We’re in for a bit of rain this weekend, but don’t let that give you cabin fever. Newton has plenty of fun things to keep you busy.
Here are five things to do in Newton this weekend:
Saturday, Oct. 21
- At 6 p.m., the Newton Free Library will become an 18-hole mini golf course for the weekend. On Saturday evening there will be mini golf, food, beer and wine, live music and more. Sunday morning from 9:30 a.m. to noon will feature a continental breakfast, coffee, Cabots ice cream and more for the kids. There will also be a silent auction the entire weekend. Proceeds from the event will go to The Friends of The Newton Free Library.
- Also at 6 p.m., Andromeda’s of Boston will be at Grace Episcopal Church, 76 Eldridge St., Newton, for the Halloween Hafla 2023. “Hafla” is the Arabic word for “party,” and this party will have dance performances inspired by Middle Eastern, African, Asian and Eastern European dance. There will also be refreshments and social dancing after the performances.
- At 7 p.m., the Allen Center will premiere a new documentary about its namesake, “An Uncommon Education,” examining the life and career of Nathaniel Allen and how he revolutionized American education. The film premiere will include a Q&A with the film’s creators. Tickets are $65 per person, $55 for Historic Newton members.
- From 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., United Parish of Auburndale will host its Pumpkin Fest. There will be pumpkin decorating, face painting, live music and a baby animal petting zoo.
- From 3 to 5 p.m., the First United Unitarian Universalist Society in Newton will host its Choral Concert as part of the church’s 175th anniversary celebration. The concert, free and open to the public, will feature choirs from various UU churches and a reception after the performances.