TO-DO LIST: Wine Fair Cy-Fair and 20 other local events happening in late April and early May

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Your ultimate local guide for events, business openings, meetings and more in April and May.

April 21: Taste local food, wine at Wine Fair Cy-Fair

The Cy-Fair Houston Chamber of Commerce event features wine, beer and food vendors. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $30 (general admission), $15 (designated driver). Cypress Village Station, 25282 Hwy. 290, Cypress. 281-373-1390. www.winecyfair.com

April 21: See local ballet dancers

Local dancers with the Houston Repertoire Ballet perform at the group’s annual spring performance, which includes Aurora’s Wedding, the third act of The Sleeping Beauty ballet. 2-4 p.m. $14.50 (adults), $12.50 (youth and senior). Tomball High School, 30330 Quinn Road, Tomball. 281-940-4721. www.hrbdance.org

April 21: Play sports to support terminally ill children

Local nonprofit Operation Snowstorm hosts a kickball, volleyball and softball tournament. Proceeds benefit fun experiences for children with terminal cancer. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $250 (per team). Houston Sportsplex, 12631 Main St., Houston. www.operationsnowstorm.org

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Raise money for flu shots (via Courtesy Shots For Holly)

April 22: Raise money for flu shots

Local nonprofit Shots for Holly hosts a fundraiser featuring golf, dinner, awards and a Chinese raffle. Proceeds help offset the cost of flu shots throughout the year. 2-6 p.m. $100. Top Golf, 1030 Memorial Brook Blvd., Houston. 713-553-4298. www.facebook.com/shotsforholly

April 26: Learn about employment in Cy-Fair ISD

Residents interested in working for the district can meet campus administrators and department leaders at the annual career fair. Applicants should bring resumes and certifications. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. 281-897-4000. www.cfisd.net

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See animal performances at Bridgeland’s Nature Fest (via Courtesy Bridgeland)

April 28: See animal performances at Bridgeland’s Nature Fest

The event features family-friendly activities along with food trucks and animal performances. Proceeds benefit Cy-Hope. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Oak Meadow Park, 17730 House & Hahl Road, Cypress. 281-304-5588. www.bridgeland.com

April 28: Visit the annual Cy-Fair Women’s Expo

“Uniting the Community” is the theme of The Cy-Fair Express Network event, which supports local businesswomen, artists, specialty retailers and area nonprofits. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Lone Star College-CyFair, 9191 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. www.cyfen.org

April 28-29: Meet celebrities at Comic Con Houston

Attendees visit with comic book, science fiction and cosplay dealers, including celebrity guests from “Power Rangers,” “Arrow” and “Shadow Hunters.” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free (admission). Traders Village, 7979 N. Eldridge Parkway, Houston. 281-890-5500. www.tradersvillage.com

April 30: Hwy. 290 exit ramp to West Road/North Eldridge Parkway to reopen

The westbound exit ramp to West Road and North Eldridge Parkway, which has been closed in 2018 to date to accommodate efforts to widen Hwy. 290, is slated to reopen at 5 a.m. April 30.  713-354-1500. www.my290.com

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Honor cancer survivors at Relay for Life Cy-Fair (via Courtesy Relay for Life)

May 5: Honor cancer survivors at Relay for Life Cy-Fair

Teams walk in an event symbolizing the ongoing fight against cancer. Proceeds benefit American Cancer Society. 3-9 p.m. Free. Bayou City Fellowship, 12715 Telge Road, Cypress. 713-706-5686. www.relayforlife.org/cyfairtx

May 5: Support children at Boys and Girls Country festival

The festival fundraises for the 88 children living at Boys and Girls Country. The event features music, games, inflatables, a silent auction, raffle and food. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Boys and Girls Country, 18806 Roberts Road, Hockley. 281-351-4976. www.boysandgirlscountry.org

May 5: Vote in local elections

Seven candidates vie for three commissioner seats on the Harris County ESD No. 9 board. Four candidates have filed for three Jersey Village City Council seats. Early voting runs from April 23-May 1. 

May 15: Check out a business expo

The Cy-Fair Houston Chamber of Commerce hosts the B2B Expo along with its monthly luncheon, featuring Amy Ramon, of the Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $30 (with reservation), $35 (without reservation). Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress.  281-373-1390. www.cyfairchamber.com

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Vote in primary runoff races (via Courtesy Houston Choral Society)

May 19: See the Houston Choral Society perform

The Houston Choral Society concludes its concert season with “Lord Nelson Mass.” 7:30 p.m. $25 (adults), $20 (seniors, veterans, students), $10 (children age 5 and younger). Foundry Church, 8350 Jones Road, Houston. www.houstonchoral.org

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Charity golf events

April 27: Golf Classic benefits Reach Unlimited
7 a.m.-3 p.m. $300 (individual), $1,000 (team of four). Houston National Golf Club, 16500 Houston National Blvd., Houston. 281-213-2582. www.reachunlimited.org

May 10: B.F. Adam Golf Classic benefits Cy-Fair Educational Foundation
9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. $150-$7,500. Blackhorse Golf Club, 12205 Fry Road, Cypress. 281-370-0144. www.thecfef.org

May 11: North Cypress Medical Center Spring Classic Golf Tournament benefits the Lone Survivor Foundation
1:30 p.m. $325 (individual), $1,200 (team of four). 12205 Fry Road, Cypress. www.ncmcgolf.com

May 11: Syngap1 Annual Golf Classic benefits Bridge the Gap-SYNGAP Education and Research Foundation
10 a.m.-6 p.m. $175 (individual), $600 (team of four), $10 (dinner only). Cypress Lakes Golf Club, 18700 Cypresswood Drive, Cypress. www.bridgesyngap.org

May 21: Jersey Village City Council reviews clubhouse plans

The council will review submissions for design services related to a project to rebuild the Jersey Meadow Golf Course clubhouse with the goal of moving forward with the chosen applicant. 7 p.m. Jersey Village City Hall, 16327 Lakeview Drive, Jersey Village. 713-466-2100. www.jerseyvillage.info

May 22: Vote in primary runoff races

In several Cy-Fair area primary races that took place March 6, no candidate attained more than 50 percent of the vote, resulting in runoffs between the top two candidates. Early voting for these races is set for May 14-18, with election day set for May 22. 

STAAR, end-of-course tests administered

Cy-Fair ISD students take State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness and end-of-course exams during the month of May.

May
7 End-of-course biology. Level: high school
8 End-of-course algebra I. Level: high school and middle school
9 End-of-course U.S. history. Level: high school
14 STAAR math. Grades: 3, 4, 6, 7
15 STAAR reading. Grades: 3, 4, 6, 7
16 STAAR science. Grades: 5, 8
17 STAAR social studies. Grade: 8

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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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