It looks as though it’s going to be a beautiful fall weekend this week, and there are plenty of opportunities to get out and enjoy the weather! There are several events going on to take your kids trick-or-treating for Halloween goodies. We’ll be at the Glenn York Trunk-or-Treat Friday night passing out treats. It’s open to the community, not just students at the school, so if you’re there be sure to stop by and say hi! If you’re on sugar overload, NASA is having an open house event this weekend or you can watch a Magic Show in Sugarland. The Houston Dynamo are having a JR Academy at Memorial City this weekend as well if your kids love soccer. There is no shortage of things to do, just a shortage on time to do them all!

Wednesday, October 24th

City Hall Farmers Market | 11AM-1:30PM
City Hall/Hermann Square | 901 Bagby, Houston
“It’s a food-lovers delight at Urban Harvest’s City Hall Farmers Market. The public can enjoy a variety of locally prepared, ready-to-eat or packaged to-go foods, pick up farm-fresh weekly groceries and at the same time support sustainable food, all amid Houston’s dramatic Downtown urban setting. The farmers market features more than 30 vendors including fresh produce grown by local farmers, cheeses, breads, roasted coffees, and a variety of prepared meals, as well as food trucks.”
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Lego Mania | 3PM
Central Library | 500 McKinney, Houston
“Bring the little ones out to Houston Public Library- Central Location for playtime with Legos!”
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Children’s Bingo | 4:30-5PM
Levy Park | 3801 Eastside Street, Houston, TX 77098
Ages 4-12
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Storytime | 10:30AM-1:30PM
Manvel Public Library | 20514 Highway 6, Manvel, Texas 77578
Stories, Songs, & Crafts for Preschoolers
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Kidtastic on the Square with Andyroo | 10-11:30AM
The Square at Memorial City | 602 Memorial City Mall, Houston, TX 77024
“Explore, imagine and make your dreams come true through song and dance with Andyroo!  Join us at The Square for a morning of fun with Andyroo and the Andyrooniverse.  This popular event is for children ages one to 10 years old.”
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Thursday, October 25th

Family Storytime | 10-11AM
Levy Park | 3801 Eastside Street, Houston, TX 77098
“Join the Houston Public Library for a cross-generational literacy experience. Family Storytime, held in the Children’s Pavilion, is followed by a facilitated activity or craft for the whole family to enjoy.”
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Mini Musicians | 10:30-11AM
Manvel Public Library | 20514 Highway 6, Manvel, Texas 77578
Music and movement with stories for toddlers.
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Circus Night featuring Cirque La Vie | 7-8:30PM
The Square at Memorial City | 602 Memorial City Mall, Houston, TX 77024
“Be amazed and delighted by Houston’s premier circus group, Cirque La Vie, with their high-flying, spectacular family-friendly performance.”
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The Great Pumpkin Hunt | 4-5:30PM
Bellaire Parks and Recreation | 7008 5th St, Bellaire, Texas 77401
“The Great Pumpkin Hunt will be held on Thursday, October 25th at 4:00 PM. This is a way for children to trick or treat in a controlled and safe environment. The hunt will begin at 4:30 PM sharp, so please don’t be late! Come enjoy face painting, live music by The Lost Boys, popsicles by Popston, and a moonwalk. This a free event you don’t want to miss!”
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Friday, October 26th

