Weekend Calendar – November 5-7

It’s another incredible fall weekend with lots of autumn color left, leaves to kick or rake (please, pelo amor de deus, stop with the leaf blowers) and places to go and to see and be seen. It also feels like the kick off to … dare I say it…shopping season with three art fairs within five miles of Weston this weekend. Also baked goods. Yum. Off you go, Weston, and have a good time.

All (or Part) of the Weekend:

Book and Bake Sale Weston Public Library: Started November 4 and runs through Saturday November 6. Find some new book treasures, and make sure you’re in line at the bake sale at 10 am when Barbie Cobb’s pies arrive on Friday. Be willing to take down those smaller than you–they don’t need the pie, YOU need the pie. You can read more here on the Owl.

Weaver’s Guild Fiber Arts Show and Sale at the Weston AIC: Starting November 5 and running through November 7. Take a look at some truly beautiful and warm things and get a head start on your holiday shopping. You can read more about this event on the Owl.

Lincoln Arts Show: Friday, Saturday and Sunday November 5-7, 12-5 pm (reception Friday 5-7 pm). This is a fun arts and crafts show and sale that I am so happy to see back in the saddle, so to speak. The Lincoln Arts Show features creations by Lincoln artists and artisans of all ages. The art, ranging from paintings and photographs, to pottery and hand crafts, will be for display or sale, depending on the wish of the artist. Pierce House, 17 Weston Road, Lincoln.

45th Annual Waltham Open Studios, November 6 and November 7, 12-6 pm. The 45th Waltham Open Studios features 40 artists in three buildings in downtown Waltham. Discover the work of painters, printmakers, mixed media, jewelry, metalworking, film artists. Meet the artists and purchase their work. If you’re not comfortable visiting in person, join the online art fair on Sunday from 1 to 6pm. View work, video chat with artists and watch scenes from the event and artists at work.

Live theatre returns with Sense & Sensibility with the Concord Players, starting Friday November 5 and continuing through November 20. I don’t know about this one as who can imagine an Elinor or a Marianne Dashwood without Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet? It’s like seeing Pride & Prejudice without Colin Firth. It’s just…well… anyway, this is live local theater and the Concord Players are dynamite. More information here: https://www.concordplayers.org/

Friday, November 5

Friday Night Lights AND Senior Night: Weston Wildcats vs. Greater Lowell Gryphons. 6:45 pm Senior Ceremony, 7 pm Game Time. Enjoy another night under the lights and say goodbye-ish (they still have a few more games) to the eight seniors, and cheer on the whole team. $7 adults, $5 students and seniors.

Saturday, November 6

Scouting for Food: Okay, so this is technically not a “whoo-hooo” type of event but it is an important annual community event. Weston Boy Scouts Troop 157 may have left you a little plastic bag reminder to help out the local food pantry with donations of food, basic necessities and toiletries. Fill up the bag and leave it by your mailbox for pickup on Saturday November 6 by 10 am. You are doing the right thing.

The Great Pumpkin Chuck with the Trustees at Chestnut Hill Farm, Southborough, multiple times. Can you tell I really don’t want you to throw your pumpkin in the trash? I’ve given you options at Land’s Sake and feeding the piggies at Codman Farm…now we’re going for the show stopper. Bring your pumpkin to be catapulted over the field at the farm. Yes, this costs money but guess what? It’s a fundraiser for the Trustees–why didn’t Land’s Sake think of this? Next year. Your family will enjoy a walk on the trails including Story Walk before hand. You must pre-register for chucking, tickets were still available as of this writing for the 12:30 pm launch. Southborough has the third best trails organization in metrowest Boston, BTW. Always places to explore. Trustees site here.

Rangoli Sand Painting with the First Parish Church of Lexington, 4:30-6:30. This is the second annual celebration of the Hindu festival of Diwali. There will be a community wide outdoor evening program in front of the church steps across from the Battle Green. Participants will be making a traditional Indian sand painting called Rangoli. This is a kid and family friendly event. Please wear warm clothing. 7 Harrington Road, Lexington.

Haunted House – The Class of 2024’s Haunted Circus, 6-8 pm at Weston High School. Never ever let go of Halloween too soon–if you do, there are only Christmas carols and muzak in your near future. Plus your final grade in Honors Physics has everything to do with how many times you scream at the Haunted Circus–it’s never too early for extra credit. More information is on the Owl here.

Sunday, November 7

Daylight Savings Time ends. Okay, this is actually the saddest part of your weekend. At 2 am, a time the Owl has not seen since the twin Owlets had their little baby wake-up-and-terrorize-mom parties years ago, we shall all be “falling back” and how. Sigh. Goodbye, sun, I shall miss you.

WFTA Monthly Trail Walk, 2 pm: Elliston Farm to the Weston Reservoir. This is a cool one. Dr. Elliston was an originator of the Weston Forest & Trail Association in 1955, and now, you get to go one a walk with his granddaughter, Lelia, who is a trustee of WFTA. That just makes me happy. Park at the old homestead and wander through lands donated or aquired by those with foresight and a sense of community. More information is here. Meet at 263 South Avenue.

Dairy Joy Last Hurrah: The Joy closes its 60th season at 4 pm. Get your favorite softserve ice cream for the last time this year. See you in 2022, DJ. Dairy Joy is at 331 North Avenue.

As always, there’s no better time to just get outside and enjoy the open spaces of Weston. Happy November!

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