Katonians and Katy, Texas visitors will be enjoying more great shopping, dining, and outdoor activities as a result of the coming expansion of the La Centerra shopping center.
Portions are set to be completed between December 2012 and the summer of 2014. Some of the venues scheduled to open are Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, Zoes Kitchen, Bonefish Grill, World of Beer, and Emmanuel Salon. Other projects include Central Green, an outdoor amphitheater, and 350 luxury residential mid-rise units.
To find out more about the growth of La Centerra and about leasing, visit their website.
1. The four quacking ducks, three swimming turtles, and one large white egret that entertained my granddaughter in the Oak Forest Trails section of Cinco Ranch this past weekend.
2. The wonderful family meal that we shared at DaVinci’s Italian Restaurant.
3. The 24 hour service at Denny’s Restaurant.
4. The great weather that allows for numerous outdoor activities.
5. The friendly neighbors.
6. The EZ Tag that allows us to travel to and from Houston effortlessly.
7. The gorgeous landscapes that bring a smile to our faces each day.
8. The shopping, the shopping, the shopping…
Dewberry Farm Celebrates 10 Years of Family Fun with a New Eight-Acre “Uncle Sam” Corn Maze and a vintage 80-Passenger Locomotive!
Dewberry Farm (just outside of Katy) opens for the season on September 29th and celebrates ten years of clean, country “Agri-tainment”. With more than 30 attractions including: an eight-acre Pumpkin Patch, a NEW 6,000-pound 80 passenger train, “thoroughbred” Pig Races, fun-flying Zip Lines, Punkin’ Hollar with 500 lighted hand-carved pumpkins and a spectacular eight-acre Corn Maze with trekking-levels for all ages! Be a part of the “You CAN Vote!” campaign. Bring a can of food to vote for your favorite CAN-didate and receive a one dollar token to be used anywhere on the Farm. The goal is to collect 25,000 cans of food to help stock local food banks.
September 29 and 30 (50% off admission opening weekend) Through November 11
Saturday – 10am to Dusk
Sunday – Noon to Dusk
Columbus Day, Oct. 8 10am to 6pm
(Monday through Friday: private groups, schools and mom’s groups by reservation only)
The Katy Heritage Society has partnered with Texas-based Historical Publishing Network to release a new coffee table book about Katy area history. Historical Publishing Network asked Carol Adams to author the book based on over 75 magazine articles she has written regarding local and regional history and her work with the Katy Heritage Society.
Pick one up starting today at the MKT Visitors Center (5615 First St. 77493, 281-391-8400), the Wright Museum when the park is open (5990 George Bush Drive, Katy, TX 77493) or the Rice Harvest Festival in the Katy History booth. (The festival is held on the streets of historic downtown Katy between 1st Street and 4th Street and Ave A to Ave D. The downtown area is located about one mile north of I-10 at Exit # 741.)
$50, Cash or Check donation – made payable the Katy Heritage Society Scholarship Fund. All proceeds will endow the scholarship fund – details and applications will be posted soon.
This summer, I took a class at the University of Houston Law Center on Human Trafficking. Each week, different speakers would present their area of work as part of the fight against modern-day slavery. The course opened my eyes to these crimes against humanity as well as to the large network of organizations all working together to fight this growing problem.
This September is Houston’s 6th Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Month, during which the Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition, along with many community partners, is hosting a variety of events. These events serve as a way to spread awareness and to inform the community on how it can help take a stand against human trafficking globally, and in our area.
Take a few minutes to inform yourself by looking around the Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition website, or attend an event. For more information, visit: http://www.houstonrr.org/htam-events/
The 2012 Katy Visual and Performing Arts Center Annual Masquerade will be held on Thursday, October 18, 2012, from 6:30-10:00. Enjoy great food, fun casino games, and a performance by the Crimson Vagabond Roadshow.
Attendees are requested to wear business to cocktail attire, and masks are optional.
Masks can be purchased at the event or at KVPAC on Saturday, October 13 (prices range from $3-$30).
Purchase discount event tickets in advance, online or at KVPAC, for $25 per person. Tickets will cost $30 at the door