Things to do in Conroe and Montgomery in December and January

Conroe Coffee hosts a monthly art experience, at which select artists showcase their work.

Conroe Coffee hosts a monthly art experience, at which select artists showcase their work.

Your ultimate local guide for events, business openings, meetings and more in the months of December and January.


Dec. 29
Check out an art showcase


Conroe Coffee hosts a monthly art experience, at which select artists showcase their work. December’s artist is local photographer Diana Bourdier and her project, “Life Beneath the Pines.” Bourdier’s photos are largely unedited and printed straight from the camera onto cotton rag paper and metal. 6-9 p.m. Free. Conroe Coffee, 206 N. Main St., Conroe. 936-266-7632. www.conroecoffee.com







Dec. 31
Kick off 2018 with pianos


Pacific Yard House hosts a New Year’s Eve celebration featuring a dueling piano performance, a three-course dinner and a champagne toast at midnight. 6 p.m.-midnight. $60. Pacific Yard House, 101 Metcalf St., Conroe. 936-703-5447. www.pacificyardhouse.com







Dec. 31
Celebrate the new year


The Walden Community Improvement Association hosts a New Year’s Eve gala, featuring dinner, drinks and dessert.
6 p.m.-12:15 a.m. $95 (adults), $50 (age 10 and younger). Walden Yacht Club on Lake Conroe, 13101 Melville Drive, Montgomery. 936-582-4222. www.waldenyachtclub.com







Dec. 22 - Jan. 1
Offices close for holidays


The cities of Montgomery and Willis, and Montgomery County offices are closed in observance of the Christmas holiday on Dec. 25-26 and for New Year’s Day on Jan. 1.


City of Conroe offices are closed on
Dec. 22, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.







Jan. 12
City offers kids activities


Conroe Parks and Recreation Department hosts the monthly Fresh Fridays event where children can participate in organized activities. 7-11 p.m. $6 (residents). Oscar Johnson, Jr. Community Center, 100 Park Place, Conroe.
935-522-3960. www.cityofconroe.org







Jan. 13
Go Texan fundraiser benefits local students


The Metro Go Texan CWW Subcommittee of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo hosts the annual Boots, Buckles and Books, Dinner, Dance & Auction fundraiser, featuring a barbecue dinner and live music. 7-11 p.m. $35 (admission). Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 9201 Airport Road, Conroe. 713-822-8648. www.eventbrite.com







Jan. 18-20
Enhance artistic skills at Conroe Art League workshop


Houston-based artist Anne Byrd teaches a three-day workshop for colored pencils and wax pastels. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $235. Conroe Art League Gallery, 127 Simonton St., Conroe. 936-756-9572.
www.conroeartleague.com/workshops







Live theater

THE CRIGHTON THEATRE
234 N. Main St., Conroe
936-441-7469
www.crightontheatre.org


December


19 Texas Christmas with Asleep at the Wheel, 7 p.m.


21 Christmas Time in Texas with the Three Texan Tenors, 7 p.m.


January


13 The Jazz Connection, A Night of Big Band Music, 7 p.m







Live music


THE CORNER PUB
302 N. Main St., Conroe
936-788-2390
www.thecornerpubinconroe.com


December


21 FarLand Jams with Adam McFarland, 9 p.m.
22 The New Offenders, 9 p.m.
23 Glen Tate 9 p.m.
28 Josh Pitt, 9 p.m.
29 Keith Michael Kallina, 9 p.m.


THE RED BRICK TAVERN
119 Simonton St., Conroe
936-539-2000
www.theredbricktavern.com


December


22 Clayton Gardner, 9:30 p.m.
28 Buck Yeager with Nick Sterling, 8 p.m.
29 JJ and The Stoneponies, 9:30 p.m.
30 Matthew Castillo with Bradley Banning, 9:30 p.m.


January


11 Jeff Ruby with Buck Yeager, 8 p.m.
20 Jason Michael, 9:30 p.m.






MOST RECENT

The new location will be the second for the franchise in the area, with the first being in Spring since 2005. (Courtesy Bruster's Real Ice Cream)
Bruster's Real Ice Cream anticipates November opening near Xscape Theatre

The new location will be the second for the franchise in the area, with the first being in Spring since 2005.

Cpl. Lonnie Bruce Harrison, (right) Gov. Greg Abbott and members of the Montgomery County Constable Precinct 5 Office gather at the Star of Texas Awards where Harrison was a recipient. (Courtesy of Montgomery County Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley's office)
Montgomery County peace officer wins Star of Texas Award

Cpl. Lonnie Bruce Harrison was one of 46 winners of the award, which Gov. Greg Abbott personally presented to him in Austin.

The cities of Conroe, Montgomery and Willis are slated to receive a total of nearly $18 million in federal funds to assist with COVID-19 fiscal recovery. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Conroe Crossroads Festival coming to downtown in April 2022

The inaugural festival will feature over 40 shows with artists of various genres.

graphic
DATA: How population changed in Texas counties between census counts in 2010, 2020

Texas added nearly four million people between 2010 and 2020, according to the latest Census data.

The weekly market will debut with about 20 vendors on Oct. 16. (Courtesy Joshua Reed)
Weekly Montgomery Farmers Market to debut in mid-October in Ransom's Steakhouse parking lot

The farmers market will be an offshoot of the Sanctuary Blueberry Farm in Montgomery.

The Friends of Conroe Inc. will present the Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival on Oct. 8-10. (Courtesy Visit Conroe)
TO-DO: 13 fall events to attend in Conroe, Montgomery

Check out these 13 events this fall in Conroe and Montgomery, from a wine festival to holiday markets and historical commemorations.

The Texas Department of Transportation is planning to install medians along 5.8 miles of FM 1092 from Hwy. 59 to Hwy. 6 in Missouri City. (Courtesy Fotolia)
As FM 1092 median project goes out to bid, some Missouri City Council Members still object

Construction on the project to install medians on FM 1092—also known as Murphy Road—is expected to begin in the winter and last for seven months, according to officials with TxDOT.

The business offers battery, lighting, smart home and key fob selections, and phone repair services. (Courtesy Batteries   Bulbs)
Batteries + Bulbs coming soon to Montgomery

The business offers battery, lighting, smart home and key fob selections, and phone repair services.

Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough tours the COVID-19 antibody infusion center that opened Aug. 16.
(Courtesy Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough on Facebook)
Federal policy change reduces COVID-19 antibody treatment drugs coming to Montgomery County infusion center

A change in how the federal government distributes the monoclonal antibody treatment means a change for regional antibody centers administering treatments.

The 10,500-square-foot Dogtopia facility will span five open playrooms for dogs to enjoy. (Courtesy John Ledbetter)
Dogtopia opening day care facility for high-energy dogs on Durango Creek Drive

Owner John Ledbetter said the new Magnolia location will include five open playrooms for dogs.

Entergy Texas crews and contractors are working to restore power safely and quickly while following COVID-19 guidelines, according to a news release from Entergy Texas. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Here is when Entergy will restore power to Montgomery County customers following Tropical Storm Nicholas

Entergy says most customers to have power restored Sept. 14, with hardest-hit areas set to regain power by Sept. 15.

Montgomery Mayor Sara Countryman provided updates on the city's economic growth and planned projects during a Montgomery Chamber of Commerce lunch Sept. 10. (Community Impact staff)
Montgomery Mayor Sara Countryman provides economic updates, highlights upcoming projects during chamber luncheon

Upcoming projects include the construction of one mile of sidewalk, and a change in traffic flow at the intersection of Buffalo Springs Drive and Lone Star Parkway.