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31 Things to Do in October

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Hello Woodlands’ “31 Things To Do” monthly guide highlights events, activities, and things to do this October 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

FEATURED 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

canopy cancer survivorship center

 

September 29, 2022 – October 2, 2022 – YMCA Dragon Boat Team Challenge – Join us for the 23rd Annual YMCA Dragon Boat Team Challenge Event presented by Repsol Rowing for a CAUSE on September 29 – October 2, 2022 at Northshore Park and Lake Woodlands! It’s Time to Reconnect and Have FUN! Register Here

Hello Woodlands Dragon Boat Team Challenge YMCA

 

October 1, 2022 – Creekside Park West Fall Festival – It’s Fall Y’all, Let’s Celebrate! Join us on Saturday, October 1 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Fall Festival and Free Pumpkin Patch at Creekside Park West. Presented by the Howard Hughes Corporation, the event will feature a pumpkin patch, family games, live DJ, local eats & treats, rock climbing wall, and more! Learn More

Creekside Park West Fall Festival The Howard Hughes Corporation

 

October 7, 2022 – Free “Storytelling for Business” Seminar – The Sam Houston State University Small Business Development Center (SHSU SBDC) is hosting a free seminar with Jennifer Bruse, Hello Woodlands President & CEO, award winning videographer, journalist, and writer, geared at teaching small business owners how to tell their story through content marketing and connect with the media and their local community in order to reach target customers. In the Storytelling for Business Seminar, Jennifer Bruse will present proven methods and strategies on how small business owners can share their story to reach their community, local media, and target customers. In the seminar you will learn about: Publishing Blogs and creating “evergreen” content to build your SEO, increase traffic, and answer important customer questions to become an Industry Expert, Developing a Content Calendar and Strategy for Social Media, Using YouTube and Podcasts to educate your audience and create a community, and Writing a Press Release and Impactful Stories to pitch to Local Media, News Sources, and Influencers. Register at https://bit.ly/3KofWrC

Storytelling for Business SHSU SBDC Hello Woodlands Seminar

 

October 8, 2022 – Sip & Shop – There’s a little something for everyone and a whole lot of fun to be had at The Lake House during Sip & Shop! More than 100 small business entrepreneurs will be showcasing unique jewelry, boutique clothing, art, gourmet food, furniture, decorations and more. Bernhardt Winery will supply wine for purchase so you can sip while you shop. Food trucks will be on hand with yummy treats for purchase. Free parking is located at Grand Central Park, 925 City Central Avenue, Conroe, TX 77304. Stop by and be prepared to shop ‘til you drop! Learn More

Grand Central Park Sip & Shop

 

October 14, 2022 – Hocus Pocus Pops – Halloween tradition meets fantastic family time at Hocus Pocus Pops! This annual gathering of guys and ghouls marks the start of the spookiest season with Houston Symphony Halloween classics, costumed fun and a chance to make memories with your favorite people. Better yet – there’s free lawn and mezzanine seating for all! Learn More

 

October 20, 2023 – Grand Opening Celebration – Save the date and join us for a Grand Opening Celebration for Seychelles Med & Laser Spa and Waves Salon on Thursday, October 20 from 3 to 7 p.m. located at 25230 Borough Park Dr in The Woodlands, TX! Seychelles Med & Laser Spa will welcome Dr. Joseph M. Perlman and his staff and partnering with Waves Salon to introduce new treatments and providers. You will be able to visit stations throughout the spa and complete a game piece to have a chance to win prizes. Meet providers from Seychelles Med & Laser Spa and Waves Salon, learn from their friendly vendors about exciting products that they offer, and chat with representatives from the state of the art equipment that they use in the treatments in the spa. It’s going to be a blast and we can’t wait to see you there! For more information, please stop by the spa, call (832) 813-8086, or visit online at SeychellesMedSpa.com and WavesWoodlands.com

Seychelles Waves Grand Opening Celebration The Woodlands

 

October 23, 2022 – Cochran’s Crossing Fall Festival – The Cochran’s Crossing Village Association’s annual Fall Festival will feature food, live music, a petting zoo, a rock wall, a trackless train, fall photo ops, professional face painting, carnival games, bounce houses, live performances, crafts, vendors, and more! The family-friendly event will be held from 1:00 to 4:00 at Shadowbend Park, 4995 Lake Woodlands Drive. The festival is free and open to the community. Learn More

 

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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 CalendarLearn 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, October 27, 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, October 1, 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
  • Saturday, October 8, 2022 – Margaritaville Artisans Market – Make your way over to Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake Conroe and shop until you drop! Over a dozen local artisans and vendors will set up booths and sell their creations in Palm Court outside the resort lobby starting at 4pm. The market is free to attend and open to members, resort guests, and the general public. Learn More
  • Sundays, October 2 & 16, 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, October 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30, 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, October 9, 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, for their monthly show entitled Heavy Metal. This show features a LITTLE bit of rock, and a whole LOT of metal. Learn More

 

