School begins, fashion crawl and yoga with wine: Five things to know this week in Cy-Fair

School starts back up for Cy-Fair ISD students this week.

School starts back up for Cy-Fair ISD students this week.

Sept. 11: First day of school for CFISD

After being delayed by Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent flooding and damage, CFISD schools will begin the Fall semester today. Students at Moore Elementary School are attending class temporarily at the former Matzke Elementary School on Jones Road as the district works to restore Moore following Harvey. Read more here

Sept. 13: League of Women Voters talks legislative session with Rep. Kevin Roberts

The League of Women Voters in Cy-Fair will recap the 2017 legislative sessions with Rep. Kevin Roberts, state representative for District 126. A portion of the event involves taking questions from the audience. 6:30-8 p.m. Juergen's Hall Community Center, 26026 Hempstead Road, Cypress.

Sept. 13: Beer and Bites at d’Vine Wine Bar

Twisted X Brewing Company is hosting an event featuring handcrafted beer, beer tasting, snacks and information on the brewing process. 7 p.m. $25. d’Vine Wine Bar, 25202 Hwy. 290, Ste. 100, Cypress. 281-213-4656.

Sept. 14: Yoga and Wine Special at Hanan’s Cafe

Yogis in Cypress can join Hanan’s Cafe in for the second Yoga and Wine special event. Kristen Mueller will host the class, which offers students a glass of wine and snacks. 7 p.m. $20. Hanan’s Cafe, 25282 Hwy. 290, Cypress. 832-653-6903.

Sept. 16: LuLaCrawl (new date)

LuLaRoe Fashion Mamas are opening four houses and 10 retailers with fashion items and clothing for shoppers to view, try on and purchase. A grand prize of two wardrobes for two people will be given to select visitors who visit the four houses. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. The event will be between Barker Cypress Road and North Eldridge Parkway. Location will update on Facebook.


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