31 Things to do in September
Hello Woodlands’ “31 Things To Do” monthly guide highlights events, activities, and things to do this September 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!
September 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
September 16, 2022 – Digital Marketing Boot Camp – SHSU Small Business Development Center is hosting a free seminar with Jennifer Bruse, Hello Woodlands President & CEO and Digital Marketing expert, geared at helping small business owners learn how to promote and market their business using digital marketing. In the Digital Marketing Boot Camp, Jennifer Bruse will present proven approaches and strategies on how small business owners can get their digital marketing plan “in shape” to reach their target audience and customers. The workshop will be held at SHSU SBDC, 3380 College Park Dr. from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. Register Here
September 16, 2022 – Sam Houston State University Small Business Development Center Ribbon Cutting – Join us on Friday Sep 16, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. for the Ribbon Cutting of the Sam Houston State University Small Business Development Center (SHSU SBDC) located at the SHSU The Woodlands Center at 3380 College Park Dr., Suite 141 in The Woodlands, TX! The SHSU SBDC is committed to helping small businesses start, grow, expand, and succeed. A member of the University of Houston Texas Gulf Coast SBDC Network, SHSU SBDC provides no-cost business advising, education, and training to existing and future small business owners. Register Here
September 29 – 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 September 29 – October 2, 2022 at Northshore Park and Lake Woodlands! The YMCA Dragon Boat Team Challenge is an event designed to build community spirit among corporations, civic groups and community organizations. The activities are designed to bring individuals together to achieve a single goal – TO HAVE FUN! They achieve this by becoming a team and working together as a synchronized unit. It’s much more than “beating the other team.” It’s the camaraderie, visiting and playing with old friends, meeting new friends, working hard and feeling good about it. The activities provide adults the opportunity to get outside, have fun and play like oversize kids! Register Here
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
- 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, September 3, 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 – 4 pm. Bring the family (or your well-behaved furry friends) to this crafters market to shop antiques, boutiques, and uniques! Learn More
- Sunday, September 4, 2022 – Gosling Sunday Market – Find fresh produce, crafts, baked goods, food, gifts, service providers, local businesses, and small businesses. Gosling Sunday Market, formerly Woodlands Square Market, is now held at Woodlands Sportsplex, 25251 Gosling Rd, Spring, TX 77389, from 11am – 4pm. Learn More
- Sundays, September 4 & 18, 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, September 4 & 18, 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, September 11, 2022 – Champagne & Chocolate Art Walk + Gallery Show – Come sip champagne, nibble on chocolates and stroll through open artists’ studios to see behind the scenes and check out available works. Plus, head on down to Ardest Gallery for their September show entitled Earth.Wind.Water.Fire. An Elemental Art Show. Learn More
- Saturday, September 17, 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. Don’t miss out on this seasonal event! The market is free to attend and open to members, resort guests, and the general public. Learn More
- Thursday, September 22, 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
September 1, 2022 – Imagine Dragons – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presents Imagine Dragons with Macklemore and Kings Elliot live on the main stage starting at 6:45 p.m. Learn More
September 1, 8 & 15, 2022 – Movies on the Lawn – Visit The Woodlands Mall Thursdays from 7-9 pm for Movies on the Lawn! Bring your blankets and chairs, grab your family and friends, and enjoy movies from fan favorites to newer releases. Movie Nights are complementary and dependent on weather. Learn More
September 3, 2022 – GreenUp: Fall Sweep – Help keep The Woodlands looking clean and green. Join GreenUp: Fall Sweep, a Township-wide litter cleanup day! GreenUp: Fall Sweep is a self-guided volunteer one-day volunteer opportunity for individuals and family groups to target litter along pathways, waterways and natural areas. No registration is required. Bags, gloves and trash grabbers are available by appointment only. Learn More
September 10, 2022 – Kids Day in the Park – Kids Day in the Park is a FREE event at Carl Barton, Jr. Baseball Field held in conjunction with the City of Conroe Kid Fish. There will be moonwalks, a rock wall, trackless train, pony rides, petting zoo and emergency vehicles for the kids to view. Kids Day in the Park is presented by the Conroe Noon Kiwanis Club. Learn More
September 3, 2022 – Cars & Coffee Family Friendly Car Show – Open to the public and free of charge, the family-friendly Cars & Coffee series integrates four, three and two-wheel motor bikes, cars and trucks in a lively automobile showcase at north Houston’s City Place from 10 am to noon. Cars & Coffee brings together fans, families, friends and community members in a laid-back affair with no revving, burnouts or loud music. Visitors can enjoy a variety of food and beverage options within City Place including delicious coffee, tea, breakfast and brunch options at acclaimed Noe’s Café. Learn More
September 3 & 4, 2022 – Wellness Expo – The Wellness Expo promotes the lifestyles of natural health along with personal and spiritual growth. The expo, held at the Lone Star Convention Center, will feature over 60 exhibitors and 24 lectures. Learn More
