Nature Fest returns to Bridgeland on Oct. 29

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Networking lunch:
The Cy-Fair Express Network presents a luncheon at 11 a.m. on Oct. 27 at Springhill Suites by Marriott on the Northwest Freeway. Advance tickets are $30 or $35 at the door.

This month’s speaker is Denise Hamilton, who serves as CEO of WatchHerWork, a digital learning platform for professional women. She also leads workshops, designs education programs and coaches senior leaders on diversity, inclusion and how to be an ally.

Springhill Suites by Marriott is located at 20350 Northwest Freeway in Houston. Learn more at

Oct. 28

Fall festival:
The 51st annual Street of Shoppes Fall Festival is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 28 and 29 at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church in Houston. Admission and parking are free.

The event features fun for the whole family and various “shoppes” offering used items like books, toys and treasures as well as handcrafted gifts and holiday decor. The event features food trucks, live music, a 5K family fun run, a live radio broadcast and motorcycle blessings. Proceeds benefit the church’s community outreach ministries and the Hope Center for the homeless.

St. Dunstan’s is located at 14301 Stuebner-Airline Road near FM 1960. Learn more at or call 281-440-1600.

Haunted ‘fire’house:
The Spring Fire Department presents a haunted ‘fire’house event at its Spring Fire Station 75 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 28-29. Admission is a $5 donation to the Spring Firefighter Assistance Fund.

Then, on Halloween Oct. 31, all nine Spring Fire Stations will offer a Truck or Treat event, offering an opportunity for costumed kids to meet the firefighters and see the trucks on display at night.

Spring Fire Department Station 75 is located at 3975 FM 2920 in Spring. Learn more at

Oct. 29

Calacas & Cocktails:
A margarita cash bar, live music and a candlelight procession is featured in an event called Calacas & Cocktails from 6 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 29 at City Place. Admission is free, but an expanded experience is offered for $30.

The expanded experience includes two specialty cocktails, Catrina face painting, a floral crown and a candle kit for the procession. The party on the patio at City Place features mojigangas leading to the traditional altar.

City Place is located at 1250 Lake Plaza Drive in Spring. Learn more at

Fall festival:
Living Stones Church in Magnolia presents a Fall festival event and car show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 29. Admission is free. To show a car in the show is $30.

The event includes games, pumpkin painting, a bounce house, a bake sale, a costume contest and trunk or treat. Judging is at noon for the car show benefiting the church’s youth group.

Living Stones Church is located at 26605 Peden Road in Magnolia. Learn more at

Halloween dance:
The St. Ignatius Women’s Club is hosting a Halloween dance on Oct. 29 from 7 to 10 p.m., featuring DJ Terry Parker. Ages 21 and up and admission, dinner and two drinks is $50 in advance, $55 at the door.

The dance features a costume contest, though costumes are optional. The event raises money for The Women’s Club.

St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church is located at 7810 Cypresswood. Learn more at or email [email protected].

Nature Fest:
Bridgeland presents its 14th annual Nature Fest at Oak Meadow Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 29. Admission is free, but a few activities may require a small fee.

Headlining this year’s event is Jungle Jordan, a renowned zookeeper and wildlife educator. The event also features pony rides, a petting zoo, nature exhibitions, laser tag and more. The event benefits Cy-Hope, a local organization dedicated to bringing hope and opportunity to every child in the Cy-Fair area.

Oak Meadow Park is located at 17730 House & Hahl Road in Cypress. Learn more at

Oct. 31

Trunk or Treat:
Tomball United Methodist Church presents a Halloween Trunk or Treat event from 6 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 31. Admission is free.

The drive-through event features fun, costumes and lots of treats.

Tomball United Methodist Church is located at 1603 Baker Drive. Learn more at

Nov. 3

Marty Haggard:
Singer-songwriter Marty Haggard will perform at 7 p.m. on Nov. 3 at Main Street Crossing in Tomball. Tickets start at $32.

Haggard, the son of singer-songwriter Merle Haggard, used to perform with The Strangers that backed up his father. He has charted five singles in on the U.S. Country chart and now performs Christian music and tributes to his father.

Main Street Crossing is located at 111 W. Main Street in Tomball. Learn more at or call 281-290-0431.

Nov. 5

Wesley Hanna:
Texas singer-songwriter Wesley Hanna will celebrate the release of his new album at 3 p.m. on Nov. 5 at Lone Pint Brewery in Magnolia.

Hanna, who grew up in Magnolia, now lives in Fort Worth. He started the Wesley Hanna band while he was in college at Texas A&M in 2005. The new album is called Brand New Love Potion.

Lone Pint Brewery is located at 507 Commerce Street in Magnolia. Learn more at

Country festival:
The 7th Annual Concert in the Country features headliners Aaron Watson and Shenandoah from 3 to 11 p.m. on Nov. 5 near Stagecoach. Online tickets start at $30.

The music festival also includes performances by Daniel Holmes, Susan Hickman, Payton Howie and Cooper Wade. The event benefits Boots for Troops, a local nonprofit that sends care packages to deployed U.S. soldiers.

Concert in the Country is located at Show Sports Farm at 32931 Wright Road in Magnolia. Learn more at

Nov. 6

Cowboy Mouth:
New Orleans rockers Cowboy Mouth will perform at 7 p.m. on Nov. 6 at Dosey Doe The Big Barn. Tickets start at $78 and includes a three-course meal served at 5:30 p.m.

Lead by barefoot drummer and vocalist Fred LeBlanc, the band is perhaps best known for “Jenny Says,” a hit one couldn’t escape on the local rock radio in 1997.

Dosey Doe The Big Barn is located at 25911 I-45 North in The Woodlands. Learn more at or call 281-367-3774.

Entertainment roundup is a weekly feature compiled by freelance writer Brandon Moeller. Send entertainment submissions to Brandon at [email protected].