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November 2013

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Nov 1, 8, 15 & 22 • Gaming • 3:30pm • at 941-993-9568 or sanitafl@gmail.com before Nov 4 & 18 • Baby Bounce • 10:30am • All Ages • Free • Bracewell Neighborhood Library attending the class. • 13+ yrs • Free • Westside Songs and rhymes for babies. • 0-18 months • • hpl.lib.tx.us • 832-393-2580 Event Center • pearlandparks.com • 281-412-8900 Free • Pearland Branch Library • bcls.lib.tx.us • Nov 1 - 2 • 40th Annual Christmas Gift Nov 2 • PARC’s 5th Annual Monster Dash 281-652-1677 Alley • Unique Gifts, Silent Auction, Believers’ 10K/5K/Kids K 2013 • 7:30am • PARC is Nov 4 • Brown Bag Lunch Bunch Book Bistro, Over 100 Exhibitors & more! Fri 10am-6pm a non-profit, social running club. Runners of all Club • 12:00pm • Discussing “Magyk” and Sat 10am-5pm • First United Methodist Church abilities meet on a regular basis to meet by Angie Sage. • 8-12 yrs • Free • Pearland • 281-485-1466 Pearland Branch Library • bcls.lib.tx.us other runners, further their knowledge of the Find even • 281-652-1677 Nov 1 • Preschool Play Date • 10:00am sport and give back to the community. • more family • Preschoolers, bring your friends and join us Silvercrest Elementary • pearlandparks.com 5, 12 & 19 • “No Limits” for a fun time with stories, crafts and a snack. • 281-412-8900 friendly events at Nov Adaptive Recreation-Game Night Parents can help along as we have a time of fellowship with our friends. RSVP to Brooke Mosby Nov 2 • Free Hands-On Workshop PearlandParent.com • 5:30pm • Open to all persons with an intellectual disability. Play different at bmosby@second.org. • Second Baptist Church • 9:00am • Check out and build a games with prizes. Parents, guardians South Campus • second.org/south • 713-365-6001 spectacular Tabletop Ship! All kids keep their and caregivers must assist those with special craft and receive a Free Kids Workshop Apron, Nov 1 • Preschool Music Time • 11:30am • needs to make this a rewarding experience. • commemorative pin and certifi cate of achievement. Children will be introduced to foundation of music 10+ yrs • Free • Pearland Recreation Center & while having fun singing and dancing to their • 5-12 yrs • Free • At Your Local Home Depot Natatorium, 4141 Bailey Rd. • pearlandparks.com favorite songs. • Free • Westside Event Center • • homedepot.com • 281-412-8931 pearlandparks.com • 281-412-8900 Nov 3 • Holiday Vendor Market Fundraiser Nov 1 • Parent’s Survival Night • 6:30pm • 12:00pm-5:00pm • Start your Holiday shopping Nov 5, 12 & 19 • “No Limits” Adaptive • Open to both The Little Gym members and non- early at our fundraiser event hosted by the Manvel Recreation-Arts and Crafts • 5:30pm • Open members. Register online or call. $25/members, High School Band Boosters! Avoid the mall crowds to persons with developmental disabilities. Create $35/non-members • The Little Gym of Friendswood and shop for jewelry, candles, purses, greeting cards, a piece of art you can be proud to show off or • tlgfriendswoodtx.com • 281-482-4242 make-up, skin care, home goods, decorative items even give away as a gift! • 10+ yrs • Free • Pearland Recreation Center & Natatorium, 4141 Nov 2, 9, 16 & 23 • “No Limits” Adaptive and more while raising money for the Band! Plus, Bailey Rd. • pearlandparks.com • 281-412-8931 Recreation-Yoga • 10:00am • Learn mastery of bring the family for musical entertainment that is breath, the practice of restorative postures, how to sure to please! • Hilton Garden Inn Ballrooms • Nov 5 • First Free Tuesday to the Houston stretch, meditation, and more. RSVP to Sanita Stafford manvelbandboosters.com Zoo • 2:00pm • houstonzoo.org • 713-533-6500

