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By TONI SIMS, CBS Houston
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Spring is in full swing! If your money is limited, here’s a list of fun things to do this weekend that won’t break the bank. Check out these awesome affordable ideas.

1. Ice Skating at The Galleria

Step on the ice at The Galleria, and you’ll have the most magical ice skating experience on the planet. With hundreds of stores, shoppers and restaurants to surround you, The Galleria’s Ice Skating Center put you in the center of it all. So take lessons or just go for a spin. Weekend public sessions are Saturdays from 12- 11 p.m. and Sundays from 12- 6 p.m. Admission is $9 and skate rentals are $3. For more information, visithttp://www.galleriaiceskatingcenter.com.

2. Launch Off With Space Center Houston

Space Jam with one of Houston’s main attractions. Space Center has educational programs, attractions and exhibits. It offers entertainment that your entire family can enjoy;  NASA Tour, and Blast Off Theater, and Starship Gallery. Open daily, save money on general admission by purchasing your ticket online. Space Center Houston is located at 1601 NASA Road 1, Houston, TX 77058. To learn more about Space Center Houston visit http://www.spacecenter.org/

3.Catch a Matinee at Studio Movie and Grill in CityCentre

A movie, food and drinks, and paying for multiple people can get expensive. Save cash on movie, food and drinks by catching a movie before 6 p.m. General admission for matinée: Adults and students $7.75, children $ 6.75. Admission before noon is only $6! Food prices varies. For more movies details, visit http://www.studiomoviegrill.com/default.aspx

4. Blissful Warrior Yoga

Blissful Warrior Yoga, taught by Jerry and Michelle, will unwind and rehabilitate you as well as challenge and strengthen you. Blissful Warrior Yoga brings together elements of tai chi, kung fu, balance techniques, and energy building poses. No pre-registration required. The event is Saturday, Mar 16, 2013 at 9 a.m. Located at Discovery Green 1500 McKinney, Houston, Texas 77010 For more information visit http://www.discoverygreen.com/807029

5.Chipotle Green Film Series: Cafeteria Man 

One man’s quest to improve school cafeterias. 2012, 65 min. Activities at 7:30 pm, film at 8:15 pm. Performance by Havikoro Dance Crew. A special guest appearance by Veggie Tales, Bob and Larry. Activities with Recipe for Success. Free samples from Saint Arnold and Barefoot Wine. Enjoy the film and free tacos from Chipotle. Located at The Grace Event Lawn, which is on the south side of Discovery Green, adjacent to the Wortham Foundation Gardens, The Grove restaurant, and Maconda’s Grove.  For more information visit http://www.discoverygreen.com/768707

6. Flea by Night

Flea by Night returns this spring!  Enjoy the market from 6pm to 10pm on Saturday, March 16th. Treasure-hunt at this monthly, one-of-a-kind market nestled in the shady southeast end of the downtown park. The destination market features an array of artful kitsch, vintage items, mid-century modern furniture, recycled and repurposed items and collectibles. Located at Discovery Green 1500 McKinney, Houston, Texas 77010. For more information visit http://www.discoverygreen.com/flea

7. Discovery Hoop Dance

Have a blast while burning calories! Bring an adult sized hula hoop. If you are having trouble locating one, please RSVP for a loaner hoop at http://www.discoverhooping.com. Our instructor can recommend local/online locations for hoop purchase so you can get yourself into a HOOP! No pre-registration. Located at Discovery Green 1500 McKinney, Houston, Texas 77010; Sunday, Mar 17, 2013 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. For more information visit http://www.discoverygreen.com/807029

8. Main Event

Grab a group of friends or your kids and have a blast at Main Events. There’s bowling, laser tag, cafe & bar and much more! Get a Spring Break Fun Pass “all you can play” starting at $15.95 per person. Opens early at 9 a.m. For more information visit http://www.mainevent.com

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