Canine therapy, jazz music and Magic Mike: 6 things to do in the Lake Conroe area this weekend, August 8-10

Learning about dog behavior is one of many things to do in the Conroe and Montgomery areas this weekend, August 8-10.

Whether you’re helping get ready for the first day of school or bringing in the Hollywood glamor to celebrate local artists, there’s plenty to do in the Conroe and Montgomery areas this weekend.

Here is a list of six things to do in the Lake Conroe area this weekend, August 8-10.

Get fit with dance
August 8 and 10

Body Groove Dance hosts a class to introduce participants to simple dance moves for a workout. Classes are from 14 years old. Each attendee’s first class is free, but after that entry it costs $5 for walk-in classes or $20 for five classes. 6:30 p.m. (Thu), 9:30 a.m. (Saturday). Northplace Church, 28152 Robinson Road, Conroe. 281-298-7600. www.bodygroovedance.wixsite.com/groovybody

Get ready for the first day of school
August 9

Help Montgomery ISD schools prepare for the school year. Tasks will range from setting up classrooms to filing documents, depending on the needs of each school. Participants receive a free t-shirt and lunch. Children are welcome under adult supervision. There will also be presentations on the work the schools and district are doing. Participants must register online. 8am-1pm Free. Lone Star Community Center, 2500 Lone Star Parkway, Montgomery. 936-597-5004. www.montgomeryareeachamber.com

Support young jazz musicians
August 9

Non-profit youth jazz ensemble The Jazz Connection hosts its first annual swing dance fundraiser. The community is invited to come and dance or simply listen to the music of the 40s and 50s. Food and drink will be provided, but attendees should bring their own beer or wine if they wish. There will also be raffles, door prizes and a silent auction. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. $25 or $200 per eight-seat table. North Montgomery County Community Center, 600 Gerald St., Willis. 936-648-3373. www.jazzconnectionband.com

Take your dog to therapy
August 10

For pet owners whose furry friends are anxious or stressed, check out Lucky Dawg’s Animal Behavior Clinic. The canine training service will review what canine behavior means to the animal. The clinic will include one hour of presentations as well as visual demonstrations. 11am-noon. Free, but places are limited. 18425 highway. 105 W., Ste. 105 Montgomery. 936-582-5314. www.youluckydawg.com

Celebrate local artists
August 10

The eighth annual Montie and Lifetime Achievement Awards arrive at the Crighton Theater to recognize outstanding performances by local actors, directors and designers from Christian Community Theatre, Players Theater and Stage Right theater companies. The theme for the evening is “Let’s Bring Hollywood to Conroe”. There will be an afterparty at the Owen Theater after the awards show. 8-10 p.m. $15. The Crighton Theatre, 234 N. Main St., Conroe. 936-441-7469. www.crightontheatre.org

Have a risque girls night out
August 10

Marshall’s Tavern hosts an XXL Magic Mike show, featuring several artists for a steamy night. Proceeds from the show support research at St. Jude Children’s Hospital. There are several add-ons that viewers can purchase that provide free t-shirts and passes to participate in the show. 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Ticket prices vary. Marshall’s Tavern Conroe, 1717 N. Frazier St., Conroe. 936-788-6209. www.marshallstavern.com/locations/conroe

Ada J. Kenney