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October 1, 2022 GRUB-A-THON – HOPE Haven presents GRUB-A-THON featuring food trucks, an eating competition, music, exclusive VIP section, and more in downtown Conroe from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm. All proceeds from the event will benefit HOPE Haven, a nonprofit organization which was formed to fill in the gaps and gray areas in the current system meant to support those experiencing homelessness. This includes housing, transitional living, rehab, and/or reconnecting them with family. Learn More

October 2, 2022 – National Night Out Neighborhood Parties – Lock your doors and spend the afternoon outside with your neighbors in celebration of National Night Out in The Woodlands! National Night Out is a great opportunity to get to know your neighbors and support local crime prevention efforts. Local Law Enforcement and The Woodlands Fire Department will briefly visit with residents of many of the neighborhoods that register their parties with The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch. Learn More

October 6, 2022 – H-E-B Wine Walk – Wine and Food Week’s 18th Annual H-E-B Wine Walk is back Market Street in The Woodlands, covering three blocks of Market Street and packed with a cornucopia of culinary creations, wine displays with industry experts, craft beers, live music, and incredible wine experiences. Learn More

Wine and Food Week HEB Wine Walk 2021

October 6 & 7, 2022 – Lobsterfest – Join the Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce for the annual Lobsterfest fundraiser, presented by Woodforest National Bank. More than 1,000 community leaders, business owners, elected officials, residents, and guests attend the two-day festivities including a steak and lobster dinner, live and silent auction, and lots of fun on Thursday, October 6 followed by a golf tournament on Friday, October 7. Learn More

 

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October 7, 2022 World Habitat Day Wall Build – Habitat for Humanity will join other affiliates around the world to rededicate ourselves to recognizing the basic right of everyone to have adequate shelter. Join Habitat for Humanity for a wall build at Market Street from 1:00 – 5:00 pm to see first hand what it takes to build a Habitat home. Learn More

October 8, 2022 – Memorial Hermann 10 for Texas – The annual Memorial Hermann 10 for Texas race is set for 7 to 11 a.m. at Northshore Park. The USATF-sanctioned event offers a certified 10-mile course, plus the 3.1 Armadillo Run 5K and One 4 Texas Kids’ Fun Run. After the race, participants can refuel and celebrate at the Texas-sized post-race party, featuring great food, beverages and live country music. Learn More

October 8, 2022 Jeans & Jewels Concert – The Jeans & Jewels benefit concert features Grammy nominated and CMA award winning country music group LONESTAR at Dosey Doe – The Big Barn starting at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy great music while supporting your neighbors in need! The concert benefits Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM), a nonprofit, community-based, multi-program social service agency that strives to meet basic human needs through Neighbors Helping Neighbors. NAM provides assistance in areas including food, shelter, health, education, safety and financial education. Learn More

October 8, 2022 – November 27, 2022 – The Texas Renaissance Festival – The King and Queen Welcome you to their fair village at The Texas Renaissance Festival! Since 1974, there has been a magical kingdom about an hour north of the Houston area, where guests can step through the gates and enter an enchanted world filled with kings and queens, knights and nobles, fairies and elves, pirates and peasants, and other fanciful delights. Learn More

October 9, 2022 – 10th Annual Lamborghini Festival – Come and check out all things Lamborghini! The 2022 Lamborghini Festival Block Party will be held at Market Street in The Woodlands from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. This event is free to the public for spectators. The festival benefits Arrow Child & Family Ministries, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that works to help kids and strengthen families. Programs include foster care and adoption, residential services, special education, and more. Learn More

 

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October 14, 2022 – Memorial Hermann In Pink of Health Luncheon – Memorial Hermann In Pink of Health changes lives by raising funds to reduce the incidence of breast and ovarian cancer and assist survivors in their journey. The luxury event features a champagne reception, luxury raffle, silent auction, pink boutique and more. The guest speaker is Jennifer Griffin, breast cancer survivor and Pentagon-based National Security Correspondent for the Fox News Channel. The luncheon will be held at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm. Learn More

October 14-16, 2022 – Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival – The Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival is a family-friendly event that features non-stop live music with local, regional and national performers on three stages, food vendors offering festival and Cajun favorites, arts & crafts vendors, a professional carnival, assorted community and educational exhibits, an annual Catfish Pageant and a KidZone area with activities for children and a special performance stage featuring local dance teams, community groups and entertainers. Learn More

October 15, 2022 – The John Cooper School Open House – Interested in learning about The John Cooper School? Join us for an Open House on Saturday, October 15. Founded in 1988, The John Cooper School is a fully accredited, independent, PK-12 college preparatory day school located at One John Cooper Drive in The Woodlands. For details and to RSVP, visit the registration page here.

