Live theater, student art and fundraising: 5 things to do in the Lake Conroe area this weekend, Sept. 6-8


Whether you want to catch one of the great theater productions in Conroe or spend some time learning about gardening in Willis, there is plenty to do in the area this weekend.

Here is a list of five things to do in the Lake Conroe area this weekend, Sept. 6-8.

Watch live theater
Sept. 6-8

Conroe’s two theaters are opening productions. Stage Right of Texas will open “The Wild Women of Winedale” at the Crighton Theatre. The comedy play follows the lives of three sisters at a crossroads in their lives. The Players Theatre Company will open “Mamma Mia!” at the Owen Theatre. The musical tells the story of a young woman searching for her father set to the music of pop Icelandic group ABBA. Both theaters will hold performances every weekend until Sept. 22.

“The Wild Women of Winedale.” 8 p.m. Ticket prices vary. Crighton Theatre, 234 N. Main St., Conroe. 936-441-7469.

“Mamma Mia!” 8 p.m. Ticket prices vary. Owen Theatre, 225 Metcalf St., Conroe. 936-539-4090.

Learn about gardening
Sept. 6

Gardeners from across Montgomery County are invited to chat with the staff at the Growers Outlet. Food truck vendors will be present all day, and free food and soft drinks will also be available. 3 p.m. Free. Growers Outlet, 11173 N. Hwy. 75, Willis. 936-856-5001.

Celebrate student art
Sept. 7

Conroe ISD will host an open house to showcase art pieces done by students. The gallery will be on display until August 2020. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Deane L. Sadler Administration Building, 3205 W. Davis St., Conroe. 936-709-7752.

Train a puppy
Sept. 7

SmartK9s will host a puppy training class for dogs between 8 weeks and 7 months old based on the American Kennel Club’s S.T.A.R. Puppy Program. Because dogs this old are not fully vaccinated, full vaccination is not required. 10-11 a.m. $200. SmartK9s LLC, 13944 Liberty St., Montgomery. 936-235-1800.

Raise money for a cancer patient
Sept. 7

The Micah Taylor Benefit will raise money for Micah Taylor, a 4 year old diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer. The benefit will feature barbecue plates, a silent auction, kids activities and live bands. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free (entry). Papa’s On The Lake, 14632 Hwy. 105 W., Montgomery. 936-447-2500.

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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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