Get Out: Five Great Things To Do This Weekend

Because It's No Fun To Stay Home All Weekend

It’s Thursday, everybody! Ditch the laundry and let the dishes sit—start planning for the weekend instead! Check out our picks for places to go and things to do in and around Madison this weekend.


WHERE/WHEN: Friday at 7 p.m. at R.J. Julia

WHY GO: Get in the mood for Valentine’s Day! You’ll get to listen to Madison’s bravest read love poems—and enjoy Prosecco and chocolate!

PRICING: This event is free, but please sign up in advance. Also, all slots for readers have been filled.


WHERE/WHEN: Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hammonasset Beach State Park.

WHY GO: You’ll feel extra warm as those plungers take to the chilly water. And you’ll be helping to raise money for the Special Olympics.

PRICING: The event is free to attend, but donations are, of course, welcome!


WHERE/WHEN: Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the United Methodist Church of Branford.

WHY GO: Don’t let your sweetheart think you’ve forgotten Valentine’s Day! This is a pretty easy way to show you care—and snag a delicious meal.

PRICING: Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for kids ages 5 to 12. Call for tickets at (203) 488-0549 or (203) 589-1620.


WHERE/WHEN: Saturday and Sunday at Bishop’s Orchards in Guilford from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHY GO: Monday’s the big day—do you have your present yet? The “Wind Beneath Our Wings” Avon Breast Cancer Team will be selling jewelry, chocolate, stuffed animals and more with 100 percent of proceeds benefitting the fight against breast cancer.

PRICING: It doesn’t matter how much or little you spend on your valentine, because the proceeds are going to a great cause.


WHERE/WHEN: Saturday at 7 p.m. at the North Madison Congregational Church.

WHY GO: She’s a legend. And she’s playing in North Madison.

PRICING: Tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for kids in high school and younger.

Susan Wivell February 10, 2011 at 08:19 PM
Travel to Foran HS in Milford to cheer on the DHHS wrestlers in their battle for another SCC Title! Go Tigers!
Pem McNerney (Editor) February 11, 2011 at 11:54 AM
Great idea Susan!! The 2011 Southern Connecticut Conference Wrestling Championships will be held on Saturday, February 12 at Foran High School, 80 Foran Road, Milford, CT. Directions are on this website: http://www.foranhigh.org/ The competition will begin at 9 a.m. Hand is the three-time defending SCC champion. Take pictures!!! And we'll run them! You can email them to me at pem.mcnerney@patch.com. Good luck Tigers!!!!!!!


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