Valentine's Day, Ash Wednesday and more events planned in Cy-Fair this week, Feb. 12-16

Valentine's Day brings several events to the Greater Houston area.

Valentine's Day brings several events to the Greater Houston area.

Here are a few local events to attend in the Cy-Fair area this week:


Feb. 13: Moving On Widows Group hosts Valentine’s Lunch


Moving on Widows Group brings together women who have lost their husbands for an afternoon of fellowship and lunch. Attendees can either meet at The Foundry Church and ride to the location or meet at the Whistlestop Tea Room. 11 a.m.-noon. RSVP required. Whistlestop Tea Room, 107 Commerce St., Tomball. The Foundry Church, 8350 Jones Road, Houston. 281-839-4355. www.foundrychurch.org/event/moving-widows-group-valentines-lunch





Feb. 14: Writers workshop gives tips on building plots


The second event of L.I.F.E workshops at Lone Star College Cy-Fair is hosted by author of the Landscaping Mystery Series Julie Herman. Writers learn how to form a plot based on universal storylines. 10 a.m. Free. Lone Star College-CyFair, 9191 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. 281-290-3124. www.lonestar.edu/library/14656





Feb. 14: The Foundry hosts Ash Wednesday services


The Foundry hosts Ash Wednesday services throughout the day to recognize the first of 46 days of Lent. Child care is available for the evening service. Noon-8 p.m. Free. The Foundry Church, 8350 Jones Road, Houston. 713-937-9388. www.foundrychurch.org/event/ash-wednesday-services-jones-rd-campus





Feb. 14: Couples create together for Valentine’s Day


Couples can build, sand, stain and paint a variety of woodworking projects. Food, beer and wine will be provided for free, and couples can bring their own bottles. 7-10 p.m. $25-$45. The Rustic Brush Cypress, 9522 Huffmeister Road, Ste. 200, Houston. 832-415-0560. www.facebook.com/events/1998254197110037





Feb. 14: Tea for Two Tearoom hosts Annual Valentine’s Dinner


The 19th annual dinner for Valentine’s Day includes shared appetizers and several choices for a main course dish, including parmesan chicken and pan seared shrimp. 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. $35 per person. Tea for Two Tearoom, 8475 Hwy. 6, Houston. 832-723-7966. www.facebook.com/teafortwocopperfield





Feb. 15: Eat Whataburger and support education


Whataburger donates 20 percent of its sales to Postma Elementary School during Oh Whata Night. The event features a photo booth, face painting, prizes and the Whataburger mascot, Whataguy. 5-8 p.m. Whataburger, 8930 Fry Road, Cypress. 210-476-6547. www.whataburger.com





Feb. 16: Drop the kids off for a night out


The Kiddie Academy of Longenbaugh-Cypress takes care of children for Parents’ Night Out. Pizza, snacks and drinks will be available for children, and they are encouraged to wear pajamas for the movie night. 7 p.m.-midnight. $30 per child, $15 per sibling. Kiddie Academy of Longenbaugh-Cypress, 17909 Longenbaugh Drive, Cypress. 281-815-0522. www.facebook.com/events/2043841602541769




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