Somethin’ Bout a Pumpkin
Join the Bacon Free Library on Wednesday, October 20, at 5pm on the library lawn for a harvest-themed interactive musical show. Elijah T. Grasshopper & Friends are a children’s music group featuring Emma “Go-Go Green” Bean and their puppet pals, Willa the Worm and Weatherbee Frog. Today they will bring a special guest — the Orange Farmer — to perform her interactive dance song, Somethin’ Bout a Pumpkin. This program is best suited for children ages 2 through 8, but can be enjoyed by all ages.
*This show is sponsored in part by a grant from the Natick Cultural Council.
Morse Institute Library, Great Pumpkin Walk
Bring your family and join the Morse Institute Library for The Great Pumpkin Walk. Pick up a pumpkin at the library children’s desk, take it home to carve and/or decorate. Return it to the library and come to the event on Friday, October 29, on the library lawn. Stroll the grounds in your costume (or not, your choice!), share some (slightly) scary songs, play a little, and take home a treat.
MOST SPOOKTACULAR EVENTS CANCELED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
The downtown shops will still have candy available for trick-or-treaters, but the events on the Town Common are off due to the expected rainy conditions.
Halloween Wicked Fun Run
Brown Elementary School will hold a Wicked Fun Run on October 31, 9am, at 1 Jean Burke Dr. Sign up to run, or just come out in costume for this collaboration with Memorial School that includes a 2 mile run plus a DJ, balloon animals, pumpkin painting, and a 50m Monster Dash.
Register here: https://racewire.com/register.php?id=12501
Eliot Church Jack O’Lantern Contest
Eliot Church is once more “building community, one pumpkin at a time” at its annual Jack O’Lantern Contest.
Here are the contest rules & tips:
1. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to let them know you’re coming (and so they can reach you in case weather causes a change of plans).
2. Carved Jack O’Lanterns should be dropped off on the ramp leading to the side church door (45 Eliot St.) on October 30, before 5:15pm.
3. Include a candle with your masterpiece
4. Write your name and phone number in permanent ink on the back of your Jack O’Lantern.
5. The Jack O’Lanterns will be lit and on display from 5:15-6:30pm
6. Pickup and awards at 6:30pm on October 30. First, second, and third place ribbons will be awarded.
7. You take your pumpkin home to use on Halloween the next night.
8. The best place to park is in front of the Bacon Free Library, or behind the office buildings. (The town doesn’t allow parking by the church after 4pm.)
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