Editor’s note: To have calendar events published on the Katy Rancher Calendar, email Editor Roy Kent at [email protected]

August 25

Environmental problems: The Big Four – Major Global Environmental Problems: Their Causes, Effects and Solutions, presented by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Christ the King, will be held online at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, August 16-30. Join five prominent speakers to learn about the causes, effects and solutions to: air pollution, biodiversity loss, climate change, freshwater scarcity and plastic pollution. Join this series of virtual lectures not only to learn more about these major global environmental issues, but also to reflect on how we can act as individuals, households, businesses, schools and faith communities to make a difference. The presentation on Thursday August 25 will be Climate Change: Simple, Serious, Solvable with Professor Sylvia Dee. For more information, visit https://tinyurl.com/5daz6r28.

August 27

Ice cream and story time: From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 27, relax at the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center and join Mercedes-Benz of Sugar Land for ice cream and story time during Just Chillin’ Week! While supplies last, kids can enjoy free ice cream from Gelato Picks and come for a cool spin. Hear the story of Bertha Benz as she takes the first-ever road trip in a motor vehicle while you cool off from the scorching summer heat. The Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center is located at 198 Kempner St., Sugar Land. For more information, visit https://tinyurl.com/28sczutp.

August 28


Farmers Market:
The La Centerra Farmer’s Market is held the second and fourth Sundays of each month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd. to Katy. There will be local vendors and artisans in Heritage Square selling honey, cheese, fresh eggs, seasonal vegetables and more. To become a supplier, email [email protected]

August 30

Environmental problems: The Big Four – Major Global Environmental Problems: Their Causes, Effects and Solutions, presented by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Christ the King, will be held online at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, August 16-30. Join five prominent speakers to learn about the causes, effects and solutions to: air pollution, biodiversity loss, climate change, freshwater scarcity and plastic pollution. Join this series of virtual lectures not only to learn more about these major global environmental issues, but also to reflect on how we can act as individuals, households, businesses, schools and faith communities to make a difference. The presentation on Tuesday August 30 will be Biodiversity Loss with Professor Kerri Crawford. For more information, visit https://tinyurl.com/5daz6r28.

September 1st

Salsa lessons: The Fort Bend County Libraries Sugar Land Branch Library will be offering a special 5-part series of “Salsa Dance Lessons” on Thursdays, September 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Reunion. Library Room at 550 Eldridge. Local dance instructors Loy and Bernardine Farmer will provide a basic introduction to salsa, an energetic dance style with a partner based on simple, repetitive movements. In this 5-part series, instructors will demonstrate everything from cross tracks to basic underarm turns. Participants are requested to come in pairs; solo participants cannot be paired with a partner. The number of places being limited to 15 couples, registration is compulsory. Entrants must include their partner’s name when registering. The series is free and open to the public. To register online, go to www.fortbend.lib.tx.us; click on “Courses and events”; select “Sugar Land Branch Library”; and find the program. Participants can also register by calling the library at 281-238-2140, or by visiting the library.

September 3

Hope For Three Family Fun Run: The third annual Walk, Run, Stroll or Roll for All Abilities will begin September 3-11, 2022. This event is sponsored by Primeway Federal Credit Union, which matches individual donors who donate or raise at least $100 and will receive a T-shirt. Families and friends can take on unique racing challenges at their own pace, anytime, anywhere over a nine-day period; indoor, outdoor or join Hope For Three at River Pointe Church (21000 Southwest Freeway, Richmond 77469) on September 10 at 8:30 a.m. To register, learn more, or get autism resources, visit www.hopeforthree.org/events/walk_run.

September 4


Motor Culture Show 2022:
Car Culture Show 2022 takes place bimonthly from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday in the parking lot of the Alamo Theater in LaCenterra at 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd. to Katy. The next show will be on Sunday, September 4. There will be over 50 exotic, muscle cars on display, along with a DJ spinning tunes and other exciting gear. See more details at thecarculture.org.

September 5

Labor Day: Monday, September 5 is Labor Day. Most government offices will be closed. Law enforcement and emergency services will be on call as usual.

