August is here!

Yes, it’s true! School is right around the corner…but we still have a few more weeks to enjoy summer vacation. Below is a list of August  events so you and your family can make the most of the last moments of summer fun!









National Night Out
August 2nd

First Thursday Free Concert Series
August 4th

Rock The Row at Hughes Landing on Lake Woodlands
August 4th

Food Truck Festival
August 6th

Eye of the Beholder: It’s What YOU See
August 9th – September 1st

Rock The Row at Hughes Landing on Lake Woodlands
August 11th

Montgomery County Agricultural Fair   
August 12th-20th

Austin Ice Cream Festival
August 13th

Free Family Movie Night
August 13th

Rock The Row at Hughes Landing on Lake Woodlands
August 18th

Major League Quidditch Championship
August 20th-21st

Rock The Row at Hughes Landing on Lake Woodlands
August 25th

Freud’s Last Session at Stageworks Theatre
August 26th-September 18th

The Players Theatre Company Presents “Phantom”
August 26th-September 17th

The Joey Bolton Open – Shootout Hunger
August 26th

Tomball Texas Music Festival
August 27th

“Sound of Music” Sing-A-Long
August 27th

Pearland Wine & Food Festival
August 27th


Sarah Murphy Marketing Assistant & Blog Contributor

Sarah Murphy
Marketing Assistant &
Blog Contributor

Summer 2016 Action Guide!

images-2Immediately after our move, it was very difficult to figure out where to find fun activities for my kids that were both reasonably priced and provided variety.  My kids have tried lots of activities and I want to be able to offer that option without having to commit to a whole season. The Summer 2016 Action Guide, curated and updated each year by The Woodlands Township, is a perfect tool for finding activities and events for the whole family!

tennis-camp-blog-picThe Woodlands Township offers a wide variety of programs for all ages.  My kids have enjoyed tennis lessons at the local park.  My son, who has expressed an interest in engineering, even took a 4-week civil engineering class geared towards kids!  My husband and I have taken advantage of the Kid’s Night Out events that are offered each month.  The Township offers one for elementary aged children and one for an intermediate school. We also look forward to our pool passes each summer, that allow us access to all 14 of the wonderful pools in The imagesWoodlands parks.  All of these items and much more are included in The Woodlands Township Parks & Recreation Action Guide each season.  The Summer 2016 Action Guide was just released at the end of March and has all of the great programming offered by the Township such as:

Summer Camps

Aquatic Programs

Tennis Programs

Riva Row Boat House Programs

Adult Leagues and Programs

Preschool and Youth Programs

Gorilla Hole Programs

Fitness Programs

Races and Special Events

You will be surprised at the variety and also that there are many options for adults as well. Take a few minutes – I’m sure you will find something that will pique your interest!

Amy McLaughlin Personal Concierge and Blog Contributor

Amy McLaughlin
Personal Concierge and
Blog Contributor

National Night Out

DocumentEach year The Woodlands Township residents are invited to come together to take a stand against crime and drugs during National Night Out. This is a great learning opportunity for kids (and a reminder for adults), teaching them about a very important step in crime prevention – “neighbor knowing neighbor”. During the event, residents will lock their doors, turn their lights on and join participating neighbors in a variety of activities hosted by fellow neighbors, or even you! Below is the information on how to register to host a party in your neighborhood. Just be sure to do it soon because the deadline for a prize is July 15th and the final deadline is July 22nd. Not sure if hosting is for you? The Woodlands Township has put together a National Night Out promo video, party guide, and FAQ’s so that you have a better idea of what to expect. The event will take place August 2nd, 2016 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. For more information read the following or go to


National Night Out parties
Hosting a National Night Out party is a great way to bring neighbors together. To register a National Night Out party, please fill out the form at A National Night Out promotional video, party guide and frequently asked questions are available on the website.

