To-Do list: 18 Katy-area events to check out in November and December

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Your ultimate local guide for events, business openings, meetings and more in November and December

Nov. 22

Trot at the YMCA Turkey Dash
Katy Area YMCA is hosting its 16th annual Turkey Dash, which will have four races. 6:45-9:30 a.m. $20-$45. 22807 Westheimer Pkwy, Katy. 281-392-5055. www.ymcahouston.org/2018/turkey-dash

 

NOV. 23-25

Support The Ballard House at Cane Island
The Festival of Trees, which will benefit The Ballard House, features decorated Christmas tree sand live entertainment. Nov. 23. 1-7 p.m., Nov. 24-25 10 a.m.-7 p.m. $7-$15. 2100 Cane Island Parkway, Katy. 281-717-4670. www.bhfot.org

NOV. 23-DEC. 30

Celebrate the holidays with a trail of lights
Dewberry Farm hosts its annual trail of lights with more than 1 million lights. Over 30 attractions are available, including a carousel. $28.64-$31.82. 7705 FM 362, Brookshire. 281-934-3276. www.dewberryfarm.com

NOV. 24 and DEC. 1, 8, 15, 22

Buy local produce at The Farmers Market
The Farmers Market on Grand Parkway holds a weekly event each Saturday for shoppers to purchase fresh produce, crafts and more. 8 a.m.-noon. Free. 1225 W. Grand Parkway S., Katy. www.farmersmarketongrandparkway.com

NOV. 27

Take your teen to anime night
The Katy Branch Library invites teens to delve into the worlds of anime and manga. Games, manga and anime will be available to enjoy. Snacks are provided for attendees. 4:30-6 p.m. Free. 5414 Franz Road, Katy. 281-391-3509. www.hcpl.net

NOV. 30

Listen to OMG H-Town live at the Wildcatter
Catch the band as its performs country, pop, hip-hop and rock covers. David Ng is the opening act. 9 p.m. Free. The Wildcatter Saloon, 26913 I-10, Katy. 281-392-2337. www.wildcattersaloon.com

DEC. 1

Support aspiring first responders with breakfast
The Katy Professional Fire Fighters Association is serving pancakes to raise money to put a student through the fire academy, emergency medical technician or paramedic school. 7:30-10:30 a.m. $5. 1417 Ave. D, Katy. 281-391-3500. www.facebook.com/events/1104623989702749

Enjoy a Katy Old Fashioned Christmas
Katy Market Day hosts this annual festival, which will feature 50,000 pounds of snow, Santa and a beer garden. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free admission. Santa photos $5. 5717 Second St., Katy. 281-391-1993. www.facebook.com/events/1825620997483464

Take the pet for a photo with Santa
Patsy’s Pet Market invites pet lovers to bring in their furry friends for a photo with Santa. Custom Minds Photography will be on-site to provide quality portraits. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $5. 1644 S. Mason Road, Katy. 832-437-0401.
www.patsyspetmarket.com

Enjoy a parade at the Fulshear Festival of Lights
The Fulshear-Katy Area Chamber of Commerce and partners will host a parade, vendors and a live nativity scene. 5-9 p.m. Free. 8500 FM 359, Fulshear. 832-600-3221. www.fulshearkaty.com

Learn basic bleeding prevention
Harris County Emergency Services District 48 trains people how to respond to bleeding emergencies when professional medical care is not immediately available. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. 21201 Morton Road, Katy. StopTheBleed@hcesd48.org. www.hcesd48.org

DEC. 7

Grab some crayons and get creative at Serene Beans
The coffee shop and Katy Budget Books are hosting an adult coloring party. Coloring supplies will be provided. 6-8 p.m. Free entry and cost of coloring book. 1933 E. Ave., Katy. 832-437-5567. www.serenebeans.com

Donate food to those in need
The Maud Smith Marks Branch Library is hosting a food drive to collect items for Katy Christian Ministry’s food bank. 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. 1815 Westgreen Blvd., Katy. 832-927-7860. www.hcpl.net/location/maud-smith-marks-branch-library

Dec. 8

Jordan Ranch hosts Snow Fest
The subdivision will host a family-friendly winter celebration. Attractions include a three-lane slide, DJ, ice carvers and a trackless train. Noon-3 p.m. Free. 2422 Sandhill Crest Lane, Fulshear. 281-392-0416.
www.jordanranchtexas.com

Donate a toy at a Toys for Tots drive
West Houston Muscle will host its 10th annual toy drive at Hurts Donuts. Automobile enthusiasts are encouraged to bring their vehicles. 8-10 a.m. Free. 9555 Spring Green Blvd., Katy. 281-829-8825. www.westhoustonmuscle.com

Visit the Candy Cane Market
Cane Island hosts the Real Craftwives of Katy’s Candy Cane Market with over 60 local vendors selling unique holiday gifts. Food trucks will be on-site. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 2100 Cane Island Pkwy., Katy. 281-725-6555. www.caneisland.com

DEC. 20

Encourage children in STEM with books
Katy Budget Books welcomes children ages 4 to 8 to come in for its STEM Storytime book club. Registration is required in advance. 6:30 -7:30 p.m. $5. 2450 Fry Road, Houston. 281-578-7770. www.katybooks.com

DEC. 21

Eat with neighbors at St. Bartholomew’s
St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church is holding a community luncheon in its parish hall. All faiths are welcome to attend. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. 5356 11th St., Katy. 281-391-4758. www.st-bart.org

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R. Hans Miller joined the Community Impact team in June 2017. He is a recent graduate of Texas State University's College of Journalism and Mass Communication, a U.S. Army veteran, husband and father. He is originally from Montana. He has written for VoiceBox Media and the San Marcos Daily Record, among others. He covers city government, emergency services, local business development and other topics for the Katy area.
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