Did you know you can pick your own strawberries not far from Katy? Blessington Farms is now open in Simonton with berry-picking, hay mazes and wagon rides. Parents of pre-schoolers: check out St. Peter’s UMC Early Childhood Development Center, registration begins on January 9th. Also, don’t miss Mondays with Mommy at La Centerra starting January 14th. There’s lots to do in Katy this week and beyond!
Registration for the 2013/2014 School Year at St. Peter’s UMC
1/9 – 1/23
St. Peter’s ECDC Office
20775 Kingsland Blvd.
Registration for the 2013-2014 school year for St. Peter’s United Methodist Church – Early Childhood Development Center starts January 9, 2013 and ends January 23, 2013. Registration forms will be available in the St. Peter’s ECDC Office. We offer classes that are developmentally and socially appropriate for children ages 15 months to 5 years. For more information call the St. Peter’s ECDC Office at 281-492-0623 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Pregnancy Help Center of West Houston
1/11 – 1/12
Pregnancy Help Center
1450 E. Summitry Circle
Fri: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. – Noon
Pregnancy Help Center of West Houston is offering potential new volunteers an opportunity to hear about this life giving ministry. “A Fresh Cup” information meeting will be held on January 11 and 12. The Pregnancy Help Center ministers to the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of women and their extended families as they deal with the circumstances surrounding a present, potential or former pregnancy by sharing the truth and love of Jesus Christ. If you feel called to a life affirming ministry, plan to attend “A Fresh Cup” and find out more. Please RSVP with your name, phone number, email, date and time to: “A Fresh Cup” attn: Tina Specht atVSM@phckaty.org or by calling 281-578-0078.
Keep Kids Connected – Aluminum Can Recycling
550 Pin Oak
9 a.m. – Noon
Keep Kids Connected currently has a program called “Cans for a Cure” where aluminum beverage cans are collected and recycled and the proceeds are used to purchase computers and for pediatric cancer research. To date Keep Kids Connected has delivered over 400 computers to children with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses. This was made possible with the generosity of donors and supporters. For more information contact Keep Kids Connected at: P.O. Box 1127, Katy, TX 77492 or email@example.com.Potential computer recipients can check eligibility requirements and download an application at www.keepkidsconnected.org.
Mondays with Mommy
23501 Cinco Ranch Boulevard
LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch announces the return of “Mondays with Mommy” and its continued partnership with Kindermusik with Kathy & Friends. “Mondays with Mommy: A Musical Celebration of Fun and Learning!” will take tots on a monthly educational adventure utilizing the world-renowned child-centered music and movement program, Kindermusik. The series takes place in LaCenterra’s Heritage Square at 10:00 a.m. on the first or second Monday of the month as noted. “Mondays with Mommy” is a free community program open to children 0 – 7, community playgroups and adoring parents, grandparents and caregivers. This Mondays with Mommy’s theme is “On the Go.” Visit www.lacenterra.com for special “Mondays with Mommy” discounts and program details.
Kingsland Baptist Church Winter Blast
Kingsland Baptist Church
20555 Kingsland Boulevard
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Bring the family for a night of winter fun! There will be REAL snow with designated sledding area for children and a preschool snow play area. The kids will have fun on inflatables and playing games. Stay warm by standing near the bonfire sipping on hot chocolate or making smores! The night is FREE and dinner will be provided! There will also be a meet & greet with Dr. Robert Sloan. Invite your friends and family to the fun!
Free “eBay for Beginners” Class
Cinco Ranch Library
2620 Commercial Center Blvd.
Come to this free class open to the public and learn how to buy and sell items on this online marketplace. The class will be held in the Computer Lab, seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “Cinco Ranch Branch Library,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-395-1311, or by visiting the library.
Cinco Ranch Night Readers to Discuss “The Eye of Jade”
Cinco Ranch Library
2620 Commercial Center Blvd.
Fort Bend County Libraries invites book lovers to attend the next meeting of the Cinco Ranch Night Readers book club, on Thursday, January 17, beginning at 7:00 pm, in Conference Room 2, at the Cinco Ranch Branch Library. The book to be discussed is The Eye of Jade, written by Diane Wei Liang. Copies of the book are available at the checkout desk. Anyone interested in joining this literary-review club is invited to attend. For more information, call the branch library at 281-395-1311.
A Night With Nicholas Sparks’ Safe Haven: Filmmakers, Author and Stars Live
1030 Grand Pkwy.
Maria Menounos moderates a panel featuring the author, cast and crew of the movie “Safe Haven.” Also featured are film clips and behind-the-scenes footage. For more information call 281-371-6008.
You-Pick Strawberries in the Winter & Spring
1/19 – 4/30
510 Chisolm Road, 77476
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
A new U-Pick farm close to Katy is now open to the public for strawberry picking. Enjoy picking and eating the most delicious strawberries on Saturdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, going on until April! The kids will also enjoy playing on Sand Mountain and sliding into Fun Canyon. It makes for a fun family outing! For more information and directions visit http://www.blessingtonfarms.com/. **CALL the BERRY HOTLINE at 832-444-8717 for berry availability updates**