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Events in January 2023

  • Katy Area Events for January 2023

    Category: General Katy Area Events for January 2023


    Jan 1, 2023

    What: Farmers Market at LaCenterra

    When: Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023

    Start: 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

    Where: La Centerra at Cinco Ranch, 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd, Katy TX

    Description: Local vendors and artisans selling honey, cheese, fresh eggs, seasonal vegetables and much more.

    More information: 281-395-5533

     

    What: Katy NetWorth Business Network Monthly Mixer

    When: Thursday Jan. 19, 2023

    Start: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

    Where: Baker St. Pub and Grill, 23502 Cinco Ranch Blvd, Suite A150, Katy TX

    Description: Open to Public Professionals: We are looking for Community Leaders, Local Business Owners

    More information: 832-646-2886

     

    What: Songbirds Singing Group

    When: Monday, Jan. 2, 6 2023

    Start: 5:00 – 6:00 pm

    Where: Katy Fussell Senior Citizen Center, 5370 E. Fifth St, Katy TX

    Description: No musical talent is required to sing along with our Songbirds group!

    More information: www.cityofkaty.com

     

    What: First Day Hikes

    When: New Year’s Day

    Start: Sunrise – till Dark

    Where: Galveston Island State Park

    Brazos Bend State Park

    Huntsville State Park

    Bastrop State Park

    Description: First Day Hikes is a nation-wide program to encourage hiking on New Year’s Day. Begin 2023 with a sunrise walk on the beach at Galveston Island State Park; join in the annual First Day Hike at Brazos Bend State Park, Huntsville State Park, and Bastrop State Park.

    More information: tpwd.texas.gov/calendar/first-day-hikes

     

    What: Southeast Branch TX-APWA Monthly Meeting

    When: Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023

    Start: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

    Where: Katy Civic Center, 910 Ave. C, Katy TX

    Description: Please join us for the January General Membership Meeting at the City of Katy. APWA is a not-for-profit, international educational and professional association of public individuals dedicated to providing high quality public works goods and services.

    More information: texas.apwa.net

    Katy Area Calendar of Events for January

    Category: General Katy Area Calendar of Events for January


    Jan 1, 2023

    What: Family Fun! Pick Your Favorite Puppy

    When: January 1, 2023

    Start: Sunday 1:30 – 3:00 pm

    Where: 2020 S Fry Rd, Suite E, Katy Tx

    Description: Paint your favorite puppy, 16x20 canvas, $25; framed 16x20 canvas, $38; 16x20 wood plank board, $38. Under 18 welcome. We do not allow drop offs. Painters under the age of 6 must be assisted by an adult.

    More information: katy@paintingwithatwist.com

     

    What: Katy Cruizers Club Meeting and Dinner

    When: Monday, Jan. 9, 2023

    Start: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    Where: Midway BBQ, 6025 Hwy Blvd, Katy TX

    Description: Katy Cruizers is a values-base antique car club that prides itself in being one of the most active car clubs in the west Houston area. We are an active regional chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America.  Please join us for the first regular meeting of the new year. Be sure to mention the club and Midway extends a discount meal.

    More Information: katycruizers.aaca.com

     

    What: The Katy Pie Run

    When: Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023

    Start: 7:30 am – 12:00 pm

    Where: The Fellowship, 22765 Westheimer, Katy TX

    Description: 10K, 5K, 3K runs. Proceeds benefit PTSD Foundation of America and Houston’s own Camp Hope. Pie tastings every 1K on the courses; a huge brunch and pie buffet after your race. Participation medals for each participant.

    More Information: Katypierun.com

     

    What: Garages and Gearheads

    When: Sunday, Jan 22, 2023

    Start: 9:00 – 11:00 am

    Where: Garages of Texas, 1435 FM 1463, Katy, TX

    Description: Garages of Texas offers state-of-the art facilities for your vehicle and your passion. Join us and design your motor vehicle man-cave.

    More Information: 866-716-2803, garagesoftexas.com

     

    What: Networking Breakfast, Katy Christian Chamber of Commerce

    When: Friday, Jan. 21, 2023

    Start: 7:00 am – 8:30 am

    Description:

    Katy Christian Chamber of Commerce is the place where Christian businesses meet. Our Networking Breakfasts are always held on the 3rd Friday of the month. This group is all about commerce and faith.

    More Information: 281-560-3898

  • Katy Area Events for January 2023

    Category: General Katy Area Events for January 2023


    Jan 2, 2023

    What: Farmers Market at LaCenterra

    When: Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023

    Start: 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

    Where: La Centerra at Cinco Ranch, 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd, Katy TX

    Description: Local vendors and artisans selling honey, cheese, fresh eggs, seasonal vegetables and much more.

    More information: 281-395-5533

     

    What: Katy NetWorth Business Network Monthly Mixer

    When: Thursday Jan. 19, 2023

    Start: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

    Where: Baker St. Pub and Grill, 23502 Cinco Ranch Blvd, Suite A150, Katy TX

    Description: Open to Public Professionals: We are looking for Community Leaders, Local Business Owners

    More information: 832-646-2886

     

    What: Songbirds Singing Group

    When: Monday, Jan. 2, 6 2023

    Start: 5:00 – 6:00 pm

    Where: Katy Fussell Senior Citizen Center, 5370 E. Fifth St, Katy TX

    Description: No musical talent is required to sing along with our Songbirds group!

    More information: www.cityofkaty.com

     

    What: First Day Hikes

    When: New Year’s Day

    Start: Sunrise – till Dark

    Where: Galveston Island State Park

    Brazos Bend State Park

    Huntsville State Park

    Bastrop State Park

    Description: First Day Hikes is a nation-wide program to encourage hiking on New Year’s Day. Begin 2023 with a sunrise walk on the beach at Galveston Island State Park; join in the annual First Day Hike at Brazos Bend State Park, Huntsville State Park, and Bastrop State Park.

    More information: tpwd.texas.gov/calendar/first-day-hikes

     

    What: Southeast Branch TX-APWA Monthly Meeting

    When: Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023

    Start: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

    Where: Katy Civic Center, 910 Ave. C, Katy TX

    Description: Please join us for the January General Membership Meeting at the City of Katy. APWA is a not-for-profit, international educational and professional association of public individuals dedicated to providing high quality public works goods and services.

    More information: texas.apwa.net

  • Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities


    Jan 3, 2023

    To kick off the new year in January, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard in Katy, is adding several new programs – including Mother Goose Time for infants -- to its regular schedule of youth activities!

    Mother Goose Time -- for pre-walking infants from age 1 month to 12 months – will take place on Tuesdays, from 10:15 to 10:45 am. This activity provides caregiver/infant multisensory circle-time activities -- including simple sign language, folksongs and lullabies, and finger plays -- that are especially designed to stimulate babies’ social, emotional, and physical development through rhythm and music. Attendance is limited and registration is required.

    Stretches & Stories – for families with children of all ages -- will take place on Thursdays, January 5 and 19, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. Families will enjoy stories, participating in gentle yoga and dance, and learn calming breathing techniques. Families may bring yoga mats.

    Family Game Night will take place on Monday, January 9, from 6:00 to 6:45 pm, in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages are invited to play a variety of strategy and classic board games. Hear tips and tricks to help advance skill levels.

    Family Build Night will take place on Monday, January 23, from 6:00 to 6:45 pm, in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages will enjoy a fun-filled building challenge using LEGOs and other mixed materials during this free-play time.

    Creative Connections – activities for school-aged children in grades 4 through 8 – will take place on the 2nd and 4th Thursday, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. The schedule of activities is as follows:

    • January 12 – Hour of Code. Students will learn about coding and improve their skills by playing coding games. This activity will take place in the Computer Lab.
    • January 26 – Game Day. Students will explore different strategy board games. This activity will take place in the Multi-purpose Room.

    In addition to these new activities, the library will continue to present its regular schedule of free children’s programs – Family Story Time, Pajama Night Story Time, Kinder Korner, and After-School Breaks – throughout the month of January.

    These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, or to register for Mother Goose Time, see the online calendar of “Classes & Events” on Fort Bend County Libraries’ website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library (281-395-1311) or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

    January Children’s Programs At Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library

    Category: Bob Lutts Fulshear / Simonton Branch Library January Children’s Programs At Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library


    Jan 3, 2023

    Fort Bend County Libraries’ Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear, presents free children’s programs every month.

    Family Story Time takes place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 10:30 to 11:00 am, in the Meeting Room of the library. Families with children of all ages will enjoy stories, songs, and action rhymes. Craft packets will be given out at the end of each program, so that children may take them home to enjoy.

    Each week has a different theme. The schedule for January is as follows:

    • January 3 and 4 – Snow Much Fun!
    • January 10 and 11 – Let’s Get Cozy
    • January 17 and 18 – Things That Pop
    • January 24 and 25 – Opposites
    • January 31 -- Space

    After-School Breaks – crafts, movies, stories, and more for school-aged children in grades 1 through 5 – take place on the 1st and 3rd Thursday, from 4:30-5:00 pm, in the Meeting Room. Materials for these programs are made possible by the Friends of the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library. The schedule of activities is as follows:

    • January 5– Building Club. Try out a LEGO building challenge, build a sand castle, or create a bot maze!
    • January 19 – Indoor Sidewalk Chalk

    These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library (281-633-4675) or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

    Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities


    Jan 3, 2023

    To kick off the new year in January, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard in Katy, is adding several new programs – including Mother Goose Time for infants -- to its regular schedule of youth activities!

    Pajama Night Story Time – an evening alternative for families unable to attend during the day – will take place on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, from 6:00 to 6:30 pm. The themes will be “Colors” and “Baby Animals.”

    Kinder Korner: Back-to-School Activities” will take place on Wednesday, January 11, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. Kinder Korner is a time for kindergartners to enjoy stories, movies, crafts, and other activities. This month, students will learn about freezing weather and snow, and they will make their own fake snow.

    After-School Break: Homemade Lava Lamps” will take place on Wednesday, January 11, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm, in Meeting Room 2. This activity is for students in grades 1 through 5.

    These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, or to register for Mother Goose Time, see the online calendar of “Classes & Events” on Fort Bend County Libraries’ website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library (281-395-1311) or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

  • Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities


    Jan 4, 2023

    To kick off the new year in January, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard in Katy, is adding several new programs – including Mother Goose Time for infants -- to its regular schedule of youth activities!

