Aug. 11
Celebrate back to school

Magnolia, Tomball, Conroe and Waller students can enjoy school supplies, clothing, haircuts, games and food on a first-come, first-served basis. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Silver Springs Baptist Church, 29820 Dobbin-Hufsmith Road, Magnolia. 281-259-8967. www.silverspringsbaptist.org





Aug. 10-12
Buy tax-free items

The annual tax-free weekend exempts sales tax on most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks. The exemption, which was set by the state Legislature, applies to eligible items that sell for less than $100 each. Times and prices vary by location.
www.comptroller.texas.gov





Aug. 11
See local artists’ work

As a part of its monthly Fresh Art Gallery event, the DaVinci Artists Gallery hosts a reception featuring 15 local artists and a visiting artist or group. The event is open to the public. 5-8 p.m. Free. DaVinci Artists Gallery, 315 Main St., Tomball. 281-516-9595.
www.davinciartistsgallery.com





Aug. 14
Vote in a tax rate election

The Magnolia ISD board of trustees petitions voters for a Tax Ratification Election, which would provide additional funding for the district although the district’s overall property tax rate would not change, officials said. 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Polling locations vary. 281-356-3571. www.magnoliaisd.org





Aug. 21
Kids workshop teaches basic engineering skills

Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library and representatives from After School to Achieve present an introduction to engineering for children ages 10-12. 3-5 p.m. Free. 30555 Hwy. 249, Tomball. 832-559-4200.
www.hcpl.net





Aug. 20, 21
Return to classses in Tomball, Magnolia ISDs

Classes resume for the 2018-19 school year for Magnolia ISD students on Aug. 20. Students in Tomball ISD return to classes on Aug. 21. Find more public education coverage in the September edition of Community Impact Newspaper.





Aug. 20, 21
Make a slimy creation

Paint and Bubbles Studio hosts Slime Night for children ages 8-12, an event for children to make a fun creation. 6:30-9 p.m. $25. Paint and Bubbles Studio, 31311 FM 2978, Magnolia.
346-703-2141.
www.paintandbubbles.com





Aug. 24, 31
Enjoy football games

Magnolia and Tomball Memorial football teams face off at 7 p.m. Aug. 24 at Bulldog Stadium, 14350 FM 1488, Magnolia. Prices vary. www.magnoliahighathletics.com

The two Tomball high schools face off at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 31 at 30330 Quinn Road, Tomball. $8 (at gate). www.tomballisd.net





Aug. 27
Leard 3D printing

Harris County Public Library in Tomball partners with Achieve Learning Tutoring for a workshop that teaches children ages 10-14 about coding and using a 3D printer. 4-5:30 p.m. Free. LSC-Tomball Community Library, 30555 Hwy. 249, Tomball.
832-559-4200. www.hcpl.net





Aug. 25
Cast a vote on $2.5 billion flood control bond

Harris County hosts a special election for voters to cast a ballot on a $2.5 billion bond referendum to help finance flood control projects in the county. 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Polling locations vary.
www.harrisvotes.com