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Theatre Suburbia presents its newest comedy, Authors Anonymous, and no one is who they seem!

Theatre Suburbia presents its newest comedy, Authors Anonymous, and no one is who they seem!


Theatre Suburbia presents Authors Anonymous by local playwright Carl Williams, through July 4. The play is directed by Ann Richie and Arnold Richie.

When a wealthy, reclusive and significantly grumpy heiress opens up her home to four writers competing for a $100,000 grant, truth quickly becomes stranger than fiction.

Authors Anonymous finds the literary competition heating up between one writer of sleazy romance novels, another responsible for hard-boiled detective stories, a composer of corpse-filled murder mysteries and, lastly, an author of fiction so lofty and cerebral as to leave readers speechless (and not necessarily in a good way).

As these four authors are evaluated by a secretary and a literary critic on hand to determine a winner, it becomes apparent that the decision will not be an easy one, because in this Theatre Suburbia comedy nothing is quite what it seems.

Authors Anonymous runs Fridays and Saturdays through July 4 with a Sunday matinee on June 28.


Andy Roo & the Andy Rooniverse will keep the party hopping at the fifth anniversary celebration of The Woodlands Children’s Museum’s Panther Creek Drive location.

Andy Roo & the Andy Rooniverse will keep the party hopping at the fifth anniversary celebration of The Woodlands Children’s Museum’s Panther Creek Drive location.


Join The Woodlands Children’s Museum on Friday, July 10, as it celebrates the fifth anniversary at its current location, 4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, Suite 280.

The fun begins at 10 a.m. and lasts until 5 p.m. As part of the celebration, children will have an opportunity to make their own party hats in the Muse, as well as a chance to make their own paper cupcake – and of course enjoy a slice of birthday cake after singing “Happy Birthday.”

Visitors will enjoy live music by award-winning Leah White and The Magic Mirrors. Houston favorite Andy Roo & the AndyRooniverse also will be jamming tunes for the museum’s birthday celebration.

“The past five years at The Woodlands Children’s Museum have been so amazing,” said Angela Colton, executive director of the museum. “We can’t wait to spend the day celebrating the fun we’ve had, the outreach programs that extend beyond our walls and the great exhibits to come!”

This event is sponsored by Just Between Friends. All activities are included in the cost of daily admission, which is $5 per person 2 years and older. Admission is free for children under 2 and for museum members. The museum is recommended for ages 7 and under.

For more information, visit woodlandschildrensmuseum.org or call 281-465-0955.


(L-R): Attorney Patricia G. Chapman, Woodlands Bar Association (WBA) board member and co-chair of community affairs, was recently interviewed by Dick Schissler of Lone Star Internet Radio to discuss WBA’s free Law Line service

(L-R): Attorney Patricia G. Chapman, Woodlands Bar Association (WBA) board member and co-chair of community affairs, was recently interviewed by Dick Schissler of Lone Star Internet Radio to discuss WBA’s free Law Line service



The Woodlands Bar Association’s volunteer attorneys are on the line at 281-645-6344 for “Law Line” on the first Monday of every month from 5 to 8 p.m. to provide general legal information and information about legal resources to Montgomery County residents. If the first Monday is a federal holiday, then Law Line is offered on the second Monday of that month.

This free public service is a project of The Woodlands Bar Association in conjunction with the Montgomery County United Way. Callers’ identities as well as the identities of the volunteer lawyers will remain anonymous. The volunteer attorneys do not provide specific counseling, yet offer general information and inform people about their rights and options and what legal resources may be available for callers to follow through with their concern. Upcoming dates are Aug. 3 and Sept. 14.


Market Street's Central Park is the place to relax and enjoy live music from talented local artists.

Market Street’s Central Park is the place to relax and enjoy live music from talented local artists.


Beat the heat on Thursdays this summer as Market Street-The Woodlands presents its Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series July 16 through Aug. 20 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Discover the sounds of a variety of talented local artists while relaxing in Market Street’s Central Park or while dining in one of its restaurants and cafes. Each concert is free and open to the public. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome. A full performance lineup will be announced soon. The popular series is sponsored by Sewell Automotive Company. For more information, visit marketstreetthewoodlands.com.



