To-Do List: Your guide to events and things to do in The Woodlands area in October and November



October


19
Browse a fall market and fair
Visitors can join Christ Church United in welcoming the fall season with a fair and market featuring shopping, food and family entertainment. Craft and vendor booths will be available as well as a pumpkin patch for the kids, a barbecue lunch, a bake sale and a silent auction. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Christ Church United Methodist, 6363 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 936-273-2030. www.cc-um.org


19
Attend a flea market
Community members in The Woodlands can meet to buy and sell used household goods and merchandise during the fall flea market. The Woodlands Flea Market event is held twice annually, in the fall and the spring.  7-10:30 a.m.  Free. Town Center Parking Garage, 9933 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3976. www.woodlandsfleamarket.org









19
Attend an exotic car show
Market Street plays host to the Scuderia Exotic Car show, where attendees can view a variety of American, European and exotic vehicles on display at the monthly outdoor event. Vehicles are parked throughout the shopping district. 8-11 a.m. Free. Market Street, 9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands. 281-419-4774. www.shopmarketstreet.com








Oct. 21 through Nov. 1
Get out to vote early
Voters in The Woodlands area can begin voting by personal appearance in the Nov. 5 election. Early voting takes place from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 21-26 and Oct. 28-30 as well as 7 a.m.-7 p.m Oct. 31- Nov. 1 in Montgomery County. In Harris County, early voting takes place from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 21-26, from 1-6 p.m. Oct. 27 and from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 28-31. Positions 5, 6 and 7 are up for election for The Woodlands Township board of directors. Each position carries a two-year term. Election Day is Nov. 5. 281-210-3800. http://elections.mctx.org


25
Solve a murder mystery
Guests can use their investigative skills at Jasper’s Restaurant to solve a murder mystery with “Death at the Disco,” a fundraiser for local nonprofit organization Dancing Thru Life. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. 6-8 p.m. $49. Jaspers, 9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands. 832-444-4816. www.dancingthrulife.org









26
Taste of the Village
The Indian Springs Village Association holds its 15th Annual Taste of the Village at the Indian Springs Shopping Center. The event includes samples from food vendors, booths from local businesses as well as entertainment and a raffle. Noon-3 p.m. Free. Indian Springs Shopping Center, 10777-10807 Kuykendahl Road, The Woodlands. www.indianspringsvillage.com








26
Pick some pumpkins
In the spirit of the fall season, Market Street hosts a pumpkin patch where families can find pumpkins for carving before Halloween and photo opportunities. The suggested donation of $5 per pumpkin goes to benefit Interfaith of The Woodlands. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Market Street, 9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands. 281-419-4774. www.shopmarketstreet.com








26
Trick-or-treat trail
Children will have the opportunity to trick-or-treat from booth to booth and fill their bags with goods from local vendors. The trail will also feature strolling entertainment, inflatables, games and costume contests. 2-6 p.m. Free. Northshore Park, 2505 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov








29
Do the Monster Mash
Parents and children ages 5 and younger are invited to come to The Woodlands Children’s Museum for finger-plays, songs and movement activities. The Boogie Bash Monster Mash encourages cooperation, promotes social interaction and strengthens listening skills. 11 a.m. $7. The Woodlands Children’s Museum, 4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, Ste. 280, The Woodlands. 281-465-0955.


www.woodlandschildrensmuseum.org


31


Stop by on Halloween


The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park will be open to celebrate Halloween with scheduled activities, including trick-or-treating with dressed-up staff, inflatables, games, crafts and costume contests. 5-8 p.m. Free. Rob Fleming Park, 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-516-7348.


www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov









November


1
Get out for a giant game night
Gorilla Hole is hosting a themed game night for fifth- and sixth-graders. The activities will allow children to participate in games and activities in a group setting. 7-9:45 p.m. $8 (preregistered), $10 (at door). Bear Branch Park, 5310 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3950. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov








2
Walk to fight suicide
Participants can join the Out of the Darkness Walk, an effort to raise awareness and funds for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy and support survivors of suicide loss.  9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 888-333-2377. www.afsp.org








2
Learn about composting
Attendees can learn how to turn yard waste into beneficial compost through a free class held at The Woodlands Parks and Recreation building. The event includes a drawing for a free recycling bin and other prizes. 10-11 a.m. Free. The Woodlands Parks and Recreation, 8203 Millennium Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov


2
Learn about foraging
Attendees can join foraging expert Mark Vordebruggen at the Spring Creek Greenway Nature Center to learn how to identify edible plants. 9 a.m.-noon. Free. Spring Creek Greenway Nature Center, 1300 Riley Fuzzel Road, Spring. 281-364-4225. www.precinct3.org








9
Go on a camping trip
Families can camp at Rob Fleming Park, enjoy a fajita dinner and a continental breakfast as well as snacks and activities. Those interested in attending must bring a tent and sleeping bags. Noon-10 a.m. $135 (residential family of four), $30 (each additional member). Rob Fleming Park, 6055 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-516-7348. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov






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