Katy Happenings October 2016

| October 1, 2016

Olga Kifyak will be Princess Aurora and Eugeniy Svetlitsa will dance Prince Désiré during the 35-city U.S. tour.

Olga Kifyak will be Princess Aurora and Eugeniy Svetlitsa will dance Prince Désiré during the 35-city U.S. tour.

THE RUSSIAN GRAND BALLET BRINGS “SLEEPING BEAUTY” TO THE STAFFORD CENTRE, OCT. 7

The Russian Grand Ballet is pleased to announce the performance of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “Sleeping Beauty” in Stafford, on Friday, October 7 at the Stafford Centre. at 7:30 p.m. The Russian Grand Ballet brings the classic ballet to life with Russia’s brightest ballet stars to perform the full-length production.

Tickets can be purchased through StaffordCentre.com, by phone at 281-208-6900, or at the Stafford Centre Box Office.

The Russian Grand Ballet has established a reputation for talent and versatility by touring the world with both full-length traditional ballets and shorter ‘divertissements.’ Its Ballet Master, Honored Artist of Russia, Vladimir Troshchenko, is highly dedicated to the timeless tradition of classical Russian Ballet. The Honored artist of Ukraine Olga Kifyak will be dancing Princess Aurora, with The Honored Artist of Ukraine Eugeniy Svetlitsa as Prince Désiré for this 35-city U.S. tour.

The ballet is in three acts with two intermissions, with music by Tchaikovsky, choreography by Marius Petipa, revised by Vladimir Troshchenko, and libretto by Ivan Vsevolozhskiy and Marius Petipa.

For more information, contact Gulya Hartwick at info@RussianGrand­Ballet.com or 347-901-3042.

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APPLE FEST DEBUTS IN TWO OF HOUSTON’S NEWEST COMMUNITIES, WEEKENDS IN OCTOBER

Two of Houston’s newest master-planned communities, Katy’s Cane Island and the Texas 288 community of Meridiana, will host Apple Fest, a month-long celebration of the most widely grown fruit symbolic of education, great-tasting sweets and fall family fun.

Free and open to the public every weekend in October, Apple Fest will present all-things apple, from candied apples and pie-eating contests to apple cider and apple ale tastings. Both Apple Fest celebrations will feature food trucks, DJ music along with apple-themed games and bounce houses for the kids.

Visitors to either Apple Fest weekend celebration also can enter a drawing for the chance to win a new Apple Watch.

Hours for Apple Fest in Cane Island and Meridiana are Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sundays, noon-6 p.m.

While Apple Fest festivities will be held in the two community’s new resort-style Amenity Villages, both Cane Island and Meridiana also offer the opportunity for families to tour model homes by Houston’s leading homebuilders, each fully furnished and expertly decorated.

Go to applefesthouston.com for a complete schedule of events.

To reach Cane Island, take the new Cane Island Parkway exit off Interstate 10 minutes west of the Grand Parkway. Head north on Cane Island Parkway and take the temporary detour into the community.

Meridiana is located south of the Texas Medical Center on Texas Highway 288 and the future Meridiana Parkway (now County Road 56).

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Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Commissioner Andy Meyers (center) featured with Host Committee co-chairs Tricia and Ed Krenek (left) and Cheryl and Kenneth Stalinsky (right).

Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Commissioner Andy Meyers (center) featured with Host Committee co-chairs Tricia and Ed Krenek (left) and Cheryl and Kenneth Stalinsky (right).

INAUGURAL FORT BEND RANCHERS’ BALL, OCT. 22

On Oct. 22 from 6-11 p.m., the public is invited to attend the Fort Bend Ranchers’ Ball at Safari Texas, 11627 FM 1464.

When great people come together for a worthy cause they can make a difference in many lives. That’s why Fort Bend County Commissioner Andy Meyers is hosting the Inaugural Fort Bend Ranchers’ Ball which will benefit Fort Bend Charities, Inc. a nonprofit organization. Through your committed financial support of this great event, you’ll enable Fort Bend Charities to continue providing funding for some of Fort Bend County’s most impactful groups, each of which have a direct benefit and payback within our area.

Groups benefitting include the Lone Star Veterans Association, Katy Christian Ministries, Simonton Christian Academy, Fort Bend County Fair Association, Katy FFA and more. For more information, visit fortbendcharitiesinc.org or call 281-391-3366.

