Moon landings, school supplies, family yoga: 5 things to do in the Lake Conroe area this weekend, July 19-20

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission is one of the several things to do this weekend in the Conroe and Montgomery areas.

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission is one of the several things to do this weekend in the Conroe and Montgomery areas.

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
July 19-21

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
July 20

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
July 20

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
July 21

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
July 21

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
By 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 works as the reporter for the Conroe/Montgomery edition of Community Impact Newspaper.


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