Here are 12 family-friendly events to attend from Jan. 25-Feb. 18 in The Woodlands.

Taste of the Town

Sponsored by Visit The Woodlands, Taste of the Town is an event for foodies to sample local cuisine. Guests can sample appetizers, entrees, desserts, pastries and drinks from over 40 of the area's restaurants, caterers, bakeries and beverage companies.
  • Jan. 25, 5-9 p.m.
  • $45 (adult), $25 (child)
  • The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands
Author visit

The Woodlands Children's Museum is holding an author visit event with Sharlene Novak, who will be reading from her book “Happy Tails Camper Stories: Lucy Learns to Share.” After the reading there will be a meet and greet with the author who will be selling her books.Mother-son date night

The Woodlands Township is holding a Western-themed mother-son date night with dancing, age-appropriate music, refreshments and a special keepsake. Attire is semiformal, and preregistration is required.
  • Jan. 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • $25 (resident), $30 (nonresident)
  • Rob Fleming Recreation Center, 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands
48th Arbor Day tree giveaway

The Woodlands Township is holding its 48th Arbor Day tree giveaway, an event founded in 1977 to help plant trees in the community. This year there will be 12 new native tree seedlings available. Each of these native seedlings benefit local wildlife.Woodlands Tai Chi

Woodlands Tai Chi is offering free beginner tai chi classes. The beginner classes will be taking place during a 12-week session. Those interested in participating must register by Jan. 21.The 10th Annual Women Empowering Women

Interfaith Community Clinic is holding a luncheon and shopping experience presented by Waste Connection. The first day will feature an awards luncheon and VIP Philanthropy Market. Guests who attend this event will also receive a market ticket to the community shopping event, which will be held the following day.Candidate forum

The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce is holding a candidate debate and forum. The races for Montgomery County sheriff and Precinct 3 commissioner as well as state representative for District 15 will be covered during the forum. This event is open to the public; however, registration is required.
  • Feb. 8, 4-7 p.m.
  • Free (admission)
  • Walter P. Jett Teacher Training Center, 19043 David Memorial Drive, Shenandoah
Valentine’s Day swan boat ride

The Woodlands Township invites community members to a swan boat ride experience under the night sky.Economic Outlook Conference

The 38th annual Economic Outlook Conference will feature economic experts who share information for business leaders about current events and the future of the economy. Zack Kass will be the keynote speaker during the conference. This event also includes a business expo that provides sponsors and attendees with networking opportunities.
  • Feb. 16, 8 a.m.-3 p.m
  • $200 (members), $250 (nonmembers)
  • The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands
Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope Gala

The Montgomery County Food Bank is holding a gala to help its mission to benefit Montgomery County Food Bank and the food-insecure children, families, and seniors it serves. Every dollar raised will provide up to four meals for those in need in Montgomery County.
  • Feb. 17, 6-11 p.m.
  • $200 (admission)
  • The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands
Muddy Trails 5K

This family-friendly event will feature a chip-timed 5K course through the George Mitchell Nature Preserve, situated on 1,800 wooded acres adjacent to Rob Fleming Park. It also includes a festive post-race party including live zydeco music, the Muddy Bowl Crawfish Cook-Off and children’s activities. Preregistration is required for the race.Disney's 'Finding Nemo Jr.'

Class Act Theater is presenting "Finding Nemo Jr.," a musical based on the Pixar film “Finding Nemo.”
  • Feb. 15-16, 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 17, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 18, 2:30 p.m.
  • $25 (admission)
  • Class Act Theater, 25275 Budde Road, Ste. 27, The Woodlands