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Upcoming events in and around the neighborhood

Pies on the Common - Saturday Oct. 13, 10 am to 3 pm, Framingham Centre Common, Edgell Road & Vernon Street. Craft vendors, food for sale, children’s activities, live music, and – of course – pies for sale! Free admission. 10 am to 3 pm, rain or shine. Sponsored by First Parish Church in Framingham

Downtown: Oktoberfest - Saturday, Oct. 13, 2 to 6 pm. Half-mile celebration of public art, live music, Depot Beer Garden with Jack’s Abby and Exhibit ‘A’, and more.

Eastleigh Farm Fall Festival - Sunday, Oct. 14, 10 am to 4 pm, 1062 Edmands Road. This second annual festival features antique and artisan vendors, tractor tours around the farm, food trucks, animals for kids to meet and touch, and music. $10 parking benefits Eastleigh Farm.

Stapleton Fall Festival - Sunday, Oct. 14, 11 am to 2 pm, 25 Elm St., Saxonville. Family fun including touch-a-truck, obstacle course bouncy house, face painting, photo booth, animal balloons, carnival games, and more. Food and treats for sale.

Weekend of Spirit: Inspiring Courage - Friday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 20, Open Spirit, 39 Edwards St., Saxonville. Multi-faith Shabbat dinner Friday night potluck dinner 6 to 8:30 pm. Program Saturday from 9 am to 3:45 pm features workshops, spa treatments, and more. More info at the Open Spirit Web site.

Potter Road School Pumpkin Fair - Saturday, Oct. 20, noon to 4 pm, Potter Road Elementary School. Stop by for treats, pumpkin painting, haunted house, cupcake decorating, and more. Proceeds benefit the Potter Road PTO fund.

Moon Landing in Context: In Conversation With Joe Kennedy - Tuesday, Oct. 23, 6:30 to 9:30 pm, Dwight Performing Arts Center, Framingham University, 100 State St. A look at back at President John F. Kennedy’s exhortation, “We choose to go to the Moon in this decade,” and how we might channel that can-do attitude to approach one of this generation’s greatest challenges: climate change.The event is free and open to the public, but attendees are asked to register on EventBrite.

And coming next month: Saxonville Neighborhood meeting - Monday, Nov. 5, 7 to 8:30 pm, Stapleton School, 25 Elm St. Framingham City Councilors Charlie Sisitsky and Pam Richardson are hosting a neighborhood meeting to discuss Watson Place. Other topics may come up as well if time permits. All are welcome to attend.

Reminder: You can see District 2 neighborhood events at the District2Framingham.com calendar. Framingham-wide events of interest are posted at FraminghamEvents.com – also an Alexa skill (“Alexa, ask Framigham Events what’s happening Saturday.”)

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