This week’s activity suggestions: Watch “Toy Story 3” or “Jonah Hex” at the theater; catch some World Cup action, including the U.S. team’s game; celebrate Juneteenth; celebrate your dad; prepare for the first day of summer and the start of Wimbledon.
The toys are back in town
This week’s big movie release is “Toy Story 3,” another sequel in the popular family-film franchise. The G-rated movie again stars the voice work of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, and the movie should be a hit, so get your tickets early. Also out this week is the action flick “Jonah Hex,” rated PG-13. This superhero movie stars Josh Brolin, John Malkovich and Megan Fox and seems to be in line with other recent superhero movies.
The World Cup action continues all weekend, and the United States plays their second of three first-round games on Friday. Kickoff vs. Slovenia is at 10 a.m. EDT on ESPN, so get out there and support your team! For World Cup schedules, news and more, go to the official website, www.fifa.com/worldcup.
Saturday the 19th is Juneteenth, a holiday that now is celebrated in 36 states in some capacity. The day commemorates June 19, 1865, when slaves in Galveston, Texas, finally received word that they had been freed by the Emancipation Proclamation. Today the day is celebrated as an end of slavery, and many towns will be holding events. If there’s nothing planned in your area, why not check out some books from the library and educate your family on a dark chapter in our nation’s history? For more information on the day, go to njof.org.
It’s Dad’s day
Sunday is Father’s Day, so don’t forget to plan something special for the special man in your life. If you’re looking for gift ideas, hit the nearest hardware store or bookstore and find something special, or plan a day that Dad will appreciate. Offer to do chores, prepare breakfast in bed, take him to a ballgame or do whatever your pop will love.
Summer, Wimbledon begin
Monday is the beginning of summer and the annual Wimbledon tennis championship, but you can start celebrating this weekend. Head to the park for a picnic, barbecue in the backyard, play some tennis – just make sure to celebrate the season of being out of doors! And if you want to plan your Wimbledon watching schedule, check out the official website at www.wimbledon.org.
GateHouse News Service