Katy Happenings June 2017

| June 1, 2017

Lamborghini will be one of the luxury automobile brands represented at the event.

Lamborghini will be one of the luxury automobile brands represented at the event.

HOUSTON EXOTIC AUTO FESTIVAL & LUXURY LIFESTYLE E-X-P-O, JUNE 4

The 2017 Houston Exotic Auto Festival & Luxury Lifestyle E-X-P-O will be held at NRG Center, Hall B, One NRG Park, in Houston on Sunday, June 4 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. The event will include McLaren, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Alfa Romeo, Rolls Royce, Bugatti, Ferrari, Tesla, Porsche, Lamborghini, Mercedes, Bentley and more.

Competition categories include Exotic Sedan, Luxury Sedan, Performance, Eccentric and Classic. A musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra and Liza Minnelli will be provided by Dave Halston and Suzanne Goulet.

The event will benefit Virtuosi of Houston and Houston Knights Rescue Foundation and is produced by Luxcior Magazine publisher Martin Gondra.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 fo children aged 6-11. Kids 5 and under are free. Visit Ticketmaster.com/HoustonExoticAuto­Festi­val or call 800-745-3000 to purchase tickets. For more information, visit HoustonExoticAutoFestival.com.

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BARRY SEA PARADOX PERFORMANCES

The Barry Sea Paradox Band is one of the Houston area’s most popular and versatile music groups. Featuring Katy’s own Barry and Bobbie Sea, the group specializes in classic soul/rhythm and blues and smooth jazz; but also plays Motown, disco, Latin, swing, rock oldies, standards ranging from Sinatra to Satchmo and even a little country. The group performs at various venues around Katy and Houston and is available to play at weddings, anniversary parties, restaurants, night clubs and special events. Call 713-822-5011 or go to barrysea.com for the band’s full schedule. Reservations are recommended for all events.

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CITIZENS FOR ANIMAL PROTECTION’S THRIFT STORE

Citizens for Animal Protection’s Thrift Store — the only Houston-area thrift store benefiting homeless animals — offers customers a vast assortment of designer labels, housewares and unique decorative items.

The store is located at 11925 Katy Freeway, the former home of CAP’s shelter. Shoppers can find clothing, shoes and purses, books, collectibles, furniture and appliances.

The thrift store is open 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday and noon-6:30 p.m., Sunday. Volunteers accept donations daily at the store at 11925 Katy Freeway. For more information call 281-497-7559.

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INHOUSTON-KATY PROFESSIONAL PREMIER BUSINESS NETWORK MIXER, SECOND TUESDAY

InHouston-Katy Professional Premier Business Network mixers are held the second Tuesday of the month from 4-7 p.m. at Trios Latin Grill, 21810 Kingsland Blvd. A large number of business owners, investors, realtors, executives, marketing professionals, individuals and others attend this event for business professional mixing and social networking. The event is free, and there are drink specials. For more information, call 281-392-3034.

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4TH ANNUAL HOLLY ON THE RANGE: FLU SHOT FUNDRAISER, JUNE 4

The fourth Annual Holly on the Range fundraiser will be held Sunday, June 4 at TopGolf Houston-Katy, 1030 Memorial
Brook Blvd., Houston, from 6-9 p.m. Money raised at the event will fund ongoing programs aimed at educating the public about the flu, and providing flu vaccines for people in our community.

Each year, approximately 50,000 people die of flu-related complications. Deaths among young people 29-45 are on the rise. With the help of supporters, over the past three years Shots for Holly has raised over $70,000, facilitated over 700 flu shots, traveled over 4,000 miles in the bus, and made over 50 appearances at medical facilities and health expos to raise flu awareness. To fulfill its mission, the group uses the money raised to provide flu shots for people in need, cover printing costs concerning flu information, maintain and house its mascot vehicle, and pay exhibitor fees to raise awareness.

