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the minute race information and updates, follow us on Facebook. Sponsorship opportunities for the Reign Over Cancer Walk are still available! We have several options to fit all marketing needs and budgets. Contact Aaron or Michelle Perzan at 956-832-9187 or 956-832-1988. For more information about the GEST Foundation, Inc., how to donate or become a walk sponsor or how to submit a grant for financial support, please contact Michelle Perzan at 832-377-1367, 956-832-9188 or email via at michelle.perzan@gestfoundation.com. 2 ND ANNUAL KATY TASTE FEST www.KatyTasteFest.com Katy Taste Fest, the city’s first festival for foodies will again be held at Villagio Town Center March 24, 2018, 11 AM-2 PM. The festival celebrates all things food from some of the best Katy restaurants. It is a foodies’ paradise with emphasis on food, family and fun. The festival will focus on celebrating the diversity of the local restaurant scene with bites from 30 local restaurants, cooking demonstrations, beer/wine, a large kids zone, live entertainment and a silent auction. Fun for the whole family! Our inaugural event was a HUGE success with more than 800 attendees and raised more than $13,000 for our local non-profit partners. We aim to exceed that number in 2018! NEW: This year’s event will feature a VIP Jazz Brunch: This is an opportunity to discover your new go-to favorites while savoring comfort foods you’ve loved for years. We have something for everyone from adults to kids. Katy Taste Fest has partnered with several local nonprofits that focus on abused, neglected and abandoned children including Katy Cares, Krause Children’s Center and Armor of Hope Foundation. Details and ticket information will be available on www.KatyTasteFest.com. About Katy Taste Fest: Katy Taste Fest aspires to turn tasters into diners. The festival explores the city’s diverse dining scene by sampling tastes from local restaurants. Attendees can enjoy cooking demonstrations, live entertainment, a silent auction and family-friendly activities for food lovers of all ages. Katy Taste Fest supports several local charities that focus on vulnerable children, including Katy Cares, ZOE, Krause Children’s Center, Helping Kids Ministry and Armor of Hope Foundation. CALL FOR ARTISTS: BAYOU CITY ART FESTIVAL MEMORIAL PARK 2018 Bayou City Art Festival, produced by Art Colony Association, Inc. (ACA), is inviting artists from around the country to submit applications and have the opportunity to showcase their art at the nation’s premier spring outdoor fine art event Friday-Sunday, March 23-25, 2018. ACA produces Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park in the spring and Bayou City Art Festival Downtown in the fall. Now entering its 47 th year, ACA has provided a venue for over 20,000 artists to showcase their work to thousands of art lovers from all over the world. Patrons have the opportunity to personally meet the artist, view original works and purchase world class art. The festival benefits local non-profits and features music, food, beverages, entertainment, a Children’s Creative Zone and much more for people of all ages to come and enjoy the city and the festival. Twice a year, over 1,000 qualified applicants from 19 different disciples submit their applications to be reviewed by the ACA jurors. For each festival, a new juror panel is invited and consists of artists, collectors and industry professionals. The panel of five to seven jurors are selected based on their specific interests, professional knowledge and 8 February 2018 | Community Newsletter

ackground with the festival. Only 300 artists will be selected to exhibit at the 2018 Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park. Cash Prizes are awarded for “Best in Show,” second and third, as selected by on-site judges. Ribbons are awarded for “Best Booth” and all winners receive jury exempt status for two years as well as priority booth placement. Volunteer and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, please visit www.artcolonyassociation.org. For updates on social media, follow the official event hashtags #HouArtFest and #BCAF, like the Facebook page or follow on Twitter and Instagram. THEATER/ ARTS KATY VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (KVPAC) www.kvpac.org 2501 S Mason Rd., Suite 290, Katy, TX 77450 Season Tickets, including all new FLEX Packages, are on-sale now to lock-in the best price and choice seat. Pre-Sale Show Tickets are $15 Adults and $12 Seniors. Tickets increase by $3 at the door. Group rates are available at www.kvpac.org or in person. For Katy audience members who seek an evening Community Newsletter | February 2018 at the theater, they can look to Encore Players as a source to enjoy the theater in their own home town without the long commute or high cost involved with heading to one of downtown Houston’s theaters. Katy Visual & Performing Arts Center (KVPAC) is a nonprofit arts education organization helping artists find their light since 2001. THE HOUSTON CHORAL SOCIETY For more information, please visit the HCS website at www.houstonchoral.org. MILDRED’S UMBRELLA THEATER CO. MAINSTAGE SEASON All Shows at Studio 101, 1824 Spring Street #101, Houston TX 77007 WELL By: Lisa Kron February 1 st -3 rd at 8 PM MORE INFO/RESERVATIONS: www.mildredsumbrella.com, info@mildredsumbrella.com or 832-463-0409. STAGEWORKS THEATRE SPELLING BEE - Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM, Sundays at 3 PM, January 19-February 11, 2018 Stageworks Theatre is located at 10760 Grant Road, Houston, Texas 77070. Website: www.stageworkshouston.org. NATURE PROGRAMS FOR PRESCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN SATURDAYS IN NATURE This program is held on the fourth Saturday of each month at the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary, held between 1 and 4 PM. A guided nature walk will begin at 2 PM. No reservations required. Donations are encouraged. This is a “whole family” program; parents or other adult guardians should participate with their children. Park in the Memorial Drive United Methodist Church parking lot at 12955 Memorial Drive, enter the nature sanctuary through the marked gate and proceed on the path to the log cabin. Upcoming programs include January: Migration - Craft: Flying Duck. February: We Love Wildlife - Craft: Animal Valentines. The Titmouse Club The Titmouse Club is a nature program for children ages 2 ½ to 5 sponsored by the Houston Audubon Docent Guild. The program is offered every Tuesday and Wednesday morning, 10 to 11 AM, from mid-September until mid-May at the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary, 440 Wilchester Boulevard. Each week features a different nature theme and may include nature talks, stories, hands-on activities and walks in the woods. For more information, go to www.houstonaudubon. org and look under Audubon Docents. The cost is $5 per child per session or a 5-session card can be purchased for $20. The child must 9