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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
808 Russell Palmer Road, Kingwood
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.