Cy-Fair residents Dr. Michelle Becker and a team of dedicated volunteers started Shots for Holly on Jan. 31, 2014, following the death of a friend, Holly Munsinger, who succumbed to the flu virus at only 41 years of age. Once believed to be a virus that affects mostly children and the elderly, the recent flu outbreaks affect all ages. Still, less than 50 percent of the population is vaccinated against the flu virus. The Shots for Holly team mission is to educate the general public on the benefits of receiving an annual flu vaccine, dispel the myths inhibiting the receipt of an annual flu vaccine, facilitate the receipt of annual flu vaccinations through charitable means and provide charitable relief to the families, especially minor children, of persons who have passed away from flu-related illnesses. Shots for Holly is a charity organization. For more information, go to shotsforholly.org.

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The pop and rock sounds of Kalila are part of the Cane Island Summer of Fun and Music.

The pop and rock sounds of Kalila are part of the Cane Island Summer of Fun and Music.

KATY’S CANE ISLAND ANNOUNCES START OF SUMMER-LONG LIVE MUSIC SCHEDULE

This summer, Katy’s Cane Island will pair the live music sounds of local artists with award-winning wines, great-tasting craft beers and food truck cuisine as the master-planned community presents the Cane Island Summer of Fun and Music with RadioKaty.

The summer-long music series starts in June with the easy-listening sounds of Sydney Bryant on Friday, June 9 at 6 p.m. followed by the soul, pop and rock tunes of Kalila on Saturday, June 24 at 7 p.m. Both events will take place in the community’s resort-style Amenity Village at 2100 Cane Island Parkway.

The music of Sydney Bryant, presented in the Amenity Village’s multi-purpose event space, will be paired with fine wines from the nearby Yellow Brick Road Winery. Admission is $10 for Cane Island residents, $15 for non-residents.

Music by Kalila Atchley, backed by a dynamic, classically trained group, is free and open to the public, when guests can spread out a blanket on the Amenity Village lawn and enjoy complimentary beer tastings. Food truck cuisine will be available for purchase.

Visit CaneIsland.com/Events for a schedule of the remaining summer-long live music series.

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BROOKWOOD COMMUNITY INVITES TOUR GUESTS

Take a tour of Brookwood, a community dedicated to creating meaningful lives for adults with disabilities. Brookwood sits on nearly 500 country acres and provides a home and work environment for its citizens. Brookwood is a nonprofit organization, operating without accepting any government funds.

Tour guests will have a chance to see citizens going about their daily lives in the workshops, horticulture department and Café. There is also an opportunity to visit the Worship Center, residential areas, recreational facilites, enterprise wokshops, horticulature and more. Brookwood tours are available from 9-11 a.m., Monday-Friday. A minimum of 10 guests is required to book a tour, but a group with less than 10 can possibly be added to an already scheduled tour. The tours are free, but attendees are encouraged to support the citizens by dining in the Café and shopping at the Gift Shop, Art Gallery and Retail Greenhouse.

To make a tour reservation, call 281-375-2100 or email receptionist@brookwoodcommunity.org. Brookwood is about 8 miles west of Katy (Exit 731) and about 1 mile south of I-10, at 1752 FM 1489 in Brookshire. For information, visit brookwoodcommunity.org.

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The Houston Symphony will perform the music from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone while audience members watch the film.

The Houston Symphony will perform the music from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone while audience members watch the film.

HOUSTON SYMPHONY PRESENTS HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE, JULY 21-22

As part of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series, the Houston Symphony will perform Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in concert at 7:30 p.m. July 21-22, at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, 615 Louisiana Street. The concert will feature the live orchestra performing, to picture, every note from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a 40-foot screen while hearing the orchestra perform Academy Award-winning composer John Williams’ unforgettable film score.

