The Conroe and Montgomery areas have several events going on this weekend for the whole family, from monster truck shows to Christmas musical auditions.
Here is a list of five things to do in the Lake Conroe area this weekend, Sept. 13-15.
Go to a monster truck show
The Lone Star Convention and Expo Center is hosting the first annual Shriners Monster Truck Show. The show will feature a parade and competition between Jeeps, trucks and cars. Awarded categories include Best in Show, Most Modified and Most Stock. 2 p.m.-7 p.m. $20. The Lone Star Convention & Expo Center, 9055 Airport Road, Conroe. 936-443-3561. www.facebook.com/ArabiaShrinersMonsterTruckSpectacular
Take a parents’ night out
Enjoy a night out without the kids with Kiddie Academy of Woodforest. Children of all ages are welcome and will be given free pizza, make a craft project and watch a movie. Parents of infants must provide their child’s own food. The event is open to the entire community, not just parents of students at the academy. 6:30-10 p.m. $20 per child, $10 for every additional child. 740 Fish Creek Thoroughfare, Montgomery. 936-447-5437. www.kiddieacademy.com/academies/woodforest
Learn about beauty
Local nonprofit Horse and Soul is hosting its Influence Beauty retreat. The retreat will explore societal expectations of beauty for women. Horse and Soul is a faith-based equine therapy organization. 3-7:30 p.m. $110. 10815 Amar Drive, Conroe. 936-203-9312. www.horseandsoultexas.com
Compete in a fishing tournament
Join a fishing tournament at Stow-A-Way Marina and RV Park. The family-friendly competition will have food and cash prizes for first, second and third place. 6 a.m.-2 p.m. $30. 13988 Calvary Road, Willis. 936-856-4531. www.stowawaymarina.com
Audition for a Christmas musical
Theatre company Stage Right will host auditions for “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.” The family-oriented musical follows the six troublemaking Herdman children who are cast in their town’s Christmas pageant. Those who would like to audition must bring a resume and headshot, and will read from parts of the script and sing. 7-10 p.m. Free. Crighton Theatre, 234 N Main St., Conroe. 936-441-7469. www.stage-right.org