Spark Welcome to Weekends by Sarah Breinig

If SPARK and Welcome to Weekends is helping you have great weekends, share your experience on Facebook @sparkhd and Instagram @sparkhd and use #sparkweekend to show what you have been doing. I hope you keep having wonderful weekends!

  • Do something random!

Sometimes spontaneity is fun, so use this random activity generator to try something new! www.random-generator.org.uk/covid-19/

  • Watch Dirty Harry

Celebrate Dirty Harry this Friday (January 22) on its 50th anniversary. Join Captain Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) as he tries to capture a rooftop killer in order to save a kidnapped girl. You can rent or buy Dirty Harry on iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play, YouTube, and Vudu.

  • Celebrate Opposite Day

This Monday (January 25) is Opposite Day, so live life backward. Whether that looks like trying a dish you normally wouldn’t eat or what a movie you normally would watch have fun doing something opposite of what you normally not do.

  • Take a nap

Since classes have finally kicked into full gear, make sure you take care of yourself. A great way to do that is taking a nap. If naps aren’t your thing, just make sure you take a break and make sure you get the well need rest you need.

  • Ice Skating at Millennium Park

Millennium Park’s outdoor ice-skating rinks are opening up once again for the Holiday season. The McCormick Tribune Rink is a traditional oval shape perfect for beginners. The Ribbon, located at Maggie Daily Park, is a long circular path with level, uphill, and downhill skating for a slightly more experienced skater although beginners are welcome to try. Skates may be rented for $16-20 a pair, but bring your own, and it’s completely free of charge. Due to COVID-19, there will be limited capacity. Go to maggiedaleypark.com/things-to-do-see/skating-ribbon/ to make your reservations now or to learn more about skating downtown.