Seasonal Events This Weekend In Norwell

Norwell Set To Host Fairs, Rallies, Dinners, and More

The weekend before Thanksgiving can be busy, but there are some great activities going on in Norwell that you don’t want to miss. From homemade gifts to delicious meals, the weekend is packed with fun, family events around town.

First Parish Norwell To Host Old-Fashioned Holiday Fair

Start your holiday season with an Old-Fashioned Holiday Fair at First Parish Norwell from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 19, 2011. A tradition for the parish, the fair features handmade items and themed gift baskets, as well as silent auctions items up for bid. Go bargain shopping upstairs at Grandma’s Attic or stop into the parlor to browse used books. There’s face painting for the kids as well as a Children’s Toy Shop downstairs. Bring your appetite, too. Besides the homemade cookies and cakes, a snack bar will be open all day with corn chowder, chicken pot pie, hotdogs, brownies, and more! For information, call 781-659-7122. Proceeds will benefit First Parish Norwell Unitarian, 24 River St., Norwell Center, at Route 123. The church is handicapped accessible.

Norwell Middle School Spaghetti Dinner

The 2nd Annual Norwell Middle School Spaghetti Dinner is being held Saturday, November 19, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Norwell Middle School Cafetorium. Come enjoy a delicious meal to benefit the NMS music students. Be entertained by the Norwell Middle and High School Jazz Bands, and enter raffles to win some fantastic prizes. Tickets are $9 for adults, $5 for staff, students, and seniors, $30 for families of five or more. For more information visit the NMS Spaghetti Dinner web page.

Pep Rally for Norwell Youth Football

Break out the school colors, Cole School Elementary is hosting a pep rally this Saturday, November 19, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. All three Norwell Youth Football teams are competing in Super Bowls this weekend…what a feat! Congratulations to the kids for a tremendous season. Join the celebration as we commend them for their efforts and send them off to the Super Bowl with our well wishes. Super Bowl Sunday is this November 19, 2011 at Whitman-Hanson High School. Schooners play at 11:00 a.m., Whalers compete at 12:30 p.m., followed by the Clippers kicking off at 2:00 p.m. Follow Norwell Youth Football on their site or on Facebook.

Concert & Art at the James Library

Boston-based pianist Anna Volovitch is performing a free concert at the James James Library & Center for the Arts, 24 West St., Norwell, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 18, 2011. Invited by Norwell pianist Dona Maher, Volovitch is currently preparing for Indonesia Pusaka International Piano Competition in December. The concert is open to the public and will feature the music of Bach, Mozart and Strauss. For more information about this concert, call 781-659-5865.

While at the James Library be sure to view the art on display by Norwell High School students. There are 41 pieces including digital photographs, drawings, and paintings which will be shown through the month of November.

Big Week of Games for Norwell Football

Game Time for Norwell Football

Norwell High School Football and Norwell Youth Football have some big games on the line this week as they partake in super bowls and annual rivalry games.

Norwell Youth Football Heads to the Super Bowl

Congratulations to Norwell Youth Football. For the first time in recent memory the Schooners, Whalers, and Clippers are all in their respective Super Bowls this Sunday, November 20, 2011, against Abington. The games will be played at Whitman-Hanson High School with the Schooners kicking off at 11:00 a.m., the Clippers at 12:30 p.m., followed by the Whalers at 2:00 p.m. Cheer the teams! Good luck, players!

Thanksgiving Game for Norwell High

Norwell High School will compete in its annual rivalry, the Thanksgiving football game against neighboring Hanover High School. The team is rallying for a win. Start Thanksgiving by supporting the local team, go Clippers! Kick off is at 10 a.m. at Hanover High School.

Upcoming Norwell Events Celebrate Halloween

NorwellSilly or Spooky? Family Fun in Norwell

Norwell has the Halloween spirit with haunted happenings all over town this weekend. Put on a costume and bring the kids out for a ghoulish good time!

Norwell Women’s Club Halloween Fun Day

The Norwell Women’s Club is holding its annual Halloween Party & Parade from 10 a.m. to noon, on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at Norwell Middle School. There will be games, crafts, prizes, snacks and, of course, a costume parade. Admission price is $3 per child.

Norwell Cole School Haunted Wacky Woods

The annual Haunted Wacky Woods is a fun family favorite! Wear a costume and take a stroll through the woods at Cole School on Saturday, October 29, 2011 from 3:00 to 5:30 pm. ( rain date October 30, 2 to 4 p.m.) The cost is $3 per child (parents/caregivers are free!) Come paint a pumpkin, enter a raffle, play a game, enjoy a snack, and walk through the Haunted Wacky Woods at Cole School if you dare!

Halloween Howl at Norwell SSNSC

Join the South Shore Natural Science Center for some “ghoulish glee and a not too scary night of family fun” on Saturday, October 29, 2011 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wear a costume and bring a pumpkin to carve. Partake in festive activities including crafts, live animal presentations, and a walk through the decorated “Spooky Woods” and EcoZone museum. Pre-registration is requested. Visit

Norwell High’s Cross Country Team Hosts Races

The Norwell High School Cross-Country Team is hosting youth cross-country races at the Norwell High School track on Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 1, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Runners will be divided into two races: those 8 years old and under will run 1 mile; those 9 years old and over will run 2 miles. Registration begins at 1:00 p.m. followed by the first race promptly at 1:30 p.m. The entry fee is $5 per runner. Proceeds will benefit the Norwell High School Cross-Country program.

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