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February 2017


Youth ambassadors from all around the country are leading the charge to “tackle hunger” with Souper Bowl of Caring 2017.

Youth ambassadors from all around the country are leading the charge to “tackle hunger” with Souper Bowl of Caring 2017.

JOIN MONTGOMERY COUNTY FOOD BANK FOR SOUPER BOWL OF CARING, FEB. 5

Montgomery County Food Bank is participating in the Souper Bowl of Caring to collect food and funds to feed the hungry. Through Super Bowl Sunday on Feb. 5, participating grocery stores will collect donations at the registers, food drives will be conducted and volunteers will work throughout the community. Last year’s event generated more than $101,390 which resulted in 354,865 meals for neighbors in need in Montgomery County.

All donations received through participating Montgomery County grocers, as well as those received online at MCFoodBank.org, will support Montgomery County Food Bank to feed the county’s estimated 85,000 food-insecure residents. Residents can also go to the website to donate to Souper Bowl of Caring or volunteer to help with the collection effort.

Through the Food Bank’s partnerships with Feeding America and area retailers, a single dollar can be leveraged to provide 3.5 meals, or an entire day’s worth of food for one person, including breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack. “The energy surrounding Super Bowl LI is palpable,” says Carolyn Donovan, the food bank’s chief development officer. “It’s wonderful to see this excitement translate into a desire to raise awareness of the thousands of Montgomery County residents who struggle to regularly put food on their family’s table.”

Montgomery County Food Bank began in 1985 as a door-to-door operation run out of car trunks by a small group of volunteers wanting to serve those in need in their community. Over the past 30 years, generous donors have built MCFB into an organization capable of distributing over 8 million pounds of food annually.

For more information or to book a tour or volunteer at the MCFB facility, visit mcfoodbank.org.

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AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION ENCOURAGES COMMUNITY TO “GO RED” FOR NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY, FEB. 3

Support your local American Heart Association Go Red for Women Campaign by participating in National Wear Red Day ® on Friday, Feb. 3, and donate to help fund research during American Heart Month in February.

Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds. Fortunately, that can be changed because 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action. That’s why this year the AHA asks you to wear red on National Wear Red Day ® and donate to your local Go Red for Women campaign. By doing so you help support educational programs to increase women’s awareness and critical research to discover scientific knowledge about cardiovascular health.

And don’t forget to make your heart health a priority. By knowing five numbers: total cholesterol, HDL (good) cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and body mass index, you are taking the first step to understanding your risk factors. Also, make sure to schedule your Well-Woman visit, a prevention check-up to review your overall health.

Additionally, make plans to join the local Go Red for Women Luncheon, set for May 19 at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott. Chaired by Debbie Sukin, SVP of Houston Methodist and CEO of Houston Methodist The Woodlands, and Ralph Alexander, Partner at Riverstone Holdings, the Montgomery County Go Red for Women Luncheon will welcome over 1,100 participants and hopes to raise $600,000 for lifesaving advancements in research.

To find out more about the luncheon, visit montgomerycountygored.ahaevents.org. To learn more about National Wear Red Day, visit goredforwomen.org.

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CHRISTIAN YOUTH THEATER PRESENTS PETER PAN, THROUGH FEB. 5

Christian Youth Theater (CYT) Houston presents Peter Pan, one of the most beloved family favorites of all time. This high-flying Tony Award-winning musical has been performed around the world and delighted audiences for 60 years. Peter Pan is the perfect show for the child in all of us… who dreamed of soaring high and never growing up. Tickets $15 online or at the door.The performance is at the Nancy Bock Theater in The Woodlands, 3800 S Panther Creek Dr. For more information, visit cythouston.org.

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“BIG GAME BASH” AT MARKET STREET – THE WOODLANDS, FEB. 4

Market Street – The Woodlands, an award-winning shopping and entertainment destination, plans to host a “Big Game Bash” before the Super Bowl on Saturday, Feb. 4. With the highly anticipated football game ready to take place in Houston the next day, locals are invited to get ready for kickoff! Market Street will entertain its shoppers and guests with a football-themed cornhole tournament and tailgate party to pump up residents for the next day.

The Big Game Bash is open to the public and will occur from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Events and entertainment will include but are not limited to video games, food trucks, face painting and an unforgettable halftime show and dance class with Dance With Me Studios, The Woodlands’ new favorite dance studio.

