UPDATE: To-do list: 19 Pearland and Friendswood events to check out April 14-May 18

Friendswood's Youth Fishing Derby will be held at Centennial Park pond.

Friendswood's Youth Fishing Derby will be held at Centennial Park pond.

Here is a list of events for April and May in Pearland and Friendswood.

Events can be submitted at https://communityimpact.com/plf-calendar for print consideration. Submitting details for consideration does not guarantee publication.

April 14
Experience musical artist’s “Traveling Mercies”
Pearland House Concerts is featuring Emily Scott Robinson singing tunes from her debut studio release. Robinson gathered material for “Traveling Mercies” while driving around America in an RV, capturing the stories of those she met and crafting them into songs. 5-8 p.m. $25-$100. 2845 Westchester Circle, Pearland. 281-725-1223. https://pearlandhouseconcerts.com

April 18
Learn about a real Crime Scene Investigation
Pearland Westside Library is hosting a “Chat with a Crime Scene Investigator” as an opportunity for patrons to learn about the work of Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office investigators. Attendees will be able to view props, tools and photos, as well as ask questions about crime scene investigators’ work. Open to adults and teens only. Free. 6:30 p.m. 2803 Business Center Drive, Ste. 101, Pearland. 713-436-0995. http://bcls.lib.tx.us/branches/pws/pearlandwest.asp

April 18
Hear University of Houston-Clear Lake’s president speak
Dr. Ira Blake will discuss the “State of the University” at the monthly membership luncheon of the Pearland Chamber of Commerce at the Hilton Garden Inn. Blake became the fifth president of UHCL in August 2017 after a nationwide search. RSVP required. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $30-$35. 12101 Shadow Creek Parkway, Pearland. 281-485-3634.

April 20
Support Pearland police charities through benefit concert
Pearland Police Officers Association Fraternal Order Police Lodge 119 is throwing its second annual “Party with the Police” concert featuring The Spazmatics at Billy’s Hall. Bring lawn chairs. Food available from gourmet food trucks. The event will not serve alcohol but patrons are welcome to bring their own alcohol. 8-11 p.m. $12.50-$25. 4070 Wells Drive, Pearland. www.pearlandpoa.com

April 23
Research your family history
Friendswood Public Library is offering a live webinar on using U.S Census Bureau data to explore family history. “Censuses Around the World: What You Need to Know About Census Collections and Genealogy” will demonstrate how to use the library’s MyHeritage database. 1-2:30 p.m. Free. 416 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood. 281-482-7135. www.friendswood.lib.tx.us

April 25
Take the kids to play in a baseball competition
The city of Friendswood is hosting the Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run for boys and girls ages 7-14 at Field 3 in Renwick Park. Participants can compete in the baseball or softball division and can advance through four levels including Locals, Sectionals, Team Championships and National Finals during MLB All-Star Week. 4:30-7:30 p.m. Free. 205 Stadium Lane, Friendswood. 281-996-3220. www.ci.friendswood.tx.us/mlb-pitch-hit-run

April 27
Hear Grand Ole Opry style music in Pearland
Pearland Opry on the Square will feature national, regional and local acts performing Western Swing, traditional and contemporary country music covers and originals. Bring lawn chairs, coolers and refreshments for a family-friendly outdoor show under the pavilion at the Pearland Town Center. 7-9 p.m. Free. 11200 Broadway Street. 281-925-3662. www.visitpearland.com/pearlandopry

April 27
Celebrate Earth Day in Pearland
The city of Pearland is partnering with Keep Pearland Beautiful to host Pearland’s 23rd annual Earth Day Celebration at Southdown Park. This year's celebration offers live performances, educational booths, family games, inflates and food vendors. The outreach program for all ages aims to educate the community about environmental responsibility. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 2150 Countryplace Parkway, Pearland. 281-412-8900. www.pearlandtx.gov/departments/parks-recreation/special-events/earth-day

May 2
Enjoy a ladies shopping trip
Girls Night Out at Pearland Town Center will be an evening of fashion events, snacks and giveaways. The first 250 ladies will receive a VIP swag bag. Everyone will get an event guide listing participating stores and special offers from retailers and restaurants. Free. 11200 W. Broadway St., Pearland. 5-8 p.m. 281-925-3662. www.pearlandtowncenter.com

