To-do list: Things to do in Spring and Klein in March and April

Your ultimate local guide for events, business openings, meetings and more in the months of March and April.

March 13
See SHSU opera workshop performers

Cypress Creek Foundation for the Arts and Community Enrichment presents “Dons and Divas,” featuring the faculty and students of Sam Houston State University’s Opera Workshop program. 3 p.m. $6-$12. John Wesley United Methodist Church, 5830 Bermuda Dunes Drive, Houston. 281-440-4850.

March 23

Learn about the Houston economy at annual forum

Experts forecast Houston’s economy during the 2018 Economic Outlook Forum in Springwoods Village. This year’s keynote speaker is Texas Association of Business CEO Jess Moseley. 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. $40-$85. Southwestern Energy, 1000 Energy Drive, Spring. 281-440-4160.

March 23-24

Spring craft festival marks 21st year

The annual EggStravaganza craft fair includes craft vendors, a silent auction and a quilt raffle. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Klein United Methodist Church, 5920 FM 2920, Spring. 281-353-8202.

March 24

Springwoods Village plans 5K race

CHI St. Luke’s Health and Springwoods Village hold the  second annual Springwoods Village 5K, Run Thru the Village. Runners tour the village as they participate. 7 a.m. (registration), 8 a.m. (race). $30 (adult), $15 (child age 12 and younger). CHI St. Luke’s Health-Springwoods Village, 2255 E. Mossy Oaks Drive, Spring. 281-480-5066.

March 24

Gala celebrates museum’s 10th anniversary

The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts hosts its annual fundraising Pearls of Art Gala with the theme “The Art of Music.” The event includes dinner, dancing, an auction and live piano music. The museum, located at 6815 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, is undergoing renovations. A party bus is available to transport guests to the gala. 6:30-11 p.m. $250. The Ballroom at Bayou Place, 500 Texas Avenue, Houston. 281-376-6322.

March 25

‘Toying with Science’ teaches, entertains

Cypress Creek FACE brings Garry Krinky’s science program to its series of childrens events. Krinky teaches children about scientific concepts using entertaining approaches, such as circus skills, mime, original music and audience involvement. 3 p.m. $8-$15. Klein High School Performing Arts Center, 16715 Stuebner Airline Road, Klein. 281-440-4850.

March 30-April 1

Expect closures on Easter weekend

Spring and Klein ISDs are closed for a spring holiday March 30, which is Good Friday. The Harris County Public Library system is closed from March 30 to April 1 for the Easter holiday. The local HCPL branch, Barbara Bush Branch Library, is closed for renovation due to  Hurricane Harvey, but other branches will be affected by the holiday, including the Fairbanks, Northwest and Tomball locations.

March 31

Churches host egg hunts

Area  churches hold egg hunts featuring activities for children such as a petting zoo, games and snacks.

2-4 p.m. Free. Kinsmen Lutheran Church, 12100 Champion Forest Drive, Houston. 281-444-3126.

10 a.m.-noon. Free. Northwoods Presbyterian Church, 3320 FM 1960 W., Houston. 281-444-8861.

April 7-8

Attend wine festival

The 2018 Texas Wine and Art Festival in Old Town Spring features wine, art and handmade items. 435 Spring Cypress Road, Spring. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 7, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. April 8. Free (admission), $25 (wine tasting tickets).

April 7

5K family run benefits nonprofit

The third annual Shield Bearer Running for Hearts 5K Family Fun Run includes a 5K trail run, 1-mile walk, food and entertainment. The event benefits victims of flooding, human trafficking and violence. 7-11 a.m. $10 (child), $25 (adult). Windwood Presbyterian Church, 10555 Spring Cypress Road, Houston. 281-894-7222.

April 8

Join in the Vintage Park Half Marathon

In its second year at Vintage Park, this race comprises the third and final part of the Bayou City Marathon Series. The race includes a 13.1-mile half marathon, a 5K race and a kids race. Participants receive photos from the race, a T-shirt, race bib, finisher’s medal and can park for free at the event. Event organizers welcome volunteer participation to assist with producing the event. 7-9 a.m. (start times). Entry fees vary. 110 Vintage Park Blvd., Houston.

April 10

Scott St. John gives a violin concert at Wesley UMC

In this Cypress Creek FACE performance, Canadian violinist Scott St. John premieres  a new score for a Disney short as well as performing other chamber music. 3 p.m. $6-$12. John Wesley United Methodist Church, 5830 Bermuda Dunes Drive, Houston. 281-440-4850.

