Woodlands Events October 2011
“ONE NIGHT WITH ELVIS” AT CRIGHTON THEATER
Donny Edwards is the most sought-after Elvis tribute artist in the world. Recently, Donny was a Top 3 finalist on ABC’s “The Next Best Thing.” This two-time world champion Elvis tribute artist will be backed by the 8-member band “Fever.” For the 3 p.m. show Sunday, Oct. 9, Donny will take the audience through the early years and Elvis’ Las Vegas era. This Vegas-style show has been selling out venues all over the country. For tickets call 936-441-7469.To see Donny in action, visit donnyedwardslive.com.
THE WOODLANDS 2011 CELEBRATION OF EXCELLENCE GALA
The Woodlands 2011 Celebration of Excellence gala, benefiting Interfaith of the Woodlands, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8, at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center. This year, the Gala will feature a never before seen “live” auction item as well as many other bid board and silent auction packages. The Woodlands Mall has agreed to donate a “special reserved” front row parking spot for one year and $2,500 in gift cards to be spent in mall stores. The recipient of the parking spot will have a “Reserved” sign with their name for one year.
The 2011 Hometown Heroes, comprised of residents and businesses or institutions that serve as outstanding role models for volunteerism and dedication to The Woodlands community, will be inducted into the Hometown Heroes Hall of Fame at the event. Michael and Vicki Richmond, community leaders and long-time supporters of Interfaith of The Woodlands, have been named honorary chairs.
For more information or event sponsorships, contact Mary Jo O’Neal at email@example.com or call 281-615-8221.
IN THE PINK LUNCHEON
The 11th annual “In the Pink of Health” luncheon will be held at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center on Oct. 14. The event will feature New York Times best-selling author and breast cancer survivor Barbara Delinsky. Always a crowd pleaser, the Silent Auction continues to grow and will feature premier vendors and unique items.
One hundred percent of the funds raised at the luncheon remain in Montgomery County. Since 2001, the luncheon has raised more than $1.8 million to support the Breast & Bone Center at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, continuing the mission to provide free mammograms for underserved women, to purchase state-of-the-art diagnostic technology, and educate women by providing programs and materials that increase breast health awareness.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the luncheon. For more information, visit inthepinkofhealth.org or call 713-897-PINK (7465).
SPARK OF LIFE GALA
Spark of Life Foundation’s upcoming fundraiser, “A Night to Remember,” will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15, 6 p.m. at The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center. The event will feature the music of classic crooners like Frank Sinatra with ballroom dancing exhibits by Arthur Murray as well as memorable music featuring the Greater Houston Area Salvation Army Harbor Light Choir. Attendees will even enjoy cheek-to-cheek dancing after savoring a fine meal and listening to touching stories of triumph. Last but not least, are an exciting live auction and a silent auction. Native Houstonian Dr. Carolyn Farb will be honored at the event. For information, table sponsorships or to RSVP, go to sparkoflife.org.
COOPER’S ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
Celebrating its 24th year, The John Cooper School Golf Tournament will return to Gleannloch Pines Golf Club on Oct. 21. The festivities will begin with a shotgun start and include the awarding of prizes, a post-play dinner, and raffle for a 2012 Chevy Camaro Convertible. Team registration and sponsorships are available online at specialevents.johncooper.org or by calling 281-367-0900, ext. 2441.
WOODFOREST HOSTS MONSTER DASH
Woodforest Development’s inaugural Monster Dash, an obstacle race through the community, is set for Saturday, Oct. 22, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. More than just a run, the event will require participants to tackle several obstacles to reach the finish line. Teams and costumes are encouraged. Adults, teens and little monsters as young as age 7 can compete.
Several sponsorship levels are available. In addition to registration fees, racers are encouraged to donate canned goods. Non-race participants are asked to bring a $5 donation or five non-perishable food items. For more information and sponsorship opportunities, call Melanie Rushé at 713-817-6427.
VENDORS NEEDED FOR TRICK OR TREAT TRAIL AT TOWN GREEN PARK
Trick or Treat Trail is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 30, from 3-6 p.m. at Town Green Park. Attendees are encouraged to dress in their Halloween best and “Trick or Treat” from booth to booth. This festive event is expected to draw more than 1,000 attendees and is produced by The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau and The Woodlands Township’s Parks and Recreation Department.
