Weekly calendar listings: Jan. 31-Feb. 6
CALENDAR ITEMS WITH FOCUS ON JAN 31-FEB 6
Blood drive: 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. A blood drive is open to everyone and donors will receive a free T-shirt. The Woodlands United Methodist Church, 2200 Lake Woodlands Drive. www.twumc.org
Children's ballet: 10:45 a.m. The Spring session of children's ballet at the South Montgomery County YMCA begins. There are three classes, divided by age, for participants ranging from 2 to 8 years of age. South Montgomery County YMCA, 8100 Ashlane Way. 281-367-9622 www.ymcahouston.org
Pavilion Partners scholarship deadline: 5 p.m. A college scholarship program for students intending on majoring in the arts is available. Scholarships, awarded to students based on talent and academic performance, are available to students in Conroe and Montgomery school districts. Cynthia Woods Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive in The Woodlands. 281-364-3010 www.woodlandscenter.org/partners.
Adult basketball: 5 p.m. Registration ends for the South Montgomery County YMCA's adult basketball league for adults ages 18 and older. Games are played on Monday evenings beginning Feb. 1. South Montgomery County YMCA, 6145 Shadowbend Place in The Woodlands. 281-367-9622
Library exhibition: Tuesday through Feb. 27. The Woodlands Art League will have a display of artwork at the Mitchell Library, featuring the work of Fred Husler; a well-traveled artist primarily interested in creating landscapes, cityscapes and seascapes in oil, watercolor, acrylic and pastel. George and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Library, 8125 Ashlane Way in The Woodlands. 936-442-7728 www.woodlandsartleague.org
Performing arts: 2 p.m. Registration for the spring session of the YMCA Performing Arts program is open. Classes meet on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons and Saturdays, and the group will be working on selections from Annie and Fame. South Montgomery County YMCA, 6145 Shadowbend Place. 281-367-9622 www.ymcahouston.org
Author visit: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Roxie Munro, an acclaimed children's author and illustrator who has written more than 30 books will speak about "Mastering the Maze" and will sign books. George and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Library, 8125 Ashlane Way in The Woodlands. 936-442-7728 www.countylibrary.org
Whistle Stop Tour Luncheon: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Primary candidates will have a forum to address the public during the South Montgomery County The Woodlands Chamber of Commerce Whistle Stop Tour Luncheon. $30 for Chamber members, $35 for prospective members. The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center, 2301 N. Millbend Drive in The Woodlands. 281-367-5777
Author visit: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Roxie Munro, an acclaimed children's author and illustrator who has written more than 30 books will speak about "A Look at the West" and will sign books. South Regional Library, 2101 Lake Robbins Drive in The Woodlands. 281-364-4294 www.countylibrary.org
Texas Master Naturalist: 6 p.m. Heartwood Chapter Texas Master Naturalist will hold its monthly meeting, and Scott Kiester with the Horned Lizard Conservation Society will speak. Jones State Forest Environmental Classroom, 1328 FM 1488 in Conroe. www.heartwoodtmn.org
Internet basics: 9:30-11:30 a.m. A computer training course that focuses on the basics of the world wide web is offered. Conroe Central Branch Library, 104 I-45 North in Conroe. www.countylibrary.org
Exercise demonstration: 11 a.m.-12 p.m. The YMCA of Conroe will demonstrate exercises for all ages at the library. Conroe Central Branch Library, 104 I-45 North in Conroe. www.countylibrary.org
MOPS group: 9:30 a.m. MOPS groups are local communities that help moms be better moms by understanding their unique needs, challenges and joys. First Baptist Church of The Woodlands, 1801 Grogan's Mill Road. www.fbctw.org/fbctw/mops.
Internet protection: 9:30-11:30 a.m. A computer training course that focuses on the basics of staying safe and keeping your information secure on the world wide web is offered. Conroe Central Branch Library, 104 I-45 North in Conroe. www.countylibrary.org
Performing arts clinic: 3:30-4:15 p.m. A performing arts clinic will introduce children to musical theatre and will feature Disney characters for students in kindergarten through fifth grade, every Thursday through Feb. 25. South Montgomery County YMCA, 6145 Shadowbend Place in The Woodlands. 281-367-9622
Opening reception: 6 p.m. The Woodlands Art League will participate in a gallery showcase at Linda Watson Gallery that focuses on western art to coordinate with the rodeo show season throughout February. An open house reception is scheduled for Saturday. Linda Watson Gallery, 204 N. Main Street in Conroe. www.woodlandsartleague.org
Winter Ball: 6 p.m. The Woodlands Dance Club presents its Winter Ball. The cost is $110 per couple for club members and $155 per couple for non members. The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive. 281-419-2176.
