12 things to do in Conroe and Montgomery


Eat snow cones with the mayor

July 18

Grab a free ice treat from Montgomery Original Snoballs with Montgomery Mayor Sara Countryman. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Cedar Brake Park, 900 Eva St., Montgomery. 832-334-2982. www.mosnoballs.com

Remember the Beatles

July 20

The Fab 5 tribute band plans to play a ‘60s jams live concert at Cedar Lodge restaurant. 7 p.m. $35 (entry). 5454 Hwy. 105, Conroe. 936-703-5225. www.thefab5.net

Party for the moon

July 20

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with a space-themed costume contest, treats, a movie in the park and a video message from the International Space Station. 7-10 p.m. Free. Heritage Place, 500 Collins St., Conroe. 936-522-3906. www.cityofconroe.org

Celebrate local goddesses

July 25

The second Athena Leadership Awards luncheon is hosted by the Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $45 (individual). Madera Estates, 3201 N. Frazier St., Conroe. 936-738-7111. www.conroe.org

Plan a wedding

July 28

TownHall Texas is hosting a casual mock wedding and open house for people to view the venue, vendors and event setup. 4-7 p.m. Free. 12194 Sleepy Hollow Road, Conroe. 281-943-4244. www.townhalltexas.com

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Kids can paint

July 29-Aug. 1

New paint studio Wine & Design is hosting week-long, day and half-day Zootacular Artbuzz kids’ camp sessions for ages 7 and up. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $45 (day), $200 (week). Wine & Design, 202 McCown St., Ste. A, Montgomery. 936-463-1902. www.wineanddesign.com/locations/montgomerytx

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Listen to live music

Aug. 1

Conroe’s ongoing First Thursday concert series features Randall King playing in August. Beer and snacks are sold. Bring chairs or blankets, and outside snacks are allowed. Free. 7-9 p.m. Heritage Place, 500 Metcalf St., Conroe. 936-522-3842. www.cityofconroe.org

Run a 5k

Aug. 3

Southern Star Brewing Company hosts the sixth Run in Texas 5K Six Pack Series event, finishing at the tasting room. 6:30-11 a.m. $35 (early bird), $60 (race day). 3525 N. Frazier St., Conroe. www.runintexas.com/star

MISD back to work day

Aug. 9

The community can help Montgomery ISD teachers set up for the first day of school. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Lone Star Community Center, 2500 Lone Star Parkway, Montgomery. 936-276-2000. www.misd.org

Shoot guns for autism

Aug. 10

Nonprofit ASD Hope is hosting its third annual clay target sport shoot at the Blackwood Gun Club with prizes, snacks and an award ceremony. All proceeds benefit the Texas Autism Academy. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $125 (individual). 11400 FM 2854, Conroe. 936-441-4040. www.blackwoodgunclub.com

School starts

Aug. 14-15

The 2019-20 academic year begins for local school districts in August, with students returning to Conroe and Willis ISDs on Aug. 14 and Montgomery ISD on Aug. 15. www.conroeisd.net, www.willisisd.org, www.misd.org

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Enjoy a male style show

Aug. 15

The Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce is hosting its Real Men of Montgomery County Style Show with male models. Proceeds benefit the Montgomery County Food Bank. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $30 (individual seat), $10 (ticket to vote on a favorite model), $500-$1,000 (sponsored tables). Wiesner-Buick GMC Showroom, 1645 I-45 N., Conroe. 936-756-6644. www.conroe.org

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Jules Rogers
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Jules Rogers has been covering community journalism and urban trade news since 2014. She moved to Houston in June 2018 to become an editor with Community Impact Newspaper after four years of reporting for various newspapers affiliated with the Portland Tribune in Oregon, including two years at the Portland Business Tribune. Before that, Jules spent time reporting for the Grants Pass Daily Courier in Southern Oregon. Her favorite beats to cover are business, economic development and urban planning.
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