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Happenings in the Woodlands June 2010

Shen Yun Performing Arts


The New York-based Shen Yun will bring to the stage of Brown Theater at The Wortham Center a brilliant blend of beauty, energy, and grace. Dozens of dancers in dazzling costumes move in seamless, flowing patterns. Thunderous drums shake the stage, while spectacular backdrops take you to another world.

See ancient legends of virtue brought to life alongside modern tales of courage. Hear soaring songs by masterful vocalists that will move and inspire. Experience a sense of beauty and enchantment like no other with this unique, thrilling and unforgettable show.

Shen Yun has graced the world’s most prestigious stages, from Radio City Music Hall in New York City to the Royal Festival Hall in London. In 2009, Shen Yun performed in over 300 shows and more than 100 cities with three dance companies and three orchestras featuring hundreds of accomplished artists. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org or HouShow.com or call 1-800-877-1989.


The Woodlands Announces Inaugural Golf Tournament


Get your clubs ready! The Woodlands will have a golf tournament to call its own as The Inaugural Woodlands Golf Champion-ship and Community Scramble swings into action.

With The Woodlands own Roland Thatcher, PGA tour professional, serving as honorary chair, The Woodlands Golf Championship will feature 96 amateur players competing in a 36-hole stroke play competition. All amateur players will compete on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 30 and Aug. 31 at both the Fazio Course of The Club at Carlton Woods and the Tournament Course of The Woodlands Country Club.

Each amateur player must qualify and either live or work in The Woodlands or belong to Carlton Woods, The Woodlands or Canongate golf clubs. The field consists of different divisions comprised of post high school age and older participants.

The Woodlands Golf Championship will also offer an opportunity for the entire community to participate in a four-person scramble. The teams will compete on Aug. 30 at The Woodlands Country Club Palmer Course.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Interfaith of The Woodlands.

Tournament sponsorships are available. Contact Bev Earl, tournament chair, at 281-362-0532 or bev.earl@corp.-inc.com for information. To apply/register for the tournament or for general information, contact Kathy Beisenherz at 832-615-8230 or kbeisenherz@woodlandsinterfaith.org.


Houston Rockets Summer Skills Camps


The Houston Rockets are hosting 12 week-long summer skills camps starting  June 21 at various locations throughout Houston. All camps are from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Camps are targeted at basketball fans ages 6 to 16 who are interested in learning how to improve shooting, dribbling, passing and defensive skills, while learning about teamwork, sportsmanship and nutrition.

Session dates and locations include: June 21-25, The Gym, Humble; June 21-25, Legends Sports Complex, Spring; June 21-25: Northshore Middle, Houston; June 28-July 2, Upward Woodlands Methodist, The Woodlands; June 28-July 2, Awty International School, Houston; July 5-9, Westbury Christian, Houston; July 12-16, JCC, Houston; July 12-16, God Be the Glory, Houston; July 19-23, Bailey Road Recreation, Pearland; July 26-30, Emery Weiner, Houston; Aug. 2-6, Bailey Road Recreation, Pearland; and Aug.2-6, The Gym, Humble.

The cost for each week-long camp starts at $199 per camper. Each camper will receive a Rockets 2010-11 game ticket, Rockets Skills Camp T-shirt, Rockets headband, Rockets basketball, and a Rockets jersey bag.

For information on registration, log on to www.rockets.com.


A Tribute to Elvis


Mark your calendars for a special night with Donny Edwards at the Crighton Theatre in Conroe. On July 2 and july 9, the historic downtown theater will be rockin’ and rollin’ with this two-time world champion Elvis tribute artist.

Edwards’ tribute show will feature special guest D. J. Fontana, Elvis’ drummer, and the legendary eight-piece band, Fever.

The excitement starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are available online at www.crightontheatre.org


Grogan’s Mill Spring Farmers’ Market, Saturdays

Through June

Grogan’s Mill Spring Farmers’ Market will be held every Saturday until June 26 from 8 a.m.-noon in the Grogan’s Mill Village Center, 2230 Buckthorne. The market will feature produce, honey, bread and other baked goods, meat, eggs, olive oil, coffee, gourmet dog treats, bath sundries, Indian food, tamales, flowering and other plants and more.

For more information, call 713-992-5983 or go to www.grogansmillvillage.com.


Upcoming Events at Waterway Square

During 2010

Waterway Square will once again become a spot for residents and visitors to gather as The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau unveils three new, free events this spring and summer—Movie Night, Live at Night and Waterway Nights.

Movie Night summer series, which showcases a free movie at Waterway Square every Saturday, will run through June 12. Other family favorites scheduled for the line-up include: Little Rascals, June 5; and Beethoven, June 12.

