West Concord Village encourages residents to attend the "Second Annual Discover West Concord Day" on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Over 35 of West Concord's independent retailers, businesses, and community groups will be participating in the event-filled day, according to a press release. There will be free food, Halloween candy, wine and bourbon tastings, artist demonstrations, a "Haunted Halloween" alley way, face painting, wellness demonstrations, entertainment, and music with Russell Turnquist of Rusted Bucket and Friends.
Special events include:
Debra's Natural Gourmet's 23rd Birthday Party and Food Fair: product samples from many favorite food companies, as well as birthday cake and ice cream; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Concord Flower Shop: free mini-pumpkin and flower-arranging workshop
West Concord 5 & 10's Haunted Halloween Alley: Creep through the ghoulish alley between the 5& 10 and Reasons to Be Cheerful storefronts.
Dabblers Hobbies and Cafe: free wood-carving demonstration with award-winning, bird-carving artist Jane Layton, 3 to 5 p.m.; free Halloween crafts at the craft table; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Vintages: "Discover What Makes Wine Great!" wine tasting; 1 to 4 p.m.
Reasons to Be Cheerful: Cocoa House Open Mic opportunity just for kids. All performers will receive a cup of hot cocoa or kiddy ice cream; 4 p.m.
noa jewelry, fine handcrafts, and gifts: Sidewalk Sale and meet the local artists
Concord-Carlisle Adult and Community Education: performances by students of the Instrumental Music School
Merlin's Silver Star Studio: silversmith demonstrations
Hammersmith Studios: Come in, heat a piece of metal, and forge something cool; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Yoga and Nia for Life: Barefoot Dance Party; 2 to 4 p.m.
West Concord Liquors: single malt scotch and bourbon tasting; 3 to 6 p.m.
Vincenzo's Restaurant: Saturday lunch special--buy one lunch at full price and get the second for $1.99, with coupon
Phillips Fine Paints: Enter for a chance to win a store raffle of decorating and painting supplies.
1 on 1 Self Indulgence Spa: offering 1 on 1 Spa tours; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information about Discover West Concord Day and West Concord Village, visit www.westconcordvillage.org.