Glenn York PTO’s Third Annual Trunk or Treat/ Fall Festival | 5-7PM
Glenn York Elementary School | 2720 Kingsley Drive, Pearland 77584
“This year’s event will be even bigger than last year! It is open to the entire community and it’s free. We’ll have a DJ spinning the latest hits at the Trunk or Treat and we’ll have contests for costumes and trunks. Food Trucks will be there so you can grab a bite for dinner too! Several York families and local businesses will be hosting trunks and passing out lots of goodies for the trunk or treaters. It promises to be a Spooktacular evening- fun for the entire family!”
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Magic in the Plaza sponsored by Imperial Sugar | 7-9PM
Sugar Land Town Square | 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land, TX 77479
“Bring your family and friends to the Plaza for two hours of family friendly, “you won’t believe that just happened” entertainment! This year Ted Schwank is bringing out The World’s Greatest Illusions Grand Production Show & Plaza Party featuring interactive DJ with games, prizes, strolling entertainers, face painting, giveaways and much more.”
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Family Movie Night: Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation | 7-9PM
The Square at Memorial City | 602 Memorial City Mall, Houston, TX 77024
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Sip & Stroll at Bayou Bend | 4-7PM
Bayou Bend | 6003 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77007
“Stroll through Bayou Bend’s beautiful grounds, drink in hand, during this special evening! Explore the historic mansion, tour the 14 acres of gardens & enjoy light refreshments on the Diana Terrace.
Tickets are $18 and include a beverage ticket & entry to the mansion. Drinks are also for sale by credit card at the bar.”
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Halloween Event | 5-7PM
Bass Pro Shops (Pearland, TX) | 1000 Bass Pro Dr, Houston, Texas 77047
“Its the GREAT PUMPKIN with the Peanut Gang at Bass Pro Shops! Come by in your Halloween costume and get a FREE 4×6 photo with the Peanuts!
There will be crafts and activities each night as well.”
Click here for more info.

Scream on the Green | 6-10PM
Discovery Green| 1500 McKinney, Houston
“Join us for Scream on the Green®, our signature annual citywide costume contest and Halloween celebration, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, from 6 to 10 p.m. The free event features a film screening, performances by J-Dance Company and Cirque la Vie, music by DJ Mohawk Steve and more.
The costume contest begins at 7 p.m., and prizes will be awarded to the top three contestants in each category: infant to 8 years, 9 to 17 years, males 18 and up, females 18 and up, best family and best dog. Registration begins at 6:45 p.m. at the Anheuser-Busch Stage.
At 7:30 p.m., visitors are invited to enjoy a screening of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (PG, 1982, 115 min.) on the Grace Event Lawn. Part of the Bank of America Screen on the Green film series presented by Arandas Bakery, this 80s classic follows a troubled child as he summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world. Families can visit the Xfinity Fun Zone for games and candy giveaways.”
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Saturday, October 27th

HMNS: Awesome Arachnids | 2-5PM
Levy Park | 3801 Eastside Street, Houston, TX 77098
“Furry tarantulas, scary scorpions, creepy vinegaroons and more will help kids get to better know these awesome eight-legged creatures.”
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Touch-A-Truck (& Model Train Show)| 10AM-4PM
Touch A Truck Texas City | 409 6th Street North, Texas City, Texas 77590
“Bring the kids to see more than 45 trucks from monster trucks to dump trucks, cranes to military vehicles, police and fire and much more! Face painting, balloon artists, giant corn box, this is an event you don’t want to miss!
*There will be a sensory-friendly hour without sirens from 10-11am. However, kids will still have access to vehicles so we won’t be able to prevent all horn noises.*
This event is held in partnership with the Texas City Model Train Festival. While Touch-A-Truck event is free, entry to the indoor model train exhibits for the Model Train Festival is $2 for kids and $5 for adults. Still a bargain for such an awesome exhibit!”
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2nd Annual ARTumn FEST |
CityCentre | 800 Town and Country Blvd, Houston, TX 77024
“Join CITYCENTRE and Arts by Aaron for a one-of-a-kind art festival on Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28. Enjoy live music, an array of artistic vendors to shop from and backdrops by Arts by Aaron to capture your Instagrammable moments. Their vision is to create an experiential festival showcasing Houston’s very own artists, painters, illustrators, hand-crafters and designers.”
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Train Rides at the Galveston Railroad Museum| 11AM-1:45PM
Galveston Railroad Museum | 2602 Santa Fe Pl, Galveston, Texas 77550
“The “Harborside Express” is an open air caboose that travels 1 mile up Harborside Dr., then returns to the Galveston Railroad Museum. The train rides are approximately 15 minutes long. Boarding for the Harborside Express begins at 11:00 am, with the last train ride departing the depot at 1:45 pm. The train is a standing ride without seats. Due to the caboose being open air, the rides will sometimes be closed during inclement weather.
Tickets are $5 in addition to admission to the Galveston Railroad Museum, and must be purchased at the museum.”
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Young Writers Workshop | 10:30-11:30AM
Discovery Green| 1500 McKinney, Houston
Kids learn to express their thoughts and develop language skills, thanks to Writers in the Schools (WITS), HPL Express and Discovery Green in Houston’s only free and open writing workshop for kids. Limited to 25 students, first come first serve.
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STEM Saturdays | 12:30-1:30PM
Discovery Green| 1500 McKinney, Houston
K Girls, Inc. hosts a hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education program for kids. Limited to 40 students, first come first serve.
Click here for more info.

