This Weekend: Blood Drive, Marrow Walk, Drug Take Back, State Sens. and the Faire

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The big town celebration – the Faire on the Square – will be held Saturday, Sept. 26, but that is not the only community event going on over the weekend.

On Saturday, the Watertown Police Department will host a Community Blood Drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Community Room on  the first floor of the Watertown Police Station, 552 Main St. For an appointment, call 1-800 RED CROSS (733-2767) or go to

Also at the Police Station, the Watertown Police will take part in the Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Drug Take Back Day. Bring your unwanted and/or expired prescription medication to the Police Station from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

If you cannot make it Saturday, medications may be deposited anonymously 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the drop box located in the front lobby of the police station.

The Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry will host the fourth annual Walk for Life in Watertown on Saturday. The 2.2 mile walk starts at the Armenian Cultural and Educational Center on Nichols Avenue and ends at the Faire on the Square. Find out more about the walk by clicking here.

Of course the main event is the Faire on the Square. There will be plenty of music, dancing and food during the Faire, which runs from from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday. A new addition to the entertainment lineup this year will be the New Rep Theatre performing a Shakespeare play. See the whole entertainment lineup by clicking here.

You can also find out about local organizations and businesses (including Watertown News!) at the many tables set up around Saltonstall Park and the area behind Watertown Town Hall.

The weekend is not over. On Sunday, ProgressiveWatertown will host two state senators during at an open meeting at the Apartments at Coolidge School, 319 Arlington St., at 7 p.m.

State Sen. Mike Barrett will be discussing his Carbon Reduction Bill, and State Sen. Will Brownsberger will deliver a Report from Beacon Hill in which he is expected to talk about sentencing reform issues and other topics. Also, Bryan Barash will be discussing smart gun locks.

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