Chili cook off, book signing: 5 things to do in Sugar Land and Missouri City this weekend, Feb. 16-18

Several events and activities will take place in and around Sugar Land and Missouri City this weekend, Feb. 16-18.



Friday

Chili Cook Off
Missouri City hosts a family fun night with a chili cook off, crafts and activities. Refreshments will be provided. Prizes will be awarded to the contestant with the best overall chili recipe and to the runner up. 6-8:30 p.m. Missouri City Recreation & Tennis Center, 2701 Cypress Point Drive, Missouri City. 281-403-8637. www.missouricitytx.gov






Saturday

Train Show
The San Jacinto Model Railroad Club hosts the Greater Houston Train Show at the Stafford Centre, featuring how-to demonstrations, track work layout, photo and history presentations and vendors from the region. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $1-$6. Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Road, Stafford. www.sanjacmodeltrains.org






Saturday

Family Fun
Autism advocacy organization Hope for Three organizes a fun day at Sugar Land Memorial Park specifically for families with children diagnosed with autism disorders. Parents and children can spend quality time together enjoying refreshments and activities such as tag, tug-of-war and relay races. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sugar Land Memorial Park, 15300 University Blvd., Sugar Land. 281-245-0640. www.hopeforthree.org






Saturday

Farmers Market
Families may enjoy the local farmers market outside the Imperial Park Recreation Center, shopping for local produce, specialty items and baked goods to benefit local vendors and small businesses. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Imperial Park Recreation Center, 234 Matlage Way, Sugar Land. www.imperialfarmersmarket.com





Sunday

Book Signing by Judy Burfict
Life coach and minister Judy Burfict visits the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land for a signing of her book, "Keep Going…Because Life Goes On." 3-5 p.m. $9-$12. Houston Museum of Natural Science in Sugar Land, 13016 University Blvd., Sugar Land. 281-313-2277. www.hmns.org/hmns-at-sugar-land


By Renee Yan
Renee Yan graduated May 2017 from the University of Texas in Arlington with a degree in journalism, joining Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in July.


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