Three Things to Do in Brookline This Weekend
Our Friday preview of weekend happenings.
Take one look at the Brookline Patch Calendar and you'll see there's no shortage of things to keep you and your family busy this weekend. Here are a few of the happenings we're most excited about:
Clean out Your Medicine Cabinet
You know you've got them: Aspirin that expired during the Clinton administration, pain meds you stopped taking because they made you nauseous, anti-malarial drugs you kept as a souvenir from that unfortunate trip abroad. Well this Saturday, the Brookline Police Department is hosting a one-day take-back program to make it as easy as possible to drop off your unused or unwanted drugs before they fall into the wrong hands. There's a few guidelines you have to follow to keep everybody safe, but here's the bottom line: No questions asked. Just drop them off and walk away. Sept. 25, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 350 Washington St.
Go Treasure Hunting in Other People's Junk
For whatever reason, Brookline is awash with all kinds of garage sales, yard sales and tag sales this weekend. Over at the Boylston Street Playground, everyone on White Place is pooling their unwanteds for you to pick through, while up on Fisher Hill, the Runkle School PTO is putting on a school-wide yard sale to help pay for the eighth-grade trip to New York. All Saints Parish is also organizing a tag sale featuring appliances, toys, artwork and "slightly used goodies" to support church ministries, while United Parish is hosting its weekly Thrifty Threads thrift shop. With all these options, you're bound to find the treasure you're looking for. Various times on Saturday. See individual event pages for details.
Spends Some Green to Get Some Green
If you're one of the many Brookline residents who have been trying to clamp down on your carbon footprint and urge others to do the same, here's a chance to put your money where your mouth is. The Brookline Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Brookline 2010 and various town departments, is hosting the second annual Green Expo Brookline, a gathering of environmentally friendly products and services from Brookline and beyond. Stop by and get your share of good climate karma for the year. Sept. 26, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Brookline High, 115 Greenough St.