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Nov 6 - 10 • Disney on Ice- 100 Years needs to make this a rewarding experience. Open Nov 7 • Mars Missions • 4:30pm • Learn of Magic • Reliant Stadium to all skill levels. • 10+ yrs • Free • Pearland about past, present and future missions to Mars. Nov 6 • Thanksgiving Craft • 6:00pm Bowling Center • pearlandparks.com • 281-412-8931 • 8-12 yrs • Free • Pearland Branch Library • • Make a Pilgrim or a Turkey! • All Ages • Nov 7, 14 & 21 • “No Limits” Adaptive bcls.lib.tx.us • 281-652-1677 Free • Pearland Branch Library • bcls.lib.tx.us • Recreation-Basketball • 6:00pm • Open to all Nov 8 - 10 • Norwegian Christmas Bazaar 281-652-1677 persons with developmental disabilities. Learn basic • Take a trip to Norway in Houston! Unique holiday Nov 7, 14 & 21 • Around the World basketball skills. Open to all skill levels. Parents, gifts such as Scandinavian Christmas decorations, Adventures • 9:30am • Grab your passport and guardians and caregivers must assist those with trolls, Nisser, Swedish linens and Norwegian jewelry. join us for a new stop each week as we travel special needs to make this a rewarding experience. Raffle and silent auction. Folk dancing on Saturday around the world. We will travel to new locations • 12+ yrs • Free • Pearland Recreation Center & and much more! Hours: Fri 11am-5pm; Sat 10amsample cuisine, learn the language, and immerse Natatorium, 4141 Bailey Rd. • pearlandparks.com 4pm and Sun 12pm-4pm • Norwegian Seamen’s in the culture. • $20 per family • GSH-1006 W • 281-412-8931 Church • 281-998-8366 Adoue St. • alvin-tx.gov • 281-388-4299 Nov 7, 14 & 21 • Music and Movement • Nov 8 • EcoKids--Tree Life Cycle • 9:30am Nov 7, 14 & 21 • Preschool Story Time 6:30pm • Free • Bracewell Neighborhood Library • Classes are for children only and will include a • 10:30am • 3-5 yrs • Free • Pearland Branch • hpl.lib.tx.us • 832-393-2580 natural history lesson, music, story, craft, demonstrations Library • bcls.lib.tx.us • 281-652-1677 Nov 7, 14 & 21 • “No Limits” Adaptive and an outdoor activity. $8 non members; $6 Nov 7, 14 & 21 • Preschool Story Time Recreation-Wheelchair Soccer/Basketball members. Reservations are required. • 3 (potty • 10:30am • Free • Pearland Westside Branch • 7:00pm • Open to all persons with physical trained) -6 yrs • Armand Bayou Nature Center • Library • bcls.lib.tx.us • 713-436-8600 disabilities who are independent in their wheelchairs. abnc.org • 281-474-2551 Nov 7, 14 & 21 • Toddler Time • 10:30am Choose which sport to play. No registration required. • Books, fingerplays, songs, and movement. • Under • 10+ yrs • Free • Pearland Recreation Center & Nov 9 - Dec 24 • Santa Wonderland 2013 3 yrs • Free • Parker Williams Branch Library • Natatorium, 4141 Bailey Rd. • pearlandparks.com • Get a free 4x6 photo with Santa and enjoy all of the free activities going on everyday. Check the hcpl.net • 281-484-2036 • 281-412-8931 website for times for photos and activities. • Pearland Nov 7, 14 & 21 • Story Time • 11:30am • Nov 7 - 10 • Nutcracker Market • Over Bass Pro Shop • basspro.com • 713-770-5100 Free • Barnes & Noble Pearland, 11200 Broadway 325 national and international merchants, offering • barnesandnoble.com • 713-436-1561 unique items for the entire family, including home Nov 9 • Broadway Kids Garage Sale • Nov 7, 14 & 21 • “No Limits” Adaptive décor, gourmet food, apparel, accessories, toys, 8:00am • Fundraiser for Broadway Kids Performance Recreation-Bowling Team • 1:00pm • Open garden items, and much more. Advance tickets Trip to Disneyland. • Purple Box Theater, 1309 W. to all persons with developmental disabilities. Parents, $12, at the door $13. $10 parking. • Reliant Parkwood, Friendswood • thepurpleboxtheater.com • 818-642-4665 guardians and caregivers must assist those with special Park • reliantpark.com

