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Posted on: September 25, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Captain America & USO to Kick Off Wellesley's Wonderful Weekend


Enjoy Wellesley's Wonderful Weekend on Friday, October 1 through Sunday, October 3!

This beloved event returns after a one-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Celebrations Committee has worked closely with the Health Department to plan events that are primarily outside to keep residents safe. 

Celebrations kick off on Thursday, September 30 at 7 p.m. with a FREE mobile movie night in the Tailby commuter parking lot. Watch Captain American: The First Avenger and USO- For the Troops, a documentary tracing the history of USO (United Service Organizations) mission of connecting service members to home. 

Register now to attend. 

Mobile movies are made possible by the Recreation Commission, Youth Commission, and Wellesley Kiwanis Club. 

Other events throughout the weekend include: 

Saturday, October 2

  • Pancake Festival - 8 a.m to 1 p.m., Wellesley High School, hosted by Wellesley Kiwanis Club and WHS Key Club
  • North 40 walk - 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., hosted by the Wellesley Trails Committee 
  • "Touch a Truck, Police Car, Fire Engine"- 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., DPW Headquarters (20 Municipal Way), hosted by the Department of Public Works, Wellesley Police and Fire Departments 
  • Art in the Park - Noon to 3 p.m., Simons Park, hosted by Wellesley Public Art Committee and Wellesley Women Artisans 
  • Electric Vehicle (EV) Showcase - 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Cameron Parking Lot (next to the Main Library), hosted by the Wellesley Municipal Light Plant, Climate Action Committee, Sustainable Wellesley, and Energy New England

Sunday, October 3

  • Wonder Run 5K and 1K Kids Fun Run - 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., Wellesley High School, hosted by Wellesley Hills Junior Women's Club
  • Wheels of Wellesley antique car show - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Central Street, hosted by Wellesley Celebrations Committee
  • 53rd Annual Veterans Parade: "The 80th Anniversary of the USO" - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. along Washington Street, hosted by the Celebrations Committee
  • Picnic in the Park, Concerts, and Fireworks at Hunnewell Field - 3:45 p.m. to Dusk, hosted by Roche Bros/Sudbury Farms, Wellesley Dental Group & Drs. Ali & Ali, and other sponsors

Visit Wellesley's Wonderful Weekend for complete details.

Enjoy the community celebrations!

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