TO-DO LIST: 16 events to attend in Tomball, Magnolia this month


Check out a few events scheduled throughout May and early June in the Tomball and Magnolia areas.

May 11
Check out vintage cars at First Presbyterian Church

Listen to live music, visit a petting zoo, shop silent auctions and vendor booths, buy pastries at the bake sale and peruse vintage cars at the sixth annual Vintage Car Festival. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free (admission and parking). First Presbyterian Church, 30410 Hwy. 249, Tomball. 281-351-2199.

May 11
Listen to blues music

The Gulf Coast Blues Association hosts its fifth annual Houston Blues Festival. Tab Benoit headlines the outdoor, family-friendly festival, along with the Kara Grainger Band, the Buddy Whittington Band and Malford Milligan. Noon-midnight. $25-$45. VFW Post 2427, 14408 Alice Road, Tomball. 281-351-2427.

May 11
Celebrate Mother’s Day

Children can paint flower pots for Mother’s Day and enjoy train rides during Market Days at Rosehill Junction’s event. The event also features food and vendors. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 22019 Decker Prairie Rosehill Road, Tomball. 832-948-2244.

May 11
Fundraise with a local animal shelter

Smooch a pooch, eat ice cream and popcorn, and enjoy face painting at Abandoned Animal Rescue’s second annual spring fling fundraiser. 10 a.m.-noon. Free (donations welcome). Abandoned Animal Rescue, 32632 Wright Road, Magnolia. 281-789-4142.

May 17
Enjoy dinner

Heart4Children, the parent nonprofit organization of Ninos de la Luz, which provides education and shelter for Honduran children, hosts its annual fundraising dinner. 7-10 p.m. $50. Moffitt Oaks, 20125 Cedar Lane, Tomball.

May 18
Discover history near Spring Creek

Take guided tours of the Spring Creek Park cemetery, watch Civil War re-enactments, and enjoy food trucks and other activities at Harris County Precinct 4’s annual Spring Creek Heritage Festival. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Spring Creek Park, 15012 Brown Road, Tomball.713-274-4050.

May 20
Learn about internet safety in Tomball

Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library collaborates with the Houston FBI to host a presentation about internet safety and cyber security. 5-6 p.m. Free. LSC-Tomball Community Library, 30555 Hwy. 249, Tomball. 832-559-4200.

May 22
Learn to perform CPR

Learn how to perform adult and child CPR with CPR certification classes from America’s ER Medical Centers. Attendees are urged to bring a canned good to the class for donation to a local food pantry. Register online prior to the day of the event. 6-8 p.m. Free. 32784 FM 2978, Magnolia. 281-789-3400.

May 23
Be informed about local wildlife in Tomball

Hear from Friends of Texas Wildlife about what a wildlife rehabber does, the common injuries seen daily at FTW’s wildlife center and what to do when finding an orphaned animal. 5-6 p.m. Free. LSC-Tomball Community Library, 30555 Hwy. 249, Tomball. 832-559-4200.

May 23
Honor soldiers at the Tomball Museum Center

Honor the nine known Tomball High School students who died in battle during World War II at this wreath-laying event. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. 510 N. Pine St., Tomball.281-610-2334.

May 24 and 30
Last day of school

Students in Magnolia ISD wrap up the 2018-19 school year May 24, and Tomball ISD students end the school year May 30. Both districts have early release on these dates. Visit for summer events and school news.

May 25
Attend Kohrville Fest

The annual festival, hosted by the Kohrville Community Amos Cemetery Association, includes a DJ, silent auction, raffle, petting zoo, face painting and a classic car show honoring Kohrville’s history. Kohrville is located near the Tomball-Klein border. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free (admission, parking). 16813 Hufsmith- Kohrville Road, Houston. 713-416-0094.

May 25 – 26
Play ball at District 249

Texas Classic Beach Volleyball hosts a volleyball tournament at District 249 with two divisions. 8 a.m. (Sat.), 9 a.m. (Sun.). $35-$45. 23238 Hwy. 249, Tomball.

May 27
Follow the Texas legislative session

This marks the last day of the regular session of the 86th state Legislature. A special session may be called by Gov. Greg Abbott regarding particular legislation, such as school finance reform.

June 1
Support Boots for Troops

The third annual Boots & Suits Gala features live and silent auctions and a combat boot runway show, in which each pair of boots includes a personal story about the owner’s time in combat. The boots are also part of the live auction. Funds support Boots for Troops, a Magnolia-based nonprofit providing care packages to active duty members of the military. Black tie attire is required. 6-11 p.m. $200. The Woodlands Resort, 2301 N. Millbend Drive, The Woodlands. 281-789-7567.

June 21
Kick off summer reading

An event launching Magnolia ISD’s summer reading program was rescheduled from May 11 to June 21. The event features an author visit, free books, activities, games and food for students in pre-K through sixth grade. 9 a.m.-noon. Free. Magnolia Parkway Elementary School, 11745 FM 1488, Magnolia. 281-356-3571.

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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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