Attleboro - HOWL-a-ween Weekends at Capron Park Zoo Saturdays & Sundays, through Nov 1st, 10a - 4p. Final entry at 3p. Bring your little ones out to enjoy daytime HOWL-a-ween fun at the zoo! Kids can take fun pics, pick a pumpkin from the patch (while supplies last), do some trick-or-treating and enjoy the zoo all at the same time. All activities FREE with zoo admission (members are always FREE).

Boston - Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience Thurs - Sun, through Nov 1: 6 - 10:30p, Franklin Park Zoo. Experience the wonder of over 50 magnificent displays comprised of hundreds of beautifully crafted lanterns spanning Franklin Park Zoo's 72 acres. Lantern experience dazzles and delight guests of all ages! Walk (socially distanced, of course) through a luminous 66-foot-long shark tunnel, radiant flower gardens, glimmering butterflies, whimsical ocean scenes and a majestic 197-foot-long dragon light up the night sky.

Boston - Big Science Show: Chemistry is Fun! with Bassam Shakhashiri - #Livestream Fri, Oct 23, 1p. Celebrate National Chemistry Week with us! This year’s theme is “Sticking with Chemistry.”
Be prepared to be shocked and amazed by our special guest scientist's famous demonstrations. Explore color changes, carbonation and climate change, optical and visual illusions, and much more with chemistry professor Bassam Shakhashiri. Want more demonstrations? Visit www.scifun.org .

Boston - Museum of Fine Arts Wed - Sun, 10a - 5p. Reopened to the general public. Plan your visit and get your tickets.

Bridgewater - Here it Began - 2020 Hindsight or Foresight - Indigenous History Conference Nine Virtual Sessions; Now - Nov. 22. Here It Began: 2020 Hindsight or Foresight, a signature Plymouth 400 event, is an Indigenous History Conference to inspire educators to learn about creation histories and traditional life; colonization and its aftermath; and the continued resilience and life of New England Natives today. The virtual event, sponsored by Bridgewater State University, Plymouth 400, Inc., and the Wampanoag Advisory Council, is FREE OF CHARGE and offers nine weekend sessions during the months of October and November that will feature well-known experts and testimonials. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. 9 Session Dates: October 25, & November 1, 8, 15, 21, and 22. This gathering seeks to explore a wide range of topics such as traditional life, colonization, historical trauma, family research, rights, language, food sovereignty, indigenous art, literature, education, and other related topics.
Brockton - Mommy and Me Fridays, 1:30p @ Moakley Center. Mommy & Me Support Group for Mothering and Breastfeeding is a FREE, no reservation mothering and breastfeeding support group program for new moms with infant activities that encourage positive relationships. Discussion groups, infant massages and parenting info. All are welcome.

Brockton - Altrusa International Sweater/ Sweatshirt Drive Sat, Oct 24, 12 - 2p for Make a Difference Day. Drop off your gently used sweater & sweatshirts for the homeless. Brockton Public Library parking lot, 304 Main St.

Fuller Craft Museum! Sat, Oct 24, 2p. Andromeda Brass Quintet @ Fuller Craft Museum, 455 Oak Street. This weekend's performance by the Andromeda Quintet features contemporary music, including: works by women composers Jennifer Higdon & Lauren Bernofsky; Ewazen's Colchester Fantasy, evoking Colchester England with its Roman wall and Norman castle, with each movement named for a local pub; Kamen's warm & noble Quintet; John Cheetam's Scherzo, evocative of old Wild West film scores; and Morley Calvert's Suite from the Monteregian Hills, based on French-Canadian folk songs, with a title inspired by the eight mountains ranging in an arc from Mount Royal in Montreal south to the American border.

Brockton - Alanon Support Group Sundays, 10a. Open discussion for people whose lives are or may be affected by alcoholism All are welcome.

Brockton - Needle Felting for Beginners Sat, Oct 24, 10:30a - 12:30p. 2-hour workshop. Learn everything you need to know to begin needle felting in a relaxed and supportive environment. In this beginner friendly workshop, you will learn how to make your own needle felted critter from start to finish. No experience is necessary. All materials are included, and you get to take your set of felting needles, foam pad, and extra wool home! This workshop is open to ages 12 and over. Instructor: Jennifer McCarthy. Level: Suitable for all levels,
Teen through adult.

