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.
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.
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.
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.
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.