“Market Street’s restaurants have done festive things for the Super Bowl in the past, but with it being local this year, we wanted to up the ante,” said Noemi Gonzalez, Market Street marketing director. “This event is perfect for families as we have something catering to kids, teens, women, and men alike.”

The cornhole tournament will be comprised of up to 24 teams. Registration is required and must be done online on the Market Street Blog, marketstreetthewoodlandsblog.com.

The tournament will be officiated, and first place, second place, and “best costume” will win gift certificates to Market Street. Participants must be 14 years of age.

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Witness the transformation of Eliza Dooittle from “gutter snipe” to “duchess” in My Fair Lady.

Witness the transformation of Eliza Dooittle from “gutter snipe” to “duchess” in My Fair Lady.

STAGE RIGHT BRINGS CLASSIC MY FAIR LADY TO CRIGHTON, FEB. 10-26

Stage Right of Texas, resident theatre company at the Crighton Theatre, 234 N. Main St. in Conroe, presents My Fair Lady, Feb. 10-26. The show is directed by Manny Cafeo.

Based on George Bernard Shaw’s play, Pygmalion, acclaimed Professor and confirmed bachelor Henry Higgins makes a wager with his linguistic colleague Colonel Pickering that in six months he can pass off “gutter snipe” Eliza Doolittle as a duchess at an embassy ball. Through arduous training, day and night, Eliza learns how to speak English “properly,” and transforms into a lady respected and adored by all classes. Along the way she bewitches young Freddy Eynsford-Hill into falling in love with her, and convinces a supposed linguistics expert that she is royalty.

With song classics of musical theatre including “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “Wouldn’t It be Loverly,” “On the Street Where You Live,” and the rollicking “With a Little Bit of Luck,” and “Get Me To The Church On Time,” My Fair Lady will bewitch and amuse you.

Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at stage-right.org or by calling 936-441-7469. Discounts are available for groups of 12 or more by calling the box office. Tickets are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors, $18 for groups and $15 for students and youth and senior groups of 12 or more.

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MARKET STREET PARTNERS WITH UBER TO OFFER FREE RIDES

Market Street has aligned with Uber to offer first-time riders with a safe, free ride to the shopping and entertainment destination. First-time Uber riders may receive their first two rides to Market Street FREE (up to $10). Perfect for a date night or girls’ night out, the service is available with the promotion code MARKETSTREET17. To get started, riders may click on https://get.uber.com/go/marketstreet17. Uber is a ridesharing app whereby users with smartphones may submit a trip request, and the closest driver to their location is dispatched. The Uber app automatically calculates the fare and transfers the payment to the driver.

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FIRST ANNUAL “MILES FOR MEALS” 5K RUN/WALK, FEB. 11

Meals on Wheels Montgomery County (MOWMC) will be holding their its annual “Miles for Meals” 5K run/walk on Saturday, Feb. 11 in Conroe. The course will begin and end at the B-52 Brewing Company located at 12470 Milroy Lane.

Sponsored by The Woodlands Dermatology Associates, this family-friendly event will feature snacks from food trucks and fun games. Both strollers and leashed dogs are welcome. Each registration includes a t-shirt, a souvenir pint glass, and three drink tickets for beer, root beer or lemonade. Check-in will start at 9 a.m. and the run/walk will begin at 10 a.m.

“We are extremely excited to announce our first Miles for Meals,” said Bonnie Pfrenger, Director of Development for Meals on Wheels Montgomery County. “All net proceeds will help our mission to feed our local homebound elderly and provide transportation services. We encourage the community to step out and support a worthwhile organization while having lots of fun at the same time.”

Register at mowmc.org/miles-for-meals. For more information and to inquire about sponsorships, contact Bonnie Pfrenger, Director of Development at MOWMC, at 936-756-5836 or bonnie@mowmc.org.

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ARTS IN THE PARK, FEB. 11

Apply to be an art vendor at the next Arts in the Park, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 11, from 2-6 p.m. at Rob Fleming Park, 6055 Creekside Forest Drive. The vendor fee is $50, which includes a tent, a table and two chairs. Electricity is not provided. To register, complete the application at thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/artsinthepark by Friday, Feb. 3. Applicants must send a photo or link to photos of artwork. Artists must be at least 18 years of age or accompanied by an adult. All works must be the original creation of the artist and produced by the artist. Photography is acceptable.

