Planting trees and five other things to do in The Woodlands this weekend

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Looking to get out of the house and into the community this weekend? Here are a few things going on to keep in mind when making plans:

Plant a tree (or two)
Feb. 9

Community members can meet at Spindle Tree Ponds Park, W Branch Crossing Drive in the Village of Sterling Ridge from 8 a.m.-noon for the fifth annual Village Tree Planting on Feb. 9. Participants will be planting native trees, milkweed plants and wildflowers under the supervision of Forestry Division. Registration can be done on-site from 8-11 a.m., but pre-registration is encouraged for groups. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/environment.

Donate blood
Feb. 8 and 12

The City of Shenandoah is holding a blood drive in support of Houston Police Department officers injured in the line of duty at the Municipal Administration Office, 29955 I45. Donors can schedule a time from 9-11 a.m. Feb. 8 or 1:30-4:30 p.m. Feb. 12. 835-585-8162. Visit www.commitforlife.org to schedule a donation.

See a live performance
Feb. 8 and 9

Baker St. Pub and Grill, located at 25 Waterway Ave. has two live shows scheduled this weekend, with band Swagger scheduled to perform Feb. 8 and The Midnight Release scheduled for Feb. 9. 281-362-7431. http://bakerstreetpub.com/the-woodlands/home

Celebrate with your furry friend
Feb. 8

Want to get out on the town and bring the dog, too? Robard’s Steakhouse at 2301 North Millbend Drive is hosting a “Yappy Hour” from 4-8 p.m. and will feature gourmet treats for guests and their canine friends. 281-364-6400. www.robardssteakhouse.com/events

Learn about Mardi Gras
Feb. 9

The next Woodlands Children’s Museum $12 for 2 is set for 10 a.m.-noon on Feb. 9 at 4775 W Panther Creek Drive. Participants can create their own Mardi Gras masks, fashion beads out of clay and string the beads into necklaces. This event is ideal for children ages 5-8. 281-465-0955. www.woodlandschildrensmuseum.org/spring-workshops

Play some games
Feb. 8-10

The second annual GoGames360 takes place all weekend and will feature a variety of video games, board games and outdoor activities at The Woodlands Town Center, 2005 Lake Robins Drive. Bring the family out for a day of fun or take part in a variety of tournaments, with cash prizes available for winners. 6-11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Passes range from free to $50. www.gogames360.com/houston

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