There are plenty of things to do in the Lake Houston, Humble and Kingwood areas in October and early November. Community members can attend two fundraising events benefitting domestic violence survivors and cancer, respectively. Local residents can also attend the second annual BooFest in Kingwood’s Town Center.
Oct. 4-Nov. 2
Visit a haunted house
Purgatory Scream Park opened for the 2019 haunt season on Sept. 20. Click here to read about the rebranded Purgatory Scream Park.
Help domestic violence survivors
Humble nonprofit FamilyTime Crisis & Counseling Center will host its eighth annual purple ribbon luncheon, featuring a raffle, lunch and a guest speaker. The event benefits FamilyTime Crisis Center, which provides services and programs for women, men and children in crisis situations, such as victims of domestic and sexual violence. The organization seeks to raise $5 million to build a second shelter in Humble. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $65. Kingwood Country Club, 1700 Lake Kingwood Trail, Kingwood. 281-446-2615. www.familytimeccc.org
Raise funds for cancer
Guests can enjoy a catered lunch and a guest speaker at the 12th annual In the Pink of Health luncheon. The event, for which Community Impact Newspaper is a sponsor, benefits Project Mammogram, which seeks to enhance prevention, education and awareness of breast cancer and other cancers. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $150. Houston Airport Marriott Hotel, 18700 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Houston. 713-397-3093. www.northeasthospitalfoundation.org
Shop a holiday market
The community is invited to shop the Holiday Marketplace, which features a snack shop, a silent auction and raffle, door prizes and various vendors selling jewelry, clothes and gifts. The event benefits local organizations. 6-9 p.m. (Oct. 21), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Oct. 22). $8-$10. Humble Civic Center & Arena, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble. www.kingwoodwomensclub.org
Bring the family, pets to a spooky event
Kingwood hosts the second annual BooFest, where families are encouraged to dress up in Halloween costumes to shop, eat at food trucks, enjoy free candy and a pumpkin patch, and participate in a pumpkin carving contest. 4-9 p.m. Free (entry). Town Center Park, 8 N. Main St., Kingwood. 214-734-1917. www.koutourevent.com
Walk for healthy hearts
The American Heart Association hosts the Greater Lake Houston Heart Walk to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke. Walkers can register for the 5K as a company, team or individual fundraiser. The event, for which Community Impact Newspaper is a sponsor, includes a kids zone, fitness demonstrations and games. 8 a.m.-noon. Free. Generation Park, 250 Assay St., Houston. 1-866-430-9255. www2.heart.org