Depot Day, Tomball Toy Fest: 8 things to do in Tomball, Magnolia this weekend, Nov. 8-10

The city of Tomball honors National Railroad Month with a Depot Day celebration Nov. 9.
The city of Tomball honors National Railroad Month with a Depot Day celebration Nov. 9. (Courtesy city of Tomball)

The city of Tomball honors National Railroad Month with a Depot Day celebration Nov. 9. (Courtesy city of Tomball)

Nov. 8-9: Support animals

Nonprofit animal shelter Abandoned Animal Rescue hosts “A Night in the Dog House,” when AAR volunteers and community members spend 12 hours in a dog kennel to raise funds for AAR. Donations will be matched up to $50,000, part of which will go to free spay and neuter clinics. Community members are invited to visit during the event or tune in to a live video on Facebook. 7 p.m.-7 a.m. Donation suggested. 32632 Wright Road, Magnolia. 281-789-4142. www.aartexas.org

Nov. 8-10: Enjoy youth theater

National Youth Theater presents “Mary Poppins.” The cast is made up of students ages 8-19. 7 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.); 11 a.m., 3 p.m. (Sat.); 2 p.m., 6 p.m. (Sun.). $15 (presale), $18 (door admission). Lone Star College-Tomball Performing Arts Center, 30555 Hwy. 249, Tomball. www.nationalyouththeater.org

Nov. 8-10: Honor veterans


Magnolia-based nonprofit Texans United for Freedom presents its annual two-day Cooking 4 Courage barbecue cook-off with live music, vendors, live and silent auctions, and a children’s zone. 5-11 p.m. (Fri.), 10 a.m.-11 p.m. (Sat.). $5 (admission). Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 9333 Airport Road, Conroe. 469-626-8833. www.tufffoundation.org

Nov. 9: Browse vintage toys

Comix Cafe hosts the Tomball Toy Fest, a vintage toy show featuring a variety of toy vendors. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free (admission). 27620 Business 249, Ste. A6, Tomball. www.facebook.com/comixcafetx

Nov. 9: See trains

Celebrate National Model Railroad Month with model railroads and artifacts, children’s activities, music and other entertainment. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 201 S. Elm St., Tomball. www.tomballtx.gov

Nov. 9: Watch a movie

The city of Tomball hosts its monthly Second Saturday at the Depot event, featuring a free screening of "Free Birds." Games and activities begin at 4 p.m. with the movie showing at dusk around 6 p.m. Picnic baskets and lawn chairs are encouraged. 4 p.m. Free. 201 S. Elm St., tomball. www.tomballtx.gov

Nov. 9: Walk dogs

The event includes a 1-mile dog walk, pet costume contest, games, food, a raffle and a mobile vet clinic. 8 a.m.-noon. $30 (dog walk, contest entry). 30330 Quinn Road, Tomball. www.facebook.com/julianescompassionforcritters1

Nov. 9 and 14: Place flags at cemetery

Magnolia ISD families, students and staff can honor veterans by placing flags in the Houston National Cemetery on Nov. 9 as part of Flags for Our Heroes. Flags will be retrieved Nov. 14. Attendees meet between Section S1 and the pond. 9 a.m. Free. Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston. www.bit.ly/flagsforourheroes
By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball | Magnolia

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in the Tomball and Magnolia communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.



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