TO-DO LIST: 22 things to do in the Cy-Fair area before summer ends

Enjoy Houston Restaurant Weeks

Enjoy Houston Restaurant Weeks

Aug. 21-Sept. 2: Enjoy Houston Restaurant Weeks

Several weeks remain in the annual monthlong event where participating restaurants offer special menus with a portion of proceeds donated to the Houston Food Bank. Participating Cy-Fair-area restaurants include Dario’s American Steakhouse, Churrascos and Peli Peli. Locations, times and costs vary.

Aug. 23: Get an in-depth health screening

Life Line Screening invites the public to an event offering the chance to undergo five health screenings in a package deal that analyzes risks for cardiovascular disease, stroke and other chronic conditions. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $149 (screening package), $70 (individual test). Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. 844-591-7170.

Aug. 24: Travel to Galveston to see sandcastles

AIA Houston and Architecture Center Houston Foundation host an event where 50 teams compete in a sandcastle building contest. Sand sculptures are judged based on categories including carving technique. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free (admission), $15 (parking). East Beach, 1923 Boddeker Drive, Galveston. 713-520-0155.

Aug. 24: Give blood

The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center hosts its quarterly blood drive in Cypress. Door prizes and a limited-edition T-shirt will be available. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Cypress Neighborhood Donor Center, 15050 Fairfield Village Square Drive, Cypress.

Aug. 24: See Brian Black in concert

The Rosehill Social Club hosts a dance with country music artist Brian Black and his band providing live music. The club’s mission includes helping families in the local community. 8 p.m.-midnight. $15 (adults), $5 (children age 15 and younger). VFW Hall-Cypress, 21902 Hwy. 290, Cypress.

Aug. 26: Send the kids back to school

Cy-Fair ISD welcomes pre-kindergarten through 12th graders back for the start of the 2019-20 academic year. Class schedules vary by school. 281-897-4000.

Aug. 28: Learn about suicide prevention

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention hosts a community-based presentation that covers the general scope of suicide, prevention research, and risk and warning signs. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department Station 13, 10222 Westgreen Blvd., Cypress. 281-757-1394.

Aug. 29: Go to a nature-inspired film festival

Bayou Land Conservancy hosts the Wild and Scenic Film Festival, featuring 10 adventure films from around the world. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit, which educates the community about the environment. 6-9:30 p.m. $25. Star Cinema Grill, 114 Vintage Park Blvd., Ste. J, Houston. 281-576-1634.

Aug. 29-31: Score some back-to-school deals

Penny Pinching Mamas hosts a children’s consignment sale with over 60,000 gently used maternity, infant and children’s items, sold at 50%-90% below retail price. 3-7 p.m. (Thu.), 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (Fri.), 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sat.). $5 (Thu. entry fee), free (Fri.-Sat.). Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. 281-610-8577.

Aug. 31: Walk in honor of fallen police officers

The Deputy Memorial Fund hosts CommUNITY Walk in memory of Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth, who was killed in the line of duty in 2015. The walk will include hydrating stations. 9 a.m. (registration begins at 7:30 a.m.). Free. Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth Park, 9402 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. 281-686-0143.

Sept. 7: Attend a community market

The Cy-Fair Express Network of the American Business Women’s Association hosts the Cy-Fair Community Market. The event showcases local businesses and fundraisers for area educational opportunities. Vendor and sponsorship opportunities are available. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free (entry). Cy-Fair Exhibit Center, 11206 Telge Road, Cypress.

Sept. 7: Bring your furry friend for a swim

After the Jersey Village Pool closes for the season, dogs are invited to the pool for their own designated free swim time on Doggy Dip Day. An updated rabies vaccination is required for entry. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Jersey Village Pool, 7804 Equador St., Jersey Village. 713-466-2139.

Sept. 12: Participate in a golf tournament

The annual event benefits the Adam J. Skinner Memorial Scholarship of the Cy-Fair Education Foundation. The tournament has raised more than $125,000 over 20 years. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. (golf tournament from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.). $12.50 registration (team of four), sponsorships start at $150. BlackHorse Golf Club, 12205 Fry Road, Cypress. 281-373-1390.

Sept. 14: Shop ‘til you drop at a fall craft show

The Cy-Fair Women’s Club present more than 250 vendors at the annual show, which benefits the Cy-Fair Women’s Club scholarship fund. Lunch will be offered in the tea room. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free (entry and parking). Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress.

Sept. 16: Attend a City Council meeting in Jersey Village

At the September meeting, the Jersey Village City Council is expected to adopt its fiscal year 2019-20 budget and discuss the tax rate. 7 p.m. Free. Jersey Village City Hall, 16327 Lakeview Drive, Jersey Village. 713-466-2102.

Enjoy local live music

Cypress Trail Hideout
25610 Hempstead Road, Cypress

Aug. 23: Nigel Edison, 7 p.m.
Aug. 24: Hit n Run, 7 p.m.
Aug. 30: RKN Country Blues Band, 7 p.m.
Aug. 31: Jeff Canada, 7 p.m.

Creekwood Grill
12710 Telge Road, Cypress

Aug. 24: Anniversary party with Electric Sundaes and Sans Green Revival, 2 p.m.
Aug. 31: Brian Loftin, 6:30 p.m.

Take a gardening class at Messiah Lutheran Church

Messiah Lutheran Church hosts several free gardening and beekeeping classes in September. 11522 Telge Road, Cypress. 281-890-3013.

Sept. 10: Planning a Successful Garden, 7 p.m.
Sept. 17: Soil and Composting, 7 p.m.
Sept. 21: Bee Pollination by Matt Brantley, 10 a.m.
Sept. 24: Plant Selection and Resources, 7 p.m.

Watch wrestling, eat shrimp and more at Traders Village

Several events take place at the Traders Village outdoor market in August and September. 7979 N. Eldridge Parkway, Houston. 281-890-5500.

Aug. 25: Texas All Star Wrestling, 1:30 p.m.
Sept. 1: Rock and Pop Tribute Concert, noon
Sept. 7-8: Shrimp Fest 2019, noon
Sept. 15: Fiestas Patrias 2019, noon

See a play at a local theater

Playhouse 1960
6814 Gant Road, Houston

Dates: Sept. 13-14, 20-21, 27-28 (8 p.m.), Sept. 29 (3 p.m.)
Cost: $18 (students, seniors and veterans), $21 (adults)

Stageworks Theatre
10760 Grant Road, Houston

“Steel Magnolias”
Dates: Aug. 30-31, Sept. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21 (7 p.m.); Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22 (3 p.m.)
Cost:  $19 (students), $23.50 (seniors and veterans), $26.50 (adults)

By 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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