Author Visit at The Woodlands Children’s Museum Friday,
Hear Deborah Elum read ‘Miss McDoogle has the Giggles’
THE WOODLANDS, Texas – Oct. 22, 2019 – Author Deborah Elum will read her new book at The Woodlands Children’s Museum Friday, Nov. 8.
“Miss McDoogle has the Giggles” is the story of a school teacher who enjoys a bit of silly time each night before going to bed.
The reading will begin at 11 a.m., followed by a meet-and-greet until 12:30 p.m., when Elum will sign and sell copies of her book ($10.95 including tax).
“Deborah Elum is a very gifted writer who certainly understands the importance of not taking things too seriously and making time to be silly,” Executive Director Angela Colton said. “Giving children time to play and be silly is tremendously beneficial and contributes to the development of children’s minds, their social skills, their health and their overall well-being. We are excited to share a story about a teacher—a role model—who makes time to be silly.”
Elum, an Atascosita resident, has written several comedic books to engage and inspire adults and children, along with books about searching for one’s purpose and the power of worship.
As a screenwriter, she has launched two sitcoms and produced several drama productions. She also has edited more than 25 book projects for other authors and written for several magazines.
Elum’s visit is included in The Woodlands Children’s Museum’s regular $7 admission price for visitors age 1 and older.
Unique Shop-portunity Coming to The Woodlands Children’s Museum — Adults can find gifts for little ones at All Wrapped Up Nov. 15
THE WOODLANDS, Texas – Oct. 22, 2019 – Holiday shoppers are invited to browse through a unique collection of gifts that encourage children to discover, create, play and explore during All Wrapped Up at The Woodlands Children’s Museum 5-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15.
The event will feature educational products that encourage imaginative play, critical thinking, motor skills, artistic expression and more.
Vendors will have a variety of books, games, puzzles, sensory toys, stuffed animals, children’s clothing and other items that are not found in traditional stores.
Gift wrapping and refreshments will also be available. The museum’s exhibits will be closed to allow parents and caregivers a full shopping experience.
Tickets to All Wrapped Up can be purchased for $10 in advance at
http://bit.ly/ShopportunityTicket; they are $12 each at the door. The ticket price includes a free shopping bag (limited quantities), light hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment.
“All Wrapped Up is an excellent opportunity for parents, grandparents and other gift-givers to find something special for the children on their list, gifts with the potential to help children discover new interests, create artistic masterpieces, or—equally important—lose themselves in imaginative play” Executive Director Angela Colton said.
The All Wrapped Up vendor list includes:
- Author Zach Merta
- Chalk Couture
- Color Street Nails
- Discovery Toys
- Feltman & Co.
- Glitter and Goodness
- Hashtag Headbands
- Matilda Jane Clothing
- Orange Pop Boutique
- Pampered Chef
- Sandra’s Craft Room
- Teddy Bear Mobile
- Testudinata Toys
- TWCM Gift Shop
- Usborne Books
- Walking Tots
The event is underwritten, in part, by Modern Woodmen of America-Kevin Kello. The member-owned fraternal financial services organization strives to improve quality of life for its members and the communities in which they live.
All Wrapped Up will take place at 4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77381.
Chance to Win Year of Free Whataburger at The Woodlands Children’s Museum
Enter drawing by supporting the museum’s Million Penny Challenge now through Nov. 1
THE WOODLANDS, Texas – Oct. 21, 2019 – Time is running out to enter The Woodlands Children’s Museum’s raffle for a year of free Whataburger by supporting the museum’s Million Penny Challenge.
Museum visitors are invited to participate in the challenge by bringing pennies and other coins to the museum now through Friday, Nov. 1.
For each donation in a filled sandwich-size baggie, or weighing at least two pounds, visitors will receive one restaurant coupon AND one raffle ticket for the grand prize of free Whataburger for a year.
“Our hope for the Million Penny Challenge is to do more than hold a fundraiser: We want to share something of value with the community,” Executive Director Angela Colton said. “Because The Million Penny Challenge commemorates the 110th anniversary of the Lincoln penny, this creates an excellent opportunity to talk with children about history while sharing facts about money, saving, sorting and counting, too.”
In October, the restaurant coupon for challenge participants can be redeemed for a free milkshake at Grub Burger Bar in The Woodlands.
The raffle drawing will take place this November. The grand prize includes the Whataburger for a Year gift basket containing:
- 52 free Whataburger coupons,
- A branded metal tub,
- A stainless steel YETI Rambler tumbler,
- A bottle of Whataburger Fancy Ketchup,
- A bottle of Whataburger Spicy Ketchup,
- A box of Whataburger pancake mix,
- A Whataburger plush T-Rex,
- A pair of Whataburger sunglasses,
- A Whataburger koozie, and
- A Whataburger-branded fleece jacket.
“We are very grateful to the businesses who are supporting the museum through this challenge and helping us provide children with ongoing opportunities to play, explore and grow,” Colton said.
The museum encourages school groups and community organizations to join the challenge as well, as a service project and opportunity to give back to the community.
Pennies can be dropped off at 4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, Suite 280, The Woodlands, Texas 77381 through Nov. 1.
For more details, call 281-465-0955, or visit woodlandschildrensmuseum.org.