Experience pioneer life, go stargazing: 13 things to do in the Lake Houston area throughout September, October

Learn the art of fire making, leather works and small-plot gardening at a Pioneer Lifestyle event from 1-5 p.m. Sept. 25 at Jesse H. Jones Park. (Courtesy of Harris County Precinct 4)
Learn the art of fire making, leather works and small-plot gardening at a Pioneer Lifestyle event from 1-5 p.m. Sept. 25 at Jesse H. Jones Park. (Courtesy of Harris County Precinct 4)

Learn the art of fire making, leather works and small-plot gardening at a Pioneer Lifestyle event from 1-5 p.m. Sept. 25 at Jesse H. Jones Park. (Courtesy of Harris County Precinct 4)

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Green Oaks Tavern will host a Jazz Night Oct. 13 featuring Dennis Dotson with Lamar Boulet, Jordan Almes and Friends. (Courtesy Green Oaks Tavern)
Here are a few events and things to do in the Lake Houston area throughout the months of September and October. This list is not comprehensive.

Sept. 25: Support Kingwood Kindness

Attendees will enjoy raffles, free giveaways, live music, a children’s zone, food trucks, shopping and games at the Kingwood Kindness Festival. Proceeds from the event will benefit Kingwood Kindness, a local organization committed to providing disaster relief to those in need. Noon-6 p.m. Free. Town Center Park, 8 N. Main St., Kingwood. 346-600-2366. www.towncenterevents.com

Sept. 25: Experience pioneer life

Guests will join Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center staff and volunteers for a hands-on look at early Texan life skills. Learn the art of fire-making, leather works and small plot gardening at this “slow living” workshop at the Redbud Hill Homestead. 1-5 p.m. Free. Jesse H. Jones Park, 20634 Kenswick Drive, Humble. 713-755-6444. www.hcp4.net


Sept. 25: Tailgate for the troops

Enjoy music and festivities, the proceeds from which will support the United Services Organization, a national nonprofit aimed at boosting U.S. military members’ morale with live entertainment. The inaugural event will feature horse rides, a children’s zone, food, a silent auction, various vendors and a live concert headlined by the Cody Wayne Band. 4-9 p.m. Free. The Pavilion at Cowboy City, 19323 Belleau Wood Drive, Humble. 832-728-4733. https://houston.uso.org

Oct. 1: Learn about storm chasing

Attendees will join storm chaser Chelsea Burnett for a live Zoom event hosted by the Atascocita Branch Library as she talks about the four severe weather components affecting Texas: lightning, tornadoes, hail and floods. Burnett will inform attendees of all the necessary safety precautions needed to share storm-chasing photos and videos. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Free. 832-927-5560. www.hcpl.net

Oct. 2: Purchase plants

Welcome the autumn season with Mercer Botanical Garden’s fourth annual Pollinator Festival and Plant Sale. Attendees will have an opportunity to purchase host and nectar plants to add to their fall gardens, visit education stations and vendors, and partake in family-friendly lawn games. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Mercer Botanic Gardens, 22306 Aldine Westfield Road, Humble. 713-274-4160. www.hcp4.net

Oct. 7: Peruse local job opportunities

Deerbrook Mall will host a job fair during which job-seekers can meet with local employers ranging from Abercrombie & Fitch and Bath & Body Works to Pappasito's Cantina and Dick's Sporting Goods. Applicants are encouraged to dress for success and bring their resume to hand out to potential employers. Retailers will set up on the lower level of the mall near Barnes & Noble to meet with candidates. 2-5 p.m. Free. Deerbrook Mall, 20131 Hwy. 59 N., Humble. 281-446-6626. www.shopdeerbrookmall.com

Oct. 7: Learn the ins and outs of quilting

Visitors can share quilting knowledge with likeminded individuals of all ages and learn about the history of quilting in local nursing homes, area schools and shops. This month’s event will feature ideas and inspiration for items that will be sold at the Kingwood Women’s Club Holiday Marketplace on Oct. 25-26. 6:30-9 p.m. Free. Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 2929 Woodland Hills Drive, Kingwood. 281-358-3154. www.kingwood.com

Oct. 9: Check out local artisans and crafters

Guests will shop among local artisans, crafters and home-based businesses at the 40th Annual ALC Fall Festival. The event will feature live music, a raffle booth, a book nook, and a children’s and family zone. Proceeds from the event will benefit local charities. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Atascocita Lutheran Church, 7927 FM 1960 E., Humble. 281-852-7333. www.alutheranchurch.org

Oct. 9: Experience classical piano with a twist

Attendees will join classically trained pianist Jade Simmons as she eschews the traditional recital in favor of a concert adventure that spans Rachmaninoff to rap. 7 p.m. $20. Charles Bender Performing Arts Center, 611 Higgins St., Humble. 281-446-4140. www.humblepac.com

Oct. 13: Learn about college opportunities

The city of Humble will host a college-night event to give area students a look at opportunities available to pursue an education after high school. 6-8 p.m. Free. Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble. 281-641-8142. www.humbleisd.net

Oct. 13: Go stargazing

Join Harris County Precinct 4 park staff at the Humble Observatory to explore the night sky. Binoculars are suggested for better viewing, and attendees are advised to bring lawn chairs and blankets. All ages are welcome and online registration will close 48 hours prior to the event. 7-8 p.m. Free. Humble Observatory, 2505 S. Houston Ave., Humble. 713-755-6444. www.hcp4.net

Oct. 16: Study snakes

Learn about Harris County’s most common venomous snake during this informational on the Eastern Copperhead. This species lives in the park, and event leaders will explain how it interacts with its environment and with humans. A few of the park’s critters will make safely monitored appearances, and the event is geared for attendees age 10 and older. Registration is required 48 hours in advance of the event and will open Oct. 6. 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Jones Park, 20634 Kenswick Drive, Humble. 281-446-8588. www.hcp4.net

Listen to live music

Green Oaks Tavern


211 E. Main St., Humble

281-570-4344

www.greenoakstavern.com

Sept. 28: Matt Chauvin, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 29: Whitt-Ness, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 30: Cris Crochemore Trio, 8 p.m.

Oct. 1: Eric Demmer Band, 9 p.m.

Oct. 2: Diunna Greenleaf, 9 p.m.

Oct. 3: Buck Yeager and Mike Patton, 5 p.m.

Oct. 5: Chris Castaneda’s Jam, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 7: Mike Zito, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 8: Groove Adhesive, 9 p.m.

Oct. 9: The Mighty Orq, 9 p.m.

Oct. 10: Ricky Jackson and James Gilmer, 5 p.m.

Oct. 12: Eric Demmer and Friends, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 13: Jazz Night featuring Dennis Dotson with Lamar Boulet, Jordan Almes and Friends, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 14: Davide Sponza and Alexey Zilov, 8 p.m.

Oct. 15: Big Daddy O, 9 p.m.
By Emily Lincke

Reporter, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Emily joined Community Impact Newspaper in August 2021 after working for a small town newspaper in El Campo, TX for two years. Before that, she interned and freelanced for the Houston Chronicle and worked as a freelance photographer and writer in the Houston area. A controversial fact about Emily is that she prefers sugar cookies over chocolate chip cookies. She graduated with a print journalism degree from the University of Houston in 2018.



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