15 events and dates to know in The Woodlands area in November and December

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion movie night is Nov. 13. (Courtesy Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion)
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion movie night is Nov. 13. (Courtesy Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion)

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion movie night is Nov. 13. (Courtesy Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion)

November

13


See a movie with the family

A movie night will feature the film “Trolls World Tour.” Families are encouraged to dress up as their favorite music genre or to wear a band or concert T-shirt. 6 p.m. (premovie activities), 7 p.m. (movie begins). Free-$10. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-364-3010. www.woodlandscenter.org


11


Attend a Veterans Day tribute

The Woodlands Township will host a Veteran’s Day tribute featuring a presentation of colors, musical performances, a community salute ceremony and keynote speaker Lt. Col. Sam Kim. There will also be a military care package drop-off booth set up to accept donations such as food, toiletries and entertainment items. 4:30 p.m. Free. Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

13

Take part in a campout


The Woodlands Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a family campout at the Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park. Activities will include archery, kayaking, crafts, an outdoor movie, night hikes, games, campfires and s’mores. 1 p.m. $135 (family of four), $25 (each additional family member). The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park, 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3950.

www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov


16

Play Native American music


The floor activity program Boogie Bash focuses on Native American music for Native American Heritage Month, including ribbon dancing and rhythm instruments. 11 a.m. $7 (admission). The Woodlands Children’s Museum, 4775 W.Panther Creek Drive, Ste. 280, The Woodlands. 281-465-0955. www.woodlandschildrensmuseum.org

18


Watch a puppet theater presentation

The Woodlands Children’s Museum’s Shadow Puppet Theatre will feature “I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie” by Alison Jackson. This humorous remake of the traditional rhyme introduces children to a zany lady with a voracious appetite for the Thanksgiving feast. Shadow Puppet Theatre is an introduction to storytelling elements that allows readers and audiences to interact directly with each other. 11 a.m. $7 (museum admission). The Woodlands Children’s Museum, 4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, Ste. 280, The Woodlands. 281-465-0955. www.woodlandschildrensmuseum.org

20


Attend a gala and art auction

The Woodlands Methodist Church is hosting the Masterpiece Gala and Auction at The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center. Attendees can expect a dinner and live and silent auction featuring a variety of art, collectibles and decor. The gala and auction will benefit the global and local missions of The Woodlands Methodist Church. 6 p.m. $90. The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center, 2301 N. Millbend Drive, The Woodlands. 832-483-4590. www.twmc.org/mission

22


Thanksgiving break begins

Thanksgiving break for students in Conroe ISD, Tomball ISD and Magnolia ISD is scheduled to begin Nov. 22 and run through Nov. 26. Students from all three school districts will return to classes Nov. 29. www.conroeisd.net, www.tomballisd.net, www.magnoliaisd.org

24


Lone Star College begins Thanksgiving break

Lone Star College students are scheduled to have a Thanksgiving break running from Nov. 24-28. Final exams at the college are scheduled to be held from Dec. 13-19, after which the fall semester will end. www.lonestar.edu

24

Take part in a music festival


The Tribute to The Woodlands Music Festival will benefit the Abundant Harvest Kitchen on Thanksgiving Eve. The event includes food trucks, a children’s zone, artists and vendors. Artists perform tributes to various bands. noon-10 p.m. $10. Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. www.inspireprod.com

25

The Woodlands Township observes holiday


The Woodlands Township will be closed Nov. 25 and 26 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular services will resume on Nov. 27.

25

Run through The Woodlands


The YMCA is bringing back its Run Thru The Woods event after holding the event virtually in 2020. About 4,600 participants are expected. Registration is required. 6 a.m. $20-$40. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-681-6730. www.runthruthewoods.org

30

Bring children for farm-themed activities


The Woodlands Children’s Museum presents activities with the theme “Farm Fun” as part of its Boogie Bash. Children will engage in finger plays, creative movement and imaginative puppet activities that focus on life on the farm. 11 a.m. $7 (museum admission). The Woodlands Children’s Museum, 4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, Ste. 280, The Woodlands. 281-465-0955. www.woodlandschildrensmuseum.org


December

05

Enjoy a car show


The Woodlands Car Club holds its monthly Cars and Coffee for a Cause event at Market Street. Along with showing off the club’s vehicles, the event raises money for various charities around the area. Participants for the event will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. 7 a.m. Free. Market Street, 9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands. 281-419-4774. www.shopatmarketstreet.com

11

Run to support cancer patients


Residents can take part in the 13th annual Santa Dash Fun Run/Walk by B.I.G. Love Cancer Care. Participants are encouraged to dress in festive holiday attire, such as Santa hats, elf hats, reindeer ears or ugly sweaters. Those not wishing to run can still take part in a silent auction, see a Christmas choir and take pictures with Santa. The top three male and female finishers in each category will receive a trophy. 7:30 a.m. $20-$30. Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 888-522-7339. www.biglovecancercare.org

11

Attend a flea market


The Woodlands Flea Market returns with its second event of the year at the Town Center Parking Garage. The market provides a setting for The Woodlands residents to sell used merchandise and household goods as other garage sales are not permitted within the township. The fees paid by the vendors cover expenses and provide funds to the village associations in return for the volunteer participation. 7 a.m. Free to attend. Town Center Parking Garage, corner of Lake Robbins and Six Pines Drives, The Woodlands. 281-210-3976. 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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