14 events to attend in Cy-Fair this May

The Bridgeland Community Supports Veterans will host a Memorial Day service this May. (Courtesy Rose Poole/The Bridgeland Community Supports Veterans Inc.)
The Bridgeland Community Supports Veterans will host a Memorial Day service this May. (Courtesy Rose Poole/The Bridgeland Community Supports Veterans Inc.)

The Bridgeland Community Supports Veterans will host a Memorial Day service this May. (Courtesy Rose Poole/The Bridgeland Community Supports Veterans Inc.)

From opportunities to vote to axe throwing and Free Comic Book Day, Cy-Fair has events for the whole family this month.

May 1: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Traders Village is starting the month with a Cinco de Mayo celebration. Visitors can listen to local artists perform regional Mexican, Tejano, cumbia, mariachi, salsa and merengue music. Noon-5 p.m. Free (admission), $5 (parking). Traders Village, 7979 N. Eldridge Parkway, Houston. 281-890-5500. www.tradersvillage.com


May 5: Play in a golf tournament

The Cy-Fair Houston Chamber of Commerce and Memorial Hermann Hospital Cypress are hosting the annual Adam J. Skinner Memorial Golf Tournament to raise funds for the Adam J. Skinner Memorial Scholarship of the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation. Participants register in groups of four and have breakfast, dinner and drinks included. 10:30 a.m. $150-$5,000. BlackHorse Golf Club, 12205 Fry Road, Cypress. 281-373-1390. www.cyfairchamber.com


May 5: Make Mother’s Day crafts at The Backyard Grill

The Backyard Grill invites community members to bring their kids to make gifts for Mother’s Day. Children eat free from 4 p.m. to close. The Backyard Grill, 9453 Jones Road, Houston. 281-897-9200. www.thebackyardgrill.com


May 7: Celebrate Free Comic Book Day at Dragon’s Lair

Dragon’s Lair is one of hundreds of shops nationwide celebrating Free Comic Book Day with several free titles. Members of the Mustafar Temple Saber Guild will be available for photos and light saber performances throughout the event. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Free. Dragon’s Lair, 21155A Hwy. 249, Houston. 832-761-0072. www.facebook.com/dlairhouston


May 7 and 24: Vote in local elections

On May 7, residents can vote to elect Jersey Village City Council and Harris County Emergency Services District No. 9 candidates as well as voting on state propositions. On May 24, there will be runoff elections for candidates that ran in the March 1 primaries and did not receive the majority of votes. The winners of runoff elections will be on the November general election ballot. www.harrisvotes.com


May 12: Participate in the B.F. Adam golf classic

The Cy-Fair Educational Foundation will hold its annual B.F. Adam Golf Classic to benefit Cy-Fair graduates. The tournament will include lunch, dinner, an awards ceremony and a raffle. The four-person scramble event is sold out of team entries, but sponsorships and raffle tickets are still available. BlackHorse Golf Club, 12205 Fry Road, Cypress. 281-370-0144. www.thecfef.org


May 14: Try axe throwing

Brew:30 Taphouse is partnering with Epic Axe to hold axe throwing at its venue. 2-5 p.m. $20 (includes unlimited throws and tournament entry). Brew:30 Taphouse, 15914 Telge Road, Cypress. 281-516-9315. www.brew30taphouse.com


May 14-15, 21-22: Tour new model homes in Bridgeland

Bridgeland will host the grand opening of Prairieland Village over two weekends. Visitors can tour the new model homes and enjoy live music, complimentary lunch, an art crawl and children’s activities. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Prairieland Village, 10703 Monarch Butterfly Drive, Cypress. 281-304-5588. www.bridgeland.com


May 22: Learn about social media safety

Cy-Fair Martial Arts and Fitness hosts a training for individuals and organizations who work with tweens or teens. The session will cover the dangers of social media, best practices to avoid being targeted and basic self-defense techniques. 4-6 p.m. $40. Cypress Martial Arts and Fitness, 11688 Barker Cypress Road, Ste. B-1, Cypress. 713-894-6105. www.silverback-selfdefense.com


May 27-June 5: Catch a play at Playhouse 1960

Playhouse 1960 will feature performances of “Footloose” directed by Cash Shipman. 8 p.m. (Thu.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sun.). $10-$23. Playhouse 1960, 6814 Gant Road, Houston. 281-587-8243. www.playhouse1960.com


May 20-June 12: Watch ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Musical’

Stageworks Theatre will be holding performances of “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Musical.” The play contains mature content. 7:30 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sun.). $26-$37. Stageworks Theatre, 10760 Grant Road, Houston. 281-587-6100. www.stageworkshouston.org


May 23: Putt for a purpose

The Jill Smith Team is hosting the second annual Putting for a Purpose charity golf tournament to support Cy-Fair Helping Hands. Players can register individually or in a group of four. Sponsorships are also available. Noon (registration), 1 p.m. (shotgun start). $150-$2,000. Houston National Golf Club, 16500 Houston National Blvd., Houston. 281-704-3749. www.jillsmithteam.com/jst-cares


May 24-28: Support local graduates

Cy-Fair ISD presents the graduating class of 2022 during the regular graduation ceremonies at the Berry Center. Seniors from each of the CFISD high schools can reserve up to eight tickets for friends and family. A livestream of each ceremony will be available online. Times vary. Free. Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. 281-894-3900. www.berrycenter.net


May 30: Attend a Memorial Day service

The Bridgeland Community Supports Veterans will host an event to honor the fallen on Memorial Day. The event will kick off with the presentation of colors by local students, and attendees are invited to tie ribbons around trees. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Pioneer Park, 16902 Bridgeland Landing Drive, Cypress. 713-447-7740. www.bridgelandveterans.org
By Mikah Boyd

Reporter, Cy-Fair

Mikah joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in January of 2022 after graduating from Sam Houston State University with a degree in mass communications and a concentration in multiplatform journalism. Mikah covers public education, business, development and local government in Cy-Fair. Before joining CI, she wrote for Sam Houston State University's webpage and was a contributing author at The Huntsville Item.

By Danica Lloyd

Editor, Cy-Fair

Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in 2016. As editor, she continues to cover local government, education, health care, real estate, development, business and transportation in Cy-Fair. Her experience prior to CI includes studying at the Washington Journalism Center and interning at a startup incubator in D.C., serving as editor-in-chief of Union University's student magazine and online newspaper, reporting for The Jackson Sun and freelancing for other publications in Arkansas and Tennessee.