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September to-do list: Beer garden, women's market, fun run

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Next month, Arlington hosts several fun events, all unanimously approved by the Select Board on Aug. 9.

  • Beer Garden at Jason Russell House, Saturdays in September

Every Saturday next month – Sept. 4, 11, 18 and 25 – from 1 to 7 p.m., Arlington’s beer garden returns, this time on the Jason Russell House grounds, 7 Jason St..

Sponsored by Burke’s Brewing Co. in partnership with the Arlington Historical Society, this family-focused event provides a place to enjoy good music, brews and food at a local outdoor venue. 

Admission is free, with a cash bar and food. Beers are $7.75 and food is provided by Arlington’s Menotomy Grille. Water and soft drinks are also available.

This all-age event enables families to spend time together. Persons over the age of 21 are allowed to purchase beer with proper identification.

“I’m thrilled at the opportunity to host a beer garden on the lawn of the Arlington Historical Society,” said Patsy Kraemer, society second vice president. “The former one was a great success.”

These events will follow the advice of the Board of Health regarding Covid. “My staff is well versed in Covid protocols, such as masking, hand sanitizers and cleaning common surfaces,” said Brian Burke, Burke’s Brewing Co. president.

“We had a lot of success with the beer garden when it was in the center, and I think this will be well received. Thank you to the Arlington Historical Society for giving us this opportunity while Whittemore Park is under reconstruction,” said Select Board member John Hurd.

  • Boston Women’s Market @ Uncle Sam Plaza, Saturday, Sept. 11

The holidays may be several months away, but it’s never too early to tackle any items on your gift list.

On Saturday, Sept. 11, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Uncle Sam’s Plaza, you can peruse – and purchase – goods offered by 15 vendors. Sponsored by the Boston Women’s Market, typical items include candles, paintings and prints.

The Boston Women’s Market creates selling, learning and community opportunities for women entrepreneurs and artists from New England. This network of nearly 400 women business owners creates and innovates in Boston metro towns, including Arlington.

  • Annual Walter V. Moynihan Town Day Run, Saturday, Sept. 18

Dust off your sneakers, and get ready for Arlington’s annual Town Day Run, Saturday, Sept. 18. 

Arlington Recreation, Arlington Boys and Girls Club and Fidelity House once again host this 3.1-mile road race, starting and ending at the Ed Burns Arena on Summer Street. Registration and check-in is at 9 a.m.; the race starts at 10 a.m.

Although Town Day is not happening for a second straight year because of Covid, Joseph Connelly, director of recreation, wrote that “it is important to keep the race going and not lose two full years for this annual event,” in a letter to the Select Board.

For more information, contact Arlington Recreation, 781-316-3880.

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This news summary, by YourArlington freelance writer Susan Gilbert, was published Tuesday, Aug,. 17, 2021.


This news summary, by YourArlington freelance writer Susan Gilbert, was published Tues., Aug. 17, 2021

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