Feb. 7: Eat crawfish
Bareback Bar and Icehouse celebrates the beginning of crawfish season with a kickoff party, where customers can buy crawfish by the pound and enjoy drink specials. Following the kickoff, the eatery will serve crawfish every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until the end of the crawfish season in the summer. 7-10 p.m. Free to attend. Bareback Bar and Icehouse, 19940 Kuykendahl Road, Spring. 281-353-7501. www.barebackbar.com
Feb. 8: Get the dog’s teeth cleaned
Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming hosts Doggie Dental Day, where dogs can receive nonanesthetic dental cleanings and checkups. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $25 (scheduling deposit), $165 (dogs weighing less than 40 pounds), $200 (dogs over 40 pounds). Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming, 18448 Kuykendahl Road, Spring. 281-288-9114. www.woofgangbakery.com
Feb. 11: Learn how to respond in an active-shooter situation
Sgt. Jeff McGowen of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Community Engagement Division will lead a training on civilian response to an active shooter in churches. Hosted by the Old Town Spring Heights Community Association, the training is geared toward church staff such as ministry leaders, deacons and ushers. Reservations are required. 6-8 p.m. Free. New Life Christian Reformed Church, 2050 FM 2920, Spring. 281-353-5935. www.otshca.org
Feb. 14: Check out a romantic vendor’s market
CityPlace in Springwoods Village hosts a romance-themed Valentine’s Day Market on the central green. It will include vendors, live music and food options such as Churrasco’s Food Truck and Iced Cupcakery. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Lake Plaza Drive & City Plaza Drive, Spring. 281-480-5066. www.cityplacespringwoods.com
Feb. 14-29: Go to dinner and a show
Old West Melodrama, a performing troupe located in Old Town Spring, will be performing “The Shagwood Secret,” a play produced in special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service. Purchasing dinner is required to attend. 7 p.m. $14-$20. Puffabelly’s Depot Restaurant, 100 Main St., Spring. 713-364-9190. www.oldwestmelodrama.com
Feb. 16: Learn to paint cacti
Attendees of all ages can learn to paint a saguaro cactus in an art class hosted by Little Craft Place. 1-3 p.m. $29. Little Craft Place, 9702 Spring Cypress Road, Ste. 125, Spring. 832-604-7103. www.littlecraftplace.com
Feb. 18-28: Vote early
Harris County residents can cast their vote prior to the March 3 primary elections at the Barbara Bush Library. 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. Barbara Bush Library, 6817 Cypresswood Drive, Spring. 832-927-7800. www.hcpl.net/branch/barbara-bush-branch-library
Feb. 20-22: Go to a garage sale
St. Ignatius of Loyola Christus Center hosts a parish garage sale for items such as furniture, clothing, and books. Proceeds benefit the St. Ignatius Outreach Ministry. To donate, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. St. Ignatius of Loyola Christus Center, 7810 Cypresswood Drive, Spring. 281-370-3401. www.ignatiusloyola.org
Feb. 22: Listen to success stories
Helping Others Pursue Excellence Haven celebrates changed lives in a brunch event where attendees can listen to testimonies of people who have overcome major obstacles in their lives. 10 a.m.-noon. $10. HOPE Haven, 14511 Falling Creek Drive, Houston. 832-350-8790. www.hhaven.org
Feb. 25: Celebrate Fat Tuesday
In the spirit of Mardi Gras, CityPlace in Springwoods Village holds a Fat Tuesday celebration on the central green with music and complimentary king cake. A bake sale from the coming-soon Common Bond Cafe & Bakery and gumbo from Gumbo Xpress will also be featured. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Lake Plaza Drive & City Plaza Drive, Spring. 281-480-5066. www.cityplacespringwoods.com
Precinct 4 events
20215 Chasewood Park Drive, Houston
10 Art of the Preserve, 2 p.m.
14 Harvesting Rain Water, 10 a.m.
16 Volunteer Day, 9 a.m.
18 Lakeside Library, 9:30 a.m.
20 Explorando Al Aire Libre, 10 a.m.
26 Nature Explorers’ Club, 10 a.m.
29 Outdoor Cooking, 1 p.m.
04 Come ‘N’ Go Canoeing & Fishing, 4 p.m.
6814 Gant Road, Houston
Feb. 29-Mar. 15.“Disney’s Aladdin JR.” 3 p.m. (Sat.-Sun.). $10-$12.
10760 Grant Road, Houston
Feb. 28-Mar. 22. “She Loves Me.” 7:30 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sun.). $19-$29.50.