Volunteer with animals, go to open mic night, watch live theatre: 3 things to do around Conroe and Montgomery this weekend, Aug. 17-19


1. Become an animal shelter volunteer
Aug. 18

Join the Montgomery Animal Shelter at volunteer orientation at 10 a.m. This opportunity repeats every Saturday until Sept. 15. Free. Montgomery County Animal Shelter, 8535 Hwy. 242, Conroe. 936-442-7738. Learn more here.

2. Go to open mic night
Aug. 19

All musicians are welcome to come jam at Backwoods Saloon’s open mic night every other Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. Free. 230 Lexington Ct., Conroe. Learn more here.

3. Watch ‘Disney’s Newsies’ live
Aug. 17, 18 and 19

Christian Youth Theater is performing ‘Disney’s Newsies: A Broadway Musical.’ Showings are scheduled for 2 and 7 p.m., varying on the day. $16-$22. The Crighton Theatre, 234 N. Main St., Conroe. 281-580-4298. www.cythouston.org.

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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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