What To Do In Northbridge This Weekend

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Northbridge High School clothing and gear will be among the items sold Saturday during homecoming at Lasell Field at the middle school on Linwood Avenue.
Northbridge High School clothing and gear will be among the items sold Saturday during homecoming at Lasell Field at the middle school on Linwood Avenue. Photo Credit: Deborah Gauthier

NORTHBRIDGE, Mass. - The weekend is a busy one in the town of Northbridge and the surrounding area with a wide range of activities - from a bike auction at the Northbridge Police Department to several athletic competitions as part of Northbridge High School's Homecoming to the annual family festival sponsored by the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Friday, Oct. 12
New play at Alternatives: “The Late Henry Moss” by Sam Shepard, presented by 4th Wall Stage Company, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Oct. 19-20 and at 2 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 21 at the Singh Theater at Alternatives, 50 Douglas Road, Whitinsville. Warning: This show contains graphic language and sexual content. Not recommended for anyone under 18. Tickets available online (online sales are final): 4thwallstagecompany.org $18, $16 for seniors and students. At the door: $20, $18 for seniors and students (65 and over and 22 and under).  For reservations or information: contact frank@4thwallstagecompany.org or call 774-262-5675.

Saturday, Oct. 13
Northbridge High School Homecoming: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Northbridge High School celebrates homecoming with a day of sporting competitions that begin at 10 a.m. and a variety of booths and activities set up at the middle school on Linwood Avenue.

The sports schedule is:
Varsity field hockey: 10 a.m. Northbridge girls' varsity field hockey against Hopedale in Northbridge.
Varsity football: 1 p.m. Northbridge vs. Hopedale at Lasell Field.
Girls' varsity soccer: 5 p.m. Northbridge vs. Grafton in Northbridge
Boys' varsity soccer: 7 p.m. Northbridge vs. Bartlett at Northbridge.

Booth and activites include:
Class of 2013: Grill, Fried Dough, iPad raffle, beverages
Class of 2015: Dunk tank, possibly ice cream
Class of 2016: Apple Crisp and Bake Sale
DECA: NHS merchandise
DECA: on-site heat press
Fashion Club: (tie-dyed T-shirts)
Foreign Language Club: Tacos
Friends of Music: friendship bracelets and pins
National Art Honor Society: henna tattoos
Operation Graduation: Meatball Subs, Donuts & Cider, small candy bags
Yearbook: Selling yearbooks
Student Council: student Jail
CROP Hunger Walk: 8:30 a.m. The Blackstone Valley CROP Hunger Walk begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church next to the Whitinsville Town Common. The 3-mile walk ends at the Community Hall of the First Evangelical Church, next to Uxbridge Town Common. Walkers should seek sponsors from churches, neighborhoods and workplaces. Registration will be at 8:30 a.m., and the walk will start at 9 a.m. Children are welcome, and lunch will be served.

Bicycle auction: 9:30 a.m. The Northbridge Police Department will have a bicycle auction at the department, 1 Hope St. Approximately 20 bicycles will be auctioned. They will be on display at 9:30 a.m. This auction is open to Northbridge residents. Bids will start at $5 and must be paid in cash.

Fall Family Festival: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce Tourism Association’s Fall Family Festival and Craft Fair will be outside the entrance to Southwick's Zoo in Mendon. Rain date is from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free and discount tickets to the zoo will be available. The event features a variety of demonstrations, exhibits, vendors and food concessions.

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Correction on Football Game: Nipmuc will be playing Northbridge, not Hopedale.