Humble Rodeo & BBQ Cookoff, Gumbo Smackdown: 12 things to do in the Greater Houston area this weekend, Feb. 8-10

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Here are a few ways to spend time in the Greater Houston area this weekend, Feb. 8-10.

North Houston

1. Attend the Humble Rodeo & BBQ Cookoff
Feb. 8-9

The 2019 Humble Rodeo & BBQ Cookoff concludes this weekend featuring a calf scramble, the Humble ISD Livestock Show, a carnival, chute doggin’ and mutton bustin’ as well as performances by Mike Ryan and Parker McCollum on Friday and Aaron Watson on Saturday. 4-10 p.m. (Feb. 8), 11 a.m.-9 p.m. (Feb. 9). $25 per person. Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble. 281-641-1060. www.humblerodeo.com

2. Run for charity while enjoying craft beer
Feb. 9

Miles for Meals 5K Run & Walk participants can exercise and enjoy craft beer to support Meals on Wheels Montgomery County. 8 a.m.-noon. $45 (adults). B-52 Brewing Co., 12470 Milroy Lane, Conroe. 936-756-5828. www.mowmc.org/miles-for-meals-5k

3. Support students at the Salute to our Heroes event
Feb. 9

Commander Mark Nutsch speaks about leading the warfare campaign portrayed in the movie “12 Strong.” 7-9:30 p.m. $125 (general admission), $75 (military members and veterans). Omni Houston Hotel Westside, 13210 I-10, Houston. 281-370-0144. www.thecfef.org

4. Shop the Lakewood United Methodist Church garage sale
Feb. 9

The United Methodist Women host a sale to support organizations such as Cy-Hope and Northwest Assistance Ministries. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Lakewood United Methodist Church, 11330 Louetta Road, Houston. 281-370-2273. www.lakewoodumc.org

5. Drum and strum with African musicians
Feb. 9

An African guitarist and a drummer demonstrate two basic elements of music—rhythm and melody. The event includes discussion of the history and evolution of the drum and stringed instruments. 11 a.m. Free. Mangum-Howell Center, 2500 Frick Road, Houston. 281-440-4850. www.cypresscreekface.org

Support CASA and foster children’s dreams

6. Support CASA and foster children’s dreams
Feb. 9

The 24th annual gala benefits Child Advocates of Montgomery County, which supports children in foster care. 6 p.m. $50-$100. 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 936-441-5437. www.casaspeaks4kids.com

7. Walk for juvenile myositis
Feb. 9

Proceeds from this walk benefit the Cure JM Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure for juvenile myositis. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Price TBA. Rob Fleming Park, 6055 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 760-487-1079. www.curejm.org

8. Learn about equine health
Feb. 9

This one-day course covers horse health topics. Equi-First Aid Texas offers hands on scenarios for practice. Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $129 (youth), $159 (adults). Twisted M Stables, 25830 Hardin Store Road, Magnolia. 936-827-5694. www.astableconnection.com

9. Enjoy a casino night, concert fundraiser
Feb. 9

Live it up Las Vegas-style at District 249’s casino night and Jason Cassidy concert. A portion of the proceeds go to nonprofit Boots for Troops. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. $10-$100. 23238 Hwy. 249, Tomball. 832-717-0020. www.district249.com/casino-night

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South Houston

10. Choose a winning gumbo
Feb. 9

Houstonia Magazine hosts the sixth annual Gumbo Smackdown benefiting the Fort Bend Rainbow Room. Noon-4 p.m. $45 (adults), free (children age 12 and younger). Sugar Land Town Center, 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land. 713-862-4570. www.sugarlandtownsquare.com

11. Save a dance for dad
Feb. 9

Missouri City presents a Dad & Daughter Dance with a Hollywood theme. Dinner, dancing, confetti and more will create an evening to remember. 6-8 p.m. $30 per dad-and-daughter pair, $20 per additional daughter. Community Center, 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City. 281-403-8637. www.missouricitytx.gov

12. Play bunco and enjoy a fashion show
Feb. 10

The Women in Leadership Society will host Bunco Couture, an event benefiting single women and their children in Brazoria County. The event includes a silent auction, a raffle, lunch and a game of bunco. 1-4:30 p.m. $50. 2320 Hatfield Road, Pearland. www.wispearland.org

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Hannah Zedaker
Born and raised in Cypress, Texas, Hannah Zedaker graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and a minor in political science. She began as an intern with Community Impact Newspaper in 2015 and was hired upon graduation as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in May 2016. In January 2019, she was promoted to serve as the editor of the Spring/Klein edition where she covers Spring ISD and Harris County Commissioners Court, in addition to business, development and transportation news.
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