The Cypress branch of Young Life hosts a crawfish boil tonight, April 17

The family-friendly event features food, fellowship, crawfish, T-shirts, a raffle and live entertainment from Matt Wertz. The crawfish boil is a key fundraiser for Young Life in Cypress, which is a faith-based organization for youth. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $20. Cy-Fair ISD Exhibit Center, 11205 Telge Road, Cypress. 832-427-5317. 

Cy-Fair ISD hosts a career fair April 19

Those interested in applying for professional, paraeducator and support positions can meet campus administrators and department leaders. Attendees can submit an application prior to the event, and district leaders may choose to set up interviews or make hiring recommendations at a later date. All district campuses and departments will be represented. 3:45 p.m. (doors open), 4:30-6:30 p.m. (meet and greet). Free. Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress.

The Harris County Flood Control District will present on the Little Cypress Frontier Program at the annual Cypress Creek Flood Control Coalition meeting

As Little Cypress Creek undergoes the development of new subdivision, shopping centers and parks, HCFCD is working to mitigate potential floods. HCFCD project manager Erin Burden will discuss the program, including how development impacts the topography, drainage and quality of life for communities within and downstream of the Little Cypress area as well as a description of the requirements developers must comply with. The event is open to the public. 7 p.m. Free. Lakewood Forest Utility District, 14223 Lakewood Forest Drive, Houston. 281-376-8017

Avanti Senior Living collecting prom dresses for its “Blessed by the Dress” charity event

About 150 high school students will have access to prom dresses who otherwise may not be able to afford one. Locations collecting dresses during business hours through May 1 include 17808 Lakecrest View Drive, Cypress, and 120 Vision Park Blvd., Shenandoah. Dress drop-offs can be scheduled at the 24520 Community Center Drive, Spring, location.

Sales tax holiday set for April 22-24 for emergency preparation supplies

Texas residents can purchase certain emergency preparation supplies tax-free from April 22-24. There is no limit on the number of qualifying items, and shoppers do not need to issue an exemption certificate, according to a statement from the Texas Comptroller.

Qualifying items include portable generators less than $3,000, emergency ladders and hurricane shutters less than $300 and axes, batteries, first aid kits, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors and radios less than $75. Visit for a full list of items that do and do not qualify.