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Columbus Day kicks off busy week

October 7, 2018

While Monday is Columbus Day, it is not a holiday for most people.

Katy ISD students will be dismissed early with parent-teacher conferences scheduled for the rest of the day. Meanwhile, the city of Katy will be in full operation as it is not an observed holiday. Columbus Day is also not observed by area county governments.

Columbus Day observes the day the explorer landed in the “new world” on Oct. 12, 1492. While it is a national observance, it is not observed in all U.S. states.

City council meeting

Katy City Council will meet in regular session at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at Katy City Hall, 901 Avenue C. The agenda includes awarding Convention & Tourism Bureau Hotel Occupancy Tax funds to agencies to promote the city, adopting resolutions related to emergency management plans and strategies and an executive session “to discuss or deliberate the offer of financial or other business prospect to expand in or near the territory of the governmental body and with which the city of Katy is conducting economic development negotiations.”

Katy ISD job fair

Katy Independent School District will host its auxiliary job fair from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at the Merrell Center, 6301 S. Stadium Lane. The district is looking to fill positions in nutrition and food services, maintenance and operations, and the police and transportation departments. Interested candidates should visit www.katyisd.org to complete an application prior to attending the job fair. Attendees also are encouraged to bring résumés with them and be prepared for on-site interviews.

Chamber luncheon

Jeff Lindner, meteorologist with the Harris County Flood District, will be the keynote speaker at the Thursday, Oct. 11, Katy Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Networking will begin at 11 a.m. and the luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Embassy Suites by Hilton, 16435 Katy Freeway. Reservations and payment for the luncheon are due by 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8. All tickets are $40 per person. Visit www.katychamber.com, email info@katychamber.com or call 281-391-5289 for information.

Mayde Creek’s ‘The Tempest’

Mayde Creek High School’s Theatre Company opens “The Tempest” by William Shakespeare at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11. This adaptation by directors Morgan Gardiner and Tammy Reed runs through Saturday, Oct. 13, with a special matinee performance Saturday at 2 p.m. Advance tickets can be purchased at www.mchstheatre.org for $5 or at the door for $7. Performances are held at the Mayde Creek High School Performing Arts Center, 19202 Groeschke Road, Houston. For additional information, contact Reed at 281-237-3533

Katy Rice Festival

The city of Katy will host the 2018 Katy Rice Festival on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

On Friday, live music, food trucks, a carival and beer garden kick off events from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, events start with a parade at 9 a.m. and gates will be open for the festival from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. On Sunday, Oct. 14, festival gates will be open from noon to 6 p.m.

Friday and the parade are free, and tickets into the festival each day are $5 per adult and children 12 and under are free.

For more information, visit www.katyricefestival.com.

rkent@hcnonline.com

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