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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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KATY AREA EDC SEEKS NOMINATIONS FOR STAN C. STANLEY AWARD, BY OCT. 3

Last March, the Katy area community lost a beloved community leader, Stan C. Stanley — known for his big heart and volunteerism through organizations such as the Boy Scouts of America, Katy Area Economic Development Council and Katy ISD. To honor his lasting legacy, the Katy EDC has created the inaugural Stan C. Stanley “Eagle” Leadership and Economic Development Award.

The award will recognize a Katy area volunteer who has made contributions in leadership and economic development to the Katy area. Anyone volunteering (non-paid positions only) in the Katy area is eligible for nomination. The award winner will be selected by a committee assembled by the Katy Area EDC based on criteria including years of service, leadership skills, special achievements, and qualities Stan exhibited such as being faithful, conscientious, unselfish and committed to the Katy area.

All nomination submissions must be completed by Oct. 3. A nomination form and more information are available at katyedc.org. Forms can be emailed to info@katyedc.org, and mailed or dropped off to the Katy Area EDC office, 438 FM 1463, Katy, TX 77494. The award winner will be announced on Stan Stanley Day, Nov. 3. For questions,call 281-396-2200 or email Lance LaCour at lancelacour@katyedc.org.

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NEW FULSHEAR COMMUNITY HOSTS FARM & VINEYARD FAIRE, OCT. 8

Organic food, wine and nature lovers will have the best of all worlds at the First Annual Farm & Vineyard Faire hosted in the Fulshear Run community, Sat., Oct. 8 from 2-5 p.m. at 9035 Bois D’Arc Lane in Fulshear. Proceeds will benefit Arts Fulshear in bringing art education and events to the surrounding area and the Fulshear Farmer’s Market through Forever Fulshear, a nonprofit providing environmental education and volunteer support for the community.

For schedule updates and tickets go to farmandvineyardfaire.com. Tickets for the afternoon Faire sell for $40 in advance and $60 on the day of the event. Children under 12 are free.

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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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ARTS FULSHEAR FUNDRAISER, “SCOTCH, CIGARS AND MUSCLE CARS,” OCT. 14

Scotch, Cigars & Muscle Cars will be held at Hemi Hideout, 1172 Wilpitz Road in Brookshire, on Friday, Oct. 14 from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to taste 8-10 high-quality scotches from four Scotch regions, purchase cigars from local smoke shops, dance the night away under the colorful glow of hundreds of neon signs, and enjoy delicious bites sure to tempt all taste buds. Attendance will be limited to 200 guests. Tickets are $100 each and include a donation to Arts Fulshear Inc., a 501c3 organization, and can be purchased at the website, artsfulshear.org.

The event will feature four tasting stations highlighting The Highlands, The Lowlands, The Isle of Islay, and Campbeltown regions; a buffet of heavy hors d’oeuvres and desserts from Little Steve’s Catering; beer, wine, sodas, and bottled water at no additional charge; cigar rolling demonstrations; silent and live auctions featuring unique, one-of-a-kind items; live musical entertainment from The Savagetones; and on-site artist demonstrations, caricature artist, and fun photo opportunities,

For more information, email Marcia at info@artsfulshear.org, or call 281-533-4109.

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KATY CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S CONNECTION FALL LUNCHEON, OCT. 20

Katy Christian Women’s Connection (KCWC) will be hosting its annual Fall Festival Fundraising Luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 20 at The Club at Falcon Point, 24503 Falcon Point Dr.

This luncheon helps raise funds for the group’s local and national Stonecroft outreaches. They will host 12 local vendors, auction off baskets and have a bake sale in additional to lunch. Lin Lockamy from Spring will provide an inspirational message. The event starts at 10 a.m. for shopping and fellowship and ends at 1:15 p.m. Cost is $18 per person.

KCWC is part of Stonecroft, a ministry for women that provides Bible studies, prayer connections and fellowship luncheons around the U.S. KCWC also sponsors monthly Prayer Coffees, which are held on the second Thursday of each month. New Bible studies start at the end of September.   Visit Katycwc.org for locations.

For more information or to RSVP for the luncheon, email Katycwc@gmail.com or call 281-232-8338.

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TOMPKINS HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS THE GREAT GATSBY, OCT. 20-22

Tompkins Theatre Company presents F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel The Great Gatsby, adapted for the stage by Simon Levy, Oct. 20-21 at 7 p.m., and on Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Tompkins High School Performing Arts Center (PAC), 4400 Falcon Landing Blvd.

Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire, passionately pursues the elusive Daisy Buchanan. Nick Carraway, a young newcomer to Long Island, is drawn into their world of obsession, greed and danger. Don’t miss the breathtaking glamour and decadent excess of the Jazz Age.

