To-do List: 19 Katy-area events to check out this August, September

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Here is your ultimate local guide for events, meetings, activities and more in August and September 2019. Find more events or submit your own event at communityimpact.com/kty-calendar.

Pay tribute to Prince

Aug. 24
Katy Vibes will host a night of music, food and Prince, an American musician who had 10 platinum albums and 30 Top 40 singles. $15. 9 p.m.-midnight. 24757 Katy Freeway, Katy. 832-437-2807. www.facebook.com/events/2365009596855801/

Buy fresh produce

Aug. 25
LaCenterra will host its monthly Farmers Market, where local vendors and artisans will be selling local products, including, honey, cheese, fresh eggs and seasonal vegetables. Free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy. 281-395-5533. www.yourneighborhoodfarmersmarket.com

Network in real estate

Aug. 26
Real Estate Q and Quest Trust Company will host its monthly real estate networking and deal finding training event for new and experienced real estate investors. Attendees should bring a laptop. Free. 6:30 p.m. 17171 Park Row Drive, Ste. 100, Houston. www.eventbrite.com/e/houston-katy-monthly-real-estate-networking-and-deal-finding-training-tickets-45472056144

Discuss a book

Aug. 26
The Bob Lutts Fulshear-Simonton Library invites locals to join a discussion of the book “Remember Ben Clayton” by Stephen Harrigan, a historical fiction novel about a West Texas rancher who commissions a statue to commemorate his son Ben, who was killed in France during World War II. Free. 6:30-7:30 p.m. 8100 FM 359 S., Fulshear.
281-633-4675. www.fortbend.lib.tx.us/event/night-readers-5

Design your own website

Aug. 29
Stomping Grounds Play Cafe with Mompreneur’s Society is hosting a four-hour workshop in Spanish to help attendees make a website. $200. The cost does not include the purchase of a website domain. 25551 Kingsland Blvd., Ste. B105, Katy. 346-307-7450.
www.momspreneursociety.com

Attend a live music event

Aug. 31
Puddle of Mudd will take the stage at The Wildcatter Saloon. The band will be joined by Hold on Hollywood, Throne of Eden and OddFellas. $20 (until Aug. 12), $25 (after Aug. 12). Doors open at 6 p.m. 26913 Katy Freeway, Katy. 281-392-2337. www.facebook.com/events/456730431532987/

Help youth in foster care

Aug. 31
No Label Brewing Co. is hosting the inaugural Fostering Success Foundation 26.2-meter micromarathon, which will include surprise obstacles. $25 (adults), $15 (children under 12). All proceeds will go to the FSF programs to benefit youth who are going out of the foster care system. 7 a.m. (registration), 9:30 a.m. (race). 5351 First St., Katy. 346-291-5990.
www.runsignup.com/Race/TX/Katy/262MicroMarathon

Join a community food fair

Aug. 31
Katy Christian Ministries invites locals to help feed those in need by helping to put together food packages before distributing them by drive-thru. 8-11 a.m. Powerhouse Church, 1818 Katyland, Katy. 713-247-9577. www.westlandbaptistchurch.org/event/katy-christian-ministries-food-fair/2019-08-31/

Watch a game

Aug. 31
The Texas Exes Katy Chapter is hosting a Katy Texas Exes watch game for Texas vs. Louisiana Tech at Bar Louie in LaCenterra. Attendees are encouraged to wear burnt orange and join the watch party with friends to enjoy the first game of the season. Free. 7-11 p.m. 2707 Commercial Center Blvd, Building M, Katy. 512-840-5700.
www.texasexes.org

Enjoy country music

Sept. 2
Typhoon Texas will host powerhouse country singer and songwriter Heather Victorino. 1 p.m. Price TBD. 555 Katy Fort Bend Road, Katy. 832-426-7071. www.typhoontexas.com/houston/park-entertainment

Run back to school

Sept. 2
The Katy Area Running Club is hosting The Katy Back to School 5K, which is a chip-timed race along a certified course from The Villagio Town Center to the finish line at Peek Road. $30 per person. 7:30-10 a.m. 22762 Westheimer Parkway, Katy. www.runsignup.com/Race/TX/katy/KatyBacktoSchool5K

Support a nonprofit

Sept. 6
Texana Center, a nonprofit that provides behavioral health care and developmental disabilities services to Fort Bend and Waller counties, is hosting a gala to raise money and celebrate its 20th anniversary. The theme of the event is “Hats Off To 20 Years.” Activities include dinner and dancing. $120. Sponsorships available. 7-10 p.m. Briscoe Manor, 5801 FM 723, Richmond. 281-239-1300. www.texanacenter.com/hats-off-to-20-years

Fall Katy Home & Garden Show

Attend a show

Sept. 7-8
Home design and renovation experts will be at Fall Katy Home & Garden Show and Vintage Market to share ideas for gardens. $7 (adults), free (under 12). 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat.), 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sun.) Merrell Center, 6301 S. Stadium Lane, Katy. 832-392-0165. www.fallkatyhomeandgardenshow.com

Attend a daylong mental health conference

Sept. 7
The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a one-day conference to educate residents about mental health. There will be more than a dozen experts speaking about drugs, suicide, bullying, dementia and parenting. Author and documentary filmmaker Kevin Hines is the keynote speaker. Free. 8 a.m.-4p.m. Safari Texas Ranch. 11627 FM 1464, Richmond. 281-341-4665.
www.fbcsoshines.com

Play golf for ill children

Sept. 9
The Joe Joe Bear Foundation is hosting its annual golf tournament to raise money to purchase teddy bears for children with a life-threatening illness. Lunch and dinner will be provided. $200 per golfer. Sponsorships available. 10 a.m. (registration), noon (shotgun start). The Club at Falcon Point, 24503 Falcon Point Drive, Katy. 281-398-4522.
www.joejoebear.org

Network over a bite

Sept. 11
Texas Gulf Coast Hispanic Chamber, a community organization, is hosting its monthly Katy-area networking meeting. Attendees are encouraged to bring many business cards. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant, 24600 Katy Freeway, Ste. 1020, Katy. 469-879-7398. www.facebook.com/TexasGulfCoastHispanicChamber/

Pinot Palette

Paint a pumpkin

Sept. 12
Pinot’s Palette is hosting a pumpkin painting night to celebrate the fall season. All skill levels are welcome. Paint, brushes and an apron will be provided. $35. 7-9 p.m. 25920 Westheimer Parkway, Ste. 100, Katy. 281-769-2961.
www.pinotspalette.com/Katy

Learn to garden

Sept. 14
Willow Fork Park is hosting an event to teach attendees how to start a garden and learn about what to plant and when to plant it. Learn about getting the family involved. Free. 9 a.m. Located at the corner of the Grand Parkway and Cinco Ranch Boulevard, Katy, across from LaCenterra. 713-502-6658.
www.facebook.com/WillowForkParkWFDD/

Network at breakfast

Sept. 18
The Katy Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a business builder breakfast with Commissioner Andy Meyers. Attendees can network and promote their businesses before the work day. $20 (members), $25 (non-members). 6:45-8 a.m. 1549 Westborough Drive, Katy. 281-391-7423.
www.facebook.com/events/388258278706049/

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