September 9

Katy’s Summer Nights: Katy Summer Nights-Movie in the Park is scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9 at Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)-Katy Park, 6202 George Bush Drive. Bring bug spray, blankets, chairs, food and drink, and enjoy a family event in the park. The film will start at sunset. Alcohol, glass and pets are not allowed. For more information about this free event, email [email protected] or call 281-391-4840.

September 10

Auto showroom : The Ride to Rosenberg car show is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 10 in historic downtown Rosenberg. Registration is limited to the first 150 entries. On-site registration opens at 8 a.m. and closes at 10 a.m. For any questions, contact Renee Butler at [email protected]

Fall Book Sale: The Friends of the Cinco Ranch Branch Library will be hosting a fall book sale on Saturday, September 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the library meeting room, located at 2620 Blvd. from the shopping center. to Katy. Most items are available for $1 or less. Cash or checks are accepted. Donations of used books, DVDs and CDs are always welcome and can be brought to the library during normal opening hours. All contributions are tax deductible. Membership applications will be available for people who want to join the Friends of Cinco Ranch branch library. For more information, visit www.fortbend.lib.tx.us or call the Cinco Ranch branch library at 281-395-1311.

September 11th

Patriots Day: Patriot Day is a national day of remembrance for those who died on September 11, 2001.

September 12

Patriot Day observed: Patriot Day is a national day of remembrance for those who died on September 11, 2001. Most government offices will be closed. Law enforcement and emergency services will be on call as usual.

September 17

Paw party: Paws Fest, presented by Circle B Vet Hospital, is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, September 17 at LaCenterra, 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd. to Katy. The event will take place in the Alamo Theater parking lot. The Dock Dogs will showcase their high-flying canine action. There will be live music, contests, a dog costume contest at 2 p.m., a “sit means sit” demonstration at 3 p.m., adoption trucks and vendors. There will be four dog waterers on site. Most stores and restaurants allow pets. For more information, visit https://tinyurl.com/39p2xakv.

Fall Book Sale: The Friends of the Bob Lutts Fulshear Library/Simonton Branch Library will be hosting a fall book sale from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September 17 in the annex next to the library at 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear. Prices range from 10 cents for children’s books and 50 cents for adult paperbacks to $2 for some hardbacks. Proceeds from book sales and annual membership dues help defray the costs of special programs and various cultural events at the library. For more information, visit www.fortbend.lib.tx.us or call the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library at 281-633-4675.

September 23

Katy Gala Arc: The 2022 Arc of Katy Gala is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, September 23 at Beckendorff Farms, 28533 Morton Road in Katy. For more information on how to become a sponsor or subscriber, donate an auction item or buy tickets, go to www.thearcofkaty.org. For more information, call 832-754-9802 or email [email protected]

Fair parade: The Fort Bend County Fair Parade is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. on Jackson Street (Highway 90) through Richmond and Avenue H as it passes through Rosenberg and ends near the Fiesta Mart on Lawrence Street. The parade kicks off the Fort Bend County Fair’s 10-day run.

September 24

Walk to beat Alzheimer’s: The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September 24 at LaCenterra, 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd. to Katy. The event is presented by the Alzheimer’s Association of Houston. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease is the largest national awareness and fundraising event for Alzheimer’s disease care, support and research. There will be live music and entertainment; a tribute to those who have experienced Alzheimer’s disease; snacks and beverages; and local vendors. For more information, visit alz.org or https://tinyurl.com/bdhm2y8y.

October 28-29

Texas Coastal Prairie Conference: Preserving Lands and Legacies: The Texas Coastal Prairie Initiative, made up of 25 conservation organizations, will bring together landowners and conservation partners to discuss preserving the great outdoors in Texas. The conference will include a full day of workshops and presentations from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, October 28 at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, followed by field trips to remaining and restored grasslands as well as ranches and the farms from 8 am-4 pm Saturday October 29th. The conference is held at the University of Houston-Clear Lake Bayou Building, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, TX 77058. The cost is $85 or $45 for students. For more information and registration go to www.prairiepartner.org/conference.

November 6


Motor Culture Show 2022:
Car Culture Show 2022 takes place bimonthly from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday in the parking lot of the Alamo Theater in LaCenterra at 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd. to Katy. The next show will take place on Sunday, November 6. There will be over 50 exotic, muscle cars on display, along with a DJ spinning tunes and other exciting gear. See more details at thecarculture.org.