Tai chi, fishing, golf: 10 things to do in The Woodlands area in April and May

May 08: See fine arts at Market Street. (Courtesy Market Street)
May 08: See fine arts at Market Street. (Courtesy Market Street)

May 08: See fine arts at Market Street. (Courtesy Market Street)

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April 26-May 02: Attend the Insperity Invitational at The Woodlands Country Club (Courtesy Insperity Invitational)
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May 02: See cars, support charity at Market Street (Courtesy The Woodlands Car Club)
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April 24: Enjoy a day of fishing at Pepperdale Park. (Courtesy Sterling Ridge Village Association)


Have a Sunny Dayz Night Out with the family

Parents are invited to enjoy a night out while their children enjoy their favorite activities at the Sunny Dayz Night Out. New activities have been planned for the camp, including nighttime movies, games, hikes and making s’mores. Pizza is included in the cost of admission. 4-10 p.m. $50. The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park, 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-516-7348. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov


Observe world tai chi day

The 12th annual celebration for World Tai Chi Qigong Day in The Woodlands includes several events.

An event at Rob Fleming Park includes free workshops and demonstrations of the martial art tai chi. The gathering includes discussion of traditional Chinese medicine and health benefits of tai chi. An event at Market Street held by Woodlands Tai Chi includes demonstrations and mini lessons.

9 a.m.-noon. Free.

The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park, 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. www.taichidaythewoodlands.org

Market Street, 9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands. www.woodlandstaichi.com


Enjoy a day of fishing

Residents of Sterling Ridge can participate in the sixth annual Sterling Ridge Village Association Fish Festival while they spend the morning enjoying nature. Residents are encouraged to pick up trash at the park during the event. 9:30 a.m. Free. Pepperdale Park, 17 N. Pentenwell Circle, The Woodlands. www.sterling-ridge.org

April 30-May 2

Watch a golf tournament

Area residents are invited to see this stop on the PGA Tour. More than 40 professionals will be competing for a grand prize of over $337,000. 7:30 a.m. Free (general admission). The Woodlands County Club Tournament Course, 1830 S. Millbend Drive, Ste. B, The Woodlands. 281-357-4653. www.insperityinvitational.com



Vote in the May election

Several local elections are scheduled for May 1. Local elections in The Woodlands area include seats on Shenandoah City Council and the Magnolia ISD board of trustees, and Rayford Road Municipal Utility District is holding a $12 million bond referendum for system upgrades. 7 a.m. Various locations. 936-539-7843. https://elections.mctx.org


Run in a fundraising race

WoodsEdge Community Church is hosting a Run for Hope fundraising event consisting of 10K and 5K chip-timed races along with a 1-mile fun run to benefit Love Fosters Hope. Upon registering, participants can create a fundraising page and win prizes based on how much money they raise. Age-group winners will receive first-, second- and third-place prizes. 8 a.m. Free (attendance). WoodsEdge Community Church, 2533 Gosling Road, Spring. 832-823-1889. www.lovefostershope.org


See cars, support charity

The Woodlands Car Club returns to Market Street with its monthly Cars and Coffee for a Cause event. All contributions raised by the event, as well as the payments to Market Street parking meters, are donated to local charities on a quarterly basis. 7 a.m. Free (donations accepted). Market Street, 9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands. 281-363-2977. www.facebook.com/thewoodlandscarclub


See a symphony

The Woodlands Symphony Orchestra presents “A Symphonic Metamorphosis” at the Event Center at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion with Clarence Frank conducting. The venue will be at half capacity, limiting the audience to 500. 5 p.m. (gates), 6 p.m. (show). $15-$55. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-364-3010.


Play in a golf classic

Participants can join the Kelsey Research Foundation for its 27th annual golf classic. Golfers will enjoy food stations and beverages along the course as well as games, gifts, a raffle drawing, and post-tournament food and awards at The Woodlands Resort. The event acts as a fundraiser for KRF’s research and programming, and it has raised over $4.5 million to date. 8 a.m. $350. Golf Trails of The Woodlands, 2311 N. Millbend Drive, The Woodlands. 713-442-1215. www.kelseyresearch.com


See fine arts at Market Street

Amateur and professional artists are invited to show and sell paintings, photography, jewelry, metal works, sculptures, digital art, mixed media and other works of art at Market Street’s 2021 Spring Fine Arts Show. The event is free and open to the public, and live entertainment will be featured. 10 a.m. Free. Market Street, 9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands. 281-419-4774. www.shopatmarketstreet.com


Play bingo with the family

Join with family and friends for a night of bingo provided by The Woodlands Township. Snacks are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Preregistration is required. 6:30 p.m. $5. The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park, 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-516-7348. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov
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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