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

Editor, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Hannah joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor of the Spring/Klein edition and later became the editor of both the Spring/Klein and Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood editions in June 2021. Hannah covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Hannah served as associate editor of The Houstonian, interned with Community Impact Newspaper and spent time writing for the Sam Houston State University College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication and The Huntsville Item.



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