    Family Story Time takes place on Wednesdays and Thursdays, beginning at 10:15 and 11:30 am, in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages will enjoy stories, songs, and action rhymes. Craft packets will be given out at the end of each program, so that children may take them home to enjoy. The schedule of Family Story Time activities is as follows:

    January 4 and 5 – Colors

    January 11 and 12 – Monkeys

    January 18 and 19 – Baby Animals

    January 25 and 26 – Dance Party

    Pajama Night Story Time – an evening alternative for families unable to attend during the day – will take place on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, from 6:00 to 6:30 pm. The themes will be “Colors” and “Baby Animals.”

    Kinder Korner: Back-to-School Activities” will take place on Wednesday, January 11, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. Kinder Korner is a time for kindergartners to enjoy stories, movies, crafts, and other activities. This month, students will learn about freezing weather and snow, and they will make their own fake snow.

    After-School Break: Homemade Lava Lamps” will take place on Wednesday, January 11, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm, in Meeting Room 2. This activity is for students in grades 1 through 5.

    These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, or to register for Mother Goose Time, see the online calendar of “Classes & Events” on Fort Bend County Libraries’ website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library (281-395-1311) or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

    January Children’s Programs At Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library

    Category: Bob Lutts Fulshear / Simonton Branch Library January Children’s Programs At Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library


    Jan 4, 2023

    Fort Bend County Libraries’ Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear, presents free children’s programs every month.

    Family Story Time takes place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 10:30 to 11:00 am, in the Meeting Room of the library. Families with children of all ages will enjoy stories, songs, and action rhymes. Craft packets will be given out at the end of each program, so that children may take them home to enjoy.

    Each week has a different theme. The schedule for January is as follows:

    • January 3 and 4 – Snow Much Fun!
    • January 10 and 11 – Let’s Get Cozy
    • January 17 and 18 – Things That Pop
    • January 24 and 25 – Opposites
    • January 31 -- Space

    After-School Breaks – crafts, movies, stories, and more for school-aged children in grades 1 through 5 – take place on the 1st and 3rd Thursday, from 4:30-5:00 pm, in the Meeting Room. Materials for these programs are made possible by the Friends of the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library. The schedule of activities is as follows:

    • January 5– Building Club. Try out a LEGO building challenge, build a sand castle, or create a bot maze!
    • January 19 – Indoor Sidewalk Chalk

    These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library (281-633-4675) or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

    Learning English? Get Practice At Libraries’ Esl Conversation Circles

    Learning English? Get Practice At Libraries’ Esl Conversation Circles


    Jan 4, 2023

    Are you learning to speak English? Would you like some practice in a casual, informal atmosphere? Fort Bend County Libraries presents a program for individuals of all nationalities who would like a place to practice their English language and conversation skills. The “ESL Conversation Circles” provide an opportunity for non-English-speaking people to gather in a relaxed setting, and discuss topics of their own choosing while practicing their English skills.

    The ESL Conversation Circles will take place at multiple locations in the Fort Bend County library system in January. Reservations are NOT required. The schedule is as follows:

    • Mission Bend Branch Library– 8421 Addicks Clodine Road

    o   Wednesdays, January 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2:00-3:00 pm, Meeting Room.

    • Cinco Ranch Branch Library– 2620 Commercial Center Blvd, Katy

    o   Fridays, January 6, 13, and 20, 2:00-3:00 pm, Multi-purpose Room.

    The program is free and open to the public. For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the ESL/Adult Literacy Department at George Memorial Library (281-341-2652), the Cinco Ranch Branch Library (281-395-1311) or the Mission Bend Branch Library (832-471-5900).

  • Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities


    Jan 5, 2023

    To kick off the new year in January, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard in Katy, is adding several new programs – including Mother Goose Time for infants -- to its regular schedule of youth activities!

    Family Story Time takes place on Wednesdays and Thursdays, beginning at 10:15 and 11:30 am, in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages will enjoy stories, songs, and action rhymes. Craft packets will be given out at the end of each program, so that children may take them home to enjoy. The schedule of Family Story Time activities is as follows:

    January 4 and 5 – Colors

    January 11 and 12 – Monkeys

    January 18 and 19 – Baby Animals

    January 25 and 26 – Dance Party

    Pajama Night Story Time – an evening alternative for families unable to attend during the day – will take place on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, from 6:00 to 6:30 pm. The themes will be “Colors” and “Baby Animals.”

    Kinder Korner: Back-to-School Activities” will take place on Wednesday, January 11, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. Kinder Korner is a time for kindergartners to enjoy stories, movies, crafts, and other activities. This month, students will learn about freezing weather and snow, and they will make their own fake snow.

    After-School Break: Homemade Lava Lamps” will take place on Wednesday, January 11, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm, in Meeting Room 2. This activity is for students in grades 1 through 5.

    These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, or to register for Mother Goose Time, see the online calendar of “Classes & Events” on Fort Bend County Libraries’ website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library (281-395-1311) or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

    Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities


    Jan 5, 2023

    To kick off the new year in January, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard in Katy, is adding several new programs – including Mother Goose Time for infants -- to its regular schedule of youth activities!

    Stretches & Stories – for families with children of all ages -- will take place on Thursdays, January 5 and 19, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. Families will enjoy stories, participating in gentle yoga and dance, and learn calming breathing techniques. Families may bring yoga mats.

    Family Game Night will take place on Monday, January 9, from 6:00 to 6:45 pm, in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages are invited to play a variety of strategy and classic board games. Hear tips and tricks to help advance skill levels.

    Family Build Night will take place on Monday, January 23, from 6:00 to 6:45 pm, in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages will enjoy a fun-filled building challenge using LEGOs and other mixed materials during this free-play time.

    Creative Connections – activities for school-aged children in grades 4 through 8 – will take place on the 2nd and 4th Thursday, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. The schedule of activities is as follows:

    • January 12 – Hour of Code. Students will learn about coding and improve their skills by playing coding games. This activity will take place in the Computer Lab.
    • January 26 – Game Day. Students will explore different strategy board games. This activity will take place in the Multi-purpose Room.

    In addition to these new activities, the library will continue to present its regular schedule of free children’s programs – Family Story Time, Pajama Night Story Time, Kinder Korner, and After-School Breaks – throughout the month of January.

    These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, or to register for Mother Goose Time, see the online calendar of “Classes & Events” on Fort Bend County Libraries’ website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library (281-395-1311) or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

    January Children’s Programs At Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library

    Category: Bob Lutts Fulshear / Simonton Branch Library January Children’s Programs At Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library


    Jan 5, 2023

    Fort Bend County Libraries’ Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear, presents free children’s programs every month.

    Family Story Time takes place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 10:30 to 11:00 am, in the Meeting Room of the library. Families with children of all ages will enjoy stories, songs, and action rhymes. Craft packets will be given out at the end of each program, so that children may take them home to enjoy.

    Each week has a different theme. The schedule for January is as follows:

    • January 3 and 4 – Snow Much Fun!
    • January 10 and 11 – Let’s Get Cozy
    • January 17 and 18 – Things That Pop
    • January 24 and 25 – Opposites
    • January 31 -- Space

    After-School Breaks – crafts, movies, stories, and more for school-aged children in grades 1 through 5 – take place on the 1st and 3rd Thursday, from 4:30-5:00 pm, in the Meeting Room. Materials for these programs are made possible by the Friends of the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library. The schedule of activities is as follows:

    • January 5– Building Club. Try out a LEGO building challenge, build a sand castle, or create a bot maze!
    • January 19 – Indoor Sidewalk Chalk

    These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library (281-633-4675) or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

  • Learning English? Get Practice At Libraries’ Esl Conversation Circles

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library Learning English? Get Practice At Libraries’ Esl Conversation Circles


    Jan 6, 2023

    Are you learning to speak English? Would you like some practice in a casual, informal atmosphere? Fort Bend County Libraries presents a program for individuals of all nationalities who would like a place to practice their English language and conversation skills. The “ESL Conversation Circles” provide an opportunity for non-English-speaking people to gather in a relaxed setting, and discuss topics of their own choosing while practicing their English skills.

    The ESL Conversation Circles will take place at multiple locations in the Fort Bend County library system in January. Reservations are NOT required. The schedule is as follows:

    • Mission Bend Branch Library– 8421 Addicks Clodine Road

    o   Wednesdays, January 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2:00-3:00 pm, Meeting Room.

    • Cinco Ranch Branch Library– 2620 Commercial Center Blvd, Katy

    o   Fridays, January 6, 13, and 20, 2:00-3:00 pm, Multi-purpose Room.

    The program is free and open to the public. For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the ESL/Adult Literacy Department at George Memorial Library (281-341-2652), the Cinco Ranch Branch Library (281-395-1311) or the Mission Bend Branch Library (832-471-5900).

  • Introductory Photography Class At Cinco Ranch Branch Library

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library Introductory Photography Class At Cinco Ranch Branch Library


    Jan 7, 2023

    Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library will present an introductory program, “Photography 101,” on Saturday, January 7, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, in the Computer Lab of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy.

    Presented by library staff member Bryan Bankston, who also happens to be a professional photographer, the workshop will provide an opportunity for amateur photographers to learn basic principles of photography and to maximize use of their camera.

    Learn about different choices to consider when purchasing a camera, such as megapixels, sensor size, lens, battery, memory card, and LCD options. Explore the basics of camera settings, including aperture, shutter speed, ISO and white balance, and their effects on exposure.

    Get composition tips on how to make your photos more expressive and artistic. Finally, hear about lighting options, including available light, flash, and other possibilities in poor lighting situations.

    The class is free and open to the public. For more information, see Fort Bend County Libraries’ website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us)

     

  • Katy Area Events for January 2023

    Category: General Katy Area Events for January 2023


    Jan 8, 2023

    What: Farmers Market at LaCenterra

    When: Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023

    Start: 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

    Where: La Centerra at Cinco Ranch, 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd, Katy TX

    Description: Local vendors and artisans selling honey, cheese, fresh eggs, seasonal vegetables and much more.

    More information: 281-395-5533

     

    What: Katy NetWorth Business Network Monthly Mixer

    When: Thursday Jan. 19, 2023

    Start: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

    Where: Baker St. Pub and Grill, 23502 Cinco Ranch Blvd, Suite A150, Katy TX

    Description: Open to Public Professionals: We are looking for Community Leaders, Local Business Owners

    More information: 832-646-2886

     

    What: Songbirds Singing Group

    When: Monday, Jan. 2, 6 2023

    Start: 5:00 – 6:00 pm

    Where: Katy Fussell Senior Citizen Center, 5370 E. Fifth St, Katy TX

    Description: No musical talent is required to sing along with our Songbirds group!

    More information: www.cityofkaty.com

     

    What: First Day Hikes

    When: New Year’s Day

    Start: Sunrise – till Dark

    Where: Galveston Island State Park

    Brazos Bend State Park

    Huntsville State Park

    Bastrop State Park

    Description: First Day Hikes is a nation-wide program to encourage hiking on New Year’s Day. Begin 2023 with a sunrise walk on the beach at Galveston Island State Park; join in the annual First Day Hike at Brazos Bend State Park, Huntsville State Park, and Bastrop State Park.

