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 www.conroeisd.net.







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. www.lovefostershope.org







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. www.woodlandschildrensmuseum.org







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. www.woodlandschamber.org







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. www.oakridgenorth.com







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. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov








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. www.duckrace.com/thewoodlands







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. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov







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. www.harriscountytx.gov







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. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov







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. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov








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. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov







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. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov








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. www.winewomenandshoes.com/houston







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. www.shenandoahtx.us







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. www.thewoodlandstxpride.wordpress.com








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. www.woodlandsshows.com







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. events.lonestar.edu







Coming up

Sept. 15 | The Woodlands Oktoberfest
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Sept. 22 | YES to YOUTH Gala
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Sept. 22 | Shakespeare in the Park
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Sept. 29 | The Pink 5K
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