Family Best Bets of the Weekend

Edible book festival, poetry series, fundraiser for injured woman and more things to do for the weekend of March 26-27.

Where/When: Saturday from 2:30 to 4 p.m., Meriden Public Library, 105 Miller St.

Why Go: This is that rare chance to eat your words – literally – at the annual Edible Book Festival at Meriden Public Library. Bring an edible creation made out of cake, cookies, crackers, vegetables, fruit or candy that represents a favorite book cover, character or theme. Coffee and tea provided. Contact the Community Services Department at 203-630-6349 if you will be bringing a creation.

Pricing: Free 

Where/When: Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center, 605 Main St., Middletown

Why Go: Expose your child to the magic of poetry with two of Connecticut’s best-known and most-decorated poets.

Pricing: Suggested donation is $3 and a non-perishable food item to be donated to St. Vincent de Paul Place in Middletown. 

Where/When: Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m., St. Lawrence Church, 7 Hemlock Dr., Killingworth

Why Go: The proceeds from this yummy dinner will benefit the St. Lawrence and St. Peter Catholic Churches’ Teens in Action summer work camp mission trip. Dinner includes a variety of appetizers and a sit-down dinner of roast beef with gravy, baked potatoes, green bean almondine and garden salad prepared by the teens.

Pricing: Adults $12; Seniors $10; Kids $7; $35 for families. 

Where/When: Thursday through Saturday, 7 to 10 p.m., at the Berlin High School Auditorium, 139 Patterson Way

Why Go: The Berlin High music department is sure to dazzle with its production of “Little Women” in the auditorium. Curtain rises promptly at 7 p.m.

Pricing: $10 

Where/When: Sunday from noon to 5 p.m., Portland Restaurant, 188 Main St. in Portland

Why Go: Numerous local businesses have donated items to be raffled during this fundraiser for Tyrseck, the woman who was hit by a car in New Britain on Feb. 24. Tyrseck, 23, has worked for Portland Restaurant for several years and was a favorite among customers.

Pricing: Adults $25; Under 10 $10; 5-and-under free


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