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The Fun-Time Calendar

October 2012

Parents: Some programs require tickets and/or reservations, always contact event locations to confirm times and requirements.

Oct 1 & 15 • Baby Bounce • 10:30am • Songs, rhymes and stories. • Pearland Library • bcls.lib.tx.us • 281-652-1677 Oct 2 • First Free Tuesday to the Houston Zoo • The Houston Zoo offers free admission to our guests on the first Tuesday of every month from 2 p.m. until closing. • Houston Zoo • houstonzoo.org • 713-533-6500

after September 26th. Tickets can be purchased two ways: Online or through Reservations office 281-283-4755. Only credit cards are accepted (no checks). Tickets purchased on day of event at the gate will be sold at general admission prices. Meal tickets are available (Launch Foods only) for $7.95. • Space Center Houston, Nasa Parkway @ Saturn, Nassau Bay • spacecenter.org/homeschool.html

Oct 3, 10, & 17 • “No Limits” Adaptive RecreationWheelchair Tennis • 6:00pm7:30pm • Open to all persons with developmental disabilities. Get your tennis racquets ready and join us for this interactive sport! Participants must have independent functioning skills. No equipment provided. Open to all skill levels. Registration required. • Independence Park • pearlandparks.com • 281-412-8931

Oct 3 • WOW! Women of Worth • 10:30am-1:00pm • Share in a time of inspiration and fellowship with women of all ages as we celebrate our worth in Jesus Christ. Join us for a time of devotion, pot-luck lunch and make an optional craft (approx $6). Free childcare with reservations. Register at fbcfonthe.net/event-registration or 281-482-7573. • First Baptist Church of Friendswood

Oct 3 • Home School Day at Space Center Houston • 10:00am-5:00pm • Sports-”Tacular”! Come enjoy hours of intense fun, recreation and competitive activities while learning the science behind your favorite sports. Prices $10.95 if purchased before September 26th, $12.95 if purchased on or

Oct 3 • Halloween Craft • 6:00pm • Start your Halloween decorating early! • Pearland Library • bcls.lib.tx.us • 281-652-1677 Oct 4, 11 & 18 • “No Limits” Adaptive Recreation-Bowling Team • 1:00pm-2:00pm • Open to all persons with developmental

disabilities. Join the No Limits experience. • Recreation Center Bowling Team and make new friends, & Natatorium, 4141 Bailey Rd. • improve your game and enjoy the pearlandparks.com • 281-412-8931 support of other participants! Course includes 6 games with shoes, Oct 4 • Mamma Mia! refreshments, team t-shirt Mom’s Night Outand teambuilding/ ”Brick House!” • socialization opportunities. Find even more 7:00pm • Join us for a Parents, guardians fun-filled mom’s night family friendly and caregivers out with lots of laughter must assist those events at and practical tips for with special moms! Each evening needs to make PearlandParent.com we will have party this a rewarding e x p e r i e n c e . favors to take home! • • Pearland $10 per evening (includes Bowling Center • project materials) • Second pearlandparks.com • Baptist Church South Campus • 281-412-8931 second.org/south • 713-365-6001 Oct 4, 11 & 18 • “No Limits” Adaptive Recreation- Oct 5 & 19 • Mommy & Me Basketball • 6:30pm-7:30pm Outdoor Experiences • 9:30am • Open to all persons with • Join our fun class for toddler and developmental disabilities. Have fun while building fitness, coordination parent activities. Reserve a place to and teamwork. Participants learn stroll or walk with your children as basic basketball skills of dribbling, guides lead hikes in various parts passing, shooting, playing defense, of the Nature Center, make a nature etc. Open to all skill levels. craft and play a game. Reservation Course includes a team t-shirt. Parents, guardians, caregivers required. Fee: $8 for one adult and must assist those with special one child. • Armand Bayou Nature needs to make this a rewarding Center • abnc.org • 281-474-2551

