TO-DO LIST: Check out these 15 local events in October, November

See u2018Macbethu2019 at Burroughs Park on Oct. 11-13.

See u2018Macbethu2019 at Burroughs Park on Oct. 11-13.

From festivals to public meetings, a number of events are scheduled in Tomball and Magnolia this month.

October 9, 16, 23 and 30
Learn employment skills
Tomball Emergency Assistance Ministries hosts a five-week employment program series with a different topic each week. Topics will include job certifications, managing money and finding employment. Attendees are encouraged to attend all sessions, but it is not required. Pre-registration online or in-person required. 10-11:30 a.m. Free. TEAM, 300 W. Main St., Tomball. 281-351-6700.

October 10
Get educated on violence prevention
Learn about the cycle of abuse, relationship red flags, unhealthy relationships and how to respond in these situations at a dating-violence prevention workshop presented by Houston-based nonprofit Shield Bearer Counseling Centers. 6-8 p.m. Free. Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library, 30555 Hwy. 249, Tomball. 832-559-4200.

October 11 and 12
View local artwork
Peruse oil paintings, watercolors, pottery, photography, mosaics and other art mediums at the Tomball Art League Art Show and Sale. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Friends of the Tomball Community Library to support library services. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. (Oct. 11), 12:30-3:30 p.m. (Oct. 12). Free (entry), artwork costs vary. Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library, 30555 Hwy. 249, Tomball. 832-559-4200.

October 11-13
See ‘Macbeth’ at Burroughs Park
Guests can see a live theater performance of William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” a story about a military general driven to murder the king of Scotland for his throne. 7:30 p.m. (Oct. 11), 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (Oct. 12), 2 p.m. (Oct. 13). Free. Burroughs Park, 9738 Hufsmith Road, Tomball. 713-274-4050.

October 15
Sample food at Tomball UMC
Enter a silent auction and try foods from Tomball-area restaurants at Tomball Business and Professional Women’s Fall Food Fest. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $15. 1603 Baker Drive, Tomball. 832-559-1595.

October 17
Go golfing at High Meadow Ranch
Join the Tomball Lions Club for its 29th annual golf tournament fundraiser. Golf attire is required. Lunch and dinner are included. 11 a.m. $125-$450. 37300 Golf Club Trail, Magnolia. 713-410-6542.

October 19
Eat chili, compete in a cookoff for charity
Make a chili recipe and compete—or just try some chili—in the first Tomball Area Church Chili Cookoff, benefiting Tomball Emergency Assistance Ministries. Four-person chili cookoff teams are welcome. Noon-3 p.m. Free (children ages 6 and under), $10 (attendee), $120 (four-person cookoff entry). Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 801 E. Main St., Tomball. 281-351-1609.

October 24
Learn about FM 1488
The Texas Department of Transportation holds a public open house to inform residents about proposed improvements to FM 1488 between I-45 and FM 149 in Magnolia. Attendees can come and go. Staff will be available to answer questions. 6-8 p.m. Free. Mitchell Intermediate School Cafeteria, 6800 Alden Bridge Drive, The Woodlands.

October 26
Celebrate reading, ‘Star Wars’ in Tomball
Wars’ in Tomball
All ages are welcome to attend “Star Wars” Reads, a “Star Wars”-themed event at the LSC-Tomball Community Library, featuring activities and games. Prizes and photo opportunities will be available. Attendees are encouraged to dress as their favorite Star Wars characters. Noon-3 p.m. Free. LSC-Tomball Community Library, 30555 Hwy. 249, Tomball.

October 26
Enjoy a gala, support local charities
The Parkway Chevrolet Two-Step Gala features a silent auction, food, wine, music and other activities. All proceeds will benefit Abandoned Animal Rescue and Arrow Child and Family Ministries. 6:30 p.m. $50 (individual), $750 (table of eight). Parkway Chevrolet, 25500 Hwy. 249, Tomball. 281-789-4142.

October 26
Raise money for Abandoned Animal Rescue
Listen to DJ Greg, meet a furry friend, eat hot dogs and compete for a prize at the Smooches for Pooches fundraiser for Abandoned Animal Rescue, a nonprofit animal shelter in Magnolia. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free (entry), $5 (hot dog plate). Mattress Firm, 28531 Hwy. 249, Tomball. 281-789-4142.

October 26
Meet local authors
Authors Jessica Pitcaithly of “The Real Meaning of a Cactus Flower,” Judith McCarver of “Parenting with Gumption and Grit,” Tammy Walker of “Small Waiting Objects” and Melody Stroud Boyd of “The Greed Seed” will be at the book-signing event. Other authors may also be in attendance. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free. The Book Attic, 310 E. Main St., Tomball. 281-255-6050.

October 30
Celebrate Halloween
Get dressed in a Halloween costume and stop by the Malcolm Purvis Library for Halloween stories, songs and a craft activity for children ages 2-5 years old. Attendees can also go trick-or-treating around the library. 10-11 a.m. Free. Malcolm Purvis Library, 510 Melton St., Magnolia. 936-788-8377.

November 1
Watch magnolia football
Magnolia Rotary Club will host its annual Magnolia Bowl, a tailgate event. The event features a carnival theme with food, vendors and other activities before watching the annual Magnolia vs. Magnolia West football game. 4:30 p.m. (tailgate), 7:30 p.m. (kickoff). Free (tailgate). Magnolia West High School, 42202 FM 1774, Magnolia.

November 5
Vote on Election Day
The ballot features 10 proposed constitutional amendments. Harris County voters can also weigh in on the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County’s $3.5 billion bond referendum, which would provide funds for mobility improvements throughout METRO’s service area.

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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