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Check out these events for a fun weekend and see the winners of our charity giveaway

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It's time to get ready for a Better Weekend! We've highlighted some of our picks for a fun weekend.

Tonight is a FUN-raiser. A night of comedy with all proceeds from ticket sales to benefit Hartford Habitat for Humanity. Join them tonight at 8 p.m. at Skyline Restaurant in Windsor Locks.

Now through December 20th watch the The Supernaturalists starring Criss Angel at Foxwoods. Criss Angel unveils his latest creation: The Supernaturalists featuring nine mind-blowing magicians that will destroy reality and revolutionize the live magic ensemble experience. We have a listing of all the shows and times on line, click here.

It's The Weeknd at Mohegan Sun. The Weeknd with special guests Travis Scott and Banks at Mohegan Sun Arena Saturday, November 14th at 7:30 p.m. It was just a couple of years ago he was opening for Justin Timberlake at the XL Center. Now his song, "The Hills" has replaced "Can't Feel My Face" from the top position on the Billboard Hot 100. His album "Beauty Behind the Madness," also hit No. 1. The Weeknd is the first male performer to top the Hot 100, Billboard 200 and Artist 100 simultaneously. The only other artist to do so is Taylor Swift.

Cheshire's Lights of Hope began on a single street in Cheshire in 2005 and went town-wide in 2007. On Saturday, November 14th they will be launch the 11th annual event and the 9th town-wide event. Over 50,000 luminaries will line the streets of Cheshire. This year, proceeds from the event will go towards the Cheshire Community Food Pantry, Cheshire Youth and Social Services and the Petit Family Foundation. And they will also be presenting two, $2,000 scholarships based on volunteerism in the community. Many businesses help sponsor the Mile of Hope, which is a one mile strip in the center of town. The orange “HOPE” signs that are put up each year in town have become the symbol of the event.

This Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. it's Frosty at The Ridgefield Playhouse on 80 East Ridge Road in Ridgefield. The beloved holiday song "Frosty the Snowman" has inspired a brand new story with original music. Filled with thrills and chills, and the discovery that the real magic of the holidays is love. The show is filled with songs and dances that you'll remember long after you leave the theater.


1. Abby's Helping Hand - The mission of Abby's Helping Hand is to improve the quality of life for those afflicted with mitochondrial and other chronic diseases through support, education and research. Mitochondrial disease is an energy production problem and is often a central element in more common diseases, like Alzheimer's, Autism, Parkinson's, Lou Gherig's, chronic fatigue, diabetes and more. Seven year old Abby Sauerhoefer was diagnosed in July 2009 with a mitochondrial disorder.  Although she is unable to walk, speak or sit up, Abby attends school every day where she enjoys the company of her friends.

2.  Hartford City Ballet: This May marked the tenth anniversary of the Hartford City Ballet! What was once only a professional performing arts troupe has developed into a pre-professional training program and well-known ballet school (School of the Hartford City Ballet). During the past ten years, HCB has managed to endure and grow in the Greater Hartford community. This is due in large part to our teams of volunteers, sponsors, parents and students, all of whom have made substantial contributions to the Hartford community. They will also be doing performances of The Nutcracker in December!

3. Thank Dog Rescue: Thank Dog Rescue is an IRS approved 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to finding loving homes for shelter, homeless and abandoned dogs of ALL breeds. We are NOT a shelter, but a small group of volunteers who foster dogs in our homes where they are loved as our own, until a suitable permanent home is found. Here, they are allowed to decompress from their former lives, socialized and exposed to all kinds of new experiences, and trained in basic commands in preparation for a smooth transition to their forever homes.