To-do list: 22 Katy-area events to check out in September, October 2019

Live music is one of the many activities at this year's Katy Rice Festival.

Live music is one of the many activities at this year's Katy Rice Festival.

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

Correction: This story was updated to show that the Life Safety Seminars will be held on Sept. 26, not Sept. 27. 


Join a red carpet premiere


Sept. 19
Katy-based Not In Our City exists to end modern-day domestic sex slavery in every city across the nation. The organization will raise awareness through a fundraising event. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience the “What Daphne Saw” premiere, followed by a Q&A with Los Angeles filmmaker Liz Marshall as well as live music. 7-10 p.m. $30 (individual), $50 (couple), $175 (group of eight). Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 2707 Commercial Center Blvd., Ste. K100, Katy. www.notinourcity.net





Jam with the choir


Sept. 20
Cinco Ranch High School’s Bravo Choir presents a coffee house jukebox jam for members of the community to enjoy the school’s elite show choir. Attendees can enjoy coffee and desserts while listening to the Cinco Ranch Bravo choir sing. 7:30-9 p.m. $6. 281-237-5203. www.crhschoir.org





Grab a bite


Sept. 20
Cinco Ranch Food Truck Friday will feature food trucks, dessert trucks and a vendor’s market for the whole family to enjoy. 5-9 p.m. Free (admission). Food trucks will charge for food and drinks. The Cinco Ranch Lake House, 25202 Springwood Lake Drive, Katy. 281-394-7195.
www.mycincoranch.com/info.php?pnum=8





Play pickleball


Sept. 21
No Label Brewing Co. will host a game of pickleball, which resembles life-size ping pong. 4:30-7:30 p.m. $15 (beer included), $10 (non-drinkers), $7 (children). 281-415-4841. www.eventbrite.com/e/pickle-pints-no-label-brewing-co-tickets-48634613438?aff=ebdssbdestsearch





Shop fresh and local


Sept. 21
The Farmers’ Market on Grand Parkway will have its weekly appearance at the Church of the Holy Apostles. Locals can purchase fresh, locally-grown produce as well as meats, chicken and duck eggs, raw honey, bread, herbs and plants.
8 a.m.-noon. Free (admission). 1225 W Grand Parkway S., Katy. 832-878-9806.
www.farmersmarketongrandparkway.com





Attend a gala


Sept. 24
Katy Christian Ministries will celebrate its 15th annual gala at Palacio Maria in Katy. The event includes dinner, entertainment and live and silent auctions as well as raffles. 6-9 p.m. $100. Sponsorships available. 21728 Highland Knolls Drive, Katy. 281-391-0003.
www.ktcm.org/event/gala2019/





Earn your badge


Sept. 26
Fishing’s Future will hold fishing merit badge and fish/wildlife merit classes for the Boy Scouts. 6-8:30 p.m. Bass Pro Shop, 5000 Katy Mills Circle, Ste. 415, Katy. 281-644-2200. www.fishingsfuture.org





Keep the family safe


Sept. 26
Harris County Emergency Services District 48 and the Katy Area Economic Development Council will present locals with ways to learn how to keep their families safe at the Life Safety Seminars. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Fry Road MUD Building, 20111 Saums Road, Katy. 281-396-2208. www.facebook.com/events/2106150759679098/





Fall into confidence


Sept. 28
The Cinco Ranch Library will host the annual event Fall into Confidence to help high school girls improve their mental wellbeing. Girls will learn strategies to develop high self-esteem while addressing ways to tackle mental health concerns, such as depression, anxiety and suicide. 1-2:30 p.m. Free. 734-210-0005. www.theinnermind.org





Walk to end Alzheimer’s disease


Sept. 28
The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is hosting a 2-mile walk in Katy. The event is held annually in over 600 communities nationwide to raise awareness of and funds for Alzheimer’s disease care, support and research.
7:30 a.m. (registration), 8 a.m. (ceremony), 8:30 a.m. (walk). LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch, 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy. 713-314-1330. https://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2019/TX-HoustonampSoutheastTexas?pg=entry&fr_id=12668





Have a taste of LaCenterra


Oct. 3
Hope Impacts will host the second annual Taste of LaCenterra, inviting locals for a tasting of small bites from the newest restaurants at LaCenterra and some well-established favorites. There will be a wide selection of wine, beer and cocktails for purchase and live music by Danny Ray and the Acoustic Production. There will be a silent auction in the courtyard, and participating restaurants include: Baker St. Pub & Grill, Bar Louie, Dish Society, Fish City Grill, Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille, Snooze A.M. Eatery, Sweet Paris, The Rouxpour, The Spice & Tea Exchange, Torchy’s Tacos, and Uberrito. 6-9 p.m. $25 (adult). $10 (children). 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy. 713-705-7884. www.hopeimpacts.org/taste-of-lacenterra/





Have ‘Breakfast for a Blessing’


