Spring break full of free events around Houston

March 9, 2012 2:58:13 PM PST
If you're looking to make the most of your spring break without spending a lot, check out all the free goodies available next week.

If you have spring fever and want to get out in the garden, the folks at Cornelius can help. This Saturday, it's the Edible Festival at Cornelius. Learn how much space you need and the recommended plants that will thrive in our Gulf coast climate. There are two Cornelius locations: 2233 South Voss Road and 1200 N. Dairy Ashford. The free clinic on planting your own edible garden starts at 10:15am Saturday.

If you join the My Cold Stone email club at Cold Stone Creamery, you'll get alerted to great offers and coupons all year long! Just for joining now, you will get two creations for the price of one. You'll need to print a coupon and the offer is good for small, regular and large and you can choose up to 4 mix-ins.

Theatre Under the Stars welcomes Annie to the Hobby Center March 20-April 1 and to kick off the event, on Monday, March 14 at 7pm, join TUTS for a free screening of the beloved movie "Annie" at Sundance Cinemas, the newly opened movie theater in downtown Houston's Bayou Place. Then Wednesday, March 14 from 1-3pm, have your photo taken with Annie at the dog park in Discovery Green. You are welcome to bring your pooch, too!

Just in time for spring break, check out your local museum for free admission. The Museum of Fine Arts Houston is free all day Thursday with special events geared for kids. The Children's Museum of Houston is free Thursday evening from 5-8pm, and the Museum of Health Houston is free on Thursdays from 2 to 5pm.

Discovery Green is celebrating spring break by kicking off their activities with a movie at 7:30pm Friday. The feature presentation is Puss 'N' Boots. Then Saturday night, catch Spiderman 2 at 7:30. Then you don't want to miss the foam party at Discovery Green on Jones Lawn Tuesday March 13 from 1-4pm. Bring your kids' swimsuits, a towel, change of clothes and water socks. Then on Thursday, March 15, watch the Houston Ballet perform from noon until 1pm.