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  • 5 Things to Do This Weekend (Dec. 7-9)

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    This week’s suggestions include commemorating the Pearl Harbor attack, Hanukkah, Christmas celebrations, and more.



     
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    1. Friday is the anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack. The Japanese strike took place on Dec. 7, 1941, and 2,402 Americans were killed. Libraries, museums, historical societies and veterans groups might be commemorating the event, so check the paper for listings.
    2. There’s only one movie opening in wide release this weekend (what is it with Hollywood these days?). That film is “Playing for Keeps,” a PG-13 romantic comedy starring Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Dennis Quaid and Noah Lomax. Some of the many limited-release films opening this week look intriguing (“Hyde Park on Hudson,” R, starring Bill Murray and Laura Linney; “Lay the Favorite,” R, starring Rebecca Hall, Bruce Willis, Vince Vaughn and Catherine Zeta-Jones), so check your newspaper for listings.
    3. Sunday is the beginning of Hanukkah, the eight-day Jewish Festival of Lights.
    4. Monday is Dewey Decimal System Day, so head to the library this weekend to celebrate! Some libraries will be having special events, so check with your local library.
    5. There’s still plenty of time to get your holiday shopping done, so if you’ve got names on your lists, why not hit the stores this weekend? There are plenty of sales still going on, and don’t forget to check out local deals. And if you’re looking for a cheap way to entertain your family, there’s nothing better than driving around to look at Christmas lights. Check the newspaper for a guide to lights, or just drive and enjoy!
    GateHouse News Service
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