11 events to attend in Cy-Fair this July

The Boardwalk at Towne Lake hosts an Independence Day celebration. (Courtesy Boardwalk at Towne Lake)
The Boardwalk at Towne Lake hosts an Independence Day celebration. (Courtesy Boardwalk at Towne Lake)

The Boardwalk at Towne Lake hosts an Independence Day celebration. (Courtesy Boardwalk at Towne Lake)

July 2: Test your trivia knowledge

Brew:30 Taphouse hosts a trivia night featuring ‘80s music from DJ Scott and prizes. 6:30-9 p.m. Free. Brew:30 Taphouse, 15914 Telge Road, Cypress. 281-516-9315. www.brew30taphouse.com

July 4: Celebrate Independence Day

The Boardwalk at Towne Lake will hold a celebration for Independence Day. The event is open to the public and will feature live music; however, fireworks will not be a part of this year’s event. Noon-3 p.m. Free (admission). The Boardwalk at Towne Lake, 9945 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. 713-690-0000. www.boardwalktl.com

July 6: See Snoop Dogg in Cypress


Rap and hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg will perform a post-Independence Day DJ set as DJ Snoopadelic for adults age 21 and older only. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. 6 p.m. $90 (pre-sale), $100 (at the door). The Barn at Frio, 16416 Mueschke Road, Cypress, 281-256-3746. www.barntx.com

July 5-30: Create Experiments at Little Beakers

Little Beakers will be holding five-day science lab camps throughout July. Attendees will have the opportunity to create their own boat and see real jellyfish, octopi, sharks and more. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. $185 (per five-day session). Little Beakers, 13040 Louetta Road, Ste. 226, Cypress. 833-543-7522. http://cypress.littlebeakers.com/camps

July 6-Aug. 20: Register for YMCA camps

Local YMCA sites host four- and five-day camp sessions for children ages 5-15. Activities include games, sports, swimming, arts and crafts and educational activities. 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (Hwy. 249 location) 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. (Longenbaugh location). $35 (registration fee), $155-$215 (camp costs). Langham Creek Family YMCA, 16725 Longenbaugh Drive, Houston. D. Bradley McWilliams YMCA at Cypress Creek, 19915 Hwy. 249, Houston. www.ymcahouston.org

July 8: Kickstart your immune system

The Cy-Fair Women’s Club hosts a wellness speaker at its monthly membership meeting. Dr. Amber Horsely will lead the discussion, which will be available in person and via Zoom. 6:30 p.m. Free. Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. www.cyfairwomensclub.org/events

July 12-16, 26-30: Explore nature

Summer day camps will be held for two weeks in July. Children ages 7-9 can participate in the junior rangers camp July 12-16, where campers will learn what a park ranger needs to know. The nature exploration camp from July 26-30 is for ages 10-12, and campers will learn about the local flora and fauna. Parents can register their children online. 9 a.m.-noon. Free. Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve, 20215 Chasewood Park Drive, Houston. 713-274-4299. www.hcp4.net/parks/kmp

July 16-Aug. 1: See a live musical

Playhouse 1960 performs “9 to 5: The Musical,” a play based on the 1980 movie featuring Dolly Parton. Fully vaccinated attendees are not required to wear masks. 8 p.m. (July 16-31), 3 p.m. (Aug. 1). $18-$21. Playhouse 1960, 6814 Gant Road, Houston. 281-587-8243. www.playhouse1960.com

July 16-Aug. 1: Enjoy a play

“Handbagged,” a play by Moira Buffini that imagines what happened in the private meetings between Margaret Thatcher and Queen Elizabeth II, will be performed live over three weekends. Parental guidance is recommended for age 10 and under. 7:30 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sun.). $22-$35. Stageworks Theatre, 10760 Grant Road, Houston. 281-587-6100. www.stageworkshouston.org

July 17: Celebrate a grand opening

IDEA Lab Kids celebrates its one-year anniversary with a free community event featuring games, snow cones, a face painter and prizes. Due to COVID-19, the business was unable to hold a grand opening celebration last year. Registration is available online. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. IDEA Lab Kids, 11808 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. 281-746-2008. www.idealabkids.com/location/cypress

July 19-23: Send the kids to art camp

Painting with a Twist hosts a five-day children’s art camp available for age 7 and older. Parents are asked to send snacks, drinks and lunches with their children. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $175. Painting with a Twist, 12344 Barker Cypress Road, Ste. 200, Cypress. 281-256-8383. www.paintingwithatwist.com/studio/cypress
By Emily Jaroszewski

Reporter, Cy-Fair

Emily joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2021 after graduating with a degree in communications from the University of St. Thomas, and interning for Houston Public Media. Emily is a former student athlete for St. Thomas, and served as the assistant editor for the university's online student newspaper, The Celt Independent.



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