Things To Do around Westwood This Weekend and Beyond: Saturday, May 11 - Saturday, May 18


This weekend offers a number of intriguing ways to spend some time. Feed your fascination with a listen to author John O'Connor's chronicling of our enduring cultural obsession with Bigfoot at Westwood Public Library.  And it's the opening weekend for Needham Community Theatre's production of The Crucible - watch what happens when accusations of witchcraft spiral out of control. Check out these and more ideas for your weekend, below.

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The Secret History of Bigfoot with Author John O'Connor - Sat May 11 2:00 pm

Westwood Public Library

Bigfoot spotted in Westwood? Okay, not quite! But we do have John O'Connor, author of the new book "The Secret History of Bigfoot: Field Notes on a North American Monster," coming to the Westwood Public Library. John's book is a journalistic adventure into the wildlands of America to chronicle our enduring cultural obsession with Bigfoot. [more details]

Other Events

DAR Garage Sale - Sat May 11 9:00 am

Barlow Lane

The Aaron Guild Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will be holding its Annual Garage/Estate Sale from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. 
For sale will be household items, jewelry, kitchen utensils, bric-a-brac, toys, books, tools, small furniture, and estate items. Come early for the best selection! 
[more details]

Family Fun Run +5K - Sat May 11 9:00 am

Barlow Lane

The League School for Autism has reimagined its traditional 5K run/walk into a Family Fun Run +5K to build inclusion of the school's neurodivergent students with Autism, their families, and the entire community.  [more details]

Westwood Fire Station 1 Open House - Sat May 11 9:00 am

Fire Station 1

Westwood Fire Station 1 will be open for the public to view its operations and facilities from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., with the aim of providing insight into the facility's current limitations.  [more details]

Westwood Artists Pop Up between Post and Toast - Sat May 11 9:00 am

690 High Street

Nine Westwood Artists show their handmade work in the shopping plaza between the U.S. Post Office and Toast Office restaurant, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This event will be held rain or shine. [more details]

Rabies Vaccine Clinic - Sat May 11 10:00 am

Animal Rescue League Administrative Building

The Animal Rescue League of Boston and Dedham Animal Control are hosting a no-appointment, walk-in rabies vaccine clinic, open to residents of Dedham and Westwood, and non-residents. Both rabies vaccines and microchips can be obatined at a cost of $10 each for non-residents, and are free for Dedham residents. [more details]

Walpole Day - Sat May 11 11:00 am

Stone Field

Walpole is celebrating its 300th anniversary in 2024 and this year's Walpole Day will include a parade, Kidz Zone, police/fire/army vehicles, demonstrations and displays, vendors, live music, food options and more.  [more details]

The Crucible, by Arthur Miller - Sat May 11, Fri May 17 & Sat May 18, shows at 8:00 pm

Needham Community Theatree

The Crucible (by Arthur Miller) is inspired by the witch trials in Salem Village in 1692 and won the Tony Award for Best Play in 1953. 
A group of young girls in the town accuse each other and the enslaved woman Tituba of witchcraft. Watch what happens when accusations spiral out of control.[more details]

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