Family Movie on the Lawn: Hotel Transylvania 2 | 11AM-1PM
Baybrook Mall | 500 Baybrook Mall Dr, Friendswood, TX 77546
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Halloween Event | 12-5PM
Bass Pro Shops (Pearland, TX) | 1000 Bass Pro Dr, Houston, Texas 77047
“Its the GREAT PUMPKIN with the Peanut Gang at Bass Pro Shops! Come by in your Halloween costume and get a FREE 4×6 photo with the Peanuts!
Trick -or-Treat with us on the 27th (3-5).
Show off your costume during our costume parade on the 27th (4PM)
There will be crafts and activities each night as well.”
Click here for more info.

8th Annual Mini Monster Mash | 1-4PM
Saengerfest Park | 2302 Strand St, Galveston, Texas 77550
“The festival will be free to the public and include Trick or Treat Stops at local businesses throughout Downtown Galveston.
Saengerfest Park will be the central location for fun. We will offer games, arts and crafts, face painting, balloon artists, and a costume contest. Contestants will compete for Cutest, Scariest, and Most Creative for age groups 0-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-11.
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ACC’s 43rd Annual Fall Festival | 5-8PM
Alvin Community College | 3110 Mustang Rd, Alvin, Texas 77511
“Join us for some family fun at our 43rd Annual Fall Festival!
Admission is free!
Enjoy food, games and fun! Children are able to participate in a costume contest.”
Click here for more info.

Spirits and Skeletons | 8PM-12AM
Houston Museum of Natural Science | 5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, Texas 77030
“Calling all ghosts and ghouls, monsters and mummies, witches and werewolves: Houston’s favorite Halloween party—the one and only Spirits & Skeletons—is back at HMNS! The entire museum is open for you to shake your stuff with a stegosaurus and get spellbound by bewitching gems, all to live music, two DJs and fantastic food trucks parked right outside. Whether you go with scary and spooky or fab and kooky—dress up and party the night away at HMNS. We’ll put a spell on you.
Featuring live music by Supernova and DJ Dame Hype.
Food Trucks: Nom Mi Street, Waffle Bus, D’Lish, Foreign Policy, Moon Roosters
****This event is for adults 21 or older.******.”
Tickets: Member – $25, Adults – $50
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NASA Johnson Space Center Open House | 10AM-2PM
NASA’s Johnson Space Center | 2101 Nasa Pkwy, Houston, Texas 77058
“Come one, come all! You are invited to our Open House in Houston on Oct. 27 from 10am – 2pm CT.
We are opening our gates to the public for a free, behind-the-scenes look to celebrate NASA’s 60th anniversary and the International Space Station’s 20th anniversary.
During the open house, visitors will have access to a variety of exhibits and hardware, ranging from moon rocks collected during the Apollo missions, to full-size mockups of the International Space Station, the Orion spacecraft and Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner.”
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Sunday, October 28th

2nd Annual ARTumn FEST |
CityCentre | 800 Town and Country Blvd, Houston, TX 77024
“Join CITYCENTRE and Arts by Aaron for a one-of-a-kind art festival on Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28. Enjoy live music, an array of artistic vendors to shop from and backdrops by Arts by Aaron to capture your Instagrammable moments. Their vision is to create an experiential festival showcasing Houston’s very own artists, painters, illustrators, hand-crafters and designers.”
Click here for more info.

