Things to do in Conroe, Montgomery this November, December

Bird watching is just one option for Conroe and Montgomery residents to enjoy this winter. (Photo courtesy Texas A&M Forest Service)
Bird watching is just one option for Conroe and Montgomery residents to enjoy this winter. (Photo courtesy Texas A&M Forest Service)

Bird watching is just one option for Conroe and Montgomery residents to enjoy this winter. (Photo courtesy Texas A&M Forest Service)

Check out our noncomprehensive list of events in the area.

November

Nov. 23: The Texas A&M Forest Service will host a bird watching event at William Goodrich Jones State Forest. The event will go over the basics of bird watching. 9 a.m.-noon. Free. William Goodrich Jones State Forest, 1328 FM 1488, Conroe. 936-273-2261. www.tfsweb.tamu.edu

Nov. 23: The city of Conroe Parks and Recreation Department •is hosting its annual 5K Turkey Trot at Carl Barton Jr. Baseball Park. All racers age 5 and up are welcome. 9 a.m.-noon. $20. Carl Barton Jr. Baseball Park, 2500 S. Loop 336 E., Conroe. 936-522-3900. www.cityofconroe.org

Nov. 25-27: Young adventurers are invited to participate in a three-day Dungeons & Dragons camp. Participants can create their own character or use a prebuilt character. Lunch and snacks will be provided each day. Noon-5 p.m. $99. The Adventure Begins Comics and Games, 525 Woodland Square Blvd., Ste. 130, Conroe. 936-273-3223. www.theadventurebeginstx.com


Nov. 28: The Historic Hill House and Farm’s Executive Chef Joshua Slaughter will create a Thanksgiving meal with both traditional and modern elements. There are four seating options available: noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. $65 (adults), $40 (children), free (children under 5). The Historic Hill House and Farm, 3603 FM 1725, Willis. 936-767-3020. www.historichillhouse.com

Nov. 26: Learn how to respond to a traumatic event at the Bleeding Control Basic Course. The program is designed for people with little to no medical training to learn to provide initial trauma and bleeding control. The 90-minute course is open to 10 students. 10 a.m. Free. Saddle River Range, 4280 FM-1488, Conroe. 936-271-2620. www.saddleriverrange.com

Nov. 30, Dec. 1, Dec.7-8: Visit eight wineries in the area on the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail. Ticket holders will receive two wine tastings with a holiday snack at each winery. Tickets are valid for one visit to each of the wineries on either of the two weekends. Guests must schedule their visits with each winery an hour prior to arrival. Noon-5 p.m. $35. Multiple locations. 936-825-3669. www.texasbluebonnetwinetrail.com

Nov. 1-Dec. 9: The Montgomery County Food Bank will hold a holiday food drive for local families, children and seniors in need. Residents are encouraged to donate nonperishables such as rice, beans, canned meats and pastas. A full list of acceptable donation items is available online. Donation boxes are available at the Montgomery County Food Bank, located at 1 Food For Life Way, Conroe. Donations must be returned to Glade Gallery at 2000 Woodlands Parkway, The Woodlands, on Dec. 9. Free. 936-271-8800. www.mcfoodbank.org

December

Dec. 5: In celebration of Emily Dickinson’s birthday, the Montgomery County Literary Arts Council and the Greater Conroe Arts Alliance will host 20 poets who will read their favorite Dickinson poem as well as one of their own. The night will be led by 2019 Montgomery County Poet Laureate Dede Fox and 2011 Texas Poet Laureate Dave Parsons. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. 219 Simonton St., Conroe. 936-539-8879. www.greaterconroeartsalliance.com

Dec. 7: The annual Montgomery County Mistletoe Market is bringing hundreds of local artisans to the Lone Star Convention Center to celebrate the holiday season. Vendors will sell handmade products ranging from jewelry to clothing to home decor. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free (entry). 9055 Airport Road, Conroe. 936-538-8000. www.thelonestar.org

Dec. 11: First Baptist Conroe is hosting a Christmas festival with inflatables, free food, live music and a nativity scene. 6-8 p.m. Free. First Baptist Conroe, 600 N. Main St., Conroe. 936-756-6601. www.fbcconroe.org

Dec. 13: County Judge Mark Keough will give a county update at the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce business luncheon. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $20 (guests), $15 (members). Lone Star Community Center, 2500 Lone Star Parkway, Montgomery. 936-597-5004. www.montgomeryareachamber.com

Dec. 14: Montgomery County United will host its 10th annual masquerade ball. The formal event will feature a live band, door prizes and plated dinner. 6 p.m.-midnight. $35. 14135 Laramie Trail, Montgomery. 936-718-7860. www.facebook.com/montgomerycountyunited
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