Monster trucks, beauty seminars and musical auditions: 5 things to do in the Lake Conroe area this weekend, Sept. 13-15


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
Sept. 13-14

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.

Take a parents’ night out
Sept. 13

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.

Learn about beauty
Sept. 14

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.

Compete in a fishing tournament
Sept. 14

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.

Audition for a Christmas musical
Sept. 15

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.

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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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