Right now Ceres is in a really easy spot to find, and in fact I was able to view it through 8X40 binoculars last night! I wanted to get a view through my telescope, but by the time it rose enough to see from where my telescope was stationed the clouds had rolled in. If you have never seen this minor planet, take a look once Scorpius has risen. Find Acrab (Graffias), the Easternmost claw of the scorpion. Just to the E are three nearly identical ~4 magnitude stars in a nearly North/South line. Find the small triangle of nearly identical ~7 magnitude "stars" in the middle of the two "top" stars (top meaning Northernmost). The Northernmost "star" of the little triangle is Ceres.
Although this "triangle" of ~7 mag stars was nearly equilateral last night, it is now more isosceles and will become a neat straight line by Sunday night.
I've seen Ceres before, but it was quite a while ago and not so easy to find.