Your ultimate local guide for events, business openings, meetings and more in the month of February and early March.
Learn about equine health
This one-day course covers horse health topics. Equi-First Aid Texas offers hands-on scenarios for practice. Refreshments and a light lunch are included. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $129 (youth), $159 (adults). Twisted M Stables, 25830 Hardin Store Road, Magnolia. 936-827-5694.
Enjoy casino night,
Live it up Las Vegas-style at District 249’s casino night and Jason Cassidy concert. A portion of the proceeds go to nonprofit Boots for Troops. 7 p.m.- 2 a.m. $10-$100. 23238 Hwy. 249, Tomball. 832-717-0020. www.district249.com/casino-night
Dance the night away
The Telstars plays at a Valentine’s Day dance at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2427 in Tomball. 8 p.m.- midnight. $10 (age 12 and younger), $30 (adult), $50 (couple), $100 (VIP couple). 14408 Alice Road, Tomball. 281-351-2427. www.vfwpost2427.org
Enjoy a romantic evening
This annual Valentine’s Day event includes catered dinner, music from Cool Freddie and the Crew, live and silent auctions, and a social hour. All proceeds go to the Knights of Columbus. 6 p.m. $40-$75. St. Anne’s Catholic Church, 1111 S. Cherry St., Tomball. 832-848-1261.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Burroughs Park
Harris County Precinct 4 hosts a date night movie under the stars, featuring a screening of “Casablanca.” Lawn chairs, blankets and picnics are welcome. Popcorn is provided. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Burroughs Park, 9738 Hufsmith Road, Tomball. 281-893-3726.
Engage in rodeo traditions
The city of Tomball hosts a reception where guests can meet trail riders heading to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. More than 3,000 riders partake in the Sam Houston Trail Ride. Noon. Free. Tomball Historic Depot Plaza, 201 S. Elm St., Tomball. 281-351-5484.
Sample barbecue, coffee
Learn about coffee roasting, watch chocolate truffles be made and eat barbecue during A Journey of Flavors, a culinary tour featuring Shop Copan and Tejas Chocolate & Barbecue. Tickets are limited. 9 a.m.-noon. $52.99. 22111 Hufsmith-Kohrville Road, Tomball. 832-761-0670.
Meet potential employers
Magnolia-based nonprofit organization Society of Samaritans hosts a job fair and blood drive. Attendees can have resumes reviewed, meet with 50 employers and take part in practice interviews. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 31355 Friendship Drive, Magnolia. 281-259-8452.
Celebrate Mardi Gras
The Magnolia Festival Committee hosts the annual Mardi Gras celebration with an umbrella parade as well as the State Rep. Cecil Bell Jr. Cajun Cook-off, giving teams an opportunity to showcase cooking skills. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Unity Park, 19450 Unity Park Drive, Magnolia. 281-615-5697. www.cityofmagnolia.com