4 things to do in Houston this weekend, Jan. 7-8

The holidays are officially over, and there are multiple fitness and charity events in the area to kick off 2017:

Whiskey in the Winter, Jan. 7
SoléAna Stables pairs with Yellow Rose Distilling for an event including whiskeys and fundraising. Highlights include live music from Isaac & Adele, food from Life As She Does It, tours of Yellow Rose Distilling and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit the development of SoléAna Stables, a facility that provides equine therapy to individuals with special needs. Attendees must be age 21 or older. 7-10 p.m. $50 (designated driver), $100 (general). Yellow Rose Distilling, 1224 N. Post Oak Road, Ste. 100, Houston. 713-436-6625. www.soleanastables.org/whiskey-in-the-winter.html

2017 Women’s Quarter Marathon, Jan. 7
The women’s-only quarter marathon road race is 6.55 miles and aims to empower women and young girls. Registrants receive a medal and T-shirt. 7-10:30 a.m. $15 (girls mini-quarter marathon), $50 (women’s quarter marathon), prices increase on race day. LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch, 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy. www.womensquartermarathon.com

St. Jude Red Carpet for Hope, Jan. 8
This event takes place prior to The Golden Globe awards and allows guests to experience a red carpet reception, live auction and dinner. Guests can also listen to testimonies from the families of St. Jude patients. Event proceeds will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research. 5 p.m. $150 (individual), $1,500 (table), $1,500-$25,000 (sponsorships). The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 866-278-5833. www.stjude.org

Bike the Bend for Literacy, Jan. 8
Houston Federal Credit Union hosts the annual event to benefit the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County. Riders can choose three route lengths: 20, 30 or 62 miles through Fort Bend County. The event has been designated as a BP MS 150 Recommended Training Ride and will start at Foster High School. $45. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Foster High School, 4400 FM 723, Richmond. www.ftbendliteracy.org/bike-the-bend
By Wendy Sturges

A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.


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