It’s Thursday, and the weekend is right around the corner. Patch has your back with a few fun things to do. Check our picks for the activities to hit and some places to explore. Here's what's happening in and around your town.
- Where/when: , 1 Hamilton Place; Saturday, Oct. 22, 10:00 a.m. to noon
- Why go: Celebrate Make a Difference Day by helping to clean up beautiful Hemlock Gorge Reservation. Materials and tools will be supplied, as well as refreshments. Dress appropriately; the cleanup will be held rain or shine. Meet at the parking lot at Hamilton Place, off Elliot Street. For a map and information, visit www.hemlockgorge.org.
- Pricing: Volunteer/free
- Where/when: , 1139 Highland Ave.; Saturday, Oct. 22, 3:00 p.m.
- Why go: See the story of Iroquois hero Hiawatha brought to life with hand-crafted puppets and Native American flute and drum music in this family-friendly program sponsored by the Library Foundation of Needham.
- Pricing: Free
- Where/when: , 800 Highland Ave.; Saturday, Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m.
- Why go: Every Tuesday evening, Carter Memorial Church hosts a free community dinner called Bread of Life. To help keep this program going, the church will be holding a benefit dinner and silent auction. Reserve your seats by e-mailing email@example.com.
- Pricing: $10 each or $25 per family
- Where/when: , 20 Junction St.; Saturday, Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m. to midnight
- Why go: Support the effort to to Needham while having a totally awesome time at this 1980s-themed dance party sponsored by the Social Committee.
- Pricing: $25 per person, available online
- Where/when: , 23 Dedham Ave.; Saturday, Oct. 22, 8:00 p.m.
- Why go: Enjoy live music by Barbara Kessler and support First Parish in Needham at the same time by dropping by the Homegrown Coffeehouse, located inside the church at the corner of Great Plain and Dedham avenues. For information call 781-444-7478 or visit www.uuneedham.org/Coffeehouse.
- Pricing: $15 per person; $12 students/seniors
Bonus: Also this weekend, be sure to drop by the Carter Memorial United Methodist Church if you haven’t yet picked out that perfect pie or jack-o-lantern pumpkin. The patch is open on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sundays from 12:00-6:00 p.m. On Saturdays, from 1:00-3:00 p.m., kids can participate in a fall craft. Pumpkins start at 50 cents; activities are free.