16 things to do in and around Cy-Fair in February and March

Cirque du Soleil comes to the Same Houston Race Park at the end of February. (Courtesy Cirque du Soleil)
Cirque du Soleil comes to the Same Houston Race Park at the end of February. (Courtesy Cirque du Soleil)

Cirque du Soleil comes to the Same Houston Race Park at the end of February. (Courtesy Cirque du Soleil)

Feb. 20: Gather with friends for trivia night

World of Beer hosts a themed trivia night surrounding the popular ‘90s television show “Friends.” Themed cocktails will be on the menu, and cash prizes will be awarded to the top three competitors. 7-9 p.m. Free (admission). World of Beer, 9945 Barker Cypress Road, Ste. 120, Cypress. 281-806-5353. www.facebook.com/wobtownelake

Feb 20-22: Watch high school wrestlers compete

The University Interscholastic League State Wrestling Tournament features high school wrestlers from across Texas. 6:30 a.m. (Fri.), 6 a.m. (Sat.). $7-$12 (single-day admission), $20 (two-day admission). Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. 281-894-3900. www.berrycenter.net

Feb. 21: Catch a free string quartet performance

The Carya String Quartet performs musical selections by immigrants, including Airat Ichmouratov, Daniel Bernard Roumain and Igor Stravinsky, highlighting the struggles and tenacity of risk takers. 7-9 p.m. Free (admission). St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 15415 N. Eldridge Parkway, Cypress. 281-370-8000. www.stmaryscypress.org

Feb. 22: Learn about nutrition, fitness at health fair

Jersey Village hosts its inaugural Health Fair featuring talks on nutrition, free fitness classes, representatives from local health organizations and the Great Harvest Bread food truck. Document shredding and electronic-device recycling services will also be available. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Jersey Village Civic Center, 16327 Lakeview Drive, Jersey Village. www.jerseyvillagetx.com

Feb. 29: Support Cy-Hope at LEGO camp for kids

Local nonprofit Cy-Hope hosts a Bricks 4 Kidz LEGO camp and competition for children ages 7-12. The event features Lego workshops, lunch, a contest and awards for every age group. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $85. Cy-Hope, 12715 Telge Road, Cypress. 713-466-4673. www.cy-hope.org

Feb. 29: Attend a celebration of ‘The Gospel Spirit’

The Houston Choral Society performs African American spirituals and gospel music alongside special guests from the Prairie View A&M University Concert Chorale. 7 p.m. $30 (general admission), $25 (seniors, veterans, students), $20 (children ages 5-11). Foundry Church, 8350 Jones Road, Houston. www.houstonchoral.org

Feb. 29-April 12: See a Cirque du Soleil show

Cirque du Soleil returns to Sam Houston Race Park with new characters, costumes and choreography in the “Alegria: In a New Light” show. Times vary. $79+. Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway W., Houston. www.cirquedusoleil.com/alegria

March 3: Vote in county, state primary elections

Candidates on the ballot include county, state and federal positions. Voters can make selections in either the Republican or Democratic primary. Early voting is Feb. 18-28. See our Voter Guide on Pages 23-31 for more information. www.harrisvotes.com

March 6-7: Attend a Tri-County Quilt Guild show

A two-day event showcases members’ quilts and features vendors and crafts. This year’s theme is “A Quilt Odyssey.” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Fri.), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.). $10 (general admission), free (children younger than 12). Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. 281-894-3900. www.tcqgtx.blogspot.com

March 8: Plan a wedding at The Springs

A local wedding venue hosts an open house for brides and grooms to meet with dozens of vendors including caterers, photographers, florists, bakeries and live music. 1-4 p.m. Free (admission). The Springs Event Venue, 12612 Malcomson Road, Cypress. 281-881-7175. www.thespringsevents.com

March 9-13: Take off for spring break

Cy-Fair ISD students and employees will have the week off for spring break. District facilities will be closed. www.cfisd.net

