1. Halloween is just a couple weeks away, so why not check out the haunted house at the 100 Bacon Street farm? Guests will be invited in on Oct. 20 at 7 p.m.
2. The popular Oldtown Calendar Photo Competition on Oct. 20 at 11 a.m. at 45 Eliot St. features local images and the work of local photographers. Visitors can vote for their favorites for the 2014 Oldtown Calendar, a fundraiser for community nonprofits. For more information, visit www.oldtowncalendar.org. All process go to the Natick drama workshop.
3. Mark your calendars for the annual Natick Artists Open Studios weekend event on Oct. 19-20 from noon to 5 pm.
This year, 70 local artists will open their studios – the largest number of participants to date. Open to the public, this free self-guided art adventure is an incredible opportunity to meet painters, photographers, sculptors, potters, jewelers, glass artists, and other fine artists. The open studios range from busy downtown group studios on Main Street and Adams Street to the Town Hall to country barns to in-home cozy South Natick studios. For art-lovers, budding artists, and/or the general public, the impact of viewing original artworks within the artists’ creative spaces is an experience not to be missed.
5. Natick Trails Day is Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Natick Town Forest. The purpose of Natick Trails Day is to introduce people to the Natick Trails and "get them involved in their magic, care and maintenance." If you plan on attending, you can park at the Mathworks Field parking area just north of Lilja School, walk north on Oak Street (5 minutes) to the Oak Street Trailhead.