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Shoppers enjoy holiday events at outlet mall
Events include a Dec. 18 performance by the Roberts Road Elementary School Band and a Dec. 21 performance by the Goodson Middle School Choir and Hamilton Middle School Band. Times vary. Free. 29300 Hempstead Road, Cypress.
Christmas Eve services
12710 Telge Road, Cypress
Dec. 24: 6 p.m.
Houston Northwest Church
19911 Hwy. 249, Houston
Dec. 23: 5 p.m.
Dec. 24: 9 and 11 a.m., 1 p.m.
10203 Fry Road, Cypress
8350 Jones Road, Houston
Dec. 24: 3, 4:30, 6 and 11 p.m.
St. John Lutheran Church
15235 Spring Cypress Road, Cypress
Dec. 24: 9:30 a.m., 4, 6, 8 and 10 p.m.
Take a photo with Santa Claus at Traders Village
The fundraising event allows guests to take photos with Santa for $5. Proceeds help buy furniture for families affected by Hurricane Harvey. Traders Village,
7979 N. Eldridge Parkway, Houston. 281-890-5500. www.tradersvillage.com
Take a photo at the Jingle Junction Christmas scene
The front lawn of Cypress United Methodist Church is transformed into a venue for families to bring their cameras and take photos in front of Christmas scenes. Free. 13403 Cypress N. Houston Road, Cypress. 281-469-0730. www.cypressunited.org/events
Families can visit Santa at area realty office
NextHome Realty Center hosts Cookies with Santa—an event in which children are encouraged to decorate cookies and see Santa. 2-4:30 p.m. Free.
NextHome Realty Center, 12810 Telge Road, Cypress. 832-720-8600. www.nexthomerealtycenter.com
Dec. 22-Jan. 4
Cy-Fair ISD closed for holiday break
District students and employees have a break from classes during the holiday season. Staff members return to campuses Jan. 5 for a professional day, and classes resume Jan. 8 for students. www.cfisd.net
Children perform in local Christmas pageant
St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church’s Christmas Eve pageant allows children to participate in the telling of Christ’s birth with costumes. The pageant ends with traditional communion and prayer. 4 p.m. Free. 13131 Fry Road, Cypress. 281-373-3203. www.aidanschurch.org
Sports Quest Inc. hosts children’s soccer camp
Children ages 5-12 develop soccer skills during a three-day camp. Registration includes a T-shirt and soccer ball. 9-11 a.m. $75. Fairfield Central Park, 15015 Heath Green Circle, Cypress. 832-593-7777. www.sportsquesttraining.com
Aerodrome Ice Skating Complex
8220 Willow Place Drive N., Houston
23 Skate with Santa, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
27-29 Elite Goalie Camp, times vary.
Hwy. 290 frontage roads to reopen near Jersey Village
Two outside frontage road lanes along Hwy. 290 westbound are set to reopen at 5 a.m. Dec. 29 between Jersey Drive and Jones Road. The Texas Department of Transportation continues to work on mainlanes in the area. www.my290.com
Texas All-Star Wrestling brings ‘Crisis in Cypress’
Several matchups are scheduled, including heavyweight champion Big Daddy Yum Yum defending his title against
Danny Ramons. 7:30 p.m. $15 (admission), $10 (children age 12 and younger). Cypress VFW Arena, 21902 Hwy. 290, Cypress. www.taswwrestling.com
New laws take effect
Twenty-six bills passed during the
85th legislative session take effect. One such bill is Senate Bill 5, which provides voters with more options for forms of identification to present when voting. View a full list of the bills on the Legislative Reference Library’s website at www.lrl.state.tx.us/sessions
Several venues in the Cy-Fair area present theatrical performances.
6814 Gant Road, Houston
Dates: Jan.13-14, 20-21, 28-29
Cost: $10 (adult), $8 (student)
10760 Grant Road, Houston
“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”
Dates: Jan. 19-Feb. 11
Cost: $31 (adult), $28 (seniors and veterans), $19 (student)
Cy-Fair ISD hosts UIL Wrestling Invitational
Wrestlers from across Texas compete for the state title, including students from CFISD. Times TBA. $20 (weekend), $12 (single day), $7 (students) Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. 281-894 3900. www.berrycenter.net
Fastpitch Masters hold local softball camp
College coaches teach skills to students ages 7-18, such as hitting, infield, outfield, speed and agility. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $98-$148. Sandlot Sports, 19909 Juergen Road, Cypress. 281-373-4487. www.fastpitchmasters.com