Partying, painting, Pokemon and ponies: 6 things to do in the Conroe and Montgomery areas this New Year’s week, Dec. 27-31

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1. Take the kids to a painting workshop
Dec. 27

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
Dec. 28

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
Dec. 28-31

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
Dec. 29

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
Dec. 31

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
Dec. 31

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 iviejo.bertrand@clubcorp.com. April Sound Country Club, 1000 April Sound Blvd., Montgomery. 936-588-1101. 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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