Support nonprofits, enjoy barbecue: 19 ways to get involved in the Spring and Klein community throughout January, February

Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve will host a S’mores & Stars event Jan. 25 at 5 p.m. (Courtesy Harris County Precinct 4)
Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve will host a S’mores & Stars event Jan. 25 at 5 p.m. (Courtesy Harris County Precinct 4)

Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve will host a S’mores & Stars event Jan. 25 at 5 p.m. (Courtesy Harris County Precinct 4)

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Proceeds from the “More Than a Dress” luncheon on Jan. 24 will benefit The Giving Gown Foundation. (Courtesy The Giving Gown Foundation)
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“Barbecue, Boots & Boogie 2” will benefit Mission Centers of Houston and include a barbecue dinner, live music performed by The Tejas brothers, a silent auction and dancing. (Courtesy The Tejas Brothers)
Here are a few events happening in and around the Spring and Klein community throughout January and February.

Jan. 14: Listen to live Latin American music

Cypress Creek Foundation for the Arts and Community Enrichment hosts “Aperio, Music of the Americas” featuring a selection of Latin American Music for clarinet, cello and piano including nuevo tango, milonga, cantilenas and folk dances. 3 p.m. $6-$12. John Wesley United Methodist Church, 5830 Bermuda Dunes Drive, Houston. 281-440-4850. www.cypresscreekface.org

Jan. 24: Support The Giving Gown Foundation

Proceeds from the “More Than a Dress” luncheon will benefit The Giving Gown Foundation. The event will include a buffet lunch, silent auction, and guest speakers Amy Weatherly and Erin Lopez. 11:30 a.m. $65. Northgate Country Club, 17110 Northgate Forest Drive, Houston. www.givinggown.org


Jan. 24: Enjoy barbecue, live music

“Barbecue, Boots & Boogie 2” will benefit Mission Centers of Houston and include a barbecue dinner, live music performed by The Tejas brothers, a silent auction and dancing. 6 p.m. $75. Champion Forest Baptist Church, 15555 Stuebner Airline Road, Houston. 713-227-0304. www.missioncenters.org

Jan. 25: Attend Sports Night at the Pearl Fincher MFA

This annual event features a panel discussion with John McClain, Dale Robertson and radio personality John Lopez, as well as dinner, an auction and wine. Attendees will also get a sneak peak of The Pearl’s Spring 2020 exhibits, which open Feb. 1. 6 p.m. $250. The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, 6815 Cypresswood Drive, Spring. 281-376-6322. www.pearlmfa.org

Jan. 25: Enjoy a wine tasting

St. Ignatius of Loyola Knights of Columbus Council 10861 hosts a Pacific Northwest wine tasting dinner and fundraiser, during which attendees will sample a curated flight of six red and white wines throughout dinner. Wine will also be available for purchase by the bottle for $25. Tickets must be purchased in advance. 7 p.m. $50. St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church, 7810 Cypresswood Drive, Spring. 281-370-3401. www.ignatiusloyola.org

Jan. 25: Run for fun

Klein Collins Cross Country and Track and Field Booster Club hosts its sixth annual Junior Tiger Fun Run and Tiger Marketplace. Children in grades K-8 and parents can participate in 2K, 3K and 5K races followed by a postrace party including refreshments and giveaways. 8 a.m. $18-$30. Klein Collins High School, 20811 Ella Blvd., Spring. www.kleincollinsxctrack.teamapp.com

Jan. 28: Learn about Harris County’s 2020-21 budget

The Harris County budget for fiscal year 2020-21, which runs March 1, 2020-Feb. 28, 2021, will be presented for discussion during the Harris County Commissioners Court regular meeting Jan. 28. The budget will not be formally adopted until after a public hearing on the budget is held in February. 10 a.m. Harris County Administration Building, 1001 Preston St., Ste. 934, Houston. 713-274-1100. www.harriscountytx.gov

Jan. 31: Get a trivia team together to compete for a cause

Finishing Touch Ministries hosts its first annual trivia night fundraiser, during which teams of 10 will compete for first place while enjoying a dinner prepared by chef Paul Friedman—formerly of Peli Peli—as well as a raffle and silent auction. 7 p.m. $60. Raveneaux Country Club, 9415 Cypresswood Drive, Spring. www.finishingtouchhouston.org

Feb. 7: Socialize at a luncheon

Harris County Precinct 4 hosts an “Ooh, La La Luncheon” featuring a chicken marsala lunch accompanied by live music performances of Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra classics. Parking and shuttle service will be provided beginning at 10:15 a.m. at CHI St. Luke’s Health-The Vintage Hospital. 11:30 a.m. $10. Lone Star College-University Park, 20515 Hwy. 249, Houston. 713-274-4050. www.hcp4.net

Precinct 4 events

Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve

20215 Chasewood Park Drive, Houston

713-274-4299

www.hcp4.net/kmp

January

14 Birding 101, 2 p.m.

22 Nature Explorers’ Club, 10 a.m.

25 S'mores & Stars, 5 p.m.

28 Pet Rocks, 1 p.m.

28 Nature Verse, 4 p.m.

30 Find Yourself Outdoors, 2 p.m.

February

3 Art of The Preserve, 2 p.m.

4 Lakeside Library, 9:30 a.m.

Live Theater

Playhouse 1960


6814 Gant Road, Houston

281-587-8243

www.ph1960.com

Jan. 17-Feb. 2: “Steel Magnolias.” 8 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sun.). $18-$21

Stageworks Theatre

10760 Grant Road, Houston

281-587-6100

www.stageworkshouston.org

Jan. 17-Feb. 9: “Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery.” 7:30 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sun.). $19-$26.50
By Hannah Zedaker
Born and raised in Cypress, Texas, Hannah Zedaker graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and a minor in political science. She began as an intern with Community Impact Newspaper in 2015 and was hired upon graduation as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in May 2016. In January 2019, she was promoted to serve as the editor of the Spring/Klein edition where she covers Spring ISD and Harris County Commissioners Court, in addition to business, development and transportation news.


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