9 Things to do this weekend including Wallingford magic show, Meriden murder-mystery

9 Things to do this weekend including Wallingford magic show, Meriden murder-mystery


With the snow plowed and melting, it’s time to take in some unique shows this weekend. In Meriden, a murder-mystery play with audience participation opens. In Wallingford, a professional magic show will be performed by a Sheehan High School graduate. There’s also a seminar on re-energizing relationships in Southington and a chance to learn how to make a hardcover book into a work of art in Cheshire.


‘The Curse of the Hopeless Diamond’

When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday

Where: The Almira F. Stephan Memorial Playhouse, 59 W. Main St.

Description: An audience participation murder mystery show presented by the Castle Craig Players. Tickets are $15, available at www.castlecraig.org.

Coffee, cake and true Islam

When: 8 p.m. Friday

Where: Baitul Aman “House of Peace” Mosque, 410 Main St.

Description: Ask questions, get answers and learn. Sponsored by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community CT. For more information, call 860-670-6402.

State representatives meet and greet

When: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday

Where: Meriden Public Library, 105 Miller St.

Description: The public is invited to a meeting with State Reps. Cathy Abercrombie, Hilda Santiago and Emil “Buddy” Altobello.


Magic show

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Sheehan High School, 142 Hope Hill Road

Description: Rescheduled from last week. Fundraiser for Sheehan’s music department. Magic in Heels, a family-friendly show presented by Sheehan graduate Kayla Drescher, features audience participation, comedy and storytelling. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for kids and seniors.

Birds of prey presentation

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18

Where: Community Room, Wallingford Public Library, 200 N. Main St.

Description: Blue Moon Raptors will present live birds of prey. Local birding organizations also will be on hand to answer questions. Enter to win a pair of tickets for a Connecticut River birding cruise. For more info, call 203-265-6754.


Re-energizing relationships seminar

When: 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday

Where: Southington Public Library, 255 Main St.

Description: Melissa Ericksen-Salmon, author of “Creating a Love that Lasts,” leads a seminar for couples seeking to rejuvenate and recharge their relationships. Registration is required, online or by calling 860-628-0947, extension 5.

Winter carnival and cardboard box race

When: All day, cardboard box race starts at 4 p.m.

Where: Mount Southington, 396 Mount Vernon Road

Description: Several activities are planned, including a cardboard box race down the mountain. Registration for the race begins at 3 p.m.


Tip-a-Cop fundraiser

When: 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday

Where: Paul’s Restaurant, 1127 Highland Ave.

Description: Manson Youth Correctional Institution officers take over as servers to raise money for Special Olympics Connecticut.

Book folding workshop

When: 1-3 p.m. Saturday

Where: Artsplace CPFA, 1220 Waterbury Road

Description: Learn to make hardcover books into pieces of art. Make one book to take home; books will be provided. Cost is $25.

Want your weekend event listed? Contact Lauren Takores at LTakores@record-journal.com

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