Cy-Fair Texas Events 2014

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Texas Renaissance Festival

Through November 30, 2014 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Texas Renaissance Festival
21778 FM 1774, Todd Mission
Enjoy 55 acres of land filled with live entertainment, food, fun, and professional actors. Tickets are available online at texrenfest.com.

Fall Student Art Exhibition

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 – Thursday, December 4, 2014
Lone Star College-CyFair
9191 Barker Cypress
The Fall Student Art Exhibition features some of the best work of Lone Star College-CyFair’s talented students. The visual arts students have completed their classes in a variety of mediums such as photography, painting, drawing, and ceramics. Meet the student artists in person at the closing reception and awards ceremony set from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 4. The Bosque Gallery is location in the Center for the Arts building on the Barker Cypress campus. Visit lonestar.edu/bosquegallery.

Turkey Run Day Camp

Monday – Wednesday, November 24 – 26, 2014 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
K2 Academy of Kids Sports
15255 N. Eldridge Pkwy.
Enjoy K2 Academy’s Thanksgiving holiday day camp! Drop off your kids for a day filled with fun and exciting activities like games, arts and crafts, open play time, bounce mountain, foam pit, outdoor fun, and more. Preschool children (ages 2 to 4) are $36 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and school age children (kindergarten to seventh grade) are $46 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Extended care available from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Call 281-655-7272. Visit k2academy.com.

A Christmas Carol

Friday, November 28, 2014 – Sunday, December 21, 2014
Houston Family Arts Center
10760 Grant Rd., Houston
Witness Charles Dickens’ classic come to life on the Garza Main Stage! Visit houstonfac.com for tickets and show times.

Pop Songwriting Concert

Monday, December 1, 2014 7:30 pm
Lone Star College-CyFair
9191 Barker Cypress
Come hear the latest student-written songs at Lone Star College-CyFair’s “Pop Songwriting Concert.” This concert, which may contain mature language, features professional musicians and students performing songs written in a variety of popular styles. The free 7:30 p.m. concert will be held in the Recital Hall, located in the Center for the Arts building on the Barker Cypress campus at 9191 Barker Cypress. For information, go to LoneStar.edu/boxoffice or call 281.290.5201.

 

Community Wellness Seminars

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 6:00 pm
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 6:00 pm
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 6:00 pm
North Cypress Medical Center
21214 Northwest Fwy.
North Cypress Medical Center will begin hosting a series of community wellness seminars to educate the public on the importance of healthy eating, exercise, and stress reduction. Dec. 2 is titled, “Surviving the Holidays;” Jan. 20 is titled “Health Living with SMART Goals;” and Feb. 17 is titled, “Feet, Forks, and Fingers.” All seminars are free of charge and will be presented by North Cypress physician, Dr. Dorothy Serna. For more information, call 832-912-3846.

Workforce Readiness: Making the Best Choice for a Successful Career

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Lone Star College-CyFair
9191 Barker Cypress Rd.
Learn how to get ready for the workforce and a successful career at Lone Star College-CyFair’s next Speaking of Business Series presentation. In her “Workforce Readiness: Making the Best Choice for a Successful Career” presentation, Ms. Linda Head, Associate Vice Chancellor, Workforce Education and Corporate Partnerships, will explain the importance of getting a job in the field while attending college, how to prepare for the job interview and the differences between working for small, mid-size and large corporations. Light refreshments will be serves, however space is limited. This free presentation is designed to enhance the personal and professional development of future business and community leaders. For more, contact Ellen Junious at 281-290-3511.

Teen Volunteer Training

Thursday, December 4, 2014 4:30 pm
Northwest Branch Library
11355 Regency Green Dr.
Need volunteer hours for school? Want to give back to your community? Come and learn about how to volunteer at the library. This training is required for all teen library volunteers.

