This week’s suggestions: Celebrate National Doughnut Day, catch “Marmaduke” and other new movies, observe World Environment Day, watch some world-class sporting events and observe D-Day.
Mmm, doughnuts …
Friday is National Doughnut Day, one of our personal favorite holidays. Many stores will be offering free doughnuts (Dunkin’ Donuts, for example, usually gives away tasty treats), so watch for advertisements about the day. If you can’t find a place offering free doughnuts, why not bring in a box for your co-workers? Or celebrate at home by trying to bake your own.
Marmaduke goes to the movies
There are a handful of interesting-looking movies opening this week, including the family-friendly “Marmaduke.” The big dog makes his big-screen debut on Friday with this PG movie, and even if kids don’t know who Marmaduke is, they should enjoy the flick. Also opening this week is “Killers,” a PG-13 movie starring Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl; “Get Him to the Greek,” an R-rated comedy starring Russell Brand and Jonah Hill; and “Splice,” a freaky cloning-gone-wrong R movie starring Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley.
Saturday is World Environment Day, a day to educate yourself about at-risk animal species and environment-related issues over the globe – and a day to get involved. This year’s observance focuses on Rwanda, but you can get involved at home, too – many places will be holding clean-up days and the like. Check out the newspaper for events, or go to the official World Environment Day website, www.unep.org/wed/2010/english.
Horses, basketball and more
It’s a big sports weekend, and the action starts early Saturday with the U.S. soccer team playing its last game before the World Cup. The game vs. Australia is on ESPN2 at 8:30 a.m. EDT. The sports fun continues with the Belmont Stakes, the third leg of horse-racing’s triple crown, at 5 p.m. EDT on ABC. Also this weekend are the NBA and NHL finals. The NHL finals might be wrapped up before the weekend, but if there’s a Game 5, it will be Sunday at 8 p.m. EDT on NBC. And Game 2 of the NBA Finals takes place at 8 p.m. EDT Sunday on ABC.
D-Day is today
On June 6, 1944, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy in France, an attack that led to the end of World War II. Many places will be holding commemorations this weekend, including libraries and VFWs; check the newspaper for listings. If you want to learn more about D-Day, catch a documentary on TV or DVD, or watch a movie or TV series based on the invasion. Two of the best have been made in recent years: “Band of Brothers” and “Saving Private Ryan.”
GateHouse News Service