Celebrate St. Patrick's Day, hunt for Easter eggs: 13 things to do in Spring and Klein throughout March, April

FM 1960 St. Patrick's Day Parade (Courtesy FM 1960 Parade Committee)
FM 1960 St. Patrick's Day Parade (Courtesy FM 1960 Parade Committee)

FM 1960 St. Patrick's Day Parade (Courtesy FM 1960 Parade Committee)

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Spring ISD Fun Run and Wellness Fair (Courtesy Spring ISD)
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Spring Fire Department Easter Egg Hunt (Courtesy Spring Fire Department)
Editor's note: These events were still on as of press time Feb. 28 but may change due to coronavirus concerns. Check the website or call before attending.

From celebrating St. Patrick's Day and collecting Easter eggs to supporting the arts and cancer research, here are a few events happening in the Spring and Klein community throughout March and April.

March 9-13: Conduct experiments

Mad Science of Houston will be at CityPlace at Springwoods Village offering hands-on experiments for children throughout spring break. Preregistration is required, and attendance is limited to the first 25 signups per session. 10 a.m. Free. CityPlace at Springwoods Village, 1250 Lake Plaza Drive, Spring. 713-524-2800. www.cityplacespringwoods.com

March 10: See Johnson, Perlman & Martinez onstage

Musical couple Robert Johnson, who plays French horn, and Ariella Perlman, a flautist, perform a recital alongside international pianist Gabriela Martinez. Selections to be performed include the works of Eric Ewazen, Michael Conway Baker and Francis Poulenc. 3 p.m. $6-$12. John Wesley United Methodist Church, 5830 Bermuda Dunes Drive, Houston. 281-440-4850. www.cypresscreekface.org

March 15: Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

This 42nd annual parade features floats, fire trucks, police vehicles, rescue boats, horses, performing groups and a vendor market. 2 p.m. Free. FM 1960 between Paradise Valley Drive and Kuykendahl Road. 936-647-5623. www.1960parade.com

March 21: Enjoy an Italian feast

In celebration of St. Joseph’s Day, attendees can enjoy a Sicilian meal of pasta, salad and bread at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church. The event will include a raffle and homemade Italian cookies and cannoli will be available for purchase, with proceeds benefiting the parish and neighboring communities. 6:30 p.m. Free. St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church Christus Center, 7810 Cypresswood Drive, Spring. 281-370-3401. www.ignatiusloyola.org

March 21: Support the arts

The 13th annual Pearls of Art Gala honors The Hamill Foundation and Tom Brown, grants director. The event will include cocktails, dinner, a silent and live auction as well as a complimentary luxury shuttle bus and valet parking. 6:30 p.m. $250. The Revaire, 7122 Old Katy Road, Houston. 281-376-6322. www.pearlmfa.org

March 21: Spring into safety

Families can meet with first responders and participate in safety activities while children can get stamps in provided “passports” to win goodie bags. Noon-4 p.m. Free. Old Town Spring, 403 Main St., Spring. 281-355-1266. www.springfd.org

March 21: Sample treats

During the third annual Spring Flavor Fest, attendees can sample appetizers, entrees, desserts, pastries and beverages from more than 35 local eateries. 5-8 p.m. $10-$19.97. Klein Collins High School, 20811 Ella Blvd., Spring. 281-968-4630. www.springflavorfest.com

March 27: Get social

Business Venture Concepts hosts a Business Associates Social Hour featuring local businesses, networking, cocktails, snacks and door prizes. 5-7 p.m. Free. Raveneaux Country Club, 9415 Cypresswood Drive, Spring. 281-651-6295. www.businessventureconcepts.com

March 27: Watch ‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’

CityPlace at Springwoods Village hosts its inaugural family movie night featuring an outdoor screening of Steven Spielberg’s classic film “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.” Iced Cupcakery will be on-site selling E.T.-inspired treats. 7:30 p.m. Free. CityPlace at Springwoods Village, 1250 Lake Plaza Drive, Spring. 713-524-2800. www.cityplacespringwoods.com

March 28: Attend a fun run, wellness fair

Attendees can peruse a wellness fair and participate in a 3-mile run or a 1.5-mile run or walk during this annual event that supports student scholarships. 7:30 a.m.-noon. $15-$40. Carl Wunsche Sr. High School, 900 Wunsche Loop, Spring. 281-891-6000. www.springisd.org/funrun

April 2: Get the scoop on North Houston’s economy

The Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual Economic Outlook Forum. Speakers include Patrick Jankowski, senior vice president of research with the Greater Houston Partnership, and Jesse Thompson, senior business economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, among others. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. $129. Houston CityPlace Marriott Springwoods Village, 1200 Lake Plaza Drive, Spring. 281-440-4160. www.houstonnwchamber.org/ecoforum

April 4: Hunt for Easter eggs

Children can hunt for Easter eggs at any of Spring Fire Department’s nine stations while getting to see firefighting equipment during this annual event hosted by the Spring Fire Department. 10 a.m. Free. Locations vary. 281-355-1266. www.springfd.org

April 4: Walk for a cure

Participants can honor loved ones who have been affected by cancer by walking a track and raising money for the American Cancer Society at this event hosted by Relay for Life of Northwest Houston. The event will also include a bake sale, opening and closing ceremonies, and a lighting of the luminaria to honor those who have died of cancer. Noon-10 p.m. Free. Klein Multipurpose Center, 7500 FM 2920, Spring. 713-706-5669. www.acsevents.org
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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