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Sonny ‘The Birdman’ Carlin will perform with trained macaws and other exotic bird species at The Woodlands Children’s Museum on June 17.

Sonny ‘The Birdman’ Carlin will perform with trained macaws and other exotic bird species at The Woodlands Children’s Museum on June 17.


The Woodlands Children’s Museum invites children to spread their wings and spend a day learning about all things feathered.

Sonny “The Birdman” Carlin from Exotic Wings Productions will bring macaws and other exotic bird species to the stage for three colorful, interactive, child-friendly and entertaining performances.

The shows are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17 at the museum, which is located at4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, Suite 280 in The Woodlands.

Carlin has spent the past 15 to 20 years training exotic birds to do unique tricks, such as ride a unicycle, carry a flag and fly on command. He travels the U.S. performing theatrical shows and making appearances.

“You won’t want to miss a performance by Sonny the Birdman,” Angela Colton, the museum’s executive director, said. “He and his feathered friends put on quite a show. It’s entertaining and educational.”

The performances are included in the cost of admission, which is $5 per person 2 years and older.

The Woodlands Children’s Museum offers a full calendar of exciting activities and a number of outreach programs for the community, including Storybook Theatre, Dr. J’s Experimental Science and Lego Time. Visit woodlandschildrens­museum.org or call 281-465-0955 to learn more about the museum, its hours of operation and ways to support the nonprofit.



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.



Senior citizens can take a mid-week break at the Barbara Bush Library to enjoy games and conversation. Adult Game Mornings are held in the Robin Bush Children’s Activity Room from 10:00 a.m.-noon on Wednesdays.

Rummikube and Domino games are ongoing, or bring your own games. Meet new friends or bring a friend. The library is located at 6817 Cypresswood Dr. in Spring. Call 281-376-4610 for more information.



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.


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The Illusionists – Witness The Impossible, the world’s best-selling touring magic show, comes to Houston for the first time as part of a 20-city U.S. tour. Presented by Society for the Performing Arts, the seven performances will take place at Jones Hall located at 615 Louisiana St. and will be held Tuesday, June 2 through Friday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, June 6 at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Having shattered box office records around the world and on Broadway, The Illusionists – Witness The Impossible is now coming to captivate Houston. This mind-blowing spectacular showcases the jaw-dropping talents of seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth. Full of hilarious magic tricks, death-defying stunts and acts of breathtaking wonder, Tickets range from $23-$78 and can be purchased online at spahouston.org, by phone at 713-227-4SPA or at the courtyard level ticket office at Jones Hall.


Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella dances back into Houston.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella dances back into Houston.


Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, June 26–June 7 at The Hobby Center for Performing Arts–Sarofim Hall, 800 Bagby St.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical that delights audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love — the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more — plus some surprising new twists. Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream… or a really great pair of shoes.

For tickets and information, visit tuts.com or call 713-558-TUTS (8887).



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.



Events for all ages are offered at the George and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Library in The Woodlands.

Family Storytime is held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. This story program is for children birth-4 years and a caregiver with an emphasis on stories and activities for toddlers. This program emphasizes early literacy skills and is a great way to meet other families with young children.

Designed for children ages 3 and up, Story Club is held Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. Children are introduced to new authors and illustrators and develop literacy skills, listening, thinking, participation and social skills.

For more information about The Fiction Book Club for Adults, contact Emily Osburn at Emily.Osburn@countylibrary.org.

Participants in the Teen Anime Club view a current anime production, talk about their favorite anime/manga series and feast on snacks. The club is for ages 13 and up only. For more information, contact Tabatha Perry at 936-442-7728, ext. 310.



Houston’s Wine & Food Week, the region’s largest and most comprehensive wine and food celebration drawing culinary masters and wine experts from around the world, is scheduled for June 1-7. This year’s theme is “The Design of Wine,” all things fashionable in food, wine and fashion.

Houston’s first James Beard Award Winner, Robert Del Grande, is this year’s inductee into the Wine & Food Week Chef of Chefs Hall of Fame. Del Grande will host a dinner in May at his signature restaurant RDG + Bar Annie, and take part in the Grand Tasting. In addition, Fashion Chef Charlotte Neuville will serve as Wizard Gourmet for the weeklong festivities.

