June & July events
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08 THROUGH 09 ENJOY LIVE THEATER Opera Leggera will be showcasing a variety of Broadway’s greatest musical hits for two nights at the Nathaniel Center in Kingwood. Ocials from the nonpro t theater company, which has been performing in Kingwood for 17 years, noted the songs will be pulled from several major Broadway hits, including “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Oklahoma,” “Hello Dolly” and “Mary Poppins.” 7:30 p.m. (July 8), 7 p.m. (July 9). $20. Nathaniel Center, 804 Russell Palmer Road, Kingwood. 713-992-1696. www.operaleggera.com 12 LEARN TIPS ON PLANNING FOR RETIREMENT Outlook Wealth Advisors is hosting a free seminar in Kingwood for individuals who are preparing for retirement. Event organizers said the seminar will provide tips to help individuals plan for retirement without sacri cing their lifestyles. Organizers noted the seminar will be best suited for those who have saved at least $500,000 for retirement outside of any real estate. Reservations are required to attend the event. 6:30- 8:30 p.m. Free. Chimichurri’s South American Grill, 1660 W. Lake Houston Parkway, Kingwood. 832-644-9067. www.outlookwealth.com/event
THROUGH 22 LEARN HOW TO PLAY ‘80S ROCK School of Rock Kingwood is hosting a ve-day camp to teach participants how to play music like ‘80s rock stars. Attendees will analyze and learn to play from ‘80s artists, such as Billy Idol, Flock of Seagulls, Cyndi Lauper and Van Halen. The rst four days of the camp will include instruction and practice time and will conclude with a live performance on the nal day. Ocials noted the camp is designed for students ages 7-18 who have some prior experience in music. 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. (July 18-21), 9 a.m.-noon (July 22). $495. School of Rock Kingwood, 1580 Kingwood Drive. 281-358-7625. www.schoolofrock.com/locations/ kingwood 20 BUILD AN HERB GARDEN Learn the art of building a miniature herb greenhouse during Mercer Botanic Gardens’ specialized educational event. As part of the park’s family adventure series, the event is geared toward children age 6 and older with participants receiving free herb garden kits to help them get started at home. 10-11:30 a.m. and 3-4:40 p.m. Free. Mercer Botanic Gardens, 22306 Aldine West eld Road, Humble. 713-274-4160. www.pct3.com
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04 WATCH FIREWORKS IN KINGWOOD Bring the family out to Town Center Park in Kingwood for a Fourth of July celebration featuring reworks, an oversized waterslide, giant Jenga and Connect Four, and cornhole. The event will be hosted by local musician Andy Rodriguez and will also feature live music and a laser show. 3-9 p.m. Free. Town Center Park, 8 N. Main St., Kingwood. 346-600-2366. www.towncenterevents.com/july4th.html Children ages 5-12 can sharpen their artistic talent by attending a dinosaur-themed do-it-yourself day camp at Pinspiration in Kingwood. The camp will be held daily to explore various art mediums, including paint, inks and fabrics, as well as lessons on various techniques. Campers will also partake in games and activities throughout the day. 9 a.m.-noon. $50 (per day). Pinspiration Kingwood, 1310 Northpark Drive, Ste. 800, Kingwood. 832-480-2526. www.pinspiration.com/locations/kingwood (Courtesy Pinspiration Kingwood)
JULY 03 CELEBRATE THE FOURTH OF JULY Visit Redemption Square in Generation Park for the master-planned community’s Liberty on the Lawn celebration. The event will feature live musical performances by Hayden Haddock, Randy Cobio Band and Caliente, as well as a rework display at the end of the evening. 5-9 p.m. Free. Redemption Square, 250 Assay St., Houston. 713-860-3100. www.generationpark.com
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