Diaper drive-thru, barbecue and more: Things to do this weekend in Tomball, Magnolia

The Tomball Lions Club will host its 26th annual Car Show Fundraiser at Tomball High School on Sunday, Oct. 25. (Courtesy Tomball Lions Club)
The Tomball Lions Club will host its 26th annual Car Show Fundraiser at Tomball High School on Sunday, Oct. 25. (Courtesy Tomball Lions Club)

The Tomball Lions Club will host its 26th annual Car Show Fundraiser at Tomball High School on Sunday, Oct. 25. (Courtesy Tomball Lions Club)

From virtual concerts to in-person car shows, here is a number of events going on in the Tomball and Magnolia area this weekend.

Oct. 24: Receive free baby diapers

The Tomball Pregnancy Center will hold a drive-thru giveaway for families in need of diapers for children up to 36 months old. Social distancing measures will be practiced, and families in attendance will be asked to remain in their vehicle to receive diapers and other items. 9 a.m.-noon. Free. Second Baptist Church–Cypress Campus, 29900 Hwy. 290, Cypress. 832-559-7817

Oct. 24: Attend a fall festival

The Grounds 1488 hosts its inaugural fall festival with a children’s business fair, various creative arts, an art show, vendors and food trucks. Proceeds from the event will go to further developing the artistic gathering space in Magnolia. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. $10 (prepaid family), $10 (individual day of event), $20 (family day of event). 11512 FM 1488, Magnolia (near Acton Academy). www.thegrounds1488.com/fall-festival-oct-24


Oct. 24: Back the blue with barbecue

Texans United for Freedom will host a Back the Blue BBQ Drive-Thru on Saturday, Oct. 24, in support of local police officers. The organization will be selling $10 barbecue baked potato kits, all proceeds from which will go towards the Montgomery County Precinct 1 Mental Health Division and Crisis Team. The event will also host a kickball tournament. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $10 (barbecue tickets). Unity Park, 19450 Unity Park Drive, Magnolia. 469-626-8833. www.tufffoundation.org

Oct. 24: Attend a virtual bluegrass concert

The city of Tomball will host its annual Tomball Bluegrass Festival as a virtual live music experience. Music group "Talk of the Town" will be performing virtually on city's Facebook page. 3 p.m. Free. 281-351-5484. www.tomballtx.gov

Oct. 25: See a car show

The Tomball Lions Club will host its 26th Annual Car Show Fundraiser at Tomball High School. The event will feature awards and several food options, such as Abby's Bagels & More, beef barbecue sandwiches and more. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Free (attendance). Tomball High School, 30330 Quinn Road, Tomball. 713-410-6542. www.tomballlionsclub.org

Oct. 25: Compete in a costume contest

The Tomball Local Community Market will hold its first annual Halloween Market and Costume Contest. In addition to local vendors, the event will also include a children's and adults' costume contest. Pets are also welcome to dress up for the event. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 425 W. Main St., Tomball. www.facebook.com/tomballlocalcommunitymarket


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