Looking for things to do in the Bay Area at the start of spring? Check out these six happenings in the area this March.

Sensory Friendly Adventure at Space Center Houston

The Space Center in Houston hosts this exclusive event that caters to diverse individuals, including those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and sensory processing disorder. The event provides reduced sensory impacts, such as low lighting, minimal crowds and subtle sound effects, for guests to explore space and science.Astronomy in the Park

League City residents are invited to explore the cosmos with volunteer Daniel Roy and a pair of binoculars at twilight in Rustic Oaks Park. The program educates attendees on the solar system, major constellations and asterisms, the moon and its phases, and free astronomy software.
Black Girls Do Engineer hosts its second annual STEM Day in early March. (Courtesy Black Girls Do Engineer)

For the second year, nonprofit Black Girls Do Engineer will host a day full of science, technology, engineering and math at the Youth Women’s College Preparatory Academy in Houston. The event will feature interactive workshops, hands-on activities and guest speakers who aim to nurture the budding scientist, tech enthusiast, and any girl in third through 12th grade curious about the STEM field.
Local artisans are featured at the Farmers Market at Baybrook Mall. (Courtesy Baybrook Farmers Market Group)
Baybrook Farmers Market

The farmers market’s mission is to support local vendors and the community’s healthy lifestyle choices. To do this, they provide locally produced agricultural foods and locally made products, locally sourced ingredients, and a network for small farmers, businesses and entrepreneurs.Women’s Day at Sylvan Beach Pavilion

This religious event hosted by Houston International Christian Church is centered on the theme of “Brand New,” and aims to offer an uplifting, inspirational and transformative experience to its attendees. Keynote speaker Tracy Harding will be joined by other speakers in fellowship to share stories and insight for spiritual guidance and renewal.
  • March 10, 10 a.m.-noon
  • Tickets start at $15
  • 1 Sylvan Beach Drive, La Porte
  • www.eventbrite.com
Saturday Jazz Nights

Listen to live jazz from iconic Houston artist Kyle Turner under the historic oak trees at League Park after experiencing an interactive lecture from Todd Parker, host of “Analog Jazz” on KTSU-FM 90.9, at the park’s indoor lecture room. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets to secure a spot under the stars.
  • March 23, 6-7 p.m. (lecture), 7:30-9 p.m. (concert)
  • $12 (lecture), concert is free
  • 144 Park Ave., Ste. 400, League City (lecture); 512 Second St., League City (concert)
  • www.leaguecity.com/jazz