 

Pop Singers and Glee Club Concert

Thursday, December 4, 2014 7:30 pm
Lone Star College-CyFair
9191 Barker Cypress
Come hear the latest student-written songs at Lone Star College-CyFair’s “Pop Singers Concert.” This concert will feature more than a dozen singers, dancers, and instrumentalists bringing you songs from pop, rock, R&B, and musical theatre hits. The free 7:30 p.m. concert will be held in the Recital Hall, located in the Center for the Arts building on the Barker Cypress campus at 9191 Barker Cypress. For information, go to LoneStar.edu/boxoffice or call 281.290.5201.

Rainbow Loom Club

Friday, December 5, 2014 4:30 pm
Northwest Branch Library
11355 Regency Green Dr.
Come and loom with the library! Join Rainbow Loom club and learn to make new creations, share ideas, meet new friends and have fun. Rainbow Looms and bands will be provided or you can bring your own. For kids ages 7 and up.

 

Pajama Jam

Friday, December 5, 2014 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Cy-Fair ISD
Various Locations

Drop off the kiddos wearing their jammies and have a much-needed date night! Kids will watch movies, play games, and enjoy snacks. Cost is $25 per child. Visit cfisd.net for campus locations or call 281-807-8900.

Free Signing Santa Holiday Event

Saturday, December 6, 2014 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Lone Star College-CyFair
9191 Barker Cypress
Come enjoy the free signing Santa holiday event. Bring your family for face painting, Christmas card making, decoration craft activities, signed stories and songs (interpreters will be available), snacks, and photos with Santa. They will take digital photos of your child with Santa and send it to you via email, or you are welcome to bring your own camera.

Country Christmas Craft Show

Saturday, December 6, 2014 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, December 7, 2014 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cy-Fair High School FFA
Cy-Fair Exhibit Center
11206 Telge Rd.
There is something for everyone at the Cy-Fair High School FFA Country Christmas Craft Show! Everything from crafts, yard art, candles, quilts, jewelry, wood crafts, holiday decorations, and more will be available. There were over 180 vendors last year. Kids will enjoy activities and take pictures with Santa from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Play chicken bingo, grab something to eat from the bake shop, or bid in the silent auction. Admission is free. Visit cyfaircountrychristmas.org.

Pink Peonies Foundation Holiday Market

Saturday, December 6, 2014 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cypress Creek Lakes
Phase 3 Rec Center

10080 Cypress Creek Bend Dr.
There will be a variety of vendors selling products for the upcoming holiday season. Items include unique jewelry, gourmet foods, handcrafted gifts, and home decor. Proceeds to benefit non-profit The Rose, which provides mammography vans and diagnostics for uninsured women. Free admission, food truck, door prizes, and $5 raffle items including Tory Burch handbag. Free food and goody bags for first 150 people. Visit www.pinkpeoniesfoundation.org.

 

Holiday Movie Marathon

Saturday, December 6, 2014 1:00 pm
Northwest Branch Library
11355 Regency Green Dr.
Come and watch holiday classics with Northwest Branch Library. This event is for all ages.

 

Bell Weather

Saturday, December 6, 2014 4:00 pm
Cypress Symphonic Band
Foundry United Methodist Church
10203 Fry Rd.
This concert will feature music by Julie Giroux, Alfred Reed, Leroy Osmon, John Mackey, and Leroy Anderson. They will also feature the world premiere of Daybreak by Jacob A. Schnitzer, another winner in their Call for Scores contest. The admission is free. Cypress Symphonic Band, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Donations to the band can be made at the concerts or on their website, http://cypresssymphonicband.org. For more information, please visit their website, like them on Facebook, or call Leslie at 281-744-4464.

 

 

 

A Night in Bethlehem

Saturday, December 6, 2014 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sunday, December 7, 2014 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Messiah Lutheran Church
11522 Telge Rd.
Imagine what life was like during a night in Bethlehem as you stroll through this historical recreation with a storyteller, visit with shepherds, and watch for Roman soldiers. This living, interactive Christmas story is free for the family and includes candle making, creating a clay pinch pot, sewing a coin bag, or playing Bethlehem dress-up. Pet live animals and enjoy cookies, cider, and coffee. Visit messiah.lc.org.

