1. Vote on Harris County Flood Control bond election, Aug. 8-25
Harris County’s registered voters may choose to vote prior to Election Day during the early voting period at any one of the Harris County early voting sites. To find an early voting location near you, go to www.HarrisVotes.com.
2. Enjoy a popcorn-throwing play by Old West Melodrama, Aug. 10, 11
The Old West Melodrama theater company performs “The Haunting of Bella De Ghosse” at Puffabelly’s Depot Restaurant in Old Town Spring. Attendees are required to purchase a meal. 7 p.m. (dinner). 8 p.m. (show). $14-$19. 100 Main St., Spring. 713-364-9190. www.oldwestmelodrama.com
3. Participate in a youth fishing derby, Aug. 11
Youth ages 6-16 years can enjoy a fun and competitive morning of fishing. Prizes are awarded to winners of each age bracket. Equipment is provided or participants can bring their own.Free. Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve, 20215 Chasewood Park Drive, Houston. 9 a.m.-11 a.m. 713-274-4299.
Registration required at www.hcp4.net/tapevents.
5. Shop tax free this weekend, Aug. 10-12
The annual sales tax holiday is scheduled for this weekend. The law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced below $100 from sales tax, saving shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend during the weekend, according to the Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar. Aug. 10-12.