14 events to attend in The Woodlands this month

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Your ultimate local guide for events, business openings, meetings and more in the months of February and March

Feb. 16

Chamber hosts Economic Outlook Conference

This event highlights the economic effect of Hurricane Harvey on the Greater Houston area. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. $160-$190. The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-367-5777 www.woodlandschamber.org

Feb. 17

Out of the Darkness walk to raise awareness

Proceeds from this  walk in The Woodlands benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins, The Woodlands. 212-363-3500. www.facebook.com/outofthedarknesswoodlands

Inspire Film Festival returns

Inspire Film Festival returns (via Courtesy Inspire Film Fest)

Feb. 15-19

Inspire Film Festival returns

The second annual festival is a five-day cinematic event dedicated to entertaining and inspiring audiences with films and stories celebrating the human spirit. Fifteen international documentary films, a number of shorts and multiple events are planned for this year’s festival, followed by panel discussions. $134 (weekend pass), $54.84 (student pass). The Woodlands Waterway, The Woodlands. www.inspirefilmfest.com

Feb. 17

Touch-A-Truck event features  large vehicles

Children can see, hear and touch big trucks at this  event, featuring a noise-free  hour from 9-10 a.m. 9 a.m.-noon. Free. The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park, 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3950. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

Feb. 20-March 2

Early voting held

Eligible voters can cast their vote early for the March 6 primary election at several polling locations in Montgomery County. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (Feb. 20-23), 7 a.m.-7 p.m. (Feb. 24), noon-5 p.m. (Feb. 25), 7 a.m.-7 p.m. (Feb. 26-March 2). Free. Various locations in Montgomery County. www.mctx.org

Feb. 23-25

‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ comes to the stage

Class Act Productions presents this musical based on the Disney movie. 7:30 p.m. (Feb. 23-24), 2:30 p.m. (Feb. 24-25). Price TBA. Nancy Bock Center for Performing Arts, 3800 S. Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands. 281-941-8500. www.classactproductions.org

Feb. 24

Mardi Gras festival debuts

Masquerade Woodlands is a celebration featuring live music, crawfish and Cajun food, beer and hurricanes, a kids zone and a photo area. 5-11 p.m. $6 (general admission), $60 (VIP admission). Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 713-594-3164. www.inspireprod.com

Feb. 26

Eatery hosts wine dinner

Via Emilia hosts a four-course dinner by Caymus Vineyards featuring grilled octopus, red-wine braised beef short rib, braised veal osso buso and dark chocolate mousse. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $159 per person. Via Emilia, 10700 Kuykendahl Road, Ste. F, The Woodlands. 281-465-9555.
www.viaemiliarestaurant.com

March 2

Women Empowering Women features author

This luncheon features speaker Jeannette Walls, author of “The Glass Castle.” 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Price TBA. The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center, 2301 N. Millbend Drive, The Woodlands. 832-246-8312. www.interfaithcommunityclinic.org

The Woodlands Marathon benefits nonprofits

The Woodlands Marathon benefits nonprofits (via Courtesy The Woodlands Convention and Visitors Bureau)

March 3

The Woodlands Marathon benefits nonprofits

This event, which has donated more than $370,000 to nonprofit organizations since 2013, includes a marathon, half-marathon, marathon relay, 5K run and a 2K Family Fun Run Walk. The event also includes the Gringo’s Finish Fiesta and an awards ceremony. 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $25-$140. Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands.
www.thewoodlandsmarathon.com

March 6

Cast a ballot on primary election day

Eligible voters can cast their votes in the primaries on election day at several locations in The Woodlands and throughout Montgomery County. 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. Locations vary. www.mctx.org,
www.harrisvotes.com

Township hosts Arts in the Park

Township hosts Arts in the Park (via Courtesy The woodlands township)

March 10

Township hosts Arts in the Park

This event showcases live stage performances, food trucks, local vendors and children’s activities. 2-6 p.m. Free. Rob Fleming Park, 6055 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

March 10

Recreation center hosts mother-daughter tea

At this event, mothers and daughters enjoy crafts and tea. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $40 (per pair), $10 (per additional sibling). The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park, 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-516-7348. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

March 10-11

Home and Garden Show returns to The Woodlands

This event features speakers and live entertainment. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (March 10), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (March 11). $9-$10. The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 832-274-3944. www.woodlandsshows.com

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Hannah Zedaker
Born and raised in Cypress, Texas, Hannah Zedaker graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and a minor in political science. She began as an intern with Community Impact Newspaper in 2015 and was hired upon graduation as a full-time reporter for The Woodlands edition in May 2016. She covers business, transportation, health care and other local news, specializing in Shenandoah City Council and Montgomery County nonprofit organizations.
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