To do list: 8 things to do in The Woodlands area in January and February

Kayak lessons are offered Fridays in February. (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)
Kayak lessons are offered Fridays in February. (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)

Kayak lessons are offered Fridays in February. (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)


19 through Feb. 11

Stop by a local restaurant

The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Taste of the Town runs through the end of January. Under the monthlong event’s new format, registered guests can sample menu items from a slate of participating restaurants in The Woodlands area and make donations for local restaurant relief. A single ticket allows a participant to try a sample from each restaurant once, and multiple tickets can be purchased. $25. Various locations. 231-367-5777.


Pick up a free local tree

The Woodlands Township holds its 45th annual tree giveaway for Arbor Day. A selection of various native tree saplings will be distributed. 9 a.m.-noon. Free. The Woodlands Express Sawdust Park and Ride, 701 Westridge Road, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800.


Golf with family

An evening of family minigolf is on tap for The Woodlands Township’s January mother-son date night. Participants will play nine holes through The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park, and chicken nuggets and salads will be available. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $45 (pair), $15 (additional siblings). The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park, 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-516-7348.


06 (postponed)

Support county seniors

The event scheduled for Feb. 6 has been postponed by April 17. Please visit the Meals of Wheels Montgomery County website for more information.

Participants in Meals on Wheels Montgomery County’s Miles for Meals fun run can walk, jog and run together or virtually through a 5K or 10K course while raising money for homebound seniors in the county. 7:45-11:45 a.m. $35-$55. B-52 Brewing Co., 12470 Milroy Lane, Conroe or virtual. 936-756-5828.

Paddle on the Waterway


Kayaking lessons are available for those new to the activity. Boats launch every Friday in February from Riva Row Boathouse, located near Lake Woodlands. 4 p.m. $40. Riva Row Boat House, 2101 Riva Row, The Woodlands. 281-210-3965.


Learn about nature online

The Woodlands Walk in the Woods lecture series continues this spring with monthly webinars on regional flora and fauna. 6-7 p.m. Free. 281-210-3800.


Dance in a family disco

The 22nd annual Daddy Daughter Dinner Dance will be held in the Edgewater Ballroom at The Westin at The Woodlands. Several meal choices are offered alongside an evening of disco-themed dancing, in addition to a raffle and professional photography for attendees. 6-9:30 p.m. $100. The Westin at The Woodlands, 2 Waterway Square Place, The Woodlands. 281-210-3950.


Take part in reforestation

Residents are encouraged to plant native trees and wildflowers on their properties through The Woodlands Township’s seventh annual communitywide reforestation program. Trees may be reserved in advance while supplies last. 9 a.m.-noon. Free. Throughout The Woodlands. 281-210-3800.
By Ben Thompson
Ben joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2019 as a reporter for The Woodlands area and began working as Austin's City Hall reporter in April 2021.