1. Dine out as part of Houston Restaurant Weeks
The 16th annual Houston Restaurant Weeks, a monthlong event that raises funds for the Houston Food Bank, returns Aug. 1-Sept. 2. During the fundraiser, patrons can dine at any of the 250 participating restaurants in the Greater Houston area, and a portion of proceeds from each meal will benefit the food bank. This year, five Spring and Klein eateries are participating, including Churrascos, El Tiempo Cantina, Gauchos do Sul, Peli Peli and Perry’s Steakhouse & Grill.
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2. Attend an Old West Melodrama
Old West Melodrama performs a family-friendly melodrama titled “Nickers in a Twist” on Friday and Saturday evenings Aug. 2-17. Dinner and a preshow begin at 7 p.m., and children younger than age 5 receive free admission. 8 p.m. $13-$19. Puffabelly’s Depot Restaurant, 100 Main St., Spring. 713-364-9190. www.oldwestmelodrama.com
3. Participate in Family Game Night
Harris County Precinct 4 hosts a Family Game Night the first Friday of each month, during which families are encouraged to bring their favorite board games to the Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve. Lawn games, ladder ball, giant Jenga and cornhole equipment will be provided. 5-8 p.m. Free. Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve, 20215 Chasewood Park Drive, Houston. 713-755-6444. www.hcp4.net
4. Shop at a bridal exhibit in Old Town Spring
The first annual White Party in Old Town Spring features a series of events, including a cook-off, bride-to-be trunk show, live entertainment, shopping, contests and giveaways. The party is followed by an after-party hosted by Prohibition Texas and Black Houston Cigars. Noon-8 p.m. Free. Hochzeit Hall, 427 Gentry St., Spring. 832-992-3896. www.bridesofthewoodlands.com
5. Celebrate the reopening of Spring Creek Greenway Center
After being closed for nearly two years while undergoing renovations following Hurricane Harvey, the Spring Creek Greenway Center will celebrate its grand reopening Aug. 3. The event will showcase new spaces, including a community room, and will include activities, crafts and live animal encounters. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Spring Creek Greenway Center, 1300 Riley Fuzzel Road, Spring. 281-364-4225. www.springcreekgreenway.org/naturecenter
6. Celebrate National Watermelon Day at Thistle Draftshop
Thistle Draftshop and 21st Amendment Brewery will celebrate National Watermelon Day on Aug. 3 with a watermelon eating contest, watermelon bowling, a color station, a seed-spitting competition and a Break the Watermelon challenge. 1-5 p.m. Price TBA. Thistle Draftshop, 5210 FM 2920, Ste. 100, Spring. 832-823-0194. www.thistledraftshop.com
7. Donate schools supplies, enjoy a fish fry
The Conservatory at Champion Forest will host an end-of-summer fish fry, during which attendees can donate new school supplies to help area children in need. Donations will be given to Northwest Assistance Ministries to distribute, and the event will include live country music. Noon-4 p.m. Price TBA. Conservatory at Champion Forest, 8215 Cypresswood Drive, Spring. 832-698-9591. www.conservatoryseniorliving.com