TO-DO LIST: 16 events planned in the Cy-Fair area this month

Visit an area water park before it closes

Visit an area water park before it closes

Your ultimate local guide for events, business openings and meetings in the months of August and September:

Aug. 25: Join a new golf group for its first tournament

Title Golf Tour, a new group focused on providing a chance for experienced golfers to play for cash prizes, hosts its first tournament, the Longwood Classic. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. $99. Longwood Golf Club, 13300 Longwood Trace Drive, Cypress. 281-616-7899.

Aug. 25: Cast a vote in Harris County flood bond election

Harris County hosts a bond referendum in an effort to secure $2.5 billion for the Harris County Flood Control District to use for buyouts and flood mitigation projects. Polls are open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. 713-755-5792.

Aug. 27: First day of school for Cy-Fair ISD students

The 2018-19 school year kicks off for students attending school at Cy-Fair ISD. Students in middle and high school are required to wear clear backpacks this year as a part of new security protocols. 281-897-4000.

Aug. 27: Attend opening of InSPIRE Rock’s Cypress venue

The rock climbing gym hosts a grand opening with giveaways, food trucks and drinks. A membership is required to rock climb. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (night party begins at 8 p.m.). Free (admission). 16730 House & Hahl Road, Cypress. 281-288-7625.

Aug. 30: Check out the Wild and Scenic Film Festival

The Bayou Land Conservancy hosts a film screening to showcase natural settings around the world and educate the public on environmental topics. 6-9:30 p.m. $20. Star Cinema Grill, 114 Vintage Park Blvd., Houston. 281-576-1634.

Aug. 30: Attend a League of Women Voters orientation session

The Cy-Fair chapter of the League of Women Voters—a nonprofit that encourages voters to be informed and involved—hosts its 2018-19 orientation. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Spring Creek BBQ, 25831 Hwy. 290, Cypress.

Aug. 30-Sept. 1: Shop at annual back-to-school consignment sale

Penny Pinching Mamas hosts a children consignment sale featuring toys and clothing. 3-7 p.m. (Aug. 30), 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (Aug. 31), 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sept. 1). $5 (Aug. 30), free (Aug. 31-Sept. 1). Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress.

Sept. 2-3: Break a sweat at the Towne Lake Triathlon

The youth event, for participants ages 6-15, takes place Sunday. Adult events take place Monday. 7:20 a.m. (Sept. 2), 7:10 a.m. (Sept. 3). $52-$76 (youths), $95-$151 (adults). Lone Star College-CyFair, 9191 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress.

Sept. 3: Note closures in observance of Labor Day

All Cy-Fair ISD schools and county offices are closed in observance of Labor Day. Other closures include post offices, most banks, all Harris County public libraries and county courthouses.,,

Sept. 3-7: Work wraps up at West and Huffmeister roads

A project to connect Huffmeister Road from Hwy. 6 to West Road will be finished in the first week of September, county officials said. West Road, which is temporarily reduced to two lanes during construction, will reopen as a four-lane roadway.

Sept. 8: Get a flu shot at local  nonprofit’s kickoff event

Shots for Holly, a nonprofit that works to provide flu shots, hosts an event to raise awareness about the start of flu season. Walgreens is on site to administer shots. 2-5 p.m. Free (admission). Creekwood Grill, 12710 Telge Road, Cypress. 713-553-4298.

Sept. 8: Shop ‘Til You Drop at event supporting Women’s Club

More than 350 vendors are brought in for the annual shopping event benefiting the Cy-Fair Women’s Club. Items for sale include home decor, jewelry, food and holiday gift ideas. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress.

Sept. 17: City of Jersey Village reviews budget, tax rate

Jersey Village City Council reviews the proposed city budget and tax rates for fiscal year 2018-19, which begins
Oct. 1. 7 p.m. Jersey Village City Hall, 17401 Lakeview Drive, Jersey Village. 713-466-2119.

Visit an area water park before it closes

Typhoon Texas
555 Katy Fort Bend Road, Katy

  • Open daily through Aug. 26

  • Open on weekends from Aug. 27-Sept. 23

  • Open Labor Day, Sept. 3, from 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Wet ’n’ Wild SplashTown
21300 I-45 N., Spring

  • Open daily through Aug. 26

  • Open on  weekends from Aug. 27-Sept. 22

  • Open for special hours on Aug. 31 from 4-8 p.m.

  • Open Labor Day, Sept. 3, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Enjoy a play at a local theater

Stageworks Theatre
10760 Grant Road, Houston

“Five Women Wearing the Same Dress”
Dates: Sept. 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29 (7:30 p.m.); Sept. 9, 16, 23 and 30 (3 p.m.)
Cost: $17-$25

Playhouse 1960
6814 Gant Road, Houston

“The World Goes ‘Round”
Dates: Sept. 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29 (8 p.m.); Sept. 30 (3 p.m.)
Cost: $18 (adults), $15 (students, seniors and veterans)

Stop by Traders Village for a local festival

Traders Village, a 100-acre outdoor market, hosts a variety of events at 7979 N. Eldridge Parkway, Houston. Events are free to attend, and parking costs $4. 281-895-5500.

26 Texas All-Star Wrestling, 1:30 p.m.

2 Rock & Pop Tribute Concert featuring Thunder Pants, time TBD
8-9 Shrimp Fest, times TBD
16 Fiestas Patrias with Telemundo Houston, time TBD

By Shawn Arrajj
Shawn Arrajj serves as the editor of the Cy-Fair edition of Community Impact Newspaper where he covers the Cy-Fair and Jersey Village communities. He mainly writes about development, transportation and issues in Harris County.


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