Cook-off honoring veterans, fundraiser for animal rescue: 10 events in Tomball, Magnolia on Nov. 11-14

The city of Tomball will host Depot Day on Nov. 13. (Courtesy city of Tomball)
The city of Tomball will host Depot Day on Nov. 13. (Courtesy city of Tomball)

The city of Tomball will host Depot Day on Nov. 13. (Courtesy city of Tomball)

Nov. 11-14: See youth theater productions in Tomball

National Youth Theater will present two productions this fall with performers ages 8-19. Performances are held at Concordia Lutheran High School. Showings of “The Lion King Jr.” span Nov. 11-14, and “Wizard of Oz” runs Nov. 19-21. 2 p.m., 6 p.m. (Nov. 13-14, 20-21), 7 p.m. (Nov. 11-12, 19). $12-$15. 700 E. Main St., Tomball. www.nationalyouththeater.org

Nov. 12-13: Show off cooking skills at Cooking 4 Courage

Hosted by the Texans United For Freedom Foundation, the Cooking 4 Courage event in Magnolia honors veterans and first responders. The main event is a barbecue cook-off, and there will also be a dinner for veterans, a flag retirement ceremony and a concert by The Fantastics. 5-7:30 p.m. (Nov. 12), 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. (Nov. 13). Free (admission), $250 (cook-off entry). 19450 Unity Park Drive, Magnolia. 832-712-1760. www.tufffoundation.org/cooking-4-courage

Nov. 12-13: Peruse an art show


The Tomball Art League will present an art show open to the public with art for sale as a fundraiser for the Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library’s Friends of the Library nonprofit organization. Artwork will be on display by local artists in various mediums, including oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography and mixed media. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Nov. 12), 1-3:30 p.m. (Nov. 13). Free. 30555 Hwy. 249, Tomball. www.thetomballartleague.com

Nov. 12: Magnolia West High School football hosts playoff game

Coming off a 9-1 season, Magnolia West High School football will host Tyler High School in the first round of the 5A Division 1 playoffs. 7 p.m. $4 (students), $6 (general admission). 42202 FM 1774, Magnolia. 281-356-3571. https://events.ticketspicket.com/agency/a007201d-1044-40c7-908d-ba511a7e403d/events/b80be35e-8c71-48b7-be63-2272eadd492e

Nov. 12-13: Raise funds for Abandoned Animal Rescue

Abandoned Animal Rescue will host its fourth annual Night in the Dog House, when 20 volunteers and supporters will sleep in a kennel with a dog to raise funds for the organization. The dog barn will be open for guests to come see the volunteers, and the organization will also have a livestream on its Facebook page. 7 p.m. (Nov. 12)-7 a.m. (Nov. 13). Free. 32632 Wright Road, Magnolia. 281-789-4142. www.facebook.com/aartexas

Nov. 13: Learn about train history

The city of Tomball will celebrate Depot Day as part of National Model Railroad Month. The event will include history of Tomball’s Historic Depot, education about railroads and trains, and detailed model railroad displays. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 201 S. Elm. St., Tomball. 281-351-5484. https://www.facebook.com/TomballTexanForFun

Nov. 13: Drink beer, shop local

Lone Pint Brewery hosts its monthly Vendor Market Day, where guests can enjoy beer, food and live music and shop from a variety of vendors. Music will be performed by Anthony Pitt and The Dave Thomas Band. Reveille Barbecue and Poundtown Pizza will have food available for purchase. 3-7 p.m. Free. 507 Commerce St., Magnolia. 713-304-5069. www.lonepint.com

Nov. 13: Enjoy a fall fest at Chick-fil-A

Chick-fil-A Tomball will host a fall fest for families to come celebrate the new season. The event will include a petting zoo, and the restaurant will provide pumpkins and painting materials. 5-8 p.m. Free. 14314 FM 2920, Tomball. 281-516-7373. www.facebook.com/CFATomball

Nov. 13: Watch a movie at The Depot

Tomball will host its monthly Second Saturday at The Depot with a viewing of "Abominable." Guests can bring lawn chairs and snacks and enjoy the movie in the park. There will also be a table set up by Blue Jeans Go Green for guests to recycle their old denim products, such as jeans, jackets and shirts. 6 p.m. Free. 201 S. Elm. St., Tomball. 281-351-5484. www.facebook.com/TomballTexanForFun

Nov. 13: Free concert in downtown Tomball

The Cloud Chief and Co. band will be hosting a free concert and singalong at its store in downtown Tomball. Guests can bring their own beer as the band does a live recording of their music. 8 p.m. Free. 313 W. Main St., Tomball. www.facebook.com/CloudChiefCompany
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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