MERIDEN — Many are finding new ways to celebrate holidays in these unprecedented times. For the first time, the Castle Craig Players are hosting a virtual Valentine’s Day virtual trivia night on Friday.
“Love, Sex, and Trivia” will be a night in for friends and couples. It will be hosted by Bobby Shultz, an actor with the community theater group.
“With everything going on in the pandemic, we’ve really tried to have one thing a month happening,” Ian Galligan, vice president of the Castle Craig board of directors said. “Whether it be a game night or a virtual play or some of the concerts like we’ve done.”
The trivia game will include categories on romantic movies, famous love songs and famous couples.
The organization asks that all participants be 18 and over. The fee is $10 to join. All proceeds will benefit the Castle Craig Players, a non-profit organization.
“It should be a fun night,” Galligan said. “We haven’t ever really done anything geared toward Valentine’s Day before, but we are trying to give people something to do that’s fun and different, so I’m excited.”
“Love, Sex and Trivia” will be at 8 p.m. on Zoom. Purchase tickets at www.castlecraig.org.
Many other organizations are also holding Valentine’s Day events.
The Plainville Public Library will also be hosting a virtual Valentine’s Day themed storytime for all ages on Friday. The event will be on Zoom from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.
Painting with friends or your partner can be a fun way to celebrate. Painting With a Twist in Hartford is offering at home and in person painting sessions. All you have to do is register for your favorite painting on the website and pick up the materials. The painting will be demonstrated in a detailed video for participants to follow along.
Maybe the perfect gift for Valentine's Day is an adopted pet. On Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Meriden Humane Society will be at Lyman Orchards in Middlefield for their MHS Valentine’s Cat Showcase with several rescued kittens up for adoption. No same day adoptions will be allowed.
“We like to get out into the community,” said Colleen Wynn, Meriden Humane Society fundraising volunteer. “It’s more of a community event. People like to come out and talk about our animals, their animals and the shelter."
About 10 to 15 cats will be in the showcase and the MHS will also be raffling off prizes and selling MHS apparel on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.