To-do list: Katy-area events to check out in December and January

The Texas A&M Singing Cadets will perform at St. Peteru2019s United Methodist Church on Jan. 6.

The Texas A&M Singing Cadets will perform at St. Peteru2019s United Methodist Church on Jan. 6.

Here is your ultimate local guide for events, meetings, activities and more in December and January. Find more or submit Katy events at communityimpact.com/kty-calendar.


Dec. 21


Get in the holiday spirit at the library
The Maud Smith Marks Branch Library is hosting Winter Wonderland. Attendees can meet Santa and make crafts. 2-4 p.m. Free. 1815 Westgreen Blvd., Katy. 832-927-7860. www.facebook.com/events/798140083874465





Dec. 21


Watch a Christmas movie outside
“The Polar Express” will be shown on the lawn at Cane Island’s welcome center. 6-8 p.m. Free. 2100 Cane Island Parkway, Katy. 281-725-6555. www.caneisland.com/news-events/2018/12





Dec. 21


Enjoy live music
The Johnsons and The Larsen Bandits will perform at Central Green Park. 7-9 p.m. Free. 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy.
www.willowforkdrainagedistrict.com/central-green/events/live-music-tbd42/





Dec. 23


Celebrate the Eve of Christmas Eve
The Willow Fork Country Club is hosting The Night Before the Big Night party with games and snacks. 3-5 p.m. $14.95-$15.95. 21055 Westheimer Parkway, Katy. 281-579-6262. www.facebook.com/events/193663458210061





Dec. 23


Share beer at the pub
Growler USA is hosting its fourth Bottle Share event. Guests can bring their favorite beer to share and trade. 6-9 p.m. Free. 1443 FM 1463, Ste. 100, Katy. 281-396-4277. www.facebook.com/events/268222997218793





Dec. 26


Discuss a holiday movie
After showing “It’s a Wonderful Life,” Alamo Drafthouse will host a discussion. 1:30 p.m. $7. 2707 Commercial Center Blvd., Ste. K-100, Katy. 281-492-6900. www.drafthouse.com/houston/show/film-club-its-a-wonderful-life1





Dec. 29


Learn to fish at the park
Help your child learn to fish at Fishing Future’s Family Fish Camp at Mary Jo Peckham Park. Registration required. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 5597 Gardenia Lane, Katy. 956-238-9476. www.fishingsfuture.org/event/family-fish-camp-mary-jo-peckham-park-event-2/





Dec. 29


Listen to George Strait’s music performed live
Mo’s Place is hosting A Tribute to George Strait, which recreates a George Strait concert from the 1980s and 1990s. 9:30 p.m. $10. 21940 Kingsland Blvd., Katy. 281-392-3499. www.facebook.com/events/1885495604896802





Dec. 31


Get crafty at the library
The Cinco Ranch Library is hosting a craft carnival to inspire the creative mind. 1:30-3 p.m. Free. 2620 Commercial Center Blvd., Katy. 281-395-1311.  www.fortbend.lib.tx.us/branches/cr.html





Dec. 31


Rock out to the New Year
Papatone and the Players will perform at Agave Estates to ring in 2019. Expect a balloon drop and champagne toast. Age 21+. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. $15-$20. 1138 FM 1463, Katy. 281-395-5070.
www.eventbrite.com/e/new-years-eve-at-agave-estates-tickets-52070860345





Jan. 5


Laud the Feast of the Magi
Iglesia Cristiana Discipulos de Cristo Shekinah welcomes all to Fiesta de Reyes Magos. 2-7 p.m. $5-$10. 21402 Merchants Way, Katy. 832-677-7013. www.iglesiacristianashekinah.org





Jan. 6


Hear the Singing Cadets
The Texas A&M Singing Cadets will perform at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church. Ticket proceeds benefit Katy A&M Club’s scholarship fund. 4-7 p.m. $10-$15. 20775 Kingsland Blvd., Katy.
www.facebook.com/events/334242470467540/





Jan. 6


Sip on daiquiris while listening to poetry
Ten poets will read poems at Katy’s Candy Shack Daiquiris. 6-10 p.m. $5-$10. 2340 N. Fry Road, Katy.
346-251-5187. www.eventbrite.com/e/poetry-exclusive-sweet-tooth-tickets-52174502341?aff=ebdssbdestsearch





Jan. 9


Feel the chill at Winter Blast
Kingsland Baptist Church is hosting Winter Blast where there will be a snow-covered play area, sledding slopes and a fire pit. 6-8 p.m. Free. 20555 Kingsland Blvd., Katy. 281-492-0785. www.kingsland.org/resources/events-calendar/129





Jan. 10


Watch a movie and decorate cookies
The Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library will screen “Ice Age” and have cookie-decorating supplies. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Free. 8100 FM 359, Fulshear.
281-346-1432. www.fortbend.lib.tx.us/branches/fs.html





Jan. 12


Try out goat yoga and taste wine
Goat Yoga Katy-Fulshear is hosting a yoga class accompanied by goats and wine. All fitness levels welcome. 4-5:30 p.m. $30. 7738 Fulshear Katy Road, Katy. 281-748-5754.
www.goatyogakaty.com/classes





Jan. 22


Discuss books at a brewery
The Katy Branch Library’s Pages by the Pint will meet at No Label Brewery to discuss “Man in the High Castle” by Philip K. Dick. 8-9:30 p.m. Free. 5351 1st St, Katy. 281-391-3509. www.hcpl.net/location/katy-branch-library





Holiday school and government closures


Katy-area school districts, governments and libraries will be closed for a winter break, New Year’s Day and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Here are their schedules:

Katy ISD: Dec. 24-Jan. 7, Jan. 21
Lamar CISD: Dec. 24-Jan. 7, Jan. 21
City of Katy: Dec. 24-25, Jan. 1, Jan. 21
City of Fulshear: Dec. 24-25, Jan. 1, Jan. 21
Fort Bend County: Dec. 24-25, Jan. 1, Jan. 21
Harris County: Dec. 24-25, Jan. 1, Jan. 21
Waller County: Dec. 24-25, Jan. 1, Jan. 21
Katy Branch Library: Dec. 22-25, Jan. 1, Jan. 21
Maud Smith Marks Branch Library: Dec. 22-25, Jan. 1, Jan. 21
Cinco Ranch Library: Dec. 22-25,Jan. 1, Jan. 21
Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library: Dec. 22-25, Jan. 1, Jan. 21