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The Fun-Time Calendar Nov 9 • Kid Fish Fest • 9:00am • Poles and bait provided while supplies last or you can bring your own! Casting contest, Angler Education, Educational Booths, Product Demos, and Scouting Achievements. • 3-16 yrs • Free Admission • Pearland Bass Pro Shop • pearlandparks.com • 281-412-8900 Nov 9 • Lowes Build and Grow- Pull Back Car • 10:00am • Free Hand-on Clinic. Registration opens a few weeks before each clinic’s date. • Free • At Your Local Lowes Store • buildandgrow.com

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for the best chance of being seated. • Free • members. Register online or call. $25/members, Museum of Fine Arts Houston • cinemartsociety.org $35/non-members • The Little Gym of Pearland • tlgpearlandtx.com • 713-340-0042 Nov 12 - 17 • Chicago- National Tour • Hobby Center • tuts.com • 713-558-8887 Nov 16 - Jan 4 • 12th Annual Festival Nov 12 • Teen Activity • 6:30pm • We’ll be of Lights • 6:00pm • As the largest holiday drawing Zentangles and other art. • Free • Manvel lighting events on the Gulf Coast, the Festival of Lights receives over 125,000 visitors, many of whom Branch Library • bcls.lib.tx.us • 281-489-7596 have made the festival their own holiday tradition. Nov 13 & 27 • “No Limits” Adaptive In addition to over 100 sound-enhanced animated Recreation-Paralympic Archery • 2:00pm • light displays and nightly live entertainment, visitors Open to all persons with a physical disability. Bring can strap on a pair of skates and glide across the your own bow if you have one however one will ice at the area’s only Outdoor Ice Skating Rink. be provided for you if needed. You must RSVP Indoors, guests can take pictures with Santa or by the Tuesday before the class to Lindsay French enjoy a variety of holiday-themed films at the MG3D at lfrench@ci.pearland.tx.us • 10+ yrs • Free • Theater, Ridefilm Theater and 4D Special FX Theater. Pearland Bass Pro Shop • pearlandparks.com • • Moody Gardens Galveston • moodygardens.com 281-412-8931 • 800-582-4673 Nov 13 • Teen Advisory Council • 7:00pm Nov 16 • International Games Day • Come • Plan upcoming events, have a snack! • 7-12th play card, board and video games at the library. Grades • Free • Pearland Branch Library • All day activities. • All Ages • Free • Pearland bcls.lib.tx.us • 281-652-1677 Branch Library • bcls.lib.tx.us • 281-652-1677

Nov 9 • Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum Family Day • 10:00am-3:00pm • What’s on your Plate? Continents once formed a large land mass known as Pangea. The spreading of the sea floor separated the one large land mass into continents. Label the continents on the Student Page, cut them out, and try to fit them together as they may have been millions of years ago. • Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum • oceanstaroec.com • 409-766-7827 Nov 14 • Hunger Games: Catching Fire Nov 9 • Silly Saturdays • 11:30am • Craft • 6:00pm • Win free movie tickets! Make We’ll be practicing and writing tongue twisters for a Hunger Games craft before the Catching Fire International Tongue Twister Day. • Free • Manvel movie release! • 12-18 yrs • Free • Alvin Branch Library • bcls.lib.tx.us • 281-388-4300 Branch Library • bcls.lib.tx.us • 281-489-7596 Nov 10 • Houston Ballet: Breaking Barriers • 4:00pm • A new documentary on the rich fivedecade history of Houston Ballet. Attendees should arrive at the venue 30 minutes prior to the screening

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Nov 16 • MS Society Walk • Charity walk benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. • Kemah Boardwalk • kemahboardwalk.com • 281-334-9880

