Gardening, running among local upcoming events
The following events are scheduled to take place during the upcoming days in and around the area:
'Entertaining Mr. Sloane'
Watch this comedic drama by Joe Orton about a middle-age landlady, her closeted brother and a young, good-looking psychopath 8 p.m. at the Country Playhouse, 12802 Queensbury Lane, Houston. The play will run through May 26, with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., a Sunday matinee on May 20 at 2 p.m. and a Thursday weeknight show on May 24 at 7:30 p.m. $22 for adults, $19 for students and seniors, $17 for a group of 20 or more. Call 713-467-4497 or visit www.countryplayhouse.org.
Walk, Stroll and Roll
Join Cinco Ranch Rotary in honoring America's military through a competitive 5K run and 1-mile family-friendly walk, stroll and roll 7 a.m. at Villagio Town Center Courtyard, 22756 Westheimer Parkway, Katy. Proceeds benefit Family to Family Network and the Lone Star Veterans Association. $28-$35. For more information, visit www.CincoRanchRotary.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Master Gardener Meeting: Join David Lobpries of Texas Parks and Wildlife as he presents a program on snakes 7-8 p.m. at the Bud O'Shieles Community Center, 1330 Band Road, Rosenberg. For more information, call 281-341-7068 or visit www.fbmg.com.
Bonsai Demonstration: To celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, a live demonstration on pruning and growing bonsai plants will be shown 2-4 p.m. in the meeting room at Katy Branch Library, 5414 Franz Road, Katy. For more information, call 281-391-3509.
Book Discussion: The Night Reader's Book Club will meet to discuss "City of Thieves" by David Benioff 7-8 p.m. in Conference Room 2 at Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard, Katy. Call 281-395-1311.
'Lovers' Quarrels': Watch a complex comedy animated by deception and misunderstanding 8-10 p.m. at Katy Visual and Performing Arts Center, 2501 S. Mason Road, Katy. The play will continue through May 27, with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. $18 for adults, $15 for seniors/students, $12 for group rate with minimum of 10 tickets. Call 281-829-2787.
Free Water Safety Festival: Katy Aquatics and Texas Children's Hospital will be hosting a free water safety event 10 a.m.-noon at Cinco Ranch High School Natatorium, 23440 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy. For more information, email email@example.com.
Scott Duncan: Singer/songwriter and two-time Kerrville New Folk Finalist Scott Duncan will perform live 7:30 p.m. at Dunn Bros Coffee in Katy, 6825 S. Fry Road, Suite 100, Katy. For more information, call 281-693-2228 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kidgits Pirate Adventure: The whole family is invited to this one-of-a-kind event in which children's pirate fantasies will be fulfilled, 2-4 p.m. at Katy Mills Mall, 5000 Katy Mills Circle, Katy. Award-winning family band Laughing Pizza will also join the event. For more information, call 281-644-5015.
Public Meeting Notice: A public meeting will be held concerning ESEA Title I, II and III programs implemented in the 2011-2012 school year and for consideration on school year 2012-2013, 1 p.m. at Katy Independent School District Educational Support Complex Boardroom, 6301 S. Stadium Lane, Katy. For more information, call 281-237-2605.
Book Club Meeting: I'll Take Romance Book Club will meet to discuss "Seduction of Phaeton Black" by Jillian Stone, 7-8 p.m. at Katy Budget Books, 2450 Fry Road, Houston. For more information, call 281-578-7770 or email email@example.com.
2012 Christus LiveWell Women's Conference: Join actress, best-selling author, actress and lifestyle coach Marilu Henner in a day-long flurry of workshops, shopping and health screenings 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Omni Houston Hotel Westside, 13210 Katy Freeway, Houston. $75 per person, includes workshops, health screenings and shopping, plus continental breakfast and a luncheon. Call 281-599-5700 or email Christa.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book Signing: Romantic/fiction author Claire Sanders, co-author of "A Quaker Christmas," will discuss and sign her newest novel "New Garden Inspiration" 2-4 p.m. at Katy Budget Books, 2450 Fry Road, Houston. For more information, call 281-578-7770 or email email@example.com.
The Onlies: Folk, country and bluegrass/gospel music singer/songwriter duo the Onlies will perform 7 p.m. at Dunn Bros Coffee in Katy, 6825 S. Fry Road, Suite 100, Katy. For more information, call 281-693-2228 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Computer Class: Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel 10-11 a.m. in the computer lab at Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard, Katy. Registration preferred. For more information, call 281-633-4639.
Knitting and Crochet Club: All ages are invited to come and learn new knitting and crocheting techniques, share ideas or hang out with other crafters 1-3 p.m. at Katy Branch Library's Meeting Room, 5414 Franz Road, Katy. For more information, call 281-391-3509.
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