Grown-up scavenger hunt in Wallingford and 6 other things to do this weekend

Grown-up scavenger hunt in Wallingford and 6 other things to do this weekend

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On your mark, get set – go! The 2nd annual Great Wallingford Dash scavenger hunt kicks off Saturday morning with over 50 local businesses and restaurants participating.

The event, open to anyone 21 or older, starts at 11:30 a.m., at the Elks Lodge, 148 S. Main St. Food, drinks and raffles will be offered later at the lodge.

The scavenger hunt is organized by Wallingford Community Women and features all-day activities around town like Wallingford trivia, location finding, picture taking and other tasks.

“It highlights Wallingford,” said Gina Cross, project manager for the event and membership chair for Wallingford Community Women. “We try to incorporate Wallingford businesses and restaurants.”

Last year 14 teams of four participated. Cross said 14 teams are currently signed up to take part in the event this year. 

“Some are in it to win it and some teams are just having a fun time out in Wallingford,” Cross said.

Teams had the option to complete challenges in the month before the event, though the pre-activities are not mandatory to participate in the event Saturday.

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Other activities this weekend include:

Fine Arts, Flowers & Verse, sponsored by the Wallingford Garden Club, Senior Center, 238 Washington St., Wallingford

Friday, April 26, 3 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 27, 10 am - 2 p.m.

41st annual Daffodil Festival, Hubbard Park, West Main Street, Meriden

Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28.

For more on the music headliner, country rock pioneers Poco click here. For a complete schedule go to

Gluten Free New England Expo, Oakdale Theatre, 95 S. Turnpike Rd., Wallingford

Sunday, April 28, 9:30 a.m.

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Annual Walk for Autism, Choate Rosemary Hall campus, 333 Christian St. Wallingford

Sunday, April 28, raffles begin at 9 a.m.; registration at 9:30 a.m.; walk begins at 10:30 a.m.

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Cheshire Road Races, sponsored by Ion Bank, Farmington Canal Heritage Trail, Cheshire High School, 525 S. Main St.

Sunday,  April 28, registration is 7 to 8:15 a.m. Races include half marathon, relay, 5K and Kids Fun Run.

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Witchdoctor Comedy Night, 168 Center St., Southington

Sunday, April 28, 7 to 10 p.m.

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