To-do list: 11 Katy-area events in January, February 2020

On Feb. 8, the Katy ISD Education Foundation hosts Reason2Race, a running event at the Katy Half Marathon to raise money for teachers and classrooms. (Courtesy Katy ISD Education Foundation)
On Feb. 8, the Katy ISD Education Foundation hosts Reason2Race, a running event at the Katy Half Marathon to raise money for teachers and classrooms. (Courtesy Katy ISD Education Foundation)

On Feb. 8, the Katy ISD Education Foundation hosts Reason2Race, a running event at the Katy Half Marathon to raise money for teachers and classrooms. (Courtesy Katy ISD Education Foundation)

Here is your ultimate local guide for events, meetings, activities and more in Janurary and February 2020.

Find more events on our online community calendar here, www.communityimpact.com/event-calendar/january/katy.

Or submit your own event at www.communityimpact.com/event-calendar/add-an-event.

Jan. 25, Learn about disability issues: Family to Family Network will host a conference and resource fair for individuals with disabilities and their families. 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free (first 200 preregistered attendees), $15-$50 (admission). Sponsorships available. Houston Community College-Northwest Spring Branch, 1010 W. Sam Houston Parkway N., Houston. 713-466-6304. https://2020f2fconference.sched.com

Jan. 25 -26, Find decorating ideas: The Katy Home and Garden Spring Show will showcase the latest trends in decorating homes. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Jan. 25), 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Jan. 26). Free (children under 12 years, military and first responders on Jan. 16), $7 (attendees 12 and older). Merrell Center, 6301 S. Stadium Lane, Katy. 832-392-0165. www.katyhomeandgardenshow.com


Jan. 25- 26, Watch a lion dance: To celebrate Lunar New Year, Katy Asian Town is hosting lion dance performances. It will also play host to LunarFest-Taste of Asia with discounts at participating restaurants between Jan. 17 and Jan. 27. Performances at 11:30 a.m., noon and 5 p.m., both days. Free. H-Mart, 23119 Colonial Parkway, Bldg. B, Katy. 346-387-9452. www.facebook.com/events/582444918969251/

Feb. 2, Watch the Super Bowl and feed the hungry: Katy Christian Ministries will host a Super Bowl watch party at Waters Church. The family-friendly event will also have food and inflatables. Ticket proceeds support KCM. The nonprofit is also partaking in Souper Bowl of Caring, a national event encouraging donations at local food pantries. Residents are encouraged to collect or drop off food items at the KCM pantry or a participating grocery store or make a financial contribution before Feb. 2. 5 p.m. Free, (children ages 12 and under), $15 (teens ages 13-17), $20 (Adults ages 18+), Waters Church, 2710 N. Mason Road, Katy. 281-391-5261. www.ktcm.org/superbowl, www.ktcm.org/event/souperbowl-2/

Feb. 5, Learn about black history: Tommy Terrific’s “Wacky Magic Show: Black Cowboys of the Old West” will be on stage at the Katy Branch Library. The interactive performance will teach children about famous black cowboys such as Bill Pickett, Nat Love and Mary Fields using magic tricks. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Free. 5414 Franz Road, Katy. 281-391-3509. www.hcpl.net/events/22579

Feb. 6, Attend a chili cook-off: Three tenants at the East Katy Plaza are hosting a chili cook-off. The proceeds benefit Katy ISD Future Farmers of America. In addition to bowls of chili to try, guests can also participate in a Kiss a Pig activity. $25 (per team), donations accepted for admission. 4-8 p.m. 814 East Ave., Katy. 832-875-5229.

Feb. 8, Run for Katy ISD: The Katy ISD Education Foundation hosts Reason2Race, a running event at the Katy Half Marathon to raise money for teachers and classrooms. 5-11 a.m. $25-$117. 5000 Katy Mills Circle, Katy. 281-396-6031. https://my.reason2race.com/cause/KatyISDEducationFoundation/KatyHalf5k2020

Feb. 14, Watch a movie at the park: Central Green Park inside LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch will host a 1940s-themed Valentine’s Day event with the classic film “Casablanca.” Couples are encouraged to dress up in ‘40s-era clothing and take a picture at the photo booth. Time period actors will attend to help set the mood. 7-9 p.m. Free. 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy. www.facebook.com/events/2666769190076530/

Feb. 15, Listen to the Cadets: The Texas A&M Singing Cadets will perform at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church. Proceeds from the event will help provide scholarships to Texas A&M students from the Katy area. 2-5 p.m. $10 (student ticket), $15 (adult general admission). Sponsorships available. 20775 Kingsland Blvd., Katy. www.facebook.com/events/2575174352719570/

Feb. 15, Attend a gala: St. John XXIII College Preparatory at 1800 W. Grand Parkway N., Katy, will celebrate 15 years of educating students with the Heart of a Lion gala. The fundraiser includes food, music and live and silent auctions. 6-10 p.m. $125 (per person). Sponsorships available. The Westin, 945 Gessner Road, Memorial City, Houston. 281-693-1000. www.sj23lions.org/news-detail?pk=1299419&fromId=243958

Feb. 22: Enjoy Cajun food and drinks: MKT Distillery is hosting a Cajun festival with gumbo and cocktail contests, live music and bounce houses. There will also be crawfish. Proceeds will benefit local nonprofit Katy Christian Ministries. Noon-10 p.m. Free (admission). 5373 First St., Katy. 833-658-1870. www.facebook.com/events/340026350246410/
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By Jen Para

Jen joined Community Impact Newspaper in fall 2018 as the editor of the Katy edition. A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Jen has written about business, politics and education. Prior to CI, Jen was the web producer at Houston Business Journal.


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