Your ultimate local guide for Pearland and Friendswood events, business openings, meetings and more in the months of March and April.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
Vallensons’ Brewing Co. will host a St. Patrick’s Day celebration. The event will include crawfish by Muddy Water, green beer and live music featuring Patty O’Beers. The event is family-friendly. Noon-7 p.m. Free. Vallensons’ Brewing Co., 4081 Rice Drier Road, Pearland. 281-617-7537. www.vallensons.com
Support Youth Sports Day
Friendswood will host a Youth Sports Day parade. Local baseball and softball teams will present a float, and the parade will end at Renwick Park with a season opening ceremony and “first pitch” for boys and girls. 9 a.m. Free. 205 Stadium Lane, Friendswood. 281-996-3200.
Experience Indian culture
Puranava Indian Culture Festival will be held at the Pearland Town Center Pavilion. There will be cultural exhibits, competitions and a chariot-pulling parade. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (youth competitions), 4-8 p.m. (festival). Free. Pearland Town Center, 11200 Broadway St., Pearland. 281-402-6585. www.puranava-usa.org
Dance at a salsa class
The Latin Dance Factory will host a crash course on salsa dancing. No partner or experience required. 2-5 p.m. $30 (preregistration), $40 (at the door). Body Evolution Fitness Center, 12155 Shadow Creek Parkway, Ste. 111, Pearland. 832-413-2623. www.latindancefactory.com
Run a half marathon
The first Pearland Half Marathon will start and finish at the Rig at Pearland High School. Participants are welcome to run or walk, and the event will feature a 10K option as well. Hydration stations will be placed at roughly every mile. 7-10 a.m. $45-$90. 3775 S. Main St., Pearland. www.runpearland.com
Network with Pearland health care professionals
Friendly Faces Senior Care hosts its “Sip & Socialize” event on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Meet health care professionals in the Pearland area. Food and cocktails will be served. 4:30-7 p.m. Free. Grazia Italian Kitchen, 9415 Broadway St., Ste. 103, Pearland. 281-407-1656.
Come over for a concert
The nonprofit Pearland House Concerts will host The Hollands, a folk/Americana band known for rousing singalongs and engaging their audience. The concert will be held in the home of James Adams and Mona Cabler. 6-9 p.m. $35-$100. 2845 Westchester Circle, Pearland. 713-703-5413. www.pearlandhouseconcerts.com
Enjoy crawfish and network in Pearland
Cruz N Carz will host a crawfish boil at their Cruz N Crawfish event. This event is meant for enjoying crawfish in a casual setting while networking and making friends with business professionals. Noon-2 p.m. Free. Cruz N Carz, 6931 Isla St., Pearland. 281-412-0475.
Join the Pearland Adult Writers Group
Pearland Adult Writers Group meetings are hosted by the Tom Reid Library on the second Friday of the month. Meetings are for sharing creative writing with a supportive group. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. 3522 Liberty Drive, Pearland. 281-652-1677. http://bcls.lib.tx.us
Gamble for charity
The Alvin Noon Lions Club will host its sixth annual Vegas Night, which includes slots, craps, blackjack and a Texas Hold ‘em-style poker tournament. Proceeds will go toward the Alvin community and Lions charities. 6-9 p.m. $50 (per person). Nolan Ryan Community Center, 2925 Texas 35 Loop, Alvin. www.facebook.com/alvinnoonlionsclub
Attend an Easter egg hunt and market in Alvin
Morgan Falls Events will host its second annual Community Easter Egg Hunt and Market at its 6-acre venue. There will be special promotions, snacks and raffle prizes at the event. The event is open to all ages. 1-3 p.m. Free. 2300 Koster Road, Alvin. 832-643-4048. www.morganfallsevents.com
Shop local at the Pearland Farmer’s Market
The Pearland Farmer’s Market is hosted by Pearland Town Center on the second Saturday of the month. Vendors sell flowers, handmade soaps and lotions, fresh vegetables, freshly baked goods, candy and honey. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. 11200 Broadway St., Pearland. 713-340-0712. www.pearlandtowncenter.com