Looking for something to do in the Houston area this weekend? Check out this weekend's guide! Find more or submit events at communityimpact.com/event-calendar. Submitting details for consideration does not guarantee publication.

Aug. 11-18: Learn a new craft

AR Workshop has summer camps to teach students ages 7-14 arts and crafts. The programs include classic crafts, room refresh, wood photo frame making, studio art, pom pillow and canvas tote bag decorating.
  • 9:30 a.m.-noon and 1:30-4 p.m. sessions available
  • Costs vary by length of camp
  • AR Workshop, 16718 House & Hahl Road, Unit C1, Cypress
  • 832-327-9554. www.arworkshop.com
Aug. 11-Sept. 17: Check out a new health exhibit

Trillions of microbes make their homes inside human bodies, and a new exhibit aims to introduce guests to the complex world inside humans. Guests at the new interactive exhibit “Zoo in You” can learn about microbial companions, where they live and what ways scientists are discovering how important they are to personal health.
  • 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Mon.-Sat.), noon-5 p.m. (Sun.)
  • $8 (children and seniors), $10 (general admission)
  • The Health Museum, 1515 Hermann Drive, Houston
  • 713-521-1515. www.thehealthmuseum.org
Aug. 11-13: Explore anime and Japanese pop culture

Anime Matsuri, an annual anime and Japanese pop culture convention, comes to the George R. Brown Convention Center. Activities include a formal dance, cosplay contest, sumo slam, karaoke battle and concerts, among others.
  • Noon-4 a.m. (Aug. 11), 10 a.m.-4 a.m. (Aug. 12-13)
  • $45-$375, free admission for children age 5 and younger
  • 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston
  • www.animematsuri.com
Aug. 11: Join the conversation

The Cinco Ranch Branch Library will host individuals of all nationalities looking for a place to practice conversational English skills. The ESL Conversation Circle is an opportunity for non-English speakers to gather in a relaxed setting and discuss topics of interest.
  • 2-3 p.m.
  • Free
  • Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd., Katy
  • 281-395-1311. www.fortbend.lib.tx.us
Aug. 11: Back-to-school drive

Civic Heart in partnership with Black Shear Elementary School will host the Children's Health Day Backpack Drive Thru at the school. Together they will distribute 750 backpacks to the families in this area to assist them with returning back to school with the supplies they need.Aug. 12: Support local artists at an indoor market

The First Saturday Arts Market and The Market at Sawyer Yards combine for a one-day, indoor market called BAM Art Market. The markets will feature work from local artisans across multiple genres and styles, including fine art, oil, acrylic, watercolor paintings, ink work, jewelry, photography, ceramics, soap, candles, metal arts and woodcraft, as well as cottage food items, such as infused teas, chocolate and jams.Aug. 12: Children's Health Day

Civic Heart will host its 23rd Annual Children's Health Day. Civic Heart and approximately 80 partner organizations will assist families getting prepared for going back to school with services such as health screenings, including vision, dental and blood pressure; immunizations and vaccinations; backpacks and school supplies; as well as information and assistance with health insurance, including Medicaid/CHIP and more.Aug. 12: Catch a movie in Montgomery

The city of Montgomery is hosting a movie night in the park with a screening of “DC League of Super-Pets.” Food vendors will be available.Aug. 12: Second Saturday in Second Ward

Second Saturday in Second Ward, a neighborhood block party and community market in Houston’s historic East End, will host its monthly market. In partnership with Concept Neighborhood, Super Neighborhood 63, East End Management District, Equal Parts Brewing, Bike Houston, Eight Row Flint and Houston Plant Market, the August market will feature more than 20 Houston-area vendors, many of which are local to the East End; a live music performance, chamoy and michelada vendors at Santana; aerial yoga performances and public yoga class by Crystal Yoga on the lawn at the corner of Sampson and Garrow; a special surprise performance; and more.Aug. 12: Attend a back-to-school bash

Paradigm Brewing Co. is hosting a back-to-school bash that will feature live music, food and a school supply drive hosted by the Grand Oaks Elementary Parent Teacher Organization. Attendees can also expect to see Jedi and Barbie characters, and enjoy food and kids activities, such as face painting, balloons and activities. Teachers will receive free beer, and small-business vendors will also be on-site for shopping.Aug. 12: Enjoy fun activities

At Kiddie Academy Magnolia’s storytime live event, families with children 6 months old through elementary age will be able to enjoy fun activities, a bounce house, a splash pad and meeting a storybook character. Refreshments will be provided.Aug. 12: Create cookie art

Thistle Draftshop will host a cookie decorating class for beginners, during which participants will learn how to decorate cookies to look like burgers. Tickets will cover the cost of the kits that will be used for the class.Aug. 12: Attend an afternoon of play

Children ages 4 months to 12 years who attend The Little Gym Tomball’s first anniversary party will be able to enjoy free play, instructor-led activities, snacks and a craft table. There will also be an enrollment special available for nonmembers. No RSVP is needed. Children will be barefoot, and adults will need to wear socks in the gym.Aug. 12: Practice yoga at Menil Park

A family- and pet-friendly yoga session is taking place in Menil Park’s open grass area. Guests can participate in 90 minutes of Ashtanga yoga and meditation with Yoga for Change USA. Limited mats are available for public use.Aug. 13: Participate in water activities

Tomball Methodist Church’s Rally Sunday event will include water activities, a ministry fair and food. The event will take place after a 10 a.m. church service, at which children’s backpacks will be blessed. Attendees are also invited to bring a covered dish to share.