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

A beauty retreat is one of the several things to do in the Conroe and Montgomery areas this weekend.

A beauty retreat is one of the several things to do in the Conroe and Montgomery areas this weekend.

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. www.facebook.com/ArabiaShrinersMonsterTruckSpectacular

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. www.kiddieacademy.com/academies/woodforest

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. www.horseandsoultexas.com

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. www.stowawaymarina.com

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. www.stage-right.org
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 works as the reporter for the Conroe/Montgomery edition of Community Impact Newspaper.


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