Daddy Daughter Dance: 6:30-9 p.m. The City of Conroe Parks and Recreation department will present its fourth annual Daddy Daughter Dance, featuring dinner, dancing and music. La Torretta Del Lago Resort & Spa, 600 La Torretta Boulevard in Montgomery. 936-522-3900.
Buddy Holly Tribute: 7 p.m. The Montgomery County Performing Arts Society presents Rave On: A Buddy Holly Tribute Show. Crighton Theatre, 234 N. Main in Conroe. 936-441-7469 www.mcpas.org
Open house: Feb. 7. 2-4 p.m. The Inferfaith Child Development Center is preparing for the 2010-2011 school year and is holding an open house. Interfaith of The Woodlands, 4242 Interfaith Way. 832-615-8248
Business Women: Feb. 8. 5-7 p.m. The Montgomery County Association of Business Women will meet for their monthly mixer. Margaritas and Peppers, 2259 North Loop 336 West in The Woodlands. 713-256-8002 www.mcabw.org
Heart to Heart: Feb. 11. 8-9 a.m. An informal discussion group called Heart to Heart meets to discuss common heart attach signs and symptoms. Presented by Dr. Kedarnath A. Vaidya. St. Luke's the Woodlands Hospital, 17200 St. Luke's Way in The Woodlands. 936-266-4050 www.stlukeswoodlands.com
Ballroom Dancing: Every Sunday. 7-9 p.m. The Woodlands Ballroom Dancing Club meets at the Knights of Columbus for a social dancing experience without smoke or alcohol. $10 per person. Knights of Columbus Hall, 2655 FM 1488 in Spring. 713-805-4466.
Teen counseling: Every Monday. 7-8:30 p.m. Free teen counseling support for females, ages 13-17, who are victims and survivors of family or sexual violence. The Montgomery County Women's Center, 1600 Lake Front Circle in The Woodlands. 281-292-4155, ext. 276.
Free tax help: Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday through April 15. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free tax help is available from AARP Tax-Aide, the nation's largest, free and volunteer-based tax consulting and preparation service. Lone Star College, 102 Longview Drive in Conroe. 1-888-227-7669 www.aarp.org/taxaide
Writers Guild: Every first Tuesday. 6:30 p.m. The Woodlands Writers Guild meets and forms critique groups for their writing after the business is conducted. South Montgomery County Community Center, 2235 Lake Robbins Drive in The Woodlands. 281-363-9410. www.woodlandswritersguild.org
Quilt guild: Every first Wednesday. 6:30 p.m. The Woodlands Area Quilt Guild meets for its monthly meeting. The Woodlands Community Center, 2235 Lake Robbins Drive. www.waqg.org. 281-821-8411
Christian Business group: Every Wednesday. 7:30 a.m. The Woodlands Christian Business Network meets weekly for praise and networking. Black Walnut Cafe, 2520 Research Forest Drive. www.woodlandscbn.net.
Weekly storytime: Every Wednesday. 10:30 a.m. A weekly storytime is offered. R.F. Meador Branch Library, 709 W. Montgomery in Willis. 936-442-7740 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Storytime: Every Wednesday. 10:30 a.m. Storytime is held weekly at the library with a different theme for each week. Conroe Central Branch Library, 104 I-45 North in Conroe. email@example.com
Toddler time: Every Thursday. 10:30 a.m. Toddler time is held weekly at the library with a different theme for each week. Conroe Central Branch Library, 104 I-45 North in Conroe. firstname.lastname@example.org www.countylibrary.org
Belly dancing classes: Every Thursday. 7:45-9:45 p.m. A weekly workout is lead by Shakira from the Sirrom School of Belly Dance. $60 per month. The beginner class begins at 7:45 p.m., the intermediate class begins at 8:45 p.m. Walden Yacht Club, 13101 Melville Drive in Montgomery. 713-621-9818
Zumba: Every Thursday and Tuesday. 8:50-9:50 a.m. A group that practices the fitness craze Zumba, which fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves, meets twice a week. $60 per month, or $10 per session. The Woodlands Recreation Center, 5310 Research Forest Drive. 281-210-3950.
Words for the Journey: Every Thursday, except the last Thursday of the month. 9:30-11:30 a.m. The Words for the Journey Christian Writers Guild meets for its weekly gathering. The conference room at The Loft Church, 9201 Grogan's Mill Road in The Woodlands. www.wordsforthejourney.org.
Street Meet: Every Saturday. 7-9 p.m. The Woodlands Car Club meets weekly for its Saturday Night Street Meet. Classics Pizza, 1500 Research Forest Drive, Ste. 100 in Shenandoah. www.thewoodlandscarclub.org
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