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The Week Ahead: environmental fun, election forum, running races

October 5, 2018

As fall swings into Southeast Texas, the temperatures are cooling and minds wander to fun activities and holidays such as Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. But, we’ve got a few weeks to go before the minions are out trick-or-treating so here are some fun activities this week in The Woodlands.

Celebrate the outdoors & environment

Two activities this week will help locals help the environment, by planting gardens and also examine flora and fauna found in the area.

On Oct. 9, local residents can share garden tips and make lasting friendships at The Woodlands Garden Club’s monthly meeting, where attendees will learn about floral design with Tony Huffman, who is scheduled to present an education session called “Home for the Holidays.” The event is slated for 9 a.m.-noon at the Shenandoah Municipal Complex, 29955 Interstate 45 N. Refreshments will be provided and new attendees or guests are welcome. Interested green thumbs can email thewoodlandsgardenclub@gmail.com for membership questionsand program information.

If getting some exercise is on your agenda, try the Oct. 11 Walk in the Woods event, which is being hosted by officials from HARC. Participants will learn about the environment and other issues via the program “Working with Nature to Build Resilient Communities,” which is scheduled from 6-7:30 p.m. during the Walk in the Woods nature lecture series at the HARC, 8801 Gosling Road. During the event, regional experts will provide a close-up look at many of the extraordinary plants and wildlife that abound in The Woodlands, southeast Texas and other nearby areas. Each lecture is accompanied by a guided walk. While Walk in the Woods is free, attendee registration is required. Visit their website at https://bit.ly/2MdxisA for more information.

Conroe ISD board candidate forum

The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Conroe Independent School District Board of Trustees candidate forum at 4 p.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the chamber offices, located at 9320 Lakeside Blvd., The Woodlands. The event will feature questions and answers as well as comments from the candidates. Tentatively scheduled to attend the forum are: Paul K. Piper, Jr.; Theresa Wagaman; Dale R. Inman; Kathleen Harmatuk-Swisher; and Skeeter Hubert.

Run for a good cause: The Memorial Hermann 10 for Texas

On Saturday Oct. 13, good samaratins who like to run fast can help several great causes while getting their strut on. The Memorial Hermann 10 for Texas series of races will be hosted throughout the morning. The main event is a 10-mile race, but there are shorter distances for those who may not be as daring, including the 3.1-mile Armadillo Run 5K and the “One 4 Texas” Kids’ Fun Run, which is only 1 mile. All races go through The Woodlands, and will be held from 7-11:30 a.m. The races will start and finish at Northshore Park. These races are put on by The Woodlands Township Parks and Recreation Department. Visit https://bit.ly/2Ov2Awx to register and learn more.

Meet Woodlands Villager editor at the Texas Writers’ Club

Do you like barbecue and books? If so, then join the many members of the Texas Writers’ Club at their next meeting. The group will host their October session from 6:30-9 p.m. on Oct. 10 at Spring Creek BBQ located at 19099 Interstate 45 North in Shenandoah.

The club meets regularly to discuss books, writing and other aspects of the creative process. The featured speaker for Oct. 10 is Woodlands Villager Editor Jeff Forward, who will speak about news writing with a focus on various interviewing techniques and stories. Forward will be on hand to answer questions, pass out sample copies of The Villager and mingle with guest.

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