1. Get out and vote! See our article for all the information you need to know to cast your ballot today.
2. It's market day in Belmont albeit shorter than usual as the Belmont Farmers Market will close a half-hour earlier at 6 p.m. for the rest of the season that ends Oct. 25. Visiting vendors include Turkey Brook Farm (poultry), Something Sweet Without Wheat (gluten-free), Japonaise Bakery, Well Fed Dog, Dan's Brick Oven Bakery, and possibly Wild Acre Inn (plants and greens) and Underwood Greenhouses (plants). For entertainment, Belmont's Katie Dunton will be singing with Arnie Rosen who will be playing a variety of styles on guitar.
3. Beth El Temple Center is holding the first of two open houses for new and prospective members at 7 p.m. at the temple located at 2 Concord Ave. on the Cambridge line. The event will give those interested in joining the Reform synagogue a chance to see facilities and be greeted by Rabbi Jonathan Kraus, the staff and other leaders and members of the Temple.
4. It's the first full day of school in the Belmont School District for your young - and not so young - ones.
5. On this day in 1847, Henry David Thoreau leaves Walden Pond and moves in with Ralph Waldo Emerson and his family in Concord to begin writing about his experiences living in nature.