Texans United for Freedom hosts the "Cooking 4 Courage" fundraiser benefitting reacclimation of military members, featuring free dinner for veterans, an auction, vendors, live music, fireworks and a kid zone. 2-10 p.m. $5 (entry), free (children ages 12 and younger). Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 9333 Airport Road, Conroe. 469-626-8833. www.tufffoundation.org
2. Montgomery County Heart Walk
The American Heart Association is hosting the Montgomery County Heart Walk community celebration and 5K. Free. 8 a.m.-noon. 2505 Northshore Park, Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands. 1-866-430-9255. Register here.
3. Montgomery County Nutcracker Market
This upscale-inspired indoor market offers local vendors who sell unique handmade jewelry, art, antiques, gourmet foods and boutique clothing along with home, garden and holiday decor. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The Lone Star Convention & Expo Center, 9055 Airport Road, Conroe. Learn more here.