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Don’t Fall Apart: Five Autumn Events Around Town

Autumn is the perfect time to get outside and explore all that our community has to offer; the leaves are changing and the weather is in that sweet spot between smothering humidity and frigid temperatures. There’s a lot to do this month so mark your calendars!

  • Arnold Arboretum. The Arnold Arboretum has more than half of the 230 types of maple trees. On October 18th, they offer a tour of their maples with the Arnoldia editor. The Arboretum also offers Fall Bird Walks and an open house of the Bonsai Pavilion.
  • Harvest Fair. Newton Center’s annual fall festival will be held on October 17th and 18th. There will be live entertainment all afternoon and Wegmans is even sponsoring free pumpkin decorating. In addition, the Green Solutions Expo will display local businesses that aim to reduce our carbon footprint.
  • Brighton Annual Gala. Brighton Center will host local comedy star, Steve Sweeney, and serve dishes from several local restaurants at the Harry Parker Boathouse. The best part is all donations go directly to Brighton Main Streets to provide free concerts, storefront improvement and new signage.
  • Halloween. Kids can go trick or treating to Brighton Center businesses the Friday before Halloween: stop by Vanguard’s Brighton office to get some candy! Brookline will also be closing a number of streets between 5 and 9 pm to allow for the droves of costumed children.
  • Writing Seminars. To prepare for National Novel Writing Month in November, the Brookline Library is offering free writing seminars this month with two published authors. Stay warm and start that novel you’ve always talked about!

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