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The Fun-Time Calendar Oct 5 • Preschool Play Day • 10:00am • Join us for a fun time playing with your friends, making a craft, storytime and enjoying a special snack. • Second Baptist Church South Campus • second.org/south • 713-365-6001 Oct 5 • Parents’ Survival Night • 6:30pm • Open to both members and non-members. Please call to inquire about availability. Members $25; Non-Members $30 • The Little Gym Friendswood • tglfriendswoodtx.com • 281-482-4242 Oct 6, 13, 20 & 27 • Free Crafts for Kids • 11:00am-3:00pm • Children make and decorate a fun craft. • Lakeshore Learning • lakeshorelearning.com • 281-461-6263 Oct 6 - 7 • Model Train Show • Join us in celebrating the magical wonder and awe of model trains! Model train clubs and vendors will be on site to share their amazing layouts and wares. • Galveston Railroad Museum • galvestonrrmuseum.com • 409-765-5700 Oct 6 • 2nd Annual La Porte TX Airplane & Auto Show • Airplane, Antique Cars, and Motorcycles! Vendors of all kind. Care package items will be collected for our troops. • La Porte Municipal Airport, Spencer Hwy @ Farrington • ci.la-porte.tx.us Oct 6 • Free Hands-On Workshop • 9:00am • Kids will learn to build a craft while learning tool safety. • At your local Home Depot • homedepot.com Oct 6 • Dinosaur Train Day at Armand Bayou • 10:00am-4:00pm • Come meet Buddy the Dinosaur and enjoy Dinosaur Train Nature Trackers Club Activities. • Armand Bayou Nature Center • abnc.org • 281-474-2551 Oct 6 • Family Story Time • 10:45am • Friendswood Public Library • friendswood.lib.tx.us • 281-482-7135 Oct 7 • Target Free First Sunday at the Children’s Museum of Houston • 12:00pm6:00pm • You’re invited to visit the Children’s Museum of Houston for free every first Sunday of the month, courtesy of Target! • Childrens Museum of Houston • cmhouston.org • 713-522-1138 Oct 8 & 22 • Preschool Story Time • 10:30am • Pearland Westside Library, 2150 Country Place Pkwy., Pearland • bcls.lib.tx.us • 713-436-8600 Oct 8 • Brown Bag Lunch Bunch Book Club • 12:00pm • Reading “Peter and the Starcatchers” by Dave Barry and Riley Pearson. • Pearland Library • bcls.lib.tx.us • 281-652-1677 Oct 9 – Nov 11 • Siege of the Skeletons • An annual exhibition of papier-mâché skeletons created by the community for the community. This year’s theme is Funny Bones! Viewing the skeletons is included with the purchase of a general admission ticket. • The Health Museum • thehealthmuseum.org • 713-521-1515 Oct 10 • Teen Advisory Council • 7:00pm • Come plan library events! • Pearland Library • bcls.lib.tx.us • 281-652-1677 Oct 11 • Smokin’ Hot Fire Safety • Come and hang with real Harris County Fire Department firefighters and see what it’s like to be a real life hero during Free Family Night. • Childrens Museum of Houston • cmhouston.org • 713-522-1138

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Oct 12 & 26 • Parents Night Out • 6:30pm • Price includes: Jump time, pizza, drinks, fun activities & childcare! Fee: $20 for first child/$18 per sibling • JumpNJungle Webster/Pearland • jumpnjungle.com • 281-557-0700/713-413-0700 Oct 13 & 27 • Farmer’s Market • 8:00am • The 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. • Zychlinkski Park, 2243 Grand Blvd. • pearlandoldtownsitefarmersmarket.com Oct 13 • Boy Scout Day • Benefiting the Bay Area Council Boy Scouts of America. • bacbsa.org • Kemah Boardwalk • kemahboardwalk. com • 281-334-9880 Oct 13 • Oktoberfest • Join us for an evening of fun and excitement! • Good Shepherd Episcopal Church • goodshepard.net • 281-482-7630 Oct 13 • “No Limits” Adaptive RecreationWheelchair Basketball • 8:00am • Open to all persons with developmental disabilities who are independent in their wheelchairs. Come out and practice, play and socialize on one full all wood court! No registration required. • Free • The Recreation Center & Natatorium • pearlandparks.com • 281-412-8900 Oct 13 • Build and Grow-Ghoul Bus • 10:00am • At your local Lowes Store • buildandgrow.com Oct 13 • Family Movie • 2:00pm • Call library for title. • Pearland Library • bcls.lib.tx.us • 281-652-1677 Oct 13 • Kidz Nite Out • 7:00pm • Night full of games, contests, crafts and all your favorite high energy entertainment...not to mention meeting up with friends and just hanging out. Dinner will be served to each registrant. *Kids must be pottytrained. No exceptions. Pull-up is not considered potty-trained. • $18/members; $24/ nonmembers • The Recreation Center & Natatorium • pearlandparks.com • 281-412-8900 Oct 15 & 29 • Rattle and Rhyme • 10:10am • Friendswood Public Library • friendswood.lib.tx.us • 281-482-7135 Oct 15 • Preschool Music Time • 10:30am11:00am • Children will be introduced to foundation of music while having fun singing and dancing to their favorite songs. Instructor is certified by Texas in Music Education. • FREE • Westside Event Center • pearlandparks.com • 281-412-8900 Oct 17 • Scavenger Hunt • 6:00pm • All ages are welcome to come explore the library. • Pearland Library • bcls.lib.tx.us • 281-652-1677 Oct 17 • Teen Book Discussion • 7:00pm • “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” by Sherman Alexie. • Pearland Library • bcls.lib.tx.us • 281-652-1677 Oct 19 • Fall Craft Show • 10:00am-6:00pm • 120+ vendors and a snack bar serving lunch and dinner, this year’s show promises to be a great time. • Sagemont Church-Youth Building, 11600 Hughes Rd • sagemontchurch.org Oct 19 • Parents’ Survival Night • 7:00pm • Fun for the kids while the Parents go out. Please call to register. $25 members, non-members $35 • The Little Gym Pearland • tlgpearlandtx.com • 713-340-0042 Oct 20 - 21 • 9th Annual Gulf Coast International Dragon Boat Regatta • 8:30am • Paddlers from various corporate, youth, community and out-of-town teams will

