To-do List: 10 things to do in Pearland and Friendswood in September-October 2018

The sixth annual Head for the Cure 5K run/walk will raise funds and awareness for brain cancer research.

The sixth annual Head for the Cure 5K run/walk will raise funds and awareness for brain cancer research.

Mark your calendar with these local events in Pearland and Friendswood.



Support local arts at annual market


Oct. 6-7
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


Sept. 22
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


Sept. 22
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.
www.facebook.com/pearlandopry






Support local dog shelter at charity event


Sept. 29
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.
281-733-7888. www.pumpkinchurch.com






Celebrate Oktoberfest over three days in Pearland


Oct. 5-7
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


Oct. 6-7
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


Oct. 9
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.
1-800-252-8683. www.votetexas.gov





Shop for local handmade goods


Oct. 13
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


Oct. 13
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


Oct. 14
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


By Haley Morrison
Haley Morrison came to Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after graduating from Baylor University. She was promoted to editor in February 2019. Haley primarily covers city government.


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The deadline to register to vote in Harris County is approaching. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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Sept. 22 is National Voter Registration Day, a nonpartisan, civic effort to encourage eligible U.S. citizens to confirm their voter registration status in time for the upcoming election.

Tropical Storm Beta has sent rainfall to the Houston area, causing municipalities and school districts to caution residents. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
MAP: See how much rain Friendswood hot spots have received from Tropical Storm Beta

Here is a look at how much rain different areas in Friendswood have received due to Tropical Storm Beta.

Flooding occurred in the Glen Cove neighborhood near Knollwood Street on Sept. 21. (Courtesy city of League City)
PHOTOS: Tropical Storm Beta floods Bay Area roads, neighborhoods

Forecasters said the storm will stall over southeast Texas on Sept. 22 and slowly move east to northeast into Sept. 23.

Roads and parks around League City, Pearland, Clear Lake and Friendswood are flooding due to Tropical Storm Beta. (Courtesy city of League City)
Bay Area experiencing flooding due to Tropical Storm Beta

The Bay Area is under a flash flood warning as Tropical Storm Beta continues to drop rain over the Houston area.

Here is look at coronavirus data in Brazoria County from Sept. 14-20. (Community Impact staff)
DATA: COVID-19 patient stays in Brazoria County hospitals remain consistent Sept. 14-20

The number of COVID-19 patients in ICU and general use beds in Brazoria County remained consistently low this past week.

The Harris County Department of Education lowered its tax rate for the 2020-21 fiscal year. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Harris County Department of Education lowers tax rate for 2020-21

For the average homestead valued at $182,484, that means taxpayers will contribute $9.11 to support its programs.

Forecasters currently predict Tropical Storm Beta will make landfall the evening of Sept. 22 along the middle Texas coast then slowly move along the coast or slightly inland through the Greater Houston region toward Louisiana. (Courtesy National Weather Service)
Disaster declaration issued for 4 Houston-area counties ahead of Tropical Storm Beta

Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston and Harris counties were all included in a disaster declaration issued Sept. 21; several Bay Area school districts, colleges and city entities are closed in response.

Another 1,372 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Harris County over the Sept. 19-20 weekend along with 48 deaths caused by the virus. (Community Impact staff)
Harris County coronavirus count: Texas Medical Center positivity rate under 5% for two straight weeks

A low positivity rate is one of three metrics medical center officials are tracking that they say may indicate a declining spread of the virus.

Free COVID-19 testing will be available to festival staff, participants and patrons every weekend of the festival this fall. (Courtesy Steven David Photography)
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Free COVID-19 testing will be available to festival staff, participants and patrons every weekend of the festival this fall. (Courtesy Steven David Photography)
Texas Renaissance Festival to offer free COVID-19 rapid testing throughout season

Additionally, a free drive-thru testing site will be set up in Todd Mission on Sept. 19.

Pearland City Council gave initial approval to the fiscal year 2020-21 tax rate and budget. (Haley Morrison/Community Impact Newspaper)
Pearland City Council gives initial approval to tax rate, budget

Council will give final approval to the tax rate and budget at the Sept. 28 meeting.

Here are the latest coronavirus data updates for Galveston County. (Community Impact staff)
Galveston County removes many of Sept. 8 reported deaths; total now 139

The percentage of active COVID-19 cases has also dropped below 20% for the first time in September.