Happenings in The Woodlands September 2016
MARKET STREET ANNOUNCES PERFORMERS FOR FALL CONCERT SERIES, SEPT. 8-OCT. 13
Market Street’s popular fall concert series, featuring artists in classic rock, jazz and the best of Latin sounds, returns to the luxury shopping, dining and entertainment destination every Thursday, Sept. 8-Oct. 13, from 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Market Street’s Central Park once again will be the scene of the six-week concert series when music fans can enjoy performers from the shady patios of Jasper’s, Crú –Wine Bar, Tommy Bahama Tropical Café, Uni Sushi, 1252 Tapas Bar or any of Market Street’s signature restaurants.
Every fall music concert at Market Street is free and open to the public. Blankets and lawn chairs also are welcome.
Sponsored by Sewell Automotive, Market Street’s 2016 Fall Concert Series features the following music line-up:
Sept. 8, Acoustic guitar sounds of Zach Person Band
Sept.15, High-energy Latin music by Yelba
Sept. 22, Soulful jazz music of Madeline Edwards
Sept. 29, Popular hits from cover band Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Oct. 6, Classic rock sounds from Nobody’s Fool Band
Oct. 13, Country and rock favorites by Rat Ranc
Visit marketstreet-thewoodlands.com, for additional information.
NICKELODEON’S WORLDWIDE DAY OF PLAY AT THE WOODLANDS CHILDREN’S MUSEUM, SEPT. 17
Spend Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play at The Woodlands Children’s Museum. The annual event is designed to encourage children and parents to turn off the television and go play. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17.
“Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play all started by asking children to go completely television-free for three hours, with the network taking down all of its programming and shutting down its websites,” Angela Colton, the museum’s executive director, explained. “The message is the same as ours – get up, go out and play!”
She explained the Worldwide Day of Play has resulted in children pursuing more active and healthy lifestyles.“We want to support anything that encourages children to be fit and healthy,” Colton said. “We want families to join us and just play together.”
Daily admission is $6 per person 1 year and older. The museum is recommended for ages 7 and under and is located at 4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, Suite 280.
For more information call 281-465-0955 or visit woodlandschildrensmuseum.org.
REGISTRATION OPEN FOR 7TH ANNUAL WOODFOREST CHARITY RUN, SEPT. 17
Woodforest National Bank and the City of Conroe announce the 7th Annual Woodforest Charity Run scheduled for Saturday, Sept.17 at Heritage Place Park in downtown Conroe. The Run is made up of two certified runs sanctioned by the USA Track and Field. The Woodforest 10K starts at 7:40 a.m. and the Insperity Invitational 5K starts at 8 a.m.
The Rocha Consulting One Mile Family Fun Run will begin at 7:15 a.m. And, returning by popular demand, the Barkley Shoe Dash for children ages 5-7 and 8-12 will begin at 9 a.m. This kid-friendly event will be held on Simonton Street in front of Heritage Place Park. Young runners begin their race with one shoe, dash 50 yards to retrieve and put on their other shoe from a pile of competing runners’ shoes, then dash 50 yards back across the finish line.
Additionally, all participants, volunteers, and spectators are invited to enjoy food, music and family friendly activities at the Woodforest Post Race Party held in the park.
Net proceeds from the run will benefit The Woodforest Charitable Foundation which supports local charities in the area, such as the Montgomery County Food Bank, Montgomery County Youth Services, the Friendship Center and the Montgomery County Women’s Center to name just a few.
Online registration can be completed by going to woodforest.com.
STAGE RIGHT PRESENTS BLITHE SPIRIT, SEPT. 2-18
Stage Right of Texas, resident theatre company at the historic Crighton Theatre, opens its ninth season at the Crighton with Noel Coward’s comedy Blithe Spirit Sept. 2-18, directed by Bonnie Hewett.
Blithe Spirit, arguably Noël Coward’s biggest hit and most beloved comedy, centers on the wealthy and skeptical novelist Charles Condomine who invites self-proclaimed medium Madame Arcati to his home for a séance. He is hoping to gather material for a new book and to expose her as a fraud. To witness this event, Charles and his second wife, Ruth, invite the skeptical Dr. Bradman and his anxious-to-believe wife, Violet. When the hapless psychic accidentally summons the spirit of Condomine’s late wife, Elvira, things quickly spiral out of control and his home and life are turned into a shambles as his wife’s ghost torments both himself and his new bride, Ruth.
Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. with two Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. on Sept. 11 and 18. Performances will be held at the Crighton Theatre at 234 N. Main in downtown Conroe. Get tickets by calling the box office at 936-441-SHOW (7469) or online at stage-right.org
THERAPY PET PALS OF TEXAS QUALIFYING CLASS, SEPT. 7
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 until to Sept. 2 for the Sept. 7 Qualifying/Training class.
