TO-DO LIST: Fall festivals, live music, golf tournaments and more events planned in Cy-Fair this month

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Your ultimate local guide for events, business openings, meetings and more in October and November

Participate in local school’s student dance clinic (via Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)

Oct. 20: Participate in local school’s student dance clinic

The Cypress Woods High School drill team hosts a dance clinic for K-12 students. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $55. Cypress Woods High School, 13550 Woods-Spillane Blvd., Cypress. 281-330-8746. www.crimsoncadettes.com

Oct. 20: Run a 5K to support veterans in Bridgeland

The event features a 5K walk/run, a 1K for children and entertainment. Proceeds help build a veterans memorial in Bridgeland and support local veterans.8 a.m.-noon. $15-$30. Bridgeland Festival Park, 16902 Bridgeland Landing, Cypress. www.bridgeland.com

Oct. 22-Nov. 6: Vote in county, statewide elections

Early voting starts Oct. 22 and runs until Nov. 2 for elections across the state of Texas, including in Harris County. Election Day is Nov. 6. For more information on who is up for election this year, see our Voter Guide beginning on Page 24. www.harrisvotes.com

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Attend Shield Bearer’s Celebration of Hope (via Courtesy Shield Bearer)

Oct. 23: Attend Shield Bearer’s Celebration of Hope

The nonprofit hosts a dinner featuring awards for area businesses, churches and volunteers. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free (donations accepted). Bammel Church of Christ, 2700 FM 1960, Houston. 281-894-7222. www.shieldbearer.org

Oct. 24: Explore post-grad job opportunities in CFISD

Students in grades 6-12 and parents are invited to browse the CFISD’s career options fair and speak to representatives of trade schools and high school career and technical education programs. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. www.cfisd.net

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Attend a family fall festival (via Courtesy The Goddard School)

Oct. 26: Attend a family fall festival

The Goddard School’s fall festival features trunk-or-treating, games and a costume fashion show. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. The Goddard School, 9739 Wortham Blvd., Houston. 281-949-8827. www.facebook.com/goddardschoolhoustoniitx

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Stop by Bridgeland’s annual Howl-O-Ween Fest (via Courtesy Bridgeland)

Oct. 27: Stop by Bridgeland’s annual Howl-O-Ween Fest 

The Canine Stars stunt dog show headlines the festival, which features trick-or-treating for children and pets and food trucks. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Josey Lake, 1200 Bridgeland Creek Parkway, Cypress. www.bridgeland.com/howlfest

Oct. 27: Support American Heart Association at heart walk

Attendees participate in a 5K run or walk to raise money for the American Heart Association. Children’s activities are available. 8:30 a.m. Free. Lone Star College-University Park Energy & Manufacturing Institute, 11521 Compaq Center Drive, Houston. 866-430-9255. www.heart.org

Oct. 27-28: Check out a music festival at Sam Houston Race Park

A two-day music festival features artists such as 12th Planet, Kaskade, DJ Snake and Alison Wonderland. 11 a.m. $139.95 (general admission), $229.95 (VIP). Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway W., Houston. 281-807-8700. www.freakydeakytexas.com

Oct. 28: Trick-or-treat at Traders Village’s annual Boo Bash

Traders Village hosts the 18th annual event featuring live music, face painting, magic shows and Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department trucks. Noon-4 p.m. Free (admission), $4 (parking). Traders Village, 7979 N. Eldridge Parkway, Houston. 281-890-5500. www.tradersvillage.com

Oct. 28: Visit Foundry Church’s annual fall festival

A community-wide fall festival features carnival games, inflatables, science experiments and other family-friendly activities. 4-7 p.m. Free. Foundry Church, 8350 Jones Road, Houston. 713-937-9388. www.foundrychurch.org/fallfest2018

Oct. 30: Support local high school’s orchestra at free concert

The free concert features performances from local Cy-Fair ISD students, food and auction items. Children are encouraged to dress in costume. 5:30-8 p.m. Free. Cy-Fair High School, 22602 Hwy. 290, Cypress. 832-717-3029.
www.cyfairorchestra.com

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Play golf with celebrities to support Cy-Hope (via Courtesy Cy-Hope)

Nov. 1: Play golf with celebrities to support Cy-Hope

The Larry Dierker Celebrity Golf Shootout benefits Cy-Hope and includes lunch, beverages and dinner. 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. $500 (individual), $25 (dinner only). BlackHorse Golf Club, 12205 Fry Road, Cypress.
713-466-4673. www.cy-hope.org

Nov. 2-3: Shop at St. Peter’s Anglican Church fall bazaar

Vendors sell homemade baked goods and gifts. The bazaar raises money for projects such as a playground for children at the church. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. St. Peter’s Anglican Church, 19915 Cypress Church Road, Cypress. 281-758-2755. www.stpetersanglicanchurch.com

Nov. 7: Begin the holiday season with Ladies Night event

A Cy-Fair ACE Hardware store hosts Ladies Night, featuring shopping discounts, food tastings and performances by a local school’s choir and orchestra. 6-9 p.m. Free. ACE Hardware, 10820 FM 529, Cypress. 281-855-6801. www.langhamcreekace.com

Nov. 8: Play in the annual Adam J. Skinner golf tournament

Players receive lunch, dinner and beverages throughout the tournament. Proceeds benefit the Cy-Fair Education Foundation and Hurricane Harvey relief. 11 a.m. (shotgun start). $40. Blackhorse Golf Club, 12205 Fry Road, Cypress. 281-373-1390. www.cyfairchamber.com

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Support local autism group at casino night fundraiser (via Courtesy Foundation for Autism Care, Education and Services)

WORTH THE TRIP

Some events take place outside the Cy-Fair area but have ties to the community.

Nov. 3 | Support local autism group at casino night fundraiser

The Foundation for Autism Care, Education and Services hosts an ’80s-themed casino night and concert gala including dinner, open bar, dancing, silent auction and raffle. 6 p.m.-midnight. $125. Red Oak Ballroom, 816 Town and Country Blvd., Ste. 210, Houston. 281-757-6750. www.facesautism.org

Nov. 7 | Join MESA Outreach for a shooting clay tournament

Prizes are awarded to first, second and third place teams, as well as for best shooter. The event includes lunch and dinner. 11:30 a.m. (registration), 1 p.m. (shotgun start). $250. Westside Sporting Grounds, 10120 Pattison Road, Katy. 281-599-8536. www.mesa-outreach.org

Enjoy a play at a local theater

Stageworks Theatre
10760 Grant Road, Houston
281-587-6100
www.stageworkshouston.org

“12 Angry Men”
Dates: Oct. 19, 20, 26, 27 and Nov. 2, 3, 9, 10 (7:30 p.m.); Oct. 21, 28 and Nov. 4, 11 (3 p.m.)
Cost: $17 (students), $22 (seniors and veterans), $25 (adults)

Playhouse 1960
6814 Gant Road, Houston
281-587-8243
www.ph1960.com

“Moonlight and Magnolias”
Dates: Oct. 26, 27 and Nov. 2, 3, 9, 10 (8 p.m.); Nov. 11 (3 p.m.)
Cost: $18 (students, seniors and veterans), $21 (adults)

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Shawn Arrajj
Shawn Arrajj serves as the editor of the Cy-Fair edition of Community Impact Newspaper where he covers the Cy-Fair and Jersey Village communities. He mainly writes about development, transportation and issues in Harris County.
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