Arts & Entertainment

Cinco Ranch Branch Library Launches New Mah Jongg Time            

Mah Jongg players of all ages and skill levels – from beginners to advanced – are invited to practice their strategies and share tips with others at a new, bi-monthly “Mah Jongg @ Cinco Ranch” time at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. The meetings will take place on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, beginning on March 17, from 12:30 to 3:00 pm, in the Multi-purpose […]

 Houston Symphony Celebrates The Centennial Birthday Of Nat King Cole 

HOUSTON (Feb. 19, 2020) – The Houston Symphony and Principal POPS Conductor Steven Reineke celebrate the centennial birthday of Nat King Cole, one of the most celebrated and influential recording artists of the ’50s, in the program, Unforgettable: Celebrating the Nat King Cole Centennial, a concert highlighting his music at 8 p.m. Feb. 28 & 29 and 2:30 p.m. Mar. 1 at Jones Hall. Led by Reineke, the orchestra and returning three-time Grammy-nominated vocalist Ryan […]

Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille Announces Judgment of Paris Wine Tasting Flight

Patrons can now enjoy a flight from the winning wineries of the 1976 Paris tasting and 1986 re-tasting HOUSTON (Jan. 9, 2020) – Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille is proud to announce The Judgment of Paris, a new wine tasting flight. The new selection will offer three, 2-ounce pours, including 2016 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay, 2015 Clos Du Val Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and 2017 Stag’s Leap Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon, all from California’s Napa Valley, for $34. The tasting will be […]

Houston Arboretum’s Tapas on the Trails was most successful to date, raising $48,000 for Arboretum programs

WHAT: Houston Arboretum & Nature Center’s Tapas on the Trails WHERE: Houston Arboretum & Nature Center 4501 Woodway Dr. Houston, 77024 WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 15 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. DETAILS: Houston Arboretum’s annual “Tapas on the Trails” on Feb. 15 welcomed more than 500 people for a romantic, post-Valentine’s evening getaway where they enjoyed a softly-lit walk through the Arboretum’s 155-acre nature sanctuary. This unique and highly popular event, which was sold out, allowed […]

Katy ISD FFA Auction Brings in Over $581K  

KATY [February 18, 2020] – The final 2020 Katy Independent School District FFA Livestock Show auction totals have officially been announced.  Student livestock projects raised $581,130.13.  This year’s livestock show consisted of 413 student exhibitors.  Top live auction winners include: Rabbits: Grand Champion, Oliver Semrad, Tompkins High                                        $6,500 Reserve Champion, Ashton Foertsch, Tompkins High                                  $4,500 Broilers: Grand Champion, Matthew Irwin, Taylor High                                               $7,000 Reserve Champion, Kailey Wyckoff, Katy High                                            $6,999 Goat: Grand Champion/Grand Champion Showman Jamie […]

National Engineers Day

Dive into the staggering world of engineering at Discovery Center’s interactive National Engineers Day! Saturday, Feb. 22 beginning at 10 a.m. Join us as we honor and celebrate the awesome work of engineers around the world! Be an ingenious engineer for a day as you design, build and experiment with machines, catapults and claws. Let your creative juices flow and surprise yourself with all the great things you’ll construct alongside. Don’t forget to swing by […]

March Children’s Programs At Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library  

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear, presents a variety of free children’s programs — Toddler Time, Preschool Story Time, and After-School Breaks — every month. These programs are free and open to the public. The schedule for March is as follows: Toddler Time — Tuesdays at 10:15 am — offers caregiver/child activities, stories and songs for older babies, from 1 to 3 years of age. The program dates […]

Libraries Plan Special Activities For Spring Break  

Families with children of all ages are invited to celebrate their Spring Break with special Spring-Fling activities at Fort Bend County Libraries throughout the week of March 9-13. Unwind and have fun at the library during the break from the regular school routine with these free activities. MONDAY, MARCH 9 “Middle Grade Retro Craft Fair” – Missouri City Branch Library, 2:00-3:00 pm, Meeting Room (grades 6-8). Youth can talk a walk down memory lane while creating […]

Learning English? Get Practice At Libraries’ Conversation Circles  

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 Conversation Circles will take place at […]

Cinco Ranch Branch Library To Host Activities For National Craft Month               

In recognition of National Craft Month in March, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library will host hands-on craft activities throughout the month for adults and youth aged 14 and above. The National Craft Month event is designed to introduce people to new crafts and hobbies. Samples of the library’s instructional books, magazines, and websites on various crafts will be on display and are available for check out. A series of introductory craft demonstrations will take […]