To-do list: 16 events in the Katy area in December 2019, January 2020

Katy Vibes: Real Food-Real Entertainment will host live entertainment by Mr. Wonderful Band. (Courtesy Katy Vibes: Real Food-Real Entertainment)
Katy Vibes: Real Food-Real Entertainment will host live entertainment by Mr. Wonderful Band. (Courtesy Katy Vibes: Real Food-Real Entertainment)

Katy Vibes: Real Food-Real Entertainment will host live entertainment by Mr. Wonderful Band. (Courtesy Katy Vibes: Real Food-Real Entertainment)

Editor's note: This story was updated Dec. 19 to reflect the new time for the Dec. 21 event "Attend a Christmas concert."


Dec. 19, Network with community leaders: Join a local business networking social mixer, which is held every third Thursday of the month at Midpoint Bar+Eatery. This is an event for leaders in the community to get to know each other. Guests are allowed. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. 20920 Katy Freeway, Katy. 832-646-2886. www.eventbrite.com/e/katy-business-networking-social-mixer-tickets-63974629840?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Dec. 20, Jam out to rock hits: Katy Vibes: Real Food-Real Entertainment will host live entertainment by Mr. Wonderful Band. 9 p.m. Free (admission). 25757 Katy Freeway, Katy.832-437-2807. www.facebook.com/events/katy-vibes-real-food-real-entertainment/mr-wonderful-katy-vibes/622011051615417


Dec. 21: Attend a local food fair: Katy Christian Ministries will host an event to offer free produce to anyone who needs it. The event is sponsored by Powerhouse Christian Center. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Powerhouse Christian Center, 1818 Katyland Drive, Katy. 281-391-5261. www.ktcm.org/event/community-food-fair-2/2019-12-21


Dec. 21, See ‘A Christmas Miracle’: Faith Dance Studio is celebrating the holiday season by hosting a performance featuring local dancers. There will be a photo booth as well as light snacks and refreshments after the show. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free (children 3 years and under), $10 (attendees 4 years and older). Church on the Rock Katy, 433 Barker Cypress Road, Houston. 281-660-1993. www.eventbrite.com/e/a-christmas-miracle-tickets-82022117361?aff=ebdssbdestsearch


Dec. 21, Attend a Christmas concert: Frank and the Fantastical Band will deliver a Christmas concert at LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch, where attendees can shop. The event will also have prizes, drama, dancing and elves. Some proceeds will benefit Hope Impacts, an organization helping the homeless in Katy as well as the Pregnancy Help Center, which helps women who struggle with unexpected pregnancy. 2-4 p.m. Free. 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy. www.newchurchtexas.com/new-events/2019/12/21/fantastical-christmas-concert-at-la-centerra


Dec. 21, Go to a community food fair: Katy Christian Ministries will host an event to offer free produce to anyone who needs it. The event is sponsored by Powerhouse Christian Center. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Powerhouse Christian Center, 1818 Katyland Drive, Katy. 281-391-5261. www.ktcm.org/event/community-food-fair-2/2019-12-21


Dec. 24, Try Tai Chi: Dabble into Chinese culture with its ancient martial art of tai chi, which is said to help improve overall health. 9-9:30 a.m. Free. 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd. in Central Green Park, Katy. 281-727-8227. www.centralgreenpark.com/event/tai-chi-with-trina-maxwell-22/


Dec. 25, Play tapeball cricket: Go to the Katy Hockley Cricket Grounds after work to play a game of Tapeball cricket, a Pakistani sport in which a tennis ball is wrapped in electrical tape and is used in playing street cricket. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. 8375-8987 Katy Hockley Cut Off Road, Katy. 281-750-2105. www.eventbrite.com/e/tapeball-cricket-tickets-73890738187?aff=ebdssbdestsearch


Dec. 28, Buy fresh products: The Farmer’s Market on Grand Parkway at the Church of the Holy Apostles offers a variety of vendors. Dogs are also welcome. Honey and fresh-baked tamales are among food available for purchase. 8 a.m.-noon. 1225 Grand Parkway S.,Katy. 832-878-9806. www.farmersmarketongrandparkway.com


Dec. 28: Go to a concert: Blond-ish, a Canadian DJ, will take the stage at The Wildcatter Saloon. 9 p.m.-midnight. $10 (presale tickets until Dec. 27), $12 (general admission), $50 (reserved table). 26913 Katy Freeway, Katy. 281-392-2337. www.eventbrite.com/e/blond-ish- a-blondie-experience-tickets-65864192573


Dec. 31, Attend a Venezuelan gala: Palacio Maria will host a New Year’s Eve gala to welcome the new decade. Musicians for the night include Argenis Carruyo, Marisela y su Son Karibe and La Parrada Gaitera. Parents must call to register children under 10 years old. Day care is available. $80 (general admission), $100 (general admission with dinner), $200 (general admission with dinner and bottle of scotch whisky). 21728 Highland Knolls Drive, Katy. 713-530-7185. www.click-eventstore.com/tickets/gran-gala-de-fin-de-a-o-en-katy-tx-184244


Jan. 4, Dance to Latin music: Katy Vibes: Real Food Real Entertainment will host a Latin dance night. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. $10 cover at the door. Attendees will receive a $5 coupon to use on their following visit. 24757 Katy Freeway, Katy. 832-437-2807. www.allevents.in/mobile/ amp-event.php?event_id=200018418030444


Jan. 6, Learn about computers Spanish: The Katy Branch Library will host a class for adults to learn about computers in Spanish. The class will take place every Monday from 5-6:30 p.m. Free. 5414 Franz Road, Katy. 281-391-3509. www.hcpl.net/events/12449


Jan. 11, Learn to run an Alpha: Alpha Houston is hosting a training for people to learn how to run an Alpha, a group where community members discuss Christian beliefs, at Kingsland Baptist Church. The training will be interactive, and participants will learn in detail what Alpha is as well as its practices. 8 a.m.-2 pm. Free. 20555 Kingsland Blvd, Katy. 713-354-2217. www.eventbrite.com/e/january-run-alpha-training-tickets-81352953875?aff=ebdssbdestsearch


Jan. 15, Learn how to network: The Katy Area Chamber of Commerce will host an event to teach attendees how to network during breakfast. Those who attend will learn from business professionals in various industries while participating in a few speed networking sessions. 7:30-9 a.m. $20 (members), $30 (nonmembers). Premier by Best Western, 1549 Westborough Drive, Katy. 281-391-7423. www.business.katychamber.com/events/details/business-networking-breakfast-how-to-professionally-network-20558?calendarMonth=2020-01-01


Jan. 16-17, Learn and teach balance: Harris County Emergency Services District 48 is teaching a course to people who want to help train the elderly in managing falls and increasing activity levels. There are no prerequisites to attend the course, but it will be mandatory to attend both days. Noon-4 p.m. $100. 21201 A Morton Road, Katy. 281-599-8888. www.eventbrite.com/e/a-matter-of-balance-lay-leader-instructor-class-registration-79059169103?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
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By Nola Valente

Nola Valente is Community Impact's Katy reporter. A West Texas native and University of Houston graduate, Nola previously reported on Middle East news from Jerusalem and her articles have appeared in the Houston Chronicle, Jerusalem Post, Libya Tribune and The Media Line.


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