Wine tasting, a ribbon cutting and more: 4 things to do in Tomball, Magnolia this weekend, Aug. 16-18


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Aug. 16

Celebrate Mel’s 25th anniversary

Mel’s Country Cafe is celebrating its 25th anniversary with face painting, popcorn, snow cones, a burger-eating contest and giveaways. 5-10 p.m. Free (entry). Mel’s Country Cafe, 24814 Stanolind Road, Tomball. 281-255-6357.

Aug. 16-17

Fundraise for the Tomball VFW

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2427 is hosting a two-day garage sale fundraiser. Tables are available to rent for personal selling. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (both days). Free (entry). 14408 Alice Road, Tomball. 281-351-2427.

Aug. 16

Attend a ribbon cutting

Cafe2Learn, an educational enrichment center, is celebrating its ribbon-cutting ceremony this Friday. The appointment-only center offers learning opportunities and experiences for all ages that are designed for individual needs and small-group collaboration. Refreshments will be served at the ribbon cutting. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Cafe2Learn, 32811 FM 2978, Ste. B, Magnolia. 832-296-1321.

Aug. 17

Go wine tasting

Taste eight different red and white wine varieties at The Empty Glass of Texas this Saturday, including chardonnay, riesling, pinot noir and merlot. 2-5 p.m. $15. The Empty Glass of Texas, 104 Market St., Tomball. 832-698-4722.

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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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