Veterans Day celebrations, Goat Yoga: 13 things to do in The Woodlands this weekend, Nov. 10-12


Between Veterans Day celebrations, goat yoga and fall festivals, there are plenty of ways to spend your weekend in The Woodlands area this weekend, Nov. 10-12.

1. Kid’s Night Out: Superhero Surprise
Nov. 10

Children ages 5-10 enjoy a night of games, arts and crafts and other activities at this monthly event. This month’s theme is “Superhero Surprise” and the event will include dinner. Siblings receive a $5 discount on admission. 6-10 p.m. $30 (per resident), $35 (per non-resident). The Recreation Center at Bear Branch Park, 5310 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3950.

2. The Classic Movie Series: “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids!”
Nov. 10

The Woodlands Township Parks and Recreation Department hosts this free fall movie series featuring the film “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids!” Popcorn, drink and other snack items will be available for cash purchase only and attendees are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park, 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3950.

3. 3R Bazaar
Nov. 11

This annual event allows residents to recycle unique items include single-use alkaline batteries, cell phones, flip flops, yard signs, textiles, eyeglasses, CDs, DVDs, jewel boxes and cases, and oral care products. The event will also feature DIY projects, compost classes, the Buy Recycled Boutique, on-site shredding, rain barrels for purchase, children’s activities and live music by Dulcimer Doins. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Parks, Recreation and Environmental Services Facility, 8203 Millennium Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800.

4. The Woodlands Township Veterans Day Tribute
Nov. 11

This annual event will honor military veterans with a presentation of colors, musical performances and keynote speaker and retired Lt. Cmdr. Charles Abell of the U.S. Navy. A care package drop-off booth will also be onsite accepting donations to be shipped to the troops. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Free. Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800.

5. 2017 Veterans Day Chili Cook Off
Nov. 11

Harley-Davidson of The Woodlands and Back Pew Brewing will honor military veterans with a chili cook off and chili tastings. The event will also include bike demonstrations and games, door prizes, a bake sale, a blood drive and proceeds from the event will benefit Camp Hope. Veterans receive free admission. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $5-$10. Harley-Davidson of The Woodlands, 25545 I-45, The Woodlands. 281-681-0099.

6. “WE ARE STRONGER” Veteran’s Day Event
Nov. 11

The Woodlands First Baptist Church hosts this screening of the move “WE ARE STRONGER” to honor military veterans, featuring an interview and photo opportunities with cast and crew members Carson Whittaker and Justina Page. Merchandise will also be available for purchase. 5-8:30 p.m. $8.34 (veterans and first responders), $11.53 (general admission). The Woodlands First Baptist Church, 11801 Grogan’s Mill Road, The Woodlands. 281-367-4317.

7. Montgomery County Nutcracker Market
Nov. 11

Attendees can shop more than 150 vendors offering women’s and children’s clothing, accessories, jewelry, gourmet food items, as well as holiday, home and garden decor.10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Lone Star Convention & Expo Center, 9055 Airport Road, Conroe. 936-538-8000.

8. Fall Festival
Nov. 11

This event will feature mini golf, obstacles courses, face painting and other family-friendly activities. Barbecue, cotton candy, popcorn, beverages and a bake sale will also be onsite, along with a variety of local vendors. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $5-$30. Alden Bridge Presbyterian Preschool, 7575 Alden Bridge Drive, The Woodlands. 936-273-6330.

9. Family Golf Event
Nov. 11

Attendees can enjoy a day at Topgolf while helping to support homeless families at this annual event, benefiting Family Promise of Montgomery County. The event will feature a hole-in-one contest, raffles and prizes and children age 5 and younger receive free admission. $35-$1,000. 10 a.m. Topgolf Spring, 560 Spring Park Blvd., Spring. 936-441-8778.

10. Children’s Festival
Nov. 11-12

This 22nd annual event features the theme “Let’s Get Wild” and includes live entertainment, character meet-and-greets and interactive educational activities in a safari setting. Live performances include Jack Hanna’s “Into the Wild” on Saturday and the Berenstain Bears on Sunday. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Nov. 11), noon-5 p.m. (Nov. 12). $8-$10. The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-364-3010.

11. Fall Fest
Nov. 12

This inaugural event hosted by The Woodlands Township features live music, inflatables, crafts, face painting and a petting zoo. The event is free for children 6 months old and younger. 2-6 p.m. $5. The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park, 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3950.

12. Market Street Presents Goat Yoga Houston
Nov. 12

Goat Yoga Houston will offer a session of this animal-friendly fitness craze in Market Street’s Central Park. The class is designed for beginners and participants can either bring their own mat or rent one onsite. Noon-1 p.m. $4-$35. Market Street, 9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands. 281-419-4774.

13. Veterans work out free at Orangetheory Fitness
Nov. 11-12

Veterans can book a free workout class by calling any Orangetheory location in Houston on Saturday and Sunday, including The Woodlands location at 4747 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 832-916-2155.

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Hannah Zedaker
Born and raised in Cypress, Texas, Hannah Zedaker graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and a minor in political science. She began as an intern with Community Impact Newspaper in 2015 and was hired upon graduation as a full-time reporter for The Woodlands edition in May 2016. She covers business, transportation, health care and other local news, specializing in Shenandoah City Council and Montgomery County nonprofit organizations.
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