Farmers market, fun run: 5 things to do in Sugar Land this weekend, Jan. 5-7

Families can embrace a relaxing weekend as the holiday season winds down. Several events in Sugar Land present opportunities for fun and entertainment:



Friday

Mommy Mingle
The Children’s Discovery Center hosts a social event for mothers, fathers, and caregivers. Adults can socialize and enjoy free coffee and breakfast snacks as children 35 months and younger play in the center’s Tot*Spot exhibit. 10 a.m.-Noon. $12. Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center, 198 Kempner Street, Sugar Land. www.childrensdiscoveryfb.org






Friday-Sunday

Willy Wonka JR
Theater fans can catch a showing of a youth performance of Willy Wonka at Inspiration Stage beginning Friday. The story follows the beloved Roald Dahl classic of Charlie Bucket as he tours Willy Wonka’s fantastic chocolate factory. Friday, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, 3:30 p.m. $12-$25. Inspiration Stage, 226 Lakeview Drive, Sugar Land. 713-302-5329. www.inspirationstage.com






Saturday

The Super Run
Participants can run or volunteer at the The Super Run 5K or 10K race to raise funds and awareness for partnering charities, including Ainsley’s Angels, The Children’s Heart Foundation, American Association for Cancer Research, Run for Autism, and Heifer International. 7-11 a.m. $24.99-$45. Sugar Land Memorial Park, 15300 University Blvd., Sugar Land. www.thesuperrun.com






Saturday

Farmers Market
The Farmers Market takes place at the old Imperial Sugar refinery one last time before moving to its new location at the Imperial Park Recreation Center beginning Jan. 13. The farmers market offers fresh produce, natural ingredients, and artisan products from local vendors. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Imperial Sugar Refinery, 198 Kempner Street, Sugar Land. www.imperialfarmersmarket.com






Saturday-Sunday

Shen Yun
The Shen Yun music and dance company gives a performance inspired by Chinese classical culture, combining storytelling, costumes, dance and music. Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, 1 p.m. $80-$200. Smart Financial Centre, 18111 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land. www.smartfinancialcentre.net

 


By Renee Yan
Renee Yan graduated May 2017 from the University of Texas in Arlington with a degree in journalism, joining Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in July.


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