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5 Things to Know: The Week Ahead in Wise for Saturday, March 10, 2018

Published Saturday, March 10, 2018
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#1: TICK, TOCK, SET THE CLOCK

Don’t forget the time change this weekend! Daylight saving time begins 2 a.m. Sunday. Traditionally, this meant people moved their clocks forward one hour before going to bed Saturday night. These days many of our devices, such as smartphones and computers, automatically adjust the time, but don’t forget to check clocks in your vehicles and at the office.

The most important takeaway: you will get one less hour of sleep Saturday night. Plan accordingly.

Kids

#2: SPRING BREAKOUT

All Wise County schools are on spring break next week, March 12-16.

This means every place in the world will be more crowded – the grocery store, movie theater, parks, Chick-fil-A – so be patient in your quest for fun.

If you don’t have little spring breakers to entertain, you may want to avoid all of the above places (and others like them) until March 19 when life returns to normal and the kids are back in the classroom.

Trail

#3: HIT THE TRAIL

Run in the wild at the 20th Annual Grasslands Trail Run March 17.

Held at our very own Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands, the trails loop through various landscapes, including rolling hills, forests and open fields. You might even come face-to-face with cows and horses, not to mention native wildlife.

Your racing options include a half marathon, marathon and a 50-miler. They all start and finish at the TADRA Point Trailhead.

To register, go to grasslandstrailrun.com.

Irish

#4: GOING GREEN

St. Patrick’s Day, celebrating the Roman Catholic feast day of the patron saint of Ireland, is March 17. Although it commemorates the arrival of Christianity in Ireland and celebrates Irish culture, modern-day celebrations are centered around shamrocks, leprechauns and the color green, not to mention a fair amount of drinking.

The downside of St. Patrick’s Day? Getting pinched. If you don’t wear green, someone may pinch you to remind you leprechauns can sneak up on you at any time.

Boot

#5: BOOT SCOOTIN’

Dads and daughters shouldn’t have all the fun. What about moms and their little boys?

The Chico Methodist Women have the answer.

They’re hosting the Cowboy Roundup Mother-Son Dance 4 to 6 p.m. March 17 at Morris Memorial United Methodist Church in Chico. The event will include dancing, refreshments, and games for ages 1 to 12. Cost is $20. Call 940-644-5186 and close out spring break boot scootin’ with your favorite little guy.

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