5 Things to Know: The Week Ahead in Wise for Saturday, March 9, 2019

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, March 9, 2019

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Spring Break


All Wise County schools are on spring break next week, March 11-15.

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 18 when life returns to normal and the kids are back in the classroom.



To families trying to keep kiddos busy next week: Bridgeport Box Office has your back.

Two movie days are scheduled – “Ralph Breaks the Internet” on Tuesday and “Peter Rabbit” on Thursday. The showings will be at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. both days at the Arcadia Theater.

And guess what? It’s free. That’s right – zero dollars. There will be concessions available for purchase if you’re so inclined. Doors open 30 minutes before the movie starts.


#3.14: I LIKE PIE

Pi Day, a holiday created to celebrate the mathematical constant, is March 14, so designated since three, one and four are the first three digits of pi.

Celebrated on a large scale since 1988, festivities often center around the dessert pie because the words are homophones and … pie is round and therefore related to pi.

Makes total sense, and there’s lots of great places to treat yo’self to a slice in Wise County.



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.



Run in the wild at the 21st Annual Grasslands Trail Run March 16.

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

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