There are plenty of things to do in the Lake Houston, Humble and Kingwood area in the month of February, including shopping a local farmers market, shopping a Valentine's Day market and learning about the area's economic future.
Show love for Valentine’s Day on Feb. 8
Koutour Events hosts a Sweetheart’s Market the weekend before Valentine’s Day to celebrate couples, friends, singles and family. The event features vendors selling clothing, crafts, artwork and home decor, and beauty products. Noon-6 p.m. Free (entry). Town Center Park, 8 N. Main St., Kingwood. 214-734-1917. www.facebook.com/koutourevent
Shop a farmers market on Feb. 9
Local residents Jonathan and Andrea Haskin host the Buy Local Farmers’ Market every Sunday. The market sells locally sourced baked goods, seasonal produce, natural meats and homemade beauty products. 8 a.m.-noon. Free (entry). The Park at Fall Creek, 7930 Fall Creek Bend Drive, Humble. www.facebook.com/buylocalfarmersmarket
Get active with a color run on Feb. 22
Community members of all ages can get covered in colored powder and raise money for Lake Houston Family YMCA programs at the annual Bridge Fest Color Run. There is a 1-mile Kids Race, a 5K and virtual runs. 8-11 a.m. $15-$50. Lake Houston Family YMCA, 2420 W. Lake Houston Parkway, Kingwood. 281-360-2500. www.runsignup.com
Learn about the area’s economic future on Feb. 25
The Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Economic Outlook Luncheon, where national and local experts will discuss economic indicators and provide forecasts on the future. Guest speakers include Craig Fehr, investment strategist principal at Edward Jones. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $35 (member), $50 (nonmember). The Clubs at Kingwood, 1700 Lake Kingwood Trail, Kingwood. 281-446-2128. www.lakehouston.org
Take a gamble on Feb. 28
The Greater East Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Casino Night, which raises funds for chamber events throughout the year. The event features roulette, craps tables, black jack, dinner, drinks and prizes. Admission gets attendees $1,000 in chips to play as well as a dinner ticket. 6-11 p.m. $95 (per person). Randall Reed Stadium, 21360 Valley Ranch Parkway, New Caney. 281-3540-0051. www.gemcchamber.com
Listen to live music
Humble Civic Center & Arena Complex
8233 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble
Feb. 7 | LANCO | 9 p.m.
Feb. 8 | HARDY | 9 p.m.
Green Oaks Tavern
211 E. Main St., Humble
Feb. 8 | Jamie Lynn Vessels Band | 9 p.m.
Feb. 14 | Castaneda | 9 p.m.
Feb. 15 | Diunna Greenleaf Band | 9 p.m.
Feb. 22 | Holland K. Smith | 9 p.m.
Feb. 28 | Mark May Band | 9 p.m.
Correction: The original version of this article gave the incorrect date for the Buy Local Farmers' Market.