Oct. 27-Nov. 8: Pumpkin patches, festivals and more going on around northwest Houston – Houston Chronicle

Siblings, Baily, left and Maysn Want pick through an assortment of pumpkins on the back of a truck at the annual Magnolia First Baptist Church’s pumpkin patch, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Magnolia. Magnolia’s First Baptist Church’s pumpkin patch will continue this year through Oct. 31.
Marcia Ball will perform at Main Street Crossing in Tomball on Oct. 27.
Nicole Peake with Texas Children’s Hospital, is a child passenger safety seat technician with Safe Kids of Greater Houston. The Spring Fire Department will offer free child car seat safety checks at Spring Fire Station 74 on Oct. 27.
Anthony Bernabeo fits a hand-made leather mask before walking through the Texas Renaissance Festival on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Todd Mission, Texas. This year, the festival is open every weekend through November from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. including Nov. 6-7.
October 27
Marcia Ball performs deep southern sounds
Marcia Ball sings the blues and plays piano with the ferociousness of a deep south soul singer who studied it in person in Louisiana and Austin. Ball will perform at Main Street Crossing in Tomball at 8 p.m. on Oct. 27. Tickets start at $35.
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Ball will perform her hits and selections from her latest album, 2018’s “Shine Bright” — an upbeat romp of living, stomping and creole cadence. The 72-year-old artist released her first album in 1972 and still tours relentlessly.
Main Street Crossing is located at 111 W. Main Street in Tomball. Learn more at www.mainstreetcrossing.com or call 281-290- 0431.
Safety check your child car seat at fire station
The Spring Fire Department will offer free child car seat safety checks from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Spring Fire Station 74 on Oct. 27. The safety checks are by appointment only.
To make an appointment, call 832-824-3481 or email [email protected]. The event is a partnership between Spring Fire Department and Safe Kids Greater Houston led by Texas Children’s Hospital.
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Spring Fire Station 74 is located at 23803 Aldine Westfield Road. Learn more at www.springfd.org.
Pumpkin patch returns to Magnolia church
Magnolia’s First Baptist Church presents a pumpkin patch continuing through Oct. 31.
The patch is open on weekdays from 4-7 p.m. and on the weekends from 12-6 p.m. Pumpkins, drinks and candy are for sale and the event features a great free family photo opportunity.
Magnolia’s First Baptist Church is located at 18525 FM 1488 in Magnolia. Learn more at www.facebook.com/magnoliasfirst.
October 29
Klein Forest drama presents spooky play
Klein Forest High School Theatre presents “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” with more performances on Oct. 29 and 30. Tickets are $5 in advance or $10 at the door.
Adapted by Peter and Hans Bloedel from early American author Washington Irving’s story, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” tells the fictional story of schoolmaster Ichabod Crane meeting the Headless Horseman.
Klein Forest High School is located at 11400 Misty Valley Drive in Houston. Learn more at www.kleinforestdrama.org.
Stageworks presents Python’s ‘Spamalot’
Stageworks Theatre presents Monty Python’s “Spamalot,” which runs through Oct. 31. Tickets start at $23 for students, $34 for adults.
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 3 p.m. on Sundays. The musical features music from the movie “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” with book and lyrics by Eric Idle. The show does contain adult language and themes.
Stageworks Theatre is located at 10760 Grant Road in Houston. Learn more at www.stageworkshouston.org.
October 30
Apollo performance tells space story
The A.D. Players presents “Apollo: To the Moon,” a story of a young man’s dream to become an astronaut at 11 a.m. on Oct. 30 at the Mangum-Howell Center in Houston. Tickets are free.
The story focuses on the risks and heroes of the American space program. The performance is presented by the Cypress Creek Foundation for the Arts and Community Enrichment as part of its free children’s series.
The Mangum-Howell Center is located at 2500 Frick Road in Houston. Learn more at www.cypresscreekface.org.
October 31
Truck or Treat event returns to Spring FD
Truck or Treat returns on Halloween night at all nine Spring Fire Department stations from 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 31.
The public is invited to visit with firefighters, show off their costumes, see the fire trucks and get free candy.
Find the closest fire station at www.springfd.org/our-coverage-area/.
November 6
St. Dunstan’s Shoppes Fall Festival returns
The 50th annual Street of Shoppes Fall Festival is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 6 at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church in Houston. Admission and parking are free.
The event features fun for the whole family and various “shoppes” offering used items like books, toys and treasures as well as handcrafted gifts and holiday decor. Festival food, games and face painting will be offered. Proceeds benefit the church’s community outreach ministries and the Hope Center for the homeless.
St. Dunstan’s is located at 14301 Stuebner-Airline Road near FM 1960. Learn more at www.saintdunstans.org or call 281-440-1600.
Gala benefits new pregnancy center
The Loving Choice Pregnancy Help Center in Spring is hosting its first gala from 6 to 11 p.m. on Nov. 6 at TownHall Texas in Conroe. Tickets start at $100.
The event will feature dinner, dancing and a live auction. Attire is western bling and blue jeans. All proceeds benefit Loving Choice Pregnancy Help Center which offers support, information, classes and referrals to pregnant women.
TownHall Texas is located at 12194 Sleepy Hollow Road in Conroe, five minutes east of The Woodlands Mall. Learn more at www.loving-choice.org.
Texas Renaissance Festival returns to Todd Mission
The Texas Renaissance Festival in Todd Mission is open every weekend through November from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. including Nov. 6-7. Advance adult tickets are $25 plus fees when purchased online or $30 plus fees the day of the event. Kids 12 and under get in free on Sundays.
The largest and most popular event of its nature in the state, the festival has been entertaining guests since 1974. It offers food, live entertainment and games all focused on the 16th to 18th centuries.
Texas Renaissance Festival is located at 21778 Farm to Market 1774 in Todd Mission. Learn more at www.texrenfest.com.
November 8
Photography exhibition features refreshments
The Woodlands Photography Club will display the works of the winners of its annual contest at an exhibition and open house event from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 8 at the Glade Cultural Center in The Woodlands.
Members, guests and visitors are welcome to enjoy light libations and outstanding photography during the event.
Glade Cultural Center is located at 2000 Woodlands Parkway in The Woodlands. Learn more at www.thewoodlandsphotographyclub.com or email [email protected].
Texas senator Bettencourt speaks at local meeting
State Senator Paul Bettencourt will speak during the regular second Monday meeting of the Northwest Forest Republican Women at 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 8 at Shirley Acres. Lunch is $25 with reservations, $30 walk-up, or $5 without lunch.
Bettencourt — who represents District 7 which includes all of Tomball, Spring, Jersey Village and other areas in Harris County — will speak about redistricting and other recent soon-to-be laws crafted by the Republican-led Texas legislature. For lunch at the meeting, reservations are due by November 4 by emailing [email protected].
Shirley Acres is located at 217 Woerner Road in Houston. Learn more at www.northwestforestrepublicanwomen.org.
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