Weekend

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!

  • Try your hand at drawing

This weekend will be a bit warmer than it has been, so take this opportunity to try to do a nature sketch. Don’t worry if it isn’t perfect, just have fun trying to capture what you see. There is a technique called retinal painting/drawing where you just draw the blocks of color you see. This is a great way to get started if you feel like you don’t know what you’re doing. If you aren’t into drawing, you could try photography, or you could just go on a nature walk.

  • Go thrifting

Mix up your weekend with a trip to the thrift shop. You can find some really cool stuff and have a lot of fun. It’s also great for finding stuff for creative projects, like painting or bleaching jeans.

  • Take a break

For most, midterms are just about wrapping up, so take this opportunity to take a restful break. Whether that means watching a movie with friends or going on a hike or anything else, just make sure you take some time for selfcare.

  • Watch the Falcon and the Winter Soldier 

Continue to experience the Marvel Cinematic Universe on Disney+ with Falcon and Winter Soldier, a TV show following the title characters (played by Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan) as they deal with the trials of a world after Avengers: Endgame. The first episode begins streaming Friday (March 19). To learn more about the characters and production background, visit www.imdb.com/title/tt9208876/trivia.

  • 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.

Weekend

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!

  • Eat some pi 

This Sunday (March 14) is pi day—a day dedicated to celebrating the value of pi. Why this day you ask? Because it is 3-14 or 3.14. Even if you aren’t a fan of numbers, this day is a great excuse to chow down on some pie.

  • Go outside

The weather has finally gotten warmer, so go outside and embrace it. Maybe you want to hike, go for a bike ride, take a picnic, or do anything else, but just remember to embrace some fresh air and enjoy the amazing weather.

  • Don’t forget about Daylight Savings

It is time for our clocks to spring forward once again, so make sure you get some rest to prepare for the loss of an hour.

  • Watch the Snyder Cut of Justice League  

If you have HBO Max, stream the re-produced Justice League film. Its goal is the fix all the errors in the original film, but only time will tell.

  • 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.

Weekend

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!

1) Celebrate Dr. Suess  

Dr. Suess’s birthday is this Tuesday (March 2), so celebrate his work by reading one of his books, watching a Dr. Suess movie, or sit under a trufalla tree and relax.

2) Watch Tom and Jerry

Relive their anticks this Friday (Feburary 26) with Tom and Jerry as it goes to theatres. Watch the classic rivalry as it intensifies on the big screen. Watch the trailer here, www.youtube.com/watch?v=kP9TfCWaQT4,  and try some Tom and Jerry trivia here, www.funtrivia.com/playquiz/quiz152706117d1f8.html.

3) Eat some chili

Thursday (March 4) is chili day, so set your crockpots to cook and enjoy a warm meal. Try some new and unique chili recipes at www.tasteofhome.com/collection/best-chili-recipes-of-all-time/. My personal favorite is number 13- Thai-Style Chili.

4) Binge an old show

Catch up on an old show you haven’t watched in a while. Share with friends and relive the fun.

5) 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.

Weekend

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.

Weekend

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!

  • Watch The Kid

Appreciate cinema this Thursday (January 21) a Charlie Chaplin’s classic film, The Kid, celebrates its 100th anniversary. In 1921, this iconic film was released, and it is considered one of the most influential movies of its time. Experience this piece of cinematic culture for free on IMDb TV or stream it on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO Max.

  • Watch WandaVision

On Friday (January 15) the Marvel Cinematic Universe releases its first television series, WandaVision, where the Scarlet Witch and Vision traverse life in suburbia once they realize something isn’t quite right. Watch the trailer at www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj9J2ecsSpo. You can stream the series on Disney+. If you are looking for a refresher on who these characters are, go to Disney+ and watch the first two episodes of Marvel Studios: Legends.

  • Appreciate dragons

Dragons are a part of many cultures and are a ton of fun. Why not use Appreciate a Dragon Day this Saturday (January 16) to celebrate these mythic beasts? You can appreciate dragons by watching a movie or TV series or reading a book that features a dragon, creating your own dragon artwork, or going online and research more about these creatures. Whatever you do, just have fun celebrating these cool beasts.

  • Honor Martin Luther King Jr

Monday (January 18) is Martin Luther King Day, so use this holiday to remember this great man and his contributions to making the world a better place.

  • 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.