TO-DO LIST: Tomball Together campaign kicks off and 6 other events to attend in May

10 Days of Tomball Together, presented by the Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce and Tomball Economic Development Corp., is a 10-day campaign encouraging residents to support small businesses in Tomball. (Courtesy Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce)
10 Days of Tomball Together, presented by the Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce and Tomball Economic Development Corp., is a 10-day campaign encouraging residents to support small businesses in Tomball. (Courtesy Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce)

10 Days of Tomball Together, presented by the Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce and Tomball Economic Development Corp., is a 10-day campaign encouraging residents to support small businesses in Tomball. (Courtesy Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce)

Editor's note: Tomball's Rails & Tails Mudbug Festival has been canceled for Saturday, May 1, due to inclement weather.

Here are a few events happening locally this month.

April 30-May 9: Shop local

10 Days of Tomball Together, presented by the Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce and Tomball Economic Development Corp., is a 10-day campaign encouraging residents to support small businesses in Tomball. The event includes sales and special events as well as mystery shoppers handing out $100 to the first to identify them. Participating shoppers can also enter a raffle. Find the list of participating businesses and mystery shopper clues online. Times and locations vary. Downtown Tomball. 281-351-7222. www.tomballtogether.com

May 1: Celebrate new mothers


Quality of Life Chiropractic’s Bump Day Celebration honors moms and babies with educational vendors for new moms, entertainment for children, door prizes, a barbecue food truck on-site, and a donation collection of wipes and diapers for the Community Assistance Center of Montgomery County. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 6910 FM 1488, Magnolia. www.facebook.com/qoflchiro

May 1: Enjoy a Crawfish Festival

The city of Tomball’s annual Rails & Tails Mudbug Festival returns following COVID-19-related festival cancellations in 2020. The festival features live music, crawfish, Cajun treats, festival food and a kids zone. Live music from Bayou Roux, The Posse, The Gary Michael Dahl Band and Mango Punch is also slated. 11 a.m. (gates open), noon (music begins). Free (admission, parking). 201 S. Elm St., Tomball. www.tomballtx.gov

May 1: Vote in the Magnolia ISD election

Position 6 of the Magnolia ISD board of trustees is on the May 1 ballot. Incumbent Travis Moffatt and candidate Sharon Craig are running for election to Position 6. Early voting wraps up April 27. Voters must cast a ballot in their precinct on election day for Montgomery County races. 7 a.m.-7 p.m. www.elections.mctx.org

May 2: Browse a spring bazaar

St. Matthias Catholic Church hosts its 43rd annual bazaar with a barbecue dinner, live music, live and virtual silent auctions, Mexican bingo, a rockwall, inflatables, food and other activities. Proceeds from the event go toward building a new church. Noon-5 p.m. Free (admission). Behind the church, 302 FM 1774, Magnolia. 281-356-2000. https://st-matthias.net/bazaar

May 8: Browse vintage cars

First Presbyterian Church Tomball presents its annual vintage car festival with a May 29 rain date. Health and safety guidelines will be in place at the outdoor festival. The event includes Cajun music by The Barn Band, craft vendors, face painting and barbecue in addition to the car show. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free (admission). www.fpctomball.org

May 22: Support historical preservation, student scholarships

The Kohrville Community Association presents a community festival fundraiser with assorted food trucks, a waterslide, desserts for sale, a car show, a raffle, a DJ, face painting and other activities. Proceeds go toward historical preservation and scholarships. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free (admission), $10 (per car show entry). 10555 Spring Cypress Road, Houston. www.kohrvillecommunityassociation.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.