Hear a symphony orchestra, visit a museum: 5 things to do in The Woodlands area, Feb. 21-24


Weekend events in The Woodlands area include many activities for children as well as a student-organized day supporting hunger relief in the community. Families can also check out a performance of The Woodlands Symphony Orchestra.

Feb. 21
Create an original work of art

Artful Sessions Canvas 2 Create presents “Art Pour,” providing an opportunity for participants to create their own works of art using an acrylic pour technique. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $35. The Woodlands Children’s Museum, 4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands. 832-616-9402. www.facebook.com/canvas2create

Feb. 22
Hear The Woodlands Symphony Orchestra

The event includes a performance of “L’Histoire du soldat/The Soldier’s Tale” by Igor Stravinsky as part of its Master Series. 6:30 p.m. $50. Glade Cultural Center, 2000 Woodlands Parkway, The Woodlands.

Feb. 22
Learn about pollinators at free Going Green lecture

The Woodlands GrassRoots Environmental Education Network sponsors a lecture titled “Pollinators: From Bees and Bats to Butterlies.” 7 p.m. Free.
Houston Advanced Research Center, 8801 Gosling Road, The Woodlands.

Feb. 23
Take part in a day of fitness activities

Health, nutrition and exercise activities are scheduled throughout the day at The Woodlands Children’s Museum.
The day includes fitness demonstrations and visits at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. by “Chef Plate,” who teaches children about healthy living. Other Fitness Frenzy presenters include The Woodlands Lions Club, Master Hong Tae Kwon, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Montgomery County and Junior League of The Woodlands. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $7 (museum admission).
The Woodlands Children’s Museum, 4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, The
Woodlands. 832-616-9402.

Feb. 23
Fight hunger with John Cooper School

The John Cooper School National Art Honor Society’s chapter holds its annual Empty Bowls Project to raise money for hunger relief. Bowls are created by students, faculty, staff and parents for the lunch, where guests are invited to donate $10 to be given to the Interfaith Food Pantry in return for a bowl of soup, a chance to peruse student artwork, a silent auction and a handmade bowl to keep. Reservations are recommended but not required. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. $10 (donation). The John Cooper School, 1 John Cooper
Drive, The Woodlands. 281-367-0900. www.johncooper.org/emptybowls

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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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