The Weekend: Broadway, Books, Balls, Boats … and Pumpkins

It’s a busy, busy weekend in Belmont and it all start’s Friday:

Broadway Night 2014, the annual musical theater cabaret featuring the talents of the students of the Belmont High School Performing Arts Company, will raise the curtain on two shows, Friday, Oct. 17 and Saturday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Little Theater at Belmont High School. The show, which includes solos, duets, and full company numbers, has become a wonderful tradition that opens the PAC season each year. Tickets $12 adults, $5 students.

• The annual Friends of the Belmont Public Library Book Sale begins on Friday, Oct. 17 with a sale for Superfriends and Benefactors. It will be open to the public on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 18 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Hardbacks and good paperbacks are $1.50, Coffee tables are $3, Cookbooks $3 while all children books are 50 cents. Come Sunday and fill a bag of books for some ridiculously cheap price. 

• The annual Belmont/Watertown United Methodist Church Pumpkin Fair takes place Saturday, Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the front lawn of church at 421 Common St., one block from Cushing Square. Food, pumpkin decorating, crafts, games, bounces, a bake sale along with a mega yard sale.

• On Saturday, Oct. 18, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., The Belmontian Club will partner with Belmont Car Wash in its annual fundraiser for Belmont High School’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” team. The club, whose members will be out there drying vehicles, will receive all tips for the day and $1 per car for Belmont Car Wash.

• A rare Saturday afternoon game for the Belmont High School Boys’ Soccer team as the playoff-bound Marauders (9-3-2) take on the Tanners from Woburn High at Harris Field on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 2:30 p.m.

• Head over to the Charles River and witness the largest rowing event in the world, the 50th Head of the Charles. The Arlington-Belmont Crew boys’ and girls’ Eights will be on the water, along with 10,500 other rowers, on Sunday, Oct. 18; the boys’ from 10:10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., the girls’ from 12:45 p.m. to 1:10 p.m.

• Celebrate the Powers Music School’s 50th anniversary by participating in the season’s first Belmont Open Sings: “Carmina Burana” by Carl Orff on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the First Church in Belmont, Unitarian Universalist, 404 Concord Ave.. The chorus will be accompanied by two pianos and percussion with feature singers from Musica Sacra and area choirs. $10 per person; No reservations needed.

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