City of Sugar Land’s Halloween Town | 2-6PM
Sugar Land Town Square | 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land, TX 77479
“All little ghosts and furry goblins are welcomed to Sugar Land’s annual Halloween Town. This event is free and open to the public.The festivities include a costume contest, festive crafts and coloring stations, a spooktacular scavenger hunt, photo stations, food and beverages available for purchase and much more.
Just remember, no blood or gruesome horror elements, as Halloween Town is for friendly ghosts, goblins and ghouls.”
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Houston Dynamo JR Academy | 4-6PM
The Square at Memorial City | 602 Memorial City Mall, Houston, TX 77024
“Back by popular demand!
The Houston Dynamo JR Academy has partnered with Memorial City to hold weekly Talent ID and training sessions for the Spring Branch / Memorial community!
Learn from the coaches who coach the best!
This free program for boys and girls ages 5 – 10 will allow participants the opportunity to experience a training focused on developing each player’s technical skill.
Join us every Sunday from 4pm – 6pm at The Square to experience training with the Dynamo JR Academy staff.
Please, no cleats!
The Houston Dynamo JR Academy is the initial step in the pathway into the Houston Dynamo Academy. For more information regarding the Houston Dynamo JR Academy please log on to: www.dynamoJRacademy.com.”
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Halloween Event | 12-5PM
Bass Pro Shops (Pearland, TX) | 1000 Bass Pro Dr, Houston, Texas 77047
“Its the GREAT PUMPKIN with the Peanut Gang at Bass Pro Shops! Come by in your Halloween costume and get a FREE 4×6 photo with the Peanuts!
Trick -or-Treat with us on the 27th (3-5) and 31st (5-8).
Show off your costume during our costume parade on the 27th (4PM) and 31st (6PM).
There will be crafts and activities each night as well.”
Click here for more info.

Who R U? | 3-5PM
Menil Park | Branard & Mulberry, Houston, Texas 77006
“The Menil’s annual children’s Halloween fundraiser returns this fall. Fantastic new surprises will join favorite activities such as the petting zoo, camel rides, craft activities, and rock-climbing wall.
It will be an afternoon of fun for kids of all ages and the young at heart. Watch the Menil Park come alive with laughter and excitement for this Menil tradition, the thirteenth annual Who R U?
This event is open to the public, but tickets are required. Visit https://giving.menil.org/costumeparty to purchase tickets.”
Tickets from $75
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19th Annual Halloween in the Park | 5-7PM
Stevenson Park | 1100 S Friendswood Dr, Friendswood, Texas 77546
Click here for more info.

Trunk-or-Treat Street Party | 4-6PM
First United Methodist Church | 2314 Grand Blvd, Pearland, Texas 775816
“Come for fun and more fun as we shut down Grand for the biggest street party n Pearland!”
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Monday, October 29th

Baby Storytime | 10:30AM
Central Library | 500 McKinney, Houston
Ages 6-18 Months
Click here for more info. 

Toddler Storytime | 11:30AM
Central Library | 500 McKinney, Houston
Ages 18-36 Months
Click here for more info.

Storytime at the Square | 10-11:30AM
The Square at Memorial City | 602 Memorial City Mall, Houston, TX 77024
“Join Ms. Jana Banana as she reads and acts out some of her favorite stories.  This fun and interactive event is aimed to spark the love of reading for listeners both young and old!”
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Halloween Event | 5-7PM
Bass Pro Shops (Pearland, TX) | 1000 Bass Pro Dr, Houston, Texas 77047
“Its the GREAT PUMPKIN with the Peanut Gang at Bass Pro Shops! Come by in your Halloween costume and get a FREE 4×6 photo with the Peanuts!
There will be crafts and activities each night as well.”
Click here for more info.

