TO-DO: 9 events happening in Tomball, Magnolia throughout late July, August

Friendswood Development Co. hosts a triathlon for ages 5-15 with swimming, biking and running distances varying by age group on Aug. 15. (Courtesy Friendswood Development Co.)
Friendswood Development Co. hosts a triathlon for ages 5-15 with swimming, biking and running distances varying by age group on Aug. 15. (Courtesy Friendswood Development Co.)

Friendswood Development Co. hosts a triathlon for ages 5-15 with swimming, biking and running distances varying by age group on Aug. 15. (Courtesy Friendswood Development Co.)

July 31: Enjoy activities with family, support students

Stronger to Serve hosts Family Field Day, a come-and-go family event at Burroughs Park. Families can earn prizes for activities, such as tug-of-war, three-legged races and hula-hooping. The event will benefit low-income preschoolers and homebound senior citizens. The organization asks for a monetary donation or gift of 100% juice boxes as admission. Participants should fill out the waiver beforehand. 9-11 a.m. 9738 Hufsmith Road, Tomball. 936-337-3649. http://bit.ly/familyfieldday

July 31: Celebrate Christmas in July

Attend Quality of Life Chiropractic’s annual Christmas in July event with indoor and outdoor shopping, music, food and a bounce house. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 6910 FM 1488, Magnolia. 281-789-4182. www.qoflchiropractic.com/christmas-in-july-magnolia

Aug. 2: Prepare for back to school


Society of Samaritans, in partnership with Magnolia First Baptist Church, hosts Kids Fest where school-aged children can enjoy a bounce house, balloons, hot dogs and snow cones. There will also be 400 backpacks with school supplies and bags with personal hygiene items for students. Free. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 18525 N. 6th St., Magnolia. 281-259-8452. www.facebook.com/societyofsamaritans

Aug. 6: Shop local, watch fireworks

The Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce hosts its 49th annual Tomball Night. The event features vendors, a parade of lights along Main Street, fireworks at the Depot Plaza, and a health and wellness expo. Businesses stay open late. 5-10 p.m. Parade begins at 9:15 p.m. Free. 281-351-7222. www.tomballchamber.org/events

Aug. 11: Head back to the classroom in Magnolia

The first day of school for Magnolia ISD students is Wednesday, Aug. 11. All classes will be held in-person. 281-356-3571. www.magnoliaisd.org

Aug. 14: Eat chili, support a nonprofit

A chili cook-off for Operation Underground Railroad—a nonprofit fighting child trafficking—includes music, a bounce house and a magic show. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 32818 Tamina Road, Magnolia. 346-345-7100. www.thewayfamilydojo.com

Aug. 15: Compete in a children's triathlon

Friendswood Development Co. hosts a triathlon for ages 5-15 with swimming, biking and running distances varying by age group. Registration is limited to 300 participants. 7:30 a.m. (ages 5-10), 8:30 a.m. (ages 11-15). $55 (by July 31), $60 (after July 31). 34010 Highland Terrace Lane, Pinehurst. www.woodtracewildernesskidstri.com

Aug. 17: Start the school year in Tomball

Tomball ISD students will return to school Tuesday, Aug. 17. Classes will be offered fully in-person this fall. 281-357-3100. www.tomballisd.net

Aug. 20: Attend a concert

Celebrate the new school year with Magnolia Education Foundation’s back to school benefit concert. The event will feature the Charlie Riley Band and include dinner, drinks, dancing and raffles. 7-10 p.m. $55 (individuals), $90 (couples), $350 (table of eight). 11659 FM 1488, Magnolia. 281-356-3571. www.facebook.com/magnoliaedfoundation
By Chandler France

Reporter, Tomball/Magnolia

Chandler joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2021 after graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Southern California, where he was the executive editor of Annenberg Media. He previously interned with the company in Gilbert, AZ and with the Beacon Project, an investigative reporting team in Los Angeles. Chandler is originally from Laguna Hills, CA.



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