The To-Do List: 12 things to do in Spring and Klein throughout November, December

(Courtesy Northwest Assistance Ministries Meals on Wheels)
(Courtesy Northwest Assistance Ministries Meals on Wheels)

(Courtesy Northwest Assistance Ministries Meals on Wheels)

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(Courtesy The National Museum of Funeral History)
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Between Veterans Day celebrations and Thanksgiving Day festivities, here are a few events happening in the Spring and Klein community throughout November and December.

Nov. 11-17: Honor Veterans

In honor of Veterans Day, the National Museum of Funeral History offers free admission for veterans and active military throughout the week of Nov. 11-17. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. National Museum of Funeral History, 415 Barren Springs Drive, Houston. 281-876-3063.

Nov. 12: Talk about teen issues

As part of the Krimmel Conversations series, Krimmel Intermediate School invites parents and teens to attend a discussion on teen depression and anxiety, vaping and internet safety. Guest speakers include members of the Klein ISD Police Department and licensed professional counselor Matthew Bailey. 6-8 p.m. Free. Krimmel Intermediate School, 7070 FM 2920, Klein. 832-375-7200.

Nov. 13: Attend a panel discussion about Christianity

Windwood Presbyterian church hosts a panel discussion entitled “The Challenges of Christian Citizenship” with local government and church leaders. The event will also include a Q&A with the audience and refreshments will be provided. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Windwood Presbyterian Church, 10555 Spring Cypress Road, Spring. 281-378-4040.

Nov. 14: Attend a Turkey Derby

Spring Woodlands Ministries hosts its second annual Turkey Derby, a Thanksgiving food drive benefiting the nonprofit’s Senior Citizen Nutrition Program. The event will include derby car races, live music, a silent auction, gumbo cook-off, beignets, craft beer and wine. Attendees are encouraged to bring a bag of nonperishable foods. 4:30-7:30 p.m. Free. 19500 Hwy. 249, Houston. 281-881-7900.

Nov. 16-17: Go shopping

Big Top Vintage Market returns to Old Town Spring and will showcase more than 150 Texas vendors. The craft show and festival will feature food trucks, a vintage car show and child-friendly activities. Items for sale will include home decor, clothing, furniture and handmade items. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Old Town Spring, 26303 Preston Ave., Spring. 281-770-1888.

Nov. 22-Dec. 2: Break for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving break for Klein and Cy-Fair ISDs will begin Nov. 25, with classes resuming Dec. 2, while Spring ISD’s Thanksgiving break will begin Nov. 22, with classes resuming Dec. 2.

Nov. 28: Run a Thanksgiving 5K

Kinsmen Lutheran Church hosts a 5K and 10K fun run/walk on Thanksgiving Day, to be followed by a free Thanksgiving community feast. 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. Kinsmen Lutheran Church, 12100 Champion Forest Drive, Houston. 281-444-3126.

Nov. 28: Deliver Meals on Wheels

Northwest Assistance Ministries’ Meals on Wheels program will deliver hot, nutritious meals to housebound seniors and disabled adults in 24 ZIP codes on Thanksgiving Day. To volunteer, interested individuals must sign up online before Nov. 25. 9 a.m.-noon. Northwest Assistance Ministries, 15555 Kuykendahl Road, Houston. 281-885-4604.

Nov. 30: Shop small

For Shop Small Saturday 2019, shops in Old Town Spring will be offering a variety of sales and giveaways, and a drawing will be held for gift certificates. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Old Town Spring, 403 Main St., Spring. 281-353-9310.

Dec. 3: Support foster children

The Klein ISD Surrogate Parent Program offers training for community volunteers who would like to provide educational support for KISD students in foster care. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Klein ISD Multipurpose Center, 7500 FM 2920, Klein. 832-249-4397.