Wine & Food Week hosts scores of events with more than 500 wines, 50 restaurants, legendary wine producers and culinary personalities. For more information, visit wineandfoodweek.com.



Women On A Mission To Earn Commission is a premier networking group designed to appeal to the businesswoman who is already successful and simply wants to grow her business. It is not designed for commissioned sales people only, rather, any strong female who wants to increase her company’s bottom line and overall revenue. We want to attract women who have achieved success and do not need to be taught, but rather have the knowledge to teach each other on a social and interpersonal level.

The group’s philosophy is not to compete with any other networking organization, but instead to offer a pure social, stress-free networking atmosphere, where women can simply be women. WOAMTEC also offers a networking opportunity where women can focus on keeping their priorities in order of faith, family, career without feeling guilty about it!

WOAMTEC meetings are the first and third Wednesday of every month from 11:30 am – 1 p.m. at Amerigos Grille, 25250 Grogan’s Park Drive in The Woodlands. For more information, visit woamtech.com or call 866-757-2611.


Summer workshop options abound at The Woodlands Children’s Museum.

Summer workshop options abound at The Woodlands Children’s Museum.


The Woodlands Children’s Museum is offering 11 individual weeks of summer workshops beginning June 8. Morning and/or afternoon sessions are offered for children ages 4 to 10 who like to paint, draw and sculpt.

For 4-year-olds, the museum will offer “A Box of Ideas,” which explores the creative process around cardboard boxes as well as “Stamp Your Art Out,” which encourages experimentation with handmade stamps. Other options include “Storybook Art” and “Young at Art.”

For budding artists ages 5 to 8, “ARTrageous Workshops” may be the key to a fun-filled summer. Enroll your child in “Art Around the World,” “Crazy about Cultures,” “Discovering Great Artists,” “Mask Mania,” “Paper Antics,” or “Scientifically ARTrageous.”

“We’ve created a full line-up of creative educational workshops this summer,” said Angela Colton, executive director of The Woodlands Children’s Museum. “Children will enjoy exploring various media – and discovering new artistic inspiration.”

On Friday, July 10, children 7 years and under (accompanied by a parent) are invited to help celebrate the fifth anniversary of The Children’s Museum. Have a slice of birthday cake and enjoy a day of birthday-themed art and fun activities.

The museum is located at 4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, Suite 280, in The Woodlands. To reserve a space and learn more about times and costs of workshops offered, visit woodlandschildrensmuse­um.org or call 281-465-0955.



Class Act Productions will be performing Mary Poppins July 10-19 at the Nancy Bock Center for Performing Arts, 3800 S. Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands.

One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a musical. Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones she has a profound effect upon. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it.”

Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of story, songs, dance numbers, and stagecraft. For information on tickets and performance times, visit classactproductions.org.



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.


Kids will be entertained by three magicians all day and participate in magic-themed art projects.

Kids will be entertained by three magicians all day and participate in magic-themed art projects.


The Woodlands Children’s Museum is dedicating a day to magic – filling the schedule with magical learning experiences and exciting feats of illusion. The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, June 12, at the museum located at 4775 West Panther Creek Drive.

“Childhood and magic go hand-in-hand,” Angela Colton, executive director of the museum, said. “Our goal is to present events that send children on a journey of discovery – and Magic Day is the perfect opportunity.”

Local magicians Scott Hollingsworth, Professor Hughdini and David Hinkin will provide entertainment, and children may also participate in magic-themed art projects, such as making magic hats and wands. A special disappearing ink science demonstration is also planned for the day.

The cost of the Magic Day event is included in the cost of museum admission, which is $5 for ages 2 and older. Museum members and children younger than 2 are admitted without charge.

For more information about Magic Day and other events at The Woodlands Children’s Museum, call 281-465-0955 or visit woodlandschildrensmuseum.org.



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.



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. For more information visit feastofartisans.com or the Feast of Artisans Facebook page.



On Tuesday, June 16 at 11:30 a.m., join the Women Helping Women 2 Network community at Romano’s Macaroni Grill, 1155 Lake Woodlands Dr. for lunch and to meet like-minded business women who love to help each other be successful.

