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

The Houston World Series of Dog Shows takes place this weekend at the NRG Center.

The Houston World Series of Dog Shows takes place this weekend at the NRG Center.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.



Onesimo Lopez officially receives his badge from his wife, Faby, to mark his promotion as Bellaire’s new chief of police during an Aug. 2 swearing-in ceremony. (Hunter Marrow/Community Impact Newspaper)
Lopez sworn in as Bellaire’s new police chief

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In July 2021, Montgomery County recorded 367 cases of COVID-19 in children under 12, the second-most in 2021 and over five times higher than the number in June (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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Adults can receive the COVID-19 vaccine at Clear Creek ISD's Health & Wellness fair on Aug. 4. (Courtesy Texas Children's Hospital)
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(Community Impact Newspaper staff)
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student writing on paper
Texas Legislature allows parents to opt for students to repeat grade levels or courses

Senate Bill 1697 is effective for the 2021-22 school year.

From 9 p.m. July 30 until 5 a.m. Aug. 1, traffic going northbound from Franklin St. to Hogan/Crockett St. will be diverted to I-10. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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Houston ISD is slated to receive more than $1.1 billion in federal coronavirus relief funding. (Community Impact staff)
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A rendering of the Wyld Chld nightclub that will open in the Washington Corridor in the fall. (Courtesy Sekai Hospitality)
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New York designer Marc Dizon will bring the new nightclub’s aesthetic to life.

School supplies will be exempt from the 8.25% sales tax Aug. 6-8. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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