National Night Out parties registered by July 15, 2016, are eligible for a prize. The final day to register and receive a public safety visit is July 22, 2016. In 2015, over 100 public safety personnel visited parties throughout The Woodlands.

DocumentNational Night Out Supply and Registration Day
The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch can provide National Night Out party supplies during the National Night Out Supply and Registration Day. Available supplies may include balloons, giveaways, yard signs, party ideas and more. Pick up supplies July 19, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at The Woodlands Township Town Hall, located at 2801 Technology Forest Blvd. Pre-registration is required.

National Night Out offers many opportunities for neighborhood camaraderie, including a theme party contest, sidewalk chalk art competition, food drive in partnership with Interfaith of The Woodlands, I.D. the Burglar village challenge and the National Night Out Military Drive.

Food Drive in partnership with Interfaith of The Woodlands
Nonperishable food items collected at National Night Out parties can be dropped off directly at Interfaith, 4242 Interfaith Way, August 3 to August 5, 2016, from 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Please make sure to mention National Night Out when giving donations to Interfaith. Together, residents can make a difference to alleviate hunger in South Montgomery County.

I.D. the Burglar Village Challenge
The I.D. the Burglar Village Challenge is a fun contest designed to promote neighborhood cooperation, crime prevention awareness, and to test a person’s skill and accuracy in identifying a suspect. One party from each village will be drawn from the parties registered to participate in the challenge. A “burglar,” along with a “good guy” will be escorted by a Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office deputy to the party chosen from each village. The neighborhood must work together as a team to help identify the burglar.

Document-1National Night Out Military Drive, new this year
New this year is the National Night Out Military Drive. Support military by collecting items at National Night Out neighborhood parties. A full list of items needed is available in the party guide at Items collected will be donated to Operation Military Embrace. Donated items will be collected at The Woodlands Township Town Hall, located at 2801 Technology Forest Blvd., August 3 to 5, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In addition to the neighborhood parties, the Township residents can meet each other at National Night Out Good Neighbor Days, Boots vs. Badges Softball Game, Car Seat Check and a Community Expo.

Good Neighbor Days
During Good Neighbor Days at The Woodlands Fire Department stations, residents can explore a fire truck, police patrol vehicle and learn more about National Night Out. Upcoming Good Neighbor Days include: July 10, 2016, from 3 to 5 p.m., at Station 4, 7900 Bay Branch Drive; July 16, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Station 6, 1100 Windsor Lakes Blvd.; and July 17, 2016, from 3 to 5 p.m., at Station 7, 26722 Kuykendahl Rd.

Boots vs. Badges Softball Game
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and The Woodlands Fire Department battle it out at the annual Boots vs. Badges Softball Game. Residents are invited to come on out and cheer on local public safety personnel, August 20, 2016, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at McCullough Junior High’s Scotland Yard Baseball Field, located at 3800 South Panther Creek Drive..

use-for-save-the-date-party-flierCar Seat Check
Car Seat Check has certified technicians who will be available to inspect the installation of car seats, October 1, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the YMCA, located at 6464 Creekside Forest Drive. Please bring children’s car seats, the vehicle that the car seat is placed in and the vehicle owner’s manual.

The Community Safety Expo
The Community Safety Expo is a day of food, fun and public safety demonstrations for the entire community. Residents can meet public safety personnel, see equipment, enter mobile command units of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and Homeland Security, watch law enforcement K-9 demonstrations and much more at this free event. Children can enjoy face painting, a bounce house, crafts and hanging out with McGruff the Crime Dog. The Community Safety Expo will be held October 1, 2016, from noon to 3 p.m. at Rob Fleming Aquatics Center, located at 6535 Creekside Forest Drive.

Since 1990, The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch has brought residents and the public safety agencies that serve The Woodlands Township together under positive circumstances. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer.

Please contact The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch at 281-210-3800 or visit for more information.

Sarah Murphy Marketing Assistant & Blog Contributor

Sarah Murphy
Marketing Assistant &
Blog Contributor