To-Do List: Your guide to events and things to do in September and October



11: Honor first responders and commemorate Sept. 11

The Woodlands Township holds a ceremony in honor of Sept. 11 victims at Central Fire Station in the morning, followed by a community gathering in honor of first responders in the evening. The later event includes a presentation with an honor guard and featured speakers.

Sept. 11 remembrance: 7:30-8 a.m. Free. Central Fire Station, 9951 Grogan’s Mill Road, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800.

First Responders Day: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800.

YMCA open house

11: Attend a YMCA open house

Seniors are invited to The Woodlands Family YMCA at Shadowbend for a facility open house and vendor fair. The YMCA holds screenings, demonstrations and games. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. The Woodlands Family YMCA at Shadowbend, 6145 Shadowbend Place, The Woodlands. 281-367-9622.

12: Hear a presentation about local bats

Diana Foss, a biologist with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, kicks off The Woodlands’ fall nature lecture series with a presentation about bats in urban areas with information on their behavior, conservation and where to view bats in the Greater Houston area. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Houston Advanced Research Center, 8801 Gosling Road, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800.


12: Support iGoPink

Wine, Women and Shoes, supporting iGoPink/The Breast Cancer Charities of America, features a runway show, wine tastings, auctions, shopping and a raffle. 5:30-9 p.m. $100. The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 936-231-8460.

14: Watch an evening of Shakespeare in the park

The Woodlands Symphony Orchestra and Upstage Theatre Company present a post-apocalyptic take on “Macbeth” during the annual Arts in the Park event. Attendees can bring their own chairs or picnic setups, and food trucks will serve refreshments. 6-8:30 p.m. Free. Rob Fleming Park, 6055 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800.

local artists’ work

14: See local artists’ work

Works by painters, jewelers, photographers, sculptors and other artists are on display at Market Street’s Fall Fine Arts Show. Visitors can shop, hear live music and participate in demonstrations. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. Market Street, 9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands. 281-419-4770.

23: Hit the links to support veterans and students

Golfers can join in the third annual Texas Marine Medal of Honor Memorial Golf Tournament, a four-person shamble golf event benefiting Combined Arms-Montgomery County and the Marine Corps. Scholarship Foundation. Lunch, drinks, clothing and additional gifts are provided. 7 a.m. (registration), 8:30 a.m. (shotgun start). $250 (per person). The Woodlands Country Club Tournament Course, 1730 S. Millbend Drive, The Woodlands. 281-362-5848.

Dragon boat

26-29: Race a dragon boat

The YMCA Dragon Boat Team Challenge allows groups to race 40-foot dragon-headed canoes and take part in team building. 8 a.m.-noon, 2-6 p.m. $1,000 (team), $875 (nonprofits and high school students). Northshore Park, 2505 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands. 281-681-6730.

28: Celebrate with The Woodlands Pride

The Woodlands Pride, an LGBTQIA community celebration and education festival, marks its second year in the township this fall. The event will feature food, vendors, music, presentations and children’s activities. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-939-5627.

28: Learn new gardening skills

Composting classes, landscaping demonstrations and gardening materials sales are offered at The Woodlands Township Environmental Services Department’s gardening event. Experts on lawn care, gardening and entomology will present and answer questions, and retailers will provide plants, tools and composting supplies. Food and children’s activities are also featured. 9 a.m.-noon. Free. The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park, 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800.

Learn about safety

5: Learn about safety

The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch holds an interactive public safety expo providing hands-on access to local safety agencies along with activities and food. Noon-3 p.m. Free. Northshore Park, 2505 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800.

5: Take part in a charity bed race

Family Promise of Montgomery County holds its annual bed race event to help end childhood homelessness. The registration deadline for the event is Sept. 30. Teams of five participate in the race, with four people pushing a bed with one occupant to the finish line. 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $150. Lone Star College-Montgomery, 3200 College Park Drive, Conroe. 281-433-5051.

7: Register to vote 

The voter registration deadline for the Nov. 5 election is one month prior to election day on Oct. 7. Montgomery or Harris county residents who are U.S. citizens ages 18 or older and are not convicted felons or mentally incapacitated are eligible to register to vote. For more information in Montgomery County, contact the elections office at 936-539-7843 or visit Harris County residents can contact 713-755-6965 or

 Run a Texas-sized race


12: Run a Texas-sized race

Three races are held throughout the morning, including the Memorial Hermann 10 for Texas 10-mile event, the 3.1 Armadillo Run 5K and the One 4 Texas Kids’ Fun Run. 7-11:30 a.m. $35-$70 (advance), Northshore Park, 2505 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800.

13: Celebrate National Night Out locally

Local residents interested in celebrating National Night Out, the crime prevention and law enforcement community-building campaign, can register for a neighborhood party and receive a visit from law enforcement personnel. Attendees can pick up event materials in advance. 3-6 p.m. Free. The Woodlands neighborhoods. 281-210-3800.

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