Learn fireside cooking, visit a new dog park and other things to do this weekend in Spring and Klein, Dec. 15-17

Springwoods Village hosts a pet-friendly live music series every Thursday through April 25.

Springwoods Village hosts a pet-friendly live music series every Thursday through April 25.

Park staff at Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve teach guests how to cook over an open fire, and a dog park opens in Springwoods Village this weekend in Spring and Klein.



  1. "Willy Wonka" performances continue, Dec. 15-17


Playhouse 1960 hosts a performance of "Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka" this weekend. 6814 Gant Road, Houston. $15-$18. 8 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sun.) 281-587-8234. www.ph1960.com





2. Attend a talk that examines the modern world, Dec. 16
Professor Clark Carlton discusses modernism and postmodernism in the talk "When Did the World Go Inside, and Why?" 1-4 p.m. Free. St. Jonah Orthodox Church, 2910 Spring Cypress Road, Spring. 281-467-0264. www.saintjonah.org





3. Learn fireside cooking at county park, Dec. 16
Park staff at Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve teach guests how to cook over an open fire. Guests are able to try samples of the food cooked in a cast-iron Dutch oven. This family event is for guests of all ages. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve, 20215 Chasewood Park Drive, Houston. 713-274-4299. www.hcp4.net





4. Dog park grand opening, Dec. 16
Bark Park in Springwoods Village's Spring Grove Park celebrates its grand opening with coupons, treats and information from Banfield Pet Hospital and Natural Pawz. Guests also have the opportunity to take photos with their dog posting with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus. Free. 10 a.m.-noon. www.springwoodsvillage.com





5. Blood drive and raffle, Dec. 16
A CHI-St. Luke's Springwoods Village Hospital blood drive is hosted by Grace Nutrition Market and Cool Kat Party Warehouse in the Spring Cypress Road shopping center where the two businesses are located. The event will include a raffle for a large giraffe toy at 3 p.m. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 1421 Spring Cypress Road, Spring. 281-353-6630. www.facebook.com/gracesnutritionmarket