A couple of quick notes about this weekend.
On Saturday the town will collect bagged leaves and yard waste from your curb. Take advantage of the program.
There is no limit to the number of bags you can put out but the public works department does have a couple of rules.
For example, all containers need to be at the curb by 7 a.m. All leaves and grass must be placed in biodegradable paper bags or barrels and all branches must be tied in bundles no larger than three feet long by 16 inches in diameter.
Any branch bundles larger than that will be left at the curb by collectors.
No plastic bags will be accepted.
Also on Saturday, beginning with a preview at 6:30 p.m., the Unitarian Universalist Church will hold its annual auction.
You are invited to bring your friends and enjoy homemade chili, pizza, desserts and beverages on sale throughout the night.
Among the local merchants already participating are the Chuck Wagon Diner, Billy’s Famous Roast Beef & Seafood, the Dockside Restaurant, Harrington’s Pub, North Ave. Diner, Cravings, Greenwood Wine & Spirits, alano’s, Florence’s, Parker Florist, Tania Salon & Spa, Classic Hair Design, Mitrano Hair Salon, Philip Ciampa’s, Magnolia Massage and Linden Tree Coffee House.
Auction items are being added daily.
Organizers invite the public to join in the fun and leave with a useful service item “that will help make the changing seasons more enjoyable.”
The auction, in the church located at 326 Main St., helps pay for repairs and maintenance to the oldest church building in Wakefield. The First Universal Society began as a progressive church in 1813 and operates today as the Unitarian Universalist Church, serving Wakefield, Stoneham, Lynnfield and Saugus.