Food Truck Friday and St. Patrick’s Day festivals: 6 things to do in the Katy area this weekend, March 15-17

Cinco Ranch Lake House is hosting Food Truck Friday this weekend.

Cinco Ranch Lake House is hosting Food Truck Friday this weekend.

It is the last weekend to enjoy spring break, and here are a few events happening in the Katy area.



March 15
Watch a movie and eat dinner from a food truck


Cinco Ranch Lake House hosts Food Truck Friday. The family-friendly event includes a dozen or so food trucks, such as The Cuban Spot and Mooseum Ice Cream. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs to watch Disney’s “Incredibles 2” on the Green. 5-9 p.m. Free. 25202 Springwood Lake Drive, Katy. 281-394-7195. www.mycincoranch.com/info.php?pnum=8






March 15
Create your own pasta dough and make fresh ravioli


Danjoy’s Homemade Pasta hosts a cooking class that teaches attendees how to fill, stuff and cut raviolis. 4-6 p.m. $65 (single ticket). $100 (two tickets). 1138 FM 1463, Katy. 832-919-5345. www.danjoyshomemadepasta.com






March 16
Celebrate St. Patty’s Day in Fulshear


The Fulshear-Katy Area Chamber of Commerce hosts Fulshear’s annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration—The Shamrock Shindig. The event is family-friendly and includes a children’s area as well as a variety of vendors, food and drinks. Attendees are encouraged to wear green in honor of the holiday. 4-7 p.m. Free. Downtown Fulshear. 832-600-3221. www.chamberorganizer.com/Calendar/moreinfo.php?eventid=315761





March 17
Chill out with the Katy Women’s Meditation Group


Wear comfortable clothes and allow Vy Hoang to lead you into a state of relaxation. Spouses or partners are allowed to attend with advanced notice. 10-11 a.m. Free. The Axelrad Clinic, 440 Cobia Drive, Ste. 902, Katy. 713-527-9555. www.axelradclinic.com/sunday-chillaxin-womens-meditation-class-with-vy-hoang-2





March 17
Have a green beer at the St. Patrick’s Day Festival


94.5 The Buzz, Lucky’s Pub and AWE Productions are collaborating to bring live bands, DJs and green beer. 10 a.m.- 2 a.m. $10+. Lucky’s Pub-West/Katy, 17754 Katy Freeway. 281-206-7369. www.luckyspub.com






March 17
Party for a good cause


The Wildcatter Saloon is hosting Katy/Fort Bend Foodies anniversary event with a crawfish competition and live music from Dimond Jack. All proceeds benefit the Krause Children’s Center, a nonprofit that helps girls age 12-17 who have experienced severe abuse or neglect. 1-7:30 p.m. $15-$50. 26913 Katy Freeway. 281-392-2337. www.facebook.com/events/377091119724382/


By Nola Valente
A native Texan, Nola serves as reporter for the Katy edition of Community Impact Newspaper. She studied print journalism at the University of Houston and French at the University of Paris-Sorbonne in France. Nola was previously a foreign correspondent in Jerusalem, Israel covering Middle East news through an internship with an American news outlet.


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