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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.



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Chick-Fil-A coming to Friendswood in 2020

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BREAKING: Longtime Pearland Mayor Tom Reid will not seek re-election in May

Mayor Tom Reid has announced that he will not seek reelection in May 2020 after serving as mayor for nearly 44 years, according to a press release from the city of Pearland.

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AUTOWRAPSHOP to celebrate its grand opening December 12

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Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls announces campaign for Texas Congressional District 22 seat

Incumbent Pete Olson said he will not seek re-election for this position earlier this year.

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Brookside Village to receive Harvey disaster grant funding from Texas General Land Office

Brookside Village’s grants will be for street improvements, facilitating proper stormwater conveyance, providing street access during rain events and reducing the effect of future flooding.

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Where to meet Santa in Pearland and Friendswood this December

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Houston Medical Imaging opens in Pearland

Houston Medical Imaging held a grand opening for its Pearland location in September.

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Behavioral Innovations opens in Friendswood

Behavioral Innovations opened a center for Applied Behavior Analysis therapy for children on the autism spectrum in Friendswood.

Harris County Commissioners Court
Harris County unanimously approves plan for Healthy Food Financing Initiative program

The countywide competitive grant program will provide funding to support healthy food retail, nutrition education and urban agriculture in underserved communities.

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Friendswood City Council discusses updates to comprehensive plan

The Friendswood City Council discussed putting together a new comprehensive plan for the city.

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New federal funding available for small businesses affected by Hurricane Harvey

Small-business owners can apply for up to $250,000 dollars in federal disaster relief.

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