The Woodlands is full of activities for any and all of its residents. If you live in the Woodlands, you probably already know this, but events are actually being put on all the time! With the weather quickly improving and Halloween approaching, there are plenty of festivals coming this October. Here are five you should add to the Calander!
Fall Festival & Corn Maze – Pumpkin Patch (Sept. 29th – Nov. 10th)
This long-held The Woodlands tradition is coming to town again this year! Come and check out the pig races, pumpkin patch, corn maze, train ride, farm animals, CANDY CANNON, amusement rides, fall festival foods and more! (MORE INFO)
Cultural Arts Heritage Festival Market Street (Nov. 5th)
The Woodlands Arts Council partners with Market Street to celebrate the cultural diversity of the community through art at this inaugural event. Attendees will write phrases describing their heritage on a paper leaf, which will be collected and placed on a tree to become a permanent art installation on Market Street.
A number of cultural groups in The Woodlands area will participate at the event, including Chabad of The Woodlands, Congregation Beth Shalom, International Friends of The Woodlands, The Woodlands Chinese Cultural Center, The Refuge Project, US Mexican Entrepreneurs Association, Maddie Hane Irish Dancers and the Human Rights Walk.
Noon-4 p.m. FREE! Market Street, 9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands. (MORE INFO)
The Woodlands Fall Fest (Nov. 12th)
This inaugural event hosted by The Woodlands Township features live music, inflatables, crafts, face painting and a petting zoo. The event is free for children 6 months old and younger. 2-6 p.m. $5.
The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park, 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands
281-210-3800. (MORE INFO)
We hope you have a great time enjoying the great weather this time of year! Make sure you spend this fall season with the ones you love.
3/4 lb. lasagna noodles
1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
1 lb. ground beef
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. dried oregano
Freshly ground black pepper
1 oz. (32-oz.) jar marinara
16 oz. whole milk ricotta
1/2 c. freshly grated Parmesan, divided
1/4 c. chopped parsley, plus more for garnish
1 1/2 lb. sliced mozzarella
- Preheat oven to 375º. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta according to package directions until al dente, less 2 minutes. Drain and drizzle a bit of olive oil to prevent noodles from sticking together.
- In a large pot over medium-high heat, heat oil. Cook ground beef until no longer pink, breaking up with a wooden spoon, then drain fat. Return beef to skillet and add garlic and oregano and stir for 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper, then add marinara and stir until warmed through.
- Combine ricotta, 1/4 cup Parmesan, and parsley in a large mixing bowl and season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
- In a large casserole dish, spread a thin layer of meat sauce, a single layer of lasagna noodles, a layer of ricotta mixture, and a single layer of mozzarella, then repeat layers. Top last layer of noodles with meat sauce, Parmesan, and mozzarella.
- Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes, then increase temperature to 400º and bake uncovered for 18 to 20 minutes. Garnish with parsley.