Learn about the food shortage in Montgomery County and 9 other events in the Tomball and Magnolia areas, this week June 11-17

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Here is a list of things to know for residents in the Tomball and Magnolia this week, June 11-17:

June 11-Aug. 10
Call for volunteers

The Society of Samaritans seeks volunteers for the Summer Snack Sack Shack. Volunteers are needed for two hours daily throughout the summer. To sign up, visit here. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 31355 Friendship Drive, Magnolia. 281-259-8452. www.SocietyOfSamaritans.org 

June 11
Meet Astros’ mascot Orbit

The World Series Champion Astros mascot Orbit visits the Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library. Tickets will be handed out 45 minutes prior to the start time in the children’s area. 3 p.m. Free. 30555 Hwy. 249, Tomball. 832-559-4235. www.lonestar.edu/library/tomball

June 11-12
Tomball ISD considers budget

The board of trustees to further discuss the district’s budget for its fiscal year 2018-19. A workshop meeting is June 11, and the regular meeting is June 12. 5:30 p.m. Free. John P. Neubauer Administration Building, 310 S. Cherry St., Tomball. www.tomballisd.net

June 12
Attend Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting

Montgomery County Commissioners to consider and take action on the distribution of the $50 million road bond issuance. View the full agenda here. 9:30 a.m. 501 N. Thompson St., Ste. 402, Conroe. www.mctx.org

June 12
Attend Harris County Commissioners Court meeting

Harris County Commissioners Court will meet. View the full agenda here. 10 a.m. 1001 Preston St., Ste. 934, Houston. www.harriscountytx.gov

June 12
Attend Magnolia City Council meeting

The city of Magnolia hosts a town hall meeting Tuesday to discuss the approval of Jordan Magnolia Investment, LLC petitions to include additional land into the Montgomery County Water Control and Improvement District No. 4 and Municipal Utility District No. 131. For the full agenda, click here. 7 p.m. City Hall, 18111 Buddy Riley Blvd., Magnolia. 281-356-2266. www.cityofmagnolia.com

June 14
Get ready for school

Nonprofit TOMAGWA hosts a back-to-school immunization clinic. Parents can take their children to get school- and sports-related shots at a low cost. 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $10 (per shot, max four shots). 255 School St., Ste. 30, Tomball. 281-357-0747. www.tomagwa.org

June 14
Fun with fabric

Quilter Dorothy Yeats offers an art class for children. Participants will create a one-of-a-kind wall hanging. Children must be able to use scissors safely. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. Hockley Community Center, 28515 Old Washington Road, Hockley. 936-931-5030. www.pct3.com/Community-Centers/Hockley-Community-Center

June 14
Learn about the food shortage in Montgomery County

John Tindall, the director of the Montgomery County Food Bank, presents on the issue of food insecurity for a surprisingly large percentage of the county. He will look at five factors and conclude with three action-steps residents can take to break the cycle of poverty. 4 p.m. Free. West Montgomery County Community Center, 31355 Friendship Drive, Magnolia. 281-252-3852.

June 15
Celebrate Father’s Day

The Hockley Community Center will celebrate Father’s Day during Covered Dish Luncheon and Game Time. Seniors are asked to bring pictures, stories, or the real vintage vehicle of your choice. So far, a 1967 Camaro (Frank Tarbert), a 1957 Chevy Truck (Carl Glass), a 1994 M35A3 2 ½ ton Army truck (Mike Coco), a 2017 50th Anniversary Camaro (Bob Howard) and weather permitting a 1932 Ford Roadster (Mike Boyd) will be showcased. Pre-registration is requested. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 936-931-5030. 28515 Old Washington Road, Hockley.

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Tierra Smith joined Community Impact in 2018, covering a range of topics in the Tomball and Magnolia area. She earned a master of mass communication from Louisiana State University, and she received a bachelor's degree from Grambling State University where she served as the editor-in-chief of The Gramblinite, the student newspaper at GSU. The National Association of Black Journalists selected Tierra as its Student Journalist of the Year in 2015. Her byline has also been included in the Tampa Bay Times, The Denver Post, the Salt Lake Tribune and The News-Star in Monroe, La.
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