Spark Welcome to Weekends by Sarah Breinig

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  • See Godspell

Celebrate the teachings of Jesus Christ at Olivet Nazarene University (One University Ave Bourbonnais, IL) with the musical, Godspell. Set in modern times, get to know Jesus better Day By Day as you follow Him through His last days on earth. Prepare Ye for Easter with this famous musical which has been popular since its first show in 1971. This funny and emotional performance will ensure that you Learn Your Lessons Well when it comes to the teachings of our Lord. All Good Gifts will be in store for anyone who purchases their tickets ($15 per person- $12 for students), which can be bought online here- https://olivet.brushfire.com/godspell – or onsite. Showtimes are Thursday and Friday (February 27-28) at 7pm and Saturday (February 29) at 2pm and 7 pm.

  • Learn a new crafting skill

The month of March is National Craft Month, so learn a new crafting skill. Try knitting, crochet, origami, woodworking, drawing, painting, pottery jewelry making, or whatever you can think of. Consider starting a crafting group with friends or discover a new skill every week. If you need some help getting started just search for the crafting skill on YouTube and there are bound to be tons of videos.

  • Visit the Field Museum

You can visit the Field Museum for free on through the end of February. Just bring your Illinois state ID (or TigerCard) and enjoy one of the most iconic museums in Chicago for free. Although general admission is covered, tickets for additional special exhibits such as Extreme Bugs can be purchased on site. Remember to be prepared for pricy parking- fill your car up to help divide the price or consider taking public transportation. The Roosevelt train station is near the Field. From there you can take a one-mile walk through the city or take the 146 bus to the Museum Campus. To get more detailed travel information, use https://tripplanner.rtachicago.com/ccg3/XSLT_TRIP_REQUEST2. Learn more about the Field’s Illinois free days by going to https://www.fieldmuseum.org/our-events/free-admission-days and more about the Field by visiting https://www.fieldmuseum.org/.

  • Have a happy Leap Year Day!

Celebrate an extra day in the year this Saturday- Leap Year Day! Does this day’s celebration actually exist? No. But use the day as an excuse to host a dinner, have a random movie night, or just hang with friends and family.

  • Give yourself a break

Things are getting busy this time of year, so take a breather. Just sit back and do something you love. Try reading a book, watching a movie, hanging out with friends, or whatever makes you happy. Just enjoy the chance to do whatever you want.