Ride a bike, see a show, observe Memorial Day: 12 events and activities in The Woodlands area in May and June

The Woodlands celebrates Bike Month in May. (Courtesy Bike The Woodlands Coalition)
The Woodlands celebrates Bike Month in May. (Courtesy Bike The Woodlands Coalition)

The Woodlands celebrates Bike Month in May. (Courtesy Bike The Woodlands Coalition)



Donate to a blood drive

The city of Shenandoah hosts a blood drive in the City Council chambers. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Shenandoah City Hall, 29955 I-45, Shenandoah. 281-298-5522. www.commitforlife.org

20 through 26

See seniors graduate

The Woodlands-area high schools are holding graduation ceremonies for students at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.

Oak Ridge North High School seniors will graduate May 20; College Park High School will hold graduation May 24; The Woodlands High School will hold its ceremony May 25; and Grand Oaks High School is May 26. 7:30 p.m. Free (tickets required). Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, 936-709-7752. www.conroesisd.net


Take part in a tasting

The Ladies of the Vine tasting, panel and luncheon as part of Wine and Food Week will include a panel of women of the wine world. The event includes a luncheon and hors d’oeuvres. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $115 (individual). The Club at Carlton Woods, 1 Carlton Woods Drive, The Woodlands. 713-557-5732. www.foodandvinetime.com


Ride your bike to work

The Woodlands celebrates Bike Month with events for all ages, including Bike to Work Day on May 21 encouraging residents to ride bicycles to work. 6:30 a.m•.-9 a.m. (May 21), 9 a.m.-noon (May 22). Free. Northshore Park, 2•505 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands. [email protected] www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

29 through 30

Enjoy a Broadway tribute

Ms. Boni’s Dance and Performing Arts present the annual dance recital “A Tribute to Broadway.” Lawn seats are not available. 6 p.m. $20 (plus service fees). Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-1109. www.woodlandscenter.org


Observe Memorial Day

A tribute to men and women who lost their lives while serving in the military in the United States takes place at Town Green Park. The ceremony also honors all veterans who have served.

5-9 p.m. Free. Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/memorialday


01 through Aug. 16

Take part in a day camp

The Woodlands Township’s Sunny Dayz Camps are held at two locations this summer for children age 6-12 as well as for training for counselors. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. $125-$200 (weekly). The Recreation Center at Bear Branch Park (June 1-Aug. 6), 5310 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands. The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park, 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands (June 1-Aug. 16). 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.g•ov


Take part in a tequila tasting

At the Nach-Yo Ordinary Tequila Tasting, participants can learn about the drink and enjoy tequila and mezcal tastings. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $45. The Woodlands Country Club Palmer Course, 100 Grand Fairway Drive, The Woodlands. 713-557-5732. www.foodandvinetime.com


Learn about public safety

The Woodlands Township Fire Department is holding public safety open houses throughout the summer, beginning with an event at Station 6 in the Village of College Park. 3-5 p.m. Free. The Woodlands Fire Department Station 6, 1100 Windsor Lakes Blvd., The Woodlands. 281-210-3889. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov


Paddle with your pup

The Woodlands Neighborhood Watch and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office collaborate to teach water safety and crime prevention at Riva Row Boat House. 10 a.m.-noon. $15-$20 (boat rental). Lakes Edge Boat House, 1970 Hughes Landing Blvd., The Woodlands. 281-210-2065. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov


Support area youth

Shelter for Shelter, an annual event benefiting Montgomery County Youth Services, or Yes to Youth, will include an evening of entertainment, food and spirits. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $100 (individual). Mercedes-Benz of The Woodlands, 16917 I-45, Conroe. 713-397-3093. https://youthmc.ejoinme.org/2021shelterforshelter


Take in a photography exhibit

The winners of the 2020 Woodlands Photography Club Contest will be on display at the Glade Cultural Center, 2000 Woodlands Parkway, The Woodlands. Members, guests and visitors are all welcome to view, and light refreshments will be served. 5:30-9 p.m. Free. Glade Cultural Center, 2000 Woodlands Parkway, The Woodlands. [email protected]

By Vanessa Holt
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of that paper in March 2017 and editor of The Woodlands edition in January 2019.


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