To-do list: 19 events to attend in The Woodlands area

Township hosts Labor Day fun in Waterway Square

Township hosts Labor Day fun in Waterway Square

Your ultimate local guide for events, business openings, meetings and more in August and early September.

Aug. 15

Conroe ISD school year gets underway

Classes begin at all Conroe ISD campuses for the fall semester of the 2018-19 school year. This year’s academic calendar with a list of student holidays and vacations can be found online at

Aug. 17

Tennis event benefits Love Fosters Hope

The Woodlands Women’s Tennis Association hosts a doubles tournament to raise money for children in foster care. 8 a.m. $100-$200.  The Woodlands Country Club Tennis Center, 2301 N. Millbend Drive, The Woodlands. 281-863-1596.

Aug. 17

Children’s museum hosts sing-along concert

Prelude Music Classes for Children performs for the all-ages concert. 11:30 a.m. $6. The Woodlands Children Museum, 4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, Ste. 280, The Woodlands. 281-465-0955.

Aug. 18

Chairman’s Ball fundraiser returns to The Woodlands

The annual Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce event  features a “Star Wars” theme. 6 p.m.-midnight. $150-$1,250. The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-367-5777.

Aug. 20

Oak Ridge North starts budget, tax rates hearings

The City Council hosts public hearings for the fiscal year budget and tax rates. 6 p.m. Oak Ridge North Municipal Court, 27424 Robinson Road, Oak Ridge North. 281-292-4648.

Aug. 22

The Woodlands Township hosts planning session

The Woodlands Township board of directors hosts a public meeting to discuss incorporation. 8 p.m. The Woodlands Township, 2801 Technology Forest Blvd., The Woodlands. 281-210-3800.

Aug. 25

Rubber duck race benefits crisis center

The Crisis Assistance Center floats 5,000 rubber ducks down a lazy river as a part of its Charity Duck Race. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $5-$50. The Rob Fleming Aquatic Center, 6535 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands.

Aug. 25

Horticulture expert leads gardening lecture

Horticulturist Daniel Cunningham teaches a class for gardening beginners and the holistic approach to vegetable gardening. 9 a.m.-noon. Free. The Woodlands Emergency Training Center, 16135 I-45 S., The Woodlands. 281-210-3800.

Aug. 25

Residents vote in Harris County bond election

Harris County holds a special election for voters to decide on a multibillion dollar bond package that would be invested in the flood control system and mitigation projects throughout the county. 713-755-5000.

Aug. 29

Neighborhood Watch holds blood drive

The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch hosts a blood drive and free CPR training. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park, 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-321-3883.

Aug. 29

Montgomery County hosts  theft prevention class

Learn about how to identify and protect against identity theft with the Montgomery County sheriff’s office. 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Free. South Regional Library, 2101 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands.

Sept. 2

Township hosts Labor Day fun in Waterway Square

The Labor Day celebration features live music, children’s activities, entertainers and fireworks. 4-9 p.m. Free. Waterway Square, 31 Waterway Square Place, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800.

Sept. 6

First responders offer child car seat inspections

Certified technicians inspect car seats for children of all ages and levels to make sure they are properly installed. 9-11:30 a.m. Free. Central Fire Station, 9951 Grogan’s Mill Road, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800.

Sept. 6

Wine, shopping event gives back to charity

Wine, Women and Shoes features wine and shopping. Proceeds go to The Breast Cancer Charities of America/iGoPink. 5:30-9 p.m. $100-$150.1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands.

Sept. 8

City of Shenandoah hosts budget workshop

The City Council hosts the first public hearing on the tax rate for fiscal year 2018-19 following the adoption of the fiscal year 2018-19 budget. 7 p.m. Shenandoah Municipal Complex, 29955 I-45 N., Shenandoah. 281-298-5522.

Sept. 8

First pride fest held in The Woodlands

The Woodlands Pride hosts its first Pride Festival with music, entertainment and a variety of food and drink vendors. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands.