Nov 16 • Christmas Arts Market • 10:00am Nov 15 - Dec 26 • A Christmas Carol • • Artists and Crafters, live entertainment, delicious Alley Theatre • alleytheatre.org • 713-220-5700 food, a make and take for children, and Santa will Nov 15 • Parent’s Survival Night • 7:00pm make an entrance. • Stevenson Park • artdwellers.com • Open to both The Little Gym members and non- • 281-229-4478

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The Fun-Time Calendar Nov 17 • Third Sundays in Nature--Free Admission! • 1:00pm-4:00pm • Admission is free, sponsored by Dow Chemical Company of Deer Park. Hike the trails with a trained naturalist interpreter. View live reptiles, re-live the 1895 cultural history of our area by visiting the Hanson House on the Martyn Farm site. • Armand Bayou Nature Center • abnc.org • 281-474-2551

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Nov 23 • Nutcracker Ballet Vignette • Sneak peek at the holiday classic performed by Bay Area Houston Ballet Theatre. • Kemah Boardwalk • kemahboardwalk.com • 281-334-9880

movies. • 12-18 yrs • Free • Pearland Branch Library • bcls.lib.tx.us • 281-652-1677

Nov 21 • Crafts for Kids • 3:30pm • We’ll Nov 23 • Festival of Lights Family Fun be making Thanksgiving crafts. • Free • Manvel Walk • 5:30pm • Entrance to Festival of Lights, T-Shirt (if pre-registered), Ice Skating (includes skate Branch Library • bcls.lib.tx.us • 281-489-7596 rental!), Family Photo with Santa, Wrist Band, Holiday Nov 21 • Fall Crafts • 4:30pm • Join us for a Surprise. Children 3 and under are FREE but do fun and exciting craft event. Several crafts available not receive t-shirts. • $15/person • Moody Gardens to make! • 5+ yrs • Free • Alvin Branch Library Galveston • moodygardens.com • 800-582-4673 • bcls.lib.tx.us • 281-388-4300 Nov 24 • Holiday Half Marathon & Nov 22 - Jan 4 • Zoo Lights at the 5K • 8:00am • Moody Gardens Galveston • Houston Zoo • 6:00pm • Special night-time moodygardens.com • 800-582-4673 spectacular, the Houston Zoo will be transformed Nov 25 • Thanksgiving Bingo • 2:00pm • into a winter wonderland, filled with brilliant displays Come play Bingo and get ready for Thanksgiving. of colorful lights and festive holiday music. • • All Ages • Free • Pearland Branch Library • houstonzoo.org/zoolights • 713-533-6500 bcls.lib.tx.us • 281-652-1677

offering distinctive home décor, candles, craft foods, accessories, and much more for an extraordinary holiday shopping experience. • Moody Gardens Galveston • moodygardens.com • 800-582-4673

Nov 22 • EcoKids--Creepy Crawlies Habitat • 9:30am • Classes are for children only and will include a natural history lesson, music, story, craft, demonstrations and an outdoor activity. $8 non members; $6 members. Reservations are required. • Armand Bayou Nature Center • abnc.org • 281-474-2551

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Nov 26 • Family Movie • 2:00pm • Call for title and rating. • Free • Pearland Branch Library Nov 23 • Many Series Book Club • 3:00pm • bcls.lib.tx.us • 281-652-1677 • We’ll be discussing “Harry Potter and the Prisoner Nov 28 - 30 • Holiday Gift Market • of Azkaban” by J.K. Rowling. • Free • Manvel This holiday market features more than 100 of Branch Library • bcls.lib.tx.us • 281-489-7596 the region’s most unique gift vendors will be

Nov 28 • 21st Annual TXU Energy Turkey Trot • 6:00am • Benefiting Neighborhood Center and Shelter Arms Senior Services. Make the Turkey Trot your family’s healthy and fun Thanksgiving tradition! • Dillard’s by the Galleria • houstonturkeytrot.org Nov 28 • 64th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade • 9:00am • Gates open at 7am. • Downtown Houston • houstontx.gov

