In Our Opinion: Aberdeen full of activities to enjoy

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It was a big weekend in Aberdeen. If you weren’t out and about, we don’t know what to tell you.

Of course, the city played host to the State B wrestling tournament at Wachs Arena on Friday and Saturday. Thousands came to Aberdeen to enjoy wrestling, but while they were here, they spent their money at local motels, restaurants and stores.

We have no inside information, but have to believe that some of our newest businesses — Dunham’s Sporting Goods, Cherry Berry and Orange Leaf frozen yogurt shops — were likely big hits with the visitors.

If ball sports are more your speed, Northern State did a great job making this weekend’s men’s and women’s basketball games something special. The retro night theme as the Wolves played once again at the downtown Aberdeen Civic Arena was a great way to turn a scheduling conflict into a can’t-miss event.

Let’s say you missed the sports. It’s not too late to enjoy some local entertainment. The Aberdeen University/Civic Symphony plays its winter concert at 7 tonight at the Johnson Fine Arts Center.

The music and singing will highlight the works of Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner. We know opera and classical might not be your thing. But Verdi and Wagner are two of the best, and you will know their music when you hear it. There will be a pre-concert conversation at 6 p.m. in Berggren Recital Hall if you need a quick primer.

Set your DVR for the Oscars and wrap up your Aberdeen weekend in style.