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10 Things To Do This Weekend: Tai Chi, Earth Day and Riverhounds!

Here are our top 10 picks for weekend fun!

The weekend is almost here and you have no idea what you're going to. Well, Chartiers Valley Patch is coming to the rescue with our new and improved Get Out Weekend Planner!

We’ve got 10 of the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check out our top picks for this weekend to find something for everyone in the family to enjoy. 

 

1. Screen-Free Week
Where/When: Nationwide, April 18 - 24
Did you know that this week is Screen-free week?! Across the country families are making the conscious decision to turn off the t.v. and other electronic devices and spending time together as a family. If you haven’t participated in this event yet (which obviously you haven't since you're reading this online) then do so this weekend!

2.
Where/When: , Thursday: 1 - 2 p.m.
Why Go: This traditional Chinese exercise is known to vitalize the body and calm the mind. Tai Chi can reduce arthritis pain, lower blood pressure and diminish stress. Movement sequences are done slowly with a minimum of force to promote fluidity, concentration and coordination. Tai Chi is a very effective way of improving balance and strengthening the body as a whole. Call to register!
Pricing: Free!

3.
Where/When: South Fayette Township Library, Thursday, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Why Go: Mary Pope Osborne's Magic Tree House series inspires crafts, readings, science experiments, film clips and other adventures for children with a 2nd - 4th grade reading level. This month’s adventures are inspired by Osborne’s High Tide in Hawaii. Registration is required. Go online or call to register. Click here to request the book.
Pricing: Free!

4.
Where/When: , Thursday, 7 p.m.
Why Go: Do you have chronic painful trigger points or muscle knots? Learn how trigger point therapy and myofascial release techniques can give you instant pain relief and greater flexibility. Presented by Kevin Smith from Elite Runners & Walkers. Call to register!
Pricing: Free!

5.
Where/When: Friday
Why Go?: This is the last Fish Fry of the season and many churches and fire halls serve fresh shrimp, french fries, homemade mac & cheese, coleslaw, onion rings and peirogies!
Pricing: Click here for the Heidelberg VFD menu and prices.

6.
Where/When: , Friday, 5 - 7 p.m.
Why Go?: Come celebrate Earth Day at the library! Participants will be making recycled bracelets and viewing a program featuring Planet Earth. Activities for ages 10-18. Please call to register!
Pricing: Free!

7.
Where/When: , Friday
Why Go: Every Friday is Kids' Night at the Bridgeville Texas Roadhouse. There will be games and activities to take part in after dinner.
Pricing: Kids’ Meals are $.99

8.
Where/When: , Saturday, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Why Go?: This tournament is open to  only Steel City ATA students. All competitors 12 years old and younger receive trophies. Click for the full schedule.
Pricing: $30 for forms/sparring, $20 for weapons

9.
Where/When: , Saturday, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Why Go?: Have an afternoon to yourself! Bring your child(ren) to the Jewish Community Center for an afternoon of crafts, swimming, and games while you enjoy alone time!
Pricing: $15/child, $10/sibling

10.
Where/When: , Saturday, 7 p.m.
Why Go?: There is plenty to enjoy at the Riverhounds home opener! Before the game, kids can sign up to be a ball or ball girl for the team. While you watch the team take on their rivals, the Harrisburg City Islanders, kids are invited to participate in an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt with prizes for the winners. Stick around after the game to meet the team and get autographs. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or by phone.
Pricing: Click here for ticket info.

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