This week’s suggestions: Check out new movies “Inception” and “The Sorcerer's Apprentice”; celebrate National Hot Dog Day and National Ice Cream Day; perform some ventriloquism in honor of National Ventriloquism Week; and watch the Tour de France and/or the 2010 Open Championship.
Two good movies open this week: the PG-rated “The Sorcerer's Apprentice,” starring Nicolas Cage and Jay Baruchel; and the PG-13 “Inception,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Christopher Nolan (“The Dark Knight”). Both movies have been hyped a lot in recent months, and both look like good family films (depending on your children’s ages, of course).
Today is National Hot Dog Day, so fire up the grill and serve your hot dogs in your favorite style. Or if you want to get out of the house, head to your favorite hot dog joint and celebrate the day with your family.
Today is another food day – it’s National Ice Cream Day. The options are more abundant here: You can head to your favorite ice cream parlor, pick up some from the grocery store or even make your own. You also can experiment with recipes like ice cream cake.
Sunday marks the end of National Ventriloquism Week, so celebrate this weekend by trying out your skills. You can use any kind of doll or puppet, and maybe even get your kids to stage a show. You could even hold a party and invite the neighborhood children.
The Tour de France continues this weekend, and golf’s 2010 Open Championship kicks off as well. Get information about the events at the official websites, www.opengolf.com and www.letour.fr/us/index.html.
GateHouse News Service