To-do list: 14 events and things to know in The Woodlands area in June and July



15: Watch Shakespeare in the park
The first Montgomery County Shakespeare Festival is planned in The Woodlands, featuring “The Taming of the Shrew” and “Measure for Measure.” 2-8 p.m. Free. Rob Fleming Park, 6055 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands.

15: Celebrate Father’s Day
The Woodlands Children’s Museum hosts “Dads, Dinos and Donuts” for Father’s Day. 8-9:30 a.m. $5-$12. The Woodlands Children’s Museum, 4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, Ste. 280, The Woodlands. 281-465-0955.

16: Get dad out on the lake
The Riva Row Boat House offers a Father’s Day kayak date on Lake Woodlands. The registration fee includes two single kayak rentals. All day. $30 (resident), $35 (nonresident), $10 (additional family member). Riva Row Boat House, 2101 Riva Row, The Woodlands. 281-210-3965.

18: Attend a networking event
Woodlands Women’s Council of Entrepreneurs hosts a Sip and Ship event for local women business owners to create mentorships and relationships. 7-9 p.m. $20. Kendra Scott, 9595 Six Pines Drive, Ste. 960, The Woodlands.

21- 22: Hear storytime with Tinker Bell
The Woodlands Children’s Museum hosts children’s book character Tinker Bell for story readings. Photo opportunities are available after each reading. Attendees can make wings and wands, take part in face painting and join a scavenger hunt. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. The Woodlands Children’s Museum, 4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, Ste. 280,The Woodlands. 281-465-0955.

22: See Trevor Noah perform
Comedian and “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah is set to perform as part of his “Loud and Clear” tour in which he discusses politics and current events. 8 p.m. $30-$95. The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-364-3010.

26: Meet a children’s book author
Author Michael Ngang reads from his book “Smile” following by a meet-and-greet session and book signing. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $16 (book purchase). The Woodlands Children’s Museum, 4774 W. Panther Creek Drive, Ste. 280, The Woodlands. 281-465-0955.

29: Attend a margarita festival
The event features over 15 flavors of margaritas available throughout the day. The festival also features live music, food and other vendors. 2-10 p.m. $17-$65. Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3900.


3: Be part of the Star-Spangled Salute
The Star-Spangled Salute kicks off a weekend of Independence Day celebrations in The Woodlands. Hosted at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, the Houston Symphony performs patriotic music. 8 p.m. Free. The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-364-3010.

4: Watch a parade and car show
Oak Ridge North presents its annual Independence Day parade followed by activities including a bounce house, balloon art and food vendors as well as a car and truck show. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Marilyn Edgar Park, 26531 Hillside Drive, Oak Ridge North. 281-292-4648.

4: Celebrate Independence Day
Residents can wear patriotic gear and pick a spot along Market Street for the Fourth of July parade, which spans 1.3 miles and features more than 100 floats, marching bands, firetrucks and clowns. 9 a.m. Free. Market Street, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800.

4: Take a splash in township pools
Township residents can enjoy free activities and refreshments at events featuring a unique theme at each community pool. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free (residents). Various neighborhood pools. 281-210-3800.

4: See a fireworks display
Celebrate the Fourth of July with food, live music and children’s activities at parks throughout the township. 6 p.m. (music),9:30 p.m. (fireworks). Free. The Woodlands Township parks. 281-210-3800.

13: Learn about firearm standards
Meant for intermediate and advanced firearm students, Citizens Defense Research hosts a 10-hour course on technical shooting standards and fundamental skills. The course is not suitable for beginners. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. $200. Saddle River Range, 4280 FM 1488, Conroe.

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