Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Texas North American Championship and 6 other things to do in The Woodlands area this weekend, April 27-29

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The Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Texas North American Championship returns to The Woodlands this weekend, along with several other events in the area.

Here are a few events to consider including in your weekend plans, April 27-29:

1. Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Texas North American Championship
April 28

Athletes from around the world will compete at this annual triathlon, which begins with a 2.4-mile swim in Lake Woodlands, followed by a 112-mile bike course and concludes with a 26.2-mile run. Registration to compete in this event is closed; however, the event is free to attend. 5 a.m.-midnight. Free (to attend). Northshore Park, 2505 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands. 813-868-5940. www.ironman.com

2. Soggy Doggy Swim Day
April 28

Animal lovers are encouraged to bring their dogs to Creekwood Park where they can enjoy socializing with other dogs in the pond and participate in a trick competition, fetching game and other caninecentric activities. All pets must be kept on a leash and must be up-to-date on shots. Preregistration is required. 10 a.m. $10 per dog; $5 per additional dog. Creekwood Park, 3383 S. Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3950. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

3. 11 and Over Tennis Tournament
April 28

This monthly tennis tournament is geared for beginner and intermediate youth tennis players, age 11 and older. Participants are encouraged to bring their own tennis racket and water, and preregistration is required. Noon-5 p.m. $10 per resident; $15 per nonresident. Bear Branch Park, 5200 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3950. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

4. National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
April 28

The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch offers this free and anonymous service, during which the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Montgomery County sheriff’s office and The Woodlands Patrol will collect unwanted medications for safe disposal. Liquids, needles and sharps cannot be collected at this event—only pills and patches.10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. The Woodlands Township, 2801 Technology Forest Blvd., The Woodlands. 281-210-3884. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

5. Mozart Requiem
April 28

The Woodlands Chorale performs its spring concert featuring Mozart Requiem, accompanied by a professional orchestra and soloists. The concert will also feature several a cappella Latin pieces, including “Angele Dei,” “Exsultate Jubilate” and “Salmo 150.” Children age 6 and younger receive free admission. 7-9 p.m. $10-$20. Woodlands Community Presbyterian Church, 4881 W. Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands. www.thewoodlandschorale.org

6. Spring Tea
April 29

First Baptist Church of The Woodlands’ Women’s Ministry hosts this spring tea and fashion show for women and girls of all ages. Children age 3 and younger receive free admission. 3:30-5 p.m. $5 per person. Women of First, 11801 Grogans Mill Road, The Woodlands. 281-367-4317. www.womenatfirst.org

7. Wine on the Range at Palmer
April 29

Club members and guests of members can enjoy an afternoon of live music at The Palmer Course, paired with bottles of wine and cheese/charcuterie boxes for purchase. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets and can call to make reservations in advance. 5-7 p.m. Cost varies. The Woodlands Country Club, 100 Grand Fairway Drive, The Woodlands. 281-863-1400. www.clubcorp.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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