With many busy prepping for the holidays, here is what residents in The Woodlands need to know this week:
- Thanksgiving break begins today
Students in Conroe, Tomball and Magnolia ISDs kick off their week-long Thanksgiving break Monday and return to school Monday, Nov. 27.
The Township will host drop-off camp for children Nov. 20-22, during which children can enjoy games, snacks and movies during Thanksgiving break. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. (Nov. 20-21), 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (Nov. 22). $50 per day. The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park, 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov
2. Oak Ridge North holds second monthly meeting
Oak Ridge North City Council meets tonight for its second monthly meeting. Agenda items of note include the approval of payment for a master thoroughfare plan study and the approval of a bid to construction in the City Hall parking lot. To view the entire agenda, click here. 7 p.m. Oak Ridge North City Hall, 27424 Robinson Road, Oak Ridge North. www.oakridgenorthtx.com
3. Thanksgiving Day
Several businesses, government offices and restaurants will be closed during the day to celebrate the holiday. Looking for more holiday events? Be sure to check out our 2017 Holiday Kickoff Guide here.
4. Grand Illumination
The Woodlands Resort hosts this annual family-friendly event with carolers singing traditional Christmas songs, a visit from Santa Claus and the lighting of the resort’s professionally-decorated, 20-foot Christmas tree. 6-8 p.m. Free. The Woodlands Resort
2301 N. Millbend Road, The Woodlands
5. Small Business Saturday
Whether shoppers are looking to avoid the crowds on Black Friday or just trying to help a local business, Small Business Saturday takes places the Saturday after Thanksgiving each year to encourage residents to shop local. The Small Business Administration and American Express estimate 112 million shoppers spent $15.4 billion last year. In Texas, small businesses make up 99.8 percent of all businesses across the state and employ 45.9 percent of the working population, according to the SBA. To find participating small businesses nearby, click here.