Explore the Flavors of Kingwood, Attend the Houston Highland Games: 8 Things to Do in the Lake Houston Area in March and April

The 9th Annual Houston Barbecue Festival returns to Humble, bringing together more than two dozen Houston-area barbecues at the Humble Civic Center from 1-4 p.m. on April 3. (Courtesy of Robert J. Lerma)

Here are some events and things to do in the Lake Houston area in March and April. This list is incomprehensible.

March 31: Celebrating Women in STEM

Lone Star College-Kingwood invites the public to attend a two-hour seminar on women who have distinguished themselves in fields related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Titled “NASA and Beyond: Women in STEM,” the discussion will wrap up the college’s monthly programming celebrating March as Women’s History Month. Noon-2 p.m. Free. Lone Star College-Kingwood Student Conference Center, 20000 Kingwood Drive, Room C-104, Kingwood. 281-312-1600. www.lonestar.edu

April 3: Example of barbecue

The 9th Annual Houston BBQ Festival returns to Humble, bringing more than two dozen barbecues from the Greater Houston area to the Humble Civic Center. General admission to the event will include unlimited samples from participating restaurants, while VIP admission will include early entry to the festival, unlimited samples, a t-shirt, and a free drink pass. 1 to 4 p.m. $70 (general admission), $120 (VIP admission). Humble Civic Center & Arena Complex, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble. 832-454-6106. www.houbbq.com

April 9: Immerse yourself in Scottish culture

Enjoy a morning full of Scottish culture and athleticism at the Houston Highland Games. The event will feature sporting and bagpipe competitions, Scottish music, armored combat demonstrations by the Houston Horde, Scottish clans, children’s activities, and food and beer vendors. 9am-6pm Free. Humble Civic Center & Arena Complex, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble. 713-871-0061. www.houstonhighlandgames.com

April 9: Discover the flavors of Kingwood

Sample a variety of food and drink from around the world at the fifth annual Taste of Kingwood event. The event will also feature vendors and booths with information on local businesses, restaurants, clubs, schools and family activities. Noon-5 p.m. Free. Downtown Park, 8 N. Main St., Kingwood. 346-600-2366. www.thelivableforest.com

April 9: prepare to rumble

Witness an all-out brawl between some of the state’s top pro wrestlers at Texas All-Star Wrestling’s Humble Rumble 29. Reserved seats for the event vary in price and must be purchased online. 7:15 p.m. (general admission at the door). 1886 Humble Backyard, 7015 Manor Way, Humble. 281-548-5856. www.taswwrestling.com

April 11: Charity Golf

Dust off the golf clubs and find a team to compete in the 11th Annual Addishack Charity Golf Tournament. Proceeds will go to Addi’s Faith Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending childhood cancer. The event will also include lunch, drinks and competitions. 7:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (shotgun departure). $175 (individual), $600 (team of four). Tower 18 Golf Course, 3102 FM 1960 E., Humble. 281-785-4098. www.addisfaithfoundation.org

April 15-16: Rally for a cause

Come to the Buckle Down South Festival to enjoy a car show, barbecue, live music, food trucks, vendors and children’s activities. Proceeds will go to the Kailee Mills Foundation, a non-profit organization aimed at reducing deaths and injuries resulting from seat belt use. Noon-10:30 p.m. $15-$150. East Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 21679 McCleskey Road, New Caney. 281-354-3247. www.buckledownsouth.com

April 16: Grab an Easter Basket

Drop by the Humble Praise Center to receive a free Easter basket and take pictures with the Easter Bunny at this event hosted in partnership with APC Inc., a Greater Houston Area tutoring service. Masks are mandatory. 11am-1pm Free. Humble Praise Center, 2325 Atascocita Road, Humble. 832-298-1717. https://humble-praise-center.business.site


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Jennifer R. Strohm