Brockton - American Bar Association 19th Amendment Traveling Exhibit Now through Oct 30, 9:30a - 4:30p. The travel display on loan from the American Bar Association will be on display at the Brockton Library and at Brockton City Hall. A six-banner free standing exhibit, curated by the Library of Congress features historic photos and artifacts detailing the story of the battle for ratification & outlining the challenges that remain.
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Brockton - 2020 Brockton Farmers Market Open through Oct 30. You can come & visit or Order in advance and pickup at the market!

Buzzards Bay - Hike Old Field Pond Preserve Sat, Oct 24, 10a. Join Wildlands staff and volunteers for a small group hike in Bourne.
Tickets must be purchased in advance. Guided hikes are back at Wildlands! Grab your masks and hiking boots and hit the trails with us this fall.
Details: This hike at Old Field Pond Preserve in Bourne will be about 3 miles of mostly flat terrain. Volunteer leader and land steward Skip Stuck will point out some interesting features along the way.
Parking: Meet at Bay End Farm, 200 Bournedale Rd., and follow instructions from staff.

Carver - Halloween Drive In Movies at King Richards Faire Lot Thurs - Sun through Oct 31st. Snacks available. Audio is broadcast via FM transmitter. Use your car’s radio in accessory mode. Gates open at 6:00pm and all tickets are General Admission. Oversized vehicles have a special area to not obstruct anyone’s view.

Carver - DCR offers self-guided tours in many state parks. Locally, Myles Standish State Forest has multiple tours for you to choose. Try Rocky Pond Cranberry Bogs Trail Guide, Frost Pocket Loop Trail GuideEast Head Reservoir Trail Guide or Recommended Paved Bike Paths.
East Bridgewater - Outdoor Pumpkin Scavenger Hunt Sun, Oct. 18 – Nov. 1 at your own pace.... enjoy this outdoor fall fun!!!
Outdoor, self-guided scavenger hunt along six town trails – Bennett Lane, Leland Farm, the trails at Sachem Rock Farm, Town Forest, the trails at the YMCA, and the trails at Poor Meadow Brook.
Starting Oct 18, find instructions on our Facebook page; locate laminated pumpkins at these sites and see if you can find the gold pumpkin at each trail! Then send a photo with one of the golden “pumpkins” to the Friends of East Bridgewater Trails; we'll post these champs on our Facebook page! Free and open to all. If you visit these trails in groups, PLEASE be sure to follow proper social distancing rules and stay safe. For more information email febtrails@gmail.com.

East Bridgewater - Plunge for Pumpkins Sat, Oct 24, 1:30p, EB YMCA. Join us for some socially distanced fun! Did you know pumpkins float? Children will have the opportunity to swim in a pool full of pumpkins. Once they pick one out they like, they will have the opportunity to decorate right on the deck! Social distancing and masks to be used while decorating. Space is limited.

East Walpole - The Nocturnal Trail at Bird Park Fri & Sat through Halloween. Come to the park in the dark to trick-or-treat with the park's nocturnal animals! On this Halloween adventure, families with little ones are invited to walk a short pumpkin-lit trail through the woods dotted with fun facts about the nocturnal animals found in the park. Along the trail, find four "trick-or-treat stations" where children can see the pretend nocturnal animals and select a bag of candy, so remember to wear your costume and bring a trick-or-treat bag and flashlight! A pumpkin and decorating kit may be preordered. Pumpkin decorating stations will be set up by the Music Court (stone stage). The outdoor setting and limited numbers allow you to socially distance and attend the event safely. Masks and advanced reservations required.

Easton - Outdoor Adventures in Nature: Nature Story Walk Fri, Oct 23, 10a. oin NRT staff for an hour-long outdoor class at the Sheep Pasture property. Combine your traditional story time with a classic nature hike! Participants will make their way through Sheep Pasture trails, stopping at different points to read a fall-themed nature story! The class is open to children ages 3-6, as well as adults. Individuals or families are welcome!
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Foxboro - Showcase Pop Up Drive in Halloween movies at Patriots Place Fridays & Saturdays for the month of October! Guests can celebrate Halloween all October long with Pop-Up Drive-In movie showings of spooky Halloween favorites. Each night will feature a family-friendly movie followed with a conventional horror movie.

