The weekend has finally arrived and the weather forecasters are now calling for cold and snow. We don’t want the weather to keep you locked inside or to dampen your weekend plans. If you need help deciding on what to do, we at Sewickley Patch are here to provide all the details on fun events happening around the community this weekend and every weekend.
So here are five activities you can share with friends and family – starting today:
1. The Quaker Valley Boys Varsity Basketball Game – Cheer on the Quakers as they take on Avonworth and attempt to extend their winning streak to six. The game starts at 6 p.m. in the Quaker Valley High School gymnasium. If you’d prefer an earlier game, the ninth grade boys basketball team will take on Ellwood City at 3:45 p.m. Go Quakers!
2. Watch a film with the Sewickley Series – Get out of the house and down to Sewickley Academy for the start of the Sewickley Series film series. The first film to watch is “Bhutto,” a recent Sundance world premiere. Sewickley Academy and Silk Screen have partnered up to present a series of three films focusing on women in Asian cultures. Benazir Bhutto was the first woman in history to lead a Muslim nation. You can discuss that fact – and more – during a moderated discussion following the film. The film is free and open to the public, but attendees are encouraged to register at www.sewickley.org/sewickleyseries.
3. Make Paper Airplanes – Do you want to become an awesome pilot? Are you interested in learning the aerodynamics of paper airplanes. Then scoot on over to the Sewickley Public Library from 11 a.m. to noon to make some jet planes and race them! Participating kids in grades K-5 can also compete to see whose airplane goes the fastest and the farthest. Contact the Children’s Department at 412-741-0937 to register.
4. Listen to sound-healing music – Get out to Yoga in Sewickley on Beaver Street and enjoy Steve and Ami Scuilli of Life in Balance Music from 2 to 4 p.m. as they play quartz crystal singing bowls and ancient world flutes for a sound healing meditation and gentle yoga movements. The vibrations of the instruments are said to create a unique healing and contemplative atmosphere, allowing the body to completely relax and rejuvenate and the mind to expand. Call Terri to register at 724-462-4840 or reply to email@example.com. The cost is $20 and $15 for seniors 65 and older. Families can ask for a discount.
5. Attend a Church Service – With so many churches and denominations in the Sewickley area, choosing a place to worship shouldn’t be too hard and for the faithful, this is what Sunday mornings are all about. There are too many to name, but of course we’ll name a few. St. James Catholic Church has mass at 7:30, 9:30, 11:30 a.m.; The Presbyterian Church, Sewickley has 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship services in the sanctuary; and Antioch Baptist Church starts morning worship at 9:30 a.m. followed by praise service at 10:45 a.m.