The Texas Repertory Theatre Co., Houston’s Uptown Classic Theatre, concludes its 10th Anniversary “Greatest Hits” Season with a new staging of the Kander & Ebb musical review The World Goes ‘Round, playing 4 performances a week from July 9 through Aug. 2.

From Cabaret to Chicago, the non-stop hit-parade features unforgettable musical gems including All That Jazz, Cabaret, and New York, New York, seamlessly interwoven into an up-tempo evening of exhilarating musical theatre. Filled with humor, romance and drama, this sophisticated and entertaining revue is a thrilling celebration of life and the fighting spirit that keeps us all going.

The Texas Repertory Theatre revival of The World Goes ‘Round features vocalists Lori Calloway, Lendsey Kersey, Christina Stroup, Josef Anderson, and Chad McCallon, under the direction of director Dan O’Brien. For tickets or more information call 281-583-7573, or visit texreptheatre.org.



Women on a Mission to Earn Commission (WOAMTEC), a networking organization geared towards businesswomen, meet at Amerigo’s Grille in The Woodlands from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. every first and third Wednesday. The cost for lunch is $20, all inclusive. All local business professionals are invited to attend. WOAMTEC was created in 2007 to provide a supportive environment for women who are committed to faith, family and career. Visit woamtec.com or call 866-757-2611 for information.



Online registration is now open for the 2015 Canes Summer Soccer Camps. The Canes Camp Series is comprised of two camps: Skills & Drills and Fundamental Skills Camps. These two camps are uniquely designed to cater to every athlete’s level and provide a challenging experience and advance their knowledge of the game in the proper environment. For times and dates and to register, visit albionhurricanes.org.



STAGE RIGHT of Texas, resident theatre company at the historic Crighton Theatre, presents Shrek – The Musical July 10-26 at the Crighton Theatre, 234 N. Main St., Conroe. The show is directed by Tina Cafeo.

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Caroline or Change) and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage, and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears.

“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek…” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand…and his name is Shrek. Irreverently fun for the whole family, Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre.

Performance times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.; and one Saturday matinee on July 25 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for Seniors and $15 for youth 16 and under. Discounts are available to groups of 12 or more. Tickets can be purchased online at stage-right.org or by calling the box office at 936-441-7469.



The Texas Stallions Relays one-day developmental track and field competition is primarily for youth ages 3–18, however, the coaches and parents get in on the action with some fun relays. This community-based athletics competitions serves a tool to prepare youth to compete in the Amateur Athletic Union Junior Olympics, and introduce them to the sport of youth track and field as a way to a healthy lifestyle.

The Texas Stallions Relays youth track meet originally set for March 21 was canceled due to inclement weather. The meet has been rescheduled for July 18 and will be held at Magnolia High School, 14350 Farm to Market 1488 Road. Events begin at 8:30 a.m.; gates open at 7a.m. For more information, visit TexasStallionsRelays.com or email txstallions@texasstallions.com. Volunteer and partnership opportunities are available.

The Texas Stallions Track Club, Inc is a nonprofit corporation sanctioned by the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Gulf Association and the USA Track and Field (USATF) Gulf Association youth track programs for boys and girls ages 6 to 18.



The Northwest Flyers Youth Cross Country Team is now registering for summer training in preparation for the fall cross country season. Boys and girls ages 6–18 may participate. For information, contact Coach Eric Wentworth at emw1105@gmail.com or 281-961-6603; Coach Scott Basinger at sjbasinger@gmail.com or 713-855-8555. The website is northwestflyers.org.


Jeff and Michelle Ber, owners of Anthology Lighting.

Jeff and Michelle Ber, owners of Anthology Lighting.


Anthology Lighting will debut its new home lighting showroom in Magnolia with a grand opening celebration on Friday, July 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The 5,000-square-foot showroom is located at 32411 FM 2978 at Egypt Lane, between Woodlands Parkway and FM 1488. Owners Jeff and Michelle Ber previously owned French Market Lighting on I-45 North between Woodlands Parkway and Sawdust Road. By expanding to their new location, the Bers have now nearly tripled their retail space and service offerings.

Anthology Lighting offers residential lighting products including the latest styles in chandeliers, wall scones, kitchen and bath lighting, LED lights, custom outdoor gas and electric lanterns in various metals, on-trend ceiling fans and alluring outdoor landscape lighting, as well as home accents.