September 4, 2022 – Labor Day in The Woodlands – Relax and enjoy the fruits of your labor at Waterway Square from 5 to 9 p.m. with live music, children’s activities, strolling entertainment, pie eating contests and fireworks! Free craft activities while supplies last, and complimentary face painting and balloon art. Learn More
September 10, 2022 – Run for Hope – The 2022 Run for Hope is a 10K & 5K chipped-timed race, and 1-mile fun run/walk at the Woodlands Waterway benefitting Love Fosters Hope. Every participant receives a T-shirt, participant medals, breakfast, fun, and games for the kids! 100% of proceeds will go directly to fund Love Fosters Hope’s programs that support children and teens in foster care. Learn More
September 10, 2022 – Village Books One Year Anniversary Celebration – Village Books, the community-focused independent bookstore in The Woodlands, will be celebrating its one year anniversary. Village Books opened on Friday, September 10, 2021 at 9955 Woodlands Parkway Suite F. The store offers a great selection of books of every genre – from Bestselling Fiction, New Releases, Biography, Children’s, Faith, Self-Help, Young Adult, and more. Learn More
September 10, 2022 – Meet Me On The Meadow – Meet Me On The Meadow is a mesmerizing contemporary Kathak musical ballet performance organized by the Hindu Temple of The Woodlands. The production will be held at The Woodlands College Park High School auditorium beginning at 3:30 pm. Learn More
September 10, 2022 – The Lazy River 5k Run/Walk – The Lazy River 5k Run/Walk is anything but LAZY! At the 1st ever Lazy River 5K, go against the current for 3.11 miles (11 laps equals 1 mile) at the Rob Fleming Aquatic Center. There will be music, water and cheering stations, and a whole lot of FUN. Ages 13+. Learn More
September 11, 2022 – Patriot Day of Remembrance – Please join The Woodlands Township for a ceremony to honor the brave men and women who tragically lost their lives during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The event will be held at the Central Fire Station, 9951 Grogan’s Mill Road from 7:30 - 8:00 am. Learn More
September 11, 2022 – First Responders Day in The Woodlands – The Woodlands Township will honor and thank first responders with a community-wide celebration featuring live music, speakers, Presentation of Colors, inflatables, children’s arts and crafts, balloon art, face painting, food vendors and more at Northshore Park from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. Learn More
September 11, 18 & 25, 2022 – Concert in the Park – Concert in the Park is a popular family tradition of music and fun for all ages held at Northshore Park Sunday evenings from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Coolers, picnic baskets, blankets and lawn chairs are permitted. Learn More
September 16, 2022 – Shootout Hunger – Shootout Hunger raises awareness and funds to help provide food for hungry children, families, and seniors in Montgomery County. Montgomery County Food Bank encourages both shooters and non-shooters to attend the event. The tournament features an auction, raffle, team photos, awards ceremony, and breakfast and lunch for attendees. Learn More
September 17, 2022 – Pirate ‘n Mermaid Day – Board The Woodlands Children’s Museum’s version of the Jolly Roger and keep a close eye out for treasure and mermaids! There will be Ariel Meet ‘n Greets, Pirate Meet ‘n Greets, Captain Maggie’s Oceans of Fun puppet shows, and more! Land-ho; let’s navigate our way through the museum with our best peg-legs and fancy tails to find the hidden treasure! Learn More
September 17, 2022 – GroovFest – GroovFest is a celebration of all things groovy, baby! Peace and love, it’s GroovFest in downtown Tomball! Groovy games, far-out foods, and magical music from the summer of love all at this award winning festival. Learn More
September 17, 2022 – Denim & Diamonds Gala – Inspiration Ranch is a place of hope where dedicated staff and volunteers work to improve lives through equine-assisted activities and therapies. All proceeds from the gala directly support the scholarships at Inspiration Ranch to help children overcome physical, cognitive, and emotional challenges and reach new goals by using one of God’s remarkable gifts, the horse. This year’s Denim & Diamonds Gala on September 17th will honor Jim & Martha Hunt. Learn More
September 17, 2022 – Boots vs. Badges Softball Game – In celebration of National Night Out, come out and cheer on your local public safety personnel! Watch the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and The Woodlands Fire Department battle it out at the annual Boots vs. Badges Softball Game. The free family-friendly event is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at McCullough Junior High School Scotland Yard Baseball Field. Learn More
September 17, 2022 – Around the World in 180 Minutes – Bridgewood Farms’ annual fundraiser Around the World in 180 Minutes wine tasting extravaganza is a wine tour through some of the most exciting wine regions in the world, including Italy, France, South Africa and Austria, to name a few, plus last year’s spotlight region, Texas! Entry into the event includes all tastings for the multiple wine stations, delicious bites, and so much more! The night of fun and giving will also include live and silent auctions, a raffle, wine pull and more, hosted by Serenity Rose Farm. Learn More
