Eat Chick-fil-A in Western wear, learn about heart health and more: 8 things to do in Tomball, Magnolia, Feb. 21-24

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Tomball and Magnolia residents have no shortage of events available in the area, from educational opportunities to a Mardi Gras celebration.

Thursday, Feb. 21

Learn about heart health

Tomball Health Academy invites residents to a free dinner and an educational physician-led seminar about heart health. Learn the signs and symptoms of heart disease, heart attacks and more cardiac issues. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball Lower Level Cafe, 605 Holderrieth Blvd., Tomball. 281-401-7500. www.hcahoustonhealthcare.com

Friday, Feb. 22

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. $53.99. Shop Copan, 22111 Hufsmith-Kohrville Road, Tomball. 832-761-0670. www.experience.visithouston.com

Society of Samaritans hosts a job fair Feb. 22 at 31355 Friendship Drive, Magnolia. (via Courtesy Society of Samaritans)

Friday, Feb. 22

Meet potential employers

Magnolia-based nonprofit organization Society of Samaritans hosts a job fair and blood drive. Attendees can have resumes reviewed, meet with more than 50 employers and take part in practice interviews. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Montgomery County Community Center, 31355 Friendship Drive, Magnolia. 281-259-8452. www.societyofsamaritanstx.org

Head over to Chick-fil-A in Magnolia for Rodeo Family Night. (via Courtesy Chick-fil-A)

Friday, Feb. 22

Eat Chick-fil-A Western-style

Put on Western attire and head out to Chick-fil-A in Magnolia for Rodeo Family Night. Enjoy a petting zoo, pony rides, a rock-climbing wall and a bounce house. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. 6543 FM 1488, Magnolia. 281-356-1865. www.chickfila.com

Friday, Feb. 22-Sunday, Feb. 24

See a winter musical

Concordia Lutheran High School presents its annual winter musical, “Fiddler on the Roof.” 7 p.m. (Fri. and Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sun.). $5-$25. CLHS, 700 E. Main St., Tomball. 281-351-2547. www.clhs-tx.org

Celebrate Mardi Gras in Magnolia. (via Courtesy Fotolia)

Saturday, Feb. 23

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

Saturday, Feb. 23

Try some new milkshakes

Head over to Deacon Baldy’s to try Shake U Up’s milkshakes this Saturday. Shake U Up, a dessert food truck from Conroe, offers artistic shakes such as Madison’s Mega Monster—a chocolate milkshake made with Michigan Pot Hole ice cream with a Nutella-frosted rim layered with graham cracker crumbs. The sweet treat is also layered with a 10-inch slice of chocolate fudge cake, toasted marshmallows and whipped cream, drizzled with chocolate and caramel sauces. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. $9-$17 (shake prices). 5447 FM 1488, Magnolia. 833-742-5389. www.shakeuup.com

Saturday, Feb. 23

Celebrate Sylvan Learning Center’s anniversary  

Sylvan Learning Center celebrates 40 years in Magnolia and The Woodlands with free donuts; SAT and ACT tests; and academic checkup testing (with registration) from 8 a.m.-noon as well as free door prizes every hour, food, games and crafts, face painting, a photo booth, a State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness workshop for parents and other activities from noon-4 p.m. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 32731 Egypt Lane, Magnolia. 281-789-7597. www.locations.sylvanlearning.com/us/the-woodlands-tx

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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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