Your ultimate local guide for events, business openings, meetings and more in the months of April and May
Dancing with The Woodlands Stars returns
The sixth annual event features a buffet dinner, cash bar, dancing and a silent auction. 6-9 p.m. $150 per seat. The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-681-6730. www.ymcahouston.org/dancing-with-the-woodlands-stars
Charity event features fashion show
Giving Goes Glam benefits Interfaith of The Woodlands and Junior League of The Woodlands. 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. $125 per ticket. The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. www.givinggoesglam.org
Music returns to Northshore Park
Russel Boyd performs a variety of songs on the piano as part of the Concert in the Park series. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Northshore Park, Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210- 3800.
Margarita Festival set for Town Green Park
The Woodlands Margarita Festival features a variety of margarita flavors, live bands, food vendors and a margarita competition. Noon-8 p.m. $40 (general admission). $75 (VIP admission). Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. www.thewoodlandsmargaritafest.com
The Woodlands Township holds planning session
The Woodlands Township board of directors meets for a special planning session to discuss incorporation-related matters. 4 p.m. Free. The Woodlands Township, 2801 Technology Forest Blvd., The Woodlands. 281-210-3800.
Costco to host North Houston networking event
A networking event is held at Costco in The Woodlands featuring business owners and leaders of The Woodlands and Conroe communities. 6-8 p.m. Free. Costco, 8185 Hwy. 242, The Woodlands. 936-703-229. www.costco.com
Gorilla Hole features games for youngsters
Children can play fun gym games during this Gorilla Hole event. The theme for this event is “Game Night.” 7-9:45 p.m. $7 per person. The Recreation Center at Bear Branch Park, 5310 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800.
Township to host first Father-Son Challenge
The Woodlands Township hosts a father-son challenge with kayaking, puzzles and races. 10 a.m.-noon. $40 (per pair), $10 (for each additional sibling). The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park, 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800.
Spring Market features local artisans
The Woodlands Spring Market features over 40 local artisans. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free (market admission), $5 per person (entry for entrepreneur speaker attendees). Saints Simon and Jude Catholic Parish, 26777 Glen Loch Drive, The Woodlands. www.venicewilliams.com/pages/the-woodlands-spring-time-market
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day returns
The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch hosts a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office will collect unwanted medications for safe disposal. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 2801 Technology Forest Blvd., The Woodlands. 281-210-3884. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov
Lone Star College presents SBDC Business Expo
The Small Business Expo, presented by Lone Star College System and the Lone Star College Small Business Development Center, features 45 small businesses. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Lone Star College System Office, 5000 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 832-813-6500.
Waterway Nights features live music
Waterway Nights is a weekly event in The Woodlands during the spring and summer months. Level One Band performs a variety of dance music at the amphitheater in Waterway Square. Visitors and residents can bring their own chairs or sit in the grass to enjoy the show. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Waterway Square, 31 Waterway Square Place, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov
Seminar offers water conservation training
The Smarter About Water Seminar offers trainings on soil improvements for water conservation and best irrigation practices. Registration is required for this event. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Emergency Training Center, 16135 I-45., S., Conroe. 281-210-3800.
CB&I TRI-The Woodlands Triathlon returns
More than 1,300 athletes participate in this triathlon, which includes a 500-meter open-water swim, a 12.8-mile bike course and a 5K run. 7-11:30 a.m. $110-$185. Northshore Park, 2505 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3900. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov