Five ways to have fun this weekend.
1. In theaters this weekend is “Mission: Impossible - Fallout” rated PG-13 and the sixth movie in the hit franchise, this time Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong; and “Teen Titans Go! To the Movies” rated PG and about how a villain’s maniacal plan for world domination sidetracks five teenage superheroes who dream of Hollywood stardom; and opening in limited theaters is “Puzzle” rated R about Agnes (Kelly Macdonald), a taken-for-granted suburban mother who discovers a passion for solving jigsaw puzzles which unexpectedly draws her into a new world — where her life unfolds in ways she could never have imagined.
2. Go out and try a salsa, cha-cha or two-step class to celebrate National Dance Day on Saturday. The day was created to encourage Americans to embrace dance as a fun way to get exercise and fight obesity.
3. Then afterward, unwrap your favorite candy bar to celebrate Milk Chocolate Day! The first bar was made in 1875, when Swiss confectioner Daniel Peter and his neighbor Henri Nestlé (yes, the founder of the world-famous food and beverage company) developed the first solid milk chocolate using condensed milk. Today, most milk chocolate is made from milk powder, liquid milk or condensed milk.
4. Sunday, catch a baseball game on TV in a local sports bars and enjoy some wings for National Chicken Wing Day. People disagree on which is better, drumettes or wingettes/flats but most agree that Buffalo style (deep-fried then coated in a vinegary hot sauce) is one of the best types of seasonings. Other popular varieties include barbecue, lemon pepper, parmesan garlic, honey mustard, and sweet and sour.
5. On July 29, 1958, NASA was created. Celebrate the space agency by heading to the official website, http://www.nasa.gov, or by visiting a planetarium if one is near you. The NASA site has plenty to research and enjoy – you can see highlights of the space shuttle program, see how the Mars mission is going and much more. If this weekend isn’t cloudy, you could have a family event in the backyard where you look at stars and planets.