May 2
Attend a business mixer
Party on the Patio is a networking event sponsored by the Friendswood Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the city of Friendswood. The event is open to the public. 5-7 p.m. Free. 1100 S. Friendswood, Suite A, Friendswood. 281-482-3329. www.friendswoodchamber.com

May 3
Listen to live music outdoors in Friendswood
The city of Friendswood is hosting 2019 Concerts in the Park every Friday in May and June. Bring blankets, lawn chairs, refreshments, dinner and snacks to this event with family friendly bands at the Stevenson Park Gazebo. Raffle prizes are awarded during intermission. 7-9 p.m. Free. 1100 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood. 281-996-3220. www.ci.friendswood.tx.us/concerts

May 3
Relax with music in the park in Pearland
Concerts in the Park will offer a live band every Friday night in May and June at Southdown Park. Vendors will sell food and kids can enjoy the Splash Pad and playground. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets for an evening of family entertainment. Pets are welcome but must be on leashes. Free. 7-9 p.m. 2150 Countryplace Parkway, Pearland. 281-412-8900. www.pearlandtx.gov/departments/parks-recreation/special-events/concerts-in-the-park

May 3-4
Watch drill team shine
The Dawson High School Diamonds will celebrate the 2018-2019 season of dance with the Dazzle Spring Show featuring surprise guest performances. 7 p.m. $7-$10. Glenda Dawson High School, 2050 Cullen Blvd, Pearland. https://dawsondiamondsdrillteam.com

May 4
Come to a country music celebration
The 12th annual Tony Booth Day in Brazoria County will feature a collection of country music artists at Billy’s Hall, reminiscent of a Texas dance hall. The Texas Country Music Hall of Fame inductee will perform, and the event will also feature Marty Haggard, Glenda Hundl, Texas Express Band, Dana Rowan, Rhonda Walters and Ed Gary. 7:30 p.m.-midnight. $25-$35. 4070 Wells Drive, Pearland. 713-252-9773. www.visitpearland.com/tonyboothday

May 11
Cast a line at Youth Fishing Derby in Friendswood
Fishers can try their luck with more than 600 pounds of adult catfish to be stocked in Centennial Park Pond. No fishing license or pre-registration is required, but bring fishing supplies. Loaner equipment is limited. Whataburger will supply breakfast. Awards will be presented for all ages. 8:30-11 a.m.. Free. 2200 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood. 281-996-3220. www.ci.friendswood.tx.us/youth-fishing-derby

May 14
Read and discuss a popular science book
The Book Club at Friendswood Public Library will talk about “A Brief History of Time” by Stephen Hawking. The library has several copies of the book, including audiobook and eBook versions. Book Club meets the second Tuesday of every month. 7-8 p.m. Free. 416 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood. 281-482-7135. www.friendswood.lib.tx.us

May 16
Get the low down on flood control
Gary Zika, Harris County Flood Control District federal projects department manager, will speak about the Clear Creek Federal Project at a Pearland Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon at the Golfcrest Country Club. Reservations are due by noon May 15. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $30-$35. 2509 Country Club Drive, Pearland. 281-485-3634. www.pearlandtexaschamber.us/events

May 18
Shop local at the Pearland Farmer’s Market
The Pearland Farmer’s Market is hosted by Pearland Town Center on the second Saturday of the month. Vendors sell flowers, handmade soaps and lotions, fresh vegetables, freshly baked goods, candy and honey. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. 11200 Broadway St., Pearland. 713-340-0712. www.pearlandtowncenter.com

May 18
See classic rides in the Friendswood auto show
The 15th Annual Friendswood Classic Car & Bike Show will put more than 150 classic cars and motorcycles on display in Stevenson Park. Food will be available at the event for the whole family. It is sponsored by the Friendswood Chamber of Commerce and Stevenson Park. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 1000 S. Friendswood, Friendswood. 281-482-3329. www.friendswoodchamber.com

This article has been updated to reflect the most up-to-date event information.


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