EVENTS: 19 things to do in Cy-Fair in late May and June

Catch a show from a Russian choir

Catch a show from a Russian choir

May 23: Attend a flood control community meeting

The Harris County Flood Control District hosts a community engagement meeting to go over drainage improvement plans in Stone Gate and related communities and ask questions to district officials. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Cypress Fairbanks ISD Exhibit Center, 11206 Telge Road, Cypress. 713-684-4000.

May 26: Stop by the Boardwalk for a boat show

The Boardwalk at Towne Lake hosts a boat show featuring live music, family activities and a variety of boats on display from Bass Pro Shops. Noon-3 p.m. Free. Boardwalk at Towne Lake, 9945 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. 281-256-2772.

May 27: Take note of closures on Memorial Day

Local government offices, post offices, courts and Cy-Fair ISD will be closed on Memorial Day, as well as some banks. Find holiday events, weekend lane closures and additional Memorial Day content at

May 30: Celebrate the end of the CFISD school year

Students enrolled in CFISD schools have their last day of classes for the 2018-19 school year. May 31 remains as an inclement weather day to make up time if weather causes schools to close before the end of the year. 281-897-4000.

May 31: Catch a show from a Russian choir

An ongoing concert series hosted by St. Mary’s Episcopal Church features ChoRuss, a Russian choir group performing acapella spiritual music from the 19th and 20th centuries. 7-9 p.m. Free. St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 15415 N. Eldridge Parkway, Cypress. 281-370-8000.

June 1: Check out the annual Deaf Con Houston

Organizers describe the free community event as Comic Con for individuals who are deaf or use American Sign Language. The annual event includes cosplayers, panels, games, crafts and performances by deaf individuals. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. Lone Star College-CyFair, 9191 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress.

June 1-2: Stop by a chili cookoff

The 48th annual Houston Pod Chili Cookoff is sanctioned by Chili Appreciation Society International. The two-day event includes entertainment and food, and proceeds go toward the Special Olympics of Texas and Camp Hope. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free ($4 parking). Traders Village, 7979 N. Eldridge Parkway, Houston. 713-562-2798.

June 4: Learn about a new educational center coming soon to Cy-Fair

Acton Academy Cy-Fair hosts an informational session about the new learning academy for children ages 5-11 opening this fall. 7-8 p.m. Free. Jersey Village Civic Center, 13627 Lakeview Drive, Jersey Village. 713-882-7699.

June 7: Golf to support library projects in Ethiopia

A golf tournament hosted by nonprofit Acts of Wisdom raises money for charitable endeavors in Ethiopia, including the construction of two libraries. Ticket includes green fees, practice balls, a gift bag, drink tickets and lunch buffet. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $120. Longwood Golf Club, 13300 Longwood Trace Drive, Cypress. 281-858-7667.

June 8: Catch a free movie at Clark Henry Park

The city of Jersey Village screens “Ralph Breaks the Internet.” Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and flashlights. Popcorn is available. 8:30 p.m. Free. Clark Henry Park, Equador St., Jersey Village. 713-466-2189.

June 12: Help the Dream Center recover from a fire

Money raised from the first annual Heat Stroke Open helps the East Texas Dream Center of Conroe recover from a fire that took place in 2018. 7 a.m. (registration). $550 (team of four). Blackhorse Ranch Golf Club, 12205 Fry Road, Cypress. 832-253-0157.

June 15: Join new DIY studio for grand opening

The owners of AR Workshop host a grand opening celebration that is open to the public. The open house event features tours of the studio, giveaways and mini-DIY activities while supplies last. 5-8 p.m. Free. AR Workshop, 16718 House and Hahl Road, Cypress. 832-327-9554.

June 15: Scout Flag Day

Copperhead District scouts inform the community about the history of Flag Day and demonstrate the proper disposal of flags with a retirement ceremony. Veterans and law enforcement are honored. 6-8 p.m. Free. Langham Creek ACE Hardware, 18020 FM 529, Cypress. 832-545-6101

June 15: Take dad to a Father’s Day car show

The annual car show and concert at Traders Village features awards determined by public spectators, including best paint, best motor, best wheels and best interior. Guests can also browse vendor booths. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free (admission), $4 (parking), $15 (car registration). Traders Village, 7979 N. Eldridge Parkway, Houston. 281-890-5500.

