Check out what's happening in the Spring and Klein area Nov. 16-19.

Spring Interfaith Council’s Thanksgiving Service

The Spring Interfaith Council invites area residents to attend its Thanksgiving service titled “Honoring the Gifts of Creation.” The event will include a gratitude dance from the Hindu community, music from an interfaith choir, a discussion of creation and time for prayer. Refreshments will be provided and many faith communities will have tables set up throughout the event with activities such as henna painting and making beaded prayer bracelets. Any offering collected during the service will benefit local nonprofit Sleep in Heavenly Peace. In addition to monetary donations, attendees can bring twin-sized bedding or pillows to support the nonprofit’s cause.Pictures with Santa

Visit Willowbrook Mall’s JCPenney Court daily between Nov. 16-Dec. 24 to take photos with Santa Claus. Pet photo opportunities with Santa will also be offered from 4-7 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays from Nov. 20-Dec. 5. To book a session in advance, click here for non-pet photos and click here for pet photos.
  • Daily Nov. 16-Dec. 24, hours vary (photos with Santa); Mondays and Tuesdays Nov. 20-Dec. 5, 4-7 p.m. (pet photos with Santa)
  • $19.99-$49.99 (price varies by photo package)
  • Willowbrook Mall, 2000 Willowbrook Mall, Houston
'James and the Giant Peach, Jr.'

Stageworks Theatre will present Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peach Jr.” performed by students ages 10-16. The musical is based on the 1991 novel and 1996 animated film of the same name. To purchase tickets in advance, click here.Peek into the Past

The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts invites visitors of all ages to this historical pop-up event, featuring a pioneer trunk show at 11 a.m. followed by the Apache Creation Story and a flute performance at noon. Free historical crafts and presentations will be offered throughout the event, and interactive booths will be on-site, hosted by organizations including the Sam Houston Heritage Society, the Spring Historical Museum, the San Jacinto Museum, the Southern Apache Museum, the American Indian Center of Houston and The American Indian Genocide Museum, among others. To register in advance for the event, click here.
  • Nov. 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Free (admission)
  • Pearl Fincher MFA, 6815 Cypresswood Drive, Spring
Buckled in Black Gala

The Kailee Mills Foundation, a Spring-based nonprofit, will host its third annual gala to raise funds for seatbelt safety awareness. The event will include complimentary valet parking, appetizers, an open bar, a silent auction, raffles, a seated dinner and an afterparty featuring live entertainment and a cigar roller. To register in advance for the event, click here.