Here are some virtual, in-person events going on in Tomball, Magnolia this weekend, Oct. 16-18

The Northwest Houston Vettes and Rods will be hosting its second Corvettes for Cops event in support of police officers Oct. 17. (Courtesy Northwest Houston Vettes and Rods)
The Northwest Houston Vettes and Rods will be hosting its second Corvettes for Cops event in support of police officers Oct. 17. (Courtesy Northwest Houston Vettes and Rods)

The Northwest Houston Vettes and Rods will be hosting its second Corvettes for Cops event in support of police officers Oct. 17. (Courtesy Northwest Houston Vettes and Rods)

Tomball and Magnolia residents have a number of in-person and virtual event options to enjoy when making plans this weekend.

Oct. 16: 40th annual patriotic show

Tomball High School and Tomball Memorial High School will go head to head at Kyle Field in College Station this year for its 40th annual patriotic show in support of veterans. Tickets will only be sold online. Health and safety guidelines apply. 4 p.m. (gates open), 5:30 p.m. (kickoff). $10. Kyle Field, 756 Houston St., College Station. www.tomballisd.net/apps/pages/patrioticshow/

Oct. 17: Check out a corvette cruise

The Northwest Houston Vettes and Rods will be hosting its second Corvettes for Cops event in support of police officers. The cruise route will start at the Kroger shopping center at 8745 Spring Cypress Road, Spring, ad travel through The Woodlands by Market Street before ending at Wild Stallion Vineyards at 5969 W. Rayford Road, Spring. Dine-in or takeout options will be available as well as soft drinks, wine and food. 11:15 a.m. (depart). Free. Kroger shopping center at 8745 Spring Cypress Road, Spring. www.nwhvr.com


Oct. 17: Attend a concert in the country

Magnolia-based nonprofit organization Boots For Troops will host its fifth annual Concert in the Country event with performances by Easton Corbin, Sundance Head and Jake Worthington, among others. The lawn chair-friendly event will benefit the nonprofit organization serving military members and will also feature food trucks, vendors and children's activities. Noon-11 p.m. $30 (general admission). 32931 Wright Road, Magnolia. https://boots4troops.org

Oct. 18-23: Take a virtual walk in the park

This year's annual Sunday Afternoon in the Park event in Harris County Precinct 4 will be held online in a weeklong virtual event. Hosted on the precinct's Facebook page, the event will hold daily activities such as magic shows, helicopter demonstrations and craft activities, among others. 12 p.m. Free. Virtual event. www.hcp4.net


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