Shakespeare, dirt bikes and school supplies: 5 things to do in the Lake Conroe area this weekend, Aug. 2-4

Getting free school supplies is just one of the many things to do this weekend in the Conroe and Montgomery areas.

Getting free school supplies is just one of the many things to do this weekend in the Conroe and Montgomery areas.

As summer vacation comes to a close, there are plenty of things to do in the Conroe and Montgomery areas to make the most of your last few days of freedom.

Here is a list of five things to do in the Lake Conroe area this weekend, Aug. 2-4

Enjoy some Shakespeare
Aug. 2-4

The Crighton Theatre’s Summer Youth Camp will present its adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The comedy tells the story of four young Athenian lovers who are manipulated by the fairies that inhabit a forest. 7 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sat.-Sun.). $10 for adults, $5 for students. The Crighton Theatre, 234 N. Main St., Conroe. 936-441-7469. www.crightontheatre.org

Run a 5K
Aug. 3

Slip on your tennis shoes and go running, ending at Southern Star Brewing Co. Participants in the race get a free glass and T-shirt and can sample up to four 8-ounce beers. The race is walker and stroller friendly. This race is part of the Run in Texas 2019 Texas 5K 6-Pack Beer Challenge, with six races throughout Texas hosted by local breweries. 8-11 a.m. Free. Southern Star Brewing Co., 3525 N. Frazier St., Conroe. 936-441-2739. www.runintexas.com

Go to a dirt bike race
Aug. 3

Motorcycle riding school Texas Tornados Bootcamp will host its Dirt Wars race Aug. 3. The race will feature 36 racers with provided identical Yamaha TTR-125 machines. The event includes two practice sessions and several races. The fee to participate is $135. Noon-10 p.m. $10. 17700 Mail Rte Road, Montgomery. 713-364-2668. www.texastornadobootcamp.com

Get pumped for the school year
Aug. 3

In preparation for the first day of school for Conroe ISD on Aug. 14, Washington Junior High School will host a back-to-school bash, handing out free backpacks and other school supplies. There will also be food, games and guest speakers. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Washington Junior High, 507 Martin Luther King Place N., Conroe. 936-709-7400. www.washington.conroeisd.net

Shoot some guns
Aug. 3

Patriots of Texas will host its second annual Sporting Clays Tournament at Blackwood Gun Club in Conroe. The tournament will benefit veterans and first responders and will include an auction, food trucks and a raffle. 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Prices vary. 11400 FM 2854 Road, Conroe. 936-441-4040. www.patriotsoftexas.org
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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