Women Helping Women 2 Network (WHW2N) is a networking group that has recently launched in The Woodlands and surrounding area including Spring and Magnolia. The group is for female entrepreneurs to connect with one another by providing an opportunity for women to meet, network, share ideas, thrive, help one another with referral business, team up for events and projects, and to learn from one another. The Facebook community already has more than 3,500 members.

Women Helping Women 2 Network is a place to meet other like-minded business women, to be supported, and to also to find resources to grow a business. The mission is to provide resources, tools, education, information and training to enable women to succeed.

Monthly luncheons offer guest presenters and networking opportunities; monthly evening meet-ups will provide a chance to network and mastermind with members; there will be smaller area specific weekly coffee meet-ups and member events to showcase brick-and-mortar businesses; access to all 10 WHW2N groups throughout Houston; guest blogging on a new website that links to your business; and a monthly podcast/webinar/conference call that will provide pertinent and current information on how to grow your business and other business-related topics.

For more information, visit whw2n.com or their Facebook page.


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Celebrate Dad at The San Luis during the Father’s Day Weekend Big Splash Bash. Dad can start the weekend by enjoying a tequila tasting at H2o Ultra Lounge on Friday, June 19. Soak up the sun on Saturday during the Big Splash cannonball competition, where the winning dad will take home a golf bag! Prep for the Dads-only hula hoop contest with $5 draft beer from Houston-based breweries, St. Arnolds and Karbach. After working up an appetite, families are invited to enjoy a manly poolside feast of brisket and sausage.

Dads are invited to wind down their day with a Gentleman’s Escape spa package consisting of a 60-minute sports pedicure, a 60-minute hot stone massage and complimentary Shiner beer from Spa San Luis. Finish off a fantastic weekend with brunch fit for Dad! On Sunday morning, Blake’s Bistro Big Bites Breakfast will serve glazed ribs, prime rib, chicken cordon bleu, a bloody mary and michelada bar, and all of Dad’s classic breakfast favorites from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. For information or reservations, call 409-744-1500 or visit sanluisresort.com.



AchieveBalance.org is a group of mental health professionals providing excellent, affordable counseling services for couples, individuals and groups. In addition to counseling by appointment, they also provide some great, free online resources. These resources are specifically: “Help Me Help My Teen,” “Surviving an Affair” and “30 Day Transformation.” The office is located at Regus Office Suites at Market Street, Ste. 8210. For more information, call 936-697-2822 or go to achievebalance.org.


Anthony Bourdain makes a Houston stop in July on his current tour.

Anthony Bourdain makes a Houston stop in July on his current tour.



Internationally renowned best-selling author, television host and multiple Emmy-award winner Anthony Bourdain has scheduled a July 8 appearance at Jones Hall for his “Close to the Bone” tour. Bourdain serves audiences an all new live show featuring an unyielding, brutally honest monologue reflecting on diverse culture, street cuisine and his travels to lesser-known locations around the world, followed by an open Q&A session. Currently filming the hit CNN original series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, Bourdain brings audiences a menu loaded with lots of laughs, serious discussions and unapologetic irreverence.

“I want to open the book on what I’ve learned seeking the road UN-traveled – more than I get to show you on television,” says Bourdain. The Peabody Award winner, known for getting the most out of his interview subjects who often reveal deep insights to him about local food, culture and their homeland, will have no shortage of stories and unfettered opinions to share with his audiences.

Bourdain is the author of the bestselling Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, a candid, hysterical, and sometimes shocking portrait of life in restaurant kitchens that has been translated into more than 28 languages – as well as the travel journal, A Cook’s Tour, the non-fiction Medium Raw, three crime novels, a cookbook, a biography of Typhoid Mary, the bestselling graphic novel Get Jiro!, and others. The sequel to Get Jiro!, entitled Get Jiro: Blood and Sushi, will be published in October.

Tickets can be purchased at spahouston.org, by phone at 713-227-4772 or at the ticket office at Jones Hall located at 615 Louisiana St.

Anthony Bourdain makes a Houston stop in July on his current tour.

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