The grand opening will feature the latest innovations and trends in lighting along with various vendors who will provide tips about how to improve home décor by using unique and strategic lighting elements. There will also be door prizes and a raffle for a ceiling fan along with refreshments. A portion of the proceeds from sales during the two-day event will be donated to the Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, a non-profit interfaith ministry that brings the community together to build decent, affordable homes for those in need.

For more information, call 281-298-5200 or visit AnthologyLighting.com.


FAITH - “Fighting Cancer” in Montgomery County’s enthusiastic committee plans its second Annual Lanakila Lu’au.

FAITH – “Fighting Cancer” in Montgomery County’s enthusiastic committee plans its second Annual Lanakila Lu’au.


FAITH – “Fighting Cancer” in Montgomery County provides emotional and financial support for cancer patients and their families. It also assists in educational and preventative care programs.

FAITH’s goals are accomplished through generous donations from businesses, individuals, and dedicated fundraising volunteers. Since 2010, the nonprofit organization has raised more than $100,000. Through its programs, nearly 500 area citizens have been assisted annually.

Next on FAITH’s calendar is “Lanakila Lu’au”, which translates to “Victory Feast over Cancer.” The second annual fun fundraiser will be Thursday, August 27, at 6:30 p.m. at Walden Yacht Club. Paige Walford and Karen Lonon will serve as Co-Chairs. The “Island Casual” luau, silent auction and live auction is $100 per person or $850 for a table of 10.

A few of the non-profit organizations who will benefit from FAITH’s fundraising are:

New designated fund at MD Anderson – $15,000 donated to Montgomery County pediatric patients this year; additional $1,000 will be donated annually for the next five years;

Lone Star Family Health Center – $15,000 donated for “See, Test & Threat” event;

MD Anderson The Woodlands Regional Care Center – $5,000 donated to again sponsor Pamper Night Bags for MDA’s Breast Friends (breast cancer survivors) + $10,000 to the original designated fund at MDA.

E-mail FaithFightingCancer@gmail.com for event sponsorship and ticket commitments. Donations may be made to FAITH -“Fighting Cancer” in Montgomery County at P.O. Box 445, Conroe, Texas 77305.


The Breast Cancer Charities of America combines body, mind and spirit to the prevention and treatment of breast cancer.

The Breast Cancer Charities of America combines body, mind and spirit to the prevention and treatment of breast cancer.


The Breast Cancer Charities of America (BCCA) has announced that Wine Women & Shoes will be returning to The Woodlands on Sept. 24 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott.

Presented this year by EXIT Lone Star Realty, Wine Women & Shoes Houston will be showcasing new fall fashions, designers and fabulous shopping experiences. “Last year was our inaugural Wine Women & Shoes event in The Woodlands and it was a huge success and VIP sell-out,” said Erica Johnson, founder and executive director of BCCA, which benefits from the event. “This year, our committee has a plethora of new surprises and fantastic shopping experiences that any woman would love to win.”

From Shoe Guys, to the “Key to the Closet,” a New York Style Runway show, boutique shopping and wine tasting, Wine Women & Shoes will be the ladies night out this fall. In addition, new stations will include Kendra Scott’s “Sip & Sparkle” and one of the ladies favorite, the “Best in Shoe” competition.

Tickets for Wine Women & Shoes are now available. Limited VIP tickets are available as well as general admission tickets. Sponsorship opportunities also remain. For more information visit iGoPink.org or WineWomenandShoes.com/­Houston.



The Northwest Harris County Aggie Mom’s Club encourages parents to become familiar with Texas A&M University during their student’s freshman year. The Club has been around for 25 years and is committed to helping your student and YOU enjoy the TAMU experience. Summer Mixer locations are posted at nwhcaggiemoms.org. To RSVP call 713-907-2277 or email pechacek8722@sbcglobal.net.

The Moms are kicking off the 2015-2016 school year at a “Howdy Party” on Aug. 11. Join them for this fun-filled Aggie evening where participants can meet other Aggie Moms, find out about upcoming events and Aggieland trips, buy care packages for students and win door prizes. Enjoy light refreshments while shopping the boutique for that one-of-a-kind Aggie treasure. Their hand-crafted items celebrate the heart-warming TAMU traditions.

