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12 things to do this weekend

12 things to do this weekend

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This weekend features a January run up to Castle Craig, a chance to shop for weddings at the Oakdale Bridal Expo, and a celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Peabody Museum.

Want your weekend event listed? Contact Bailey Wright at 


Bernie Jurale Tradition Run 

When: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Sunday 

Where: Hubbard Park, 999 West Main St. 

Description: The 49th annual run brings together a few hundred runners each winter up to Castle Craig. The run starts at 10:30 a.m. and the walk at 10 a.m. There is no charge to participate. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. at the maintenance facility in Hubbard Park. 





Sportscard and Memorabilia Show

When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday

Where: Orville H. Platt High School, 220 Coe Ave. 

Description: The show will feature the latest in wax boxes and packs, rookie cards, jersey cards, autograph cards, inserts, vintage cards, supplies and more. 





Platt High School Cheerleaders Paint Night

When: 7-9 p.m., Friday 

Where: Holy Angels Gym, 585 Main St. 

Description: The Platt High School Cheerleaders will host a "Paris in Winter" fundraiser painting night. Tickets are $40 per person and WEPA Art Studio will donate 50 percent of the proceeds to the cheerleaders. 






Kids Cooking Class

When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday 

Where: ShopRite, 846 North Colony Rd. 

Description: Kids will learn basic cooking skills and get to help the instructor, Marisa, prepare a meal. 





Oakdale Bridal Expo

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 

Where: Oakdale Theatre, 95 South Turnpike Rd. 

Description: KC101 will host its 3rd annual wedding and bridal expo, featuring The Lights Camera DJs, food samples, vacation packages, photographers, and day spas. Tickets are $5 at the door.






Bread for Life Paint Party 

When: 2-5 p.m., Sunday

Where: Bread for Life, 31 Vermont Ave. 

Description: Bread for Life will host a BYOB fundraising paint party with d'oeuvres and coffee. Artist Chris Brown will guide painters to create a winter scene with a snowman and quote. Tickets are $35 with all proceeds bbenefiting Bread for Life. Register by Jan. 11 by contacting or 860-276-8389. 





Basics 101 Essential Oils Class

When: 10:15-11:45 a.m., Saturday 

Where: 495 Spring st. 

Description: A Drop of Oily Wellness will host a free class about essential oils and chemical-free living, including what to avoid in cleaners and personal care products.






Library After Hours: Spirits Alive

When: 6-7 p.m., Friday 

Where: Cheshire Public Library, 104 Main St. 

Description: The library will host the Cheshire Historical Society's Spirits Alive show. There is no admission fee, but registration is encouraged as seating is limited. Snacks and soft drinks will be available for sale from the Friends of the Library. 





The Reluctant Dragon Puppet Show

When: 2:30-3:15 p.m., Saturday

Where: Artsplace, CPFA, 1220 Waterbury Rd. 

Description: The free puppet show will be performed by Lion Heart Puppets and is suitable for kids ages 4 to 11. Call to reserve a spot in advance at 203-272-2787. 






22nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy of Environmental and Social Justice 

When: 12-4 p.m., Sunday

Where: Yale Peabody Museum, 170 Whitney Ave. 

Description: The weekend's event will include world-class performers, community open mics and educational activities for all ages. There will also be special Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. programming, including the 9th annual Teen Summit, Professional Poetry Slam and art contest. Admission is free. The program will continue Monday, Jan. 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.






Exhibit Tour of That's Weird 

When: 2 p.m., Saturday 

Where: Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Library, 1 Elizabeth St. 

Description: Join the historical society for a guided tour of their That's Weird exhibit every Saturday from Nov. 18 to April 28. Admission is free. 





Extreme Pint Brewfest

When: 4-8 p.m., Saturday 

Where: Polish National Home of Hartford, Inc., 60 Charter Oak Ave. 

Description: Tickets are $65 and include admission to the BooYah concert, a commemorative glass and a prefixed buffet from the Polish National Home of Hartford. Over 20 breweries will be featured, including Goose Island, Stony Creek, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and City Steam Brewery.


Twitter: @baileyfaywright