Mark your calendar with these local events in Pearland and Friendswood.
Support local arts at annual market
The fifth annual Pearland Art and Crafts on the Pavilion will feature abstract art, handmade jewelry, pottery and more for shoppers to peruse. Pearland Town Center, 11200 Broadway St., Pearland. www.visitpearland.com/artshow2018
See cars and cowboys
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and Metro Go Texan Committee of Alvin/Pearland present the annual Cars and Cowboys Car Show. The event offers concessions, vendor booths and a ceremony for first responders. Free. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 11200 Broadway St., Pearland. 713-340-0712.
Attend Opry on the Square
Pearland’s annual Opry on the Square celebrates national and local musicians in the Grand Old Opry format. Genres include western swing and country music. Free. 7-9 p.m. Pearland Town Center, 11200 Broadway St., Pearland. 713-340-0712.
Support local dog shelter at charity event
The Pumpkin Pups Charity Dog Show at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church’s annual pumpkin patch includes dogs in costume, a bounce house, face painting, vendors and treats. Proceeds benefit Family Promise of Clear Creek and the Pearland Animal Shelter. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Celebrate Oktoberfest over three days in Pearland
King’s Biergarten is hosting its seventh annual Oktoberfest, a three-day celebration that includes the Bavarian Strongman Competition, a photo booth and carnival games. The owners will also give away a trip to Munich for Oktoberfest 2019. Times vary by day. $12. 329 E. Broadway St, Pearland. www.kingsoktoberfest.com
Celebrate the community at Hope Lutheran Hopefest
Hope Lutheran Church’s Hopefest is a two-day event that event includes a craft fair, bake sale, tea room, silent auction, barbecue, children’s games and more. 1804 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood. 281-482-7943. www.hope-lutheran.org
Register to vote for November elections
The voter registration deadline to participate in the Nov. 6 election is Oct. 9. The November ballot includes the gubernatorial and other key races. Residents can download a registration form online and mail it in, or they can visit their county tax assessor-collector’s office.
Shop for local handmade goods
Pearland Farmer’s Market is hosted by the Pearland Town Center on the second Saturday of the month. Vendors sell fresh vegetables, handmade soaps and lotions, freshly baked goods, honey, flowers and candy. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. 11200 Broadway St., Pearland. 713-340-0712. www.pearlandtowncenter.com
Raise money for research at Head for the Cure 5K
The sixth annual Head for the Cure 5K run/walk will raise funds and awareness for brain cancer research. Registration before Aug. 28 is $17-$32; additional donations accepted 8-11 a.m. Pearland Town Center, 11200 Broadway St., Pearland. http://events.headforthecure.org
Show support for the Adult Reading Center
The Adult Reading Center’s fifth annual Red Carpet Gala features dinner, drinks, casino games and dancing. All proceeds go to the nonprofit, which teaches adults how to read, earn their GED and gain job skills. $100. 7 p.m.-midnight. Hilton Garden Inn, 12101 Shadow Creek Parkway, Pearland. www.adultreadingcenter.org