Precinct 4 Events

Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve

20215 Chasewood Park Drive, Houston



15 Owl Prowl, 5-7 p.m.

16 Twig ID, 1-3 p.m.

23 Practical Outdoor Cooking, 4-6 p.m.


5 Stars with S’mores, 5:30 p.m.

Live Theater

Playhouse 1960

6814 Gant Road, Houston


Dec. 6-21: “Matilda, The Musical.” 8 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sun.). $18-$21.

Stageworks Theatre

10760 Grant Road, Houston


Nov. 29-Dec. 22: “It’s a Wonderful Life.” 7:30 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sun.). $19-$26.50.


Bigotes Street Tacos
Bigotes Street Tacos to open third location in Spring

The Spring food truck will be the eatery's third location.

AnChoi House of Pho and Boba Tea
Formerly Thai Express, AnChoi House of Pho and Boba Tea serves Vietnamese, Asian-fusion dishes in Spring

Located at 6615 N. Grand Parkway W., Ste. 305, Spring, the business recently underwent a name change.

Located at 5200 Louetta Road, Ste. 110, Spring, the grill offers wings; specialty fries; burgers; pizza; tacos; and appetizers, such as giant pretzels. (Courtesy Mak's Sports Bar   Grill)
MaK's Place reopens in Spring as Mak's Sports Bar + Grill

Mak’s Sports Bar + Grill features pool tables, trash can pong, televisions for sporting events and hosts live music.

Following the Nov. 5 election, incumbents Deborah Jensen (right) and Justine Durant (left) as well as newcomer Kelly P. Hodges (center) took the oath of office for the Spring ISD board of trustees Dec. 10. (Courtesy Spring ISD)
Spring ISD incumbents, Kelly P. Hodges take oaths of office

Following the Nov. 5 election, incumbents Deborah Jensen and Justine Durant, as well as newcomer Kelly P. Hodges, took the oath of office for the Spring ISD board of trustees Dec. 10.

Licensed registered nurses can earn the Bachelor of Science in nursing degree to be better prepared for leadership and management roles. (Courtesy Lone Star College)
Lone Star College approved to offer bachelor’s degree programs in 2020

Starting in fall 2020, Lone Star College will be one of the first community colleges in the state where students can work toward certain four-year degrees.

Farrel’s Extreme Bodyshaping
Farrel’s Extreme Bodyshaping coming soon to Stuebner Airline Road

In addition to kickboxing and strength training classes, the franchise offers a 10-week group fitness program that incorporates personal coaches, body scanning and nutrition coaching.

Cathy Arellano Rob Ellis oaths
Rob Ellis, Cathy M. Arellano take oaths of office for Klein ISD board of trustees

Incumbent Cathy M. Arellano and newly-elected Rob Ellis took oaths of office for the Klein ISD Board of Trustees during the Dec. 2 board meeting.

Paradise Grills opened a new showroom in October on I-45 in Spring. (Courtesy Paradise Grills)
Paradise Grills showroom now open on I-45 in Spring

The location offers a large selection of outdoor kitchens, bar systems, grills, fire pits, fireplaces and tiki huts.

Tropical City Daiquiris To Go is now open on Kuyekndahl Road in Spring (Courtesy Tropical City Daiquiris To Go)
Tropical City Daiquiris To Go now open on Kuykendahl Road in Spring

The business offers eight daiquiri flavors year-round, including Tropical Rita, Pina Colada and Orange Octane, in addition to seasonal offerings and shots.

Abby's Cafe and Bakery to close by end of 2019 after more than 20 years in business on FM 1960

Known for its New York-style, kettle-boiled bagels, the eatery has been open for more than 20 years.

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This month's featured neighborhood is the Cypresswood subdivision located in ZIP code 77388. (Courtesy Houston Area Realtors)
Check out this month's Spring, Klein featured neighborhood: Cypresswood, 77388

This neighborhood is zoned to Klein ISD schools and annual community-sponsored events include a children’s Easter gathering, a July 4 celebration and parade, National Night Out, tennis tournaments and Breakfast with Santa.

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