Independence Day falls on a Tuesday this week, and celebratory events are planned in Spring, Klein and throughout the Greater Houston area.

  1. Several Spring and Klein locations offer fireworks displays Tuesday at dusk, including the Raveneaux Country Club, Wet'N'Wild SplashTown and several public parks.

  2. The Harris County Fire Marshal's Office and Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman ask residents not to set off personal fireworks displays and attend a professional event instead. They also offer a number of general safety tips for fireworks use.

  3. County offices, the Barbara Bush Branch Library, Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts and area chambers of commerce are closed Tuesday for Independence Day.

  4. Several activities are scheduled at the Mangum-Howell Center at 2500 Frick Road, Houston, this week. Zumbatomic, a fitness program for children, begins 10 a.m. Wednesday and runs through July 26. A painted jar craft class is held at 10 a.m. Thursday, and a free archery class for children ages 9-15 begins at 9 a.m. Friday. One-hour archery classes are held Fridays through July 28. Bows, arrows and arm guards are provided, and advance registration is required. 281-591-7830.