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Trick or Treat at Schakolad

Saturday – Friday, October 25 – 31, 2014
Schakolad Chocolate Factory
2020 S. Fry Rd.
Stop by Schakolad with the kids in costume, and they will receive a sweet treat. Items may vary. While supplies last. Mention Katy Magazine.

Katy ISD Partners in Education Open House

Fridays in October 8:00 am – 9:30 am
October 31, 2014 (Taylor High School)
Hosted by Katy ISD campus partnership liaisons, an open house will be held every Friday morning in October. The regional open houses will provide a once-a year opportunity for the business community to meet campus partnership leaders and discuss this school year’s business partnership activities. For more information, contact Cassandra Hedgpeth, cassandrakhedgpeth@katyisd.org, 281-396-2428. All guests should register for each event online on the Katy ISD Partners in Education website via www.katyisd.org under the “Community” tab, where guests will also find the list of campuses hosting each Friday’s event.


Halloween Deals and Specials

Friday, October 31, 2014
Buffalo Wild Wings
Kids wearing a costume eat free on Friday and Saturday.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill
Free kids meal with the purchase of an adult entrée with coupon. Limit two free meals per coupon per visit.

Chipotle
Wear a costume and get a $3 boo-rito, bowl, salad, or tacos on Halloween from 5:00 p.m. to closing.

Hauerland’s
Halloween items are 50% off.

IHOP
Kids ages 12 and under get a free scary face pancake from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Jamba Juice
Free Jamba kids smoothies from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Jimmy Changas
Kids eat free on Halloween all day. Dine-in only.

Olive Garden
Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entrée.

Outback Steakhouse

Outback Steakhouse offers kids eat free all day on Halloween with adult entrée purchase.

Pei Wei
Free cookie for kids dressed in costume with entrée purchase after 3 p.m. with coupon.

Red Lobster
Through Nov. 2, get a free appetizer or dessert when you buy two adult dinner entrees.

Sonic

Sonic offers 50-cent hot dogs on Halloween.

Souper Salad
Kids wearing a costume eat for 99 cents. An adult buffet purchase required per child.

Subway
Subway is offering foot-long subs for $6 after 4 p.m.

Wendy’s
Wendy’s offers a Halloween coupon book for $1. Get five coupons for free with a Jr. Frosty.

Please verify specials with individual locations as some may not participate in franchise/national deals and specials. Know of another Halloween deal in Katy, TX? Email editor@katymagazine.com or post it on our Facebook wall.

Trunk-Or-Treat

Friday, October 31, 2014 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Grand Lakes Presbyterian Church
6035 S. Fry Rd.
Enjoy a live band, free hot dogs, games, and trunks overflowing with candy! Visit grandlakespc.org.

Fallfest

Friday, October 31, 2014 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
CrossPoint Community Church
700 S. Westgreen Blvd.
FallFest is their biggest party of the year! Families will have a blast with activities like Wipe-Out, live music, food trucks, inflatables, costume contests, and more! Visit crosspt.org for more information.

Spartan Spectacular Shopportunity

Saturday, November 1, 2014 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Seven Lakes Junior High
Cafeteria
6026 Katy-Gaston Rd.
Join Seven Lakes Junior High School for this “shopportunity.” It’s a great way to start your holiday shopping.

Cinco Ranch FFA Day

Saturday, November 1, 2014 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cinco Ranch FFA
LD Robinson Pavilion
6301 S. Stadium Ln.
Join Cinco Ranch FFA for their first annual FFA Day! They will have games, horseback riding, crafts, and much more. All ages are welcome to attend. Please bring a scarf or jacket to donate for your admission.

KISSUE Trunk Show

Saturday, November 1, 2014 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
KISSUE
Kendra Scott Houston – City Centre
816 Town & Country Blvd., #131
Houston
You’re invited to KISSUE’s Trunk Show. Bring a friend and see the latest fashions paired with Kendra Scott’s Winter Starstruck Collection. Enjoy sips and sweets while you shop. The Tissue sisters of Katy, TX were previously featured in Katy Magazine.

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!

Fall Concert Series: Stephen Chadwick

Saturday, November 1, 2014 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch
Heritage Square
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the evening at LaCenterra! There will be free live music from Stephen Chadwick. For more concert information, visit  http://www.lacenterra.com/events/603/.

