HOUSTON -

How about free ice cream and free ways to work it off?

Ben and Jerry's is inviting you to have a scoop on them for free cone day, Tuesday, April 9. You can find Ben & Jerry's in Houston on Kirby, in Galveston, Sugar Land and Webster.

You can score a free waffle for "Waffle Madness" at Menchies through Monday, April 8. You do still have to pay for the yogurt.

And check out the Ruffies Facebook page for a free sample giveaway for their Pure Flexx stretch bags.

Head downtown this weekend for the Shell Eco-marathon Super Mile Challenge. The track will once again be on the city streets surrounding Discovery Green Park. Shell is awarding teams of students who have created fuel efficient vehicles. You can also enjoy hands-on activities, like toy race cars powered by salt water. Teams will test their cars starting at 10 a.m. Friday. The real races are Saturday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.

You can take a free Blissful Yoga Warrior class Saturday morning at 9 a.m. at Discovery Green. Blissful Yoga brings together elements of Tai Chi, Kung Fu and balance techniques.

And if you want free entertainment, pack up the kids for the opening of Miller Theater's 90th season. HITS is kicking off the new season with performances of "Thoroughly Modern Millie." The free performances are this weekend and next. Showtime is at 8 p.m.

You may have already seen the signs for the new Aldi grocery stores. Nine are set to open next Thursday all over the area. You can a sneak peak, free samples and enter drawings to win free gift cards beginning on Monday with grand opening celebrations at each store.

The celebrations for each store are at the following locations and times:

Monday, April 8 at 10:45 a.m.

  • 2009 South Mason Road in Katy
  • 11510 Broadway in Pearland
  • 2302 FM 2920 in Spring

Tuesday, April 9 at 10:45 a.m.

  • 10402 Hwy. 6 South in Sugar Land
  • 6900 FM 1960 East in Humble
  • 5930 Fry Road in Katy

Wednesday, April 10 at 10:45 a.m.

  • 2045 N. Loop 336 in Conroe
  • 13340 Tomball Pkwy. in Houston
  • 4140 Fairmont Pkwy. in Pasadena