Eighth annual ‘The Nutcracker’

IntempoDance is staging the Xmas Family Traditional Ballet “The Nutcracker” with music from Tchaikovsky and featuring Intempo Dance students along with the Intempo Dance Ensemble Company Members and guest dancers on Dec. 15. The show will be presented from 4-6 p.m. at Seven Lakes High School Performing Arts Center, 9251 S. Fry Road. Call 713-614-9826 or visit http://www.intempodance.com/ for information.

‘Tis the Season !

The Lone Star Symphonic Band will present ‘Tis the Season! with music director Bob Bryant on Sunday, Dec. 15. The concert will begin at 4 p.m. at Holy Covenant United Methodist Church, 22111 Morton Road, Katy. Visit www.lssb.org for tickets and information.

Breakfast with Santa

Brookwood Cafe, 1502 FM 1489 in Brookshire, will host Breakfast with Santa from 9-10:30 a.m. Dec. 15. The event includes breakfast buffett and photos with Santa. Visit www.brookwoodcommunity.org/blog/events/ for details. Call 281-375-2400 for reservations.

Dec. 16

Pet photos with Santa

LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch, 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd. Katy, invite pet owners to bring their dogs and cats to have their picture taken with Santa from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 16. Pets must be on a leash. Natural Pawz and CAP, Citizens for Animal Protection, will be handing out toys, treats, and information. Several photo packages will be available for purchase.

Story Time

Story Time on the Green will be offered at 10 a.m. on Dec. 16 at Central Green Park, 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd. Maria Ashworth, an award-winning children’s author with a degree in elementary education, will lead the story time intended to foster and develop a toddler’s personal, social, motor and literacy skills through music, finger play, art and storytelling. Free.

Dec. 17

State of Our Region

The Fulshear Katy Area Chamber of Commerce will host “State of Our Region” on Dec. 17 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.at the Merrell Center, 6301 S. Stadium Lane, Katy. Moderator will be Keith Garvin of KPRC-TV. The program will include Fulshear Mayor Aaron Groff, Simonton Mayor Laurie Boudreaux, Katy Mayor Pro Tem Chris Harris, Rosenberg Mayor William Benton, Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls and Waller County Sheriff Glenn Smith. Visit www.fulshearkaty.com/ for more information.

Dec. 21

Christmas Concert

Frank Hart’s “Fantastical Amazing Christmas Concert” comes to Central Green Park on Dec. 21 from 7-9 p.m. Frank and the Fantastical Band have been doing these Christmas concerts every year since 2012. Free. The park is located at 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd. in Katy.

Dec. 22

Farmers Market

The Farmers Market at LaCenterra meets the fourth Sunday of every month from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. It features local vendors and artisans selling honey, cheese, fresh eggs, seasonal vegetables and more. LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch is located at 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd. Katy. Visit https://www.yourneighborhoodfarmersmarket.com/vendors/become-a-vendor/ if you’re interested in becoming a vendor.

Dec. 28

After Midnight

The band After Midnight will perform at Central Greek Park from 7-9 p.m. Dec. 28. This all-star group of talent has performed with some of music’s biggest artists, over the past 30 years. Their song list includes hits from several decades, from a variety of genres and styles. Free. The park is located at 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd. in Katy.

Jan. 4

Breakfast with a Veteran

On the first Saturday of every month, Jan. 4, from 7-10 a.m., American Legion Post 164 Katy, its auxiliary and Katy Elks host an all-you-can-eat breakfast at the Katy Elks Lodge, 1050 Katy Fort Bend Road in Katy, to benefit veterans. Breakfast is $8 for adults, $4 for kids under age 12 and free for little ones.

Jan. 6

Candidate forum on climate change

The nonpartisan Citizens Climate Lobby is hosting a candidate forum on climate change on Monday, Jan. 6, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd.in Katy. This is an opportunity to hear candidates and incumbents from both parties running for office in the U.S. House from districts TX7, TX10 and TX22 discuss their views on transitioning to a low-carbon future.

Jan. 8

Author luncheon

Katy Budget Books will host a luncheon with best-selling author Tarryn Fisher on Wednesday, Jan. 8, from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Visit www.katybooks.com for tickets.

Jan. 14

Katy AARP

Katy Chapter #2655 of AARP will meet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at Midway Barbeque 6025 Hwy Blvd. in Katy. Come early to buy your meal and bring to back room to eat before the meeting and entertainment. All senior adults are welcome. For more information, call 713-775-2379.

Jan. 16

Studio VII presents

Studio VII of Seven Lakes High School will present “The Fox on the Fairway” in its Black Box Theatre, 9251 S. Fry Road, at 7 p.m. Jan. 16, Jan. 24-25 and Jan. 30-31 as well as 2 p.m. Jan. 18. Studio VII will present “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” at 7 p.m. Jan. 17-18 and Jan. 23 and at 2 p.m. Jan. 25. Visit http://www.studiovii.org/spring-production for details.

‘Mamma Mia!’ staged

James E. Taylor High School Fine Arts Department presents the international smash hit “Mamma Mia!” based on the hit songs of ABBA. Performances take place on Jan. 16, 17, and 18 at 7 p.m. at the James E. Taylor Performing Arts Center, 20700 Kingsland Blvd. All general admission tickets are $10. Reserved tickets are $15. Premium Reserved Tickets (including hors d’oeuvres and an exclusive photo opportunity) are $35. All tickets are available online at www.taylorplaymakers.org .

Feb.8

Education Foundation Marathon

Run or walk with the Katy ISD Education Foundation in the Katy Half Marathon/5k/1k on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 at Katy Mills Mall to raise funds for the Inspiring Imagination teacher grant program. Register and join Team Katy ISD Education Foundation, a Katy ISD campus team, or recruit your own team of co-workers and friends. The Katy ISD Education Foundation has a goal of $60,000 for this year’s Reason2Race. All proceeds will directly support Inspiring Imagination grants awarded to teachers in May 2020. Find more information and register at tinyurl.com/Reason2Race20 or www.katyisdeducationfoundation.org or contact the Katy ISD Education Foundation at 281-396-6031.