Thursday, August 27, 2009

New YMCA at the Village of Creekside Park moving forward

Tentative agreement was reached this week to start moving dirt about October 1st at the new YMCA Lodge site in the Village of Creekside Park. This site is across the street from the water park. A formal ground breaking ceremony is expected to be conducted on October 3rd, 2009. This development project will be in two phases. First, the lodge will be constructed. It will be one of two buildings constructed on six acres of above-flood-plane ground. An additional thirteen acres lower than the flood plane behind the lodge will be used as natural forest with an amphitheater and day camp area especially designed for outdoor activities. A 65-foot climbing tower will be constructed as well as other recreational facilities for outdoor family recreation.

This village  YMCA will be part of the South Montgomery YMCA, so membership for one includes membership in the other two. There are plans to have interpretive nature education here among many other programs. Our youth will be able to learn how to use the amphitheater to produce plays and have the opportunity for Friday night movies  among other activities. There is a plan to partner with the Tomball School District to provide outdoor education programs as part of extracurricular or even class education programs.

We can expect it to open in late May or early June of 2010. The facility should be completed for operation in May, 2010.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Dosey Doe and Town Center Theatre - Sunday Evening

This coming Sunday, September 13th, there will be a local dinner performance here in The Woodlands at Dosey Doe Coffee House (Restaurant). They call their show simply the "Second Sunday Showcase" for apparent reasons. It occurs each second Sunday of the month. This dinner show in a venue started this year through a partnership of Dosey Doe and Town Center Theatre. Here is a chance to enjoy the local arts. These folks are professionals, and I understand they know how to put on a show. Cast is Travis Bryant, Kim Bryant, and Andrew Ruthven, among others. Pianist accompaniment is performed by David McKenery.

Dosey Doe Coffee House is at 25911 I-45 North (Southbound), The Woodlands, Texas, 77380. The doors will open at 4:30pm for dinner. Show starts at 6:00pm.

Tickets van be purchased by calling 281-367-3774. Floor seats include dinner and can be purchased for $40 each. Alternatively, balcony seats are available at $15 without dinner included. Children's tickets are $15 each, which includes dinner.

Town Center Theatre and the Dosey Doe together bring audiences some of the best in musical theatre entertainment every second Sunday evening of the month. Each show features a group of versatile, charming musical theatre artists performing favorite Broadway show tunes, ranging from classic standards to the latest hits. For more information, their website is

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Chococlate Passion Summer Entertainment

My Woodlands friends at Chocolate Passion in Conroe are having a summer entertainment festival. They have a wide variety of events on selected days and evenings. I find these interesting and enjoyable, Have a cappuccino, sandwich, cake, chocolate, or any of their drinks or foods while you enjoy the entertainment. You'll like the cozy atmosphere.

Saturday Night
August 8, 2009
Showtime 8:00 pm 'till....... featuring Teddy Gipson, Bobbie Jones and friends singing your old favorites, doo wop, jazz and R/B.
$7 Admission
Call for reservations: 936-539-6585

Also coming:

Kathleen Thomas - Prose & Story Telling & A Little Song (now on CD) - Aug. 12, 11:00 am

Gordon Smith - Meet the Artist (YTBD)

Florencia Rossini - Cooking Classes (YTBD)

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