8 Bay Area events to check out in October, November

(Courtesy Space Center Houston)
(Courtesy Space Center Houston)

(Courtesy Space Center Houston)

Note: This story was updated at 9:45 a.m. Oct. 19 to include an additional event.

Through Oct. 31: Have Halloween fun with an outer space twist

Galaxy Frights combines space and spooky fun with costume parades and science labs. The events take place Saturdays and Sundays. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free (age 3 and under), $24.95 (ages 4-11), $29.95 (age 12 and older). Space Center Houston, 1601 E. NASA Parkway, Houston. 281-224-2100. www.spacecenter.org

Oct. 22: Play games

The Webster Recreation Center is inviting senior citizens to its Senior Game Night, where attendees can expect dinner to be served and games to be played. The city of Webster hosts game nights every second and fourth Friday of the month with the next one happening Nov. 5. 6-9 p.m. Free. Webster Recreation Center, 311 Pennsylvania Ave., Webster. 281-316-4137. www.cityofwebster.com


Oct. 27: Grow your garden

The Helen Hall Library welcomes kids ages 6 to 11 to partake in learning the benefits and instructions for how to grow a garden. Weather permitting, the event will take place outside of the library. 5-6 p.m. Free. Helen Hall Library, 100 W. Walker St., League City. 281-554-1111. www.helenhall.libcal.com

Oct. 28: Learn sugar skull history

The Helen Hall Library is giving locals a chance to design their own paper sugar skulls in honor of Dia de los Muertos. Hosted at the Susan Mathews Memorial Theater, participants can make their own skull while learning about the history behind the Mexican tradition. 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Susan Mathews Memorial Theater, 100 W. Walker St., League City. 281-554-1111. www.helenhall.libcal.com

Nov. 5-7: Honor troops

The Kemah Boardwalk will present a Salute to Military Service in honor of Veteran’s Day. All active and retired military can expect patriotic displays and activities, such as live music, during the three-day event. Noon-9 p.m. (Fri.), noon-10 p.m. (Sat.), noon-9 p.m. (Sun.) Free (admission), $9 (parking). Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah. 877-285-3624. www.kemahboardwalk.com

Nov. 13: Hear American Idol's Phil Stacey at a gala

Family Promise of Clear Creek will have American Idol's Phil Stacey perform at its Reach for the Stars gala, which will raise funds for the nonprofit that helps homeless people in the Bay Area. The event will also feature live and silent auctions. 6-9 p.m. $75 (individual). Lakewood Yacht Club, 2322 Lakewood Yacht Club Drive, Seabrook. 832-932-3963. www.ccfamilypromise.org

Nov. 13: Enjoy a glass or two

The Kemah Boardwalk is hosting its annual Wine Fest, inviting participants to sample from more than 72 wineries, enjoy light refreshments from local restaurants and dance the night away to live entertainment. 2-5 p.m. $54.95 (in advance), $59.95 (day of). Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah. 877-285-3624. www.kemahboardwalk.com

Nov. 13 through Jan. 2: Experience winter lights

At the Galaxy Lights interactive light show, guests can expect to experience indoor and outdoor displays as well as an original film about celebrating holidays in space. 6-10 p.m. $15.95 (members), $19.95 (nonmembers). Space Center Houston, 1601 E. NASA Parkway, Houston. 281-283-4755. www.spacecenter.org
By Sierra Rozen

Metro Reporter, South Houston

Sierra joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in September of 2021 after graduating with a degree in communication and a minor in journalism from St. Edward's University in Austin, TX. Sierra covers all things in the South Houston area but in particular covers Friendswood ISD, Friendswood City Council and Harris County METRO. Prior to CI, Sierra served as the viewpoints and life and arts editor for Hilltop Views, as well as interning for Austin Woman Magazine.


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