Katy Texas Events & News 2016

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5K Color Run

Saturday, March 25, 2017
Hope Impacts
1450 W. Grand Parkway S., G447
Christ Clinic, Hope Impacts, and Clothed by Faith are partnering together for this event. There will be a kids run, health vendors, health screenings, and entertainment and art. Vendors and sponsors are needed. Sign up to run or to be a vendor at http://hopeimpacts.net/katy-color-run/.

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6th Annual Winterfest

Saturday, December 10, 2016 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Westlake Volunteer Fire Department
19636 Saums Rd.
Houston
Come see Santa and Swatson from the Sugar Land Skeeters! Then shop from over 70 vendors, listen to live music, participate in crafts, and so much more. For more information, visit katyrocks.org or call 832-768-0508.

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A Christmas Carol

December 8 – 9, 2016 7:00 p.m.
December 10, 2016 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Mayde Creek High School
19202 Groeschke Rd.
With the holidays fast approaching, Mayde Creek High School Theatre Company cordially invites you to come see A Christmas Carol. The classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey from an inhumane and heartless grouch to a generous and caring soul with the aid of three Christmas spirits who show him the meaning of life one Christmas night. Student tickets are $6.00 in advance and $8.00 at the door. Adult tickets are $8.00 in advance and $10.00 at the door. Gold card members may purchase tickets for $5.00. For more information and to purchase tickets call (281) 237-3803 or visit www.mchstheatre.org.

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A Holly Jolly Christmas

Saturday, December 17, 2016 5:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Downtown Fulshear
The Fulshear Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Fulshear presents A Holly Jolly Christmas. This year’s Holly Jolly Christmas will include ice skating, Santa, live music, Anna & Elsa, a live nativity, along with a children’s area, vendor booths, and a walking parade. If you’d like more information about this event or to register for the parade, please contact Amy Norvell at anorvell@fulshearareachamber.com or call 832-600-3221.

 

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A Katy Old Fashioned Christmas

POSTPONED – NEW DATE LISTED

Saturday, December 17, 2016 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Historic Downtown Katy
This event consists of 180 quality crafts, arts, antiques, and Christmas vendors. It’s a crazy time when 50,000 pounds of snow are sprayed in two large mounds for the kids to play in for free. Food Trucks will be on site and No-Label Brewery will have their beer garden open. The City of Katy will be presenting the Mayor’s Christmas Tree lighting in front of the new City Hall, Mr. and Mrs. Claus will make an appearance, too. The event is free, but you are asked to bring canned goods for the food drive. For more information visit www.katymarketday.com.

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Allegro Ballet of Houston Presents The Nutcracker

Saturday, December 17, 2016 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 18, 2016 2:30 p.m.
Katy High School PAC
6331 Hwy Blvd.
Toys that come to life! A Christmas Tree that grows! A battle between mice and toy soldiers! Allegro Ballet of Houston presents its 15th annual full-length production of The Nutcracker. Reserved seats are available at their website: allegroballetofhouston.com.

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Bethlehem’s Child

Sunday, December 11, 2016 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 11:00 a.m.
Living Word
3700 S. Mason Rd.
Living Word invites the Katy community to its presentation of “Bethlehem’s Child.” Let them inspire and prepare you for the celebration of the birth of our Lord with both familiar Christmas carols and newly-composed pieces.  The cantata will feature the Living Word Choir and a chamber orchestra. For more information, please see the church’s website livingwordkaty.org or call 281-392-2300.

 

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Big Fish

February 2 – 4, 2017
Thursday and Friday 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 2:00 p.m.
Seven Lakes High Performing Arts Center
9251 S Fry Rd.
Studio VII proudly presents Big Fish. The play is about a frustrated son who tries to determine fact from fiction in his dying father’s life. Tickets go on sale January 20th and can be purchased through the
box office at 281-237-2836 or online at studiovii.org.

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Christmas Luncheon

Thursday, December 15, 2016 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The Club at Falcon Point
24503 Falcon Point Dr.
Katy Christian Women’s Connection will host a festive luncheon to celebrate the Christmas season. Christmas music will be provided by Katy resident Barbara Freeman. Bring an ornament and join the ornament exchange. Special guest will be Beverly Deputy. The cost is $18 per person and you can get more information and RSVP by emailing Nancy at katycwc@gmail.com or calling 281-232-8338.

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Connolly Dance Art’s Nutcracker

Saturday, December 10, 2016 3:00 p.m.
Morton Ranch High School Performing Arts Center
22760 Westheimer Pkwy., Ste. 300
The dancers of Connolly Dance Arts will perform their rendition of The Nutcracker. General admission tickets are $12 and priority tickets are $20. For more information, visit connollydancearts.com.

