Come celebrate the biggest expo on space in the entire state, which takes place at the Frontiers of Flight Museum this Saturday, July 16. At 10:30 a.m., catch a live chat with astronauts from the International Space Station. The featured speaker is Walt Cunningham, a lunar module pilot of the Apollo 7 mission and the last surviving crew member, who will discuss the Apollo program at 12:30 p.m. See a full schedule of the day’s events, which are included with the price of admission ($7-$10).

Area chambers of commerce will raise funds for the Assist the Officer Foundation and collect blood donations for Carter BloodCare during a barbecue on Friday, July 15, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church. Called Dallas Strong, there is a suggested donation of $25 per plate, which will benefit the families of officers gunned down in the July 7 tragedy.

"The S.S. Ambition" playhouse

“The S.S. Ambition” playhouse from a prior year. 

Dallas CASA’s 21st annual Parade of Playhouses goes on display from July 15-31, raising funds for and awareness about abused and neglected children living in Dallas. You can enter the raffle for a chance to win one of the fanciful playhouses, which are created and donated by local builders and architects. Click here for all the event details and learn about CASA’s need for more volunteers.

The Microsoft store at NorthPark Center will be hosting a free camp that will teach kids how to create and publish an interactive computer game. The two-hour class is from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 16. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.