Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Free Goodies on Tax Day!

CINNABON: Get two free bite-sized cupcakes from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at participating mall locations as part of "Tax Day Bites!" Flavors include Chocolate Passion, 24-Carrot Cake, Vanilla Bliss and Cinnacake Classic.

MAGGIEMOO'S: Get one free slice of ice cream pizza -- ice cream with red frosting to look like sauce and white chocolate to look like cheese -- at participating locations from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. (Gonna have to go to Aggieland for this one, ladies)

STARBUCKS: Get free brewed coffee all day Thursday if you bring your own mug, a promotion the cafe chain says is friendly to the environment as well as taxpayers.


BOSTON MARKET: For a "last-minute tax break" -- one free meal for each one you buy Thursday through Sunday -- show this coupon:

IHOP: Expanding on the tax deduction parents get for kids, the restaurant chain is offering free dinner for one child age 12 or younger with each adult meal purchased 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. all month long.

MCCORMICK & SCHMICK'S: The seafood restaurant is offering $10.40 dinner and drink specials in the bar on Thursday -- a nod to the 1040 tax form. Bar guests who come in April 15 also receive a $10.40 gift certificate for a later visit. And professional tax preparers, who may have to work right until the midnight deadline Thursday, get their freebie Friday: dessert on the house plus a $10.40 certificate if they show a business card.

P.F. CHANG'S: Get 15 percent off food purchases for dine-in or take-out, excluding alcohol and happy hour food and beverages.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Family Camping Workshops

Camping in Texas can be a great family activity but can be a be a bit intimidating if you have never planned a trip or gone camping before.

The Texas Outdoor Family Program offers families the opportunity to learn the basics of camping through weekend workshops around Houston, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio.

These workshops are hosted at state parks and at various partner sites (such as city and county parks) where your family receives hands-on experience learning basic outdoor skills. You will learn everything you need to create great memories enjoying the outdoors with your family, including:

* How to set up and break down camp (including your tent)
* Fire starting
* Outdoor cooking
* Guided walks
* Nature activities
* How to use a GPS
* Geocaching
* Introductions to a wide range of outdoor activities (such as fishing, kayaking, wildlife watching) depending on the site location, facilities and the season of the year

Best of all, no experience is necessary and you get all the help and advice you need from highly skilled outdoor specialists and trained volunteers!

Take a look at their calendar and pick a workshop that works for you!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Sleeping Beauty at the Berry Center

The Houston Repertoire Ballet will be performing Sleeping Beaty and Other Tales Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 11 at the Berry Center.

HRB's studio is on Jackrabbit Road just off of Highway 6 and consists of local area ballerinas. In addition, Houston Ballet principal dancers Sara Webb and Connor Walsh will perform as Princess Aurora and Prince Florimond in the timeless tale of Sleeping Beauty’s Aurora’s Wedding. HRB is the organization that performed Cinderella last spring at the Berry Center and they also perform the Nutcracker annually in Tomball.

Here is the link to the performance page and to purchase tickets.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Hugs for Layla Grace Fundraiser

Hugs for Layla Grace

Come join us as we raise money for Layla Grace’s family and
help find a cure for Stage IV Neuroblastoma!

Where: Legacy Learning Center
12300 Queenston Houston, TX 77095

When: April 10, 2010 - 10 am. to 12 pm

Nothing gives a child comfort like that of a hug of a favorite stuffed animal. Join us as we stuff animals in honor of precious Layla Grace. Animals will range from $20 to $25. You can stuff an animal for your own children or stuff one and donate it to be given to the patients at Texas Children’s Hospital. All profits will be given to Layla’s family to help with their medical expenses and to further the research for a cure for Stage IV Neuroblastoma.
So, invite your family, friends, neighbors and come join the fun and we honor Layla’s legacy. 100% of the profits will go to the Marsh Family. Lots of fun activities for the kids!!!

This fundraiser has been approved by the Marsh Family.

Call Leigh Ann at 281-970-2404 with any questions
or email at