The Woodlands G.R.E.E.N.’s Going Green Lecture @ HARC (Houston Advanced Research Center)
Nov 30 @ 7:00 pm

Going Green Lecture: The Air We Breath

by Dr. Stephanie Thomas

How much do you know about the air we breathe in and around the Woodlands and Montgomery County?  We’re seemingly a long way from the congestion and industry of Houston, but are we subject to similar air quality issues?

We courage you to join Dr. Stephanie Thomas, a researcher and community organizer at Public Citizen, Houston.  She will addresses these issues and some of the upcoming opportunities to improve our air quality.

Children and students are welcome!

For more events by The Woodlands G.R.E.E.N., visit their calendar!

The Woodlands G.R.E.E.N.’s Pathway Clean-Up @ Shadowbend Park
Dec 2 @ 8:30 am

The Woodlands GrassRoots Environmental Education Network (The Woodlands G.R.E.E.N.) is a tax-deductible 501 (c)(3) education organization that promotes natural resource conservation, recycling, solid waste reduction, safe and sensible care of our air and water resources, and other responsible actions that protect the environment and its inhabitants.

Volunteers of this event will meet in the parking lot at Shadowbend Park. As usual, there will be coffee and refreshments.

For other events by The Woodlands G.R.E.E.N., visit their calendar!

AIA’s Gingerbread Build-Off @ Hermann Square
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

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Architecture Center Houston will host the 9th Annual Gingerbread Build-Off at City Hall’s Hermann Square Saturday, December 9, 2017. Competing teams will create their masterpieces using 100% edible materials. More than 4,500 spectators are expected to attend and cheer on the teams, play in the kids’ construction zone, and see Santa! All of that entertainment is FREE and open to the public! 

Want to compete?

Team registration is open to local architecture firms, design professionals, students, and enthusiasts seeking the coveted Grand Prix de Show for their edible structure. Additional awards will be given in categories including 1st and 2nd Runner-Up, Best Architectural Icon, Tallest Standing Structure, Best Holiday Themed, Best Non-Holiday Themed, Best Houston-centric, Most Creative Interpretation of Materials, and Public Favorite. Gingerbread buildings will be judged by an independent panel of food, design, art, and architecture professionals.

Register your team online here. Please review the Competition Rules before registering.


ArCH needs help with the Kids Construction Zone, as well as setup/teardown of the event. Email for more details, or visit our page at Volunteer Match. Educational and civic groups welcome!


Sponsor the Gingerbread Build-Off! Connect with our teams and spectators while supporting Architecture Center Houston’s exhibits, tours, and education programs.

Event Day Schedule

9:00 – 10:00 Team Check-in
10:00 – 3:00 Competition Building & Kids Construction Zone
10:00 – 4:00 Food Trucks
12:00 – 2:00 SANTA!!!!!
3:00 – 4:00 Foster High School Falcon Choir
4:00 – 4:30 Awards

Following the Build-Off

Winners and select competitors will be featured in a one-week exhibition December 11-15, free and open to the public at the Central Branch of the Houston Public Library (500 McKinney St.)