Lots of free and cheap events this weekend — here’s a sample:
1. Smiles for Sophia – Burncoat’s First Annual Fall Festival. 10am-2pm at Burncoat High School.
2. Friends of Hope Cemetery and Preservation Worcester present “Stones That Tell Stories”; 1:30pm. More info here.
3. Two at Two Hundred — Open House at First Baptist Church and American Antiquarian Society, 10am – 2pm
This open house commemorates the bicentennials of both the First Baptist Church and the American Antiquarian Society. The Society will conduct on-going public tours of Antiquarian Hall, display materials related to the War of 1812, and perform a one-person play about the Society.s founder entitled Isaiah Thomas – Patriot Printer at 10:30 a.m. and noon. At the First Baptist Church, professor Stephen A. Marini will deliver a public talk entitled, “Being Baptist in 1812: Theology, Worship, and Politics” at 1 p.m. Marini is the Elisabeth Luce Moore Professor of Christian Studies at Wellesley College.
1. Sundae Sunday, a celebration about Sunday openings at the Worcester Public Library; 1:30pm.
2. Quarrying and Stone Cutting with Hand Tools, Waters Farm, Waters Road, Sutton; 1:30pm.
Did you every wonder how the stone in your stone foundation was quarried, cut and prepared before the advent of power machinery? Visit the stone quarry at Waters Farm in Sutton with Ken Ethier and learn about tools and techniques that were used for harvesting and working stone for foundations, gateposts and more.
Free and open to the public. Reservations suggested but not required. Call us at 508-754-8760. More info here.