Weekend Calendar: November 19-21
As you all could tell from the spitfire nature of the posts at the end of this week, there is A LOT going on this weekend–specifically on Saturday, November 20. It would be helpful to you if you can clone yourself, or if you have multiple kids, just send them out in all directions, and report back to home base sometime on Sunday. Here at the Owl’s Nest, it’s also time to attack the oak leaves on the impermeable surfaces while wearing ear protection from all the gas-powered leaf blowers in the ‘hood. Late autumn is not my favorite in terms of noise pollution but it’s not a battle for the Owl’s talons. I am that trail woman, not that leafblower woman.
All weekend long you can catch fantastic kids films–by kids, for kids or about kids–with the Boston International Kids Film Festival which you can catch online or in-person in Arlington. I would say it is not cheap, but it is fun. More information here.
In addition, the Tree for Boston arrived yesterday! I love this wonderful tradition–thanks Nova Scotia. You can see the tree at the Boston Common (and do some ice skating at Frog Pond)–official tree lighting is December 2.
Friday November 19
3:30 pm: Unofficially, Weston Boys Varsity Soccer vs Weston Girls Varsity Soccer at Proctor Field. The game they’ve been practicing for all… wait, no. This is just for fun, but a great way to wrap up the season. I can only hope Athletic Trainer Rizza is ready with the ice.
7 pm: The 39 Steps with Weston High School Drama. Last show is on Saturday at 7 pm. You can find out more here on the Owl post.
7 pm: the Nature of Fall presentation, Friends of the Assabet River Wildlife refuge. Doug Lowry of MassAudubon will answer questions about why leaves change color and what animals are doing at this time of year. . This online program will introduce the seasonal dynamics of the nature of Massachusetts in fall, including the plants and animals that experience it. You’ll also leave with ideas and suggestions for observing, appreciating, and supporting nature near home ~ and on your visits to the Refuge! The program will be online, to register, please click here. The Full Beaver Moon hike is sold out but you can walk out to your backyard and have a look-see.
Saturday November 20
What a crazy day. So many events in Weston, I don’t even care what’s going on in neighboring towns. Do also remember that the town retail businesses would love to see you–I believe Trendy Girl has an early start to Black Friday and Weston Table is all ready for the holidays as well. Hostess gifts a go-go. Bring beer for the host.
It is the last day that Leaftopia/the Brush Dump is open this fall so load up your branches. I would suggest leaving the leaves, particularly around your oaks, because they really like them. While you’re at the brush dump, you could take a little stroll next door to the Merriam barn where an Eagle Scout candidate and his band of merry men (?) will be clearing a trail to that historic barn.
9:50 am Turkey Trail Walk with Council on Aging and Weston Recreation. All ages are invited and encouraged to join. Owl post on this event here.
10 am-12 pm Stewardship Saturday Volunteer event with WFTA and Weston Conservation. Get mucky, get community service hours, and hang out with the best axis of conservation care on the planet: Joel Angiolillo (WFTA), Jordan McCarron (Conservation), and Rees Tulloss (Conservation). More information on the Owl here.
10 am – 5 pm Handmade Holiday Market at the AIC. Shop local. More information on the Owl here.
10 am – 2 pm. Land’s Sake Pre-Thanksgiving Sale and Family Fun Day. Shop local. More information on the Owl here.
All day: Kickoff of Gingerbread Scavenger Hunt sponsored by the Women’s Community League. I admit I already spied one in the Trove window. I am winning. More information here.
Sunday November 21, 2021
10 am – 5 pm: LexArt Instructors’ Show Revelations. Yes, this is in Lexington, which when I last checked is not a village of Weston (does anyone ever question why Newton gets to have all those villages? We should have some. Let’s get us some.), but does have the photography of one of Weston’s own (Nicole Mordecai) in the show. I love the Lisbon peacock and would like to juxtapose him next to a Weston turkey. Last day of show is November 21. Free admission and parking. 130 Waltham Street, Lexington. More information at LexArt’s website.
5-6:30 Family Service and Supper at First Parish Church of Weston. The Owl admits she is not a member of this congregation but owes gratitude to it for the wonderful meditation Wednesdays which helped her through the pandemic. This is an all-ages worship service followed by a simple meal of turkey (& vegetarian) chili, crackers, and cookies. The service will feature music by Steve Sussman, a professional pianist on the faculty of The Rivers School Conservatory. Monthly gatherings are intended for people of all ages & stages, people from all backgrounds and beliefs. The service will be less than an hour, with a time of food and fellowship immediately afterward. Each service will include a reflection by the worship leader to explore big questions about making meaning of our lives and building connections with one another. First Parish is the big stone church at the Intersection of Doom, 349 Boston Post Road. They have a Paul Revere bell. Random trivia.