To-do list: Your local guide for The Woodlands area events and dates to know in April and May

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Dancing with The Woodlands Stars

APRIL 11
The annual Dancing with The Woodlands Stars features community stars who perform their dances live.
6-10 p.m. $150 (seat), $30 (vote).
Woodlands Waterway Marriott, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands.
281-681-6730.
www.ymcahouston.org

Hunt for eggs at night

APRIL 12
Guests are invited to bring flashlights, cameras and Easter egg baskets to Terramont Park for an Easter egg hunt. Fees include the egg hunt, a visit from the Easter bunny and a snack.
8500 Terramont Drive, The Woodlands.
7:45-8:45 p.m. $15 (resident), $20 (nonresident).
281-516-7348.
www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

Relay for life

APRIL 13
The fundraiser for The American Cancer Society allows participants to join a team, walk and show support. 2 p.m. Cost varies.
Marriott Spring CityPlace Upper Plaza, 1701 City Plaza Drive, Spring.
713-706-5634.
www.relayforlife.org

Take part in an Easter egg scramble

APRIL 13
Recommended for ages 4 and up, the Easter egg scramble at the Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park includes a craft, refreshments and a visit from the bunny.
Noon-1 p.m. $15 (residents), $20 (nonresidents).
6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands.
281-516-7348.
www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

Attend the Food For Life gala

APRIL 13
Montgomery County Food Bank holds its annual gala, presented by Anadarko. This year’s theme is Havana Nights.
6-10 p.m. $150 (individual).
The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center, 2301 North Millbend Drive, The Woodlands.
936-271-8800.
www.mcfoodbank.org

Waterway art festival

APRIL 13-14
The waterway and Town Green Park turn into an outdoor art gallery for over 200 juried artists from across the country.
10 a.m.-6 p.m. $15 (two-day passes), free (children 12 and under).
Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands.
281-745-7126.
www.thewoodlandsartcouncil.org

See the Shenandoah election forum

APRIL 18
The Shenandoah election forum between City Council candidates Ted Fletcher and Andrea Konzem is open to the public. The event is facilitated by the Voters Awareness Council.
Free. 6-7:30 p.m. Shenandoah City Hall, 29955 I-45, Shenandoah.
281-298-5522.
www.shenandoahtx.us

Learn about distracted driving

APRIL 18
Attendees can hear a story about distracted driving in this event hosted by The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch. Hands-on activities follows the presentation at College Park High School.
Free. 6-8 p.m.
3701 College Park Drive, The Woodlands.
281-210-3800
www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

Let the kids run

APRIL 20
The IRONKIDS Fun Run offers young athletes the opportunity to feel the excitement of competition while enjoying the outdoors and promoting healthy living. Each athlete receives a race bib, finisher shirt, medal and the IRONKID designation.
9:30 a.m. $20 (per child).
Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands.
813-868-5940.
www.ironkids.com

Take part in an all-day camp

APRIL 22
Intended for age 5-15, Sunny Dayz Camp provides a day of games and crafts.
7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. $50.
Rob Fleming Park, 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, Spring.
281-516-7348.
www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

Tai chi demonstration

APRIL 27
The Woodlands Tai Chi Practice Group is presenting demonstrations and mini lessons in celebration of World Tai Chi Day at the Creekside Park Village Green.
Public attendance and participation are encouraged.
Free. 9 a.m.-noon.
www.saegusa.com/taichi

Complete or watch an Iron Man competition

APRIL 27
Participating athletes compete in a 2.6-mile swim and 112-mile bike course and finish with a 26.2 mile run within The Woodlands before concluding at Waterway Avenue.
General entry is sold out, but foundation entries are still available.
5 a.m.-5 p.m.
www.ironman.com

Watch the Insperity Invitational

APRIL 29 – May 5
The Woodlands Country Club Tournament Course is the site of this annual golf tournament, which offers free admission on the Championship rounds courtesy of various corporate sponsors.
Times vary. Free (grounds admission, Fri.-Sun.).
The Woodlands Country Club Tournament Course, 1730 S. Millbend Drive, The Woodlands.
281-357-4653.
www.insperityinvitational.com

Support Texas Autism Academy

APRIL 30
Collective Hearts for Children is holding its inaugural Texas Autism Academy Scholarship Gala. All tickets and sponsorships are charitable donations to the Texas Autism Academy.
Only 100 tickets are available for the event, and the deadline to purchase is April 20. 6-8 p.m. $100.
Pallotta’s Italian Grill, 27060 I-45 N., Oak Ridge North.
281-804-7117