April 14

Inaugural Paddle and Pedal Fest kicks off

The first Paddle and Pedal Fest features family-friendly activities at Kickerillo- Mischer Preserve, including food trucks, outdoors activities and opportunities to bike and canoe at Marshall Lake. 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve, 20215 Chasewood Park Drive, Houston. 281-440-4160.

Live theater

Playhouse 1960

6814 Gant Road, Houston

16-18  “Having a Wonderful Time, Wish You Were Her.” 3 p.m. (Sun.), 8 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.). $15-$18

6-14  “The Runner Stumbles.” 8 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.). $15-$18

Stageworks Theatre Houston

10760 Grant Road, Houston

12-25 “Crimes of the Heart.” 7:30 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sun.). $17-$25

By 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.


The Door Store to move from Spring to Cypress in March

The Door Store will relocate from 14919 Stuebner Airline Road, Houston, to 10706 Grant Road, Cypress, in March.

The venue holds up to 500 guests; can host indoor and outdoor ceremonies; and features a dividable large ballroom, private dressing rooms, 24-foot ceilings and sophisticated modern architecture. (Courtesy Lux Vita)
Wedding, event venue Lux Vita now open in North Houston

The venue holds up to 500 guests; can host indoor and outdoor ceremonies; and features a dividable large ballroom, private dressing rooms, 24-foot ceilings and sophisticated modern architecture.

Texas Central officials announced interior plans Feb. 17 for the company's proposed high-speed train connecting Houston and Dallas. The Shinkansen trains in Japan will be customized for Texas with no middle seats and additional legroom, company officials announced. (Courtesy Texas Central)
JUST IN: Texas Central gives first glimpse of high speed train car interior

Texas Central officials announced interior plans Feb. 17 for the company's proposed high-speed train connecting Houston and Dallas.

Pier 1 Imports in in the process of closing 450 stores nationwide. (Hunter Marrow/Community Impact)
Pier 1 Imports to close Willowbrook location Feb. 26

The home decor store is offering 60% off most remaining merchandise.

Undrai Fizer and Natali Hurtado are running in the Democratic primary March 3 for state representative District 126.
Q&A: Democratic candidates for state District 126 representative discuss flooding, public education

Two candidates are running in the District 126 Democratic primary March 3.

Fortress BeerWorks offers a taproom, featuring beers brewed on-site, as well as an outdoor patio and food trucks. (Eva Vigh/Community Impact Newspaper)
Fortress BeerWorks to celebrate first anniversary in Spring with axe throwing, crawfish March 21

From 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Fortress BeerWorks wll host live music by Isaac Hoskins and the Brandon McDermott Band, axe throwing from Epic Axe, food from Crawfish by Jeff, a special beer release and beer specials throughout the day.

(Courtesy Adobe Stock)
State House District 141 Democratic candidates discuss the nation's health care system, critical initiatives

Two candidates are vying for a place as the Democratic candidate for state House District 141 in the March 3 primary election.

In-store items range from Kendra Scott jewelry and Sherri Hill gowns to Kate Spade handbags and Tory Burch shoes. (Courtesy Karen's Closet)
Karen's Closet in Spring remodels store, expands formalwear selection

Owned by Karen Kastner, the upscale resale shop has been in the Spring and Klein area for 13 years and offers clothing for women of all shapes and sizes, as well as designer handbags, shoes and jewelry.

Security fencing is installed around Hamilton Elementary School in fall 2019. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)
Cy-Fair ISD provides timeline, security project updates for 2019 bond

Work is already underway on projects included in Cy-Fair ISD’s 2019 bond.

The men's salon offered a variety of services, including shaves. (Courtesy 18|8 Fine Men's Salon)
18|8 Fine Men's Salon closes Champion Forest location

On Dec. 31, 18|8 Fine Men’s Salon closed its Champion Forest salon location.

The Louisiana-based sports bar will offer Cajun cuisine and seafood, such as gumbo and po'boys, as well as burgers, salads and wraps. (Courtesy Walk-On's Bistreaux & Bar)
Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar announces March opening in Spring

Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar is slated to open a new location March 9 in Grand Parkway Marketplace II.

Massage Heights Spring Town Center
Massage Heights reaches 10 years in Spring Town Center

Massage Heights offers a variety of massage types, including prenatal and deep tissue.

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