Weekend Calendar: October 28-30

Folks, what a beautiful day yesterday, and hopefully more in front of us. Your leaves are probably mostly heading for the ground at this point–mow them in, rake them around the tree bases, but before you do all that, build yourself a massive leaf pile. Yeah, you look less silly if you have kids to jump in it. or a giant labrador after a tennis ball, but don’t forget your own joy (also don’t hurt yourself).

The weekend is full of Halloween fun, sports activities, and community happenings. Live large and drive slow–watch for littles and for floating down leaves.

For a condensed guide to Halloween in Weston, see here.

Friday, October 28:

Friday, October 28 at an undisclosed location that you can find out through school, 4-6 pmTrunk or Treat. This event is open to PreK-5 students from all three elementary schools and their families. Parents, please note that this is not a drop-off event and that all children need to be accompanied by an adult. Remember nut-free candy, all.

Friday, October 28: Friday Night Lights and Senior Nite for Weston Football, 6:30 pm Proctor Field. There is no quarterback controversy here in Weston – just good fun and a gathering of the community to cheer on our student-athletes. More here.

Saturday, October 29:

Saturday, October 29 in downtown Weston at 10 am, the annual WCCA Halloween Parade around the Town Green and Trick-or-Treating in Weston Center. Decorate trick-or-treating bags before the parade at 10 am. Parade promptly begins at 10:30 am. Families will then be welcomed in Weston Center to trick-or-treat at local businesses. Please contact Michele Rachwalski or Stefanie Iovanna for more information.

Saturday, October 29 at Weston High School at 1 pm: Ceremony and bench dedication in memory of Marie Butera, former Weston athletic coach and PE teacher. More here.

Saturday, October 29 at Weston High School, 6-8 pmHaunted Hospital. Walk through the hallways of Weston High School’s “Haunted Hospital” … if you dare! Cost is $13 per person or $40 per family. Pay in advance with MySchoolBucks or pay at the door with cash, check, or credit card. The Haunted Hospital is hosted by the WHS Class of 2025. Bring everyone in your family; there will be amusements and fun for every age! Check out the Haunted Hospital and graveyard; baby and child-friendly spaces with games for all ages; selfie props; spooky treats for sale; taco stand; and Chick-fil-A. Support the Class of 2025! Visit the event website.

Saturday, October 29 at WHS Proctor Field, 6:30 pm. Saturday Night Lights/Senior Night for Weston Girls Soccer. Let’s show Waltham why this is the Wildcats Den. Come out to cheer on our hometown girls soccer team. More here.

Sunday, October 30:

Sunday, October 30 starting at 11 am: Cross-Weston Walk with Weston Forest & Trail Association. An approximately 8-mile walk from Lincoln to Wellesley mostly on our miles of awesome trails. More information can be found here.

Sunday, October 30 at First Parish Church of Weston, 11:45 am. Harvest Fest and Trunk or Treat. Community event sponsored by First Parish with pumpkin carving, trunk or treat, lots of treats, and also hot apple cider and donuts. More information is on the church website here.

Monday, October 31: Bonus weekend day.

Monday, October 31 at the Council on Aging: Halloween Luncheon, 12-1 pm. No french-fried eyeballs here. Butternut squash soup, stuffed pork loin, mashed potatoes, roasted carrots and pie. Call the COA at 781-786-6280 to register by October 27 at 4:00 pm. Costumes are encouraged but optional.

Monday, October 31 in your neighborhood: actual HALLOWEEN! Littles start out about an hour before dark so be warned. Please please wear a reflective vest and carry a flashlight. If you are a driver, please be careful of the littles. And the bigs.

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