Summer reading kickoff, go fishing: 5 events in the Tomball area this weekend, May 31-June 2

Harris County Precinct 4 and Harris County Public Library host a summer reading program kickoff event June 1 at Burroughs Park in Tomball.

Harris County Precinct 4 and Harris County Public Library host a summer reading program kickoff event June 1 at Burroughs Park in Tomball.

Check out these events happening in Tomball and Magnolia this weekend.

For more summer fun ideas, browse this list of 25 free and cheap things to do in the Houston area.


Friday, May 31
Give blood
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2427 hosts a community blood drive with the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center. Attendees receive complimentary Bahama Bucks for donating blood. Register online to make an appointment. 4-8 p.m. Free. Tomball VFW, 14408 Alice Road, Tomball. 281-380-5934. www.giveblood.org





Saturday, June 1
Summer reading kickoff
Harris County Precinct 4 and Harris County Public Library celebrate the start of summer with a summer reading program kickoff event featuring giant lawn games, crafts and story times. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Burroughs Park, 9738 Hufsmith Road, Tomball. www.hcp4.net 





Saturday, June 1
Attend Tomball ISD's graduation ceremonies
Students in Tomball ISD graduate Saturday at the Reed Arena on the Texas A&M University Campus. Tomball High School holds its ceremony at 10 a.m., and the ceremony for Tomball Memorial High School graduates follows at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are not required for entry. Seating is first come, first served. Read more here. www.tomballisd.net





Saturday, June 1
Go fishing at Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve
Fishermen and women of all ages are encouraged to go fishing with the Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve staff as part of Free Fishing Day hosted by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. A fishing license is not required. Equipment is provided. 8 a.m.-noon. Free. Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve, 20215 Chasewood Park Drive, Houston. 713-274-4299. www.hcp4.net/kmp





Sunday, June 2
Celebrate a groundbreaking
Graceview Baptist Church celebrates its groundbreaking of its new church campus on Telge Road with an event Sunday. Hotdogs and hamburgers will be served after the groundbreaking ceremony, and children's activities will be available—including inflatables, music and games. Guests are asked to RSVP to [email protected] or by calling 281-351-4979. 5:30-7p.m. Free. 21206 Telge Road, Tomball. www.graceview.org/groundbreaking


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.



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