This weekend may not be too jam-packed with events, but there are some pretty significant ones taking place.

Northwest Community Action Partnership’s Head Start/Early Head Start located at 1028 E. 3rd St is hosting an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. today. The event will provide a meet and greet and campus tours for children up to the age of 5.

Adult citizen received a taste of what prom-goers can expect from the post prom fundraiser last night featuring Ventriloquist Kevin Horner. Prom begins tonight with the Grand March at 7:30 p.m., prom and post prom following afterwards.

Studio A’s Spring Youth Art Show will be open tomorrow, Sunday, from 3 to 6 p.m. Earth Day seems to be the theme, “Earth without ‘ART’ is just ‘EH’,” taken from their Facebook Event.

Seems this weekend isn’t just about our Earth, but also our youth – often touted as our future. There is an anime I watch that teaches a great lesson about our youth. One teacher, probably about my age, asked his student (in his late teens) who “the king” might represent in a game of Shogi they play together. The student wasn’t able to answer, assuming that it was the leader of their village.

The teacher also made that false assumption until he came to find out about his significant other bearing their child. It wasn’t until a little later on in the timeline that the teacher would reveal the answer to his student while moments away from death, revealing that the king is our youth. It is a fundamental part to the philosophy behind “The Will of Fire”, which promotes protecting their youth, which are often sent to war – the anime’s bigger-picture plot being about children who have been sent to fight in wars for the past three great wars their nations have experienced.

I can think of no better way to celebrate this weekend than to remember what is important to us. The earth provides for us and our youth are supposed to carry on our dreams and wishes, in regards to philosophy and lifestyle.

To those at prom: Enjoy the springtime of your youth. I hope that fire inside of you known as such won’t burn out, especially during the hardest times in your lives.

To everyone else: Use this weekend to remember what is most important in the grand scheme of life.

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