Haunted trails, live music, public safety: 7 things to do in The Woodlands area, Oct. 15-17

A Dia de los Muertos art display can be seen at Market Street this month. (Courtesy Market Street)
A Dia de los Muertos art display can be seen at Market Street this month. (Courtesy Market Street)

A Dia de los Muertos art display can be seen at Market Street this month. (Courtesy Market Street)

Seasonal events continue in The Woodlands area the weekend of Oct. 15-17, including a haunted trail at Bear Branch Park. Residents also have an opportunity to learn about the issue of human trafficking at Town Green Park and to attend a public safety demonstration at Northshore Park.

October

15

Hear an outdoor concert


The Live on the Lawn music event spotlights Sarah Kelly Music School every Friday night at Market Street. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Market Street, 9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands. www.shopatmarketstreet.com


15-16

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 age 9 and older. 7:45-9:30 p.m. (nightly). $9. 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 third 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

Through Nov. 2

See art display at Market Street

Through Nov. 2, guests to Market Street can view two giant Dia de los Muertos decorated skulls at an urban art display. The 6-foot displays represent a mixture of modern and traditional art, according to a Market Street news release. Free. Market Street, 9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands. www.shopatmarketstreet.com

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Oct. 16: Support local nonprofit Boots for Troops with a concert

Concert in the Country returns to Magnolia to raise money for Boots for Troops, a Magnolia nonprofit dedicated to boosting the morale and mental well-being of deployed military personnel. The sixth annual family-friendly event will feature music by Pat Green, Jake Worthington, Bonnie Bishop, Chad Prather and the Ragamuffins, and Daniel Holmes. Food trucks, vendors and a cook-off will also be on-site. 3 p.m. $5 (age 12 and younger presale), $30 (general admission presale), $100 (family of four presale). 32931 Wright Road, Magnolia. http://concertinthecountry.org
By Vanessa Holt
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of that paper in March 2017 and editor of The Woodlands edition in January 2019.


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