1. Take the kids to a painting workshop
This kids-only workshop for those ages 6-17 offers kids the chance to create unique masterpieces with the assistance of local artists. Noon-2 p.m. $35. Painting with a Twist, 1402 N. Loop 336 W., Conroe. Get tickets here.
2. Ride ponies post-Christmas
Ride the trails in winter with Lazy Hollow Farm. Bring a helmet and pack a lunch. 10 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. $80. W. G. Jones State Forest, 1328 FM 1488 Road, Conroe. 832-257-6642. Learn more here.
3. Catch them all in a mini-marathon cup
The Houston League Cup Mini-Marathon for Pokemon trading card players will be hosted at Cards and Comics Connection, 1717 N. Frazier St., Ste. H, Conroe. 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. $6 entry fee. 936-756-4839. Learn more here.
4. Party at the brewery
Help B-52 Brewing celebrate 100 new beer releases during 2018, including the latest two to be released that day. Noon-10 p.m. Free entry. B-52 Brewing, 12470 Milroy Lane, Conroe. 936-447-4677. Learn more here.
5. Party on New Year’s Eve
The Montgomery County New Year’s Eve Benefit of Hope murder mystery dinner party benefits nonprofits Orphan Care Solutions of Texas and Hope’s Path. 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. $99-$165. La Torretta Lake Resort, 600 La Torretta Blvd., Montgomery. 281-465-8122. www.mc-nye.com
6. James Bond News Year’s Bash
Go undercover at the April Sound Country Club with cocktails and appetizers, casino games including craps, black jack and roulette, and dancing. Plans include a DJ and door prizes. 8:30 p.m.-midnight. $75 and up. RSVP required to firstname.lastname@example.org. April Sound Country Club, 1000 April Sound Blvd., Montgomery. 936-588-1101. Learn more here.