Shakespeare; Abridged, on Stage this Weekend

The whole of Shakespeare "in one wild ride," plus back-to-school BBQ at the Yellow House

Enjoy some live theatre - and some laughs - at a bargain price when the Cheshire Community Theater presents "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)" Friday and Saturday at 8, and Sunday at 2 at Cheshire High School's Thorp Auditorium.  CCT describes the performance as “Shakespeare’s comedies, histories and tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter.”  Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, students, and advance tickets Order online or call 203-439-2721 to reserve; also for sale at , , and at the door.
Have a long commute? Need to pass the time while waiting for the kids’ soccer practice to finish? Consider borrowing an audio book from the , which has over 2,000 audio books available for your listening pleasure. You can download a book to your iPod, iPhone, Palm PDA, smartphone, MWA device or your computer. You can browse the library  here.  Free with your library card.

Attention teens!  Celebrate back to school (and back to friends!) with a BBQ party Friday from 1:40 to 6 p.m. at the across from Cheshire High School. Hosted by Cheshire Youth Services and open to all Cheshire teens in grades 9-12, it’s absolutely free!  Besides all the yummy food, enjoy an adult-sized bounce house, bungee run and other outdoor games, plus a  DJ! Rain will move the party to Sept. 23.

, 500 South Meriden Road, together with ShopRite, will host a “Pre-Harvest Festival”  this Sunday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Help fight hunger while enjoying some family fun like hayrides, face painting, live music, hot dogs and goodies for sale; all proceeds will benefit Partners in Caring, an organization that fights hunger in our community.

Grab the poodle skirt and saddle shoes! The 26th Annual Prospect Sock Hop and Car Show rocks around the green Sunday from 1-7 p.m. A DJ and two live bands will entertain with ‘50s and ‘60s music. Of course, there’s also the classic cars to look over and lots of great food and drinks to enjoy. Trophies will be presented at 5:30. The Prospect Green is located at the intersection of Routes 68 and 69. Get an early start – there will be a crowd!  


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