Lunar New Year will culminate with traditional Lion Dance

February 3, 2019

The ongoing celebration of the Lunar New Year will culminate on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 9 and 10, with traditional Lion Dances at Katy Asiatown.

Presented by AsUnited Marketing Alliance, the events are scheduled to take place at 23119 Colonial Parkway. Saturday’s event is set for 1:30 p.m. and Sundays is scheduled for 11:30 a.m.

A lion dance is a traditional dance in Chinese culture and other Asian countries. Performers mimic a lion’s movements in a costume to bring good luck and fortune. It is usually performed during the Chinese New Year and other Chinese traditional, cultural and religious festivals. It is also sometimes performed at occasions such as business openings, special celebrations or wedding ceremonies. It may be used to honor special guests by Chinese communities.

For more information, go to https://tinyurl.com/ydbmh8bf.

On stage

Seven Lakes High School’s production of “Beauty and the Beast” will be on stage Thursday, Friday and Saturday with scheduled performances at 7 p.m. each evening. A matinee will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday. Tickets at $12 for students and seniors, and $15 for adults. Seven Lakes High School is located at 9251 S. Fry Road. For more information or tickets, go to www.studiovii.org.

Paetow High School is presenting “Chicago” with performances slated for Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. each day. A Saturday matinee is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tickets at $10 for students and $15 for adults. Paetow High School is located at 23111 Stockdick School Road. For more information or to buy tickets, go to www.paetowtheatre.org.

Hydrant flushing

The city of Katy Water Department will be flushing hydrants and lines throughout the entire city beginning Monday, Feb. 4. The hydrant flushing will take place between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The city advised that flushing may cause low water pressure as well as some discoloration of water, which does not represent a health hazard. Anyone who experiences discolored water should run the cold water in all your faucets for approximately 5-10 minutes or open the outside faucet closest to your water meter for several minutes before using the water. However, customers are cautioned to determine if the water is clear before washing clothes (or any other processing) as staining may occur.

The Water Department regrets any temporary inconvenience but the flushing program is necessary to maintain a good water supply for both firefighting and domestic consumption. The city of Katy is not responsible for any damages incurred as a result of this activity, which is a necessary and normal maintenance function of the water supply as required by the Department of Environmental Protection.

Business Builders Breakfast

The Katy Area Chamber of Commerce Business Builders Breakfast will be 6:45-8 a.m. Feb. 5 at Willow Fork Country Club, 21055 Westheimer Parkway.

Toni Harris Taylor will talk about “Drastic Steps to Get Known, Get Connected and Get Paid!”

The fee is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. All reservations must be paid by 5 p.m. Monday Feb. 4. Email info@katychamber.com or call 281-391-5289 for information.

Ribbon Cuttings

The Katy Area Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the grown of Evergreen Cottages on Tuesday, Feb. 5, with a 4:45 p.m. ribbon-cutting. The celebration will be from 4:30-7 p.m.

Located at 21609 Provincial Blvd., Evergreen Cottages is a 16-bed assisted living community specializing in Alzheimer’s and dementia care.

Visit www.evergreencottages.com or email manager@evergreencottages.com for information.

The Katy Area Chamber of Commerce will welcome Cosmic Air Park, an indoor trampoline and adventure park, to the Katy area on Feb. 8 from 2:30-11 p.m. The business is located at 1210 Fry Road.

Visit www.cosmicairpark.com, email shawn@cosmicairpark.com or call Shawn Meghani at 281-215-5000.

Grand opening celebration hours are 4-11 p.m. Feb. 8, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Feb. 9 and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Feb. 10.