Five ways to spend your weekend

The weekend has arrived, which begs the question; what am I going to do this weekend? You could sit around and recuperate from the long week of classes or find something that will make your weekend worthwhile. From bringing out your creative side, to competing for prizes, to helping support St. Jude, there’s a variety of events that will fit anyone’s tastes. Check out these five ways you could spend your weekend:


1.)  If you’re a creative-minded person, the For the Love of Mt. Pleasant Workshop is something you don’t want to miss Friday. The interactive workshop will generate creative ways to make a difference in Mt. Pleasant. The author of “For the Love of Cities” and co-founder and producer of the Creative Cities Summit, Peter Kageyama, will lead the workshop and facilitate discussion about action planning. Participants have a chance to win $500 in order to pursue their creative endeavor. The workshop will take place at the Veterans Memorial Library from 9 a.m. to noon.


2.) You could be the winner of a party bus. Friday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. people will compete in Ride the Bus at O’Kelly’s Sports Bar and Grill. Participants will play Twister while keeping their hands on the bus at all times. The winner will receive a bus donated by Mid-Michigan Limo for five hours on the night of their choice. There will be other prizes to win throughout the event, one being a prize of $500. There is a $5 entry fee to win the $500, but people can watch and try to win other prizes with a $1 entry fee.


3.)  Attend Stay Up For Good Saturday to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, while also getting to know your peers. The Rotunda in the University Center will be full of teams supporting St. Jude from 11:45 p.m. to 6 a.m., competing in challenges throughout the night. Participants can set up a fundraising page before the event. The fundraising goal is $30,000 to help pay for the medical expenses of children in need.


4.)  The Miss Black and Gold Scholarship Pageant will take place Sunday at 7 p.m. in the Park Library Auditorium. Poise, self-confidence, communication skills, intelligence and beauty will be taken into account during the pageant. The scholarships will be provided by the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity for post-secondary studies.


5.)  Crazy Chester will be performing at the Veterans Memorial Library Sunday. The band’s music is described as a mix between folk, blues, country and classic rock according to their Facebook page. The performance begins at 3 p.m., so come out and enjoy an afternoon of great music.