New Spring- and Klein-area mobile app launching, flood bond meetings continue: 5 things to know this week, July 23-27

Kids age 10-15 can learn about canoe safety at Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve this week.

Kids age 10-15 can learn about canoe safety at Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve this week.

The next regional Harris County Flood Control District community engagement meeting is scheduled for the Luce Bayou watershed Monday, July 23, and the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce is launching a mobile app Wednesday, July 25. Here is what residents of Spring and Klein need to know during the week of July 23.


1. Learn about Harris County bond referendum plans, July 23
The next community engagement meeting for the $2.5 billion Harris County bond referendum on Aug. 25 is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. Monday, July 23 at May Community Center, 2100 Wolf Road, Huffman. This meeting focuses on the Luce Bayou watershed. www.hcfcd.org





2. Gain canoeing safety skills at Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve, July 25
Junior canoe training is provided at Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve for children ages 10-15. Canoes, paddles and personal flotation devices are provided. Attendees are encouraged to wear closed-toed shoes and to dress for the weather. Participants should bring lunch or a snack in a waterproof container and a refillable water bottle. Registration on the park website is required. 9 a.m.-noon. Free. 20215 Chasewood Park Drive, Houston. 713-274-4299. www.hcp4.net/tapevents





3. Learn about a new mobile app, July 25
The Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce is launching a mobile application for smartphones and tablets with an event this Wedneseday. The app will provide information about Spring- and Klein-area businesses, events and other information. 11 a.m. Wood Glen Court Assisted Living, 5000 Cypresswood Drive, Spring.
281-440-4160. www.houstonnwchamber.org






4. Barbara Bush Branch Library plans activities
The Barbara Bush Branch Library hosts several programs for children this week at the neighboring community center. Tuesday's program is Truck-a-palooza, held in the library parking lot, and Thursday's program is a hip-hop dance workshop at the neighboring community center. 3 p.m. Free. Cypress Creek Christian Community Center, 6823 Cypresswood Drive, Spring.
832-927-7800. www.hcpl.net





5. Texas Repertory Theatre extends show run to this weekend, July 27-28
Local professional theater company Texas Repertory Theatre, which closed in 2016, has reformed and plans a second set of performances of "God's Megaphone" this weekend. 8 p.m. $28. Cypress Creek Christian Community Center, Forum Theatre, 6823 Cypresswood Drive, Spring. 281-583-7575. www.texasreptheatre.com


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 that paper in March 2017 and editor of The Woodlands edition in January 2019.