Calendar of events
Sept. 23Pitmaster ClassBrisket U and No Label Brewing Co. will host a BrisketU Backyard Pitmaster Class from noon-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at No Label Brewing Co., 5351 1st St. in Katy. Visit brisketu.com for information.Farmers MarketThe Farmers Market at LaCenterra will be open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 23. 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.Sept. 25Business After HoursThe Katy Area Chamber of Commerce’s September Business After Hours will be 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at Springer Law Firm, 21815 Oak Park Trails Drive, Katy. Admission is free for chamber members and $20 for nonmembers. Registration is required. Visit www.katychamber.com or all 281-391-5289 for information.Pages by the Pint ClubThe book club Pages by the Pint will meet at 8 p.m. Sept. 25 at No Label Brewery, 5351 1st St., in Katy, to discuss “Then Came You,” by Jennifer Weiner. Pick up a copy of the book at the Katy Branch Library front desk. Call the library at 281-391-3509 for information. The library is located at 5414 Franz Road in Katy.Sept. 26KBA Networking lunchThe Katy Business Association networking lucneh will begin at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Midway BBQ, 6025 Highway Blvd., Katy. Lunch and the meeting will start at noon. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. Guest speaker will be Daintee Hurst-Dietz, who will provide a health insurance update for small business. Visit http://thekba.org/calendar/#!event/2018/9/26/september-2018-kba-networking-lunch for information and to register.Sept. 27Book & Bite ClubThe Book & Bite Club will meet at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at Serene Beans, 1933 East Ave., to discuss the book “Commonwealth” by Ann Patchett. Pick up a copy of the book at the circulation desk of the Katy Branch Library, 5414 Franz Road. Call 832-437-5567 for information.Sept. 28Breakfast at Tiffany’sThe six-piece variety band, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, will perform at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 at Central Green Park, 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy. Picnic and lawn chairs welcome. No alcohol, glass, balls or pets.Waller County FairThe Waller County Fair will begin, Friday, Sept. 28, at 21988 FM. 359 in Hempstead, and continue through Oct. 6. On Sept. 28, events will begin at 6 p.m. and include a Rodeo Beer Booth, a BBQ cook-off, a wine tasting-wine garden and a 7 p.m. Ladies Ranch Rodeo. A parade will begin 10 a.m. Sept. 29. Visit https://www.wallercountyfair.org/ for the full list of activities each day. On Sept. 29, Johnny Lee will perform at 9 p.m. and Sam Riggs at 11 p.m. Other entertainers include the Texas Unlimited Band, Cory Morrow, Glen Templeton, Steve Wariner and Cody Wayne.County librariesclose on Fair DayAll branches of Fort Bend County Libraries will be closed Friday, Sept. 28, in observance of Fort Bend County Fair Day. Regular library hours will resume on Saturday, Sept. 29.The online library is always open at www.fortbend.lib.tx.us for searching the catalog, renewing books or placing holds, streaming movies or music, downloading e-books, or using the research databases.Sept. 29Painting on the Katy PrairieThe Katy Prairie Conservancy invites people 12 and older to participating an an afternoon of painting with Pinot’s Palette - Katy on the Katy Prairie Conservancy Indiangrass Preserve, 31950 Hebert Road, Waller, from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. Feel free to pack a picnic to enjoy food and/or drinks during the class. Cost is $35 per person. Visit katypraire.org/kpcevents for informationBook signingKaty Budget Books will host Anthony Lolli signing his book, ‘The Heart of the Deal” from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. The store is located at 2450 Fry Road, Houston.Day Out in Precinct 3Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Commissioner Andy Meyers and Fort Bend Precinct 3 Constable Wayne Thompson will present National Day Out from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 29 with Precinct 3 public agencies at the Precinct 3 Annex, 22333 Grand Corner Drive, Katy. The event will include emergency vehicle tours, meeting first responders, pet adoptions, free food, inflatables, face painting and games.Register to VoteAre you registered to vote? An important election coming up in Texas this coming November. The League of Women Voters will be at the Maud Marks Library on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 2-4 p.m. to help people register to vote or even find out their status with on the voters’ rolls. Oct. 9 is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 6 election. The library is located at 1815 Westgreen Blvd.Family Weather DayThe Katy Branch Library, 5414 Franz Road, will host Family Weather Day at 1 p.m. Sept. 29. The free three-hour program in the Children’s Department will include face painting, a DIY kite, DIY rainbow, DIY marbled shaving cream clouds, weather apps and Doodle Weather Icons. Call 281-391-3509 for information.Hispanic HeritageFestivalWillow Fork Drainage District will present a Hispanic Heritage Festival from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Central Green Park, 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy. The free event will include music by Marisela y su Son Karibe and Plena Tropical. Dance to Latin rhythms from all over Latin America. The free family event will include face painting and door prizes.Book signingAuthor Anthony Lolli will sign copies of his book ‘The Heart of the Deal: How to Invest and Negotiate Like a Real Estate Mogul” from 2-4 p.m. Sept. 29 at Katy Budget Books, 2450 Fry Road, Katy. Call 281-578-7770 for information.Banned Books WeekTo wrap up Banned Books Week, Sept. 23-29, Katy Budget Books, 2450 Fry Road, will host a Banned Books Trivia event. View the Banned Books display and learn about books banned throughout history. The entry fee for the trivia event is $5. Proceeds will be donated to The American Booksellers for Free Expression. There will be prizes for the top three scorers. Visit www.katybooks.com for information.Oct. 1Hispanic Heritage Month Children’s ProgramKatherine Tyra @ Bear Creek Branch Library will host an HIspanic Heritage Month Children’s Program from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Oct. 1. Children ages 8-12 are invited to a storytime exploring murals and community art by Latino artists. They will have a chance to paint a collaborative art project. For required reservations, call 832-927-5590 or stop by the service desk. The library is at 16719 Clay Road.Oct. 2Post to observeNational VFW DayKaty Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9182 will have a birthday cake and sing happy birthday to celebrate National VFW Day observed on Sept. 29 each year. The celebration will begin at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the JCI Grill, 740 S Mason Road. The public is invited. For information, email email@example.com or call 281-391-8387.Book signingClint Harp will sign copies of his book “Handcrafted: A Woodworker’s Story” at 7 p.m. Oct. 2 at Books-A-Million, Katy, 5000 Katy Mills Circle, Ste. 221. Harp was one of Chip and Joanna Gaines’ go-to-craftsmen on HGTV’s “Fixer Upper.” Tickets are $32.90. Visit www.facebook.com/events/1833626656744211/ for information and www.eventbrite.com to pre-purchase the book.