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It's a trend seen in a lot of annual events: having to cut back on activities, since fewer people are available to volunteer to help out.
Which brings us to Waterford Week, which organizers say might shrink to a weekend in 2015 - still with many events, mind you, but all concentrated on the weekend. Part of the notion behind that potential shift is that people don't have the time any more to attend a lot of events during the week.
In the meantime, though, plenty of festivities will go on for the 2014 Waterford Week - although, alas, not the popular parade. For this, the 38th annual event, classic cars will be shown off Friday night at Town Hall, for instance, and families can enjoy music, touch-a-truck and hot-air balloon rides Saturday night at Waterford Beach - all capped off by fireworks. In conjunction with Waterford Week, Waterford Country School hosts is Family Fun Day Saturday, with hayrides, animal pettings, and more.
New this year is the Beats for the Balkans Concert on Sunday afternoon at Waterford Beach. It raises money for the United Nations World Food Program.
By the way, Waterford Week has a survey up on its website, so if you want to voice your opinions about the town or Waterford Week itself, head to waterfordweek.org.
- KRISTINA DORSEY
Variety Show - 7 p.m., Clark Lane School
Classic Cars - 5 p.m., Town Hall, 15 Rope Ferry Road
Kids Concert - 6-7 p.m., Gazebo, Boston Post Road
Community Softball Game - 7:15 p.m., Veterans Field, Boston Post Road
Pancake Breakfast - 11 a.m., Commun-ity Center, 24 Rope Ferry Road; $5
Pup-stravaganza - 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Stenger Farm/Dog Park, Clark Lane
Family Fun day - 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Waterford Country School, 78 Hunts Brook Road
Family Evening - 5-10 p.m., Waterford Beach, 305 Great Neck Road; food, music, touch-a-truck, hot air balloon rides; games
Fireworks - 9 p.m. - Waterford Beach, 305 Great Neck Road
Beats for the Balkans Concert - 1-4 p.m., Waterford Beach, 305 Great Neck Road; United Nations World Food Program fundraiser; $5; park admission is separate