20 things to do in and around Cy-Fair in January and February

The Cy-Fair ISD Dance Showoffs take place on Jan. 23. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)
The Cy-Fair ISD Dance Showoffs take place on Jan. 23. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)

The Cy-Fair ISD Dance Showoffs take place on Jan. 23. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)

Jan. 18: Dance along to a night of '90s county hits

The Barn at Frio Hill hosts a night of music, food and drinks with a live performance from The Set 'Em Up Joes, who will bring back country hits from the 1990s. A VIP package includes six tickets, a table for six, early admission at 6 p.m., a bucket of Texas beers and a meet and greet with Bri Bagwell and Jody Booth, the duo who fronts The Set 'Em Up Joes. 6:30 (doors open), 8 p.m. (show starts). $10 (pre-sale), $15 (door price), $200 (VIP table for six). The Barn at Frio, 16416 Mueschke Road, Cypress. 281-256-3746. www.barntx.com

Jan. 21: Take an active shooter survival class

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office hosts an active-shooter survival class to educate the public on how to prepare, prevent and react during an active-shooter event. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. 346-286-1589. www.harriscountyso.org

Jan. 23: See students perform at CFISD Dance Showoffs

Cy-Fair ISD high school dance teams perform routines at the annual Dance Showoffs event. 6-9 p.m. $10. Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. www.cfisd.net

Jan. 23-25: Cypress Woods High School presents ‘Cinderella’

The Cypress Woods Fine Arts Department presents the Tony Award-winning musical “Cinderella.” The event features performances by the Cy Woods High School band, choir, orchestra, Crimson Cadets dance team and Cypress Woods Theatre Co. 7 p.m. (all three nights). $5-$16. Cypress Wood High School, 16825 Spring Cypress Road, Cypress. 281-213-1901. www.cwtc.weebly.com

Jan. 23-Feb. 20: Stop by an art exhibition

Lone Star College-CyFair professor Stacy Gresell is featured in the spring art exhibition “Salty” in the Bosque Gallery. Guests can meet the artist at the opening reception. Free. Lone Star College-CyFair, 9191 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. 832-482-1038. www.lonestar.edu/bosquegallery

Jan. 25: Take advantage of a fruit tree sale

The Harris County Master Gardeners host their annual fruit tree sale featuring 1,400 trees, including citrus, berry, fig and avocado, among others. 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free (admission). Richard & Meg Weekley Community Center. 713-274-0950. www.hcmga.tamu.edu

Jan. 25: Work out on a progressive fitness crawl

Bridgeland hosts a progressive fitness crawl with a free fitness class from 9Round Fitness, F45 Training and Shaka Power Yoga; tours of each facility and a free appetizer from Local Table. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Lakeland Village Center, 10519 Fry Road, Cypress. www.bridgeland.com

Jan. 30: Taste test with CFISD food services

Cy-Fair ISD’s Power Up Cafe holds its annual food tasting event for students and parents to have input on breakfast and lunch items to add to next year’s menu. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. www.cfisd.net

Jan. 31: Celebrate Cy-Fair with the Chamber

The Cy-Fair Houston Chamber of Commerce celebrates local businesses and members with light bites, beer and wine samples, a DJ and dancing. Business of the Year finalists will be announced during the event. 7-10 p.m. $65. Lindsay Lakes, 16536 Mueschke Road, Cypress. 281-373-1390. www.cyfairchamber.com

Jan. 31 through Feb. 1: Catch a show-stopping performance

The Cy-Fair High School Choir presents the annual “Showstoppers” performance, featuring ensemble and solo performances of musical and billboard hits. 7 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sat.). $10-$15. Cy-Fair High School Auditorium, 22602 Hwy. 290, Cypress. www.cyfairchoir.com

Feb. 4, 11 and 18: Attend a free gardening class

Messiah Lutheran Church hosts a series of three gardening classes educating the community about garden planning, soil management, plant selection and plant timing. 7-8 p.m. Free. Messiah Lutheran Church, 11522 Telge Road, Cypress. 281-890-3013. www.messiahlc.org

Feb. 8: Attend Salute to Our Heroes fundraiser

The Cy-Fair Educational Foundation honors veterans and members of the military at the annual fundraiser for student scholarships, featuring dinner, live and silent auctions, and guest speaker U.S. Marine Josh Bleill. 7-9:30 p.m. $75 (veterans), $125 (individuals). Omni Houston Hotel at Westside, 13210 I-10, Houston. 281-370-0144. www.thecfef.org

Feb. 8: Shop the Lakewood UMC garage sale

Proceeds from the annual garage sale hosted by the women of Lakewood United Methodist Church support missions for local women and children. 8-11:30 a.m., noon-2 p.m. Free (admission). Lakewood United Methodist Church, 11330 Louetta Road, Houston. www.lakewoodumc.org

Feb. 8: Stop by ‘70s night at Sam Houston Race Park

Sam Houston Race Park hosts ‘70s night featuring live thoroughbred racing, a disco dance competition, trivia contests and best dressed recognitions. 6:45-9:45 p.m. $8 (adult), $5 (seniors and children). Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway W., Houston. 281-807-8760. www.shrp.com

Feb. 10: Learn about college options, preparation

Cy-Fair ISD hosts a miniature college fair and workshops on college admissions, liberal arts and out-of-state colleges, resumes, career pathways and other topics. 5-8 p.m. Free. Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. www.cfisd.net

Feb. 11: Eat at a Valentine’s luncheon for seniors

Harris County Precinct 4’s senior adult program hosts a catered “Love is in the Air” luncheon featuring a vocalist performing classic love songs. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. $10. Champion Forest Baptist Church, 16518 Jersey Drive, Jersey Village. 713-274-4050. www.hcp4.net/encore

Feb. 11: Participate in a murder mystery dinner

Cy-Hope hosts its first dinner theater event, featuring a Valentine’s Day murder mystery experience. The event includes appetizers, drinks, a steak dinner, dessert, cocktails and entertainment, and proceeds benefit Cy-Hope. 7-10 p.m. $70. The Cypress Alamo venue at Cy-Hope, 12715 Telge Road, Cypress. 713-466-4673. www.cy-hope.org

Feb. 15: Celebrate anniversary of local women’s group

The Cy-Fair Express Network, which works to bring together local business women to provide opportunities for networking and support, celebrates its 16th anniversary. The event has a neon glow theme and includes food and music. 7-11 p.m. $75 (individual), $100 (couple). VFW Post 8905, 21902 Hwy. 290, Cypress. www.cyfen.org

Feb. 15: Join Ducks Unlimited for annual fundraiser

Cypress Northwest Prairie Ducks Unlimited hosts a banquet with food, drinks, a raffle, and a silent and live auction. The event raises money for wetland conservation in the Waller and Cypress areas. 5 p.m. $50 (individual), $90 (couple), $30 (Greenwing member). St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, 16900 Cypress Rosehill Road, Cypress. 713-594-5359. www.ducks.org

Feb. 15: Support the Langham Creek YMCA’s adaptive sports programs

The Langham Creek YMCA hosts a Date by the Lake event featuring food and drinks from local vendors as well as live music and an auction. Proceeds help raise money for adaptive sports programs for children and adults with developmental and physical challenges. 7 p.m. $50. The Lakehouse at Towne Lake, 10000 Towne Lake Parkway, Cypress. 281-859-6143. www.ymcahouston.org
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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