    More information: tpwd.texas.gov/calendar/first-day-hikes

     

    What: Southeast Branch TX-APWA Monthly Meeting

    When: Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023

    Start: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

    Where: Katy Civic Center, 910 Ave. C, Katy TX

    Description: Please join us for the January General Membership Meeting at the City of Katy. APWA is a not-for-profit, international educational and professional association of public individuals dedicated to providing high quality public works goods and services.

    More information: texas.apwa.net

  • Donations Of Art Materials Needed For Community Art Swap At Cinco Ranch Branch Library

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library Donations Of Art Materials Needed For Community Art Swap At Cinco Ranch Branch Library


    Jan 9, 2023

    To encourage creativity and reduce waste through reusing and repurposing, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library will have a Community Art Swap on Saturday, January 28, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy.

    Between January 9 and 23, artists are encouraged to clean out their art supplies and donate any unwanted art materials in good, usable condition. Materials should be brought to the library during business hours no later than January 23.

    Artists who bring their unused arts supplies during this period will receive a ticket for special early access (10:30 am to 2:00 pm) to the Community Art Swap on January 28.

    After 2:00 pm, on January 28, the event is open to everyone, including those who did not contribute supplies during the donation period. Free art supplies can be claimed by anyone after 2:00 pm, while supplies last.

    This is an excellent way for anyone who is thinking about trying art as a hobby to pick up start-up materials without investing a large amount of money.

    The event is free and open to the public. For more information, see Fort Bend County Libraries’ website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us) or call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library (281-395-1311).

    Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities


    Jan 9, 2023

    To kick off the new year in January, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard in Katy, is adding several new programs – including Mother Goose Time for infants -- to its regular schedule of youth activities!

    Stretches & Stories – for families with children of all ages -- will take place on Thursdays, January 5 and 19, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. Families will enjoy stories, participating in gentle yoga and dance, and learn calming breathing techniques. Families may bring yoga mats.

    Family Game Night will take place on Monday, January 9, from 6:00 to 6:45 pm, in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages are invited to play a variety of strategy and classic board games. Hear tips and tricks to help advance skill levels.

    Family Build Night will take place on Monday, January 23, from 6:00 to 6:45 pm, in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages will enjoy a fun-filled building challenge using LEGOs and other mixed materials during this free-play time.

    Creative Connections – activities for school-aged children in grades 4 through 8 – will take place on the 2nd and 4th Thursday, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. The schedule of activities is as follows:

    • January 12 – Hour of Code. Students will learn about coding and improve their skills by playing coding games. This activity will take place in the Computer Lab.
    • January 26 – Game Day. Students will explore different strategy board games. This activity will take place in the Multi-purpose Room.

    In addition to these new activities, the library will continue to present its regular schedule of free children’s programs – Family Story Time, Pajama Night Story Time, Kinder Korner, and After-School Breaks – throughout the month of January.

    These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, or to register for Mother Goose Time, see the online calendar of “Classes & Events” on Fort Bend County Libraries’ website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library (281-395-1311) or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

    Cinco Ranch Branch Library Offers Monthly Workshop For Aspiring Writers

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library Cinco Ranch Branch Library Offers Monthly Workshop For Aspiring Writers


    Jan 9, 2023

    Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library invites aspiring authors to participate in a new monthly workshop, the Prose Pros Writing Group, on Monday, January 9, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm, in the Conference Classroom of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy.

    Adults and older teens can take advantage of the library’s space, quiet atmosphere, seating, power outlets, and snacks to kick-start their literary masterpiece! Those attending are encouraged to bring their laptop and anything else needed for quality writing time. Participants will have an opportunity to share their manuscripts with others and get constructive feedback.

    The workshop is free and open to the public. For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us) or call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library (281-395-1311).

    Katy Area Calendar of Events for January

    Category: General Katy Area Calendar of Events for January


    Jan 9, 2023

    What: Family Fun! Pick Your Favorite Puppy

    When: January 1, 2023

    Start: Sunday 1:30 – 3:00 pm

    Where: 2020 S Fry Rd, Suite E, Katy Tx

    Description: Paint your favorite puppy, 16x20 canvas, $25; framed 16x20 canvas, $38; 16x20 wood plank board, $38. Under 18 welcome. We do not allow drop offs. Painters under the age of 6 must be assisted by an adult.

    More information: katy@paintingwithatwist.com

     

    What: Katy Cruizers Club Meeting and Dinner

    When: Monday, Jan. 9, 2023

    Start: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    Where: Midway BBQ, 6025 Hwy Blvd, Katy TX

    Description: Katy Cruizers is a values-base antique car club that prides itself in being one of the most active car clubs in the west Houston area. We are an active regional chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America.  Please join us for the first regular meeting of the new year. Be sure to mention the club and Midway extends a discount meal.

    More Information: katycruizers.aaca.com

     

    What: The Katy Pie Run

    When: Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023

    Start: 7:30 am – 12:00 pm

    Where: The Fellowship, 22765 Westheimer, Katy TX

    Description: 10K, 5K, 3K runs. Proceeds benefit PTSD Foundation of America and Houston’s own Camp Hope. Pie tastings every 1K on the courses; a huge brunch and pie buffet after your race. Participation medals for each participant.

    More Information: Katypierun.com

     

    What: Garages and Gearheads

    When: Sunday, Jan 22, 2023

    Start: 9:00 – 11:00 am

    Where: Garages of Texas, 1435 FM 1463, Katy, TX

    Description: Garages of Texas offers state-of-the art facilities for your vehicle and your passion. Join us and design your motor vehicle man-cave.

    More Information: 866-716-2803, garagesoftexas.com

     

    What: Networking Breakfast, Katy Christian Chamber of Commerce

    When: Friday, Jan. 21, 2023

    Start: 7:00 am – 8:30 am

    Description:

    Katy Christian Chamber of Commerce is the place where Christian businesses meet. Our Networking Breakfasts are always held on the 3rd Friday of the month. This group is all about commerce and faith.

    More Information: 281-560-3898

  • Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities


    Jan 10, 2023

    To kick off the new year in January, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard in Katy, is adding several new programs – including Mother Goose Time for infants -- to its regular schedule of youth activities!

    Mother Goose Time -- for pre-walking infants from age 1 month to 12 months – will take place on Tuesdays, from 10:15 to 10:45 am. This activity provides caregiver/infant multisensory circle-time activities -- including simple sign language, folksongs and lullabies, and finger plays -- that are especially designed to stimulate babies’ social, emotional, and physical development through rhythm and music. Attendance is limited and registration is required.

    Stretches & Stories – for families with children of all ages -- will take place on Thursdays, January 5 and 19, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. Families will enjoy stories, participating in gentle yoga and dance, and learn calming breathing techniques. Families may bring yoga mats.

    Family Game Night will take place on Monday, January 9, from 6:00 to 6:45 pm, in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages are invited to play a variety of strategy and classic board games. Hear tips and tricks to help advance skill levels.

    Family Build Night will take place on Monday, January 23, from 6:00 to 6:45 pm, in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages will enjoy a fun-filled building challenge using LEGOs and other mixed materials during this free-play time.

    Creative Connections – activities for school-aged children in grades 4 through 8 – will take place on the 2nd and 4th Thursday, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. The schedule of activities is as follows:

    • January 12 – Hour of Code. Students will learn about coding and improve their skills by playing coding games. This activity will take place in the Computer Lab.
    • January 26 – Game Day. Students will explore different strategy board games. This activity will take place in the Multi-purpose Room.

    In addition to these new activities, the library will continue to present its regular schedule of free children’s programs – Family Story Time, Pajama Night Story Time, Kinder Korner, and After-School Breaks – throughout the month of January.

    These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, or to register for Mother Goose Time, see the online calendar of “Classes & Events” on Fort Bend County Libraries’ website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library (281-395-1311) or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

    Learn Ms Word & Excel Basics At Cinco Ranch Branch Library

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library Learn Ms Word & Excel Basics At Cinco Ranch Branch Library


    Jan 10, 2023

    Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy, will present introductory computer classes this month on the use of Microsoft Word and Excel software programs. The classes will consist of a hands-on introduction to basic skills for people who would like to learn more about using these computer programs. The computer classes will take place in the Computer Lab of the library.

    • MS Word 2016 Survival Basics” will take place on Tuesday, January 10, from 10:15 to 11:30 am. Learn the basics of using this word-processing software program to create letters, resumés, forms, and other types of documents.
    • MS Excel 2016 Survival Basics” will take place on Wednesday, January 11, from 10:15 to 11:30 am. Learn the basics of using this spreadsheet software program, which features calculation tools that are helpful for financial and statistical needs.

    The classes are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Classes & 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.

    January Children’s Programs At Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library

    Category: Bob Lutts Fulshear / Simonton Branch Library January Children’s Programs At Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library


    Jan 10, 2023

    Fort Bend County Libraries’ Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear, presents free children’s programs every month.

    Family Story Time takes place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 10:30 to 11:00 am, in the Meeting Room of the library. Families with children of all ages will enjoy stories, songs, and action rhymes. Craft packets will be given out at the end of each program, so that children may take them home to enjoy.

    Each week has a different theme. The schedule for January is as follows:

    • January 3 and 4 – Snow Much Fun!
    • January 10 and 11 – Let’s Get Cozy
    • January 17 and 18 – Things That Pop
    • January 24 and 25 – Opposites
    • January 31 -- Space

    After-School Breaks – crafts, movies, stories, and more for school-aged children in grades 1 through 5 – take place on the 1st and 3rd Thursday, from 4:30-5:00 pm, in the Meeting Room. Materials for these programs are made possible by the Friends of the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library. The schedule of activities is as follows:

    • January 5– Building Club. Try out a LEGO building challenge, build a sand castle, or create a bot maze!
    • January 19 – Indoor Sidewalk Chalk

    These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library (281-633-4675) or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

    Libraries Present Craft Programs For Adults In January

    Libraries Present Craft Programs For Adults In January


    Jan 10, 2023

    Fort Bend County Libraries will present hands-on programs in January for adult crafters who would like to learn new crafts or network and share ideas with others who appreciate crafting of all types. Find inspiration, get feedback, or simply enjoy the camaraderie of other crafters during these free events.

    The schedule of activities in January is as follows:

    • Adult Craft Club– Tuesdays, January 10 and 24, 2:00-4:00 pm, Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd, Katy.