Tickets for students are $10 and adults $12. Reserved seats are available for purchase Oct. 1 at TompkinsTheatre.com. Gen­eral admission tickets will be sold in the PAC on Oct. 17-21 from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and at the door.

Email boxoffice@tompkinstheatre.com for more information.

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MAI HOUSTON HOSTS “STYLE TURNS 10” WITH TRUNK SHOW AND VINTAGE FASHION SHOW, OCT. 20-22

Home design store MAI Houston will host a three-day event, “Style Turns 10,” from Oct. 20-22. On Thursday, Oct. 20, a holiday market with more than 15 curated trunk show vendors will offer one-of-a-kind items. On Friday, Oct. 21 there will be a runway-style vintage fashion show, free door prizes, raffle items and gift certificates.

The event also features the official unveiling of MAI’s updated Building 3, which houses a redesigned upscale consignment shop as well as a new home specialty shop, Axelle. MAI offers current interior decor paired with unique antiques, original contemporary art and mid-century finds in its 17,000 square feet and three buildings, located at 8719, 8731 and 8735 Katy Freeway.

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Shop for one-of-a-kind finds during Red Potato Market Days.

Shop for one-of-a-kind finds during Red Potato Market Days.

RED POTATO MARKET DAYS, OCT. 21-22

Red Potato Market Days celebrates its third year and seventh show Oct. 21-22 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at 9114 FM 1489 in Simonton. A Preview Party on Thursday Oct. 20 from 4-7p.m. kicks off the event. More than 70 vendors showcase vintage, antiques, painted furniture, lighting, eclectic finds, art, jewelry, clothing, pottery and handmade soaps and crafts. It’s the perfect place to relax in the country only 35 miles west of Houston and 15 miles west of Katy. Local farmers also bring fresh produce and homemade goods. Food trucks and a live band combine to make this a fun event.

The event takes place under a covered arena, rain or shine. The $5 admission supports Young Life and Simonton Christian Academy. Children under 12 are free. The preview party is $10. For more information, visit redpotatomarket.com or call 281-533-9863.

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KATY AREA COMMUNITY BAND MOVES TO NEW VENUE FOR 24TH SEASON, STARTING OCT. 23

The Lone Star Symphonic Band has moved to a new concert venue to begin its 24th performance season.

The Band, which in previous years rehearsed and performed at CrossPoint Community Church, has officially moved to Holy Covenant United Methodist Church for all of its rehearsals and concerts beginning with the 2016-2017 season. This move allows the band space to store its percussion and equipment, a larger stage to perform on, a choir loft behind the band for the community choir that performs annually with the band, and an opportunity for patrons to sit in the balcony during performances. Holy Covenant United Methodist Church is located at 22111 Morton Road in Katy.

Individual concert tickets are available at http://Katycwc.org for $6.50, with season tickets available for $25.50.

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The undead are coming to KVPAC on Oct. 29 for the Zombie Fun Run.

The undead are coming to KVPAC on Oct. 29 for the Zombie Fun Run.

KVPAC HOSTS APOCALYPTIC ZOMBIE RUN, OCT. 29

The undead will soon be swarming all over KVPAC as it masses its first-ever 5K KVPAC Undead Zombie Run 2016 this fall. The teeming begins Saturday, Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. and kicks off a plethora of ghoulishly fun events at KVPAC’s first annual Wicked Weekend. Activities include a costume parade and contest, an indoor arts and crafts fair, an outdoor Trunk or Treat market, and a two-night Haunted House attraction.

Located at the Great Southwest Eques­trian Center Complex at 2501 S. Mason Rd., Ste. # 290, KVPAC is a community center right in Katy’s own backyard. Registration is open until Oct. 22. For more information or to sign up on-line, visit kvpac.org.

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Savannah Johnston of Katy on the catwalk at the annual American Girl Fashion Show

Savannah Johnston of Katy on the catwalk at the annual American Girl Fashion Show

AMERICAN GIRL FASHION SHOW HAS GRAND FINALE, NOV. 5-6

After 22 years American Girl will no longer be hosting American Girl Fashion Shows.

Join HITS Theatre as it hosts the Grand Finale of the American Girl Fashion Show on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 6, at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., at the Junior League of Houston.

This is your last chance to attend the American Girl Fashion Show so you don’t want miss out. The event is a fun-filled afternoon for girls, their families and favorite dolls. Young models provide an entertaining and educational look at how generations of American Girls have used clothing to express their own unique style and personality. The entire show is performed by local children to help raise money and awareness for children’s theatre programs.

