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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(Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)
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. www.nmfh.org

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. www.krimmel.kleinisd.net


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. www.windwoodpc.org

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. www.springwoodlandsministries.org

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. www.bigtopvintage.com

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. www.kinsmenlutheran.org

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. www.namonline.org/meals

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. www.oldtownspring.com

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. www.kleinisd.net

Precinct 4 Events

Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve

20215 Chasewood Park Drive, Houston

713-274-4299

www.hcp4.net/kmp

November

15 Owl Prowl, 5-7 p.m.

16 Twig ID, 1-3 p.m.

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

December

5 Stars with S’mores, 5:30 p.m.

Live Theater

Playhouse 1960

6814 Gant Road, Houston

281-587-8243

www.ph1960.com

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

Stageworks Theatre

10760 Grant Road, Houston

281-587-6100

www.stageworkshouston.org

Nov. 29-Dec. 22: “It’s a Wonderful Life.” 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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