May 30, 2015
Boylston – The 30th Annual Plant and Garden Accessory Sale at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Dr., is Saturday, May 30. The public is invited to attend one of the region’s largest plant sales from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors will find a wide range of indoor and outdoor plants, including annuals, perennials, small trees, shrubs, roses, herbs, vegetable seedlings, cacti, daylilies, hostas, ferns, conifers, hanging plants and more. Vendors and plant societies will also have plants and items for sale.
Visitors can take advantage of the annual Shop Mega-Clearance Sale offering deeply discounted items from the Shop at Tower Hill as well as the Library Book Swap. There will be several food vendors on site and Twigs Cafe will be open too.
Admission is $12 for adults, $9 for seniors, $7 for youth 6 to 18, and free for children 5 and under. The entry fee includes the sale as well as full access to Tower Hill’s 132 acres from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.towerhillbg.org or call 508-869-6111.
Northborough – Saint Rose of Lima Church will hold a car wash Saturday, May 30 (rain date June 6) from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the church parking lot, 244 Main St. Cost: $5 per car. Funds raised will assist over 70 teens from the Young Neighbors in Action (YNIA) to participate in four different volunteer service trips this summer. The teens will be working with Habitat for Humanity, Camp Sunshine and at local sites in Boston and central Massachusetts.
Northborough – Children ages 7-11 are invited to Wii U gaming Saturday, May 30, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St. Test out the library’s new Wii U gaming system! There will be several games to choose from, so partner up with a new friend and have some fun!
No registration is needed. Call the library at 508-393-5025 ext. 4 for more information.
Shrewsbury – Hundreds of cancer survivors, caregivers, volunteers, and teams of walkers from schools, companies, places of worship, and more will come together Saturday, May 30, from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Shrewsbury Grafton. The opening ceremony and a celebratory cancer survivors lap will happen at 10 a.m., and a touching luminaria ceremony, where candles are lit in honor and memory of locals who have battled cancer, will take place at 9 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public at Oak Middle School, 45 Oak St., Shrewsbury.
Brighton – The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation will be hosting an Accessible Recreation Fair Saturday, May 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Artesani Park, 1255 Soldiers Field Rd. The Universal Access Program (UAP) will offer a free fun-filled day of celebrating Accessible Outdoor Recreation available for individuals, families and friends of people with disabilities. Activities will include a cycling fair with an assortment of accessible cycles available for use; other adaptive recreational activities, including power soccer, hiking, letterboxing, face painting, kite decorating/flying, DJ music; snacks, and more!
Join the DCR rain or shine (call 617 626-1294 for recorded status in case of severe weather) and enjoy the accessible recreation fair and the beauty of the Charles River running along the park. Enjoy the camaraderie while learning about DCR’s inclusive, accessible programs and resources available to people of all abilities around the state.
Pre-registration is highly recommended, especially for use of equipment. Call 413-577-3840 to pre-register. Please RSVP to request an ASL interpreter. For more information on DCR’s Universal Access Program and a schedule of activities, and to confirm program status, call 617-626-1294 or visit www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/accessibility.
The Brothers Hilts, illustrators of the new book, “Seaver the Weaver.” Photo/Submitted
Westborough – The Brothers Hilts, illustrators of the new book, “Seaver the Weaver,” will be holding a story time Saturday, May 30, from 1-3 p.m., at Tatnuck Bookseller. Seaver is an orb spider with a sky full of inspiration. His siblings prefer tradition and aren’t afraid to let him know, but Seaver doesn’t mind! He loves his new shapes and isn’t afraid to stand out. Told with quiet charm, this picture book tangles readers in a web of delight.
The Brothers Hilts are Ben and Sean. They work as a team illustrating, designing, and constantly comparing to see whose ideas are better. Sean went to Rhode Island School of Design, and Ben went to Cooper Union in New York City. The Brothers Hilts won the Founders Award for Best Newcomers to the field of Picture Books for their artwork in “The Insomniacs.”
Tatnuck Bookseller is located at 18 Lyman St., the Westborough Shopping Center.
May 31, 2015
Shrewsbury – Mount Olivet Lutheran Church will hold “The Fellowship Table,” a monthly community potluck dinner, at Dean Park’s North Pavilion in Shrewsbury Sunday, May 31, at 11:30 a.m. The children’s choir from Concordia Lutheran Worcester will be performing.
Dinner is provided by members of the church, and there is no charge. Transportation may be available if requested in advance by calling 508-842-2731 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Newbury – Join the Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society (MRFRS) for its 20th annual Strut for Strays 5K Run and Walk, to take place Sunday, May 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine, at the upper green on High Road in Newbury. The run starts at 10:45 a.m. and the walk at 12:30 p.m. The day will also include food, games, and raffles.
To register or for more information, visit the MRFRS site at http://mrfrs.org/ or email email@example.com.
Hopkinton – The 4th Annual Touch-a-Truck and Food Festival will take place Sunday, May 31, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the parking lot of Hopkinton High School, 90 Hayden Rowe St. Your little ones can touch and climb on trucks, and you can enjoy some great eats!
Roaming Railroad will be there for the whole family to take a ride on a train or have the kids get their face painted by Joelle Crosby, and see what else is going on at the event. The first hour is horn-free for sensitive ears. Bathrooms are available.
Tickets – $8 per adult and $5 per child – may be purchased at the event or ahead of time at the Hopkinton Public Library, 13 Main St., or at www.hopkintonpubliclibraryfoundation.org/event/touch-a-truck2015/. For more information, visit www.HPLFinc.org or www.facebook.com/HPLFpage.
Westborough – From the woods to the meadows to our gardens, wild edibles are all around us. On Sunday, May 31, from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., walk with Dan Jaffe of the New England Wild Flower Society (NEWFS) at the Westborough Wildlife Management Area for an introduction to the wild plants that can feed us. He will also address questions on sustainability and conservation of rare edible species.
Meet at Mass Fish & Wildlife headquarters parking lot, 1 Rabbit Hill Road (at end of North Drive off Milk St./Rte.135). For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsored by the Westborough Community Land Trust.