31 Things to Do in November
Hello Woodlands’ “31 Things To Do” monthly guide highlights events, activities, and things to do this November in The Woodlands and Montgomery County area PLUS ways to give back and support local. Be sure to check back on Hello Woodlands for updates and events!
October 2022 – Classes and Programs at Canopy Cancer Survivorship Center – Canopy is a cancer survivorship on the campus of Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center. Canopy is open to men and women, no matter where you were treated, and for any kind of cancer. If your life has been impacted, whether you were the patient or the caregiver, you have a safe haven at Canopy. Events are virtual, in person, and hybrid, and include Yoga, Breast Cancer Support Group, The Keyes Ingredients healthy nutrition class, Gentle Barre, Bible Study, and more! Learn More
November 4, 2022 – The Woodlands Business Summit – The Woodlands Area Business Summit is a one-day conference that will provide leading edge information to companies so they may remain competitive and productive while maintaining a healthy business culture for all employees. The Business Summit provides access to leading edge corporate resources which enables competitive and productive functioning, while maintaining a healthy business culture for all employees. In addition to hearing from keynote speakers, registrants are offered various topical tracks over the span of four breakout sessions. The Woodlands Area Business Summit will be held on Friday, November 4, 2022 at the Lone Star College System Office – Community Building from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Learn More
November 5, 2022 – Furever Homes Model Home Tour & Pet Adoptions – Join us on Saturday, November 5 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for the Furever Homes Model Home Tour & Pet Adoptions at The Lake House in Grand Central Park located at 1039 Lake House Drive, Conroe, TX 77304! Grand Central Park will be “raising the woof” to help pups and people find homes during the “Furever“ Homes Tour, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 5. Friends of Faye will be at The Lake House, 1039 Lake House Drive, showcasing “pet-ential” furry friends for adoption. The event also includes free coffee and pastries by Hebrews Coffeehouse, pet vendors and the opportunity to tour 12 professionally decorated model homes. Admission is free. Learn more at www.grandcentralparktx.com/fureverhomes.
November 5, 2022 – Harvest in The Hills – Join us for the annual Harvest in the Hills on Saturday, November 5 from 10am to 3pm at the Activity Center located at Founders Park in The Woodlands Hills! Shuttles will take you to a range of model homes from award-winning builders, including one-story, two-story, and detached villa homes. Learn more at www.thewoodlandshills.com/harvestinthehills.
November 12, 2022 – Montgomery County Heart Walk – Join your friends and neighbors and be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. Physical and emotional health have never been more important than they are now! And joining your Montgomery County Heart Walk is a great way to boost them both – all while making a huge impact in your community and saving lives. By participating in the Montgomery County Heart Walk on Saturday, November 12 at Northshore Park in The Woodlands, you will reap lasting benefits for yourself and help others. Register Today
November 12, 2022 – 3R Recycling Drive-Thru – Celebrate America Recycles Day at the 3R Recycling Drive-thru on Saturday, November 12 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at The Woodlands High School Parking Lot! This event celebrates the importance of recycling in our community and offers a free opportunity to recycle select items that cannot be recycled in curbside carts. Learn More
November 12 & 13, 2022 – Children’s Festival: Under the Sea – Dive into fun all weekend long at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion on November 12th and 13th with high energy shows, hands-on activities and adventure for all ages – all activities and live performances for just $10 a ticket! Learn more and purchase tickets here
November 18-20, 2022 – Junior League Holiday Market – The 20th Annual JLTW Holiday Market is a shopping extravaganza event that will feature over 120 unique merchants from across the country selling specialty holiday items, home accessories, clothing, gourmet foods, jewelry, and much more! Junior League Holiday Market is the primary fundraiser for Junior League of The Woodlands! Proceeds from this event directly support our community programs and enable us to provide much-needed funding grants to non-profits in our service area. Shop at the Junior League Holiday Market at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center on Friday, November 18 through Sunday, November 20. Purchase Tickets
November 24, 2022 – YMCA Run Thru The Woods – Celebrating 33 years Running for a CAUSE. Give Back and Give Thanks! Join us Thanksgiving Morning at the annual holiday charity tradition in South Montgomery County! An event that attracts more than 4500 runners and walkers. Start and Finish Line are located on Lake Robbins, in front of The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands. Event features a 1 Mile Kids Race: 3 Mile Race; 5 Mile Race; and 3 Mile Walk. Something for Everyone. All participants receive a goodie bag, event shirt, finisher medal and invite to the Post Race Celebration with FREE activities and refreshments! Register Today
THINGS TO DO
Anytime – Volunteer, Make a Donation, or Get Involved in a Local Nonprofit Organization! – Learn more about nonprofit organizations in Montgomery County by reading our “Nonprofit of the Month” interviews here.
