Dog therapy, jazz music and Magic Mike: 6 things to do in the Lake Conroe area this weekend, Aug. 8-10

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Whether you are helping get ready for the first day of school or you are bringing Hollywood glamour to celebrate local artists, there are plenty of things to do in the Conroe and Montgomery areas this weekend.

Here is a list of six things to do in the Lake Conroe area this weekend, Aug. 8-10.

Get fit with dance
Aug. 8, 10

Body Groove Dance is hosting a class to introduce participants to simple dance movements for a workout. Classes are for age 14 and up. Each participant’s first class is free, but after that entry is $5 for drop-ins or $20 for five classes. 6:30 p.m. (Thu.), 9:30 a.m. (Sat.). Northplace Church, 28152 Robinson Road, Conroe. 281-298-7600. www.bodygroovedance.wixsite.com/groovybody

Get ready for the first day of school
Aug. 9

Help Montgomery ISD schools get ready for the school year. Tasks will range from setting up classrooms to filing paperwork, depending on each school’s needs. Participants get a free T-shirt and lunch. Children are welcome under adult supervision. There will also be presentations on the work the schools and district are doing. Participants must sign up online. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Lone Star Community Center, 2500 Lone Star Parkway, Montgomery. 936-597-5004. www.montgomeryareachamber.com

Support young jazz musicians
Aug. 9

Nonprofit youth jazz ensemble The Jazz Connection is hosting its first annual swing dance fundraiser. The community is invited to come dance or simply listen to the music of the ’40s and ’50s. Food and beverages will be provided, but attendees must bring their own beer or wine if they wish to do so. There will also be raffles, door prizes and a silent auction. 7-10 p.m. $25, or $200 per eight-seat table. North Montgomery County Community Center, 600 Gerald St., Willis. 936-648-3373. www.jazzconnectionband.com

Take your dog to therapy
Aug. 10

For pet owners whose furry friends are anxious or stressed, go to Lucky Dawg’s clinic on pet behavior. The dog training service will go over what dog behavior means for the animal. The clinic will feature an hour of presentations as well as visual demonstrations. 11 a.m.-noon. Free, but space is limited. 18425 Hwy. 105 W., Ste. 105, Montgomery. 936-582-5314. www.youluckydawg.com

Celebrate local artists
Aug. 10

The eighth annual Montie and Lifetime Achievement Awards is coming to The Crighton Theatre to recognize outstanding performances from local actors, directors and designers from theater companies Christian Community Theatre, Players Theatre and Stage Right. The theme of the night is “Let’s bring Hollywood to Conroe.” There will be an afterparty at the Owen Theatre after the award presentations. 8-10 p.m. $15. The Crighton Theatre, 234 N. Main St., Conroe. 936-441-7469. www.crightontheatre.org

Have a risque girls night out
Aug. 10

Marshall’s Tavern is hosting a Magic Mike XXL show, featuring several performers for a steamy night. The show’s proceeds support St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital research. There are multiple add-ons showgoers can purchase that provide free T-shirts and stage passes to participate in the show. 9-11 p.m. Ticket prices vary. Marshall’s Tavern Conroe, 1717 N. Frazier St., Conroe. 936-788-6209. www.marshallstavern.com/locations/conroe

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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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