Weekend Calendar October 22-24

And here we are at Head of the Charles weekend, which is one of the events canceled last year that I really missed. It’s going to look different this year with fewer foreign teams, and with a three day event rather than two, but it will be every bit as beautiful and fun. Welcome back, rowers! For more information on the Head of the Charles, check out this article in Rowing News or the Head of the Charles page.

Another close-by and outdoors thing to do is actually available until November 14 and that is the Art Ramble at the Hapgood Wright Town Forest in Concord, just across from the entrance to Concord-Carlisle High School. You can learn more about it here: https://theumbrellaarts.org/art-ramble

This seems obvious but time is also running short on visiting those apple orchards and pumpkin patches. Who needs a corn maze? Well, not me because Stephen King ruined that all for me. Local farms include Hanson’s in Framingham, Honey Pot in Stow, and Bolton Springs Farm in Bolton. Call ahead for apple varienty availability and any updated Covid regulations. If you go to the latter, take a walk in the Rattlesnake Conservation Area from the Lime Kiln entrance right on 117 next to Bolton Springs Farm (move your car to trail entrance). Incredible mysterious woods with old quarries. Map here.

Image courtesy Weston AIC

Friday October 22

Fresh Start Art Auction to Benefit the AIC has started, and ends at 5 pm on October 23. Get yourself some new art and benefit the Weston Art and Innovation Center. Online from the comfort of your own home. https://auction.westonaic.org/

Friday Night Lights: Weston HS Football vs Bedford HS Buccaneers, 7 pm, Proctor Field, Weston High School. As I’ve mentioned before, there’s something that really bothers me about a town team named for pirates in spite of being land-locked. Yeah, I know we’re in a glass house here since Wildcats are not exactly indigenous here either … anyway come on out and cheer on the ‘Cats!

Saturday October 23

Work Day on Sears Field/Pollinator Project with the Weston-Wayland Rotary Club, 9 am-12 pm. Hands-on volunteering with sharp tools–to be used to battle invasives and clear the area for pollinator plants to be planted next spring.  Bring gloves and tools, especially clippers and dress appropriately for pulling invasives.  Light refreshments will be on hand. Please register in advance, and check out more information here. 27 Crescent entrance. Please park at Melone House down the long driveway, not on Crescent Street.

Susan B Anthony at the Spellman Museum at 10:30 am.  To celebrate the one-hundred and first anniversary of the nineteenth amendment to the US constitution, award winning actress Sheryl Faye will bring to life Susan B. Anthony, one of the most famed suffragettes in American History. In a forty-five minute performance, Ms. Faye in costume will trace the life of Ms. Anthony.  Come learn more about the fascinating woman.  Questions will be welcomed.  The program starts at 10:30 with doors opening at 10:00. The program is suitable for ages seven to adult. Admission is $5 per family.  For more information email to info@spellman.org or call 617-784-5838.

Clocks and Watches at the Spellman Museum at 1 pm. Clock expert Robert Frishman will give a presentation featuring images of clocks on stamps and then provide an informal appraisal of any vintage clocks or watches people bring to the Museum.   More info on Mr. Frishman can be found at www.bel-time.com. The program is free.  For more information send an email to info@spellman.org or call 617-784-5838.

Image credit Stone Zoo

Boo at the Zoo at the Stone Zoo. 10 am-3 pm both Saturday and Sunday. A chance to dress in costume, spooky stuff, animals, who could ask for more? https://www.zoonewengland.org/engage/boo-at-the-zoo/. Yes, this is in Stoneham, MA…we do not have a zoo here in Weston that I am aware of unless you count my house with a cat, a dog, two Owlets, 400 chipmunks, an occasional red-tailed hawk, wild turkeys, etc etc.

Cooking with Rob on Facebook Live. 3 pm- 4 pm Presented by the Weston Public Library. It’s all about harvest Foods…I don’t even need to look to see that there are pumpkins and apples involved…you get the recipes with your registtration. Free. You can join live or see the recording later. More information and registration here.

A Conversation with Chris Cooper to benefit Orchard House, Louisa May Alcott’s house museum in Concord MA, 7:30 pm. Okay, so technically this is online but it’s to benefit a local treasure. You can visit (timed entry) Ms. Alcott’s house during the day, and then visit with Mr. Cooper by night. Love it. Information here.

Sunday October 24

Owls! Up to six owls from “Eyes on Owls” are coming to the Spellman for two programs at 1:00 and 3:00.  Included are owls found in New England from the smallest (who knows which one that is?) to the large and beautiful snowy owl.  Advanced registration is not required but can be made at info@spellman.org.  Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and children. For more details contact that email or call 617-784-5838.  

Photo credit: Eyes on Owls

Pumpkins and Poetry at the Wayside Inn, 3:30 pm. Honestly, would you choose poetry and pumpkins over OWLS? No. But if you’ve seen the 1 pm show, might as well head over to Sudbury with your kids in costume, do a poetry walk and gut some more pumpkins. Tis the season. More infomation here–be sure to register in advance.. Longfellow’s Wayside Inn, 72 Wayside Inn Road, Sudbury.


It’s a pretty quiet weekend out there…unless I missed something. Did I miss something? Bueller? In any case, the Owl will be up in Newburyport running her first half marathon in a decade so let’s see if she can actually fly next week. Yikes.

Have a great weekend, Weston!

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