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So long, sweet summer

Posted by Jeff Miranda  September 3, 2008 12:24 PM

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I don't know about you folks, but I'm still grappling with the impending change of season. Is it really September already? Summer's almost over, and among the losses: Free Shakespeare on the Common (well, I guess for good now), outdoor barbecues (I've never met a hot dog I didn't devour), and of course, warm weather (my bio, at right, doesn't lie).

But there's an upside. Over the next few weekends, Somerville is hosting some free, fall-familiar events to remind us that autumn has some perks, too.

On Saturday, check out the "Rock & Roll Yard Sale" at Union Square Plaza from 3 to 7 p.m. It sounds like a true hipster's paradise: vintage T-shirts, vegan cupcakes, and the must-have items of the moment — vinyl records.

For country-Western enthusiasts, the "Urban Country Fair 2008" from 3-7 p.m. on Sept. 20, offers art vendors, exhibitors, and performances from Boston's own cowboys, Three Day Threshold, among others. Visit the Somerville ArtsUnion website for more info on both events.

At least we still have time before another, less inviting season change.

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