Listen to live music at Kemah Boardwalk, meet Orbit: 7 things to do in the Bay Area in July, August

The Rock the Dock concert series with live music every Thursday night this summer concludes Aug. 19 with a performance by Weezhur and Foo Fakers. (Courtesy Kemah Boardwalk)
The Rock the Dock concert series with live music every Thursday night this summer concludes Aug. 19 with a performance by Weezhur and Foo Fakers. (Courtesy Kemah Boardwalk)

The Rock the Dock concert series with live music every Thursday night this summer concludes Aug. 19 with a performance by Weezhur and Foo Fakers. (Courtesy Kemah Boardwalk)

There are plenty of things to do in the Bay Area in July and August, from events at the Helen Hall Library to movies in the park.

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Watch matinee movie showings for adults only with “Palm Springs” July 24 and “High Noon” on Aug. 21. Snacks will be provided, or attendees can bring their own. 12:30-3 p.m. Free. Helen Hall Library, 100 W. Walker St., League City. 281-554-1136. http://helenhall.libcal.com


Houston Astros mascot visit on July 28

The Houston Astros baseball team’s mascot, Orbit, teaches children ages 6-11 about the importance of reading. Registration is required and opens July 25. 2-2:45 p.m. and 3:30-4:15 p.m. Free. Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center, 400 W. Walker St., League City. 281-554-1113. http://helenhall.libcal.com


Movie in the Park on Aug. 6

The city of Webster will be showing “Toy Story 4” at Texas Avenue Park. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets, and they can bring outside nonalcoholic refreshments or purchase food and drinks from on-site food trucks. 8:30 p.m. Free. Texas Avenue Park, 17100 Texas Ave., Webster. www.cityofwebster.com/calendar


Home School Day at Space Center Houston on Aug. 13

Home-schooled students and their families can buy discounted tickets this day, and the space museum opens earlier at 9 a.m. for an hour of exclusive access. 9 a.m. $14.95 (admission), free (age 3 and under). Space Center Houston, 1601 E. NASA Parkway, Houston. 281-244-2100. www.spacecenter.org


Penny’s Farmer’s Market on Aug. 14

Local vendors selling home-grown or handcrafted products appear at this outdoor shopping market every second Saturday of the month. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free (admission). Penny’s Beer Garden, 1001 FM 646, Dickinson. 832-315-6263. www.pennysbeergarden.com/farmer-s-market

Last Rock the Dock concert of the summer on Aug. 19

The Rock the Dock concert series with live music every Thursday night this summer concludes Aug. 19 with a performance by Weezhur and Foo Fakers. Guests may bring chairs, but no outside food or drinks are allowed. 7 p.m. Free. Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah. 281-535-8100. www.kemahboardwalk.com


Space Center Houston sensory-friendly events on Aug. 21

The museum offers a sensory-friendly environment for anyone diagnosed with conditions such as autism spectrum disorder and sensory processing disorder. Lighting, music and sound effects are adjusted, and tickets are limited to avoid large crowds. Instructors leading educational activities are trained to accommodate sensory-sensitive guests. 8-10 a.m. $15.95 (admission), free (age 3 and under). Space Center Houston, 1601 E. NASA Parkway, Houston. 281-244-2100. www.spacecenter.org

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