Attend art camp, trivia night: 14 things to do in Spring, Klein throughout December, January

Children ages 5-8 and 9-12 are invited to learn about the history of paper and paper art at a winter camp being held on Dec. 28 and 29. (Courtesy Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts)
Children ages 5-8 and 9-12 are invited to learn about the history of paper and paper art at a winter camp being held on Dec. 28 and 29. (Courtesy Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts)

Children ages 5-8 and 9-12 are invited to learn about the history of paper and paper art at a winter camp being held on Dec. 28 and 29. (Courtesy Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts)

Here are a few events and things to do in the Spring and Klein area throughout the months of December and January. This list is not comprehensive.

Dec.17: Prowl for owls

Hike around Pundt Park in the early morning while learning about and listening for multiple breeds of owls. Participants are encouraged to wear closed-toe shoes and comfortable hiking clothes, and register online at least 48 hours in advance of the event. 5-7 a.m. Free. Pundt Park, 4129 Spring Creek Drive, Spring. 713-274-4201. www.hcp4.net

Dec. 18: Hunt for holiday haunts

Search for spooks by candlelight for this Victorian “Ghosts of Christmas Past” tour while carrying on the tradition of swapping scary stories. Door prizes and ghost equipment are included with the experience. 7:30 p.m. $13 (seniors, students, military), $15 (adults). Old Town Spring Ghost Walk, 417 Gentry St., Spring. 281-410-1300. www.oldtownspringghostwalk.com


Dec. 20: Create a cool craft

Break out your glue sticks at this winter-themed craft session, taught by park staff. Individually packaged supplies will be provided, and participants can choose from multiple craft options, including a snowflake ornament. Attendees must be age 50 or older. 2-4 p.m. Free. Big Stone Lodge, 709 Riley Fuzzel Road, Spring. 281-350-1029. www.hcp4.net

Dec. 28-29: Go to art camp

Tour the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts exhibits, learn about the history of paper and Origami, and craft a New Year’s-themed paper project. Children are invited to attend this half-day camp, and are encouraged to bring snacks for the day. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (ages 5-8), 1-4 p.m. (ages 9-12). $65 (museum members), $75 (nonmembers). Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, 6815 Cypresswood Drive, Spring. 281-376-6322. www.pearlmfa.org

Dec. 31: Jig to classic American jazz

Listen to the music stylings of The Four Freshmen at this concert, which will feature classic American jazz and pop songs. Hosted by Cypress Creek Foundation for the Arts and Community Enrichment, the four musicians will sing and also play the guitar, trumpet, drums and bass. 8 p.m. $45-$75. The Centrum, 6823 Cypresswood Drive, Spring. 281-440-4850. www.cypresscreekface.org

Jan. 6: Dominate at trivia night

Participants can unleash their strategic mind at this trivia night, held by Wild Stallion Vineyards, that will feature five categories of questions on topics such as movies and music. Food and a variety of wine will be available for purchase, and an RSVP through the business’s website is required in advance. 6-8 p.m. Free. Wild Stallion Vineyards, 5969 W. Rayford Road, Spring. 281-803-9463. www.wildstallionvineyards.com

Jan. 7-8, 14-15, 21-23: Attend a comedic play

Laugh along with the performances of local actors in this two-act play, which is set in rural Georgia and written by Larry Shue. Learn some juicy secrets alongside a silent traveler who has some scandalous companions. 3 p.m. (Jan. 23), 8 p.m. (Jan. 7-8, 14-15, 21-22). $20-$23. Playhouse 1960, 6814 Gant Road, Houston. 281-587-8243. www.playhouse1960.com

Jan. 11: Hear a horn quintet

Sit back and enjoy the music of Windsync at this Cypress Creek FACE-hosted concert. A flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon and horn make up this five-member ensemble, which focuses on dramatic classical music. 3 p.m. $8 (children/students), $8 (per person for groups of 6 or more), $10 (seniors), $12 (adults). John Wesley United Methodist Church, 5830 Bermuda Dunes Drive, Houston. 281-440-4850. www.cypresscreekface.org

HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS

Lucky Dog Sports Bar and Grill


9440 Louetta Road, Spring

832-698-2977

www.luckydogbars.com

December

17 Ugly sweater contest and Christmas karaoke, 8 p.m.-midnight, free

18 Toy drive/photo opportunity with Santa, kids and pets welcome, hot chocolate, 4-6 p.m., free

31 New Year's Eve party, live music and a midnight countdown, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., $20 (ticket includes champagne)*

*Must be age 21 or older to attend

Willowbrook Mall

2000 Willowbrook Mall, Houston

281-890-8001

www.shopwillowbrookmall.com

December

17-31 “Heart Gallery” exhibit by Be a Resource for CPS Kids; photo display of children up for adoption through foster care system, free

17-24 Pictures with Santa, JC Penny’s courtyard, reservations can be made online in advance, visits with Santa are free but photo packages are $19.99-$49.99, Santa’s break is at 3 p.m.

17-20 Pet photos with Santa, Mondays only, 4 p.m.-close; reservations can be made online in advance; visits with Santa are free, but photo packages are $19.99-$49.99

Note: Events are held during regular Willowbrook Mall hours of business.
By Emily Lincke

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

Emily joined Community Impact Newspaper in August 2021 after working for a small town newspaper in El Campo, TX for two years. Before that, she interned and freelanced for the Houston Chronicle and worked as a freelance photographer and writer in the Houston area. A controversial fact about Emily is that she prefers sugar cookies over chocolate chip cookies. She graduated with a print journalism degree from the University of Houston in 2018.