    Craft enthusiasts of all experience levels – from beginners to advanced – who enjoy any type of crafting are invited to attend to get other crafters’ perspectives, critiques, and suggestions. Chat and network with other crafters who enjoy anything from art and needlework to woodwork and much more! Those attending should bring their projects and their own crafting supplies. Samples of the library’s instructional books, magazines, and websites on various crafts will be available. Crafters are invited to come and go as time permits.

    • No Glitter PleaseCraft Club – Thursday, January 19, 2:00-3:00 pm, Mission Bend Branch Library, 8421 Addicks Clodine Road.

    In this monthly craft club, which meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month, craft enthusiasts of all experience levels – from beginners to advanced – who enjoy any type of crafting are invited to attend to get other crafters’ perspectives, critiques, and suggestions. Chat and network with other crafters who enjoy anything from art and needlework to woodwork and much more! Those attending should bring their projects and their own crafting supplies. Samples of the library’s instructional books, magazines, and websites on various crafts will be available. Crafters are invited to come and go as time permits.

    • Nifty Needlers-- Friday, January 20, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, 8100 FM 359 South, Fulshear.

    Needlework enthusiasts of all experience levels who enjoy any type of crocheting, knitting, or sewing are invited to attend to get other needlecrafters’ perspectives, critiques, and suggestions. Those attending should bring their own yarn, strings, and needles to start or finish a project, while chatting, networking, and enjoying the company of fellow needlecrafters. The group meets on the 3rd Friday of every month.

    • Bullet Journaling Adult Craft Program” – Wednesday, January 25, 2:00-3:00 pm, Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd, Katy.

    Learn how a Bullet Journal can be used to keep ideas and tasks organized. This customizable system can be used as a to-do list, calendar, sketchbook, tracker, diary, or any combination of these tasks. Learn about layouts, stencils, and hand-lettering that can be used to add a creative, personalized touch. Those attending this class will construct their own journal with pencil/pen, a ruler, a pre-dotted grid on letter-size paper, and a saddle-stitch binding technique. Registration required.

    The activities are free and open to the public. Registration is required for the Bullet Journaling class ONLY. For more information, or to register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Classes & Events,” select the library, and find the program on the date indicated. For more information, call the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

    To see a variety of DIY craft videos created for adults by Fort Bend County Libraries staff, visit the library system’s YouTube channel -- https://bit.ly/FBCLYouTubeChannel.

    City of Katy Public hearing

    Category: City of Katy Events City of Katy Public hearing


    Jan 10, 2023

    • Public hearing on reinstatement in accordance with Article IV, Section 7, of the Home Rule Charter

     

    Home Rule: The City Council met on January 10 to consider setting the date for the public hearing on reinstatement in accordance with Article IV, Section 7, of the Home Rule Charter, as requested by Rachael Crivelli.

    Home Rule is granted by state constitution or state statute and allocates some autonomy to a local government if the local government accepts certain conditions. Home Rule implies that each level of government has a separate realm of authority.

    The purpose of Home Rule is to allow for local solutions to local issues and problems. A municipality with home rule status can exercise any power and perform any function unless it is specifically prohibited from doing so by state law.

    Texas is one of 46 states that has adopted Home Rule. A city may adopt Home Rule once their population exceeds 5,000 and the voters adopt a city charter. Cities with populations of 5,000 or less, are governed by general law only.

  • Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities


    Jan 11, 2023

    To kick off the new year in January, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard in Katy, is adding several new programs – including Mother Goose Time for infants -- to its regular schedule of youth activities!

    Family Story Time takes place on Wednesdays and Thursdays, beginning at 10:15 and 11:30 am, in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages will enjoy stories, songs, and action rhymes. Craft packets will be given out at the end of each program, so that children may take them home to enjoy. The schedule of Family Story Time activities is as follows:

    January 4 and 5 – Colors

    January 11 and 12 – Monkeys

    January 18 and 19 – Baby Animals

    January 25 and 26 – Dance Party

    Pajama Night Story Time – an evening alternative for families unable to attend during the day – will take place on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, from 6:00 to 6:30 pm. The themes will be “Colors” and “Baby Animals.”

    Kinder Korner: Back-to-School Activities” will take place on Wednesday, January 11, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. Kinder Korner is a time for kindergartners to enjoy stories, movies, crafts, and other activities. This month, students will learn about freezing weather and snow, and they will make their own fake snow.

    After-School Break: Homemade Lava Lamps” will take place on Wednesday, January 11, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm, in Meeting Room 2. This activity is for students in grades 1 through 5.

    These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, or to register for Mother Goose Time, see the online calendar of “Classes & Events” on Fort Bend County Libraries’ website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library (281-395-1311) or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

    Learn Ms Word & Excel Basics At Cinco Ranch Branch Library

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library Learn Ms Word & Excel Basics At Cinco Ranch Branch Library


    Jan 11, 2023

    Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy, will present introductory computer classes this month on the use of Microsoft Word and Excel software programs. The classes will consist of a hands-on introduction to basic skills for people who would like to learn more about using these computer programs. The computer classes will take place in the Computer Lab of the library.

    • MS Word 2016 Survival Basics” will take place on Tuesday, January 10, from 10:15 to 11:30 am. Learn the basics of using this word-processing software program to create letters, resumés, forms, and other types of documents.
    • MS Excel 2016 Survival Basics” will take place on Wednesday, January 11, from 10:15 to 11:30 am. Learn the basics of using this spreadsheet software program, which features calculation tools that are helpful for financial and statistical needs.

    The classes are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Classes & 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.

    January Children’s Programs At Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library

    Category: Bob Lutts Fulshear / Simonton Branch Library January Children’s Programs At Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library


    Jan 11, 2023

    Fort Bend County Libraries’ Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear, presents free children’s programs every month.

    Family Story Time takes place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 10:30 to 11:00 am, in the Meeting Room of the library. Families with children of all ages will enjoy stories, songs, and action rhymes. Craft packets will be given out at the end of each program, so that children may take them home to enjoy.

    Each week has a different theme. The schedule for January is as follows:

    • January 3 and 4 – Snow Much Fun!
    • January 10 and 11 – Let’s Get Cozy
    • January 17 and 18 – Things That Pop
    • January 24 and 25 – Opposites
    • January 31 -- Space

    After-School Breaks – crafts, movies, stories, and more for school-aged children in grades 1 through 5 – take place on the 1st and 3rd Thursday, from 4:30-5:00 pm, in the Meeting Room. Materials for these programs are made possible by the Friends of the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library. The schedule of activities is as follows:

    • January 5– Building Club. Try out a LEGO building challenge, build a sand castle, or create a bot maze!
    • January 19 – Indoor Sidewalk Chalk

    These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library (281-633-4675) or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

    Learning English? Get Practice At Libraries’ Esl Conversation Circles

    Learning English? Get Practice At Libraries’ Esl Conversation Circles


    Jan 11, 2023

    Are you learning to speak English? Would you like some practice in a casual, informal atmosphere? Fort Bend County Libraries presents a program for individuals of all nationalities who would like a place to practice their English language and conversation skills. The “ESL Conversation Circles” provide an opportunity for non-English-speaking people to gather in a relaxed setting, and discuss topics of their own choosing while practicing their English skills.

    The ESL Conversation Circles will take place at multiple locations in the Fort Bend County library system in January. Reservations are NOT required. The schedule is as follows:

    • Mission Bend Branch Library– 8421 Addicks Clodine Road

    o   Wednesdays, January 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2:00-3:00 pm, Meeting Room.

    • Cinco Ranch Branch Library– 2620 Commercial Center Blvd, Katy

    o   Fridays, January 6, 13, and 20, 2:00-3:00 pm, Multi-purpose Room.

    The program is free and open to the public. For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the ESL/Adult Literacy Department at George Memorial Library (281-341-2652), the Cinco Ranch Branch Library (281-395-1311) or the Mission Bend Branch Library (832-471-5900).

    Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities


    Jan 11, 2023

    To kick off the new year in January, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard in Katy, is adding several new programs – including Mother Goose Time for infants -- to its regular schedule of youth activities!

    Pajama Night Story Time – an evening alternative for families unable to attend during the day – will take place on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, from 6:00 to 6:30 pm. The themes will be “Colors” and “Baby Animals.”

    Kinder Korner: Back-to-School Activities” will take place on Wednesday, January 11, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. Kinder Korner is a time for kindergartners to enjoy stories, movies, crafts, and other activities. This month, students will learn about freezing weather and snow, and they will make their own fake snow.

    After-School Break: Homemade Lava Lamps” will take place on Wednesday, January 11, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm, in Meeting Room 2. This activity is for students in grades 1 through 5.

    These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, or to register for Mother Goose Time, see the online calendar of “Classes & Events” on Fort Bend County Libraries’ website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library (281-395-1311) or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

    Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities


    Jan 11, 2023

    To kick off the new year in January, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard in Katy, is adding several new programs – including Mother Goose Time for infants -- to its regular schedule of youth activities!

    Pajama Night Story Time – an evening alternative for families unable to attend during the day – will take place on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, from 6:00 to 6:30 pm. The themes will be “Colors” and “Baby Animals.”

    Kinder Korner: Back-to-School Activities” will take place on Wednesday, January 11, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. Kinder Korner is a time for kindergartners to enjoy stories, movies, crafts, and other activities. This month, students will learn about freezing weather and snow, and they will make their own fake snow.

    After-School Break: Homemade Lava Lamps” will take place on Wednesday, January 11, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm, in Meeting Room 2. This activity is for students in grades 1 through 5.

    These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, or to register for Mother Goose Time, see the online calendar of “Classes & Events” on Fort Bend County Libraries’ website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library (281-395-1311) or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

  • Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities


    Jan 12, 2023

    To kick off the new year in January, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard in Katy, is adding several new programs – including Mother Goose Time for infants -- to its regular schedule of youth activities!

    Family Story Time takes place on Wednesdays and Thursdays, beginning at 10:15 and 11:30 am, in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages will enjoy stories, songs, and action rhymes. Craft packets will be given out at the end of each program, so that children may take them home to enjoy. The schedule of Family Story Time activities is as follows:

    January 4 and 5 – Colors

    January 11 and 12 – Monkeys

    January 18 and 19 – Baby Animals

    January 25 and 26 – Dance Party

    Pajama Night Story Time – an evening alternative for families unable to attend during the day – will take place on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, from 6:00 to 6:30 pm. The themes will be “Colors” and “Baby Animals.”

    Kinder Korner: Back-to-School Activities” will take place on Wednesday, January 11, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. Kinder Korner is a time for kindergartners to enjoy stories, movies, crafts, and other activities. This month, students will learn about freezing weather and snow, and they will make their own fake snow.

