From the special session to summer concerts, here are four things residents in The Woodlands area need to know to start the week:

1. The Texas Legislature begins its special session Tuesday
Gov. Greg Abbott called for a special session for state lawmakers to address legislation that failed to pass during the regular 85th session. Among the 19 items are property tax reform and regulating bathroom usage based on gender. Take a look at special session priorities from local representatives Mark Keough and Brandon

2. The Houston Symphony performs Lemony Snicket’s “The Composer is Dead” on Wednesday
The murder mystery prompts listeners to solve the crime of the dead composer alongside an inspector and the narration of Lemony Snicket. 8 p.m. $20 (orchestra seating), free (mezzanine and lawn seating). The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-363-3300.

3. The Woodlands Township meets Thursday at 6 p.m.
Agenda items of note include a vote on a construction bid for the remodeling of Rob Fleming Park, a report on the upcoming budget year and a potential appointment to the Montgomery Central Appraisal District.  The agenda for Thursday's meeting can be viewed here. The Woodlands Township, 2801 Technology Forest Blvd., The Woodlands.

4. The Woodlands Family YMCA Kids Triathlon kicks off Saturday, July 22.
The annual triathlon consists of a swim, bike and run, and is for athletes ages 6 to 12. 7:30 a.m. $40 (registration fee). The Woodlands Family YMCA at Branch Crossing, 8100 Ashlane Way, The Woodlands. 281-367-9622.