Live music, Dan Rather, yoga and cookie decorating: 8 things to do in the Katy area this weekend, Dec. 14-17

The Cody Ray Henry Band will be performing at the Wildcatter Saloon this Friday.

The Cody Ray Henry Band will be performing at the Wildcatter Saloon this Friday.

Live music starts Thursday with the Junior Gordon Band at Mo’s Place, then the Cody Ray Henry Band at the Wildcatter Saloon and Black Heart Saints at Einstein’s Pub this Friday, a bit of a rest on Saturday, and a holiday cap with Veritas at the Second Baptist Church - West Campus on Sunday. If live music isn’t high on your weekend to-do list, there’s also a book signing with Dan Rather, yoga, card games and cookie decorating. Regardless, these eight Katy area events should have a little something for everyone.

Thursday

Books-a-Million presents Dan Rather
BAM hosts Dan Rather’s tour for his new book, “What Unites Us,” at James E. Taylor High School. Ticket price includes a copy of the book. 7-9 p.m. $24.84. James E. Taylor High School, 20700 Kingsland Blvd., Katy. 281-644-2665. www.facebook.com/events/123244801680795/

Junior Gordon Band live at Mo’s Place
Step out and listen to some original country tunes by the Junior Gordon Band this Thursday at Mo’s Place. 9:30 p.m. No cover. 21940 Kingsland Blvd., Katy. 281-392-3499. www.mosplacekaty.com

Friday

Wildcatter Saloon presents live music
Catch a little modern country at the Wildcatter Saloon as the Cody Ray Henry Band performs live. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Free. 26913 I-10, Katy. 281-392-2337. https://www.facebook.com/events/790208857817009/

Black Heart Saints at Einstein's Pub
Catch some hard rock at the pub this Friday night. Black Heart Saints will be performing live
Friday from 9 p.m.-midnight. No cover charge. 873 S. Mason Road, Katy. 281-398-6066. www.einsteinspub.com

Saturday

Yuletide Yoga by VIBE Fitness
Get a little peace and companionship before the chaos of the Christmas holiday hits. VIBE will host a free yoga class followed by brunch, mimosas and ornament making. Register in advance through the Facebook link. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. 1800 S. Mason Road, Ste. 220, Katy. 832-419-5397. www.facebook.com/events/137505483621604/permalink/138376496867836/

Saturday Magic Draft at 3rd Coast Cards
The card shop hosts its weekly draft tournament Saturdays. All levels of experience and skill are welcome. The card shop is right next to a donut shop and smoothie shop run by the same owner, so there are plenty of snacks available to fuel your game. 7:30-10:30 p.m. $14. 20829 Kingsland Blvd., Katy. www.3rdcoastcards.com

Sunday

Veritas Christmas Concert at Second Baptist Church - West Campus
For family-friendly music, head to the church to listen to gospel music performed live by Veritas. 6-8 p.m. Free. 19449 Katy Freeway, Katy. 713-465-3408. www.second.org/west/About/Directions.aspx

Cookie decorating at CrossPoint Community Church
Satisfy your sweet tooth and decorate a cookie with the CrossPoint Community Church congregation. There will be Christmas music and plenty of Christmas spirit to go around. 12:30-2 p.m. Free. 700 Westgreen Blvd., Katy. 281-398-6464 www.lifeatcrosspoint.org