TO-DO LIST: Live music, festivals, free movies and more happening in Cy-Fair this summer

Celebrate July Fourth in Fairfield

Celebrate July Fourth in Fairfield

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From free movie screenings to Independence Day celebrations, there are several events planned in the Cy-Fair area this summer. 



June 19: Catch a free movie at the park


Harris County Precinct 4 hosts Summer Movie Nights in the Park, an event featuring a free screening of “101 Dalmatians,” crafts, popcorn and drinks. 7 p.m. Free. Matzke Park, 13110 Jones Road, Houston. 713-274-4050. www.hcp4.net



June 20: File for November elections


June 20 is the first day to post notice of candidate filing for the November elections. Cy-Fair ISD will hold elections in early November for various positions on the board of trustees. www.sos.state.tx.us, www.cfisd.net



June 21: Support Alzheimer’s awareness


Heartis Cypress celebrates the longest day of the year with food, a car wash, prizes, a cake walk, games and a silent auction to support the Alzheimer’s Association. 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Cost TBA. Heartis Cypress, 17935 Longenbaugh Drive, Cypress. 281-392-2200. www.heartis.com



June 21: Listen to the ‘Sounds of Water’


The Houston Choral Society chamber choir presents a program inspired by the many facets of water, featuring motets by Palestrina, “Water Night” by Eric Whitacre as well as popular songs, folk songs and spirituals. 7:30 p.m. Free. All Saints Catholic Church, 215 E. 10th St., Houston. www.houstonchoral.org



June 21: Get active on International Day of Yoga


Shaka Power Yoga and VillaSport Athletic Club host sunset yoga sessions for adults and children on the International Day of Yoga. Food trucks and local vendors are on-site. 6-8:30 p.m. Free. Josey Lake Park, 1200 Bridgeland Creek Parkway, Cypress. www.facebook.com/bridgelandcommunity



June 21-23: Attend the annual Houston Fiber Fest


Classes cover relevant concepts including knitting, crocheting, needle felting and other crafting techniques. Vendors offer fiber arts materials such as yarn. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sun.). Free (admission). Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. www.houstonfiberfest.com



June 22: Get a first look at a new community


Caldwell Companies celebrates the grand opening of its newest master-planned community with live entertainment, food trucks and family-friendly activities. Attendees can also tour model homes by Perry Homes and Newmark Homes. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free (admission). Copper Bend, 13803 Gold Peak Drive, Cypress. www.copperbendtx.com



June 22: Stop by a local business grand opening


Tali Appleby, owner of Boba Bear Teahouse, hosts a grand opening celebration for her business with a bounce house, a dunk tank, a photo booth and samples of new food items that will be added to the menu. 1-5 p.m. Free. Boba Bear Teahouse, 16241 Mueschke Road, Cypress. www.bobabeartea.com



June 23: Bust a move at the Pre-Colombian Rumba


Traders Village hosts its annual South American dance event featuring prizes, games and Latin music from Walter Suhr & Mango Punch. Music and dance stylings include salsa, merengue, bachata and top 40. Guests also have access to the more than 1,500 vendors at Traders Village. 1-4 p.m. Free ($4 parking). Traders Village, 7979 N. Eldridge Parkway, Houston. 281-890-5500. www.tradersvillage.com



June 26: Roast a local nonprofit director at lunch


Shield Bearer honors Roy Wooten, the group’s former executive director who left the organization earlier this year, with a “roast and raise” fundraising event. The event includes lunch and the opportunity to “roast” Wooten by sharing a joke or story. 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. $25 (luncheon tickets), $25 (roast). Windwood Church, 10555 Spring Cypress Road, Houston. www.shieldbearer.org/roast



June 27: Sit in on Cy-Fair ISD’s budget adoption


The Cy-Fair ISD board of trustees hosts its monthly meeting where the board will adopt the budget for the 2019-20 school year, which includes raises for various employees using money allocated by state lawmakers in the 2019 legislative session. 6 p.m. Free. Instructional Support Center, 10300 Jones Road, Houston. www.cfisd.net



June 29: Take in a Cypress Symphonic Band concert


Cypress Symphonic Band presents its annual patriotic concert with a celebration of America’s history and a time to honor each branch of the U.S. military. 7 p.m. $8 (at the door), $6 (online). Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. www.cypresssymphonicband.org



June 29-30: Stop by the Cy-Fair Kids & Family Expo


The event features more than 100 vendors, giveaways, games, food trucks and entertainment. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat.), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sun.). Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. 281-656-8371. www.cyfairkidsexpo.com



July 4: Celebrate Independence Day in Jersey Village


The city hosts its annual Independence Day parade starting at the Jersey Village Civic Center and ending at Clark Henry Park. After the parade, guests can enjoy activities, music and food. 9 a.m. Free. Jersey Village Civic Center, 16327 Lakeview Drive, Jersey Village. 713-466-2100. www.jerseyvillagetx.com



July 4: Celebrate July Fourth in Fairfield


The Fairfield Women’s Club hosts a Fourth of July parade from Ault Elementary School to Central Park in Fairfield, followed by a community celebration at Salyards Middle School featuring vendor booths and performances. 9 a.m. (parade leaves) 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (celebration). Free. Salyards Middle School, 21757 Fairfield Place Drive, Cypress. www.fairfieldwomensclub.org



July 8: Get free child immunizations at a community event


In an effort to increase the number of children who are fully immunized in Harris County, Troubleshooters Immunizations hosts an event providing immunizations for measles and other contagious diseases free of charge to children enrolled in Medicaid or who do not have insurance. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. 713-873-8687. www.harrishealth.org



July 12: Attend culinary cookoff for armed forces


In July, Bridgeland’s monthly Friday Night Bites event features a cookoff for members of the U.S. armed forces hosted by the Women’s Food Truck Organization. The winner receives a $2,500 scholarship to pursue culinary education. 6-10 p.m. Free (admission). Lakeland Village Center, 10515 Fry Road, Cypress. 832-543-1132. www.womensfoodtruckorg.com



July 13: Check out car show at The Towne Lake Boardwalk


The show includes classic, imported, exotic and muscle cars as well as trucks, hot rods, jeeps and golf carts. 8-10 a.m. Free. The Boardwalk Towne Lake, 9945 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. www.facebook.com/townelakecarsonthelake



LIVE MUSIC


Cypress Trail Hideout
25610 Hempstead Road, Cypress
281-213-4136
www.cypresstrailhideout.com
Shows begin at 7 p.m.


June
21 Nigel Edison
22 Hit n Run


July
5 Jeff Canada
19 Nigel Edison


Mo’s Irish Pub
14102 Mueschke Road, Cypress
281-213-2989
www.mosirishpub.com/cypress
Shows begin at 8:30 p.m.


June
20 Leo Mendoza
21 Sol Flair
22 Texxas Heat
27 Mark Lum
28 Blaggards
29 Swagger



Arts and exhibitions


The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts
6815 Cypresswood Drive, Spring
281-376-6322
www.pearlmfa.org


“My Hero! Contemporary Art & Superhero Action”
Dates: June 1-Aug. 17 (Tue.-Sat.10 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Cost: free ($5 suggested donation)


Playhouse 1960
6814 Gant Road, Houston
281-587-8243
www.ph1960.com


“A Catered Affair”
Dates: June 21-22 (8 p.m. both days)
Cost: $18 (students, seniors and veterans), $21 (adults)

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By Shawn Arrajj

Shawn Arrajj serves as the editor of the Cy-Fair edition of Community Impact Newspaper where he covers the Cy-Fair and Jersey Village communities. He mainly writes about development, transportation and issues in Harris County.


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