Opening night: Music director Jin Kim and the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra opens a 17th season on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Thayer Academy’s Center for the Arts. Performances will include selections from Beethoven and Dvorak. Tickets are $40, $35 for seniors, $20 for under 30 years, and $10 for under 20 years. www.atlanticsymphony.org or 781-331-3600.
Towerfest: The D.W. Field Park Association will host the 10th annual Towerfest on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at D.W. Field Park near the Memorial Tower. There will be face painting, crafts, music, animal shows, and tower tours. Event is free, rain date Sunday, Oct. 13. www.brockton.ma.us or 508-586-4425.
Celebration: Friends of the Blue Hills will mark its 35th year with a celebration Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Fuller Village. Department of Conservation and Recreation Commissioner Jack Murray will be the keynote speaker. Tickets are $40 at the door. www.friendsofthebluehills.org.
Harvest festival: Plimoth Plantation will hold a Harvest Festival on Columbus Day weekend from Saturday to Monday, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. There will be fall-themed activities, sports, demonstrations, singing, dancing and more. Events are free with admission to the museum: $25.95 and $15 for ages 6-12. www.plimoth.org or 508-746-1622.
School fund-raiser: Wollaston Elementary School will host its 18th annual Harvest Festival on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be food, games, raffles, crafts, a silent auction, and entertainment. Admission is free and activity proceeds will benefit the school. 617-984-8791.
Open fire house: The Sharon Fire Department will hold its annual open house on Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m. Fire trucks and firefighter gear and tools will be on display. Papa Gino’s will supply free pizza and Sparky the dog will make an appearance. 781-784-1522.