Buses, bass and a biblical musical: 6 things to do in the Lake Conroe area this weekend, Aug. 15-19

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If you are interested in adopting a pet or making crafts with your fellow nerds, the Lake Conroe area has you covered this weekend.

Here is a list of six things to do in the Conroe and Montgomery areas this weekend, Aug. 15-18, as well as a special event Monday, Aug. 19.

See ‘real men’ model
Aug. 15

The Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Real Men of Montgomery County Style Show at the Wiesner Buick GMC of Conroe, where men will model and raise money for local nonprofit Montgomery County Food Bank. Attendees can park in any available spots in the dealership or in the grass along Wilson Road in front of the GMC service store. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $30. 1645 I-45 N., Conroe. 936-756-6644. www.conroe.org

Watch a musical
Aug. 16-18

The Crighton Theatre is hosting a performance of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” The musical tells the biblical story of Joseph, the son of Jacob, and his journey after being sold into slavery by his brothers. Tickets are available at www.cythouston.org. 7 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sat.-Sun.). Ticket prices vary. Crighton Theatre, 234 N. Main St., Conroe. 936-441-7469. www.crightontheatre.org

Adopt a new furry friend
Aug. 17

As part of a nationwide pet adoption drive, the Montgomery County Animal Shelter is hosting a special adoption event to find homes for its animals. Entertainment, vendors and food trucks will be present, including RP Tacos and Suzie Q’s Snow Cones. There will be no animal intakes during the day of the event. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 8535 Hwy. 242, Conroe. 936-442-7738. www.mcaspets.org

Enter a fishing tournament
Aug. 17

Texas Predator Elite Outfitters is hosting its first annual bass fishing kayaking tournament at Stow-A-Way Marina and RV Park. Participants must register through the TourneyX mobile phone application by searching “Conroe bassyak.” 5:45 a.m. $25. 13988 Calvary Road, Willis. 936-856-4531. www.stowawaymarina.com

Get crafty
Aug. 18

Craft with fellow nerds at comic and special interest store The Adventure Begins’ Nerdtopia Crafthaven. The store hosts those interested in making crafts or cosplay once a month, although all art forms are welcome at the event. 2 p.m. Free. 525 Woodland Square Blvd., Ste. 130, Conroe. 936-273-3223. www.theadventurebeginscomicsandgames.com

Ride a new bus
Aug. 19

Conroe City Council will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the city’s newest transit service, Conroe Commuter Connection. The event will have representatives from Conroe City Council, the Houston-Galveston Area Council and the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County. 6 a.m. Free. Conroe Park & Ride, 131 I-45 N., Conroe. 936-522-3532. www.cityofconroe.org/departments/transit

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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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