10 things to do in Conroe and Montgomery this August and September

Sting Ray Anthony

Sting Ray Anthony

Rock out

Aug. 24
Sting Ray Anthony, a Ritchie Valens look- and sound-alike, and his band Spinout will play a variety of ‘50s rock ‘n’ roll hits from artists including Elvis, The Ventures and Bobby Darin. 4 p.m. $30-$35. The Crighton Theatre. 234 N. Main St., Conroe. 936-441-7469. www.crightontheatre.org

Celebrate the Texas flag

Aug. 24
Historic Montgomery is hosting a flag celebration featuring historical re-enactments, walking tours and an Aztec dance performed by Danza Chikawa Dance at the Montgomery Community Center. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Free (entry). 14420 N. Liberty St., Montgomery. 936-597-6434. www.montgomerytexas.gov

Cinema under the stars

Aug. 31
Watch “Karate Kid” on the Montgomery Community Center lawn, hosted by Historic Montgomery. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. 14420 N. Liberty St., Montgomery. 936-597-6434. www.montgomerytexas.gov

Party for a cause

Aug. 31
Bernhardt Winery is hosting the second annual Winearitaville Party for a Cause benefiting nonprofits Yes to Youth and New Danville with food trucks, wine, live music, and live and silent auctions. 6 p.m. $20. 9043 CR 204, Plantersville. 832-816-1822. www.winearitaville.org

Browse a bazaar

Sept. 1
St. Mary Catholic Church is hosting its 125th annual bazaar with old-fashioned games, barbecue, a raffle and auctions. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free (entry), $10 (barbecue plates). St. Mary Catholic Church, 8227 CR 205, Plantersville. 936-894-2223. www.smsj.org

Lift up young ladies

Sept. 5
Operation: Achieve Independence is hosting its first Denim and Diamonds Gala to raise money to secure safe housing for young ladies aging out of foster care who want to graduate high school. 6-10 p.m. $150. The Farmhouse, 27135 Old Hwy. 105 W., Montgomery. 281-825-7295. www.oaicares.org

Browse vendors

Sept. 7
The Lone Star First Saturday market, hosted by the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, offers homemade goodies. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free (entry). Old Community Center, 14420 Liberty St., Montgomery. 936-597-5004. www.montgomeryareachamber.com

Remember 9/11

Sept. 11
Southern Star Brewing Co. is hosting a day of remembrance in its taproom, commemorating those lost with live music. 4-10 p.m. Free (admission). 3525 N. Frazier St., Conroe. 936-441-2739. www.southernstarbrewing.com

Sip and stroll

Sept. 12
The Montgomery Sip-n-Stroll Agricultural Cooperative Farmers Market has live music and vendors. 5-8 p.m.  Free (entry). 14326 Liberty St., Montgomery. 936-597-6434. www.montgomerytexas.gov

Cheer on monster trucks

Sept. 13-14
The second annual Arabia Shriners Monster Truck Spectacular is coming to the Lone Star Convention Center with an anti-bullying message. 7 p.m. (both days), 1 p.m. (Sat.). $10-$30. 9055 Airport Road, Conroe. 713-664-7210. www.shrinersmonstertruck.com
By Jules Rogers

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Jules Rogers has been covering community journalism and urban trade news since 2014. She moved to Houston in June 2018 to become an editor with Community Impact Newspaper after four years of reporting for various newspapers affiliated with the Portland Tribune in Oregon, including two years at the Portland Business Tribune. Before that, Jules spent time reporting for the Grants Pass Daily Courier in Southern Oregon. Her favorite beats to cover are business, economic development and urban planning.


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