NEWTOWN —The Parks and Recreation Commission, meeting Tuesday, October 8, approved a waiver for the town’s new Bike Share Program, formally starting the new offering. Parks and Recreation Director Amy E. W. Mangold reported that helmets and locks had arrived along with the bicycles. The latter had been donated by Guardian Bikes. Bike racks are also in place.

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WATERTOWN — Taft School will host a performance with three renowned musicians at 7 p.m. Friday, October 18 in Taft School’s Woodward Chapel, 25 The Green. Pianist Andrew Armstrong, clarinetist Romie de-Guise Langlois and cellist Edward Arron will perform the following songs: “Rhapsody” on clarinet and piano, “Spiegel im Spiegel” on cello and piano and “Trio” for clarinet, cello and piano.

NEWTOWN — The Newtown Lions Club will host the Great Pumpkin Race and more from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, October 19, behind Edmond Town Hall, 25 Main St. Girls and boys of all ages are invited to build pumpkin racers and decorate pumpkins. Pumpkin races will be held for three age groups: Age 8 and under, 9 to 12, and 13 and over. Pumpkins must have four wheels and two axles; both axles must pass through the pumpkin.