Posted 4/19/24

Katy Spring Market blooms at the Merrell Center April 20-21 Join the 16th Annual Spring Market at the Katy Merrell Center, 6301 S. Stadium Lane in Katy, for a weekend of shopping with handmade …

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Katy Spring Market blooms at the Merrell Center April 20-21

Join the 16th Annual Spring Market at the Katy Merrell Center, 6301 S. Stadium Lane in Katy, for a weekend of shopping with handmade crafts, home decor, jewelry, holiday accessories, children's gifts, clothing boutiques and more. Enjoy the fun while shopping and supporting 130 small businesses. Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Concessions will be available onsite and multiple food vendors with snacks and baked goodies. Admission $5. Tickets are valid for admission both days. For more information, go to

Harris County Master Gardeners sets April and May seminars

Harris County Master Gardeners has announced the following classes to be held in the Katy area in April and May:

· Growing Peppers in Houston Tuesday, April 23, 10 a.m. Steve Radack Community Center, 18650 Clay Rd. Houston. Learn more about selecting and caring for pepper plants in Houston. Free and open to the public.

· Gardening for Beginners Wednesday, May 15, 9 a.m., Peckham Aquatic and Fitness Center HCP4, 5597 Gardenia Lane, Katy. Learn the basics to start and maintain a garden in your yard. Free and open to the public.

· Raised Bed Gardening Tuesday, MAY 16, 11 a.m. Glazier Senior Ed Center, 16600 Pine Forest Lane, Houston. Learn the tips and tricks for helping your plants thrive in a raised bed garden. Free and open to the public.

Katy Crossing Icehouse invites you to “Take Your Top Off…” on April 28th (relax, it’s a car show)

Katy Crossing Icehouse invites all makes and models to “take your top off” on Sunday, April 28th from 1 to 4 p.m. Organizers invite you to “bring those beauties out and put them on display” at the watering hole at Second Street in historic downtown Katy. Email to register. And…by the way…it’s a car show. No entry fee.

HerWell sets ‘More than Just a Mom’ conference for May 4th

Hey MOMS... Did you know you're more than "just" a mom? Join HerWell for a “More Than a Mom Conference” on May 4th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the offices of Attack Poverty, 1305 Clay Street in Richmond. Hear from a couple of women who became moms who didn't fit the fairytale narrative and yet... found God had a purpose and plan in mind for their lives and motherhood was just a piece of His plan. Panelists include author and speaker Doris Swift, writer and speaker Shari Francois Hicks, and author/speaker B. J. Garret. Register now for the early bird price of $20 per ticket at HerWell, a Brookshire-based 501c3 nonprofit, helps survivors of sexual trauma heal mentally ,physically, and spiritually.

‘Talk Derby To Me’ at Christ Clinic’s annual fundraiser on May 4th

‘Talk Derby To Me” is back for 2024 at Agave Estates! This Kentucky Derby-theme event will take place at 1250 FM 1463 in Katy, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on May 4th. Organizers have planned the function as an indoor/outdoor event so no matter what the weather – they are prepared! Texas downpours – no problem. Texas heat – no problem. So, ladies, put on your favorite spring dress and dazzling Derby hat; men, don that seersucker suit with fedora and prepare for a good time. Enjoy a silent auction, lawn games, drinks and of course, dinner catered by Anthonie’s. For tickets and other information, go to

Relax and “UnWINEd” at Nelson Water Gardens’ ‘Sip & Stroll’ on May 4th

Nelson Water Gardens, located at 1502 Katy Fort Bend Road in Katy, will host a “Sip & Stroll” event where you can wander through their gardens while enjoying wine, beer and snacks. The free event will last from 5 to 7 p.m. on May 4th.

Coastal Prairie Conservancy hosts ‘Pocket Prairie and Great Grow Out’ workshop on May 5

Join the Coastal Prairie Conservancy from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 5th at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 5373 Franz in Katy for a hands-on pocket prairie and native plant grow-out workshop designed for Communities of Faith. Staff from the Coastal Prairie Conservancy and the Native Prairies Association of Texas will lead participants in lessons on pocket prairie establishment, plant propagation and sourcing, biodiversity surveys, and will explain how their organizations can support your efforts to foster nature on your grounds. Participants will go home with germination trays, soil, and native seeds to grow out for restoration projects. Open to ages 10 and up. In partnership with Interfaith Environmental Network of Texas. For tickets go to

Katy Public Library holds free vaccination event on May 11th

Join Harris County Public Health at the Katy Branch Library, 5414 Franz Road in Katy, for a vaccination event. On May 11th, from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., the healthcare organization will have adult immunizations, child immunizations, COVID-19 vaccines, and flu vaccines. Adults (19 years or older) are eligible with NO health insurance. Children (0-18 years old) are eligible with Medicaid/CHIP or no insurance or if they are Alaskan Native/Native American. Schedule an appointment by calling 832-927-7350 or visit to schedule a COVID immunization appointment. Appointments are preferred; however, walk-ins are welcome.