Take the ice: The men’s and women’s hockey teams start their reg­ular sea­sons today at Matthews Arena. The women’s team faces off against Syra­cuse at 3 p.m., while the men’s team — led by new head coach Jim Madigan — takes on the Uni­ver­sity of Mass­a­chu­setts at 7 p.m.

Autumn in Rhode Island: Pick your own pump­kins and peaches as you explore Sweet Berry Farm in Mid­dle­town, R.I., where Alumni Rela­tions is hosting a day for alumni and their fam­i­lies starting at 10 a.m. Reg­is­tra­tion costs $5 — all of which goes to the North­eastern Fund — and includes a tour of the farm and com­pli­men­tary snacks.

Root for road racers: The 11th annual Boston Ath­letic Asso­ci­a­tion Half Marathon starts Sunday at 8:30 a.m. The course will take thou­sands of run­ners on a loop through the city, including nearby thor­ough­fares such as the Riverway, Fenway and Jamaic­away. The event is not as large or iconic as the Boston Marathon in April, but pro­vides an excel­lent oppor­tu­nity to enjoy a fall day along the city’s most scenic roadways.

MmmBop?: Stu­dents may swear they didn’t listen to them in middle school, but we know they still remember all the words to Hanson songs. If you’re looking for a nos­talgic evening, they’re at House of Blues at 8 p.m. this Sat­urday night. But be warned: when the band appeared on campus in 2005, they out­right refused to per­form “MmmBop,” saying the band had moved beyond the pop tunes that made the trio of long-​​haired brothers famous.

Columbus Day Parade: The annual Columbus Day Parade in Boston kicks off at 1 p.m. near Christo­pher Columbus Park in the North End. Family activ­i­ties start around 10 a.m., and con­tinue through the afternoon.