Visit a new art gallery or enjoy a read-in: 4 things to do in Spring and Klein this weekend, Feb. 9-11

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The Portrait of a Warrior Memorial Art Gallery holds a grand opening on Cutten Road Saturday, featuring artwork depicting fallen soldiers, and Stageworks Theatre finishes up another production this weekend. Here are a few things to do in and around Spring and Klein.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

Stageworks Theatre presents ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’

Stageworks Theatre presents a performance of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” 7:30 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sun.). $19-$31. 10760 Grant Road, Houston. 281-587-6100. www.stageworkshouston.org

SATURDAY

Attend the grand opening for an art gallery honoring fallen soldiers

The Portrait of a Warrior Memorial Art Gallery holds its grand opening at 13455 Cutten Road, Houston. The gallery features work by Ken Pridgeon, who has painted portraits of fallen armed services members and police officers for the past seven years. 11 a.m. Free. 13455 Cutten Road, Houston. 832-514-1452. www.portraitofawarrior.org

Celebrate African-American writers and visit a pop-up library

Barbara Bush Library Friends hosts the African-American Read-In, featuring authors who will discuss their books and offer them for sale. The event also includes a pop-up library, storytime and crafts. Winners of a short story and essay contest will be announced at the event. 1-3 p.m. Free. Cypress Creek Community Center Church Forum, 6823 Cypresswood Drive, Spring. www.bblf.org

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

Worth the trip: Homestead Heritage Day and Second Sunday Pickers at Precinct 4 park

Homestead Heritage Day presents a look at 19th century Texas settler life as the skills of the past are demonstrated by costumed re-enactors. A Civil War re-enactment begins at 2 p.m. and the day includes demonstrations in blacksmithing, black powder weaponry, open fire cooking and other crafts. Performances take place throughout the day by groups including the Celtaire String Band and Laughing Lizards.

On Sunday, the Second Sunday Pickers perform acoustic music including country-and-western, bluegrass, folk, gospel, Cajun and blues. Visitors are welcome to listen, sing along or bring an instrument to join in. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.), 2-4 p.m. (Sun.). Free. Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Center, 20634 Kenswick Drive, Humble. 281-446-8588. www.hcp4.net/community/parks/jones

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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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