To-do list: Katy-area events happening in April, May

Practice goat yoga this weekend in the Lake Conroe area.

Practice goat yoga this weekend in the Lake Conroe area.

Here is your ultimate local guide for events, meetings, activities in April and May. Find more or submit Katy events at

Honor the teachers of the year
April 18 Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union, in partnership with Katy ISD, is honoring outstanding teachers from each campus at the 2019 Teacher of the Year luncheon. All proceeds go toward hosting the luncheon and providing gifts for the winning recipients. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $40-$2,000. Leonard E. Merrell Center, 6301 S. Stadium Lane, Katy. 281-644-3650.

Network and play Topgolf

April 18  The Fulshear-Katy Area Chamber of Commerce hosts its Topgolf Tri-County Regional Contender Tournament. Attendees can play or watch. This event includes lunch and nonalcoholic beverages. Noon-3 p.m. $20+. Topgolf Houston-Katy, 1030 Memorial Brook Blvd., Houston. 832-600-3221.

Attend goat yoga
April 19 .  Goat Yoga Katy hosts a yoga class and wine tasting event with goats. The event includes a 45-minute outdoor beginner yoga class, followed by 30 minutes of time to play with goats. 6:30-7:45 p.m. $35. Goat Yoga Katy, 7738 Fulshear Katy Road, Katy. 281-748-5754.

Attend an adult Easter egg hunt
April 21  The Wildcatter Saloon will host an adult Easter egg hunt. This event will include over $2,000 in cash and prizes, and the grand prize will be $500 in cash. 4-5 p.m. $10. 26913 Katy Freeway, Katy. 281-392-2337.

Enjoy beer at Brewfest
April 26-27 The Rotary Club of Katy hosts The Katy Wild West Brewfest. The event kicks off with a launch party on Friday night. Beer tasting, live music and food from popular food trucks occur on Saturday. 7-10 p.m. (Fri.), 3-9 p.m. (Sat.). $35-$85. 5000 Katy Mills Circle, Katy. Contact for more information.

Learn about summer camps
April 27
Cinco Ranch Branch Library hosts the Fort Bend Summer Camp Expo. This annual event features representatives from local camps and summer activities to help families that are looking for summer programs in the Katy area for their children. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 2620 Commercial Center Blvd., Katy. 281-468-4520.

Walk for a good cause
April 27
The Relay for Life of Katy West Houston will include a group walk, games, activities, raffle prizes and food. Relay for Life is a fundraiser for cancer survivors and patients, and all funds will go toward resources they need. 5 p.m. Free. 5720 Franz Road, Katy. 713-706-5654.

Attend a jazz festival
April 27
The 10th annual Katy Jazz Festival is hosted at Cinco Ranch High School and Seven Lakes High School in Katy. The festival is a two-day celebration of jazz for students, where ensembles get to perform, learn up close from jazz professionals and experience a concert open to the public with popular jazz artists. Time TBD. $10 for adults. $5 for students 12th grade and under. 23440 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy. 281-396-2270.

Enjoy a wine sampling event
April 27
The biannual Katy Sip N Stroll is hosted at Villagio Town Center. It includes wine, beer and food sampling from Katy-area restaurants, local craft vendors and live music. There will also be a silent auction and a cork-pulling event to benefit The Ballard House, a 24 guest-suite hospitality house for medical patients. 6-9 p.m. $35 (general admission), $65 (VIP). 22764 Westheimer Parkway, Katy. 713-557-5732.•

Go to the Community Food Fair
April 27
Katy Christian Ministries is hosting its monthly Community Food Fair for those in need of food items. The fair provides free and fresh produce to anyone in need. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Powerhouse Church, 1818 Katyland Drive, Katy. 281-391-3730.

Get your grub on at a crawfish festival
April 27
Epiphany Youth Ministry is hosting a crawfish festival to fundraise for its programs. Proceeds from this event will go toward retreats, conferences, service projects, a summer mission trip to New Mexico, and other projects and supplies. 6:30 p.m. $35 (adults), $15 (children). 1530 Norwalk Drive, Katy. 281-578-0707.

See a car show
April 27
The West Houston Car Show will be hosted by Paetow High School. There will be up to 500 vehicles competing, with 30 awards for the top cars, 10 best-of-class awards and four specialty awards. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $40-$60. 23111 Stockdick School Road, Katy. 281-234-4974.

Bike for a good cause
April 27 through May 28
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society hosts The BP MS 150, a bike ride from Houston to Austin. There are several routes for the ride, and the total mileage is between 150-180 miles, with breakpoints every 8-15 miles. Proceeds go toward research for MS. 6:45 a.m.-6:30 p.m. (Sat. and Sun.). $140. Rhodes Stadium, 1733 Katyland Drive, Katy. 855-372-1331.

Prevent heart disease
May 3
The 2019 Northwest Harris County Go Red For Women Luncheon focuses on preventing heart disease and stroke by promoting healthy lifestyles and raising funds to support research and education. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $250. 13210 Katy Freeway, Houston. 713-610-5000.

Attend a triathlon
May 5
At the Typhoon Texas Kids Triathlon, children swim, bike and run against their peers. Competitors receive free admission to the waterpark post-race. 6:45-9:30 a.m. $70. 555 Katy Fort Bend Road, Katy. 832-426-7071.

Complete a micromarathon
May 18
The Fostering Success Foundation hosts a 26.2 Meter Micro-Marathon at No Label Brewing Co. The event is an 85.96-foot race that will have various surprise obstacles. All proceeds will go toward the Fostering Success Foundation’s campaign to build a Katy area Transitional Living Center for youth aging out of the foster system. 7:30-11:30 a.m. $25 (adults), $15 (kids). 5351 First St., Katy. 346-291-5990.

Sprint for the finish line
May 18
The Houston Racing Triathlon Club hosts the 27th annual Houston Racing Sprint Triathlon. This event includes a 300-meter pool swim, followed by a 13.9-mile bike ride and a 3.1-mile run around Katy. Attendees are invited to a postrace party to receive a T-shirt and photos. 6:45-11:30 a.m. $75+. Katy High School Natatorium, 6331 Hwy. Blvd., Katy.

Shop local on Katy Market Day
May 18
Katy Market Day will be held in downtown Katy with a variety of local vendors selling exotic plants, antiques, art, clothing, and accessories. This event will include food trucks and live music. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 5717 Second St., Katy. 281-391-1993.



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