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5 Things: Fall Arrives This Weekend

Here are 5 Things to know this weekend in Bristol and Warren.


1. Pick up fresh vegetables, flowers, herbs and fruit, listen to live music, and ride a horse-drawn carriage around historic Mount Hope Farm, 250 Metacom Ave., Bristol, at the Mount Hope Farmer's Market Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon.

2. Bristol Senior Center is a hub of activity designed to help seniors age successfully in place. Join the dozens of service providers and Bristol's greatest generation for an awareness fair hosted by the Bristol Housing Authority today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the senior center, 1014 Hope St., Bristol.

3. Buy fresh, buy local at a farmer's market at Colt State Park, Asylum Road, today, 2-6 p.m.

4. Contribute to saving the local bay at the annual Save Bristol Harbor Celebration Sunday at 1 p.m.

This year's event is being hosted by Dr. Charles and Maureen McDonald at their home at 433 Poppasquash Road in Bristol. Attendees will be able to enjoy the magnificent views of the harbor and walk the shoreline of the Poppasquash Point area. 

The celebration will include the presentation of three Egret awards to acknowledge individuals who have contributed toward the preservation of our environment and natural resources. President Rob Hancock will also briefly speak about the ongoing proactive programs and achievements of SBH, and will formally announce a special achievement and recognition for SBH's work. 

Tickets are $45 per person, which includes a hearty seasonal lunch and refreshments with live acoustic music. There will be a silent auction, a special live auction for Patriots box seat tickets for a December game and a customized dinner for eight with guest chefs and all the trimmings. Tickets may be purchased online at savebristolharbor.com or at paper Packaging & Panache, 418 Hope St. Bristol, and Lisa Enright at 253-5725. 

For more information, contact Stephan Brigidi at 401-253-2351.

5. Don't pack away the shorts just yet. The first Fall weekend looks to be beautiful with mostly sunny skies today, Saturday and Sunday, with temperatures in the low- to mid-70s.

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