Looking for something to do this weekend

There’s a number of events taking place for you and your family to enjoy this weekend.

Southern Career Institute will hold a free back to school health fair Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. They will offer free checkups, dental and vision screenings, vaccinations. It is a first-come, first-serve.

Valle Vista Mall is hosting a back to school event on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. They will offer free school supplies, free haircuts, eyeglass adjustments, fingerprinting, plus face painting and balloons.

Jackson Street Market Days will be held in downtown Harlingen from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Gladys Porter Zoo is holding Kids Appreciation Day from 12 to 4 p.m. on Saturday. They are offering health and wellness activities, crafts, reading and other fun entertainment. The first 1,000 children to make a zoo passport will receive a goodie bag filled with H-E-Buddy school supplies. Get coupons for free child admission with the purchase of one adult ticket. Valid only on Saturday.

On Sunday, the Tri Girl Sprint Triathlon will be held at Victor Park from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Competitors must do a 300 meter swim, 10 mile bike ride and a 5K run.

Sunday evening Faith Pleases God Church will hold their Jesus Loves Harlingen Back to School Party from 5 to 8 p.m. The church is offering 3,000 backpacks, school supplies, haircuts, games, rides and food. The church is located at 4501 W. Expressway 83.