22: Develop your business skills
The Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce will host a business workshop focusing on reputation management, including utilizing online platforms such as Yelp and Google. 7:30 a.m. Tickets vary. 505 W Davis St., Conroe. 936-756-6644. www.conroe.org
24: Learn about grant writing
Local organization Boyd Grants and the Montgomery County Committee Foundation will teach nonprofits about grant writing. There are 30 slots available. 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $35. 505 W. Davis St., Conroe. 832-229-7743. www.boydgrants.com
25: Be a beekeeper
Winding Creek Apiary and Bee Supply Store will host a class for new beekeepers with certified entomologist Lauren Ward. Ward has done research into beekeeping, including how to help hobbyists and commercial beekeepers. 10 a.m. $40. 11680 Post Oak Road, Willis. 936-537-1952. www.wcapiary.com
25: Flashback to the '90s
To start off the new year, Southern Star Brewing will host a '90s-themed costume party. The best costumes will win prizes. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Free (entry). 3525 N. Frazier St., Conroe. 936-441-2739. www.southernstarbrewing.com
25, 26: Find a new scaly friend
HERPS Exotic Reptile and Pet Show is coming to the Conroe area. The expo has various vendors selling pets and equipment. There will be educational spaces and auctions. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets vary. 9055 Airport Road, Conroe. 214-708-8305. www.herpshow.net
28: Find a job
The Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce and Conroe Economic Development Council will host the annual job fair at the Lone Star Convention and Expo Center. The purpose of the fair is to connect job seekers with company resources and companies currently hiring. 1-5 p.m. Free. 9055 Airport Road, Conroe. 936-538-8000. www.conroeedc.org
01: Eat some chili
Enjoy golf and chili at the Woodforest Golf Club and Woodforest Grille’s 17th annual Chili Bowl. The tournament begins at 11 a.m. $50 (members), $150 (nonmembers). 1199 Fish Creek Thoroughfare, Montgomery. 936-588-8803. www.woodforestgolf.com
08: Learn about special needs
Partners Resource Network, an organization that serves children and families with special needs, is hosting a conference at Montgomery County’s Central Library. The event will feature speakers as well as local resources and a youth panel. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free. 104 I-45 N., Conroe. 800-866-4726. www.prntexas.org
The Corner Pub & Deli, 302 N. Main St., Conroe. 936-788-2390 www.thecornerpubinconroe.com
01 The SAMY JO Band, 9 p.m.
14 Keith Michael Kallina, 9 p.m.
Pacific Yard House, 101 Metcalf St., Conroe. 936-703-5447. www.pacificyardhouse.net
25 Johnny and the Spinsations, 8:30 p.m.
30 Cannon Brand, 7:30 p.m.
31 Johnny Riley, 8:30 p.m.
The Red Brick Tavern, 119 Simonton St., Conroe. 936-539-2000. www.theredbricktavern.com
30 Mark Brown, 8 p.m.
06 Buck Yeager & Mary Brett, 7 p.m.