Whether you plan to watch the Super Bowl, ski at one of Virginia's resorts, visit a historic site, take part in family activities, or sit at home and do nothing, the weekend is almost here. Here are 10 activities to plan to enjoy during the first weekend in February.
This weekend is First Fridays weekend in Lynchburg. On the first Friday of each month, the community is invited to visit local art galleries. Riverviews Artspace, Academy of Fine Arts, and Dance Theatre of Lynchburg will all be open until 8 p.m. with special exhibits.
Lynchburg Museum will host a special exhibit for First Fridays. Learn more about Lynchburg's rich African American history with photographs, documents and artifacts. Museum admission is always free from 5-8 p.m. during First Fridays.
Ski season has arrived at Wintergreen Resort. This weekend, there are games, races, demo days and more for the Family Fun Festival. Skiers and snowboarders of all ages can participate in rail jam and slopestyle events and there are ski and ride clinics too.
Have tons of fun at Tanglewood Mall in Roanoke on Saturday. Tons of Fun is a free indoor family celebration which includes rides, games, crafts, performances, face painting and more. The event hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Kazim Shrine Circus will be at the Roanoke Civic Center this weekend. Friday's show will begin at 7:30 p.m. There are also three shows on Saturday and two on Sunday. Get your tickets at the website and enjoy the show.
Saturday is Groundhog Day. Watch to see if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow when he leaves his burrow at 7:20 a.m. Legend says that there will be six more weeks of winter if Phil sees his shadow. If Phil doesn't see his shadow, we will have an early spring.
The Resolution Run will be held in downtown Lynchburg on Saturday at 3 p.m. Web registration has closed but you can register in person at Riverside Runners, 2480 Rivermont Avenue. Make a resolution to come out and walk or run two miles.
Visit a historic site this weekend. Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest will be open for tours on Saturday and Sunday. Tours begin every 30 minutes from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The Lynchburg area is rich in history. Stop at the Visitors Center, located on 12th Street downtown, to take a walking or riding tour of Civil War markers and learn more about local history.
Spend some time together as a family making snacks or a special meal this weekend. Family time at home is an easy way to create memories while having fun. Let the kids help make Super Bowl brownies by cutting brownies into football shapes. Frost with chocolate glaze and pipe on white icing in the shape of lacing.
Watch the Super Bowl on Sunday as the San Francisco 49ers take on the Baltimore Ravens. Whether you are a fan of either team or neither one, Super Bowl is the biggest game of the season. So kick back and enjoy the game.
No matter what's on your calendar this weekend, take some time to enjoy being where you are right now. In the busy lives we all lead, we don't always live in the moment. Pick one, pick two or pick a few and have a great weekend.