YMCA Free Sports Fest, Chairman's Ball: 7 things to do in The Woodlands area this weekend, Aug. 17-19

Here are a few ways to spend time in The Woodlands area this weekend, Aug. 17-19.

1. Tennis Tournament
Aug. 17
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

2. The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce Chairman's Ball
Aug. 18
The 40th 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

3. Clear the Shelter Pet Adoption Day
Aug. 18

Operation Pets Alive hosts this annual “Clear the Shelter” pet adoption day in the atrium of The Woodlands Children’s Museum. 1-4 p.m. Free. The Woodlands Children’s Museum, 4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, Ste. 280, The Woodlands. 281-465-0955. www.woodlandschildrensmuseum.org

4. YMCA Free Sports Fest
Aug. 18

This free sports festival allows children to be introduced to the YMCA Youth Sports Program while developing skills, learning about good sportsmanship and having fun. The Woodlands Family YMCA at Branch Crossing will offer soccer and volleyball, while The Woodlands Family YMCA at Shadowbend will offer soccer. The event is geared for children in grades K-8 and preregistration is required.
9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. The Woodlands Family YMCA at Shadowbend, 6145 Shadowbend Place, The Woodlands. The Woodlands Family YMCA at Branch Crossing, 8100 Ashlane Way, The Woodlands. 281-367-9622. www.ymcahouston.org

5. Arts in Action
Aug. 18

Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Church hosts this fundraiser featuring art, music, entertainment and food while raising money for local children’s charities. With the purchase of a $35 ticket, attendees are guaranteed a unique piece of art to take home. Child care will be provided, and attendees are encouraged to bring a potluck dish to share. 5:30-10 p.m. $35. Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Church, 1370 N. Millbend Drive, The Woodlands. 281-298-2780. www.northwoodsuu.org

6. Adult Learning Open House
Aug. 18

The Academy for Lifelong Learning hosts an open house event in the Health Science Center of Lone Star College-Montgomery, during which adults can learn more about the program. For an annual membership fee of $25, members can take all courses free of charge and use the services of LSC-Montgomery, including the Student Tutoring and Research Center, the library, internet access and theater activities. Annual membership runs Sept. 1-Aug. 31. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Lone Star College-Montgomery, 3200 College Park Drive, Conroe. 936-273-7000. www.lonestar.edu

7. Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson in concert
Aug. 18

Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson with Deadly Apples bring their “Twins of Evil: The Second Coming Tour” to the pavilion stage. Gates open at 6 p.m. 7 p.m. $25-$99.50. The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-364-3010. www.woodlandscenter.org

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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