Woodlands Events June 2011
ROY HEAD AND SUNDANCE HEAD
Roy Head and Sundance Head will perform on Friday, June 24, at Crighton Theatre. This father and son will take the stage for one evening. From the late 1950’s, Roy toured and sang to became part of the blue-eyed soul movement. Sundance, a talented guitarist, pianist and singer/songwriter, took 13th place on American Idol Season 6. For more information, call 936-441-7469.
NATIONAL LEARN TO ROW DAY
The Rowing Club of The Woodlands will hold its 10th annual National Learn to Row Day on Saturday, June 4, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at 2505 Lake Woodlands Drive in The Woodlands at Northshore Park.
USRowing has asked rowing clubs and health clubs across the country to give people a taste of rowing on the water and on the ergometer. More than 100 clubs throughout the United States are expected to participate. Competitive and recreational rowers range in age from 12 to 90, so it’s never too late or too early to take up the sport. RCTW includes a juniors program with a competitive high school team.
Fore more information about this free event, call 281-465-4100 or go to www.woodlandsrowing.org.
WOODLANDS JUNIOR CLAY COURT CHAMPIONSHIPS SET
BEGINNING JUNE 17
The 33rd annual Woodlands Junior Clay Court Tennis Championships will be held June 17-19 at The Woodlands Country Club Tennis Center and nearby locations.
The tournament, sanctioned by the United States Tennis Association and the Texas Tennis Association, will feature singles and doubles boys’ and girls’ matches in the 12 through 18 year age brackets. Levels of play will be ZATs, Champs and Superchamps.
Proceeds from the event will benefit local charities including Interfaith of The Woodlands. The Woodlands Men’s Tennis Association is seeking donor support for the tournament and volunteers to help run it.
To support or volunteer for the tournament, contact Ron Atkinson at firstname.lastname@example.org. For entry information go to TennisLink.USTA.com, Tournament ID 800038911.
THE WOODLANDS GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP
BEGINNING JUNE 27
The 2011 Woodlands Golf Championship will feature 96 amateur players competing in a 36-hole stroke play competition to win the second Woodlands Golf Championship Title. All Amateur players will compete on Monday, June 27, and Tuesday, June 28, at the Tournament Course of The Woodlands Country Club and the Fazio Course of The Club at Carlton Woods, respectively.
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. Teams will compete on Monday at The Woodlands Country Club Palmer Course.
Tournament sponsorships are available. Contact Bev Earl at 281-362-0532 or bev.earl@corp.-inc.com to find out more about the sponsorship levels. To register for the tournament, go to www.thewoodlandsgolfchampionship.comf or call 832-615-8230.
TEXAS THUNDER GOLF TOURNAMENT,
The Texas Thunder 2nd Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, June 3, at Longwood Golf Course with a shotgun start at 8 a.m.
A variety of sponsorship levels are available that include 4-member teams, hole and banner recognition, lunch, beverages and mulligans per player and much more.
Proceeds go toward a trip to USFA Nationals in Panama City, Fla. For more information, contact Joe at email@example.com.
EVENTS AT MITCHELL LIBRARY
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 of all ages (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 on Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. Children are introduced to new authors and illustrators and develop literacy skills, listening, thinking, participation and social skills.
To sign up or receive 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 a load of snacks and goodies. The club is for ages 13 and up only. For more information, contact Tabatha Perry at 936-442-7728, ext. 310.
For details and programs, see the calendar at www.countylibrary.org.
CYNTHIA WOODS MITCHELL PAVILION CONCERTS
Upcoming events at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion include: June 10, 8 p.m., Dancin’ with the Symphony, Houston Symphony; June 16, 8 p.m., Peter Gabriel and the New Blood Orchestra; June 17, 8 p.m., Made in America, Texas Music Festival Orchestra; July 22, 7:30 p.m., Def Leppard with Heart and Evan Watson; Sept. 3, 7:30 p.m., Kid Rock with Sheryl Crow; Sept. 25, 7 p.m., Journey, Foreigner and Night Ranger. For more information, call 281-363-3300 or visit www.woodlandscenter.org.
BOOK CLUBS AT BARBARA BUSH BRANCH LIBRARY,
The Evening Book Club will meet on June 14 at 7 p.m. at the Barbara Bush Branch Library to discuss The 19th Wife by David Eberschoff. The July selection will be Pictures at an Exhibition by Sara Houghteling.
The Great Books Discussion Group will meet on June 20 at 7 p.m. in the WCR Conference Room. The group will read To Room Nineteen, a short fiction by Doris Lessing. The group meets on the third Monday of each month. For more information, contact Jeanne Henderson at 281-288-8941.
The Afternoon Book Club will meet on June 23 at 1:30 p.m. or June 24 at 2:30 p.m. to discuss Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum. The book club meets the fourth Thursday of each month. The selection for July is Still Alice by Lisa Genova.
