1. Today is Friday, Oct. 5. The National Weather Service predicts sunny skies and a high temperature of 70 degrees. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low of 58 degrees.
2. West Side Middle School’s annual Community Fall Festival, which was cancelled this week due to rain, has been rescheduled and will be held 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 9 at Washington Park. The goal is to bring people together after the consolidation of Groton’s middle schools. Organizers expect 800 to 1,000 people to attend.
3. The Groton Senior Citizens “Club 55” will hold its harvest bazaar from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, the same day as the Groton Fall Festival. The fall festival runs from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Poquonnock Plains Park, so you can attend both. The senior center event will feature crafts, baked goods, jewelry and handmade items.
4. The Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation will hold its 7th annual Walk Across Southeastern Connecticut on Saturday. Walkers can choose among a quarter marathon (6.55 miles), a half marathon (13.1 miles) or the full marathon at 26.2 miles. Opening ceremonies begin at 6:30 a.m. at Saybrook Point. The walk begins at 7 a.m.
5. Groton’s Parks and Recreation Department is taking registrations for the Groton elementary and middle school Cross Country Invitational. The event is from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Oct. 14 at Washington Park, and it’s free. It’s open to all New London County students. Distances vary depending on the grade, and the kids can represent their school in the run. Trophies will be given to the top school in each division. You can register by mail (the form is at grotonrec.com) or in person at the recreation office at 27 Spicer Avenue in Noank.