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Katy-area calendar of event

December 23, 2018

Dec. 23Farmers MarketThe Farmers Market at LaCenterra will be open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 25. It is open the fourth Sunday of every month at 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy. The market features local vendors and artisans selling honey, cheese, fresh eggs, seasonable vegetables and more. Visit yourneighborhoodfarmersmarket.com if you’re interested in becoming a vendor.Dec. 24Visit SantaSanta Claus will be at LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch, 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., in Heritage Square through Dec. 24. Hours are 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-6 p.m. Sundays. On Christmas Eve, Santa’s hours will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Santa also will be at Katy Mills Mall through Dec. 24. His hours are 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m.-6 p..m. Sundays.Harris County Libraries closeAll branches of the Harris County Public Library will close for Christmas and will reopen on Dec. 26. Branches include Katy, Katherine Tyra Branch Library @ Bear Creek and Maud Marks. They will be close at 5 p.m. Dec. 31 and be closed Jan. 1 for the New Year’s holiday.Dec. 26Holiday LightsSugar Land Holiday Lights will continue at Constellation Field through Jan. 1. Hours will be 6-9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 6-10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. The fifth annual event is presented by Imperial Sugar and will feature more than 2.5 million lights, eight themed areas, holiday shopping, Santa Claus, holiday movie nights and food. Call 281-240-4487 or visit www.sugarlandholidaylights.com/events for information.Libraries reopenAll branches of Fort Bend County Libraries will resume regular hours on Wednesday, Dec. 26. The libraries will close at 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31, and will remain closed through Tuesday, Jan. 1, for the New Year’s holiday. Regular library hours will resume on Wednesday, Jan. 2. The online library is always open at www.fortbend.lib.tx.us for searching the catalog, renewing books or placing holds, downloading e-books or music, streaming movies, or using the research databases. For information, call 281-633-4734.Dec. 27-28Holiday break at libraryFamilies are invited to take a break during the December holidays with special events at the Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd. in Katy. Family Movie Day will start at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27 and feature a film based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale, “The Snow Queen.” The Dec. 28 Family Movie Day will feature at 1:30 p.m. an animated feature starring Steve Carell as Gru. A Craft Carnival will be held 1:30-3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31. For more information, call 281-395-1311 281-633-4734.Dec. 28Adult coloring hourExplore a new form of creative expression when Fort Bend County Libraries’ Sienna Branch Library, 8411 Sienna Spring Blvd., Missouri City, presents an “Adult Coloring Hour” on Friday, Dec. 28, from 2-3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required. For more information, call 281-238-2900, or 281-633-4734.Dec. 28-29Walking toursThe Katy Prairie Conservancy is organizing walking tours on the Ann Hamilton Trail Friday and Saturday, Dec. 28-29, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The trail is located at the Indiangrass Preserve, 31950 Hebert Road Waller. All ages are welcome for the free tour. Bring water and meet the tour guide at the Field Office. Visit www.katyprairie.org for information.Dec. 29Historical BashThe George Ranch Historical Park will host a New Year’s Eve Historical Bash on Saturday, Dec. 29. At noon, a countdown will begin at the 1830’s Jones Stock Farm. A New Year’s Eve meal will begin at 12:30 p.m. in the yard of the 1930’s George Home. Visit https://www.georgeranch.org/event/saturday-lunch-new-years-eve-special-meal/ for information and required lunch reservations. The park is located at 10215 FM 762 Road in Richmond.Moien Live in HoustonThe Iranian Cultural Foundation-Houston will present prominent Iranian singer Nasrollah Moein Najafabadi, more commonly known as Moein, in concert at 8 p.m. Dec. 29, at The Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Road. Visit staffordcentre.com for details.Moscow BalletThe Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” will be presented Dec. 29 at Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, 18111 Lexington Blvd. in Sugar Land. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. Dec. 29. Visit smartfinancialcentre.net for information.Dec. 31Celebrate the New YearCelebrate New Year’s Eve with The Emotions at Mo’s Place. Doors will open at7:30 and the show will begin at 10 p.m. Standing-room only tickets are $10 in advance. Visit www.outhousetickets.com for tickets and information. Mo’s Place is located at 21940 Kingsland Blvd in Katy.Jan. 2Family historyAre you interested in learning more about your families past? Every Wednesday at 1 p.m., the Maud Marks Library, 1815 Westgreen Blvd., will be offering a class on using the website familysearch.org. Learn how to start your family history using tools and resources provided, makes finding your ancestors easier. Using computers and mobile devices to search sources for family names, and learn how to attach names, records, photos, memories, biographies, and keepsakes that will last forever. Also, join the personal history writing workshop to get a jump start on your personal history. Classes will meet on Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30.

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