Bikes, blackberries and picnics: 5 things to do in the Lake Conroe area this weekend, May 17-19

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There are plenty of ways to spend the weekend in the Conroe and Montgomery areas, from visiting a gallery reopening to taking pictures with exotic animals.

Here are five things to do this weekend, May 17-19.

1. Ride a bike
May 17

Orbea bike brand and local shop Race Ready Repair are inviting people to try out six new bike models. 2-6 p.m. Free. 2500 S. Loop 336 E., Conroe. 936-499-7941. www.racereadyrepair.com

2. Pick local produce
May 18

Locally-owned P-6 Farms is holding a “U-Pick’Em” festival, inviting families to pick fresh blackberries and ride amusement rides alongside its farmer’s market. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $8.95 online, $10.95 at the gate. 9963 Poole’s Road, Montgomery. 936-597-6062. www.p-6farms.com

3. Party at the art house
May 18 through 19

The Lowery Art House of Montgomery is celebrating its grand reopening with food, drinks, music, henna artists and fire spinners. Donations accepted for two nonprofits. 2 p.m.-midnight. Free. 2833 Bobville Rd., Montgomery. 281-738-3362. www.facebook.com/TheLoweryArtHouseMontgomery

4. Have a picnic
May 18

Celebrate the grand opening of The Woodlands Hills Activity Center at its opening picnic with cooking and fitness demos, live entertainment and tours of model homes. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Free. 1460 North Teralyn Hills Drive, Willis. 281-719-6100. www.thewoodlandshills.com

5. Celebrate spring with animals
May 19

Take photos with exotic birds, mammals and reptiles at the Walden Spring Festival with face painting, food and games. Noon-3 p.m. Free. 11800 Walden Rd., Montgomery. 936-582-1022. www.waldenracquetclub.com

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Andy Li
Originally from Boone, North Carolina, Andy Li is a graduate of East Carolina University with degrees in Communication with a concentration in journalism and Political Science. While in school, he worked as a performing arts reporter, news, arts and copy editor and a columnist at the campus newspaper, The East Carolinian. He also had the privilege to work with NPR’s Next Generation Radio, a project for student journalists exploring radio news. Moving to Houston in May 2019, he now covers the Conroe Independent School District, Montgomery City Council and transportation.
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