Posted on October 1, 2019
October in Berlin – Save the Dates
Touch A Truck: Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 10 am-12 pm at Stephen Decatur Park. Check out vehicles used by the Electric, Water Resources, Public Works and Police Departments. Exhibits, K9 demonstrations, and food available for purchase.
Second Friday Art Stroll: Friday, October 11, 2019.
Fall Cruisers: Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 10 am-2 pm on Main Street. Check out the classic cars and cruisers as they line down Main Street.
Oktoberfest: Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 12 pm-5 pm on Main Street. Come enjoy music, the fall sidewalk sale, beer, and food.
Trick-or-Treating: Thursday, October 31, 2019, from 5 pm-7 pm.
Fall Just Walk: Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 8:30 am-11 am at Stephen Decatur Park. Enjoy a fun free walk in Stephen Decatur Park hosted by the Berlin Parks Commission in partnership with the Worcester County Health Department.
Daylight Savings Time Ends: Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 2 am; Remember to set your clocks back one hour.
Fall Bulk Trash Collection: If your normal trash day is on Tuesday, or Wednesday, your special collection date will be Wednesday, November 6, 2019. If your normal trash day is on Thursday, your special Collection date will be Wednesday, November 13, 2019. See more information here.
***As a reminder, pets should always be leashed at Town events and you should always pick up after your pet.
*** Order your custom Christmas ornament by November 15th to hang on the Town’s tree – more info here.
Holidays: Columbus Day: Monday, October 14, 2019 – Recycling collection normally scheduled for Monday will be collected on Tuesday along with regular trash collection.
Upcoming Mayor and Council Meetings:
**Tuesday, October 15th at 7 pm
Monday, October 28th at 7 pm
Upcoming Board and Commission Meetings: Please click here.
Halloween Safety Tips:
Trick-or-Treat times are from 5 pm-7 pm on Thursday, October 31st.
General Safety Tips
- A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children during trick-or-treating.
- Please walk with your child rather than following in a vehicle, this allows through traffic and promotes safety.
- Only go to homes that have porch lights on.
- Never enter a house, business, or vehicle for a treat.
- All costumes, wigs, and accessories should be fire resistant.
- Remain on well-lit streets and ALWAYS use sidewalks.
- Never cut across yards or use alleys.
- Only cross the street as a group using established crosswalks and don’t cross between parked cars.
- Don’t assume motorists can see you.
- Use reflective tape for dark colored costumes and trick-or-treat bags.
- Use a flashlight with fresh batteries.
- Throw away opened candy and do not allow children to eat their candy until it has been checked.
If older children are going trick or treating alone, plan and review the route that is acceptable to you. Agree on a specific time that children should return home, and have them carry a cell phone for quick communication.
Safety Tips for Motorists
- Watch for children walking on roadways, medians, and curbs.
- Enter and exit driveways with extreme caution.
- At dusk, watch for children in dark clothing.
Call the Berlin Police Department, (410) 641-1333, immediately if you witness or hear of any suspicious or unlawful activity.