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

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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.

Northwest Assistance Ministries

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

Springwoods Village Kroger

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

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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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