Nov 28 • Uptown Holiday Lighting • Post Oak Blvd between Westheimer and San Felipe • Nov 25 • Bedtime Stories • 6:00pm • uptown-houston.com Wear you pjs for bedtime stories. • All Ages • Nov 29 - Dec 29 • The Nutcracker • Free • Pearland Branch Library • bcls.lib.tx.us • Wortham Theater Center • houstonballet.org 281-652-1677 Nov 29 - 30 • 3rd Annual Home for the Nov 26 • Teen Book to Movie Trivia • Holidays Gift Market • Fri 2pm-9pm and Sat 2:00pm • Come play trivia about popular books 10am-9pm • The Moody Gardens Convention Center that have been made or are being made into • homefortheholidaysgiftmarket.com • 281-788-4297

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The Fun-Time Calendar Nov 29 • City of Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration • 6:00pm-8:00pm • Special appearance by Santa Claus, live holiday entertainment by local entertainment including the Galveston Ballet and the lighting of the hotel’s 35-foot Christmas tree on the front lawn. The hotel will collect donations for the Salvation Army of Galveston County. • Hotel Galvez

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Family Story Time • 10:30am • Free • Preschool Story Time • 10:45am • 3-6 yrs • Bracewell Neighborhood Library • hpl.lib.tx.us • Free • Friendswood Public Library • friendswood.lib.tx.us • 281-482-7135 832-393-2580 Preschool Story Time • 10:45am • 3-6 yrs • Toddler Play Time • 11:00am • 18-36 months • Free • Bracewell Neighborhood Library • hpl.lib.tx.us Free • Friendswood Public Library • friendswood.lib.tx.us • 832-393-2580 • 281-482-7135

Nov 30 • Live Music: Rapture • 5:00pm- WEDNESDAY 8:00pm • Free • Pearland Town Center • Mini Moo Playgroup • 9:30am • Story pearlandtowncenter.com Time and Music in the Playroom at 10:15. FREE IceDream for all tots! • Free • Chick-fil-A Pearland • cfapearland.com • 713-436-6700

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TUESDAY Eager Readers Book Club • 9:30am • Designed with young readers in mind and will include a story, craft and themed snack! • Birth-5 yrs • $10 per family • GSH-1006 W Adoue St. • alvin-tx.gov • 281-388-4299 Toddler Time • 10:10am • 0-3 yrs • Free • Friendswood Public Library • friendswood.lib.tx.us • 281-482-7135 Toddler Time • 10:15am & 11:15am • 1836 months • Free • Pearland Branch Library • bcls.lib.tx.us • 281-652-1677

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Toddler Time • 10:10am • 0-3 yrs • Free • Friendswood Public Library • friendswood.lib.tx.us • 281-482-7135

Preschool Story Time • 10:45am • 3-6 yrs • Free • Friendswood Public Library • friendswood.lib.tx.us Toddler Time • 10:10am • 0-3 yrs • Free • • 281-482-7135 Friendswood Public Library • friendswood.lib.tx.us SATURDAY • 281-482-7135 Preschool Story Time • 10:30am • Free • Toddler Story Time • 10:30am • Free • Pearland Westside Branch Library • bcls.lib.tx.us • Bracewell Neighborhood Library • hpl.lib.tx.us • 713-436-8600 832-393-2580 Harborside Express Train Rides • 11:00amPreschool Story Time • 10:30am • 3-6 yrs • 2:00pm • $4 with admission • Galveston Railroad Museum • 2602 Santa Fe Place • Galveston • Free • Parker Williams Branch Library • hcpl.net galvestonrrmuseum.com • 409-765-5700 • 281-484-2036 Free Craft for Kids • 11:00am-3:00pm • Lakeshore Preschool Story Time • 10:30am • 3-6 yrs Learning • lakeshorelearning.com • 281-461-6263 • Alvin Library • bcls.lib.tx.us • 281-388-4300 Story Time • 11:30am • Free • Barnes & Noble Preschool Story Time • 10:30am • 3-6 yrs Pearland, 11200 Broadway • barnesandnoble.com • Manvel Library • bcls.lib.tx.us • 281-489-7596 • 713-436-1561

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