To-do list: Your guide to events and things to do in The Woodlands area, May 14-June 10

May 18: Ride bikes around town

Bike shops and clubs set up exhibits and perform demonstrations, children can join in a bike rodeo and other games, and live music and food are available at the National Bike Month event. Free.
9 a.m.-noon. Northshore Park, 2505 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800.

May 18: Walk or run for cancer awareness

The Fallbrook Church Combat Ready Cancer
Ministry holds its third annual 5K All Cancer Run & Walk, benefiting the ministry’s cancer education and screening programs. 8 a.m.-noon. $30. Rob Fleming Park, 6055 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands.

May 18: Try goat yoga

The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce hosts its Health, Wellness and Fitness Expo with activities including a goat yoga class at the park.
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Market Street, 9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands. 281-367-5777.

May 19: Walk to support medical research

A 3-mile walk supports medical research and support for families affected by the neurological disorder known as Angelman syndrome. 8 a.m. (registration). $35. Rob Fleming Park, 6055 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 800-432-6435.

May 20: Learn about Medicare fraud

Caregivers and individuals on Medicare can learn more about health care scams at a seminar hosted by Jennifer Salazar, program director for The Better Business Bureau Education Foundation. 1-2 p.m. Free. South Montgomery County Regional Library, 2101 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800.

May 23-27: See Conroe ISD seniors graduate

Three The Woodlands-area high schools hold commencement ceremonies for students at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. College Park High School plans a May 23 ceremony, The Woodlands High School holds graduation May 24 and Oak Ridge High School has scheduled a May 28 event. 7:30 p.m. Free. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 936-709-7752.

May 23: Support women’s heart health

The Go Red for Women campaign celebrates its 15th anniversary with a luncheon promoting healthy lifestyles. 1-4 p.m. $250. The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 800-242-8721.

May 25 - 26: Watch a local dance recital

Students at Boni’s Dance and Performing Arts Studio take the stage at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion for two days of The Beatles-themed shows. 4 p.m. (tots, preballet and split classes), 7 p.m. (all class levels). $15-$20. The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-292-6121.

May 26: celebrate Memorial Day

Visitors can remember the lives of service members, honor veterans and celebrate the beginning of the summer season.  5-9 p.m. Free. Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800.

May 29: Learn about digital security

The US Chamber of Commerce brings its 2019 Cybersecurity Series to The Woodlands to inform residents and business owners about cyber insurance. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-367-5777.

June 1: Bring dogs to a festival

The Woodlands PawzUp Summer Social includes local vendors with treats for dogs and owners. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Northshore Park, 2505 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands. 281-419-5992.

June 3: Have legal questions answered

Volunteer attorneys with The Woodlands Bar Association offer a free public call-in law line for Montgomery County residents. 5-7 p.m. Free. 281-645-6344.

June 3-9: Sample global wines and food

Wine & Food Week returns for its 15th year with events, seminars and competitions. Prices and times vary. The Woodlands Waterway Marriott, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands.  713-557-5732.

June 7: Kick off summer with golf

Gorilla Hole hosts a night of mini golf with The Woodlands Township Recreation staff.7-9:45 p.m. $8 (preregistered), $10 (at the door). The Recreation Center at Bear Branch Park, 5310 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3950.

South Regional Library events

2101 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands

FreshReads book club, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
21: Preteen book club, 4:30 p.m.
24: Kid Authors Attack, 10-11:30 a.m.
27: Libraries closed for Memorial Day

Preteen painting party, 1 and 2:30 p.m.
3: Teen book swap, 5:30-7 p.m.
3: Family game night, 5:30-7 p.m.
4: Exotic animals show, 10 and 11 a.m.
6: Baby and Me storytime, 9:15 a.m.

By Ben Thompson
Ben joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2019 and is a reporter for The Woodlands edition.


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