TO-DO LIST: 6 Katy-area events in July, August 2020

She + Geeks Out
She + Geeks Out is hosting a diversity, equity and inclusion meetup in July. (Courtesy She + Geeks Out.)

She + Geeks Out is hosting a diversity, equity and inclusion meetup in July. (Courtesy She + Geeks Out.)

Here is your local guide for events, meetings, activities and more in June and July.

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


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

July 28: Learn about real estate


Keller Williams Realty Professionals is hosting an online career event for locals to learn about career options in real estate. Topics include getting a real estate license, startup costs and ongoing expenses, training and coaching programs available and technology tools to run a business. Free. 971-303-9877. www.eventbrite.com/e/keller-williams-realty-professionals-career-event-tickets-101237640508?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

July 29: Help women of color in the workplace


She + Geeks Out is hosting a virtual diversity, equity, and inclusion meetup. Attendees will talk about what it means to advance Black women and women of color in the workplace. 4-6 p.m. Free. www.shegeeksout.com

Aug 8: Monthly car meet



Chuckwagon BBQ & Burgers will host its fourth monthly car meet. Attendees are encouraged to park, walk around, check out cars and buy food. 6-9 p.m. Free. 4031 FM 1463, Ste. 50, Katy. 281-394-7784. www.chuckwagonbbqburgers.com



Aug. 8: Virtual date night


Houston Professionals United is hosting a virtual date night for professionals between ages 21-35. An experienced host will find matches and prepare participants for their respective virtual dates. 8-8:45 p.m. $10-$15. www.eventbrite.com/e/free-virtual-date-night-age-21-35-tx-tickets-103059959112

Aug. 11: Find a job


Job Fair Pro and Best Hire Career Fairs are hosting a virtual job fair for jobs in the Houston area. The job fair will feature companies across industries, including accounting, advertising, fashion, health, media and broadcasting, technology, transportation and biotechnology. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free.855-562-7761. www.jobfairpro.com

Aug. 11: Information session


The University of Houston College of Nursing is hosting an information session in Katy. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with program advisers, faculty and other students to learn about admission and eligibility requirements. Those who are interested must RSVP to attend. Free. 10-11 a.m.; 11 a.m.- noon. 22400 Grand Circle Blvd., Katy. 832-842-8200. www.eventbrite.com/o/jo-ann-medina-12729479951
By Nola Valente
A native Texan, Nola serves as reporter for the Katy edition of Community Impact Newspaper. She studied print journalism at the University of Houston and French at the University of Paris-Sorbonne in France. Nola was previously a foreign correspondent in Jerusalem, Israel covering Middle East news through an internship with an American news outlet.


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