Katy Edition | January 2020

TODO LIST

January and February events

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FEB. 06

ATTENDA CHILI COOKOFF EAST KATY PLAZA

FEB. 08

RUN FOR KATY ISD KATY MILLS

FEB. 22

ENJOY CAJUN FOODAND DRINKS MKT DISTILLERY

Three tenants at the East Katy Plaza are hosting a chili cook-o. The proceeds benet Katy ISD Future Farmers of America. In addition to bowls of chili to try, guests can also participate in a Kiss a Pig activity. $25 (per team), donations accepted for admission. 4-8 p.m. 814 East Ave., Katy. 832-875-5229.

The Katy ISD Education Foundation hosts Reason2Race, a running event at the Katy Half Marathon to raise money for teachers and classrooms. 5-11 a.m. $25-$117. 5000 Katy Mills Circle, Katy. 281-396-6031. https://my.reason2race.com/cause/ KatyISDEducationFoundation/KatyHalf5k2020

MKT Distillery is hosting a Cajun festival with gumbo and cocktail contests, live music and bounce houses. There will also be crawsh. Proceeds will benet local nonprot Katy Christian Ministries. Noon-10 p.m. Free (admission). 5373 First St., Katy. 833-658-1870. www.facebook.com/events/340026350246410/

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05 LEARNABOUT BLACKHISTORY Tommy Terric’s “Wacky Magic Show: Black Cowboys of the Old West” will be on stage at the Katy Branch Library. The interactive performance will teach children about famous black cowboys such as Bill Pickett, Nat Love and Mary Fields using magic tricks. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Free. 5414 Franz Road, Katy. 281-391-3509. www.hcpl.net/events/22579 11 THROUGH 15 SUPPORT FUTURE FARMERS The 77th annual Katy ISD FFA Livestock Show supports Future Famers of America. Students can compete by showing animals. The event’s rodeo, parade and ticket sales are coordinated by the Katy Rodeo Committee. Multiple times. Free (livestock shows, rodeo for ages 2 and under), $5 (rodeo for ages 3-10), $10 (rodeo for ages 11 and older), $25 (carnival). Gerald D. Young Agricultural Sciences Center, 5825 Katy Hockley Cut O Road, Katy. 281-396-7807. www.katyrodeo.org, www.katyisdlivestockshow.org 14 WATCHAMOVIE AT THE PARK Central Green Park inside LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch will host a 1940s-themed Valentine’s Day event with

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the classic lm “Casablanca.” Couples are encouraged to dress up in ‘40s-era clothing and take a picture at the photo booth. Time period actors will attend to help set the mood. 7-9 p.m. Free. 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy. www.facebook.com/ events/2666769190076530/ 15 LISTEN TO THE CADETS The Texas A&M Singing Cadets will perform at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church. Proceeds from the event will help provide scholarships to Texas A&M students from the Katy area. 2-5 p.m. $10 (student ticket), $15 (adult general admission). Sponsorships available. 20775 Kingsland Blvd., Katy. www.facebook.com/ events/2575174352719570/ 15 ATTENDA GALA St. John XXIII College Preparatory at 1800 W. Grand Parkway N., Katy, will celebrate 15 years of educating students with the Heart of a Lion gala. The fundraiser includes food, music and live and silent auctions. 6-10 p.m. $125 (per person). Sponsorships available. The Westin, 945 Gessner Road, Memorial City, Houston. 281-693-1000. www.sj23lions.org/news-detail? pk=1299419&fromId=243958

It will also play host to LunarFest-Taste of Asia with discounts at participating restaurants between Jan. 17 and Jan. 27. Performances at 11:30 a.m., noon and 5 p.m., both days. Free. H-Mart, 23119 Colonial Parkway, Bldg. B, Katy. 346-387-9452. www.facebook.com/ events/582444918969251/ FEBRUARY 02 WATCH THE SUPER BOWL AND FEED THE HUNGRY Katy Christian Ministries will host a Super Bowl watch party at Waters Church. The family-friendly event will also have food and inatables. Ticket proceeds support KCM. The nonprot is also partaking in Souper Bowl of Caring, a national event encouraging donations at local food pantries. Residents are encouraged to collect or drop o food items at the KCM pantry or a participating grocery store or make a nancial contribution before Feb. 2. 5 p.m. Free, (children ages 12 and under), $15 (teens ages 13-17), $20 (Adults ages 18+), Waters Church, 2710 N. Mason Road, Katy. 281-391-5261. www.ktcm.org/superbowl www.ktcm.org/event/souperbowl-2/

DISABILITY ISSUES Family to Family Network will host a conference and resource fair for individuals with disabilities and their families. 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free (rst 200 preregistered attendees), $15-$50 (admission). Sponsorships available. Houston Community College-Northwest Spring Branch, 1010 W. Sam Houston Parkway N., Houston. 713-466-6304. https://2020f2fconference.sched.com 25 THROUGH 26 FIND DECORATING IDEAS The Katy Home and Garden Spring Show will showcase the latest trends in decorating homes. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Jan. 25), 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Jan. 26). Free (children under 12 years, military and rst responders on Jan. 16), $7 (attendees 12 and older). Merrell Center, 6301 S. Stadium Lane, Katy. 832-392-0165. www.katyhomeandgardenshow.com 25 THROUGH 26 WATCHA LIONDANCE To celebrate Lunar New Year, Katy Asian Town is hosting lion dance performances.

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