9 things to do in the Lake Houston area in the months of May, June

Enjoy a crab festivalnHumble Civic Center

Enjoy a crab festivalnHumble Civic Center

There are plenty of activities and events in the Lake Houston area during the months of May and June.

1. May 8
Compete in a golf tournament
The annual Memorial Day Classic Golf Tournament benefits two organizations that support veterans coping with post-traumatic stress disorder. Participants can register to compete in one- or four-person golf teams. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. $125 (single), $500 (team of four). Atascocita Golf Club, 20114 Pinehurst Drive, Atascocita. 281-812-6243. www.facebook.com/mdcgolftournament

2. May 8
Do tai chi in the park

Community members of all ability levels are invited to partake in a weekly tai chi class for beginners at the Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center. Tai chi is a mind and body practice involving gentle movements while focusing mentally and breathing. 9-10 a.m. Free. Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center, 20634 Kenswick Drive, Humble. 281-446-8588. www.facebook.com/jessehjonespark

3. May 8
Learn to identify snakes

As part of Mercer Botanic Gardens’ monthly lunch bunch event, guests are invited to take a two-hour snake identification course by Texas Snakes. Clinton and Michelle Pustejovsky of Texas Snakes will teach attendees how to identify snakes, about snake safety and what to do if bitten by a venomous snake. Noon-2 p.m. Free. Mercer Botanic Gardens, 22306 Aldine Westfield Road, Humble. 713-274-4160. www.hcp4.net/mercer

4. May 10
Enjoy a crab festival
The Houston Crawfish, Crab and Grill Festival features crawfish, crab, food trucks, live music, a kid’s zone and craft vendors. The event benefits As One Foundation, a nonprofit that educates and increases awareness of the sickle cell trait. 3-10 p.m. $10 (entry). Humble Civic Arena & Expo, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble. 281-931-4993. www.hccgfest.com

5. May 15
Donate blood, save a life
The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center mobile unit is on-site at Kingwood Emergency Hospital to collect blood donations for those who need it. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Kingwood Emergency Hospital, 23330 N. Hwy. 59, Kingwood. 832-777-6165. www.commitforlife.org

6. May 18
Enjoy food trucks
Master-planned community The Groves hosts the Taste of The Groves event, featuring local food trucks and craft beer from Ingenious Brewing Company. The event also includes live music, a kids zone, a moon bounce and an obstacle course. 3-6 p.m. Free (entry). The Groves Lifestyle Center, 17317 Cathedral Pines Drive, Humble. 469-513-5600. www.thegrovestx.com

7. May 25-26
Celebrate Memorial Day

The Humble Market hosts the second annual Red, White & Blue Festival celebrating veterans this Memorial Day weekend. The market features special Memorial Day vendors, food and various games. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (both days). Free. Humble Market, 2803 FM 1960 E., Humble. 936-714-5346. www.facebook.com/humblemarket

8. May 28
Learn about the state of Harris County

The Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce hosts the State of the County event, where Harris County officials discuss ongoing developments and initiatives affecting the Lake Houston area. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $30 (members), $35 (nonmembers). Golf Club of Houston, 5860 Wilson Road, Humble. 281-446-2128. www.lakehouston.org

9. May 31
Party on the green

Local professionals and businesses can attend the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Party on the Green, which features dinner and drinks, a cornhole tournament and auctions. 6:30-11 p.m. $100. The Clubs of Kingwood, 1700 Lake Kingwood Trail, Kingwood. 281-446-2128. www.lakehouston.org

By Kelly Schafler

Editor, Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood

Kelly Schafler is the editor for the Lake Houston, Humble and Kingwood edition of Community Impact Newspaper, covering public education, city government, development, businesses, local events and all things community-related. Before she became editor, she was the reporter for the Conroe and Montgomery edition for a year and a half.


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