Check out a job fair

APRIL 30
More than 40 employers specializing in fields such as education providers, resource agencies and banking take part in The Woodlands Area Chamber’s annual Community Job Fair at the Lonestar College-Montgomery Campus. The fair features workshops to help job seekers brush up their resumes, and cover letters and social media profiles, and practice their job interview skills.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free.
3200 College Park Drive, Conroe. 281-367-5777.
www.thewoodlandsjobfair.com

Attend a gala to support orphans

MAY 4
Coreluv’s “A Child’s Dream Gala” is an evening supporting orphans’ dreams coming true. The evening includes a silent auction, catered dinner and a surprise guest.
6-9 p.m. $100 (per guest).
The Woodlands Resort. 2301 North
Millbend Drive, The Woodlands.
832-693-1011.
www.coreluv.net/gala

Join a global 6k

MAY 4
Walk or run in support of World Vision’s Global 6k for Water initiative to help bring clean water to communities in developing parts of the world.
Alden Bridge Pavilion, 7725 Alden Bridge Drive, The Woodlands.
8:30 a.m. $50 (for adults),
$25 (for children).
316-304-2732.
www.teamworldvision.org/team/thewoodlands

Take part in a golf classic

MAY 6
The 25th annual Kelsey Research Foundation Golf Classic at Golf Trails of The Woodlands raises proceeds to benefit the foundation’s research and programs, including Life After Cancer, Epilepsy Support Groups, KRF-UTHealth Center for Microbiome  Research and clinical trials in a variety of disease research.
8 a.m.-4 p.m. $350.
2301 North Millbend Drive, Spring.
713-442-1218.
www.kelseyresearch.com/golf-tournament

Try out the Woodforest Bank TRI-The Woodlands

MAY 11
The 16th annual Woodforest Bank TRI-The Woodlands multisport event is produced by The Woodlands Township Parks and Recreation Department and offers scenic courses for competitors. The event includes a 500-meter open swim, a bike course and a 5K run.
7-11:30 a.m. Cost TBD.
Northshore Park,  2505 Lake Woodlands Dr., The Woodlands.
281-210-3800.
www.thewoodlands
township-tx.gov

Watch the woodlands World Cup

MAY 11
The annual event includes teams consisting of community members representing 12 countries.
9 a.m.-5 p.m. $250 (per team). Gosling Sports Field.
4055 Marsico Place, The Woodlands.
832-470-8705

See a viewing of “The Creative Brain”

MAY 11
The Woodlands High School auditorium hosts a 53-minute showing of “The Creative Brain.” The showing follows the student art show from 5-7 p.m.
Free. 7 p.m. 6101 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands.
936-709-1200.
www.twhsat.weebly.com

Attend an auction and gala

MAY 13
The Silver Ball celebrates The Woodlands Christian Academy’s 25th anniversary and raises  proceeds toward furnishing a new academic building on campus. The ball is held at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel.
6 p.m.-midnight. $250 (single ticket).
1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands.
936-273-2555.
www.woodlands.ejoinme.org/thesilverball

Shop at the seasonal flea market

MAY 20
Members of the community gather to buy and sell used household goods around the area at The Woodlands Pavilion parking garage. The market is only held twice per year, and the next one will not be held until this fall.
7:30-10:30 a.m. Free (for buyers to attend), $50 (booth space).
2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands.
281-210-3976.
www.woodlandsfleamarket.com

Montgomery County South Branch Library events

2101 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands
936-442-7727
www.countylibrary.org

South Preschooler Story Time:
Every Tuesday, 10 and 10:30 a.m.

Baby and Me storytime:
Every Wednesday, 9:15 and 9:45 a.m.

Toddler storytime:
Every Monday, 9:15 and 10 a.m.

APRIL
19, 20: All libraries closed
13: R.E.A.D. to the Dogs, 10:30- 11:30 a.m.
16: Preteen Book Club, 4:30 p.m.
23: South Library Adult Fiction Book Club, 1 p.m.

MAY
2:
Teen Volunteers!, 5:30 p.m.
11: R.E.A.D. to the Dogs, 10:30-1130 a.m.

Market Street concerts series

9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands
281-419-4774
www.shopatmarketstreet.com

APRIL
11:
Nobody’s Fool
18: David Caceres Quintet
25: Chinatown

MAY
2:
Rapture
9: Hamilton Loomis
16: Kaos

All shows 6-8:30 p.m. Free.

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