TO-DO LIST: 16 things to do this month in Tomball, Magnolia

Magnolia ISD families, students and staff can honor veterans by placing flags in the Houston National Cemetery on Nov. 9 as part of Flags for Our Heroes.
Magnolia ISD families, students and staff can honor veterans by placing flags in the Houston National Cemetery on Nov. 9 as part of Flags for Our Heroes. Flags will be retrieved Nov. 14. Courtesy Magnolia ISD

Magnolia ISD families, students and staff can honor veterans by placing flags in the Houston National Cemetery on Nov. 9 as part of Flags for Our Heroes. Flags will be retrieved Nov. 14. Courtesy Magnolia ISD

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Celebrate National Model Railroad Month on Nov. 9 with model railroads and artifacts, children’s activities, music and other entertainment. Courtesy city of Tomball
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The event includes a 1-mile dog walk, pet costume contest, games, food, raffle and mobile vet clinic on Nov. 9. Courtesy Julianes Compassion for Critters

There are several events happening throughout the Tomball and Magnolia area this November.

Nov. 8-9: Support animals

Nonprofit animal shelter Abandoned Animal Rescue hosts “A Night in the •Dog House,” when AAR volunteers and community members spend 12 hours in a dog kennel to raise funds for AAR. Donations will be matched up to $50,000, part of which will go to free spay and neuter clinics. Community members are invited to visit during the event or tune into a live video on Facebook. 7 p.m.- 7 a.m. Donation suggested. 32632 Wright Road, Magnolia. 281-789-4142. www.aartexas.org

Nov. 8-10: Enjoy youth theater

National Youth Theater presents “Mary Poppins.” The cast is made up of students ages 8-19. 7 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.); 11 a.m., 3 p.m. (Sat.); 2 p.m., 6 p.m. (Sun.). $15 (presale), $18 (door admission). Lone Star College-Tomball Performing Arts Center, 30555 Hwy. 249, Tomball. www.nationalyouththeater.org



Nov. 8-10: Honor veterans

Magnolia-based nonprofit Texans United for Freedom presents its annual two-day Cooking 4 Courage barbecue cookoff with live music, vendors, live and silent auctions, and a children’s zone. 5-11 p.m. (Fri.), 10 a.m.-11 p.m. (Sat.). $5 (admission). Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 9333 Airport Road, Conroe. 469-626-8833. www.tufffoundation.org

Nov. 9: See trains

Celebrate National Model Railroad Month with model railroads and artifacts, children’s activities, music and other entertainment. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 201 S. Elm St., Tomball. www.tomballtx.gov

Nov. 9: Walk dogs

The event includes a 1-mile dog walk, pet costume contest, games, food, raffle and mobile vet clinic. 8 a.m.-noon. $30 (dog walk, contest entry). 30330 Quinn Road, Tomball. www.facebook.com/julianescompassionforcritters1

Nov. 9 and 14: Place flags at cemetery

Magnolia ISD families, students and staff can honor veterans by placing flags in the Houston National Cemetery on Nov. 9 as part of Flags for Our Heroes. Flags will be retrieved Nov. 14. Attendees meet between Section S1 and the pond. 9 a.m. Free. Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston. www.bit.ly/flagsforourheroes

Nov. 11: Attend a patriotic concert

The United States Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors present “The Greatest Generation: A Tribute to the Men and Women of World War II” to honor military veterans on Veterans Day. 7 p.m. Free (ticket required). LSC-Tomball Performing Arts Center, 30555 Hwy. 249, Tomball. www.lonestar.edu/arts-tomball

Nov. 11: Thank veterans

The Magnolia Historical Society hosts a Veterans Day celebration with military speakers, a musical salute and displays of military memorabilia. Steak lunch provided to veterans and spouses. Hamburgers and hot dogs provided for all attendees. 11 a.m. Free. 426 Melton St., Magnolia. 936-788-3389

Nov. 12: Attend a disaster preparation workshop

TOMAGWA HealthCare Ministries and Americares present a one-hour “Staying Healthy After a Disaster” workshop to discuss how to make healthy choices before, during and after a natural disaster. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Tomball Community Center, 221 Market St., Tomball. 281-357-0747. www.tomagwa.org

Nov. 14: Weigh in on attendance boundary rezoning

Tomball ISD’s District Zone Committee holds a public forum for residents to ask questions about the proposed boundary changes for elementary and junior high schools. The committee is charged with realigning attendance zones in preparation of a new elementary school in August 2020 and a new junior high school in August 2021. The committee will recommend boundary changes to the board of trustees in December. 5:30 p.m. Free. Staff Development Center, 1302 Keefer Road, Tomball. 281-357-3100. www.tomballisd.net

Nov. 15-17: See ‘Frozen Jr.’ on stage

Broadway musical “Frozen Jr.” comes to Tomball with a cast made up of students ages 8-19. The play is presented by National Youth Theater. 7 p.m. (Fri.), 2 p.m. (Sat.-Sun.), 5 p.m. (Sat.). $15 (presale), $18 (door admission). LSC-Tomball Performing Arts Center, 30555 Hwy. 249, Tomball. www.nationalyouththeater.org

Nov. 16: Eat barbecue

Teen and Family Services presents a barbecue fundraiser with brisket, sausage, ribs and sides. The event also includes a silent auction, cornhole competition and face painting. Proceeds from the event allow Teen and Family Services to provide scholarships for substance abuse services in Tomball. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $10 (presale), $15 (door admission). Main Street Crossing, 111 W. Main St., Tomball. www.tafs.org

Nov. 19: Solve a puzzle

Teens and tweens in grades 6-12 will work together in teams to find clues and solve puzzles to escape from “Jurassic Park.” Teams have 40 minutes to try to escape from an imaginary island. Two sessions will be held. 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. Free (online registration required). Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library, 30555 Hwy. 249, Tomball. www.hcpl.net/branch/lone-star-college-tomball-community-library

Nov. 19: Learn about mental health with Magnolia ISD

Magnolia ISD hosts a Parent and Community Engagement Night spotlighting mental health with a presentation by Dr. Crystal Collier. The event is open to MISD families and community members. 6:30 p.m. Free. Magnolia Event Center, 11659 FM 1488, Magnolia. 281-356-3571. www.magnoliaisd.org

Nov. 22: Learn to make pottery

LSC-Tomball Community Library joins with LSC-Montgomery to offer an intro to pottery class for young adults and adults. Attendees can make pottery using the coil method and should wear appropriate clothing, as they will be working with clay. Registration is required. Noon-1 p.m. Free. Children’s Activity Room, 30555 Hwy. 249, Tomball. www.hcpl.net/branch/lone-star-college-tomball-community-library

Nov. 23: See who is crowned Miss Tomball 2020

The Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce presents the Miss Tomball 2020 Pageant featuring up to 54 girls and women ages 15-19. Contestants are high school juniors or seniors within Tomball ISD boundaries and compete to be crowned the next Miss Tomball. 7-10 p.m. $20. Salem Lutheran Church, 22601 Lutheran Church Road, Tomball. www.tomballchamber.org

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.



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