1. Origami fun.
If you’re tired of the coloring book fad, maybe it’s time to try out origami.
The Japanese art of folding paper dates all the way back to the 17th century. One of the most popular and easy-to-make designs is an origami crane. It was believed in Japan that if you folded 1,000 origami cranes, your wish would come true.
Learn how to make origami at Stanwood Library at a free event scheduled for 3 p.m. March 5 at the library, 9701 271st St. NW, Stanwood. The two designs taught in the class will be flapping birds and funny-looking frogs.
Materials will be provided. All ages are welcome.
2. And the Oscar goes to…
We’ll hear a fair share of speeches during the Academy Awards, which are airing tonight on ABC.
But which are the best?
Ramona J. Smith, Toastmasters’ 2018 world champion of public speaking, will be judging the 2019 Oscar acceptance speeches. Toastmasters is an international nonprofit organization that promotes public speaking.
Best Speech, Most Memorable Speech, Most Buzzworthy Speech, Most Sincere Speech and Most Humorous Speech will be announced Monday on social media.
3. Fresh start.
Wintertime is often a hindrance for our diets or exercise routines, so getting back on track will be on many people’s minds this spring.
And, like they say nowadays, there’s an app for that.
Try iTrackBites, which includes a food database, bar-code scanner, weight tracker and online community. Or there’s Runtastic, which keeps track of your workouts, allows you to set goals and uses a built-in GPS to record routes in real-time. Both are free to download.
Find more free exercise and weight loss apps at http://bit.ly/2Nj5hRp.
— Evan Thompson, Herald writer