THINGS TO DO: Food truck festival, fireworks and other outdoor activities and dates to know in The Woodlands in August and September

Texas Treeventures is taking precautions and reservations for summer activities. (Courtesy Texas Treeventures)
Texas Treeventures is taking precautions and reservations for summer activities. (Courtesy Texas Treeventures)

Texas Treeventures is taking precautions and reservations for summer activities. (Courtesy Texas Treeventures)

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The pool at Alden Bridge will operate in limited capacities until Aug. 28, and The Woodlands post-season weekends will continue until Sept. 7 at Alden Bridge, Sawmill, Bear Branch and Wendtwoods. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)
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Fielding's Wood Grill is among the area restaurants taking part in Houston Restaurant Weeks. (Courtesy Fielding's Wood Grill)
Through Sept. 7

More than a dozen restaurants around The Woodlands are taking part in Houston Restaurant Weeks to raise money for the Houston Food Bank. Most restaurants taking part this year are offering curbside and to-go. www.houstonrestaurantweeks.com

Through Sept. 7

The pool at Alden Bridge will operate in limited capacities until Aug. 28, and The Woodlands post-season weekends will continue until Sept. 7 at Alden Bridge, Sawmill, Bear Branch and Wendtwoods. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

August


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File to run in November election

The filing period to run in The Woodlands Township board of directors election Nov. 3 will end Aug. 17. Filing opened mid-July with positions 1, 2, 3 and 4 available. Candidates must be at least 18 years old as of Nov. 3, be a resident of The Woodlands for at least six months, a U.S. citizen and a resident of Texas for at least a year. Applications to run in the election can be mailed to The Woodlands Township Town Hall. The election will be held Nov. 3. 5 p.m. (filing deadline) 2801 Technology Forest Blvd., The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

September

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Watch a fireworks display


The Woodlands Township is hosting a fireworks display to celebrate Memorial Day at Waterway Square. Because of the pandemic, the fireworks display will be drive-in only, and attendees are asked to either remain in their cars or near them. The township asks that tailgating, tents, tables and glass containers be avoided, and parking for the event will begin after 7:30 p.m. Attendees are also asked to follow social distancing guidelines and avoid large groups. Fireworks start 8:55 p.m. Free. Location TBD. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

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Observe Patriot Day of Remembrance


The Woodlands Township is hosting a ceremony to honor those who lost their lives during the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001. The ceremony will be hosted at The Woodlands Fire Department Central Station. 7:30 a.m. Free. Central Station, 9951 Grogan’s Mill Road, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

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Attend a food truck festival


Originally scheduled for mid-May, The Woodlands Food Truck Festival was pushed back to Sept. 12 following orders from Gov. Greg Abbott. The event will feature a variety of local businesses and food trucks, and family friendly entertainment will be provided. 10 a.m. $5. Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. www.houstonareashow.com

Featured activity

Book an outing with Texas TreeVentures

People looking to get out of the house this summer can make reservations with Texas TreeVentures, an aerial obstacle course in The Woodlands. The course has remained open through the summer and is taking additional precautions due to the coronavirus, which includes washing equipment throughout the day, keeping parties distanced while they are gearing up and reducing the course’s capacity per time slot. Participants are required to wear masks. Booking can be done through Texas TreeVentures’ website. Hours vary (Thu.-Sun.). $30-$40.

Texas TreeVentures

6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands

281-210-2048

www.texastreeventures.com
By Andrew Christman
Andrew joined Community Impact Newspaper in early 2019 after moving from Indiana. He is a 2015 graduate from Indiana State University, where he received degrees in English and journalism. He has written for a number of small town publications throughout his career as a reporter.


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