Looking for things to do in November? The Cinco Ranch area offers many exciting, family fun, dining and shopping activities for singles, couples and the whole family.
On Monday, Nov. 8th at 10:30 am at the LaCenterra Courtyard, join Mondays with Mommy: When I Grow Up, I Want to Be a... Firefighter! Volunteers from the Willowfork Fire Station will be on hand to show children (and their parents) what it is like to be a firefighter, get a look at the engine and learn how firefighters can help us.
Find out how to pay for college in these challenging financial times with this workshop at the Cinco Ranch High School on Nov.9th from 7:00-8:10 p.m. The workshop will be held in the 9th grade cafeteria and is free. No registration is required. This workshop will help Katy area families
Plug into $10+ billion dollars of grant money
Learn how private colleges may be less expensive than state schools
Identify forgivable loans exceeding $46,000
Learn about out of state public schools which often waive out of state tuition
Learn how to improve your financial aid awards
Identify schools more generous with their aid dollars; and
Learn how higher income families can qualify for "need based" financial aid.
For more information contact Ross Raymond at: 832-877-7557 or by e-mail at RossRaymond1@aol.com.
KVPAC takes the opportunity to remind us this month of all we have to be Thankful for as it hosts the Kids Feeding Kids Empty Bowl Project on Nov. 11 with dinner seatings starting at 5:30 and continuing every half hour until 7:00 p.m. During this community effort guests enjoy a simple soup kitchen style dinner. Families will choose to take home a previously painted hand-thrown bowl as a heart-felt thanks and may leave it empty at this, and all future dinner tables, as a reminder there are people in our community whose bowls are empty every night. 100% of Dinner Ticket Proceeds from this event will be donated to SEARCH House of Tiny Treasures Homeless Daycare Center for homeless children, and Katy Christian Ministries' Food Pantry. This event will be held at the Westland Baptist Church, 1407 W. Grand Parkway, Katy TX 77494.
The Villagio Town Center is host to ArtReach Gallery on Nov. 19th at 7:00 p.m. Featured artist and photographer Fatima Donaldson will be presenting and be sure to visit the marketplace for the "Within My Reach" culinary art program for adults with special needs. For more information visit villagiotowncenter.com/events.
Nov. 25 The Katy Family YMCA located at 22807 Westheimer Pkwy is host to a "Turkey Dash," from 7:30-10:30 am. This is Katy's largest fun run with awards in various age groups, a kids fun zone, post race party, door prizes and more. Proceeds benefit the YMCA Partners Campaign which provides scholarships and helps to fund outreach efforts of the YMCA.
For family friendly dining, visit Berry Hill at 22756 Westheimer Pkwy Suite 100 (281-392-8400) where kids eat free all day Sunday with the purchase an adult entrée. La Finca located at 23930 Westheimer Pkwy. (281-693-0140) offers Kids eat free Mon-Wed with the purchase of an adult entrée.
Don't forget with November there will be school closings for the Thanksgiving holiday Nov. 24-26. Visit KISD.org to get a complete listing of early dismissals and school closings for your Katy Elementary, Middle and High Schools.