To-do list: 15 Katy-area events to check out in March, April

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Here is your ultimate local guide for events, meetings, activities and more in March and April 2019. Find more or submit Katy events at communityimpact.com/kty-calendar.

Laugh along with an Addams Family comedy

March 21-24
The British International School of Houston Theatre presents a theatrical performance of “Addams Family: A Musical Comedy.” 7-8:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sun.). $15 (adult), $10 (student). 2203 N. Westgreen Blvd., Katy.
713-290-9025. www.bish.booktix.com

Ballard House Katy Gumbo

Cook gumbo to raise money for sick children

March 22
The Ballard House is hosting a Gumbo Cook-off. Teams will cook their best gumbo, which will be judged by attendees. 5-8 p.m. Free, but donations encouraged. 21421 Cinco Park Road, Katy. 281-717-4670. www.theballardhouse.org

Reflect on Lent at a fish fry

March 22,29; April 5, 12
The St. Faustina Knights of Columbus Council No. 16103 is selling fish dishes for drive-up and pickup on Fridays during Lent. Dishes include fish, shrimp or both as well as sides. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $10-$14. St. Faustina Catholic Church. 28102 FM 1093, Fulshear. 281-406-0292. www.saintfaustinachurch.org

Katy Color Run

Run for a good cause

March 23
The 3rd annual Katy Color Run 5k, 10k and 1k Kid’s Dash will be hosted at Kingsland Baptist Church. This event raises funds for local nonprofits. 6-11 a.m. $15-45. 20555 Kingsland Blvd., Katy. 281-391-0190. www.runsignup.com/Race/TX/Katy/KatyColorRun5K

Learn about special needs

March 28
The Arc of Katy hosts an educational training on types of services and support, terms and general information for parents of children with a disability. 6:30 p.m. Free. Kingsland Baptist Church, 20555 Kingsland Blvd., Katy.
832-754-9802. www.thearcofkaty.org

Drink wine and support veterans at a reading

March 29
The Literacy Council of Fort Bend hosts Reading Between The Wines. Marcus Luttrel, author of “Lone Survivor” and Navy SEAL, is the featured speaker of the night. 6:30 p.m. Free. Safari Texas Ranch, 11627 FM 1464, Richmond. 281-240-8181. www.ftbendliteracy.org

Throw back for teachers

March 29
The Katy ISD Education Foundation hosts Groove to raise grant money for teachers. The ’80s-themed night includes live music, casino games, cocktails and food. 6:30-11:30 p.m. $200-$10,000. Royal Sonesta Houston. 2222 W. South Loop, Houston. 281-396-6031.
www.katyisdeducationfoundation.org

Home for the Holidays Gift Market

Check out Home for the Holidays Spring Market

April 6-7
The 11th annual event features over 200 vendors, crafters and small businesses selling jewelry, fashion, decor and baked goods. Door prizes are given out every hour with multiple drawings. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat.), 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sun.). Free. Merrell Center, 6301 S. Stadium Lane, Katy. 281-788-4297.
www.homefortheholidaysgiftmarket.com

Reduce, reuse and recycle

April 6
At the Keep Katy Beautiful Trash Bash, attendees learn about litter prevention, electronic recycling and paper shredding while meeting community members. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. Katy’s First Baptist Church, 600 Pin Oak Road, Katy. 281-391-4717. www.facebook.com/events/386970908759640/

Annual Folk Life Festival Katy ISD

Re-enact pioneer days

April 6
The Katy ISD Outdoor Learning Center is transformed into scenes of the late 1800s for the 34th Annual Folk Life Festival. There will be a blacksmith, soap making and weaving demonstrations as well as soldier re-enactments and archery activities. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $1. 6301 S. Stadium Lane, Katy. 281-396-6000. www.katyisd.org/dept/olc/Pages/folklifefestival.aspx

Celebrate at a gala

April 6
Faith West Academy is hosting its annual gala. This event will include entertainment and fellowship. All proceeds will go toward funding school improvement projects. 6-8 p.m. $45 (per person), $75 (per couple). The Bowery House and Gardens, 24902 Franz Road, Katy. 281-391-5683. www.faithwest.org

Katy Area Safety Fest

Learn about safety

April 13
At Katy Area Safety Fest, families interact with emergency response agencies. Activities include vehicle tours and helicopter landings. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Typhoon Texas. 555 Katy Fort Bend Road, Katy. 281-599-8888.
www.katyareasafetyfest.org

Cane Island Car Show

View classic, vintage cars

April 13
The Cane Island master-planned community is hosting a car show that will showcase classic sports cars, vintage roadsters and custom hot rods. The family-friendly event will also have a DJ, face painters, food trucks and model homes to tour. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Cane Quarter & Welcome Center, 2100 Cane Island Parkway, Katy. 281-725-6555. www.caneisland.com

Mutt Strut Cross Creek Ranch

Treat pups to Mutt Strut

April 13
The Mutt Strut event will be hosted at Cross Creek Ranch. Activities include a pup peanut butter-eating contest, a costume contest, photo booth, pet adoptions and a bounce house. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free, but donations requested. 6450 Cross Creek Bend Lane, Fulshear. 281-949-6417. www.crosscreektexas.com

Meet the Easter bunny

April 13
The city of Katy hosts its annual Baskets and Bunnies event. At the celebration, children can meet and get their picture taken with the Easter bunny. Other activities include an egg hunt, games and a petting zoo. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. Katy City Park, 5850 Franz Road, Katy. 281-391-4800. www.cityofkaty.com

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