International Walk to School Day 2015 (iWalk)
Oct 7 all-day

Register your elementary or middle school today!  Get free stuff for your students!  Use this as a way to jumpstart and encourage more walkers & bikers every day to reduce traffic congestion and increase physical activity!

SRTS Event_Registration_MA_2015_iWalk

Fax your registration form (Attn: Alycia) to: 857.368.0656, or scan and email your form to Alycia at

Blood Pressure and Weight Check for Seniors with Public Health Nurse @ Milano Senior Center
Oct 8 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Karen Cronin, RN, BSN, Melrose Public Health Nurse is available to check your BP and weight.

Melrose/Sally Frank’s Farmers Market @ Cedar Park
Oct 8 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
October 2015 Middlesex Fells StoryWalk @ Greenwood Park (across from the Stone Zoo),
Oct 10 – Oct 18 all-day

The Friends of the Fells in collaboration with the DCR, Medford Family Network, North Suburban Child and Family Resource Network, and Mass in Motion announces the next Storybook Walk in the Middlesex Fells Reservation: “It’s Fall!” by Linda Glaser.

It's Fall

You are invited to participate in this self-led walk through the Fells featuring the book, “One Small Place in a Tree” by Barbara Brenner, posted through the Crystal Springs Trail path behind the sandbox at Greenwood Park, in Stoneham, across from Stone Zoo.  The walk is an easy, 1/3-mile loop.  Great for all ages!

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.

New* Coloring Contest:  Print the coloring page color-boy-jumping-leaves, have your child color it and mail it to: Friends of the Middlesex Fells Reservation, 235 West Foster Street, Beebe Estate, Melrose, MA 02176 by October 26th.  Prizes will be awarded.  Please include child’s name, address, telephone number and/or email address.

Storybook walk_flyer_Fall 2015 – Final (2) and Coloring Page Instructions – Revision

Wakefield Farmers Market @ Hall Park on North Ave
Oct 10 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Melrose Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Meetings @ City Hall, Mayors Conference Room, 2nd Floor
Oct 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

After twenty years, the City of Melrose re-established the Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee.

The Committee has been working throughout Melrose to improve conditions for pedestrians and bicyclists in the City and promote walking and bicycling as a means of transportation.

The Committee seeks community-at-large input and participation.

The Committee has been charged with the following goals and activities:

  • Enhance Melrose’s reputation as a prime commuter city;
  • Establish Melrose as a Walk Friendly community;
  • Organize and participate in public events such as bike rodeos;
  • Support Safe Routes to School initiatives such as walk to school days;
  • Search for pedestrian and bicycle grant opportunities;
  • Provide City departments with walkability & bikeability tools and resources;
  • Create materials to encourage walking and bicycling in the city

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Committee is made up of residents, City staff from the Health Department, the Planning and Community Development Office, the Police Department, and the Department of Public Works, and is in partnership with Mass in Motion-Melrose/Wakefield and the Melrose Energy Commission.

Melrose/Sally Frank’s Farmers Market @ Cedar Park
Oct 15 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wakefield Farmers Market @ Hall Park on North Ave
Oct 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Haunt Jaunt 5K @ Malden YMCA
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Kids walk free!

All the details are here on the flyer: HauntJaunt

Food Day 2015
Oct 19 – Oct 23 all-day

Mass in Motion-Melrose/Wakefield celebrates Food Day 2015 with its community partners in 3 ways!

  1. The week of October 19th -23rd, Wakefield and Melrose Public Schools Food Service staff will give “I tried it!” stickers out to elementary and middle school students who try a new fruit or vegetable from the school lunch menu.
  2. Melrose and Wakefield community members will be asked to submit their “back to real food” recipes (i.e. quick dinners, easy snacks, etc) so we can compile a recipe book to distribute in the Winter 2015-2016.
  3. To promote Food Day and the upcoming Melrose/Wakefield Winter Farmers Market, “buy one apple, get one free!” at the 10/22 Melrose Farmers Market.