The Arts in the Parks program is a free, family-friendly event that allows local artists to exhibit their art, whether it be unique woodwork, painting, crafts or jewelry. All aspects of the visual arts are welcome. Spectators are able to purchase fine and original work produced by these local artists. Stage entertainment will be provided The Woodlands Township’s partnership with the Teen Talent Show.For more information or to apply as a vendor, visit the website or call 281-210-3800.

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THE WOMEN’S CENTER’S “OPEN YOUR PURSE FOR CHANGE,” FEB. 16

The Montgomery County Women’s Center is currently accepting donations of new or gently-loved handbags for its fourth annual “Open Your Purse for Change” event set for Feb. 16.

This year’s unique fundraising luncheon, chaired by Ally Seder along with co-chairs Shirelle Chimenti and Terry Larson, will feature a guest speaker, raffle and silent auction of fabulous handbags from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Woodlands Country Club – Palmer Clubhouse located at 100 Grand Fairway Drive.

Proceeds will benefit the Montgomery County Women’s Center, which serves the needs of victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or abuse and stalking from all areas of Montgomery County and surrounding counties.

To make arrangements to donate purses, contact Ally Seder at ally@ mikeseder.com or 713-202-6093.

Tickets are $150 per person and table sponsorships are offered from $2,500 up to the $10,000 level and may be purchased by contacting Deana Germany at 936-441-4044 ext. 29 or deanag@mcwctx.org.

The Montgomery County Women’s Center is a nonprofit organization and is a United Way agency. For more information, visit mcwctx.org.

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Cancer heroes, Shelley Piper and Honey. (Photo Nature Dog Photography)

Cancer heroes, Shelley Piper and Honey. (Photo Nature Dog Photography)

PUPPYUP FOUNDATION HOLDS ITS FIRST ANNUAL CANCER AWARENESS WALK AND FUNDRAISER, FEB. 18

Join the PuppyUp Foundation on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 12-3 p.m. at the Rob Fleming Park & Lodge for a one-mile walk to promote awareness of canine cancer and fundraise for cancer research to benefit both pets and people. The park is located at 6055 Creekside Forest Dr.

The nonprofit PuppyUp Foundation works to continue the fight and support those with cancer, honor the friends who’ve been lost and walk for those who need help. Last year, the PuppyUp Foundation funded a $100,000 study of NK Cell Therapy for dogs with bone cancer at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Online registration is now open at puppyupwalk.org/spring. Onsite registration will begin at noon, and the Walk will start at 2 p.m. A vendor village, entertainment and more are planned, along with a Memorial Wall where people are encouraged to put pictures of their loved ones to honor those fighting and to remember those who have lost their battle.

For each PuppyUp Walk, the event manager and his or her Walk Team select both a Human Cancer Hero and a Canine Cancer Hero, to be honored during the Walk ceremonies. These heroes are chosen because of their exemplary attitude towards their particular type of cancer, showing bravery and hopefulness in their fight. Representing the Houston PuppyUp Walk
are Shelley Piper and Honey, who is a Boxer/Lab rescue.

“What draws me to the Foundation is its commitment to comparative oncology. I personally have not lost a dog to cancer; however, I lost my Aunt Kathy to Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, as well as witnessed many other relatives and friends battle this horrible disease,” said Kimmey Piper, PuppyUp Houston Walk organizer. “I want to do everything in my power to avoid losing another loved one to cancer, human or canine.”

Email Kimmey@puppyup.org for additional information or to volunteer.

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Seventh-grader Neel Kotecha puts some finishing touches on a bowl he is making for The John Cooper School’s Empty Bowls Project.

Seventh-grader Neel Kotecha puts some finishing touches on a bowl he is making for The John Cooper School’s Empty Bowls Project.

12TH ANNUAL EMPTY BOWLS PROJECT, FEB. 25

The John Cooper School National Art Honor Society (NAHS) and Cooper Art Society (CAS) students will continue the tradition of raising funds to help fight hunger in the community by sponsoring the 12th annual Empty Bowls Project on Saturday, Feb. 25. The event will be held in Cooper’s Student Center from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and online reservations are encouraged, but not required. The public is invited to this annual event that has helped to raise over $75,000 for hunger relief over the past 11 years.

Handmade bowls, created by Cooper students in grades PK-12, as well as faculty, staff, parents and local artists, will be available. A simple meal of soup and water will be served for the admission price. “The handmade bowls come in all shapes, sizes and forms and are for people to take home as a reminder of the fight against hunger,” said senior Gina Valderrama, NAHS Service Chair. Faculty advisor Emily Taylor said, “Visitors will be sure to leave with a unique work of art.”