Movie Night returns in the fall on Saturdays  from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. beginning Oct. 23.

Catch some of the hottest live musical acts as Live at Night returns in the fall on Wednesdays beginning Sept. 8.

Looking for fun activities for the kids this summer? Enjoy Waterway Nights, a new series beginning every Friday from July 2-Aug. 27 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. This free event features a variety of entertainers including live musicians, jugglers, mimes, face painters, stilt walkers, balloonists, magicians, caricaturists and more.

For more information, visit www.thewoodlandscvb.com and click on “Events” or call 281-363-2447.


Computer Classes at Bush Library

during june

Dave Smith, computer instructor, will be teaching seven different computer classes at the Barbara Bush Branch Library in June. The classes are computer basics, Introduction to the Internet, e-mail, MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher. Each class meets for one 2-hour session. As class size is limited to 12 people, pre-registration is re­quired for each class. Registra­tion is on a first-come, first-served basis. Call the library at 281-376-4610 for more information and to register. The classes are held in the Barbara Bush Library Friends Computer Lab. Check out the online registration at www.hcpl.net/­calendar.php.


Pet Lovers Needed to Adopt

cats and kittens from mcas

Montgomery County Animal Shelter has a large number of cats and kittens ready for adoption. There is a wide assortment to choose from including Siamese, Persian, American Shorthair, American Longhair, Ragamuffin and more. Cost is $65 per cat. Cost includes spaying or neutering and micro chips. Call 73-449-7945.


North Shore Republican

women fundraiser, june 3

North Shore Republican Women is hosting a fundraiser on June 3 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at Cork This! Winery located at 21123 Eva Street in Montgomery. The theme of this year’s event is “A Beach Party” and will feature a casual buffet-style sampling as well as  a silent auction.

Individual tickets for the event are available for $30, which will cover the cost of the buffet and one glass of wine or two beers of your choice.

For reservations and ticket purchase,  contact Leona Frank at 936-597-9293.


Memorial Hermann Expands Cancer Support Group

the fourth Thursday of every month

The cancer support group at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital is expanding to serve patients with any type of cancer, as well as family, friends or caregivers. The support group meets the fourth Thursday of every month from 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. in the hospital conference center. Kathy Purvis, a registered nurse and cancer survivor, leads the group. For more information, contact Carol Lewis, RN, at 281-364-4668 or carol.lewis@memorialhermann.org.


Texas Tables Cookbook Available

Online or at Local Shops

Launched at the Junior League Holiday Market in November, The Junior League of North Harris and South Montgomery Counties Inc. announced that the new Texas Tables cookbook is available for purchase at several local shops and online. Texas Tables, a compilation of 240 delicious recipes, takes consumers on a journey of culinary creation and personal recollection.

For a listing of local retailers or to purchase Texas Tables, log on to www.jlnh­smc.org.


Interfaith School Supplies and Backpack Drive

Beginning June 14

With the current school year coming to a close, Interfaith of The Woodlands is preparing to help families who are experiencing financial need with purchasing school supplies for the 2010-11 school year.

Beginning June 14, Interfaith will start scheduling appointments for interested families, and during the weeks of July 6 and July 22, interviews will occur.

All pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade students attending Conroe or Tomball ISD schools living in zip codes 77380-77386, 77389 and 77375 in the Village of Creekside Park, and 77354 and 77355 in the Village of Sterling may apply. Applicants must provide proof of financial need.

In addition, Interfaith of The Woodlands is also seeking monetary donations for the program. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Interfaith at 281-367-1230 or visit www.woodlandsinterfaith.org.


Friendship Center Meals on Wheels

Needs Volunteers

Everyday somewhere in Montgomery County approximately 50 Friendship Center volunteers are serving the needs of the senior population of the county.

But even with more than 300 volunteers actively providing their services each and every year, The Friendship Center is in desperate need of additional volunteers, especially in its Meals on Wheels program and for its telephone reassurance program.

In the past three years, the number of seniors on the Meals on Wheels program has doubled, and the need for volunteers to deliver meals in all areas of the county is greater than ever before.

The Friendship Center offers a two-hour volunteer training program that provides basic information on aging issues as well as tips on working with seniors in the various volunteer capacities. Trainings are scheduled twice a month, once in Conroe and once in The Woodlands. Volunteers also receive a manual for private study and reference.

For more information, contact Carmen Pellettieri at 936-441-2982, ext. 43 or



TWCVB Introduces Master Community

Calendar of Events

The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau has launched an online tool that consolidates the hundreds of concerts, community events, festivals, athletic competitions and other gatherings held in The Woodlands into a single events calendar.

