'August Osage County' and more: 10 events in Pearland and Friendswood in January and February

Friendswood tree giveaway
Friendswood is having its annual tree giveaway Jan. 18. (Courtesy city of Friendswood)

Friendswood is having its annual tree giveaway Jan. 18. (Courtesy city of Friendswood)

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South Side Roller Derby will host two games on Jan. 19. (Courtesy South Side Roller Derby)
From tree giveaways to a roller derby game, here are 10 events for Pearland and Friendswood residents in January and February.

Jan. 18

Get a new tree

Friendswood will host its annual tree giveaway. A first-come, first-served giveaway, recipients must provide transportation for the 15-gallon trees. Up to two trees will be given per family. Participants must bring proof of residence. 8 a.m. Free. 910 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood. www.ci.friendswood.tx.us

Jan. 19

Watch a roller derby game

South Side Roller Derby will host two games, one for the Jr. Derby Competitive teams and one for South Side Elite versus Gulf Coast Roller Girls. 6 p.m. (doors), 6:30 p.m. (first game). $12 (presale), $7-$15 (at the door). 1230 Broadway St., Pearland. www.facebook.com/events/360189901322102

Jan. 25

Attend a concert

The Rough & Tumble will perform at Pearland House Concerts in January. The band describes themselves as a dumpster-folk, thrift store-Americana duo. Enjoy a night of music with a ticket price that includes dinner, dessert and beverages. Attendees may also bring their own beverages. 6-9 p.m. $25-$35. 2845 Westchester Circle, Pearland. http://pearlandhouseconcerts.com/

Jan. 25

Celebrate the season

Pearland’s Winterfest is a family-friendly chance to enjoy winter activities all day, including a petting zoo, rides and interactive games. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Independence Park, 3449 Pearland Parkway, Pearland. 281-412-8989. www.pearlandtx.gov

Jan. 30

Check out the Rotary Club

The Pearland Rotary Club has invited Dr. Charles Collins from Shadow Creek Vet Clinic and Jael Miller with the state of Texas to speak at the meeting. The topic will be rabies. Club meetings are always open to the public. 7:30-8:30 a.m. Free. www.facebook.com/events/371792443502132

Feb. 1

Make Valentine’s Day cards

Get crafty at the Scrap Shack Texas and Simple Vintage Valentine’s Day cards event. Attendees can create eight layered Valentine’s Day cards with patterned papers and a variety of embellishments, all decorated with classic Valentine’s Day designs. Required supplies include scissors, black ink, foam tape and a tape runner. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $20. 607 S. Friendswood Drive, Ste. 15, Friendswood. 281-992-3137. www.scrapshacktexas.com

Feb. 6

Learn about orchids

Heritage Gardeners of Friendswood is inviting orchid specialist Katherine Brown to speak at its February meeting. Refreshments will be provided. 9:30 a.m.-noon. Free. 112 W. Spreading Oaks Ave., Friendswood. 281-992-4438. www.facebook.com/events/2459117501033003

Feb. 8

Compete in a triathlon

Get active this winter with the second annual Groundhog Day Triathlon. Each segment of the triathlon—swimming, biking and running—will be timed, and results will be determined by calculating the distance each participant travels during the allotted time. Registration closes Feb. 7. 7:45 a.m. $25-$35. 4141 Bailey Road, Pearland. www.trisignup.com/Race/TX/Pearland/GroundhogDayINdoorTriathlon

Feb. 9

Roll the dice for charity

Women Leading Success will hold its 16th Dice and Derby. The bunco event will raise funds to help single mothers in Brazoria County live independently. There will be a silent auction, a raffle and other activities. 1-4:30 p.m. $50-$100. Knights of Columbus, 2320 Hatfield Road, Pearland. www.wlspearland.org/bunco-2020.html

Feb. 15-23

Attend a play

The Purple Box Theater will be performing “August Osage County” for two weekends in February. The drama will kick off the theater’s 2020 season and tells the story of a family coming together after the disappearance of their father while exposing several uncomfortable family secrets. 7:30 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 2:30 p.m. (Sun.). 1309 W. Parkwood, Friendswood. 818-642-4665. www.thepurpleboxtheater.com