1. Become an animal shelter volunteer
Aug. 18

Join the Montgomery Animal Shelter at volunteer orientation at 10 a.m. This opportunity repeats every Saturday until Sept. 15. Free. Montgomery County Animal Shelter, 8535 Hwy. 242, Conroe. 936-442-7738. Learn more here.

2. Go to open mic night
Aug. 19

All musicians are welcome to come jam at Backwoods Saloon's open mic night every other Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. Free. 230 Lexington Ct., Conroe. Learn more here.

3. Watch 'Disney's Newsies' live
Aug. 17, 18 and 19

Christian Youth Theater is performing 'Disney's Newsies: A Broadway Musical.' Showings are scheduled for 2 and 7 p.m., varying on the day. $16-$22. The Crighton Theatre, 234 N. Main St., Conroe. 281-580-4298. www.cythouston.org.