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5 things to do in and around Boston

Corn mazes, 5,000 jack-o’-lanterns, $1 books, and more fall amusements

Now through early November

  • YOU VS. THE CORNSTALK

  • Looking for fall farm fun that’s a bit more challenging than apple picking? Test your navigational wits at one of several local corn mazes. Here are just four, not too far from Boston. (See websites for hours.)

  • > MARINI FARM, IPSWICH

  • Theme T-Rex on the Loose (large maze); Finger Fortune (mini maze)

  • Open until November 2

  • Tickets $10.95

  • Other activities potato cannons, hayrides, jumping pillow

  • 978-238-9386; marinicornmaze.com

  • > DAVIS FAMILY FARM, STERLING

  • Theme National Treasure

  • Open until November 11

  • Tickets $19.95

  • Other activities rock climbing wall, mini golf, giant slide

  • 978-422-8888; davisfarmland.com

  • > KIMBALL FARM, HAVERHILL

  • Theme Boston Strong

  • Open until November 9

  • Tickets $9

  • Other activities hay and pony rides, giant slide

  • 978-521-3990; kimballfarmcornmaze.com

  • > CONNORS FARM, DANVERS

  • Theme Welcome to the Jungle

  • Open until November 3

  • Tickets $12.95

  • Other activities hayrides, mini hay-bale maze, hay jump, jumping pillow, pig races (weekends only), and more

  • 978-777-1245; connorsfarm.com/corn-maze


TALES FROM THE BENCH

  • Wednesday > October 2

  • Hear US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the longest serving member of the current court, discuss the work of interpreting the Constitution at Tufts University on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. The free lecture will be followed by a short Q and A session. Call 617-627-3787 to reserve tickets. events.tufts.edu

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

A SEA OF ORANGE

  • Starting Thursday > October 3

  • Get a jolt of the Halloween spirit at the Roger Williams Park Zoo’s annual Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular in Providence. Some 5,000 carved, illuminated pumpkins will be on display, many representing different areas of the country under this year’s theme: “Pumpkinville USA.” The pumpkin trail opens at 6 p.m., with last admission most days at 10 p.m. It runs until November 3. Tickets start at $12. 401-785-3510; rwpzoo.org

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BOGIE NIGHTS

  • Starting Friday > OCTOBER 4

  • Casablanca, The Big Sleep, The Maltese Falcon, and 15 more classics starring Humphrey Bogart will screen at the Brattle Theatre over 13 days. The Best of Bogart is part of the Cambridge theater’s 60th anniversary celebration. General admission is $10. 617-876-6837; brattlefilm.org

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CURL UP WITH A BOOK

  • Saturday > October 5

  • Now’s the perfect time to stock up on reading for the chilly seasons ahead. The City-Wide Friends of the Boston Public Library Book Sale promises more than 2,000 volumes, many with the lovely price tag of $1. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the main branch in Copley Square. 617-536-5400; bpl.org

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