Chamber Singers Holiday Concert

Saturday, December 6, 2014 7:30 pm
Lone Star College-CyFair
Main Stage Theatre
9191 Barker Cypress Rd.
Friends and family members of all ages can enjoy an enriching and unique opportunity to hear wonderful master works by great composers such as Mozart, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Corigliano, and Handel.

Winter Wonderland

Sunday, December 7, 2014 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
K2 Academy of Kids Sports
15255 N. Eldridge Pkwy.
Come and let the kids take a picture with Santa, drink hot cocoa, play with snow, and decorate a cookie. Cost is $15. Visit k2academy.com.

Parade of Lights

Sunday, December 7, 2014 5:00 pm
Track 21
4815 Hwy. 6, Houston
Show your support for the Texas Volunteer Firefighters Relief Fund and witness a spectacular display of lights. The parade will end at Cy Falls High School, where refreshments will be available for purchase. Call 281-831-4253.

75th Anniversary Celebration

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 5:00 pm
Cy-Fair ISD
Cy-Fair High School
22602 Hempstead Hwy.
The event will mark 75 years to the date when voters in the Cypress and Fairbanks communities approved the union of Cypress-Fairbanks Consolidated School District. All 10 Cy-Fair ISD high school mascots will be in attendance to illustrate the unity of the school district. The Jersey Village High School Air Force Junior ROTC will present and post the colors, followed by the playing of the national anthem by the Cy-Fair High School band. Cypress Springs High School student Russell Reed will deliver an invocation, followed by speeches by CFISD Board of Trustees President Don Ryan and Superintendent Dr. Mark Henry. The commemorative marker will then be unveiled, and guests will be invited to a cake and punch reception inside the high school, complete with tours of historical displays in the library. Parking and shuttles will be provided at the Charlotte Burns Science Resource Center and Exhibit Center (11206 Telge Rd.), as well as Lamkin Elementary School (11521 Telge Rd.).

 

 

 

 

Tragedy, Survival, and the Healing Power of Music

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Lone Star College-CyFair
Library
9191 Barker Cypress
L.I.F.E. programs are free and held in room 131 in the library. Join them for a preview of the Dec. 11 Books without Borders discussion on The Cellist of Sarajevo. Listen to a live performance of the book’s featured musical piece. Call 281-290-3214 or visit lonestar.edu.

Cypress Hoops Invitational

Thursday – Saturday, December 11 – 13, 2014
Cy-Fair Educational Foundation
Twenty-four high school varsity level teams, including those in Cy-Fair ISD, will compete over the three-day events at various high schools with the championship games held at the Berry Center. This year’s tournament is underwritten by North Cypress Medical Center Hospital. New this year will be family activities including face painting, balloon animals, and more. Tickets are $2 for students, $3 for adults, and $8 for a family fun pass. All proceeds will be used for innovative staff development programs for district teachers and scholarships for high school seniors. For more, email marie@thecfef.org.

Celebrate Jesus

Friday – Saturday, December 12 – 13, 2014 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
West Houston Church of Christ
17100 West Rd., Houston
Come see this unique representation of the Christmas season, a drive-through drama performance the whole family can watch from your vehicle or our hayride. In a 15-minute drive through the West Houston parking lot, Celebrate Jesus takes the viewer through an awe-inspiring journey of the life of Jesus Christ – from birth to miracles to death and resurrection – in a powerful and interactive setting you won’t want to miss. Stay for the food, hot cocoa, and fellowship in this free and special event put on by the West Houston family.

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 13, 2014 8:00 am – 10:00 am
iT’Z
18355 Tomball Pkwy., Houston
Join the fun at iT’Z for breakfast with Santa. Enjoy a delicious breakfast and get your photo taken with Santa. Cost is $5.99. Be sure to tell them Cy-Fair Magazine sent you!

Cy Woods WRAP Fun Run

Saturday, December 13, 2014 8:00 am
Coles Crossing (next to Sampson Elementary)
12500 Barker Cypress Rd.
The Cy Woods Runnin’ Wild 5K Fun Run will benefit the WRAP Wildcats Right After Prom to promote a drug and alcohol free event after prom. The event is open to non-competitive runners. The run will go through the Coles Crossing running trail, is timed, and is open to those pushing strollers or walking a dog. Early registration continues online until December 10 for $25. This includes a t-shirt. Late registration is available on race day for $30 and may or may not include a t-shirt (until they last). Visit www.cywoodswrap.com to register.

