Free food, museum tours this weekend
HOUSTON There is something for everyone this Friday, including a free trial membership at a wholesale club, free food for kids and a Houston event that is perfect for the whole family. The Fifth Annual White Linen Night in The Heights is Saturday from 6 to 9pm. The event is free and showcases art and community culture with more than 80 local artists displaying their work and talents at businesses in and around the Heights. There will be activities for all ages, including live music and a fashion show. Admission and parking are free and those who attend are encouraged to dress in the traditional white linen. IHOP is offering a free kid's meal with each adult entrée purchase for the month of August. The event runs from 4 to 10pm every day, and the free meal is available for kids 12 and under from the "Just for Kids" menu items. This offer is for dine-in only at participating locations. For those of you who aren't members of Sam's Club, but would like to try it out, this weekend is your chance to do so. Through Sunday, Sam's Club is having an open house, in which non-members are allowed to buy items at members-only low prices instead of having to pay the customary 10 percent service fee. Annual Sam's Club memberships are normally $40. Just in time for back to school, Home Depot is hosting a free kids workshop on Saturday from 9am to noon. Kids will get a chance to build a free school bus pencil organizer. Office Depot is offering a free backpack with a minimum purchase of $10. The selection of backpacks will vary by location and is limited to two backpacks per household or business. This offer is good for in-store only while supplies last. The Galveston Historical Foundation is offering free admission to four of its historic attractions on Sunday, Aug. 22. Bishop's Palace, Menard House, and Saint Joseph's Church will be open for free tours from noon until 4pm, while the Texas Seaport Museum will be open for tours from 10am to 5pm. There will also be a 10 percent discount on the merchandise in the Bishop's Palace and Texas Seaport Museum shops.