Absolutely No Need to Leave Weston this Weekend

So much to do, so little time! And you know for whom the bell tolls on this wonderful fall weather so might as well take advantage of all that’s offered this weekend, organized or not. Realize that the trails are glorious right now: find your next one at http://www.westonforesttrail.org.

Here are some suggestions for your weekend, and go ‘Cats!

Friday, October 15

Friday Night Lights for Girls Varsity Soccer PLUS bonus SENIOR NIGHT: Oh, all right, I admit I am a total sucker for Friday Night Lights of any sport and you have to know that Weston has a fantastic girls soccer team. Get your BAYS-playing third and fourth graders out there to see what ‘cat future looks like for them. 6:15 pm Senior ceremony, followed immediately by game against the Waltham Hawks. Snack shack in action. Fun for all.

Lots of pumpkins to carve, Pumpkin Festival, 2018

Saturday, October 16

Stewardship Saturday with Conservation and WFTA, 10 am-12 pm. Get outside and help your favorite conservation groups make Weston more beautiful and safe for everyone. This time at College Pond and Green Power Farm. Please see the post on the Owl here, and make sure to send a note to Jordan Carron, Conservation Administrator, if you would like to participate (conservation@westonma.gov).

Spellman Stamps Come Alive – Special Event “Farm Animals!” 10: 30 am, outside at the Spellman Museum at Regis College. Debbie Lamb from Mass Audubon will bring animals from Drumlin Farm and explain how farm animals prepare for winter. Hint: they don’t keep their woolies in the cedar closet.  $5 adults $3 seniors and children. More info on the Owl and on the Spellman site.

Children’s Business Fair, sponsored by Weston-Wayland Rotary, 11 am-2 pm, Weston Art and Innovation Center. Check out these rising entrepreneurs and their fabulous products. Their future may be at my alma mater, home of more Wildcats, Kellogg School of Management, but their present is you buying their stuff and enjoying their sales pitches. Find out more here at their website, or in the Owl. The Weston AIC is at 356 Boston Post Road.

Pumpkin Festival for Camp Sunshine, 12 pm – 4 pm. Weston Town Green. This is an amazing homegrown event in its 17th year. Just a wee sprout in Weston’s long history, but way pre-dates the Owl in Weston. High school students are making summer a little better for campers, and a fall weekend a bit more fun for your kids. There will be Pumpkin carving, knife-throwing (I’m just checking if you are still reading–this is not happening), food and crafts and fun. See more here.

This dude is ready for Halloween Creatures on Sunday. Though he lives in Instituto Butantan in Brazil.

Sunday October 15

Scarecrow Classic 5K (Lincoln) 9:30 am. Oh, okay so you have to leave Weston but barely–this race is the most beautiful of the fall races (you can run or walk) and it is in support of my second favorite land conservation group–Lincoln Land Conservation Trust. Come on out–the Owl will race you. Registration online until Friday at midnight, in person on Sunday. http://scarecrowclassic5k.com/

Spellman Museum Stamps Come Alive- Special Event “Halloween Creatures” – 1 pm at Spellman Museum at Regis College. Joy Marzoff from “Joys of Nature” will help us get ready for Halloween by bringing some “creepy” animals including large snakes, lizards, tarantulas, and other small creatures. $5 adults  $3 seniors and children. More information on the Owl and Spellman Museum’s site.

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