Get ready for some fun in the sun this weekend

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Don’t let the current heat wave stop you from getting outside this weekend. If you do, you’ll miss out on some fun activities planned over the next few days.

Just be cautious when battling the sweltering heat – drink lots of fluid, wear loose-fitting clothing (unless you’re in a bathing suit), or strap one of those popular compact fans around your neck.

Enjoy an outdoor movie, run around in the sprinklers, or have some fun in the sun while raising money for a worthy cause.

Friday, July 22

Champions Splash Bash: Join the Holy Angels Champions by the pool at this annual fundraising event at Pierremont Oaks Tennis Club (578 Spring Lake Drive) from 6-8 p.m. Fun in the sun will include a cannonball contest with resident judges, burger bar, bingo, and door prizes. Ticket choices range from the Splash Bash Package (Best Value at $40 includes entry, two bingo cards, and burger bar); Burger Bar Package ($32 includes entry and burger bar); Bingo Package ($10 includes entry and one bingo card); Entry Only ($5 includes entry). Adult and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase at the event. For information and tickets, go to www.laholyangels.org. Holy Angels is a residential and training campus for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities located in Shreveport.

Twilight Talkies: Enjoy an evening with family on the lawns of the Norton Art Gallery as the Shreveport landmark hosts the latest of its movie under the stars. Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” will begin at 8 p.m. Be sure to get there early to find the ideal spot for your blankets and chairs. Food trucks setting up at 6 p.m. include Tasty Treats, Yeero-Yeero, Happy Belly’s Italian Ice, and Mama’s Popcorn. Norton Art Gallery is located at 4747 Creswell Avenue.

Saturday, July 23

Sprinkler Day: Have fun in the sun – and cool off in the sprinklers – as Norton Art Gallery is hosting Sprinkler Day from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. that will include local food trucks Onos Hawaiian Grill, Hot Dawg Hut, Frios Gourmet Pops, Dripp Donuts and Baskin Robbins. Norton Art Gallery is located at 4747 Creswell Avenue.

Keeping Your Cool in the Heat

If you’re planning on getting outside for any activities this weekend, please follow these tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to “stay cool, stay hydrated, and stay informed.”

  • Drink more water than usual and don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink; muscle cramping may be an early sign of heat-related illness
  • Pace your activity – start activities slowly and pick up the pace gradually
  • Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing
  • Take cool showers or baths to cool down
  • Seek medical care right away if you or someone you’re with has symptoms of heat-related illness