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.

Soar to the Dedication of Davidson Elementary

Sunday, November 2, 2014 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Keiko Davidson Elementary School
26906 Pine Mill Ranch Dr.
Your invited to the Keiko Davidson Elementary School dedication. A reception will be held in the library from 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. followed by a program in the gymnasium from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Mondays with Mommy – Fall at the Farm

Monday, November 3, 2014 10:00 am – 11:00 am
LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch
Central Green
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Mondays with Mommy presented by Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus 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.

The Basics of Buying and Selling on eBay

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 10:00 am
Cinco Ranch Branch Library
2620 Commercial Center Blvd.
The adult services staff will provide a general introduction to eBay. Those attending will learn how to post items for sale and how to bid on items that are for sale. Participants should have a basic understanding of computers and a working email address. The class is free. Seating is limited. Register online at fortbend.lib.tx.us or call 281-395-1311.

Bring Your Mom to School Day

Thursday, November 6, 2014
Mayde Creek High School
19202 Groeschke Rd., Houston
Students are invited to participate in Bring Your Mom to School Day. Parents can visit their student’s classes during first, second, and third period. After the event, there will be a small gathering in the library for refreshments from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Parents are encouraged to arrive prior to the 7:20 a.m. bell and check in through the Raptor System in the ninth grade or main commons area. Contact Angelique Burnside at 207angelcab@gmail.com.

Open House

Thursday, November 6, 2014 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Hauerland’s 
1648 S. Mason Rd.
Stop by Hauerland’s to shop for unique, boutique gift items. There will be food, drinks, and discounts! Let them know Katy Magazine sent you. For more information, call 281-395-4595.

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.”

Holiday Decorating

Thursday, November 6, 2014 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Star Furniture – West Houston
6666 Barker Springs Rd., Houston
This free presentation will making your holiday season extra special as you bring charm to your home inside and out. Star Furniture’s interior designers, along with guest designer Pattie Perrier, ASID will help you on your journey as you transform your living space for the new season. The course will cover: entire room concepts with popular seasonal colors and décor, effortless entertaining tips for gatherings of all sizes, understated and glamorous examples of seasonal décor, and decorating schemes for stairs, mantels, table tops, and more. Register online at https://www.starfurniture.com/decorating-presentation.

Collection Drive

Monday, October 20, 2014 – Friday, November 7, 2014
Golbow Elementary School
3535 Lakes of Bridgewater Dr.
In preparation for Veteran’s Day, students at Golbow Elementary School are collecting items to support our troops. Each grade level is assigned a category of items to bring. There will be collection boxes in each grade level area marked with yellow signs that say, “Support Our Troops.” Please contact the school office at 281-237-5350 if you have any questions. Pre-K and kindergarten (toiletry products – baby wipes, chapstick, hand lotion, floss, etc. ), first and second graders (food/drink products – canned foods, single serving cereal boxes, drink mixes, etc.), third graders (misc. products – batteries, Ziploc bags, flashlights, sunglasses, etc.), fourth and fifth graders (entertainment items – books, magazines, travel games, journals).

Conversation Circles

Friday, November 7, 2014 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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.

Wolfe Elementary’s Fall Festival

Friday, November 7, 2014 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wolfe Elementary School
502 Addicks-Howell Rd., Houston
Wolfe Elementary’s PTO invites Katy families to their annual Fall Festival. This event is open to the public. It will be an evening of fun, rides, games, and food. For more information, email Sondra at sondranorwood@katyisd.org.

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.

Water Walk and Fitness Challenge

Saturday, November 8, 2014 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Lovely Girls Club
Living Water International
Nottingham Country Park
Come to the water walk/fitness challenge for a bake sale, face painting, and H2O challenge. All proceeds will benefit a water well in Haiti through Living Water International. Lovely Girls Club is a mentoring girls club for those in kindergarten through fifth grade who are mentored by sixth graders through adults.

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.

Wild Wings

Saturday, November 8, 2014 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Katy Contemporary Arts Museum
805 Ave. B
This hands-on children’s class explores the local bird community by using art, literature, and crafts. Email info@katycam.com or call 832-857-1340. The event is free.

