Five ways to have fun this weekend.

1. In theaters this weekend is director Guillermo del Toro’s latest other-world fantasy, “The Shape of Water” rated R and set in a top secret government lab where the lonely Elisa’s (Sally Hawkins) life is changed forever when she and her co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment; the PG-13 action comedy “Just Getting Started” about an ex-F.B.I. Agent (Tommy Lee Jones) and an ex-mob lawyer (Morgan Freeman) in the Witness Protection Program (Morgan Freeman) having to put aside their petty rivalry to fend off a mob hit.

2. The second Friday of each December the world turns its attention to Official Lost and Found Day. It is on this day that we take a moment to recall the stuff we’ve lost and perhaps make an effort to find it. So head back to the movie theater or coffee shop and see if your coat and sunglasses are still there.

3. Sunday is Dewey Decimal System Day, which celebrates Melvin Dewey (born on December 10, 1851) a librarian, educator and inventor of the eponymous system. So head to the library this weekend to celebrate! Some libraries will be having special events, so check with your local library.

4. Spend this weekend collimating your telescope as the best nights to see the The Geminids meteor showers are coming up on the 12th and 13th. They are one of the only major meteor showers that you can watch in the evening, as well as before dawn. For more info check out

5. Did you know that the first commercial Christmas card dates back to 1843? It was created in England by Sir Henry Cole, a civil servant who commissioned artist John Callcott Horsley to make the artwork on the card. In 2001, one of Cole’s first Christmas cards (sent to his grandmother in 1843) sold at auction for £22,500.

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