Hibiscus show, car seat checkup, concert in the park among upcoming local events
The following events are scheduled to take place during the upcoming days in and around Pearland:
The Space City chapter of the American Hibiscus Society will hold its second hibiscus show and sale of the 2012 season 1-4 p.m. at the Nessler Center, Wings of Heritage Room, 2010 Fifth Ave. North, Texas City. Enjoy a variety of blooms on display, get tips from chapter members and get a chance to take home plants at a plant raffle. Free and open to the public. Visit www.spacecityahs.org.
Car Seat CheckUp
Make sure your child is safe and secure by dropping by Pearland Emergency Medical Services' free car seat check-up 8:30 a.m.-noon. at Pearland Station 5, 3100 Kirby Drive, Pearland. Children must be there. Registration required by the night prior. To register or for more information, call 281-652-1956 or 281-997-5840.
Nurse Graduation and Pinning Ceremony: Alvin Community College's associates degree in nursing pinning ceremony and graduation will be held 7 p.m. at the ACC Gym, 3110 Mustang Road, Alvin. For information, call 281-756-5610.
'Cheaper by the Dozen': Watch a hilarious, heartwarming tale based on the real-life exploits of turn-of-the-century efficiency pioneer Frank Gilbreth 7:30 p.m. at the Pearl Theater, 14803 Park Almeda Drive, Houston. The show will run through May 20, with performances on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. $14-$16. Group rates are also available. Call 713-340-2540.
Concert in the Park: Catch blues and Texas rock band the Revelators 7-9 p.m. at Centennial Park Pavilion, 2200 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood.
Poetry Reading: Coffee House Poetry Reading and Poetry Contest Awards will be held 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Friendswood Public Library, 416 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood. For more information, call 281-482-7135.
Environmental Awards Dinner: The annual Environmental Awards Dinner will be held 7 p.m. at The Pearland Community Center, 3523 Liberty Drive, Pearland.
Mother Daughter Sleepover: Grab a pillow, throw on a pair of PJs. and join this mother-daughter sleepover 5:30 p.m. at Alvin Senior Center, 309 W. Sealy St., Alvin. Enjoy a night of endless girl talk, food and fun. Tickets are $20 per person and must be purchased by May 10. For more information, call 281-388-4299.
Summerfest: Come out with family and friends and enjoy a relaxing evening with the music of a live band featuring Grateful Geezers 7-9 p.m. at Southdown Park, 2150 Country Place Parkway, Pearland. Admission is free. This concert will run with different bands Fridays through June 3. For more information, call 281-412-8906.
Farmers Market: Pearland Old Townsite Farmers Market will be held from 8 a.m.-noon at Zychlinski Park, 2243 Grand Blvd., Pearland. 281-804-4211.
Small Watercraft Club: Join the fun and learn some basic watercraft safety and skills during club meetings and outings at Pearland Parks and Recreation, 3523 Liberty Drive, Pearland. For more information, call 281-412-8900.
Eighth Annual Pear Run: The eighth annual Pear Run occurs 7 a.m. at Pearland Town Center-Pavilion, 11200 Broadway, Pearland. The run includes 5K or 10K run, a 5K walk, and a free 1K fun run for children 9 years old and under. For more information, visit www.pearrun.com.
Concealed Handgun License Class: Obtain a concealed handgun license permit by attending one of the training classes offered at Bass Pro Shops, 1000 Bass Pro Drive, Pearland. The class includes eight hours of classroom instruction and two hours of range qualification. For more information, call 713-501-5066 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food Handlers Course: All food handlers should attend and learn the basics of food handling from this course 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Pearland Parks, 3523 Liberty Drive, Pearland. $15 for a two-year certification fee and $10 for a one-year certification. For more information, call 281-652-1638 or 281-652-1647, or email email@example.com.
Art in the Park: The third annual Art in the Park outdoor festival will be held 10 a.m. at Stevenson Park, 1100 Friendswood Drive, Friendswood. This day-long fundraising event will feature live entertainment, talented artists and crafters, great food, live art demonstrations, activities for kids and more. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.FFAIonline.com.
Shimek's Open Gardens: Select from a variety of 850 cultivars and thousands of seedlings as Shimek's Gardens open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. at 3122 County Road 237, Alvin. For more information, call 281-331-4395.
Preschool Music Time: Preschoolers age 3-6 years are invited to have fun and sing and dance along to their favorite songs 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Westside Event Center, 2150 Country Place Parkway, Pearland. This activity will also introduce them to a foundation of music. Free. Call 713-436-8600.
Adult Open Swim: Adults can have fun while getting in shape and stay physically fit 7:30-9:30 a.m. at Harby Junior High School, 1500 Heights Road, Alvin. This swimming program is from Mondays through Fridays, year-round. Monthly fee costs $15 for residents and $20 for nonresidents. For more information, call 281-388-2247.
Grief Share Class: A grief therapy class meets 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Room B-207 at First Baptist Church Friendswood, 111 E. Heritage, Friendswood. $15 per person. The class meets every Wednesday and will run through July 11. Call 281-482-7573 or email Office@FBCFriendswood.org.
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