Apollo 11 celebrations and more: 6 things to do in Tomball, Magnolia this weekend, July 19-20

Watch real-time footage of the Apollo 11 mission at Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library.

Watch real-time footage of the Apollo 11 mission at Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library.

Discover history this weekend with several Apollo 11 celebrations and other activities to attend in the Tomball and Magnolia areas.



July 19

Watch real-time footage of Apollo 11
Enjoy cookies and beverages at the Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library for its Countdown to the Moon event, featuring real-time footage of the Apollo 11 mission and guest speaker Ed Malewitz, who is a member of the Johnson Space Center Astronomical Society. 3-4 p.m. Free. LSC-Tomball Community Library, 30555 Hwy. 249, Tomball. 832-559-4200. www.lonestar.edu






July 20

Get a recap of the 86th Texas Legislature
Meet elected representatives in the Tomball area, including U.S. Rep. Ted Poe, state Sen. Paul Bettencourt, state Rep. Sam Harless, state Rep. Tom Oliverson and state Rep. Valoree Swanson, and learn about the 86th Texas Legislature. 2-4 p.m. Free. Tomball Community Center, 221 Market St., Tomball. [email protected] www.yellowroserw.net






July 20

Enjoy discounts at Mercy House Global
Mercy House Global, a nonprofit that supports impoverished women around the world, hosts its first tent sale featuring reduced prices and special discounts. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free (entry). 5814 FM 1488, Magnolia. https://mercyhouseglobal.org






July 20

Fundraise, play kickball 
Play kickball in the fourth annual tournament for the Stay Dylan Strong Scholarship Foundation. The event also includes a silent auction, face painting, a dunking booth and water slides. Teams can be up to 12 players. All proceeds go toward college scholarships for Magnolia ISD students and pediatric cancer patients and survivors. 9 a.m. $25-$250. Magnolia Youth Sports Complex, 31550 Sugar Bend Drive, Magnolia. 281-841-1946. www.staydylanstrong.com






July 20

Celebrate Christmas in July
Deacon Baldy's hosts Christmas in July, featuring photos with Santa Claus, snow and pet adoptions from the Montgomery County Animal Shelter. Noon-3 p.m. Free. Deacon Baldy's, 5447 FM 1488, Magnolia. 281-650-2558. www.deaconbaldys.com






July 20-21

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of  the Apollo 11 mission
The Tomball Depot is taking part in a regional celebration to honor the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing mission and the NASA railroad. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (daily). Free. The Depot, 201 S. Elm St., Tomball. 281-351-5484. www.tomballtx.gov