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 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.


Lalo’s Molcajete includes beef, chicken, shrimp, Mexican sausage, Mexican cactus and cheese served in a molcajete with hot sauce and the diner’s choice of rice and beans. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
Cy-Fair eatery Monica's Mexican Restaurant gets help from all members of the family

The restaurant has operated off Hwy. 290 and Village Drive since early 2019.

The Texas Department of Transportation has announced several lane closures planned along Hwy. 290 this weekend. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
22 Hwy. 290 lane closures affecting Cy-Fair drivers this weekend, Feb. 21-23

The Texas Department of Transportation has announced the following lane closures planned along Hwy. 290 this weekend.

The city of Jersey Village is bringing a new police chief on board.
New police chief in Jersey Village to officially take over March 1

Chief Kirk Riggs was brought on as interim chief in November.

Houston Premium Outlets is located off Hwy. 290 in Cypress. (Courtesy Houston Premium Outlets)
Houston Premium Outlets announces two new retailers

The two new stores will open this spring and summer.

Stats Sports Bar and Grill offers a variety of American fare ranging from Buffalo wings and burgers to crawfish and flatbreads. (Courtesy Stats Sports Bar and Grill)
Stats Sports Bar and Grill to celebrate 10 years in March

Owned by Tate Powers and Jessica and Michael Statlander, the bar and grill first opened March 16, 2010, and offers a variety of American fare ranging from Buffalo wings and burgers to crawfish and flatbreads.

Texas Kids Childcare is now open on Enchanted Creek Drive, near the FM 529 intersection.
Texas Kids Childcare opens on Enchanted Creek Drive

Other locations can be found on Barker Cypress, Mason and Fry roads.

Cheetos Cheese Pickles from Biggy's (Courtesy Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo)
Cheetos cheese pickles, mac and cheese eggrolls, deep-fried cheesecake: 93 food spots to try during the 2020 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

From tried and true to something new, the food options at this year's Rodeo include classic staples and crazy concoctions.

Lone Star College System has $185 million remaining from its 2014 bond referendum. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
Lone Star College System updates 2014 bond project progress

Lone Star College System continues to make improvements to campuses through an $485 million bond that passed in 2014.

Edward Jones is coming soon to Lakeland Village Center in Cypress. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Edward Jones to open new location this spring in Lakeland Village Center

Services include wealth management and financial advice on topics such as retirement and stocks.

The Door Store to move from Spring to Cypress in March

The Door Store will relocate from 14919 Stuebner Airline Road, Houston, to 10706 Grant Road, Cypress, in March.

Cy-Fair ISD pushes to diversify teacher hires

Last year, 66% of teachers in CFISD were white, according to state data. CFISD officials have managed to hire more teachers of color in recent years.

The venue holds up to 500 guests; can host indoor and outdoor ceremonies; and features a dividable large ballroom, private dressing rooms, 24-foot ceilings and sophisticated modern architecture. (Courtesy Lux Vita)
Wedding, event venue Lux Vita now open in North Houston

The venue holds up to 500 guests; can host indoor and outdoor ceremonies; and features a dividable large ballroom, private dressing rooms, 24-foot ceilings and sophisticated modern architecture.

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