The Club meets August thru May on the second Tuesday of every month with social beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Houston Distributing Center, 7100 High Life Drive, conveniently located near Willowbrook Mall. For more information on monthly speakers or upcoming events visit the website or contact President Rabel at rabelpp@aol.com.



The Feast of Artisans Farmers’ Market is now held in two locations: on the first Saturday of the month at B-52 Brewing, 12470 Milroy Lane in Conroe, and on the third Friday of the month at Southern Star Brewing Company 1207 N. FM 3083 East in Conroe. The Friday evening market is open from 4-9 p.m. and the Saturday afternoon market is open from 1-4 p.m. The market features a wide variety of locally produced goods from local vendors and also hosts a food truck and features local musicians. For more information visit feastofartisans.com or the Feast of Artisans Facebook page.



The “Change for Charity” program is an ongoing effort which encourages shoppers to deposit change into one of 68 non-governed parking meters within the shopping and entertainment destination. Every quarter, nickel and dime is metered to better the community and benefit a different organization every three months.

Since its inception in 2005, the Change for Charity program has raised more than $75,000 for local nonprofit organizations. For information, visit marketstreet-thewoodlands.com



The following activities and programs for July will occur at the Barbara Bush Branch Library, 6817 Cypresswood Drive in Spring. All library programs are free and open to the public. For a full listing of events, visit hcpl.net or call 281-376-4610.

Adult Summer Reading Program, through Aug. 8 – Read and enter five books into your Summer Reading Program account and earn a “Reading is my Superpower” water bottle. Call the library or check the website for programs and other surprises associated with Summer Reading. There are programs for all ages.

Journaling at the Library, July 20, 3:30 p.m. – Need motivation to write your life story? Join this beginner’s group. Call
the library, so the coordinator can send you an e-mail to provide you with the prompts for this month.

Sit and Sew Artrageous Experience, June 20, July 11, July 25, Aug. 8 and Aug. 22, 2 p.m. – Students will be introduced to sewing machine skills, pattern layout, simple wearables and easy quilt blocks. Learning will be creative hands-on and interactive. This is not your conventional sewing experience. The instructor will be Adrianne M. Sanchez of Artrageous Originals. Classes are available for adults and children (ages 8-18). Sewing machines will be provided. Registration is required. Call 281-673-7940 or visit the web site and click on the events calendar for the Barbara Bush Library.

Green Thumb Gardening Series, July 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m. – The Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners present free lectures. Space is limited, so call 281-855-5600 to register. July’s topic is “Fall Vegetable Gardening.” The topic for August is “Low Maintenance Landscaping.”

Yoga for Stress Relief, Thursdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. – Certified yoga instructor Linda Popinksi offers this free class to both men and women. Bring your own yoga mat and a beach towel.

Senior Classic Movie Morning, 10 a.m. –

July 10 – Film from 1942 starring Bing Crosby, Madge Evans and Louis Armstrong.

July 24 – Film from 1938 starring Jeanette McDonald, Eddy Nelson, Walter Pidgeon and Buddy Ebsen.



The Tomball Charter Chapter American Business Women’s Association holds its monthly meeting on the third Thursday of the month at Tomball College Conference Center, 13310 Tomball Pkwy in Tomball. Networking begins at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Men are also invited to attend and join. The cost is $15, members; and $18, nonmembers. To RSVP, email vbutler@bjservices.com.

The mission of the American Business Women’s Association is to bring together businesswomen of diverse occupations and provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition.



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.



The knitting, crocheting and conversation group meets every Friday from 12:30-2:30 p.m. in the Earl Elliott meeting room at the Barbara Bush Library. Help make lap blankets for veterans and chemo caps for MD Anderson Cancer Center patients. Bring items for a soldier including playing cards, books, toiletries or hard candy. For information, call 281-376-4610. The library is located at 6817 Cypresswood Dr. in Spring.



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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On Sundays through July 26, children who dress up as their favorite local hero or superhero are invited to partake in special deals at The San Luis.


Monet, mimosas, Picasso and pancakes, the best meal of the week just got better! The San Luis Resort will host a creative take on brunching with Brunch & Brushstrokes on July 12 – a combination brunch and painting class! Gather family and friends for a fun morning of painting, dining and drinking. The resort will provide everything from the painting supplies to the delicious spread. Participants are able to take home their masterpiece for $65 per person. RSVP to SLHTreservations@ldry.com.

