Looking for something to do this weekend? You can observe Banned Books Week or head to the theater to see “Moneyball” or “Dolphin Tale.” We've got more suggestions, too. If you know of any big local events, please share!
1. Saturday kicks off Banned Books Week (which runs through Oct. 1). Libraries across the country are observing the day by celebrating our freedom to read what we want, and if you’re feeling photogenic, you can even enter a YouTube contest. Check out http://www.bannedbooksweek.org/ for more information on the contest, and contact your local library or bookstore for any event information.
2. The big movies opening this week are “Moneyball,” rated PG-13, a movie starring Brad Pitt, Robin Wright and Jonah Hill that is based on Billy Beane and the Oakland A’s; and “Dolphin Tale,” PG, starring Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd and Harry Connick Jr.
3. Saturday is National Museum Day. Participating museums across the country are offering free access for families. Call your local museums or check out http://www.familyfriendlyfrugality.com/2011/09/national-museum-day-september-24th-free-admission-into-participating-museums/ for more information.
4. Saturday is National Punctuation Day, a day designed to get people thinking about punctuation and grammar. Some places might be holding events in conjunction with Banned Books Week, so check the newspaper for listings. Or you can simply play some word games at home (“Word Sweep” is a great one, though it doesn’t involved punctuation).
5. Once again, there is a lot of sports action this weekend: NASCAR’s Chase, NFL football, college football, baseball, soccer and more. Check your newspaper for TV times.
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