Attend a community movie night, shop handmade gifts: 10 things to do in the Lake Houston area this August

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From a nighttime run through Lake Houston Wilderness Park to supporting a local roller derby team, there are plenty of activities to do in the Lake Houston, Humble and Kingwood areas in August.

Aug. 9
Enjoy a date night without the kids

The Lake Houston Family YMCA hosts the monthly Parents Night Out event, where local parents can drop off their children for a few hours to enjoy an evening on the town. Children can play games and sports, or participate in arts and crafts. Families must register at the YMCA website. 6-9 p.m. $12 (per child). Lake Houston Family YMCA, 2420 W. Lake Houston Parkway, Kingwood. 281-360-2500. www.ymcahouston.org/lake-houston

Aug. 9
Watch an animated movie under the moon

Families are invited to watch a screening of “How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World” on a 32-foot-wide screen at the Movies Under the Moon event. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. 8:30 p.m. Free. Kings Harbor, 1660 W. Lake Houston Parkway, Kingwood. 713-629-5200. www.kings-harbor.com

Aug. 10
Take a nighttime run

Run in Texas hosts the 10th annual El Chupacabra de Houston nighttime trail run in the Lake Houston Wilderness Park. Participants can register for a 5K or 10K, and they are required to bring their own flashlight or headlamp. The race after-party features food trucks and beer from Back Pew Brewing. 8:30-11:30 p.m. $70-$80. Lake Houston Wilderness Park, 25840 FM 1485, New Caney. www.runintexas.com

Aug. 12
Head back to school after summer break

School is back in session for students at Humble and New Caney ISDs beginning on Aug. 12. Teachers, on the other hand, return to work several days prior. 281-641-1000. www.humbleisd.net; 281-577-8600. www.newcaneyisd.org

Aug. 16
Go to the opry

Harris County Precinct 4 hosts the Precinct 4 Opry, where musical guests Michael and Ginny Hix with the Holla Band will perform live music. The concert benefits local nonprofit Fun4Seniors, which organizes events for seniors age 50 and older throughout the year. 7-10 p.m. $10 (children), $15 (adults). Humble Civic Center & Arena Complex, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble. 713-274-4050. www.hcp4.net

Aug. 17
Attend a children’s festival to end summer break

Kid’s Jubilee, a children’s festival to end summer, returns to Town Center Park in Kingwood. Hosted by Koutour Event, the festival includes food, games, a bounce house, shopping and live entertainment. Noon-6 p.m. Free. Town Center Park, 8 N. Main St., Kingwood. 214-734-1917. www.facebook.com/events/340521220068863

Aug. 17
Fundraise for a local volunteer fire department

Harley-Davidson of Kingwood hosts the inaugural Car, Truck, Bike Show and Poker Run to benefit the Plum Grove Volunteer Fire Department. The event features a vehicle and motorcycle show as well as barbecue. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $20 (entry to car show). Harley-Davidson of Kingwood, 111 Northpines Drive, Kingwood. 281-689-8775. www.facebook.com/plumgrovevfd.org

Aug. 25
Shop unique, handmade back-to-school gifts

Texas Trade Days invites the community to shop at the Back to School Market. The pet-friendly event features gifts for teachers, local boutiques, handmade artisans and food trucks. Noon-4 p.m. Free (entry). Town Center Park, 8 N. Main St.,
Kingwood. 936-463-8049. www.texastradedays.com

Aug. 31
Support a New Caney roller derby team

Missfits Roller Derby, a New Caney-area roller derby league, competes against the Madams of Mayhem, the Tyler-area team. 4-8 p.m. $5-$12. Bull Sallas Park, 21679 McCleskey Road, New Caney. 832-677-2778. www.missfitsrd.com

Listen to live music this month

Back Pew Brewing
26452 Sorters McClellan Road, Porter
281-608-7526
www.backpewbrewing.com

August
10 The Honky-Tonk Revivalists,7 p.m.
17 The Kaleidoscope Project, 1 p.m.
31 Random Mojo, 2 p.m.

Green Oaks Tavern
211 E. Main St., Humble
281-570-4344
www.greenoakstavern.com

August
6 Jill Donahue, 7 p.m.
7 Paul Ramirez, 7 p.m.
9 Tony Vega Band, 9 p.m.
10 The Mighty Orq, 9 p.m.
13 Chaz Nadege, 7:30 p.m.
10 Ricky Jackson with Sonya Nguyen, 8 p.m.
16 Jamie Lynn Vessels Band, 9 p.m.
17 Annika Chambers, 9 p.m.
20 Shawn Allen and Kyle Rowland, 7 p.m.
21 Greg Day with Charles and Audrey Bryant, 9 p.m.
23 Sparky Parker Band, 9 p.m.
24 No Refund Band, 9 p.m.
30 Mark May Band, 9 p.m.
31 Jonn Del Toro  Richardson, 9 p.m.

Megaton Brewery
808 Russell Palmer Road, Kingwood
281-973-9043
www.megatonbeer.com

August
10 Sammy Hundley, 7:30 p.m.
17 Wildwood Flour and Kevin Watson, 7:30 p.m.
24 AJ Santana, 7:30 p.m
31 Ryan Pinnick, 7:30 pm.

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Kelly Schafler
Kelly Schafler is the editor for the Lake Houston, Humble and Kingwood edition of Community Impact Newspaper, covering public education, city government, development, businesses, local events and all things community-related. Before she became editor, she was the reporter for the Conroe and Montgomery edition for a year and a half.
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