Therapy dog training, city council meetings: 8 things to know in The Woodlands this week, Sept. 11-15

1) Township remembers 9/11
Sept. 11
The Woodlands Township hosts a Patriot Day of remembrance and First Responder's Day in honor of those who served during the Sept. 11 attacks.

2) Oak Ridge North to discuss speed limits
Sept. 11
Oak Ridge North City Council is expected to discuss and take action on an ordinance to establish a school zone between Maplewood Drive and South Hillside Drive. 7 p.m. 27424 Robinson Road, Oak Ridge North.

3) Shenandoah Police Department hosts personal safety workshop 
Sept. 12
The Shenandoah Police Department hosts a workshop on personal safety and how residents can reduce their likelihood of becoming a target for crime. 7-9 p.m. Free. Shenandoah City Office, 29955 I-45 S., Shenandoah. 281-298-5522.

4) Lone Star College System hosts monthly meeting
Sept. 13
The LSCS board of trustees meets Wednesday evening. Agenda items of note include approval of construction contracts for LSC-Kingwood and the purchase of a multi-story burn building for the LSC-Montgomery campus. 5 p.m. 5000 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands.

5) Shenandoah City Council to vote on budget
Sept. 13
Following a 60-minute executive session, Shenandoah City Council is expected to adopt the 2017-18 fiscal year budget. Read more about the proposed budget here. 

6) Learn about black bears and wildlife conservation
Sept. 14
As part of the Walk in the Woods lecture series, Chris Comer, professor at Stephen F. Austin University, will discuss the black bears population in East Texas. 7:30-8:30 p.m. McCullough Junior High School, 3800 S. Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands.

7) South Regional Library hosts READ to dogs program
Sept. 14
Children read to trained therapy dogs with Montgomery Pet Partners. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. South Regional Library, 2101 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 936-442-7727.

8) Dance school open house
Sept. 15
The Dance Vault hosts an open house to feature available classes and give students a chance to meet dance teachers. The event will feature a Kona Ice truck for children, popcorn machine, a sale on dance wear and 50 percent off the regular registration price for student who sign up during the open house. 5-7 p.m. The Dance Vault, 28519 Sweetgum Road, Magnolia. 281-419-1465.
By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.


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