Activities in August and September in The Woodlands area include Labor Day festivities and Sept. 11 observances.

Aug. 18-Sept. 5: Support a food bank by dining out

Diners who eat at participating Houston Restaurant Weeks locations can select from set menus with a portion of the proceeds going to the Houston Food Bank. Restaurants in The Woodlands are among the participants this year.Aug. 19: Learn about invasive species

Individuals interested in learning about invasive species in the region or volunteering to help remove them from approved sites in The Woodlands Township can take part in a class. Ashley Morgan-Olvera from the Texas Invasive Species Institute will be the instructor.Aug. 19: Visit with the Bee Lady

Children can celebrate National Bee Day with The Bee Lady at The Woodlands Children’s Museum. Participants can learn facts about bees and meet some in person.Aug. 19: See a live art demo

Artist Mohammad Ali Bhatti will demonstrate portrait painting and offer art critiques at an event. Space for the event is limited.
  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • $20 (to attend), $30 (additional for critique)
  • The Woodlands Art Gallery and Studios, 208 Nursery Road, The Woodlands

Aug. 21: Run for office

The last day to file for a place on the general election ballot for The Woodlands Township board of directors in the Nov. 7 election is Aug. 21 at 5 p.m. Positions 5, 6 and 7 are up for election. Candidates must be at least age 18 as of Nov. 7, have been a resident of The Woodlands for the past six months and have been a resident of Texas for at least a year. Candidates must be a U.S. citizen.Aug. 21 through 25: Attend a budget workshop

The Woodlands Township board of directors will begin a week of budget workshops. A meeting will be held Aug. 25 only if necessary.Aug. 25: Meet a children’s book author

Author Sharlene Novak will read from “Happy Tails Camper Stories: Lucy Learns to Share” on stage, followed by a meet and greet at The Woodlands Children’s Museum. She will also sign copies of her book, which will be offered for sale.Aug. 26: Support dog rescues through art

Ardest Gallery celebrates National Dog Day in partnership with local dog rescue organizations. Visits can see live pet portraits, take part in a painting class and learn about dog rescue organizations. A portion of proceeds will benefit these organizations.
  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Free (entrance)
  • Ardest Gallery, 25200 Grogan’s Park Drive, The Woodlands
Aug. 26: See a runway show

The Walk will benefit Interfaith of The Woodlands and Interfaith Community Clinic. The event will include a runway fashion show with seasonal fashions from Saks Fifth Avenue and local honorees. The event also honors “community champions” who have had a positive impact on the community.
  • 6 p.m.-midnight
  • $300 (individual), sponsorships available
  • The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands
  • 832-615-8225.
Sept. 3: Celebrate Labor Day at Waterway Square

A Labor Day event will include live music, children’s activities, strolling entertainment, and pie-eating contests for youth and adults.Sept. 3: Attend a Labor Day celebration

The Woodlands Township’s annual Labor Day celebration at Waterway Square will conclude with fireworks scheduled to be set off at dusk at 9:05 p.m. The event time is approximate and depends on the weather. The event is open to the public. Coolers, picnic baskets, blankets and lawn chairs are permitted. Glass is prohibited at the event.Sept. 11: Honor the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks

The ceremony at the Central Fire Station will honor those who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.Sept. 16-17: Meet local home improvement professionals

The Montgomery County Home and Outdoor Living Show will be held at the Lone Star Convention and Expo Center. The show connects attendees with local home improvement professionals. Attendees can find home goods, seasonal decor and artisan furniture.
  • 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sept. 16), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sept. 17)
  • Free (age 12 and under), $8 (online), $10 (at door)
  • Lone Star Convention and Expo Center, 9055 Airport Road, Conroe
Sept. 21: See live music on the lawn

Market Street brings back its fall concerts with a series of performers that will be announced closer to the event. The free concert series will take place weekly at Central Park, and visitors can bring blankets and chairs to attend.Sept. 21-Oct. 1: Enjoy a musical production

Class Act Productions will begin its 2023-24 season with Roald Dahl’s “Matilda.” Class Act Productions is a nonprofit theater company.
  • 7:30 p.m. (Thu.-Sat.), 2:30 p.m. (Sat.-Sun.)
  • $20-$30
  • Class Act Theatre, 25275 Budde Road, Ste. 25, The Woodlands
  • 281-941-8500.
Sept. 28-30: Take part in a dragon boat race

The annual YMCA dragon boat race will take place at Northshore Park. No prior rowing experience is needed. The YMCA provides team-building activities and equipment. The event is in its 23rd year rowing for the cause of eliminating drowning, which is the second-leading cause of death for children under age 14 in Texas.
  • 2-6 p.m. (Sept. 28, 30), 8 a.m.-noon (Sept. 29-30)
  • Northshore Park, 2505 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands
  • 281-367-9622.