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1. There’s only one big movie opening this week, “Season of the Witch,” the latest Nicolas Cage film. This one is PG-13 and looks to be closer to R, so if your family is looking for a movie to see together, check out films already playing.
2. Saturday is the birthday of Elvis Presley, so put on your blue suede shoes and celebrate the King, who was born Jan. 8, 1935. We suggest heading to a bar and playing only Elvis songs on the jukebox, or hold your own Elvis party. Some bars might already be planning an Elvis night, complete with an impersonator, so check the newspaper listings for more information.
3. January is National Skating Month, so take advantage of the cold weather and head to an ice rink (indoors or outdoors). U.S. Figure Skating sponsors the month and has information on its Web site about skating clubs and more, so if you’re unsure of where to go, check out www.usfigureskating.org. Just don’t forget the hot chocolate for when the skating fun is done.
4. This is a big weekend for football – the NFL playoffs kick off on Saturday with two games, and two more are on tap for Sunday. And on Monday night, Auburn and Oregon will square off in the BCS Championship game. Go to www.nfl.com and www.bcsfootball.org for more information.
5. Jan. 8 is the start of Universal Letter-Writing Week, so if you’re looking for something to keep you occupied this weekend, take part in this themed week. And do it the old-fashioned way – there’s something special about getting a letter in the mail as opposed to an e-mail or text.
GateHouse News Service