Proceeds from Empty Bowls have again been designated for the Interfaith Food Pantry. More information and a link to the online reservation is on the Cooper website, johncooper.org. Reser­vations are $10. Local artists are also encouraged to donate to the silent auction. For more information, email visualarts@johncooper.org.

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The Exhibition by Peter Demetz . (Photo - Glade Gallery, The Woodlands, TX)

The Exhibition by Peter Demetz . (Photo – Glade Gallery, The Woodlands, TX)

GLADE GALLERY PRESENTS A THOUSAND MORNINGS, THROUGH MARCH

GLADE Gallery, 24 Waterway, is delighted to announce A Thousand Mornings, a large exhibition of most recent works of the Italian artist Peter Demetz, curated by Denise Radulescu. Accompanying the acclaimed artist, a selection of works by the renowned Dutch artist Karel Appel will also be on display.

The exhibition displays stories that use memory to give form to the relationship we all have with the everyday, in a certain “domestic archaeology.” The way we relate to the exterior world and our identity are explored by Peter Demetz through a series of metaphorical questions that trigger personal constructions, asking how our individual history is used rhetorically and representationally.

For more information, visit gladegallery.com.

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2017 FUTURE LAWYERS SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED

Applications are now being accepted by graduating seniors residing in Montgomery County for the “2017 Future Lawyers Scholarship in Memoriam Ida G. Stewart” and the “2017 Future Lawyers Scholarship in Memoriam Kevin T. Shea.” Each scholarship will award $3,000 to outstanding local high school students through The Woodlands Bar Association (WBA) scholarship program.

This marks the fifth year that the WBA has offered scholarships to graduating seniors residing in Montgomery County (public, private or homeschool) who are in good standing and will be attending a four-year university in the Fall of 2017. Applicants must have an interest in attending law school upon completion of an undergraduate program, and have aspirations of becoming an attorney. The deadline to apply is March 1 no later than 11 p.m. CST.

The Woodlands Bar Association was founded in 2006 to promote and develop the legal profession in The Woodlands, to provide networking and continuing legal education opportunities for its members, and to provide community service in areas where the members of the Association can use their unique legal skills to provide service to others.

For more information on the Woodlands Bar Association, visit WoodlandsBarAssociation.com.

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Walkers at the finish line of last year’s “Running for Hearts” event

Walkers at the finish line of last year’s “Running for Hearts” event

“RUNNING FOR HEARTS” ANNUAL 5K FAMILY FUN RUN AND WALK, MARCH 25

Volunteers have been planning this year’s “Running for Hearts” annual 5K Family Fun Run and Walk. This fun-filled event will take place on March 25 and features a timed 5K trail run, a one mile family fun walk (strollers welcome), children’s activities, local vendors and more. Parti­cipants will receive a swag bag, a race day t-shirt, and are invited to an after-race celebration featuring a DJ, food, and a few surprises. Prizes for participants include race winners and fundraising winners.

Northside Christian Church (20250 Kuykendahl in Spring) is hosting this year’s fundraiser, with proceeds going to support Shield Bearer Counseling Centers.

“Shield Bearer provides a safe and hopeful place for children and adults to rebuild after tragedy and trauma,” said Executive Director Roy Wooten. “We are so thankful for everyone who is coming out to make a difference for people who have gone through traumatic events like crime victims, human trafficking survivors and veterans and their families right here in Northwest Houston.”

First Metropolitan Church Pastor John D. Ogletree, Jr. said, “Our community is grateful to have Roy Wooten and Shield Bearer as a viable resource to assist victims with the horrible aftermath of crime. I am familiar with the emotional, physical and financial wounds of crime victims and would not hesitate to refer someone to Shield Bearer.”

To register, visit shieldbearer.org/5K. Pre-race day entrance fees are $25 per participant. Children under 13 are $10. Vendor and sponsor opportunities are available by calling 281-894-7222 or emailing events@shieldbearer.org .

For more information about Shield Bearer, a Houston-based nonprofit and lead agency in the movement to strengthen individuals, couples, and families, visit shieldbearer.org, call 281-894-7222, or attend a free community breakfast on the first Tuesday of the month at 9 a.m. at 12340 Jones Rd, Ste. 290 in Houston.

