This is the last weekend of summer for most kids in our area and parents want to pack in as much as possible. But if back-to-school shopping left you with fewer funds for fun, you'll want to check out all the free events in our area.
It only happens once a year when Houston's Theater District opens its doors and lets people backstage. There are cool tours and free performances for grown-ups and kids. The 21st annual Theater District Open House is Sunday, Aug. 24 from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m.
In honor of Robin Williams, Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas is showing the 1991 Peter Pan flick "Hook" for free every day through Wednesday, Aug. 28. Seats are first come, first serve. Check this link for show times.
If you've got a bug lover in your family, you have to go to Lake Houston Wilderness Park in New Caney from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday for "Insect Exploration." The hands-on lesson has kids collecting bugs and bringing them back inside for discussion.
By filling in some basic information, teachers can get free Wet Ones Antibacterial Wipes and scissors at this link.
HEB will send you two coupons to get free tubs of Challenge Cream Cheese when you fill out the form at this link.
Many of the back-to-school freebies we told you about earlier in the week, like free haircuts and immunizations, are still available this weekend.
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