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Looking for Things to do This Weekend? We Have You Covered

A look at what is happening in Burlington and the area this weekend.

It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend. Patch is coming to the rescue.

We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities to hit and new bars/restaurants/shops to explore.

1.

Where/when: Guard Up! Family Swordsmanship, 103 Terrace Hall Ave; Friday, 7 to 9 p.m.

Why go: Take up your NERF blasters to defeat a hoard of weird and scary monsters destroying the water system. For ages 6 and up.

Pricing: $20 for nonmember who register online, $25 at the door.

2.

Where/when: Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 98 Middlesex Tpke.; Saturday at 11 a.m.

Why go: Join ambassador of the Children's Department Nicole as she tells the story of Nathan the Hippo who dreams of being a lifeguard. This Storytime is accompanied by music and followed with arts and crafts activities. Author signed copies will be available.

Pricing: Free

3.

Where/when: Burlington Town Commons; Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Why go: Support Burlington's D.A.R.E. program and enjoy raffles, prizes, games, rides and more. This is the 23 annual event.

Pricing: Free

4. BURLINGTON RELAY FOR LIFE

Where/when: Burlington High School's Varsity Field; Saturday at 6 p.m. until Sunday

Why go: Relay are incredible community events where you can meet new people, participate in activities and help make a difference by supporting cancer research. After dark there is a Luminaria Ceremony where white bags with lit candles are set up around the track followed by a moving Fight Back Ceremony where everyone stands against this horrible disease in solidarity.

Pricing: Entry is free

5. ST. ANTHONY'S PARISH ANNUAL FESTIVAL

Where/when: Saint Anthony's Parish; 851 Main St, Woburn; Saturday, June 11, 5 to 11 p.m.  

Why go: Celebrate St. Anthony with a procession of the St. Anthony's statue and food, fun and games. The annual festival is open to all ages.  

Pricing: Free.

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