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October Events

October 1
Bellingham Garden Club of Massachusetts free garden class, 9:30-10:15 a.m,  new Greenhouse Garden Education Center at Bellingham Community Garden, 200 Center St., Bellingham, 
Learn about what hardy plants to select for Fall, soil cultivation and how to prepare your garden beds for spring. Limited seating, registration required, 
Blackstone Valley Amateur Radio Club Demonstration, 10 a.m., Bellingham Public Library, The BVARC invites the public to discover amateur or “ham” radio by participating in the club’s demonstration at the library. For more info, please visit or contact Mickey Callahan at [email protected] No registration.
Bake Sale, Ladies of St. Anne, St. Blaise Chapel, after 4 p.m. Mass, to benefit scholarship fund
Night of Remembrance, 7-8 p.m., Bellingham Town Common, remember loved ones with luminary bags, available at Town Clerk and Senior Center for $5 and available to keep at end of event
Franklin 19th Annual Harvest Festival, presented by Franklin Downtown Partnership, 12-5 p.m., Franklin town center, cultural district, over 160 vendors, crafters, food booths, Dancing on Dean featuring Ben Gardner’s Boat and The Noyz.
October 2
Bake Sale, Ladies of St. Anne, St. Blaise Chapel, after 7:30 and 10 a.m. Mass, to benefit scholarship fund
October 2-30
St. John’s 3rd Annual Pumpkin and Gourd Sale, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 237 Pleasant Street, Franklin Mass., good photo opportunity, sustainably grown, Monday-Friday 4-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday noon-4 p.m.
October 4
Free Legal Clinic 6-8 p.m., Dedham District Court, 631 High Street, Dedham, Mass., for those in need of legal assistance. 
October 11
Yankee Quilter’s Guild meeting, Emma’s Quilt Cupboard, Franklin, more information at Yankee Quilters’ Facebook page.
October 12
Bellingham Business Association meeting, Lowell’s Restaurant, 75 Cape Road, Mendon,, or email [email protected] or find Bellingham Business Association on Facebook
October 13
Covered Dish Dinner, Ladies of St. Anne, St. Blaise Chapel, 6 p.m., open to women of Bellingham, contact Beverly Sherrill (774) 291-1204 or Marie Crossland (508) 883-4415 for more information
October 21
Bellingham Education Foundation presents Harlem Wizards, 7 p.m., Bellingham High School, all ages, $18 general admission, link to tickets at Bellingham Education Foundation Facebook page or at
Bellingham Lions Paranormal Event, doors open 6:30 p.m., event starts at 7 p.m., Bellingham V.F.W. Post 7272, 940 S. Main St., Bellingham, hear paranormal experience from top paranormal investigators, $20, send check to Bellingham Lions, PO Box 382, Bellingham, MA 02019 no later than Monday, Oct. 17 or visit FB page for QR code
October 22
Storytime with Author Phyllis Calvey, Bellingham Public Library, 10 a.m.
October 24
Planning Your Investments Against Interest Rate, Inflation & Market Risks, 6:30 p.m., Bellingham Public Library, one-hour presentation will discuss the impact of higher inflation, rising interest rates, stock market volatility, international circumstances, and political gridlock on financial planning. Program is offered by the Society for Financial Awareness, a nonprofit that provides free financial education to communities. Registration preferred.
October 25
5th Annual Taste of Millis, presented by Tri-County Regional Chamber of Commerce, 5:30 p.m., Encompass Fitness, 27 Milliston Rd., Millis, $20, showcase of area restaurants, portion of proceeds to Millis Ecumenical Food Pantry
October 28
Halloween Story Time & Costume Parade, 4:30 p.m., Bellingham Public Library.
For families. Please sign up!
October 29
Bellingham Education Foundation and Bellingham Business Association present Halloween Trunk or Treat Stroll, Bellingham Town Common, 5:30-7:30 p.m., costumes encouraged, trick or treat from decorated vehicles and tables by local businesses
November 5
Mass Memories Roadshow, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Bellingham Public Library, Bellingham Public Library and the Bellingham Historical Commission invite Bellingham residents to come and scan 3 unframed photographs to add to a UMass Boston digital history archive. 
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