September 19, 2022 – Café con Miguel – If you own a business or are considering starting one, Miguel Lopez of Conganas LLC 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 for a candid discussion on their business venture; obstacles getting their business started, when did they notice they had “made it?”, lessons learned, best practices, etc. On Monday, September 19, Amy Hollie with GuideU will be joining Miguel for a candid discussion. The event takes place form 8:30 – 9:30am, with networking beginning at 8:15 am, at Sam Houston State University The Woodlands Center, 3380 College Park Dr., Auditorium Room 110. Space is limited, please RSVP to secure your seat. Register Here
September 23, 2022 – Glow Crazy! Nighttime Aerial Adventure Climb – Take a family night to new heights at Texas TreeVentures with a 3-hour climb while watching the sunset at Glow Crazy! When the course gets darker, the course lights and headlamps will come on for a thrilling climb in the dark! Ages 6 and up welcome. All children ages 6–12 require an adult (18+) to climb with them. Learn More
September 24, 2022 – Community Assistance Center Duck Race – The Community Assistance Center Duck Race is a family-friendly community fundraising event benefiting Community Assistance Center. This year, a new record high of 10,000 rubber ducks will tumble, splash, bob, and slosh down the lazy river at Big Rivers Waterpark & Adventures, racing to the finish line to win “QUACK”tacular prizes for their adopters! The event will be held at Big Rivers Waterpark & Adventures from 9:00 to 11:00 am. Learn More
September 24, 2022 – 25th Annual Woodlands Landscaping Solutions – Hosted by The Woodlands Township Environmental Services Department, come learn how to tap into nature at this FREE garden event! Learn from gardening experts, visit booths and demonstrations, visit a wide variety of garden and landscape vendors, and enjoy family friendly entertainment at the Rob Fleming Recreation Center from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Learn More
September 24, 2022 – Montgomery County Funky Junque Market – Get a jump start on all your fall shopping all while supporting local small business owners! There will be over 150 vendors offering everything from women’s and children’s clothing, home, holiday and garden decor, gourmet food items, handmade and fashion jewelry, fashion trucks and so much more! $5 cash entry. Teachers, military and first responders with ID and children have free entry! Learn More
September 24, 2022 – Human Trafficking Awareness Event – The End Human Trafficking–Setting Captives Free event is free for all. Meet the many organizations in Montgomery County that are fighting the issue of human trafficking front line. Come and listen to many speakers who will educate, equip, and empower you as a family, school, church, and community. Topics will include how to identify a brothel, is my child safe online and more. There will be live music throughout the event and food trucks to enjoy. The event is family friendly. Learn More
September 24, 2022 – Arts in the Park featuring The Woodlands Renaissance Faire – Rob Fleming Park in Creekside will be transformed into a festival featuring games, crafts, a costume contest, drum circles, delicious food, interactive historical characters and music by members of The Woodlands Symphony Orchestra from 4 to 9 p.m. The event is free and fun for all ages! Don’t forget to dress up in your best royalty garb to win the costume contest prize! Learn More
September 25, 2022 – CASA Cornament Cornhole Tournament – Enjoy live music, food trucks & family fun at the CASA Cornament Cornhole Tournament at Southern Star Brewing Company starting at noon. There will be competitive and just-for-fun cornhole tournament brackets. The tournament benefits CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County, Inc., whose goal is to provide a court-appointed advocate to serve as Guardian Ad Litem for every child who needs us, and to break the cycle of abuse in our community, one child at a time. Learn More
September 28, 2022 – 2022 WISE Conference – The 10th Annual 2022 WISE Conference is designed to inspire, support, and empower in a fun, upbeat networking environment. It caters to professionals with a desire to learn more about work-life balance through motivational speakers and educational demonstrations. This year’s emcee is Missy Herndon, President & CEO of Interfaith of The Woodlands. Learn More
September 29, 2022 – Fire & Ice Masquerade Party– Special Angels of The Woodlands’ Fire & Ice Masquerade Party is a special evening of celebration to raise funds for the Angels with fun, food, drinks, music, auctions, games, and more! Masks made by the Angels will be for sale. All proceeds support program and operational expenses for the Adult Day Activity Center benefitting the Special Angels – adults with developmental disabilities. Learn More
September 30, 2022 – The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon – The Chamber’s annual luncheon recognizes retiring Board of Directors, Team Leaders and member anniversaries. In addition, the Diplomat of the Year will be recognized. Through member nominations, The Chamber will announce those individuals selected as: Community Citizen of the Year, Chamber Volunteer of the Year, and Top Influencer Under 40. Additional specialty awards will also be unveiled for the Chairman’s Award and Legacy Award. The presentation of the awards will follow the presentation of The Chamber’s Annual Report while guests enjoy a seated lunch. 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, Sweetie! Read more about Sweetie 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.
Read about the Nonprofit of the Month, Women of Honor and Destiny, TLC, Inc (WOHAD), and our interview with Women of Honor and Destiny’s Founder and CEO, Janice Freel. 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 interview with this month’s Small Business of the Month, Artisan Culture Coffee, and owner Heather Brockus here PLUS join us on September 22 for opening day at their new location!
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