Celebrate fall, walk for a cause: 15 things to do in The Woodland area in October and November

The Howl-O-Ween Festival, hosted Oct. 23 in the East Shore Community, will benefit homeless pets. Funds raised during the event will be halved between Operation Pets Alive! and Friends of Faye. Adoptable homeless pets of Operation Pets Alive! and Friends of Faye will be in attendance. The festival will have vendors, food trucks, a bake sale, face painting, games and a silent auction. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Ellipse Park, 2662 North Bay Place, The Woodlands. www.operationpetsalive.org (Courtesy Operation Pets Alive)
The Howl-O-Ween Festival, hosted Oct. 23 in the East Shore Community, will benefit homeless pets. Funds raised during the event will be halved between Operation Pets Alive! and Friends of Faye. Adoptable homeless pets of Operation Pets Alive! and Friends of Faye will be in attendance. The festival will have vendors, food trucks, a bake sale, face painting, games and a silent auction. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Ellipse Park, 2662 North Bay Place, The Woodlands. www.operationpetsalive.org (Courtesy Operation Pets Alive)

The Howl-O-Ween Festival, hosted Oct. 23 in the East Shore Community, will benefit homeless pets. Funds raised during the event will be halved between Operation Pets Alive! and Friends of Faye. Adoptable homeless pets of Operation Pets Alive! and Friends of Faye will be in attendance. The festival will have vendors, food trucks, a bake sale, face painting, games and a silent auction. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Ellipse Park, 2662 North Bay Place, The Woodlands. www.operationpetsalive.org (Courtesy Operation Pets Alive)

Here's a look at some community events planned in The Woodlands area through mid-November. For a look at a full schedule of fall activities including Halloween and Thanksgiving, see our 2021 Fall Festival Guide.

October

15-16, 22-23, 29-30


Get spooky at a local haunted trail

Bear Branch Park’s annual haunted trail returns this year with the new theme, “Wood You Dare?” The trail is recommended for ages 9 and older. 7:45-9:30 p.m. (nightly). $9 per person. Bear Branch Park, 5200 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3950. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov


16

Have a ‘Shrek-tacular’ movie night


The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion hosts a “Shrek” movie night for families. The event will include games and other activities before the movie is presented. Attendees are encouraged to be in costume. 5:30 p.m. (gates open), 7 p.m. (movie begins). Free (lawn and mezzanine seating). $10 (general admission orchestra seating). The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-364-3010. www.woodlandscenter.org

16

Watch public safety demonstrations


The Woodlands Township is hosting a hands-on safety event for all ages with an opportunity to meet and thank representatives of public safety agencies. The event will also include a bounce house, face painting, games and crafts as well as free food. Noon-3 p.m. Free. Northshore Park, 2505 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3883. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

16

Attend a human trafficking awareness event


The Montgomery County Coalition Against Human Trafficking is hosting its 3rd Annual Anti-Trafficking Community Event. Attendees can learn how to identify trafficking and exploitation, and meet with organizations that educate, prevent, rescue and restore victims. The event will include stories of survivors and experts giving talks as well as live music and on-site food trucks. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 484-606-6228. www.mcatpa.org

20

Network with a Chamber of Commerce


The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce networking breakfast is open to all chamber members and guests. Members in attendance will be given the opportunity to give a 60-second commercial on the microphone. 7-9 a.m. $15 (member), $25 (guest). Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, 1201 Lake Woodlands Drive, Ste. 305, The Woodlands. 281-367-5777. www.woodlandschamber.org

21

Attend a wine walk


Wine and Food Week presented by H-E-B is hosting the 17th annual Wine Walk at Market Street in The Woodlands. The event will include food tasting stations, beverages, live music, a craft beer selection, vendors and sponsor booths. 6-9 p.m. $65 per ticket. Market Street, 9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands. 281-419-4774. www.wineandfoodweek.com

23

Help a homeless pet


The East Shore community’s Howl-O-Ween Festival will benefit homeless pets. It includes vendors, food trucks, a bake sale, face painting, games and a silent auction. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Ellipse Park, 2662 North Bay Place, The Woodlands. www.operationpetsalive.org

23

Attend a Corvette show


The Sam Houston Corvette Club is hosting its 28th annual Corvette show at Town Green Park. The event will include a silent auction, and food and drinks will be available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit a local nonprofit organization. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free. Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. www.samhoustoncorvetteclub.com

30

Celebrate with The Woodlands Pride Festival


The Woodlands Pride Festival will return to Town Green Park. The festival will include vendors and exhibits. Information on sponsorships, volunteer opportunities and renting exhibitor spaces can be obtained by contacting [email protected] Noon. Free. Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. www.thewoodlandstxpride.org

November

06

Drink coffee and look at cars for a cause


Visitors can join The Woodlands Car Club at Market Street for its monthly Cars and Coffee for a Cause event. 7-10 a.m. Proceeds from parking meters are donated to charities. Market Street, 9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands. 281-419-4774. www.shopatmarketstreet.com

06

Stop by the Wildflower Festival


The 33rd annual Wildflower Festival will feature bluebonnet planting, face painting, food trucks, and a plant and craft sale. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Rob Fleming Park, 6055 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

06

Walk to support a cause


The American Foundation of Suicide Prevention holds a walk to raise money for research and education. 9 a.m. (registration), 10 a.m. (walk). Free. Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-704-5097. www.supporting.afsp.org

08

View local photography


The winners of the 2021 Woodlands Photography Club Annual Contest will be on display at the Glade Cultural Center. 5:30-9 p.m. Free. Glade Cultural Center, 2000 Woodlands Parkway, The Woodlands. 832-557-8781. www.gladeculturalcenter.com

13-14

Camp out at Creekside


The Woodlands Township Parks and Recreation hosts a fall campout featuring activities, such as archery, kayaking, crafts, an outdoor movie, night hikes, games, campfire and s’mores. Check-in begins on Nov. 13 at 1 p.m. $70-$135 (up to family of four, additional fees apply for guests and additional family members). The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park, 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 2•81-210-3950. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

19 through Jan. 17

Ice skate at The Woodlands rink


The 21,000-square-foot ice rink at Town Center features ice skating, tables for parties and concessions. The ice rink will remain open until Jan. 17, 2022. Prices vary. The Woodlands Town Center, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-419-5630. www.thewoodlandsicerink.com
By Ally Bolender

Reporter, The Woodlands

Ally joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2021 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Texas State University. Ally covers education, local government, transportation, business, and real estate development in The Woodlands. Prior to CI, Ally served as news content manager of KTSW FM-89.9 in San Marcos, Texas.



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