Fall festivals and food trucks: 8 things to do in Spring and Klein this weekend, Oct. 13-15


This weekend marks the peak of fall festival time, and the Spring and Klein area is brimming with activities for families, children, foodies and book lovers.

Food Truck Friday

The Oct. 13 neighborhood event includes food trucks and games. (via Courtesy Shari Mattern)

1. Food Truck Friday returns Oct. 13

Memorial Northwest subdivision hosts a gathering of food trucks as well as music and games. 5-8 p.m. Free. Memorial Northwest Community Center, 17440 Theiss Mail Route Road.

Childrens Lighthouse Gleannloch Harvest Festival

Childrens Lighthouse Learning Center Gleannloch holds a Harvest Festival on Oct. 13. (via Courtesy Childrens Lighthouse)

2. Harvest Festival planned at Children’s Lighthouse Oct. 13

The Gleannloch location of Children’s Lighthouse Learning Center holds its annual Harvest Festival. Admission is open to the public and the event includes games, food, a costume contest, a petting zoo and prizes. 6-8:30 p.m. $12 (includes food). Children’s Lighthouse Learning Center, 20004 Champion Forest Drive, Spring. 832-639-8707. https://childrenslighthouse.com/gleannloch

3. Stageworks Theatre presents ‘The Woman in Black’ Oct. 13-15

Stageworks Theatre will hold performances of “The Woman in Black” on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 7:30 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sun.). $19-$28. 10760 Grant Road, Houston. 281-587-6100. www.stageworkshouston.org

4. Carnival benefits flood victims, library on Oct. 14

A carnival featuring barbecue, games, rides and a petting zoo raises money through ticket sales for Hurricane Harvey victims and to replace children’s books at the flooded Barbara Bush Branch Library. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Free (purchase individual tickets for games, rides, food). Masjid Al Salam, 16700 Old Louetta Road, Spring. 281-210-8782. www.bblf.org

5. Boy Scout troop holds 37th festival on Oct. 14

Boy Scout Troop 878 holds its 37th annual Fall Festival at Klein United Methodist Church, featuring activities, such as archery, paintball, ring toss and a BB rifle range as well as crafts, vendors, a silent auction, games and food. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Klein United Methodist Church, 5920 FM 2920, Spring. www.troopwebhost.org/troop878spring

6. Candy crawl features food, prizes Oct. 14-15

Costumed children and their parents follow maps through 16 treat-filled model homes in the Harmony Candy Crawl. On Saturday, the event also includes a DJ, food trucks, kettle corn, a pumpkin patch, costume contests and prize drawings. Noon-5 p.m. Free. 3811 Everly Bend Drive, Spring. www.harmony-houston.com

7. Pop-up library event held at yoga studio Oct. 14

Barbara Bush Branch Library hosts a pop-up library event with activities for children and opportunities to return books, obtain a library card and browse a selection of titles. 2:30 p.m. Free. Cherry Blossom Yoga Studio, 16650 Champion Forest Drive, Spring. www.hcpl.net

8. Harvest Natural Market raises funds for Venezuela on Oct. 14

Harvest Market begins its campaign “Buying for a Cause!” to benefit the Cuatro por Venezuela Foundation.
Five percent of purchases made using a Mi Querencia fidelity card will go to Cuatro por Venezuela Foundation, which provides medicines, food and clothing to those in need in Venezuela.
The special event on Saturday includes an appearance by the Kache Music Band, a dancing class, bouncing castle, raffles and other activities. 3-8 p.m. Free. Harvest Natural Market, 25115 Gosling Road, Spring. www.harvestnaturalmarket.com
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Vanessa Holt
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of the paper in March 2017.
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