Thursday–Sunday – Local Farmers and Artisan Markets – Visit a local market in Montgomery County! Learn more about The Woodlands Farmers Market, Montgomery Sip-and-Stroll Farmers Market, Tomball Farmers Market, Main Street Market, and more on the Hello Woodlands Calendar. Learn More
- Thursdays from 4:30-7:30pm – Montgomery Sip-n-Stroll Farmers Market – Enjoy fantastic handmade products, produce, live music, food trucks, and beverages while supporting local vendors and businesses in beautiful historic downtown Montgomery. Learn More
- Thursday, November 17, 2022 – Sip, Shop and Stroll – Come to downtown Conroe for the Sip, Shop and Stroll! Retail shops are open late with light bites and drinks, bars and restaurants have live music and food and drink specials. The market with local vendors and food trucks is open from 6-9pm located on Main Street in downtown Conroe. Learn More
- Saturdays from 9am to 1pm – The Woodlands Farmers Market – Located in the Grogan’s Mill Shopping Center, The Woodlands Farmer’s Market is home to vendors offering locally grown produce, grass fed beef, Texas handmade artisan cheeses, goat cheese, sustainably cultivated coffee, local honey, breads & pastries, no sugar-added baked goods, prepared tamales, Indian cuisine & Mediterranean food, gluten-free options, and seasonal products. Learn More
- Saturdays from 9am to 1pm – Farmers Market on Tamina – Visit the local farmer’s market in Magnolia with a family vibe, with around 50 vendors and a signature complimentary cocktail each week. Learn more
- Saturdays from 10am to 2pm – Main Street Market – The Main Street Market is a farmers and artisan market, held every Saturday in downtown Conroe rain or shine! Learn More
- Saturdays from 9am-1pm – Tomball Farmers Market – The market is open year round at 205 W. Main Street in Downtown Tomball, TX. The market provides a unique family and pet friendly shopping experience that you cannot find elsewhere. Learn More
- Saturdays from 9am-1pm – Montgomery Farmers Market – The Montgomery Farmers Market brings together a select group of naturally-oriented farmers, ranchers, and food manufacturers from all over the North Houston region into a collective of vendors that are intent on one thing – providing the purest and most nutritious foods possible to our local community. Learn More
- Saturday, November 5, 2022 – Lone Star 1st Saturday – Venture down to Lone Star 1st Saturday – where everything is homemade, handmade, or homegrown. Nestled under the trees of the Old Community Center in Montgomery, this market is held on the first Saturday of every month from 9am to 4 pm. Bring the family (or your well-behaved furry friends) to this crafters market to shop antiques, boutiques, and uniques! Learn More
- Sundays, November 13 & 27, 2022 – Conroe Sunday Market – Kroger 336 North hosts the Conroe Sunday Markets – a little bit farmer, a little bit flea, a little bit craft and a little bit of all the things you love, want and need! Learn More
- Sundays, November 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2022 – Rayford Sunday Market – The Rayford Sunday Market is held at Imperial Oaks Shopping Center twice a month from 11am to 4pm with food, fun and shopping! Learn More
- Sunday, November 13, 2022 – Champagne & Chocolate Art Walk + Gallery Show – Come sip champagne, nibble on chocolates and stroll open artist studios to see behind the scenes and available art works. Head over to Ardest Gallery, Bella Bottega’s newest addition, to view their monthly art show. Learn More
November 1 – December 2, 2022 – Stock The Sleigh – Join Montgomery County Food Bank in the fight against hunger by participating in this year’s community food and funds drive, Stock The Sleigh, presented by Kodiak Gas Services and Woodforest National Bank! There are several ways to get involved including: Host A Food Drive, Become an Ornament Fundraiser, Become a Sponsor ‘Deck The Box’ Contest (If you’re hosting a food drive, don’t forget to participate in our collection box decorating contest! #StockTheSleighContest2022), and Donate (Donate to Stock The Sleigh to have an ornament filled out with your name and gift amount to be hung at the Food Bank!). The festive Drop-Off Event on Friday, December 2 at 4-7 p.m at Montgomery County Food Bank, 1 Food For Life Way, Conroe, TX 77385 will celebrate the community’s impact with holiday fun, sweet treats, pictures with Santa, and more! Learn More
November 5, 2022 – 34th Annual Woodlands Wildflower Festival – The Woodlands Wildflower Festival, hosted by the The Woodlands Lions Club at Rob Fleming Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., is a family fun day at the park with an art contest, free wildflower seeds, crafts, face painting, a bouncy house, vendors, and food trucks. Learn More
