14 things to do in the Greater Houston area this Veteran’s Day weekend, Nov. 9-11


Here are a few ways to spend time in the Greater Houston area this weekend, Nov. 9-11, and celebrate Veteran’s Day on Nov. 12.

1. Opry on the Square
Nov. 9

Opry on the Square will feature classic favorites as well as new country music. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Sugar Land Town Square, 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land. 281-276-6000. www.sugarlandtownsquare.com

2. Cooking 4 Courage
Nov. 9-10

Texans United For Freedom hosts the “Cooking 4 Courage” fundraiser benefiting reacclimation of military members. 2-10 p.m. $5 (entry), free (children ages 12 years and younger). Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 9333 Airport Road, Conroe. 469-626-8833. www.tufffoundation.org

3. “12 Angry Men”
Nov. 9-11

Local theater group Stageworks Theatre performs “12 Angry Men.” 7:30 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sun.). $17 (students), $12 (seniors and veterans), $25 (adults). Stageworks Theatre, 10760 Grant Road, Houston. 281-587-6100. www.stageworkshouston.org

4. “Moonlight and Magnolias”
Nov. 9-11

Local theatre group Playhouse 1960 performs “Moonlight and Magnolias.” 8 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sun.). $18 (students, seniors and veterans), $21 (adults). Playhouse 1960, 6814 Gant Road, Ste. 116, Houston. 281-587-8243. www.ph1960.com

5. The Houston Gem and Mineral Show
Nov. 9-11

The Houston Gem and Mineral Society presents its 65th annual gem, jewelry, mineral and fossil show at the Humble Civic Center. Attendees can peruse and purchase a selection of jewelry, minerals and fossils. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sun.). $8. 8233 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble. 281-530-0942. www.hgms.org

6. Superhero Run
Nov. 10

This event features a 5K run and a 1-mile run through W.G. Jones State Forest. Participants can enjoy the Hero Headquarters at the event, which will feature sponsor tents, food, beverages and children’s activities. All proceeds benefit CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County. 7-10:30 a.m. $40 (general admission), $25 (1-mile race), $35 (5K race). The Woodlands Christian Academy, 5800 Academy Way, The Woodlands. 936-441-5437. www.casaspeaks4kids.com/newsandevents/superherorun

7. Santa’s Shopping Mall
Nov. 10

Clear Lake United Methodist Women will host Santa’s Shopping Mall, an event that sells Christmas gifts, hand-crafted items and baked goods from more than 60 vendors. The Elves’ Cafe will serve soup and salad, and there will also be a silent auction. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Clear Lake United Methodist Church, 16335 El Camino Real, Houston. 281-488-5110. www.clearlakemethodist.org

8. Winterfest Holiday Extravaganza
Nov. 10

The eighth annual Winterfest Holiday Extravaganza, hosted by Katy Rocks Inc. and Westlake Volunteer Fire Department, is a family event with food, live music and Santa Claus. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 19636 Saums Road, Houston. 281-492-0560. www.facebook.com/katyrocksinc/

9. Harvest Fest
Nov. 10

Enjoy music, farm animals, a pie-eating contest, bounce houses, sack races, food trucks, face painting, a farmers market, model home tours and fall photo opportunities. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 618 Vineyard Hollow Court, Richmond. 832-945-3691. www.harvestgreentexas.com

10. Kingwood Chorale
Nov. 10-11

Kingwood Chorale gives a performance commemorating the end of World War I. 7:30 p.m. $5-$20.

First Presbyterian Church of Kingwood, 5520 Kingwood Drive, Kingwood. (Sat.)

Atascocita United Methodist Church, 19325 Pinehurst Trail Drive, Atascocita. (Sun.)

713-854-5042. www.ihmas.org

11. Houston Salutes American Heroes Veterans Day Celebration
Nov. 11

This annual event honors military veterans with a 21-gun salute followed by a moment of silence in memory of the 100th anniversary of the signing of the WWI armistice. The event will also celebrate the 100th anniversary of Women in the Marines and will feature an American Heroes Parade beginning at 12:30 p.m. US Family Health Plan will also host a veterans health fair and will be offering free health screenings onsite. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Hermann Square, 900 Smith St., Houston. 713-837-0311. www.houstontx.gov/nov11

12. Veterans Day Tribute
Nov. 11

The Woodlands Township pays tribute to veterans at this event featuring a presentation of colors, musical performances, keynote speaker Brig. Gen. Henry Ostermann and a care package drop-off booth. 4:30 p.m. Free. Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

13. Veterans Day 5K Honor Run
Nov. 11

iThrive Network is hosting the Veterans Day 5K Honor Run and Mental Health and Wellness Expo. All proceeds go to five veteran women. 6:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $20 (general admission). 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy. www.ithrivenetwork.org

14. Veterans Day Walk
Nov. 10

The Westside Veterinary Hospital hosts its Veterans Day Walk at the Pearland Recreation Center. Those interested can register from 7:30-8:15 a.m. on the day of the event or in advance online. There are 4K and 1-mile routes available for walkers and runners. 8:30-10 a.m. $20. 4141 Bailey Road, Pearland. 281-485-9840. www.pearlandwalk.org

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Hannah Zedaker
Born and raised in Cypress, Texas, Hannah Zedaker graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and a minor in political science. She began as an intern with Community Impact Newspaper in 2015 and was hired upon graduation as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in May 2016. In January 2019, she was promoted to serve as the editor of the Spring/Klein edition where she covers Spring ISD and Harris County Commissioners Court, in addition to business, development and transportation news.
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