Here are 14 community events to attend in The Woodlands area in February and March, from marathons to a St. Patrick's Day celebration.

Hope Rising Conference

The 6th Annual Hope Rising Conference will be held to educate the public about mental health and addiction treatment. The conference is designed to connect families, professionals, clergy and lay leaders in the community.Moonlight Paddle

Riva Row Boat House will host a moonlight kayak paddle event with decorated light-up kayaks to help illuminate the way. Participants will paddle out to Lake Woodlands and watch the moon rise over the water. Preregistration is required. In the event of inclement weather, the event may be canceled.Touch-A-Truck

The Woodlands Township will host its annual Touch-A-Truck event with big trucks, including off-road mudders and various first-responder vehicles. In the event of inclement weather, the event may be canceled.Father-Son Campout

The Rob Fleming Recreation Center will host a father-and-son campout with an overnight event that will focus on getting back to the basics of enjoying nature.
  • March 2, noon (check-in)
  • $80 (per pair, resident); $90 (per pair, nonresident)
  • The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park, 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands
Arbor Day celebration

The city of Shenandoah will celebrate Arbor Day with free trees; seeds, such as milkweed and annual flowering plants; children's crafts; and a plant exchange. This event is for Shenandoah residents only.The Woodlands Marathon

During The Legacy Capital Woodlands Marathon, participants will have the opportunity to run for charities in the Charity Challenge. Anyone interested in participating can register for the 2K, 5K, 10K, half-marathon or full marathon.
  • March 2, times vary per race
  • $45 (2K), $67.50 (5K), $100 (10K), $160 (half-marathon), $170 (marathon)
  • The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Event Center, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands
Arts in the Park

The Woodlands Township will host Arts in the Park, an event featuring local vendors selling original artwork, live stage entertainment, children's activities and food trucks. Artists age 18 and younger are encouraged to create their own work and enter the Youth Art Contest.International Women’s Day Party

The event explores the world of women’s artistry through a live painting experience, showcasing the talents of local female artists.
  • March 8, 7 p.m.
  • Free (admission)
  • The Recreation Center at Bear Branch Park, 5310 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands
17th Annual Creekwood Fishing Derby

The Woodlands Township will host its 17th annual Creekwood Fishing Derby. Participants are asked to bring their own fishing poles, but bait will be provided. Prizes will be awarded for the longest, heaviest and smallest fish caught.Spring Break Junior Golf Camp

Children ages 6 to 16 can learn and have fun on the golf course.
  • March 11-13, 9 a.m.-noon
  • $475 (nonmembers)
  • The Trails at The Woodlands Country Club, 2311 N. Millbend Drive, The Woodlands
Juicebox Jukebox

The Woodlands Children's Museum presents performing artist Juicebox Jukebox, a performer who enriches children’s lives through fun, positive and educational music.
  • March 12, 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m.
  • $9 (admission)
  • The Woodlands Children's Museum, 4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, Ste. 280, The Woodlands
Soggy Doggy Swim Day

The event is designed for dog lovers to bring their dog to splash in the pond with crafts, trick competitions and a fetching game. All pets must be on a leash while not swimming and must be up to date on shots.
  • March 16, 10 a.m.-noon
  • $10 (per dog), $5 (each additional dog)
  • Creekwood Park and Pond, 3833 S. Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

The Woodlands Township will celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the Concert in the Park, where township staff will be handing out themed giveaways for kids.Flashlight Egg Hunt

The Woodlands township will host an egg hunt in the dark with a visit from the Easter Bunny and a special prize for finding the golden egg.