The Katy Dog Park
5414 Franz Road
First of all, what is a dog park?
The Houston Dog Park Association (www.houstondogpark.org) states that, “Houston Dog Parks are public parks designated and built specifically for you and your dog to socialize and exercise safely and off-leash.”
The Katy Dog Park consists of 14 acres of grass, shade trees, a paved walking trail, water fountains, benches, agility equipment, a doggie wading pool, and a dog washing area. It was opened in March 2007, and is managed by the City of Katy. Dogs of all sizes are welcome to walk off-the-leash seven days a week from dawn until dusk. Events such as HOWL-o-WEEN and PAWS in the Park Easter Egg Hunt, among others, are held yearly.
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iOle! Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a Fiesta!
Maud Smith Marks Branch Library is having a Festival with crafts, dancing, and food. There is no registration required, and all ages are welcome. The party will be held on Saturday, September 17th, from 1PM-4PM.
1815 Westgreen Boulevard
Katy, TX 77450
Rosenberg’s Hispanic Heritage Day will also take place on Saturday, September 17th, from 10 AM-6PM. The downtown Rosenberg event will feature Mariachi bands, dance performances, and cultural exhibits throughout the day. The Fort Bend Hispanic Heritage Forum will have a booth and is helping the City coordinate activities and entertainment throughout the event. There will be plenty of activities for the kids, and the Art League of Fort Bend and Gulf Coast Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists will be on hand with exhibits and displays.
800 3rd Street
Rosenberg, TX 77471
Morton Ranch High School Performing Arts Center is holding their Seventh Annual Latin Fest on Friday, September 23rd from 7PM-10PM. This Latin Cultural/Talent show presents the dancing, singing and culture of every Latin country along with Special Guests, Tati Soleil, Grupo Azendado, and 104.9 FM Tú Música! Tickets go on sale September 19 at the school during lunch for $5, and are also available at the door for $7. All proceeds go towards the MRHS Latinos Unidos Scholarship Fund. Any student who participates in the show then becomes eligible for a scholarship. If you would like to make a donation towards the scholarship fund or have any questions, please contact Romulo Crespo at RomuloECrespo@Katyisd.org
21000 Franz Rd.
Katy, TX 77449
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Young Chefs Academy
23010 Highland Knolls
Katy, Texas 777494
Cooking classes, parties, workshops, field trips, parent’s night outs, mommy and me classes, mini-camps… Young Chefs Academy has it all! Catering to children ages 4 and up, your child will participate in an enjoyable adventure, as well as acquire skills that will last a lifetime. Moreover, not only children get to have all the fun. The Academy is currently offering a New Adult Cooking Series called “Back to Basics.” This series will focus on essential skills, the use of spices, and the preparation of bake sale goodies.
Katy, Texas is the perfect location to participate in the Home Farming Movement! It has a terrific climate and a lot of open space. However, the movement is even adaptable to apartment dwellers that enjoy home grown fruits and vegetables. The movement was initiated by Triscuit, those wonderful crackers made by the Nabisco company. They have a great website to help you get started or to fine tune your existing gardening skills. Topics such as planning your home farm, starting a farm log, a crop guide, watering, spacing, raised beds, soil preparation, recipes, videos, and connecting with others are covered. Texas only has 235 home farms listed out of 53,525 nationwide. And… believe it or not… there are no Katy residents within that number! So, why don’t you sign up and be the first!
South Texas Animal Adoption Resource (S.T.A.A.R.)
P.O. Box 6575
Katy, Texas 77491
Katy, Texas is no stranger to abandoned animals. S.T.A.A.R. is a no kill pet center that was founded in 1988 to save dogs and cats. Many pets are available for adoption from this facility. Their website contains a listing with photos of adoptable pets. If a pet in your home is not an option, you can still help by volunteering or donating to this shelter.