    After-School Break: Homemade Lava Lamps” will take place on Wednesday, January 11, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm, in Meeting Room 2. This activity is for students in grades 1 through 5.

    These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, or to register for Mother Goose Time, see the online calendar of “Classes & Events” on Fort Bend County Libraries’ website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library (281-395-1311) or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

    Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities


    Jan 12, 2023

    To kick off the new year in January, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard in Katy, is adding several new programs – including Mother Goose Time for infants -- to its regular schedule of youth activities!

    Stretches & Stories – for families with children of all ages -- will take place on Thursdays, January 5 and 19, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. Families will enjoy stories, participating in gentle yoga and dance, and learn calming breathing techniques. Families may bring yoga mats.

    Family Game Night will take place on Monday, January 9, from 6:00 to 6:45 pm, in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages are invited to play a variety of strategy and classic board games. Hear tips and tricks to help advance skill levels.

    Family Build Night will take place on Monday, January 23, from 6:00 to 6:45 pm, in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages will enjoy a fun-filled building challenge using LEGOs and other mixed materials during this free-play time.

    Creative Connections – activities for school-aged children in grades 4 through 8 – will take place on the 2nd and 4th Thursday, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. The schedule of activities is as follows:

    • January 12 – Hour of Code. Students will learn about coding and improve their skills by playing coding games. This activity will take place in the Computer Lab.
    • January 26 – Game Day. Students will explore different strategy board games. This activity will take place in the Multi-purpose Room.

    In addition to these new activities, the library will continue to present its regular schedule of free children’s programs – Family Story Time, Pajama Night Story Time, Kinder Korner, and After-School Breaks – throughout the month of January.

    These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, or to register for Mother Goose Time, see the online calendar of “Classes & Events” on Fort Bend County Libraries’ website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library (281-395-1311) or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

  • Learning English? Get Practice At Libraries’ Esl Conversation Circles

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library Learning English? Get Practice At Libraries’ Esl Conversation Circles


    Jan 13, 2023

    Are you learning to speak English? Would you like some practice in a casual, informal atmosphere? Fort Bend County Libraries presents a program for individuals of all nationalities who would like a place to practice their English language and conversation skills. The “ESL Conversation Circles” provide an opportunity for non-English-speaking people to gather in a relaxed setting, and discuss topics of their own choosing while practicing their English skills.

    The ESL Conversation Circles will take place at multiple locations in the Fort Bend County library system in January. Reservations are NOT required. The schedule is as follows:

    • Mission Bend Branch Library– 8421 Addicks Clodine Road

    o   Wednesdays, January 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2:00-3:00 pm, Meeting Room.

    • Cinco Ranch Branch Library– 2620 Commercial Center Blvd, Katy

    o   Fridays, January 6, 13, and 20, 2:00-3:00 pm, Multi-purpose Room.

    The program is free and open to the public. For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the ESL/Adult Literacy Department at George Memorial Library (281-341-2652), the Cinco Ranch Branch Library (281-395-1311) or the Mission Bend Branch Library (832-471-5900).

  • Get Tips On Wills & Estate Planning At Mission Bend Branch Library

    Get Tips On Wills & Estate Planning At Mission Bend Branch Library


    Jan 14, 2023

    Fort Bend County Libraries will present a special program on “Wills & Estate-Planning” on Saturday, January 14, beginning at 2:00 pm, in the Meeting Room at the Mission Bend Branch Library, located at 8421 Addicks Clodine Road in northeast Fort Bend County.

    Presented by Lena Engelage, an attorney with Lone Star Legal Aid, the program will provide an overview of the advantages of estate planning, as well as the disadvantages of not having a plan. The program will cover wills, probate vs. non-probate assets, declaration of guardianship, statutory durable powers of attorney, medical power of attorney, physician’s directive (aka living wills), HIPAA, disposition of remains, and transfer on death deeds.

    Engelage received her law degree from the Texas Tech University School of Law, and she is a practicing attorney with Lone Star Legal Aid. She has specialized in the area of Estate Planning and Probate.

    The program is free and open to the public. For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the Mission Bend Branch Library (832-471-5900) or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

  • Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities


    Jan 17, 2023

    To kick off the new year in January, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard in Katy, is adding several new programs – including Mother Goose Time for infants -- to its regular schedule of youth activities!

    Mother Goose Time -- for pre-walking infants from age 1 month to 12 months – will take place on Tuesdays, from 10:15 to 10:45 am. This activity provides caregiver/infant multisensory circle-time activities -- including simple sign language, folksongs and lullabies, and finger plays -- that are especially designed to stimulate babies’ social, emotional, and physical development through rhythm and music. Attendance is limited and registration is required.

    Stretches & Stories – for families with children of all ages -- will take place on Thursdays, January 5 and 19, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. Families will enjoy stories, participating in gentle yoga and dance, and learn calming breathing techniques. Families may bring yoga mats.

    Family Game Night will take place on Monday, January 9, from 6:00 to 6:45 pm, in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages are invited to play a variety of strategy and classic board games. Hear tips and tricks to help advance skill levels.

    Family Build Night will take place on Monday, January 23, from 6:00 to 6:45 pm, in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages will enjoy a fun-filled building challenge using LEGOs and other mixed materials during this free-play time.

    Creative Connections – activities for school-aged children in grades 4 through 8 – will take place on the 2nd and 4th Thursday, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. The schedule of activities is as follows:

    • January 12 – Hour of Code. Students will learn about coding and improve their skills by playing coding games. This activity will take place in the Computer Lab.
    • January 26 – Game Day. Students will explore different strategy board games. This activity will take place in the Multi-purpose Room.

    In addition to these new activities, the library will continue to present its regular schedule of free children’s programs – Family Story Time, Pajama Night Story Time, Kinder Korner, and After-School Breaks – throughout the month of January.

    These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, or to register for Mother Goose Time, see the online calendar of “Classes & Events” on Fort Bend County Libraries’ website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library (281-395-1311) or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

    January Children’s Programs At Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library

    Category: Bob Lutts Fulshear / Simonton Branch Library January Children’s Programs At Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library


    Jan 17, 2023

    Fort Bend County Libraries’ Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear, presents free children’s programs every month.

    Family Story Time takes place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 10:30 to 11:00 am, in the Meeting Room of the library. Families with children of all ages will enjoy stories, songs, and action rhymes. Craft packets will be given out at the end of each program, so that children may take them home to enjoy.

    Each week has a different theme. The schedule for January is as follows:

    • January 3 and 4 – Snow Much Fun!
    • January 10 and 11 – Let’s Get Cozy
    • January 17 and 18 – Things That Pop
    • January 24 and 25 – Opposites
    • January 31 -- Space

    After-School Breaks – crafts, movies, stories, and more for school-aged children in grades 1 through 5 – take place on the 1st and 3rd Thursday, from 4:30-5:00 pm, in the Meeting Room. Materials for these programs are made possible by the Friends of the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library. The schedule of activities is as follows:

    • January 5– Building Club. Try out a LEGO building challenge, build a sand castle, or create a bot maze!
    • January 19 – Indoor Sidewalk Chalk

    These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library (281-633-4675) or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

    Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities


    Jan 17, 2023

    To kick off the new year in January, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard in Katy, is adding several new programs – including Mother Goose Time for infants -- to its regular schedule of youth activities!

    Pajama Night Story Time – an evening alternative for families unable to attend during the day – will take place on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, from 6:00 to 6:30 pm. The themes will be “Colors” and “Baby Animals.”

    Kinder Korner: Back-to-School Activities” will take place on Wednesday, January 11, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. Kinder Korner is a time for kindergartners to enjoy stories, movies, crafts, and other activities. This month, students will learn about freezing weather and snow, and they will make their own fake snow.

    After-School Break: Homemade Lava Lamps” will take place on Wednesday, January 11, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm, in Meeting Room 2. This activity is for students in grades 1 through 5.

    These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, or to register for Mother Goose Time, see the online calendar of “Classes & Events” on Fort Bend County Libraries’ website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library (281-395-1311) or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

  • Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities


    Jan 18, 2023

    To kick off the new year in January, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard in Katy, is adding several new programs – including Mother Goose Time for infants -- to its regular schedule of youth activities!

    Family Story Time takes place on Wednesdays and Thursdays, beginning at 10:15 and 11:30 am, in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages will enjoy stories, songs, and action rhymes. Craft packets will be given out at the end of each program, so that children may take them home to enjoy. The schedule of Family Story Time activities is as follows:

    January 4 and 5 – Colors

    January 11 and 12 – Monkeys

    January 18 and 19 – Baby Animals

    January 25 and 26 – Dance Party

    Pajama Night Story Time – an evening alternative for families unable to attend during the day – will take place on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, from 6:00 to 6:30 pm. The themes will be “Colors” and “Baby Animals.”

    Kinder Korner: Back-to-School Activities” will take place on Wednesday, January 11, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. Kinder Korner is a time for kindergartners to enjoy stories, movies, crafts, and other activities. This month, students will learn about freezing weather and snow, and they will make their own fake snow.

    After-School Break: Homemade Lava Lamps” will take place on Wednesday, January 11, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm, in Meeting Room 2. This activity is for students in grades 1 through 5.

    These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, or to register for Mother Goose Time, see the online calendar of “Classes & Events” on Fort Bend County Libraries’ website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library (281-395-1311) or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

    January Children’s Programs At Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library

    Category: Bob Lutts Fulshear / Simonton Branch Library January Children’s Programs At Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library


    Jan 18, 2023

    Fort Bend County Libraries’ Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear, presents free children’s programs every month.

    Family Story Time takes place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 10:30 to 11:00 am, in the Meeting Room of the library. Families with children of all ages will enjoy stories, songs, and action rhymes. Craft packets will be given out at the end of each program, so that children may take them home to enjoy.

    Each week has a different theme. The schedule for January is as follows:

    • January 3 and 4 – Snow Much Fun!
    • January 10 and 11 – Let’s Get Cozy
    • January 17 and 18 – Things That Pop
    • January 24 and 25 – Opposites
    • January 31 -- Space

    After-School Breaks – crafts, movies, stories, and more for school-aged children in grades 1 through 5 – take place on the 1st and 3rd Thursday, from 4:30-5:00 pm, in the Meeting Room. Materials for these programs are made possible by the Friends of the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library. The schedule of activities is as follows:

    • January 5– Building Club. Try out a LEGO building challenge, build a sand castle, or create a bot maze!
    • January 19 – Indoor Sidewalk Chalk

    These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library (281-633-4675) or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

    Katy Area Events for January 2023

    Category: General Katy Area Events for January 2023


    Jan 18, 2023

    What: Farmers Market at LaCenterra

    When: Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023

    Start: 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

    Where: La Centerra at Cinco Ranch, 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd, Katy TX

    Description: Local vendors and artisans selling honey, cheese, fresh eggs, seasonal vegetables and much more.