MARK KISTLER’S SUMMER ART CAMPS,
BEGINNING JUNE 13
Emmy-award winning public TV host and author Mark Kistler is offering a week-long Performing and Fine Arts Summer Camp June 13-17 for kids ages 6-16. Held daily, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Woodlands Community Church north of Houston, the camp immerses kids in claymation, dance (hip-hop to jazz), drawing in 3-D, Xtreme painting, and puppetry stop motion animation led by professionals with Disney and Off-Broadway credits. Most unusual is the Operamania section led by Indiana vocalist and professor Dorothy Kitaka, who specializes in making opera fun and accessible to all ages.
The cost is $349 for the first child; $299 for additional siblings.
Cartooning and Drawing in 3-D Camps are available as 1-hour or 2.5 hours for each daily session. Session dates are: June 27-July 1, Hilton Garden Inn North West (Conference Center), 7979 Willow Chase Blvd. in Houston; July 5-9, The Homeschool House, 27326 Robinson Road, Ste. 107; Aug. 1-5, Kingwood Christian Church, 3910 West Lake Houston Parkway in Kingwood; and Aug. 15-19, Huntwick Recreation Center, 5300 Coral Gables in Houston.
Fees are $89 for first child; $69 for siblings for 1 hour per day or two sessions per day (2.5 hours) is $178 per child; $138 for siblings.
Scholarships are available. Summer Art Camps are sponsored in part by the non-profit Extraordinary Education Family Learning Center and Willowcreek Elementary PTO. For more information, call 800-431-6829 or visit www.draw3d.com.
MEMORIAL HERMANN THE WOODLANDS NEEDS VOLUNTEER TRANSPORTATION CART DRIVERS
The Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital Auxiliary needs adult volunteers to drive the 6-person visitor transport carts that pick up visitors in the campus’ parking lots and bring them to a hospital entrance.
Drivers interested in helping must have a license and a clean driving record. For more information, contact Susan Shelander, R.N., via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LES MISERABLES, BEGINNING JULY 15
Class Act Productions presents Les Miserables beginning July 15 at the Nancy Bock Center for the Performing Arts. This epic story recounts the struggle against adversity in 19th century France. Imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread, petty thief Jean Valjean is released from his 19-year term and not only becomes an honest man, but the mayor of a prosperous town and a loving adoptive father — violating his parole in the process.
Performances will be held July 15-16 and July 22-24. Tickets can be purchased online at www.classactproductions.org or by calling 281-292-6779.
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.
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 Anna Claire Croghan at 936-756-5828, ext. 43 or email@example.com.
FREE SUPPORT GROUPS
AchieveBalance.org is a group of mental health professionals providing excellent, affordable counseling services for couples, individuals and groups. Two ongoing free support groups currently being offered are: “Help Me Help My Teen,” first Monday of each month at 11:30 a.m., and “Life After an Affair,” first Tuesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. The office is located at Regus Office Suites at Market Street, Ste. 8210. For more information, call 936-697-2822 or go to www.achievebalance.org.
TEEN ACTIVITIES AT THE BARBARA BUSH LIBRARY,
Upcoming activities at the Barbara Bush Library for teens during the month of June include: Chess & Go Club, Wednesdays, 4 p.m.; Teen Yoga, Tuesdays, 11 a.m. (no class on June 21); Teen Movie Night, Tuesdays, 6:15 p.m.; Ani-Monday, June 6, 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m.; Tween games, June 13, 4:30 p.m.; Teen Crafts, June 9 and June 16, 2:30-4 p.m. Registration is required for all Teen Craft events. To register, call 281-376-4610.
CARS AND COFFEE FOR A CAUSE
The Woodlands Car Club meets on the first Sunday of each month from 10 a.m.-noon at Market Street – The Woodlands, between Jasper’s and the movie theater.
The meets provide an opportunity to gather and show off special vehicles within the car club and the local community and share information about the needs of local nonprofit groups.
TWCC will collect coins/change for its donation to the Market Street “Change for Charities” program that benefits nonprofit organizations in Montgomery County.
For more information, call 281-363-2977 or go to www.thewoodlandscarclub.org.
TEXAS TABLES COOKBOOK AVAILABLE ONLINE OR AT LOCAL SHOPS
The Junior League of North Harris and South Montgomery Counties Inc. has the Texas Tables cookbook 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, go to www.jlnhsmc.org.
MEMORIAL HERMANN CANCER SUPPORT GROUP,
The cancer support group at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital serves patients with any type of cancer, as well as family, friends or caregivers, and meets the fourth Thursday of every month from 6:30-8 p.m. in the hospital conference center. Mary Thory, LPC, will discuss Cancer Survivors and Grief: Understanding the Process on March 24.
For more information or to RSVP, contact Carol Lewis, R.N., at 281-364-4668.