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paddle the serene waters in a friendly yet fierce competition. • Brooks Lake at Fluor in Sugar Land • texasdragonboat.com Oct 20 & 27 • Halloween Costume Contests • Dress up the kids in their spooky best for a chance at some great prizes. • Kemah Boardwalk • kemahboardwalk.com • 281-334-9880 Oct 20 • HOBO Night • Climb aboard our flat car for a hay ride down “ribbons of steel” on our Harborside Express train! Crafts and other activities will be available for all! Costumes encouraged. • Galveston Railroad Museum • galvestonrrmuseum.com • 409-765-5700 Oct 20 • GCLFEDS Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk • 9:00am • The 2012 GCLFEDS Step Up Walk is being held on October 20th at Big League Dreams Park in League City. Our Walk is again the primary fundraiser for GCLFEDS and will provide the resources for many of our programs, including our monthly meetings, socials, educational workshops, and much more. We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you at the Walk! • $15 Adult - $5 Child • Big League Dreams Sports Park • walk.gclfeds.org • 281-736-8008 Oct 20 • Houston Fire Fest • 10:00am5:00pm • Fire Fest is an annual fun, family event, hosted by the Houston Fire Museum, and is one of the fund-raising events of the Fire Museum. We help raise awareness among children and their parents about fire and life safety while having a lot of fun! • Free • HFD Val Jahnke Training Facility, 8030 Braniff • houstonfirefest.com Oct 20 • Flashlight Candy Hunt • 4:00pm6:00pm • Fun for the whole family and will feature treats, prizes and a costume contest. Remember to bring your flashlight and wear your favorite costumes (Parents too!) We will be making bags to place all of your candy loot in during the hunt. Parent participation is required. Minimum of 10 must register 7 days prior to the event date. • $15/ member; $22/non-member • Recreation Center & Natatorium, 4141 Bailey Rd • pearlandparks.com • 281-412-8900 Oct 21 • Sundays in Nature-Paddles Up!FREE ADMISSION! • 1:00pm-3:00pm • On the third Sunday of each month, ABNC offers a monthly theme activity. Additionally, docents conduct guided trail hikes, demonstrations and interpretation on the various facets of the nature center, and allow you to enjoy some of the 2500 acres of preserved prairies, wooded hiking trails and wetlands. For those that wish to visit the 1895 Hanson farm house or sit by the tranquil May’s pond, there is plenty of time to relax and chat with volunteers and guests alike. • Armand Bayou Nature Center • abnc.org • 281-474-2551 Oct 22 • Learn to Swim Lessons • 6:00pm8:00pm • City of Alvin will be conducting swim lessons for all children age groups. Whether you are trying to get your infant acquainted to the water for the first time or perfecting your child’s strokes, there is a class for you. Our instructors are Red Cross certified with an extensive aquatic background. Parents must register their child in advance either at City of Alvin Parks department or City of Alvin online. • $35 resident $45 non • National Oak Park • alvin-tx.gov • 281-388-4299 Oct 22 • PJ Story Time • 6:00pm • Wear your pajamas to the library for a bedtime story time. • Pearland Library • bcls.lib.tx.us • 281-652-1677

