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Meet Keto Guido or take the Goat Gauntlet challenge: Six things to do this weekend

Hartford Courant logo Hartford Courant 11/3/2019 By Cindy S. Kuse, Hartford Courant

Your best bets for things to do this week include the Goat Gauntlet at Dunkin Donuts Park in Hartford “Hello, Dolly!” at the Bushnell, New Haven Restaurant Week, the final weekend of Nightmare Acres haunted house in South Windsor, “Jersey Shore” star Vinny Guadagnino makes a Mohegan Sun appearance, and a ski swap and sale at Powder Ridge.

Goat Gauntlet

Bring friends, family, co-workers or fellow gym members to the home stadium of the Yard Goats in Hartford for all-abilities fitness challenge on Nov. 9 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Expect more than a dozen challenges, including carrying water buckets up steps, burpees in the clubhouse, step-ups in the dugouts, and rowing on the concourse. Kids at least 10 years old can participate with a parent. Heat times run every 5 minutes. Tickets are $65 and $75 at milb.com

Hello, Dolly!

This iconic Broadway hit is based on a play by longtime Connecticut resident Thornton Wilder. A big Broadway revival, which revels in old-school oomph, starred Bette Midler. The lively, colorful, dance-crazy production is now on tour with a different cast: Carolee Carmello is the matchmaker Dolly Levi and John Bolton (who played Vlad in “Anastasia” at Hartford Stage and on Broadway) is the object of her machinations: Horace Vandergelder. The national tour of “Hello, Dolly!” is at The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford, Nov. 12-17. $31.50-$132.25. 860-987-5900, bushnell.org.

Ski and board swap

Get rid or your old gear and shop for deals on consignments and new equipment from local shops at this swap and sale on Nov. 9 and 10 at Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort, 99 Powder Hill Road, in Middlefield. Hours are Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. No admission fee. Drop-off through Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 866-860-0208 and PowderRidgePark.co

Elm City restaurant week

New Haven Restaurant Week continues through Nov. 8 at participating eateries, which will offer prix-fixe menus: $17 two-course lunches, $34 three-course dinners, or both. Advanced reservations are recommended. Prices do not include beverage, tax or gratuity. Menus and information at infonewhaven.com/dining/nhrw.

Halloween encore

And you thought Halloween was over. Nightmare Acres, a haunted attraction in the woods of South Windsor, is open Nov. 8 and 9 for one last weekend of the season of scares. The attraction is touch-optional — ticket holders can wear a glow stick necklace if they wish actors to touch them. Children 14 and under must be accompanied by a guardian. Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets are sold for every 30 minutes until 10:30. It is strongly recommended that tickets be purchased online for your desired time slot ($15). On-site tickets ($20) limited. Parking is $3. 240 Governors Highway, South Windsor. nightmareacresct.com

Meet Keto Guido

Mohegan Sun hosts “Jersey Shore” star Vinny Guadagnino Nov. 10 for a live discussion and book signing at the novelle nightclub at 7 p.m. Guadagnino, an advocate of the keto diet, recently authored “The Keto Guido Cookbook.” Tickets are $25 and include a copy of the book, a complimentary cocktail and admission to Guadagnino’s “official birthday party” in the club starting at 9 p.m. Buy tickets online at sevenrooms.com/events/novelle/.

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