Beekeeping to '90s-themed costume party: Things to do in Conroe, Montgomery area January through February

Winding Creek Apiary and Bee Supply Store will host a class for new beekeepers Jan. 25. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
Winding Creek Apiary and Bee Supply Store will host a class for new beekeepers Jan. 25. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)

Winding Creek Apiary and Bee Supply Store will host a class for new beekeepers Jan. 25. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)

January

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

February

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

Live music

The Corner Pub & Deli, 302 N. Main St., Conroe. 936-788-2390 www.thecornerpubinconroe.com

February:

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

January:

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

January:

30 Mark Brown, 8 p.m.

February:

06 Buck Yeager & Mary Brett, 7 p.m.

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