14 events to attend in The Woodlands this month

The Woodlands Marathon benefits nonprofits.

The Woodlands Marathon benefits nonprofits.

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





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





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





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


By Hannah Zedaker

Editor, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Hannah joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor of the Spring/Klein edition and later became the editor of both the Spring/Klein and Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood editions in June 2021. Hannah covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Hannah served as associate editor of The Houstonian, interned with Community Impact Newspaper and spent time writing for the Sam Houston State University College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication and The Huntsville Item.



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