Thursday, December 28, 2006

Hm, it's closing in on the weekend, what shall we do...?

From the Watertown Daily Times, here are our options:

At least 19 different churches and fire halls in the region are hosting Bingo, including a "Bingo Marathon." Socially acceptable gambling, anyone?

One sock hop and four square dances. Surprisingly, only one line dance.

Chess, bridge, and euchre at various retirement centers, churches and Elks lodges.

Yoga is very hip-- at least four different yoga centers in the region are offering classes.

OK, here's a health activity now being offered in our one college town in the region, Potsdam:

    Free screening: For performance artists with pain related to their art, 3 to 5 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month, Canton-Potsdam Hospital.

Wow, for all two performance artists in the tri-county region! Some resident at the hospital must have gotten a grant or something.

Other weekend activities include Arthritic Aquafit, Free Skin Tumor and Lesion Detection Clinic, and several childbirth preparation classes.

Then there are two columns of listings for snowshoeing and dogsledding. BYOS, BYOD. Bring your own snowshoes, bring your own dogs.

Lastly, Boonville Senior Citizens Center is trying to drum up participants for a group trip to Alaska.

The fun never stops!

Actually I am bummed I'm leaving before the Jan. 1st "Res-ZOO-lution Run" - a 10 km snowshoe and cross-country ski across the land where the local zoo is located. There's a free pancake breakfast! And the view from up on that fold of land is really gorgeous, if it isn't winter white-out conditions.