November 5, 2022 – Alden Bridge Village Association Fall Festival – Join your neighbors at the free Alden Bridge Fall Festival for food, games, and lots of fun! The festival will be held at Lakeside Park, 5001 S Alden Bridge Dr, on Saturday, November 5 from 1-4 p.m. Learn More
November 5, 2022 – Pumpkin Smash – Join The Woodlands Environmental Services Department at Sterling Ridge Park and Ride from 4 to 6 p.m. for the first ever pumpkin smash! Instead of putting your jack-o-lantern in the trash, bring it to the Pumpkin Smash! This FREE event provides a unique opportunity for residents to dispose of their Halloween pumpkins. Learn More
November 10, 2022 – 6th Annual VEL Legacy Awards Dinner – The 6th Annual VEL Legacy Awards Dinner will honor local community leaders, celebrate with our community, and raise funds for its 2023 operations. The dinner takes place at the Augusta Pines Country Club from 6-9 p.m. The event serves as VEL’s (Veterans, Entrepreneurs, and Leaders) largest fundraising event of the year wherein they honor one veteran, one entrepreneur, and one leader. Learn More
November 10, 2022 – Fine Arts Preview Night – Join The John Cooper School on November 10 at 6 p.m. for their first annual Fine Arts Preview Night at the Glenn Performing Arts Center – Main Stage. Register Here
November 11, 2022 – Montgomery County Veterans Memorial Park Veterans Day Event – The Montgomery County Veterans Memorial Commission is hosting an event in recognition of Veterans Day Friday, November 11th at 9 a.m. at the Montgomery County Veterans Memorial Park, located at 1776 Freedom Blvd in Conroe, Texas, adjacent to the Montgomery County Central Library and the Lone Star Monument and Historical Flag Park. Scheduled program includes featured speaker retired General Mark A. Welsh, featuring the Conroe Symphony Orchestra with Gary Liebst, conductor, dedication of new members of The Line and ending with swearing in of new recruits to the United States Army. Learn More
November 11, 2022 – Salute to our Veterans – Join Conroe ISD at 10 a.m. for the annual Salute To Our Veterans program at Woodforest Bank Stadium. This event will also be livestreamed on the district’s YouTube page. This event is hosted by the District’s five JROTC units. Veterans in attendance will received a Conroe ISD JROTC challenge coin as a small token of appreciation for their service. Learn More
November 11, 2022 – The Woodlands Township Veterans Day Tribute – The Woodlands Township Veterans Day Tribute will feature a presentation of colors, Keynote Speaker, musical performances, and more. A special military Care Package Drop-Off Booth will be set up to accept donations of recommended items to be shipped to the troops. The ceremony will be held at Town Green Park from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Learn More
November 11-13, 2022 – Beauty & The Beast: The Broadway Musical – The John Cooper School presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: The Broadway Musical on November 11-13, 2022. Purchase Tickets
November 12, 2022 – Chambers Creek Grand Opening – It’s time to celebrate! Chambers Creek is hosting their official Let the Good Times Roll grand opening event on November 12, 2022 from 2 to 5 p.m. They have planned an unbelievable lineup of fun and activities, all designed to give you a taste of your 55+ best life. Mark your calendar and join your future neighbors in discovering our like-no-other active adult community in Willis, TX. RSVP Here
November 12, 2022 – Free CPR Training Event – American Heart Association and Girls, Inc. of Greater Houston are partnering with Tomball Methodist Church to provide Hands Only CPR Training plus body image and online safety education to girls and their families. Free CPR Training Event will be held on November 12, 2:30-5:30pm. Free to the Community! For 3rd through 8th grade girls and their families. Care for siblings provided when registered for. Register Here
November 14, 2022 – Cafe con Miguel – If you own a business or are considering starting one, the Montgomery County Hispanic Chamber invites you to join their chair Miguel Lopez of Conganas and other business owners and entrepreneurs for relevant small business discussions over coffee. Additionally, Miguel will have a special guest Bob Milner joining him for a candid discussion. Join us for Cafe con Miguel on Monday, November 14 at 8:30 a.m. at Sam Houston State University The Woodlands Center located at 3380 College Park Dr., Auditorium Room 150. Register for the free event at www.conganas.biz/rsvp.
