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This Weekend in Rocky Hill: Marching Bands, Musicals and Rainy Weather

Looking for stuff to do this weekend? There's plenty going on in and around Rocky Hill.

1. Well, this weekend might be a good weekend to focus on indoor activities.

According to the National Weather Service, it's supposed to be wet and soggy this weekend with rain pretty much 24/7 and temperatures in the high 60s to 70ºF. The best chance of drops not falling from the sky is Sunday, and that's 40 percent. Fingers crossed that it clears up in time or our next weekend tip.

2. The Rocky Hill High School Royal Blues Marching Band is scheduled to host its 14th annual Home Show on Saturday, Sept. 29, at McVicar Field.  

The 2012 home show is titled “The Gangster Chronicle” and will include music from “On the Waterfront,”  “Dick Tracey,”  “Blues Shades” & “Rockin' In Rhythm.”

Now let's just hope that when the 10 high school bands are ready to take the field in competition with a special performance by the CCSU Marching Band.

Gates open at 3 p.m. with the competition scheduled to start at 4 p.m. Admission is $10, or $5 for seniors

3. This is the last weekend to catch . 

How does this sound for a night or afternoon out: "Haunting and exciting music helps tell the story of Jane Eyre, an orphan girl who grows up to become the governess of Thornfield Hall. There she meets and falls in love with the Edward Rochester, an Earl with a dark secret."

Shows are Saturday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 30, at 2 p.m.

4. Like coffee? Well honor the bean this weekend with a free cup of Joe.

It's National Free Coffee Day on Saturday, but the local McDonald's restaurant has been celebrating all week!

Stop by the store on Silas Dean Highway and pickup a free small cup of hot coffee. The offer ends at midnight Saturday.

5. , will be held on Sunday in Meriden.

The event is to recognize and honor loved ones fighting pancreatic cancer and those who have lost the fight.

Registration is required at www.purplelight.org, although the event is free. Contact Judith Lamson Rockwell, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network CT Affiliate Coordinator, at jlrockwell@pancanvolunteer.org for more information.

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