Here is your local photo opportunity with Santa set in a rustic, picturesque setting of Cobb’s Mill Inn, hosted by the Weston Women’s League. It’s Saturday, 12/12/15, 9-12 pm. $10 donation benefits local charities. Free coffee and hot cocoa for all. Meet Clare Pernice, local author, during her book signing of “Circus Girl.” All in Weston!
The Friends of Weston Library is holding its 4th book sale from Friday, Nov. 6th- Sunday, Nov. 8th. The public will have an opportunity to see and purchase over 8000 hard covers and paperback books in 40 categories as well as DVDs, audio books and 1000 music CDs. All fiction categories are alphabetized by author. This fund raiser has gained a reputation for its very good to pristine quality of donations at really great prices! The sale will take place in the library’s Community Room at 56 Norfield Road.
Most hard covers are $1-2.00, trade paperbacks are $1.00 with mass market paperbacks at 50 cents. Adult and children’s DVDs are $3.00, music CDs are $1.00 and audio books start at $3. There are many coffee table books marked at $3.00 and up. Young adults can find lots of current titles and popular series. There is a huge collection of children’s books with 26 popular series books separated for easy recognition. Many individual pristine books and book sets are worthy of holiday gift giving. Jigsaw puzzles, journals, brain busters, and computer games are also available.
Of particular interest are numerous collectibles, including Norman Rockwell: America’s Illustrator, signed by the artist, first editions and scarce rare books known as “Specials”.
Book Sale Schedule
Friday, Nov. 6, 8:00-9:00am early entry fee $10.00. Open to general public with free admission 9:00am to 6:00pm. All items priced as marked.
Saturday, Nov. 7 9:00am to 5:30pm. All items priced as marked.
Sunday, Nov. 8 10:00am to 5:30pm. All items half price until 3:00pm, then standard grocery bag full of items for $5. Bags will be provided.
Only cash and checks with ID will be accepted. No credit cards. Monetary donations will also be accepted. For more information, contact Deanna Whittredge, weekend librarian and Book Sale Chairman, at 203-256-8968 (leave a message, and she will call you back ASAP).
The Weston Fire-EMS is holding their open house tomorrow, Saturday, October 10 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Norfield Fire Station One, next to Town Hall. The event is held in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week to give the Weston community an opportunity to see the fire department’s equipment and facilities, to learn about fire safety, and to learn more about what the department’s volunteers do.
Kid and parents can climb on and into the department’s entire firefighting fleet, from the department’s first fire truck, a fully restored 1934 Mack pumper, to the newest attack Engine 4. A rescue truck and a marine vehicle will also be on display. Firefighters will provide tours of the equipment and explanations about how it is all used. The Weston Emergency Medical Services unit of the department will showcase its state-of-the-art ambulances and equipment.
Kids will be able to feel the power of a fire hose as they take aim — with the help of a firefighter. Kids may also try out the department’s thermal imaging cameras and check out real firefighting gear. There will be a face-painting booth and information on carbon monoxide detectors.
Children will get Fire trinkets, toys and fire helmets, there will be free T-shirts for the first 75 kids who arrive, and we’re also serving donuts, coffee, and apple cider. Also, there will be a live car extrication demonstration using the Jaws of Life at about noon. Kids may tour a smoke house trailer, designed like a miniature house, where they may learn fire prevention techniques and the best ways to escape from a fire.
The open house is also an opportunity for adults to learn more about the department and the volunteer opportunities available. The Weston Volunteer Fire Department currently has about 75 volunteer firefighters who go on more than 500 calls each year. They are all certified at a minimum in the Firefighter Level 1, with many members having higher training certifications.
Hope to see you there!