Enjoy a crawfish festival, check out a fashion show: 6 things to do in The Woodlands area, March 22-24

The annual BB&T Woodlands CrawPHish Festival is this weekend.

The annual BB&T Woodlands CrawPHish Festival is this weekend.

An art and fashion show raises money for charity on Friday night, and an annual crawfish festival takes center stage Saturday. The annual Earth Day GreenUp is also Saturday, giving residents and families a chance to clean up the community with a little help from their friends.


Visit the grand opening of Sweet Paris
Sweet Paris Creperie and Cafe holds a grand opening event. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. 9595 Six Pines Drive, Ste. 450, The Woodlands. 281-651-2153. www.sweetparis.com


Attend a local author's book signing
Montgomery County author and resident Lorrie Parise hosts a book signing and discussion of her book, "Biography of an Everyday Couple," at the YMCA at Branch Crossing. Books are available for sale at the event, and a portion of sales benefits The Woodlands Lions Club. 11:30 a.m. Free (call to reserve seat). YMCA at Branch Crossing, 8100 Ashlane Way, The Woodlands. 936-827-2130. www.ymcahouston.org/locations/woodlands-family-ymca-branch-crossing


Visit the Art N Fashion Show to help charities
Attendees can enjoy a New York fashion-themed show benefiting local charities in this event hosted by Designer Divas Luxe. 6 p.m. $125-$500. Glade Cultural Center, 2000 Woodlands Parkway, The Woodlands. 832-557-8781. www.gladeculturalcenter.com


Clean up township parks during Earth Day GreenUp
Members of the community can participate in cleanup efforts before joining an Earth Day party. Visit the township website for a list of park locations. 8-11 a.m. (cleanup), 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (celebration). Free. Township parks. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov


Enjoy music at BB&T Woodlands CrawPHish Festival
Attendees can dig into thousands of pounds of crawfish while enjoying live music and children’s activities. The event benefits the Pulmonary Hypertension Research Inc. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $5-$15. Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. www.woodlandscrawfish.com


Camp overnight with the family at Camp Terramont
Families can enjoy an overnight camping trip complete with crafts, games, activities and food. Noon. $125 (family of four). Terramont Park, 8500 Terramont Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3950. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

By Vanessa Holt
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of that paper in March 2017 and editor of The Woodlands edition in January 2019.


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Arlan's Market closed a variety of locations, including one in Magnolia in 2019. (Kara McIntyre/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The Woodlands board members seated the podium
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