Celebrate Pioneer Day, shop a mineral show: 5 things to do in the Lake Houston area in November

Pioneer Day
Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center hosts Pioneer Day on Nov. 9. (Courtesy Harris County Precinct 4)

Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center hosts Pioneer Day on Nov. 9. (Courtesy Harris County Precinct 4)

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Kings Harbor, a multiuse development in Kingwood, invites the community to attend the last Second Saturday Concert Series of the season. (Courtesy Midway Companies)

There are plenty of activities to do in the Lake Houston, Humble and Kingwood areas in November. From celebrating Pioneer Day at Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center to live music events in Humble and Kingwood.



Attend a fall gala Nov. 8


Lake Houston Outreach Ministries hosts the inaugural Lake Houston Fall Ball, which features dinner, dancing, drinks and an auction. The event benefits Lakeside United Methodist Church. 7-10 p.m. $100 (per person). Walden on Lake Houston Golf and Country Club, 18100 Walden Forest Drive, Humble. 281-685-8820. www.lakehoustonoutreach.com

Listen to live music Nov. 8


Music on Main, a monthly music event that kicked off in March and runs through December, features performances by local bands. November’s band is The Surrealtors, who perform covers from the ’70s and ’80s. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs. 7-9 p.m. Free. Uptown Park, 308 Main St., Humble. 832-229-2552. www.facebook.com/livemusiconmain

Shop a mineral show Nov. 8-10


The 66th annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry and Fossil Show showcases items from more than 40 dealers. Patrons can watch demonstrations; go on a dino dig for kids; and have their fossils, gemstones and minerals identified by experts. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (Nov. 8-9), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Nov. 10). $8. Humble Civic Center and Arena Complex, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble. 281-530-0942. www.hgms.org/annual-show

Be like the pioneers Nov. 9


Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center hosts Pioneer Day, which highlights the colonization and revolution of Texas at Redbud Hill Homestead. The event includes various demonstrations, including pioneer construction skills, spinning and weaving, soap making and reenactments. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center, 20634 Kenswick Drive, Humble. 281-446-8588. www.hcp4.net/parks/jjp

Check out a free concert Nov. 9


Kings Harbor, a multiuse development in Kingwood, invites the community to attend the last Second Saturday Concert Series of the season. The monthly live music event ran from September to November. The family-friendly event features live music from Phil Ahern Trio and games on the lawn. 6-9 p.m. Free. Kings Harbor, 1660 W. Lake Houston Parkway, Kingwood. 713-629-5200. www.kings-harbor.com

Golf, fish to support a local school district Nov. 15


The Humble ISD Education Foundation hosts the inaugural Gosh Tournament, which provides funds for education programs at HISD. Three people from each four-person team will golf while the fourth teammate will fish in the tournament. 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $250 (per person). Clubs of Kingwood, 1700 Lake Kingwood Trail, Kingwood. 281-641-8082. www.humbleisdx.net/gosh

Visit the Bender for a night of music Nov. 23


The Liberty Opry returns with Texas native Lisa Layne, along with Andy Bradt, Trisha Gainey, Jay Cantu, the Liberty Opry Band and comedian Booger Lee. 7 p.m. $15. Charles Bender Performing Arts Center, 611 Higgins St., Humble. 281-446-4140. www.humblepac.com
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