WEEKLY ROUNDUP: Submit feedback on Willow Creek watershed projects and 12 other things to know in Tomball, Magnolia this week, July 16-21

Enjoy Christmas in July on July 20 in Magnolia.

Enjoy Christmas in July on July 20 in Magnolia.



Monday, July 16
The city of Magnolia hosts its first budget workshop for fiscal year 2018-19. The workshop was rescheduled from earlier in July. 6 p.m. Free. 18111 Buddy Riley Blvd., Magnolia. www.cityofmagnolia.com






The city of Tomball hosts its second budget workshop for FY 2018-19. Tomball City Council is expected to discuss capital improvement projects for the upcoming fiscal year. 4 p.m. Free. 401 Market St., Tomball. www.tomballtx.gov






Tomball City Council meets for a regular meeting. The agenda includes a tabled rezoning request from fall 2017 for 76 acres within the Reserve at Spring Lake, located on Zion Road, for a new section of homes. View the full agenda here. 6 p.m. Free. 401 Market St., Tomball. www.tomballtx.gov






Voter registration ends Monday, July 16, for the Magnolia ISD Tax Ratification Election on Aug. 14. For more information about MISD's election, visit the district's website. Individuals residing within MISD boundaries are eligible to vote in the election. Register to vote here.






Monday is the final day to apply for Magnolia ISD's open enrollment program for the upcoming 2018-19 school year. Read more about the enrollment initiative here or on the district's website. Applicants can pick up applications from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Celeste Graves Education Support Center, located at 31141 Nichols Sawmill Road, Magnolia. www.magnoliaisd.org





Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, July 17-20
Tomball KId's Club is held Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays this summer, featuring free meals and activities for children age 17 or younger. Read more about the program here. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Tomball Community Center (Tue., Thu.), 221 Market St., Tomball. Tomball Community Library (Fri.), 30555 Hwy. 249, Tomball. Email [email protected] for more information. www.tomballtx.gov





Wednesday, July 18
The Harris County Flood Control District holds a community engagement meeting Wednesday to gather public feedback on flood control projects within the Willow Creek watershed, which runs through the Greater Tomball area. The HCFCD is hosting a series of meetings across Harris County to gather feedback for a list of proposed projects to be included in a $2.5 billion bond referendum that will be put to voters Aug. 25. View a list of proposed projects, as of July 11, here. 6-8 p.m. Free. Klein ISD Multipurpose Center, 7520 FM 2920, Spring. www.hcfcd.org/bond-program





Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, July 18-20
Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library and the Harris County District Clerk's office offer passport services. Photos can be taken on site. Walk-ins are welcome. Call to register for an appointment. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Wed., Fri.), 1-6:30 p.m. (Thu.). 30555 Hwy. 249, Tomball. 713-755-1674. www.hcpl.net





Thursday, July 19
Harris County Precinct 4 hosts a free screening of "The Polar Express" on July 19. 7 p.m. Burroughs Park, 9738 Hufsmith Road, Tomball. www.hcp4.net/p4movies





Friday, July 20
Nonprofit organization Society of Samaritans hosts a job services workshop for individuals looking for jobs or seeking training. The workshop will offer attendees help in developing job search plans and will pair attendees with mentors and job coaches. Register by phone, email or online. 10 a.m.-noon. West Montgomery County Community Center, 31355 Friendship Drive, Magnolia. 281-259-8452. [email protected] www.societyofsamaritans.org






State Rep. Cecil Bell Jr. hosts a Christmas in July fundraiser to support Intercept Ministries, a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to individuals in Montgomery, Grimes and Waller counties. 6:30 p.m. $20. Magnolia Cowboy Church, 23247 Glenmont Estates Blvd., Magnolia. www.interceptministriestx.org





Saturday, July 21
The Tomball Depot celebrates its grand reopening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, July 20, before opening to the public on Saturday, July 21. The depot will be open on weekends. The railroad museum includes Z-scale and O-scale model railways as well as a Speeder Maintenance Shed housing memorabilia from the mid-1950s, and The Walden Waiting Room, which includes a gallery of railroad illustrations. Read more about the reopening here. Noon-5 p.m. Free. 201 S. Elm St., Tomball. 281-351-5484. www.facebook.com/tomballtexanforfun






Magnolia High School Band Boosters host a one-day mattress fundraiser to support the band. Name-brand mattresses, mattress protectors, sheets and luxury pillows will be on display. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Magnolia High School, 14350 FM 1488, Magnolia. http://bit.ly/Beds4Magnolia1


By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball/Magnolia & Conroe/Montgomery

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor for the Tomball/Magnolia edition. She began covering the communities of Conroe and Montgomery as well in 2020. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.