Tomball ISD FFA show, a LGBTQ wedding expo and more: 5 things to do in Tomball, Magnolia this weekend, Jan. 23-26

Visit a LGBTQ wedding expo this Sunday, Jan. 26 in Tomball. (Courtesy Rainbow Wedding Network)
Visit a LGBTQ wedding expo this Sunday, Jan. 26 in Tomball. (Courtesy Rainbow Wedding Network)

Visit a LGBTQ wedding expo this Sunday, Jan. 26 in Tomball. (Courtesy Rainbow Wedding Network)

Check out a few events going on in the Tomball and Magnolia areas this weekend, Jan. 23-26.

Jan. 23-25: Support the Tomball ISD Future Farmers of America

The 44th annual Tomball ISD FFA Project Show takes place this Thursday, Friday and Saturday and features a variety of animal shows such as a rabbits show, turkey show and goat show, as well as a rodeo and live and silent auctions. All proceeds go back to the Tomball ISD FFA.

11 a.m. (Thu.), 8 a.m. (Fri.), 11 a.m. (Sat.). Free (entry). TISD FFA show barn at Tomball High School, 30330 Quinn Road, Tomball. www.tomball.ffanow.org

Jan. 25: Take free martial arts classes


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. www.thewayfamilydojo.com

Jan. 25: Enjoy live music, dancing

Attend the Diamonds & Denim Go Texan Dance hosted by the Houston Metro Go Texan Committee. The event for guests ages 21 and older features live and silent auctions, live music, and drinks and food are available for purchase. 7 p.m.-1 a.m. $35-$250. Magnolia Event Center, 11659 FM 1488, Magnolia. www.eventbrite.com/e/72144643571

Jan. 25: Recycle, shred papers

The community shred event hosted by Klein Wealth Management allows residents to bring paper documents to be professionally shredded on-site and technology equipment to be recycled. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. 1427 Keefer Road, Tomball. 281-370-0300. www.kleinwealthmgmt.com

Jan. 26: Visit a LGBTQ wedding expo

The LGBTQ wedding expo includes LGBTQ-friendly vendors, music, food, samples, wedding-planning tips and raffle prizes. The event is family-friendly, and LGBTQ singles, allies and couples are welcome. 12:30-3:30 p.m. Free admission ($5 donation). Ticket required. 19829 FM 2920, Tomball. 802-948-9646. www.rainbowweddingnetwork.com


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