner and auction are from 5:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. in the Commons, followed by a full concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. All is open to the public. Tickets cost $20 and include a meal. Ticket orders can be placed with Shelly Tanous shellypt72@yahoo.com. Ticket information can also be found on the Studio VII website www.studiovii7.com.

Polar Express Pajama Party

Thursday – Monday, December 11 – 15, 2014 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm (daily)
Katy Budget Books
2450 Fry Rd., Houston
Bring your little ones in their best Christmas pajamas if you wish. Yes, moms and dads can too. Miss Alicia will read the original book, serve hot chocolate, and have swag bags for the kids. You’re guaranteed to leave in the Christmas spirit.

Holiday Concert

Friday, December 12, 2014 7:00 pm
Katy Children’s Choir
St. Peter’s Methodist Church
20775 Kingsland Blvd.
The concert will feature the Katy Children’s Choir. Tickets are $5 for ages 12 and up. Children ages 12 and under are free. Email info@katychildrenschoir.com.

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
Morton Ranch High School
21000 Franz Rd.
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.

Breakfast with Santa and Friends

Saturday, December 13, 2014 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mayde Creek High School
19202 Groschke Rd., Houston
Guests can enjoy a continental breakfast, get a photo with Santa, and take part in fun activities. Children’s tickets are $10 each, and adults’ tickets are $5 each. One photo with Santa per child ticket purchased. To advance purchase tickets, visit http://mchs.seatyourself.biz/.

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.

Chili Cook-Off

Saturday, December 13, 2014 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Bridgeland
Oak Meadow Park
17730 House Hahl
The cook-off opens to the public at 11:30 am and judging for the first through seventh place will begin at noon. After the panel has selected the victors, tastings will be opened to the public and event-goers can select the “People’s Choice” winner. Participation is open to the public. Competitors and teams can register for $20. To sign up, visit www.bridgelandlife.com.

Living Nativity

Saturday, December 13, 2014 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
First Christian Church
22101 Morton Ranch Rd.
Join First Christian Church of Katy for their annual living nativity. There will be three live respresentations of the nativity scene lasting approximately 30 minutes each. Refreshments will be provided in the fellowship hall throughout the evening. For more details, call the church office at 281-492-2693 or visit fcckaty.com.

Free Movie Night

Saturday, December 13, 2014 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch
Heritage Square
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Join them in the courtyard for a special screening of Home Alone to celebrate the holidays! The movie will begin at dusk (approximately 7 or 8 p.m.). For more, visit LaCenterra.com/Events.

Joy Love Peace

Sunday, December 14, 2014 4:00 pm
Lone Star Symphonic Band
CrossPoint Community Church
700 S. Westgreen Blvd.
Join the Lone Star Symphonic Band as at their annual Christmas concert. Santa Claus might just stop by the concert on his way back up to the North Pole! Tickets are available on the band’s website, www.lssb.org, for $5.50 each, and will be available the day of the concert for $10 each. Selections to be performed include “A Christmas Festival,” “Sleigh Ride,” “A Fireside Christmas,” “A Hanukkah Festival,” “Old Scottish Melody,” and more.

Messiah Sing-A-Long

Sunday, December 14, 2014 7:00 pm
St. Peter’s United Methodist Church
20775 Kingsland Blvd.
The Chancel Choir of St. Peter’s United Methodist Church in Katy invites you to their Messiah Sing-A-Long. Please come to sing, or just to listen to this beautiful music. There will be soloists and a full orchestra. There is no admission charge. Copies of the music will be available for loan or for sale. For more information, call David Galasso at 281-492-8031.

Once Upon A December

Monday, December 15, 2014 7:00 pm
Mayde Creek High School
19202 Groeschke Rd., Houston
The Mayde Creek High School Choir will perform their winter concert, Once Upon a December, in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free.

Santa’s Ranch Open House

Friday, December 19, 2014 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Maud Smith Marks Library
1815 Westgreen Blvd.
Celebrate the arrival of the holidays with Maud Smith Marks Branch Library. Come listen to Christmas music and visit Santa and the elves in his workshop for fun crafts and treats. For the complete schedule, contact the library at 281-492-8592.

Winterfest

Saturday, December 20, 2014 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch
Central Green
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Celebrate with music at the Katy Rocks Winterfest in LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch. There will be music, vendor booths, food, and family fun! Visit katyrocks.org.

Katy Women’s Aglow

Saturday, December 20, 2014
Katy Aglow
Krause Children’s Center
5638 Medical Center Dr.
Come together for fellowship, worship, and to hear inspirational speakers. Make new friends at Katy Aglow. Visit katyaglow.com.

Winter Break Camps

Monday – Wednesday, December 22 – 24, 2014
Friday – Saturday, December 26 – 27, 2014
Monday – Wednesday, December 29 – 31, 2014

Friday, January 2, 2014
The Little Gym of Katy
23010 Highland Knolls
There is no such thing as the winter blues when you have The Little Gym Winter Camps to look forward to! The Little Gym of Katy is hosting Winter Break Camps! Designed for children 3-8 years of age, their winter camp programs provide each child with three super-awesome, adventure-filled hours full of skill building, crafts, group fun, and special LEGO®, DUPLO®, and LEGO Juniors building activities! All campers must be bathroom independent. Times vary, visit their website for schedule: http://www.tlgkatytx.com.

Frozen Little Toes

Saturday, January 17, 2015
Sweet Three Nail Lounge
5131 S. Fry Rd.
Come Join Sweet Three Nail Lounge for their Frozen Little Toes event. Children will enjoy pedicure and nail painting, food, drinks, and pictures with Elsa! You can even come dressed up as your favorite character. Just $35 per ticket. Call Kirsitna at 205-792-6277 to purchase your ticket. Limited tickets available.

In Plain Sight: Stories of Hope and Freedom

January 22, 2015 6:30 pm
The Fellowship
22765 Westheimer Pkwy.
Free documentary screening of In Plain Sight: Stories of Hope and Freedom - but must reserve a seat. This documentary produced and narrated by Natalie Grant, Christian recording artist, features six modern-day abolitionists as they fight sex trafficking across America. It opens the viewer’s eyes to what is happening down the street ‘in plain sight.’  Through engaging interviews with numerous victims of sex trafficking, the force, coercion, and deception of the children and women becomes apparent. In the midst of the darkness, stories of hope and freedom emerge as each survivor shares how she was impacted through the work of a sex trafficking aftercare home. Registration at www.thefellowship.org.

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.

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