Dedham Day Sept. 29

Residents are gearing up for the sights, sounds, and – regrettably – smells of Dedham Day, which will take place next Sunday. As always, Juliette the Cow will be led onto the field at John Barnes Memorial Park to do her business, and the owner of the first four square-yard plots she fertilizes will win prize money. There are 3,000 plots in all and deeds to them can be purchased for $10 at the Dedham Park and Recreation office at 269 Common St. Festivities begin at noon, with Juliette making her appearance at 2 p.m. First prize is $5,000, second prize $2,500, third prize $1,000, and fourth prize $500. For more information, call the recreation office at 781-751-9250.