School spirit, acoustic music and the Texas flag: 5 things to do in the Conroe and Montgomery areas this weekend, Aug. 23-25

Celebrating the Texas flag at its birthplace is one of several things to do this weekend in the Lake Conroe area.

Celebrating the Texas flag at its birthplace is one of several things to do this weekend in the Lake Conroe area.

Whether it is learning about dog safety or about good gardening practices, the Conroe and Montgomery areas have the right events going on for you.

Here's a list of five things to do in the Lake Conroe area this weekend, Aug. 23-25.

Show school spirit
Aug. 23

Celebrate the start of school with a school spirit fundraiser at Rainbow Roller Rink. The school with the most presale tickets purchased will receive a $100 donation. Presale ticket holders will receive VIP treatment at the event. 7 p.m.-1 a.m. $15. Rainbow Roller Rink, 1695 N Loop 336 E, Conroe. 936-539-6646. www.rainbowrollerrinkconroe.com

Listen to acoustic music
Aug. 24

The Sounds of Texas Music Series will host musicians Cody Canada, Jason Boland and Mike McClure for an intimate night of acoustic music. The doors open for the concert at 7:30. $59. Pacific Yard House, 101 Metcalf St., Conroe. 936-539-6009. www.etix.com/ticket/servlet/s/38178095

Celebrate the Texas flag’s birth
Aug. 24

Montgomery is hosting a celebration in honor of the creation of the Texas flag in the city. Local historians and professors will be present to provide historical background for free, while visitors can go on walking tours of historic sites in Montgomery. There will also be historical reenactments by Chikawa Aztec dancers, the Texas Daughters of the American Revolution Flag Committee and Sons of the Republic, the latter with an authentic canon. The day will conclude with a screening of “Sam Houston: American Statesman, Soldier, and Pioneer.” 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Free. Montgomery Community Center, 14420 N Liberty, Montgomery. 936-597-6434. www.montgomerytexas.gov

Learn how to garden
Aug. 24

Amateur and expert gardeners are welcome at this organic vegetable class hosted by The Woodlands Township. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agents Emeritus Tom LeRoy and Bill Adams will be present to educate local gardeners on the latest trends, soil preparation and the best plant varieties in the area. 9 a.m.-noon. Free. The Woodlands Emergency Training Center, 16135 S. I-45, Conroe. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

Microchip your dog
Aug. 24

Ensure your dog’s safety by attending a free clinic on microchipping. There will also be pet-washing stations, a bake sale and pet adoptions at the event, hosted by Tractor Supply. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 12466 Interstate 45 North Ste. B, Willis. 936-856-1549. www.wearwarriors.org

 
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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 covers the Conroe Independent School District, Montgomery City Council and transportation.


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