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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.

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.

Charity Boo Bash

Saturday, October 25, 2014 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Mik’s Hidden Hearts Alliance
Mason Creek Community Center
20201 Kingsland Blvd.
The Boo Bash will be a night full of entertainment for adults. Enjoy dinner from Saltgrass Steakhouse, a casino night, live music, and a costume contest. Prizes include a Destin giveaway, media room package, and Texas roadtrip. Tickets are $50 and include dinner, entertainment, and three door prize drawing tickets. Register at mikshiddenhearts.org. Only guests registered by Monday, Oct. 20 will be admitted.

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.

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 Festival

Friday, October 24, 2014 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Foundations Academy
20817 Westheimer Pkwy.
Foundations Academy will host a Fall Festival. They will have games, prizes, and a Scholastic book fair. Pizza and water will be available for purchase. Come dressed in your costume and ready to have fun!

Halloween in the Park

Friday, October 31, 2014 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Halloween in the Park
VFW Park

6202 George Bush Dr.
This event is free and open to the public. RE/MAX Experience has recently opened on Ave. D in Katy and would like to celebrate their grand opening by hosting a Halloween event in the park for the entire community. The event will include games, a bounce house, a costume contest for the kids, and of course, lots of trick or treating!  The event is sponsored by RE/MAX Experience, Frontier Title in Katy, Meritage Homes at Falls of Green Meadows, and more.  

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 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.

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.

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.

Home for the Holidays

Saturday, November 22, 2014 3:00 pm - 6:00 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.

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.

Howl-O-Ween Dog Walk and Costume Contest

Thursday, October 25, 2014 8:00 am – 11:00 am
LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch
Central Green
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Costumed canines, along with their human companions, will hit the streets of Katy’s premier shopping area for a one-mile walk followed by a spirited costume contest and expo featuring fun for everyone. The events will raise money for shelter animals at Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP). The first 200 participants will receive complimentary goody bags, a commemorative t-shirt, and a free night of overnight lodging at Rover Oaks Pet Resort. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m., and the walk begins at 9:00 a.m. The costume contest will begin at 10:00 a.m. Tickets are on sale now at http://bit.ly/1wFWD0f. All attendees must purchase one ticket per pet, and all proceeds will benefit CAP.

Howl-O-Ween Fest

Saturday, October 25, 2014 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Bridgeland
Oak Meadow Park
16919 N. Bridgeland
Have a howling good time while enjoying live performances. Don’t miss the doggie fashion show and children’s carnival-themed games. Visit bridgeland.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.

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.

Kooky, Spooky Costume Party

Saturday, October 25, 2014 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Learning Express Toys of Katy
6501 S. Fry Rd., #500
Join Elsa and Anna for a Kooky evening filled with crazy crafts, spooky snacks, a wacky costume contest, and so much more! There will be a prize for most creative costume and craziest costume. Cost is $30 per child. Space is limited. Call 281-574-3550 to register.

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.

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.  

McMeans Junior High Monster Mash

Friday, October 24, 2014 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
McMeans Junior High School
21000 Westheimer Pkwy.
Students are encouraged to come in costume (school dress code required). Come see zombies walking the hallways, visit the scare closet, and eat candy, popcorn, pizza, and more! Come support the McMeans PTA fundraiser at the Monster Mash. Armbands are available for $30. Ticket cards are available in $20, $20, and $5 denominations. Pizza is available for cash purchase only. They will have a rock wall, laser tag, haunted hallway, face painting, games, and inflatable fun.  Sign up to volunteer here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d45aaac2eab9-mcmeans or email Dawn Champagne at bdchampagne@sbcglobal.net for more information.

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.

Mini Pumpkins Pumpkin Party

Friday, October 24, 2014 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Saturday, October 25, 2014 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Sunday, October 26, 2014 11:30 am – 12:45 pm
Gymboree Play & Music
1520 S. Mason Rd.
You’re invited to Gymboree Play & Music’s pumpkin party! Bring your little ones dressed in costume for their special one hour and fifteen minute party filled with age-appropriate pumpkin-themed activities, refreshments, and a party favor. Mini Pumpkins is for kids ages 6 months to 16 months.

Pumpkin Pairs Pumpkin Party

Saturday, October 25, 2014 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
Gymboree Play & Music
1520 S. Mason Rd.
You’re invited to Gymboree Play & Music’s pumpkin party! Bring your little ones dressed in costume for their special one hour and fifteen minute party filled with age-appropriate pumpkin-themed activities, refreshments, and a party favor. Pumpkin Pairs is for children ages 6 months to 5 years old.

Pumpkin Tots Pumpkin Party

Friday, October 24, 2014 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday, October 25, 2014 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Sunday, October 26, 2014 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Gymboree Play & Music 1520 S. Mason Rd.
You’re invited to Gymboree Play & Music’s pumpkin party! Bring your little ones dressed in costume for their special one hour and fifteen minute party filled with age-appropriate pumpkin-themed activities, refreshments, and a party favor. Pumpkin Tots is for kids ages 16 months to 28 months.

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.

Trunk or Treat

Saturday, October 25, 2014 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
New Hope Presbyterian Church
1350 N. Mason Rd.
Guests will enjoy games, prizes, fun, and family at New Hope Presbyterian Church’s trunk or treat event!

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.

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.

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