Libraries closed for Easter
The Maud Marks Library, Kathrine Tyra & Bear Creek and the Katy branches of the Harris County Public Library will be closed for the Easter holiday April 21. All branches of Fort Bend County Libraries will be closed April 21, in observance of the Easter holiday. Regular library hours will resume on Monday, April 22. The online library at www.fortbend.lib.tx.us is always open. Call 281-633-4734 for information.
Job search seminar series –April 22
The Maud Marks Library, 1815 Westgreen Blvd., has teamed up with Workforce Solutions to provide a series for job seekers at all levels. The series will begin on Monday, April 22, at 1:30 p.m. Seating for this and all programs is limited. Topics are April 22 A Targeted Plan- Preparing for the Job Search, April 29 Job Readiness Toolkit-Resumes & Applications, May 6 Sharpening Your Interviewing Skills and May 13 Closing the Deal- Negotiations & Thank You Letters. Call 832-927-7860.
The “Craft Club at Cinco Ranch” at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd. in Katy will meet on Tuesday, April 23, from 10 a.m.-noon. Those attending should bring their projects and their own crafting supplies. The free program meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month. For more information, call 281-395-1311 or 281-633-4734.
Pages by the Pint
No Label Brewery, 5351 1st St. in Katy, will host the Pages by the Pint book club at 8 p.m. on April 23. The book to be discussed is “Bossypants” by Tina Fey. Copies of the book are available at the front desk of the Katy Branch Library, 5414 Franz Road. Call 281-391-3509 for information.
Young Adult Advisory Council
The Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd. in Katy, will host a free Young Adult Advisory Council meeting from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, April 24. At this monthly meeting, teens in grades 9-12 are invited to express ideas, organize upcoming activities, and suggest new programs and books that would be of interest to young adults at the library. Earn volunteer/service hours and meet new friends while helping to shape the future of library services for teens. Call 281-395-1311 for information.
Katy Market Day is organizing a Ladies Night from 3-8 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in downtown Katy. The free event will features door prizes, special sales, snacks and beverages. Call 281-391-1993 for information.
Book & Bite Club
The Katy Branch Library, 5414 Franz Road, will host the Book & Bite Club at 1:30 p.m. April 25. The book to be discussed is “Anything is Possible,” by Elizabeth Strout. Pick up a copy of the book at the library’s front desk.
Spring Concert Series
Central Green Park, 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., will host a Spring Concert Series —A Night of Jazz with The Harry Sheppard Trio on April 26, starting at 7 p.m. At 90 years, Sheppard has recorded and played with Billie Holiday, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Barbra Steisand and Coleman Hawkins to name just a few of his distinguished musical partners. Picnic and lawn chairs welcome.
Sip ’N Stroll
Katy Sip ’N Stroll, presented by Kroger, will take place on Saturday, April 27, at Villagio Town Center, Westheimer Parkway at Peek Road. The bi-annual event offers 2,000-plus Katy locals culinary creations from 35-plus restaurants and food tasting stations, 200-plus wine selections and a craft beer garden. Visit www.sipandstroll.com for details. Proceeds benefit The Ballard House.
Relay For Life
Relay For Life Katy invites people to walk on behalf of cancer survivors and those who lost their battle with the disease from 5 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, April 27 at Katy City Park, 5700 Franz Road. Visit www.relayforlife.org/katytx to register for the free event.
Certified teacher fair
The Merrell Center, 6301 S. Stadium Lane, will host a Katy Independent School District Certified Teacher Fair on Saturday, April 27. The times are 8:30-11:30 a.m. for junior high and high school teachers and 1-4 p.m. for elementary teachers. To be admitted, all applicants must bring a copy of their certification and/or TEA/SBEC content exam scores. Applicants are advised to complete an application at www.katyisd.org in advance. Bring résumés.