Visit therapypetpals.org for more information. Call 512-347-1984 for pre-screening and registration.
CONROE CENTRAL LIBRARY BOOK CLUB, FIRST THURSDAY
The Central Library in Conroe has started an adult book club that will meet on the first Thursday of each month, from 6-8 p.m. on the first floor small meeting room at the library, 104 I 45 N. in Conroe. Join the group for tea, cookies and discussion as they read a different work of historical fiction each month. To register for this or future book club meetings, contact Lindsay McGee by phone at 936-442-7712 ext. 6252 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To find out what book is scheduled next, visit countylibrary.org/central.htm
FENG SHUI CLASSES AT MARKET STREET, BEGINNING SEPT. 9
Feng Shui is a worldwide phenomenon embraced by millions including celebrities, billionaires, homeowners and corporations. Beginning Sept. 9 and continuing for 12 consecutive months, the public is invited to study Classical Feng Shui series at The Woodlands/Market Street. Participants will learn the ancient Chinese secrets behind prosperous and harmonious homes and will discover what makes one building or home feel superior over another.
Classes are taught by Feng Shui master and international author Denise A. Liotta-Dennis. Cost is $280 per class. For more information and a detailed course description, go to dragongatefengshui.com.
To reserve a spot, call 480-241-5211 or email email@example.com.
INAUGURAL WOODFOREST CRAFT BREW FEST, SEPT. 24
Call it barrels of fun: Texas-brewed ales, stouts and lagers will be on tap at the inaugural Woodforest Craft Fest, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Christine Allen Nature Park, 101 Elk Trace Parkway in Woodforest, the master-planned community surrounding Woodforest Golf Club.
The free brew fest will allow craft beer aficionados to sample a range of local, artisanally produced creations while enjoying live country music by the Cody Bryan Band and Josh Fuller. Food trucks, Texas barbecue and family-friendly activities such as a mechanical bull, inflatable jousting and face painting add appeal for all ages. For more information, visit woodforesttx.com.
FALL FINE ARTS SHOW RETURNS TO MARKET STREET, SEPT. 24
Professional and amateur artists will display paintings, photography, metal-works, sculptures, pottery and more at Market Street’s popular outdoor Fall Fine Arts Show scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Free and open to the public, the Fall Fine Arts Show at Market Street is one of the most popular gatherings for artists in The Woodlands where families can browse for great buys, enjoy live music and participate in artist demonstrations.
In the event of rain, the show will be moved to Saturday, Oct. 1.
Market Street, the area’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination, with more than 70 retailers, is located in The Woodlands at 9595 Six Pines Drive.
CHANGE FOR CHARITY PROGRAM AT MARKET STREET
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 the proceeds benefit a different nonprofit organization every three months.
Since its inception in 2005, the Change for Charity program has raised more than $100,000 for these organizations. For more information, visit marketstreet-thewoodlands.com/change-for-charity
MONTGOMERY COUNTY CHORAL SOCIETY TO OPEN 45TH SEASON, STARTING SEPT. 27
Under the baton of Ann Lee, the nonprofit Montgomery County Choral Society kicks off its 2016-2017 season celebrating 45 years of bringing some of the world’s greatest music to the Conroe area. A mix of familiar and newer works has become a hallmark of Choral Society concerts.
The season opens on Tuesday, Sept. 27 with the return of the popular annual Dinner/Showtime. “A Disney Spectacular, Part 2” headlines the evening. “We’re pulling out all the stops in this very special family/child-friendly evening,” said Lee, the Choral Society’s artistic director. Dinner is at 5:30 p.m. and the concert at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 4308 W. Davis St., Conroe.
Pianist Joseph M. Martin returns to headline the concert. His wife Sue, a talented singer in her own right, will join him onstage. Both performers bring the “Disney” experience to the stage having performed at Disneyland and Disney World early in their musical careers. The choir will offer all musical and movie music produced by Disney from Beauty and the Beast toThe Lion King. An audience singalong and surprises for the children are planned.
Individual tickets for the concert and dinner are adults $25, students (13-18) $20, children (2-12) $15 and 2 and under are free. Call the church office, 936-756-3395, for dinner reservations. Concert-only tickets are adults $15, students $10, and children $5. Individual tickets are available at the door, from any Choral Society member, or by calling the church office. For a full schedule of the season’s concerts, visit mcchoral.org.
ALL THE KINGS HORSES CHARITY GOLF SCRAMBLE, SEPT. 26
Monday, Sept. 26 is the date for the All The Kings Horses Charity Golf Scramble at Walden Golf Club on Lake Conroe, 13390 Walden Rd., Montgomery. The event benefits All the Kings Horses public charity.
