Thursday, July 16, 2009

Crazy for You - a musical

Were you at the parade on July 4th? Did you see the performers of this play sing and dance. They were great! So much enthusiasm and talent. Are you going this weekend or next weekend to the show? We are! It is at McCullough and starts at 7:30pm except for one show on Sunday (see schedule below). Additional photos of the parade and related article can be found by clicking here.


Friday, July 17 ~ 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 18 ~ 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 19 ~ 2:30 pm
Friday, July 24 ~ 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 25 ~ 7:30 pm

Nancy Bock Center for the Performing Arts
3800 S. Panther Creek Drive

Class Act Productions is a non-profit performing arts group that provides education, training, and participation in professional-quality musical theatre productions for students in The Woodlands, Texas and surrounding areas. By participating, students learn teamwork and responsibility as well as the technical, performance, and artistic elements of musical theatre.

Lower photos courtesy of DWC Photography

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Behind some doors people are crying

Whether you live in The Woodlands, out in a remote place in the woods, in Conroe, in a high rise, in a single family dwelling, in a mobile home, in a car, wherever ... you will know someone. That is the motto of the Montgomery County Women's Center, because we are all surrounded by a social problem where some of the worst crimes occur. Ordinary people become criminals in the home. Citizens from all walks of life become victims of those who seek power over them, whether they be behind the doors of an automobile, a home or a bar. That is a sad statement. One of your neighbors is likely one of them.

Over the next few weeks, in partnership with Donna Wick, PHD., Director of Outreach and Communications of Montgomery Women's Center, will be writing various articles related to this subject, a series we call "Behind Closed Doors". We will keep the material from being too graphic. We want these articles to be suitable for all ages, like all the articles published in The Woodlands Commentary. You will hear about incidents, available services, trends, what to do if you know someone (and every body does at some point in their life).

Someone you know needs your help and the more informed we all are, the better equipped we are to respond to their needs. I hope you will spread the word to your friends everywhere. Home and relationship violence is not a problem only in Montgomery County; it is everywhere. We will not confine ourselves to processes here but will emphasize our role and issues in the broader scheme of things. Our county has some very talented people and our goal is to bring that talent to your awareness, along with the problem at hand. Right now, there are issues in law enforcement with burglaries, having a high community profile. What we am about to embark upon relates to crime with much worse impact than a burglary and often goes unreported.

So join me in my discovery as I share what I learn that goes on behind closed doors and what we can do to improve the quality of life for victims in the home. The impact of these crimes is simply devastating to families in all economic situations and living conditions. I want to thank Dr Wick for her enthusiasm and willingness to engage on this topic with me. She is also a writer, so you will see some of her work in these articles. There will of course be several expert sources for what is written. Watch for articles as they are released.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Support Bonnie Hubert!

Our hometown neighbor Bonnie Hubert is heading for Chicago to compete on July 17-18 in the Mrs International USA pageant. She dedicates an enormous amount of her time and energy in support of CASA, a children's advocate group. We all love her for who she is and what she does and are wishing her success for herself and her cause. You can vote for her as "audience favorite" and impact the outcome, as well as contribute to the American Heart Association (AHA). HALF of all of the online vote proceeds will go to the AHA and 1/2 to the winner.
Click here to cast your votes for her while making a contribution to the AHA.
Click here to See her profile in the Whos Who of The Woodlands.

Go Bonnie! We are behind you!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

2009 Fireworks in The Woodlands Texas - where to view

It is best to read this before going to the fireworks display unless you arrive very early. It is a popular event here. Many people have their favorite places to go. Here is some advice for those who do not know where to go.

This year will the the 12th annual display. I am lucky to have been at the 2nd but missed the first year. It's a great show for the family! Presented by Woodforest National Bank, the 20-minute show begins at dusk (approximately 9:15 p.m.). For the best views of this year’s fireworks extravaganza, grab a lawn chair or blanket and head to one of these locations: · Waterway Square (one of the locations for the Red, Hot & Blue Festival) · North Side of The Woodlands Waterway · East of Waterway Avenue Bridge · Turning Basin by Town Green Park Parking is available for $5 in the Town Center Parking Garage located on Six Pines Drive, the parking lot at the corner of Lake Robbins and Six Pines Drive, and 24 Waterway Parking Garage located on Lake Robbins Drive. Visitors may park for free at the orange, yellow and green lots along Timberloch Place. Trolleys will operate from 11 am to 8 pm on July 4.

July 3rd,4th,5th in The Woodlands - Trolley route modified

You might be one of those folks who want to leverage the Trolley system on July 3rd, 4th, and 5th. These three days, the system will be moving people on different routes about Town Center in The Woodlands, Texas(see below). July 4th will be a hot day, but based on last year's attendance and crowd enthusiasm, along with the local flare of the parade and fireworks display and other festivities, it will be well worth the time and discomforts of heat. Make sure to drink plenty of water.

Beginning Friday, July 3 through Sunday, July 5, The Woodlands Waterway Trolleys will operate from 11 am – 8 pm Friday and Saturday and noon – 6 pm on Sunday. This will enable visitors to leave their automobile in any available parking spot and hop aboard at one of the eight convenient stops, including: · Concierge Desk at Market Street – The Woodlands · Town Green Park (Entrance on Lake Robbins Drive) · The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (Main Entrance) · The Fountains at Waterway Square · The Restaurant Basin (near The Woodlands Mall) · The Woodlands Mall South Entrance