Celebrate New Year’s
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with The Emotions at Mo’s Place. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. and the show will begin at 10 p.m. Standing-room only tickets are $10 in advance. Visit www.outhousetickets.com for tickets and information. Mo’s Place is located at 21940 Kingsland Blvd in Katy.
Are you interested in learning more about your family’s past? Every Wednesday at 1 p.m., the Maud Marks Library, 1815 Westgreen Blvd., will be offering a class on using the website familysearch.org. Learn how to start your family history using tools and resources provided, makes finding your ancestors easier. Using computers and mobile devices to search sources for family names, and learn how to attach names, records, photos, memories, biographies, and keepsakes that will last forever. Also, join the personal history writing workshop to get a jump start on your personal history. Classes will meet on Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30.
Master Naturalists’ program on Bobwhite
The Coastal Prairie Chapter-Texas Master Naturalists will present a free Jan. 3 program about “Bobwhite Quail: Canary of the Prairie” by Amber Leung. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Rosenberg Civic Center, 3825 Texas 36 South, Rosenberg. Many people grew up hearing the distinctive “ah bob WHITE” call of quail. Where are the quail now? The Northern bobwhite lives all over Texas, but their population has been declining in the past 40 years.Leung’s co-presenters are a pair of tame bobwhite quail, hatched and raised to be animal ambassadors, putting a feathered face on the effects of habitat loss. The Texas Master Naturalists are sponsored by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. For additional information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 281-633-7033. Visit https://txmn.org/coastal or FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/TXMNCoastal for more information.
Learn to use 3D printer
Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd., will have a free demonstration and instructional session on the use of its 3D printer on Thursday, Jan. 3, from 10:15 am to 12:15 p.m., in the Computer Lab. In the class, “Intro to 3D Printing,” library staff will introduce the 3D printer and explain how library patrons can print their own designs. Those attending the session will also learn about free websites that can be used to create their own 3D designs. Attendees are encouraged to create an account with Tinkercad at www.tinkercad.com prior to the class. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. Register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Events,” select “Cinco Ranch Branch Library,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-395-1311, or by visiting the library.
Rienzi collection paintings
Thomas A. Glazier Senior Education Center, 16600 Pine Forest Lane, will feature a Jan. 3 program about paintings in the Rienzi collection at The Museum of Fine Arts presented by the manager of learning and interpretation. The lecture will be from 10-11 a.m. How does a private house become a museum? Come hear how Houston philanthropists, Harris and Carroll Masterson’s, enthusiasm for art and history led them to donate their 1950s home and European decorative arts collection to the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. The home showcases European art, a ballroom, drawing room, and much more. Visit www.pct3.com/senior-centers/glazier-senior-center, email email@example.com or call 713-274-3250 for information.
Learn to create zentangles
A Jan. 3 Zentangles Art Class will be offered at the Thomas A. Glazier Senior Education Center, 16600 Pine Forest Lane, from 1-3 p.m. The class will meet for six weeks on Thursdays. Zentangles are miniature pieces of unplanned, abstract, black and white art created through simple, structured patterns called tangles on small paper tiles. Not only exquisitely beautiful, zentangles are fun, and relaxing to create. Visit www.pct3.com/senior-centers/glazier-senior-center, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 713-274-3250 for information.
Katy AARP to meet
The Katy AARP Chapter No. 2655 will meet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 8 at Midway Barbeque, 6025 Hwy Blvd., Katy. Come early to buy your meal. Bring it to the back room to eat before the meeting and entertainment. Call 713-775-2379 for information.
The State of the City
The Katy Area Chamber of Commerce will present “The State of the City of Katy Luncheon” from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16. Speakers will be Mayor Chuck Brawner, City Administrator Byron Hebert and Director of Tourism, Marketing and Public Relations Kayce Reina. The program will be hosted by Embassy Suites by Hilton, 16435 Katy Freeway, Houston. Reservations are due by 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14. Visit www.katychamber.com or call 281-391-5289 for information.
Prepare Garden Beds, Lawns
The Harris County Master Gardeners Green Thumb Series will focus on “Preparing Garden Beds and Lawns” in a Saturday, Jan. 19, program at the Maud Smith Marks Library. The free, two-hour program will begin at 10:30 a.m. The library is located at 1815 Westgreen Blvd., in Katy. Visit hcmga.tamu.edu or call 713-274-0950.
Astros Caravan Jam
Come to Central Green Park on Jan. 22 for the Caravan Jams, part of the annual Astros Caravan presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors. The event will include a deejay, inflatables, food trucks, face painters and caricaturists. Players will make an appearance at the two-hour Caravan Jams, which will begin at 5 p.m. The park is located at 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy.
Spring Katy Home & Garden Show
The 13th annual Spring Katy Home & Garden Show will be Jan. 26-27 at the Merrell Center and Robinson Pavilion, 6301 S. Stadium Lane, Katy. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 26 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 27. Visit www.KatyHomeandGardenShow.com or call 832-392-0165 for tickets and information.
The Farmers Market at LaCenterra will be open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 27. 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 yourneighborhoodfarmersmarket.com if you’re interested in becoming a vendor.
Designer Purse Bingo
No Label Brewing Co., 5351 First St., Katy, will present the second annual Designer Purse Bingo – Bags, Bingo & Bubbles from 5-11:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. It’s hosted by Stuff the Sleigh. Visit www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NDQ3NjI= for tickets and information.
Katy Color Run
The third annual Katy Color Run 5k/10K and 1k Kid’s Dash will be Saturday, March 23, at Kingsland Baptist Church, 20555 Kingsland Blvd., Katy. The family event is a fundraiser between Christ Clinic, Clothed by Faith, Compassion Katy, The Ballard House, Katy Christian Ministries and Hope Impacts. The USATF certified race course will begin at 8:10 a.m. and will include color stations where participants are showered with colored corn starch as they pass by. The event also will include a Kids Dash, post-race party, a kids fun zone and live entertainment. Visit https://runsignup.com/Race/TX/Katy/KatyColorRun5K for information and to sign up.