WEEKLY ROUNDUP: Tomball and Magnolia ISDs discuss budgets, Honky Tonk Chili Challenge set and 6 other things to know this week, May 14-20

Tomball hosts its annual festival on Saturday, May 19.

Tomball hosts its annual festival on Saturday, May 19.

Here is a list of things to do and meetings to follow in the Tomball and Magnolia areas this week, May 14-20.


Monday-Friday: Vote early for the primary runoff election
Voters in Tomball and Magnolia may be able to cast a ballot during the early voting period for the May 22 primary runoff election. Early voting runs May 14-18. Republican candidates for the Montgomery County Precinct 2 Commissioner seat are on the ballot as well as Democratic candidates for the U.S. representative District 10 seat.

Find early voting locations here for Harris County and here for Montgomery County. Complete sample ballots for the May 22 election can also be found online for voters in Harris and Montgomery counties.





Monday: Magnolia ISD board of trustees meets
The Magnolia ISD board of trustees hosts a budget workshop Monday, May 14. Afterward, the board will have a regular meeting. Executive Director of Facilities Tim Bruner will provide an update on the bond-funded construction projects. 5:30 p.m. (workshop), 6:30 p.m. (meeting). 31141 Nichols Sawmill Road, Magnolia. www.magnoliaisd.org 





Monday, Tuesday: Tomball ISD board of trustees holds monthly meeting
The Tomball ISD board of trustees meets Monday at 5:30 p.m. for a budget workshop. TISD Chief Financial Officer Jim Ross will provide an update on 2017 bond-funded projects as well. Board members also meet Tuesday, May 15, at 5:30 p.m. for a regular meeting and are expected to consider changing the district’s fiscal year start date from September to July. 5:30 p.m. 310 S. Cherry St., Tomball. www.tomballisd.net





Saturday: Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Lone Star College-Tomball in partnership with the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts hosts a museum family day. Kids will create a colorful koi sculpture to take home. This is a drop-in program for all ages. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free (admission) Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library, 30555 Hwy. 249, Tomball. www.lonestar.edu/library/tomball/





Saturday: Support young entrepreneurs
The Children's Business Fair features up to 50 businesses launched by children and young adults. The program teaches young entrepreneurs to develop a brand, create a product or service, build a marketing strategy and then open their business at the one-day market. The event is sponsored by Acton Academy, the Acton School of Business. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free (admission). 31101 FM 2978, Magnolia. www.childrensbusinessfair.org/magnolia-lamoreaux






Saturday: Try Texas chili in Tomball
The annual Honky Tonk Chili Challenge features competitors from across Texas as well as live music, food, a kids zone and tours of the city’s new model railway. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Tomball Historic Depot Plaza, 201 S. Elm St., Tomball. 281-351-5484. www.tomballtx.gov






Saturday: Learn Civil War history
The Spring Creek Heritage Festival features Civil War battle re-enactments, cultural demonstrations, cemetery tours, archaeology digs and storytelling. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Spring Creek Park, 15012 Brown Road, Tomball. www.hcp4.net





Saturday: Attend a grand opening
Abandoned Animal Rescue relocated to its new facility in Magnolia in March. The nonprofit organization offers cat and dog adoptions. 10 a.m.-noon (grand opening), noon-3 p.m. (adoptions). Free (admission). 32632 Wright Road, Magnolia. 281-789-4142. www.aartexas.org





Sunday: Attend a fundraiser
The Rosehill Social Club holds its annual fundraiser. The event includes kid games, bake sale, BBQ plates, live auction, silent auction, raffles and a live band. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Free (admission). Tomball VFW, 14408 Alice Rd, Tomball. www.vfwpost2427.org