Registration opens at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch and practice at noon. The shotgun start is set for 1 p.m. and the awards and raffle drawing will be at 6 p.m.
Team entry is $500 and individual entry is $125. Prizes will be awarded for 1st and 2nd place, the longest drive and closest to the pin, and a “Henry Golden Boy Rifle” will be raffled ($550 value). Additionally, two hole-in- one contest winners will win either $10,000 cash and/or a Yamaha golf cart. A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available, ranging from $300-$3,500.
All The Kings Horses is focused on teaching vulnerable youth valuable life skills through horsemanship, encouragement and one-on-one attention. For more information, visit allthekingshorses.org, email Dennis Driesbach at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 281-703-0860.
WINE WOMEN & SHOES, SEPT. 29
The Breast Cancer Charities of America has announced that EXIT Lone Star Realty will be the presenting sponsor for Wine Women & Shoes Houston for the second consecutive year. The event returns on Sept. 29 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott.
“We’re very fortunate to have EXIT Lone Star Realty back as our presenting sponsor for Wine Women & Shoes,” said Erica Johnson, Founder and Executive Director of The Breast Cancer Charities of America. “Just as breast cancer has touched each of us, it has directly touched them as well, and we appreciate their passion for helping to educate and empower women to prevent and survive breast cancer.”
The New York-Style Runway Show will be spotlighting the night this year with local and name-brand designers. For the third annual event, Dillard’s will be the Exclusive Fashion Show Sponsor, showcasing its newest fall fashions; Kendra Scott will be the Exclusive Jewelry Sponsor as well as hosts of the popular ‘Sip & Sparkle’ station; Uptown Park’s custom shoe designer, LUCHO, is back as the Exclusive Shoe Sponsor and will be displaying its fabulous stilettos. Other vendors are Rhinestone Leopard, Magnolia Mey, Armarillo de la Bella, and Marmi, who will all be selling new fall lines.
This year, Wine Women & Shoes is honoring those touched by breast cancer in a very special way. All of the runway models will be women who have been affected in some way by breast cancer: survivors, family members, medical personnel and more will be showcasing every look and sharing their inspiring stories of hope.
Tickets for Wine Women & Shoes are available. VIP tickets and Platinum VIP tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Sponsorship opportunities also remain. For more information visit WineWomenandShoes.com/Houston or iGoPink.org
EMPOWERING WOMEN WITH KNOWLEDGE, WISE CONFERENCE 2016, SEPT. 28
Wise Conference 2016 is set for Wednesday, Sept. 28, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., at Lone Star Corporate College, 5000 Research Forest Drive. This is the fourth year that local women’s networking organizations have joined together for WISE, Women Inspiring Supporting Empowering.
The one-day business conference is a joint effort of Montgomery County Association of Business Women (MCABW), Business Women’s Forum and multiple chapters of Women on a Mission to Earn Commission (WOAMTEC) to provide education and networking opportunities for professionals with a desire to learn more about work-life balance.
Tickets to the event are $69 and include lunch. For more information, contact conference coordinator Dawn Candy at email@example.com or 936-207-5017.
TWHS THEATER PRESENTS THE MUSICAL COMEDY MURDERS OF 1940, SEPT. 29-OCT. 1
The Woodlands High School Theater Department is proud to announce its first show of the 2016/2017 season, The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 by John Bishop. This comedic spoof of 1940’s murder mysteries takes place when a group seeking financial backing for a musical find themselves caught in a mysterious mansion during a blizzard. Shockingly, dead bodies begin dropping out of nowhere! It seems as if the “Stage Door Slasher” is back and out for revenge.
During the show each of the guests are quick to point the finger at one another until the Slasher is finally unmasked. The performance dates are Sept. 29 and 30 at 7 p.m., and on Oct. 1 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Admission is $8 for students and $10 for adults. Tickets can be purchased at the door using cash, check or credit card.
THE RUSSIAN GRAND BALLET BRINGS “SLEEPING BEAUTY” TO THE STAFFORD CENTRE, OCT. 7
The Russian Grand Ballet is pleased to announce the performance of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “Sleeping Beauty” in Stafford, on Friday, October 7 at the Stafford Centre. at 7:30 p.m. The Russian Grand Ballet brings the classic ballet to life with Russia’s brightest ballet stars to perform the full-length production.
Tickets can be purchased through StaffordCentre.com, by phone at 281-208-6900, or at the Stafford Centre Box Office.
The Russian Grand Ballet has established a reputation for talent and versatility by touring the world with both full-length traditional ballets and shorter ‘divertissements.’ Its Ballet Master, Honored Artist of Russia, Vladimir Troshchenko, is highly dedicated to the timeless tradition of classical Russian Ballet. The Honored artist of Ukraine Olga Kifyak will be dancing Princess Aurora, with The Honored Artist of Ukraine Eugeniy Svetlitsa as Prince Désiré for this 35-city U.S. tour.
