There’s plenty to do in the Conroe and Montgomery area this weekend. From a seminar on how to garden spring vegetables to some romantic activities leading up to Valentine’s Day, here are six things to do in Conroe and Montgomery this weekend, Feb. 9-11:
1. Participate in free spring vegetable gardening seminar
Family-owned business A&A Plants & Produce hosts a spring vegetable gardening event for Montgomery County residents. Frank McHugh, a local master gardener, will show attendees how to get vegetable beds ready, what vegetables grow best in the area’s climate, when to plant vegetables, and how to grow them. The seminar is for beginner and experienced gardeners. 11 a.m. Free. A&A Plants & Produce, 20698 Eva St., Montgomery. 936-597-5070. www.facebook.com/events/174132773315911/
2. Engage in the history of jazz
Celebrate Black History Month with Jazz Education Inc., a Houston-based leadership group, on Saturday, when the group will feature the achievements of African-Americans in jazz music. The group performs an interactive and educational storytelling of jazz music through history, highlighting prominent jazz musicians like Louie Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie and Arnett Cobb. 2-3 p.m. Free. Central Library-Montgomery County Memorial Library System, 104 I-45, Conroe. 936-539-7814. www.countylibrary.org/central.htm
3. Attend a romance novel workshop
2nd & Charles, a bookstore that opened in December, hosts a romance novel workshop event in preparation for Valentine’s Day. The event welcomes budding authors of all skill levels to attend and will provide tips on how to start writing a romance novel. 2-4 p.m. 2nd & Charles, 1306 W. Davis St., Conroe. 936-521-2027. www.facebook.com/events/348578908952528/
4. Listen to classical love songs from the Conroe Symphony Orchestra
The Conroe Symphony Orchestra performs at Conroe High School on Saurday evening for a special Valentine’s Day event, titled “Love is in the Air,” with featured violinist Douglas Kwon. The symphony is a nonprofit organization comprised of professional and amateur musicians who will perform romantic songs such as “Tara” from “Gone with the Wind,” “Simple Gifts” from “Appalachian Springs,” and “Morning” from Peer Gynt. 7:30-9:30 p.m. $15 (adults), $5 (children 12 and under). Conroe High School, 3200 W. Davis St., Conroe. 936-760-2144. www.conroesymphony.org
5. Live music
The Corner Pub
302 N. Main St., Conroe
Feb. 9 | Crew and Gilley | 9 p.m.
Feb. 10 | Arthur Toria | 9 p.m.
Pacific Yard House
101 Metcalf St., Conroe
Feb. 9 | Giovannie and the Hired Guns | 9 p.m.
Feb. 10 | Texas Blues Brothers Tribute and Show Band | 9 p.m.
The Red Brick Tavern
119 Simonton St., Conroe
Feb. 9 | Kelly Zwern with Diane Prokop | 9:30 p.m.
Feb 10 | Southern Disposition | 9:30 p.m.
Feb. 11 | Jim Sloan Trio | 11:30 a.m.
6. Live theater
The Crighton Theatre
234 N. Main St., Conroe
Feb. 9-10 | “Hello, Dolly!” | 8 p.m.
Feb. 11 | “Hello, Dolly!” | 2 p.m.