Masquerade Woodlands, Montgomery County Heart Ball: 8 things to do in The Woodlands area this weekend, Feb. 23-25

The inaugural Masquerade Woodlands will be a Mardi Gras celebration in Town Green Park Feb. 24.

The inaugural Masquerade Woodlands will be a Mardi Gras celebration in Town Green Park Feb. 24.

Between the inaugural Masquerade Woodlands festival, onstage performances of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and the 2018 USA National Miss Texas competition, there are plenty of events to attend in The Woodlands area this weekend, Feb. 23-25.


1. 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame’
Feb. 23-25
Class Act Productions presents this musical based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature of the same name. The musical set in fifteenth-century Paris, tells the story of Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer for the famed cathedral of Notre Dame and his escape from the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo. 7:30 p.m. (Feb. 23-24), 2:30 p.m. (Feb. 24-25). $15-$32. Nancy Bock Center for Performing Arts, 3800 S. Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands. 281-941-8500. www.classactproductions.org





2. Masquerade Woodlands
Feb. 24
The inaugural Masquerade Woodlands event will be a Mardi Gras celebration featuring live music, crawfish and Cajun food, beer and hurricane cocktails, a kids zone and a photo area. 5-11 p.m. $4 (early bird admission), $60 (VIP admission). Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. www.inspireprod.com





3. Montgomery County Heart Ball
Feb. 24
The American Heart Association-Montgomery County hosts this annual black tie event to raise funds for the fight against heart disease and stroke. This year’s event theme is “Rev Your Hearts” and the event has opportunities for volunteers, donations, sponsorships and tables for purchase. 6:30-11 p.m. Contact venue for pricing. The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. www.ahahouston.ejoinme.org





4. 2018 USA National Miss Texas
Feb. 24
Hosted by USA National Miss Texas and USA National Miss Scholarship Organization, six Texas titles will be awarded at this competition, open to contestants age 4-25. Price TBA. 6:30-9 p.m. Hyatt Place Houston/The Woodlands, 1909 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands. www.usanationalmiss.com





5. Save the Dogs Silent Auction
Feb. 24
Hosted by Sauver Des Chiens, a nonprofit rescue group, this event will include a meet-and-greet, silent auction and rescue dogs available for adoption. Proceeds from the event will benefit the nonprofit and go toward the expenses of medical and boarding bills and help to rescue more dogs. 2-6 p.m. Free. Baker St. Pub & Grill, 25 Waterway Avenue, The Woodlands. www.sauverdeschiens.org





6. Fitness Frenzy
Feb. 24
The Woodlands Children’s Museum hosts this one-day fitness expo featuring community vendors in a Winter Olympics-themed environment. Members of the Houston Dynamo and Dash Youth Soccer Club will be in attendance for meet-and-greets, along with mascot Rec Rhino. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $6. The Woodlands Children’s Museum, 4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, Ste. 280, The Woodlands. 281-465-0955. www.woodlandschildrensmuseum.org





7. PACES Cotillion 2018
Feb. 24
PACES Classical Education hosts this "Athenian Nights"-themed family-friendly event, full of dinner and dancing. Students can showcase what they have learned in etiquette and dance classes and a King and Queen of Etiquette and a King and Queen of Swing Dancing will be awarded. The event is open to the public and children age 4 and younger receive free admission. 6-10 p.m. $20-$40. Grace Woodlands, 24400 North Freeway, The Woodlands. 832-256-0069. www.pacesinfo.org





8. Wilderness First Aid
Feb. 24-25
This 16-hour course is an educational resource for those involved in activities beyond the boundaries of traditional urban emergency medical services, such as hikers, backpackers, kayakers, fisherman, forest rangers and law enforcement officers. The course meets the requirements for organizations that require training in backcountry emergency response and is recommended for participants age 14 and older. A two-year certification will be issued upon successful completion of the class. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $140 (per resident), $145 (per non-resident). The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park, 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-516-7348. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov


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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