Live performances, a Beatles tribute, National Night Out: 15 things to do in The Woodlands area in September and October

The Memorial Hermann 10 for Texas will be held Sept. 18. (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)
The Memorial Hermann 10 for Texas will be held Sept. 18. (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)

The Memorial Hermann 10 for Texas will be held Sept. 18. (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)

September

18 Attend a family fun event


Visitors can shop at a variety of vendors, watch live entertainment and try local food trucks at a family event at Town Green Park in The Woodlands. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission. Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. www.houstonareashow.com

18 Take part in a pirate party

Parents can bring children to board the museum’s version of the Jolly Roger. A meet and greet with Ariel the mermaid is available at times during the event as well. 10 a.m. $7. The Woodlands Children’s Museum, 4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, Ste. 280, The Woodlands. 281-465-0955. www.thewoodlandschildrensmuseum.org



18 Run in the Memorial Hermann 10 for Texas

The Memorial Hermann 10 for Texas race is a USA Track and Field-sanctioned event with a certified 10-mile course. The race’s start and finish location is at Northshore Park. After the race, participants will enjoy a postrace party. 7 a.m. $25-$65. Northshore Park, 2505 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

23 Watch a movie at the mall

The Woodlands Mall hosts an outdoor movie event on its lawn near Shake Shack. The Sept. 23 showing will play “Enchanted.” Blankets and lawn chairs are permitted. 7:30-9 p.m. Free. The Woodlands Mall, 1201 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands. 281-363-3363. www.thewoodlandsmall.com

24 though Oct. 24

Support local arts


Class Act Productions presents “Godspell” on Sept. 24-26 and Sept. 30-Oct. 3 and “The Addams Family” on Oct. 14-17 and Oct. 21-24 at the Class Act Theater on Budde Road. The nonprofit theater has a 25-year history of providing arts and arts education to students and families in The Woodlands. Performance times and ticket prices vary. Class Act Theatre, 25275 Budde Road, Ste. 25, The Woodlands. 281-941-8500. www.classactproductions.org

24 Learn gardening tips and tricks

Residents can learn gardening tips from experts at the 24th annual Woodlands Landscaping Solutions event. Booths and demonstrations will be available on topics including vegetable gardening, beekeeping, a plant clinic and water-wise resources. 9 a.m. Free. The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park, 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-516-7348. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

25 Enjoy Arts in the Park

The Woodlands presents an evening with family and friends at Rob Fleming Park. Attendees can bring lawn chairs, purchase items at the food trucks, and enjoy a live Shakespeare performance of “Othello” by Points North Theatre Co. and The Woodlands Jazz Orchestra. The event is open to all ages. 5:30 p.m. Free. Rob Fleming Park, 6055 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

October

01 through 03


See a performance at Glade Cultural Center

The Glade Cultural Center hosts a presentation of “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” the Oscar Wilde novel adapted for the stage by Amy K. Barnes of Haven Arts Theatre. 8 p.m. $35-$50. Glade Cultural Center, 2000 Woodlands Parkway, The Woodlands. 832-557-8781. www.gladecutluralcenter.com

02 Get up close with trucks

Children can take a look at big trucks, off-road vehicles, first responder vehicles and other gear at the event. The event is open to all ages. 9 a.m. Free. The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park, 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-516-7348. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

02 Enjoy Beatles tributes

Arts in the Park presents “All You Need Is Love” with The Woodlands Symphony Orchestra and Beatles tribute band Beetle. The Woodlands Symphony Orchestra and Friends takes the stage at 7 p.m. to perform the entire second side of the “Abbey Road” album along with orchestral instrumental arrangements of Beatles music, songs from “Sgt. Pepper,” “Magical Mystery Tour” and other songs. A 1960s and 1970s costume contest will also take place during the event with prizes awarded to the top costume. 6 p.m. Free. Rob Fleming Park, 6055 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

03 Support crime prevention with National Night Out

Local law enforcement and The Woodlands Fire Department will briefly visit with residents of the neighborhoods that register their parties with The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch. National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for local anti-crime efforts, and strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships. 3 p.m. Free. Various locations in The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

08 Enjoy s’mores with a sunset

Participants climbing in the evening can finish the night with a campfire and s’mores. Participants can climb for two hours before making s’mores. Low enrollment may cause the event to be canceled. 5 p.m. $50. Texas TreeVentures, 6055 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-2048. www.texastreeventures.com

08 The Haunting at Bear Branch Park begins

The annual Halloween event at Bear Branch Park begins Oct. 8 and will run Fridays and Saturdays until the end of the month. Fast pass options are available for purchase with limited availability. The attraction is intended for guests age 9 and older. 8 p.m. $9. Bear Branch Park, 5200 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3950. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

08 through 11

Enjoy a long weekend

Students at Conroe ISD, Tomball ISD and Magnolia ISD will have an extended weekend with students releasing early Oct. 8 before returning the following week Oct. 12. Staff will be in attendance for professional development days. www.conroeisd.net. www.magnoliaisd.org. www.tomballisd.net

08 Create art at a tea party

Children can join the Queen of Hearts and the Mad Hatter for a child-friendly tea event where they can decorate cookies and create handmade art projects at The Woodlands Children’s Museum Mad Hatter tea party. Adults attending the tea party must pay for admission to the museum. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $7-$12. The Woodlands Children’s Museum, 4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, Ste. 280, The Woodlands. 281-465-0955. www.thewoodlandschildrensmuseum.org

Event information was accurate as of press time but is subject to change. Attendees are advised to contact the organizers to confirm before attending.



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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