There are plenty of things to do in the Lake Houston, Humble and Kingwood areas in January and early February, including a rodeo, a ballet performance and a farmers market.

Head back to school on Jan. 7

Students in Humble ISD and New Caney ISD return to school from the winter break. The next holiday both districts will acknowledge is Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 20.

Shop a farmers market on Jan. 12

The Groves Community Association hosts its monthly farmers market, where the community can shop more than 30 local vendors offering organic produce, artisan food and homemade crafts. The event also features live music, food trucks, a bounce house and a special statue dedication ceremony to honor veterans. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. The Groves Lifestyle Center, 17317 Cathedral Pines Drive, Humble. 832-777-0400.

Get a pet vaccinated on Jan. 15

The community can bring their pets to Pet Ranch in Kingwood for discounted vaccinations from the Houston-area company Mobile Vet Clinic. The monthly event allows pet owners to get their animals vaccinated and receive heartworm and flea medication, health exams, prescriptions and more. 4-7 p.m. Cost varies. Pet Ranch, 4411 Kingwood Drive, Kingwood. 936-449-4412.

Go to a livestock show, rodeo and barbecue cook-off Jan. 20-Feb. 8

Three weeks of livestock shows, rodeo events and food kick off with the Humble ISD livestock show on Jan. 20-24. The Humble Rodeo & BBQ Cook-Off follows from Jan. 31-Feb. 8, featuring a barbecue cook-off competition, rodeo events and performances from Lanco and Hardy. All weekends feature carnival rides and art from Humble ISD students. Proceeds from the Humble Rodeo & BBQ Cook-Off benefit the Humble ISD Education Foundation. Times vary. $20-$25. Humble Civic Center and Arena Complex, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble. 281-641-8140.

Enjoy a night at the ballet on Jan. 25

Vitacca Dance Project, a Houston-based preprofessional performance company, brings a Night at the Ballet back to the city of Humble. The performance will feature modern and contemporary ballet. 7 p.m. $15. Charles Bender Performing Arts Center, 611 Higgins St., Humble. 281-446-4140.

Run, walk through Lake Houston Wilderness Park on Feb. 1

The Piney Woods TrailFest 2020 invites runners of all levels to run through the woods. Children can do a 1-mile run, while adults can do a 5K, 10-mile, 20-mile or 50K—roughly 31 miles—run though the Lake Houston Wilderness Park. Participants will be served food from Mingo’s Latin Kitchen food truck and craft beer from Back Pew Brewing after the race. 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $20-$100. Lake Houston Wilderness Park, 25840 FM 1485, New Caney.

This article ran in the January 2020 edition of Lake Houston, Humble and Kingwood. The full e-edition will be available on Jan. 6