Katy Safety Fest, live music, an anti-bullying seminar and more: 6 things to do in Katy this weekend, April 13-15

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The National Weather Service is forecasting stormy weather Friday, but Katy residents can escape the rain and enjoy some live music at an indoor local venue. The weather picks up with highs near 70 degrees on Saturday and Sunday, so start Saturday off with a 5K or 10K run, then a stop by Katy Safety Fest to meet first responders. Relax on Sunday and learn how to protect the children in your life from online bullying in the evening. Here are the details:

Friday

1. Catch Rob Austin and Friends live

Austin and fellow artists put on a show featuring country, R&B, blues and classic rock at Texas Tradition. 6-10 p.m. Free. 5321 Hwy. 90, Katy. 281-391-6113. www.facebook.com/events/171709023550409

2. Listen to Paige Lewis at The Social Pub and Grill

Lewis brings original pop and light rock songs to the stage like “One Good Day,” “Sycamore,” and “Power in Your Hand.” 7-11 p.m. 1721 Spring Green Blvd., Ste. 700, Katy. 281-396-4627. www.thesocialpubandgrill.com www.thepaige.com

Saturday

3. Participate in the 2018 Cow Patty Classic 5K & 10K

This 5K and 10K running event supports the Tompkins High School FFA Booster Club. 7:30 a.m. 5K run: $35 (adults), $25 (age 18 and younger). 10K run: $45 (adults), $35 (age 18 and younger). Tompkins High School, 4400 Falcon Landing Blvd., Katy. 281-234-1000. www.facebook.com/ events/153880718647316

4. Go to the third annual Katy Safety Fest

Harris County Emergency Services District No. 48 and other first responders host this festival in partnership with Typhoon Texas. Activities include department demonstrations, Life Flight and police helicopter landings, a junior firefighter challenge, inflatables and food. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Typhoon Texas, 555 S. Katy Fort Bend Road, Katy. 281-599- 8888. www.safetyfestkaty.org

5. Catch Anita Renfroe’s ‘Now That’s Funny’ tour

Extreme Faith Productions and CrossPoint Community Church co-host the comedienne’s latest tour. This event is for women only. 6-9 p.m. $25 (general admission), $35 (early entry), $45 (VIP). Add $5 at the door for all price points. CrossPoint Community Church, 700 Westgreen Blvd., Katy. 480-812-1100. www.facebook.com/ events/360267587770259

Sunday

6. Attend a social media and bullying seminar

St. Peter’s United Methodist church hosts this seminar to help parents learn to navigate social media applications. The seminar will also include advice on how to tell if a child is being bullied and how to approach school administration for assistance. Registration is required. 4-6 p.m. Free. 20775 Kingsland Blvd., Katy. 281-492-8031. www.stpkaty.org/parent-seminars

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R. Hans Miller
R. Hans Miller joined the Community Impact team in June 2017. He is a recent graduate of Texas State University's College of Journalism and Mass Communication, a U.S. Army veteran, husband and father. He is originally from Montana. He has written for VoiceBox Media and the San Marcos Daily Record, among others. He covers city government, emergency services, local business development and other topics for the Katy area.
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