Run a marathon, celebrate Texas Independence Day: 5 things to do in The Woodlands area, March 1-3


Weekend events in The Woodlands area March 1-3 include an annual marathon running through the area, a chance to bid on work by famous artists and a children’s museum celebration of Texas Independence Day.

The Woodlands Children’s Museum honors Dr. Seuss

Children can celebrate Dr. Seuss’ 117th birthday, hear stories and create Dr. Seuss-inspired art. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free (members), $7 (nonmembers).
The Woodlands Children’s Museum, 4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, Ste. 280, The Woodlands. 281-465-0955.

The Woodlands Marathon raises money for charity

This event features a marathon and half-marathon, and it is part of the Beck and Masten Charity Challenge, which has raised over $1 million for various charities. See our guide to road closures and marathon routes. 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $25-$125.
Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands.

Fourth annual mother-daughter tea promotes bonding

Mothers and daughters can play games, create crafts and spend time together at this annual event. The event is recommended for children age 4 and older, and a light lunch is provided. $45 (per pair), $15 (per additional sibling).
The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park, 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands.

Celebrate Texas Independence Day

The Woodlands Children’s Museum celebrates Texas
Independence Day on Saturday with activities including a performance by the
Tall Texan cowboy, country music for children and photo opportunities with the Well Fargo Stagecoach as well as a book signing and reading.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. $7 (museum admission). The Woodlands Children’s Museum, 4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands. 281-465-0955.

Place a bid in a fine art auction

Artwork by Marc Chagall, Salvador Dali, Leroy Neiman, David Schluss, Pablo Picasso, Peter Max and Joan Miro is featured at
Congregation Beth Shalom of the Woodlands’ art auction. Tickets include an hour of complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres as well as a raffle ticket for a piece of art. A portion of the proceeds benefits the congregation’s “feed the hungry” initiative. 6-10 p.m. $35. Congregation Beth Shalom of the Woodlands, 5125 Shadowbend Place, The Woodlands. 281-362-1100.

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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 the paper in March 2017.
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