The American Girl Fashion Show brings American Girl dolls to life with an engaging program that combines fashion, education and goodwill. The Fashion Show features an interactive showcase of historical and contemporary fashions by American Girl, a seated meal, raffle prizes, take-home treasures and more. For more information or to purchase tables, visit hitsfashionshow.com.

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Sugar Plum Market Committee members (front row, l-r): Co-Chairs, Danielle Hames and Katie Harris; (back row): Hillary Watson, Heather Allen, Cara Millas, Heather Brown, Tracy Pipes, Taylor Connor, Jessica Miller, Caroline Bordelon, Amy Stine, Danielle Noonan, Jaynee Tierce, Michaela Brady, Stephanie Reilly, and Laura McGowen.

Sugar Plum Market Committee members (front row, l-r): Co-Chairs, Danielle Hames and Katie Harris; (back row): Hillary Watson, Heather Allen, Cara Millas, Heather Brown, Tracy Pipes, Taylor Connor, Jessica Miller, Caroline Bordelon, Amy Stine, Danielle Noonan, Jaynee Tierce, Michaela Brady, Stephanie Reilly, and Laura McGowen.

SUGAR PLUM MARKET PLANNING THE ULTIMATE GIRLS’ NIGHT FOR PREVIEW PARTY, NOV. 3

The Sugar Plum Market Preview Night is the perfect Girls’ Night Out. Patrons will enjoy a fun and festive evening (with a few surprises this year) and be the first to shop the “Making Spirits Bright” Market. Presented by the Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL) and Memorial Hermann, the 2016 Preview Night will be held Thursday, Nov. 3 from 6-10 p.m.

“This is our 6th year for Preview Night and we are excited for our guests to experience some big changes to the evening’s festivities,” said Monica Henderson, Sugar Plum Market Co-Chair.

Tickets are $75 and include Thursday evening advance shopping, a Preview Night drink ticket, light hors d’oeuvres and Market entry Friday and Saturday.

The Sugar Plum Market will be open for general admission on Friday, Nov. 4 from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The 16th Annual holiday shopping extravaganza, featuring more than 100 vendors, will take place at the Stafford Centre Performing Arts Theatre and Convention Center. As in previous years, proceeds from the 2016 Market will benefit various Fort Bend County charities.

Sponsorship and underwriting opportunities range from $250 to $10,000 with many benefits, including Preview Night tickets. For more information on sponsorship opportunities or tickets, visit the website or email information@sugarplummarket.com.

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The Brookwood Dream Team is made up of Citizens Stuart, Richard, Jason and Mark.

The Brookwood Dream Team is made up of Citizens Stuart, Richard, Jason and Mark.

BROOKWOOD COMMUNITY 31ST ANNUAL GOLF BENEFIT, NOV. 7

Join The Brookwood Community for the 31st annual Golf Benefit on Monday, Nov. 7 at Royal Oaks Country Club. With this year’s aviation-themed event, Brookwood is ready to take flight and fundraise “fore” the Citizens who live and work at Brookwood.

The Brookwood Community provides an educational environment that creates meaningful jobs, builds a sense of belonging and demands dignity and respect for adults with special needs. As a nonprofit organization, Brookwood relies on the support of events like the Golf Benefit to fund the work programs and residential homes that serve over 225 adults with disabilities.

Consider forming a fundraising team. Golfers and non-golfers are welcome, and the only requirement is a desire to partner with a Citizen and have fun. Brook­wood’s goal is to have every Citizen become a Co-Pilot for a team. Team perks include a celebration dinner at Royal Oaks with the Co-Pilots and lots of fun prizes along the way. Visit brookwoodcommunity.org to make an online donation and support the Brookwood Dream Team. Check out all the donor incentives and how your donation can impact The Brookwood Community.

For more information, contact Jennifer Tiedt at 281-375-2114 or jennifert@brookwoodcommunity.org.

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Family fun is in store at the Katy Family YMCA Turkey Dash.

Family fun is in store at the Katy Family YMCA Turkey Dash.

KATY FAMILY YMCA TURKEY DASH, NOV. 24

The Katy Family YMCA’s 14th Annual Turkey Dash presented by Reliant, an NRG company, will take place Nov. 24. With four events, there’s something for everyone – a 10K, 5K, 1 Mile Kids Fun Run and a 1 Mile Walk/Run. Kick off your holiday season by participating in Katy’s largest fun run.

Highlights include awards in age categories, post race party with refreshments, door prizes, kids fun zone, games and even a costume contest! The last day for earlybird pricing for the Turkey Dash is Oct. 31. To register or learn more, visit ymcaturkeydash.org or call the Katy Y at 281-392-5055.


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