Five ways to have fun this weekend.
1. In theaters this weekend is “Game Night” a dark comedy about a group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves trying to solve a murder mystery; “Annihilation” rated R and based on the best-selling novel about a biologist who signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition where the laws of nature don’t apply; “Every Day” rated PG-13 is the story of a shy teenager falling for someone who transforms into another person every day.
2. Did you know that the first known sale of cookies by Girl Scouts occurred in 1917? That year a troop in Oklahoma baked cookies and sold them as a service project. This weekend is National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend and the troops all over the states are marking 101 years since that first bake sale with events all over the country. If you haven’t gotten your cookie fix yet, locate them by zip code and find out more about the Girl Scout Cookie Program by visiting girlscoutcookies.org.
3. Saturday is National Tortilla Chip Day. The first tortilla chip was invented by Rebecca Webb Carranza in the 1940s. She and her husband owned a tortilla factory and their machine often produced misshapen tortillas which were discarded. Carranza decided to try and reuse the misshapen tortillas by cutting them into triangles and frying them.
4. The last Saturday in February is always International Sword Swallowers Day. The Sword Swallowers Association International reports that there are less than a few dozen professional sword swallowers actively performing around the world today. For more information, visit, swordswallow.org.
5. The Winter Olympics end this weekend, with events scheduled nearly until the closing ceremonies. The highlights of Sunday include bobsled, cross country skiing and curling. The closing ceremonies will be broadcast on NBC starting at 8 p.m. EST. For schedules, highlights and more, go to www.pyeongchang2018.com or www.nbcolympics.com.