There are plenty of things to do in the Lake Houston, Humble and Kingwood areas in September and early October. Community members can go to a budget hearing for the city of Humble’s fiscal year 2019-20 budget, attend the inaugural In a Pickle Festival in Kingwood or participate in the annual Lake Houston 10K 5K event.
Attend a budget hearing
The city of Humble hosts a public hearing to discuss the 2019-20 fiscal year budget for the city. The proposal includes more property tax revenue and higher tax rate than the 2018-19 budget. 6:30 p.m. Free. Humble City Hall, 114 W. Higgins St., Humble. 281-446-03061. www.cityofhumble.com
Show pickles some love
The In a Pickle Festival debuts in Kingwood as Texas’ first pickle festival, benefiting the Hunter Syndrome Foundation. Founder Krystal Wertman said vendors will sell pickle-related food and drink items, such as pickle pops and pickle cotton candy. The event also includes a pet parade, pickle eating and canning contests, and pickle-related craft items. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Town Center Park, 8 N. Main St., Kingwood. 512-796-8857. www.facebook.com/getyourselfinapickle
Take a bird walk
Bird enthusiasts and nature lovers age 10 years and older are invited to bring their binoculars to take a walk through Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center to witness the park’s numerous bird species, such as white-eyed vireos and American white pelicans. At this monthly event, a staff naturalist leads the hike. 7:45 a.m. Free. Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center, 20653 Kenswick Drive, Humble. 281-446-8588. www.hcp4.net/jones
Embrace another culture
Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center celebrates Native American culture at the Akokisa-Ishak Village. The village comprises of replicated structures of the Akokisa-Ishak people, the Native American tribe that once lived in the Humble area. Guests can hear stories, take part in craftwork, and observe traditional dancing and demonstrations. 1-3 p.m. Free. Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center, 20634 Kenswick Drive, Humble. 281-446-8588. www.hcp4.net/jones
Golf for a good cause
The second annual Play for the Pink golf tournament features a dinner, an awards ceremony and the debut of Putt for the Pink, where individuals who are not avid golfers can play. Project Mammogram, a flagship organization of nonprofit Northeast Hospital Foundation, is the beneficiary of the event. 10 a.m. (registration), noon (tournament), 4 p.m. (Putt for the Pink). $125-$500 (Play for the Pink entry), $75 (Putt for the Pink individual entry). Oakhurst Golf Club, 20700 Mills Branch Drive, Porter. 713-397-3093. www.northeasthospitalfoundation.org
Enjoy cars and music on Lake Houston
The Cars & Music on the Lake event returns to the Porter area, featuring hundreds of cars, trucks and motorcycles. The family-friendly event also includes food, drinks and a raffle. It will be rescheduled to Sept. 28 if rain occurs. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free (entry). Riverwalk subdivision, Riverwalk Drive, Porter. 713-992-9447. www.facebook.com/755818001133212
Witness live music, comedy performances
The Charles Bender Performing Arts Center partnered with The Liberty Opry to bring live performances to Humble. Jivin’ Gene Bourgeois headlines the show, with Vicky Knobloch, Jay Cantu, The Liberty Opry Band and comedian Booger Lee. 7 p.m. $15. Charles Bender Performing Arts Center, 611 Higgins St., Humble. 281-446-4140. www.humblepac.com
Go for a run around Lake Houston
The Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce hosts the 10th annual Lake Houston 10K 5K around Lake Houston. Additionally, children under 12 years old can participate in the 1K Kid’s Run. 7:30 a.m. (10K), 7:45 a.m. (5K), 8:30 a.m. (kids 1K). $35-$40 (online registration). Kings Harbor, 1660 W. Lake Houston Parkway, Kingwood. 218-446-2128. www.facebook.com/lakehouston10k5k
Get to know local first responders
The Woodridge Forest community in Porter hosts the fourth annual National Night Out, where families can meet various local first responders, including firefighters, police officers, the K-9 unit and the Crime Scene Unit. Attendees can also participate in face painting, ride a train or pet an exotic animal at a petting zoo. 6-8 p.m. Free. Woodridge Forest, 22525 Soaring Woods, Porter. 281-571-7007. www.woodridgeforest.com
Listen to live music
Green Oaks Tavern
211 E. Main St., Humble
4 Paul Ramirez, 8 p.m.
6 Eric Demmer Band, 9 p.m.
7 James Wilhite & The Classix, 9 p.m.
13 Paul Ramirez Band, 9 p.m.
20 Chris Castaneda Project, 9 p.m.
27 Mark May Band, 9 p.m.
28 Brad Absher Band, 9 p.m.
2 Randy Moore, 8 p.m.
4 Steve Krase Band, 9 p.m.
5 Jonn Del Toro Richardson, 9 p.m.