Eight Good Things to Do This Weekend
Looking to pitch in and make a difference this weekend? From New Orleans to Seattle, from polar bear plunges to dandelion wine brewing, we've got you covered.
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Washington D.C. and Philadelphia
You can take the cold, you say? Then trudge through that fresh snow and join the 15th Anniversary MSP Polar Bear Plunge in the Chesapeake Bay and raise funds for Special Olympics Maryland.
Up in Philly, you can also take the plunge for Special Olympics Pennsylvania in Neshaminy State Park.
Was cooking more on your list of New Year’s resolutions? Well you can’t start without the tools. Les Dames d’Escoffier, a culinary school for women, will have plenty for you to snag at their “Everything But the Kitchen Sink” garage sale on Saturday morning. Proceeds will go towards student scholarships.
Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times praises the drama, which he says “explores questions of journalistic ethics, particularly the tradeoffs between a reporter’s obligation to cover a larger story and get word out, versus the obligation to the particular individual who may be placed at risk by that story.”
Looking to add some craft and creativity to your lifestyle? Check out How To Homestead’s Kick-Off Celebration at the Exploratorium. Get tips on everything from making dandelion wine to constructing your own compost tumbler.
Gather your friends and take advantage of SoCal’s winter warmth (sorry east coasters). Food Forward, a grassroots organization that picks locally grown food and distributes it to the hungry, will harvest tangelos, lemons, and navel oranges on Saturday.