This week’s suggestions include watching “Argo” or another new movie, celebrating National Chess Day, taking part in Teen Read Week and more.
1. National Chess Day is celebrated on Oct. 9 and Oct. 13 this year. This Saturday, take part by playing chess with friends in person or online, and check the newspaper to see if any chess clubs are holding any events this weekend.
2. Among the movies opening this week are “Argo,” an R thriller starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman and Alan Arkin; “Sinister,” an R horror flick starring Ethan Hawke; and “Here Comes the Boom,” a comedy starring Kevin James and Salma Hayek.
3. If you’re planning to decorate for Halloween but haven’t begun yet, there’s still time. There are lots of cheap ways to make your house spooky. And don’t forget to check out haunted houses in your area.
4. It’s another busy weekend in the sports world. The MLB playoffs are taking place, there are plenty of football games (NFL and college), the NASCAR Chase is entering the final stretch and more. Check your TV guide for more information.
5. Sunday is the start of Teen Read Week. Libraries across the U.S. are taking place in this annual event that is geared toward getting teens to read. This year’s theme is a spooky-themed It Came from the Library! Contact your library for more information.
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