Learn to make pasta like a pro

David Buckley, executive chef with Sorriso Modern Italian Kitchen, will hold a pasta-making demonstration. Participants may taste their creations and take home a recipe card afterward. 5:30-6:30 p.m. $35. The Westin at The Woodlands. 2 Waterway Square Place, The Woodlands. 832-839-5436. www.sorrisoitaliankitchen.com


Fight breast cancer

The 22nd annual Memorial Hermann In the Pink of Health Luncheon will raise money to fight breast and ovarian cancer. Jennifer Griffin is the guest speaker. Sponsorships are available. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $250 (individual ticket). The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 713-897-7465. www.inthepinkofhealth.org

14 through 23

Hear the bells of Notre Dame

Class Act Productions will perform “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney movie. 7:30 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 2:30 p.m. (Sat.-Sun.). $20. Class Act Theater, 25275 Budde Road, Ste. 25, The Woodlands. 281-941-8500. www.classactproductions.org


Browse a community garage sale

The Shenandoah Civic Club will hold its biannual community garage sale in conjunction with the Sunningdale Senior Apartments arts and crafts sale. A map of registered homes will be published Oct. 14. 8 a.m. Free to attend. Locations throughout Shenandoah. 281-298-5522. www.shenandoahtx.us


Meet community safety officers

The Woodlands Township residents will have the opportunity to explore a fire truck, a police patrol vehicle and mobile command units at the township’s community safety expo. Law enforcement, The Woodlands Fire Department and Montgomery County Hospital District will hold public safety demonstrations. Activities for children will be provided as well as free food while supplies last. Noon-3 p.m. Free. 2505 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3883. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov


Celebrate Howl-o-Ween with pets

Operation Pets Alive is hosting the annual Howl-o-Ween Festival to raise money for Operation Pets Alive and Friends of Faye. Entertainment and activities will include market vendors and food trucks, and dozens of pets will be available for adoption. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Northshore Park, 2505 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands. www.operationpetsalive.org

19, 22, 26 , 29

Trick-or-Treat on a kayak

Attendees can don a costume and rent a two-person kayak. Participants visit treat stops to collect Halloween candy from Riva Row staff. Children age 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 5:30-6:30 p.m. (Oct. 19 and 26), 9-10 a.m. (Oct. 22 and 29). $45 (per kayak). Riva Row Boat House, 2101 Riva Row, The Woodlands. 281-210-3965. www.rivarowboathouse.com


Celebrate Halloween at the YMCA

The Woodlands YMCA will hold its Halloween celebration featuring trick-or-treating, carnival games, concessions and T-shirts. The community event is open for all ages. 6-8 p.m. Free (with a nonperishable food pantry donation). The Woodlands Family YMCA at Branch Crossing, 8100 Ashlane Way, The Woodlands. 281-367-9622. www.ymcahouston.org


Visit the Pride Festival

The Woodlands Pride Festival will return to Town Green Park. The festival will include food trucks, vendors and exhibits as well as entertainment. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. www.thewoodlandstxpride.org


Solve a murder mystery

Celebrity Mystery Theater attendees will be served a prix fixe dinner prepared by Executive Chef Nelson Padron. Celebrity impersonators will appear as celebrities such as Michael Jackson, Madonna and Robin Williams. 7 p.m. $115 (per ticket). Glade Arts Foundation, 2000 Woodlands Parkway, The Woodlands. 832-557-8781. www.gladeartsfoundation.org


Try a Taste of the Village

Indian Springs Village Association will hold its 17th annual Taste of the Village at the village center. All proceeds from the event go to the ISVA College Scholarship Fund for Indian Springs Residents and local schools to support students. Attendees can try samples from different food vendors. Other activities available at the event include performances, entertainers, bounce houses and raffle prizes. Noon-3 p.m. Free. Indian Springs Village Center, 10777 Kuykendahl Road, The Woodlands. www.indianspringstx.com



Celebrate local wildflowers

The Woodlands Lion Club will hold its 34th annual wildflower festival. Thousands of wildflower seed packets will be distributed to the community for free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Rob Fleming Park. 6055 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3883. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

9 through 10

Take a field trip to the Pavilion

School Days at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion features live performances and offers hands-on activities in three stations for area students—the S.T.E.A.M Station, the Exploration Station and the Theatre District. Volunteers are needed to assist with the event. 10 a.m.. Free. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-364-3010. www.woodlandscenter.org


Honor veterans in the community

The Woodlands Township will host its Veterans Day Tribute at Town Green Park with events including the presentation of the colors, musical performances and a keynote speaker. A military care package drop-off booth will be set up at the event to accept donations for the troops. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Free. Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3883. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov


Walk to support mental health

The Out of the Darkness walk produced with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention aims to raise funds and bring awareness to the topics of suicide and mental health. This year the community walk will begin at Town Green Park. Registration is free, but participants are asked to set a $150 fundraising goal. 10 a.m. Free. Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. www.afsp.org

12 through 13

Journey under water with Texas Children’s Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital-The Woodlands hosts its Children’s Festival featuring multiple performers, character meet and greets, a toddler area, arts and crafts, and other hands-on activities. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.), noon-5 p.m. (Sun.) $10. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-364-3010. www.woodlandscenter.org