Fine art, 5K: 5 things to do in the Conroe and Montgomery area this weekend, Feb. 8-10

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There are plenty of events going on in the Conroe and Montgomery area this weekend, Feb. 8-10. Check out grand openings for new businesses, celebrate with the chamber, run a 5K or shop local before Valentine’s Day.

Feb. 8-10
View, buy fine art

The Oil Painters Fine Art Group is hosting an art show with an opening reception to be held Feb. 8 from 5-8 p.m. 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. (Feb. 8-9),  noon-3 p.m. (Feb. 10). Free. Conroe Art League, 127 Simonton St., Conroe. 713-594-5332. www.oilpaintersofamerica.com

Feb. 8
Celebrate MACC’s 200 party

The Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce is celebrating having 200 members Feb. 8. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers. Lone Star Community Center, 2500 Lone Star Parkway, Montgomery. 936-597-5004. www.montgomeryareachamber.com

Feb. 9
Run or walk a 5K

The third annual Miles for Meals 5K Run & Walk is a family- and dog-friendly event. Registration supports homebound seniors in Montgomery County. 8 a.m. (check-in), 10 a.m. (race). $45. B-52 Brewery Co., 12470 Milroy Lane, Conroe. 936-756-5828. www.mowmc.org/miles-for-meals-5k

Feb. 9
Grand opening of BeanPunk Coffee and Vernele’s Bayou Bakery

The grand opening of the Conroe location of BeanPunk Coffee, formerly Conroe Coffee, includes a kickoff with its in-house bakery, Vernele’s Bayou Bakery. Enjoy live music and a magic show. 11 a.m. Free. 330 N. Main St., Conroe. 936-266-7632. www.facebook.com/beanpunkcoffeeconroetx

Feb. 10
Shop local vendors

The Montgomery Marketplace is open Feb. 10 with all types of local vendors. Entry is free. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 13736 FM 2854, Montgomery. 936-587-0517. www.montgomerymarketplacetx.com

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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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