Hanson - Camp Kiwanee Halloween Spook-takular Sat, Oct 24th, 1p. Registration required.
Activities include: Jack-o-lantern/Pumpkin Walk, Joe the Storyteller, Hot Cocoa Station, Craft Area, DJ, S'mores to Go. Costumes are encouraged!!

Hingham - Time-Ticketed Open Barnyard Sat, Oct 24, 10a - 2p, Weir River Farm. Register to join us in the barnyard for one hour sessions between 10a and 2p! Explore the barnyard, walk the trails, & more, all while following Covid safety protocols. 

Mansfield - Trunk or Treat! Sat, Oct 24, 5:30p @ Arnold's Gymnastic Academy. Join us in the parking lot for a fun filled Trunk or Treat! The staff will be decorating their trunks and handing out candy for our costumed trick or treaters. Sign up online. $10 per family. Masks required.
New Bedford - Boo at the Zoo Saturdays through Halloween. SLIGHTLY SPOOKY FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! Boo at the Zoo returns, with extra precautions, during the daytime to satisfy all your fall, Halloween and cool weather cravings. Baby Boo is geared towards children 5 and under, but any age is welcome! Dress the kids in their favorite costume and come explore all that BPZOO has to offer! Our slightly spooky theme will include mazes, a scavenger hunt, plenty of trick-or-treat stations, endless photo opportunities including a photo costume contest, Halloween themed animal enrichment, and up-close meet and greets with the Zoo’s Animal Ambassadors. Plus, lots of seasonal treats from the Bear's Den Cafe. Families are encouraged to bring their own “trick or treat” bags. All proceeds from Boo at the Zoo support the Zoo’s education and family programs.

Plympton - Sauchuks Corn Maze Weekends through Nov 1. Corn maze with games, hayrides, PYO pumpkins, jumping pillows, corn cannons, pumpkin blasters, pig races, O.K. Corral, etc. Reservations required.
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Join Oct 23 through 26 to learn about Beautycounter and our mission to get safe products into the hands of everyone! We will be sharing lots of facts, information, inspiration, products and will finish the event with a Facebook Live to answer all your questions! Please check in to learn, earn chances to win free products and be inspired. We look forward to seeing you in the event!
Providence, RI - Carve with the Masters Class Sun, Oct 25, 7p. Join one of our master pumpkin carvers for a virtual pumpkin carving lesson broadcast live! Learn from the artists as they ‘illuminate’ the work that goes into making our annual event so spectacular! Follow along step-by-step and seek guidance as you carve your very own “intricate” pumpkin in the style of a Red Panda. We even pre-draw the design on your included pumpkin, so you can focus on the carving. In addition to the pumpkin, you will also receive a 10 piece pumpkin carving toolkit that has been customized and sharpened by our professional carvers! See below for the complete list of included supplies. This is an exclusive event with limited capacity.

Providence, RI - Drive Through Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular Now through Nov 1st, 6:30 - 11p. End your week at FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY at Experience a spooktacular new way to celebrate the Halloween season! Celebrate Special Places while staying safe inside your car enjoying thousands of intricately carved pumpkins as you immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the Halloween season. Gates close at 10:30 p. Open rain or shine.

Randolph - Lunch & Learn Online! Fridays through Oct 30th, 12:30p. Lunch & Learn online with the Turner Free Library! Join us on YouTube or Facebook Live for a brief overview of a technology topic each week.

Raynham - Blood Drive Sat - Sun, Oct 23 - 25, 7a - 3:15p, 275 New State Hwy. Anyone interested in participating can visit redcrossblood.org/find-drive type in your zip & make an appointment.

Raynham - Local Trails Hewitts Pond Conservation Area – North Main St: Pond, trail, dam, bird watching (No hunting is allowed at the Hewitt Pond Conservation Area located on North Main St or the Kransberg Conservation Area located on King St at Dam Lot Brook.). Forge River Conservation Area – South Main St: River, forest trail, historical site, bird watching. Raynham State Forest – Locust St: Upland forest, trail.

Raynham - Explore Raynham HIstory Browse historical photos of Raynham in, Raynham Remembers. This collection is part of the library’s local digital history collection.

Taunton - Old Colony History Museum Virtual Tour 66 Church Green. Thanks to TCAM TV, if you can’t join us in person enjoy a walking tour of some of Taunton’s oldest homes and buildings hosted by the OCHM’s Community Programming Coordinator Saria Sweeney. Check out our blog.