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THERAPY PET PALS OF TEXAS TRAINING CLASS, MARCH 1

The Woodlands/Houston Chapter of Therapy Pet Pals of Texas is looking for volunteers with calm, friendly and obedient dogs to provide pet therapy to elderly and ill people at local healthcare facilities around The Woodlands /Tomball/ Spring/Conroe and Montgomery County area. The nonprofit organization will be taking reservations up until to Feb. 27 for its March 1 Qualifying/Training Class.

Visit therapypetpals.org for more information, and call 512-347-1984 for pre-screening and
registration.

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FIVE WHO SHARE LUNCHEON, MARCH 3

Interfaith of The Woodlands has received nominations for the Service of Excellence Awards, which are presented annually to five outstanding individuals in the community. The Service of Excellence Award honors individuals who have invested in the community and have greatly inspired others through their tireless work by volunteering in one of the following areas: Seniors, Youth, Fine Arts, Health and Education.

Nominated individuals have demonstrated commitment and dedication to the specified area of service, be a positive role model in the community, provide leadership, help significantly to improve lives and/or community through their service.

Recipients will be honored at the annual Five Who Share Luncheon that will be held at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center on Friday, March 3, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Barbara Cargill, Texas State Board of Education, will serve as the Honorary Chair. The luncheon, sponsored by CB&I, will highlight education and honor the outstanding community leaders. Proceeds from the tickets and raffle will benefit the programs and services of Interfaith of The Woodlands.

For tickets or additional information about the luncheon, call 832-615-8225 or email rray@woodlandsinterfaith.org. For more information, or to become a volunteer, visit woodlandsinterfaith.org or call 281-367-1230.

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JAZZY JUNQUE STORE

Montgomery County’s popular Jazzy Junque sale is now a permanent storefront at The Outlets at Conroe. Featuring donated items that are new or in good and working condition, savvy shoppers can find exciting steals on sofas, decorator comforters, boutique handbags, stylish furniture and more at a fraction of the original cost.

Jazzy Junque is seeking donations of unwanted furniture, home accessories, housewares, infant/children’s items, art, garden/patio items, jewelry, boutique clothing, collectibles and antiques.

The store is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday. Customers can also enjoy coffee drinks from the coffee bar, which will be manned by residents of New Danville. Proceeds benefit New Danville, a master-planned community for adults with mild intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Donations can be dropped off at Outlets of Conroe by appointment, or arranged to be picked up by calling 936-441-4500 or emailing info@jazzyjunque.org.

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MEMORIAL HERMANN SUPPORT GROUPS

Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital provides a variety of free support groups including Mended Hearts, cancer education, cancer nutrition, yoga for cancer survivors, diabetes, stroke, weight-loss surgery and Mothers of Multiples. For more information on meetings, call 713-222-CARE or click on the “Events and Classes” link under the “Patients & Caregivers” tab at memorialhermann.org.

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The BB&T Woodlands CrawPHish Festival features live entertainment, crawfish and other Cajun-style food and beverages.

The BB&T Woodlands CrawPHish Festival features live entertainment, crawfish and other Cajun-style food and beverages.

THE BB&T WOODLANDS CRAWPHISH FESTIVAL, MARCH 25

The BB&T Woodlands CrawPHish Festival will return on March 25 to Town Green Park, located at 2099 Lake Robbins Drive in the Woodlands.

The BB&T Woodlands CrawPHish Festival was created as a community partnership between the Pulmonary Hypertension Association and The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce. Festival proceeds are used to fund research to help find a cure for pulmonary hypertension – a rare, complex health disease that creates high blood pressure in the lungs and that can lead to heart failure. Since its inception in 1999, local fundraising events have raised over $2M to fund research for a cure.

The BB&T Woodlands CrawPHish Festival features live entertainment from Cory Morrow, Zach Coffey & Zydeco Dots, Crawlie’s Kids Corner, crawfish and other Cajun style food and beverage.

The event will take place from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at Town Green Park, located at 2099 Lake Robbins Drive. Ticket purchase includes a plate of food and two beverages. Purchase your tickets early at the discounted price of $25 for adults (age 13+) and $15 for children (age 6-12). Children under 5 enter free of charge. Tickets purchased at the gate will be $36 for adults (age 13+) and $21.

For tickets, more information or sponsorship opportunities, visit WoodlandsCrawfish.com or contact Sharla Grayson at sharla@woodlandseventplanners.com.

