Dec. 31: Ring in the new year

B-52 Brewing Co. will host its first New Year’s Eve party with drinks, hors d’oeuvres, a DJ, a photo booth and a balloon drop. General admission tickets include three drink tickets, complimentary champagne and a champagne flute. Open bar tickets are also available. Formal wear is preferred. The event is open to adults only. 8 p.m. $65-$100 (presale), $75-$125 (at the door). B-52, 12470 Milroy Lane, Conroe.

Jan. 5: Go fishing

The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department began its seasonal stocking of rainbow trout across the state in November, according to TPWD information, and will make its first delivery to Conroe’s Carl Barton Jr. Park pond Jan. 5. Anglers under age 17 are not required to have a fishing license, and anglers can keep up to five trout per day. According to the city of Conroe, approximately 2,500 trout will be stocked in January and February. The park is open and free to the public. 2500 S. Loop 336 E., Conroe.

Jan. 13: Hear from candidates

The North Shore Republican Women will host a Republican candidate forum open to the public. Guests can visit and hear from candidates for the March 1 primary election for statewide and local elections. Free. 5-6 p.m. (meet the candidates), 6-8 p.m. (forum). North Montgomery County Community Center, 600 Gerald St., Willis.

Jan. 25: Attend a job fair

The Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce will host its 10th annual job fair for the community at the Lone Star Convention Center. Companies will be present with job opportunities in welding, machining, health care, engineering and accounting as well as other educational opportunities and resources for the community. 1-5 p.m. Free (admission), no preregistration required for job seekers. 9055 Airport Road, Conroe. 936-756-6644.