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The free spring concert series Rock the Row kicks off in Hughes Landing on March 14 and will run on Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. through March 28 alongside Trailgating, a walk and run held before each concert.

Before each concert, a group meets at Fleet Feet at 1925 Hughes Landing Blvd., The Woodlands, at 6 p.m. for a trail run/walk. Appetizers and refreshments are available before the concert begins at the Hughes Landing Band Shell, according to a news release.

“By combining the Trailgating and Rock the Row events, we are able to highlight Hughes Landings’ focus on health and wellness along with the family-friendly entertainment options available,” said Jim Carman, senior vice president for master planned community and commercial development with

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Spring is often considered the season for art lovers — and the springtime calendar in The Woodlands is peppered with events where residents and visitors alike can purchase paintings, photographs, woodworkings, metalworks, jewelry, digital art and sculptures from local artists.

In addition to the signature township event, The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival in April, officials with both Market Street and The Woodlands Township announced the opening of vendor applications for their Fine Arts Show and Arts in the Park events, respectively.

Arts in the Park is scheduled on March 9 at Rob Fleming Park — artist booths are $50 and food vendor spaces are going for $75. A 10-by-10-foot exhibit space at the Spring Fine Arts Show on May 4 will be

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The Woodlands Marathon, featuring a marathon and half-marathon through various locations in The Woodlands on March 2, will affect traffic throughout the day as runners depart from Town Green Park and make their way along two charted courses back to end the race at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.

The races are part of the Beck and Masten Charity Challenge, which has raised over $1 million for various charities.

The half-marathon course begins on Lake Robbins Drive in front of Town Green Park, proceeds west on Research Forest Drive to Kuykendahl Road and continues back east on Lake Woodlands Drive to finish behind the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.

The marathon course begins on Lake Robbins eastbound lane next to Town Green Park, continues south

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If you commute from The Woodlands every day, it's now even easier to use the Woodlands Express Park and Ride Shuttle. For riders wanting a later start in the morning, the route that begins at Sterling Ridge will add a run at 8:00 A.M., in addition to the 7:25 A.M. run.

This is a six-month pilot program, and if there's enough demand, it will become permanent.

Also, for riders heading to the Texas Medical Center from The Woodlands, there's a new stop right in front of the UT Health Building off Fannin.

This will be the new last morning stop and new first evening stop in the TMC.

Source: ABC13.com

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The third annual Inspire Film Festival (IFF), is right around the corner and promises even more amazing films, events and special guests than last year. The theme is “Game Changers” and will feature stories about people and events that changed the game for communities at home and around the world.

Just in time for the Holidays, festival passes are now on sale at the festival’s website, InspireFilmFest.com. There’s no better gift for the person who has everything than a pair of passes for a long weekend of good films about good people doing good things. Passes sold out last year.

Source: HelloWoodlands.com

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House of Pies Restaurant & Bakery will soon open its fourth location in the former location of Black-eyed Pea, at 1330 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands, according to a House of Pies representative via Facebook.

The Houston-based restaurant offers more than 40 types of pies and cakes, in addition to a lunch and dinner menu that features sandwiches, soups, salads, chicken plates and steaks.

The bakery is known for being open 24 hours a day, seven days a week at its three other locations.

Source: ABC13.com

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In the new year, many homemakers will look to refresh their favorite spaces, often starting in the kitchen. In 2018, we saw everything from banquette-style seating to two-toned kitchen cabinetry, and will continue to see innovative new designs prevail in the new year.

Whether you're planning to remodel your kitchen or get inspired for a simple refresh, there's a whole new crop of design trends to consider for 2019. 

1. CLEVER, CONCEALED STORAGE

2. PEWTER AND GUNMETAL HARDWARE

3. OPEN SHELVING

4. VINTAGE VIBE

5. COLORED UPHOLSTERY

Source: ElleDecor.com

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Freezing weather is expected to move into the Greater Houston area during Tuesday morning through the evening, according to the National Weather Service. Here are five tips to stay safe during below freezing temperatures in Texas.

 

1. Prevent frozen pipes

The Texas Department of Public Safety recommends wrapping pipes in newspaper or another insulating material and leaving faucets dripping overnight to avoid freezing. Homeowners should also know how to shut off their homes’ water supply in case a pipe bursts. Garden hoses and sprinklers should also be disconnected to avoid bursting from frozen water.

2. Protect pets

Texas state law prohibits dog owners from leaving animals restrained outdoors when weather conditions are below 32

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