Support local charities, watch dogs perform and more: 8 Greater Houston area events, July 19-21

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From a wellness expo in Jersey Village to a Beatles cover band in Katy, there are various events in and around Houston this weekend. For events related to the moon landing anniversary, check out what is going on in the Bay Area, Spring and Klein and the Inner Loop.

July 19 through 21
Watch dogs perform

The Houston World Series of Dog Shows provides entertainment and education for people and their pets, including events such as a frisbee exhibition, musical freestyle and an all-breed health clinic. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. $10-$15 for adults and children over age 12. 1 NRG Park, Houston. 281-536-0528. www.houstondogshows.com

Vic Coppinger YMCA

The Vic Coppinger YMCA in Pearland is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. (via Courtesy Vic Coppinger YMCA)

July 19
Make a splash at Vic Coppinger YMCA

This year’s Flick ‘N Float event will include games, food trucks and a showing of the Lion King at the pool. 6:30 p.m. Free. 2700 YMCA Drive, Pearland. 281-485-6805. www.ymcahouston.org

July 20
Play kickball for a cause

Play kickball in the fourth annual tournament for the Stay Dylan Strong Scholarship Foundation. The event also includes a silent auction, face painting, a dunking booth and water slides. Teams can be up to 12 players. All proceeds go toward college scholarships for Magnolia ISD students and pediatric cancer patients and survivors. 9 a.m. $25-$250. Magnolia Youth Sports Complex, 31550 Sugar Bend Drive, Magnolia. 281-841-1946. www.staydylanstrong.com

July 20
Sew purses for girls in Africa

Join other Sew Powerful purse makers to make 50 purses at a Sew-A-Thon. The purses, which are filled with hygiene supplies, are given to schoolgirls living in extreme poverty in Zambia, Africa, as incentives to stay in school. All equipment, supplies and materials are provided as well as door prizes and refreshments. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Sew Houston, 7710 Cherry Park Drive, Houston. 832-250-5847. www.sewhouston.com

July 20
Attend a mental illness workshop

The National Alliance on Mental Illness is hosting its Gulf Coast’s Partnership workshop. The workshop is an educational event geared to help people learn about how to care for a loved one with mental illness. Topics for the event include symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, medication management, relapse, suicide prevention, self care, communication skills and community resources. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 2549 Roy Road, Pearland. 281-585-3100. www.namigulfcoast.org

July 20
Check out a wellness expo

Vaughn Gage Holistic Adult Day Center hosts a health and wellness expo featuring local vendors, free health screenings, nutritional information, homeopathic remedies, yoga, meditation and essential oils. 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free (admission). Champion Forest Baptist Church, 16518 Jersey Drive, Jersey Village. 713-624-0200. www.vaughngage.org

Katy Market Day

July 20
Shop local in Katy

Katy Market Day will host its monthly event for locals to shop boutiques with a variety of options, including plants, clothes, handmade furniture and goods, antiques, food, home decor and makeup. The event features over 65 vendors, food trucks and live music. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 5717 Second St., Katy. 281-391-1993. www.katymarketday.com

Fourth of July Celebration at LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch

Central Green Park is home base for bounce houses, vendors and entertainment in the Kids Zone.

July 21
Jam out in the park

Central Green Park at LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch is celebrating its seventh year. The Willow Fork Drainage District booked the Beatles cover band The Fab 5 to perform at the park. 6:30-9 p.m. Free. 3501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy. 832-259-2399. www.centralgreenpark.com

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