October in The Woodlands, Texas is packed with fun outdoor events – from family sporting activities and contests to festivals galore, here are some exciting things to do this coming month close to home.
• The Woodlands Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is hosting its annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, October 1 at Town Green Park. The community is encouraged to participate in a 5K walk/run, and you can register as an individual or as a team. All walkers will receive a Promise Garden flower and runners will receive a t-shirt if they raise $100 or more in funds to support the cause.
• Legends Sports Complex will host their October Gun Show on October 8-9 and will have over 500 tables of guns, ammo and supplies.
• The morning of October 8th will be the Memorial Hermann “10 For Texas” race and kids fun run. Beginning at Market Street at 7am, this race is sanctioned by the USA Track and Field (USATF) and presented by The Woodlands Township Parks and Recreation Department. The entire family can participate, with the kids race going first and then the adult race starting at 7:30am. The community is invited to line the raceway and support the runners! There will be a post-race party with food and music for the runners.
• Festa Italiana – The 38th annual Italian Festival in Houston will be held on October 13-16 this year at the beautiful University of St. Thomas. Featuring live music, Italian Bingo, wine and beer tastings and free admission all day Thursday and before 4pm on Friday. Enjoy sidewalk art, old-fashioned grape stomping, and puppet shows for the kids. Delicious Italian foods will be served and there is even a pasta eating contest!
• The College Park Village Association presents the annual Fall Festival 2016 on Saturday, October 29 at the Harper’s Landing Park from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Food, fun, bouncy house, games, costume contest, trick-or-treat trail for the children, hay rides, music and more will be in store for residents of this community.
• Stage Right theater company is producing a live performance of The Addams Family October 21 – November 6. Performances will be held on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm.