Black History Month, beer tasting and more: 6 things to do in Tomball, Magnolia this weekend, Feb. 8-10

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Enjoy a variety of things to do in the Tomball and Magnolia areas this weekend, from academic endeavors to a beer tasting. This list is not comprehensive.

Friday, Feb. 8

Celebrate Black History Month

The Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library hosts a Black History Month series, featuring a spotlight on Oscar Micheaux, the first African-American to produce silent and sound feature-length films. The library will show “Lying Lips,” “Murder in Harlem,” “Birthright” and “The Exile” throughout the series. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free. 30555 Hwy. 249, Tomball. www.lonestar.edu

Friday, Feb. 8

Attend the GTACC’s Chairman’s Ball

The Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce hosts its Chairman’s Ball to welcome the new chairman of the board and honor the 2018 citizens of the year. The ball features dinner, drinks, dancing and a raffle, and the theme is country legends; guests are encouraged, but not required, to dress in Western attire or as their favorite country legend. 6:30-10 p.m. $40. Tomball Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2427, 14408 Alice Road, Tomball. 281-351-7222. www.tomballchamber.org

Head over to District 249 Bar and Grill for its Casino Night event. (via Courtesy Fotolia)

Saturday, Feb. 9

Enjoy casino night, concert fundraiser

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

Learn about horse health at Equi-First Aid Texas’s educational course this weekend. (via Angee Wilbur/Community Impact Newspaper)

Saturday, Feb. 9

Learn more 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. www.astableconnection.com

Saturday, Feb. 9

Celebrate a grand opening

Tropical Smoothie Cafe hosts its grand opening this Saturday. The first 100 customers that arrive at 10 a.m. will win free smoothies for a year, and all smoothies will be $1.99 all day. 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Free. 5417 FM 1488, Magnolia. 281-789-4595. www.tropicalsmoothiecafe.com

Try Avery Brewing Co.’s barrel-aged beers at Deacon Baldy’s. (via Courtesy Fotolia)

Saturday, Feb. 9

Taste barrel-aged beer

Try Avery Brewing Co.’s barrel-aged beer at Deacon Baldy’s this weekend for its Avery Barrel Takeover event. The event features five beers, including Uncle Jacobs and Raspberry Truffle. 11 a.m.-midnight. Free. 5447 FM 1488, Magnolia. 281-650-2558. www.deaconbaldys.com

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Kara McIntyre
Kara started with Community Impact Newspaper as the summer intern for the south Houston office in June 2018 after graduating with a bachelor's degree in mass communication from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She became the Tomball/Magnolia reporter in September 2018. Prior to CI, Kara served as the editor-in-chief of The Wichitan—Midwestern State University's student-run campus newspaper—and interned with both the Wichita Adult Literacy Council and VeepWorks.
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