Marlborough – Due to the weather forecast, the 20th annual Heritage Day Festival in downtown Marlborough has been postponed to the weekend of Oct. 23-25.
Highlights include the Cushing Amusement Family Carnival, Oktoberfest, the Marlboro Main Street Mile Road Race, farmer’s market and the annual Chili/Chowder Challenge. Also featured will be a booth commemorating the Marlborough Historical Society’s 50th anniversary celebration with displays of historical items.
A recent addition to the schedule on Sunday will be a live owl program “Who’s Watching You? Owls of the World,” presented by Eyes on Owls from 12 to 1 p.m. on Main Street. Sponsored by the Marlborough Public Library and the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce, the show will feature naturalist Marcia Wilson who will introduce the audience to owls from New England and beyond.
The event will begin with a slide show of colorful wildlife photos taken by Wilson’s husband Mark, followed by a hooting lesson. Then Marcia Wilson will bring out live owls one at a time for close-up views, photos and questions.
Each owl presented has a permanent disability which prevents him or her from surviving on their own in the wild. These non-releasable owls serve as captivating ambassadors from the world of wildlife. All the owls are legally permitted by state and federal agencies for use in environmental educational programs.
To raise money to benefit Eyes on Owls, a raffle will be held to win an 18” by 24” print of a snowy owl in flight, photographed by Mark Wilson.
For more information on the Heritage Day Festival, visit http://marlboroughchamber.org/heritage-weekend.