Easter egg hunts, races and a golf tournament: 17 things to do in The Woodlands area in April and May

The Woodforest Bank Triathlon will be held May 7. (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)
The Woodforest Bank Triathlon will be held May 7. (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)

The Woodforest Bank Triathlon will be held May 7. (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)

Editor's note: The Memorial Hermann Ironman listing was updated to reflect the correct lengths of the three races.

Springtime brings a variety of outdoor activities to The Woodlands area, including Easter events, races and triathlons as well as a golf tournament.



April

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Participants in the annual Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt can bring flashlights, cameras and baskets. The entrance fee includes the egg hunt, a visit from the Easter Bunny and a special snack. 7:45-8:45 p.m. $15 (resident), $20 (nonresident), $5 sibling discount. Terramont Park, 8500 Terramont Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3950. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

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The Woodlands Township closes for Easter


The Woodlands Township will be closed to observe the Easter holiday weekend. The township offices will reopen with regular hours April 18. The Woodlands Township, 2801 Technology Forest Blvd., The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

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Take part in Eggtivities


Children are invited to take part in dyeing eggs, creating a bunny mask, and embellishing baskets or boxes at The Woodlands Children’s Museum’s Eggtivities event. There will be photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $7. The Woodlands Children’s Museum, 4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, Ste. 280, The Woodlands. 281-465-0955. www.woodlandschildrensmuseum.org

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Compete in the Run and Done race


A timed 5K race through Rob Fleming Park includes an Easter egg hunt following the race beginning at 8 a.m. There is no race day registration, and a wait list for the race can be joined at [email protected] 7-9 a.m. $35. Rob Fleming Park, 6055 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

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Hunt eggs at the Eggstravaganza


The Woodlands-area residents can enjoy coffee, doughnuts and fruit as well as play classic games with the Easter Bunny, go on an egg hunt and work on a craft to take home. Participants are encouraged to bring their baskets and cameras. 10-11:30 a.m. $30 (resident), $35 (nonresident). The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park, 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-516-7348. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

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Join a family seder


Shaarey Tzedek Synagogue holds a family Passover Seder with a kosher dinner and singalong. For information contact [email protected] 5 p.m. $27 (adult), free (children 12 and under). Marriott Courtyard-Shenandoah, 19255 David Memorial Drive, Shenandoah. www.shaareytzedek.com

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Learn about child advocacy


Participants can join Court Appointed Special Advocates volunteers for a discussion about becoming an advocate for abused and neglected children in Montgomery County. 9-10 a.m. Free. La Madeleine, 9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands. 936-441-5437. www.casaspeaks4kids.com

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Watch the Memorial Hermann Ironman Texas race


The annual Memorial Hermann Ironman Texas race has sold out of general entry tickets for participants, but residents can still watch the event when it takes place April 23. The event features a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike race and a 26.2-mile marathon. Individuals can volunteer to help with the event. All day. Free (to view). Locations vary around The Woodlands. www.ironman.com/im-texas

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Go camping at Camp Terramont


The Woodlands Families can enjoy games, crafts and outdoor activities at Camp Terramont. Dinner, breakfast, snacks and all activities are included, but participants are asked to bring a tent and sleeping bags. Preregistration is required. Noon-8 a.m. $135 (family of four), $25 (each additional member). Terramont Park, 8500 Terramont Drive, The Woodlands. 281-516-7348.

www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

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Compete in a pickleball tournament


A mixed doubles pickleball tournament includes divisions based on skill level, and each team will play three rounds. The tournament is for participants age 18 and up. 1-4:30 p.m. $30-$40. Shadowbend Park, 4995 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands. 281-516-7348. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

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View a golf tounament


The Insperity Invitational golf tournament, presented by UnitedHealthcare, is open to the public with free admission on select dates. Times vary. Free (select events). The Woodlands Country Club Tournament Course, 1830 South Millbend Drive, Ste. B, The Woodlands. 281-357-4653.

www.insperityinvitational.com

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Donate blood with the YMCA


Blood donors are needed to replenish the blood supply for local hospitals. Appointments are not necessary but highly encouraged. 8:30 a.m.-noon. 8100 Ashlane Way, The Woodlands. 281-367-9622. www.commitforlife.org

May

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Enjoy cars and coffee for a cause


Area auto enthusiasts meet at Market Street the first Sunday of every month to collect money for a nonprofit in Montgomery County as part of Cars and Coffee for a Cause. In the second quarter of the year, the nonprofit is Sleep in Heavenly Peace. 6:30-10:30 a.m. Free (donations accepted). Market Street, 9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands. [email protected] www.woodlandsperformance.com

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Hear the Woodlands Symphony perform


The Woodlands Symphony presents music that is “Out of This World” with a concert of space-themed classical music and movie soundtracks. 6 p.m. $10-$55. The Woodlands United Methodist Church, 2200 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands. www.woodlandssymphony.org

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Race in The Woodforest Bank Triathlon


The Woodforest Bank Triathlon, produced by The Woodlands Parks and Recreation Department, returns with a field of 1,000 participants. The annual race is USA Triathlon certified, and it will culminate with an awards party featuring live music, food, beverages and other activities. 7-11 a.m. $120-$185. Northshore Park

2505 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800.

www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

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Learn about sustainability


The Woodlands-area residents can join experts to explore the state of the local environment and potential threats. Discussion topics will include the role of waterways in the area, water quality impacts, the impacts of invasive species, and the benefits of insects and birds. 9 a.m.-noon. Free. The Woodlands Emergency Training Center, 16135 I-45 S., The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

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Join the March for Babies


The Woodlands residents are invited to take part in Montgomery County’s March for Babies, organized by March of Dimes. The event will raise awareness, fund research, lead programs, and provide education and advocacy. 8-11 a.m. Donations accepted. The Woodlands Waterway, The Woodlands. 888-274-3711. www.marchforbabies.org

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.