The weekend has arrived, but you’ve got no idea what you’re going to do? Patch is coming to the rescue with your best bets for the done-work-outta-here time.Check out our picks for activities you won’t want to miss this weekend:
1. Oktoberfest Kids Fun Run and 5K
Where/When: Gates School, Spruce St, Acton; 9 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 5
Why Go: Because there's a Fun Run for children from 2 to 8-years-old, followed by the Oktoberfest 5k run/walk to start at 10 am. Half of the registration fee will be donated to a charity of your choice, and all kids get a goodie bag, T-shirt and prize. Also, it kick-starts the overall Oktoberfest celebration in West Acton.
Pricing: Registration is $5
2.Artists' Yard Sale
Where/When: Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts, 40 Stow St., Concord; 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 5
Why Go: To find treasures amongst the Emerson Umbrella artists' once-loved belongings and household goodies.
Pricing: Free 'til you buy
3. Acton Fire Department Open House
Where/When: Acton Fire Department, 256 Central St., Acton; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5
Why Go: The Acton Fire Department is hosting a Fire Safety Open House, so stop by to receive some fire safety tips and a free slices of Papa Gino's pizza.
4. Armagh Coffee House
Where/When: Holy Family Church, 12 Monument Square, Concord; 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5
Why Go: New England singer and songwriter Gail Finnie [Rundlett] will perform at the Armagh Coffee House. She's beloved on the regional folk scene.
Pricing: $15 for adults, $5 for children under 12
5. Trinity Forum: Come and Journey with Me
Where/When: Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm Street, Concord; 9 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 6
Why Go: In the first of this non-contiguous series, John Lewis will speak about important experiences from his own journey and how they inform his faith.