Jazz concerts, festivals: 6 events in Conroe, Montgomery this weekend, August 13-15

A jazz concert and festival celebrating Montgomery County are among the events taking place over the weekend of August 13-15 in the Conroe-Montgomery area. (Community impact newspaper staff)

August 14th

Celebrate the community at the Bless Montgomery County Summer Festival

The Bless Montgomery County Summer Festival will be held at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds on August 14. The event will feature over 100 vendors, activities such as face painting and live music, and guest speakers including County Judge Mark Keough. Doors open at 9.45am and visitors must enter through gate 19. Free (admission). 9333 Airport Road, Conroe. www.blessmontgomerycounty.org

Spice up the Jazz Connection summer concert

The Jazz Connection, a non-profit jazz ensemble for young local musicians, is hosting their summer concert at the Conroe Symphony Center. The group will play big band and popular music from the 40s, 60s, 70s and 80s. 2:00 pm Free (admission). 1500 N. Frazier St., Conroe. www.facebook.com/JazzConnection

Learn more about reptiles at the Learning Zoo Summer Bash

The Learning Zoo will host its Summer Bash event as a fundraiser for cochlear ear implants for a student at a local elementary school. The event will include reptile shows as well as a petting zoo. 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. $ 12 (admission), free (children 3 and under). 15428 Delores Lane, Conroe. https://www.thelearningzootx.com/summer-bash-2021

Taste rum and cigars at Margaritaville

Margaritaville Lake Conroe will begin hosting rum and cigar nights every Saturday through Labor Day. The event will include a cigar-rolling demonstration and a free cigar, a selection of Bacardi rum and a menu that includes Cuban sandwiches. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. $ 42 (tickets can be purchased in line). 600 Margaritavilla Drive, Montgomery. https://www.facebook.com/margaritavillelakeconroe

August 15th

Celebrate the launch of Tooth Collector Fairy’s latest book

Denise Ditto, author of Tooth Collector Fairies, will be at the Adventure Kids Playcare in Montgomery to celebrate the launch of her latest book, “Tooth Fairy Day Celebration”. The author will sign books and read excerpts. The Divine Dogs food truck will also be present at the event. 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Free (admission). 795 Fish Creek Street, Ste. 140, Montgomery. www.toothcollectorfairies.com/

Obtain a Texas hunting license for the 2021-22 season

The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department has announced that hunting licenses for the 2021-22 hunting season will go on sale on August 15. Hunters can purchase permits online, at 1-800-895-8248 during regular business hours, or in person at over 1,800 retailers across the state. Texas hunting licenses for the current year will expire at the end of August. https://tpwd.texas.gov/business/licenses/online_sales/

Willie J. Johnson

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