Wrap up the summer: 7 things to do in Tomball, Magnolia this weekend, Aug. 10-12

From early voting to wedding venue open houses and tax-free shopping, there are plenty of events to attend in Tomball and Magnolia this weekend, Aug. 10-12. Here's a list of a few things to help wrap up the summer.

Friday, Aug. 10-Sunday, Aug. 12
Shop during tax-free weekend
The annual tax-free weekend exempts sales tax on most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks. The exemption, which was set by the state Legislature, applies to eligible items that sell for less than $100 each. Times and prices vary by location. Read more about the holiday here.

Friday, Aug. 10
Vote early for Magnolia ISD's tax rate election
The Magnolia ISD board of trustees voted to call a Tax Ratification Election for Aug. 14, and early voting ends this Friday. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Locations include Magnolia High School, 14350 FM 1488, and Magnolia West High School, 42202 FM 1774. 281-356-3571. Read more about the election here.

Friday, Aug. 10
Donate school supplies

The Southern Knights Senior Living Community hosts a Back to School Supply Drive this Friday to support local Boys and Girl Country, a Christian-based home for children in crisis in Hockley. Donation items include dry erase markers, wide-ruled three-subject notebooks, and new socks and underwear for ages 7-14. Bingo cards may be purchased for $5 per card or by donation. Desserts and refreshments provided. 2 p.m. 27919 Johnson Road, Tomball. 281-351-8575. www.southernknightsalc.com

Saturday, Aug. 11
Celebrate back to school
Magnolia, Tomball, Conroe and Waller students can enjoy school supplies, clothing, haircuts, games and food on a first-come, first-served basis. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Silver Springs Baptist Church, 29820 Dobbin-Hufsmith Road, Magnolia. 281-259-8967. www.silverspringsbaptist.org

Saturday, Aug. 11
See local artists’ work

As a part of its monthly Fresh Art Gallery event, the DaVinci Artists Gallery hosts a reception featuring 15 local artists and a visiting artist or group. The event is open to the public. 5-8 p.m. Free. DaVinci Artists Gallery, 315 Main St., Tomball. 281-516-9595.

Saturday, Aug. 11
Get free legal help for veterans
A free clinic is available for veterans in need of legal advice or assistance this Saturday at the Tomball VA Outpatient Clinic. Any veteran or spouse of a deceased veteran can receive one-on-one advice and legal counsel from a volunteer attorney in any area of law, including family, wills and probate, consumer, real estate and tax law, as well as disability and veterans benefits. 9 a.m.-noon. Free. 1200 W. Main Street, Tomball. 713-759-1133. www.hba.org

Saturday, Aug. 11
Attend a car show
The Magnolia West Football Booster Club hosts its first car show fundraiser this weekend. Modern, vintage and exotic cars that span over 50 years of automotive history will be on display. Raffle tickets, door prizes, music, food trucks and field games are also provided. 3-9 p.m. Free. Magnolia West High School, 42202 FM 1774, Magnolia. 832-795-6640. www.mustangfbc.org

Sunday, Aug. 12
Go to a wedding venue open house
Wedding venue Magnolia Bells hosts its open house this Sunday from 1-4 p.m. The venue will be showcasing its new venue packages and will provide food, beverages, an idea station, decor and vendors. The chapel, barn, bride's cottage, cabin and newly-completed outdoor ceremony space will be open for touring as well. 1-4 p.m. Free. 699 FM 1486, Magnolia. 281-900-3930. www.magnoliabells.com


The Tomball ISD board of trustees was named the Region 4 School Board of the Year for the 2020-21 school year by the Texas Association of School Administrators School Board Awards Program. (Courtesy Tomball ISD)
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School supplies will be exempt from the 8.25% sales tax Aug. 6-8. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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Tomball ISD will offer free meals to all student this upcoming academic year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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