Wild West Brewfest
The eighth annual Wild West Brewfest will be April 27 at Katy Mills Mall, 5000 Katy Mills Circle. BeerYeti.com has named it the No. 1 awarded event in North America for three consecutive years. The event will feature more than 150 speciality craft brewers from various locations around the county with more than 600 individualized craft brews. VIP admission opens at 2 p.m. General admission opens at 3 p.m. The event ends at 9 p.m. Proceeds are donated to local charities. The event also will include multiple beer gardens, a wine grotto, game zones, music and food trucks. Visit www.wildwestbrewfest.com for information and tickets.
Fort Bend Arts Festival and Parade
Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd., will again be the site of the sixth annual Fort Bend Arts Festival and Parade hosted by Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Commissioner Andy Meyers. The free event will be Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Visit www.FortBendArtsFest.com for details. It will feature more than 300 visual art and essay pieces, a Storybook Character Parade through LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch and more than 100 kid-friendly vendors.
‘Runoff Pollution in Katy and How to Prevent It’
The Coastal Prairie Chapter-Texas Master Naturalist Master Naturalists will show kids of all ages what happens to water during a storm as it runs off of lawns, farms and businesses into waterways on April 27 from 9-10:30 a.m. “Runoff Pollution in Katy and How to Prevent It” will feature an enviroscape model where the kids produce the rainstorms themselves after “polluting” the land with pesticides, herbicides and other chemicals.” The program will be in the pavilion at Willow Fork Park. The park is at the northwest corner of Texas 99/Grand Parkway and Cinco Ranch Boulevard, northeast of Cinco Ranch High School. This is a free family-friendly fun interactive program for all ages. The program is offered through the Friends of Willow Fork Park.
Prescription Drug Take Back Event
The Katy Independent School District Police Department will participate in the 2019 National Prescription Drug Take back Event with the Drug Enforcement Administration on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. People can dispose of expired, unused and unwanted prescription medicines at the Mark L. Hopkins Law Enforcement Center, 20370 Franz Road, Katy. No needles are accepted. Call Capt. Ivan B. Nelson at 281-237-4039 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
The first West Houston Car Show at Paetow High School, 23111 Stockdick School Road in Katy, will be April 27. Organized by the Paetow-Stockdick Band Booster organization, gates will open at 7 a.m. to allow for participating cars to park. Car show check-in is at the registration tent and ends at 10 a.m. Participant judging ballots must be in by noon and the awards ceremony will be at 1 p.m. Only 500 vehicles allowed to compete in the show. Preregistration for car show entries is $40, which includes a free T-shirt and lunch voucher. The day of the show registration is $40; a T-shirt will be available for purchase. Spectator parking is $10 per car in the Spectator Lot.
Central Green Park, 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., will present a Spring Concert Series on April 27 featuring the country music of Electric Pony. The free concert will begin at 7 p.m. Bring picnic and lawn chairs.
Cinco Ranch Branch Library
Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy, will be closed on Saturday, April 27, for the Fort Bend Arts Festival & Parade, which is free and open to the public. Regular library hours will resume on Monday, April 29. The online library always is open at www.fortbend.lib.tx.us. Call 281-633-4734.
Used book sale
On Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Friends of the Maud Marks Library will hold their next used book sale at the Maud Marks Branch Library, 1815 Westgreen Blvd. There is a large selection of hardback fiction and nonfiction, as well as children’s books and paperbacks. All proceeds will benefit the library.
Tompkins Cow Patty Classic
The Tompkins Cow Patty Classic 5K/10K supports the Tompkins High School FFA Student Chapter. It will be 7:30-10 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at Tompkins High School, 4400 Falcon Landing Blvd. As a participant or a sponsor of this event, people supporting the Tompkins FFA program with the needs and expenses they incur throughout the year. Visit https://thedriven.net/event.race_reg/eid/17748012679/?& or visit the FFA chapter’s Facebook page for information.
Community Food Fair
The Katy Christian Ministries Community Food Fair will be April 27 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at PowerHouse Church, 1818 Katyland Drive, Katy. Free produce food distribution.
The Farmers Market at LaCenterra will be open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 28. It is open the fourth Sunday of every month at 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy. The market features local vendors and artisans selling honey, cheese, fresh eggs, seasonable vegetables and more. Visit yourneigh
borhoodfarmersmarket.com if you’re interested in becoming a vendor.