11 Ways to Embrace Your Inner Self This Weekend (7/20 - 7/22)

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By Siobhan DeRemer

Sometimes we flow through our week running through the motions of our everyday schedules with no deviations. We sit at desks wishing we could return to that book, get more time for yoga, meet up with friends—or be the damn mermaids we know we are. Well, this weekend, it's time. Look inward and find what you've been itching to do. We've got a couple suggestions but let your heart (or that yogi inside) be your guide!

FRIDAY

Science Under the Stars 6pm - 10pm | $5
Dress up as your favorite sci-fi character and learn about how astronomy shapes our world and the other world in the solar system around us. Telescopes will be set up to check out the night sky and astronomy activities will be all set up—not to mention food from Stuffed to the Grills and BlendLife. Bring a blanket and enjoy the starry night.

Nighttime Zip and Climb at Blue Mountain 8:15pm - 10:15pm | $25
The high ropes course at Blue Mountain is amazing at any time of day but in the dark, you can unleash your inner aerialist accompanied by glow sticks and laser lights. Live music will be playing at the Slopeside Grill. Grab your good shoes and challenge yourself.

SATURDAY

Trek Shop Ride New Roads 8:30am - 12pm | Free
If you've had your road bike ready all summer, this might be the time to get out with a group and go. Meet at Trek in Allentown for a 30 - 40 mile ride and bring your helmet, bike, and snacks. No worries about flats—Trek will be on hand to fix them for you.

12th Annual Zucchini 500 9am - 11:30am | $6
The "Valley's hottest veggie race" is back at the Easton Farmer's Market this Saturday and for just $6 you can enter to win a prize with your zucchini racer. Carve away until 10:45am (you can also bring a pre-carved zucc) and then race at 11am. Don't forget to snap a pic—who would want to forget their zucchini car win??

Historic Bethlehem Blueberry Festival 10am - 7pm | $10-$25
This annual festival puts your favorite blue fruit on display along with crafts, pony rides, music, pet costume parades, and of course, a pie-eating contest. It's blueberry season so enjoy them infused into beer, wine, mead, ice cream, and more.

Mindfulness in Meditation at Steel Fitness 12pm-1pm | $10 per class
Steel Fitness Premier is opening its 10-class mindfulness meditation series up to nonmembers and this Saturday is the first class. You can attend one class or all of them (for $80). The first focuses on meditation forms and techniques and is perfect for all levels of those who want to unlock inner peace.

Classics & Cruisers on Hamilton 4pm - 8pm | Free
Do you count the days until it's summer so you can drive out 78 to see the tons of car shows that pop up outside of the Valley? No more 78 traffic...the muscle cars are coming to downtown Allentown. Classic and muscle cars are expected from a wide variety of area collectors and enthusiasts as well as modern muscle cars. Food from Hamilton and Queen City BBQ. Free to see; if you want to show yours off, register here.

SUNDAY

Easton Restaurant Week
If you're willing to drive around the area during the summer, you're always going to find restaurant weeks popping up! Easton is the star this week with fixed-price lunches and dinners from some of your favorite spots downtown and around the area. Runs until the 28th.

Detox & Retox at Boser Geist 10:30am - 11:30am | $20
Who doesn't love a mimosa after a playful yoga session? Wake up this Sunday with an hourlong flow in the historic Silk Mill in Easton and feel refreshed to end your weekend. Bring your own mat!

Mermaid Festival at Dutch Springs 12pm - 4pm | Admission prices vary
This might be the most exciting event of the summer, especially if you've always known your true mermaid potential. Live mermaid show and arts, crafts, snorkeling with a mermaid, and more. Bring the littlest mermaid you know or OWN YOUR LIFE and get yourself there to swim with your people.

Hair of the Dog Yoga at Strange Brew 5pm - 7pm | $5
Head to your favorite dive this Sunday night to end the weekend right. The fee gets you a mat and $1 off your first after-yoga drink. Use that balance to start your week and keep your inner self satisfied.

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