Listen to live music, check out classic cars: 9 things to do in the Lake Houston area throughout December, January

Harris County Precinct 4 is inviting women ages18 and older to enjoy a beginner-friendly, one-hour women's restorative hike through Mercer Botanic Gardens on Dec. 28. (Courtesy Harris County Precinct 4)
Harris County Precinct 4 is inviting women ages18 and older to enjoy a beginner-friendly, one-hour women's restorative hike through Mercer Botanic Gardens on Dec. 28. (Courtesy Harris County Precinct 4)

Harris County Precinct 4 is inviting women ages18 and older to enjoy a beginner-friendly, one-hour women's restorative hike through Mercer Botanic Gardens on Dec. 28. (Courtesy Harris County Precinct 4)

Here are a few events and things to do in the Lake Houston area throughout the months of December and January. This list is not comprehensive.

Dec. 23: Shop for fresh meat, produce

Celebrate the holidays by visiting the Kingwood Harvest Market, where attendees can support local business owners and shop from a number of vendors selling grass-fed beef and chicken, fresh produce, local honey, yard-raised eggs, homemade salsa, pickles, jellies, Indian food and baked goods. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Kingwood Town Center Park, 8 N. Main St., Kingwood. 832-915-1373. www.kdamarkets.com

Dec. 25: Check out classic cars

Car enthusiasts who love coffee can enjoy a little of both by joining the Kingwood Classic Cruisers at its Cars and Coffee event at Chick-fil-A in Kingwood. The Kingwood Classic Cruisers share the historical and technical aspects of their vehicles, which include American and imported vehicles and motorcycles, to give younger generations an opportunity to look back in time to observe the creativity of automobile designers from the past. 7:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Chick-fil-A, 4594 Kingwood Drive, Kingwood. 281-358-6952. www.kingwoodclassiccruisers.com


Dec. 26: Create art with the family

Bring the whole family to stretch out some creative muscles at Painting With a Twist’s Family Time event. No alcohol is served at the family event, which is being held for painters ages 6 and older. Attendees can bring finger foods to snack on throughout the event, though no refrigeration or heating options will be available. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $38. Painting With a Twist, 6850-A FM 1960 E., Humble. 832-777-1838. www.paintingwithatwist.com/studio/kingwood

Dec. 28: Explore gardens, forests

Harris County Precinct 4 is inviting women ages 18 and older to enjoy a beginner-friendly, one-hour women's restorative hike through Mercer Botanic Gardens. Walk through gardens and forest to take in the nature and wildlife featured at the park. Online registration is required and closes 48 hours prior to the event. 9:15-10:15 a.m. Free. Mercer Botanic Gardens East Side Visitor Center, 22306 Aldine Westfield Road, Humble. 713-755-6444. www.hcp4.net

Jan. 3: Document local bird populations

Join a local bird guide and fellow bird enthusiasts for a winter bird count to identify and document Jesse H. Jones Park’s resident and wintering bird population. Data collected during the event will be submitted to The National Audubon Society as a part of its Christmas Bird Count. Attendees are advised to bring binoculars and field guides. The event, hosted by Harris County Precinct 4, is being held for participants age 10 and older. 7:45-8:45 a.m. Free. Jesse H. Jones Park, 20634 Kenswick Drive, Humble. 713-755-6444. www.hcp4.net

Jan. 7: Listen to the 'Voice of Aggieland'

The Kingwood/Humble Aggie Moms are hosting the annual Texas A&M Singing Cadets event, the proceeds from which will benefit scholarships for Texas A&M University students. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for a raffle and silent auction with the concert following at 7 p.m. Internationally known as the "Voice of Aggieland,” the Singing Cadets are TAMU's premier men's chorus, representing one of the oldest collegiate singing organizations in the world. 6-9 p.m. $10. Woodridge Baptist Church, 5707 Kingwood Drive, Houston. www.khaggiemoms.org

Jan. 8: Bike through the Spring Creek Greenway

Harris County Precinct 4 is inviting residents ages 18 and older to Join volunteers from the Kingwood Bike Shop for a 25-mile, beginner-friendly bike ride through the Spring Creek Greenway. Participants will be required to wear a helmet; have a working bike with lights; and bring a mobile phone, water and snacks. Headphones will not be permitted on the ride. 9 a.m. Free. Jesse H. Jones Park, 20634 Kenswick Drive, Humble. 713-755-6444. www.hcp4.net

Jan. 20: Explore a winter wonderland

Harris County Precinct 4 Encore! is inviting residents ages 50 and older to embark on an outdoor adventure at Mercer Botanic Gardens. Enjoy a morning of engaging and themed lectures by a Precinct 4 park facilitator followed by light refreshments. The event will focus on winter flowering and fruiting plants, evergreen trees, bark and branches and garden hardscapes. Transportation will not be provided for the event, and online registration is required. 9-10 a.m. Free. Mercer Botanic Gardens, 22306 Aldine Westfield Road, Humble. 713-274-4050. www.hcp4.net/encore/events

LIVE MUSIC

Green Oaks Tavern

211 E. Main St., Humble

281-570-4344

www.greenoakstavern.com

December

23 Deanna Haughey hosts open mic, 8 p.m.

26 Big Blue Thumb, 5 p.m.

28 Chris Castaneda’s Jam, 7:30 p.m.

29 Jay Hooks Band, 9 p.m.

30 The AIR hosts open mic, 8 p.m.

31 Mark May Band with Miss Molly, 9 p.m.

January

1 James Wilhite & The Classix, 9 p.m.

4 Eric Demmer’s Annual Pro Jam, 7:30 p.m.

7 Josh Gerrett Band, 9 p.m.

8 Cris Crochemore Band, 9 p.m.

9 Whitt-Ness, 5 p.m.

12 Kevin & Derek Swanson, 7:30 p.m.

14 Van Wilks, 7:30 p.m.

21 Holland K Smith, 9 a.m.