Between errands and holiday prep work, make some time to check out these events in your neighborhood:

Oct 7-9: Oktoberfest Kick-Off Weekend

Celebrate German cuisine and traditions during Oktoberfest with live music, beer, bratwurst and a chance to win a trip to Germany during the 2017 Oktoberfest. 5 p.m.-noon (Oct. 7), noon-midnight (Oct. 8), noon-9 p.m. (Oct. 9). $10 (general admission), VIP ticket prices vary. King's Biergarten, 1329 E. Broadway St., Pearland

Oct 7-8: Pearland Craft Fair

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church hosts its 28th annual two-day craft fair. Exhibitors sell handcrafted and unique retail items. This year's fair coincides with the church's annual pumpkin patch. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Oct. 8). Free (admission), booth prices vary by type. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church of Pearland, 2535 E. Broadway St., Pearland. 281-485-3843.

Oct. 7-8: 13th Annual Plant Thyme Fall Luncheon

Keep Pearland Beautiful, a non-profit environmental organization affiliated with Keep America Beautiful, Inc., will host its annual luncheon. This year's featured guest speaker is Ann McCormick, a gardner and herbal writer. The luncheon includes a native plant sale and silent auction. Proceeds benefit KPB environmental programs and the Stella Roberts Recycling Center. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m (Oct. 7), 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. (Oct. 8). Pearland First United Methodist Church Family Life Center, 2314 N. Grand Blvd., Pearland (Oct. 7).  Zychlinski Park, 2243 Grand Blvd., Pearland (Oct. 8).

Oct. 8 : Concert on the Lawn

Bring a blanket and lawn chair, and enjoy an intimate outdoor concert by singer-songwriter Robert Greaney at the Baybrook Mall. Greaney plays a variety of music, including rock, blues, jazz and country. Alcohol is prohibited on the lawn. The stage is near Maggiano's Little Italy. 7-8 p.m. 500 Baybrook Mall, Friendswood.

Oct. 8: Red Carpet Gala

The Adult Reading Center hosts the fourth annual event, which features musical entertainment, a casino and a live and silent auction. Grazia Italian Kitchen provides dinner, and a coffee bar was donated by The Drink Station. The event also includes a wine pull with a chance to win a bottle of wine. 7 p.m.-midnight. $100 (includes dinner, two drink tickets and $10,000 in casino chips). Sponsorship prices vary. Knights of Columbus Hall, 2320 Hatfield Road, Pearland. 281-485-1000, ext. 211.