Things to do In and Around Midtown Houston This Weekend

Every kid loves them and most dad's, if just for a day, envy the saddle-worn riders on horseback that end their trail ride with a final trot through the downtown streets.

Hands down. the best free event in Houston this weekend will be the Rodeo Houston 2009 parade. Be prepared in case the usual chilly blast accompanies the festivities.

If you're like me and avoid cold weather, rush hour traffic, honey do's and other domestic chores, I have the 411 on fun things to do indoors on the last few days of this month.

Houston's Black History Collection

The community is invited to participate in compiling photos documents and related items that celebrate and tell the stories of Houston's African American community.
Pictures from professional, political, schools, church and sporting events can be brought in for review to the Johnson Branch Library from 10 am to 1 pm Saturday.

Green Home and Garden Workshop

Help the world, Houston and your backyard become a greener place. If you can pull yourself to leave the comforts of your pad in Midtown Houston, take a short trip, to the local The Harris County Extension Office, for a Green Home and Garden Workshop.

Learn the best practices for composting, picking low maintenance plants and handling invasive varieties.

Experts on hand will discuss two hot topics that can help reduce your carbon footprint.

Dan Phillips, Homebuilder, Phoenix Commotion

Jeff Kaplan, Owner, New Living Hardware.

Hanging Out In Downtown Houston

If your idea of an exciting fun weekend involves something more physical, there's the ConocoPhillips Rodeo Run for willing participants.

There is no doubt about it, Toyota Center has the best nighttime action. It'll becomes the battleground for HBO's Wold Championship Boxing Event.

You can expect your adrenaline to get kicked up a couple of notches if you can land a ringside seat.

Hometown favorite's JUAN DIAZ and Olympic Silver Medalist, ROCKY JUAREZ are both after new belts during Saturday's title matches.

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