Basic Self-Defense

Saturday, November 8, 2014 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Cinco Ranch Branch Library
2620 Commercial Center Blvd.
Veteran law-enforcement officer Lt. Wayne Hastedt from the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office will demonstrate basic self-defense techniques that anyone can use to protect themselves. Learn how to develop a sense of awareness in different circumstances and how to avoid trouble. The program is free and open to the public. Call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library at 281-395-1311.

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.

Community Campout

Saturday – Sunday, November 8 – 9, 2014 2:00 pm
City of Katy Parks and Recreation Dept.
Katy VFW Park
6202 George Bush Dr.
The City of Katy invites you to their Community Campout. Fun includes activities, an outdoor movie, story teller, tree planting, camp fires, and s’mores. Hotdogs will be served for dinner and pancakes for breakfast will be provided. Help plant trees in the park and receive a free tree from Apache Corporation and Keep Katy Beautiful TreeShare Program. Bring your own tent and sleeping bags. No electricity and no camper trailers. Public restrooms are available. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Must register at the City of Katy Parks and Recreation Department at 5718 Second St.

Fall Concert Series: Mitch Marcoulier

Saturday, November 8, 2014 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch
Heritage Square
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the evening at LaCenterra! There will be free live music from Mitch Marcoulier. For more concert information, visit http://www.lacenterra.com/events/603/.

Army Field Band Concert

Saturday, November 8, 2014 7:00 pm
United States Army Field Band and Soldier’s Chorus of Washington, DC
Katy High School
Performing Arts Center
6331 Highway Blvd.
The Army Field Band’s concert in Katy, TX, is sponsored by The Conservatory of Music at Cinco Ranch, The Conservatory of Music at North Katy, and Katy ISD. These two ensembles combine to present joint concerts on their national tours. To obtain free tickets, visit The Conservatory of Music at North Katy.

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Katy ISD Homecoming Dances

Katy ISD Homecoming Dance Schedule – Fall 2014

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.

 

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.

Open House

Sunday, November 9, 2014 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Little Gym of Katy
23010 Highland Knolls
Come enjoy class demos and raffles with The Little Gym of Katy. Someone will win free membership for one year! It’s also a Houston Food Bank donation hot spot. Come see Princess Elsa!

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.

Ride N Shine Car Show

Saturday, November 15, 2014 8:00 am – 10:00 am
LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch
Heritage Square
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Heritage Square at LaCenterra will overflow with a multitude of beautifully crafted exotic cars and give patrons the opportunity to examine them up close, take photos, and talk to the friendly owners. For more information, visit LaCenterra.com.

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.  

Fall Concert Series: Jason Hykle

Saturday, November 15, 2014 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch
Heritage Square
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the evening at LaCenterra! There will be free live music from Jason Hykle. For more concert information, visit http://www.lacenterra.com/events/603/.

Odessa Kilpatrick Elementary Book Fair

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Odessa Kilpatrick Elementary
26100 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Come shop the book fair at Odessa Kilpatrick Elementary.

 

Odessa Kilpatrick Elementary Open House

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Odessa Kilpatrick Elementary
26100 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Parents and students of Odessa Kilpatrick Elementary are invited to their open house.

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.

Fourth-Grade Musical

Thursday, November 20, 2014 6:00 pm
Odessa Kilpatrick Elementary
26100 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Fourth-grade students of Odessa Kilpatrick Elementary will present their musical.

Watch D.O.G.S. Kickoff

Thursday, November 20, 2014 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Morton Ranch Junior High
2498 N. Mason Rd.
Students and fathers and father figures of Morton Ranch Junior High School will be having a dads’ and kids’ pizza night to mark the beginning of the new father involvement program called Watch D.O.G.S. For more information about the pizza night, call the assistant principal Doreen Martinez at 281-237-7457.

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.

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.

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.

E-Reader Question-and-Answer

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Cinco Ranch Branch Library
2620 Commercial Center Blvd.
Do you have a new Kindle or Nook, but you’re not sure how to use it? Are you shopping for a mobile reading device, and would like more information on the different options? Library staff will be available at this come-and-go session to answer questions about different types of e-readers, using the library’s online digital library, and downloading e-books. The session is free. Reservations are not required. For additional information, call 281-395-1311.

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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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