11 things to do in Conroe and Montgomery this May and June

Sing with the kids

May 23

Bring the children out for a weekly family karaoke event at The Edge Restaurant and Bar. 6-10 p.m. $0.99 (kids meal) with the purchase of an adult entree. 15659 Marina Drive, Montgomery. 936-703-5041. www.theedgerestaurantandbar.com

View Films Outside

May 24 & 31

The Conroe Parks and Recreation Department is hosting outdoor movies showing “Ralph Breaks the Internet” on May 24 and “Ferdinand” on May 31 with snacks for purchase. 8:15 p.m. Free. Heritage Place, 500 Metcalf St., Conroe. 936-522-3906. www.cityofconroe.org

View an art convention

May 31-June 1

The Lone Star Art Guild is hosting its 2019 exhibit, featuring art from its members at the Lone Star Convention Center. Noon-6 p.m. (Fri.), noon-4 p.m. (Sat.). Free (attendance). 9055 Airport Road, Conroe. 936-538-8000. www.lonestarartguild.org

Play pickleball, drink beer

June 1

Play pickleball at Southern Star Brewing Company at this first-come, first-served open-play social mixer with an instructor on staff and matches being played to 11 points. 5:30 p.m. $14 (per pickleball player with one beer), $8 (under 21). 3525 N. Frazier St., Conroe. 936-441-2739. www.southernstarbrewing.com

Heal with horses

June 1

Horse and Soul is hosting a faith-based equine Speak Life Retreat, intended to help with healing by partnering with horses to build affirmations along with activities such as creating perfumes with essential oils and learning how emotions can impact unhealthy thought patterns. 9 a.m. $110. 10815 Anmar Drive, Conroe. 936-203-9312. www.horseandsoultexas.com

Act out at teen camp

June 3-14

Theatrical students can sign up for Teen Acting Camp for the opportunity to audition and perform at the Owen Theater in “Freaky Friday: The Musical.” 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. $200 (resident), $250 (nonresident). C.K. Ray Recreation Center, 1203 Candy Cane Lane, Conroe. 936-522-3842. www.cityofconroe.org

Have fun camping

June 3-Aug. 13

Weekly camp sessions are available for summer campers at Camp Fun Quest, a Conroe Parks and Recreation activity. $95 (resident), $118 (nonresident). Oscar Johnson Jr. Community Center, 100 Park Place, Conroe. 936-522-3906. www.cityofconroe.org

Taste local flavors

June 6

Sample delights at the ninth annual Tastefest, featuring local restaurants, caterers, breweries and wineries, including Cedar Lodge and Bartlett’s Distillery. 5-8 p.m. $20 (early registration), $30 (at the door). Lone Star Convention Center, 9055 Airport Road, Conroe. 936-538-8000. www.conroe.org

Pet, hold snakes

June 8-9

The Houston Reptile & Pet Show brings vendors with special reptiles and rare animals—some venomous—to Conroe. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $5-$15. Lone Star Convention Center, 9055 Airport Road, Conroe. 214-708-8305. www.herpshow.net

Check out cars

June 15

The fourth annual Conroe Cruisers Father’s Day Car, Truck and Bike Show also offers food, vendors and music. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. $30 (car entry), free (spectator entry). Outlets at Conroe, 1111 League Line Road, Conroe. 832-496-2748. www.conroecruisers.com

Get some guns

June 15-16

The High Caliber Gun & Knife Show is bringing hundreds of displays of old and new guns, ammo, parts, books, knives, coins and camouflage. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sun.). $7. Lone Star Convention Center, 9055 Airport Road, Conroe. 281-489-1741. www.texasgunshows.com

By 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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