Halloween, early voting and a toy drive: things to know this week in Spring and Klein, Oct. 30-Nov. 3

There's lots to do in Houston this Halloween.

There's lots to do in Houston this Halloween.

Halloween is Tuesday, and early voting ends on Friday. Other things to keep in mind this week in Spring and Klein are the grand opening of a shopping center in Springwoods Village as well as the first day of a seasonal food and toy drive.


1. Resale shop in new location, former store changes use Oct. 30
Northwest Assistance Ministries moved into its new location at 15702 Bammel Village Drive, Houston on Oct. 28.

Starting Monday, NAM is using its previous resale store location at 2327 FM 1960 W., Houston, as a seasonal specialty shop with Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas decor. That store will close permanently on Dec. 8 or when all merchandise has been sold, according to NAM.

A grand opening celebration at the new location will be held from 3-5 p.m. on Friday. 281-885-4555. www.namonline.org





2. Halloween is Tuesday, Oct. 31
The popular holiday falls on Tuesday this year. Learn your neighborhood trick-or-treating guidelines from your local homeowners' associations and keep up with the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's office for tips on the big night.





3. Toy and food drive begins Nov. 1
Mangum-Howell Center’s Doss Advisory Council, Houston Children’s Charity and The Marine Toys for Tots Program have teamed up to provide toys for children in need during the holiday season. Donations of new, unwrapped toys, including dolls, action figures, tool kits, art kits, cars, trucks and board games are welcome at the Mangum-Howell Center, 2500 Frick Road, Houston, from Nov. 1-Dec. 1.

The center also holds a food drive from Nov. 1-Dec. 12. The food bank at Northwest Assistance Ministries will distribute donated nonperishable food such as canned vegetables, fruits, meats, juice and cereals. 8 a.m.-9 p.m. (Mon.-Thu.), 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (Fri.). 281-591-7830. www.hcp4.net/community/communitycenters





4. Lone Star College-University Park to hold information technology job fair Nov. 1
The Lone Star College Office of Technology Services is hosting job information sessions for a variety of tech positions. Attendees are advised to dress professionally and to bring a resume. 4-6 p.m. Free. 20515 Hwy. 249, Houston. 832-813-6206. www.lonestar.edu





5. Market at Springwoods Village plans grand opening, Nov. 3
Regency Centers plans a ribbon cutting for the Market at Springwoods Village, at Spring Stuebner and Holzwarth roads in Spring at 11:30 a.m. Friday.

Businesses located at the shopping center include Banfield Pet Hospital, Chick-fil-A, Cold Stone Creamery, Kroger, Lovett Dental, MOD Pizza, Nails of America, Natural Paws, Supercuts,
Tarka’s Indian Kitchen, Torchy’s Tacos and Zoe's Kitchen.

The event also includes a presentation of a donation from Regency Centers to Houston Food Bank, providing 15,000 meals.

Regency will host its first Foodie Friday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Guests will enjoy food samples, giveaways and a chance to meet former pro quarterback, Warren Moon.





6. Early voting ends Friday, Nov. 3
Voting locations are open daily through Nov. 3, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Locations in Spring and Klein include Klein ISD Multipurpose Center, 7500 FM 2920, Spring; Fallbrook Church 12512 Walters Road, Houston and Spring First Church, 1851 Spring Cypress Road, Spring. www.harrisvotes.com


SHARE THIS STORY


MOST RECENT

Paradise Grills opened a new showroom in October on I-45 in Spring. (Courtesy Paradise Grills)
Paradise Grills showroom now open on I-45 in Spring

The location offers a large selection of outdoor kitchens, bar systems, grills, fire pits, fireplaces and tiki huts.

Tropical City Daiquiris To Go is now open on Kuyekndahl Road in Spring (Courtesy Tropical City Daiquiris To Go)
Tropical City Daiquiris To Go now open on Kuykendahl Road in Spring

The business offers eight daiquiri flavors year-round, including Tropical Rita, Pina Colada and Orange Octane, in addition to seasonal offerings and shots.

bagels
Abby's Cafe and Bakery to close by end of 2019 after more than 20 years in business on FM 1960

Known for its New York-style, kettle-boiled bagels, the eatery has been open for more than 20 years.

INSIDE INFO: What to know about the 2020 Census

The official day for the 2020 census count is less than five months away, and census employees are already beginning to prepare for the April 1, 2020, count. Here is what to know about why the census is important and how it affects local communities.

This month's featured neighborhood is the Cypresswood subdivision located in ZIP code 77388. (Courtesy Houston Area Realtors)
Check out this month's Spring, Klein featured neighborhood: Cypresswood, 77388

This neighborhood is zoned to Klein ISD schools and annual community-sponsored events include a children’s Easter gathering, a July 4 celebration and parade, National Night Out, tennis tournaments and Breakfast with Santa.

GUIDE: Your 2019 guide to senior living facilities in the Spring, Klein community

As the number of senior adults nationwide and in the Spring and Klein area continues to grow, so does demand for residential options.

Richard Andrews, grandson of Potatoe Patch’s original owners, Richard and Caroline Schaffer, took ownership of the restaurant in August. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)
Original owners’ grandson restores roll-throwing restaurant, Potatoe Patch, to former glory

More than three decades after his grandparents first opened Potatoe Patch, Richard Andrews took ownership in August and has since been working to restore the restaurant where he grew up to its former glory.

Berthe Carp and her husband, Alan, have sold hats at the Texas Renaissance Festival for 45 years. (Adriana Rezal/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Hat People's 45-year tenure at Texas Renaissance Festival comes to an end

After 45 years of selling hats at the Texas Renaissance Festival, the Carps said they will retire from the festival at the conclusion of the 2019 season, turning their attention solely to their Old Town Spring storefront.

Craft beer industry thrives in Spring, Klein as state legislation changes, but brewers say challenges persist

The Spring and Klein area has seen a growing presence of craft brewers in the last five years as the craft beer industry continues to navigate changes in statewide laws that affect it.

As restoration of The Centrum continues 2 years post-Harvey, local performing arts organizations long for dedicated venue in Spring, Klein

More than two years after Hurricane Harvey flooded The Centrum with more than three feet of water, restoration of the performing arts venue continues, while many of the local arts organizations that used the facility are feeling its absence.

Services offered at the facility include 3D mammography, screening mammograms and bone densitometry. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Solis Mammography now open in the Shops at Chasewood Park

Services offered at the facility include 3D Mammography, screening mammograms and bone densitometry.

City of Houston Mayor Pro Tem Jerry Davis, who currently holds the District B seat on the Houston City Council, addressed the Harris County Commissioners Court Dec. 3. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)
Harris County considers legality, liability of removing Houston City Council Member District B race from Dec. 14 runoff ballot

Harris County commissioners have questions about the removal of the race for Houston City Council Member District B from the Dec. 14 runoff election and what it could mean for future elections.

Back to top