The ballet is in three acts with two intermissions, with music by Tchaikovsky, choreography by Marius Petipa, revised by Vladimir Troshchenko, and libretto by Ivan Vsevolozhskiy and Marius Petipa.
For more information, contact Gulya Hartwick at 347-901-3042 or info@RussianGrandBallet.com
LIBRARY ONLINE ACCESS TO FREE MUSIC AND AUDIOBOOKS
Montgomery County Memorial Library announced public availability of thousands of music albums and audiobooks, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla digital.
MCMLS card holders can now download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit hoopladigital.com to begin enjoying thousands of artists — from major record companies and publishers — available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablet and computers.
INDIAN SPRINGS VILLAGE ASSOCIATION’S 12TH ANNUAL TASTE OF THE VILLAGE, OCT. 15
The Indian Springs Village Association (ISVA) will hold its 12th Annual Taste of the Village on Saturday, Oct.15 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Indian Springs Shopping Center, located at the southwest corner of Kuykendahl Road and The Woodlands Parkway. The free event is co-sponsored by ISVA, H-E-B, and Regency Development Company in cooperation with participating Indian Springs business establishments.
The Taste of the Village was initiated 12 years ago by ISVA to bring local residents and businesses together for a fun and family-friendly event. The event draws more than 4,000 people each year and supports the ISVA Community Service Scholarship fund. “It is a great place to taste local foods, learn about local businesses and the community, hear great music, mingle with your neighbors and much more,” said ISVA President and event chair Michael J. Arendes. “The success of last year’s event enabled ISVA to award six scholarships to graduating seniors in Indian Springs and name a scholarship in honor of Lloyd Matthews at the Montgomery County Women’s Center.”
In addition to sampling tasty treats from a variety of food vendors and visiting 40 booths of local businesses and community organizations, visitors will be entertained by a live band, inflatables, face painting, balloon artistry, and many walking entertainers for the kids. There will be a raffle for an Amazon Echo, two $250 gift certificates from H-E-B, two “foursome” rounds of golf donated by Club Corp and a variety of other prizes.Visit indianspringsvillage.com for more information.
THE WOODLANDS CAR CLUB, FIRST SUNDAY
The Woodlands Car Club meets the first Sunday of each month from 8-11 a.m. at Market Street – The Woodlands. The event provides the club a morning gathering to show off their special vehicles within the car club, share information about nonprofit organizations in Montgomery County and to give back monetarily as well.
TWCC collects coins/change for donation to the Market Street “Change for Charities” program that benefits nonprofit organizations in Montgomery County. TWCC has collected and donated more than $7,000 to local charities from this program since 2008. The 2014 recipients are Montgomery County Search & Rescue, Education for Tomorrow Alliance, Montgomery County Youth Services and Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation.
All “show” vehicles enter by Starbucks. Although this event is for TWCC members, area enthusiasts are invited on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, call Dana at 281-363-2977.
JUNIOR LEAGUE PRESENTS THE 14TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY MARKET,NOV. 17-20
Junior League of The Woodlands (JLTW) has announced the 14th Annual Junior League Holiday Market, “Shopping in a Winter Wonderland,” is scheduled for Nov. 17-20 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in The Woodlands Town Center.
The Market will feature over 100 unique merchants from across the country that will be selling specialty holiday items, home accessories, clothing, gourmet foods, jewelry, and much more. Ticket prices are $15 for a one-day general admission ticket. Holiday Market general admission hours are: Friday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 20, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Market VIP event and Preview Party is Thursday, Nov. 17 from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Along with shopping, the Preview Party features a live band, raffle and cocktail party. Tickets are $90 per person and include a general admission ticket to Holiday Market.
Holiday Market will feature photo opportunities with Santa on Saturday and Sunday. Photos are $10 per printed picture. Visit JLHolidayMarket.org for specific Santa photo times.
Proceeds from the Market help JLTW support the organization’s mission and immediate community through training and community programs.
STAGE RIGHT PRESENTS THE ADDAMS FAMILY-A NEW MUSICAL, STARTING OCT. 21
Stage Right of Texas, resident theatre company at the historic Crighton Theatre, invites all for a spooky good time with the performance of The Addams Family – A New Musical just in time for Halloween: Oct. 21-Nov. 6. The show is directed by Brenda Storseth. With book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, the musical is based on the characters created by Charles Addams.
This production features an original story. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family — a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before — keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful “normal” boyfriend and his parents.
Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. at the Crighton Theatre at 234 N. Main in downtown Conroe. For tickets call theTheatre box office at 936-441-SHOW (7469) or go online at stage-right.org
Happenings in The Woodlands September 2016