4th Annual Touch a Truck
When/where: Arsenal Mall, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.
Why: A chance to check out some of the big vehicles that help keep life moving. Among those which will be there: a Watertown Police Department Cruiser, Massachusetts State Police Cruiser, Pizzeria Regina Delivery Truck, WEEI Vehicle, American Red Cross Ambulance, Dump Truck, Front End Loader, BOND Bros truck, and more. See them all, or hang out with Blinkee the Clown.
How much: $5
Brookline GreenSpace Alliance Tree Identification in Aspinwall Hill/Griggs Road
When/where: Meet at 512 Washington St, noon on Saturday.
Why: Get to know the many trees of the Aspinwall Hill/Griggs Road area, and get a brisk afternoon walk in. Led by Tree Planting Committee Chairman Hugh Mattison, you should walk away with more knowledge of about 10 different trees in the neighborhood.
How much: Free
Puppet Showplace Theatre Presents The Magic of Hans Christian Andersen
When/where: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Puppet Showplace Theatre
Why: The stories of Hans Christian Anderson make up a lot of peoples' childhood memories--so see them come to life. The show goes through three well-known stories, “The Ugly Duckling,” “Thumbelisa,” and “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” with music, fun and unique styles.
How much: $12
Zumbathon Fundraiser for OnStage Dance Company
When/where: DanceFit Studio, 25 Monmouth St. 2:30 p.m.
Why: Sign up for a marathon of Zumba classes at DanceFit Studio--when you arrive, tell them whether you're aiming to do one, two or three courses, then jump right in for their 50 minute classes--with 10 minute breaks between. The proceeds go to support the OnStage Dance Company and its programs.
How much: $15 for one class, $25 for two, and $32 for three.
REVOLT! A Phenomena 2012 Fashion show and Fundraiser
When/where: Larz Anderson Auto Musuem, 7 p.m., Saturday night
Why: Rock the runway, and do so to raise money for Christopher's Haven and cancer awareness. Bless By Bless Couture is offering their rock-infused fashions, as well as live music and a complimentary bar and food. It's a creative black tie events.
How much: $35