Oct. 19 through Nov. 9: Decorate a scarecrow
Celebrate fall with the Downtown Friendswood Scarecrow Contest. Entries will be judged on the piece’s effect, creativity and theme. First-, second-, and third-place winners will receive prizes. Submissions must be registered online by Oct. 19, but people can enjoy the scarecrows over the course of the contest. Free.
Oct. 19: Go to a family-friendly carnival
Welcome the season at the Camp Pomona Fall Carnival, a family-friendly event with amusement park rides and games, live music, face painting and more. There will be food trucks as well as a silent auction. The first 200 people to arrive will receive prizes while supplies last. 2-5 p.m. Free. Camp Pomona Amenities Center. 832-914-8757.
Oct. 20: Race a boat on Clear Creek
Join the Friendswood Rotary Club and League City Rotary Club for the second annual Rotary Regatta on Clear Creek. The event consists of a 7-mile race with canoes, kayaks and paddleboards.
10 a.m-2 p.m. $35 (register before day of event). 1776 Park, 140 Imperial Drive, Friendswood.
Oct. 21: Make your own health shakes
The Nutrition Hub will host a Shake Party, a night of socializing and sampling. The event offers the chance to network with other people interested in nutrition and health as well as sample shake flavors and learn how to make your own. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. 8201 Broadway St., Ste. 113, Pearland.
Oct. 22: Learn about senior wellness
Learn about wellness and healthier lifestyles at the Friendswood Senior Citizen Program Health Fair. The day will include learning opportunities, health screenings, and more. There will also be local vendors present. This event is aimed at those 50 or older. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. 416 Morningside Drive, Friendswood.
Oct. 25: Celebrate fall at Vic Coppinger YMCA
The YMCA will host its Fall Festival, with food trucks, carnival games, a petting zoo, a haunted house and crafts. 6-9 p.m. $10-$20. 2700 YMCA Drive, Pearland. 281-485-6805.
Oct. 26: Hear the live music of Dawson Hollow at Pearland House Concerts
Pearland House Concerts will present Dawson Hollow as the featured artist for its October concert to benefit a charity. Dinner will be provided, and attendees may bring their own beverages. 6-9 p.m. $35 (suggested donation). 2845 Westchester Circle, Pearland. 713-703-5413.
Oct. 26: Get spooky at Friends Uncorked
Celebrate Howl-O-Wine to support Friendswood Animal Control. It will feature pet costume contests, a silent auction, wine and food. 21 and up. 4-8 p.m. Free. 111 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood. 281-728-2248.
Oct. 26: Learn about the birds of Houston
Come learn about birds, bird conservation and attracting birds to your yard at “Birds of Bayou City,” an event being held by the Houston Audubon and Sims Bayou Raptor and Education Center. It will feature live hawks, owls, and a lesson in the birds native to the Houston area. 11 a.m. Free. Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop, 2800 E. Broadway St., Pearland. RVSP at 281-416-4420.
Oct. 26: Attend a Harvest Festival
Spend the afternoon with Calvary Houston at its Harvest Festival. This family-friendly event will feature a climbing wall, a mechanical bull, boxer robots and a bungee jump as well as an area set aside for younger children. Food and beverages will be available throughout the day. 1-4 p.m. Free. 3700 FM 528, Friendswood. 281-648-5800.
Oct. 27: Trick-or-treat in the park
Join the Friendswood Chamber of Commerce for its 20th annual Halloween in the Park event. Attendees of all ages can trick-or-treat at local businesses for candy. Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp., Prince Properties LLC, and UTMB Health are sponsoring the event. 5-7 p.m. Free. Stevenson Park, 1000 S. Friendswood Drive. 281-482-3329.
Oct. 31: Join Pearland for trick-or-treating
Citizens of all ages are invited to trick-or-treat at the Pearland Parks and Recreation’s Trick or Treat Trail. Local businesses and organizations will pass out candy, and the first 500 participants get a free candy bag. The event will also feature music and food. 5:30-8 p.m. Free. Independence Park, 3449 Pearland Parkway, Pearland. 281-652-1600.
Nov. 2: Get active with a 5K
Enter the Fast Laine Fit Run for a fun way to keep active. This event has four races: 10K; 5K; 5K challenge, where participants will complete exercise challenges every half-mile; and a kid’s 1K race. There will also be a postrace party for participants. 7:30-10:30 a.m. $20-$45. Pearland Recreation Center & Natatorium, 4141 Bailey Road, Pearland.
Nov. 2: Enjoy some live country music
Experience live, traditional country music at Pearland’s Opry on the Square. This outdoor concert will feature several performing groups, and attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, refreshments and their dancing shoes. 7-9 p.m. Free. Pearland Town Center, 11200 Broadway St., Pearland.
Nov. 9: Clear up your clutter
Friendswood is holding the Fall Haul, a chance for residents to clean up their spaces with a garage sale, paper shredding services, yard waste clean up, and old furniture removal. Shredding services will be from 8 a.m.-noon or until the truck is full. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Centennial Park, 2200 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood.
Nov. 16: Learn about fitness at a health fair
Come to the Pearland Town Center for the fifth annual Wobble Before You Gobble Health Fair. This free event will feature fitness demonstrations, martial arts, yoga, health screenings, vaccinations, children’s games and more. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. 11200 Broadway St., Pearland. 713-340-0704.
Nov. 16 through 17: Celebrate music and art
Friendswood Fine Arts will host the 10th Annual Art in the Park Outdoor Art & Music Festival. With live music, art demonstrations and children’s activities, this year’s spotlight artist is Michael C. Rodriguez, a multimedia artist based out of Houston. Free. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat.), 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sun.). Stevenson Park, 1100 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood.