St. Jude Miracle in The Woodlands gala and 7 other things to do this weekend, Jan. 26-28


Between a pub crawl on The Woodlands Waterway, events geared towards philanthropy and the annual mother-son date night, here are a few ways to spend this weekend, Jan. 26-28, in The Woodlands area.

Mother-Son Date Night Jan. 26

At this second annual event, mothers and sons compete against other teams in minute-to-win-it games and challenges. Pizza and refreshments are provided for dinner, and pre-registration is required. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $40 (per pair), $10 (per additional sibling). The Recreation Center at Bear Branch Park, 5310 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3950.

Couple’s Date Night at Saddle River Range
Jan. 26

Every Friday, Saddle River Range hosts a date night for couples, featuring two-for-one on all range fees, gun or bow rentals and meals at Cafe 2A. 4-9 p.m. Prices vary. Saddle River Range, 4280 FM 1488, Conroe. 936-271-2620.

Saint Arnold Woodlands Pub Crawl 2018
Jan. 27

Participants in this pub crawl can start at any of the first five bars, all located in The Woodlands Waterway, between 2-3 p.m. to receive their tickets. Participants who complete all five stops before 6 p.m. and finish at The Gooses Acre Irish Pub will receive a Saint Arnold Pub Crawl pint glass. The other pub-crawl spots, which can be visited in any order, include Baker St. Pub & Grill, The Refuge Bar & Bistro, Yucatan Taco Stand, Nick’s Fish Dive & Oyster Bar and Bar Louie. 2-6 p.m. Free. The Goose’s Acre, 21 Waterway Ave., Ste. 140, The Woodlands. 281-466-1502.

St. Jude Miracle in The Woodlands
Jan. 27

This gala will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which works to understand, treat and defeat childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Sponsorship opportunities available from $1,500-$25,000. 6:30-11 p.m. $150 (per individual), $1,500 (per table). The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-605-7600.

Villasport School Expo
Jan. 27

Villasport Athletic Club and Spa in The Woodlands hosts this free event in conjunction with several local schools and preschools, for parents to learn more about their programs and curriculum. The event will also feature a Kids Adventure Land Carnival with bouncing castles, games, superheroes and children’s activities.11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Villasport Athletic Club and Spa in The Woodlands, 4141 Technology Forest Blvd., The Woodlands. 832-585-0822.

Carrie Ann Pop Up for Free The Captives
Jan. 27

In honor of human trafficking awareness month, Carrie Ann Boutique will host a pop up shop in Market Street, and 100 percent of proceeds from candles sold will benefit Free The Captives’ job training program. The boutique will also be offering 25 percent off all apparel. 1-5 p.m. Free. Market Street, 9595 Six Pines Drive, Ste. 450, The Woodlands. 713-492-2666.

Jan. 27

The Woodlands Children’s Museum hosts an event exploring science concepts such as geology, simple machines and chemistry through hands-on learning with Legos. 11-2 p.m. $6 (per person). 4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, Ste. 280, The Woodlands. 281-465-0955.

11 and Over Tennis Tournament
Jan. 27

Youth tennis players ages 11 and older can compete against other beginner and intermediate players at Bear Branch Park. Players are encouraged to bring a tennis racket and water, and pre-registration is required. Noon-5 p.m. $10 (per resident), $15 (per non-resident). Bear Branch Park, 5200 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3950.

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Hannah Zedaker
Born and raised in Cypress, Texas, Hannah Zedaker graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and a minor in political science. She began as an intern with Community Impact Newspaper in 2015 and was hired upon graduation as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in May 2016. In January 2019, she was promoted to serve as the editor of the Spring/Klein edition where she covers Spring ISD and Harris County Commissioners Court, in addition to business, development and transportation news.
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