German Festival, outdoor movies and canoeing: 9 events to attend in Tomball, Magnolia through late June

Residents can canoe across the pond in Burroughs Park with Harris County Precinct 4 on May 27. (Courtesy Harris County Precinct 4)
Residents can canoe across the pond in Burroughs Park with Harris County Precinct 4 on May 27. (Courtesy Harris County Precinct 4)

Residents can canoe across the pond in Burroughs Park with Harris County Precinct 4 on May 27. (Courtesy Harris County Precinct 4)

May 27: Canoe in Tomball

Residents can canoe across the pond in Burroughs Park with Harris County Precinct 4. Two paddlers are allowed per canoe and must live within the same household. Participants are encouraged to bring their own flotation device, but equipment is provided and will be disinfected prior to use. 6-7 p.m. Free. Back of Burroughs Park, 9738 Hufsmith Road, Tomball. www.hcp4.net/events

May 27 and June 26: Learn to navigate phones, online meetings with library series

Harris County Precinct 4 Encore! and the Tomball Community Library host a virtual series to equip seniors to better understand phone and tablet technology May 27 as well as the basics of using online meeting platforms June 26. 1-2 p.m. Free (register online or by phone). Online. 713-274-4050. www.hcp4.net/encore/events

June 5: Play bingo in the park


Harris County Precinct 4 invites families to an evening of bingo in Burroughs Park. Families are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs; bingo supplies will be provided. 6-8 p.m. Free. 9738 Hufsmith Road, Tomball. www.hcp4.net/events

June 4-6: Visit the German festival

Following its COVID-19-related cancellation last spring, the Tomball German Heritage Festival returns for three days in Old Town Tomball. The annual event features ethnic and festival food, four music stages, a petting zoo, street performers, a carnival and rides, and more than 100 street vendors. Shuttle service from designated parking areas is also provided. 6-10 p.m. (Fri.), 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sat.), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sun.). Free (admission, parking, shuttle). 201 S. Elm St., Tomball. www.tomballgermanfest.org

June 7: Weigh in on a proposed concrete batch plant in Magnolia

An online public hearing is scheduled for a proposed concrete batch plant operator applying for an air quality permit with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The application is proposed for Buendia Concrete LLC at 1301 Superior Road, Magnolia, and has garnered more than 1,700 public comments as of press time. Comments can be submitted through the time of the public hearing in writing or online. 6 p.m. Free. Online. www.tceq.texas.gov/agency/decisions/hearings/calendar.html

June 11: Celebrate reading

Students at Magnolia ISD elementary schools can kick off summer reading with games, activities, books and snacks. Times are assigned by campus. 4-5:30 p.m. (Bear Branch, Ellisor, Magnolia Parkway, Smith elementary schools); 6-7:30 p.m. (Lyon, Magnolia, Nichols Sawmill, Williams elementary schools). Free. Magnolia Event Center, 11659 FM 1488, Magnolia. www.magnoliaisd.org

June 12: Enjoy an outdoor movie

The city of Tomball brings back its monthly Second Saturday at The Depot event including a socially distanced outdoor showing of the movie “Wonder Park.” Guests are encouraged to bring snacks and lawn chairs. 8 p.m. (movie begins at dusk). Free. 201 S. Elm St., Tomball.

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June 19: Enjoy old-style music, chili cook-off in Tomball

Guests can enjoy an afternoon of honky tonk tunes and a chili cook-off sanctioned by the Chili Appreciation Society International with teams coming from across the state to participate. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free (admission). www.tomballtx.gov

June 19: Enjoy face painting, inflatables

Family and friends can enjoy a day at Burroughs Park hosted by the Chase Realty Group with snow cones, face painting, inflatables, shopping vendors and a playground. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 9738 Hufsmith Road, Tomball. www.thechaserealtygroup.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.