November 17, 2022 – Market Street Christmas Tree Lighting – Kick off the holiday season at Market Street with a soaring, 70-foot Christmas tree synchronized to twinkling lights and holiday music at 6 p.m. as part of the tree lighting celebration. The tree lighting will attract hundreds to witness the first “performance” of Market Street’s Christmas tree and the more than 25,000 multi-colored lights adorning Central Park. The lighted tree presentation will continue nightly throughout the holiday season. Learn More
November 18, 2022 – January 16, 2023 – The Ice Rink at The Woodlands Town Center – Glide into the magic of the holiday season at The Ice Rink at The Woodlands Town Center! Enjoy indoor ice skating at the 21,000 square-foot facility, located at the intersection of Six Pines and Lake Robbins, next to The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. The Ice Rink offers birthday parties and rink rentals, plus ice skating lessons! Learn More
November 18, 2022 – Light It Up! Tree Lighting – Kick off the holiday season at the downtown Depot Plaza with the lighting of Tomball’s giant Christmas tree. Starting at 6 p.m. there will be live music, hot chocolate and snacks, and pictures with Santa. Learn More
November 19, 2022 – City of Conroe’s Turkey Trot 5K – Conroe’s Turkey Trot 5K is fun for the whole family! The race will be held at Carl Barton, Jr. Park, 2500 S Loop 336 E, Conroe, TX 77302. Registration begins September 1. Check in begins at 8:00 a.m., race begins at 9:00 a.m. Learn More
November 19, 2022 – 40th Annual Lighting of the Doves Festival – The Lighting of the Doves Festival is a long-standing tradition in The Woodlands that signifies the start of the holiday season in the community. Symbolizing peace during the holidays, the ceremonial illumination of the giant doves has attracted thousands of visitors each year. The event is held at Town Green Park from 3 to 8 p.m. Learn More
November 21 & 22, 2022 – Riding & Writing Camp – Lone Star Horsemanship and Village Books present Riding and Writing Camp on Monday & Tuesday, November 21 & 22 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Lone Star Horsemanship in Conroe. Learn all things horse and writing – no horse or writing experience needed! Recommended age: 8-14. For more information call 281-771-8462 or visit Village Books.
November 27, 2022 – The Festival of Lights – Experience the joy of the season with your family at The Festival of Lights at Woodlands Church! This free outdoor holiday experience includes a walkthrough light display show, music, and a family-friendly live performance for all ages. Enjoy warm cocoa and cider as you make lasting family memories this holiday season. Learn More
November 29, 2022 – City of Conroe Tree Lighting Ceremony – This special event marks the official start of the Christmas Season for the City of Conroe. Bring the whole family out and enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas. The tree lighting will be held at Heritage Place at 6 p.m. Don‘t forget to visit Christmas on Main Street in Downtown Conroe immediately following this event. Learn More
PET OF THE MONTH
Hello Woodlands, in partnership with Operation Pets Alive, highlights a “Pet of the Month” that features a local dog or cat available for foster and/or adoption in Montgomery County, Texas. Operation Pets Alive is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization striving to elevate Montgomery County to a No-Kill community through innovative programs that raise community awareness, reduce the number of dogs and cats that enter our shelters, and increase the number of dogs and cats that leave our shelters alive.
Meet our Pet of the Month, Lula! Read more about Lula here
Hello Woodlands’ ongoing series “Nonprofit of the Month,” featuring Randy Lovelace of Paragon Independent Insurance Agencies, spotlights several of these nonprofits. Learn more about the nonprofits’ missions and meet the people behind them here.
The Hello Woodlands Small Business of the Month is brought to you by Miguel Lopez of Conganas LLC and highlights a local small business that serves the Montgomery County community. Read our interviews with local small businesses here.
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