Bicycles Battling Cancer is celebrating 10 years of bringing cyclists and volunteers together to honor cancer survivors on Sunday, June 10. This American Cancer Society-sponsored event consists of 30-, 50-, 70- and 100-mile scenic loop routes to increase awareness and raise money to lead the fight for a world without the disease. The rides start at staggered times throughout the day. The 100-mile ride departs at 7:30 a.m., 70- and 50-mile rides depart at 7:45 a.m., and the 30-mile ride departs at 11 a.m. When the cyclists are done, there will be a post-ride celebration at the finish line. Courses begin and end at Hillside School, 404 Robin Hill St. in Marlborough. For more information, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.bicyclesbattlingcancer.org.
The grassroots community music festival Arlington Porchfest returns Saturday, June 9 to transform local porches into concert stages. As part of the town’s free musical event, local musicians will play on front porches for people to enjoy as they walk and bike around the neighborhoods. Over 150 musicians will perform everything from folk to techno to polka. There will also be dance performances and art displays on various porches around town. This year, the festival is townwide, with performers on both the east and west sides of town, from noon until 6 p.m. Porchfest is organized by The Arlington Center of the Arts. The event is free, but donations to acts are welcome at each porch. For more information, visit arlingtonporchfest.org.
The Sharon Concert Band and the Roy Scott Big Band will present their 30th annual POPS Concert Sunday, June 10 at 2:00 p.m. The performances will feature several compositions from Disney movies. The Sharon Concert Band, a wind ensemble of nearly 70 musicians, will play several selections, including “A Whole New World” from “Aladdin” and “Under the Sea” from “The Little Mermaid.” Following that performance, the 20-piece Roy Scott Big Band will put a jazz twist on classic songs like “When You Wish Upon a Star” from “Pinocchio.” The concert will be held Sunday, June 10 at 2:00 p.m. at Lake Pearl, 299 Creek St. in Wrentham. Tickets are $15 for adults; admission is free for children 10 and under. For an additional cost, attendees can enjoy a buffet brunch at 12:30 p.m. To reserve tickets, visit www.sharonbands.org or call 508-789-0159.Zipporah Osei can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org