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Bostonians have a rare opportunity to dash through the city in Halloween costumes, on a mission to scare up some fun and to eliminate the monster that is cancer. Packet pick-up and day-of registration is from The race start time is 9 a. The finish line is at Boston Common. To register, visit http: Additional fundraising for the American Cancer Society is optional. Run participants get a free pumpkin. Just coming to carve or paint? The races will end around noon but pumpkin crafts and our farmstand will be open until 2 p.
All levels welcome for the 2K at 10 a. Celebrate Halloween in a fun, family-friendly, and nonscary way. For kids aged 0 to 10 and adult kids, too. There will be pumpkin, cookie and apple decorating, face and nail painting, and of course our famous mega-maze. The first Sleepy Hollow 5K.Grease Danny apologizes to Sandy
Awards will be given to the top male and female runner of each division. Run through history past the graves of Emerson, Hawthorne, Thoreau and Alcott. Sleepy Hollow Fun Run starts at 10 a. For kids of all ages. All participants will receive small gift bag. Celebrate Howl-o-ween with your favorite, spooktacular dog. Mix and mingle with fellow owners and their pups; prizes will be awarded for Best Costumes — this includes best dog costume, best owner costume, best ensemble — dog and owner s.
This event is free and is weather dependent. If there is inclement weather, the event will take place inside the Caryl Community Center, across from Town Hall. Halloween costumes are encouraged. This event will feature professional Hula Hoopers in action and the chance to get your favorite balloon animal. Other activities include an obstacle course for children, a first-ever slime dig and first-ever rocket making, hay rides, interaction with baby animals, face painting, glitter tattoos, freaky hairdos, lucky ducky fishing and build-your-own fruit creature, among others.
BBQ light fare will be available for purchase. Donations are greatly appreciated. Click to purchase tickets and view a detailed list of items available at the Fall Festival: Please click to sign up to volunteer opportunities day of the event.
All help is welcome. Drawing from New England history and folklore, author and editor Edward Lodi will share some of his favorite true ghost stories: The talk is free. For more information, contact the library at Featuring crafts, games, costume parades, trick-or-treating at all of the rides, a dance party and other surprises.
Performers will be in costume and audience members are encouraged to dress up as well. For more information, contact librarian Chris Woods at or cwoods ocln. For performer information, visit www. Weston High School will host a Haunted Prison — bring the entire family for a guided tour through the haunted cellblocks. Sponsored by the Weston High School Class of The carved pumpkins will be illuminated and displayed.
Pumpkin carvers are asked to drop off their creations at the pavilion between 4: Prizes will be awarded at 7 p. All children are invited to dress up in Halloween costumes and trick-or-treat at the pavilion from 6 to 7: Local businesses will be handing out treats.
A collection box for the Daily Bread Food Pantry will be set up for anyone who wishes to make a donation of a nonperishable food item.
The rain date will be Oct. The event will feature a DJ, appetizers, cash bar, raffle and silent auction. A prize will be given for the best costume.
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Calling all ghouls and goblins — join us in the Family Learning Center where you can decorate a spooky mask. Children who visit the museum in costume receive free admission this Halloween weekend. For more information, visit www. Participants can get creative with natural objects and make a costume.
Staff will provide all the art supplies. This Halloween-themed event features a fast, flat 5K course starting and ending at Town Hall. Prizes for fastest finishers and best costumes.
For children 12 and under; costumes welcome. Free and open to the public. Lights on nonscary from p. The parade will begin at the entrance to the Woburn Cinema on Main Street and will continue south through Woburn Center all the way to Lake Avenue at the Winchester town line.
There will be bands, floats and colorful marching groups. Free, but donations to Lions charities will be greatly appreciated. Join us for a Halloween-inspired afternoon filled with tricks and treats, artwork, activities and fun for all ages. Open houses provide the community with the opportunity to watch demonstrations and participate in free art activities. Wear your costume and stop by for a day full of creative fun.
Come dressed as a Fresh Pond animal or color a mask from Ranger Jean. Have a picture taken and posted in the ranger station. Elementary aged children accompanied by an adult are welcome.
