TO-DO LIST: Take part in a history road rally through Magnolia, a 5K and a trail riders celebration in Tomball

Concordia Lutheran High School will host its annual Cruisin’ Crusaders 5K race and 1-mile run/walk. (Courtesy Concordia Lutheran High School)
Concordia Lutheran High School will host its annual Cruisin’ Crusaders 5K race and 1-mile run/walk. (Courtesy Concordia Lutheran High School)

Concordia Lutheran High School will host its annual Cruisin’ Crusaders 5K race and 1-mile run/walk. (Courtesy Concordia Lutheran High School)

Jan. 29: Hunt for clues

The Montgomery County Historical Commission presents its ninth annual History Road Rally in Magnolia, a history scavenger hunt. Teams have two hours to solve written clues by driving to historic sites in Magnolia, writing answers and photographing the sites. Participants receive a souvenir button and complimentary food and drinks. Trophies and prizes will be given to the top three teams. Noon-1 p.m. (registration), 1:30-4:30 p.m. (hunt). $30 (advance registration per vehicle), $40 (day-of registration per vehicle). Magnolia First Baptist Church,18525 N. Sixth St., Magnolia. 832-392-4312, 936-537-9070

Feb. 5: Run a race

Concordia Lutheran High School will host its annual Cruisin’ Crusaders 5K race and 1-mile run/walk. The event will also include live music from Concordia’s pep band, cheerleaders, children’s activities, vendors and coffee. The event is open to the public with prizes awarded to the top finishers by gender or age group. 8 a.m. (5K), 9 a.m. (1 mile). $25-$35. Tomball Historic Depot, 201 S. Elm St., Tomball. www.clhs-tx.org/5K

Feb. 5: Attend an auction


The Cypress-Woodlands Junior Forum is hosting its annual fundraiser virtually. A variety of items will be up for auction, including trips, dining experiences and wine as well as a virtual silent auction. The fundraiser benefits the Cypress-Woodlands Junior Forum, a women’s service organization dedicated to providing volunteer services, leadership and philanthropy. Preregistration is required. 7-8:30 p.m. Free to register. 281-379-1391. https://cwjr.home.qtego.net

Feb. 10: Sip and shop in Tomball

Multiple downtown businesses will host a Valentine’s Day-themed shop and stroll. Businesses will be open late for guests to shop and enjoy drinks. 5-9 p.m. Free. Downtown Tomball. www.fb.me/e/25fDCYRJZ

Feb. 14: Early voting begins

Early voting will begin for the March 1 primary elections. Registered voters in Harris and Montgomery counties can cast a ballot at any early voting center in the counties during the early-voting period Feb. 14-25. Races on the ballot include county, state and federal races. Times and locations vary. www.communityimpact.com/voter-guide

Feb. 22: Meet trail riders

The city of Tomball will host its annual welcome for the Sam Houston Trail Riders heading to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. About 100 riders will make a stop to meet residents and take photos. The event will include music and line dancing. Noon-2 p.m. Free. Tomball Historic Depot, 201 S. Elm St., Tomball. www.facebook.com/cityoftomball
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.