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Four ways to beat the winter blahs in Downtown Springfield

January 18, 2019


Have the winter blahs got you down? That’s understandable. It happens to millions of Americans every year.

But you don’t have to suffer, not when there are so many things to do in Downtown Springfield. Here are four ways to brighten your world as we wait for spring to arrive.

1. Challenge your brain

Get out and learn something new! Check out RSVPaint. They have a full calendar of events where you can create DIY home decor, paint on canvas and more. Their Walk In Wednesday events give you a special discount: $28 per person for canvas painting.

Rosette Studios is offering a Pour Paint Class Jan. 26. Just $30 pays for all your materials! Email info@rosettestudios.com for more information. Abilities First hosts a series of Paints & Pints events at Springfield Brewing Company. The Jan. 28 event gives you the chance to paint team-themed beer mugs.

Art not your thing? How about comedy? Springfield Improv is offering a pair of free improv classes, one Jan. 28 and another Feb. 2. That’s two free hours to play, laugh and learn!

2. Treat your tastebuds

There’s always something delicious downtown, obviously, but winter is a great time to step outside your comfort zone. The Order has released its winter cocktail menu. Along with favorites like the Smoked Old Fashioned are newcomers like Valentino, The Pine Fairy and Winter Solstice.

Check out Druff’s new vegan options, featuring locally-made products by Jake’s Burgers. The Vegan Melt sweet onions and house made vegan thousand island sauce on wheat bread. Druff’s breakfast menu features a bowl with Jake’s vegan breakfast sausage, black bean and corn salsa, and quinoa.

Trying to stick to some new year’s diet resolutions? Crave Cookie Dough has recently added a Keto option. It’s made with almond flour, almond milk and other Keto-friendly ingredients.

3. Move your body

Exercise is always good, but even more important in the winter when people tend to be more sedentary. Turn your lunch break into a yoga break at The Bodysmith. Garrell Herndon is teaching classes from noon-1 p.m. It’s only $20 for one class, $80 for a package of five classes.

Would some fabulous prizes motivate you? Check out the Winter Challenge at Physique Fitness. For every class you take, your name gets put into the fishbowl, all leading up to two special Valentine’s Day classes. Prizes will be given away during that class. Visit their website to check out their new schedule.

4. LOL

A few belly laughs can stimulate processes in your brain that stimulate processes in your brain that counter depressive symptoms. Downtown Springfield has several purveyors of laughter.

Take the Blue Room Comedy Club, for example. Featured performers typically play one Friday night show and two on Saturday. Big names visit Springfield thanks to the Blue Room. The schedule this winter includes Tod Glass and Time Meadows. Blue Room, inside Billiards of Springfield, has open mics every Thursday and Sunday.

Springfield Improv hosts two to four shows each weekend, and they aren’t all improv. There are also sketch comedy shows. Are movies more your speed? Visit Moxie Cinema and Regal Cinemas College Station 14 to find some great comedies.