Boat parades, fun runs and astronomy: 9 things to do in the Bay Area this month


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Nov. 10 – Take a walk for charity

The Bay Area Heart Walk will feature a 5K marathon, music, food, games and other activities. All proceeds will go to the American Heart Association. 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Free. Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah.

Nov. 10 – Find inspiration in nature

Birding for Fun founder Kristine Rivers will guide participants through walking trails in search of objects to create artwork they will be able to take home and display. 9-11 a.m. Free. Dr. Ned and Fay Dudney Nature Center, 1220 Egret Bay Blvd., League City.

Nov. 10-11 – Attend a fall festival

The Martyn Farm Harvest Festival will have food, games and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $10-$12 (adults), $5-$8 (children and seniors 60 and older), $3 (parking). Armand Bayou Nature Center, 8500 Bay Area Blvd., Pasadena.

Nov. 13 – Shop for holiday items

The Assistance League of the Bay Area’s Holiday Extravaganza will feature holiday decor, wreaths, holiday clothing and jewelry for purchase. Food and drinks will be served. 4-8 p.m. $10. 100 E. NASA Parkway, Ste. 80, Webster. 281-554-2594.

Nov. 14 – Listen to orchestral music performances

The Houston Symphony League Bay Area will feature performances by keyboardist Scott Holshouser and violinists Eric and Brittany Halen. All are experienced concert musicians from the Houston area. 7 p.m. Free. 18300 Upper Bay Road, Nassau Bay. 713-594-9499.

WORTH THE TRIP – Nov. 16-Jan. 6 – See a holiday light show

Magical Winter Lights will feature a lantern festival, acrobatic performances, a dinosaur exhibit and more. 5-10 p.m. (Sun.-Thu.), 5-11 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.). $13-$23. 1000 FM 2004, La Marque. 888-560-5853.

Nov. 17 – Go to a car show

The Motorsports Expo benefiting the Children’s Advocacy Center will feature race cars on display. Participants will be able to cast $1 votes for their favorite race cars. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah.

Nov. 23-24 – Gaze at the stars

League City and the Houston Astronomical Society will feature Astronomy in the Park, where children and families will learn about celestial bodies and view the Beaver Moon, another name for the November full moon. Residents can bring their own telescopes. 7-10 p.m. Free. 5101 Orange Blossom Court, League City. 281-554-1185.

Dec. 8 – Go to a boat parade

The Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and several Bay Area communities will host the 57th annual Christmas Boat Lane Parade. The boats—which will feature light displays, music and designs—will sail into Galveston Bay and return. 6-10 p.m. Free (to watch), $95 (to register before Dec. 8), $125 (to register Dec. 8). 2551 S. Shore Blvd., League City. 281-488-7676.

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