The John Cooper School Open House 2022-23 October 15The John Cooper School Open House 2022-23 October 15

 

October 15, 2022 – Community Safety Expo – This free hands-on event is fun for all ages and offers the opportunity for residents to meet and thank the public safety agencies that keep our community safe! Entertainment and public safety demonstrations are scheduled throughout the event. Learn More

October 16, 2022 – Howl-O-Ween Festival – Get ready to “howl” for a great cause! Join Operation Pets Alive as Northshore Park is transformed into a PAWS-itively awesome Howl-O-Ween fall festival! Dozens of ghouls and furry monsters (adoptable homeless pets of Operation Pets Alive! and Friends of Faye) will be in attendance to scare you out of your senses with mega sweetness and puppy kisses! Funds raised during the event will benefit Operation Pets Alive! and Friends of Faye, both of which are 501(c)(3) non-profits, all-volunteer run animal rescue organizations. Learn More

October 17, 2022 – Cafe con Miguel – If you own a business or are considering starting one, Miguel Lopez of Conganas invites you to join him and other business owners and entrepreneurs for relevant small business discussions over coffee. Additionally, Miguel will have a special guest Haley Garcia joining him for a candid discussion. Join us for Cafe con Miguel on Monday, October 17 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.

Cafe con Miguel

 

October 18, 2022 – Stephen King: A Complete Exploration of His Work Life, and Influences Book LaunchVillage Books is excited to announce that on Tuesday, October 18 from 7-8pm they will be hosting the launch of author Bev Vincent’s new book Stephen King: A Complete Exploration of His Work Life, and Influences. Explore the evolution and influences of Stephen King’s body of work over his nearly 50-year career, and discover how the themes of his writing reflect the changing times and events within his life. This is a free event but space is limited so please reserve your space at BEV_VINCENT.eventbrite.com.

 

October 20, 2022 – “Crisis of Conclusion” Art Show Reception – Join us on Thursday, October 20 from 5 to 8pm for the Opening Reception of “Crisis of Conclusion” Art Show at The Woodlands Art Gallery & Studios located at 208 Nursery Rd., The Woodlands, TX. The art show will be on display until January 14, 2023. Learn more at woodlandsartandstudios.com.

 

October 21, 2022 – The Great Pumpkin Shoot – The Great Pumpkin Shoot is Meals on Wheels Montgomery County’s annual clay shooting tournament to raise funds to feed our local, homebound seniors. Registration includes breakfast and lunch, shirt and swag bag, team golf cart, birds, and ammunition. The fun starts at 8:00 am at Able’s Gun Club. Learn More

October 22, 2022 – Mosaics of Mercy Family 5K Fun Run & Festival– Join friends and family for a timed 5k Trail Run, Kid’s Fun Run & Family Festival in Magnolia Texas! Mosaics of Mercy is bringing our community together for a fun fall event while also bringing awareness to the resources available in Montgomery County to address mental health and addiction. Learn More

 

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SHSU SBDC The Woodlands

 

October 22, 2022 – Sterling Ridge Village Association BBQ Challenge & Kid’s Festival – Enjoy free BBQ prepared by neighborhood teams, hotdogs, games for kids, bounce houses, cotton candy, fire department and sheriff’s office meet and greets, and more. The event will be held at Cranebrook Park from 11:00 am – 2:30 pm. Learn More

October 22, 2022 – OctoBEARFest – Join BEAR’s Etc. for the 4th Annual OctoBEARFest with food and fun for all family members! There will be a kids zone, silent auction, BBQ, games, distinctive wines from our area and beyond, plus much more. All proceeds go to support BEARS Etc.’s efforts to rescue animals from the exotic pet trade. Learn More

October 22, 2022 – Halloween at the Y – Halloween at the Y is a free family fun event featuring trick or treat stops, carnival type games, concessions, t-shirts, and more, from 3:00 – 5:00pm. This community event is for all ages. Bring a friend and wear your costumes! Halloween at the Y is held outdoors at Shadowbend YMCA, 6145 Shadowbend Place in The Woodlands. Admission is free with a non-perishable donation for the local food pantry. Learn More

October 29, 2022 – The Taste of the Village – Indian Springs’ Taste of the Village draws thousands of local residents and showcases products and services from local businesses. The event is free and features delicious samples from a variety of food vendors as well as entertainers, stage shows, bouncy houses, several raffle prizes, and public safety/community service representatives. Learn More

October 29, 2022 – Glow and Go 5K – New for 2022, the Township introduces the first annual Glow and Go 5K  beginning at 7 p.m. along The Woodlands Waterway. The chip-timed 5K course will incorporate the full length of the scenic Woodlands Waterway. Participants are encouraged to dress in their best glow costumes in the spirit of Halloween! The race will be sanctioned by USATF and is open to runners of all levels ages 10 and up. Learn More

 

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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, Charlie! Read more about Charlie here

Pet of the Month Charlie Operation Pets Alive Hello Woodlands

 

GIVE BACK

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.

 

SUPPORT LOCAL

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 interview with this month’s Small Business of the Month, Condition 1 Combat Center, and owner Joe Morris here.

Small Business of the Month Condition 1 Combat Center

 

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Contact us at info@hellowoodlands.com to tell us about events, activities, and more ways we can share about helping our community, supporting local, and things to do in The Woodlands and Montgomery County area.

Thank you for your support!

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