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Get Set For Busy Weekend In Town

April 4, 2014 by John Rook

Well, the weather has finally turned.
While temperatures promise to be somewhat cool today, forecasters are predicting plenty of sunshine and 60 degrees for the weekend. That means many people who have been stuck inside for what has felt like an unending winter will have the chance to get out of the house and enjoy themselves Saturday and Sunday.
If you're looking for something to do, Cheshire has plenty of activities planned for the weekend.
Here are some of the things you might want to check out if your appointment book is open:

Saturday, April 5

*Stewardship Day
Cheshire Land Trust
Ives Farm
1585 Cheshire Street
8 a.m.

The Cheshire Land Trust's Spring Stewardship Day will be held this Saturday. All interested volunteers and new Property Monitors are asked to meet at the Ives Farm barn to discuss tasks for the day. In the event of rain, they will stay at the barn to discuss stewardship goals for the year. Please bring gloves, hand tools, and trash bags. There is no RSVP required.

*Walk Like MADD
Cheshire Parks and Recreation Department
559 South Main Street
8:30 a.m.

Turn out and Walk Like MADD this weekend and help in the fight against driving while intoxicated.
This year's event will be held in honor of Greg Schena, a former coach in Cheshire who was killed in an accident involving a drunk driver back in 2010.
The walk will be three miles long.

*Pasta Dinner
Cheshire United Methodist Church
205 Academy Road
5 to 7 p.m.

This years Pasta Dinner will benefit UMARMY and their mission. UMARMY stands for United Methodist Action Reach-out Mission by Youth. Each year a group of CUMC youth and adults participate in a week long mission to help the less fortunate and disadvantaged with home repairs and yard work.
Enjoy a hot buffet featuring a variety of pasta and sauces, including a made to order pasta station, salads, garlic bread, drinks and desserts. To reserve tickets, email the church at or call the church office at (203) 272-4626.

Sunday, April 6

*2014 Walk MS
Cheshire High School
525 South Main Street
8 a.m.

Cheshire High School will host the 2014 Walk MS, presented by Travelers. Check-in opens at 8 a.m. in the school's cafeteria and walkers will step out at 9 a.m. The 2013 Walk MS attracted more than 10,000 participants statewide. The National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, expects to raise more than $1.3 million this year. Last year, more than 1,950 walkers took to the pavement in Cheshire. Together they raised over $185,000. This year, the Cheshire planning committee hopes to raise $190,000.

Cheshire Parks and Recreation Building
559 South Main Street
1:30 to 3:45 p.m.

Ditch the workout and join the party at the upcoming Zumbathon, in support of the American Heart Association. First session runs from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., while the second session goes from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. Those interested can stay for one or both sessions.

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