Ideas for a birthday week of fun for a lover of animals, sci-fi/fantasy and crafting?
I’ll be 40 in March. I want to mark the occasion with a week of fun for me and my friends.
I’m looking for ideas/suggestions about four things I want to make happen (what do I do, and how do I pull it all off well?):
* a benefit for a local 24-hour emergency vet or other animal charity. Tips and ideas?
* a day of creativity for a knitter/crafter & her friends: a knitter’s tea? A knitting retreat in a wooded cabin? A shibori
party? What have you done that's fun?
* something that celebrates sci-fi fantasy: not too many ideas here! A movie-watching get-together? I’m a fan of Doctor Who (all seasons), Star Trek TNG, Spaced, BSG, Heroes, Lost, Harry Potter… Ideas?
* something science-nerdy: a tour of the local observatory? A lecture? I’m in Western NC and would love something fun to do in early/mid-March for someone who loves the physical and natural sciences.
What have you done that was fun and successful?