By Virginia Riley and Markus Weinzinger
For some people Fall Break is a time when they go on vacation with their family, but others spend the time looking for things to do. For those students that are looking, here are ten things to do over fall break.
v Go for a hike – whether it is to be around nature or to get some great pictures. Some good places to go are around one of the lakes, in the Prescott National Forest, or the Iron King Trail.
v Go to the movies! Some movies that are coming out on October 4th are Gravity, Runner Runner, A. C. O. D., Parkland, Bad Milo!, Argento’s Dracula 3D, The Dirties, and Grace Unplugged. Then on October 11th some movies that are coming out are Machete Kills, Captain Phillips, Haunt, Romeo and Juliet, All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, Escape from Tomorrow, CBGB, Zero Charisma, and The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete.
v Hamlet is being performed at Yavapai College Preforming Arts Center on Friday the 11th. It starts at 7:30 P. M. and the tickets range from $19 to $38. The director of the play is Margot Harley with members of the first graduating class of Julliard’s drama division.
v The 1st annual Prescott’s Great Outdoors Event will be held on October 12th and 13th at Watson Lake. The admission fee for adults is $5, for children 7-17 $3, and children under 6 are free. There will be an expo and a family friendly festival. The festival includes music, food, vendors, clinics and demonstrations, recreational activities, and displays. To get more information visit the city of Prescott’s website.
v On October 12th there will be a fall festival in Prescott Valley at E 7510 Civic Circle. The admission is free. At the event, there will be live entertainment, an arts show, youth arts and crafts, an inflatable village for children, a pumpkin carving contest, and a corn toss contest.
If you are looking for things to do around the house, here are some ideas:
v Write an original short story. It is good to exercise creativity.
v Create a rocket using water, Alka-Seltzer tablets, and a film canister!
v Stop-Motion Animation is a form of animating where you take pictures of an object in different poses. The result is a short film featuring the moving object(s).
v Of course, sports can come to the rescue in a severe case of boredom. Basketball, Football, Baseball, Tag, and Capture the Flag are all examples.
v Perhaps the most important activity students look forward to do is sleep, a highly coveted and prized pursuit. This might as well be the only thing to do over Fall Break.
These are just a few of the many activities that students can find to occupy their time while they are enjoying watching the leaves change. Whether it is out and about town or in the comfort of home, the chances of boredom will be greatly reduced. New movies and fall festivals inspire the imagination, while simply sleeping or reading relives stress and helps you to relax. Hopefully, all of us will have a great Fall Break!