Día de los Muertos parade, trick-or-treat in the courtyard, and craft fair

Día de los Muertos parade, trick-or-treat in the courtyard, and craft fair

Kids can trick or treat goats, chickens and rabbits in Dover Powisset Farm for “Boo at the Barnyard” October 28 from 3 to 5 p.m. Bring a bag or bucket to collect tasty treats from friends around the yard, settle in for a craft activity, or hop on a hay ride. Encourage fashion. The farm is located at 37 Powisset St. Admission is $20 per child, $15 for members of the Reservations Trust, and both adults accompanying children under one year of age are free. Pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, visit thetrustees.org.

The Wellesley The Theater Project will begin its eleventh season with “the juvenile Puffs, or Seven of a particular school of magic and witchcraft.” Little more than a nod to “Harry Potter,” the show tells the story of a boy sent to wizarding school. The production features students between the ages of 11 and 17 from all over the region. Shows will take place October 28 and 29 at 7 p.m., and October 30 at 2 p.m. at 219 Washington Street. Tickets $18, $12 for students and seniors; Each ticket is $2 more at the door. Masks required. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit wellesleytheatreproject.org.

The Boston Jewish Film Festival returns to theaters as the West Newton Cinema, College Corner Theater in Brooklyn, and the Brattle Theater in Cambridge, and more. This year’s festival will see the return of in-person performances, running from 3-9 November, and virtual performances from 10-13 November. Films from around the world will be shown on screens across the region. Some, like Michael Waits’ “Blue Box” and Saskia Desing’s “Lost Transport,” will be followed by talks with the cast and crew. For a complete schedule of movies and ticket purchases, visit bostonjfilm.org.

Kingston Mayflower Church, located at 207 Main Street, will host the 15th annual Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on November 5, and new craftsmen are welcome. Attendees can shop for a variety of handicrafts, stop at a bake sale, and dine. Proceeds from the show will benefit charities in Massachusetts and beyond, including food banks and local shelters. Submission is free. Craftsmen interested in displaying their work can contact Sue at 781-585-6350. For general information about the exhibition, call 781-585-3167.

city Chelsea She will host a celebration of A Día de los Muertos on October 29, starting with a parade from City Hall and concluding with a community party in Winnisimmet Park. The show starts at 5:30 p.m., followed by live mariachi music, face painting, and a community ofrenda in the garden, which runs until 9 p.m. Entry is free, and refreshments will be available for purchase. Dia De Los Muertos – Day of the Dead – is a two-day holiday that originated and is largely celebrated in Mexico and is believed by many participants to bring together the living and the dead. Families create ofrendas (offerings) to honor their family members who have died. For more information visit chelseama.gov.

The Gloucester The Department of Health and the Police Department work together to educate seniors in the community about the resources available to them. Departments are hosting a series of presentations on services provided by the Department of Health, online and telephone fraud, and the Police Department’s Community Impact Unit, which will begin from 10-11:30 a.m. November 2 in Sheedy Park, November 8 in McPherson Park, November 22 at Poplar Park, December 1 in Lincoln Park, and December 20 in the Clark Building. Additionally, departments are asking the community to help develop a name for this program. For more information, or to submit a name idea, contact Health Director Mary Ellen Rose at [email protected]


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