A hunting expo, an anime convention and a fundraiser: 7 things to do in the Greater Houston area this weekend, Aug. 3-5

Celebrate Tomball Night on Aug. 3 in downtown Tomball.

Celebrate Tomball Night on Aug. 3 in downtown Tomball.

It's the first weekend of August, and there is plenty to do in the Greater Houston area. Check out our list of things to do this weekend, Aug. 3-5.


1. Aug. 3: Celebrate Tomball Night


The Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual citywide festival, featuring live music, children’s activities, food, vendor booths, a parade and fireworks display. Local businesses stay open late and offer specials. 5-10 p.m. Free. Downtown Tomball.
281-351-7222. www.tomballchamber.org





2. Aug. 3-5: Experience a hunting show


Texas Trophy Hunters Association hosts its annual Hunters Extravaganza, which will feature the latest hunting equipment and accessories. 3-8 p.m. (Fri.), 9 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sat.), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sun.). $5-$15. NRG Center, 1 NRG Park, Houston.
877-261-2541. www.ttha.com





3. Aug. 4: Space Cadets Con returns for fifth year


Hosted by Space Cadets Collection Collection, this event includes a variety of contests in gaming, cosplay and trivia. Boom Studios will be a featured guest. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. Space Cadets Collection Collection, 27326 Robinson Road, Ste. 117, Oak Ridge North.
281-475-0359. www.cadetscon.com





4. Aug. 4: Go to a heart screening event


The Cameron Juniel Project, a nonprofit formed to bring awareness to sudden cardiac arrest, hosts a free heart-screening event at the Pearland Recreation Center. The nonprofit was formed when Cameron Juniel founder Sherri Juniel’s son died at age 20 following a cardiac arrest. Free. 4141 Bailey Road, Pearland. www.thecameronjunielproject.org





5. Aug. 4-5: Attend an anime convention


Magical Girl Day is a convention that celebrates the female characters in anime who have magic abilities. The convention returns for the fourth year and features cosplays, live entertainment, vendors, contests and other activities. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sat.), 10 a.m.-6 p.m (Sun.). $18-$40. Park Inn Hotel and Convention Center, 500 N. Sam Houston Parkway East, Houston.
www.magicalgirlday.com





6. Aug. 5: Meet Magnolia law enforcement


The Magnolia Police Officers Association sponsors a Kids for Cops event, which included children’s activities, opportunities to meet local officers, a poetry contest, a K-9 demonstration and snow cones. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Unity Park, 19450 Unity Park Drive, Magnolia. www.americansstandunited.net





7. Aug. 5:  Woodlands Car Club hosts charity event


The Woodlands Car Club hosts Cars and Coffee for a Cause with all proceeds benefiting Change for Charity. 7-11 a.m. Free. Market Street, 9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands. 281-363-2977. www.marketstreet-thewoodlands.com



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