This weekend, local activities include a firefighter fitness competition and an interactive Shakespeare performance. Check out our four suggestions for family-friendly activities, Feb. 21-24.

1. Attend a free, interactive Shakespeare performance, Feb. 21
The public is invited to the presentation "Speak of Me As I Am: A Celebration of African American Contributions to Shakespeare." Actors from Main Street Theatre's Shakespeare for All program will share history, stories, scenes and speeches from Shakespeare. This is an interactive, audience-friendly presentation. 7 p.m. Free. Barbara Bush Library, 6817 Cypresswood Drive, Spring. 832-927-7800.

2. Learn coding, meet women in STEM careers at girls-only coding event, Feb. 23
Code Ninjas hosts a free event for girls to participate in coding—or computer programming—activities, hear from other young girls about coding and learn about women who have shaped technology-related fields. Several women who are working in STEM professions will be speaking. Free. 1-3 p.m. Code Ninjas, 4751 Louetta Road, Spring. 281-456-3842.

3. Watch Spring firefighters compete for the title of the fittest, Feb. 23
The Spring Fire Department hosts a firefighter challenge—a relay between Spring firefighter crews to determine which crew is the fittest. It consists of job simulation tasks that are relevant to real world scenarios. The winner receives a trophy and bragging rights within the department. The event is open to the public to watch. Spring Fire Station 78, 1225 Booker Road, Spring. 281-355-1266.

4. Watch an Old West Melodrama, Feb. 22, 23
Old West Melodrama presents “Alaska” by Robert Fulton Kennedy at Puffabelly’s Old Depot Restaurant. The dinner theatre is an interactive experience and audience participation is encouraged. Purchasing dinner is required to attend the show. 7 p.m. (dinner),  8 p.m. (show). Puffabelly’s Old Depot Restaurant, 100 Main St., Spring.