Worth the Trip—March 14: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

The 61st annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Houston features a new route this year. Following the parade, food, games and live music will be held in Market Square Park. Noon-1:30 p.m. Free. 301 Milam St., Houston. www.downtowndistrict.org

March 14-15: See classic cars

The 31st annual Auto Swap Meet is a two-day event featuring hundreds of dealers offering car parts and accessories as well as various classic and antique cars and trucks on display and for sale. 8 a.m. Free (admission), $5 (parking). Traders Village, 7979 N. Eldridge Parkway, Houston. 281-890-5500. www.tradersvillage.com

March 16: Support children with autism at golf tournament

The Foundation for Autism Care, Education and Services hosts a golf tournament fundraiser for the organization that supports and promotes applied behavior analysis therapy for local children with autism. Registration includes the green fee, cart rental, driving range, lunch and dinner. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $175 (individual), $700 (team). BlackHorse Golf Club, 12205 Fry Road, Cypress. 281-757-6750. www.facesautism.org

See a play at a local theater

Playhouse 1960, 6814 Gant Road, Houston. 281-587-8243. www.ph1960.com

“Four Weddings and an Elvis”—Dates: March 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21 (8 p.m.); March 22 (3 p.m.), Cost: $18-$21

Stageworks Theatre, 10760 Grant Road, Houston. 281-587-6100. www.stageworkstx.org

“She Loves Me”—Dates: Feb. 28, 29, March 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21 (7:30 p.m.); March 1, 8, 15, 22 (3 p.m.), Cost: $19-$29.50
By Danica Lloyd
Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper as a Cy-Fair reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a journalism degree from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. She became editor of the Cy-Fair edition in March 2020 and continues to cover education, local government, business, demographic trends, real estate development and nonprofits.


As of 11:30 a.m. on March 2, eight areas across Harris County remained under boil water notice affecting about 2,300 residents. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Thousands in unincorporated Harris County remain under boil notices

As of 11:30 a.m. on March 2, eight areas across Harris County remained under boil water notice affecting about 2,300 residents.

A face mask policy has been in place this school year—it states that all staff and pre-K-12 students must wear masks in common areas and in classrooms when social distancing is not feasible. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)
Cy-Fair ISD officials: Face mask policy will remain in place until further notice

A face mask policy has been in place this school year—it states that all staff and pre-K-12 students must wear masks in common areas and in classrooms when social distancing is not feasible.

Cy-Hope was named Nonprofit of the Year. (Danica Lloyd/Community Impact Newspaper)
Cy-Fair Houston Chamber of Commerce recognizes 2020 award winners

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The Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market is returning in person for its spring iteration. (Courtesy Jennifer Greene/HoustonBallet)
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced March 2 that mask mandates and business capacity restrictions will be lifted in Texas. (Courtesy Office of the Texas Governor)
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Kiddie Academy opened in January. (Courtesy Havas Formula)
New Kiddie Academy location opens in northwest Houston

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COVID-19 rates in Cy-Fair ISD trended down throughout February. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
89 new COVID-19 cases reported in Cy-Fair ISD schools Feb. 22-28

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Most of the electric grid in Texas is managed by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which is not linked to other interconnected national electrical systems. (Courtesy Electric Reliability Council of Texas)
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Hank's Crab Shack gets and sells several hundred pounds of crawfish daily, especially during the peak of crawfish season. (Morgan Theophil/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Harris County continues to confirm more COVID-19 cases in Cy-Fair ISD. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Cy-Fair’s COVID-19 cases down 50% month over month

The number of active cases in Cy-Fair has not been this low since late November, but 34 local residents died with COVID-19 in February—up from 16 in January.

An effort to widen White Oak Bayou is one of several flood mitigation projects that are moving forward in Jersey Village, according to a series of Nov. 30 announcements. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
Contract approved for two flood-control projects in Jersey Village

Two flood-control projects in the city of Jersey Village are moving forward after city council members unanimously approved two contracts at a Feb. 22 meeting.

Houston City Hall in rainbow lighting
Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce celebrates five years of service

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