KATY MAGAZINE | September 2019
By Addie Davis
Katy Magazine's editors have found some awesome, free activities for residents of all ages. From Frisbee golf to crime solving, and LEGO-building to book clubs, you don't have to look far for fun. Just check out our list!
Photo courtesy of Central Green Park (Willow Fork Drainage District)
CENTRAL GREEN PARK 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Tuesdays at 9:00 am
Tai Chi in the Park
Willowfork Drainage District and Tai Chi instructor Trina Maxwell invite all skill levels out to practice the ancient Chinese Martial Art that centers the person body, mind, and spirit.Trina's class promotes overall health and well-being.
Saturdays at 7:45 pm
Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a free live music performance from talented local bands, presented by Willowfork Drainage District.
LACENTERRA AT CINCO RANCH 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Saturday, September 28 at 8:00 am
Walk to End Alzheimers
In addition to the Walk, participants will enjoy an opening ceremony with the National Anthem, music, an entertaining warm-up and a special tribute to those who have experienced or are experiencing Alzheimer’s.
Chick-fil-A Cinco Ranch
Chick-fil-A Katy Green www.cfakaty.com These locations host family night twice a week each month with fun themes like pirates, indoor camping, and painting. Check the calendar online for schedule details. Pre-School Playhouse Chick-fil-A Cinco Ranch
Chick-fil-A Mason Road These locations offer activities for toddlers throughout the month, each event with a different theme. Check their calendar online for the schedule.
OLD KATY LANDMARKS/EVENTS Katy Heritage Society 5990 George Bush Dr. Take a walk down memory lane through the preservation of antique Katy landmarks. The historic homes in Katy Heritage Park are free to visit the first weekend of every month. Also checkout the famous MKT caboose in Old Katy and be on the look out for the painted trains placed throughout the town!
Katy Veterans Memorial Museum 6202 George Bush Dr. This is a first-class military exhibit encompassing every foreign conflict involving the U.S. It is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and admission is free.
ARTS AND CRAFTS
Both Katy Locations
Not only do Home Depot stores offer free workshops for kids, they also have some free workshops for the grown-ups. Visit the Do-It-Yourself Workshops calendar and you'll see a list of workshops available throughout the week.
Saturday, September 28
Both Katy locations
Get into the fall spirit with Michael's! Every other Saturday Michael's will be hosting Make Breaks. Create a fall wreath for your door or a not-so-spooky Halloween decoration. Check Michael's website for official dates and times.
SPORTS AND FITNESS
Mini Golf Mary Jo Peckham Park 5597 Gardenia Ln.
Head to the visitor's center and check out putters and golf balls and play for free.
Frisbee Golf Willow Fork Park Grand Pkwy. & Cinco Ranch Blvd. (Behind Cinco Ranch High School)
The frisbee golf course at this 32-acre park is perfect for a group outing!
5414 Franz Rd
Tuesday, September 24 at 7:00 pm
Pages by the Pint Book Club at the No Label Brewery
5351 1st Street
The Katy Library and the No Label Brewery invite you to join a monthly book club held at the brewery. The group meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month. The book selection can also be picked up at the Katy Library.
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 10:30 am
Storytimes for All Ages
*Days vary for different ages
Move around, sing, and read stories at a storytime designed just for your child's age. The Katy Library hosts storytimes for babies (non-walking) on Mondays, toddlers (up to age 3) on Tuesdays, and preschoolers (ages 3-6) on Thursdays.
1815 Westgreen Blvd.
Wednesdays, September 25 at 4:30 pm
Come to the library and let imaginations soar as you explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) with crafts and activities. These programs, for ages 6-11, typically last about one hour. All necessary materials are provided. This is a ticketed program. Tickets will be available at 4:00 pm.
Near Franz Rd. and Grand Pkwy. Exploration Park 15020 Cinco Park Rd.
9000 Katy Hockley Rd.
Katy Park 24927 Morton Rd.
5720 Franz Rd.
5615 1st St. Mary Jo Peckham Park 5597 Gardenia Ln. Mason Creek South Hike & Bike Trail 2500 Porter Rd. Mayde Creek North Hike & Bike Trail 18907 Morton Rd. Paul D. Rushing Park 9114 Katy Hockley Rd. Rick Rice Park