Five ways to have fun this weekend.
1. The Winter Olympics will kick off on Thursday, Feb. 8, a day before the Opening Ceremony on Friday, Feb. 9, and run through Sunday, Feb. 25, the day of the Closing Ceremony. Competitions are being broadcast on NBC channels and streaming online at http://www.nbcolympics.com/. If you want to watch every single event, you can, thanks to NBC’s coverage. So hunker down and let the games begin!
2. The big movies opening this week are “The 15:17 to Paris“ rated PG-13, directed by Clint Eastwood about three Americans who discover a terrorist plot aboard a train while in France; the PG rated “Peter Rabbit” a feature adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale of a rebellious rabbit; and for fans of the “Fifty Shades of Grey” franchise or a date night idea the R-rated finale, “Fifty Shades Freed” opens this weekend.
3. While Valentine’s Day isn’t until Wednesday, you could celebrate it early this weekend. Order flowers or candy now or reserve a spot at a nice restaurant. Families with children could have craft time this weekend to make Valentine’s Day cards and decorations.
4. The Super Bowl is over, but there still are plenty of sports to watch on TV. The NBA and NHL will be in action all weekend, and there are international soccer games taking place, too.
5. Monday is the birthday of President Abraham Lincoln, and some museums, libraries and other places have events scheduled for this weekend. Check the newspaper for listings, or check with your library to see if anything Lincoln-related is happening.
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