Cougar Christmas Market

Saturday, December 13, 2014 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, December 14, 2014 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cy-Fair ISD Exhibit Center
11206 Telge Rd.
Over 150 vendors offering items including home décor, toys, gourmet food, and more just in time for holiday shopping. Benefits the Cypress Creek FFA Booster Club. Visit cycreekffaboosterclub.com.

Chili Cook-off

Saturday, December 13, 2014 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Bridgeland
Oak Meadow Park
17730 House Hahl
The cook-off opens to the public at 11:30 am and judging for the first through seventh place will begin at noon. After the panel has selected the victors, tastings will be opened to the public and event-goers can select the “People’s Choice” winner. Participation is open to the public. Competitors and teams can register for $20. To sign up, visit www.bridgelandlife.com.

Bell Weather

Saturday, December 13, 2014 4:00 pm
Cypress Symphonic Band
John Wesley United Methodist Church
5830 Bermuda Dunes Dr., Houston
This concert will feature music by Julie Giroux, Alfred Reed, Leroy Osmon, John Mackey, and Leroy Anderson. They will also feature the world premiere of Daybreak by Jacob A. Schnitzer, another winner in their Call for Scores contest. The admission is free. Cypress Symphonic Band, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Donations to the band can be made at the concerts or on their website, http://cypresssymphonicband.org. For more information, please visit their website, like them on Facebook, or call Leslie at 281-744-4464.

Farmers Market at Bridgeland

Sunday, December 14, 2014 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Bridgeland
Lakeland Activity Center
16902 Bridgeland Landing
Support local food providers and score some delicious, homegrown produce. Visit bridgeland.com.

Benefit for the Espinoza Family

Sunday, December 14, 2014 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Cypress Saloon
12710 Telge Rd.
Come out and enjoy a day of family fun face painting, Elsa from Frozen, food, funnel cakes, auction, raffles, and more while they support the Espinoza Family. Caleb is a childhood cancer fighter, and Alfredo, his dad, passed suddenly a little over a month ago. They are raising money to help them during this time with medical expenses. Contact Angelica Rangel at 832-412-0901.

“Rejoice” – Christ the Redeemer Advent and Christmas Concert

Sunday, December 14, 2014 2:00 pm
Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church
11507 Huffmeister Rd.
The choirs of Christ the Redeemer will rejoice with the community for an afternoon of lovely Advent and Christmas music. With 100 singers and 20 instrumentalists, this performance is sure to get you in the Advent and Christmas spirit. The program “Rejoice” will feature music from chant to Renaissance to modern compositions by composers such as Arcadelt, Britten, Rutter, and others. All are welcome to join for this festival of music for the season with choirs, handbells, strings, flutes, and harp. The event is free and open to the public. Large groups are also encouraged to attend. For more information, visit www.ctrcc.com/music or call the parish office at 281-469-5533.

Frozen Ballet Week

Monday – Friday, December 15 – 19, 2014
Ballet & Pilates by Victoria
15544 Ridge Park Dr.
Dancers will become Elsa and Anna through Frozen-themed music, dance, and craft projects. They will also learn the famous songs to sing with Elsa and Anna, build snowmen, and have a snowball fight. Visit balletandpilates.com.

Pet Photos with Santa

Monday, December 15, 2014 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Willowbrook Mall
2000 Willowbrook Mall, Houston
Bring your furry friend to Willowbrook Mall to meet Santa near the JCPenny court. Visit shopwillowbrookmall.com.

Tender Loving K9 Readers

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 4:30 pm
Northwest Branch Library
11355 Regency Green Dr.
The Reading Education Assistance Dogs program is dedicated to improving reading skills of children by using registered therapy teams as literacy mentors.Sign up for a 15-minute reading session at the desk and parents need to sign a permission slip. There is no charge for this program. For children ages 5 and up.