Interested vendors can obtain a vendor booth application online at TheWoodlandsCVB.com/trickortreat.asp. Vendor applications must be submitted by Friday, Sept. 30. For additional information, contact Kelly Ingram at Kelly.Ingram@thewoodlandscvb.com.
CYNTHIA WOODS MITCHELL PAVILION EVENTS CALENDAR
Performances at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion during the month of October are:
Oct. 15, 6 p.m., Judas Priest with Black Label Society and Thin Lizzy;
Oct. 16, 7 p.m. Chris Brown – The F.A.M.E. Tour with T-Pain and Tyga;
Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m. Adele; Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m., Houston Symphony’s Hocus Pocus Pops with conductor Brett Mitchell;
Oct. 30, 7 p.m., Zac Brown Band with Sonia Leigh and Nic Cowan;
Saturday, Nov. 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 16th Annual Children’s Festival; and
Sunday, Nov. 13, noon to 5 p.m., 16th Annual Children’s Festival.
For more information, call 281-363-3300 or visit woodlandscenter.org.
TEEN ACTIVITIES AT THE BARBARA BUSH LIBRARY
Upcoming activities for teens at the Barbara Bush Library in October include: Teen Pop Culture Craft, Oct. 8, 3-4:45 p.m. Using the film version of Neil Gaimon’s novella Coraline for inspiration, teens will make their very own creepy-cute doll. The movie is rated PG. This program is for teens in grades 6-12 only. Hispanic Heritage will also be celebrated by decorating sugar skull cookies. This program is also for teens in grades 6-12 only.
Scream-In is set for Oct. 22, 6-10 p.m. Teens will enjoy a costume contest, Scream Queen Contest, crafts, activities and more. A signed permission form is needed to register. This program is for teens in grades 6-12 only; registration is required. To register, call 281-376-4610.
KNITTING/CROCHETING MEETS AT BUSH LIBRARY
The knitting, crocheting and conversation group meets every Friday from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the Earl Elliott meeting room at the Bush Library. Help make lap blankets for veterans and chemo caps for MD Anderson Cancer Center patients. Bring items for a soldier in Afghanistan including playing cards, books, toiletries or hard candy. For more information, call 281-376-4610. The library is located at 6817 Cypresswood Drive in Spring.
COPPERWOOD ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW
The Copperwood Annual Arts & Crafts Show will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the office building at Copperwood Apartments, 4407 South Panther Creek Drive in The Woodlands.
This annual event features many handmade items including jewelry, knitted and crocheted items, Christmas ornaments, wreaths, decorations and more. There will also be guest vendors and drawings for gifts, food and fun. Proceeds will be donated to Interfaith of The Woodlands to provide Thanksgiving dinner to needy families with children. For additional information, contact Betty Wall at 281-292-8513.
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 snacks. The club is for ages 13 and up only. For more information,contact Tabatha Perry at 936-442-7728, ext. 310.
Jeanette Larson, author of Hummingbirds: Facts and Folklore from the Americas, will be at the library on Oct. 18 at 6 pm. For details and programs, see the calendar at countylibrary.org.
WOODLANDS COLLEGE PARK HS DANCE TEAM FUNDRAISER
The Woodlands College Park High School’s Revelier dance team fundraiser, “Rockin’ with the Revs,” will be held Saturday, Oct. 8, 5-10 p.m. at Papa’s Ice House, 314 Pruitt Road in Spring. Attendees will enjoy a barbecue plate, live entertainment by Houston’s own Winter’s End, and a silent auction.
Tickets for this family-friendly event are $15, adults; $10, children and students K-12. For tickets or more information, contact Donna Lacy at 281-785-7666.
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 email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S
The Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s for North Harris/ Montgomery County will take place on Saturday, Oct. 8, at Town Green Park in The Woodlands. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 8:30 a.m.
Participants will take part in a 3-mile walk (with 1.5-mile shortcut route) and learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical trial enrollment, and support programs and services of the Alzheimer’s Association. Each walker will also join in a tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. To join a team, visit alztex.org/walk or call 713-314-1341.
AN EVENING WITH MARK TWAIN
The Crighton Theatre Foundation presents “An Evening with Mark Twain” starring Kurt H. Sutton on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sutton has appeared in theaters nationally entertaining audiences with Twain’s hilarious witticisms, wisdom and love for music. Drama students get a special discount at the 3 p.m. performance. For additional information or tickets, visit crighton-theatre.com.
