To do list: Things to do in The Woodlands area in March and April

March 28 Color Run (Courtesy The Woodlands Christian Academy)
March 28 Color Run (Courtesy The Woodlands Christian Academy)

March 28 Color Run (Courtesy The Woodlands Christian Academy)

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March 22 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion fundraiser (Courtesy The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion)
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April 9 Dancing with The Woodlands Stars (Courtesy YMCA of Greater Houston)
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April 3 Oval Office event (Courtesy All Ears! Listening & Language Center)
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April 9 Dancing with The Woodlands Stars (Courtesy YMCA of Greater Houston)
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March 28 Public Safety Expo (Courtesy City of Shenandoah)
Editor's note: These events were still scheduled as of press time March 3, but may change due to coronavirus concerns. Check the website or call before attending.

March

14 Support local artists


The Arts in the Park event at Rob Fleming Park features live music, food trucks, and a variety of local arts and crafts vendors. 2-6 p.m. Free. Rob Fleming Park, 6055 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/artsinthepark

14 Support a local plant sale


The Woodlands Garden Club holds its spring plant sale at The Woodlands Farmers Market in the Grogan’s Mill Shopping Center to benefit the club’s activities. Plants are grown in members’ own gardens. 8 a.m.-noon. Free. Grogan’s Mill Shopping Center, 7 Switchbud Place, The Woodlands. www.thewoodlandsgardenclub.com

19 Learn to help wild animals

Cathie Couder, the education coordinator for Friends of Texas Wildlife, leads a “Walk in the Woods” presentation about care and rehabilitation for wild animals. 6 p.m. Free. Houston Advanced Research Center, 8801 Gosling Road, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

21 Join a community cleanup effort

Residents can take part in the 10th annual Earth Day Greenup around the township’s parks. Individuals and groups can preregister to clean up a location within each local village followed by a celebration at Northshore Park. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Various locations. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

21 Buy and sell used goods

Shenandoah’s spring community garage sale allows city residents to sell household goods and browse their neighbors’ sales. The sale will also be held at the community pool parking lot. Preregistration is required. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Various locations. 281-367-0819. www.shenandoahtx.us

21 Take the dogs for a swim

The fifth annual Soggy Doggy Swim Day allows community members to bring their dogs for a refreshing morning swim at Creekwood Park. Canine activities include swimming, games and a costume contest. 10 a.m.-noon. $10 (first dog), $5 (per additional dog). Creekwood Park, 3383 S. Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands. 281-516-7348. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

21 Take an Easter dive

Children ages 3 and up can join in the Swimming Adventure Egg Hunt in heated pools. Programming for children also includes an obstacle course, crafts and games. 6-8 p.m. $15 (resident), $20 (nonresident), free (children age 2 and younger). Creekwood Pool, 3383 S. Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

22 Pavilion Partners fundrraiser

The Pavilion Partners host a wine dinner and auction benefiting college art scholarships. 5 p.m. $250 and up. The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 LakeRobbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-364-3010. www.woodlandscenter.org/wine-dinner

22 Learn about fly fishing

Community members age 14 and older can register for this fly-fishing clinic, including instruction on the use of fly rods and reels and an introduction to the types of flies. 1-4 p.m. $40 (residents), $45 (nonresidents). Rob Fleming Park pond, 6055 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-516-7348. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

26 Hear about sustainability at Conroe ISD

LEAF Engineering and Easy Foster, the director of planning and construction for Conroe ISD, will give a presentation about the district’s sustainability efforts in new construction and curriculum. 7 p.m. Free. Houston Advanced Research Center, 8801 Gosling Road, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

28 Speak with public safety officers

Local law enforcement and public safety agencies will appear at the Montgomery County Safety Expo, featuring several demonstrations. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Woodforest Bank Stadium, 19115 David Memorial Drive, Shenandoah. 281-367-8952. www.shenandoahtx.us

28 Race through a color run

Community members may join a 5K or 1K color run. 9:30 a.m. $35 (adult), free (child age 5 and younger). The Woodlands Christian Academy, 5800 Academy Way, The Woodlands. 936-273-2555. www.twca.net/colorrun

28 Get rid of household waste

Shenandoah residents can participate in the city’s Spring Trash Bash. The city’s public works bays will be open for household item and hazardous material disposal as well as green waste and scrap recycling. 8 a.m.-noon. Free. Shenandoah Municipal Complex, 29955 I-45 N., Shenandoah. 281-298-5522. www.shenandoahtx.us

28 Prepare for severe weather

Meteorologists and public safety officials will present and answer questions about emergency preparedness for hurricanes, tornados, flooding and fire events. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. The Woodlands Township, 2801 Technology Forest Blvd., The Woodlands. 281-210-3884. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

28 through 29

Camp in a local park


The Woodlands Township’s annual Camp Terramont campout features a variety of outdoor activities, crafts and games. Noon. $125-$135 (family of four), $30 (per additional camper). Terramont Park, 8500 Terramont Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3950. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

April

03 Spend a night in the Oval Office


All Ears! Listening and Language Center holds its annual fundraiser for its work with deaf children, held at a replica of the West Wing. 6:30-10:30 p.m. $200. The West Wing, 199 N. Tranquil Path, The Woodlands. 281-615-5475. www.allearscenter.org/ttt2020

04 Compete in a triathlon

The 17th annual Woodforest Bank TRI on Lake Woodlands includes a 500-meter swim in open water, a 12.8-mile bike race and a 5K run. Interested athletes can also participate in several preparatory events in the weeks leading up to the race. 7-11:30 a.m. $120 (individual), $185 (relay team). Northshore Park, 2505 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

04 Celebrate a veterans organization

Marcus Luttrell’s Lone Survivor Foundation marks a decade of supporting wounded veterans and their families with the foundation’s 10th anniversary celebration in The Woodlands. 5 p.m. (reception), 6:30 p.m. (celebration). $100 (individual), $1,000 (table of 10). The Pavilion Event Center, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 936-755-6075. www.lonesurvivorfoundation.org

04 through 05 Take in art from around the country

The 15th annual The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival brings artists in all mediums to The Woodlands Waterway for a two-day exhibition, featuring artist booths and food and drinks from local vendors. Judges representing The Woodlands Arts Council choose a featured artist and Best of Show artists. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $15 (one day), $20 (weekend). Town Greek Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. www.thewoodlandsartscouncil.org

09 Take in a dance competition

The YMCA’s Dancing with The Woodlands Stars features live entertainment and performances. 6-10 p.m. $150 (seat). The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-367-9622. www.ymcahouston.org
By Ben Thompson
Ben joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2019 and is a reporter for The Woodlands edition.


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