Chow down on crawfish, participate in a 5K: 9 things to do in Spring and Klein throughout April, May

Attend a 5K fun run benefiting the Kailee Mills Foundation to support efforts like seat belt safety awareness and families who have lost someone in a car crash. (Courtesy Kailee Mills Foundation)
Attend a 5K fun run benefiting the Kailee Mills Foundation to support efforts like seat belt safety awareness and families who have lost someone in a car crash. (Courtesy Kailee Mills Foundation)

Attend a 5K fun run benefiting the Kailee Mills Foundation to support efforts like seat belt safety awareness and families who have lost someone in a car crash. (Courtesy Kailee Mills Foundation)

Here are a few events and things to do in the Spring and Klein area throughout April and May. This list is not comprehensive.

April 23: Empower young leaders

Support the roughly 500 female students from Spring ISD who are attending the third annual Girls’ Empowerment and Leadership Summit. Community members can get involved by donating new items to be given to students attending the event, pledging a monetary sponsorship or speaking at the event. Sponsorships are available for $50-$500. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Dekaney High School, 22351 Imperial Valley Drive, Houston. 281-891-6060. www.springisd.org/face

April 24: Chow down on crawfish


Consume all-you-can-eat crawfish at this Crawfish Boil and Family Fun Day event. A cornhole contest and silent auction will be held and a children’s zone will also be set up with games and face painting. Proceeds will go to a scholarship fund for high schools in Tomball, Magnolia and Montgomery ISDs. Noon- 5 p.m. $35 (presale), $40 (day of), $15 (children 12 and younger). Bareback Bar and Ice House, 19940 Kuykendahl Road, Spring. 281-793-1288. https://bit.ly/3IBk3hE



April 30: Craft a card

Make a card to thank mom just in time for Mother’s Day at this “Crafting with Charmane” event hosted by the Barbara Bush Branch Library. Decorate the card with flowers, kind words or whatever else mom would appreciate. Advanced registration is required. Free. 1-2:30 p.m. Barbara Bush Branch Library, 6817 Cypresswood Drive, Spring. 832-927-7800. www.hcpl.net

April 30: Support a local cemetery


Attend a senior prom-style fundraiser for the Spring Peaceful Rest Cemetery hosted by the Old Town Spring Community Association. The event’s theme is “Hands of Time” and the dress code is Sunday best or prom attire. 6-9 p.m. $40. New Life Church, 2050 FM 2920, Spring. 281-608-5587. www.otshca.org

April 29-May 1: Celebrate whiskey weekend

Sip whiskey samples, try whiskey-themed foods and learn more about the booze at City Place's "HTX Whiskey Weekend" event. A multi-course outdoor dinner, cocktail seminar and live music event featuring whiskey samples are just some the festivities planned. Times, prices and locations vary by event. City Place, 1250 Lake Plaza Drive, Spring. www.htxwhiskeyweekend.com


May 6: Explore a nocturnal trail

Set off on a six-mile nighttime bike ride with the staff of Harris County’s Trails As Parks in honor of national bike month. Bikers must be 18 or older and are required to wear helmets. Advanced registration is required and closes 48 hours prior to the event. 8-9:30 p.m.Free. Pundt Park, 4129 Spring Creek Drive, Spring. 713-274-4201. www.hcp4.net


May 7: Race for safety

Attend a 5K fun run benefiting the Kailee Mills Foundation to support efforts like seat belt safety awareness and families who have lost someone in a car crash. The event will also feature a dunk tank, food, music, games and educational information. Children ages 3 and younger can participate for free. 8:30 a.m. (registration), 10:30 a.m. (race). $30-$40 (adult), $25-$30 (children). Gullo Park, 1122 Pruitt Road #1/2, The Woodlands. 512-970-6731. www.kaileemillsfoundation.org


May 7: Run in a foundation 5K

Participate in a 5K fun run hosted by the Klein ISD Education Foundation by walking, jogging or running in this race that begins at Klein Memorial Stadium. Proceeds will support classroom grants and student led initiatives. 7:30 a.m. (5K run/walk), 8:45 a.m. (fun run). $20-$30 (5K run/walk), $15-$20 (fun run), $25 (virtual participation). Klein Memorial Stadium, 16607 Stuebner Airline Road, Spring. 832-249-4754. www.kleinisdeducationfoundation.net


May 7-8 and 14-15: See a Jane Austen musical

Enjoy this modern take on Jane Austen’s classic novel “Emma a Pop Musical” performed by Playhouse 1960. Directed by Karla Sandoval, this musical details the story of a high school student trying to find the perfect romantic match for her friends. 3 p.m. (May 7-8 and 14-15), 8 p.m. (May 7 and 14). $10 (student), $12 (adult). Playhouse 1960, 6814 Gant Road, Houston. 281-587-8243. www.playhouse1960.com

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