The history and chemistry of candy, exhibit of the Great Depression: 6 things to do this weekend in Houston, July 21-23

Every weekend, there are a variety of fun things to do in the Greater Houston area. Here is a short roundup of events near you:

"Sweet—A Tasty Journey" at the Houston Museum of Natural Science
July 21

Bring the whole family to “Sweet–A Tasty Journey” at the Houston Museum of Natural Science in Sugar Land. The event focuses on candy, and offers demonstrations to learn about both the chemistry and the history. Visitors can play an over-sized version of the popular Candy Land board game as well. 6-9 p.m. Houston Museum of Natural Science, 13016 University Boulevard, Sugar Land. $5 (members), $10 (nonmembers). www.hmns.org

Paraiso Latino
July 21

Enjoy a family-friendly performance by the salsa band Paraiso Latino at the Willow Fork Drainage District’s Central Green Park in Katy. Pets or alcohol are not permitted. 7:45 p.m. Willow Fork Drainage District’s Central Green Park, 2643 Commercial Center Boulevard, Ste. A 100., Katy. Free. www.willowforkdrainagedistrict.com

Great Depression Exhibits at Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts
July 21-22

The Pearl Fincher’s exhibit “Introducing America to Americans: Depression-Era Photographs from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston” showcases a variety of photographs taken during the Great Depression. The exhibit gives a look into the past with insight to the economic crisis, as well as the Dust Bowl. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. 6815 Cypresswood Drive, Spring. Free. 281-376-2944.

Houston World Series of Dog Shows at NRG Center
July 21-23

Watch dogs show off their talents in events such as relay races. The event includes conformation judging, seminars, exhibitions and shopping. There are no reserved seats at the show. 8 a.m.-4 pm.  NRG Stadium, One NRG Park, Houston. Free (children under 12). $15 (adults). $10 (seniors over 55, active military personnel, retired military personnel and family with ID). www.houstondogshows.com

YMCA Kids Triathlon
July 22

Texas Children’s Hospital will be presenting a triathlon for kids age 6-12 at The Woodlands Family YMCA at Branch Crossing. Participants will receive a goody bag, t-shirt and finisher medal at the end of their race. A complimentary breakfast will be served to the participants as well. There will be no race day registration. 5:30 a.m. 8100 Ashlane Way, The Woodlands. 281-681-6730.

Southern County Line
July 22

Southern County Line will be playing at the Oil Ranch Concert Night. Food and alcohol concessions will be available. Outside food is welcome, but outside alcohol is not. Bring a chair or use on-sight picnic tables. 6-10 p.m. 23501 Macedonia Road, Hockley. Free (children under 12). $10 (adults). 281-859-1616.

 
By Haley Morrison
Haley Morrison came to Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after graduating from Baylor University. She was promoted to editor in February 2019. Haley primarily covers city government.