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Today

72nd annual Fishin’ Fiesta: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. weigh station open at Freeport Parks Department, 500 Brazosport Blvd. Vendors, carnival and other activities start 5 p.m. at Freeport Municipal Park, 400 Brazosport Blvd. Friday’s events include offshore (kingfish) and inshore (trout stringer) mini-tournaments. Music by Crissy and the Clefs, Colby Swift and Whiskey Daniels Band. Hosted by Freeport Host Lions Club. Full schedule of events, registration information at fishinfiesta.com.

Movie in the Park: 8 to 10 p.m. at MacLean Park, 93 Lake Road, Lake Jackson. Showing “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” on 16-foot screen. Bring lawn chairs or blankets; concessions available for purchase. Rain or shine. Call 979-297-4533 or visit lakejackson-tx.gov.

Fun Art Friday: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Lake Jackson Library, 250 Circle Way. Kids create art. This week features pocket plants. Call 979-415-2590.

Movie Matinee: 2 to 4 p.m. at Angleton Library, 401 E. Cedar St. Showing “Monsters vs. Aliens.” Drinks and popcorn provided. Call 979-864-1519.

Space Shuttle Launch: 2 p.m. at Sweeny Library, 205 W. Ashley Wilson Road. Make a paper shuttle. Call 979-548-2567.

Blood drive: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Brazos Mall, 100 W. Highway 332, in Lake Jackson. Contact Ashley DeJesus at 979-297-8002 or adejesus@centennialrec.com, or make an appointment at www.giveblood.org.

Dawn of the Space Age: 7 p.m. at The BASF Planetarium, Center for the Arts and Sciences, 400 College Blvd., Clute. Historic reconstruction of man’s first steps into space. A full dome planetarium film. Not recommended for children under 5. Purchase tickets at bcfas.org or at the door.

Saturday

Abner Jackson Plantation Site Tour: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Abner Jackson Plantation, 1030 FM 2004, Lake Jackson. Visit the historic archeological site of the namesake of the city of Lake Jackson. Call 979-297-1570.

72nd annual Fishin’ Fiesta: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. weigh station open at Freeport Parks Department, 500 Brazosport Blvd. Vendors, carnival and other activities at Freeport Municipal Park, 400 Brazosport Blvd., including barbecue cookoff, Li’l Miss and Mister, cornhole and washer tournaments. Saturday’s events include offshore (dolphin) and inshore (Texas slam) mini-tournaments. Music by Eighty-Plus, Grupo Vizio and Art Tigerina; fireworks at dusk. Hosted by Freeport Host Lions Club. Full schedule of events, registration information at fishinfiesta.com.

Kid’s Hamburger Cook-Off: 11:30 a.m. setup, noon cooking at Freeport Municipal Park, 421 North Brazos Boulevard. Ages 8 to 12. Limited to first 25 participants. Fishin’ Fiesta will furnish the meat, buns and grills. Bring utensils, condiments and seasonings. $10 entry fee. Prize for top three. Visit www.fishinfiesta.com or call 979-233-1047.

Lions Club present Celebrate America: 5 to 9 p.m. at Barrow Elementary, 112 Gaines St., Brazoria. Brazoria County’s largest fireworks show. Live bands, vendors and educational experiences. Free of charge except for vendors and inflatables. Come early and bring your lawn chair. Call Gary Kersh at 979-236-0499

VFW Post 8551 Hamburger Night: 4 to 7 p.m. at VFW Post 8551, corner of Highway 35 and FM 1459 towards McCormick Drive, Sweeny. Hamburger and cheeseburger baskets for sale. Benefits veterans, youth and community. Call 979-345-4409 to place orders after 3 p.m. or eat in.

Sunday

Fishin’ Fiesta: 9 a.m. weight station opens, 3 p.m. fishing ends and weight station closes at Freeport Parks Department, 500 Brazosport Blvd.; 5 p.m. awards ceremony at Freeport Municipal Park, 421 S. Brazosport Blvd. Sponsored by Freeport Lions Club. Visit www.fishinfiesta.com or call 979-233-1047.

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