WEEKEND ROUNDUP: 7 things to do in Tomball, Magnolia this weekend, Nov. 1-3


Here are a few ways for Tomball and Magnolia residents to spend the weekend, from cheering at the Magnolia Bowl football game to shopping at a local holiday market.

Thursday, Nov. 1

Paint for a cause

Tomagwa HealthCare Ministries hosts a Brush, Bid & Benefit painting party. The party includes a painting class taught by Easel Street, appetizers, wine and a steak dinner as well as a silent auction and a raffle. 3-6 p.m. $75. Gleannloch Pines Golf Club, Spring. 832-559-5227. www.tomagwa.org

Thursday, Nov. 1

Attend Whataburger’s battle of the bands

Witness a performance showdown between Magnolia High School and Magnolia West High School bands in Whataburger’s Whata Challenge. One band receives a $500 donation for their performance, and the winning band earns a $1,000 grand prize. In addition to the Whata Challenge, the two school drumlines will face off and the winner, determined by the crowd, wins a free Whataburger breakfast for the entire band. 7-9 p.m. Free. Whataburger, 6203 FM 1488, Magnolia. 210-476- 6547. www.whataburger.com

Friday, Nov. 2

Watch the Magnolia Bowl

The Magnolia High School and Magnolia West High School rivalry football game, Magnolia Bowl, takes place this Friday. The Magnolia Rotary Club hosts a tailgate prior to the game from 4-7 p.m., which will include food, vendors and activities. Kickoff begins at 7:30 p.m. $4-$6. Magnolia High School, 14350 FM 1488, Magnolia. 281-356-3572. https://gofan.co/app/school/TX72385

Friday, Nov. 2-Saturday, Nov. 3

Buy custom Christmas decorations

The Blvd Boutik invites Tomball residents to its two-day Christmas open house. The boutique has 13 decorated, themed trees for guests to enjoy, and employees can make custom wreaths and bowls for customers. Christmas sangria and appetizers also provided. 10 a.m. (Fri.), 4 p.m. (Sat.). The Blvd Boutik, 25241 FM 2978, Ste. H, Tomball. 281-516-7996. www.theblvdboutik.com

Saturday, Nov. 3

Go digging at Kleb Woods Nature Center

Kleb Woods Nature Center’s Diggin’ Old Stuff event takes place this Saturday. Visitors can celebrate early Texas culture with historians, blacksmiths and woodworkers; pick and comb cotton; make their own bandanas and candles; play 19th-century games; and see historical artifacts. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Kleb Woods Nature Center, 20303 Draper Road, Tomball. 281-357-5324. www.pct3.com

Saturday, Nov. 3

Attend a grand reopening

Fontenot’s Cajun Meats holds its grand reopening ceremony, featuring the eatery’s smoked meats, live music and craft beer from breweries such as Bearded Fox Brewing Co. and Ingenious Brewing. Noon-6 p.m. Free. Fontenot’s Cajun Meats, 11715 Spring Cypress Road, Ste. A, Tomball. 346-234-9933. www.facebook.com/fontenotscajunmeats

Saturday, Nov. 3

Shop local for the holidays

The Concordia Cheerleading Program hosts its first Holiday Cheer Market featuring crafts, gifts, jewelry and apparel from local vendors. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $1 admission. Concordia Lutheran High School, 700 E. Main St., Tomball. 281-351-2547. www.clhs-tx.org

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Kara McIntyre
Kara started with Community Impact Newspaper as the summer intern for the south Houston office in June 2018 after graduating with a bachelor's degree in mass communication from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She became the Tomball/Magnolia reporter in September 2018. Prior to CI, Kara served as the editor-in-chief of The Wichitan—Midwestern State University's student-run campus newspaper—and interned with both the Wichita Adult Literacy Council and VeepWorks.
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