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GREATER TUNA RETURNS TO TEXAS, MARCH 31

Greater Tuna is comin’ home to Texas with its loving and hilarious send-up of life in a small, Southern town on Friday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. at the Crighton Theatre, 234 N Main St, Conroe.

This hilarious and irreverent comedy about Texas’ third smallest town, where the Lions Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. The eclectic band of Tuna citizens – men, women, children, and animals alike – are portrayed by only two performers, making this satire on life in rural America both crazy and delightful.

Called “a good ol’ down-home laugh-out-loud fest,” by DC Metro Theater Arts, Greater Tuna has enjoyed worldwide success, including long-running engagements both on and Off-Broadway, at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Late Night with David Letterman, and as an HBO special. Two actors, 20 characters and 20 million laughs.

Order tickets at mcpas.org/tickets. Upstairs seats, $45; downstairs seats, $55. For more information, visit mcpas.org.

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(L-R): Gala co-chairs Amanda Beard and Kristi Leggett.

(L-R): Gala co-chairs Amanda Beard and Kristi Leggett.

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY ANNOUNCES THE 2017 COUTURE FOR THE CAUSE OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY GALA, APRIL 1

The American Cancer Society (ACS) has announced its 2017 Couture for the Cause gala on Saturday, April 1, at Main Street America. Honoring many of Montgomery County’s cancer patients and survivors with a fashion show presented by Macy’s, the fundraiser brings together the community to raise money to support the many ACS patient programs and services.

The second annual event is co-chaired by Kristi Leggett for the second consecutive year along with Amanda Beard who was on the volunteer committee last year.

With a new theme each year, the 2017 gala will be “A Roaring Affair” with the Roaring ‘20s flair and the extravagance of The Great Gatsby.

The evening will begin with a Speakeasy cocktail reception for VIP guests who will have chance to mingle, bid on silent auction items and enjoy champagne, cocktails and delicious bites from local eateries. The Speakeasy VIP reception will be followed by the main event, including the signature fashion show featuring models who have or who are currently battling various forms of cancer. Other signature delights for the night include samplings of delicious light bites, a jewelry raffle, Kendra Scott jewelry pull, silent auction, casino games and plenty of ‘20s-styled entertainment.

Ticket prices are $125 for individual guests, while sponsorship opportunities include a $20,000 presenting sponsor and others at various amounts.

For more information about the gala and for tickets, visit CoutureMontgomery.org. For more information about cancer, services and programs, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, or visit cancer.org.

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The Memorial Hermann 10 for Texas in October is one of the three signature races.

The Memorial Hermann 10 for Texas in October is one of the three signature races.

REGISTRATION FOR THREE TOWNSHIP SIGNATURE RACES NOW OPEN

Start the New Year off right and register for TWFG Muddy Trails Bash, CB&I TRI–The Woodlands Triathlon or Memorial Hermann 10 for Texas. Registration for The Woodlands Township’s three signature races in 2017 will open Jan. 1. All three races will be capped to ensure participant safety and are expected to reach capacity, so early registration is advised.

The 10th Anniversary TWFG Muddy Trails Bash will be held Saturday, April 1, and features a chip-timed 10K and 5K trail run, Little Muddy Kid’s Fun Run (one mile) and the 2K-9 Fun Run (runner and their dog). All runs take place at the George Mitchell Nature Preserve in the Village of Creekside Park. The Post-Race Party will take place at Rob Fleming Park and will include live Zydeco music, the Muddy Bowl Crawfish Cook-Off and a Kids’ Zone featuring activities and crafts. TWFG Muddy Trails Bash is a USA Track & Field (USATF) sanctioned event.

The CB&I TRI – The Woodlands Triathlon will be held Saturday, May 6. The event, USA Triathlon (USAT) sanctioned, will host a field of 1,400 athletes ranging from beginners to nationally ranked triathletes. This sprint triathlon is composed of a 500-meter open-water swim in Lake Woodlands, a 12-mile bike course and a 5K run. The CB&I TRI will conclude with a festive awards party featuring live music, food and fun at Northshore Park.

Memorial Hermann 10 for Texas will be held Saturday, October 14, with a 10-mile chip-timed race, the 3.1 Armadillo Run (chip-timed 5K) and the One 4 Texas one-mile kids’ fun run. The USATF- sanctioned event ends with a Texas-sized Post-Race Party in Market Street.

For registration links and event details, visit thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/races. For more information, call The Woodlands Township Parks and Recreation department at 281-210-3900 or email races@thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov.


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