Tamina Sweet Rest Cemetery Rally and 7 other things to do in The Woodlands area this weekend, June 29-July 1

The Sweet Rest Cemetery in Tamina has served as the final resting place for former slaves, Native Americans, military veterans and law enforcement officers since the 1870s.

The Sweet Rest Cemetery in Tamina has served as the final resting place for former slaves, Native Americans, military veterans and law enforcement officers since the 1870s.

Between the Tamina Sweet Rest Cemetery Rally, Fourth of July celebrations and live music, here are a few ways to spend time in The Woodlands area this weekend, June 29-July 1.


1. Tamina Sweet Rest Cemetery Rally
June 30
The Tamina Cemetery Project and Community Development Corporation will host this event in hopes of raising $5,000 to become eligible to receive a $50,000 donation from the Huntsman Corporation to begin restoring the Sweet Rest Cemetery. The event will feature food trucks, vendor booths featuring local merchants, live music and entertainment, inflatables and a pictorial gallery of Tamina’s settlers and those buried in the cemetery. The program will begin at noon and proceeds from the event will benefit the Tamina Cemetery Project and CDC. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free admission. Tamina Community Park, 19500 Main Street, Conroe. 832-342-0404. www.taminacdc.org





2. Shenandoah Independence Parade
June 30
The Shenandoah Civic Club will celebrate the 4th of July a few days early with a parade from the Mary Pat Case Municipal Pool to the City Park and back, followed by Frito pies, snow cones and popcorn at the pool for residents. Attendees are encouraged to wear red, white and blue and decorate their bicycles and vehicles in patriotic colors as well. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Mary Pat Case Municipal Pool, 1619 Wellman Road, Shenandoah. 281-465-8768. www.shenandoahtx.us





3. “Beauty and the Beast”
June 30-July 1
Class Act Productions will perform Broadway’s modern classic, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature. Additional performances will take place July 7 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and July 8 at 2:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. (June 30-July 1), 7:30 p.m. (June 30). $15-$32. Nancy Bock Center for the Performing Arts, 3800 S. Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands. 281-941-8500. www.classactproductions.org





4. Sushi + Me at Benihana The Woodlands
June 30
Benihana offers this sushi-making class for children ages 3-8, where participants accompanied by an adult will receive hands-on instructions for assembling some of Benihana’s signature sushi rolls including the California Roll, Shrimp Crunch Roll and candy sushi. Each party will receive a child and adult apron, a Sushi + Me certificate and a commemorative photo. Noon-1:30 p.m. $55 per party. Benihana, 1720 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands. 281-292-0061. www.benihana.com





5. Fruity July 4th
June 30
Deacon Baldy’s will celebrate the Fourth of July with fruity selections on tap including Blueberry 22nd Anniversary Berliner Weisse, Pink Guava 22nd Anniversary Berliner Weisse, Blueberry Firemans, Lime Gose, Passion Fruit Wheat and Axis IPA, all day Saturday. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Free admission. Deacon Baldy’s 5447 FM 1488 Road, Magnolia. 281-650-2558. www.deaconbaldys.com





6. Shenandoah Adults-Only Swim
June 30
The Shenandoah Civic Club hosts an adults-only swim night at the Mary Pat Case Municipal Pool, where residents 18 and older are encouraged to bring potluck food and drink items to share with their neighbors. 8-11 p.m. Free. Mary Pat Case Municipal Pool, 1619 Wellman Road, Shenandoah. 281-465-8768. www.shenandoahtx.us





7. Sawdust Road at Waterway Nights
June 30
Sawdust Road, a local classic rock and country band, will close out this year’s Waterway Nights free outdoor concert series, on Saturday. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs sand blankets. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Waterway Square Place, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov





8. Outlaw Music Festival
July 1
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion will hosts this music festival featuring Willie Nelson & Family, Sturgill Simpson, The Head and the Heart, Ryan Bingham, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, The Wild Feathers, Lukas Nelson + Promise of the Real and Particle Kid. 2:30 p.m. $35-$149.50. The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-364-3010. www.woodlandscenter.org


By 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 reporter for The Woodlands edition in May 2016. In January 2019, she was promoted to serve as the editor of the Spring/Klein edition where she covers Spring ISD and Harris County Commissioners Court, in addition to business, development and transportation news.


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