Oct. 4
Christ Clinic Katy will host its annual Breakfast for a Blessing to help raise money to provide health care to the thousands of people who are uninsured in the Katy area. 7 a.m. $75. Sponsorships available. Crosspoint Community Church, 700 Westgreen Blvd., Katy. 832-913-8476. www.christclinickaty.org/events/breakfast-for-a-blessing





Swing by for a golf event


Oct. 5
The Ballard House will welcome anyone who would like to participate in a Topgolf event to support their services—offering free lodging for patients and families who have traveled to the Houston area to receive treatment for life-threatening conditions. $125. Sponsorships available. Topgolf, 1030 Memorial Brook Blvd., Houston. 281-717-4670. www.theballardhouse.org/top-golf-tournament/





Meditate and chill


Oct. 6
Clinician Vy Hoang with The Axelrad Clinic will lead attendees in a meditation designed to release stress and worries accumulated throughout the week as well as to help with focus on a positive, peaceful mindset. This is a women’s group, but male spouses are welcome with an advance notice. Limited seating. 10-11 a.m. Free. 440 Cobia Drive, Ste. 902, Katy. 713-527-9555. www.axelradclinic.com/events/





Drink a beer and network


Oct. 8
Brews and Networking will invite entrepreneurs, marketing professionals and business owners to join their monthly networking event at World of Beer. Attendees will have an opportunity to network with professionals and are encouraged to bring a stack of business cards. 5-7 p.m. Free. 2643 Commercial Center Blvd. B390, Katy. 281-994-9625.
www.eventbrite.com/e/katy-tx-brews-and-networking-ktxban-tickets-53196817112?aff=ebdssbdestsearch





Partake in a Katy tradition


Oct. 11-13
The city of Katy and the Rotary Club of Katy will bring locals the annual Katy Rice Festival, a three-day event filled with fun, food, drinks and shopping. The festival spans multiple blocks in downtown Katy bounded by Fourth Street, Avenue A., First Street, and Avenue D. On Oct. 12 and 13, attendees can park at the Merrell Center, 6301 S. Stadium Lane, Katy, and ride a Free shuttle to the festival. 281-391-4717. www.katyricefestival.com

What’s happening when?
Oct. 11: Locals can celebrate Octoberfest with live music, food trucks and a beer garden. 6-11 p.m. Free. Ave. B and Third St., Katy.

Oct. 12: The day starts with a free parade at 9 a.m., featuring horses, emergency vehicles and tractors. The festival begins at 10 a.m. with vendors, a carnival, music and food trucks. 9 a.m.-10 p.m. $5 (adults), free (children under 12 and to attend the parade). Downtown Katy.

Oct. 13: The festival continues with craft vendors, a carnival and food trucks. Noon-6 p.m. $5 (adults), free (children under 12). Downtown Katy.





Dance and auction


Oct. 12
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo will invite locals to enjoy dinner and a live auction. A DJ will play music all night. 6-11 p.m. $50 (individual), $500 (table of 10). Sponsorships available. Cotton Ranch Katy, 5443 Katy Hockley Cut Off Road, Katy. 832-226-8698. www.eventbrite.com/e/katy-sparkles-spurs-dinner-dance-auction-tickets-63726868780?aff=ebdssbdestsearch





Support teachers


Oct. 17
Katy ISD Education Foundation will host the annual Fireflies & Food Trucks event to raise funds. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $50 (per person), $500 (group of eight). No Label Brewing Co., 5351 First St., Katy. 281-396-6031. www.katyisdeducation
foundation.org/Pages/FirefliesFoodtrucks.aspx





Listen to live music


Oct. 17
The Wildcatter Saloon will lend its stage to Nashville country band Little Texas. Singer Blake Harlow and band Shotgun Road will also perform. 6-11:30 p.m. $20 (before Oct. 2), $25 (Oct. 2 and later). Tables available for an additional fee. 26913 Katy Freeway, Katy. 281-392-2337. www.facebook.com/events/the-%20wildcatter-saloon/little-texas-at-the-%20wildcatter-saloon/296539724613588





Learn from a motivational speaker


Oct. 17
Blue Zebra Productions will bring Julio Bevione, who will deliver a talk on communication in Spanish. 7-9:30 p.m. $65 (general admission), $80 (VIP). Spazio Reception Lounge, 1420 S. Mason Road, Ste. 190, Katy. 225-939-3610. www.facebook.com/events/482864492503072/





Enjoy a glass of wine


Oct. 18
The Cinco Ranch Rotary will host the 14th annual Katy Wine Festival. 7-11 p.m. $25 (designated drivers), $50 (general admission). 7227 W. Grand Parkway S., Richmond. 713-510-3451.
www.localwineevents.com/tickets/i_want/762186/14th-Annual-Katy-Wine-Fest





Join a car show


Oct. 19
The Fulshear Police Department will hold its fourth annual Fulshear Police Foundation Car Show to raise funds for equipment, training and technology in the department. Interested participants must register online. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free (spectators), $30 (pre-registration), $35 (entry fee at gate). 29255 FM 1093, Ste. 7D, Fulshear. 713-444-1461. www.facebook.com/FulshearPoliceFoundation/posts/2099878630305955




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