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5 Things to Do This Weekend

Get a massage, sit in a salt room, grab some breakfast and more.

It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend.

Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities to hit and new bars/restaurants/shops to explore.

This week's planner is all about relaxing. For some, a massage will do the trick, while others find that humor is their best medicine. Whatever your option, we have the perfect solution for your winter pick-me-up.

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Where/When: Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 235 Park St., North Reading. Saturday, 8-11 a.m.

Why Go: Enjoy a buffet breakfast at the church.

2. 

Where/When: Alantra Spa, 21 Main St., North Reading. Call 978-276-3400 for appointments. 

Why Go: Introductory rates are always great. Meet North Reading’s newest spa. In addition to traditional spa services, Alantra offers a plethora of wellness services sure to improve overall health. Cleanse your sinuses, diminish acne and help alleviate your asthma and arthritis in their salt room simply by breathing the salt infused air. Then enjoy a facial and rejuvenate with a massage.

Pricing: Introductory rates: $49 for a massage, $59 for a facial, $25 for the salt cave.

3. ENJOY SOME LIVE JAZZ

Where/When: Sushi Island, 397 Main St., Wakefield. Saturday, 6:15-9:15 p.m.

Why Go: Relax with live jazz while you eat.

Pricing: $10 minimum meal charge.

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Where/When: Performances are Saturday, March 12 at 5 p.m. and Sunday, March 13 at 2 p.m. at the Wimberly Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont Street, Boston.

Why Go: North Reading High School’s William Goldstein plays “Toad” in the production of A Year With Frog and Toad, based on the award-winning book by Arnold Lobel. Enjoy a story about friendships and adventures that reaches people of all ages. 

Pricing: Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by visiting the Boston Children's Theatre website at www.bostonchildrenstheatre.org or by calling 617-424-6634, x222.

5. WUDANG TAI CHI AND QIGONG FOR HEALTH, BALANCE AND REJUVENATION

Where/When: The Natural Food Exchange, 343 Main Street, Reading, Thursday, March 10, 7 p.m.

Why Go: The one-hour lecture will include a brief history about Wudang martial arts and its traditions and practices for physical health, spiritual well being and energetic development. Learn how these ancient Chinese practices create better harmony and are proven practices to relieve painful symptoms due to illness. Grasp a better understanding of the physical health benefits, as well as the additional benefits of greater personal energy and power.

Pricing: Free. Call 781-944-8498 to register.

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