In addition to the Memorial Hermann Ironman North American Championship Texas Triathlon taking place in The Woodlands this weekend, residents can enjoy a number of events including live music and a Tai Chi class. For information about where the Ironman event is taking place, see our guide, including information on how to reach polling locations for early voting.
Listen to local singers
The Woodlands Symphony Orchestra presents its Opera Heroes ensemble, featuring local singers Ian Ramirez and Kelley Peters accompanied by piano. $50-$75. 6:30 p.m. Glade Arts Foundation,
2000 Woodlands Parkway. 832-557-8781. www.gladeculturalcenter.com
Support children who have hearing loss
The All Ears! Listening & Language Center preschool celebrates its fifth year in The Woodlands at its annual Toast and Taste dinner and silent auction. $200. 6:30 p.m. The Woodlands Country Club, 100 Grand Fairway Drive, The Woodlands. 281-615-5475. www.allearscenter.org
Learn about Tai chi
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. Creekside Park Village Green, 26400 Kuykendahl Road, The Woodlands. 832-381-6078.
Watch an Ironman competition
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.
5 a.m.-5 p.m.
Safely turn in unwanted drugs
The City of Shenandoah and The Woodlands Township each participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Unwanted drugs can be safely anonymously turned in for disposal by the Drug Enforcement Administration. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Woodlands Township Town Hall, 2801 Technology Forest Boulevard, The Woodlands and Shenandoah Police Department, 29955 I-45 N., Shenandoah. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov and www.shenandoahtx.us