Harris County Commissioners Court, winter break begins and other things to know this week in Spring and Klein, Dec. 18-22

Harris County Commissioners Court meet Dec. 19.

Harris County Commissioners Court meet Dec. 19.

Harris County Commissioners Court takes place on Tuesday and local school districts begin their winter breaks this week in Spring and Klein.

Dec. 19, Harris County Commissioners Court
Harris County Commissioners meet for their monthly meeting. At their previous meeting on Dec. 5, the commissioners approved new building regulations for homes and business in the 100 year floodplain. Review the agenda for the Tuesday's meeting here. 10 a.m. 1001 Preston St., Ste. 934, Houston. www.harriscountytx.gov

Dec. 20, Holiday craft workshop
Participants of this workshop will meet at Big Stone Lodge to work on holiday crafting projects. Interested participants should call to register and receive a supply list beforehand. Free. Big Stone Lodge, 709 Riley Fuzzel Road, Spring. 281-350-1029. www.hcp4.net

Dec. 22, Winter break begins for ISDs
Friday marks the beginning of winter break for both Spring and Klein ISDs. Students return back to school on Jan. 9.

Nonprofit now offering GED and ESL classes
Northwest Assistance Ministries announced on Dec. 6 that it now offers evening classes for GED preparation and ESL courses. Registration for both courses beings in January and takes place in NAM's learning center at 15555 Kuykendahl Road, Houston. GED classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-8:30 p.m., from Feb. 6-April 26. ESL classes will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m., from Jan. 30-April 26. Northwest Assistance Ministries, 15555 Kuykendahl Road, Houston. 281-885-4555. www.namonline.org