The town plans to close School Road twice next month — once to promote and encourage bicycling and walking, and once for an event to benefit the Weston Senior Center.
On Sunday, Sept. 9, the road will be closed to motorized traffic from the parking lot at Hurlbutt Elementary on the south end to the parking lot at Weston Middle School at the north end. The road will be open to bicycles, scooters, roller skaters, joggers, and all pedestrians.
All of the town’s sports leagues plan to host events on the school playing fields or elsewhere along School Road, and local community organizations are being invited to set up tents and host activities.
“We are really turning it into a day focused on healthy lifestyles,” said Weston First Selectman Gayle Weinstein.
The event is being sponsored by the Weston Bike and Pedestrian Committee, which will be providing further details in the upcoming weeks.
The committee had planned to do the same thing last year, but was foiled by the arrival of Tropical Storm Irene, which knocked out power and caused dangerous road conditions throughout most of the town.
The event will go on rain or shine — but another hurricane would cancel it, Ms. Weinstein joked.
On Sunday, Sept. 23, the town will again close School Road to through traffic for a classic car show to benefit the Weston Senior Activities Center.
Vintage cars and motorcycles will be on display at the Alden Sherman Classic from 10 to 3. The show will showcase premier cars and motorcycles from the collections of classic car enthusiasts from all over the region.
Anyone attending the show will have an opportunity to vote for his or her favorites in the exhibition. “People’s Choice” awards will recognize cars in the different decades represented at the show, from pre-war to present day, as well as a special category for motorcycles.
“This will be a wonderful opportunity for classic car and motorcycle collectors to share their passion with other enthusiasts and the greater community for a worthwhile cause,” said Wendy Petty, director of the Senior Center, who is organizing the event along with car enthusiast Alden Sherman.
For more information, including tax-deductible sponsorship opportunities and car and motorcycle applications, visit aldenshermanclassic.com or call Ms. Petty at 203-222-2608.