This summer, kids can gear up for Superhero Sundays at The San Luis Resort. Through July 26, children who dress up on Sundays as their favorite local hero or superhero are invited to partake in special deals at The San Luis. On Sundays, all superheroes will enjoy free meals at Palm Court at Hilton Galveston Island Resort, Blake’s Bistro at The San Luis and The Jetty Restaurant at Holiday Inn Resort Galveston – On the Beach. Superheroes can also show off their superpowers at the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, where they will receive a $5 discount on All Day Ride Passes, and can enjoy a movie night.

The Villas at The San Luis are opening in July. An elegant retreat unlike anything else available on the Gulf Coast, The Villas at The San Luis Resort will feature five, 800-square-foot suites nestled in lush surroundings in a quiet corner of the resort. The Villas will offer guests a private entrance with in-room check-in, welcome Champagne, separate veranda with personal hot tub, valet service and will surround a serene pool with cabanas and daybeds. Each villa suite will have a king-size bedroom with luxury bedding, separate sitting area and spa-like bathroom. Unique to The Villas, guests will have the option to upgrade their travel arrangements and arrive via luxury helicopter or limousine. For more information on this or any event, visit SanLuisResort.com.


HGTV Design Star Abby Vasek will return to the Houston area to share tips and advice on interior design and home staging at the 13th Annual Fall Home & Garden Show The Woodlands.

HGTV Design Star Abby Vasek will return to the Houston area to share tips and advice on interior design and home staging at the 13th Annual Fall Home & Garden Show The Woodlands.


The 13th Annual Fall Home & Garden Show The Woodlands will be held at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 22 and 23.

“Southeast Texas is blessed with two growing seasons,” said Tony Wood, president ofTexwood Shows Inc., producer of the spring and fall home and garden shows in The Woodlands. “As we anticipate the advent of cooler weather, those attending the Fall Home & Garden Show can leave armed with not only expert gardening advice, but a wealth of information on updating their homes inside and out.”

HGTV Design Star Abby Vasek returns to the Houston area for the show and will discuss interior design and home staging, providing her high-energy and knowledgeable advice to those in attendance.

With a nod to the future of interior design, the Hunter Douglas feature exhibit, Simple Elegance, will demonstrate how homeowners can combine tomorrow’s technology with today’s hottest window fashion trends to customize their homes with automated coverings that can be programmed to open and close via a timer or smartphone app – conserving energy while saving money on heating and cooling costs.

Returning favorites to the Fall Home & Garden Show include the always-popular wine and beer tasting tent, as well as an outdoor feature exhibit by Stewart Land Design. Homeowners who are interested in updating their landscape, adding a green space or even an outdoor kitchen can learn about their options from Stewart Land Design experts, who will be on hand to discuss the company’s design and installation services.

“The Woodlands Children’s Museum is once again the charity partner of the annual Fall Home & Garden Show The Woodlands,” Wood said. “Since the home will always be the heart of the family, what better way to support home than sharing a portion of our success with one of the most popular family-friendly attractions in the area.”

Tickets are $9 for adults, $8 for seniors, and free for children 12 years and younger. Free covered parking is available in the parking garage behind the convention center next to the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion at Six Pines and Lake Robbins. The pedestrian skywalk connected to the 4th floor of the garage will lead you to the hotel/convention center.

For more information, call 832-274-3944 or visit WoodlandsShows.com, where a downloadable discount coupon for $1 off admission is available.



Restoration, a Pilates-based exercise recovery program for breast cancer survivors, is now being offered at the South Montgomery YMCA.

Designed to help breast cancer survivors restore mobility, improve circulation, regain energy and rebuild strength, this form of exercise also improves self-confidence and quality of life while reducing emotional stress. The program is available to all breast cancer survivors, whether they are eight weeks or eight years post-op. Shellee Eudy, a Pink Ribbon Program certified instructor and veteran YMCA fitness instructor, leads the program.

Classes meet every Monday. The program includes a private personalized patient assessment, six weeks of specialized exercise and an exercise booklet. Participants must be 18 or older and have a doctor’s release to participate. For information, contact Shellee Eudy, 281-364-0258, or Michelle Hill, 281-367-9622. Pre-registration is required and can be done at either YMCA branch in The Woodlands.

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