7 things to do in Tomball, Magnolia this weekend, May 10-12

First Presbyterian Church of Tomball hosts its sixth annual Vintage Car Festival on May 11.

First Presbyterian Church of Tomball hosts its sixth annual Vintage Car Festival on May 11.

In addition to Mother's Day on May 12, here are a few activities scheduled throughout the Tomball and Magnolia areas this weekend.


May 11
Watch an outdoor movie
The city of Tomball hosts its monthly Second Saturday at the Depot event featuring a screening of "Sherlock Gnomes." Picnic baskets and lawn chairs are encouraged. Games and activities start at 6 p.m., movie begins at dusk. Free. 201 S. Elm St., Tomball. www.facebook.com/tomballtexanforfun





May 11
Check out vintage cars
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. www.fpctomball.org





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 event 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. www.vfwpost2427.org





May 11
Celebrate Mother's Day
Children can paint flowerpots for Mother’s Day and enjoy train rides during Market Days at Rosehill Junction. The event also features food and vendors. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 22019 Decker Prairie Rosehill Road, Tomball. 832-948-2244. www.facebook.com/marketdaysrosehill





May 11
Kick off summer reading
An event launching Magnolia ISD’s summer reading program 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. www.magnoliaisd.org





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. www.aartexas.org





May 11-12
Celebrate a grand opening
Zero Degrees Tomball celebrates its grand opening this weekend with select offers, such as buy one, get one free coffee and tea specials. 11 a.m. 14245 FM 2920, Ste. 160, Tomball. www.facebook.com/zerotomball


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.



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