Groundwater updates, tennis and beekeeping: 5 things to do in the Lake Conroe area this weekend, July 12-14

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From Mario Kart to musical auditions, the Conroe and Montgomery areas are filled with events to keep the whole family busy.

Here is a list of five events happening in the Lake Conroe area this weekend, July 12-14.

Hear about Lone Star groundwater
July 12

Webb Melder, president of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District, and Secretary Stuart Traylor will provide updates and a progress report on the district at the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce. The district’s board of directors recently voted to appeal the rejection of its management plan. Lunch will be provided. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $15 for chamber members, $20 for guests. Lone Star Community Center, 2500 Lone Star Parkway, Montgomery. 936-597-5004. www.montgomeryareachamber.com

Play some tennis
July 13

In honor of the Wimbledon tournament, the Walden Racquet Center on Lake Conroe is hosting its own tournament. Participants are encouraged to wear all white. Lunch, strawberries and cream, and champagne will be provided by the All England Club. A community barbecue begins at noon. Competitors must register by 5 p.m. July 12. 9 a.m.-noon. $20 for members, $30 for guests. Walden Racquet Center on Lake Conroe, 11800 Walden Road, Montgomery. 936-582-1022. www.waldenracquetclub.com

Join a Mario Kart tournament
July 13

Try out your racing skills at 2nd & Charles’ Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tournament. All ages are welcome. Nintendo Switches and Joy-Cons will be provided, but racers may bring their own controllers. Noon-4 p.m. Free. 1306 W. Davis St., Conroe. 936-521-2027. www.2ndandcharles.com

Learn about beekeeping
July 13

In honor of its one-year anniversary, Winding Creek Apiary and Bee Supply will host famous apiarist Don “The Fat Bee Man” Kuchenmeister for a session on beekeeping. The session has limited seating and will also feature a limited supply of Kuchenmeister’s specialty queens for $35 each. Participants must register beforehand. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $60. 11680 Post Oak Road, Willis. 936-537-1952. www.wcapiary.com

Audition for a musical
July 14-15

Stage Right Theatre Co. is hosting auditions for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” at the Crighton Theatre. Monologues and songs are provided on Stage Right’s website. All are welcome to audition and are encouraged to memorize the materials beforehand. 7 p.m. Free. Crighton Theatre, 234 N. Main St., Conroe. 936-441-7469. www.stage-right.org

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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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