High in the sky, after sunset in the south/southwest, is the constellation Orion, shaped like an hourglass with three bright stars in his belt. Aside from being a great constellation, Orion is one of the corners of the winter hexagon. Start on his belt and travel through the high end of the constellation and keep going; you will come to the North Star. Moving to the right along the belt points, you should turn toward Taurus, the bull, left goes toward Canis Major, the big dog.
Additionally, barely visible to the naked eye, is the Orion nebula, the center star in the sword hanging down from his belt. His head star, Meissa, is not a star, but an open cluster of stars. It is three faint stars quite close together above his shoulder stars.
Be sure to make a reservation for public night at the Insperity Observatory for the first Friday of each month: humbleisd.net/observatory