To-Do List: things to do in The Woodlands area in February and March

Feb. 13-17: Attend the Inspire Film Festival. (Courtesy Inspire Film Festival)
Feb. 13-17: Attend the Inspire Film Festival. (Courtesy Inspire Film Festival)

Feb. 13-17: Attend the Inspire Film Festival. (Courtesy Inspire Film Festival)

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March 7: Attend the Mother Daughter Tea Party. (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)
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March 7: Run in The Woodlands Marathon. (Courtesy The Woodlands Marathon)
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March 3, 10: Learn the basics of watercolor. (Courtesy Glade Cultural Center)
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Feb. 13: Learn the basics of beekeeping. (Courtesy Beekeepers Association of Montgomery County)


Learn about attendance boundaries

Conroe ISD is in the process of reviewing attendance boundaries in The Woodlands and College Park high school feeder zones to relieve crowding at Ride Elementary School. Community presentations will be held at three locations at different times.


7 p.m. (Feb. 12) Knox Junior High School,12104 Sawmill Road, Spring.

Noon (Feb. 13) McCullough Junior High School, 3800 S. Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands.

7 p.m. (Feb. 13) The Woodlands High School, ninth grade campus, 10010 Branch Crossing Drive The Woodlands.


Learn the basics of beekeeping

Lisa and Andrew Miller present a lecture on beekeeping. Registration is required. 6 p.m. Free. Houston Advanced Research Center, 8801 Gosling Road, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800.


Attend the Inspire Film Festival

The Inspire Film Festival returns to the Pavilion Event Center, Market Street and The Waterway on Presidents Day weekend, bringing with it 25 films that celebrate the human spirit. Times and locations vary. $50-$150.


Libraries close for the day

All Montgomery County Memorial Library System libraries will be closed for the day in observance of Presidents Day. The libraries will reopen for regular hours Feb. 18. 936-442-7728.


Get an early start voting

Registered voters can cast ballots in the March 3 primary election before election day. Early voting will conclude Feb. 28. Contested races in Montgomery County include positions on the Commissioners Court, constables and a civil court judge.


Learn about feral hogs

Wildlife Damage Management Biologist Chris Watts presents a lecture on feral hogs and their effects in Texas. Watts will discuss the history of feral hogs, their introduction to Texas, wildlife-human interactions and urban federal swine management practices. 7 p.m. Free. Houston Advanced Research Center, 8801 Gosling Road, The Woodlands. 281-364-6000.


Recycle for free

Montgomery County residents can recycle their paint, household chemicals, electronics, tires, fluorescent bulbs and yard waste for free. Paper shredding begins at noon. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free. Montgomery County Precinct 3 Recycling Center, 1122 Pruitt Road, Spring. 281-367-7283.


Learn soccer skills from a pro player

Houston Dash forward and Canadian national soccer team member Nichelle Prince will visit JC Sports for a soccer clinic and presentation. Children ages 2-12 may register for training under Prince’s supervision in addition to autograph and photo opportunities with the player. 2-4 p.m. Free. JC Sports Woodlands, 28137 Robinson Road, Conroe. 281-962-4941.


Attend a movie screening

Conroe ISD is hosting a movie night at College Park High School to show “Screenagers.” The film depicts struggles over social media, video games and academic life. The presentation is available to all CISD students age 10 and up as well as parents. 6 p.m. Free. College Park High School, 3701 College Park Drive, The Woodlands. 936-709-7752.


Take part in a Mardi Gras celebration

The Woodlands Children’s Museum is hosting a Mardi Gras celebration featuring a parade and king cake. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $7. The Woodlands Children’s Museum, 4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, Ste. 280, The Woodlands. 281-465-0955.


Learn to make a king cake

Over the Top Cake Supplies is hosting a class to teach attendees how to make king cakes prior to Mardi Gras. Registration is required two days prior to the class. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $50. Over the Top Cake Supplies, 453 Sawdust Road, Ste. 102, Spring. 832-458-0995.


Meet the candidates

The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a campaign event for all candidates on the Montgomery County ballot at the 2020 Whistle Stop Tour. The event gives residents a chance to hear the platforms of candidates running for office in the 2020 primary race. 4-7 p.m. $15 (member), $25 (nonmember). Lone Star College System Office, 5000 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-363-8106.


03, 10

Learn the basics of watercolor

Instructor Cynthia Reid leads a class on watercolor paintings for beginning and intermediate students. 12:30-3:30 p.m. $275. Glade Cultural Center, 2000 Woodlands Parkway, The Woodlands. 832-557-8781.


Run in The Woodlands Marathon

The annual Woodlands Marathon returns for the 2020 race, where runners can participate in a variety of distances, including a 5k fun run, a 2K fun run and walk, a marathon relay, a half-marathon and a signature marathon. The event has raised over $1 million for various charities since its inception. 7 a.m. $30-$125. Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands.


Enjoy a tea party

The annual Mother Daughter Tea is held at The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park. Participants can play games, create a craft and spend quality time together. Attendees can bring a favorite doll or stuffed animal to the event. Refreshments will be provided. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $45 (resident), $50 (nonresident), $15 (per additional sibling). The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park, 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3950.

09 through 13

Enjoy time off from school for spring break

Students and teachers at Conroe ISD, Tomball ISD and Magnolia ISD will be on spring break the week of March 9-13. Classes will resume regularly March 16.

South Regional Library Events

2101 Lake Robbins Drive,

The Woodlands



12 Teen anime club, 4-5:30 p.m.

13 Preteen book club, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

14 Kid Authors Attack, 10-11:30 a.m.

18 Gardening with Bob Dailey, 2-3 p.m.

19 Teen STEAM Beekeeping with Montgomery County Beekeepers, 4-5 p.m.

20 Young Makers STEAM Challenge, 4-5 p.m.

24 “Chocolate in Jane Austen’s Time,” 1 p.m.

25 Adult fiction book club, 1 p.m.

26 Teen book club, 4-5 p.m.

28 Kid Authors Attack, 10-11:30 a.m.


02 Family game night, 5:30-7 p.m.

03 Preschooler storytime, 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

05 Story book club, 4-5 p.m.

11 Aging With Grace series, 1-2 p.m.

13 Kid Authors Attack, 10-11:30 a.m.

14 R.E.A.D. to the Dogs, 10:30-11:30 a.m.


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The festival has been postponed until October, with current tickets still being honored. (Photo by The Woodlands Arts Council)
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