To-do list: Events and things to know in Spring, Klein in February and March

The annual parade will shut down a portion of FM 1960 on March 17 from 1-5 p.m.

The annual parade will shut down a portion of FM 1960 on March 17 from 1-5 p.m.

Your ultimate local guide for events, business openings, meetings and more in the months of February and March

Feb. 11-20

Public comment period ends for Texas Central

Community members can submit comments to the Federal Railroad Administration through Feb. 20 regarding Texas Central’s high-speed train before a final environmental impact statement is compiled.

Feb. 13

Houstonian organist performs

Cypress Creek Foundation for the Arts and Community Enrichment hosts Houston-based organist Rob Landes at John Wesley United Methodist Church. 3 p.m. $6-$12. 5830 Bermuda Dunes Drive, Houston. 281-440-4850.

Feb. 16, 17, 23, 24

Interactive theater held in Old Town Spring

The Old West Melodrama theater company performs “The Insurance Man Cometh” at Puffabelly’s Depot Restaurant in Old Town Spring. Attendees are required to purchase a meal. 7 p.m. (dinner), 8 p.m. (show). $14-$19. 100 Main St., Spring. 713-364-9190.

Feb. 20-March 2

Take advantage of early voting options

Early voting for March primary elections begins Feb. 20 and ends March 2. Spring and Klein early voting locations include Fallbrook Church at 12512 Walters Road, Houston; and Spring First Church at 1851 Spring Cypress Road, Spring. 713-274-8600.

March 2-3

Shop handmade jewelry, home decor

Spring Klein Funky Junque Market features clothing; food trucks; handmade jewelry; gourmet food items and decor. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $5. Klein ISD Multipurpose Building, 7500 FM 2920, Spring. 281-610-8577.

March 10

Ireland-based musical group performs

Cypress Creek FACE hosts The Celtic Tenors, a group of three musicians from Ireland, at Cypress Ridge High School. The group performs renditions of Celtic songs and popular contemporary songs. 8 p.m. $35-$65. 7900 N. Eldridge Parkway, Houston. 281-440-4850.

March 11

St. Patrick’s Parade on FM 1960 marks 40th year

Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale serves as grand marshal in the 3-mile parade, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. FM 1960 is closed from Champion Forest Road to Kuykendahl Road from 1-5 p.m. during the event. Sponsors and vendors are encouraged to contact parade organizers. 2-5 p.m. Free. 5625 FM 1960 W., Houston (starting point). 281-378-0800.

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.


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