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Free Health Screenings

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monty Ballard YMCA
22807 Westheimer Pkwy.
Drop in for a free health screening or stop by to speak to someone about your health care questions. Biometric screenings will be offered to help you find out your four health numbers: blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, and BMI. For more information, visit https://www.ymcahouston.org/katy/.

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Hayes Elementary School Spirit Night

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Sonic Drive-in
1530 S Mason Rd.
Support the Hayes Hawks by having dinner from Sonic!

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Holiday Lights Showcase

November 25 – December 31, 2016
Cane Island Amenity Village
2100 Cane Island Pkwy.
Cane Island will be transformed into Candy Cane Island for the holidays! Open nightly, the community’s Amenity Village will transition into a holiday spectacular complete with thousands of sparkling lights synchronized to holiday songs. There will also be free photos with Santa and complimentary hot chocolate December 3-4 and 10-11. For details, visit CaneIsland.com.

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Journey to Bethlehem

December 8, 2016 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
December 9, 2016 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
December 10, 2016 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
December 11, 2016 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Current – A Christian Church
26600 Westheimer Pkwy.
A winding trail and experienced guides will lead you through a series of live action scenes tracing the journey Mary and Joseph took centuries ago as they were expecting the miraculous birth of Christ. Your travels will lead you through the village of Nazareth, into the camp of the Magi, past the Roman census and open-air markets of Judea, ultimately ending at the simple manger where Christmas began. For tickets and more information, visit jtbcurrent.com.

 

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Katy Half Marathon

Saturday, February 4, 2017
Katy Mills Mall
5000 Katy Mills Circle
When you sign up for the race and join the Reason 2 Race team, you will be supporting Katy ISD teachers in creating extraordinary classroom experiences for their students. You can sign up for a 5K or a 1K here: Katy Half Marathon. If you would like more information, contact Tammy Stringer by email tammyrstringer@katyisd.org or call 281-396-2645.

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Katy ISD FFA Livestock Show and Rodeo Parade

Saturday, February 18, 2016 9:30 a.m.
Rhodes Stadium
1733 Katy Fort Bend Rd.
The rodeo parade is a big part of the livestock show and rodeo in Katy. Hosting area community groups, student organizations, and local businesses the parade is a long-standing Katy tradition that goes hand in hand with the KISD FFA Livestock Show and Rodeo. For additional information regarding the parade, contact Tracy Glueck at katyrodeoparade@gmail.com or alternately visit the KFLSRA website at www.katyrodeo.org for updates on the event and to view sponsorship opportunities.

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Little Shop of Horrors

Thursday, January 19, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Friday, January 20th, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 21, 2017 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Tompkins High School
4400 Falcon Landing Blvd.
Feed the need for musical hilarity with Tompkins Theatre Company’s presentation of the musical comedy, Little Shop of Horrors, a delicious sci-fi smash about a man-eating plant! Rated PG. Students – $12/Adults – $15  Reserved Seating tickets are available for purchase January 2nd at tompkinstheatre.com. General Admission seating tickets will be sold in the PAC January 16-20, 10:30-1:30, and one hour prior to each performance. For more information, email boxoffice@tompkinstheatre.com.

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Mattress Fundraiser

Sunday, December 11, 2016 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
James E. Taylor High School
20700 Kingsland Blvd.
The Taylor Band Booster club is holding a mattress fundraiser. All sizes of mattresses will be available including name brands like Simmons Beautyrest. All mattresses are brand new with full factory warranties. For more information, visit bit.ly/bedsforjetband.

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Men Who Mentor Breakfast

Friday, January 13, 2017 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Katy ISD Education Support Complex
6301 S. Stadium Ln.
This annual event provides support for existing male mentors and information for men interested in becoming a mentor. Campus liaisons and administrators will guide table discussions for learning and networking opportunities. If you’re a guy who has ever thought about being a mentor, please join us!  If you are a guy who already mentors, please join us!  To RSVP please go to www.katyisd/dept/pie.org.

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Santa and Friends Toy Donation Drive

November 27 – December 17, 2016
The EmPowerment Center
20910 Park Row Blvd.
This is more than just a toy drive! There will be a Ho! Ho! Ho! Toy giveaway weekend beginning Saturday, December 17 at 10 a.m. Then, Santa and Friends will host “Snacks & Toys” on Sunday, December 18 at 9 a.m. Everyone is welcome. For more information, visit www.beempowered.com or call 281-578-3535.

