Play Magic the Gathering, attend a silent disco: 6 things to do in Spring, Klein this weekend, May 31-June 2

Austin artist Richie Deegan, whose hometown is Spring, will be featuring his artwork this Saturday.

Austin artist Richie Deegan, whose hometown is Spring, will be featuring his artwork this Saturday.

Get certified in first aid training and attend a local art exhibit. Here are five weekend To-Dos.

1. Vibe out at a silent disco, June 1
Silent Disco Vibe introduces a wireless, LED headphone party experience with three different channels of music, including two live DJ’s, giving the audience the power to decide who and what to listen to during the course of the evening. Depending on the selection, the headphones change colors. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Headphone rentals: $5. CityPlace Springwoods Village, 1250 Lake Plaza Drive, Spring. 713-524-2800.

2. Drink beer and check out art exhibit, June 1
Austin artist Richie Deegan, who hails from Spring, hosts an art exhibition, "The Home Town Show." 6-11 p.m. Free. Trilogy Brew, 417 Gentry Street, Spring.

3. Get certified in first aid training, June 1
Spring Fire Department offers its monthly first aid training for medical, injury and environmental emergencies. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. $70. Spring Fire Department, 656 E. Louetta Road, Spring. 281-355-1266.

4. Get fit at Camp Gladiator's Burpees and Brews, June 1
Camp Gladiator's local Spring trainers host a 60-minute workout session for all fitness levels. Attendees are encouraged to bring a fitness mat. 10-11 a.m. Free. Thistle Draftshop, 5210 FM 2920 Ste. 100, Spring. 512-494-6966.

5. Go fishing at Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve, June 1
Fishermen and women of all ages are encouraged to go fishing with the Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve staff as part of Free Fishing Day hosted by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. A fishing license is not required. 8 a.m.-noon. Free. Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve, 20215 Chasewood Park Drive, Houston. 713-274-4299.

6. Play Magic the Gathering, June 2
Halycon Games hosts a Magic the Gathering tournament every Sunday. There are three rounds and one prize pack per win. 7-10 p.m. $5. Halycon Games, 2040 Louetta Road, D1, Spring. 713-835-7500.

By Eva Vigh
Eva Vigh joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2018 as a reporter for Spring and Klein. Prior to this position, she covered upstream oil and gas news for a drilling contractors' association.


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