July and August are full of events in Pearland and Friendswood, including movies in the park and summer camps. Read on for almost 20 events in Pearland and Friendswood this summer.
July 12 through Aug. 9
Watch a movie in the park
The city of Friendswood will host Movies in the Park every Friday night at Evelyn B Newman Amphitheater at Centennial Park. Movie showings include “Mary Poppins Returns,” “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” “The Incredibles 2” and “Aquaman.” Dusk. Free. 2200 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood. 281-996-3220.
Enjoy a night out
Creative Edge Art Studio will be hosting its Friday Night Fun. The event allows parents to drop off their kids for pizza activities and games at the studio while they enjoy a date night. The cost is $35 per child, but there is a five percent discount for siblings. 6-10 p.m., 2975 Kingsley Drive, Ste. 137, Pearland. 832-295-9099. www.pearland.creativeedgeartstudio.com
Sample food and wine
Taste of the Town will take place at the Lawn at Baybrook Mall. Attendees will be able to sample food, wine and beer from local restaurants, wineries and breweries. There will be live music from The Black Friday Project Band, vendors and local artisans, as well as face painting, crafts and games for children. 5-8 p.m. $25 (adults), $10 (age 6-12), free (age 6 and under). 500 Baybrook Mall Drive, Friendswood. 281-488-4627. www.baybrookmall.com/en/events/the-lawn.html
Enjoy a tea party: Between Us Tea Room
Between Us Tearoom will host its Mommy and Me Princess Tea event. Noon-2 p.m. $65. 802 S. Friendswood Drive, Ste. 112802, Friendswood.
Network at lunch
Women Helping Women 2 Network will host its Friendswood/Clear Lake luncheon at Saltgrass Steakhouse. The event will feature local leaders Amber Townsend, Gloria Rabon and Ellen Lalonde and is intended to provide a platform for female entrepreneurs to connect and network. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free entry. Saltgrass Steak House, 20241 Gulf Freeway, Webster. www.whw2n.com
Learn about city development
The city of Pearland Chamber of Commerce will host a development forum where citizens can meet their development team and learn about updates to the development process and city codes and ordinances. Various departments such as Community Development and Planning will be there to answer questions. 7:30-9 a.m. Free. Westside Event Center, 2150 Country Place Parkway, Pearland.
Have fun 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.
Attend a mental illness workshop
The National Alliance on Mental Illness is hosting its Gulf Coast’s Partnership workshop. The workshop is an education 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.
Meet Earl Campbell
Fiterman Sports Group will host an Earl Campbell meet and greet at its Baybrook location. Campbell, a former professional football player for the Houston Oilers and New Orleans Saints, will be taking photos with fans and signing autographs. 2-3:30 p.m. $79. Fiterman Sports Group, 700 Baybrook Mall, Ste. A103, Friendswood. 832-775-4504.
July 29 through Aug. 2
Enjoy a summer camp
The city of Pearland Recreation Center will host the Idea Lab-MacGyver’s: Tinker and Inventions Club, which is a camp for 9- to 12-year-olds who are interested in engineering. Campers will explore the art of engineering through working on challenges in teams. 9 a.m.-noon. $218.75. Westside Event Center, 2150 Country Place Parkway, Pearland. 281-412-8989. www.pearlandtx.gov/departments/parks-recreation
Get your heart screened
The Cameron Juniel Project, a nonprofit formed to bring awareness to sudden cardiac arrest, will host a free heart screening for people ages 11-24 at the Pearland Recreation Center. This event is in memory of Cameron Juniel, who died at age 20 of cardiac arrest.
4141 Bailey Road, Pearland.
Play Pokemon in the park
Clear Lake Pokemon will host a Pokemon Go event in Stevenson Park. Proceeds will be donated to the Friendswood Animal Shelter, and the event will include raffles for adults and children, challenges, scavenger hunts and trainer battles. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $15 (adults), free (kids). 1100 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood. www.eventbrite.com/e/friendswood-walk-in-the-park-tickets-62241384657?aff=efbneb
Build with legos at Creative Edge Art Studio
Creative Edge Art Studio will host Bricks 4 Kidz Building Is Awesome Camp. Campers will build motorized models, 3D figure models and mosaics out of Legos. This camp is for ages 5-12. 1-4 p.m. $150. 2975 Kingsley Drive, Ste. 137, Pearland. 832-295-9099.
Learn about retirement
Retirement Planners of America will host its Retirement Planning 101 class. This event is intended for those that are in or nearing retirement, and attendees will learn about Social Security, income tax planning and investment strategies, as well as how to select a retirement plan. 7-9 p.m. Free. Courtyard by Marriott Houston Pearland, 11200 Broadway St., Ste. 2000, Pearland. 469-246-3600.
Friendswood hosts month of Apollo 11 events
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the city of Friendswood is hosting events all month long in July. Here are the events centered around this historic event.
Friendswood Public Library
July 18: Space Suits Speaker Panel, 7-9 p.m.
July 23: Showing of the Apollo 11 documentary, 6:30-8 p.m.
July 25: Apollo Flight Control and Recovery Speaker panel, 7-9 p.m.
416 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood
July 27: Friendswood Splashdown Event, 2:30-6:30 p.m., 4-6 p.m., 7-9 p.m.
1100 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood