July 6, 2012
Now that the July 4th festivities are over, what to do the rest of the summer? There’s so much to do in The Woodlands that you’d need a social secretary to coordinate it. To quote Ron Bice, the editor of ‘The Woodlands Events,’ “If you don’t think there’s anything to do in The Woodlands, you probably haven’t left your house.”
For those doing a ‘staycation,’ the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion has several major concerts scheduled before the end of summer. Legendary rocker, Joe Cocker, will perform on July 21, as will Huey Lewis & the News, and bands Chicago, the Doobie Brothers, Kiss, Rascall Flatts, and Motley Crue, are just a few more of their star-studded attractions.
Dosey Doe has thirty shows before September, which include legends like Percy Sledge, Crystal Gayle, and the world’s leading Flamenco guitarist, Ottmar Liebert with Luna Negra. The wine bars feature live music every night, and the touristas don’t know about the 2nd Saturday of the month events at Millbend Coffeehouse. Millbend Coffeehouse is a non-profit venue hosted by Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Church. This month they will feature Spencer Bohren playing a bluesy kind of music on July 14. All proceeds after expenses benefit a local charity decided by audience vote. What a great idea!
Maybe you’re just not into music, although I can’t imagine that. But if you’re into dining out, you’re really in for a treat. There’s no shortage of restaurants in The Woodlands that offer great food and service. I would suggest that you read the restaurant reviews on “The Woodlands Eats” to ensure a wonderful dining experience; just go to The Woodlands Eats They also have a Facebook page under the same name. Join their ‘foodie’ group that makes dining a social event.
If you enjoy shopping, you can shop till you drop at Market Street and The Woodlands Mall. I don’t know how many stores are featured between the mall and Market Street, but they’re all within walking distance. So park the car and shop! Not that we suggest you leave the kids unattended, but there area several area pools including the Rob Fleming Aquatic Center.
For those pesky relatives who are vacationing on the cheap at your bed and breakfast, take them down the Woodlands Waterway and ride one of the cruisers around town center, followed by dinner and refreshments at Landry’s or Flemings. Enjoy an outdoor tour of The Woodlands as provided by Sculp-tours – a scenic ride through the community to view The Woodlands magnificent outdoor sculptures. Sculp tours are conducted by Tony Motto, a retired art teacher who has become the goodwill ambassador of The Woodlands sculpture collection. The children will enjoy the tour as well. But if they can’t sit still on the tour, drop them off at The Woodlands Children’s Museum. There is a full calendar of events throughout the summer, which can be viewed at Activities for the Kids