Sept. 8-9

House Beautiful Show returns with exhibits

The event features exhibits a to inspire homeowners. 10 a.m. -6 p.m. (Sept. 8), 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Sept. 9). $9-$10. The Woodlands Waterway Marriott, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands.

Aug. 27-Sept. 14

Lone Star College-Montgomery hosts exhibit

Molly Koehn’s “Here” art exhibit will be on display for two weeks as the first exhibit of the 2018-19 school year. with the closing reception held on Sept. 10. Noon. Mary Matteson-Parrish Art Gallery, 3200 College Park Drive, The Woodlands. 936-273-7021.

Coming up

Sept. 15 | The Woodlands Oktoberfest

Sept. 22 | YES to YOUTH Gala

Sept. 22 | Shakespeare in the Park

Sept. 29 | The Pink 5K


Outside of the Alan B. Sadler Commissioner's Courthouse in Conroe
Montgomery County commissioners vote on proposed tax rate, set date for public hearing on FY 2021-22 budget

A public hearing is scheduled for Aug. 20 to adopt the final budget and tax rate for the 2021-22 fiscal year.

The location is expected to open in the fall. (Courtesy Freebirds World Burrito)
Freebirds coming soon to Riley Fuzzel Road

The new Freebirds location is expected to open in the fall.

Chef Chan's will be replacing Spicy Cuisine. (Ally Bolender/Community Impact Newspaper)
Original family reopens Chef Chan's in Indian Springs

Chef Chan's The Original is owned and operated by the family that opened Chef Chan's in 1982 on Kuykendahl Road.

School supplies will be exempt from the 8.25% sales tax Aug. 6-8. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
What to know before the statewide tax-free weekend Aug. 6-8

Customers will not have to pay the standard 8.25% sales tax on select clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks under $100.

The Woodlands Township board of directors decided against allowing e-bikes on township pathways July 22. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
E-bikes will not be permitted on The Woodlands Township pathways, board decides

The township order prohibiting motorized vehicles on its pathway system will stand.

Monique Sharp, The Woodlands Township's assistant general manager for finance and administration, presented fisca year 2022 budget updates at a July 28 meeting. (Vanessa Holt/Community Impact Newspaper)
Preliminary 2022 budget in The Woodlands projects higher revenues, lower expenditures

Budget workshops will be held beginning at 8:30 a.m. each day Aug. 16-18 with an expected vote on a proposed tax rate at the Aug. 19 meeting.

The LifeTime Fitness complex is seeing redesigns before development starts back up in November. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
LifeTime Fitness redesign presented to Shenandoah City Council

The redesign will see the removal of a tennis court over the development's parking garage as a cost-cutting measure due to the pandemic.

Main Chick Hot Chicken opened its first brick-and-mortar location July 23 in Sugar Land. (Courtesy Main Chick Hot Chicken)
Main Chick Hot Chicken opens in Sugar Land; Urban Bird Hot Chicken coming to Cy-Fair and more Houston-area news

Read the latest business and community news for the Houston area, including two new chicken restaurants.

Tomball ISD will offer free meals to all student this upcoming academic year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Tomball ISD to offer free meals for all students in 2021-22

Households will not need to apply for the Free and Reduced-price Meal program to be eligible.

The restaurant serves American favorites as well as a brunch menu. (Courtesy Federal American Grill)
Federal American Grill coming to Oak Ridge North in 2022

Federal American Grill is opening in The Woodlands in spring 2022.

Houston-area residents will be able to apply online for a one-time payment of $1,500 from July 28-Aug. 11. (File photo)
$30M COVID Relief Fund opens for Harris County residents as eviction moratorium ends

Sourced by funding from the American Rescue Plan Act, eligible residents will receive a one-time payment of $1,500 to support urgent needs.

Exterior of Alan B. Sadler Commissioners Court building
Montgomery County officials discuss employee raises on first day of budget workshops

Montgomery County commissioners debated the possibility of a 5% raise in salaries across the board as a priority for the 2021-22 fiscal year budget.