From flying pets to their new homes to being an extra in a TV show, there are plenty of things to do in the Conroe and Montgomery areas this weekend.
Here’s a list of five things to do in the Lake Conroe area this weekend, July 19-20.
Fundraise school supplies
To prepare for the upcoming school year, the Conroe Chamber of Commerce is hosting a school supply drive, asking the community to “stuff the bus.” Through Aug. 15, buses will be located at various places throughout Conroe for people to bring school supplies to. During the weekend, Grand Central Park will be accepting donations at its home station. A full list of the most needed items and bus locations on weekdays are available on the chamber’s website. 170 Town Park Drive, Conroe. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.), noon-5 p.m. (Sun.). Free. 936-282-5135. www.conroe.org
Help fly pets to their new home
The Montgomery County Animal Shelter Texas will partner with nonprofits Operation Pets Alive and Wings of Rescue to fly animals out of Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport to Everett, Washington, and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Volunteers are needed to help load the planes and tend to the pets before they leave for new homes. 3-4 a.m. Free. 936-442-7738. www.operationpetsalive.org
Celebrate the moon landing
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of man walking on the moon, the city of Conroe is hosting a screening of “Apollo 11.” There will also be a space-themed costume contest, snacks and a video message from the International Space Station. 7-10 p.m. Free. C.K. Ray Recreation Center, 1203 Candy Cane Lane, Conroe. 936-522-3900. www.cityofconroe.org
Be an extra in a TV show
Film studio Reflective Media is looking for extras for a scene in its new production, “Breaking Strongholds.” Anyone age 12 and up is invited. Participants should dress business casual. 2-5 p.m. Free. Fellowship of Montgomery, 12681 FM 149 Road, Montgomery. 936-597-3949. www.breakingstrongholds.com
Take the family to yoga
Relax with the family at Alpine Yoga Life Empowerment Center’s family yoga. Parents and children between the ages of 3-11 will go through breathing exercises and partner poses. Noon-1 p.m. $20 for one parent and one child, $5 for every additional parent or child. Alpine Yoga Life Empowerment Center, 804 W. Dallas St., Ste. 1, Conroe. 936-978-0711. www.alpineyogalec.com