TO-DO LIST: 8 Pearland, Friendswood events in November, December

Brazoria County Parks Department staff teaches the public to learn more about archery. (Courtesy Brazoria County Parks)
Brazoria County Parks Department staff teaches the public to learn more about archery. (Courtesy Brazoria County Parks)

Brazoria County Parks Department staff teaches the public to learn more about archery. (Courtesy Brazoria County Parks)

Nov. 7-14

Virtual walk for veterans

The Pearland Veterans Day Walk, which raises funds for Pearland VFW Post 7109 and other programs supporting veterans’ mental health, is going virtual this year amid COVID-19. Following a Facebook Live kick-off event at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 7, participants can put on their race bibs and walk a route of their choosing. Participants will receive a T-shirt and a commemorative challenge coin. $34.99. Virtual event. 281-219-9320. www.hikeformentalhealth.org/hike-schedule/pearland-walk/

Nov. 7

Hometown Holiday Market


Stadia Sports Grill is hosting its first annual holiday market, where visitors can peruse local vendors, enjoy barbecue and listen to live music. Proceeds from the vendors will benefit the Pearland Neighborhood Center. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. Stadia Sports Grill, 1853 Pearland Parkway, Ste. 135, Pearland. www.fb.me/e/353qCPao1

Nov. 14

Friendswood Fall Haul

Friendswood residents can clear their homes of unwanted appliances, furniture, tree limbs, items to shred and more at this annual city event. For more information on accepted items, visit the city’s website. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Centennial Park, 2200 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood. 281-996-3220. www.ci.friendswood.tx.us/383/fall-haul-november

Nov. 14

Fall family-friendly festival

Kids R Kids Learning Academy of Shadow Creek Ranch is hosting its annual fall festival while maintaining social distancing. All families are welcome to come out and enjoy outdoor games, a bounce house, music, temporary tattoos, food trucks, local vendors and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 12015 Broadway St., Pearland. 713-436-3688. www.fb.me/e/1Bod28g05

Nov. 14

Attend a concert

Pearland House Concerts’ November featured artist for its monthly concert benefiting local charities is Yvonne Perea, a singer-songwriter who blends folk, blues and rock. The ticket price includes dinner, and guests are welcome to bring their own beverages and food. 6 p.m. (food served), 7 p.m. (music begins). $27.47-$37.82.

2845 Westchester Circle, Pearland. www.pearlandhouseconcerts.com

Dec. 5

Hometown Christmas Parade

Pearland’s 39th annual Christmas parade will feature floats on Broadway Street from Old Alvin Road to Pearland Parkway. Residents can sign up to participate in the parade online. 6 p.m. Free. 281-412-8900. www.pearlandtx.gov/departments/parks-recreation/special-events/christmas-parade

Dec. 12

Shop local for the holidays

Bring the whole family to this third annual pet-friendly Holiday Market Vendor Show. The event offers over 60 local vendors, free pictures with Santa, face painting, food trucks and live music. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Pearland VFW Hall, 4202 W. Walnut St., Pearland. www.facebook.com/pearlandmarketdays

Dec. 12

Wag Again Winter Barkfest

Beer from Vallensons’ Brewing Co., food from Texasiana and a silent auction will raise money for Wag Again, an all-breeds dog rescue serving Harris County. Dogs from the rescue will make an appearance, and live music will be provided by Patty O’Beers. 4-9 p.m. Free. Vallensons’ Brewing Co., 4081 Rice Drier Road, Pearland. 281-617-7537. www.fb.me/e/9BNLDsULv

Dec. 21

The art of archery

Brazoria County Parks Department staff invites the public to learn more about the history of archery and the basic skills to use a bow and arrow. Participants will then be able to put what they learned to practice on the archery range. Bows and arrows will be provided. Participants must be age 7 or older and sign a waiver. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Camp Mohawk County Park, 110 CR 193, Alvin. 979-864-1152. www.brazoriacountytx.gov/departments/parks-department/special-events
By Kasey Salisbury
After growing up in the Sugar Land, Texas, area, Kasey Salisbury graduated with a degree in journalism in 2018 from The University of Texas at Austin, where she was the copy chief at the campus newspaper, The Daily Texan. She joined the Community Impact Newspaper team as a copy editor in October 2018.


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