Community briefs for March 16, 2023.
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Fort Bend County Office will host a forest production and management program from 9-11 a.m. March 23 at 1402 Band Road in Rosenberg. The first 50 producers who register and attend the event in person will get a free tree. Topics covered include: How to Plant a Tree, Benefits of Urban Forestry, Sustainable Forestry and the SFLR Program and a Tree Planting Demonstration. For more information or to register, contact PVAMU CEP County Extension Agent Abdul Hakeem at 281-342-3034 or email@example.com.
Registration is open for the Katy Spring Community Campout, which is March 24-25 at the VFW Park, 6002 George Bush Dr. The event promises free family fun including an outdoor movie, children’s activities, dinner, s’mores and a light breakfast.
Camp setup begins at 4 p.m. March 24 and camp breaks at 9 a.m. March 25. Reservations are required, regardless of whether one is camping or only participating in Friday night festivities. Registration deadline is March 20. For more information, visit the website cityofkaty.com/communitycampout.
The Fort Bend County Sheriff's office, in collaboration with the Juvenile Justice Advisory Council (JJAC), is hosting a Spring Summit: Building Trust Between the Community and Law Enforcement. The event is from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. March 25 at the Gus George Law Enforcement Academy, 1521 Eugene Heimann Circle, in Richmond.
Sheriff’s deputies and Fort Bend County leaders will be leading the summit with various interactive workshops including the dangers of drugs, the dos and don’ts on traffic stops, drinking and driving consequences and tips for parents on how to decrease challenging behaviors at home.
“JJAC came to life as an idea to enhance community safety and interactions between our youth and local law enforcement,” Sheriff Eric Fagan said. “It’s important to continue building trust with our neighbors, especially in the leaders of tomorrow.”
The summit is free to Fort Bend County high school students and parents. Registration deadline is March 20. For more information and to register, email Paulette Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bad Moms of Katy & Fulshear present the Peeps & Pups Easter Market, featuring an Easter egg hunt with dog treats and no-chocolate treats for the kids, pictures with the Easter Bunny, dancing, meeting amazing local vendors, and more. The Bad Moms of Katy & Fulshear will be making a charitable contribution to Santos Sanctuary & Rescue in support of their work providing vet care, vaccinations and homes to homeless and stranded dogs. The event is from 2-5 p.m. April 2 at MKT Distillery, 5373 1st St. For more information, call 833-658-1870.
Registration is now open for Lemonade Day Katy, a free, fun, experiential learning program that teaches youth how to start and operate their own business.
The event is set for May 5.
“As the title sponsor of Lemonade Day Katy, we are proud to bring this program to our local community designed to empower youth to take ownership of their lives and become productive members of society,” Luke Billeri, Members Choice Credit Union CEO, said. “These young people will become the business leaders, social advocates, volunteers, and forward-thinking citizens of tomorrow, and we must support them now so that they will be well-positioned to succeed in the future.”
Lemonade Day Katy teaches the basics of entrepreneurial learning, including business skills, financial literacy, teamwork, social and emotional skills, goal setting, and responsibility. Children learn to set goals, create plans, and execute plans to turn their vision into reality.
“We encourage anyone interested in helping children learn and grow to participate in Lemonade Day. Young entrepreneurs need mentors, investors, business partners, and customers. Sponsors and volunteers also are needed to make Lemonade Day Katy a successful venture,” said Billeri.
The credit union will host a registration event from 12-4 p.m. March 17 at its Katy Freeway branch, at 18211 Katy Fwy. Kids can register, pick up a workbook, and ask questions about the program. They can also grab some Lemonade Day swag and enjoy some refreshing lemonade.
For more information and to register, visit the website lemonadeday.org/katy.
The Katy Heritage Society Scholarship Contest is open for entries.
Participants must be enrolled or be seeking enrollment at an accredited community college, college, university, business, vocational, continuing education program or technical school and must reside or work within the geographic boundaries of Katy ISD.
While this scholarship is open to any age, it was distinctly created to provide an opportunity for adults or currently employed persons who wish to further their education, to advance their professional career or improve opportunities for those seeking to provide income to care for their families.
The Katy Lions Club will be partnering with the society to offer a second scholarship in 2023. For more information, visit the website, the abbreviated URL for which is bit.ly/3mKm1XJ.
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