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The Fun-Time Calendar Oct 22 • Early Literacy Workshop: Every Child Ready to Read 2nd Edition • 6:30pm • Free for parents, teachers, and caregivers. Each person attending will receive a certificate. See Children’s Librarian or call 281-482-7135 to register. • Friendswood Public Library • friendswood.lib.tx.us Oct 24 • Tween Program-Halloween Craft • 4:30pm-5:00pm • Friendswood Public Library • friendswood.lib.tx.us • 281-482-7135

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Oct 27 • American Heart Association’s 2012 Bay Area Heart Walk • 7:30am • FIGHT HEART DISEASE ONE STEP AT A TIME: JOIN THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION FOR THE 2012 BAY AREA HEART WALK WHAT:Fun Activities and non-competitive 5K walk to promote walking as a part of healthy lifestyle and raise funds to support cardiovascular research and educational programs for the American Heart Association. • Kemah Boardwalk, local platform • bayareaheartwalk.org

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Open Play • 10am-2pm • Every Tuesday thru Friday Jump N Jungle is the place to take the kids. Don’t forget socks, you have to wear them to play • JumpNJungle Webster • jumpnjungle.com • 281-557-0700 and JumpNJungle Pearland • 713-413-0700 Haunted Holes Alien Invasion • 7:00pm • Putt-Putt FunHouse has been invaded this Halloween! Get ready for some out-of-this-world adventure this October at Haunted Holes 2012. Aliens have landing and will be out and about as you make your way through 18 fun-tastic holes of miniature golf, trick-or-treating aplenty and other extraterrestrial delights! On Friday & Saturday nights from the 5th to the 27th. • $10 • Putt-Putt FunHouse • puttputtfunhouse.com • 281-333-0579

Oct 25 • Candy Creature Craft • 4:30pm5:00pm • Friendswood Public Library • friendswood.lib.tx.us • 281-482-7135

Oct 27 • PARC Monster Dash • 7:30am • Cash prizes to overall finishers. Proceeds benefit City of Pearland trail development. Registration is open at active.com • 3003 Southwyck Pkwy • active.com

Oct 27 • Snow White • Show times are 11am and 1:30pm. • $8/person • Pearland Theatre Guild • pearlandtheatreguild.com

Oct 27 • Orange You Glad? with Daisy the Clown • 1:30pm • Friendswood Public Library • friendswood.lib.tx.us • 281-482-7135

Oct 27 - 28 • 28th Annual Wings Over Houston Airshow • Educational event that provides entertainment, celebrations of patriotism, military recruiting opportunities and aviation awareness. Don’t miss the US Navy Blue Angels as we celebrate the Centennial of Naval Aviation! • Ellington Airport • wingsoverhouston.com

Oct 27 • Teen Diary Making • 3:00pm • Come make a diary. • Pearland Library • bcls.lib.tx.us • 281-652-1677

Farm Life Demonstration • 1:00pm-4:00pm • Observe life as it once was at the Martyn farm. • Armand Bayou Nature Center • abnc.org • 281-474-2551

Oct 27 • Owl Prowl/Night Hike • 6:30pm8:30pm • Join us on a beautiful walk through the woods as we look for owls and listen to the fascinating sounds of the night. Don’t forget your walking shoes/boots and flashlight! Ages 6-Adult Advance reservations required 281-474-2551x10 • Armand Bayou Nature Center • abnc.org

Natural History Demonstration • 1:00pm4:00pm • Learn about the animals of Armand Bayou and the habitats they live in. Demonstrations vary from week to week: mammals, birds and reptiles. • Armand Bayou Nature Center • abnc.org • 281-474-2551

Oct 27 • D’feet Breast Cancer • 6:00am • Features a certified Adult 10K & 5K Runs, an Adult 5K Walk, and a Kids 1K Run/Walk. All money raised stays in the county and is used for their free screening mammogram program and free follow up care to catch breast cancer early. • Moody Gardens Galveston • galveston.com • 888-939-8680

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TUESDAY Toddlertime • 10:10am • 3 & under • Friendswood Public Library • friendswood.lib.tx.us • 281-482-7135