    More information: 281-395-5533

     

    What: Katy NetWorth Business Network Monthly Mixer

    When: Thursday Jan. 19, 2023

    Start: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

    Where: Baker St. Pub and Grill, 23502 Cinco Ranch Blvd, Suite A150, Katy TX

    Description: Open to Public Professionals: We are looking for Community Leaders, Local Business Owners

    More information: 832-646-2886

     

    What: Songbirds Singing Group

    When: Monday, Jan. 2, 6 2023

    Start: 5:00 – 6:00 pm

    Where: Katy Fussell Senior Citizen Center, 5370 E. Fifth St, Katy TX

    Description: No musical talent is required to sing along with our Songbirds group!

    More information: www.cityofkaty.com

     

    What: First Day Hikes

    When: New Year’s Day

    Start: Sunrise – till Dark

    Where: Galveston Island State Park

    Brazos Bend State Park

    Huntsville State Park

    Bastrop State Park

    Description: First Day Hikes is a nation-wide program to encourage hiking on New Year’s Day. Begin 2023 with a sunrise walk on the beach at Galveston Island State Park; join in the annual First Day Hike at Brazos Bend State Park, Huntsville State Park, and Bastrop State Park.

    More information: tpwd.texas.gov/calendar/first-day-hikes

     

    What: Southeast Branch TX-APWA Monthly Meeting

    When: Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023

    Start: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

    Where: Katy Civic Center, 910 Ave. C, Katy TX

    Description: Please join us for the January General Membership Meeting at the City of Katy. APWA is a not-for-profit, international educational and professional association of public individuals dedicated to providing high quality public works goods and services.

    More information: texas.apwa.net

    Learning English? Get Practice At Libraries’ Esl Conversation Circles

    Learning English? Get Practice At Libraries’ Esl Conversation Circles


    Jan 18, 2023

    Are you learning to speak English? Would you like some practice in a casual, informal atmosphere? Fort Bend County Libraries presents a program for individuals of all nationalities who would like a place to practice their English language and conversation skills. The “ESL Conversation Circles” provide an opportunity for non-English-speaking people to gather in a relaxed setting, and discuss topics of their own choosing while practicing their English skills.

    The ESL Conversation Circles will take place at multiple locations in the Fort Bend County library system in January. Reservations are NOT required. The schedule is as follows:

    • Mission Bend Branch Library– 8421 Addicks Clodine Road

    o   Wednesdays, January 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2:00-3:00 pm, Meeting Room.

    • Cinco Ranch Branch Library– 2620 Commercial Center Blvd, Katy

    o   Fridays, January 6, 13, and 20, 2:00-3:00 pm, Multi-purpose Room.

    The program is free and open to the public. For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the ESL/Adult Literacy Department at George Memorial Library (281-341-2652), the Cinco Ranch Branch Library (281-395-1311) or the Mission Bend Branch Library (832-471-5900).

  • Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities


    Jan 19, 2023

    To kick off the new year in January, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard in Katy, is adding several new programs – including Mother Goose Time for infants -- to its regular schedule of youth activities!

    Family Story Time takes place on Wednesdays and Thursdays, beginning at 10:15 and 11:30 am, in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages will enjoy stories, songs, and action rhymes. Craft packets will be given out at the end of each program, so that children may take them home to enjoy. The schedule of Family Story Time activities is as follows:

    January 4 and 5 – Colors

    January 11 and 12 – Monkeys

    January 18 and 19 – Baby Animals

    January 25 and 26 – Dance Party

    Pajama Night Story Time – an evening alternative for families unable to attend during the day – will take place on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, from 6:00 to 6:30 pm. The themes will be “Colors” and “Baby Animals.”

    Kinder Korner: Back-to-School Activities” will take place on Wednesday, January 11, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. Kinder Korner is a time for kindergartners to enjoy stories, movies, crafts, and other activities. This month, students will learn about freezing weather and snow, and they will make their own fake snow.

    After-School Break: Homemade Lava Lamps” will take place on Wednesday, January 11, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm, in Meeting Room 2. This activity is for students in grades 1 through 5.

    These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, or to register for Mother Goose Time, see the online calendar of “Classes & Events” on Fort Bend County Libraries’ website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library (281-395-1311) or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

    Libraries Present Craft Programs For Adults In January

    Libraries Present Craft Programs For Adults In January


    Jan 19, 2023

    Fort Bend County Libraries will present hands-on programs in January for adult crafters who would like to learn new crafts or network and share ideas with others who appreciate crafting of all types. Find inspiration, get feedback, or simply enjoy the camaraderie of other crafters during these free events.

    The schedule of activities in January is as follows:

    • Adult Craft Club– Tuesdays, January 10 and 24, 2:00-4:00 pm, Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd, Katy.

    Craft enthusiasts of all experience levels – from beginners to advanced – who enjoy any type of crafting are invited to attend to get other crafters’ perspectives, critiques, and suggestions. Chat and network with other crafters who enjoy anything from art and needlework to woodwork and much more! Those attending should bring their projects and their own crafting supplies. Samples of the library’s instructional books, magazines, and websites on various crafts will be available. Crafters are invited to come and go as time permits.

    • No Glitter PleaseCraft Club – Thursday, January 19, 2:00-3:00 pm, Mission Bend Branch Library, 8421 Addicks Clodine Road.

    In this monthly craft club, which meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month, craft enthusiasts of all experience levels – from beginners to advanced – who enjoy any type of crafting are invited to attend to get other crafters’ perspectives, critiques, and suggestions. Chat and network with other crafters who enjoy anything from art and needlework to woodwork and much more! Those attending should bring their projects and their own crafting supplies. Samples of the library’s instructional books, magazines, and websites on various crafts will be available. Crafters are invited to come and go as time permits.

    • Nifty Needlers-- Friday, January 20, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, 8100 FM 359 South, Fulshear.

    Needlework enthusiasts of all experience levels who enjoy any type of crocheting, knitting, or sewing are invited to attend to get other needlecrafters’ perspectives, critiques, and suggestions. Those attending should bring their own yarn, strings, and needles to start or finish a project, while chatting, networking, and enjoying the company of fellow needlecrafters. The group meets on the 3rd Friday of every month.

    • Bullet Journaling Adult Craft Program” – Wednesday, January 25, 2:00-3:00 pm, Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd, Katy.

    Learn how a Bullet Journal can be used to keep ideas and tasks organized. This customizable system can be used as a to-do list, calendar, sketchbook, tracker, diary, or any combination of these tasks. Learn about layouts, stencils, and hand-lettering that can be used to add a creative, personalized touch. Those attending this class will construct their own journal with pencil/pen, a ruler, a pre-dotted grid on letter-size paper, and a saddle-stitch binding technique. Registration required.

    The activities are free and open to the public. Registration is required for the Bullet Journaling class ONLY. For more information, or to register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Classes & Events,” select the library, and find the program on the date indicated. For more information, call the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

    To see a variety of DIY craft videos created for adults by Fort Bend County Libraries staff, visit the library system’s YouTube channel -- https://bit.ly/FBCLYouTubeChannel.

    Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities


    Jan 19, 2023

    To kick off the new year in January, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard in Katy, is adding several new programs – including Mother Goose Time for infants -- to its regular schedule of youth activities!

    Stretches & Stories – for families with children of all ages -- will take place on Thursdays, January 5 and 19, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. Families will enjoy stories, participating in gentle yoga and dance, and learn calming breathing techniques. Families may bring yoga mats.

    Family Game Night will take place on Monday, January 9, from 6:00 to 6:45 pm, in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages are invited to play a variety of strategy and classic board games. Hear tips and tricks to help advance skill levels.

    Family Build Night will take place on Monday, January 23, from 6:00 to 6:45 pm, in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages will enjoy a fun-filled building challenge using LEGOs and other mixed materials during this free-play time.

    Creative Connections – activities for school-aged children in grades 4 through 8 – will take place on the 2nd and 4th Thursday, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. The schedule of activities is as follows:

    • January 12 – Hour of Code. Students will learn about coding and improve their skills by playing coding games. This activity will take place in the Computer Lab.
    • January 26 – Game Day. Students will explore different strategy board games. This activity will take place in the Multi-purpose Room.

    In addition to these new activities, the library will continue to present its regular schedule of free children’s programs – Family Story Time, Pajama Night Story Time, Kinder Korner, and After-School Breaks – throughout the month of January.

    These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, or to register for Mother Goose Time, see the online calendar of “Classes & Events” on Fort Bend County Libraries’ website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library (281-395-1311) or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

    January Children’s Programs At Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library

    Category: Bob Lutts Fulshear / Simonton Branch Library January Children’s Programs At Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library


    Jan 19, 2023

    Fort Bend County Libraries’ Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear, presents free children’s programs every month.

    Family Story Time takes place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 10:30 to 11:00 am, in the Meeting Room of the library. Families with children of all ages will enjoy stories, songs, and action rhymes. Craft packets will be given out at the end of each program, so that children may take them home to enjoy.

    Each week has a different theme. The schedule for January is as follows:

    • January 3 and 4 – Snow Much Fun!
    • January 10 and 11 – Let’s Get Cozy
    • January 17 and 18 – Things That Pop
    • January 24 and 25 – Opposites
    • January 31 -- Space

    After-School Breaks – crafts, movies, stories, and more for school-aged children in grades 1 through 5 – take place on the 1st and 3rd Thursday, from 4:30-5:00 pm, in the Meeting Room. Materials for these programs are made possible by the Friends of the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library. The schedule of activities is as follows:

    • January 5– Building Club. Try out a LEGO building challenge, build a sand castle, or create a bot maze!
    • January 19 – Indoor Sidewalk Chalk

    These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library (281-633-4675) or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

    Katy Area Events for January 2023

    Category: General Katy Area Events for January 2023


    Jan 19, 2023

    What: Farmers Market at LaCenterra

    When: Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023

    Start: 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

    Where: La Centerra at Cinco Ranch, 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd, Katy TX

    Description: Local vendors and artisans selling honey, cheese, fresh eggs, seasonal vegetables and much more.

    More information: 281-395-5533

     

    What: Katy NetWorth Business Network Monthly Mixer

    When: Thursday Jan. 19, 2023

    Start: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

    Where: Baker St. Pub and Grill, 23502 Cinco Ranch Blvd, Suite A150, Katy TX

    Description: Open to Public Professionals: We are looking for Community Leaders, Local Business Owners

    More information: 832-646-2886

     

    What: Songbirds Singing Group

    When: Monday, Jan. 2, 6 2023

    Start: 5:00 – 6:00 pm

    Where: Katy Fussell Senior Citizen Center, 5370 E. Fifth St, Katy TX

    Description: No musical talent is required to sing along with our Songbirds group!