MASSAGE ENVY’S HEALING HANDS FOR ARTHRITIS EVENT
Massage Envy Houston is offering area residents a meaningful and therapeutic way to support the Arthritis Foundation on World Arthritis Day, Oct. 12. During the one-day Healing Hands for Arthritis event, $10 from every one-hour therapeutic massage or facial session at any of Houston Massage Envy’s 28 locations will be donated to the Arthritis Foundation, supporting people living with arthritis with funds dedicated to research, education and life improvement programs.
Arthritis is the leading cause of disability, reduced quality of life and high health care costs in the U.S., striking 50 million Americans, or one in five.
Residents from The Woodlands and the entire Houston area are encouraged to treat friends, families and themselves to a relaxing and rejuvenating massage or facial session at a Massage Envy clinic.
Pre-booking an appointment is strongly encouraged for this event. Appointments are booked on a first-come, first-served basis. For a complete list of Houston area locations, go online to massageenvyhouston.com.
COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE AT MEMORIAL HERMANN THE WOODLANDS HOSPITAL
Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital will host a Community Blood Drive on Monday, Oct. 17, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Conference Center.
Drop in and donate at one of the blood drives run by the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Bank. Donors will receive a gift and refreshments. No appointment is necessary. The hospital is located at 9250 Pinecroft Drive. For more information, call 713-222-CARE.
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 jlnhsmc.org.
HOLIDAYS FOR HEROES PROJECT SEEKS DONATIONS
THROUGH OCT. 31
The Montgomery County Chapter of the Women’s Council of REALTORS will host its sixth annual Montgomery County Cares “Holidays for Heroes” project, which consists of 1,000 holiday season care packages sent to military personnel serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Anyone living in Montgomery County or surrounding areas who has a friend, family member or associate serving in Iraq or Afghanistan can be placed on the list to receive a package along with their troop. To sign up, go to MontgomeryCountyCares.com.
Collection bins have been placed in area real estate offices, developer and builder sales centers, and other area businesses. Items to donate include individually packaged food items such as beef jerky, sunflower seeds, nuts, protein bars, granola bars, and Propel fitness water mix as well as gallon-sized Ziploc bags and white tube socks. Items will be collected through Oct. 31.
Corporate underwriters are needed to help with cost for postage, boxes and the purchase of additional items that were not donated. For more information, contact Jeanne Lewis at 281-719-6392.
The care packages will be sent overseas no later than Nov. 16 to ensure that soldiers get to enjoy them throughout the holiday season.
MEMORIAL HERMANN SUPPORT GROUPS
Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital provides a variety of free support groups including Mended Hearts, cancer, yoga and Tai Chi for cancer survivors, diabetes, stroke, weight-loss surgery and Mothers of Multiples. For more information on meetings, call 713-222-CARE or click on “Classes and Events” tab at memorialhermann.org.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY REPUBLICAN WOMEN’S FUNDRAISER
Montgomery County Republican women is hosting a fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 6:30 p.m. at River Plantation Country Club at River Plantation Country Club. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Frank Luntz, one of the most widely recognized pollsters in America.
Luntz is one of the most honored communication professionals in America today. He has become the go-to consultant when Fortune 100 companies and their CEOs need communication and language guidance.
Sponsorships are still available. Individual tickets are available for $125. Seating is very limited; make reservations well in advance.
To purchase tickets or for more information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Donna Barr at 281-296-9569 or email@example.com.
WOODLANDS CHILDREN’S MUSEUM SEEKS DONATIONS FOR MILITARY
The Woodlands Children’s Museum is accepting donations for the US Troop Support Foundation, an organization that supports the military at home and abroad with care packages and assistance.
The foundation is asking for donations of AAA, AA and C batteries; bug repellent; liquid detergent; Neosporin; foot powder/anti-fungal cream; BIC pens; duct tape; beef jerky/beef logs/Slim Jims; instant coffee; crackers: Wheat Thins, Ritz, Cheese Its; Seeds/Nuts; Lunch-To-Go tuna packets with mayo, relish and crackers included; energy drinks, instant oatmeal packets; Hormel chili with beans; white men’s crew or tube “one size fits all” socks; and current magazines.
For more information, call 281-465-0955 or visit 4775 W. Panther Creek next to Sears Hardware in the Panther Creek Shopping Center.