TO-DO LIST: 18 events to attend in Tomball, Magnolia in July, August

Play kickball July 20 to help raise money for the Stay Dylan Strong Scholarship Foundation.

Play kickball July 20 to help raise money for the Stay Dylan Strong Scholarship Foundation.

Tomball and Magnolia area residents can attend these events throughout July and early August.


July 3, 10, 24

Read children’s stories
The Book Attic hosts “Triceratots” Story Time for children ages 2-3 years old, including story readings, games, songs, crafts and other activities. 10-10:30 a.m. Free. The Book Attic, 310 E. Main St., Tomball. 281-255-6050. www.thebookattic.info






July 4

Attend street party in Tomball
The city of Tomball hosts the annual street party and fireworks show to celebrate the Fourth of July, including live music from The Posse, food vendors, a children’s zone and a tribute to military veterans. 5 p.m. Free. Business 249 north of FM 2920, Tomball. 281-351-5484. www.tomballtx.gov





July 4

Celebrate Independence Day at Unity Park
The annual Fourth of July celebration includes a children’s bicycle, tricycle and scooter parade; live music; games; and food. 5 p.m. Free. Unity Park, 19450 Unity Park Drive, Magnolia. 281-356-2266. www.cityofmagnolia.com





July 8-12

Make crafts at camp
Camp Craft hosts its annual summer camp, where campers can create kindness gardens, participate in a paint war, dance, try smash booking and enjoy other craft-related activities for ages 6-14. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (daily). $300. 911 Hinsdale Drive, Magnolia. 832-492-7932. www.missmarvelle.com/camp-craft-1





July 10

Prepare for snake season
Get up close to snakes during a program with Texas Snakes, a Tomball-based business that captures and removes snakes and provides educational programs. Tickets are handed out 30 minutes prior to the event start. 10 a.m., 11 a.m. Free. Malcolm Purvis Library, 510 Melton St., Magnolia. 936-442-7704. www.countylibrary.org





July 11

Learn to manage money
This workshop with guest speaker Paul Gastineau offers instructions on how to take control of money and possessions and evaluate financial resources. The event is hosted by Society of Samaritans, a Magnolia-based nonprofit organization. 9 a.m.-noon. Free. West Montgomery County Community Center, 31355 Friendship Drive, Magnolia. 281-259-8452. www.societyofsamaritanstx.org






July 13

Attend Super Tom Con
Celebrate geek culture with a costume contest, photo booth and giveaways. All ages welcome. Noon-3 p.m. Free. Tomball Community Library, 30555 Hwy. 249, Tomball. 832-559-4200. www.lonestar.edu/library/tomball





July 15

Make art from tissue paper in Hockley
Children age 4 and older can create dimensional art using tissue paper balls at the Hockley Community Center. Guests must bring a bottle of glue. All other supplies are provided. Registration is recommended. 1-2:30 p.m. Free. Hockley Community Center, 28515 Old Washington Road, Hockley. 713-274-3220. www.pct3.com/community-centers/hockley-community-center





July 17

Learn about snakes
Discover the snakes of Texas at this event for children of all ages, hosted by Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library. Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to the event start. 3-4 p.m. Free. LSC-Creekside Center, 8747 W. New Harmony Trail, Tomball. 832-559-4200. www.lonestar.edu





July 18

Watch ‘Frozen’ at Burroughs Park
Harris County Precinct 4 continues its summer movie nights series with this screening of “Frozen.” Crafts, popcorn and drinks are provided. 7 p.m. Free. Burroughs Park, 9738 Hufsmith Road, Tomball. 713-274-4050. www.hcp4.net/p4movies






July 20

Fundraise, play kickball
Play kickball in the fourth annual tournament for the Stay Dylan Strong Scholarship Foundation. The event also includes a silent auction, face painting, a dunking booth and water slides. Teams can be up to 12 players. All proceeds go toward college scholarships for Magnolia ISD students and pediatric cancer patients and survivors. 9 a.m. $25-$250. Magnolia Youth Sports Complex, 31550 Sugar Bend Drive, Magnolia. 281-841-1946. www.staydylanstrong.com






July 20-21

Celebrate 50th anniversary of the moon landing
Model railroad exhibits honor the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing mission and the NASA railroad. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (daily). Free. The Depot, 201 S. Elm St., Tomball. 281-351-5484. www.tomballtx.gov





July 24

Learn about Apollo 11
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission—which brought man to the moon—with Tom Holloway, who held several positions and was a part of various programs at NASA for almost 40 years. 3-4 p.m. Free. Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library, 30555 Hwy. 249, Tomball. 832-559-4200. www.lonestar.edu/library/tomball.htm





July 27

Donate blood
Quality of Life Chiropractic sponsors a community blood drive. Each donor receives a free beach towel. Walk-ins are welcome. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Quality of Life Chiropractic, 6910 FM 1488, Ste. 3, Magnolia. 713-502-6209. www.greatermagnoliaparkwaycc.org





July 29

Visit with animals
Get an up-close look at a variety of animals, including pigs, chickens, rabbits and sheep. All ages are welcome. The event is held outside of the library in a shaded area, so sunscreen and water are recommended. 3-5 p.m. Free. Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library, 30555 Hwy. 249, Tomball. 832-559-4200. www.lonestar.edu/library/tomball.htm





Aug. 1

Compete in an adult spelling bee
Show off spelling skills at Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library’s third annual adult spelling bee. Online registration is recommended. 6-7 p.m. Free. LSC-Tomball Community Library, 30555 Hwy. 249, Tomball. www.hcpl.net





Aug. 2

Celebrate Tomball Night
The 47th annual event by the Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce features live music, children’s activities and rides, drawings, door prizes, raffles and cash giveaways. The evening ends with the 17th annual Parade of Lights down Main Street and a fireworks show over the Tomball Historic Depot Plaza. 5 p.m. Free. Main Street, Tomball. 281-351-7222. www.tomballchamber.org





Aug. 3

Watch ‘Antigone’
Embrace the imagination as actors set the scene for the classic Sophocles play, “Antigone,” hosted by Harris County Precinct 4. 7:30 p.m. Free. Burroughs Park, 9738 Hufsmith Road, Tomball. 713-274-4050. www.hcp4.net


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By 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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