Towne Lake's Christmas tree lights up and 6 more things to know this week in Cy-Fair

The Boardwalk at Towne Lake is located on Barker Cypress Road in Cypress.

The Boardwalk at Towne Lake is located on Barker Cypress Road in Cypress.

Enjoy the Thanksgiving break with these local events this week in Cy-Fair.

Cy-Fair ISD schools closed for Thanksgiving break
Students and staff at CFISD schools are given the full week off for the Thanksgiving holiday. Classes resume Nov. 27.

Nov. 20: Jersey Village City Council talks flood projects, online broadcasts of meetings
Council members discuss ongoing flood prevention projects, including the selection of an engineer to construct a berm around the Jersey Meadow Golf Course. Council will also vote on whether future meetings should be broadcast live on the city's website. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at Jersey Village City Hall, 16327 Lakeview Drive, Jersey Village.

Nov. 21: Cypress-Tomball Democrats hosts Daniel Cohen
Daniel Cohen, president of Indivisible Houston will speak at the Cypress-Tomball Democrats' monthly meeting. He will discuss the efforts of Indivisible Houston’s plans leading into 2018. 6:30 p.m. Free. Rudy's Grill and Cantina, 11760 Grant Road, Houston.

Nov. 21: Get crafty with Pinterest and Wine
The Pinterest and Wine event invites guests to bring four of their favorite photos to make handmade crafts while drinking wine while an instructor leads the group. 6 p.m. $16.62. The Shack Burger Resort, 16602 Cypress Rosehill Road, Cypress. 281-256-1575.

Nov. 22: Light trees and drink hot cocoa at Towne Lake
The public is invited to come kick off the holiday season  at Light the Towne, which features a tree lighting, hot cocoa, cookies and a special appearance by Santa Claus. 6-8 p.m. Free. The Boardwalk at Towne Lake, 9945 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. 281-213-4132.

Nov. 22: Drinksgiving brings friends together for a pint
For an alternate take on Thanksgiving, Mo’s Irish Pub is hosting Drinksgiving with a live musical performance and drink specials. 3 p.m.-midnight. Free. Mo’s Irish Pub Cypress, 14102 Mueschke Road, Cypress. 281-213-2989.

Nov. 23: Work off Thanksgiving dinner at the the annual Turkey Bowl
Get a game of football in before Thanksgiving dinner with local family and friends at Cypress Falls High School. Participants are encouraged to bring their family members to join in on the fun. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Cypress Falls High School, 9811 Huffmeister Road, Houston. 281-856-1000.

Nov. 23: Houston Premium Outlets extends hours in preparation for Black Friday
The Houston Premium Outlets features extended hours this week for Black Friday. The mall will open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and remain open overnight through 10 p.m. on Black Friday. The mall will also host a Thanksgiving party on Nov. 23 from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. The first 100 shoppers to visit guest services after midnight  will receive a Black Friday survival bag with snacks refreshments, phone charger cables and more.



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