To-do list: 19 Katy-area events to check out in July, August 2019

Willow Fork Park is hosting a biking event to talk about local biking trails and how to bike safely.

Willow Fork Park is hosting a biking event to talk about local biking trails and how to bike safely.

Here is your ultimate local guide for events, meetings, activities and more in July and August 2019. Find more events or submit your own event at

Learn about higher education opportunities

July 18
The University of Houston-Victoria at Katy invites those who are interested in furthering their education to an open house. A special presentation will be delivered from 6-7 p.m. about completing a Master of Business Administration. Information will include tuition prices and options for classes. 3-7 p.m. Free. 2002 W. Grand Parkway N., third floor, Katy.

Attend a moon party

July 19
Katy Branch Library is hosting a celebration at Serene Beans to celebrate the 50th anniversary of man landing on the moon. A NASA astronaut will be there to answer questions and speak with attendees, who will also enjoy crafts and food. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. 5609 Third St., Katy. 281-391-3509.

Shop local

July 20
Katy Market Day will host its monthly event for locals to shop boutiques with a variety of options, including plants, clothes, handmade furniture and goods, antiques, food, home decor and makeup. The event features over 65 vendors, food trucks and live music. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 5717 Second St., Katy. 281-391-1993.

Jam in the park

July 21
Central Green Park at LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch is celebrating its seventh year. The Willow Fork Drainage District booked The Beatles cover band The Fab 5 to perform at the park. 6:30-9 p.m. Free. 3501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy. 832-259-2399.

Have a night out in pajamas

July 23
The Cinco Ranch Branch Library invites the whole family to wear pajamas and enjoy an evening of bedtime stories, rhymes, songs, a short movie and a crafting activity for children to take home. Parents must be present at all times. 7-8 p.m. Free. 2620 Commercial Center Blvd., Katy. 281-395-1311.

Enjoy Potter trivia

July 25
Growler USA is hosting five rounds of Harry Potter book trivia to challenge attendees’ memories of J.K. Rowling’s beloved books. Attendees can form their own teams or play alone. 6:30-9 p.m. Free. 1443 FM 1463, Ste. 100, Katy. 281-396-4277.

Attend a grieving support seminar

July 27
Family Life Assembly God is hosting a seminar on grieving with guest speaker Rev. Wes M. Bynum, who is a care support consultant for the Hospice of East Texas in Tyler. 9-11 a.m. Free. 24911 Roesner Road, Katy. 281-392-0637.

Build a family tree

July 27
Katy Branch Library is offering guidance to adults to start building their family tree from the beginning. 11 a.m.-noon. Free. 5414 Franz Road, Katy. 281-391-3509.

Back-to-school presale

Aug. 1-3
Just Be Friends Katy is hosting a back-to-school sale with toys, books, shoes, baby equipment, backpacks, uniforms, and clothes for children and expecting mothers. The presale event Aug. 1 is for first-time moms, teachers, military and first responders. All others are welcome to join Aug. 2. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Aug. 1-2), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Aug. 3). Free (register online), $2 (fee at the door). 20212 Franz Road, Katy. 281-757-6132.

Have a lobster night

Aug. 2
Danjoy’s Homemade Pasta will provide each cooking-class attendee with a full lobster and the tools needed to get cracking. 7-10 p.m. $175. 1138 FM 1463 Road, Katy.

Bike around Katy

Aug. 3
Willow Fork Park is organizing an event to talk about local biking trails and how to bike safely. The group will embark on a guided one-hour bike ride. 8-9:45 a.m. Free. The park is located at the northwest corner of the Grand Parkway and Cinco Ranch Boulevard.

Enjoy a movie party

Aug. 3
Alamo Drafthouse Houston is hosting a watch party for the film “Hot Fuzz.” 7:30-9:30 p.m. $14.07. 2707 Commercial Center Blvd., Ste. K100, Katy. 281-492-6900.

Enjoy Venezuelan ’80s music

Aug. 8
Karina, Diveana and Elisa Rego take the stage and show the Katy area what ‘80s music in Venezuela is about. 8:30-11:30 p.m. $55 (general admission), $65 (VIP), $80 (VIP meet and greet). Mo’s Place, 21940 Kingsland Blvd., Katy.

Watch a movie at the park

Aug. 9
The city of Katy is hosting Katy Summer Nights at VFW Park for families to enjoy a movie with popcorn. It is recommended to bring bug spray, blankets, chairs, food and drinks to enjoy. 8 p.m. Free. 6202 George Bush Drive, Katy. 281-391-4800.

Rock out to music

Aug. 9
The Wildcatter Saloon presents Saving Abel, an American rock band from Mississippi that started in 2004. Their top hits include “Miss America” and “Addicted.” 7-11:30 p.m. $16 (presale). $20 (day of event). $20 (picnic table). 26913 Katy Freeway, Katy. 281-392-2337.

Run for watermelon

Aug. 10
The Houston Running Company is hosting a 5k, 10k and fun run. There will be food and drinks, music and watermelon for runners to enjoy after all races. 7-11 a.m. $15 (fun run), $40 (5K), $50 (10K). 2100 Cane Island Parkway, Katy.

Attend a homebrew conference

Aug. 10
Cane Island Alers and No Label Brewing are bringing the community a homebrewing competition. There will be three presentations covering a variety of topics relevant to homebrewers by experts in the fields of malting, yeast and brewing. Dave Fougeron, owner of Southern Star Brewing, will be one of the keynote speakers. 2-10 p.m. $40. Mayde Creek MUD Community Center, 19600 Misty Cove Drive, Katy. 281-693-7545.

Compete in a cupcake war

Aug. 12
Cook N Grow invites children to create meals and treats while learning kitchen tips and tricks. The class will focus on a cupcake competition. 9 a.m.-noon $60 (registration), $15 (early drop-off, extended day) . 2004 S. Mason Road, Ste. 2A, Katy. 832-913-8726.

Learn about classical education

Aug. 21
Local charter school Aristoi Classical Academy hosts a workshop to help others learn more about a classical education curriculum. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Aristoi Classical Academy Elementary School, 5618 11th St., Katy. 281-391-5003.

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.