12 things to do in The Woodlands area in October and November: Waterway Arts Festival, Trick or Treat Trail, Wine Walk




The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival will be held virtually. Originally scheduled in April, the event was pushed back due to COVID-19. The festival begins with a silent auction featuring original art. Attendees can tune in to workshops and one-on-one visits with local artists. 10 a.m. (Sat.)-6 p.m. (Sun.)  Free. www.thewoodlandsartscouncil.org (Courtesy The Woodlands Arts Council)
The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival will be held virtually. Originally scheduled in April, the event was pushed back due to COVID-19. The festival begins with a silent auction featuring original art. Attendees can tune in to workshops and one-on-one visits with local artists. 10 a.m. (Sat.)-6 p.m. (Sun.) Free. www.thewoodlandsartscouncil.org (Courtesy The Woodlands Arts Council)

The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival will be held virtually. Originally scheduled in April, the event was pushed back due to COVID-19. The festival begins with a silent auction featuring original art. Attendees can tune in to workshops and one-on-one visits with local artists. 10 a.m. (Sat.)-6 p.m. (Sun.) Free. www.thewoodlandsartscouncil.org (Courtesy The Woodlands Arts Council)

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The Woodlands annual Trick or Treat Trail will be a drive-thru event at Sterling Ridge Park and Ride this year. Residents will remain in their vehicles at all times while attending and wear a mask, and items will be handed through a window or placed in the trunk. Free. Noon-6 p.m. Sterling Ridge Park and Ride, 8001 McBeth Way, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)
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The Out of The Darkness Walk is scheduled at Town Green Park, and guests can pick up T-shirts, attend a memorial event, drop off donations and purchase merchandise from their vehicles. Registration is required. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-704-5097. https://afsp.donordrive.com (Courtesy American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)
October

17-18

Attend The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival virtually


The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival will be held virtually this year. Originally scheduled in April, the event was pushed back due to coronavirus-related closures. The festival will kick off with a silent auction featuring original art donated by festival artists, and continue through the weekend when art from over 200 juried artists will be available for sale. Attendees can tune in to workshops and one-on-one visits with local artists as well. 10 a.m. (Sat).- 6 p.m. (Sun.). Free. www.thewoodlandsartscouncil.org

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Thank local police


A parade to honor local law enforcement will be held at the East Shore Clubhouse in The Woodlands. Residents are asked to gather at the park across from the club to show their thanks, and lunch boxes will be distributed to local law enforcement. Donations are welcome for the cost of the meals. 5:30 p.m. Free. East Shore Clubhouse, 2662 N. Bay Place, The Woodlands. https://mealtrain.com/v16d3g

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UPDATED: Drive through the Trick or Treat trail:


The Woodlands annual Trick or Treat Trail event is scheduled to take place this year as a drive-thru at Sawdust Park and Ride. The event was relocated from where it was originally scheduled in Sterling Ridge. Residents are asked to remain in their vehicles at all times while attending, wear a mask to protect themselves and volunteers, and items will be given to attendees through a vehicle window or they can be placed in the vehicle’s trunk. Free. 2-6 p.m. Sawdust Park and Ride,701 Westridge Road, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

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Visit a fall festival


Oak Ridge North will hold its seventh annual Fall Festival at Marilyn Edgar Park. The autumn civic event will feature an assortment of food trucks, vendors, craft stations and children’s activities, including a trackless train. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Marilyn Edgar Park, 26531 Hillside Drive, Oak Ridge North. 281-292-4648. www.oakridgenorth.com

24

Drop off unused medications


The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch is hosting a National Prescription Drug Take Back Day at The Woodlands Township Town Hall to collect unwanted medications for safe disposal. The event offers a free and anonymous service. Medications will only be accepted during the event hours and may not be dropped off before or after the event. Due to COVID-19, this is one of only a small number of locations where the event will be held in the Greater Houston area this year. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. The Woodlands Township, 2801 Technology Forest Blvd., The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

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Make a trick-or-treat stop


The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park will be open and celebrating Halloween this year with a Monster Mash trick-or-treat stop. The public is invited to stop by for candy and pictures. 2-5 p.m. Free. Rob Fleming Park, 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-516-7348. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

November

5-8

Shop at a winter wonderland market


Hosted by Right Next Door Designs and Kreative Media, the Winter Wonderland Holiday Market will benefit Interfaith of The Woodlands and Hope: The Will Herndon Research Fund. Alcohol and light bites will be provided by Del Frisco Grille in The Woodlands, and pictures with Santa will be available Nov. 7. More than 25 vendors will be available to purchase unique holiday items from. Times vary. $10-$50. Del Frisco Grille, Woodlands Parkway, Ste. 300, The Woodlands. 832-764-0680. www.rightnextdoordesigns.com

7

Raise awareness for suicide


The Out of The Darkness Walk is still scheduled to happen this year at Town Green Park, but in order to keep attendees and volunteers safe, guests can pick up T-shirts, attend a memorial event, drop off donations and purchase merchandise from their vehicles. Registration is required to attend the event. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-704-5097. https://afsp.donordrive.com

11

Attend a Veteran’s Day tribute


The Woodlands Township is hosting a Veteran’s Day tribute including a presentation of colors, keynote speakers and musical performances. A military drop-off booth will be set up to accept donations of recommended items, which will be shipped to troops. Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

12

Go on the Wine Walk


Wine and Food Week’s Wine Walk at Market Street has been pushed to a November street party. General admission tickets will receive a keepsake wine glass to sample a wide variety of wines and more than 25 restaurants will be in attendance for food needs. 5:30--8:30 p.m. $40. Market Street, 9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands. 713-557-5732. www.wineandfoodweek.com

14

Raise money for first responders


Area nonprofit Emergency Chaplain Group is hosting its ninth annual Hope for Heroes gala. The event will raise money and awareness for further supporting first responders in need of mental health services. A guest speaker is anticipated to be announced in the near future. $2,000 per table. 6-10 p.m. Location TDB. 855-436-2427. www.emergencychaplain.org

23

Thanksgiving break begins


Thanksgiving break begins for students at Conroe ISD, Magnolia ISD and Tomball ISD. Academic calendars for all three schools indicate that the classes will resume Nov. 30 before the Christmas break.
By Andrew Christman
Andrew joined Community Impact Newspaper in early 2019 after moving from Indiana. He is a 2015 graduate from Indiana State University, where he received degrees in English and journalism. He has written for a number of small town publications throughout his career as a reporter.


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