Harlem Wizards, Mardi Gras, ghost tour: 9 things to do in the Conroe and Montgomery areas this weekend, March 1-3

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Friday

1. Search through a spring cleaning garage sale
Woodforest is hosting a community garage sale at more than 100 homes. The event starts at the Woodforest Homefinder Lodge, 101 Elk Trace Parkway, Montgomery. Entry is free. 8 a.m.-noon. 936-447-2800. Learn more here.

Saturday

2. Texas Wildlife and Woodlands Expo
Celebrate Smokey Bear’s 75th birthday at Lone Star College, 3200 College Park Drive, Conroe. This free event with have interactive booths, hands-on learning stations, badges and patches, outdoor recreation, hunter safety, fishing, archery, and mini-lectures for urban and rural landowners. Free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 936-295-5688. Learn more here.

3. Go on a ghost tour at a winery
Cork This! Winery is hosting a haunted history tour. $20 (adults), $17 (students and seniors), $10 (children). RSVP required. 6:45-8 p.m.21123 Eva St., Ste. 100, Montgomery. 936-597-4030.  Learn more here.

4. Check out a Willis Warehouse Market
Texas Sweet Teas is hosting its first outdoor warehouse market with sweet treats, home decor, art and gifts from local makers and boutiques. Entry is free. 11901 FM 1097 W., Willis. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Learn more here.

5. Celebrate Mardi Gras
Montgomery Original Snoballs is teaming up with authentic Cajun food Kouzans Kitchen to host a Mardi Gras celebration with beads, a costume contest, crafts and music. Entry is free. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 832-334-2982. 14460 Liberty St., Montgomery. Learn more here.

6. Celebrate the grand opening of the Montgomery BeanPunk Coffee
BeanPunk Coffee, formerly Conroe Coffee, is celebrating the grand opening of its Montgomery location, long-awaited for its steampunk decor. Entry is free. 11 a.m. 936-701-1164. 401 College St., Ste. 170, Montgomery. Learn more here.

7. Fundraise at a spring gala
Montgomery Christian Academy is hosting its 2019 spring gala to raise funds for the private school with dinner, auctions and entertainment by Christian speed painter Lance Brown. $35. 5-9 p.m. 936-622-4598. 12681 FM 149 Road, Montgomery. Get tickets here.

Sunday

8. Watch the Harlem Wizards
Lincoln Elementary is hosting the Harlem Wizards for an exhibition game. Concessions and souvenirs will be available. $10 (students), $12 (adults) online or $12 students, $15 adults at the door. 4-6 p.m. Montgomery High School Gym, 22825 Hwy. 105 W., Montgomery. Get tickets here.

9. Go to the ballet
Texas Academy of Dance Arts is performing “The Sleeping Beauty” ballet at the historic Crighton Theatre. $10-$20. 936-441-7469. 1 p.m. or 5 p.m. 234 N. Main St., Conroe. Get tickets 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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