TO-DO LIST: 11 events plus football games happening through late September in Tomball, Magnolia

​​​​​​​Harris County Precinct 3 will host its 13th annual Kleb Hummingbird Festival at the Kleb Woods Nature Preserve on Sept. 11. (Courtesy Frank Farese)
​​​​​​​Harris County Precinct 3 will host its 13th annual Kleb Hummingbird Festival at the Kleb Woods Nature Preserve on Sept. 11. (Courtesy Frank Farese)

​​​​​​​Harris County Precinct 3 will host its 13th annual Kleb Hummingbird Festival at the Kleb Woods Nature Preserve on Sept. 11. (Courtesy Frank Farese)

Here are a few activities to enjoy through late September.

Aug. 28-29: Attend a home show

The Montgomery County Home & Outdoor Living show includes speakers, vendors and more than 200 exhibitors sharing products and services workshops on home improvement. Adventurist Angela Maxwell will also tell her story of walking 20,000 miles across four continents and 13 countries. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (Aug. 28), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Aug. 29). $9-$10 (at the door), $6-$7 (online), free (guests age 12 and younger). 9055 Airport Road, Conroe. www.texwoodshows.com/live-shows/montgomery-show

Aug. 29: Enjoy cars and drink cocktails

Houston Performance Driving will host a Cars and Cocktails event at Little Woodrows in Tomball. The event is geared toward high performing cars, trucks, hot rods and other vehicles. Food trucks will be available for guests. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 11241 Timber Tech Ave., Tomball. www.facebook.com/Houston-Cars-and-Cocktails-106893821615169


Sept. 9: Compete with other brides

Bridal Wars will host a Houston-area competition where brides to-be and their friends can compete against other teams to win prizes. Following the competition there will be food, drinks and other games. 6-9 p.m. $10 (brides), $15 (team members). 20125 Cedar Lane, Tomball. www.facebook.com/bridalwarsevent

Sept. 10-11: Attend a barbecue cook-off

The Texas Renaissance Festival will host the 12th annual Danny Dietz Memorial Classic Cook-off. A vendor market and food trucks will be open to the public starting at 3 p.m. Sept. 10. The cook-off will also include a concert featuring Robynn Shayne and Jake Worthington. Time TBD. $10. 11282 CR 302, Plantersville. 800-458-3435. www.texrenfest.com/events

Sept. 11: Commemorate 9/11

The city of Tomball will commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11 with a ceremony and lunch at The Depot. The ceremony will be held at the Gazebo at 8:46 a.m. with prayer and a flag raising. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and will be free for first responders. The city will also light symbolic lights at The Depot Plaza on Friday and Saturday nights. 8:46 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. 201 S. Elm St., Tomball. 281-351-5484. www.tomballtx.gov

Sept. 11: Support an FFA club

The Tomball High School FFA Booster Club will hold a social including live music featuring Jenna Katherine and Jason Allen, auctions and raffles. There will also be a special 20th anniversary commemoration of 9/11 honoring local first responders. 7 p.m.-midnight. $10 (students), $15 (parents). 14408 Alice Road, Tomball. www.tomball.ffanow.org

Sept. 11: Find a job at Ren Fest

The Texas Renaissance Festival is looking to fill 400 positions for the upcoming festival season. The festival will host a job fair at the fairgrounds for all positions, including merchandise sales, food prep, and game and ride attendants. 9 a.m.-noon. Free. 11282 CR 302, Plantersville. 800-458-3435. www.texrenfest.com

Sept. 11: Attend a hummingbird festival

Harris County Precinct 3 will host its 13th annual Kleb Hummingbird Festival at the Kleb Woods Nature Preserve. Guests can view as many as 100 ruby-throated hummingbirds, go on a nature walk, and attend various history and nature discussions. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 20303 Draper Road, Tomball. 281-357-5324. www.pct3.com

Sept. 17-18: Visit a livestock show

Magnolia ISD is hosting its annual Livestock Show with hog, lamb, goat and rabbit shows Sept. 17 and poultry, steer and breeding beef shows as well as a buyer’s dinner and live auction Sept. 18. The show begins at 8 a.m. daily. Free. 14350 FM 1488, Magnolia. 281-356-3571. www.magnoliaisd.org

Sept. 18: Get Groovy

Enjoy Tomball’s annual GroovFest with live music, food, vendors, a kids zone, a Volkswagen Show, and contests and giveaways. Live music will begin at noon with The Fab 5, Doors ReOpened and The Vinyl Stripes. 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Free. 201 S. Elm St., Tomball. 281-222-4775. www.tomballtx.gov

Sept. 25: Shop local

The Fall Fest Crafters and Artisans Market features local vendors. The first 150 kids will receive a free small pumpkin they can decorate. The event will also include free pictures at a pumpkin patch, face painting and a bounce house. For admission, guests are asked to donate $1; a can of corn, peas or sweet potatoes; or recycled e-waste. Noon-4 p.m. 11659 FM 1488, Magnolia. 281-356-1488. www.greatermagnoliaparkwaycc.org

Friday Night Lights



With classes back in session for Tomball and Magnolia ISDs, high school football has also returned. Here are each high school’s home games in September.


Tomball ISD

20235 Cypress Rosehill Road, Tomball

281-357-3170

www.tomballisd.net

Sept. 3: Tomball High School vs. Nimitz (7 p.m.)

Sept. 10: Tomball vs. Port Noche Groves (7:30 p.m.)

Sept. 24: Tomball High School vs. Tomball Memorial (Patriotic Game, 7 p.m.)

Magnolia High School

14350 FM 1488, Magnolia

281-356-3572

www.magnoliahighathletics.com

Sept. 17: vs. Lufkin (7 p.m.)

Magnolia West High School

42202 FM 1774, Magnolia

281-356-3571

www.magnoliawestathletics.com

Sept. 17: vs. Cleveland (7 p.m.)
By Chandler France

Reporter, Tomball/Magnolia

Chandler joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2021 after graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Southern California, where he was the executive editor of Annenberg Media. He previously interned with the company in Gilbert, AZ and with the Beacon Project, an investigative reporting team in Los Angeles. Chandler is originally from Laguna Hills, CA.



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