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The Fun-Time Calendar Toddler Story Time • 10:30am • 18-36 months. • Pearland Library • bcls.lib.tx.us • 281-652-1677 Preschool Storytime • 10:45am • 3-6 yrs. • Friendswood Public Library • friendswood.lib.tx.us • 281-482-7135 Story Time • 11:00am • Stories, songs, finger plays, and craft activities. • All • Bracewell Neighborhood Library • houstonlibrary.org • 832-393-2580 “No Limits” Adaptive Recreation-Arts and Crafts • 4:30pm-5:30pm • Open to all persons with developmental disabilities. Each class the participant will create a piece of art they can be proud to show off or even give away as a gift! • Recreation Center & Natatorium, 4141 Bailey Rd. • pearlandparks.com • 281-412-8931 “No Limits” Pearland Trekkers Walking Club • 6:00pm-7:00pm • Open to all persons with developmental disabilities. Join us and walk to as many parks in Pearland as you can! Set a goal and mark your distance on the map weekly. Course includes a t-shirt and victory celebration! All classes will take place at the indoor walking track. Open to all skill levels. • Recreation Center & Natatorium, 4141 Bailey Rd • pearlandparks.com • 281-412-8931

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WEDNESDAY Toddlertime • 10:10am • 3 & under • Friendswood Public Library • friendswood.lib.tx.us • 281-482-7135 Preschool Story Time • 10:30am • 3-5 yrs. • Alvin Library • bcls.lib.tx.us • 281-388-4300 Preschool Story Time • 10:30am • 3-5 yrs. • Manvel Library • bcls.lib.tx.us • 281-489-7596 Preschool Storytime • 10:30am • Stories, songs, fingerplays, and occasional crafts. • 3-6 yrs. • Parker Williams Public Library • hcpl.net • 281-484-2036 Preschool Storytime • 10:45am • 3-6 yrs. • Friendswood Public Library • friendswood.lib.tx.us • 281-482-7135

THURSDAY Preschool Story Time • 10:30am • 3-5 yrs. • Pearland Library • bcls.lib.tx.us • 281-652-1677 Toddler Time • 10:30am • Books, fingerplays, songs, and movement. • 1-3 yrs. • Parker Williams Public Library • hcpl.net • 281-484-2036

Family Night • 5:00pm- 8:00pm • Let us do the cooking and cleaning for you while your family has a jumping good time. • $7/child 2 and up; $3.50/child under 2 • JumpNJungle Webster • jumpnjungle.com • 281-557-0700

FRIDAY Toddlertime • 10:10am • 3 & under • Friendswood Public Library • friendswood.lib.tx.us • 281-482-7135 Preschool Storytime • 10:45am • 3-6 yrs. • Friendswood Public Library • friendswood.lib.tx.us • 281-482-7135 Youth Program • 4:30pm5:30pm • Friendswood Public Library • friendswood.lib.tx.us • 281-482-7135

SATURDAY Farmer’s Market • 8:00am • The 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. • Zychlinski Park • pearlandoldtownsitefarmersmarket. com Breakfast on the Bayou • 8:00am- 9:30am • Enjoy pastries, juice and coffee while underway. The boat will pick you up at the Bay Area Park boat launch (NOT at the nature center). Reservations required • 5+

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yrs. • Armand Bayou Nature Center • abnc.org • 281-474-2551 “No Limits” Adaptive Recreation-Yoga • 10:00am12:00pm • Class is offered by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. In this class, you will learn Classical Hatha Yoga, mastery of breath, the practice of restorative postures, how to stretch, mediation, and the effects of stress and attitude on symptoms. Please RSVP to Sanita Stafford at 941993-9568 or sanitafl@gmail.com before attending the class. • Westside Event Center, 2150 Countryplace Parkway • pearlandparks.com Train Rides • 11:00am- 2:00pm • Every Saturday head down to the island and take a train ride on the GE Tonner Locomotive and MoPac Caboose. Take a tour of the museum and learn all about the trains that used to carry everyone from the mainland to the island and back • Galveston Railroad Museum • 2602 Santa Fe Place • Galveston • galvestonrrmuseum.com • 409-765-5700 Sunset Pontoon Cruise • 6:00pm • Relaxing and educational trip as you observe the wildlife. Departs from Bay Area Park. Advance reservations REQUIRED. • 5+ yrs. • Armand Bayou Nature Center • abnc.org • 281-474-2551

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