This Weekend in Somerville: Hockey Legend Dedicates Rink, Book Sale

A pumpkin stroll, a skate night and an Inman Square Halloween celebration are among the events happening in and around Somerville this weekend.

Credit: Joe Cody
Credit: Joe Cody
Local Hockey Legend Dedicates Rink
Jack Parker, a Somerville native who served as Boston University's hockey coach for 40 years, will speak Saturday at the dedication of Somerville's new ice rink on Somerville Avenue. According to an announcement from the city, the rink, which opened in September of 2012, will be officially dedicated as Founders Rink in honor of five Somerville veterans—George Hughes, John Doncaster, Raymond Deeran, James Papaluca and Joseph Guidi—who started Somerville Youth Hockey in 1964. Saturday's dedication starts at 2 p.m. at the rink, 570 Somerville Ave.

Friends of the Somerville Public Library Fall Book Sale
The fall book sale takes place Friday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. You'll find all sorts of books, including history, biography, literature. The sale benefits the Friends of the Somerville Public Library. It's at the city's main library, 79 Highland Ave.

LGBT Skate Night, A.K.A. Halloween on Ice
Celebrate Halloween on ice with LGBT Skate Night. It takes place from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at Veteran's Memorial Skating Rink, 570 Somerville Ave. There will be prizes for best costume. The event is sponsored by Somerville's LGBT Liaison along with  Shape Up Somerville and the Somerville Council on Aging.

Pumpkin Stroll
The 10th annual Pumpkin Stroll, which takes place the Sunday before Halloween, kicks off from Davis Square, across from the T station, Sunday at 12 p.m. This costume parade will then proceed down the Community Path to Lexington Park. It's a non-scary event for the whole family.

Thomas Dolby's Invisible Lighthouse Live
Thomas Dolby, the British musician known for the song, "She Blinded Me with Science," has created a new film about a lighthouse along the English coast. It's accompanied by live music and narration, and it plays Saturday at Somerville Theatre at 8 p.m.

The Zombie Maker
Learn how to turn yourself into a zombie. You'll learn tips from costume-making pros such as how to make cheap, realistic-looking blood, scars and wounds. It's Saturday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at The Center for Arts at the Armory

Somerville Community Health Fair
This fair takes place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Clarendon Hill Housing Development, 268 Powerhouse Blvd. There will be wellness activities, health screenings, information about dental services and games, such as jump roping and dancing. There will be a raffle and some giveaways, too.

Yes, Inman Square is in Cambridge, but just barely. On Friday, the square is celebrating "Inmanween"—Inman Halloween—with shopping specials, games and a pumpkin giveaway. It's organized by the Inman Square Business Association and is sponsored by the Cambridge Arts Council, City of Cambridge, CPCU Credit Union and Rival Marketing. It's from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Kids can trick-or-treat, too. Look for balloons to find participating businesses in the square.

Alderman Dennis Sullivan Office Hours
Alderman At-Large Dennis Sullivan holds mobile office hours on Saturday. He'll be at the corner of Highland Avenue and Central Street at 10 a.m. and at the Winter Hill Post Office at 11 a.m.

Lyndell's Sean Collier Fundrasier
Lyndell's Bakery in Ball Square will be selling half moon cakes to benefit the Sean Collier Memorial Scholarship Fund. The cakes will be decorated with Collier's Somerville Police Department badge number. Collier, who authorities say was killed by the suspects in the Boston Marathon Bombing, was appointed, posthumously, to the police department. The fundraiser is Friday, Saturday and Sunday, so there's plenty of time to stop by for a cake. There will also be a raffle and some prize giveaways.


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