11 things to do in The Woodlands area in September and October: Food and Wine Week, Arts in the Park and 9 more

Wine & Food Week events are scheduled this fall. (Courtesy Food & Vine Time Productions)
Wine & Food Week events are scheduled this fall. (Courtesy Food & Vine Time Productions)

Wine & Food Week events are scheduled this fall. (Courtesy Food & Vine Time Productions)

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Three races are planned Oct.10 in The Woodlands. (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)
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Arts in the Park returns to the area Sept. 19. (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)

16 Through 30

Vote in the Critter Pageant

A fundraiser active in September raises money for Operation Pets Alive, a Montgomery County-based support organization advocating for a no-kill community for homeless animals. Participants can vote online for their favorite pet, submit a photo for the pageant and participate in a raffle. Prizes are available for contestants and for those who participate in the raffle, which offers a grand prize of a new air conditioning system installed by The Woodlands Heating & Air Conditioning. $1 (minimum per pageant entry), $10 (starting price for raffle tickets). 281-363-4822. www.thewoodlandsac.com/opa


See Arts in the Park

The Woodlands Township’s Arts in the Park series presents “The Tempest” by the Points North Theatre Company. 5 p.m. Free. Rob Fleming Park, 6055 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov


Join the Ladies of the Vine

A wine tasting and panel discussion features women in the wine industry. 11:30 a.m. Free. The Club at Carlton Woods, 1 Carlton Woods Drive, The Woodlands. 713-557-5732. www.wineandfoodweek.com


Join a virtual charity run

The 2020 CASA Child Advocates Superhero Run’s eight-week fundraising program begins Sept. 26. The superhero-themed virtual run allows participants to chart their own course at locations of their choice and fundraise in support of Montgomery County’s Court Appointed Special Advocates. Free. 936-441-5437. www.casaspeaks4kids.com


Enhance landscaping skills

The Woodlands Township Environmental Services Department’s annual lawn and garden seminar takes place in a drive-thru format this fall. The landscaping solutions event features giveaways and sales, and it is accompanied by a series of online learning sessions available Sept. 28-Oct. 3. 9 a.m. Free. Sterling Ridge Park and Ride, 8001 McBeth Way, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov


Celebration feast and food drive

Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar caps off its two-month food drive in support of St. Anthony’s Bread Food Pantry with The Feast of San Gennaro Wine Dinner. The drive for monetary and nonperishable food donations runs through Oct. 10 in partnership with Via Emilia Italian Kitchen, while the Sept. 29 dinner features a six-course meal with optional wine pairings accompanying each course. 7 p.m. $99 ($134 with wine pairings). Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar, 8540 Creekside Forest Drive, Ste. C100, The Woodlands. 281-377-1777. www.avantiitaliankitchen.com, www.pushpay.com/g/stanthonyofpadua


Oct. 1

Go on a Wine Walk

The annual Wine Walk will take place outdoors in the Market Street shopping center.

Time TBD. $40. Market Street, 9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands. 713-557-5732. www.wineandfoodweek.com


Support Alzheimer’s care

The 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer’s for North Harris and Montgomery counties kicks off in an adapted format Oct. 3. Individuals and small teams walk in their communities. Free. 713-314-1335. https://act.alz.org


Listen to a conservation lecture

Regional geographer and photographer Bill Bass presents a forum on the preservation of natural spaces, focused on the Spring Creek Nature Trail running along the southern edge of Montgomery County. 6:30 p.m. Free. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov


Join in a race

The Woodlands Township Parks and Recreation Department holds a trio of fall community races. 7 a.m. $35 (Fun Run), $55 (5K), $70 (10 miles). Northshore Park, 2505 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov


Sponsor a porch event

This year In the Pink of Health, a nonprofit supporting breast cancer patients presents A Porch Affair as a social distancing fundraiser event. Sponsors can take part from their porch, patio or home. The nonprofit provides a kit with a gift card to a local restaurant and other items. Noon. $1,000 (minimum sponsorship). www.inthepinkofhealth.org
By Ben Thompson
Ben joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2019 as a reporter for The Woodlands area and began working as Austin's City Hall reporter in April 2021.


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