Friday, Dec. 8
- Listen to live music at the Dry Creek Social Club
The Dry Creek Social Club’s holiday concert series will feature live music from country, rock and blues artist the EA4 Band. Guests can also enjoy barbecue from the Smoked it Up BBQ Food Truck throughout the evening. 8 p.m.-midnight. Dry Creek Social Club, 3333 FM 359, Richmond. 832-471-6668. drycreek359.com
Saturday, Dec. 9
2. Shop local at a Holiday Market
Blockhouse Coffee & Kitchen’s Blockhouse Backyard event will feature up to 15 local artists in a holiday market. The market will feature craftsmen, musicians, historic art and ceramics as well as free activities for children and food from Renegade Kitchen & Catering. A free community yoga class from Awakened Yoga Studio will also be offered from 9 a.m.-10 a.m. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Blockhouse Coffee & Kitchen, 611 Jackson St., Ste. C, Richmond. 281-766-4866. www.blockhousecoffee.co
3. Check out Santa’s Wonderland
Parkway Fellowship invites Richmond residents to Santa’s Wonderland, where families can get photos with Santa, peruse Food Truck Alley and take a train ride. Donations and a portion of the proceeds from the food trucks will go toward supporting scholarships for Parkway students mission trips. Free. 4:30-8:30 p.m. Santa's Wonderland, 27043 FM 1093, Richmond.
4. Meet the Artist at Gallery Baroness
The Gallery Baroness December Meet the Artist will feature the works of 12 local artists and allow gallery goers the chance to personally visit with the creators. Refreshments will be provided, and guests can enjoy wine and cheese from the Unwine’d lounge next door. Free. 4- 7 p.m. Gallery Baroness, 310 Morton St., Richmond. 832-490-8777. www.gallerybaroness.com
5. Enjoy a tour and holiday meal at the George Ranch Historical Park’s Campfire Christmas
George Ranch Historical Park’s Campfire Christmas event takes guests through Christmases past with a tour of the different historical homes and mansions complete with a roasted turkey holiday dinner. Children ages 8 and up. Reservations required. $50 adults, $45 children. Times of the tour vary depending on availability. George Ranch Historical Park, 10215 FM 762, Richmond. 281-343-0218. www.georgeranch.org
6. Attend the Woof Lodge Grooming grand opening celebration
Woof Lodge Grooming opened off FM 359 in Richmond in late October. The family-owned and operated grooming shop invites the Richmond community to a grand opening celebration Sunday, Dec. 10 that will feature a "Pretty Puppy Contest," hourly drawings for dog related prizes and refreshments. Winners of the pretty puppy contest will receive one free basic grooming service once a month for 6 months. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Woof Lodge Grooming, 910 FM 359, Richmond. 832-451-9930.