Mazes in the Maize

FRI 10/3
Fall is on its way to Texas, and the corn is as high as an elephant's eye. This seasonal truism may bring thoughts of corn bread stuffing and Jiffy Pop to the average consumer, but for Dewberry Farm co-owners Larry Emerson and Dan Bradshaw, fall's bounty brings an opportunity to join in the latest craze in "agritainment" -- the cornfield maze. They've plowed two human-scale mazes into their cornfields; thrill-seekers are invited to come out and get happily lost. The eight-acre "Pirates of the Cornfield" maze looks like a cutaway diagram of a pirate ship, complete with a Jolly Roger and a stack of cannonballs. And the 12-acre "Texas Maze" offers four miles of trails, with Texas highway markers and trivia questions to guide lost visitors to the exit. Bring your walking shoes: Each maze can take up to two hours to navigate. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, October 3, through Sunday, November 30. 7705 Highway 362 in Brookshire. For information, call 1-866-908-3276 or visit $9 adults, $6 kids - Lisa Simon

Get Your Greek On

If your little ones complain about eating their Brussels sprouts, take them to the Greek Festival so they can see what real force-feeding is all about. The four-day smorgasbord includes spinach-and-cheese pies, Greek salad, souvlaki, gyros, baklava and hot honey puffs. Opa! Thursday, October 2, through Sunday, October 5. Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 3511 Yoakum. For times, call 713-526-5377 or visit $3, free for kids. - Keith Plocek

SAT 10/4
Little Spenders

Even if kids don't know what it means to earn their keep, they can still learn the value of a dollar. Drag them to one of Benita Tennard's money management classes, where she'll have them breaking open their piggy banks to invest in mutual funds. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, October 4. First United Methodist Church, 3663 Westcenter Drive. For more information, call 713-789-5033. $25. - Keith Plocek

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