New unwrapped toys can be dropped off at the Lodge (37 Washington Ave.) on Saturday 12/5 & Sunday 12/6 from 10am to 1pm, and on Wednesday 12/9 from 4-6pm.
While the fretting continues over how to handle Halloween during the pandemic, both in terms of doling out treats and actually trick-or-treating, the spirit of the holiday continues in these parts.
Store owners are dressing up their window displays.
And if you dare go across the town line into Wellesley, the Wellesley Mothers Forum has set up a scavenger hunt in the woodland trail off of Turner Road (off of Weston Road).
Here’s a handy scorecard to use as you seek ghosts, skeletons, and more.
On Halloween itself, Natick has organized an afternoon trunk-or-treat drive-through Halloween parade.
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As summer winds down, Natick Little League is thrilled to announce another year of Fall Ball for participants born between 2005 – 2012. Fall Ball’s mission is to provide participants with a low-key, live game environment where players at all levels can work on their skills and have some fun.
Registration closes soon, so get your player signed up for Natick Fall Ball now.
– Natick will again participate in the Charles River League which includes Newton, Needham, Weston and Waltham, and other towns.
Let’s keep it safe out there
COVID safety guidelines are mandated by the Natick Board of Health, USA Softball, and expanded further by Natick Little League/Softball. We will strictly follow all rules. Each town may expand on those guidelines and we will be given notice prior to away games of any changes/additions.
The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t going to stop at disrupting spring and summer: Halloween’s around the corner this fall, and Natick’s already starting to think about what that might look like.
Select Board member Karen Adelman-Foster raised the touchy subject at this past week’s meeting.
“Halloween isn’t that far away and it seems possible that regular trick-or-treat isn’t going to happen,” she said. She raised the question of whether the town might come up with an alternative safe way to celebrate the holiday.
Natick typically does have several organized Halloween events, including a parade, trick-or-treating, and activities for costumed kids and adults downtown. But Town Administrator Melissa Malone acknowledged the challenge of doing something like that without social gathering.
Coming off a decision in June to cancel the annual Natick Days festival, Natick is thinking creatively about how to get something done for Halloween, she said. The town still has 2-plus months to do so.
“It’s just a little tricky,” Malone said.
Salem, the local epicenter for Halloween happenings, has already canceled or scaled back a bunch of its usual events.