February 2022 Top 10

  1. Life Is Good (feat. Apollo LTD)- Courtnie Ramirez
  2. Better King- Branan Murphy
  3. Gotta Be God- Lathan Warlick
  4. Fear of Heights- BrvndonP
  5. Never Give Up (feat. Tedashii)- Paul Russel
  6. Lights In The City- Tedashii
  7. Better View- Switch
  8. Holupwait- Lecrae
  9. [wonder working]- All Creatures
  10. High School Never Really Ends- Jude Barclay

January 2022 Top 10

  1. Fear of Heights- BrvndonP
  2. Relate- for King & Country
  3. We Against The World- Hulvey
  4. Better View- Switch
  5. High School Never Really Ends- Jude Barclay
  6. Lights In The City- Tedashii
  7. [wonder working]- All Creatures
  8. Life Is Good (feat. Apollo LTD)- Courtnie Ramirez
  9. Better King- Branan Murphy
  10. Headspace- Riley Clemmons
Weekend

Spark Welcome to Weekends by Sarah Breinig

If SPARK and Welcome to Weekends is helping you have great weekends, share your experience on Facebook @sparkhd and Instagram @sparkhd and use #sparkweekend to show what you have been doing. I hope you keep having wonderful weekends!

  • Try your hand at drawing

This weekend will be a bit warmer than it has been, so take this opportunity to try to do a nature sketch. Don’t worry if it isn’t perfect, just have fun trying to capture what you see. There is a technique called retinal painting/drawing where you just draw the blocks of color you see. This is a great way to get started if you feel like you don’t know what you’re doing. If you aren’t into drawing, you could try photography, or you could just go on a nature walk.

  • Go thrifting

Mix up your weekend with a trip to the thrift shop. You can find some really cool stuff and have a lot of fun. It’s also great for finding stuff for creative projects, like painting or bleaching jeans.

  • Take a break

For most, midterms are just about wrapping up, so take this opportunity to take a restful break. Whether that means watching a movie with friends or going on a hike or anything else, just make sure you take some time for selfcare.

  • Watch the Falcon and the Winter Soldier 

Continue to experience the Marvel Cinematic Universe on Disney+ with Falcon and Winter Soldier, a TV show following the title characters (played by Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan) as they deal with the trials of a world after Avengers: Endgame. The first episode begins streaming Friday (March 19). To learn more about the characters and production background, visit www.imdb.com/title/tt9208876/trivia.

  • Ice Skating at Millennium Park

Millennium Park’s outdoor ice-skating rinks are opening up once again for the Holiday season. The McCormick Tribune Rink is a traditional oval shape perfect for beginners. The Ribbon, located at Maggie Daily Park, is a long circular path with level, uphill, and downhill skating for a slightly more experienced skater although beginners are welcome to try. Skates may be rented for $16-20 a pair, but bring your own, and it’s completely free of charge. Due to COVID-19, there will be limited capacity. Go to maggiedaleypark.com/things-to-do-see/skating-ribbon/ to make your reservations now or to learn more about skating downtown.

Weekend

Spark Welcome to Weekends by Sarah Breinig

If SPARK and Welcome to Weekends is helping you have great weekends, share your experience on Facebook @sparkhd and Instagram @sparkhd and use #sparkweekend to show what you have been doing. I hope you keep having wonderful weekends!

  • Eat some pi 

This Sunday (March 14) is pi day—a day dedicated to celebrating the value of pi. Why this day you ask? Because it is 3-14 or 3.14. Even if you aren’t a fan of numbers, this day is a great excuse to chow down on some pie.

  • Go outside

The weather has finally gotten warmer, so go outside and embrace it. Maybe you want to hike, go for a bike ride, take a picnic, or do anything else, but just remember to embrace some fresh air and enjoy the amazing weather.

  • Don’t forget about Daylight Savings

It is time for our clocks to spring forward once again, so make sure you get some rest to prepare for the loss of an hour.

  • Watch the Snyder Cut of Justice League  

If you have HBO Max, stream the re-produced Justice League film. Its goal is the fix all the errors in the original film, but only time will tell.

  • Ice Skating at Millennium Park

Millennium Park’s outdoor ice-skating rinks are opening up once again for the Holiday season. The McCormick Tribune Rink is a traditional oval shape perfect for beginners. The Ribbon, located at Maggie Daily Park, is a long circular path with level, uphill, and downhill skating for a slightly more experienced skater although beginners are welcome to try. Skates may be rented for $16-20 a pair, but bring your own, and it’s completely free of charge. Due to COVID-19, there will be limited capacity. Go to maggiedaleypark.com/things-to-do-see/skating-ribbon/ to make your reservations now or to learn more about skating downtown.

Weekend

Spark Welcome to Weekends by Sarah Breinig

If SPARK and Welcome to Weekends is helping you have great weekends, share your experience on Facebook @sparkhd and Instagram @sparkhd and use #sparkweekend to show what you have been doing. I hope you keep having wonderful weekends!

1) Celebrate Dr. Suess  

Dr. Suess’s birthday is this Tuesday (March 2), so celebrate his work by reading one of his books, watching a Dr. Suess movie, or sit under a trufalla tree and relax.

2) Watch Tom and Jerry

Relive their anticks this Friday (Feburary 26) with Tom and Jerry as it goes to theatres. Watch the classic rivalry as it intensifies on the big screen. Watch the trailer here, www.youtube.com/watch?v=kP9TfCWaQT4,  and try some Tom and Jerry trivia here, www.funtrivia.com/playquiz/quiz152706117d1f8.html.

3) Eat some chili

Thursday (March 4) is chili day, so set your crockpots to cook and enjoy a warm meal. Try some new and unique chili recipes at www.tasteofhome.com/collection/best-chili-recipes-of-all-time/. My personal favorite is number 13- Thai-Style Chili.

4) Binge an old show

Catch up on an old show you haven’t watched in a while. Share with friends and relive the fun.

5) Ice Skating at Millennium Park

Millennium Park’s outdoor ice-skating rinks are opening up once again for the Holiday season. The McCormick Tribune Rink is a traditional oval shape perfect for beginners. The Ribbon, located at Maggie Daily Park, is a long circular path with level, uphill, and downhill skating for a slightly more experienced skater although beginners are welcome to try. Skates may be rented for $16-20 a pair, but bring your own, and it’s completely free of charge. Due to COVID-19, there will be limited capacity. Go to maggiedaleypark.com/things-to-do-see/skating-ribbon/ to make your reservations now or to learn more about skating downtown.