Texas Crawfish Festival, ‘Aladdin’ puppet show: 11 things to do in Spring, Klein in April, May

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Here are a few things to do in the Spring and Klein communities in April and May.

April 10

Attend nonprofit’s new volunteer orientation

Northwest Assistance Ministries hosts its new volunteer orientation. NAM is a nonprofit agency that assists in areas including food, shelter, health, education, safety and financial education. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old to participate without a parent or guardian, and all prospective volunteers must complete an application and attend an orientation. 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Northwest Assistance Ministries 15555 Kuykendahl Road, Houston. 281-885-4604. www.namonline.org

April 12

Play golf to help fund homeless needs

The annual Golf for Hope Tournament and Reception benefits the 1960 Hope Center, a day center dedicated to meeting the daily needs of men and women who are homeless. The event includes lunch, golf, contests, silent auction and a raffle. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $125. Gleannloch Pines Golf Club, 19393 Champion Forest Drive, Spring. 832-965-5511. www.1960hopecenter.com

April 13

Watch a puppet show

Marionette Playhouse presents “Aladdin.” Marionettes are used to tell the story from “The Tale of the Arabian Nights” of Aladdin and Princess Jasmine. 11 a.m. Free. Mangum-Howell Community Center, 2500 Frick Road, Houston. 281-440-4850. www.cypresscreekface.org

April 14-28

Attend a car gathering

All American Muscle Cars hosts a family-friendly gathering every second Sunday year-round and every fourth Sunday from April-October. Spectators and children are welcome. 6-8 p.m. Free. Kroger Marketplace, 3731 Riley Fuzzel Road, Spring. 713-408-6702.

April 18

Can peanut butter for a good cause

Harris County Precinct 4’s senior adult program hosts a volunteer event, where volunteers can help produce more than 3,960 jars of peanut butter for the Houston Food Bank. Tasks include sorting the nuts, placing lids on jars, operating the label machine and packing jars in boxes. Prior to volunteering, breakfast is available for purchase at Cracker Barrel. 8 a.m. Free. Barbara Bush Branch Library, 6817 Cypresswood Drive, Spring. 832-927-4444. www.hcp4.net/sap

April 20

Bring Easter baskets to Old Town Spring

Old Town Spring holds its annual Easter event. Shop owners hand out candy to children. Participating shops include The Teacher Creature Store, Black House Cigars, Ellen’s Cafe and Keller Candles. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Old Town Spring, 315 Gentry St., Spring. 281-353-9510. https://oldtownspring.com

April 26

Enjoy a four-course meal, champagne

The Black Sheep Bistro hosts its fourth wine dinner of the year, partnering with The Prisoner Wine Company. The restaurant shuts down at 6:30 p.m. Friday night to prepare the food inside its 100-year old cottage. A champagne reception and four course dinner are provided, and reservations are required. 7:30 p.m. $120. The Black Sheep Bistro, 326 Main St., Spring. 832-616-3035. www.theblacksheepbistro.com

April 27

Cook chili to support college scholarships

Conservatory at Champion Forest holds its annual chili cook-off for education. The competition includes a silent auction, and proceeds benefit Lone Star College scholarships. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Conservatory at Champion Forest, 8215 Cypresswood Drive, Spring. 281-370-3102. www.conservatoryseniorliving.com

April 27-28

Eat crawfish at annual Texas Crawfish Festival

Old Town Spring holds its annual Texas Crawfish Festival. The event includes country and zydeco music, a petting zoo, zip lines, a carnival and plenty of crawfish. Gator Country, an alligator park and sanctuary, showcases reptiles. Noon-11 p.m. (April 27), noon-6 p.m. (April 28). Free-$12, depending on age. Preservation Park, 130 Spring School Road, Spring. 832-674-3284. www.texascrawfishfestival.com

May 3

Play tennis to benefit St. Jude

Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority hosts a tennis mixer to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The event is open to area tennis players of any level, and includes a round-robin tennis social, door prizes and silent auction. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free, (donations accepted). Giammalva Racquet Club, 16400 Sir William Drive, Spring. 281-370-5801. www.epsilonsigmaalpha.org

Live theater

Playhouse 1960
6814 Gant Road, Houston
281-587-8243
www.playhouse1960.com

May 4-19
“Fiddler on the Roof.” 3-5 p.m. (Sat.-Sun.). $10-$12

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Eva Vigh
Eva Vigh joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2018 as a reporter for Spring and Klein. Prior to this position, she covered upstream oil and gas news for a drilling contractors' association.
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