The Cypress Triathalon comes to Cy-Fair: Top stories to know this week, July 23-29

The Cypress Triathlon returns to Cy-Fair July 28-29.

The Cypress Triathlon returns to Cy-Fair July 28-29.

Here are some local events and top stories to know for the week.

July 23-27: Celebrate the Summer of Empowerment

Order My Steps is hosting a half-day summer camp teaching children how to artistically express themselves through step routines, drama and playwriting, among other creative experiences. 9 a.m.-Noon, 1-4 p.m. $150 per child and $20 nonrefundable registration fee. 832-529-2195.

July 24: Plan to pay for college at local workshop

Financial planning company Ducerus hosts a workshop for parents preparing to navigate financial aid options for college tuition. 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Lone Star College-CyFair Library, 9191 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress.

July 25: Cypress Assistance Ministries to break ground on new facility

The public is invited to attend a ground breaking for a new headquarters for local nonprofit, Cypress Assistance Ministries. The event takes place at 8:30 a.m. on July 25 at 12925 Cypress N. Houston Road. Once completed, the 27,000-square-foot facility will feature Client Assistance offices, a Food Pantry, GED and ESL classes, Operation Jobs services, Angels’ Attic Resale Store, a Donation Center, and administrative offices.

July 26: Eat at Texas Roadhouse and support the Special Olympics

Cy-Fair residents can help support the Special Olympics by donating at Texas Roadhouse while police officers serve guests during the "Tip-a-Cop" event. Texas Roadhouse, 13345 FM 1960 Road, Houston. 281-421-3060.

July 27: Talk real estate trends with Community Impact Newspaper at local event

The staff of Community Impact Newspaper invites the public to Hot Off the Press on Friday, July 27. The community event allows readers to meet the Community Impact team, share story ideas for future editions, ask questions of local sources in the real estate industry and meet other local business owners. The event also includes giveaways and yard games. 6-8 p.m. Free. Boardwalk at Towne Lake, 9945 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress.

July 28-29: Run the Cypress Triathlon

A youth triathlon and a Splash and Dash race for dogs take place Saturday, and the triathlon takes place on Sunday. 5:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. (Saturday), 5-10 a.m. (Sunday). $76 (youth), $121 (adults). Cypress Ranch High School, 10700 Fry Road, Cypress.