Square dancing, 'Smallfoot' and 3 more events to attend in Tomball, Magnolia this weekend, Jan. 10-12

Here are a few events happening locally this weekend.


Thursday, Jan. 10
Take a square-dancing class
Tomball Sesquicentennial Promenaders hosts square-dance classes for all ages, featuring dance teacher Dennis Ray. Snacks are provided. 7-9 p.m. Free. Tomball Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2427, 14408 Alice Road, Tomball. 281-351-2427. www.vfwpost2427.org





Friday, Jan. 11
Audition for 'Shrek Jr!'
National Youth Theater holds auditions for "Shrek Jr!" for students ages 8-19. Audition signups are available here. 5:30-9 p.m. $225. Wildwood United Methodist Church, 8911 FM 1488, Magnolia. 832-455-0297. www.nationalyouththeater.org





Saturday, Jan. 12
Attend a reception at the local art gallery
DaVinci's Artists Gallery hosts its monthly art exhibit opening reception in Old Town Tomball. The event features artists Rachel Stella, Michele Patton, Linda Thompson and Debi Kuntz. Light refreshments are provided. 5-8 p.m. Free. 315 W. Main St., Tomball. 281-516-9595. www.davinciartistsgallery.com





Saturday, Jan. 12
Enjoy a free movie at The Depot
The city of Tomball hosts its monthly Second Saturday event with a showing of "Smallfoot." Games and activities begin at 4 p.m. with the movie screening starting at dusk. Picnics and lawn chairs welcome. 4 p.m. Free. Tomball Historic Depot Plaza, 201 S. Elm St., Tomball. www.tomballtx.gov





Saturday, Jan. 12
Watch a puppet show
The Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library hosts a puppet show and storytelling of the Swedish story "The Tomten" by teachers from Great Oak School for children ages 3-6 and their families. 10:30-11 a.m. Free. 30555 Hwy. 249, Tomball. 832-559-4235. www.facebook.com/tomballlibrary


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.