4 things to know Thanksgiving week in Spring and Klein, Nov. 21

Thanksgiving is this week, and area school districts are closed for the holiday.

Thanksgiving is this week, and area school districts are closed for the holiday.

Thanksgiving Day is Thursday, Nov. 24. Spring and Klein ISDs are closed this week and classes will resume Monday, Nov. 28. Several local churches are holding events on Thanksgiving Day, including Kinsmen Lutheran Church, 12100 Champion Forest Drive, Houston, which holds a fun run and a free dinner, and Klein United Methodist Church, 5920 FM 2920, Spring, which also holds a charity dinner on Thursday.

Santa is at Willowbrook Mall every day. Santa is at the JC Penney courtyard from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Reservations for photos can be made online at www.shopwillowbrookmall.com

Bayou Cafe opened Nov. 19 at 8921 Louetta Road, Houston. The restaurant is the fourth location within the Greater Houston area. It serves gumbo, boudin balls, seafood, salads, crawfish, po’boy sandwiches and other Cajun specialties. 346-808-3533.  www.bayourcaferestaurants.com

Zara is now open in Willowbrook Mall, 2000 Willowbrook Drive, Houston. Zara is a Spanish clothing and accessories retailer with two other locations in Houston. It is located near Nordstrom Rack and Dillards, next to the Limited. Zara is known for clothing and accessories for men, women and children. 281-890-8000. www.shopwillowbrookmall.com
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By Vanessa Holt

A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of the paper in March 2017.


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