    More information: www.cityofkaty.com

     

    What: First Day Hikes

    When: New Year’s Day

    Start: Sunrise – till Dark

    Where: Galveston Island State Park

    Brazos Bend State Park

    Huntsville State Park

    Bastrop State Park

    Description: First Day Hikes is a nation-wide program to encourage hiking on New Year’s Day. Begin 2023 with a sunrise walk on the beach at Galveston Island State Park; join in the annual First Day Hike at Brazos Bend State Park, Huntsville State Park, and Bastrop State Park.

    More information: tpwd.texas.gov/calendar/first-day-hikes

     

    What: Southeast Branch TX-APWA Monthly Meeting

    When: Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023

    Start: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

    Where: Katy Civic Center, 910 Ave. C, Katy TX

    Description: Please join us for the January General Membership Meeting at the City of Katy. APWA is a not-for-profit, international educational and professional association of public individuals dedicated to providing high quality public works goods and services.

    More information: texas.apwa.net

  • Libraries Present Craft Programs For Adults In January

    Libraries Present Craft Programs For Adults In January


    Jan 20, 2023

    Fort Bend County Libraries will present hands-on programs in January for adult crafters who would like to learn new crafts or network and share ideas with others who appreciate crafting of all types. Find inspiration, get feedback, or simply enjoy the camaraderie of other crafters during these free events.

    The schedule of activities in January is as follows:

    • Adult Craft Club– Tuesdays, January 10 and 24, 2:00-4:00 pm, Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd, Katy.

    Craft enthusiasts of all experience levels – from beginners to advanced – who enjoy any type of crafting are invited to attend to get other crafters’ perspectives, critiques, and suggestions. Chat and network with other crafters who enjoy anything from art and needlework to woodwork and much more! Those attending should bring their projects and their own crafting supplies. Samples of the library’s instructional books, magazines, and websites on various crafts will be available. Crafters are invited to come and go as time permits.

    • No Glitter PleaseCraft Club – Thursday, January 19, 2:00-3:00 pm, Mission Bend Branch Library, 8421 Addicks Clodine Road.

    In this monthly craft club, which meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month, craft enthusiasts of all experience levels – from beginners to advanced – who enjoy any type of crafting are invited to attend to get other crafters’ perspectives, critiques, and suggestions. Chat and network with other crafters who enjoy anything from art and needlework to woodwork and much more! Those attending should bring their projects and their own crafting supplies. Samples of the library’s instructional books, magazines, and websites on various crafts will be available. Crafters are invited to come and go as time permits.

    • Nifty Needlers-- Friday, January 20, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, 8100 FM 359 South, Fulshear.

    Needlework enthusiasts of all experience levels who enjoy any type of crocheting, knitting, or sewing are invited to attend to get other needlecrafters’ perspectives, critiques, and suggestions. Those attending should bring their own yarn, strings, and needles to start or finish a project, while chatting, networking, and enjoying the company of fellow needlecrafters. The group meets on the 3rd Friday of every month.

    • Bullet Journaling Adult Craft Program” – Wednesday, January 25, 2:00-3:00 pm, Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd, Katy.

    Learn how a Bullet Journal can be used to keep ideas and tasks organized. This customizable system can be used as a to-do list, calendar, sketchbook, tracker, diary, or any combination of these tasks. Learn about layouts, stencils, and hand-lettering that can be used to add a creative, personalized touch. Those attending this class will construct their own journal with pencil/pen, a ruler, a pre-dotted grid on letter-size paper, and a saddle-stitch binding technique. Registration required.

    The activities are free and open to the public. Registration is required for the Bullet Journaling class ONLY. For more information, or to register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Classes & Events,” select the library, and find the program on the date indicated. For more information, call the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

    To see a variety of DIY craft videos created for adults by Fort Bend County Libraries staff, visit the library system’s YouTube channel -- https://bit.ly/FBCLYouTubeChannel.

    Learning English? Get Practice At Libraries’ Esl Conversation Circles

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library Learning English? Get Practice At Libraries’ Esl Conversation Circles


    Jan 20, 2023

    Are you learning to speak English? Would you like some practice in a casual, informal atmosphere? Fort Bend County Libraries presents a program for individuals of all nationalities who would like a place to practice their English language and conversation skills. The “ESL Conversation Circles” provide an opportunity for non-English-speaking people to gather in a relaxed setting, and discuss topics of their own choosing while practicing their English skills.

    The ESL Conversation Circles will take place at multiple locations in the Fort Bend County library system in January. Reservations are NOT required. The schedule is as follows:

    • Mission Bend Branch Library– 8421 Addicks Clodine Road

    o   Wednesdays, January 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2:00-3:00 pm, Meeting Room.

    • Cinco Ranch Branch Library– 2620 Commercial Center Blvd, Katy

    o   Fridays, January 6, 13, and 20, 2:00-3:00 pm, Multi-purpose Room.

    The program is free and open to the public. For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the ESL/Adult Literacy Department at George Memorial Library (281-341-2652), the Cinco Ranch Branch Library (281-395-1311) or the Mission Bend Branch Library (832-471-5900).

  • Katy Area Calendar of Events for January

    Category: General Katy Area Calendar of Events for January


    Jan 21, 2023

    What: Family Fun! Pick Your Favorite Puppy

    When: January 1, 2023

    Start: Sunday 1:30 – 3:00 pm

    Where: 2020 S Fry Rd, Suite E, Katy Tx

    Description: Paint your favorite puppy, 16x20 canvas, $25; framed 16x20 canvas, $38; 16x20 wood plank board, $38. Under 18 welcome. We do not allow drop offs. Painters under the age of 6 must be assisted by an adult.

    More information: katy@paintingwithatwist.com

     

    What: Katy Cruizers Club Meeting and Dinner

    When: Monday, Jan. 9, 2023

    Start: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    Where: Midway BBQ, 6025 Hwy Blvd, Katy TX

    Description: Katy Cruizers is a values-base antique car club that prides itself in being one of the most active car clubs in the west Houston area. We are an active regional chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America.  Please join us for the first regular meeting of the new year. Be sure to mention the club and Midway extends a discount meal.

    More Information: katycruizers.aaca.com

     

    What: The Katy Pie Run

    When: Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023

    Start: 7:30 am – 12:00 pm

    Where: The Fellowship, 22765 Westheimer, Katy TX

    Description: 10K, 5K, 3K runs. Proceeds benefit PTSD Foundation of America and Houston’s own Camp Hope. Pie tastings every 1K on the courses; a huge brunch and pie buffet after your race. Participation medals for each participant.

    More Information: Katypierun.com

     

    What: Garages and Gearheads

    When: Sunday, Jan 22, 2023

    Start: 9:00 – 11:00 am

    Where: Garages of Texas, 1435 FM 1463, Katy, TX

    Description: Garages of Texas offers state-of-the art facilities for your vehicle and your passion. Join us and design your motor vehicle man-cave.

    More Information: 866-716-2803, garagesoftexas.com

     

    What: Networking Breakfast, Katy Christian Chamber of Commerce

    When: Friday, Jan. 21, 2023

    Start: 7:00 am – 8:30 am

    Description:

    Katy Christian Chamber of Commerce is the place where Christian businesses meet. Our Networking Breakfasts are always held on the 3rd Friday of the month. This group is all about commerce and faith.

    More Information: 281-560-3898

    Katy Area Calendar of Events for January

    Category: General Katy Area Calendar of Events for January


    Jan 21, 2023

    What: Family Fun! Pick Your Favorite Puppy

    When: January 1, 2023

    Start: Sunday 1:30 – 3:00 pm

    Where: 2020 S Fry Rd, Suite E, Katy Tx

    Description: Paint your favorite puppy, 16x20 canvas, $25; framed 16x20 canvas, $38; 16x20 wood plank board, $38. Under 18 welcome. We do not allow drop offs. Painters under the age of 6 must be assisted by an adult.

    More information: katy@paintingwithatwist.com

     

    What: Katy Cruizers Club Meeting and Dinner

    When: Monday, Jan. 9, 2023

    Start: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    Where: Midway BBQ, 6025 Hwy Blvd, Katy TX

    Description: Katy Cruizers is a values-base antique car club that prides itself in being one of the most active car clubs in the west Houston area. We are an active regional chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America.  Please join us for the first regular meeting of the new year. Be sure to mention the club and Midway extends a discount meal.

    More Information: katycruizers.aaca.com

     

    What: The Katy Pie Run

    When: Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023

    Start: 7:30 am – 12:00 pm

    Where: The Fellowship, 22765 Westheimer, Katy TX

    Description: 10K, 5K, 3K runs. Proceeds benefit PTSD Foundation of America and Houston’s own Camp Hope. Pie tastings every 1K on the courses; a huge brunch and pie buffet after your race. Participation medals for each participant.

    More Information: Katypierun.com

     

    What: Garages and Gearheads

    When: Sunday, Jan 22, 2023

    Start: 9:00 – 11:00 am

    Where: Garages of Texas, 1435 FM 1463, Katy, TX

    Description: Garages of Texas offers state-of-the art facilities for your vehicle and your passion. Join us and design your motor vehicle man-cave.

    More Information: 866-716-2803, garagesoftexas.com

     

    What: Networking Breakfast, Katy Christian Chamber of Commerce

    When: Friday, Jan. 21, 2023

    Start: 7:00 am – 8:30 am

    Description:

    Katy Christian Chamber of Commerce is the place where Christian businesses meet. Our Networking Breakfasts are always held on the 3rd Friday of the month. This group is all about commerce and faith.

    More Information: 281-560-3898

  • Katy Area Calendar of Events for January

    Category: General Katy Area Calendar of Events for January


    Jan 22, 2023

    What: Family Fun! Pick Your Favorite Puppy

    When: January 1, 2023

    Start: Sunday 1:30 – 3:00 pm

    Where: 2020 S Fry Rd, Suite E, Katy Tx

    Description: Paint your favorite puppy, 16x20 canvas, $25; framed 16x20 canvas, $38; 16x20 wood plank board, $38. Under 18 welcome. We do not allow drop offs. Painters under the age of 6 must be assisted by an adult.

    More information: katy@paintingwithatwist.com

     

    What: Katy Cruizers Club Meeting and Dinner

    When: Monday, Jan. 9, 2023

    Start: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    Where: Midway BBQ, 6025 Hwy Blvd, Katy TX

    Description: Katy Cruizers is a values-base antique car club that prides itself in being one of the most active car clubs in the west Houston area. We are an active regional chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America.  Please join us for the first regular meeting of the new year. Be sure to mention the club and Midway extends a discount meal.

