16 things to do in Pearland and Friendswood this September and October

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September and October are full of events for Pearland and Friendswood residents. Read to learn how to support local businesses, nonprofits and schools while having fun.

September

Sept. 14: Check out a local wellness fair

Sundance Yoga Studio will host its 19th annual Intuitive Wellness Fair. The event will offer the chance to try various healing and wellness services, as well as shopping at food, jewelry and clothing vendors. 30 local and Houston-based businesses will be in attendance.
2 p.m.-7 p.m. Free.
128 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood. www.facebook.com/events/704035903402647

Sept. 15: Learn yoga at Center Court Pizza

Goat Yoga Houston offers 45 minutes of yoga and 30 minutes of playing with the goats in one class.
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $35.
2111 W. Parkwood Ave., Ste. 117, Friendswood.
www.goatyogahouston.com

Sept. 15: Donate blood and receive a pair of socks

A Pearland Community Blood Drive will be held at the Pearland Neighborhood Donor Center. All those who successfully donate and credit one of the volunteers who promoted the event will receive a free pair of Hero socks.
8 a.m.-4 p.m. Free.
9223 W Broadway St., Ste. 119, Pearland.
www.giveblood.org/where-to-donate/neighborhood-donor-centers/pearland/

Sept. 21: Attend a family-fun car show fundraiser

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is holding a Cars and Cowboys Car Show in the Pearland Town Center parking lot. This free-to-attend event includes concessions, vendor booths and more than 30 car and truck classes. To register your vehicle, there is a $25 pre-registration fee or $30 day-of fee. All proceeds go towards HLSR scholarships.
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free.
11200 W. Broadway St., Pearland.
832-862-0015.
www.eventbrite.com/e/61912606272

Sept. 27-28: Honor Africa at KANZI Fest

KANZI Fest celebrates Africa with a movie showing, a Princess Shuri Tea Party, African martial arts, and music performances. The event will also include Trap Yoga, African Martial Arts, folklore, arts and crafts and food.
11 a.m.-5 p.m. $5-$75.
2150 Country Place Parkway, Pearland.
www.kanzifest.com

Sept. 28: Experience a day of music and marching bands

Head over to Friendswood High School for the 2019 Small Town, Big Sound Friendswood Marching Festival. Enjoy a full day of Texas marching bands and competition. Tickets are $10 for the preliminary or final competitions, or patrons can purchase a $15 ticket for the full day.
10 a.m.-11 p.m.
702 Greenbriar Drive, Friendswood.
281-482-3413.
www.smalltownbigsound.org

Sept. 28: Meet a former professional boxer

Fiterman Sports Group will host a Floyd Mayweather meet-and-greet at its Baybrook location. Mayweather is a former professional boxer with an undefeated record. He will be taking pictures with fans and signing autographs.
2-4 p.m. $199-$350.
Fiterman Sports Group, 700 Baybrook Mall Drive, Ste. A103, Friendswood.
832-775-4504.
www.fitermansports.com/floyd-money-mayweather-9-28-19.html

October

Oct. 3: Attend a fashion show for a good cause

One World Foundation will host its fourth annual One World Fashion Show, this year titled “Project Runway Pearland”. The event benefits the One World Foundation, an organization which is dedicated to bringing awareness and resources to those affected by the global water crisis.
6-9 p.m. $100.
Pearland Town Center, 11200 Broadway St., Pearland.

Oct. 4: Support the library with a speakeasy

The Friendswood Public Library will host Speakeasy, Read Softly, a celebration to support the local library. The ticket price covers drink tickets, food and entertainment, including a performance by guitarist Brooks Williams. 1920s costume is encouraged and tickets must be purchased in advance. Ages 21 and up.
6-9:30 p.m. $100.
416 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood.
www.eventbrite.com/e/64279540837

Oct. 5-6: Attend Hopefest

Hope Lutheran Church will host Hopefest, a two-day event with a craft fair, silent auction, free children’s games and barbecue. The event is free.
1804 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood.
281-482-7943.
www.hope-lutheran.org

Oct. 5: Get connected with a local faith organization

Young Life in Pearland will host its 19th annual Young Life Banquet. Young Life is an organization dedicated to introducing faith to teens and young adults. The fundraiser is a chance to connect and meet the new area director, a Pearland High School graduate. The event is free, but donations are encouraged.
7 p.m.-9 p.m.
Virgil Gant Education Support Center, 1928 N. Main St., Pearland.
www.younglifepearland.org/banquet

Oct. 5: Go to a fall craft fair

Pearland Market Days will hold the 2nd Annual Fall Craft & Vendor Show, a chance for attendees to browse local craft vendors, get started on holiday shopping and enjoy food from various food trucks.
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.
4202 W. Walnut St., Pearland.
www.facebook.com/events/345538856282484/

Oct. 12: Attend a class on breastfeeding

Expectant parents are invited to join International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Nicole Kerbow for a class on breastfeeding. The class will offer tips and general information as well as the chance for a personalized lactation pre-assessment, which includes individual plans to meet the parents’ breastfeeding goals.
10 a.m.-noon. $30-$50.
225 E. Edgewood Drive, Friendswood.
www.eventbrite.com/e/breastfeeding-success-tickets-64703312349

Oct. 12: Run to support brain cancer research

Raise money for brain cancer research at the Head for the Cure 5K and Fun Run. Walkers, runners, teams and individuals are invited to participate. There is also a Fun Run 100 meter dash for children ages 10 and under. All proceeds go to raising awareness and funding programs for brain cancer patients, their families and other supporters.
8 a.m. $32 (individual), $27 (team member), $17 (10 and under).
11200 Broadway St., Pearland.
www.facebook.com/events/769850326735065/

Oct. 18: Learn about urban forest restoration

Keep Pearland Beautiful will be hosting the Plant Thyme Fall Luncheon at First United Methodist Church. There will be a plant sale and silent auction, as well as the opportunity to hear RETREET founder Grady McGahan talk about his organization’s disaster relief efforts to restore urban forests. The plant sale will continue through Oct. 19.
10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $40.
2314 Grand Blvd., Pearland.
www.keeppearlandbeautiful.org/event/plant-thyme-fall-luncheon/

Oct. 19: Take your children to learn to fish

Kids can try their hand at fishing at the Kids Fish Fest, an event hosted by Bass Pro Shops Pearland and the Brazoria County Parks Department. Attendees will be provided with fishing poles and equipment while supplies last, or can bring their own.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free.
1000 Bass Pro Drive, Pearland.
979-864-1152.

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