Making a Gingerbread House

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Lone Star College-CyFair
Library
9191 Barker Cypress
L.I.F.E. programs are free and held in room 131 in the library. Learn a little about the history of gingerbread and create with your team your own gingerbread home. Susan Green and Claire Gunnels challenge your creative sparks. Call 281-290-3214 or visit lonestar.edu.

Kids Crazy Christmas Show

Thursday – Saturday, December 18 – 20, 2014
Berry Center
8877 Barker Cypress Rd.
Celebrate the season with fun and laughs at this family show. This event is great for all ages and filled with puppets, crazy characters, and great music. Visit second.org.

Annie

Friday – Sunday, December 18 – 20, 2014 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 20, 2014 2:00 pm
Cypress Woods High School
13550 Woods Spillane Blvd.
The Cypress Woods Theatre Company presents the Tommy Tune Awards and will showcase their talented students with the community in the musical Annie.

LEGO Club

Friday, December 19, 2014 4:30 pm
Northwest Branch Library
11355 Regency Green Dr.
Come and build with the library! Join LEGO club and take on a new building challenge each meeting, share ideas, meet new friends and have fun. LEGO bricks will be provided, please do not bring your own. For kids ages 5 and up.

 

Gingerbread House Craft

Saturday, December 20, 2014 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm
Northwest Branch Library
11355 Regency Green Dr.
Make your own gingerbread house at Northwest Branch Library! Enjoy one of these two 45-minute workshops. The program is for children ages 4 to 11.

Christmas Eve Services

Wednesday, December 24, 2014
The following are a few of the many Christmas Eve services offered in Cy-Fair. Know of another service? Email editor@cyfairmagazine.com or share it on our Facebook wall https://www.facebook.com/cyfairmagazine.

Celebration Lutheran Church
9740 Barker Cypress Rd., #111
click2celebrate.com

Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church
11507 Huffmeister Rd., Houston
ctrcc.com

Cypress United Methodist Church
13403 Cypress N. Houston Rd.
cypressunited.org

Faith Assembly Church
7755 Fairbanks N. Houston Rd., Houston
lifeatfaith.tv

Houston’s First Baptist Church Cypress Campus
10300 Warner Smith Blvd.
houstonsfirst.org/cypress

Jersey Village Baptist Church
16518 Jersey Dr., Houston
jvbc.org

The MET Church
9690 Fry Rd.
themetonline.org

Second Baptist Church Cypress Campus
8877 Barker Cypress Rd., Houston
second.org

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church
6646 Addicks Satsuma Rd., Houston
seascatholic.org

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
15415 N. Eldridge Pkwy.
stmaryscypress.org

 

Relay for Life of Cy-Fair

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Tomball Bowl
14435 FM 2920, Tomball
Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Registration is $35 per person or $175 per team and includes shoe rental, two games of bowling, and food and beverage tickets. Visit hprelayforlife.com.

Northwest Private School Preview

Sunday, January 15, 2015
McWilliams YMCA Youth Center
19915 Hwy. 249, Houston
Over 20 schools from the greater northwest area will be available for preview. Admission to the event is free, and visitors can register to win a $500 tuition voucher. For details, call Angie Ramirez at 281-469-7745.

Seussical!

Thursday – Saturday, January 29 – 31, 2015 7:00 pm
Cypress Ridge High School
7900 N. Eldridge Pkwy., Houston
Cypress Ranch High School presents the Seussical! This program not only showcases the school’s theatre art programs, but also features students who have a wide-range of musical interests.

Seussical!

Thursday – Saturday, January 29 – 31, 2015 7:00 pm
Cy Ridge High School
7900 N. Eldridge Pkwy., Houston
This is a musical the kids are sure to love! Support the Cy Ridge High School theatre arts program as they bring Dr. Seuss’ wacky world to life. Visit cfisd.net.

Band Against MS Ride

Saturday, January 31, 2015
Houston Oaks Country Club
22602 Hegar Rd., Hockley
The ride begins and ends at the Houston Oaks Country Club, with route options of 13, 27, 45, and 60 miles. Registration fee includes a lunch and special appearance by Clay Walker. Visit bikebarn.com.

 

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