Sat., October 3: Saint Michael School Recycle Day in Hudson, 198 Main St., Hudson. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Free to drop off paper, clothes, printer, Fax cartridges, and cell phones.
Minimal fees for everything else (stoves, refrigerators, freezers, etc.) Home pick-up available for $20. 978-562-2917 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Accepting dry or canned goods for the Hudson Food Pantry.
Grotonfest on the Legion Common in Groton is on Sat., Oct. 3, 10 a .m. - 4:30 p. m. grotonfest.com. Rain date is Sunday, October 4th.
Sat., Oct. 3: FREE Try Something New Fall Festival. Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, Dewey Square Parks, Summer Street at Atlantic Ave., Boston. Noon - 6 p.m. Boston’s newest urban green space invites all to this a lively, free event for people of all ages. Learn new ways of cooking, eating and being fit. Food tastings, cooking demonstrations, a farmers market, fun fitness games, live music and dance performances from local groups, public art displays, and a carnival ride. As a first for the Greenway, an artificial ice surface will provide a venue for ice skating. 617-692-0020, hellogreenway.org.
Sat., Oct. 3: FREE Maynard Fest. Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce, Main and Nason St., Downtown Maynard. 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Dozens of sidewalk sales, over 100 vendors and free family entertainment. Free pony rides. Maynard Fest is traditionally followed by the Maynard Rotary Club's Oktoberfest at Clock Tower Place featuring a beer garden and fireworks.Free. 978-568-0360, assabetvalleychamber.org
Sat., Oct. 3. Barktober Fest. Plymouth. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. An event tailored to dog lovers of all ages. Pet costume contest, pet-related vendors, live entertainment and much more. 508-830-1620 or plymouthbarktoberfest.com.
Sat., Oct., 3: West Boylston Fall Festival. Town Common. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Live music and entertainment, food, children’s activities, artist demos, scarecrow decorating, doll carriage and wagon parade. Rain or shine. wbaf.org.
Sat., Oct. 3 and Sun., Oct. 4: Harvest Festival and 25th Anniversary.
Heifer International, Heifer Learning Center at Overlook Farm, 216 Wachusett St., Rutland. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Spend the day exploring the homes of Peru, Poland, Kenya and more without ever leaving New England. Enjoy Heifer animals and traditional children’s harvest games such as a hay maze. Purchase local pumpkins and browse fair trade and unique hand-crafted items from around the world. Enjoy a slice a cake in celebration of Heifer’s 25 years of inspiring Overlook visitors to help Heifer build a better world. Food booths on site or byo picnic lunch. A $5, C 12 and under, free. 508-886-2221, heifer.org/overlookevents.