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Bike Winthrop’s second Annual Halloween Fun Ride and Costume Parade

On Saturday, Oct. 27 at Ingleside Park Gazebo join Bike Winthrop’s Annual Halloween Fun Ride and Costume Parade

Grab your costume and bring the whole family down to the park for an afternoon of Halloween fun- on bikes! The event will consist of a gentle three-mile ride around town- no training wheels or trikes please- followed by a kids’ costume parade (on bikes!) around the park. Prizes for best costumes!   

3:00- Gather for Halloween Fun Ride (confident cyclists only please)

3:30- Register for Kids’ Costume Parade (tricycles & scooters welcome!)

4:00- Kids’ Costume Parade 


Thanksgiving Pie Sale

St John’s Episcopal Church is selling delicious Thanksgiving pies to benefit Community Servings, a local non-profit that delivers healthy meals to critically-ill, homebound individuals in Winthrop and throughout eastern Massachusetts.  Pies cost $30 and are prepared by some of Boston’s top chefs - best of all, each pie sold funds an entire week’s worth of nutritious home-delivered meals to a person who is too ill to shop or cook for themselves. Please order online at  All orders will be available for pick up the day before Thanksgiving, between 2 and 8 p.m., at the St. John’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall.



Speaker of the House of Representatives Robert DeLeo will be hosting office hours next week at the following times and locations:

Friday, Oct. 26

Winthrop Senior Center, 35 Harvard Street, Winthrop

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Friday, Oct. 26

Revere Public Library, 179 Beach Street, Revere

11 a.m. to noon


Workshop offered to parents

Parents Forum Winthrop is pleased to announce a free two-part workshop at the Winthrop Public Library to be offered on Wednesdays, Nov. 7 and 14, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Dr. Gabriel Rodriguez, a Winthrop resident, will co-present with Eve Sullivan, program founder. Registration is now open for parents, parenting services providers and agency leaders. All are welcome. Space is limited.

Mrs. Anita Preble, coordinator of Winthrop Parent Network, who attended the workshop in April, found it to be “a great opportunity to reflect on your own parenting practices and discuss with other parents the ways they deal with challenging situations. It was informative and enlightening!”

Dr. Rodriguez, now coordinator of Parents Forum Winthrop, takes over from Therese Ockenden, who brought the program to Winthrop. Mrs. Ockenden also led parent-child playgroups at the Chelsea Revere Family Network where, in January, a bilingual Spanish-English Parents Forum workshop was co-led by Ockenden and Sullivan with translation provided by Mrs. Suyapa Fuentes. In a farewell note Mrs. Ockenden wrote, “As my husband and I leave Winthrop for a year-long camping adventure, I want to thank the many people who have made our last seven years here so rich and so filled with friends and fun. I especially wish all the best to each and every family.”

Winthrop Parents Forum is supported by Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation, community leaders and businesses. For more information on the November 7 and 14 two-part workshop or other questions about Parents Forum send email to [email protected] or call 617-864-3802.

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