The weekend has arrived, but you’ve got no idea what you’re going to do? Patch is coming to the rescue with your best bets for the done-work-outta-here time.Check out our picks for activities you won’t want to miss this weekend:
1. Bobby Orr at Willow Books
Where/When: Willow Books, 279 Great Road, Acton; 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 18
Why Go: With the purchase of Orr: My Story from Willow Books, you will receive a ticket numbered with your line for the signing. This event is open to the public, but please note that you must have a numbered ticket if you wish to get in line to meet Bobby Orr. Also, no memorabilia or outside books will be allowed, nor will posting for photos or "selfies." Get the details here.
Pricing: Free...with a purchase of Orr's book at Willow Books
2. Concord Orchestra: The Transcendentalists
Where/When: The Performing Arts Center at 51 Walden St., Concord; 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 18 and Saturday, Oct. 19
Why Go: To see the Concord Orchestra open its 60th anniversary season with the world premiere of a newly commissioned work, Fantasy Concerto: Concord Conversations, a triple concerto in which the instruments represent the voices of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, and Bronson Alcott, all central figures in Concord’s transcendentalist movement.
Pricing: $30 for adults, $25 for senior citizens and $10 for students
3. Acton Open Studios
Where/When: (see map); 12 to 5 p.m, Saturday, Oct. 19 and Sunday, Oct. 20
Why Go: Because 15 Acton artists will open their studios and homes to show their paintings, drawings, pottery, jewelry, photos, judaica knitting and more.
4. Fall Home & Garden Tour - Acton
Where/When: 588 Main St, Acton; 1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 20
Why Go: For the chance to spend the afternoon touring the historic home at 588 Main St., viewing its beautiful collection and connecting with nature walking the spectacular grounds inspired by noteworthy landscape architect Alex Emerson.
Pricing: Free, but donations benefit the Virginia Thurston Healing Garden
5. Concord Area CROP Walk for the Hungry
Where/When: First Parish in Concord, 20 Lexington Road; 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 20
Why Go: Because, locally, the CROP Walk supports Acton Community Supper and Food Pantry, Mt. Calvary Community Meal, Bedford Community Table/Pantry, Open Table Concord, Open Table Maynard, Maynard Food Pantry, Sudbury Community Food Pantry, Gaining Ground, Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, and Townsend Ecumenical Outreach. Get more details here.