TO-DO LIST: 13 events to consider attending in January, early February in Tomball, Magnolia

Visit The Wilderness Farmers Market. (Courtesy Homer Allison)
Visit The Wilderness Farmers Market. (Courtesy Homer Allison)

Visit The Wilderness Farmers Market. (Courtesy Homer Allison)

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Visit The Way Family Dojo's health and wellness expo. (Courtesy The Way Family Dojo)
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Visit the Houston-region wedding expo. (Courtesy Rainbow Wedding Network)
Jan. 8

Kick off a new year at The Wilderness Farmers Market

The Wilderness Farmers Market celebrates its grand reopening after a break for the holidays. The event includes vendor giveaways every 10 minutes as well as a variety of food, and artisan and dining vendors, founder Homer Allison said. Guests will receive a raffle ticket as they enter to participate in giveaways, he said. The market is held indoors, regardless of weather, and is open every Wednesday. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free (admission). Behind Magnolia High School, 14310 FM 1488, Magnolia.

Jan. 13, 21 and 28

Preview the Tomball Innovation Lab

A group of Tomball-area entities celebrate the grand opening of the Tomball Innovation Lab on Jan. 28. The public innovation lab will offer advanced technologies for community members to design and produce a wide range of projects. All ages are invited to attend a 3D printing demonstration Jan. 13 and a laser-cutting demonstration Jan. 21. 4 p.m. (Jan. 13, 21), time TBD (Jan. 28). Free. Lone Star College Tomball-Community Library, 30555 Hwy. 249, Tomball. 832-559-4200.

Jan. 15

Run for election

Candidates wishing to run for election in Tomball and Magnolia may file for a place on the May 2 ballot beginning Jan. 15. Local elections include Magnolia mayor and two council seats, two Magnolia ISD board of trustees seats, and two Tomball City Council seats.

Jan. 16

Join a game night for adults

The Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library hosts its monthly Game Night for Grown-Ups events. Games are provided, but guests are also invited to bring their own. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. 30555 Hwy. 249, Tomball. 832-559-4200.

Jan. 23 through 27

Watch a Tomball High School production

The Tomball Stage presents The THS Coffee House with four performances featuring original works of songs, poems and readings from Tomball High School students. 3 p.m. (Jan. 24, 27), 7 p.m. (Jan. 23-24). $8 (online beginning Jan. 13), $10 (Jan. 22-27 during THS lunches), $12 (door admission). Tomball High School, 30330 Quinn Road, Tomball.

Jan. 23

Hear from ‘Mattress Mack’

Gallery Furniture owner Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale is the guest speaker at the Greater Magnolia Parkway Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards luncheon. The luncheon features the theme “20/20 Vision for the Future.” Chamber members and nonmembers are welcome. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $50 (until Jan. 10), $60 (beginning Jan. 11). Magnolia Event Center, 11659 FM 1488, Magnolia. 281-356-1488.

Jan. 25

Enjoy live music, dancing

Attend the Diamonds & Denim Go Texan Dance hosted by the Houston Metro Go Texan Committee. The event for age 21 and older features live and silent auctions and live music by Kenny Orts and No Chance. Drinks and food are also available for purchase, but no outside beverages are allowed. Proceeds support scholarships for senior students at Tomball, Magnolia and Montgomery ISDs. 7 p.m.-1 a.m. $35 (individual), $200 (reserved table for six), $250 (premium reserved table for six).

Jan. 25

Visit a health and wellness expo

Bring the family to a health and wellness expo at The Way Family Dojo. The community event features free classes for all ages, including taekwondo, women’s self defense and cage fitness, as well as vendors and door prizes. 2-5 p.m. Free admission. 32818 Tamina Road, Magnolia. 346-345-7100.
Jan. 25

Recycle, shred documents in Tomball

Attend a community shred event hosted by Klein Wealth Management. The free event allows residents to bring paper documents to be professionally shredded on-site and technology equipment to be recycled. Acceptable items will be posted at a later date. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 1427 Keefer Road, Tomball. 281-370-0300.

Jan. 26

Attend the Houston-region LGBTQ wedding expo

Hosted by the Rainbow Wedding Network, the LGBTQ wedding expo includes LGBTQ-friendly vendors, music, food and samples as well as wedding planning tips and raffle prizes. The event is family friendly, and LGBTQ singles and allies as well as couples are welcome to attend. 12:30-3:30 p.m. Free admission ($5 suggested donation). Reservations required. Grand Rose Events, 19829 FM 2920, Tomball. 802-948-9646.

Jan. 30 through Feb. 3

See ‘Guys and Dolls’

Wildcat Theatre presents “Guys and Dolls,” a Tomball Memorial High School fine arts musical. Five performances are scheduled. 3 p.m. (Feb. 1), 7 p.m. (Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 3). Cost TBD. Tomball Memorial High School, 19100 Northpointe Ridge Lane, Tomball. 281-357-3230.

Jan. 31

Watch a movie at the library

Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library hosts a screening of the movie “The Public,” a story about civil unrest between library patrons and local police in Cincinnati. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free admission. 30555 Hwy. 249, Tomball. 832-559-4200.

Feb. 3

Register to vote

The last day to register to vote for the March 3 primary election is Feb. 3. Residents can register to vote in the Republican or Democratic primary elections, which include federal, state and county positions.
By Anna Lotz

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. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in the Tomball and Magnolia 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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