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Santa’s Ranch Open House

Friday, December 16, 2016 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Maud Marks Branch Library
1815 Westgreen Blvd.
Come listen to Christmas music, visit Santa, and join the elves in his workshop for fun crafts and other treats. For the complete schedule contact the library at 281-492-8592.

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Share Your Holidays Food Drive

Friday, December 9, 2016 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Maud Marks Branch Library
1815 Westgreen Blvd.
The library will once again be a drop off location for Channel 13’s annual “Share Your Holidays” food drive. All food donated will be distributed by Katy Christian Ministries and benefit families in the Katy area.

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Taylor High School Holiday Home Tour

Thursday, December 8, 2016 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Friday, December 9, 2016 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
The Katy Community
Six families will open their homes to raise funds for Taylor High School’s Project Grad. Each home will feature a different silent auction basket and decorated trees will also be raffled off on Friday night. Tickets can be purchased after November 1, 2016 for $15 from Hauerland’s Store at 1648 S. Mason Rd. or at the Senior Office of Taylor High School. Additionally, tickets can be purchased or questions can be asked at thsprojectgrad17@yahoo.com.

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THS Choir Madrigal Dinner

December 9, 2016 7:00 p.m.
December 10, 2016 noon and 7:00 p.m.
Bring your family and friends to watch the Taylor High School Choir perform while enjoying a Christmas dinner fit for a king. Visit taylorchoir.org/madrigal.html.

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Toys for Tots

November 29 – December 23, 2016
Various Locations
Toys for Tots is  the mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

  • BH Hair Studio 23701 Cinco Rand Blvd. Tues. – Wed. 100:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Thurs. – Fri. 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., and Sat. 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Will take toys until Dec. 18.
  • British Private Prep School 28031 S. Firethorne Rd. Mon. – Fri. 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Will take toys until Dec. 16.
  • Cinco Ranch Southwest Community Council 25202 Springwood Lake Dr. Mon, Wed, and Fri. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Will take toys until Dec. 19.
  • Connolly Dance Arts 22760 Westheimer Pkwy., #300 Mon. – Fri. 9 a.m – 9 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Will take toys until Dec. 16.
  • First Choice Emergency Room – Katy Cinco Ranch  1573 FM 1463 Open 24/7 Will take toys until Dec. 11.
  • First Choice Emergency Room – Katy Spring Green  9422 Spring Green Blvd. Open 24/7 Will take toys until Dec. 11.
  • First Choice Emergency Room – Richmond 8111 W. Grand Pkwy. Open 24/7 Will take toys until Dec. 11.
  • Gracie Barra Katy 21734 Provincial Blvd. Mon. – Fri. 12 – 7:30 p.m. Will take toys until Dec. 1.
  • Harris County ESD 48 Fire Department Station 1 23520 Kingsland Blvd. For drop off info, visit http://www.hcesd48.orgWill take toys until Dec. 23
  • Harris County ESD 48 Fire Department Station 3 1773 Westgreen Blvd. For drop off info, visit www.hcesd48.org Will take toys until Dec. 23
  • Harris County ESD 48 Fire Department Station 4 22855 Franz Rd. For drop off info, visit www.hcesd48.org Will take toys until Dec. 23
  • Harris County ESD 48 Fire Department Station 5 21201 Morton Rd. For drop off info, visit www.hcesd48.org Will take toys until Dec. 23
  • Palms at Cinco Ranch 23600 FM 1093 Mon. – Sat. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Will take toys until Dec. 9.
  • Southern Dental at Katy 1215 N. Fry Rd. Mon. – Fri. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Will take toys until Dec. 12.
  • Springfree Trampoline USA, Inc. 2717 Commercial Center Blvd., Ste. D110 Mon – Sat. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sun. 12 – 6 p.m. Will take toys until Dec. 9.
  • Willowfork Fire Department Station 1 24655 Westheimer Pkwy. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Will take toys until Dec. 9.
  • Willowfork Fire Department Station 2 26950 Cinco Ranch Blvd. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Will take toys until Dec. 9.

If you are a business that is participating or you know of a drop-off location, please let us know by emailing editor@katymagazine.com.

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Used Book Sale

Saturday, December 10, 2016 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Maud Marks Branch Library
1815 Westgreen Blvd.
There will be a large selection of hardback fiction and nonfiction, as well as children’s books and paperbacks.

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Willow Fork Park Grand Opening

March 2017 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Willow Fork Park 99/Grand Parkway and Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Behind Cinco Ranch High School

The large park will provide residents with a high-quality recreational environment.  Guests will be greeted with a symphony quartet and a meet and greet with the WFD board members and local dignitaries. Attendees can enjoy the playground equipment, face painting, and take part in a community art piece.

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