Cowlloween 2018 | 5-7PM
Chick-fil-A Pearland Silverlake and Shadow Creek Ranch
“Boo or Moo? Join us for the annual Cowlloween event at the Silverlake or Shadow Creek Ranch locations. Kids dressed in a friendly costume get a free Kids Meal. Pumpkin decorating. Caramel apple treat.”
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Tuesday, October 30th

Toddler Yoga | 10:30AM
Central Library | 500 McKinney, Houston
“Toddler Yoga is a fun, active way to engage with your child as they become more mobile.”
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Toddler Tuesdays | 10:30AM-12:30PM
Discovery Green| 1500 McKinney, Houston
“Houston Public Library (HPL) teams up with Discovery Green for a morning of fun with story time, activities and crafts for toddlers.”
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Spooky Fun Carnival | 5-8PM
Pearland Westside Library | 2803 Business Center Dr, Ste 101, Pearland, Texas 77584
“Come enjoy games, candy, and crafts.”
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Live Music in Pearland! | 7-9PM
Taco Cabana | 11111 Broadway St, Pearland, TX 77584
“Join us in Pearland for tunes and tacos! Enjoy live music at Taco Cabana in Pearland every Tuesday from 7:00-9:00 PM along with our #TCTuesday specials! These are free events and family friendly.”
Click here for more info.

Halloween Event | 5-7PM
Bass Pro Shops (Pearland, TX) | 1000 Bass Pro Dr, Houston, Texas 77047
“Its the GREAT PUMPKIN with the Peanut Gang at Bass Pro Shops! Come by in your Halloween costume and get a FREE 4×6 photo with the Peanuts!
There will be crafts and activities each night as well.”
Click here for more info.

Ongoing Events:

Saturdays in the Park
Smither Park 2441 Munger St, Houston, TX 77023
See artists in action, as they cover more of the park’s surfaces in beautiful mosaics.
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The Twilight Epiphany Skyspace
Rice University
Every Wednesday-Monday (Closed Tuesdays) 6AM-10PM
Check schedule for sunset time on the day you plan to visit
Reservations Recommended
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Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern: Spatial Chromointerference
Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern | 105 Sabine, Houston
Wednesday-Friday | 3:30-6PM, Saturdays & Sundays 11AM-6PM
Tickets $8-10. Free admission on Thursdays however, reservations are still required. Children under 9 not permitted in Cistern.
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Minute Maid Park Tours | 10AM and Noon
Minute Maid Park Tour | 501 Crawford, Houston
Tuesday-Saturday – Ongoing through August 11th
Tickets $5-9
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Open House | Daily from dawn until dusk through February 2019
Sam Houston Park| 1000 Bagby Street, Houston
Open House is an interactive temporary public sculpture created by local artists, Dan Havel and Dean Ruck. Sourced from Cherry House Moving Company, the 1940s-era house has circular holes into the walls creating a “Swiss cheese” appearance, and collaged interior walls with vintage images sourced from family, friends and local resale shops that represent the city’s people, places and past. Visitors can walk through Open House, soaking in some of Houston’s history while viewing both the modern skyscrapers of Downtown Houston and the landscape of Sam Houston Park through the holes that have been carved out of the house.
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South and North of the Border: Houston Paints Houston
Heritage Society | 1100 Bagby Street
Houston 10AM-4M | Mon.-Sun. through Oct. 28th
The Houston paints exhibit brings together more than 60 works created over more than 130 years that can help present-day Houstonians better understand how the vision of the city evolved and helped create the modern city in which we live.
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On Exhibit:

Museum of Fine Arts Houston (Click Exhibit title for more information)

Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits from Holbein to Warhol
Caroline Weiss Law Building | 1001 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77005
Through January 27, 2019

Contemporary Dutch Design: Selections from the Museum’s Collection 
Caroline Weiss Law Building | 1001 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77005
Through November 25, 2018

The Connoisseur’s Eye: New Perspectives on Ceramics in the Rienzi Collection 
Reinzi | 1406 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX 77019
Through January 13, 2019

Always Greener: Seeing and Seeking Suburbia—Selections from the Museum’s Collection
Caroline Weiss Law Building | 1001 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77005
Through January 27, 2019

A History of Photography: Selections from the Museum’s Collection
Audrey Jones Beck Building | 5601 Main Street, Houston, TX 77005
Through February 24, 2019

Spanish Colonial Paintings from the Thoma Collection 
Audrey Jones Beck Building | 5601 Main Street, Houston, TX 77005
Through September 15, 2019

Arts of Islamic Lands: Selections from The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait
Caroline Weiss Law Building | 1001 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77005
Through December 29, 2019

Free Museum times: