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There are slim pickings fun-wise round the Rock for this, supposedly a cloudy wet weekend (we might even see some snow).

The latest installment in the hit animated movie franchise “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” officially opening Friday, Feb. 22, is playing at Bainbridge Cinemas.

When Hiccup discovers Toothless isn’t the only Night Fury, he must seek “The Hidden World”, a secret Dragon Utopia before a hired tyrant named Grimmel finds it first.

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And at the Lynwood Theatre you can see “Roma,” written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón, who also produced, shot, and co-edited it.

Set in 1970 and 1971, the movie is a semi-autobiographical take on Cuarón’s upbringing in the Colonia Roma neighborhood of Mexico City, stars Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira and follows the life of a live-in housekeeper of a middle-class family.

The film had its world premiere at the 75th Venice International Film Festival last August, where it won the Golden Lion. It began a limited theatrical run in the United States in November, before streaming on Netflix in the U.S. and other territories. It has received a number of accolades, among them 10 nominations at the 91st Academy Awards — including Best Picture, Best Foreign Language Film, Best Director, Best Actress (Aparicio) and Best Supporting Actress (de Tavira).

It is tied with “The Favourite” (2018) as the most-nominated film, and with “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” (2000) for the most Oscar nominations ever received by a film not in the English language.

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On Saturday, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church (7968 Finch Road NE), the latest installment in the “Great Decisions at the Library” series will be held. The topic is “Decoding U.S. – China Trade,” moderated by Don Bonker, international trade consultant and former U.S. Congressman.

The event is free and open to the public.

Though arguably the most advanced economy in the world, the United States still uses centuries-old numbers to measure trade. These antique numbers mangle understanding of the U.S.- China trade relationship, shrinking America’s true economic size and competitiveness, while swelling China’s. Bad numbers give rise to bad policies that ultimately kill U.S. jobs and cede market share to China. What other tools can the United States employ to counter China’s unfair trade practices?

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Regarding fun to be outside, Bainbridge drivers and ferry travelers should be on the lookout for boatloads of bicyclists Sunday, as the annual Chilly Hilly Bicycle Classic returns.

Washington State Ferries is also advising drivers on the Bainbridge Island-Seattle route to anticipate delays due to heavy bicycle traffic boarding the ferries.

More than 3,000 bicyclists are expected to board ferries for the island, and vehicle capacity will be limited on the 7:55 a.m., 8:55 a.m., 9:35 a.m., and 10:40 a.m. departures from Seattle.

Departing the Bainbridge Island Terminal, the heaviest traffic is expecting on sailings between 11:35 a.m. and 3 p.m. To minimize delays, WSF recommends that drivers consider alternative travel times or routes.

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