    More Information: katycruizers.aaca.com

     

    What: The Katy Pie Run

    When: Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023

    Start: 7:30 am – 12:00 pm

    Where: The Fellowship, 22765 Westheimer, Katy TX

    Description: 10K, 5K, 3K runs. Proceeds benefit PTSD Foundation of America and Houston’s own Camp Hope. Pie tastings every 1K on the courses; a huge brunch and pie buffet after your race. Participation medals for each participant.

    More Information: Katypierun.com

     

    What: Garages and Gearheads

    When: Sunday, Jan 22, 2023

    Start: 9:00 – 11:00 am

    Where: Garages of Texas, 1435 FM 1463, Katy, TX

    Description: Garages of Texas offers state-of-the art facilities for your vehicle and your passion. Join us and design your motor vehicle man-cave.

    More Information: 866-716-2803, garagesoftexas.com

     

    What: Networking Breakfast, Katy Christian Chamber of Commerce

    When: Friday, Jan. 21, 2023

    Start: 7:00 am – 8:30 am

    Description:

    Katy Christian Chamber of Commerce is the place where Christian businesses meet. Our Networking Breakfasts are always held on the 3rd Friday of the month. This group is all about commerce and faith.

    More Information: 281-560-3898

  • Donations Of Art Materials Needed For Community Art Swap At Cinco Ranch Branch Library

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library Donations Of Art Materials Needed For Community Art Swap At Cinco Ranch Branch Library


    Jan 23, 2023

    To encourage creativity and reduce waste through reusing and repurposing, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library will have a Community Art Swap on Saturday, January 28, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy.

    Between January 9 and 23, artists are encouraged to clean out their art supplies and donate any unwanted art materials in good, usable condition. Materials should be brought to the library during business hours no later than January 23.

    Artists who bring their unused arts supplies during this period will receive a ticket for special early access (10:30 am to 2:00 pm) to the Community Art Swap on January 28.

    After 2:00 pm, on January 28, the event is open to everyone, including those who did not contribute supplies during the donation period. Free art supplies can be claimed by anyone after 2:00 pm, while supplies last.

    This is an excellent way for anyone who is thinking about trying art as a hobby to pick up start-up materials without investing a large amount of money.

    The event is free and open to the public. For more information, see Fort Bend County Libraries’ website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us) or call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library (281-395-1311).

    Library Helps Readers With Electronic Reading Devices And E-Books

    Category: Bob Lutts Fulshear / Simonton Branch Library Library Helps Readers With Electronic Reading Devices And E-Books


    Jan 23, 2023

    Do you have a new Kindle or Nook™, but you’re not sure how to use it? Fort Bend County Libraries’ Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library will have an E-Reader Question-and-Answer session on Monday, January 23, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear.

    The e-Reader Question and Answer session is a walk-in clinic during which patrons can bring their mobile reading devices and have their questions answered about using the device, downloading ebooks, or streaming movies. Learn how easy it is to check out free ebooks, e-audiobooks, music, and movies from the library’s online digital collections, OverDrive and Hoopla.

    The session is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required. For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library (281-633-4675) or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734). 

    Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities


    Jan 23, 2023

    To kick off the new year in January, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard in Katy, is adding several new programs – including Mother Goose Time for infants -- to its regular schedule of youth activities!

    Stretches & Stories – for families with children of all ages -- will take place on Thursdays, January 5 and 19, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. Families will enjoy stories, participating in gentle yoga and dance, and learn calming breathing techniques. Families may bring yoga mats.

    Family Game Night will take place on Monday, January 9, from 6:00 to 6:45 pm, in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages are invited to play a variety of strategy and classic board games. Hear tips and tricks to help advance skill levels.

    Family Build Night will take place on Monday, January 23, from 6:00 to 6:45 pm, in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages will enjoy a fun-filled building challenge using LEGOs and other mixed materials during this free-play time.

    Creative Connections – activities for school-aged children in grades 4 through 8 – will take place on the 2nd and 4th Thursday, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. The schedule of activities is as follows:

    • January 12 – Hour of Code. Students will learn about coding and improve their skills by playing coding games. This activity will take place in the Computer Lab.
    • January 26 – Game Day. Students will explore different strategy board games. This activity will take place in the Multi-purpose Room.

    In addition to these new activities, the library will continue to present its regular schedule of free children’s programs – Family Story Time, Pajama Night Story Time, Kinder Korner, and After-School Breaks – throughout the month of January.

    These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, or to register for Mother Goose Time, see the online calendar of “Classes & Events” on Fort Bend County Libraries’ website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library (281-395-1311) or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

  • Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities


    Jan 24, 2023

    To kick off the new year in January, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard in Katy, is adding several new programs – including Mother Goose Time for infants -- to its regular schedule of youth activities!

    Mother Goose Time -- for pre-walking infants from age 1 month to 12 months – will take place on Tuesdays, from 10:15 to 10:45 am. This activity provides caregiver/infant multisensory circle-time activities -- including simple sign language, folksongs and lullabies, and finger plays -- that are especially designed to stimulate babies’ social, emotional, and physical development through rhythm and music. Attendance is limited and registration is required.

    Stretches & Stories – for families with children of all ages -- will take place on Thursdays, January 5 and 19, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. Families will enjoy stories, participating in gentle yoga and dance, and learn calming breathing techniques. Families may bring yoga mats.

    Family Game Night will take place on Monday, January 9, from 6:00 to 6:45 pm, in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages are invited to play a variety of strategy and classic board games. Hear tips and tricks to help advance skill levels.

    Family Build Night will take place on Monday, January 23, from 6:00 to 6:45 pm, in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages will enjoy a fun-filled building challenge using LEGOs and other mixed materials during this free-play time.

    Creative Connections – activities for school-aged children in grades 4 through 8 – will take place on the 2nd and 4th Thursday, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. The schedule of activities is as follows:

    • January 12 – Hour of Code. Students will learn about coding and improve their skills by playing coding games. This activity will take place in the Computer Lab.
    • January 26 – Game Day. Students will explore different strategy board games. This activity will take place in the Multi-purpose Room.

    In addition to these new activities, the library will continue to present its regular schedule of free children’s programs – Family Story Time, Pajama Night Story Time, Kinder Korner, and After-School Breaks – throughout the month of January.

    These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, or to register for Mother Goose Time, see the online calendar of “Classes & Events” on Fort Bend County Libraries’ website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library (281-395-1311) or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

    January Children’s Programs At Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library

    Category: Bob Lutts Fulshear / Simonton Branch Library January Children’s Programs At Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library


    Jan 24, 2023

    Fort Bend County Libraries’ Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear, presents free children’s programs every month.

    Family Story Time takes place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 10:30 to 11:00 am, in the Meeting Room of the library. Families with children of all ages will enjoy stories, songs, and action rhymes. Craft packets will be given out at the end of each program, so that children may take them home to enjoy.

    Each week has a different theme. The schedule for January is as follows:

    • January 3 and 4 – Snow Much Fun!
    • January 10 and 11 – Let’s Get Cozy
    • January 17 and 18 – Things That Pop
    • January 24 and 25 – Opposites
    • January 31 -- Space

    After-School Breaks – crafts, movies, stories, and more for school-aged children in grades 1 through 5 – take place on the 1st and 3rd Thursday, from 4:30-5:00 pm, in the Meeting Room. Materials for these programs are made possible by the Friends of the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library. The schedule of activities is as follows:

    • January 5– Building Club. Try out a LEGO building challenge, build a sand castle, or create a bot maze!
    • January 19 – Indoor Sidewalk Chalk

    These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library (281-633-4675) or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

    Libraries Present Craft Programs For Adults In January

    Libraries Present Craft Programs For Adults In January


    Jan 24, 2023

    Fort Bend County Libraries will present hands-on programs in January for adult crafters who would like to learn new crafts or network and share ideas with others who appreciate crafting of all types. Find inspiration, get feedback, or simply enjoy the camaraderie of other crafters during these free events.

    The schedule of activities in January is as follows:

    • Adult Craft Club– Tuesdays, January 10 and 24, 2:00-4:00 pm, Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd, Katy.

    Craft enthusiasts of all experience levels – from beginners to advanced – who enjoy any type of crafting are invited to attend to get other crafters’ perspectives, critiques, and suggestions. Chat and network with other crafters who enjoy anything from art and needlework to woodwork and much more! Those attending should bring their projects and their own crafting supplies. Samples of the library’s instructional books, magazines, and websites on various crafts will be available. Crafters are invited to come and go as time permits.

    • No Glitter PleaseCraft Club – Thursday, January 19, 2:00-3:00 pm, Mission Bend Branch Library, 8421 Addicks Clodine Road.

    In this monthly craft club, which meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month, craft enthusiasts of all experience levels – from beginners to advanced – who enjoy any type of crafting are invited to attend to get other crafters’ perspectives, critiques, and suggestions. Chat and network with other crafters who enjoy anything from art and needlework to woodwork and much more! Those attending should bring their projects and their own crafting supplies. Samples of the library’s instructional books, magazines, and websites on various crafts will be available. Crafters are invited to come and go as time permits.

    • Nifty Needlers-- Friday, January 20, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, 8100 FM 359 South, Fulshear.

    Needlework enthusiasts of all experience levels who enjoy any type of crocheting, knitting, or sewing are invited to attend to get other needlecrafters’ perspectives, critiques, and suggestions. Those attending should bring their own yarn, strings, and needles to start or finish a project, while chatting, networking, and enjoying the company of fellow needlecrafters. The group meets on the 3rd Friday of every month.

    • Bullet Journaling Adult Craft Program” – Wednesday, January 25, 2:00-3:00 pm, Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd, Katy.

    Learn how a Bullet Journal can be used to keep ideas and tasks organized. This customizable system can be used as a to-do list, calendar, sketchbook, tracker, diary, or any combination of these tasks. Learn about layouts, stencils, and hand-lettering that can be used to add a creative, personalized touch. Those attending this class will construct their own journal with pencil/pen, a ruler, a pre-dotted grid on letter-size paper, and a saddle-stitch binding technique. Registration required.

    The activities are free and open to the public. Registration is required for the Bullet Journaling class ONLY. For more information, or to register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Classes & Events,” select the library, and find the program on the date indicated. For more information, call the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

    To see a variety of DIY craft videos created for adults by Fort Bend County Libraries staff, visit the library system’s YouTube channel -- https://bit.ly/FBCLYouTubeChannel.

  • Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities


    Jan 25, 2023