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

Celebrate Mardi Gras and other events in the Lake Conroe area this weekend.

Celebrate Mardi Gras and other events in the Lake Conroe area this weekend.

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.
SHARE THIS STORY
By 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.


MOST RECENT

(Kaitlin Schmidt/Community Impact Newspaper)
‘I’m trying to stay alive’: Inside the life of an immunocompromised Conroe resident during coronavirus

Susan Brassard said her surgery has been temporarily cancelled because of coronavirus. But the longer she waits, the more worries she gets.

The employees of The Adventure Begins Comics, Games & More gather their characters together in "Animal Crossing: New Horizons." (Kate Looney/The Adventure Begins Comics, Games & More)
5 recent business stories from the Houston area readers should know

Read updates on how local businesses are reacting in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Many renters in the Greater Houston area may be faced with struggles paying rent amid the coronavirus outbreak. There are local resources located throughout the region that can help. (Courtesy Pexels)
Struggling to pay April rent? Here are some resources in the Greater Houston area

The deadline for April rent is looming as renters—both in public and private housing—in the Greater Houston area may be struggling financially in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

President Donald Trump signed a $2 trillion package March 27 to provide relief during the coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Sen. John Cornyn discusses provisions laid out in CARES Act

The $2 trillion package provides funding to help fight the virus and to provide financial assistance for Americans during the pandemic.

Initial claims for unemployment insurance rates are increasing across the nation in the midst of COVID-19. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Texas sees 77% increase in unemployment insurance claims during week ending March 28

Texas ranked fifth among states in the U.S. with 275,597 initial claims filed the week ending March 28.

The Lone Star College Small Business Development Center is located in the Lone Star College System Building. (Photo by Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Lone Star College Small Business Development Center offers free webinar for guidance on business loans

Webinars are available to help small businesses out from the Lone Star College Small Business Development Center.

The employees of The Adventure Begins Comics, Games & More gather their characters together in "Animal Crossing: New Horizons." (Kate Looney/The Adventure Begins Comics, Games & More)
Gaming stores create virtual connection during coronavirus outbreak

“They’re family. It’s more of a community than it is a job a lot of the times,” Looney said.

Here is what to know about rent, mortgages and utility bills during the coronavirus. (Courtesy Fotolia)
FAQ: Paying bills in the time of coronavirus

What to know about rent, mortgages and utility bills during the coronavirus

Texas Tribune: Some local elections in Texas moving ahead despite coronavirus spread

A handful of towns and special districts still plan to go ahead with their May 2 votes, arranging polling places despite calls from the president on down directing people to stay at home to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.

Lake Travis Fire Rescue is one of hundreds of emergency service districts serving millions of Texas residents across the state. Firefighters, EMTs and medical professionals said they are concerned about the availability of personal protective equipment as the coronavirus public health crisis continues. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
First responders, medical professionals across Texas worry about inadequate personal protective equipment supplies

In a survey of emergency service districts across the state, two-thirds of respondents said they were concerned about a shortage of equipment such as masks, goggles and gloves.

Montgomery County ranks No. 9 among the fastest-growing counties in Texas, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. (Courtesy Flourish)
U.S. Census: Montgomery County ninth-fastest-growing county in Texas

The county’s population grew 3% from July 1, 2018, to July 1, 2019, increasing from 589,770 to 607,391.

Superintendent Curtis Null explained that proms have been canceled, but seniors are still expected to graduate on time. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Conroe ISD lays out changes during extended closure

Superintendent Curtis Null explained that proms have been canceled, but seniors are still expected to graduate on time.