July 31: Attend a vendor market

Attendees can bring chairs and listen to live music, shop from small-business vendors and purchase adult beverages. A playground and games will be available for kids as well as face painting and balloons. The event is dog friendly. Noon-5 p.m. Free. 2130 S. Persimmon Lane, Tomball. www.facebook.com/paradigmbrew

Aug. 1: Enjoy a back-to-school bash in Magnolia

Society of Samaritans will be hosting a back-to-school bash. Children can receive free backpacks, food, clothing, health screenings and haircuts. Crafts and prizes will be available. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (while supplies last). Free. 31355 Friendship Drive, Magnolia. www.facebook.com/societyofsamaritans

Aug. 3: Watch a summer movie

Harris County Precinct 4 hosts summer movie nights with subtitles for guests who are hard of hearing. “Monsters, Inc.” will be shown. Children’s crafts and popcorn will be available at no cost. Picnic blankets and chairs are recommended. 7 p.m. Free. Zube Park, Pavilion No. 2, 17813 Becker Road, Hockley. www.hcp4.net/events/p4movies

Aug. 5: Catch fireworks, a parade in Tomball

The Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its 50th annual Tomball Night. The event will consist of shopping, live entertainment, giveaways and children’s activities. A parade of lights will begin at 9:15 p.m. A health expo will be from 5-8 p.m. Free. Downtown Tomball. www.tomballchamber.org

Aug. 6: Attend a gala

The Texans United for Freedom Found•ation will be presenting a Stars at Night gala to honor local first responders. The event will feature live music as well as Sgt. Major Matt Williams, a Medal of Honor recipient, as the guest speaker. 7-11 p.m. $125. 6606 FM 1488, Magnolia. https://e.givesmart.com/events/r0k

Aug. 6 & 20: Play Pokemon at the LSC-Tomball Library

The LSC-Tomball Community Library will be hosting an all-ages Pokemon league event sponsored by the Magnolia City Pokemon Gym. Attendees will get to participate in playing the card game and learn strategy from other players. 1:30 p.m. Free (admission). 832-559-4200. www.hcpl.net/events/64357

Aug. 13: Visit an open house

Extreme Performing Arts Center will host an open house for recreational dancers and parents. The open house will include doughnuts, a bounce house and face painting. Attendees will get to tour the facility and meet instructors. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 410 Honea Egypt Road, Magnolia. 936-321-1822

Aug. 13: Watch a movie outdoors

Second Saturday at The Depot returns with an outdoor showing of “Stuart Little.” Guests are invited to bring snacks, lawn chairs and blankets. The movie begins at dusk. 8:15 p.m. Free. Tomball Depot Plaza, 201 S. Elm St., Tomball. 281-351-5484. www.tomballtx.gov

Aug. 20: Join a kids triathlon

Friendswood Development Co. hosts its annual Woodtrace Wilderness Kids Triathlon in two age categories—ages 5-10 and ages 11-15. The race will consist of swimming, bike riding and running. Proceeds benefit Decker Prairie Elementary School. 7:30 a.m. (ages 5-10), 8:30 a.m. (ages 11-15). $50-$60 (race entry). 34010 Highland Terrace Lane, Pinehurst. www.woodtracewildernesskidstri.com

Aug. 21: Attend a home show

The Montgomery County Home and Outdoor living show offers home goods, decor and artisan furniture. Teachers get in half off; first responders, military personnel and veterans get in free. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $7. Lone Star Convention and Expo Center, 9055 Airport Road, Conroe. www.texwoodshows.com