TO-DO LIST: 8 things to do in The Woodlands area in November and December

Nov. 20 kicks off skating season at The Woodlands Town Center. (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)
Nov. 20 kicks off skating season at The Woodlands Town Center. (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)

Nov. 20 kicks off skating season at The Woodlands Town Center. (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)

November

12 Learn about wildlife care


Cathie Coudert, education coordinator with Friends of Texas Wildlife, will speak about local animals, wildlife care, and how to help animals in need during a virtual entry in the Walk in the Woods nature lecture series. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Online. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

12 Try a variety of wines

Wine and Food Week’s Wine Walk at Market Street will be held as a November street party. General admission ticketholders will receive a keepsake wine glass to sample a variety of wines and more than 25 restaurants will be in attendance to provide food. 6-9 p.m. $40. Market Street, 9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands. 713-557-5732. www.wineandfoodweek.com


14 Support local first responders

Area nonprofit Emergency Chaplain Group is hosting its ninth annual Hope for Heroes gala to support first responders in need of mental health services. 6-10 p.m. $150 (per seat), $2,000-$25,000 (table). The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 855-436-2427. www.emergencychaplain.org

14 Participate in a virtual charity run

The annual YMCA Run Thru the Woods transitioned to a virtual Thanksgiving season event this year, allowing participants to pace themselves and run anywhere at anytime as part of the charitable running campaign. Runners of all ages may also receive shirts, bibs and finishing awards. Flexible times. $38. 281-681-6730. www.runthruthewoods.org

14 Make a recycling run

Community members can bring items including razors, batteries, Styrofoam and textiles to the 3R Drive-Thru event to mark America Recycles Day. Document shredding is also offered, and donations to Interfaith of The Woodlands food pantry are also accepted. 9 a.m.-noon. Free. The Woodlands Township Parks, Recreation and Environmental Services Building, 8203 Millennium Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

14-15 Join a community campout

The Woodlands Township’s annual Creekside Campout allows families to spend a weekend roughing it. Activities such as games, archery, kayaking, hiking and crafting will take place. Noon-10 a.m. $70-$135. The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park, 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-516-7348. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

20 Kick off skating season

The Ice Rink at The Woodlands Town Center launches for its holiday season run. Skaters can take to the ice in the facility’s main room, and tables for parties and concessions are also available. 3-9 p.m. (Mon.-Thu.), 3-11 p.m. (Fri.), 10 a.m.-11 p.m. (Sat.), noon-7 p.m. (Sun.). $12.50-$17.50 (admission and skate rental), $6 (age 5 or younger), free-$2 (observer). The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion multipurpose building, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-419-5630. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/icerink

December

04 Hear from an award-winning author

National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward, the author of “Sing, Unburied, Sing” and “Salvage the Bones,” will give a virtual keynote presentation and host a private online reception during The John Cooper School’s Signatures author series. Guests will also received signed books. 10:45 a.m. (VIP meet and greet), noon (keynote presentation). Starting at $150. 281-367-0900, ext. 2441. www.johncooper.org/signatures
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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