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
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. www.crightontheatre.org
“Mamma Mia!” 8 p.m. Ticket prices vary. Owen Theatre, 225 Metcalf St., Conroe. 936-539-4090. www.owentheatre.com
Learn about gardening
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. www.growersoutletinwillis.com
Celebrate student art
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. www.conroeisd.net
Train a puppy
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. www.smartk9s.biz
Raise money for a cancer patient
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. www.micahtraylorbenefit.com