Taunton - Downtown Taunton's Pumpkin Extravaganza & Carving Contest Fri, Oct 23 through Halloween. Downtown Taunton is holding its 1st EVER Pumpkin Carving Contest! Join in all the Halloween Fun by emailing. Judging will take place on Fri, Oct 23. WINNERS will be posted at the Pumpkin Extravaganza display at Baron Lofts Plaza and RIGHT HERE on The Downtown Taunton Facebook page. Winners will also be notified via email. Pumpkins must remain on display Downtown thru October 31st. {Pumpkins that become rotten or moldy prior to October 31st will be disposed of.} Pumpkins will be on display on Main Street in Downtown Taunton from 
Fri, Oct 23rd thru Sat, Oct 31st. ~Pumpkins will be lit on Oct 23, 24, 30 & 31, weather & pumpkin health permitting, from 5:30 - 8p. A one-way walking path will be available online at downtowntaunton.org and on Facebook. 
Taunton - Local Parks Links to parks in your area: Hopewell Park, Playground & Splash Pad;

Taunton - Cemetery Walking Tour Sat, Oct 24, 11a. Tour of the Phillips and Gilbert Cemeteries with Dr. Hanna. Location: Corner of Berkley and Pratt Streets. Located on the southeast corner of Berkley and Pratt Streets, in the city’s Weir section, the Phillips Cemetery – also known as the Happy Hollow Cemetery or Locust Knoll – is the final resting place of several of the city’s sea captains. With approximately 100 graves ranging in age from the 17th to the 20th centuries, the cemetery also holds the graves of veterans of every war from the French and Indian War to the Civil War. Directly across Pratt Street is located the much smaller Gilbert Burial Ground. Among the graves dating back to 1746, here lie the bodies of a few members of the small African American community which once resided in the neighborhood known as Happy Hollow. Several are formerly enslaved people.Dr. William Hanna, author of A History of Taunton, will lead a walking tour of the two cemeteries. Ample parking is available on both Berkley and Pratt Streets. The tour, which will require walking slightly uphill at times, will be conducted at a leisurely pace. It will last approximately one hour. This event is free and open to all. To ensure the health and safety of our visitors, we ask you to register so that we can maintain social-distance for all attendees.

West Bridgewater - Conservation Area Trail Maps Wondering where you can walk and keep your distance while staying close to home? Enjoy some of our towns open spaces while getting some much needed exercise and fresh air. 

West Bridgewater - West Bridgewater Lions Club Pink Pancakes for a Cause Through October. Join our friends at Daybreak Family Restaurant, Sandi-Rose Cafe, and Summer Street Cafe to help raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Pink pancakes are available everyday this month, and $1 per order is donated!

West Bridgewater - Eddie & the Exciters Sat, Oct 24th, 2p, War Memorial Park. Free concert sponsored by West Bridgewater Lions Club.

Weymouth - Autism Swim & Safety Program, Ages 4-18 Sundays through Nov 22nd, 12 - 2:30p. Come join us for a guided and supportive swim and safety program. Each lesson is private (one individual per class) and will run 30 minutes. Classes will be run by Debbie Weinstein of Autism Swim & Recreation LLC (www.autismswim.com). Debbie has a Bachelor of Science Degree in K-12 Education and has been a swim instructor for 18 years. She is a certified American Red Cross Water-Safety Instructor with many years of effectively working with children with ASD.
Space is limited.  Please do not register for this program if you are unable to attend each week of the six-week session. Class times will be assigned after all registrations are received. This event is free and is for individuals with ASD living within our service region. You will receive an email confirming your confirmation. Questions, please email loridecrescenzo@community-autism-resources.com

Weymouth - Night of a Thousand Faces Fri, Oct 23, 8p. Facebook Live event sponsored by New England Wildlife Center
Attic Treasures Yard Sale Next Weekend! Saturday, Oct 31, 9am-1pm – Bag sale starts at 12noon (One price to fill a bag) Central Square Congregational Church, UCC – on the Bridgewater Common
 Special Christmas section! Come grab some treasures -household items, games and toys, knick-knacks, collectibles. A bargain for everyone.  
Have you been cleaning during the pandemic? Donations accepted on Friday, Oct. 30, or by appointment. 508-697-6016 or email office@csccucc.com for more info. Please no furniture, electronics, books, or clothes – except Christmas themed!!