6 things to do this weekend in Spring and Klein, Nov. 18-20

Lighting of the Doves The Lighting of the Doves ushers in the holiday season in The Woodlands this weekend, while events planned in Spring and Klein include a Nutcracker Market.[/caption]

A classic musical, an interesting history event and holiday celebrations are among the events you can enjoy in the Spring and Klein area this weekend, Nov. 18-20.

17-18 ‘Bye Bye Birdie’

Presented by Frassati Catholic High School, the show follows Conrad Birdie, the nation’s biggest rock star, who is drafted into the Army. In an effort to produce one last hit before boot camp, Birdie’s manager’s girlfriend hatches a plan: Birdie will bestow one last kiss to a lucky fan on national TV and Birdie’s manager will write a song for the event. 7 p.m. $5. Frassati Catholic High School - Assembly Hall, 22151 Frassati Way, Spring. 832-616-3238. www.frassaticatholic.org

19 Career Day at Lone Star College - North Harris

Hosted by the Filipino Young Professionals of Houston, the event caters to both high school seniors and college students and features a variety of professionals prepared to speak to students regarding career choices. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Lone Star College-North Harris Student Service Building Conference Center, 2700 WW Thorne Blvd., Houston. www.fyphouston.com

19 Kids’ cooking class

Recommended for ages 6-12, the cooking class covers winter vegetables and squashes. The class is limited to 12 children. Reservations are required. 10:30-11:30 a.m. $5 (per child). Whole Foods Market Champions, 10133 Louetta Road, Houston. 281-803-6396. www.championswfm.eventbrite.com

19 Civil War Weekend

Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program invites those ages 50 and older for a look at life during the American Civil War at Liendo Plantation. Historians educate and entertain by portraying the many aspects of life during a war, and attendees may enjoy lunch at the festival. Transportation is provided from Barbara Bush Library. 11 a.m. (departing). $5, lunch not included. Barbara Bush Library, 6817 Cypresswood Drive, Spring. 281-893-3726. www.hcp4.net

19 Nutcracker Market and Holiday Open House

The Conservatory at Champion Forest’s Nutcracker Market includes vendors with jewelry, floral arrangements, wreaths, clothing, household items and decor. Seasonal refreshments and prizes are also included. Reservations required by Nov. 17. Noon-4 p.m. Free. Conservatory at Champion Forest, 8215 Cypresswood Drive, Spring. 832-698-9591. www.conservatoryseniorliving.com

19 Lighting of the Doves Festival

The long-standing tradition in The Woodlands includes the illumination of the doves in The Woodlands Town Center, symbolizing hope and peace for the holidays. The festival features international foods and performances, snow play areas, vendor booths, children’s activities, strolling entertainment and a special appearance by Santa Claus arriving by sleigh down The Woodlands Waterway and a dazzling fireworks display. 3-9 p.m. Free. Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov.
By Vanessa Holt
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of that paper in March 2017 and editor of The Woodlands edition in January 2019.