June 17: Attend a Jersey Village City Council meeting

The council gathers for its monthly meeting, which could include an update on potential tenants coming to the 43-acre, mixed-use Village Center under development south of Hwy. 290. 7 p.m. Free. Jersey Village City Hall, 16327 Lakeview Drive, Jersey Village. 713-466-2100.

June 21-23: Attend the annual Houston Fiber Fest

Classes cover relevant concepts including knitting, crocheting, needle felting and other crafting techniques. Vendors offer fiber arts materials such as yarn. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sun.). Free (admission). Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress.

June 29-30: Cy-Fair Kids & Family Expo

The event features more than 100 vendors, giveaways, games, food trucks and entertainment. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat.), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sun.). Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. 281-656-8371.

See a play at a local theater

Stageworks Theatre
10760 Grant Road, Houston

Dates: May 24, 25, 31, June 1, 7, 8 (7:30 p.m.); May 26, June 2, 9 (3 p.m.)
Cost: $17 (students), $22 (seniors and veterans), $25 (adult)

Playhouse 1960
6814 Gant Road, Houston

“A Catered Affair”
Dates: June 7, 8, 14, 15 (8 p.m.); June 9 (3 p.m.)
Cost: $18 (students, seniors and veterans), $21 (adults)

Cy-Fair ISD graduations

All graduation ceremonies for CFISD high schools take place at the Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress.

May 29
Jersey Village High School, 7 p.m.

May 30
Langham Creek High School, 4 p.m.
Cy-Fair High School, 8 p.m.

May 31
Cypress Creek High School, 8 a.m.
Cypress Falls High School, noon
Cypress Lakes High School, 4 p.m.
Cypress Ranch High School, 8 p.m.

June 1
Cypress Ridge High School, 8 a.m.
Cypress Springs High School, noon
Cypress Woods High School, 4 p.m.

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


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The pizza and pasta eatery is opening this fall. (Courtesy Russo’s New York Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen)
Russo’s New York Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen coming soon to Bridgeland

The eatery specializes in New York-style pizza, but calzones, pasta, deli sandwiches, salads and soups are also on the menu.

Harris County Pets facilitates pet adoptions, foster placements and more. (Courtesy Harris County Pets)
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Masterpiece Desserts is opening in late June with plans for a grand opening in late July. (Courtesy Masterpiece Desserts)
Masterpiece Desserts to open Cy-Fair storefront this month

This is the first brick-and-mortar location for the business, which specializes in miniature cheesecakes.

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According to county officials, 40% of the $125 billion in damage caused by Hurricane Harvey took place within Harris County. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Texas Central has signed a $16 billion contract with Webuild to lead the civil construction team that will build the train. (Rendering courtesy Texas Central)
Texas Central signs $16B construction contract for high-speed rail project

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Russ Poppe, the Harris County Flood Control District executive director, will officially step down July 2 after nearly fifteen years in the position. (Courtesy Harris County Flood Control District)
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The Electric Reliability Council of Texas issued a call for Texans to conserve energy June 14. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
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League City's Helen Hall Library History Club hosted an event related to Juneteenth on June 7. The holiday honors Union Gen. Gordon Granger coming to Galveston in 1865 to announce the liberation of enslaved people in Texas. (Graphic by Justin Howell/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The Juneteenth Legacy Project, which aims to recontextualize the day and properly communicate its story and relevance, is hosting or advertising numerous events over the course of the holiday weekend.

Missouri City resident Jackie Ward became the chief nursing officer at Texas Children’s Hospital in January. (Photo by Michael Carr Photography, graphic by Chase Brooks/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The 21st-century learning center is designed for students as young as 5. (Courtesy Acton Academy)
Cy-Fair private school Acton Academy to open second location on Cy-Hope’s campus

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