Three things to do in Katy this weekend

 

Southland Basketball Tournament

March 8-12

Celebrating 10 years in Katy, the Southland Conference Basketball Tournament returns to the Merrell Center. Women’s and men’s championship teams earn automatic bids to the NCAA Basketball Championships. Various times. $10-$20. Merrell Center, 6301 S. Stadium Lane, Katy. www.southland.org/katy

LaCenterra 10-Year Anniversary Bash

March 11

Celebrating its 10-year anniversary, LaCenterra’s event features live music, fun activities, face painting, a photo booth and food for purchase in the Courtyard. The event features a performance from Chris Boss and on-air personality Freddy Cruz will be the master of ceremonies. 2-4 p.m. Free. Heritage Square, 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy. 281-395-5533. www.lacenterra.com

Bridal Wars Houston

March 12

Bridal Wars is a team competition with bride squads battling for prizes. One bride-to-be and a group of her friends make up a team (three to five women on a team). Challenges range from tug-of-war to lip sync, relay races and bubble soccer. 1-6 p.m. $45 (team of three until March 1), $75 (team of three after March 1). Cotton Ranch Events, 5443 Katy Hockley Cut Off Road, Katy. www.bridalwarsevent.com


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Texas-wide public charter school system Harmony Public Schools will offer a full virtual learning option for eligible students. (Courtesy Harmony Public Schools)
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