Nature Fest, Relay for Life, local theater and more: 18 events coming up in Cy-Fair

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As the school year winds down and the temperature starts rising, there are plenty of events going on in Cy-Fair this April and May.

April 19: Celebrate Passover at Chabad of Cypress

A local nonprofit invites the community to a catered Seder dinner to celebrate Passover. 7:45-10:30 p.m. $54. Chabad of Cypress, 11030 Desert Springs Circle, Houston. 832-651-6964. www.chabadcypress.com/passover

April 19: Register for Texas Tornados summer camp

Camp fair attendees have the chance to register for summer camps, meet the coaching staff and win a free week of camp. Recess Camps feature soccer, basketball, volleyball, dodgeball, kickball and capture the flag. 4-8 p.m. Free. Texas Tornados Training Facility, 8835 Wheat Cross Drive, Houston. 832-610-0312. www.therecessgroup.com/camp-fairs

April 24: Meet employers at the Cy-Fair ISD career fair

Attendees interested in applying for professional and support positions within the school district are encouraged to dress professionally and bring copies of their resumes. 3:45-6:30 p.m. Free. Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. www.berrycenter.net

Houston National Golf Club

Hit the green for Reach Unlimited (via Courtesy Reach Unlimited)

April 26: Hit the green for Reach Unlimited

Registration for the Reach Unlimited Golf Classic includes a round of golf, breakfast, lunch, a golf hat and a drink ticket. The event also features an awards ceremony, auction and raffle. 7 a.m.-2 p.m. $300 (individual), $1,000 (team of four). Houston National Golf Club, 16500 Houston National Blvd., Houston. 281-536-0009. www.reachunlimited.org

April 27: Participate in Relay for Life of Cy-Fair

The event supports the American Cancer Society with a survivor and caregiver walk, luminaria ceremony and activities. 3-9 p.m. Free. Bayou City Fellowship, 12715 Telge Road, Cypress. 713-706-5634. www.relayforlife.org/cyfairtx

Oak Meadow Park

Bring the family to Nature Fest (via Courtesy Bridgeland)

April 27: Bring the family to Nature Fest

Bridgeland’s 12th annual event features stage performances from animal trainer Dave Salmoni, Birds of Prey, Crocodile Encounter and Wild Things Zoofari. Family-friendly activities include crafts, outdoor laser tag and pony rides. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free (admission). Oak Meadow Park, 17730 House & Hahl Road, Cypress. 281-304-5588. www.bridgeland.com/naturefest

April 27-28: Don a costume for Houston Comicon

The event, which takes place at the Traders Village outdoor market, includes vendors, music and on-site personalities signing autographs. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (both days). Free ($4 parking). Traders Village, 7979 N. Eldridge Parkway, Houston. 281-890-5500. www.tradersvillage.com

April 27-28: Enjoy a Mother’s Day market and car show

Cypress Springs High School’s FFA booster club hosts a two-day market, featuring jewelry, clothing, crafts, decor and gifts. A car show takes place on Saturday. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sun.). Free (admission). CFISD Exhibit Center, 11206 Telge Road, Cypress. www.cyspringsffabooster.org

Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church

Attend a local church’s Spring Festival (via Courtesy Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church)

April 27-28: Attend a local church’s Spring Festival

The two-day event features food, silent and live auctions, games, rides, a flea market, bingo, live entertainment, face painting, a barbecue dinner and a raffle for a new car. 6-11 p.m. (Sat.), 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sun.). Free (admission). Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, 11507 Huffmeister Road, Houston. 281-469-5533. www.ctrcc.com/springfestival

April 30: Hear from the president of H-E-B at CAM’s Angel Breakfast

H-E-B President Scott McClelland is the guest speaker at Cypress Assistance Ministries’ annual fundraising breakfast. 7:30-9 a.m. $100. Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, 11507 Huffmeister Road, Houston. 281-955-7684. www.cypressassistance.org

May 1: Apply for vacant Jersey Village City Council seat

With Andrew Mitcham, Jersey Village City Council member, running unopposed for mayor in May 4 elections, the city is looking to fill the open seat he will leave behind on council. Interested residents must apply by noon May 1 to City Secretary Lorri Coody. Council will host a special session at 6 p.m. May 6, where applicants will be interviewed by the council on why they should be appointed to the seat. 713-466-2100. www.jerseyvillage.info

May 2: Attend a National Day of Prayer breakfast

Matt Popovits, senior pastor at St. Mark Lutheran Church, is the guest speaker at the National Day of Prayer Breakfast hosted by St. John Lutheran Church. 6:30-8 a.m. Free. St. John Lutheran Church, 15235 Spring Cypress Road, Cypress. 832-498-3674. www.stjohn.tv

May 4: Vote in local elections on election day

A Cy-Fair ISD bond referendum will be on the ballot, and Jersey Village residents can vote on City Council positions. Early voting runs April 22-30. 713-755-6965. www.harrisvotes.com

Boys and Girls Country

Support a children’s nonprofit (via Courtesy Boys and Girls Country)

May 4: Support a children’s nonprofit

The annual fundraising Spring Festival event features live music, a silent auction, carnival food and games. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free (admission), $20 (all-day children’s activity passes, age 5 and older), $5 (all-day activity passes, age 4 and younger). Boys and Girls Country, 18806 Roberts Road, Hockley. 281-290-1288. www.boysandgirlscountry.org

May 18: Catch a Houston Choral Society performance

The Houston Choral Society presents “Requiem for the Living” by Dan Forrest, accompanied by an orchestra. Johannes Brahms’ “Schicksalslied” will also be featured in the program. 7 p.m. (preconcert lecture), 7:30 p.m. (concert). $25 (adult), $20 (seniors, veterans and students), $10 (children younger than 6). Foundry United Methodist Church, 8350 Jones Road, Houston. 832-478-6986. www.houstonchoral.org

May 18: Shop a book sale at the library

The Friends of the Northwest Library host a book sale, featuring books and media for $1. Proceeds benefit future programming and events at the northwest location of the Harris County Public Library. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free (admission). Northwest Library, 11355 Regency Green Drive, Cypress. 832-927-5460. www.hcpl.net/location/northwest-branch-library

Students take STAAR, end-of-course tests

Students enrolled in Cy-Fair ISD high schools and middle schools take standardized tests as they prepare to receive final grades in May.

May 6: End-of-course biology
Level: high school

May 7: End-of-course algebra I
Level: middle and high school

May 8: End-of-course U.S. history
Level: high school

May 13: STAAR math
Level: middle and high school

May 14: STAAR reading
Level: middle and high school

May 15: STAAR science
Level: grades 5 and 8

May 16: STAAR social studies
Level: grade 8

See a play at a local theater

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

“Beehive: The 60’s Musical”
Dates: April 19, 20, 26, 27 (7:30 p.m.); April 28 (3 p.m.)
Cost: $17 (students), $25 (seniors and veterans), $28 (adult)

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

“Comic Potential”
Dates: April 19, 20, 26, 27 (8 p.m.); April 28 (3 p.m.)
Cost: $18 (students, seniors and veterans), $21 (adults)

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Danica Smithwick
Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper in May 2016 after graduating with a journalism degree from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. She covers public education, local government, business, demographic trends, real estate development, nonprofits and more in the Cy-Fair community.
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