Celebrate New Year's Eve + 3 more January events in Tomball, Magnolia

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will stock the lake at Burroughs Park with rainbow trout in January. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will stock the lake at Burroughs Park with rainbow trout in January. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will stock the lake at Burroughs Park with rainbow trout in January. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)

Dec. 31: Ring in the New Year

Tomball VFW Post 2427 and The Arabia Shriners will host a New Year’s Eve Casino Night at the Tomball post. Admission includes dinner, $500 worth of chips to play casino games and live music. Proceeds benefit the two organizations. The dress code is Texas formal. 6 p.m. (dinner begins). $50. 14408 Alice Road, Tomball. 281-351-2427. www.vfwpost2427.org

Jan. 1: Run in a New Year’s race

The Vintage Park New Year’s Day Classic includes 5K and 10K races for adults and a 1K for children as well as a virtual race option. All registrants will receive a race bib and T-shirt as well as a finisher medal. There will be age group awards and door prizes as well as food, mimosas and other drinks. 8:15 a.m. (adult races begin), 9:30 a.m. (kids race begins). Cost varies. 122 Vintage Park Blvd., Houston (in front of the Fleet Feet store). https://runsignup.com/race/tx/houston/vintageparkclassic

Jan. 13-14: Go fishing


The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department began its seasonal stocking of rainbow trout across the state in November, according to TPWD information. The TPWD will stock Burroughs Park, located at 9738 Hufsmith Road, Tomball, with 1,800 trout Jan. 13 and Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve, located at 20215 Chasewood Drive, Houston, with 1,190 trout Jan. 14. Times vary. The parks are free and open to the public. https://tpwd.texas.gov

Jan. 22: Celebrate health and wellness

The Way Family Dojo will host its third annual health and wellness expo in Magnolia. The event includes games, a bounce house, face painting, vendors, door prizes and a parent-child self-defense workshop starting at noon. The event is open to the public. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. The Way Family Dojo, 32818 Tamina Road, Magnolia. 346-345-7100. www.thewayfamilydojo.com
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.