School board meetings and 5 other things to know this week in Spring and Klein, Dec. 11-15

Spring and Klein ISDs hold their monthly board of trustees meetings this week, Hanukkah begins and a harp ensemble performs this week in Spring and Klein.



  1. Last day to file for candidacy, Dec. 11


Today is the last day for individuals to file to run for public office in the 2018 primary. Numerous state government and county government primary elections take place in March and the general election will take place in November.





2. Klein ISD board of trustees meeting, Dec. 11
Klein ISD board of trustees holds its monthly meeting Monday night. Agenda items for include swearing in Doug James—who won the election for the open school board trustee election in November—and naming Intermediate School No. 10. View the full agenda here. 7 p.m. 7200 Spring Cypress Road, Spring. 832-249-4000. www.kleinisd.net





3. First night of Hanukkah, Dec. 12
Local synagogues will hold services in celebration of the holiday starting, including Congregation Jewish Community North, 5400 Fellowship Lane, Spring. 281-376-0016. www.cjcn.org






4. Spring ISD board of trustees meeting, Dec. 12
Spring ISD board of trustees meets Tuesday night. According to the meeting agenda, the board will review the design of the new police and tax office on Lockhaven Drive and the design of the new district stadium. View the full agenda here. 7 p.m. 16717 Ella Boulevard, Houston. 281-891-6000. www.springisd.org





5. Conservancy hosts authors at open house, Dec. 12
The Bayou Land Conservancy hosts an open house with cookies and cocoa available to guests. Authors Gary and Kathy Adams Clark plan to sign their book "Backroads of Texas" at the event. 4 p.m. Free. Bayou Land Conservancy, 10330 Lake Road, Ste. J, Houston. 281-576-1634. www.bayoulandconservancy.org 





6. New Houston Harp Ensemble performs, Dec. 12
Cypress Creek Foundation for the Arts and Community Enrichment hosts the New Houston Harp Ensemble. The quartet performs holiday songs. 3 p.m. $6-$12. John Wesley United Methodist Church, 5830 Bermuda Dunes Drive, Houston. 281-440-4850. www.cypresscreekface.org






7. Attend a holiday luncheon, Dec. 15
Residents can enjoy a holiday meal and live music from Kevin Michael Weishaar at the Big Stone Lodge Mistletoe Magic Luncheon. Tickets must be purchased from the lodge office by Dec. 13. 11:30 a.m. $8 (suggested donation per person). Big Stone Lodge, 709 Riley Fuzzel Road, Spring. 281-350-1029. www.hcp4.net




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