To access the TWCVB’s Online Community Event Calendar, go to www.VisitTheWoodlands.com and click on the “events” tab. Events are listed on the corresponding dates along with a link to additional information.

The Online Community Event Calendar currently includes events hosted by The Woodlands Chamber of Commerce, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Market Street, The Woodlands Development Company, The Woodlands Township Parks and Recreation Department and TWCVB.

Other groups are encouraged to submit their events for posting to the TWCVB’s calendar. In order to be posted, events must be open to the public and held in The Woodlands.


Swing for the Arts Golf Tournament

June 7

Hosted by The Pavilion Partners, the official volunteer organization for The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, the Swing for the Arts Golf Tournament will be held on June 7 at The Woodlands Country Club Palmer Course.

Register now for this fun event that benefits The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion’s performing arts events and educational outreach programs.

The tournament is an 18-hole, four-man scramble. Participants have two options for tournament play: The Pavilion Cup Challenge (for company-sponsored teams ) or the Performing Arts Challenge. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams in both categories.

For information about the tournament, contact Christine Scully at 281-210-1102 or cscully@woodlandscenter.org.


Robert Dugoni to Speak at Mitchell Library

june 8

As part of its 2010 Summer Reading Program, the George and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Library will host New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni on June 8 at 1 p.m. Dugoni will sign his new legal thriller Bodily Harm and speak about his experiences as a writer and a litigator. Mitchell Library is located at 8125 Ashlane Way in The Woodlands.

Books will be available for sale through Friends of the Library.


The Pavilion’s Calendar of Events

beginning june 10

Upcoming events at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion this summer include:

June 10, 8 p.m., Houston Symphony European Adventure;

June 11, 7:30 p.m., Iron Maiden with Dream Theater;

June 13, 7 p.m. Lynyrd Skynyrd with Bret Michaels and .38 Special;

June 18, 8 p.m., Texas Music Festival Orchestra;

June 25, 8 p.m., Sting featuring the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra;

June 26, 7:30 p.m., Chicago and The Doobie Brothers;

July 3, 8 p.m., Houston Symphony Star-Spangled Salute;

July 24, 8 p.m., Robert Plant and the Band of Joy;

Aug. 7, 7:30 p.m., American Idol;

Aug. 15, 2:30 p.m., Lilith with Sarah McLachlan, Miranda Lambert, Norah Jones, Court Yard Hounds, Corrine Bailey Rae, Brandi Carlile and more;

Aug. 18, 7 p.m., Jack Johnson; Aug. 20, 8 p.m., Houston Ballet, Three for the Ages;

Aug. 27, 8 p.m., Sheryl Crow with Colbie Caillat.

Go to www.woodlandscenter.org for more information.


Museum Open House

July 10

The Woodlands Children’s Museum will hold an Open House on Saturday, July 10, from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. There is no charge for the Open House. Beginning Sunday, July 11, the museum will be open at its new location, 4775 W. Panther Creek next to Sear’s Hardware. The museum features 6,000 square feet of exhibit and classroom space.  For information about summer events and camps, call 281-465-0955 or e-mail Angela Colton at angelacolton@sbcglobal.net.


Table Top Decorator

information session, june 22

Calling all tabletop decorators! Here is your chance to be creative and unique. Let your imagination be your guide. A team of creative types will brainstorm and help with suggestions at the Tabletop Decorator Information Sessions on June 22 at 9 a.m. or July 8 at 4 p.m. in The Chamber Boardroom.

There is no cost for chamber members.

For more information or to RSVP, visit www.woodlandschamber.org or contact Teresa Starr at 281-363-8110.


ANNIE at Crighton Theatre

july 23-aug. 8

Stage Right of Texas, resident theater company at the Crighton Theatre in Conroe, announces the final show of the 2009-10 season; Annie. The show will run July 23-Aug. 8 with Friday and Saturday performances at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees on Aug. 1 and Aug. 8 at 2 p.m. The director is Tina Cafeo, a former Broadway performer and long-time local director. The role of Sandy will be played by a dog from the Montgomery County Animal Shelter who, like “Annie,” is a candidate for adoption into a forever home.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.crightontheatre.org.


Chairman’s Ball

aug. 21

It’s time to tune your Fender or Gibson, and pull out the drum sticks, planning for the 32nd Annual Chairman’s Ball honoring Bruce Tough is scheduled for Aug. 21 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center from 6 p.m. to midnight. Sponsorship levels ranging from $1,750-$5,250 are available.

For more information, contact Teresa Starr at teresa.starr@woodlandschamber.org or call  281-363-8110.

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