Four rainy day activities to try this spring

Allison Coyne, Managing Editor

With the rainy season approaching, staying busy can brighten up any cloudy day. Here are four activities to enjoy while staying dry.

1 – Read a New Book: One of the best ways to spend a rainy day is cozying up with a good book. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides is a psychological thriller that follows the story and uncovers the secrets of Theo Faber, a criminal psychotherapist, and Alicia Berenson, a woman who murdered her husband and never spoke again. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo builds a fantasy world that is a perfect mix of magic and Vegas, with six very lovable characters and a death-defying heist. The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes tells the story of Avery Grambs, a normal teenage girl who must solve the mystery of the Hawthorne puzzle and the Hawthorne boys to receive her inheritance.

2-Binge-Watch Netflix: Watching TV is another great way to make the most of rainy weather, and these shows are perfect to watch in just a few days. One Day at a Time is a funny, relatable sitcom about the everyday life of a multi-generational Cuban American family in Los Angeles. The Good Place explores the question of what happens after death with a creative plot and hilarious characters. The Good Cop is the perfect show for anyone who loves police dramas, Tony Danza, or Josh Groban.

3-Get Crafty in Bel Air: For those willing to drive, there are many fun and creative indoor activities near John Carroll. At Aroma Candle Studio on Main Street, guests can create a unique scent, then turn it into a candle, lotion, or room spray. Prices range from $20 to $40, and the entire process can take up to three hours. Amazing Glaze is a paint-your-own-pottery studio located in Festival at Bel Air. The pottery, glaze, and supplies are included for $25 to $40, and the finished product can be picked up five days later.

4-Visit Turkey Hill Experience: If you love ice cream, Turkey Hill Experience is the place for you. Located in Columbia, PA, guests can explore the museum, make their own ice cream, and sample tea. The single experience is $13.50 and includes admission to the interactive museum. Here, visitors learn about the process of making the dessert, create their own virtual gallon, and sample unlimited amounts of Turkey Hill ice cream and drinks. The Taste Lab is an additional $8.95, which includes an Ice Cream 101 course and a pint of soft serve that can be customized with different flavors, sauces, and toppings. The Tea Discovery is an educational course about the origins and flavors of teas and costs an extra $5.