Fifty-eight days until spring. Twenty-four days until the Phillies' pitchers and catchers report to spring training. (Your Patch editor's first and foremost sports love, baseball, gets started on Valentine's Day this year.)
In the meantime, though Old Man Winter continues to give us small but annoying snowstorms one after another, there are weekend activities to keep the doldrums away in Bala Cynwyd, Belmont Hills, Penn Valley and Narberth.
Here are five options for this weekend:
- See a movie for free. Narberth will show Despicable Me at 7 p.m. Friday on the second floor of Borough Hall. Refreshment sales benefit the Fourth of July Committee.
- Watch high school athletes on the court, mat, track or ice. Harriton High School teams and Lower Merion High School teams will compete in a combined 14 varsity events Friday through Sunday. Three of those are home basketball games, including the Lower Merion girls' 11:30 a.m. game Sunday against Spring-Ford as part of a charity tournament coach Lauren Pellicane is hosting.
- Absorb a cappella performances. Lower Merion High School's "Ace Harmony" and "Ace's Angels" a cappella singing groups will perform in their free Winter Invitational at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the school's auditorium. Donations are encouraged.
- Check out student art. The Main Line Art Center in Haverford is hosting exhibits from Lower Merion School District students Saturday, Jan. 22 through Sunday, Jan. 30. A reception from 1-4 p.m. Saturday kicks off the show.
- Buy Girl Scout Cookies for someone who's taking the SAT. Some students from both public high schools are taking the college-preparatory Student Assessment Test Saturday. Comfort them with cookies afterwards. Girl Scouts will be selling all eight varieties from 4-8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Acme in Penn Valley and the Acme in Bala Cynwyd. If you're out of town and want to bring cookies home, check the Girl Scouts' online booth locator to find out where to buy.