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Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkley Library. There will be refreshments, including pizza, available for purchase and a costume contest will be held at 5 p. Join us at Powisset Farm under the tent for a spooky Halloween-themed Story Hour and pumpkin craft project. Preregistration is not required: Come celebrate Halloween with a costume contest, spooky sounds and ghostly treats. Bring your kids, your goblins and your ghouls to this safe, family-friendly event.
This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited.
For more information or to RSVP, please call Jones Court is off Adams Street. Haunted Happenings For those who like their Halloween experience good and scary. For information, visit http: Carnivus where evil clowns still rule the long-dead carnival; and Virus: Quarantine, where no one is immune. For park hours, show schedules, directions and information about group discounts, visit www. Spooky World, the largest haunted destination in the Northeast opens Sept.
The Midnight Zoo is a brand-new Halloween experience that surrounds visitors with never-before-seen creatures from the farthest realms of the imagination. The Midnight Zoo is a live and interactive experience, leading guests on a journey along a mysterious moonlit trail. This event is recommended for ages 6 and up. Group rates are available for parties of 10 or more.
For pricing details and more information, please visit www. Open Thursdays-Sundays from Oct. Fridays and Saturdays through October from p. All films will begin at 6: Popcorn for this film series is being generously provided by Regal Cinemas in Bellingham. To sign up for any of the films in this series, please email norprograms minlib. His wife was at his side as he slipped away quietly in his sleep.
It's hard to understand how someone as young and so seemingly fill of life, can suddenly get sick and be taken away from his loved ones. The great mysteries of life come into play here.
John was actually preparing for this final Journey into the next world or after life for sometime now. This Journey, that we are all on in our current world, will eventually end, and we will embark on another Journey. Depending on what you believe, this new Journey that John is currently taking, is for all intents and purposes As surfers and John was a Surferwe like to think that our Journey into the afterlife will take us to a tropical paradise unless you're really hardcore, and you're hoping for something like what we have around herewith warm water, overhead perfect surf, swaying palm trees, sunny skies and white sandy beaches.
But most importantly, we're looking for internal peace, and maybe reuniting with family and friends who have already crossed over. The meeting together of loved ones again.
Or at least, I think that's what we all want to believe is waiting for us. Again, I can't speak for all of you, but I believe that's what we all want. So how do we get there? This Tropical Paradise in heaven? Where do you buy that ticket? Well, I think you get there, by simply being good. By doing the right thing. Stopping to help someone along the way. Correct the wrongs you come across and make them right, even if it means you ruffle a few feathers along the way.
John was like that. But I think that the being 'good to one another' is key. Lord knows we can all work on that part of our personality. I know I could use some help in that department. I'm trying to be good. Stan Bocko is John's brother. I've known Stan for a long time. Stan has been surfing here since Those of us who know Stan, can testify of his goodness and love for his family and friends. At the wake, Stan let me borrow a photo of John Surfing in see below and another photo of the two of them together this past winter after his major surgery.
He wanted to share it with you all. Losing your only brother, is I'm sure, very hard for Stan.
Yet Stan and his family seem to be holding up quite nicely during this time of sorrow. They have each other. They have a loving family and so many loving friends.
They are comforting John's wife Debbie and daughter Kendra and all the friends of John.
And they have surfing. Stan, Joel and Amber all surf. Maybe if this current swell holds another day or two, they may get out and cleanse their souls. Or the very least, they can all watch the surf. Mind surfing is good for the soul. When we came back from John's wake, we went surfing. I found out later that night, that another Surfer had suffered a similar loss. She passed away suddenly.
Had I known about this, I would of attended the wake. Josh is a great guy and the thought of losing your mother, five days after Mother's Day seems so sad.
So please my friends, say a prayer tonight for Josh and his mom. I've heard that prayers do work. I've heard it from several sources, that the power of prayer can really help someone who is sick and someone who needs emotional help.
And they can help someone who's crossed over to the other side. John Bocko and Viola Bellman. Say a prayer tonight for the Bocko family, and the Bellman family. Hope you got to surf in the last few days. Too bad this swell was not here last weekend when the ESA was in town. The waves would of been perfect for the contest. You all would of been treated to a showcase of talent if the surf was like it was this weekend.