Justin Freer, President of CineConcerts and producer/conductor of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series explains, “The Harry Potter film series is a once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomenon that continues to delight millions of fans around the world. It is with great pleasure that we introduce for the first time ever an opportunity to experience the award-winning music scores played live by a symphony orchestra, all while the beloved film is simultaneously projected onto the big screen.”

For tickets and information, call 713-224-7575 or visit houstonsymphony.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the Houston Symphony Patron Services Center in Jones Hall (Monday–Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.). All programs and artists are subject to change.

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FRIENDS OF WILLOW FORK PARK “GARDEN INSECTS IN KATY,” JUNE 24

On June 24 from 9-11 a.m. the Friends of Willow Fork Park presents “Garden Insects in Katy.” Meet with Texas Master Gardeners to learn about the role Insects play in your garden. The topics covered will include Insects as Decomposers, Insects as Hunters, Insects as Pollinators, Tables will include posters, live specimen boxes, and soil digging boxes. Learn about those “little critters” you find in your lawn and vegetable gardens.

The two-hour program will be held at the pavilion at Willow Fork Park Park (located at the northwest corner of 99/Grand Parkway and Cinco Ranch Blvd., north of Cinco Ranch High School). This is a family–friendly program for all ages.

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43RD ANNUAL HOUSTON GLASS CLUB VINTAGE GLASS & ANTIQUE SHOW AND SALE, AUG. 18-20

The Houston Glass Club has announced its 43rd Annual Vintage Glass and Antique Show and Sale. The show begins on Friday, Aug. 18, from 2-7 p.m., and two full days of shopping on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 20, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will be held at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds in Rosenberg.

Every country has its own glass making history, and the United States is no exception. The most collected items are those made during the first half of the 20th century from such companies as Cambridge, Fostoria, Heisey, Tiffin, and Hocking. The color, shapes, sizes, and unique items from glass are what attract buyers and collectors from across the country and the globe.

One of the main goals of the Houston Glass Club Show is to help educate and inform collectors about depression and elegant glassware, and is why the Houston Glass Club show remains one of the top-rated and respected show in the United States. It is also one of the largest shows with 30 of the nation’s leading glass dealers displaying rare and hard to find pieces.

There is also a wonderful general line antique show in the second building so attendees get two shows in one. Dealers carry a wide range of general line antiques including furniture, linens, jewelry (including estate and costume), silver, quilts, and a myriad of other items. A glass repair booth will be available at the show for any slightly damaged items that need repair.

Admission is $10 for Friday early shopping and is good for all three days of the show. Saturday and Sunday admissions are $6. Food concessions by Custom Caterer are available onsite. Free parking is available and all buildings are air-conditioned. For more information, call 281-240-0382 or visit houstonglassclub.org.

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OLD TOWN KATY MARKET DAYS, THIRD SATURDAYS

Old Town Katy Market Days has been steadily growing since it was established in 2001. Each month features local produce, free range eggs, local honey and organic, beef, chicken and lamb all raised locally. Farmers are encouraged to bring extra produce to sell to the community. Market Days is held every third Saturday of each month between 2nd Street and Avenue B. Regular booth space is $30. To book a space, call 281-391-1993.

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COLLEGE FAIR AT CINCO RANCH LIBRARY, JUNE 23

On Friday, June 23, from 1-3 p.m., the Cinco Ranch Branch Library’s College Fair PLUS! will be held in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd
in Katy.

Schools from Texas that will be represented include Lamar University, Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, Texas Lutheran University, Texas State University, Texas Women’s University, University of Texas at Dallas, Southern Methodist University, and Trinity University.

Colleges from outside of Texas that will be represented include Louisiana State University, Mississippi State University, University of Alabama, University of Mississippi, University of Missouri, and University of Tampa.

Students may also attend presentations in the Multipurpose Room:

“Finding Your College Fit” – 1-1:40 p.m.

“Admissions 101: How to Apply” – 1:40-2:20 p.m.

“Financing Your Education” – 2:20-3 p.m.

The events are free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-395-1311.


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