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!

  • Listen to Christmas Music on spark!

Starting Tuesday (November 17) Spark will be playing Christmas music alongside your favorite spark HD songs. We would love to help you get ready for the Season! Oh, and there may just be a contest involved as well…stay tuned!

  • Watch Home Alone

The beloved film Home Alone turns 30 years old on Monday (November 16). Join Kevin McCallister, a ten-year-old boy who gets left home by mistake for the Holidays. When he realizes two criminals plan to rob his home, it is up to Kevin to protect his home—all by himself. You can watch Home Alone on Disney+ or rent/buy it on iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, Prime Video, or Vudu. To learn more about the film, visit https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099785/trivia?ref_=tt_ql_2 for some trivia.

  • Host a virtual paint party

Run to the store or hit up Amazon and get some paints. Whether you are a painter or you’ve never held a brush, video chat your friends and try painting together. You can all use the same picture to try to copy or you can find a painting tutorial on YouTube. If you don’t want as much structure, just paint whatever you want. Just have fun getting creative with friends.

  • Go on a hike

Tuesday (November 17) is Take a Hike Day. Use this day as an excuse to get some exercise and fresh air.

  • Take a break

Finals are almost upon many of us. Whatever it is that relaxes you, schedule a time to do it. A little selfcare never hurt anyone!

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!

  • Go for a run

As COVID restrictions tighten up, it might be more difficult to find things to do, so use that time to do something productive. Going for a run (or a walk if you want something more lowkey) is a great way to take advantage of the weather. If you want to make it a social activity, just grab a few friends and go all together.

  • Watch Wonder Woman

Lynda Carter’s Wonder Woman celebrates its forty-fifth anniversary this Saturday (November 7). Although a bit dated, this show is still a lot of fun. Even if you aren’t a fan of the TV series, you can still enjoy Wonder Woman fun by watching the 2017 movie staring Gal Gadot or read a Wonder Woman comicbook. You can find the Wonder Woman TV show on Prime Video.

  • Work on a puzzle

Puzzles are great fun and a great time killer. Work on your favorite puzzle or order online and buy a new one.

  • Tidy up

With extra time on your hands, due to stricter COVID restrictions this week, why not do something productive? It doesn’t have to be major. Just set one small goal every day like reorganize the bookshelf or put the dishes away. It may not be the most fun, but cleaning is a part of life.

  • Reach out to a friend

Call or text a friend who you haven’t talked to in a while. Or, reach out to a friend in quarantine. Just connect because life gets really busy this time of the year and you won’t regret talking to them before the chaos of the Holidays starts.

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!

  • Have a happy Halloween

Spooky Season is finally upon us. Halloween is this Saturday (October 31). Although Halloween parties are discouraged, you can always throw on a costume and grab a couple of friends and hang out to celebrate the holiday.

  • Watch The Walking Dead

Ten years from Saturday (October 31), The Walking Dead had its first appearance. Celebrate the beloved franchise this Halloween by watching it with friends or family on AMC or Netflix.

  • Have your own “drive-in” movie

Since many things are still closed, make your own fun with a “drive-in” movie. Grab your laptop, a movie, and some friends and watch a movie in the car. It is a ton of fun and a good way to find a spot to hang out and still uphold COVID restrictions.

  • Have a game night

Before finals hit and everyone is exhausted, take the time to relax and play some games with friends or family.

  • Have a karaoke party

Karaoke is a ton of fun and really easy to set up. Just search your favorite song and “karaoke” in YouTube and you and your friends can jam out. You can always give it a theme like Disney, Taylor Swift, or Spark hits.

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!

  • Get ready for Halloween

Don’t let Halloween sneak up on you. Get ready for the spookiest night of the year before it’s too late. Whether you make your own costumes or buy all the parts, now is the time to start putting it all together.

  • Watch Mallrats

Although it flopped at the box office, Mallrats has since become a cult classic. Since the film celebrates its 25th anniversary this Tuesday (October 20), why not relieve the fun and shenanigans? You can purchase or rent it from iTunes, Prime Video, Google Play, YouTube, the Microsoft Store, and Vudu.

  • Go apple picking

Before fall completely disappears, go apple picking and embrace the season. Whether you buy apples, drink some cider, or just enjoy the fresh air, it can be loads of fun to grab some friends and have a good time.

  • Binge a show

Everyone has a TV show they enjoy. Why not restart the show and watch your favorite season, start from the beginning, or select your favorite episodes? Or you can try sitting down and watching a show on your watchlist.

  • Try Disney+ Group Watch

Disney+ recently released a group watch feature. Although it still has a few bugs, I’ve had a lot of fun watching shows and movies with friends. Since there is no chat feature, I enjoyed creating a group with friends on Discord where my friends and I could all type our reactions. We also have video chatted. Zoom is a good option, but you are limited to 40-minute-long meetings with groups larger than two. I prefer Discord or Microsoft Teams since there is no time limit.

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 @spark897hd3 and Instagram @spark897hd3 and use #sparkweekend to show what you have been doing. I hope you keep having wonderful weekends!

  • Tag!

Let your inner child out! Thursday (October 8) is American Touch Tag Day, so grab some friends and play tag. Make it more complicated by playing variations on the game, like freeze tag, octopus tag, or link tag. To find more versions of tag, go to https://activeforlife.com/transform-the-game-of-tag/.

  • Do something nice

This Monday (October 5) is Do Something Nice Day, so go out and do something nice. It doesn’t have to be something big, just do something to make someone smile.

  • Watch Mean Girls

Celebrate October 3rd (Sunday), Mean Girls Day, by watching one of the most classic coming of age movies of the early 2000s. Watching this movie with friends will be so fetch (stop trying to make fetch happen). Mean Girls is available streamed on Hulu, Netflix, and SHOWTIME or rented/bought on iTunes, Amazon Video, Google Play, YouTube, or Vudu. To learn some Mean Girls trivia, visit https://www.buzzfeed.com/farrahpenn/here-are-the-hardest-mean-girls-trivia-questions.

  • Try your hand at cooking a new dish

Since it has been rainy and you’re probably caught inside, go and try to cook something new. Maybe it’s a dish you’ve always wanted to try or make your favorite dish but give a twist.

  • See Olivet Nazarene University’s Broadway Revue

Get your tickets for Broadway Revue for next Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (October 8-10). This year’s show is called Under the Stars and features music from Hadestown, Marry Poppins Returns, La La Land, Newsies, and more! I haven’t seen a full rehearsal yet, but it looks great so far! Get tickets at https://olivet.brushfire.com/broadwayrevue/479117?fbclid=IwAR0Yd42iJ9guhLVlANgvtY6botKWNMrwlrV0Hw9mLI8yu0kRQVVSH6DrRVE. Hope you enjoy the show!