Coffee, crafts and craft beer: 6 things to do in the Conroe and Montgomery area this weekend, Sept. 21-23


1. Learn self-defense at a networking coffee
Sept. 21
The Montgomery County Association Business Women is hosting a Conroe Business Builder coffee and networking event featuring a “Damsel in Defense” course led by Warrior Mindset! Melanie Michaelchuk. Wear comfortable clothing to learn moves. Free. 8:30-9:30 a.m. Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber, 505 W. Davis St., Conroe. Learn more here.

2. Drink more coffee at a night-time celebration
Sept. 21
Conroe Coffee is celebrating its five-year anniversary. 7-9:30 p.m. Conroe Coffee, 206 N. Main St., Conroe. 936-266-7632. Learn more here.

3. Break open kegs and run a 5k
Sept. 22
The Woodforest Craft Fest will roll out kegs from more than 20 breweries and host live music played by Louis Adams Band, Travis Lance and Sick Duck. Margaritas and beer will be available to buy, and the party will also include kid-friendly activities. The Beer Run 5Kish will kick off at 11 a.m. General admission is free. Christine Allen Nature Park, 5831 S. Woodforest Parkway, Montgomery. Noon-6 p.m. Get tickets.

4. Shop crafts
Sept. 22
Visit the Real Craft Show of Montgomery 2018 to see more than 160 local, small merchants. Live music, a raffle, a kid zone and adult beverages will be offered. $5 at the door, $3 in advance. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April Sound Country Club, 1000 April Sound Blvd., Montgomery. Learn more here.

5. Take your child fishing
Sept. 22
Catfish Bubblegum is hosting a kid’s fishing event with vendors and prizes at the Walden Marina, 12050 Melville Drive, Montgomery. Bring your pole! Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 936-232-4683. Learn more here.

6. Drink even more coffee
Sept. 23
Head back to Conroe Coffee for a fall holiday sign painting party to create custom Halloween or Thanksgiving home decor. Snacks and coffee available for purchase; bringing your own alcoholic beverages is encouraged.
$35-$65 including supplies. 4-7 p.m. Conroe Coffee, 206 N. Main St., Conroe. 936-266-7632. Learn more here.

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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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