November 2018 – What’s Kickin’ in Katy

By Tammy Kirk –

Welcome to Fall as the Holidays are officially upon us.  We welcome cooler temperatures and opportunities to be with family and friends. It’s time to enjoy the weather and the fall festivities. Be thankful for your blessings, give to those in need and express gratitude.  It’s a wonderful time to experience all that is kickin’ in Katy this month.


November 3rd

Sip ’n Stroll
Villagio Town Center Westheimer Parkway / Peek Road
6 – 9 pm
Sample great wine, food specialties from area restaurants, shop local crafts and a silent auction benefiting The Ballard House. Visit Sipnstroll.com.


November 4th

Daylight Saving Time Ends
Fall back! Set clocks back one hour.


November 6th
Election Day 2018
7 am – 7 pm

Fort Bend County Elections Voter Information: 281-341-8670 and fortbendcountytx.gov.
Harris County Elections Election Information: 281-341-8670 and harrisvotes.com.


November 10th

Winterfest
Westlake Fire Department
19636 Saums Road
10 am – 3 pm
Join the Westlake Fire Department for the 8th Annual Winterfest and Holiday Extravaganza.  Enjoy a day of Winter fun with over 70 vendors, holiday activities, music and free photos with Santa!  Have lunch and desserts and enjoy spending the day with family and friends. facebook.com/westlakevfd/.


November 12th

Veterans Day

November 16th – 18th

Home For the Holidays Gift Market
Leonard E. Merrell Center
6301 South Stadium Lane

Friday 10 am – 8 pm
Saturday 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday 11 am – 4 pm

Don’t miss the 11th Annual Christmas Gift Market with over 200 vendors from all across America.  Support local artists, crafters and small businesses while finding unique gifts you won’t find anywhere else.  It’s Katy’s largest gift market where you are sure to find that perfect gift. Visit HomeForTheHolidaysGiftMarket.com.


November 17th

Texana Trot 5K Fun Run
Jordan Ranch Boulevard
Fulshear
7:30 am
Lace up your shoes at Jordan Ranch by Johnson Development to run (or walk) in the 2018 Texana Trot 5K Fun Run.  Your race registration will support Texana Center’s future Fulshear Campus and help change the lives of clients!  Texana is “changing lives” for 15,000 adults and children. Text TEXANATROT to 71777 to register.


November 22nd

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 22nd

Katy YMCA Turkey Dash

Katy Family YMCA
22807 Westheimer Parkway
Whether you are a seasoned runner or just want to enjoy getting out with the family, there is something for everyone.  The dash includes a 10k, 5k and 1 mile Kids/Family walk/run.  All proceeds benefit the YMCA Annual Campaign and help provide scholarships. Post-race activities include a kid’s fun zone, games and food. All the details including registration, race day schedules, parking and volunteer opportunities can be found at ymcahouston.org/turkey-dash.


November 23rd – 25th

The Festival of Trees
Cane Island
2100 Cane Island Parkway
1 – 7 pm

The Festival of Trees is The Ballard House’s newest fundraising holiday themed event.  There will be hundreds of uniquely decorated holiday trees and wreaths along with entertainment, princess visits, food trucks, Santa and more! Visit theballardhouse.org.


November 30th – December 1st

Taylor High School (THS) Choir Presents:
35th Annual Madrigal Dinner

Taylor HS Main Commons

20700 Kingsland Boulevard

November 30th, 7 pm

December 1st, noon and 7 pm

Madrigal Dinner is a wonderful evening of holiday entertainment, which includes a concert performance by THS choir.  A four-course catered dinner, served by choir students acting as wenches and beggars, is interwoven with a Renaissance period skit, choir and hand bell performances, and audience participation. The school cafeteria is transformed into a castle dining hall with drawbridge, fireplace and castle walls.  Tickets are $30 each at taylorchoir.org/madrigal.