Lunar New Year, Arbor Day: 14 things to do in The Woodlands area in January and February

A Feb. 19 celebration includes live music, the Muddy Bowl Crawfish Cook-Off and children’s activities.(Courtesy The Woodlands Township)
A Feb. 19 celebration includes live music, the Muddy Bowl Crawfish Cook-Off and children’s activities.(Courtesy The Woodlands Township)

A Feb. 19 celebration includes live music, the Muddy Bowl Crawfish Cook-Off and children’s activities.(Courtesy The Woodlands Township)

January

21 Go on a nighttime climb

The Texas TreeVentures Glow in The Park event returns to the three-level aerial adventure course. The event takes place at night, so attendees can climb on an illuminated course. 7-10 p.m. $60. Texas TreeVentures, 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-2048.

www.texastreeventures.com

22 Celebrate the Lunar New Year


The museum celebrates the Year of the Tiger. 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

28 Spend time with mom

The Woodlands Township is hosting a prom for mothers and sons. If a mother cannot attend, female family members are welcome. Semiformal attire is encouraged. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $50 (resident pair), $60 (nonresident pair), $15 (additional sibling). The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park, 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

29 Observe Arbor Day

A variety of native tree seedlings will be available at the Arbor Day tree giveaway event. 9 a.m.-noon. Free. Rob Fleming Park, 6055 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

February

03 Learn about calligraphy


Women’s luxury boutique Pell 1990 is hosting a “galentine” lettering and shopping event. The workshop will cover calligraphy basics. The class includes over an hour of instruction and demonstration, a beginners calligraphy kit with two nibs, a black inkpot, two letter guides, tracing paper and a straight pen holder. Wine and snacks will be provided. 6:30-8 p.m. $65. Pell 1990, 24811 Gosling Road, Spring. 832-422-3315

05 Attend a virtual auction

The Cypress-Woodlands Junior Forum is hosting its annual fundraiser virtually. A variety of items will be up for auction, including trips, dining experiences, wine and a virtual silent auction. The fundraiser benefits the Cypress-Woodlands Junior Forum, a growing women’s service organization dedicated to providing volunteer services, leadership and philanthropy to the community. Preregistration is required. 7-8:30 p.m. Free to register. 281-379-1391. https://cwjr.home.qtego.net

05 Get tips to enrich your garden

The Montgomery County Master Gardeners are hosting a class at The Woodlands Township Parks, Recreation and Environmental Services facility. Attendees can learn about composting to enrich their garden soil and other tips for gardening. In addition, high-quality compost bins will be for sale for $50 at the event with a cash or check payment accepted. 10-11 a.m. Free. 8203 Millennium Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

05 Spend the day at a food festival

HOPE Haven presents the Grub-a-thon festival at Town Green Park. The festival includes a variety of food trucks, an eating competition, live music and entertainment. All proceeds from the event will benefit HOPE Haven, a nonprofit organization that works to support those experiencing homelessness. HOPE Haven provides support and teaches homeless individuals the skills needed to move from crisis to lifelong self-sufficiency. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. $10-$250. Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive,

The Woodlands. 832-350-8790. www.hhaven.org

11 Find out about the local economic outlook

The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 36th annual Economic Outlook Conference, featuring local economic experts who present information for business leaders. The business expo provides sponsors and attendees the opportunity to network. 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $99 (virtual), $169 (in-person chamber member), $199 (in-person nonmember). The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-367-5777. www.woodlandschamber.org

12 Attend a gala

The Rotary Club of The Woodlands will host the Evening of Elegance Gala honoring US Congressmen Kevin and Cathy Brady. The event is the primary fundraiser that supports all Rotary programs including outreach and scholarships. 6:30-11 p.m. $250 per individual ticket. The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. www.woodlandsrotary.org

12 Attend a Daddy-Daughter Dinner and Dance

The 23rd annual Daddy-Daughter Dinner Dance returns at The Woodlands Resort with an “Under the Sea” theme. 6-9:30 p.m. $90. The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center, 2301 N. Millbend Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

12 Plant trees in The Woodlands

Volunteers can join township staff and help reforest recently cleared areas of Meadowlake Park in the 8th annual Community Tree Planting. All ages are welcome to volunteer. Volunteers under age 14 must have an adult on site to supervise during the tree planting. 8 a.m.-noon. Free. Meadowlake Park, 9501 N. Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

14 Take a swan boat ride

Riva Row Boathouse is hosting a Valentine’s Day swan boat ride. All participants must be age 16 or older. Preregistration is required. 7-8:30 p.m. $40 per boat. Riva Row Boat House, 2101 Riva Row, The Woodlands. 281-210-3965. www.rivarowboathouse.com

19 Attend a 5k and crawfish festival

The annual Muddy Trails 5K features a 5K trail run through George Mitchell Nature Preserve. A festival takes place after the race at Rob Fleming Park. The celebration includes live music, the Muddy Bowl Crawfish Cook-Off and children’s activities. Concessions will be available for purchase. 3 p.m. $35 (to race). Rob Fleming Park, 6055 Creekside Forest Drive The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov
By Ally Bolender

Reporter, The Woodlands

Ally joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2021 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Texas State University. Ally covers education, local government, transportation, business, and real estate development in The Woodlands. Prior to CI, Ally served as news content manager of KTSW FM-89.9 in San Marcos, Texas.