5 Things to Do This Weekend (Jan. 11-13)

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

1. This weekend is the NFL playoffs' Wild Card round, so you've got two football-filled days to look forward to. On Saturday, the Ravens play the Broncos at 4:30 p.m. EST on CBS and the Packers square off against the 49ers at 8 p.m. EST on Fox. On Sunday, the Seahawks face the Falcons at 1 p.m. EST on Fox and the Texans play the Patriots at 4:30 p.m. EST on CBS. Visit for more information.

2. Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn, Josh Brolin and Emma Stone star in "Gangster Squad" coming to theaters Friday, Jan. 11. Brolin and Gosling play L.A. cops in 1949 who try to infiltrate and take down the "gangsters" who work for Penn's mob boss.

3. The Miss America Pageant airs on ABC at 9 p.m. EST on Saturday, Jan. 12. Women from each of the 50 states, Washington, D.C., the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico compete to be crowned. Tune in and cheer on your home state.

4. Football season is winding down, but basketball season is still going strong. Go to for information on when you can watch or listen to your favorite teams play.

5. January is National Blood Donor Month. Visit to learn if you're eligible and see if there are any blood drives in your area. You can also learn about the donation process.